About Us

 

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Hello! 

Thanks for taking a minute to get to know us. Our lives have already been so blessed by adoption and we are excited to add another child to our family by adopting again. We understand that adoption is a complex, wonderful, yet heartbreaking thing and we do not take it lightly. We do our best to help our son understand the important role his birth parents play in his life. We have so much love and appreciation for the decision they made to place him with us. We try our hardest every day to give Dimitri the kind of life they wanted him to have.

Here’s a bit about us:

We met in 2009 while playing on the same indoor soccer team. We began to get to know each other and quickly found out that we had a lot of common interests and values. Not only that but we really had fun together. We were married on November 6, 2010. So far we have had some amazing experiences, including being foster parents to 9 kids, new jobs, new homes, and adopting our son Dimitri. We look forward to many more adventures together and know that our love as a family can get us through any challenges we might face. 

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Our Wedding Day

 

 

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A bike race we did together just a few weeks before Dimitri was born.

 

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We ran a marathon while dating. It was hard but worth it! It really showed us that we can do hard things, especially when we are helping and encouraging each other

 

About Adam:

Adam grew up in Washington state. He came to Utah for school, and loved it so much he decided to stay. He served a mission in the Dominican Republic and speaks Spanish. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and is currently working as an account manager. He is smart and hard-working and can fix anything on a car or around the house. Some of the things he loves are biking, soccer, cooking, and running. Adam’s parents live in Washington and are very excited for another grandbaby. He has two sisters who live in Washington. 

About Mandie:

Mandie grew up in Utah and enjoys being near her family. She has four sisters and one brother. There are 13 nephews and two nieces in her family. They are all excited to have more cousins to play with. Her mom is from Colombia and we enjoy the culture and traditions that brings to our family. Mandie also enjoys soccer and running. She served a mission in Athens, Greece. She speaks Spanish and Greek and loves learning about new languages and cultures.

About Dimitri: 

Dimitri was born in August of 2014 and is the light of our lives.  He is a happy, smart, and sensitive little boy. We are grateful that he has an open relationship with his birth parents and gets to see them from time to time.  He is very active and loves to run around at the park or ride his bike. He is starting to love reading; he loves to snuggle with us while we read to him and now also loves looking at books and “reading” them himself. He is getting really good at coloring and also loves to help mom and dad in the kitchen.

We feel very blessed to have a strong marriage where we support and bring out the best in each other. Having Dimitri join our family added a new depth of love to our relationship. He has brought so much joy into our family and we can’t imagine life without him. We feel so blessed that his birth parents chose us to be his mom and dad. We are so excited to add more love to our family, and Dimitri is excited to be a big brother.