IN THE BEGINNING... we started our marriage later in life. Through a mutual friend, we were set-up on a blind date. Actually, it was a social event where we met and connected instantly. The next day, we went to brunch and ended up spending 4+ hours together. Through this and many other dates, we knew that we were meant for each other as we shared similar backgrounds, Christian values and interests. We became inseparable. After two years of dating, Bill asked Kimberly to marry him. Fortunately, she said "Yes."
Upon our marriage, we knew that having a family is important to us. For years, we have tried unsuccessfully to have children. Unfortunately, there were medical complications that have not afforded us the ability to raise a family from natural means.
Raising someone else's child is a decision that we do not take lightly. We look deep inside of ourselves - our marriage, our relationship with God, and our family to support this opportunity of a lifetime.
We are constantly surrounded by young family members with many nieces, nephews and younger cousins. It would be such a blessing to have a young one to love, care and raise for our very own.
We live in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. Although it's our nation's capital, it has also become the home of many young and progressive couples. Recently, we have noticed the uptick in newborns which has changed this area to be more family centric. The city not only has beautiful parks and monuments, but has some of the best hospitals and schools in the country. We think this would be the perfect environment for your child to have the greatest exposure to diversity, culture and other young ones.
I have been truly blessed to have Kimberly in my life. She is a very kind and caring individual. She was was born in the United States and reared in the West Indies. It was this multicultural background and experiences that attracted me to her.
She was raised in a Christian home. Her mother, an American, was a missionary and is a retired registered nurse. Her father, of West Indian and European descent, is a retired engineer, who worked for an international engineering firm. It is this background of religion, community service and education that molded her into the woman I know.
Kimberly has two younger siblings. Her brother is married and has two young children ages 3 and 4. Her sister is single and is a successful business owner. I have become very close to her siblings and parents. When we married, I felt that my family universe doubled overnight. Kimberly is viewed as a matriarch. She frequently looks for opportunities to bring the extended family members together. This is something that I felt matched my values growing up.
I think of Bill as the ultimate gentleman. He comes from a nuclear family. His dad grew up in the South and believed in higher education and having high aspirations. His Filipino mother is educated as a Pharmacist and traveled to the U.S. where she met his Dad who was a hospital administrator. Bill's parents have passed on, but he constantly talks about the strong family upbringing that impacts his decisions. Bill has one sister who is an anesthesiologist who is married with one daughter. Bill is highly educated with both an MBA and law degree.
As a consultant, he helps his corporate clients make difficult decisions to operate and improve their companies. He is also talented in his cooking skills where he literally makes restaurant quality food. He takes high pride in his grill where he will cook 365 days a year. Every holiday, we look forward to his signature holiday dishes.
For fun, he loves to travel and learn more about people from other cultures.
Finally, Bill is a very caring soul and keeps strong values of family and friendship.
As a father, I think he will offer strong leadership, family values and a highly stable environment for a new child. I know that he will inspire our new child to pursue education, impact the world positively and be the very best. Hopefully he will pass his excellent cooking skills for generations to enjoy.