Hi, we are Tim and Mandi. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us.
We both grew up in small towns in the same area of Michigan. Although we both went to the same high school and knew of each other, we did not begin our relationship until 2008 when mutual friends brought us together. We got married in 2011 and in 2012, we purchased our home out in the country.
We both have always wanted to have a family together. After several years of trying to get pregnant unsuccessfully and multiple fertility treatments, we felt that God was leading us in a different direction of adoption. We had the pleasure of adopting our son, Isaiah, a little over two years ago at birth. He has truly been a blessing to our lives, and we look forward to adding another child to our family through adoption.
My wife, Mandi, is a loving, caring, and kind-hearted person. She values time with our family and her faith in God. She also has an incredible sense of humor and is great at making me laugh!
All of these wonderful qualities make Mandi an incredible mother to our son, Isaiah. They also are what led her to get a degree in elementary education. Mandi has always loved working with children and she now really enjoys teaching a children’s worship class at our church.
In her free time, Mandi likes to relax and read a good book or watch a movie. I have enjoyed seeing her read all of the children’s books that she has collected over the years with our son, Isaiah. She also enjoys playing with him outside in the yard.
Tim is a hard worker. He likes to fix things himself. He also likes to take things apart, see how they operate and then put them back together. He especially likes to work on our old jeep and work on his R/C cars. He learned to work with his hands from his dad and hopes to be able to pass that onto the kids, as well. .
It’s been amazing to watch Tim as a father. He is great with our son, our niece and our friends’ kids. He likes to play on the floor with them and read them stories. I also enjoy watching all the fun things he comes up with to do with our son. I can’t wait to watch him come up with new things to do with another child!
Tim really is just a loving and caring person. I know that any child who joins our family will always be able to go to Tim with any problem they have and will trust him to be there for them.
Isaiah is a fun, outgoing and adventurous two-year-old, who loves to be outside and to explore everything. He has a cheerful personality and just loves to goof around. In the last year he has spent a lot of time with his grandfather on the farm and there aren't many places he would rather be than riding in a tractor. He enjoys playing with his toy tractors and even watching them on TV. We go camping a lot in the summer and Isaiah absolutely loves the extra time outside playing in the big sandbox and on the playground equipment.
Isaiah is excited about becoming a big brother. When he is around other babies he likes to always check that they are ok and makes sure they have what they need like a blanket or a toy. He is always willing to share his own toys with other children, and whenever we ask him about wanting another sibling he always says, “yes!” We are excited to see Isaiah become a big brother and to grow up alongside this next child, sharing the special bond of adoption.