Andrew and Hannah at home
We want to say THANK YOU for the incredibly selfless decision you are considering.
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us a little. We want to say THANK YOU for the incredibly selfless decision you are considering. We believe that you are so very brave and courageous. We know this must be such a difficult decision and we can’t even begin to understand all that you are going through, but we are so honored that you would consider us to be a part of your journey and story. So, thank you!
Us at the Home We Had in Guatemala
Our Adoption Story
We love adoption and are very passionate about all children having loving, healthy families.
Our adoption story began 16 years ago when we were dating and talking about how we wanted to build our family. We have such a passion for adoption, and we are thrilled that 16 years later we are finally here! Andrew has eleven siblings who were adopted, and we have two nieces who were adopted so adoption has very much been a part of our lives even before now. We love adoption and are very passionate about all children having loving, healthy families. Even though we desired to have children many years ago we have been at peace with each season of our lives. We started trying to have biological children right after getting married with the plan being, to have biological and adopted children. After trying for a couple years and not getting pregnant we started talking about adoption. However, right around that time we decided to move to Guatemala. Since adoption wasn’t an option at that time, we were happy with waiting to start our family and in the meantime, we were enjoying traveling, living overseas, and getting to serve and fight for people who couldn’t fight for themselves. We have been back in Texas for a little over two years now and are getting to put down some roots. We are so excited for this next adventure together! We did find out that we have unexplained infertility and tried some fertility treatments without success. After doing a couple of different things we decided that adoption is how we want to build our family instead of pursuing further fertility treatments. We absolutely love adoption and are honored that it’s going to be such a big part of our family’s story.
Andrew and Hannah at church!
A Little About Us
We are passionate about serving people and making the world more like heaven!
We met in college and Andrew knew right away that he wanted to be with Hannah, but it took a couple of months to convince Hannah to date him. Once he did, we fell head over heels in love and have been in love every day since! After a year of dating, he proposed on Christmas Eve 2005. We married the next summer and have now been married for almost 15 years. We have had the best time being married and we have loved all the seasons of life we’ve gotten to go through together. We have gotten to live overseas and do work that we are very passionate about. For about four years, early in our marriage, we lived in Guatemala working with an NGO that helped empower and care for communities in rural areas. We also recently moved back from Guatemala again, after living there for a second time for over two years, to help plant a church there. We love Latin America, and we speak Spanish (Andrew fluently and Hannah conversationally). We are passionate about serving people and making the world more like heaven! We are both full-time pastors on staff at a large church, and we love our jobs. We are excited to raise a child in the incredible community we get to be a part of! Before becoming pastors, Andrew was a building contractor at his family’s building business, which he loved getting to be a part of. Hannah is also a midwife, and even though she is not practicing right now she is passionate about helping, empowering and educating women. We both live our lives wholeheartedly and love getting to work together every day doing what we love!
Where We Live
We live in the city very close to the church where we work, the people we do life with, lots of great private schools, museums, parks, and lakes.
We think our home is so cozy and lovely! We are so grateful to have space to entertain, which we love doing. We also have a nice big fenced in backyard with lots of yard furniture so we can enjoy the twinkle lights in the evenings. We live in the city very close to the church where we work, the people we do life with, lots of great private schools, museums, parks, and lakes. Most of our friends have kids (several have adopted as well!) so we are excited for our child to have lots of friends to grow up with. We love where we live, and love having a very diverse community that we’re always learning from. We get to live very full, fun lives, and our child will as well.