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Ken and Lisa

posted Mar 30, 2012, 9:42 AM by Stan Harder   [ updated Mar 30, 2012, 9:45 AM ]

We are Ken and Lisa, and we’ve been married since April 2004. Ken is an 8th grade social studies teacher and Lisa is an office manager. We have a beautiful, happy daughter born in 2010 and an affectionate puppy named Curly, both of which have brought a lot of fun and love to our home. We enjoy taking hikes, especially in the Flagstaff area where the wooded trails and climate remind us of our Midwest childhood homes. We also enjoy traveling when we can, as well as visiting with family and friends.

Lisa is the oldest of three girls and Ken is the oldest of four. Both of us are blessed to have both parents still married and just a phone call away to provide their love and support.
Ken enjoys making connections with children and getting down on their level. He is a loving and guiding father who truly takes an interest in our daughter's life and has lots of love to devote to a second child.

Lisa has demonstrated the patience to show our child how to get through the difficult moments and the love of life to help her celebrate those moments of success. She cherishes being a mother and watching our child grow and looks forward to traveling that path once more.

We strive to offer our child a world that is safe, stable, loving, supportive, and full of opportunities to learn. Our daughter has redefined our home and family and we know a second child will do the same with their unique personality and needs.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about our family. We pray that you find what you are looking for in a family for your child that you love so much. And if you feel we might be that family, we look forward to meeting you.

Steve and Kristi

posted Dec 14, 2011, 4:18 AM by Stan Harder

We are Steve and Kristi, and we are blessed to have this opportunity to share with you about our lives. 

It is hard to imagine the difficult choice that is before you in picking the parents you feel are the best for your child.  We hope that as we share about ourselves you can begin to sense the kind of people we are, and our desire to build a family through adoption.

We have been married for seven years and after trying to have children we were blessed to have adopted a son in 2009.  Family is important to us and we desire to expand our love and home to another child.  Steve was raised in a large family of nine children in Nebraska.  Kristi has one sibling, and was raised in a small community in Minnesota which focused on close knit families including her extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Steve currently works in a large hospital and Kristi is enjoying her time as a stay at home mom.  Her background is one working with disabled children.  Prior to adopting our son we were missionaries living in Romania for over two years. Christian values and unconditional love would be shared with your child if you choose us to raise him or her. 

If this brief message has peaked your interest in learning more about us please contact Michele Murney at With Child.  We would love the opportunity to share more with you.

Brian and Nicole

posted Dec 5, 2011, 1:46 PM by Stan Harder   [ updated Dec 5, 2011, 1:56 PM ]

Brian and Nicole

Our names are Brian and Nicole.  We were high school sweethearts and have been happily married for over 11 years. We have two biological children ages 9 and 6. We really enjoy spending time together as a family. We love to travel, go bowling, take a family walk with our dog, play basketball or soccer outside, or just enjoy a family movie night on a Friday evening. 

We have always been interested in adoption as a way to grow our family.  We realize as a birth mom (or birth parents) you have big decisions to make for you and your baby. 

We would be honored to talk with you to learn more about you and to share more about ourselves. We wish you much strength and peace as you make your decision.

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