Drew & Elizabeth
Hello! We are Drew and Elizabeth. We met in college, became best friends, and have been married for 10 years! Drew works as a shop manager for a large equipment company and Elizabeth works with children as an occupational therapist. In addition to spending time with family and friends, we enjoy watching shows on Netflix, playing or watching all kinds of sports, like ping pong and golf, doing projects inside and outside the house, or using our variety of smokers/grills to make delicious meals! Relationships are a priority for us, and we hope to get to know you soon!
Drew was born and raised in Arizona and moved to Indiana to go to college on a swimming scholarship where he met Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born and raised in a small town in Indiana. We dated long distance for a period of time after college and we became proficient in communication; establishing a strong foundation of trust. Since being married, we’ve always wanted to expand our family. We were previously foster parents and while the path to parenthood has not been an easy one for us, with our foundation of trust, we’ve only become closer through our journey. We value friends and family, hard work, laughter, and traditions, both old and new ones as we grow together as a family.
We have lived in southern Indiana for about 7 years and we love living in a small community with strong family values and a great school system. There are several parks, indoor play areas, and a YMCA nearby. We live within an hour’s drive of several larger cities with children’s museums, state parks and other fun activities for kids.
While we have parents, grandparents, and lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and their children nearby, we have a large group of friends in our community that are like family. We attend events, go out to eat, play sports, and help each other out with projects when needed. All of our friends in our community have kids which we love to interact with, learn from, and celebrate with. We are excited to raise children alongside this amazing group of people.
Elizabeth on Drew
Drew has been my best friend for over 16 years! Drew is a dedicated, hard-working, fun loving, and goofy guy! He goes above and beyond what is necessary to be a good friend, husband, uncle, and son. He is strong, steady, and consistent.
When we started foster care, Drew was all in (well except for some of the smellier diapers)! It was a joy to watch him embrace being “dad” for a time and now he thrives as an uncle. He loves visiting our nieces, playing with them, reading to them, and spoiling them. With our foster children, he was the perfect balance of fun and formative, helping them learn skills that would serve them later in life. Without a doubt, our children will know a father’s unwavering love, support, and trust.
Drew on Elizabeth
Elizabeth is an amazing woman. What first attracted me to her is her fierce competitiveness, intellect and faith. Elizabeth grew up in a small town and is very close with her immediate and extended family. I enjoy giving Elizabeth a hard time about growing up in the country but her small town-country values are what we cherish most in our relationship; honesty, empathy, faith and community. Elizabeth is always the first to volunteer when a neighbor or friend needs assistance and always knows what to do or say to make someone feel loved.
I love watching Elizabeth engage with children. Her nieces love her so much and light up with giant smiles when they see their Aunt Lizzie! Elizabeth will be a fantastic mother. She displayed this with our foster children. She is fun, energetic, outgoing, trustworthy, and disciplined. Unquestionably, our children will experience their mother’s love and grow up to be intelligent and contributing members of their community.
Our families are so excited to add another family member! Elizabeth’s parents live about one hour away and can’t wait to love, nurture, and explore the world with a new grandbaby! Drew has family all over and can’t wait to experience all life has to offer through a child’s eyes! We have a larger extended family that lives about an hour from us. We gather for holidays and celebrations…sometimes more than 40 people at a time! It’s great to have support and love from such a large family! We value the time we have with our family and friends and seek it out at every opportunity we get.
We have two sweet and energetic dogs, Coco and Ruby. They love having kids in the house to play with! We go on lots of walks and truck rides and spend time throwing the ball outside.
We have been blessed to have experienced glimpses of parenting through the foster care system. Parenting brought out the best in us! We loved having kids to light up our home. We want our kids to know they are loved through words and actions. We want to raise children to have a life full of experiences and opportunities to help them grow into kind and smart human beings who value family, education, and faith. We will raise our children so they know their story. We hope to embrace an open relationship with our child’s birth family so they can have that as well!