The life that you have been given is precious. Thank you for considering us to love and parent your child or children. We respect your irreplaceable role in their life. We are grateful for you taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents, and support you as you decide what is best for you and your child.
Our names are Katie and David, and our son Barrett is two. As we write this, we are walking through the daily joys and challenges of being a family. We are cleaning up messes, playing hide-and-seek, getting up in the night, and snuggling to read bedtime stories. We see our role as parents as a tremendous gift and responsibility. Adopting a child has been on our hearts for years, and we are eager and ready to welcome a child or children into our home.
As parents, we are working to create a stable, nurturing home that is rich in relationships and experiences. We strive to give our children unconditional love and support as they grow. That unconditional love is rooted in and sustained by the love we know from God. He holds us, and we believe he holds you and your child or children too.
Should you choose to place your child or children with us, we are open to the level of communication and relationship that is comfortable for you. We believe communication can allow the child to develop a sense of identity by knowing your part in their story. If given the chance, we look forward to meeting you, and sharing milestones together in a way that works best for everyone. Most importantly, we will respect your wishes for communication as you create an adoption plan.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have, or to get to know one another. We extend our love and prayers.
We are from the same hometown but didn’t meet until after college. Even though we had been introduced previously, David says it all started when we bumped into each other in the carpet aisle at Lowe's. Katie remembers that he kept showing up at the same events where she was, and was easy to talk to.
Some of our favorite activities together while we were dating included cooking, traveling, and going running. We found that we shared a love for kids, and spent our first Valentine’s Day watching two of Katie’s third-grade students play a rec-league basketball game. David proposed at the school playground on a freezing night in December, and we were married in July of 2013.
We have now been married over five years, and walked through job changes, a move to a new city, and bought our first home together. We talked about adoption, but decided to wait, and we welcomed our son Barrett in 2016. While parenting is not easy, we have loved watching him grow, and have always known we wanted multiple children. Katie has some health complications that make pregnancy challenging, and we spent over a year researching and praying about adoption. We know this is the next step for our family, and we are excited to continue to love and raise a family together.
We painted Barrett’s big boy room light gray. And by we, I mean David and his dad. They have done quite a few home projects together. My contribution was picking the paint color and helping move furniture. Barrett will move out of the nursery soon so we can continue getting it ready. This bookshelf is my favorite part of the nursery. It makes the room colorful and cheerful, and little ones can easily see the books to pick them out to read. In case it’s hard to tell, the wooden art on the wall is a whale. It was also great to have some sunshine and get outside for a walk after a long week of rain.