Amanda & Benjamin

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Amanda

Caregiver

Age 40
Gender Female
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Ph.D. or higher

Profession Family Physician

Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Political Affiliation Very Liberal

Benjamin

Hero

Age 42
Gender Male
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Master’s Degree

Profession Chemical Engineer

Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

Political Affiliation Independent

My philosophy on parenting is...

Treat kids with respect and give them the degree of control over their decisions that is appropriate to what their age can handle.

Amanda

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

RV! I get seasick

Amanda

What is the best word to describe your family?

Loving

Benjamin

We are the best choice because…

We love unconditionally, forever.

Amanda

I hope you are...

comfortable and reassured that I am wanting the best for you and your child.

Benjamin

When you argue, what’s it about?

Why I can't hear things correctly and misunderstand what was said.

Benjamin

The most special thing I own is...

My Bible given to me by my grandparents

Benjamin

If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

BREAD. All kinds of bread. I LIVE FOR BREAD!

Amanda

If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

people's tendency to be unable to communicate and compromise when they do not fully agree with another's point of view.

Benjamin

Favorite season and why?

Winter because I love winter sports, snowmobiles, and ice fishing.

Benjamin

If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

Nikola Tesla

Benjamin

Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

No kids yet

Benjamin

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

Yes

Benjamin

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

I'm so small, and the universe is so big and full of wonders!

Amanda

I would never...

pressure someone to be something that they are not or do anything that would be contrary to their morals and standards.

Benjamin

If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Benjamin

Favorite season and why?

Summer! I love things growing and thriving and I hate being cold!

Amanda

In five years, our relationship with you will...

be whatever you wish for it to be.

Benjamin

My philosophy on parenting is...

it is as much a learning experience for me as for the child but I hope to inspire them to always try and never be afraid to do their best in everything.

Benjamin

Dogs or cats?

Dogs, but cats are also welcome. As well as fish, reptiles, rodents . . . all creatures!

Amanda

Dogs or cats?

Cats - they're better.

Benjamin

My favorite place in the World is...

The Black Hills and prairies around Rapid City, SD.

Benjamin

I would never...

Hit my child

Amanda

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

RV - I can't swim very well!

Benjamin

What scares you?

being alone

Amanda

What scares you?

Strange noises in the night when walking outside.

Benjamin

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

Animals, plants, nature, art, crafts, and carbs!

Amanda

We are the best choice because…

we enjoy the little things and seek to always help the world around us whenever we can.

Benjamin

Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

happy and confident that their child is in a loving and caring family that will always do what is needed to protect them and help them to grow and learn.

Benjamin

Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

A huge part of our lives, and so happy and fulfilled!

Amanda

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

coffee and computers - but I did have a momentary flash in my mind of the band Nelson for some reason.

Benjamin

Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

No kids yet.

Amanda

If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

Liev Schreiber

Benjamin

My best friend would describe me as......

caring and respectful - always looking and yearning to teach and share knowledge and love

Benjamin

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

It's a small semi-rural area with caring neighbors who always look out for each other.

Benjamin

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