Those were the building blocks that formed the foundation of our journey together back in 2010. Seven years later--with our fair share of joys, accomplishments, challenges, hardships, and a few tears under our belts--we're stronger than ever and ready to share all that we've learned with a little one of our own. Our path has led us to adoption, and we look forward to welcoming a new family into our own.
So that's us, Todd and Dirk. We're just two (future) dads, waiting to meet those who we'll be proud to call family.
The Story of Us
began when we met as seniors at Augustana University in South Dakota. What drew us together was our commitment to our shared values. They have guided us through the many joys and challenges life has thrown our way and strengthen our relationship every day. We push each other to be our best selves at home and at work, because we believe it's our responsibility to leave a positive impact on the world. And like many couples, our biggest struggle is deciding what to do for dinner (j/k...kind of).
is an important part of who you are, and we respect that. We want to hear about your journey and discover how, together, we can write the next chapter. Adoption isn't all sunshine and roses--and it is only one of the options available to you--but with proper support, deep empathy and honest communication, we'd like to help make it a decision in which you can feel confident.
is your story becomes a part of ours, and our story a part of yours. We believe openness is a vital part of our relationship together and benefits everyone--both kids and adults. We want you and your family to become regular and important parts of our lives. We want a child to feel wanted, supported, and loved, and to be able to ask tough questions and get real answers. With regular and ongoing visits, being together on holidays, birthdays, and more, we can all show a child unending love.