Gretchen and I met while taking a class at our church and were married in the fall of 2009. Gretchen and I were led to New Life Family Services because the organization came highly recommended at our home church. Gretchen and I have both been open to adoption even before we were married, in fact that is one thing that we had in common that brought us closer together when we were dating. We are also struggling with infertility, and have been unable to have children biologically up to this point, but are trusting that this is all a part of God’s plan for us. We both want to adopt as a way of growing our family.
I (Rod) work as a licensed chiropractor and own my own practice. Gretchen works on the leadership team as a software consultant at a major company in downtown Minneapolis. Both of us enjoy reading, good movies and music, and enjoy traveling together, both to visit family and to take fun trips around the country. We both enjoy riding our bikes and going for walks in the summer-time, cooking out on the deck and working out together when we feel motivated! We both value developing deep friendships, and enjoy fellowship with our friends, family and members of our small group. We have been small group leaders at our church for about four years now, and enjoy the edification and fellowship that that brings to our lives.
To birth parents: we are very happy that you are considering adoption! We know that your choice is not easy and understand the difficulties in making such a decision. You are making a difference in the life of another couple who may not be able to have a family on their own and we thank you for considering us as potential adoptive parents for your child.