I recently had the opportunity to interview hopeful adoptive parents Buck and Veronique from Montana.
Before you make a decision about your baby’s parents, you can speak with several hopeful adoptive parents. Sometimes, it’s nice to just get a bit more info to understand who they are and what they’re about.
I asked Buck and Veronique some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile, and I learned that they are a wonderful couple who are so ready and excited to become parents!
1. What is something you are naturally talented with?
Veronique: One thing that is very natural to me is playing with children. I enjoy participating with them in their games. Earlier this summer, we stayed with friends. I got three beautiful princess-type dresses just like new ones from the second-hand store, with scarves, hats, and ties. I carefully washed them and folded them in a big box.
When the three little girls opened the box, they had a party! I told them to decide as a team what item would be good for whom. They dressed their mother in a scarf, a hat, and two ties. Then, the girls put on their nice dresses and used some scarves to customize them. They ended up inside the big box that became their boat. We had such a fun time with memorable photos on top of it!
2. What is something from your childhood that you want to make sure your child gets to experience?
Buck: One of my greatest childhood memories was going to the mountains and cutting firewood with my family as a boy. At the end of the day, and with a truck fully loaded, my parents would let me run with my dog down the mountain road to open the nearest gate. It was such a sense of freedom and exhilaration. I felt like a deer running through the forest.
We really look forward to family times with our child(ren) in the mountains, camping, fishing, picnicking, and hiking together.
3. If you were a superhero, what powers would you want to have? Why?
Veronique: I would want to open people’s eyes, allowing them to see how valuable and priceless they are, no matter where they come from or what they have experienced! I love helping people discover their talents and gifts, encouraging them to use and develop them.
God created each one of us unique. Life is not always fair nor easy, but it does not change who God created us to be. With His love and help, each one of us can bounce back in allowing Him to heal our hearts and restore the dreams He has put in the deepest part of our being.
When I taught West African women, young and old, how to read, when I taught English and French to students in Asia, when I cared for young children there as well, that was my drive, to let each one of them know they are priceless and so are you!
4. What three things would you take with you on a deserted island?
Buck: One: my Bible for comfort and hope; two: a solar-powered flashlight with a fire starter technology for survival; and either a pair of Crocs or sunglasses…ok, a pair of sunglasses to enjoy the view!
5. What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. It’s a time of wonderful aromas in a warm kitchen and for family and friends to share some amazing food! It’s a time to see how tall our nieces and nephews have grown and to catch up on the highs and lows of the year.
Thanksgiving truly is a blessed time when we can gather together with a heart of gratitude for all that God has done for us. What joy it will be when we can rejoice with our loved ones for our adopted child(ren) and for the birth mother who will choose us to see her child(ren) raised in our loving home.
Curious to know more about Buck and Veronique? You can view their adoptive family profile online.
If you’re interested in talking to them as potential adoptive parents to your baby, just text or call Lifetime at
1-800-923-6784 and we can connect you with them.
As the Vice President (VP) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.