Our Story

We met our senior year in college in 2009 at a small school in the Kansas City, Kansas. We became friends and eventually decided to start dating a few months later. In 2011 we got married in the Kansas City area amongst our wonderful family and friends. We moved to the Minneapolis suburbs for the first 5 years of our marriage before spending a few years living abroad in Europe. In 2019, we moved back to Minnesota and soon after bought our current home. We are also very involved with our church. It is a big part of our lives as it is where we have met a lot of our friends and are involved in various activities. We also love the diversity that makes up our church congregation. We find that our faith is a rock to cling to when the world feels so uncertain.

When we became friends in college we discovered that it was a common desire of us both that we had a desire to eventually adopt. After moving back from the Netherlands and feeling settled in our lives we decided to embark on the adoption journey. We have several friends who have gone through the adoption process and have been very open about their adoption journey and experiences.

Background Information

State Of Residence




Bethany is of German descent and Judd is of Swedish and Norwegian descent.


Judd and Bethany are in good general health.


Judd has a BA in Vocal Performance and Bethany has a BS in Elementary Education K-6th Grade.


Judd is a Product Manager for an IT hardware reseller; Bethany is an In-Building Substitute Teacher for a local elementary school.




Children In Family


Plans For Number Of Children

Race Of Child

Open to any race.

Plans For Work/Daycare

Bethany’s job is very flexible and she plans to take off the time needed for everyone to adjust, whether that is several months or a year. Judd plans to take about a month off (it may be in one to two week segments).

About Judd and Bethany (Written By Their Partner)

Judd through Bethany's eyes...
"Judd has such a big heart and loves so well. He cares so much for me, and I look forward to the day that he can share that love with our children. He is a hard worker but also values slowing down and enjoying life!"

Bethany through Judd's eyes...
"Bethany is an incredible woman: strong and independent, yet fiercely loyal and deeply caring. She gives incredible gifts, which shows how thoughtful she is as a person. She works with children every day, and I have no doubts she will be the best mother!"

A Message From Us Both

Thank you for taking the time to read our story. We look forward to getting to know you as well. We are ready to explore openness with you as you are comfortable. We feel ready to welcome a child into our home to love and nurture. We want to provide them with opportunities to explore their interests and guide them to be kind and loving to all. We cannot imagine what this process is like for you, but know that we are thinking about you and praying for you.

All the best,
Judd + Bethany