Kate & Joe

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Kate & Joe

Hi!

We are Kate and Joe and we are so excited you are taking the time to learn about us and consider us as parents. We have always considered ourselves "family" people and had dreamed of beginning our own family at the onset of our marriage and life together. For several years, we have been anticipating this dream will be fulfilled through adoption and we couldn't be more excited! 

We hope that the following paragraphs will speak to you of who we are and help you decide whether we fit within the hopes you have for your baby. If you find that your heart is moved, please know we will be available to meet, and share more about our journey and hear about yours. 

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Who We Are

We met in 2006 while serving together in our church. Our relationship began as a friendship with so much fun and laughter. We continued to serve in ministry together for some time, as well as traveled to other countries on missionary trips. In 2013, we were married and began our little family. We have been married for over 6 years and have enjoyed building our life together.

We live a pretty simple life and have a consistent routine throughout the week between work, time with family and friends. We enjoy spending time together, our home, neighborhood and the outdoors. Some of our favorite things to do are travel, go out to eat, spend time with friends, take family walks, and do projects on our house. We also greatly value our faith and time with family. We both have large families full of siblings, nieces and nephews. Our family is very supportive and excited to see us realize our dreams of becoming parents. We know this child will be so cherished and welcomed by so many who are waiting with us!
 

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Meet our Dog, Phineas

Our current joy is our two-year old Golden Retriever named, Phineas. He is the silliest dog with so much personality that you would question if he’s truly a dog sometimes. Phineas would chase after balls and play in water or snow every moment of his life he could. He absolutely loves children…and ice cream! He is also very gentle, tender and in our opinion, the greatest family dog in the world.

The Gift of Others

We woke up this morning into one of those last really warm, humid, summer-like fall days. We had many plans on how to take advantage of this gorgeous day for all it’s worth. Smashed in the midst of our many plans for the day was saying goodbye to some of our dearest friends who are moving out of state. We will of course see them again and will even have another time to get together before they leave, but this was our formal group goodbye. What we didn’t expect was for the emotions to hit us so hard! In a moment, we were reminded of years of friendship that carried us through some really rough times. Joyful times too! We were there to welcome baby after baby as they built a family. And they were there to celebrate with us as we made the decision to walk through this amazing journey to adopt. We would have incredible home cooked meals in their house and talk until all hours of the night. They were the friends who you knew you could show up at their house in a moments notice or call in times of crisis, indecision, or just to spend an extra few minutes with. And just like that, a season of life changes and it’s time to say goodbye. But what strikes me is the power of love. Sometimes we are not even aware of it’s depth until a word, or an event suddenly brings it to the surface.  And in those moments we are left to realize the power of others’ presence in our lives. All of the life’s treasures, trails and circumstances fade away. And we are left with the gift of who others have been to us and the hope that we are just as much a gift to them. So, after having been flooded with all of our memories and emotions and watching our two friends and their six little boys pile into their van and prepare to drive away, we decided to scrap our individual plans and just be together. We ended up going to the nearby local apple festival. As we walked around the farm with our dog, the sun beaming down on us, crowds of people around us, country music playing, we considered these gifts. We watched wagons, pulled by parents, filled with pumpkins, apples, and little children bouncing along up the hill with their spoils. And we dreamed and discussed how much we anticipate the day that we will bring our child to this festival, pulling the wagon up the hill and treasuring their joy and the beautiful moments given to us.

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.

Sincerely,

Kate & Joe

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