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Marianne, Cindy & Kestin


Marianne, Cindy & Kestin
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Greetings from Marianne, Cindy & Kestin from the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina!

We send love & best wishes, wherever this may find you. We admire your courage so very much, as you consider an adoption plan for your baby, and we’re honored that you’re choosing to get to know a little bit about us. Adopting Kestin was an amazing journey & we’re so excited about welcoming another child into our family. Just as her birth family has become an important part of our circle, we look forward to connecting with you too in whatever way feels comfortable for you. We are here to support you, if you need us, and would love to hear from you anytime.

We love the responsibility and the gift of parenting & we’re so excited to grow our family with the addition of another child! Thank you for considering us as the adoptive parents of your child, and for taking time to get to know us. We hope to hear from you very soon!

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Who We Are

We met 17 years ago while working on an artistic project, and two years later we held our commitment ceremony on the beach with family and friends. In 2008 we were excited to legally marry, with our daughter as flower girl & her birth grandmother as one of our witnesses. Our relationship is built on love, creativity, mutual growth & lots of laughter.

Fifteen years ago we began a wedding resource for the LGBT community, and it has grown into a dream come true! We love what we do every day, have the opportunity to travel as a family, and most of all, our schedules are very flexible. That’s very important to us so that we can take turns working half days & one of us will always be home full-time with our next child & big-sister Kestin.

As a family we spend lots of time outdoors on our homestead by the river, playing with our pets & having cookouts with friends. Cindy enjoys organic gardening; she can’t wait to teach our child about watching seeds sprout & crawling under green bean teepees in the summertime. Marianne loves animals, so our homestead is always busy with the fun, lively energy that a barn full of pets can bring. We have a family of wonderful chickens, ducks, cats & house rabbits too.

We also love spending time playing board games together, like Crazy 8's and Catan, playing basketball or tennis, going swimming, watching movies and cooking and baking. Kestin is always eager to help taste those first cookies when they're warm from the oven! Being creative is important to us too, since Cindy is a photographer and Marianne is a writer - we're often found sketching or photographing the river, or taking hikes to discover new views together.

Traveling is another of our favorite pasttimes, and we can’t wait to take our little one for his or her first vacation to the beach or to our favorite spots like Philadelphia, Boston or Washington DC, to soak in the history & visit the many children’s museums as a family. Kestin adores history and exploring new places, so she can't wait to show her brother or sister some of her favorite spots like the Lincoln Memorial, the Liberty Bell and playing putt putt golf at Panama City Beach!

It Takes a Village...
During our adoption of Kestin in 2006, our circle of family and friends joined wholeheartedly in the joy of bringing her into our lives. Now, they are all looking forward to welcoming our new child, and celebrating the growth of our family. Friends are ready to lend a hand when he or she first arrives. Grandparents are ready to do some spoiling & watch our child grow throughout the years. Kestin is eager to teach her sister or brother how to play peek-a-boo, collect fresh eggs from the barn, and swim at the family lakehouse. As parents, we truly can’t wait to share our home and our circle of love, support & wonder in nurturing another child!

Adoption Diary

Sweet Hatchlings

I know I post a lot of photos of our pets… but I can’t help it!  We have a fun, lively homestead and there’s always something new going on…  In the past few weeks, four of our hens have hatched out babies.

When Kestin had a playdate last weekend, the kids spent most of their time visiting with the chicks:  chasing them, holding them, loving on them.  So adorable!

It’s a sure sign of a happy spring around our house when we hear the peep peep of new voices coming from the little barn, and those clucks from the proud mammas :)

Our Homestead

Here is a recent photo of our sweet homestead.  It’s nestled on a pristine nook of the river in the beautiful woods…  And of course we are cradled by the old Blue Ridge Mountains, beneath the wide blue sky.  These days, you can catch a hint of honeysuckle fragrance in the crisp air.

This week, we’ve been seeing our friend the osprey, soaring over the river.  She visits for about a month every year at this time.  Amazing!

We love where we live, and can’t wait to share the wonders of Nature with our new Little One.  Happy Springtime, Everyone!

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.


Marianne, Cindy & Kestin

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