Meet David & Betsy
A video message from David & Betsy
A Letter from David & Betsy
Thank you so much for considering our family and reading our profile. We are an active family of five constantly seeking to learn, grow, and spend time together. We have three children, one adopted, and two biological and we are excited to adopt again!
We first met in our Kentucky hometown’s church and have been best friends since the age of twelve. We have been married for twelve years now and have a strong marriage based on a lasting friendship. The Army has taken us to Germany, Alabama, California, Japan, and Texas (where we live now). We love to travel, but parenting has been our favorite adventure. In 2014 we were blessed with the birth of our daughter Zoey and two years later, we were overjoyed to adopt our son, Simon. Two years after, we were blessed with the birth of our second daughter, Edie. We are thrilled to now grow our family once more through adoption. Our family enjoys doing all sorts of things together: playing board games, bike rides, swimming, cooking, and especially exploring new places. We are excited to share our love for adventure and activity with your child.
Betsy is grounded, organized, joyful, and confident. She was an elementary school teacher for four years before she decided to volunteer full-time and later become a stay-at-home mom, which she loves and still does today. She is very intelligent and driven. Betsy loves being a homemaker and enjoys teaching our children everything from how to read to how to ride a bike. She’s excited to teach your child as well! Betsy likes to cook – her enchiladas are unbelievable. She also enjoys leading and participating in women’s Bible studies. In her free time, Betsy can be found reading, exercising, or Facetiming family and friends.
David is hard working, energetic, dependable, has a streak of goofiness, and has the ability to make me laugh, no matter the circumstance! He loves God and meets with the men of our church regularly. David works hard as an Army acquisitions officer and has many interesting hobbies, including virtual reality gaming, where he plays in a league with a group of friends; and woodworking. He converted our garage into a woodshop and his latest projects include a dining room table and a new computer desk for our home. He is an incredible father; he loves activities with our children and makes it a point to take them out for one-on-one time. He loves our family extremely well.
We have three wonderful children.
Zoey is our eight-year-old ball of energy and fun. Zoey can speak, read and write in Japanese thanks to our overseas tour in Japan! Zoey still attends Japanese class here in Texas and loves LEGO, reading, and making up plays and skits. Simon is our super funny five-year-old! Simon has a lot of innate musical ability and we encourage his talent through piano lessons. Simon loves riding his bike and swimming. Betsy is teaching him to read, and he can’t wait to begin reading books to himself. Edie is three years old and is a very curious, independent person. Edie’s favorite toys are her stuffed animals and baby dolls. She also loves to read books and we often catch her reciting books to her stuffed animals. All three kiddos are thrilled to add another playmate to the mix. They play together constantly and look forward to doting on and helping to care for your baby.
Our spacious two-story home has 4 bedrooms, set up with plenty of room for the crib, changing table, and rocking chair we have ready for your baby. We have a big backyard, where our kids enjoy sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and kicking a soccer ball or hitting a Tball around. We have a community pool, library, and many parks just a short bike ride or walk from our home. We attend a house church in our city and we love investing with the other families who participate.
Along with many close military friends, we have several long-time friends from our hometown and colleges, so our children have several “honorary” uncles, aunts, and cousins. Our children have 2 great-grandparents, 4 grandparents, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. We have a huge extended family totaling over 100 people- all of whom are overjoyed to meet your child!
We promise to be excellent role models to your child, demonstrating hard work, integrity, and kindness. We have a strong faith in God and are committed to raising our children so that they develop their own relationships with Jesus as they mature. We are very open to continued contact with you throughout your child’s life at your comfort level. We also promise to give your child diverse opportunities to learn and grow in his or her unique strengths and talents, with the goal that they grow to be a kind, responsible, well-rounded, and positive contributor to our world. We will love them dearly, support them as they learn, and encourage them in all that they do.
Learn More About David & Betsy
|Our Education||BS in Language Studies and MS in Management||BS in Elementary Education and MS in Special Education|
|Our Professions||Works in contracting for the US Army||Stay-at-Home Parent|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of David & Betsy's Favorites|
|Food||Buffalo Wings or Buffalo Chicken Pizza||Homemade General Tso's Chicken|
|Place to Vacation||Iceland||Any Beach|
|Genre to Read||Fantasy||Biographies|
|Song||Trials by Starset||Love Like This by Lauren Daigle|
|Splurge||Volz Family Recipe Homemade Grape Pie||Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coffee Ice Cream|
|Sport||Soccer||Golf and Soccer|
|More About Our Family|
|David and Betsy - The Early Years, Military Life, and Simon's Birth Family|
As teenagers, we lived about a mile away from one another and we had a great friendship, which centered around doing fun activities together. David would often come over to Betsy's to play one-on-one basketball, we would sled together at the local sledding hill on snow days in Kentucky and we even played on the same indoor soccer team for a season as Seniors in high school. The two of us still have a lot of fun together, and now, 13 years into marriage, we continue to do lots of activities and try new things as a couple and we love to include our children in many of these activities with us.
Even though our family moves more often than most due to David's job in the military, we have been able to maintain close connection with our family in Kentucky and Ohio, as well as Simon's birth family through Facetime, regular texting and social media. We also believe that these moves have been amazing growing experiences for our children and have taught each of them how to make friends, try new things, and in general become well-rounded people. We have been blessed with each move to develop extensive networks of friends which we would call "family" through our church, coworkers and neighbors at each new location.
We have an open adoption with Simon's birth family. Over the past nearly 6 years, we have regularly shared pictures, cards, and news with one another. We have also enjoyed multiple visits with his birth mother and birth grandparents. They are an important part of our extended family. Should you wish to have an open adoption, we would be happy to include you in similar ways, as we grow and get to know one another and what works for all of us!
|More About Betsy - from David!|
Betsy is the kindest and most giving person that I've ever met. She will give and give of herself to anyone that needs, especially our family. She gives each of our children personal attention, observing their strengths and likes and helps them through things. She's taught Zoey to read and write English and she practices Japanese with her - Betsy has studied English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese at different points. She's helping our kids understand music, art, reading, and so much more. Betsy loves God's Word and enjoys leading women's Bible studies at our church- she makes friends with almost anyone. She also loves to cook! She is outstanding in the kitchen and makes homemade enchiladas that are AMAZING- she can cook a steak to perfection. Betsy has a secret family salsa recipe that is a must for taco-night. Her desserts (cookies especially) are a family favorite! My favorite thing, though, is the huge smile that she has when she's spending time with us.
|More About David - from Betsy!|
One of the things that I have to highlight about David is his creativity! David is essentially a self-taught jack-of-all-trades. If there's an online instructional video about it, David can figure out how to do it. He's the smartest person I know. Over the years I have watched him use a computer program to compose an original instrumental song (he's never had any formal musical training), he also developed an interest in woodworking and has constructed several pieces of live-edge furniture for our home. He even took apart and rebuilt our current computer with just online videos as his guide! About a year ago, David took Zoey out to the local hardware store to buy some PVC piping which he combined with some table cloths to construct an indoor fort for our kids in our living room! David loves the Lord and loves our family. He is a deep thinker, a problem-solver and is kind and thoughtful in his interactions with each of our children and with me.
|Holidays and Traditions With Our Family|
Something unique about our family is that we put up decorations around our house for nearly every holiday! We also have a book bin of special holiday books that only come out during that season. Our house is adorned with snowmen in January, hearts in February, shamrocks in March, you get the idea! Our children love helping to put up decorations, so it looks a little different each time! We love celebrating Easter with a big brunch after church. Homemade pumpkin pie and roasted pumpkin seeds are a must at Halloween, along with trick-or-treating of course! Every Thanksgiving we open our home to the many soldiers and families near our home who may be unable to spend the holiday with their families. Our personal family goal is that no one we know celebrates this holiday alone. We prepare a massive feast and we all give thanks together. For Christmas, we often travel back to Kentucky or have relatives from there come to visit us, our tree remains up until after New Years Day every year, because we love the ambiance it gives our home.
One daily family tradition we have is praying together before eating dinner. We keep all of the Christmas cards we have received from the previous year on our dining room table, and we pray for a family from those cards each evening. We have also gotten into the habit of reading a chapter from the Bible each night after we have dinner. On the weekends we love to do pizza and movie nights and sometimes we set up our indoor fort for "camp nights" with our kiddos. These traditions make our house feel like home no matter where we live. We cannot wait to include your child in our family fun!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months
We are so thankful that you gave us the opportunity to tell you a little about ourselves. We are excited to speak with you and learn a little more about who you are and about your child.