Betty & Thomas
Betty: 38 Years Old
Thomas: 36 Years Old
Pets and Names:
Cat – Guster, and Cat – Ember. We also have several freshwater fish.
Betty is German & Czech; Tom is Irish, German, Slovenian
Connect with Family
For more information, contact adoption social worker Brittany Bembnister at: 608-787-7540 or by email at Brittany.Bembnister@lsswis.org
Thank you for considering us in your adoption plan. Creating one takes courage and love. We would love for you to consider us to be part of your plan.
We are grateful to spend time with our family. Each year we spend a week with both our parents and siblings and their families on a lake in northern Wisconsin. We spend the week fishing, boating, and enjoying each other’s company. We are close to our family, we visit to celebrate holidays, milestones for our nieces and nephews, and to help when needed. Betty’s father runs the family farm he grew up on. We visit them there and help out with projects.
We were married in 2006. All of our sisters were Betty’s bridesmaids and a few of our friends and Tom’s cousins were our groomsmen. After marriage, our hope was to enjoy being married, settle into our new lives together, and have a couple of children. 11 years later we have found we are unable to have children. We had hoped and prayed, but our prayers have not yet been answered.
When we are relaxing at home it is often with our two furry children. We adopted our first cat Guster because he was bouncing off the walls of the kennel he was in and immediately started playing with Tom’s hand when being petted. We realized Guster needed a play mate after we had been stalked and attacked on a daily basis. We adopted Ember a few months later from the Humane Society. Betty was petting the many cats at the Humane Society and Ember looked up saw Betty and snuggled into her arms, she wanted to come home with us.
We chose adoption because we are unable to have children of our own. After a lot of research on fertility treatments and adoption; we felt adoption was the only choice for us to have the opportunity to share our love with a child.
Open adoption is something we knew very little about in the beginning of our research. We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and work with you to make sure you can be a part of our child’s life. We are looking forward to meeting with you to expand our family.
Betty & Thomas