Cassie & Austin
Race of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting:Girl
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and considering us. We are Cassie and Austin.We can’t imagine the difficulty of the decision you are making. We think it is one of the most selfless decisions someone can make and we admire you for it! We want you to know that we are grateful for you and that we will love this baby and make sure she knows that she was placed for adoption because she was loved. We have always known adoption would be a part of our lives. Ever since Cassie was a child, she has had the desire to adopt. Austin has four adopted siblings, so we have seen first-hand the miracle of adoption and the love that it brings into a family.
When we got married, we talked frequently about adoption and decided that one day we would make adoption a part of our family. We feel that our family is incomplete and that there is a special child meant to be with us. We are so excited to meet this sweet little baby and welcome her into our family. We will love and adore her and do everything we can to honor you by raising this baby in a happy and loving home. We will strive every day to give her the life that you want her to have.
We have been married for almost 14 years. After our first date, we were inseparable. We both knew very quickly that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. We are best friends and love spending time together. We love to joke around, laugh and have fun. We share our dreams and desires for the future and try to build our life around those. We are different in many ways but we fit together perfectly. We make each other better and our personalities complement each other well. We have six biological children; 5 boys and 1 girl. We realize this is a lot of children, but we truly feel that our family is not quite yet complete. We love having a big family! Our children are great and are so excited to adopt. They play with each other and are best friends. This little girl will be played with, held and loved on by each of her siblings.
Cassie is a stay at home mom and has found more fulfillment in this job, than any career she thought she would have. She is so grateful to have the choice to stay home and can't wait to spend each day with this little baby. Her hobbies include, running, skiing, boating and visiting new places. Last year she ran her first half marathon and is training for her second. Most of all, she loves spending time with her family.
Austin owns his own construction company. We love the freedom this gives to our family. He can set his own hours and work around family events. Austin is very knowledgeable in the construction industry and loves working with other people. Austin loves to go fishing, bow hunting, snowmobiling, camping, hiking and gardening. His latest project is building us a green house where we can have fresh fruit and vegetables every day. He speaks fluent Spanish and is able to communicate with many in our community that do not speak English.
We built our home about 2 years ago. We built it to be child and big family friendly. Our home sits on a beautiful 6-acrelot on a dead-end street. There are a few other houses on our street, but the other sideof our lot is surrounded by farm land. Our home has a country feel, but is only a few minutes drive from the city. We have a large backyard with a trampoline and a swing set. There is lots of room to run, play and ride bikes. Our home has 8 bedrooms with a nursery right next to the master bedroom waiting for our little baby. We have a large family room and play room and an indoor sports court where the kids can ride bikes, dance and play just about any sport. Our neighborhood is very safe and there are a lot ofkidsnearby. We live in a midsized city that is safe and has very low crime. We are within a few minutes of the elementary, middle and high schools.
Our Extended Family
We both come from large families. Cassie is the 7th of 8 children and Austin is the 3rd of 9 children. This has been such a wonderful blessing. On both sides of the family, there are young cousins. We get together frequently with all the cousins and all the kids have a blast. Cassie’s parents live just a few minutes away and are an active part of our family. They love being grandparents and can’t wait for this new addition. Austin’s parents live about 2 hours away. We also see them frequently. He has two Guatemalan siblings, an African American sibling and an Asian sibling. We love having this diversity in our family and feel that this baby will feel a close connection to her adopted aunts and uncles. We believe that family is the most important thing in the world. It is important to us to spend a lot of time together.
Our Family Traditions
As a family, we love to go boating, skiing, snowboarding, camping, fishing, and four-wheeling. Each summer, we spend time at our family cabin and try to go on one other family vacation each year. We try to give our kids experiences in different things and expose them to lots of different hobbies. Our boys love baseball, basketball, and football. We spend a lot of time at games and tournaments. Our daughter loves to dance and play the piano. One of our favorite traditions is when grandma rents a big house twice a year and we stay together with all of the cousins. We love to play, but we are also firm believers in teaching our children hard work and responsibility. We expect them to get good grades and to complete household chores each day. We also believe in teaching our children the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are active Christians and feel that this brings us closer as a family.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always known adoption would be a part of our lives. Ever since Cassie was a child, she has had the desire to adopt. Austin has four adopted siblings, so we have seen first-hand the miracle of adoption and the love that it brings into a family. We feel that our family is incomplete and that there is a special, baby girl meant to be with us.