Forever Families

Meet the Forever Families who are ready for adoption placement! 

Each family has attended preparation courses, completed interviews and home visits with an adoption specialist, and obtained reference letters, doctor statements, and family and financial information. Once a child is placed with a family, Bethany's case managers provide post-adoptive support and resources. 

To talk about Adoption Services at Bethany, please contact Nancy Shaffer by email at nshaffer@bethany-qc.org or by phone at (563) 327-0183.

Becoming parents to our son through open adoption has been the most amazing, rewarding and fulfilling journey. We have so much love to give and hope to expand our family with you and your child.

Our desire is to be able to provide a safe, loving home filled with laughter and support for a child who we can't wait to meet. Our Christian faith will form the foundation for raising any children that we will be blessed with one day.  We will strive to teach the characteristics of respect, forgiveness, discipline, hard work, and imagination to our child that our parents worked so hard to instill in us. We would love to help you walk through this time if we can help you in any way.  Our desire is that you choose the right family for your baby, no matter if that is us or someone else.

Blessings to you and the baby. We are honored that you are taking time to view our profile and hope this gives you a chance to learn about us and see that we would be good parents. We can imagine this is a stressful time for you as you consider adoption, and believe that you are making a loving choice. We have had almost six wonderful years of marriage and are so excited about our future. We are a very active couple that enjoys traveling, working out and walking our certified therapy dog. Two years ago we were blessed to adopt a little girl. She is beyond sweet and asks for a brother or sister every night before bed. We also enjoy spending time with our loved ones. A child that grows up in our family will not only have devoted parents, but will be surrounded by the unconditional love of an enormous support system. Both of us enjoy our professions and have flexibility to take needed time off to care for a little one. We have made our home our very favorite place where we feel comfortable and loved on a daily basis.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We have a great amount of respect and admiration for you. Wherever your journey leads you, we hope you find comfort in knowing that your sacrifice means more than words could convey to a childless couple like us. We have been married for almost six years, and we are ready to conceive a child in our hearts and receive God's blessing. We love to stay active by running, biking, swimming, and hiking. We also love to watch sports, cook together, travel, go to the movies, and be around family and friends. We have a Miniature Schnauzer (Abby) who loves to play with kids. We have been involved with the Big Brother Big Sisters program for about a year now. We have done everything from helping neighbors with yard work to going on long hikes together. Family is our first priority, and your child will grow up in a group of family and friends who will cherish him or her every day. Your child will know their story, will know of our love for him or her, and will know from the very beginning that you hold a place in our hearts.

We have been together for four years and married for three of those years. I am a logistics manager, and my wife is a preschool teacher. My wife is really an incredible woman. She's loving, selfless, and has devoted her entire life to teaching children. When she was just a little girl, she had a brain tumor removed. When the doctors were removing the tumor, they had to take out a part of the brain that runs the reproductive system. It is because of this that we are unable to have children. Life is never how we plan, or how we wish it to be. The lack of children has brought us so much sadness. It has been a long road full of disappointment, but through it all, we have learned to rely on each other and on our belief in God, and somehow we have learned that we are stronger than we gave ourselves credit for. Not to mention we are surrounded by grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. All of our family is within a 15-minute drive, and we love celebrating holidays and birthdays and having get-togethers just because. We truly love and respect our family as the foundation of who we are. We always saw having a family as the next great adventure. We can't wait to teach our future child our values of love for family, God, and country. We believe in honesty, hard work, and respect for humankind. When the day comes, our child will grow up surrounded by love and laughter because we cherish every day and live in every moment.

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Bethany for Children & Families serves the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.

MOLINE
1830 6th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 797-7700

DAVENPORT
1202 W 3rd Street
Davenport, IA 52802
(563) 324-9169

GALESBURG

311 E Main St Ste 218B
Galesburg, IL 61401

(309) 797-7700

MAQUOKETA
115 S 2nd Street #6
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-6473

CARBON CLIFF
103 3rd Street
Carbon Cliff, IL 61239
(309) 796-9000

KEWANEE
101 S Chestnut Street
Kewanee, IL 61443
(309) 797-7700

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