Hello! We are Sammi and Grant. We are super excited to become first time parents through adoption. Our approach to life is 1) the simple things in life are the best things, 2) with family you can get through anything, and 3) being outside in nature is the key to happiness. Oh, and there is always time for a good adventure. Our hearts, home, and lives are open and waiting for a child.
(by Samantha) Grant grew up in Iowa on a farm. Though he loved his hometown, he always wanted to experience more of the world. So, he joined the Marine Corps after graduating from high school. This decision to serve his country allowed him to live in different places, travel across the world, meet different people and learn about their customs. He has enriched my life with his unique insights and experiences. For example, he has a collection of landscape watercolor paintings of Iraq that he painted while overseas. These paintings represent how important nature is to him and his ability to find beauty in all situations, good or bad. His experiences in the military make him value the small, but important things in life. He keeps me grounded and grateful on a daily basis. After serving he moved to Oklahoma to pursue a degree in fisheries biology so that he could spend his time working to help the environment. His love of nature and respect for the earth is something I love most about him. Grant is the best husband and friend. He is a good provider and a steadfast partner. For the past 8 years, he has been my rock through adversity and prosperity. He is thoughtful in both big and small ways. Something small he has done since the beginning of our relationship is bring home candy when I am having a bad day. On a larger scale, he supported me financially and emotionally when I deci
Sammi was born in Oklahoma and grew up by the lake. She has always loved learning, and school seemed like the perfect way for her to grow and have adventures. She went to college for biology and this allowed her many opportunities. While getting her Master’s Degree in Biology, she lived outside of Houston, Texas and in the deserts of West Texas where she studied fish. Sammi also spent a short amount of time studying marine biology in coastal Mississippi. Her passion for the outdoors and adventure is one of the main reasons I love her. She has a very sweet heart, especially when it comes to caring for animals and nature. Most of all her friends and family would even say her heart is too big. I know Sammi would pass this gentleness onto a child, and I would love to watch her teach them how to love the natural world the way she does. She cares deeply about the people in her life and has a lot of love to give. As a high school teacher, I see her celebrating and worrying about her students. She is constantly thinking about how she can help them to find self-acceptance and grow into their own. In addition to her gift of teaching, her humbleness is also to be admired, she constantly shares with me how much she loves teaching her students, but recognizes that she learns just as much from them. She is my best friend. We make a great team because our personalities balance each other out.