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James & Andrea

Thank you for taking the time to review our profile and considering us as potential parents for your child. Our dream is to become parents and have the opportunity to provide love, support, and dedication to a child. We are thrilled to be embarking on this journey to expand our family while acknowledging your strength and courage to consider adoption as part of yours.

About Us

Activities Director
Team Leader
Master's Degree in Sports Administration
Master's Degree in Business Administration
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time


We love to travel, both domestically and internationally, and enjoy being outdoors. With James's busy schedule during the school year, we try to fit in a trip to a new destination during spring and summer breaks. We have a small camper and enjoy camping at a nearby county park that has a lake, beautiful scenery, and great hiking. We maintain an active lifestyle by walking, biking, and golfing in the warmer months. We love to entertain so our weekends are often busy hosting meals or game nights with family and friends. We also love live music and sporting events and you'll often find us at country music festivals or college football games. We have a close-knit neighborhood including several other families with small children. We get together often to watch games and share meals. We'd love to be able to bring a child into this group and watch them grow up together!

What It Means to Become Parents

Enjoying Time With Our Niece & Nephew

Becoming parents would be an absolute dream come true for us. It would be the honor of our lifetime to be able to love, nurture, and support a child in our home. Being a parent is a profound responsibility and we recognize the time, effort, and consistency needed to raise a child. Being a parent means finding a healthy balance between warm and firm as well as freedom and boundaries. Being a parent requires creating safety and structure, building space for learning and growth, acting as a role model, all while teaching respect and kindness. It means navigating tough conversations, providing guidance, instilling healthy habits, creating family traditions, and recognizing that failures are opportunities to learn and grow. Most importantly, it means loving unconditionally and supporting relentlessly. Becoming parents would fulfill a sense of purpose and give us an immense amount of joy as we look to build our family and experience life together.

Our Professional Lives

James Coaching Basketball

After college, James spent ten years teaching high school social studies and coaching basketball in a small school just outside of a larger metro area. After completing his Master's degree, he accepted a position as a 7-12 Activities Director and At-Risk Coordinator at a school much closer to both of our families. He is now in his third year and spends his time providing support for students in a variety of ways. On the activities side, he manages the athletic coaching staff as well as the scheduling and logistics for all events including sports, music, and drama. On the At-Risk side, he works individually with students who need additional academic support outside of the regular classroom setting. He is passionate about student success and believes all students can achieve if given the right resources and encouragement.

Andrea worked briefly in sales and investments after college. In 2012, she took a role at an equipment finance company where she has been since, working in various roles of increasing responsibility. She is currently a team leader on a credit operations team, managing 11 individuals dispersed across the country. Her passions lie in process improvement, project management, and talent development. Her company's headquarters is within a few hours of their home so she occasionally has on-site meetings, but primarily works remotely. The most rewarding part of her role is bringing a new hire into the team, supporting their growth and development, and watching them earn new opportunities to advance.


Sunset in Cancun
Sunset in Cancun
Northern Minnesota Waterfalls
Northern Minnesota Waterfalls
Andrea Sharing Her Love of Reading
Andrea Sharing Her Love of Reading
Celebrating Andrea's Sister's Wedding
Celebrating Andrea's Sister's Wedding
Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone
Great Lakes Scenic Railroad Tour
Great Lakes Scenic Railroad Tour
Golf Lessons With Our Niece
Golf Lessons With Our Niece
At the Apple Orchard
At the Apple Orchard
Great Lakes Lighthouses
Great Lakes Lighthouses
Hiking With Friends in Grand Teton
Hiking With Friends in Grand Teton
Playing Games With Our Nephew
Playing Games With Our Nephew
Holiday Celebrations
Holiday Celebrations
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Sunset in Cancun
Sunset in Cancun
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Northern Minnesota Waterfalls
Northern Minnesota Waterfalls
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Andrea Sharing Her Love of Reading
Andrea Sharing Her Love of Reading
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Celebrating Andrea's Sister's Wedding
Celebrating Andrea's Sister's Wedding
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Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone
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Great Lakes Scenic Railroad Tour
Great Lakes Scenic Railroad Tour
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Golf Lessons With Our Niece
Golf Lessons With Our Niece
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At the Apple Orchard
At the Apple Orchard
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Great Lakes Lighthouses
Great Lakes Lighthouses
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Hiking With Friends in Grand Teton
Hiking With Friends in Grand Teton
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Playing Games With Our Nephew
Playing Games With Our Nephew
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Holiday Celebrations
Holiday Celebrations

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a small farming community in Iowa with a population just shy of 2,500. We moved here three years ago after spending the last decade in a larger metro area and are so happy to be back to our roots.

Our community is very supportive of families- a brand new daycare was just opened last year and there are multiple family events held annually including a citywide 4th of July celebration, Fall Festival, and a Christmas parade. We live on a street with multiple young families with children under the age of 5.

Our home is an open concept ranch style and we spend the majority of our time in our living/dining area as we love to host gatherings with family and friends. We also love our spacious backyard where we enjoy grilling, bonfires, and yard games.

We live one block away from a city park that includes a swimming pool, playground, volleyball nets, and a brand new pickleball complex and skate park. The park also connects to a 2.5 mile walking and biking trail that we enjoy daily.

Our Extended Families

Andrea's Family

We both come from close knit families and love having many family members in close proximity. Andrea's parents are both retired, live 30 minutes away, and are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to share their love with a grandchild. Andrea's younger sister and brother-in-law also live nearby and teach at the local elementary school. James's parents are also retired and live within 40 minutes during the summer while spending their winters in Arizona. James's oldest brother and his wife also live nearby and have two children, our nephew who is 13 and our niece who is 10. We love having them close so we can attend piano recitals, softball or baseball games, and birthday parties. James's middle brother and his wife live in Arizona with their two children, our niece who is 10 and our nephew who is 7. We travel with them each summer for at least a week to spend some quality time with their family and also get to enjoy the holidays with them, either in AZ or in IA. We often host gatherings where members of both of our families attend to share a meal, play games, or enjoy the outdoors. They have all been extremely supportive and excited about our adoption journey and would love to add to the "cousin crew!"

James's Family

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to review our profile. We are grateful for the opportunity to share a little bit about ourselves and our life. We recognize the difficult decisions you have ahead of you and admire the strength, courage, and selflessness it takes to consider adoption.

Having been together for sixteen years, we've had the opportunity to grow up together. We dated all throughout college, furthering our education and learning about ourselves in the process. With very different personalities and interests, we learned our strengths were complementary and that we made a great team. We were married in 2012 and our relationship has strengthened over time as we've navigated the ups and downs of our life together.

Early on in our relationship, we agreed children were definitely in our future and that adoption was something that had always been on our hearts. We tried to conceive naturally over the past several years without success. After receiving our infertility diagnosis, we knew that adoption was the next stop on our journey.

James received a job offer in 2021 that would bring us back to the area where we both grew up. Anxious to get back to our roots and live closer to family, we jumped at the chance. Now having settled into this close-knit Midwestern community, we are ready to grow our family. We are surrounded by family and close friends who will provide a stable and nurturing environment for a child. Our home will be a place of love, support, and encouragement.

We look forward to what the future could look like with a child in our lives. We would be ecstatic to bring them to weekly family gatherings, enjoy the local parks with neighboring families, and eventually support their participation in activities at James's school. We can't wait to plan our firsts vacation with them, include them in our holiday traditions, and spend time exploring the outdoors with them.

Education is uniquely important in our family of teachers and educators and we promise to continually advocate for your child, ensuring they have all the tools needed to pursue their interests and support their development. We also promise to instill the importance of respect, character, kindness, and work ethic in our daily interactions and conversations.

We hope this letter serves as the beginning of what we hope will be a respectful and heartfelt dialogue between us. We believe that open and honest communication is crucial in this process, and we are committed to ensuring that everyone involved feels heard and understood. We promise to develop a lifelong relationship with you by sharing photos, letters, and emails with you throughout your child's life. We will honor your child's adoption story and ensure they understand the unconditional love you have for them.

Thank you for considering us as potential parents for your child. Growing our family would be the greatest joy of our lives. We promise to give your child a safe, stable, and loving home. As you continue to navigate this difficult decision, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.


James & Andrea


Jason Statham
Matthew McConaughey
Gal Gadot
Katherine Heigl
Sea turtle
Louis Lamour
Colleen Hoover
Never Finished - David Goggins
Harry Potter Series
Candy Bar
Childhood Memory
Playing catch with my dad
Adventures on my grandparents farm
Childhood Toy
Children's Book
Bernstein Bears
Chicks Chicka Boom Boom
Munich, Germany
Cannon Beach, OR
Classic Movie
Top Gun
Top Gun
Day of Week
Chocolate chip cookies
Brownies & ice cream
Disney Movie
101 Dalmatians
The Lion King
Dream Car
Shelby GT 500
Range Rover SUV
Dream Job
Travel blogger
Dream Vacation
Rome, Italy
The Maldives
Family Activity
Board and card games
Playing cards or board games
Flower / Plant
Smoked meats
Form of Exercise
Playing sports
Walking / Hiking Outdoors
Ticket to Ride
Five Crowns
Holiday Song
White Christmas
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays - NSYNC
Holiday Tradition
Making kringla
Decorating and baking
Ice Cream
Caramel sundaes
Cookies and cream
Junk Food
Leisure Activity
Sports Illustrated
Magnolia Journal
Memory with a Child
Playing games with our nieces and nephews
Traveling with our nieces and nephews
Memory with Spouse
Exploring the Oregon Coast
Exploring the Oregon Coast
Top Gun
How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Movie Munchie
Popcorn and plain M&Ms
Movie Quote
So youre telling me theres a chance? -Dumb & Dumber
Theres no place like home. - Wizard of Oz
Movie Type
Romantic comedy
White Christmas
Musical Group
Mumford & Sons
Nursery Rhyme
Old Macdonald Had a Farm
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Nordic cross
Figure skating
Personal Hero
Previous teachers and coaches
My parents and grandparents
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Robert Frost
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
The compassion she has for everyone in her life.
His unwavering commitment and devotion to our family and friends.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it. - Lou Holtz
Ive learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou
Chick Fil-A
Chick Fil-A
Ham & cheese
Philly Cheesesteak
Romans 12:2 - Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Hebrews 11.1 - Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Shopping Store
The River - Garth Brooks
Deeper Than the Holler - Randy Travis
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Tiger Woods
Caitlyn Clark
Sports Team
Iowa State Cyclones
Minnesota Twins
Subject in School
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Smoked brisket
Breakfast - pancakes, eggs, bacon
Time of Day
Christmas baking
Christmas baking
TV Show
New Girl
TV Show Character
Harvey Specter - Suits
Jess - New Girl
Type of Music
Vacation Spot
Anywhere on the ocean/beach
Video Game
Mario Cart
Spyro the Dragon

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