Dana and Artena

We have been married for 3 years as of last October. We have planned on adopting since before we were married and have been seeking the Lord on His timing for our family. We have longed to be a mommy and daddy and are looking forward to the joys and challenges of parenting. We have the love and support from our church, friends, and family who have been an immense encouragement to us. Through New Life we have learned that adoption is beautiful but also at times a difficult path. We are excited and ready to trust God on this journey.

Dana is currently working on his Master’s of Divinity degree and is training to be a pastor. He is currently serving as a Deacon at our church. He enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and getting together with friends for playing board games or talking about life. He also loves to go fishing as well as look for fish in the local streams.

Artena works as a computer engineer. She loves her job but also knows that there is more to this life than the 40 hours a week at the office. Artena is very thankful to have a flexible work schedule. She loves biking of all sorts (whether on the greenway or off-road on a trail!) and enjoys getting to know the neighborhood on afternoon walks in the sun, rain, or snow. Artena also loves traveling and getting Dana out of his rocking chair to do something fun.

Together we enjoy road trips and camping in the mountains or up north along Lake Superior. We also love cooking meals and having friends and neighbors over. In the summer we like to be outside gardening, working on home projects, grilling, and playing games with the neighbor kids. In the winter, we try to brave the cold to take walks with our dog. We also read stories to each other in the warm house while it snows.

We are praying for you on your journey. Knowing that you and your little one are in God’s hands, we hope that you find comfort in how much He loves and cares for you.

About New Life Family Services

At New Life Family Services, we compassionately open our doors and our hearts to women and men who believe abortion is the “only” solution to an unplanned pregnancy. Through practical and spiritual counsel, we provide education and support with the hope each client will make a life-affirming decision for their unborn child.

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