Katy and Kyle

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Our Story

We met through a mutual friend over 10 years ago. Our love grew early in our relationship and we knew we had something special. Our first few years of dating were full of fun and adventure. Katy has a very large friend group that is extremely important to her. We regularly planned activities with Katy’s friends that Kyle joined without hesitation. We travelled together; spent holidays together, attended friend’s weddings (Katy has been a bridesmaid 13 times), and ate weekly meals together. Kyle quickly integrated into Katy’s group of friends and became one of the “frizzles” as they called themselves. If Kyle could fit in with this group and hold his own, we knew he was a true life partner. We knew we wanted to become parents before we were married, so we started our journey to parenthood shortly after marrying. We had discussed and considered adoption and foster care, and we began pursuing these paths about a year after realizing that biological children may not be part of our path to parenthood. We started by becoming licensed foster parents while also researching adoption agencies.

Becoming foster parents to our foster daughter was one of most joyous moments of our life although we recognize it came out of significant hardship for her and her parents. We fully opened our hearts to her knowing she might not be with us long term. The love that grew for her was unlike anything we’ve experienced. We know we will experience this on an even higher level with a child of our own and cannot wait for this. Our love for one another also grew through this experience as we witnessed each other nurture this child with such delicate care and concern. Kyle’s soft spirit became even softer and Katy’s motherly instincts were only heightened. We held each other in tears as we said goodbye to her when we handed her over to her family members who would continue to help her grow and thrive. We continue to maintain a relationship with her and are close with her family. And they have supported us as we pursue adoption- they are such a wonderful family and we love them so much!

Our Home

The city that we live in is a very vibrant and family-oriented community to raise a child. Our life here is the beach life- we live three blocks from the beach! Our beach has a 2.5-mile long boardwalk with many restaurants and shops where we love to walk our dogs and bike. From our home we can walk or bike to dinner, to our grocery store, to our friends' homes, the farmers market, the art district, and to get ice cream at our favorite local spot. In the summer there are so many activities at the beach including beach concerts, art shows, and surfing competitions. The elementary school and middle school are within walking distance from our house and many families walk to school every morning. There are several playgrounds within walking distance, including three that are right on the beach. We love visiting our local state park on the Chesapeake Bay as well (about two miles away from our home) where we fish, paddleboard, walk our dogs, and enjoy nature. We live in a single-family home with three bedrooms. Kyle has training as a carpenter and has done many projects at our home including adding a master bathroom, building an outdoor shower, and building an outdoor pergola. We enjoy spending time at our home together and with friends and family, and especially love to cook and grill and spend time on our outdoor patio and pergola.

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,

Katy and Kyle

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