We have known each other since we were ten years old. We were in the same friend group in middle and high school but didn't start dating until thirteen years ago. Now, we cannot imagine our lives without the other. We are best friends at the end of the day. We got married five years ago surrounded by friends and family and we both agree that our wedding day was the best day of our lives. Since we first started dating, we've always talked about children and known that adoption is the route we wanted to go. This is our first choice and we are overjoyed at the possibility of a little one joining our family.
Laura is a child at heart in some ways. She loves a good Disney movie and is always eager to play with our nephews and their toys. She's also very nurturing and empathetic. She works primarily with cancer patients so connecting with others from different backgrounds and being empathetic to their situations is a huge part of her job.
Kristin is a natural caretaker. She is usually the one her friends call when they need someone to be there for them or a babysitter. She is known for being loyal, dependable and kind-hearted. She works with college-aged students in an advising and counseling capacity.
While we both work full-time, our top priority is family. Luckily, our schedules are pretty flexible and accommodating. We make an effort to eat dinner together every night, plan regular trips together and make Sunday our "family day." We both enjoy being active and getting outdoors. But, both of us are more than ready to cuddle up on the couch at the end of the day with a movie or a book. Our house is filled with books and puzzles and we hope to instill a love of reading in a child.
We are both very excited to become parents. We enjoy our time with our nephews and are now ready to expand our own family. We have so much love to give. Our goal is that this child will never question whether they are loved or supported, they will always know. They will also always know where they came from and we will honor your role in their lives every day. We promise to stay in touch with you and send letters and pictures as long as that's something you want. We are also open to phone calls and e-mails! We want this child to know who you are and know that you made an incredibly brave decision in their best interest, not because they weren't wanted.
We live in a mid-sized city in North Carolina. We went to college in this area and ended up moving back because it's such a great area to raise a family. There are great K-12 schools, museums, libraries and outdoor gardens and parks. There are plenty of family-friendly events happening throughout the year. We particularly enjoy the farmers markets, science museum, restaurant offerings and outdoor concert venues. Our neighborhood is a safe, suburban neighborhood with tons of kids. There are several playgrounds and parks, tennis and basketball courts, hiking trails and two swimming pools. We're very excited at the prospect of taking a child to the park right around the block and to the pools in the summer.
Laura is a child at heart. She loves to be silly, loves a good Disney movie and loves candy more than anyone. She is also independent and has a quiet strength. She can be a private person when you first get to know her, but she's a sensitive person with a huge heart. She doesn't cry a lot but a movie where an animal dies is a sure-fire way to get the tears going. Laura always goes to bat for the people she loves. She is protective of those that are closest to her and she'll make sure that your child has the best life possible. She loves people with her whole heart. Any child would be lucky to have her as their mom.
Kristin has a very calming presence and has a way of making me people feel steady and safe. She is loyal and dependable (she was actually voted 'most dependable' in high school) which makes her a great wife and friend. She also has a sense of adventure and love for trying new things. She is always up for new places, cultural experiences and new foods. Kristin is laidback, positive and loving. She has a natural caretaker personality and that makes her a natural with kids. She is admittedly the favorite aunt with our nephews and will definitely be a fantastic mom.