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Drew & Hannah

Adoption is a wonderful gift of love and we accept this love and this responsibility with the utmost respect. We share our thanks that you are reading our profile and considering us. We have so much love and joy in our hearts that we want to share with others. We hope you consider us for this journey that lies ahead of both of us. Thank you!

About Us

Drew
Hannah
Job
Paramedic
Student
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Medical Services
Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

How Adoption has Affected Us

Anniversary Fun in the Country

Hannah has had a very personal experience with adoption. Hannah’s mother was adopted as an infant. Her mother and grandparents have always been supportive of adoption and are open to talking about their own process. Growing up with an adopted mother was always the norm for Hannah and it instilled in her a love for adoption and what it stands for.

Valentine's Day

When Hannah and Drew met and were planning their future, Hannah had the conversation with Drew about adoption. We both agreed that even if we could biologically have children, we also wanted to adopt. Adoption is a wonderful adventure in which we are granted the opportunity to join another person in their pregnancy and birth journey. We view this as a gift and one that we take with great responsibility and love.

Our Pets

Alby in the Hat Hannah Made

We have three delightful pets, two dogs and a hedgehog. Alby, the hedgehog came first. Although he is shy, he loves to cuddle into your lap and take a nap. We adopted Padme two weeks after we got married and she is practically perfect. She loves to cuddle but if you say the word "walk" in hearing distance she will immediately run to the door and be ready. Lastly, our Kenobi is the newest addition to the family. She loves to play fetch, especially with her frisbee and she has never met a person she didn't love. Our pets are our first step in becoming a family. They have showed us how to love and accept love in return. They have also taught us patience, especially Kenobi, who loves to push the boundaries. While we know that having a dog is VERY different from raising a child, we know they prepared us for our future family.

Our Happy Little Fur-Family

How We Met

Laughing While in Love

We have been together for six wonderful years and married for two. We met in college through Hannah's best friend and roommate, Rachel, who was in pep-band with Drew. Drew's first question to Hannah was "Do you like Doctor Who?" When Hannah responded yes, Drew promptly ran down the hall in excitement, leaving Hannah standing in shock. Doctor Who is a British Science fiction show that has been on the air for 50 years. It’s almost like Drew could read Hannah’s mind since she has been watching this show since high school.

We have been together ever since that question. After we both graduated from college, we decided to get married and start a family. We moved to Omaha for Hannah's doctoral school, but we hope to one day move outside the city, and if Drew gets his way, have a herd of cows he can cuddle with. While we spend a lot of time outside, we also enjoy sitting on our couch and watching a movie or our favorite TV show, Doctor Who, with some popcorn and our puppies. We cannot wait to bring a child along with our adventures, out in the world or simply in the comfort of our home.

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Don't Fall!
Don't Fall!
Just Hanging!
Just Hanging!
Silly Dog Picture
Silly Dog Picture
Halloween!
Halloween!
Padme's Adoption
Padme's Adoption
Vatican City
Vatican City
Celebrating Hannah's Sister
Celebrating Hannah's Sister
Drew with a Friend's Puppy
Drew with a Friend's Puppy
Drew's Family in England
Drew's Family in England
Hannah in the Ocean
Hannah in the Ocean
Hannah in Trinity Library
Hannah in Trinity Library
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Don't Fall!
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Just Hanging!
Just Hanging!
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Silly Dog Picture
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Halloween!
Halloween!
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Padme's Adoption
Padme's Adoption
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Vatican City
Vatican City
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Celebrating Hannah's Sister
Celebrating Hannah's Sister
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Drew with a Friend's Puppy
Drew with a Friend's Puppy
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Drew's Family in England
Drew's Family in England
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Hannah in the Ocean
Hannah in the Ocean
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Hannah in Trinity Library
Hannah in Trinity Library

Our Extended Families

Drew's Family Adventure

We are very close to our families. Drew's family lives nearby but Hannah's lives a few hours away. Although we come from different backgrounds, Drew from a small farming town and Hannah from the city, our families are very similar. Both of our families love to play board games; it is a tradition that we hope to continue with this child. Even if the game isn't meant to be competitive, Hannah can still find a way to make it so.

Hannah with Her Brother and Sister

One of our most recent stories that we love to tell about our families is the story of how we told them all we were adopting. We told Hannah's family first. Since they do not live nearby, we had to call them. We wanted to see their reactions so we opted to FaceTime them. Hannah's parent's were incredibly excited, as this child would be their first grandchild. Hannah's mother and grandmother were especially happy because her mother was adopted. Adoption holds a special place within Hannah's family. After calling her other 4 siblings, we prepared to tell Drew's parents. Four Christmases ago, we gave Drew's dad a gift that said he could not open it until we said so. For four long years he waited and we finally told him to open the box. Inside was a sweatshirt that said "Blessed to be a grandpa" He and Drew's mom were so excited! Drew's dad cried tears of joy. They have been so supportive of us on this journey.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Beautiful Home

We have both grown up in communities were adoption was a common thing and celebrated. Hannah has family friend's who have adopted 4 out of their 7 children and they have been very helpful through our own adoption journey. This child would have many children to play with in our neighborhood. We have friends right next door with young children and a baby as well as many families up the street with wonderful kids. Our neighborhood has many parks and we live a block away from a park, baseball field, and walking trail. We love the location of our house. It is just outside of the city center so it is close to the main attractions of our city but far enough away to be in a quiet neighborhood and close to open fields and farmland. We enjoy going into town for sporting events or to hang out with friends but we also enjoy staying in our neighborhood and going for walks with our dogs to the park or to the lake.

Our house is the just right size to start a family. We have three bedrooms, one which is already designated the nursery room. We also have a spacious basement, which Drew loves because it has all of our instruments as well as Drew's ping-pong table. The kitchen had just been redone and is an open concept to the living room, which would allow us to see the child at all times when they are playing.

From Us to You

First, we would like to thank you for considering us in joining you on this journey. We are proud and happy in the life we share together and want so much to grow our family. We are excited about our decision to adopt. For us the choice was an easy one, as we both grew up surrounded by adopted families. We believe it is a huge honor and privilege to become adoptive parents and we accept our responsibilities to you and your child with the utmost respect and commitment.

We have been married for 2 years and have been together for 6 years. Drew grew up in a small town on a farm with cows, pigs, ducks: the whole works. While he enjoys the city we are currently living in, one day he wants to have a farm of his own. Hannah grew up in quite the opposite environment, living in the suburbs. She too dreams of living in a more rural area and can’t wait to learn how to manage a farm and having a place for her future children and dogs to run and play.

Being close to our family is important to us and we are blessed that our families live within driving distance. This child would be the first grandchild in both of our families and they are beyond excited that we are choosing adoption as the way to grow our family.

Having a child has been a dream of ours since we first met. After thoughtful discussion, having this child become a part of our family through adoption became the path we desperately wanted. Knowing that there is a family out there who loves their child so much that they are willing to have another family become their parents is such a brave and wonderful thing.

We look forward to sharing our love of music and the outdoors with our future children. We cannot wait to take them on camping trips and the possibility of starting a family band. While sharing what we love is important to us, we cannot wait to see what their hobbies and likes grow up to be. Supporting and encouraging them to following these interests and dreams is something we believe is very important. Our parents and families have shown us encouragement to follow our loves and we hope to be able to do the same for our family.

 

We look forward to having open communication with you currently and in the future. We believe that it would be the best for the child if we maintained contact with you throughout his or her life. Being open about their adoption and who their birth parents are is vital for their growth and formation of their identity. We are more than willing to meet with you before the birth process and to continue communication through letters, emails, phone calls, and annual visits.

Thank you for your consideration of our family. The love you have for your child is boundless and we are so blessed to be part of this love.

With much love and hope,

Drew & Hannah

Favorites

Drew
Hannah
Actor
David Tennant
David Tennant
Actress
Rachel McAdams
Anna Kendrick
Animal
Manatee
Penguin
Author
Kurt Vonnegut
Sarah J. Maas
Book
Salt to the Sea
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Candy Bar
100 Grand Bar
snickers
Cartoon
Ed, Edd n Eddy
sailor moon
Childhood Memory
Hanging out with all the farm animals such as cows, pigs, ducks, chickens, sheep, and much more.
My first skating competition at 6 years old. My whole family was there to cheer me on and I ended up winning first
Childhood Toy
Nintendo 64, or possibly Legos
Polly-Pockets
Children's Book
Percy Jackson Series
the secrets of droon
City
Omaha, Nebraksa
Bay Lake, Minnesota
Classic Movie
Gladiator (classic enough for me)
Princess Bride
Color
Blue
Black
Day of Week
Thursday
Thursday
Dessert
White Cake with Buttercream Frosting, preferably blue and white
Chocolate chip cookie dough cheese cake
Disney Movie
Hercules
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Dodge Charger
Red ford Pickup
Dream Job
Musician
National Geographic photographer
Dream Vacation
Weeks at home to just hang out
Iceland
Family Activity
Board Games
Game night
Flower / Plant
Lupine (purple)
Sunflower
Food
Cheese, all the cheese
Fries
Form of Exercise
Running
Lifting weights
Fruit
Banana
Raspberries
Game
Dungeons and Dragons
Catan
Hobby
Band practice and performances
Reading
Holiday
County Fair time, that's a holiday to me
Halloween
Holiday Song
Footsteps, by the Barenaked Ladies
Joy to the World
Holiday Tradition
Playing Dungeons and Dragons with family on my birthday
Hiding a pickle ornament in the Christmas tree and then having others search for it
Ice Cream
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Rocky Road
Junk Food
Pizza from Monicals in Canton, Illinois
Oreos and peanut butter
Leisure Activity
Walks with wife and dogs
watching Doctor Who television show
Magazine
Doctor Who Magazine (I don't read many magazines)
American society of Occupational Therapists
Memory with a Child
A few months ago we had a child who was up for adoption and I was able to feed the baby for all three of my shifts that week. This was a huge inspiration for us to join the others who are willing to adopt.
Having a three year old that I babysit for look at me with such sincerity in her eyes and tell me "I just want tot be a burrito"
Memory with Spouse
The most amazing nap that has ever taken place in the history of humanity on the lawn on a beautiful Summer day
Surprising our friends and family with our choreographed first wedding dance
Movie
About Time
Princess Bride
Movie Munchie
Popcorn, of course!
Kettle Corn
Movie Quote
My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North. Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
"would you like some more mimosa?"- The incredibles
Movie Type
Science Fiction
Musical/animated
Musical
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Musical Group
Barenaked Ladies
Panic and the Disco
Nursery Rhyme
"Bad Day" from the album Snacktime
Humpty Dumpty
Olympic Event
Curling
Figure Skating
Personal Hero
My Wife
Audrey Hepburn
Play
The Play that Goes Wrong
Hamlet
Poet
Ed Robertson, Steve Paige, Jim Creegen, Andy Creegen, Tyler Stewart, Kevin Hearn (These are all the writers from Barenaked Ladies)
Shakespeare
Quality about my Spouse
Her ability to understand and empathize
His patience
Quote
"Rusty Garage Doors"
"And the rest is silence" -Hamlet
Restaurant
Greek to Me (Sioux City, IA)
Cosetta's (Italian restaurant in Minnesota)
Sandwich
Gyro
ham, turkey, roast beef, and provolone cheese on a bagel
Scripture
John 21
Shopping Store
Bomgaars
Target
Song
If I Had a Million Dollars
La Vie en Rose
Sport to Play
Baseball
Rowing
Sport to Watch
Baseball
Baseball
Sports Star
Paul Konerko
Joe Mauer
Sports Team
US Olympic Team
Twins (Minnesota baseball)
Subject in School
Ethics
English
Superhero
Captain America
Batman (1969 Adam West rendition)
Thing to Cook
Steak
cookies
Time of Day
4 PM
evening
Tradition
Praying prior to dinner. I grew up doing this, but I never expected to do it with my wife when we're alone.
Annual camping trip
TV Show
Doctor Who
Doctor Who
TV Show Character
The Doctor
The Doctor
Type of Music
90s Alternative Rock (Barenaked Ladies)
Classical or early 2000's pop
Vacation Spot
Gold Beach, Oregon where we had our honeymoon
Colorado mountains
Video Game
Legend of Zelda
Sonic Adventures

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