Our Story

Hooray, you’re here!

We’re Nate & Laura. We officially started our family in 2014 when we were married…


…and we have a dog-child who is the light of our lives.


We always knew we wanted human children to be a part of our story, too. But we had to talk about what might look like for us. We didn’t feel a need to birth biological children, but we did feel strongly that we had a lot of love and care to give to kids who had already been born and might really need us. So before we were even married, we knew that adoption was our “Plan A” for growing our family. It was just a matter of time.


After a lot of research and conversation, we decided that adopting through foster care was the best avenue for us (you can learn more about the process and read some frequently asked questions about it at various pages on the blog). We believe in taking care of the children in the world already in existence, and we feel we can have the greatest impact as parents and human beings by adopting children who had experienced trauma and were without legal guardians. We know that we will give them as much love, personalized attention, grace, and care as we possibly can, and we want to provide them with a permanent family.

We also know that it won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. It will take the right mix of gentle and wild spirits to make this work.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for joining us on this journey.


Laura & Nate