We are truly honored that you are considering us! We are a caring, adventurous, and curious couple who have been looking forward to becoming parents for some time. Our household is one filled with love, learning, fun and joy. Being parents would be the greatest gift of our lives and we can't wait to share in new adventures with our expanding family.
We love to travel and have been to many wondrous and interesting places. This past year we rented a campervan in Scotland and drove around the country. We attended a folksy, local music festival, where we made friends with a few Scotsmen, camped in 40 mile per hour wind and rain, got comfortable driving down one-lane roads and even stayed in a castle. We would love to continue to explore with a child and can see piling into a car or camper and finding fun, family-friendly destinations.
We also enjoy coming home from work and cooking a meal together. Whether it’s something new we’ve never tried before, or firing up the grill and enjoying a quiet evening in the yard as the meat sizzles away, we look forward to enjoying our time together with friends or family over a good meal. We’ve also been taking dance lessons and enjoy a night in with some salsa music and homemade street tacos.
When we aren’t travelling, cooking or dancing, we are working on our yard projects, rocking out on our instruments, hiking in the nearby hills or kayaking. We’d love to share all of these hobbies and think raising a child will be the biggest adventure yet. We can’t wait to have many more dance parties!
Nicki about Kevin:
Kevin is a very genuine person and one of the smartest people I know. He learns everything he can about a topic when he is passionate about it. People are drawn to him because of his dry wit, his charm and his honesty. He cares deeply about his friends and family and will always be there in times of need. He has an amazing ear for music and is also a great public speaker. When he was asked to officiate a friend’s wedding, all of these qualities were showcased when, per the bride’s request, he even conducted half of the ceremony in an Elvis wig! All of these qualities will make him an awesome father and I can’t wait to see him become one.
Kevin about Nicki:
I love how Nicki regards life. She is a free-spirit, fearless in her curiosity and desire to see the world, and cares endlessly for her friends and family. She is constantly thinking to send gifts and cards to our friends, or simply sending a text to let them know she’s thinking of them. I admire her quiet strength, and how she can push us both through whatever stress comes from the day and just start to dance. She loves to smile, be goofy, and have a good time. She is one of the hardest workers I have ever known, and enjoys trying new things. She has a kind, and nurturing soul - showing love and care for her friends, family, nature, and animals alike. Nicki will be a wonderful mother; mixing her fierce spirit and gentle nature.
Kevin’s mother remarried when he was around 9 years old. At first, Kevin was reluctant to welcome his step-father into the family. Nonetheless, his step-father persisted in trying his best to figure out how to be the father to a young boy. He didn’t necessarily understand or share in the things that Kevin was interested in at the time, but tried nevertheless. He eventually began to share with Kevin his own passions in turn, taking him camping, hiking, and introducing Kevin to his interest in history. He began to introduce Kevin to a world that stretched beyond video games, cartoons, and toys. As time went on, Kevin came to realize that his step dad had taught him invaluable lessons about life, family, respect, and what it really meant to be a father. Kevin eventually took his last name despite never completing a legal adoption, as he became every bit Kevin’s father. While Kevin may have been older when he came to know his step-father, he grew to understand what it is to have a father who is not a biological one and what a subtle yet rewarding journey it can be. It ultimately defined in him a strong sense of family, respect, and ultimately an understanding of what adoption really means.
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