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Ben and Susie

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Dear Expectant Parent,

Thank you so much for considering us as you seek the right family for your child.

We were thrilled to bring our son Victor into our family through adoption; we would be so blessed to welcome your son or daughter into our home as well. We will love your child unconditionally and provide for all your child's needs. We will raise your child in a Christian home and diverse community. We will celebrate your child's heritage. We would love for your child to have the chance to know his or her birth parents. If this is your desire, we welcome opportunities for you to have an ongoing relationship, as he or she grows.

We’d like you to get to know us! Here is a little bit more information about our family:

Our Story:

Ben and Susie grew up in Michigan and were childhood friends. After college, we reconnected, fell in love, and got married. We’ve been married for 5 years now! We love being active—taking walks, running, weightlifting, and spending time outdoors. Reading is one of our favorite hobbies and we try to work it into our schedules as often as possible. We enjoy spending time with people, including inviting new and old friends to our house to grill out and play games. Spending time with our families is very important to us, so we make a point to see them regularly, stopping over to eat a meal or watch a football game together.

In February 2016, we adopted our son Victor.  His arrival brought incredible joy to the whole family. Susie loved swaddling Victor and kissing his cheeks. Ben sang songs to calm him when he was fussy. We have loved watching Victor grow and develop his own personality. Being parents has been one of the most rewarding adventures of our lives. We are committed Christians who desire to raise a family that follows Jesus Christ and worships God in every area of life. We are honored that God placed Victor in our family and are beyond excited to bring another child into our home!

About Ben:

Ben loves being Victor’s dad, reading, playing sports, and working on projects around the house. He has a degree in Economics from Duke University and works as a salesman.  He is looking forward to exploring the outdoors with Victor and a new baby. As for food, he loves any type of spicy Asian noodle dish. One fun fact is that Ben was a wrestler in college and used to help coach high school wrestling.

About Susie:

Susie loves singing and being silly with Victor, reading, writing, and exercising. She is looking forward to dancing with Victor and a new baby. Susie earned a teaching degree from Taylor University. Susie is a stay-at-home mom. Her favorite food is Mexican—she loves chips and guacamole. A fun fact about Susie is that for several years, she taught high school English and coached girls’ basketball.

About Victor:

 Victor is an energetic and fun-loving boy. He is very social and enjoys playing with other kids. He loves listening to music, reading with Mom or Dad, swinging, and playing catch. His favorite song is “The Wheels on the Bus.” He will be a sweet, playful older brother.

About Ben’s Family:

Ben has two brothers, two sisters and four nieces and nephews. His parents, Gary and Cindy, have been married for 35 years. They live close by. Gary loves to play games with his grandkids. Cindy is a great cook and loves reading with her grandkids.  They have a Chihuahua named Phoebe. They love Victor and can't wait to welcome a new child into their family.

About Susie’s Family:

Susie has five brothers, one sister, and 25 nieces and nephews. Her parents, John and Pat, live a few miles away. They have been married 46 years. John loves to tell stories and play card games with his grandkids. Pat loves to teach her grandchildren how to sew and garden. Susie's family loves Victor and is very excited to welcome another child into the family.

Our Home and Community:

We live in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by nature. There is a large community pool. Two years ago, we renovated our home, including updating all flooring and bathrooms. There is a large bedroom prepared for a baby. We love hosting people in our home. Our church is a diverse group of families who love and serve Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible is God's Word and we serve those inside and outside our church.

We hope you were able to learn a little more about our family. Thanks again for considering us!

We look forward to meeting you.

Ben, Susie, and Victor

Facts About Our Family

Placement Status:Placement
Location:Kalamazoo
*The location where the adoption agency’s office is.
State:Michigan
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