Waiting Families

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(replace main) Profile- family Lucas & Candice- Married 10 years. Lucas works as a Self-employed Farmer and Custom Body Shop Owner, and Candice is a part-time Director of Children’s Ministry. They have 2 biological daughters a 3 ½ year old named Cambrie and a 2 year old named Tenley. Lucas enjoys snowmobiling in the mountains, playing basketball, and being on the water. He also enjoys taking the girls on tractor rides and out to eat at our favorite Mexican Restaurant. Candice enjoys dancing, running, managing the home (meal planning, cleaning and organizing). Together they enjoy traveling and hosting get-togethers in their home and patio.
Kevin & Susie Waiting Families Photo Kevin & Susie- Married 2 ½ years. Kevin works as a Senior Financial Analyst and Susie works as an Accounting Manager. Kevin enjoys watching/playing sports, fishing, golfing, wood-working, spending time outside-landscaping & cutting trees. Susie enjoys working in her flower garden, playing card games with family and friends, cooking, baking, singing in her church choir & music.
IMG_4254 Eric & Kimberly- Married 7 years. Eric works as a Product Marketing Manager and Kimberly is a Stay-at-Home Mom and part-time Interior Design. They have a 5 year old biological son Markus. Eric enjoys playing guitar and piano, listening to music, home projects, building things and biking, running, landscaping, bonfires and fishing outside. Kimberly enjoys being in women’s Bible study, baking treats, healthy cooking, organizing, biking, hiking, gardening, being outdoors and looking at fashion and interior design magazines.
Graham & Stacy Waiting Family Picture Graham & Stacy- Married 7 ½ years. Graham works as a Regional Sales Manager and Stacy works as a Medical Office Manager. Graham enjoys farming, walking/running and playing with the dog, golfing, sports (football, basketball, baseball, and racing), vegetable gardening, canning, fishing, hunting, camping, traveling and adventure, history and weather. Stacy enjoys gardening (both flowers and vegetables), traveling, golfing, photography, crafts, nature, walking, yoga, playing with the dog, fishing, camping, canning, baking, reading, music, cooking, baseball and volleyball.
Blayne & Tonya Waiting Family Photo Blayne & Tonya- Married 6 years. Blayne works as a Grain Farmer, Farmers Coop Employee/Seed Warehouse Manager and Tonya is a Stay-at-Home Mom. They have a 4 year old biological son Andrew. Blayne enjoys agriculture, professional baseball, college basketball, bowling and fishing. Tonya enjoys travel, volunteering, reading, writing, Bible Study, and time with family/friends.
Chris & Isabelle Waiting Families Photo Chris & Isabelle- Married 21 years. Chris works as a Medical Device Research & Development Technician and Isabelle as a Medical Research Consultant. They have 2 biological sons, 10 year old James and 7 year old Louis. Isabelle and Chris enjoy spending time with family and friends, outdoor adventures with the boys, church activities, travelling, visiting family and friends in France, camping and hiking, movies.
Erik & Erica Waiting Family Photo Erik & Erica- Married 3 ¾ years. Erik works as an Agronomist and Farmer, Erica works as a Registered Nurse. Erik enjoys agriculture, history, Twins Baseball, Gophers Football, maps, wood cutting, coffee, time with friends & family & being outside. Erica enjoys gardening, crafts, scrapbooking, canning, cooking, entertaining, walks, church activities, being outside, & time with family & friends.
Ross & Kristen Waiting Family Picture Ross & Kristen -Married 3 years. Ross works as a Farmer and Kristen works as a Greenhouse Grower. Ross enjoys singing, playing instruments, reading, designing/building projects, games & traveling. Kristen enjoys scrapbooking, games, meeting family/friends, housekeeping, playing piano & working with children.
Joel & Laura Waiting Family Joel & Laura- Married 21 years. Joel works as a Welding Technician and Laura works Part-time as a Social Worker & Stay-at-Home Mom. They have 5 children, a 16 year old biological son Jaden, a 14 year old adopted son Gabriel, a 12 year old adopted daughter Ashlyn, an 11 year old biological son Zachary and a 9 year old biological daughter Ava. Joel enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, race cars, and outdoors. Laura enjoys reading, theater, shopping, camping and scrapbooking.
Dennis & Beth Waiting Family Photo Dennis & Beth- Married 7 years. Dennis works as a Farmer and Beth works as an Accountant. Dennis enjoys fishing, hunting, farming and outdoor activities. Beth enjoys reading, crafts, spending time at the lake, gardening and baking.
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Ben & Sara- Married 6 years. Ben works as a Training Specialist and Sara works as a Visual Arts Department Manager. Ben enjoys music and songwriting. Sara enjoys decorating, taking walks and spending time with friends.
Mitch & Katie Waiting Families Photo Mitch & Katie- Married 14 years. Mitch is a business owner/structural engineer, Katie is a stay-at-home mother. They have 2 adopted sons, a 7 year old named Elias, and a 5 year old named Josiah. Mitch enjoys golfing, snowmobiling in the mountains, hunting, lake days, home projects, Bison football and spicy wings at BWW. Katie enjoys lake days, scrapbooking, drinking coffee, running, volunteering at the boys’ school, family vacations and date night with Mitch.
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Jason & Kelsey- Married 6 years. Jason works as a Mechanical Engineer and Kelsey works as a Pharmacy Tech. Jason enjoys DIY projects, farming, family and friends, fishing, biking, basketball and grilling.
Kelsey enjoys reading, playing the piano, family, cooking, and organizing.
Grant & Ronni Waiting Families Photo Grant & Ronni- Married 6 years. Grant works as a custom home construction worker and part-time hog farmer, Ronni works as Creative Director/Graphic Designer. They have a two year old adopted son, Julian. Grant enjoys grilling and smoking meat for family and friends, riding atv and tinkering in the shop. Veronica enjoys designing, photography, decorating, crafting, organizing and working out.
Josh & Nicole Waiting Family Photo Josh & Nicole- Married 2 ½ years. Josh works as a Manager of Market Pricing and Nicole works as a Manager of Government Affairs. Josh & Nicole share the love of running and often run with their three dogs. They can’t wait to add a running stroller to the mix! Josh has many active interests – including traveling, spending time outdoors, hiking and biking. He also loves to relax and spend time with family (especially when it involves food!) and there’s sometimes nothing better than curling up with a good book. Nicole is also a fitness instructor – she calls this her “jobby” (a hobby that she actually get paid to do!). She loves to travel with Josh, hike, cook and discover new recipes in the kitchen, read and spend time relaxing at home with family and friends.
Grant & Kelly Waiting Family Photo Grant & Kelly- Married 6 years. Grant owns a lawn and landscaping business and Kelly works in mental health and part-time for their church. Grant enjoys sports, working out, reading, remodeling projects and being outdoors. Kelly enjoys running, spending time with family and friends, baking, reading, being outdoors and traveling.
Sam & Ashley Waiting Family Photo Sam & Ashley- Married 6 ¾ years. Sam works as an Operational Risk Consultant and Ashley works as a Kindergarten Teacher. They have 2 children, a 3 ¾ year old biological daughter Amira and a 1 year old adopted son Brighton. Sam enjoys basketball, volleyball, doing home improvement projects and watching movies. Ashley enjoys reading, listening to music, crafts and being outside.
Jason & Dawn- – - – - – ON HOLD - – - – - Married 9 ¾ years. Jason works as a Cereal Process Operator and Dawn works as a Registered Nurse. They have 3 children, a 8 year old biological son Brady, a 5 year old biological daughter Carly, and a 2 year old adopted daughter Afton. Jason enjoys snowmobiling, watching football, fishing with the kids in our backyard and coaching the kids sports. Dawn enjoys shopping with the girls, traveling to new places, taking the kids to the pool and watching the kids play sports.
Nathan & Celeste Waiting Family Photo Nathan & Celeste- – - – - – ON HOLD - – - – -Married 13 years. Nathan works as a Computer Programmer and Celeste is a Stay-at-Home Mom. They have 2 biological children, a 7 year old son named Micah and a 4 year old daughter named Briella. Nathan enjoys running, golf and computers. Celeste enjoys discipleship and mentoring, reading and gardening.
Chris & Chrissy Waiting Familly> Christopher & Christina- – - – - – CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PLACEMENT - – - – -Married 17 years. Christopher works as a Farmer and Christina works as a Registered Nurse. They have 4 biological children, a 16 year old daughter Hailey, a 13 year old son Brady, an 11 year old daughter Alana, and a 10 year old son Isaac. Christopher enjoys farming, camping, fishing with the kids, spending time with family and church activities. Christina enjoys camping, taking vacations, attending the kid’s various activities and spending time with friends and family.
Shane and Carissa Cover (2) Shane & Carissa- – - – - – CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PLACEMENT - – - – -Married 9 years. Shane works as a local Truck Driver and Carissa works as a Teacher. They have one biological son Paxten, 7 ½ years old. Shane enjoys the outdoors, sports, music, cars, motorcycles and animals. Carissa enjoys the outdoors, reading, sports, baking, music and animals.
dsc_1050 Brock & Allison- – - – - – CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PLACEMENT - – - – -Married 12 ½ years. Brock is a Pastor and Allison is a Homemaker. They have 3 biological children, a 8 ½ year old son Isaiah, a 6 year old son Josiah and a 4 year old daughter Makennah. Brock enjoys sports, the Bible, coffee, and spending time with his wife and family. Allison enjoys scrapbooking, spending time with family, photography, being outside, sports and taking walks.
Joshua & Tina Waiting Family Picture Joshua & Tina- – - – - – CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PLACEMENT - – - – — Married 11 years. Joshua works as an Information Technology Consultant and Tina works as a Registered Nurse. They have three biological children, a 10 year old son Jacob, an 8 year old daughter Jenna and a 5 year old daughter Kara. Joshua enjoys family, technology, fixing anything and woodworking. Tina enjoys family, church, scrapbooking and bible study.
Aaron & Jessica Waiting Family Photo Aaron & Jessica- – - – - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PLACEMENT - – - – - Married 8 ½ years. Aaron works as a Youth Pastor and Jessica works as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Aaron enjoys reading, basketball, football, outdoors, camping, DIY home projects, coaching, traveling, and music. Jessica enjoys art, photography, home projects, exploring new cities, camping, and spending time with friends and family.
Chase & Katie Waiting Family Picture Chase & Katie- – - – - – CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PLACEMENT - – - – - – - Married 14 years. Chase works as a State Trooper and Katie works as a Physical Therapist. They have one biological daughter, an 8 year old named McKenna. Chase enjoys working out, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his daughter. Katie enjoys cooking, reading, running and spending time with her daughter.
Rodrick & Maria Waiting Families Photo Rodrick & Maria- – - – - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PLACEMENT - – - – - Married 13 years. Rodrick works as a Transportation Supervisor and Maria works as a Reading Teacher. They have 2 biological sons, 10 year old Isaiah and 6 ½ year old Roman. Rod enjoys tent camping, fishing, cooking, boating, spending time with family outside, and getting together with extended family. Maria enjoys walking, tent camping, traveling, reading, spending time with family, scrapbooking, meeting friends for coffee, and doing spontaneous things with our boys.
Eric & Shannon Waiting Family Photo Eric & Shannon- – - – - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PLACEMENT - – - – - Married 13 years. Eric works for Wells Fargo dealing with retirement plans, Shannon works part time as a Recreation Therapist. They have a 5 year old adopted son named Samuel. Eric enjoys hunting, fishing and sports. Shannon enjoys playing the piano, singing, being outdoors and card making.

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