Our story begins in 2003 while we were in college, where Sean was in the Civil Engineering program and Kathleen was studying psychology. We met through mutual friends and quickly became inseparable.
Upon graduation, we longed to blaze our own trails, create individual adventures, and truly find ourselves. We thought it best to go our separate ways.
And while we created memories and forged new friendships along the way, the one thing that was always missing was each other.
And then it hit us. . .
In 2012, Kathleen took a leap of faith. She called Sean out of the blue and we knew immediately that it was meant to be. We didn’t want to waste another moment.
We were engaged right away and married a year later!
And that’s when the adventure really began!
We moved into our beautiful house shortly after the wedding, and adopted a puppy! We also found a shared interest in travel, and took every opportunity that we could to see the world together!
For our second anniversary, we traveled to Paris. It was there that we made the decision to expand our family.
Shortly thereafter, we were delighted by the news that Kathleen was expecting.
The unthinkable happened…
After enjoying 34 weeks of a happy and healthy pregnancy, Kathleen recognized that something was wrong. She was admitted to the hospital with complications to the pregnancy.
After a difficult labor and emergency surgery, beautiful baby Fiona was born on September 12, 2016. But instead of hearing the telltale cries of a healthy newborn, there was only silence. Fiona was born asleep. We were in shock and utterly heartbroken.
From the day we lost Fiona, we have been searching for a way to remedy the emptiness in our home and our hearts. We’ve traveled the world, enjoyed meals with friends, filled our home with new furniture and added another puppy.
But it’s just not the same . . . Though we’ve tried everything we can think of; nothing fills the void left by sweet Fiona.
We are coping with the loss of our daughter every single day, and are not prepared for the risks that another pregnancy may bring us. However, we desperately want to be parents.
We would welcome your child into our lives with open hearts and an abundance of love to give.
We thank you for taking the time to get to know us. Although the road that led us here has been rocky, we are excited to embrace this new journey, and feel that it is Fiona’s wish for us to adopt a child.
We are truly ready to be parents, and should you choose to give us the gift of raising your child, this will be our promise to you:
We promise that we will raise this child in a happy home surrounded by the same love and respect that we received from our own parents. We promise to support this child as he or she grows physically, emotionally, and spiritually in any direction that their heart desires. And we promise to stop at nothing to ensure that every opportunity is provided for this child to live out their dreams.
We look forward to hearing from you, and welcome open discussion or any questions that you may have for us.