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Andy and Becca Westen

  • Becca and our fur babies, Addison and Bailey
  • Uncle Andy loves snuggles from our sweet nephew, Jett
  • Anniversary dinner in Greek town of Chicago
  • On a cruise, just leaving Grand Turk in the Caribbean
  • Performing a puppet show with Abby
  • Andy giving his friend Logan a ride down to the lake
  • Going for a bike ride in Door County, WI
  • So excited for the first snowfall and getting to sled with Abby
  • Checking out some cool fish with Logan and TJ
  • Becca at the lake with her friends, Abby and Brynn
  • Andy fishing in the Atlantic Ocean with his brother, Shane
  • We love to travel, especially when we get to visit places like Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Trying to get our cousin Dean to cheese for the camera
  • Kayaking on a beautiful day
  • Andy loves to fish especially with Abby
  • Visiting a friends lake house in Lake Geneva, WI

My Love for Becca (by Andy)

Becca is the most caring person that has ever come into my life and that is the reason that I fell in love with her. She puts everyone else in her life ahead of herself. She embraces her imperfections and is always the very first person to laugh at herself. Her laugh is what people remember her most for and it’s completely contagious. Becca has a soft spot in her heart for all animals, especially dogs. Our dogs, Bailey and Addison, are a big part of our family, and I know our child won’t be able to get enough sloppy kisses from them! I cannot wait to see Becca rocking our child to sleep and singing nursery rhymes. I know she is eager to become a STAY-AT-HOME MOM and we can’t wait for our family to grow and for you to be a part of it!

Fun Facts about Becca

Favorite Colors:
Turquoise

Favorite Sports:
Chicago Cubs

Favorite Music:
Rolling Stones, Lumineers, Billy Joel, Lady Antebellum, Rihanna, Van Morrison, Fun

Hobbies:
Rehab Furniture, Sewing, Bicycling, Anything outdoors

Favorite Food:
Greek, Italian and a weakness for Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Favorite TV/Movies:
New Girl, The Office, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Parenthood, The Walking Dead

Our Story

We have been together for over 6 years now. We share so many common interests but are different in many ways. We love to introduce each other to new things and are still continuing to do so. We both grew up in small towns with very similar family values and want to raise our family in that same way. Each of us had family dinners at the table together almost every night as children. We feel that is a great way to share our day together by cooking together, sharing the day’s events and laughing together.

Our Favorite Things

We can’t wait to be parents and know that a child will fit seamlessly into the hobbies that we already have. We love to be outside in any season. Growing up, we both fondly remember riding our bikes around our neighborhood and we look forward to teaching our child to ride a bike. We can’t wait to share our love for camping with s’mores and Andy’s famous campfire pies. This past winter, Becca got Andy on snow skis for the first time. We are always up for an adventure and are not afraid to try new things together and can’t wait to do the same as a family with a little one. We know that he or she will help us to see the world in a whole different way.

Our Family and Community

Our parents live close by and have been the examples of how we want our family to be. We are extremely close to them and spend holidays together every year. We have a nephew who is Becca’s brother’s stepson. We love him dearly and he has taught all of our family that biology doesn’t matter in the least. Our family has embraced him completely and love to spoil him every chance we get. We can’t imagine our life without him in it. Andy’s brother and sister live nearby and will add to the Aunts and Uncles. Our child will be the first grandchild on his side. There is so much love to go around!

We have many great schools and parks in our community. We are also centrally located between St. Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis and can easily go on trips to catch a ball game or visit museums and zoos. We can’t wait to see the look of amazement on our child’s face when he or she catches a fly ball at the ballpark! We are also about an hour away from each of our parents who are so eager to do all of the same things with us. Peoria has all of the amenities of the city while also having a small-town feel to it, which makes it the best of both worlds.

Our Promise

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us a little bit. We look forward to talking with you more. We can’t wait to add to our family with a child but also with you as part of our extended family in whatever way you feel comfortable. We promise that your child will grow up knowing his or her adoption story and the great love and sacrifice that you had for him or her. We look forward to learning more of your wishes and are here to offer our support. Whatever your decision may be, we wish you the best of luck.

My Love for Andy (by Becca)

Andy has a boyish charm but he usually leads with his serious side of being very supportive, reliable and selfless. Family is always number one to Andy and he makes every decision with our family in mind first. Andy’s passion for his career as a Diesel Engine Technician has allowed him to build a very solid relationship with a great company. He is such a little boy at heart and is always the first one down on the floor to wrestle or build blanket forts. I know that he can’t wait to have a little sidekick to enjoy the outdoors with him by catching a big fish or building a snowman together. Andy also loves woodworking and I am pretty sure that he already has the plans worked up in his head for the best swing set in town! I have no doubts in my head and heart that I will fall in even deeper love watching how he parents our child someday.

Fun Facts about Andy

Hobbies:
Woodworking, Remodeling Rooms in Our Home

Activities:
Outdoor Activities, Photography, Bicycling

Favorite Games:
Uno, Battleship, Monopoly

Favorite Food:
Pizza, however I will eat anything but Sushi

Favorite Music:
Country

3 Words Describing Me:
Fun, Outgoing and Driven

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