Hi, we are Clint and Cassie!
We are very excited to start the adoption journey again and want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to read our profile and want nothing more than to expand our love than making a family with your child.
We attended the same hometown high school, and are high school sweethearts. After dating for 6 years, we were married on October 16th and have now been married for 7 years. I turned 32 in November and Clint turned 32 in February. We enjoy camping, boating on the lake, fishing and riding four wheelers; yes, we even enjoy working together. Clint and I recognize the importance of focusing on our relationship as a family and try to take a family vacation once or twice a year. We have several friends that are married couples that have kids that we enjoy hanging out with. We are fortunate to have supportive friends and a large loving family. After a few years of trying to conceive, we learned that we are not able to. We were heartbroken (to say the least). We took time out and refocused on what this was going to mean for us. We spoke with doctors and researched options on how we were going to have this family we both wanted. We decided that God was leading us to the adoption process. We have a great support group of family and friends who are looking forward to seeing where this adventure takes us. They all plan to be a part of this journey every step of the way. We are excited to be in a position to share our lives with a child through adoption.
In 2016, we were blessed to have the opportunity to adopt our son. It has been an amazing experience and we have a great ongoing relationship with the birth families.
My Husband, Clint (told by Cassie)
Clint is the youngest of 5 siblings. His oldest brother Daryl is his only brother. His oldest sister is a licensed daycare provider who assists Clint’s mother’s daycare business in her own house. Axl goes to this daycare every weekday from 7-3pm. Clint has 2 other sisters who live away from the area. We have been blessed with a total of 5 nieces and 4 nephews who absolutely adore Clint.
Clint is a “hands-on”, smart, and humorous husband. He is tall, dark and handsome. Having been raised on a farm, he knows a little about everything which makes him my “handyman” around the house. He will find a way to fix anything. He is an extremely hard worker, no matter how long it will take; he will get it done, and the “right way”. An example of this is at 21 years old, Clint bought our first house which is now currently paid for and we just sold it. Clint is very dependable and willing to help anyone out at a “drop of a hat”. He is also my “backbone” when times get rough. Clint has taught me patience, always reminding me of…”It will work out, give it time”. Clint is an outdoors person, which includes riding 4-wheelers, hunting, fishing and boating on the lake. He has an amazing way with not only his nieces and nephews but with kids in general. I knew he was going to be an awesome dad but watching this playout melts my heart. Axl and Clint both love spending time outside, including swinging, digging in the dirt, and running around with our dogs.
My Wife, Cassie (told by Clint)
Cassie is the oldest of 3 siblings, which she is the only girl. We even have the privilege of working with her oldest brother, Jeremy. Cassie and he were adopted when they were 9 and 10, around the time their youngest brother was born. After finishing high school she went to the university in our hometown and graduated with a major in Public Relations.
Cassie is one of the smartest, caring, and thoughtful person that I have ever come across. She is always thinking of others and doing small things to make their day a little brighter. My lovely wife is a wonderful cook and has yet to disappoint me with a recipe I have found on Facebook and challenged her to make. Cassie is surprisingly a city girl at heart, but in time I’ve converted her to the wonderful country life, and she has taken to it like a fish to water…. most of the time. LOL! She enjoys, watching/ going to sports games, going on trips together, hunting, and hanging out with our friends. Cassie is a leader and planner of sorts she likes to take charge and get the ball rolling and rolling in the right direction. She is a very supportive and loving wife to me. Everyone asks me how I ever landed a girl like her? I just tell them it’s simple I won the wife lottery! In all seriousness, Cassie is truly a wonderful person inside and out. She not only talks the talk but she backs it up with the walk. Cassie is the “do it all” wife/mom. She is the cuddler, book reader, and the spoiler. Axl knows he can get away with more with mom!
We were blessed to have Axl come into our lives in 2016. We cannot imagine our lives without him. He has brought so much joy and love, along with some sleepless nights but wouldn't have it any other way! (ha) He is a very active two-year-old that loves anything and everything to do with outdoors. This includes riding his 4-wheeler and "murtle the turtle" riding toy. Axl is also a big fan of tractors and animals. This makes his grandpa and cousin VERY happy and we make many trips to the Stoll farm. Before he goes to bed at night and any spare time during the day, he loves books read to him. Favorites include farm book with animal noises, little critter: My Dad and Me Camping, and anything Elmo. Axl is our little daredevil. He is not afraid of jumping on pillows or crawling up slides. He is all boy that's for sure. Gives mom a heart-attack somedays! (ha)
We just bought our house in 2014 with intentions of starting a family. This house has 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths, with a family room upstairs and a small family room downstairs. Our house has a finished basement and a large walkout deck. We enjoy sitting outside on the wrap around deck off the dining room on the main level. Our home sits on the edge of town where we have a wonderful view of the country. The back of our house overlooks a huge backyard. Our property includes a total of 17 acres, so there is plenty of space for games and activities. Within the property boundary, is a pond where we enjoy fishing and the dogs enjoy going for a swim. Although Clint’s dad and mom have a 150-acre farm which consists of crops and cattle, we enjoy the simpler view of having a smaller acreage. We are outdoors persons; we enjoy fishing, playing fetch with the dogs, or just sitting out on the deck or porch swing.
We have 3 dogs. One inside dog, Pip who is a Yorkie and 2 outside labs, Molly and Ginny. We are very fond dog lovers for several years and consider them part of our family whether it be playing in the yard or going for a ride. Pip is a firecracker, to say the least. She is very energetic and loves playing with her toys. Her and our labs get along great. They are both excited to see each other every morning and go outside and run around the yard and play fetch. Molly is well trained, a great listener and very loving. Molly will go in the pond every chance she gets to swim. Ginny is just a pup which means she is very playful.
- Color: Blue
- Movies: Action
- Food: Pizza
- TV Show: Impractical Jokers
- Animal: Dog (Lab)
- Candy: Twix
- Sport: hunting and fishing
- Season: Fall
- Place: anywhere with a mountain, trees & lakes
- Games: Card Games with friends
- Color: Red
- Movies: Chick Flicks
- Food: Red Robin & Popcorn
- TV Show: Bachelor & Rookie Blue
- Animal: Dog (Yorkie)
- Candy: Reeses
- Sport: Baseball & Football
- Season: Fall
- Place: Mexico
- Games: Sport
Family & Faith
Clint and I were married in a Catholic church in 2010. We baptized Axl in the same church in February 2017 with friends and family. It is important that we share our faith with our child. We honor God daily in the way we treat others, with kindness and respect. Our children will be raised with a strong faith foundation. Spending time with our family is very important to us. We get together to celebrate birthdays and holidays. We both have holiday traditions that usually include dinner and tons of laughter. Once a year in the summertime, all 9 of the nieces and nephews spend the night with us. Two of which recently entered our family through open adoption. All of us have a great time together. Our families are excited and very supportive of our adoption plan.
Our Promise to You...
We promise to raise your baby in our home full of love, attention, and support. We will provide your baby with every opportunity to pursue and expand his or her interests, education and grow as a person. We believe a continued relationship with you through open adoption is important for everyone but most importantly for the child, and we would make sure he or she knows how they came to be a part of our family through adoption.