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Adoptive Family Details

 

Family Facts

  • Children: One Child
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Faith: Christian
  • Education: Graduate Degree

Katie & David

Our names are Katie and David, and our son Barrett is two. We are walking through the joys and challenges of being a family. We are cleaning up crumbs, playing hide-and-seek, getting up in the night, and snuggling to read stories. Adoption has been on our hearts for years, and we are home study approved and excited to welcome a child into our home.

Thank you for considering us to love and parent your child or children. We respect your irreplaceable role in their life. We are grateful for you taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents, and support you as you decide what is best for you and your child.

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Why Adoption?

We have always hoped for multiple children in our family, and adoption was something we talked about before our son was born. Katie has some health complications that make pregnancy difficult, and we spent over a year researching and praying about adoption before deciding to move forward. We know this is the next step for our family, and we are excited to continue to love and raise a family together.

Get To Know Us

David works as a structural engineer and loves math, but he most often prefers to chat about sports. He is an extrovert and has a down-to-earth way of interacting with young and old that makes them feel at ease and heard. Katie works part-time as an ESL teacher for students in Kindergarten - 5th grade who speak another language at home. She loves the chance to be home with Barrett and one of her favorite parts of being a mom is reading books together. It's a priority for us to have dinner together as a family. On weekends, we enjoy making pancakes, going for walks to the playground, or going to the YMCA for exercise or a visit to the pool.

Our Home & Community

We live in a two-story house at the end of a cul-de-sac. Much of our family time happens in the downstairs living/dining room and kitchen, where we have shelves with books and toys, a children's table, and play kitchen. Our home includes a nursery with a crib and rocker ready for a baby. We also have a loft that can be used as a playroom or fourth bedroom. Driving down our street, you will often see children playing outside and parents chatting nearby. Barrett looks forward to playing with the "big kids" as well as the younger children on the street. Our neighbors are also our friends, and we enjoy cookouts in the summer as well as a yearly Halloween tradition of a firepit in the cul-de-sac while we hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. The beach is 20 minutes away, and we enjoy going on summer and fall weekends. Within walking distance from our house, there are several playgrounds, a farmer's market, and a large public library with a bright and interactive children's area.

What We're All About

FAITH. Our life is about knowing there is a God who saves us, and serving Him by loving our children, our neighbors, and our community. As parents, we desire to raise our children to think and choose what faith will be for themselves. FAMILY. Eating dinner together at night is a priority. We love weekend routines of pancakes and trips to the playground. Creating and protecting time together is something we will continue to do as our family grows. Walking this road together includes so many of life’s activities, from the everyday house cleaning and cooking to the grand moments like first steps and achievement milestones. READING. One of Katie's favorite memories is listening to her mom read stories aloud with unique voices for different characters. ​We read with Barrett every night before bed, and go to the library regularly to borrow books about his favorite topics. Lately we’ve been reading a lot about construction vehicles and garbage trucks. We know Barrett will be excited to share his favorite books with his new sibling. DILIGENCE​. We believe in doing work well- whether at home or on the job. While work must be balanced with family time and rest, meaningful work gives space to apply skills and gifts and cooperate with others in a positive way. We seek to instill this value in our children as well, as we believe that a strong work ethic and the selflessness of pressing through will serve them well as adults. EXPERIENCES. We love to stimulate learning and create memories for our family through experiences such as a membership to the local aquarium and a family trip to the mountains last summer. Most importantly though, experiences don’t require spending a lot or traveling long distances. Visits to the beach, story time at the library, and walks to the playground are also ways of building family memories and finding joy in the day to day. GRACE. We believe every person deserves to be treated with grace and acceptance, and no mistake makes someone unworthy of love.

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