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Hello! We are Ben and Kim. We are hoping to grow our family through adoption. We cannot wait to share our amazing life and experiences with our future child!
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Letter of Introduction

Hello!

Thank you for choosing to get to know us! We are excited to share just a few of the special moments of our lives - to this point. 

Our journey to becoming parents has been long and we hope that we have found the answer to our prayers.

One of our biggest hopes was to share all of the amazing experiences that we cherish from our childhoods with a child.

Experiences like the visits to Kim's family farm and the HUGE family gatherings (over 100 extended family members come together to celebrate Christmas and Good Friday every year). Sharing the beautiful traditions handed down from our grandparents and sharing the meaning of family that has been instilled in us.  Road trips to western Kansas to visits Ben's family farm each Memorial weekend and New Years weekend. Family ski trips and family lake vacations. Neighborhood Halloween parties and 4th of July celebrations. The list could go on and on!

The following profile information and pictures can give only a glimpse of the life we will share with our future child and the love that we have to share!

  Love,

  Ben & Kim

About Us

Ben

I grew up in a small town in western Kansas - Johnson City. My family are grain farmers, growing wheat and corn.

I grew up a KSU fan and a Kansas City Royals fan. A favorite memory was being at the final game of the 2015 World Series. We won! I've watched the Royals through the highs and the lows. This was an incredible memory and one that I to hope share with our future child.

Kim

I grew up in a small town in northeast Kansas called Seneca.  My family owned and operated a dairy farm which was a big focus of my life while growing up. Some of my best memories were with family and the animals. 

I still love spending time at the farm with my family and my nieces! As I look back, I love how I grew up. The family business made me the person that I am now. 

I love watching my nieces grow up on the farm and I hope to share my love of the farm with our future child.

Activities We Enjoy

We've been married for 14 years!  We have an English Springer Spaniel puppy named Sophie. We love spending time outdoors - whether working in our yard, gardening or hiking with Sophie. Sophie has become a great running partner.  She loves her walks!

We love vacations! Many of our adventures include sports, the beach or the mountains with friends and family. For our 10-year anniversary we took our first overseas trip to Italy! It was amazing! I've always wanted to visit Rome and the vineyards in Tuscany!

It is hard to pick a favorite vacation but the family cabin in Colorado will always have a special place in our hearts! If you climb to West Peak, you will find Kim Parks in the book. I am the first female of the Parks family to climb to the top of West Peak (14,000+ peak)! Ben has accomplished this several times!

Ben and I both attended Kansas State University. Go Wildcats!  We enjoy going back to K-State for football games and a few basketball games each year.  Our tailgates have grown over the years as our friends expanded their family.  It is fun to watch the kids play football while the adults cook hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. 

We have many great friends but a few are very special to us.  They have laughed with us. They have cried with us.  AND they are all very excited for us as we take this next step. They will be by our side to celebrate with us when we add to our family!. We have shared so many truly great moments and memories!