Alicia & Andrew
Race of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
We are Andrew, Alicia, Emma, and Daniel and would like to thank you for taking the time to learn about us and consider us for your adoption plan. You have amazing strength and courage and we would be delighted to learn more about you.
We have always talked about adding to our family via adoption even before we were married. We want to provide a family, love and comfort to a child. We are so looking forward to growing our family through adoption. Our adopted child will be an enormous blessing to us and will be loved as such. Alicia has two adopted sisters from Vietnam and her father along with his sibling were all adopted, so we know firsthand how great adoption is and we want to continue that legacy for our family.
We are from Nebraska and have been to together for 10 years and celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary last July. We met in college while working at Pizza Hut. Andrew graduated with a degree in Business Finance and Alicia graduated with a degree in Recreation Management. Andrew is the Finance and Supply Chain Director at our local hospital. Alicia is a stay-at-home-mom to our two children, Emma and Daniel. Emma is three and is an amazing little girl adding so much joy, laughter, love and adventure to our lives. Daniel is six months and is just starting to explore the world around him and never seems to stop smiling or giggling.
We enjoy spending time as a family outdoors, playing games and having movie nights. Andrew enjoys sports (both playing and watching), games, reading, fishing and building his own fishing lures. Alicia spends her time reading, crafting, photographing and scrapbooking.
We have both experienced the positive impact adoption can have on families. Andrew has two cousins that were adopted and Alicia’s dad, uncle and aunt were all adopted by her grandma and grandpa. Alicia’s two sisters were also adopted by her mother and stepfather.
Our house has four bedrooms, a large open living room and kitchen area. The basement has a large open room that serves as a second living room and the kids' playroom. Our house sits in the middle of the block with a nice backyard.We have amazing neighbors that are always willing to help each other out. As we did with Emma’s and Daniel’s rooms, the baby’s room will be painted and decorated to make it special.
Our neighborhood is in an established area of town and most of the houses on our block were built in the 1950’s. We have a diverse mixture of families with young kids and retired couples. We are within walking distance of the school, two city parks, the town lake, a YMCA and the hospital.
Our Extended Family
Our families are both excited to be joining us on this journey and have been very supportive of our decision to adopt. In fact, Alicia has two adopted sisters from Vietnam and her father along with his sibling were all adopted by Alicia's grandparents. We have a long list of support, love and knowledge standing beside us. Our families are very close and enjoy spending time together. Most of us live within a three hour radius of each other. We love being close to our families.
Alicia has a rather large family consisting of three sisters, three step-sisters, one brother and one sister-in-law. Andrew has two sisters and two-brother in-laws. Our new addition would be joining ten cousins! We think watching the love the cousins have for one another is one of the best joys. We just know the new baby will be loved and welcomed into this amazing cousin bond.
Our Family Traditions
Holidays hold a special place in our hearts. We love gathering with family and friends. We love any holiday we get to spend with family, but our favorites are Halloween and Christmas. Halloween has always been Alicia’s favorite and loves to have us dress up as a family. During Christmas, we have a long standing tradition of spending Christmas Eve at Alicia’s side. We eat, attend church, eat again, open presents and play games.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always talked about adding to our family via adoption even before we were married. We want to provide a family, love and comfort to a child. We are so looking forward to growing our family through adoption. Our adopted child will be an enormous blessing to us and will be loved as such. Both of our families include adopted family members, so we know firsthand how great adoption is and we want to continue that legacy for our family.