Get to know our family!

Where does one even begin in expressing appreciation for such a wonderful gift you are considering sharing with us? There are no words that could ever sum up how eternally grateful we would be to be trusted to raise, love, and welcome your baby into our family. We cannot wait to become parents!

A little bit about us: 

We have been married for almost 7 years and love calling Wyoming our home. We love anything having to do with the outdoors; camping, fishing, hunting, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling and any time we can hang out around a campfire is a good day for us. We also love traveling, seeing new and exciting places and taking on new adventures. Vonna loves to bake, craft, and is up for a good DIY around the house any day. Russ enjoys softball, motorcycling and watching movies any night of the week. We enjoy any excuse for a get together and love hosting friends and family any time we get the chance. 

When it comes to traveling give us a plane, a beach or a cruise ship and we are set! We enjoy cruising to the Caribbean, Central America, the Bahamas and even to Alaska this past summer. We also enjoy any chance to dip our toes in the ocean whether it be in California, Florida, South Carolina or Massachusetts, we have loved it all. Not to mention yearly trips to Utah and exploring the places nearby in good ol’ Wyoming. 


I was born and raised in Utah and moved to Wyoming 10 years ago to take a job teaching Junior High. A job I love and continue today. I grew up in a small family with one younger sister- boy did we ever have fun! Whether we were pretending to work at a grocery store, playing school or dancing to Richard Simmons, with it just being the two of us we let our creativity rule. We were lucky enough to spend much of our time with our Grandparents and looking back knowing how fortunate we were. We were blessed to have a fantastic childhood full of adventure, love and more laughs than you can ever imagine. 


Wyoming is the only place that I have ever called home. It is where I grew up and want to raise a family of my own. I was raised in a family of 4 boys (my poor Mom) but we all survived. We enjoyed playing sports, riding bikes and being outside. I am an HR manager and currently work for the State of Wyoming. 

Family is extremely important for both of us and making those memories that will last a lifetime. We cannot wait for the day when our family of 2 becomes a family of 3! We have an endless amount of love to give and cannot wait for the opportunity to share our home, life and love with a little one someday. 

We appreciate your time and consideration in helping us begin our ever so anticipated journey into parenthood. Thank you again. 

With Love, Russ & Vonna 

Dear Birthparent(s),

Thank you for taking the time to read our online profile.  There are no words that can describe how thankful we are that you chose life for your child in this world in which there are many other options available to you.  We cannot imagine what you have gone through in order to make one of the most important decisions of your life.  

Our names are Jared and Ashlie.  We have been married for just over nine years, but have been together for fourteen years.  While we were dating, we both knew that we were meant to be parents.  After discovering that we were infertile, our desire to be parents did not waiver.  We thank you for considering us in giving the gift of your child.

Jared works for the school district as a mailroom technician.  Ashlie is a Nurse Practitioner at a local facility. Both of us are highly involved in our church.  Jared plays guitar and leads song service on the worship team while Ashlie is the leader of Sunday school for children ages 3-11.  When we are not at church, we enjoy watching and attending sporting events such as the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies.  Ashlie enjoys running as a past time and participating in runs around the area.

In 2009, we built a new house on 5 acres of land.  It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  From our front porch we can view the Rocky Mountains and enjoy the quiet being in the county can provide.  The land was necessary so our four dogs could be active.  We have a lemon beagle named Bailey, a black lab named Kali, a yellow lab named Cheerio, and a chocolate lab named Chauncey.  The land will also be useful for building a playground for our children.

In March of 2013 we adopted our first son Caleb Michael.  No words can describe the joy he has brought to our lives. Caleb was born with Down syndrome but one would never know as he is perfect in every way.  He was the first grandchild on both sides of the family and is loved by all.  Caleb’s smile and laugh will light up the entire room and warm your heart.  In May of 2015 we were blessed with our second son Landon James. Landon was also born with Down syndrome like his brother.  His personality is as strong as he is. He may be small, but he is mighty.  As a family, we frequent sporting events as well as the Denver Zoo, Denver Aquarium, and Denver Museum of Natural Art as well as many other events in the area.  Spending time together is a priority for us.  We feel that it is the perfect time to expand our family of four and welcome another child into our home and hearts.    

We feel as though instilling our children with honesty, forgiveness, and God’s word are essential to their upbringing.  Our children will be raised in church and we desire to instill Christian values.  Both of us plan to spend as much time as possible with our children and show them all of our love.  We promise that if we are selected by you, we will always give all that we have to your child.  Thank you for blessing us with this opportunity.

God Bless,

Jared and Ashlie   

Dear Birthparent(s) -

Thank you for reading this. We can't imagine what you must be going through right now but know we have complete respect for you and your decision.  Also, we want you to know that we will give your child the best life we can provide and will love them completely (with lots of hugs & kisses).

Currently, we are a family of 3 - plus 2 dogs (retriever Sophie and spaniel Sammy) and a ball of fur cat (Anakin). However, we want to expand.  Jen & Mike met 8+ years ago and soon after marrying Jen became pregnant and Nathan came along. Nathan has been an amazing addition and being part of him growing up made us realize we weren't done growing yet. Although we have tried for several years to have another child it has not worked out. We have always had adoption in our minds (even pre-Nathan) and it was easy to decide to expand our family through adoption. We have always thought adoption was a beautiful choice and believe this is the right path for us.

Here is a little information about us:

Jen grew up in Wyoming, went to college in Minnesota, and worked in Pennsylvania after graduation.  Mike grew up in Pennsylvania and went to college there but traveled a lot with the military (he is still in the Marine Corps reserves) and served twice in Iraq and once in Yemen.  We share a love for travel and both have done a lot of traveling over the years –including:  New Zealand, European backpacking, Peru, Morocco, India, Indonesia, and Iceland.   We have slowed down the traveling with Nathan but have still managed to take him on a few trips so far and we have many family trips planned for the future such as: Disneyland, Alaska, Ireland/Scotland, and Africa.  Mike works for the state in the justice system and Jen works remotely from home for a company involving medical research (she is a biostatistician).  

We typically have a relaxed work week with a lot of time to spend with Nathan.  He goes to pre-K (he is 4) during the day but is very close by and so we often pop in to say hi.  In warmer weather, we often bicycle around town to the library or farmer’s market.  We live in a lovely home across from a park so we often go there as well.  Nathan is just getting old enough to start some scheduled activities and we are trying roller skating with our eye on swim lessons soon.   However, we also feel it’s really important for him to just enjoy being a kid so we don’t schedule much!  

Other family activities we love to do on a regular basis are camping, hiking, cooking (favorites are pizza, Thai/Indian curries) & baking (Nathan & Mike’s favorite are chocolate chip cookies), legos, games/puzzles, movie nights, visiting family nearby, and having friends over.  We also love to read and have 6+ large bookcases.  The pets are also part of our daily interactions and Nathan proudly helps feed them daily.  Our goals for raising Nathan have been to have him be kind, compassionate, have fun, and feel safe and loved at all times.

Hopefully this gives you an idea of our values and interests as a family.  It’s important to note we would love to share pictures, emails and funny stories in the years ahead (if you want). We are all very excited about expanding our family – Nathan can’t wait to be a big brother!

Best wishes and sending good thoughts to you.

Mike, Jen, & Nathan


Thanks for looking at our profile! Nate and I are grateful for your time and consideration.  We wish you the best in this life, and this particular point in time.

I guess we'll tell you a little about ourselves.  We live out in the country on our small place, next to Nate's parents.  It's pretty much a simple hobby farm life. We have horses, chickens, rabbits, dogs, and a cat to look after.  I must say, they are fun and bring lots of joy.  I also try my hand at gardening (although I need a lot of help, it’s still rewarding and fun).  Nate works hard, and spends his free time running tractors, enhancing our vehicles, and helping others.  We love spending time together working on our place, visiting friends and family, or exploring something new.  We are very grateful for the country life, we just wish we had kids to share it with.  We've been married since 2010, and have not been able to have kids of our own. It is certainly a hole in our lives, which is very hard to put into words.  We have ten nieces/nephews (and counting), and we love them very much! Nate's immediate family is just down the road, and no more than 2 hours away.  My family lives in other states, which makes visits fun and special.  

We grew up in very different ways. My Dad was in the Air Force for the beginning of my childhood. I got to live in a handful of different places (including the country of Panama) and I have experienced different cultures.  Even though we moved a lot, our stability was our family; we always had each other.  I guess you could say my experience was more “city” life.  Nate was raised on his family’s cattle ranch.  He has the experience of life-long friends and community; and taking care of others.  Our different experiences, but love of the same country life, make us an amazing team.  Our meeting was truly an act of God. I was living in a suburb of Phoenix and had just finished an equine science degree. I was interning at a horse training barn when a client asked if I would go to Wyoming and ride his horses for the summer.  I had never been there, but it sounded like a good adventure where I was sure I could learn more about horses and see some different country for a few months.  That man happened to be Nate's neighbor.  God had a plan for us to meet, and still has a plan for us to grow a family, even if we can't see it yet.  We find peace in that. We hope you find peace in knowing there is a plan for you, and your baby too, even if you can't see what it is exactly yet.

Thank you again, for reading a little about us.  If you have questions, please reach out and ask Adoption is a huge deal and we'll be glad to answer questions. Best wishes to you,

~Nate and Andrea


Dear Birthmother/Father:

You are at an important step in your life and pursuing adoption is a courageous act.  It is selfless and we are praying for you.  Tim and I would care for and love your child as if he or she were our own.  In September 2015, we adopted a son and our lives have been enriched.  The baby is loved by both extended families.  Three out of the four grandparents were teachers and the fourth was a college professor.

Twenty years ago my sister chose adoption when she was a teenager.  I was at the hospital and changed his first diaper.  It was the right decision for her.  After he turned 18, he found her and is now part of our family.  Currently, my sister is a wonderful mother to another son.

We are interested in a second adoption to grow our family.  It would be wonderful to share our passion for the outdoors with your child.  Because we value education, it would be a privilege to provide a college education if that is the path your child wants to pursue.

About the Eisenhauer Family

We wish to grow our family because we have love to share.  Laramie is a beautiful location with great outdoor activities.  Tim grew up in Torrington with two brothers.  Tim’s parents are retired 5th grade and Junior High science teachers.  Jenny grew up in South Dakota with three sisters and a foster child from Ethiopia for 10 years.  Her father was a professor and her mother taught preschool.  Both of our extended families enjoy spending quality time with each other.

Tim works for a Civil Engineering company and Jenny teaches at the University of Wyoming.   Our home has five bedrooms and a spacious backyard.  We enjoy grilling dinners and watching sunsets.  During the winter months, we like to drink hot chocolate and build fires in our fireplace.  In September 2015, we adopted a baby boy who is a joy.  It would be very special to provide a sibling for Austin and grow to become a family of four.  Austin is bi-racial and looks just like his older cousin who is 13.  The grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins on both sides of the family love interacting and playing with him.

As an active couple, we hope to share our hobbies with your child.  Together we cross-country ski, mountain bike, and hike.  Our dog Chara joins us.  Jenny makes scrapbooks, sews quilts, and loves reading.  Tim likes to fish and watch sports.  We eat meals together as a family and plan to work on homework each night with the kids.

About Jenny (Written by Tim)

Jenny is the love of my life, and I am so happy to share the rest of our lives together.  She is a very beautiful, loving, caring, and generous person who thinks about the needs of others all the time.  I love that she enjoys spending time with family and friends, or taking part in different kinds of activities.  Jenny is very good around children and is a wonderful mother.

About Tim (Written by Jenny)

Every night I go to bed happy that Tim and I are married.  He is handsome, kind, patient, generous and smart.  The University of Wyoming has a very loyal fan in Tim, because he has season tickets for football and basketball games.  Tim loves sports and would love to coach our son one day.  I am a better person because Tim and I volunteer in our community.  For example, every Wednesday Tim reads to an elementary school class.  We have a happy marriage which translates into a rewarding home life.