Lachelle & Ben
Race of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting:Girl
Dear Birth Mother, Thank you for taking a minute to meet us and see if our family is the right fit for you and your little princess. Let me introduce ourselves. We are Ben and Lachelle Barnes. We are the king and queen of a little kingdom know as home. The fair kingdom resides in Idaho. The king and queen and the young princes have felt a member of the royal family is missing and are on a quest to find the brave maiden that will selflessly conquer hardships and heartache to bring the princess to take her place and complete the royal family. Our Best, Lachelle & Ben
Ben grew up in Idaho with a music loving family. His mom taught him how to play the piano and the organ. In elementary school, he learned to play the violin and continued to do so through high school. He received a Master’s in Accounting at BYU. He now works in project controls. Lachelle grew up in Indiana. She has always loved art and children. She went to BYU and received her degree in Elementary Education. She then taught as the art specialist for two years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. We’ve been married for 11 years now. Our little kingdom consists of 5 little boys, a little dog named Roy, and a nice-sized home and backyard.
We moved to our home two years ago because we needed more space for our growing family, and it has been such a huge blessing to us. We live in a 5 bedroom home with plenty of space. Baby girl will sleep in our room like our other babies have at first, but eventually she will have a room of her own. We have a large fenced in backyard with a little play set and swings, a large raised bed garden we built this spring, and a trampoline. We live in a nice quiet neighborhood with a good school. The oldest two have enjoyed their school, and we think they have done a great job at meeting the different needs of our kids. We are a short distance away from the zoo, parks, the hospital, the mall/stores, and more without feeling like we are right in the middle of it.
Our Extended Family
With Ben’s family close by, we enjoy many extended family traditions. Weekly the boys enjoy a few hours with grandma. They look forward to grandma day all week long. We also spend Sunday dinners at grandma and grandpa’s house with extended family. We also enjoy fun trips and adventures with them… camping, visiting Yellowstone, Holidays, attending plays or other events together, family reunions, and more! Lachelle has a sister and brother living in southern Utah, and two sisters in Provo, Utah. We enjoy trading visits with them, having adventures together, and cousin time. We all get together for Thanksgiving at our house. It’s crowded, noisy, and oh so fun! And at the beginning of this summer, Lachelle’s whole family all got together to spend a week at the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama making memories. It was a blast!
Our Family Traditions
Our royal family just like most has deeply rooted traditions. Though most are small; each has become an important part of our kingdom. Each of our babies has slept in a cradle made by Lachelle’s grandpa for her mom when she was expecting Lachelle. The princess will follow in the little princes’ footsteps and sleep in that same cradle next to the King and Queen’s bed. For each birthday, Lachelle enjoys using her creativity to make and decorate the birthday child’s cake of choice. The birthday child also gets to choose the birthday dinner.
What Led Us To Adoption
Since expecting our first baby, we have always wanted a little girl in our family and thought she would be biologically born to us. But after 5 little boys being born to us, we knew were done having children. Pregnancy was difficult for Lachelle. The desire to have a little girl in our family never went away though. Our boys have often even asked for a little sister. Adoption has been something we have talked about since the beginning of our marriage, but it never seemed like the right time. Over the last few months, we have both felt really strongly that now is the right time, and we need to make an active effort in finding our little girl to complete our family. Our boys, as well as us, are so excited for a little girl to come to our home. She is going to be so loved and fiercely protected by her big brothers. You and your little girl will be the answer to many prayers. Thank you.