Hello! We are a loving couple with so much joy and happiness in our lives. We have been married for almost 8 years and look forward to growing our family through adoption. We cannot wait to share our unconditional love, strong family values, traditions and make so many new memories with a child. We look forward to starting the next chapter of our lives. Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

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Mark Catherine
job description
Service Manager Credentialing Manager
Some College Bachelor's Degree in Communication
Disney Movie
Fox and the Hound
Disney Movie
Fox and the Hound
Dream Vacation
Dream Vacation
A Trip Around the World
Fried Chicken
Thing to Cook
Grilled Steaks
Thing to Cook
Legally Married

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
We Have So Much Fun Together!

Catherine about Mark: Mark has so many wonderful qualities. He is honest, caring, loving, fun and hardworking. Mark is always willing to help others and will go out of his way to make children smile. He has the most honest laugh that when heard, people cannot help but laugh too. Mark never meets a stranger; he can make friends with anyone, anywhere. I admire his strong faith, his family values and the way he always strives to provide for our family. Mark is respectful of others, has a laidback personality and doesn’t sweat the small stuff. Mark will be the kind of father that every little girl wants and every little boy looks up to.

Mark about Catherine: When Catherine walks into a room, it lights up. People always love to have her around. I love her kind heart, bad jokes, outgoing personality and her contagious smile. I love catching her in the kitchen singing and dancing when she thinks no one is watching. I also love that she goes out of her way to help and make others feel welcome and happy. She is kind, caring and level headed. I admire her strength, her determination and ability to see the good in everyone. I also respect her for her strong faith and ability to find the best in all situations. Catherine is an amazing woman and I know that she will make an amazing mother, too.

How We Met
Laughter is a Big Part of Our Lives

We met through a mutual friend shortly after Catherine moved to TN. Catherine was instantly attracted to Mark’s charm, good looks, honest laugh and sweet Southern accent. Mark also had an instant connection, thought Catherine was pretty, picked on her for not being able to make southern biscuits and loved watching Catherine sing Karaoke. Catherine went back home to upstate NY for a few weeks and decided to move back to NY to be with her family and friends. When Catherine returned to TN to collect her things, Catherine and Mark ran into each other again. We laughed about why he had not called because Mark thought it was the wrong phone number with a NY area code. We went on our first date the next night. The next day, Catherine called her mother and let her know that she would not be returning to NY. We were engaged in about three months and married the next fall. We waited a long time to find each other and truly believe that we were meant to be.

Leisure Time
Coloring with This Cutie

We have many hobbies that we enjoy doing separately and together. Mark enjoys woodworking and gardening and he loves to fish. If he could, he would fish every day. Being out on the water is a time for him to reflect and enjoy the little things in life. Mark also loves building things. Marks has most recently built an adorable little garden shed for our garden and we cannot wait to put it to great use this summer.Catherine enjoys sewing, making fairy gardens, baking and loves to plan parties, especially birthday parties. There is always something delicious coming out of the oven but the specialty is Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes. Catherine also enjoys anything crafty and it is a big hit with all our nieces and nephews. They typically leave with homemade pillows or glitter in their hair.

Many Saturdays in the summer we get up early, grab a coffee to go and hit the open roads to see what kinds of yard sales, antique stores or flea markets we can find. We enjoy finding treasures that we can refinish and make our own. We look forward to showing and teaching a child all of the things we love so much. We also look forward to a whole new set of activities to do with a little one.

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