Hi, We are Russ & Brenda. We have a 10 year old daughter, and have wanted another child for a long time. We almost adopted an infant several years ago, however, that didn't work out. After some soul-searching, we have decided that adopting an older child could also be a good way to complete our family. We would like to adopt a child younger than our daughter, and have a current home study approved to adopt a child from 0-7 years old. We are also applying to our state's foster-to-adopt program, and have been learning about how to parent an older child who may have had trauma or other special needs. We are a loving family in the upper Midwest and live in a fantastic neighborhood with great schools. We look forward to answering any questions you might have about our family!