We met over ten years ago through friends, and we started dating in 2011, right before Kylie moved to Indiana for graduate school. Starting out long distance was hard, but it ultimately strengthened our commitment to each other. After Kylie finished school we moved in together, and in 2015 we bought our awesome house in St. Paul.
Our partnership is built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust, and love. We bring strength, stability, and meaning into each other’s life. We are a little goofy, a little serious, and a lot of fun.
We both love kids and have always wanted to build a family together. We had talked about the possibility of adoption before we started trying to conceive. When it became clear we couldn't have biological children, we quickly became excited about adopting.
We live in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. We can walk to parks, playgrounds, and restaurants. We’re also a short bike ride to the Lake or the soccer stadium. We're close to the light rail and Bill takes the train to work every day!
We like to be in our yard as much as we can, and if Kylie isn’t gardening, we are usually sitting on the front steps talking with the neighbors who walk and bike by.
Our house is just as cheery inside as outside. Every room is painted its own bright color and most rooms have a cozy place to read, play, or relax.
Kylie grew up in Indiana with two sisters and a lot of cousins. She is a consultant for nonprofit and government programs and loves that her job is helping to make Minnesota and the region a better place for everyone. In her spare time, she volunteers in ESL and GED classes at a local library. Kylie used to make children's museum exhibits and likes to use her building skills around the house.
Kylie's favorite things include:
◆Working in her gardens
◆Camping and long hikes
◆Bike rides around the Cities
◆Reading in the backyard
“Kylie is the strongest, smartest, most amazing
person I have ever met. She is empathetic and
incredibly curious. She can do anything she sets her mind to!”
Bill is from White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He manages mobile technology for a local
financial company. He loves that he gets to help people through his work and that every day is different. He’s been a volunteer reading tutor
at a local library for 7 years where he works with elementary school students. Bill loves spending his free time with family, friends, and Kylie and Dixie.
Bill's favorite things include:
◆ Cross-country skiing
◆Sci-fi (especially Star Trek!)
◆Plays and museums
“Bill is loving, kind, and a natural caregiver. He
keeps me grounded, focused, and makes sure I
set aside time to take care of myself.”