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A Letter from Seth & Keri

Thank you for taking the time to consider us as parents for your child. We are a down-to-earth, fun-loving couple who are excited to become parents through adoption!  To us as Christians, adoption is a beautiful display of the love that God has for us and we look forward to sharing that same lavish love with your child.  We enjoy traveling, cooking together, hosting friends and family for a meal or game night, and making the most of simple everyday moments.

About Us

We met at a young adults Bible study 7 years ago and have been married for 4 wonderful years.  We have always had a strong desire to be parents and, after being unable to have children on our own and much prayer, we believe God is calling us to adopt.

We are both passionate about living life to the fullest and finding joy in moments. Some of the things we enjoy doing together are playing board games, growing our garden every summer, and canning preserves. We also love cooking together, and one of our favorite things to do in the evening is to make fresh guacamole or smoothies to snack on while we watch a movie or episode of a favorite show. At least once a year we go on vacation to both relax and learn more about the world.  We have traveled to 12 foreign countries so far and throughout parts of the US. One of our life goals is to eat ice cream together in all 50 states! We look forward to sharing these and many more experiences with your child.

About Seth

Seth is an encourager.  He is positive, outgoing, enthusiastic, and spontaneous. He is a devoted and loving husband, a strong leader, and a loyal friend.  Seth is very smart with running his business and taking care of our finances, and he intentionally takes time for prioritizing people and building relationships.  Seth is great with kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. He takes time to notice, care, and make them feel important. He puts 100% into everything he does, whether it’s working on the farm, playing disc golf or ultimate Frisbee, strategizing his next move in a game, or spending intentional time with family and friends. He is really good in the kitchen too and cooks breakfast for me almost every morning.  Seth looks forward to teaching our child life skills, building forts, and taking them on vacations.

About Keri

Keri is supportive, selfless, and nurturing. She exhibits patience when teaching and rejoices with others in their success.  She shows interest in others’ passions, emboldening them to go further.  Our youth group girls adore her and seek out her advice. Keri has ambition and a drive to learn that has allowed her to become a published author, a savvy and honest businesswoman, and play the harp and piano. She loves to crochet little farm animals and is a phenomenal baker and cook.  Her monster cookies are delicious!  She has a passion for teaching kids about the Bible, and she coaches with calm and supportive enthusiasm.  Keri loves animals- especially her puppies! She looks forward to sharing that love with our child and being a stay-at-home mom to help our child develop their skills and achieve their goals.

Our Home in Ohio

Our home is a spacious old farmhouse which we have remodeled together.  It has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and is located on 15 acres with a big yard and lots of trees.  It is a safe, quiet place for us to relax after a long day and is also open and inviting to our family and friends. We love hosting church youth group events, game nights with friends, and Lord of the Rings movie marathons with our younger siblings.  Our house also features some unique nooks & crannies, which make for a great game of hide-and-go-seek!

Our Faith & Family

Our faith in Jesus is the foundation for everything we do and is the most important part of our lives.  We intentionally spend time in prayer and reading the Bible on a daily basis.  We have a wonderful church family that is very gospel-centered, discipleship focused and family-oriented. We are leaders of the youth group and coaches for our church’s Bible Quiz team.

Both of our families are excited for us to be on this adoption journey.  We both come from large families and live within 20 minutes of our parents, most of our siblings, a niece and nephew, and Keri’s grandparents. Our families are close-knit, and we regularly share meals, play games, and celebrate birthdays and holidays with them. We’re thankful to have so much support as our own little family grows!

Our Promise

Adoption is beautiful, and we promise to talk to your child about their beautiful adoption story as a normal part of our everyday conversations.  We want them to know how loved they are by us, by you, and most importantly by God.  We look forward to reading with your child, teaching them how to bake, ride a bike, be creative, and build forts. We look forward to visits with the grandparents and cousins, traveling throughout the US and abroad, singing and memorizing Bible verses with them. We will instill a love of learning, and promise to provide your child with the opportunities and resources to grow and pursue their dreams.  We promise to honor you and keep in touch at your comfort level.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Seth & Keri

  Seth Keri
Our EducationBachelors in BusinessHigh School
Our ProfessionsFarmerFarmer, Sales
Stay-At-HomePart-timeYes
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Seth & Keri's Favorites
Travel DestinationEuropeNew Zealand
TV ShowChuckPsych
Ice CreamHomemade VanillaMoose Tracks
Board GameSettlers of CatanTicket to Ride
Sports TeamsCleveland Indians, Ohio State Buckeyes, LA LakersCleveland Indians, Ohio State Buckeyes
MovieMonty Python and the Holy GrailThe Greatest Showman
MusicalWickedLes Miserables
More About Our Family
Traditions

A lot of our traditions revolve around family, especially during the holiday season. Our extended families gather at Thanksgiving and Christmas and enjoy singing carols, playing charades and card games, having gift card or white elephant gift exchanges, and of course eating yummy homemade food. There's an annual Thanksgiving trap shoot on Seth's side of the family, and Keri's cousins play a late-night game of Risk every Christmas. Some of our traditions as a couple are going to see a Cleveland Indians game every summer and attending musicals.

Ministry

Youth ministry is something we've both been involved in for many years, and we see now more than ever the need for teens to have godly mentors and role models. We lead the youth group at our church, which means meeting with a group of teens every week in our home to study the Bible, pray with them, and encourage them to seek God in their lives. During the winter our youth group participates in Bible Quiz, which is an awesome way for them to learn the Bible while making new friends and participating in healthy competitions. Coaching our youth in Bible Quiz is a true joy for both of us, and a highlight of the year!

Travels

We have grown, both personally and as a couple, by experiencing other cultures and ways of life, and this is something we will put a high priority on as parents. Our honeymoon took us to 9 different countries in Western Europe, and some of those highlights included seeing the Eiffel Tower, staying with a dairy farmer in Germany, hiking to the Anabaptist caves in Switzerland, and eating Belgium waffles! We have also visited Canada, Australia, and New Zealand together. Before getting married, Keri had the opportunity to travel to Ukraine, and Seth to China, Italy, Greece, Honduras, Jamaica, and Mexico. These experiences have helped to form our worldview and expand our appreciation for other cultures, ethnicities, climates, languages, and ways of life.

Fun Facts

Seth has been in 28 musicals and had the lead role in 9 of them.
Keri drives a stick shift car.
Seth plays the trumpet.
Keri plays the harp and piano.
Seth was a counselor and director at a kid's camp for 10 years.
Keri wrote a 286-page novel when she was in high school.
While dating we memorized all of the countries of the world together.
Keri bottle-fed a baby raccoon named Cecil when she was 16.
One of Seth's pupils is bigger than the other due to a paintball incident.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 12 months

Twins

Yes

Gender

Either

In Closing

We are honored that you've taken the time to get to know us! We look forward to sharing our love of farming, the outdoors, animals, games, and traveling with your child. He or she will grow up in a safe, nurturing, and happy home with loving parents and the ability and resources to pursue their life calling. We would love to hear more about the hopes and dreams that you have for your child and are open to sharing pictures, letters, and visits with you.

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