Meet Ben & Fawn

Hi! We are Ben and Fawn. We first want to say thank you for considering an adoption plan and taking time to look at our profile. We can only imagine what you might be going through right now and we just want to say that we respect you for it.                        

Ben is 31 years old. Ben was born in Camden, South Carolina but raised in Utah. Ben is full time active duty with the Tennessee Army National Guard out of Shelbyville. Ben enjoys working out, woodwork, and likes to stay busy with different projects he’s working on. Ben has one younger brother and 2 younger sisters. We have one nephew (he is 1 year old) on Bens side, which we are also his Godparents. Even though Ben’s family still live in Utah we are still close with them and remain in contact.

Fawn is 28 years old. Fawn was born in Syracuse, New York and moved to Tennessee when she was 4 years old. Fawn works with the District Attorney’s Office Child Support Division. Fawn enjoys reading, baking, canoeing, and traveling. She has one older sister who she is very close to. We have one nephew on Fawn’s side (he is 6 years old) and he even has his own bedroom at our house.

We first met in an Interviewing class in college. The first time we ever spoke it was because we had to do a role play and we were paired as husband and wife. Little did we know 3 years later we would actually be married!

Ben deployed for 6 months not long after we met but we remained in contact with each other as much as possible throughout the deployment. Fawn continued to send pictures and letters and Ben even ordered Fawn a pizza, while in Iraq, and had them write a sweet little note on the pizza box (which we still have in a picture frame in our bedroom).

Like any other couple, we have had our ups and downs and there have been times when we didn’t agree, but we have always made it through. We always come out stronger than we were before. When one of us is down, the other one is always there to bring the other person back up again. We are each other’s best friend. Each day our relationship grows stronger.

Currently some family members have ran into difficult times and are currently staying with us at our house until things settle down and they get their own place. We have always had an open door policy and we always will. Family (whether its blood or not) is supposed to be there for each other through thick and thin. Everyone hits hard times and family should always be there to lift you up or sometimes give you dose of reality if needed.

We feel extremely grateful for all the love, support, and encouragement we have from our family and friends with our decision to adopt. Although we know this is not an easy decision to be made lightly, we are looking forward to embracing this journey with you by our side.