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Karsten & Lee

Absolute devotion awaits baby.

We are Karsten and Lee, we are married and have been together for 8 years. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We hope that this profile will give you a good sense of who we are, and what kind of life we could give your baby.

Karsten was adopted, and even though we are not in your shoes, growing our family through adoption is very close to our hearts. Karsten knows what it’s like to grow up adopted, and he knows the kinds of questions kids will naturally have. We feel prepared, and we are committed to making sure your baby knows that adoption is a courageous choice and the ultimate gift of love.

Neither of us can imagine what it must feel like to be in your position today. But we want you to know that we deeply respect and admire you, just as we do Karsten’s birth mother. And as two men, we know our family could never be complete without you. If you choose to place your baby with us, he or she will always know that we became a family through much love - including yours.

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Who We Are

We met while we were on vacation at the same time in Provincetown, Massachusetts. We noticed each other right away because we are both so tall! Over dinner on our first date, we discovered that we were both from New York City, the same age, and our workplaces were on the same block. It kind of felt meant to be. As the evening went on, we discovered even more similarities: we both grew up with one sister, our parents were teachers, and we both one day wanted to settle down and raise a family.

Since that night, we have been in a loving, supportive relationship. Karsten won over Lee’s friends with his quick wit and great sense of humor. Lee won over Karsten’s friends with his kindness and incredible cooking. (Karsten washes the dishes.) It was clear to us - and everyone around us - that we’d each found the right person. We got married in New York City exactly two years to the day from when we met in Provincetown: July 31. Getting married at our church, surrounded by our family and friends, was such a special day for us. After the party, we walked home hand in hand under a full moon.

We adopted our daughter, Josephine, in the fall of 2016. She was born in Los Angeles and calls herself a “California Girl.” We named her after Karsten’s Grandma, who we know is watching down on our family. Now that Josephine is older and spends all of her time changing the imaginary diapers of her stuffed animals and pushing them in her stroller, it’s pretty clear we are all ready to grow our family one more time. We both grew up in families of four, and our dream is to have two children.

Josephine has always known she was adopted. We made her a book similar to this page that tells the story of how we came to be a family. It is filled with photos of “Baby Josephine,” and it is her most treasured possession. She understands that her birth mother wanted her to have a life full of opportunities, and she is very proud to tell everyone she meets that she was adopted from California.

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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.


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