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Ryan & Nikki
Thank you for your interest in our profile. We are very excited to be a step closer to parenthood after years of trying. We are blessed to have the option of adopting and expanding our family by other means. Please know, we are very down-to-earth people and we will respect and support you along this journey. We hope we get the chance to know each other better.
Our Leisure Time
We are very diverse with what we do during leisure time in our household. Some of our favorite activities are going to the gym, taking our beach cruisers for rides down by the lake, camping, visiting family, swimming in the pool, sitting in front of our outdoor fireplace on cool nights, exercising our Boxer dog, Zoey, and playing at the park with our nephews.
Nikki enjoys reading, sunbathing, playing with Zoey and spending time with family and friends when Ryan is away at the fire department. Ryan enjoys working on projects around the house, building and construction, barbecuing and visiting friends.
Our leisure activities are always kid-friendly and we talk often about how great it would be if we had a child of our own to share our experiences with and start new traditional activities. We look forward in the future to raising a child with a good moral upbringing that enjoys the simple things in life such as family, friends and the outdoors.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Nikki About Ryan: I admire Ryan for his selflessness, commitment to our family and kind ways. He will do any amount of work to keep our family happy and striving. He makes me want to be the best version of myself and he loves strong. I have never met a man more committed to his wife. Ryan is honest, warm hearted, and patient. One of my best decisions in life was marrying him. Aside from being Husband and Wife we are also best friends and have so much fun laughing and joking together. He will make a great Father and I cannot wait to see that title come to life. He will lead by example and provide all the love, support, and structure a child needs.
Ryan About Nikki: The qualities that I love and admire about my wife Nikki are that she is beautiful, smart, and selfless. She reminds me of these qualities daily and I am so excited to see her in a mothering role because I know deep down that this was her purpose. Ever since the first day that I had witnessed Nikki around children I knew she was meant to be a mother, her genuine and kind hearted smile lights up the room when she is around them. It is that smile that I originally fell in love with and I can't wait to bless our home with a child/children so I can to see that beautiful smile every day.
What It Means to Become Parents
We believe that being a parent will be one of life's greatest adventures and blessings. This adventure we're sure will be filled with many joys and also many obstacles. We have a good moral compass and try to always be honest, kind, giving, respectful, and responsible people and hope to raise a child that holds these values close as well. Parenting to us means leading by example and teaching those daily life lessons, giving endless love and support, as well as the tough love when needed. We look forward to having little laughter fill our home and hearts, having toys everywhere, and even waking up early to change that diaper as we then will know that our dreams have finally become a reality. Parenting will be fun, exciting, exhausting, full of belly laughs and cry's and we are ready for all that and more because nothing will be more worth it.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a medium-sized, resort town in Arizona. Nikki has lived here most her life and Ryan since middle school.
Our home is one block from the newest and best academic elementary school in town, which is a big perk for us as hopeful parents.
We have been in our home for about 10 years and love it. It is a three-bedroom home with a large backyard, grass area, and pool. Summer days are spent in the backyard swimming in the pool and playing on the slip and slide with our nephews.
The weather here is beautiful year round; only about two months in the summer get hot, but that's what the pool and freezer full of popsicles are for! With the weather usually being so beautiful, there are many events such as rodeo fun, hot air balloon festivals, fall fun fairs and many other kid-friendly events.
Christmas is our favorite and we are known for the large amount of Christmas lights we fill our home and yard with. Everyone jokes that Ryan's nickname is "Clark Griswold."
There are three parks, an aquatic center, and many beaches within about seven miles of us. Our neighborhood is a mixture of young toddlers and semi-retired couples whom are all very kind and we socialize with often.
Our Extended Families
To us family is the most important thing in our lives. Our parents and some siblings live in town, no more then five miles in any direction. Nikki has an older brother and his family that we spend some time with most weekends. Her sister-in-law and brother are very eager to welcome and spoil a child as their niece or nephew. Ryan's mother is retired and full of joy to see us finally become parents; she hopes to soon have a grandbaby to watch when we have date nights.
On any given weekend you can usually find us barbecuing with Nikki's family and nephews. These barbecues are laid back and always involve lots of laughing and playing with the kids outside.
Every year we host a Kickoff to Christmas Party at our home, the day after Thanksgiving. Ryan makes homemade soup and we roast s'mores with the kids, they receive a Christmas box with a Christmas movie, Christmas pj's, popcorn and hot cocoa from Nikki. Our nephews and niece love this tradition and it is just one of many that we do.
Our family on both sides are very excited, hopeful and supportive of our adoption plan. We have an amazing support system in family and chosen friends who have become family.
From Us to You
Thank you for taking the time to look further into our profile and glimpse into our relationship and life. We cannot imagine how difficult the decision at your hands is. We hope that as you learn more about us you can imagine what type of people we are and what type of childhood we can provide. If there is anything else you would ever like to know about us please do not hesitate to ask. We promise to support and respect you throughout this journey.
Please know that your child would be welcomed into a stable and loving family. We met through mutual friends over eight years ago, and have been married for over five years now. Our relationship is loving, respectful, and fun. We are very good at compromising and working together as a couple, our love for each other is very strong and only grows stronger with time. We are very excited about the possibility of growing our family through adoption and sharing this love with a future child.
Nikki has known she wanted to become a mother since the earliest memory, children have always been drawn to and have had a special connection with her. She taught 4-year-olds in a preschool class for years and was a nanny for a couple years before starting her career as a dental assistant in a family practice were she helps children become comfortable in their first dental visits.
Ryan grew up in a very large family and had always wanted something similar for himself. This only grew when he met Nikki and we fell in love. Ryan is great with children of all ages and cannot wait to enjoy all the family activities we've always done with family and friends. He works as a captain at a local fire department so he has a flexible schedule with many brothers and sisters there whom support him in this journey and want this so badly for him. Both of our careers will allow us time at home with a child, Nikki works four days a week and Ryan is on shift at the station an average of two days weekly.
We had tried to have children for a few years and learned we would need medical help to conceive. Ryan immediately went to adoption and after trying one fertility treatment we both agreed that adoption was the route for us. We believe this was always meant to be our path and would provide a child with a very loving home. Our families are both very close knit families and are highly supportive of this journey and our decision to adopt. Both our family and friends cannot wait to see us become parents as to them it is obvious that we were made for this role. This would be our first child and we become over joyed at the thought of them being a part of family vacations, watching them grow, and guiding them with our values and morals.
We look forward to the role you will also play, we are open and excited to have you as a part of our family as well. We will share with you the growth and happiness of your child through photos, letters, emails and keepsakes as desired. There will always be openness and honesty with the child about adoption. We will forever speak highly of and honor you and your decision through our words and actions. What a brave and loving decision you are trying to make and may peace surround you as you try to do so.
Ryan & Nikki
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