I’m sure this feels a little bit like speed dating…ok, you have five minutes to decide if you like this family, then on to the next one…and GO! Well, you don’t know us (yet), but we are Ryan and Tina, and we know that if this match is supposed to be right, it will be. In all seriousness though, we know the decisions you have before you are difficult. We pray that as you read our profile book and watch our video, you can clearly see our love for God, our desire to grow our family, and our heart for adoption, and hopefully it makes your decisions a little bit easier.
First, you’re probably wondering why we want to adopt. The main reason is that we want a big beautiful family! We have not experienced any infertility issues, but because I (Tina) am an Air Force aviator, being pregnant means that I have to take a year off of flying, which hurts my young career. After having talked about adoption for years, God has made it clear that there is no better time than now. We LOVE being parents! Our daughter Scarlett will be three in April 2021, and we are so looking forward to seeing her become a big sister. We’re not sure what it looks like now, but we know that God does everything for a reason. Because He has put adoption on our hearts at this time, we know that the child He has picked for our family has purpose and that this sweet baby’s life was a part of His master plan from the beginning, just like our Scarlett.
Us: All our family is back home in Indiana, and we cherish our visits with them every Christmas and several other times throughout the year. We were both born and raised in the quaint little town of Anderson, where we met and fell in love over half my life ago…literally 15 years. It’s been an awesome ride, and we’re so excited about adding more kids to the mix!
Home: I am currently a Captain in the Air Force and will be finishing up pilot training this year. Ryan is recently separated from the Air Force and will be completing his aircraft mechanic certificate this coming Spring. Moving is part of military life, but we are praying that wherever the Air Force takes us next is the place we get to build our dream home…a big house on some property where our kids can grow up. No matter where we go, though, it’s always an adventure, and we love doing it together.
Music: We love to sing, play, and listen to music together. Ryan plays on the worship team at church wherever we live, and I was raised in a marching-band-loving family, and we love to sing (not just in the shower lol). We always sing a few songs to Scarlett before bed, includingYou Are My Sunshine and The Doxology.
For us, family is the most important thing. From how we were both raised to how we choose to spend our holidays, and what we want our future to look like…all of it is built around family. We’re fun, and more than a little crazy, but we love Jesus and we want to share all He has given us with more children. We want you to know that we are praying for peace and wisdom for you in the decisions you are facing. God has proven His faithfulness to us over and over again, and we pray you experience His love and faithfulness as well.
Ryan and Tina
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