We met while we were in school and have been together for over 10 years! We always knew we wanted to grow our family as soon as possible. After Kara's cancer diagnosis, treatment, and then failed fertility treatments we would do it all over again because of the journey and love we have for our daughter! <3 We love being a family and love doing all family and kid things possible! Whether it is going to parks, zoos, shopping, going out to eat to all different places (our favorite!), and visiting family & friends. We love being low key too stay around the house watching a movie or cuddling on the couch. We are so lucky to have the most amazing family and friends in the world who support us with adoption and love L so much. We always try to stay busy and take L everywhere showing her all to do in the world! We have an open relationship with L's birth mama and love her SO much and she truly is part of our family and we are so blessed that she is in our lives including our daughter's.
We live in a beautiful four bedroom, three bathroom house that was recently renovated in a big kid friendly development. We have a safe fenced in yard with a finished patio where we love to be outside all day, grill, and listen to music! We live by Amish farmland so there are a lot of animals in the back yard including horses, pigs, and sheep. We are surrounded by so much nature, our backyard is lined with trees and gardens, and we have a large lake near by. Daily we take walks, ride bikes, and play outside. L and the dogs favorite actvity is playing for hours in the sprinkler! It's nice because we are twenty minutes so close from shopping but far enough away it is super peaceful. In our area of PA we get all four seasons, especially a lot of snow! Our family and friends are all close by and stop by often or come over to hang out or eat food!
Kara's friends and family describe her as kind, sweet, compassionate, and loyal. She is the best Mom and a natural caregiver as her role as a nurse! She always tries to go above and beyond whether it is for her friends, family, or patients in need. People who know Kara and patients she has taken care of describe her as down to earth, nonjudgemental, and devoted. She loves reading books, teaching our daughter her letters and numbers, and loves being a stay at home mom during the week. Kara is patient, extremely loving, and the rock of our family. Wherever Kara goes, our daughter and dogs go. They love their mama!
Matt is down to earth, laid back, and caring. He is an old soul. He works extremely hard and long hours to provide our family with everything we have ever wanted. He loves watching sports, making jokes, and playing basketball. On his days off from work he loves spending time with our family, teaching Liliana how to play sports, and spoling her every chance he can get! He is very involved, hands on, and passionate about being the best father he can be!