Meet Derek and Amy
Hello! We are Derek and Amy Gongaware, and together we enjoy all the adventures that life brings! We met in 2016 and will be married for five years in September 2022. Since getting married, we have dreamed of bringing children into our family to share our love and life with.
Our ultimate goal is to be parents. We dream of opening our hearts and home to a child that will continue the adventure of life with us. We want to support our child's hopes, dreams, and aspirations while guiding and teaching him/her new things. We also understand the importance of open adoption and ensuring that the child we will love unconditionally maintains connections to the biological ties that will be a large part of his/her identity.
We have gained some experience through previous fostering, and Amy has dedicated her career to supporting elementary children's learning through her work as a reading specialist. We love our niece, nephews, and cousin's children and look forward to a future of guiding a child as parents. Our greatest adventure will be experiencing the joy of parenting a child with unconditional love and support. We appreciate you taking the time to get to know us better.