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Kevin & Kirby

We wholeheartedly embrace the journey of adoption and are eager to share our zest for life, family, and the future with a spunky little one. Thank you for considering us as potential parents. Fueled by our love for cooking, hiking, sports, and each other, our home is both a gathering spot for loved ones and a retreat with our dog. We are excited for the chance to grow our family.

About Us

Master's Degree in Business
Master's Degree in Education Leadership
Legally Married

Education We Will Provide

Family Hiking to See the Aspens

Kirby is a teacher who has a goal one day to be a principal, so naturally education is very important to us. The elementary school environment has always provided a space for Kirby to grow her craft and learn about child development. We hope to not only foster a love for learning in the more traditional sense, but also a love for learning outside of the classroom. As a couple, we love taking community classes together, participating in book clubs, and learning from our friends. We do believe there is power in finding others with similar goals and interests so you can encourage and be encouraged by those around you.

We feel that learning and growing should be inspiring and fun, rather than filled with pressure. We know that because both of our parents encouraged our curiosity, but put more focus on effort rather than performance, we were able to choose and follow our own passions. We definitely made mistakes and didn't always know what direction to go but we could lean on our values and those around us. We want to inspire our kid in a similar way to figure out how they are and how they want to show up in the world.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Exploring Stockholm, Sweden

Kevin About Kirby: When I first met Kirby, I was blown away by her ability to communicate - her ability to articulate her feelings, demonstrate her knowledge on a variety of topics or engage with someone she just met. I also admire her drive to stay active (biking, running, hiking etc.) and her drive to continuously become better individually and as a partner. I continue to be attracted to Kirby's desire to show up for others and using her creatively to do this in unique ways. Whether that be planning arts and crafts days with our nieces/nephews or creating an escape room for a friend's birthday. Kirby has the ability to make others feel so valued and loved. I have no doubts that she will be an amazing mother.

Kirby About Kevin: Kevin is an excellent human being and partner. What drew me to him initially was how he made everyone feel welcomed (and his slight dorkiness). I always felt I could be my authentic self - trying to sing in the car, slightly anxious about airplanes, huge supporter of women's sports. He continues to demonstrate how solid he is - always being flexible if we need to change plans, always willing to try new things (like taking a stained glass art class with me), and constantly showing up to support friends. He is a role model to me and will be a father so willing to support a little one.

What It Means to Become Parents

Hanging Out With Our Niece

What we find most thrilling about being a parent is the opportunity to bring more joy, love, and purpose to our home. We are excited to witness and share in the development of a child - guiding them through milestones, celebrating achievements, and offering comfort during challenges. We have dreamed about the potential to develop family values, nurture a sense of curiosity, and watch them grow. We are truly excited about creating new traditions and engaging in shared experiences as a family. It will be pivotal that we nurture our future child's individual and unique passions and identities and we take this responsibility very seriously.

We feel fortunate that we grew up in families where we were supported to question, make mistakes, and have fun. We also learned how to be creative, hardworking, and compassionate. It excites us to think about how we can learn from our parents, but also build on our strengths.


Playing Hockey on a Frozen Pond
Playing Hockey on a Frozen Pond
Finishing a Race Together
Finishing a Race Together
Kevin Hiking With Friends
Kevin Hiking With Friends
Evening Trip to Get Ice Cream
Evening Trip to Get Ice Cream
Hiking to Check Out the View From the Top of Wellington
Hiking to Check Out the View From the Top of Wellington
Checking Out Chicago During a Spring Trip
Checking Out Chicago During a Spring Trip
Attending a Friend's Wedding
Attending a Friend's Wedding
Cooking Dinner for Friends
Cooking Dinner for Friends
Going for an Afternoon Walk in the Foothills
Going for an Afternoon Walk in the Foothills
Ice Skating in the Winter
Ice Skating in the Winter
Mountain Biking in Moab
Mountain Biking in Moab
Skiing in Colorado
Skiing in Colorado
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Playing Hockey on a Frozen Pond
Playing Hockey on a Frozen Pond
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Finishing a Race Together
Finishing a Race Together
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Kevin Hiking With Friends
Kevin Hiking With Friends
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Evening Trip to Get Ice Cream
Evening Trip to Get Ice Cream
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Hiking to Check Out the View From the Top of Wellington
Hiking to Check Out the View From the Top of Wellington
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Checking Out Chicago During a Spring Trip
Checking Out Chicago During a Spring Trip
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Attending a Friend's Wedding
Attending a Friend's Wedding
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Cooking Dinner for Friends
Cooking Dinner for Friends
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Going for an Afternoon Walk in the Foothills
Going for an Afternoon Walk in the Foothills
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Ice Skating in the Winter
Ice Skating in the Winter
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Mountain Biking in Moab
Mountain Biking in Moab
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Skiing in Colorado
Skiing in Colorado

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We both believe that community allows us space to grow individually and make connections with others to expand our thinking. We have been lucky to find that in Colorado.

We both moved from different states (Michigan and Virginia) to Colorado because of our love for the outdoors. We both love the work we do, but do not want to be defined by that. We found a community in Colorado in which we are able to spend time hiking, snowboarding, and running, but also continuously able to learn new sports like skiing, mountain biking and climbing. We can't wait to share our love of the outdoors with a child!

We also found a community that is incredibly supportive of diverse families and people, and has resources and programming to support and learn. Our friends lead book clubs, join community events, and take new classes with us.

We are aware that the city we live in is not the most diverse city in our country, but we are fortunate to have friends that push us to recognize our spot in our society and understand the perspective of others - that way we can be part of conversations and action that dismantle broken systems. Kirby is a teacher in the largest urban school district in the state, and it is important to us that our child will attend a school that supports the whole child and reflects their identity.

While we love relaxing at home, we also envision taking our child to local rec centers and parks we go to swim, play basketball, and soccer.

Our Extended Families

Kirby's Family

We have family that is related by blood and others that are not - we believe that family is those that you choose to support, encourage, lean on, and grow with. Welcoming a child into our home will enrich our daily lives and deepen our connection as a family.

With Kevin's Parents

Our family is unique because we are very close to our immediate and extended family and continue to find ways to gather together. Our cousins are our friends and confidants. As partners, we are continuously curious about each other and how we can support each other, and we will bring this curiosity to our child - we will strive to learn about their interests, strengths, passions and help them explore the world around them.

We are fortunate that Kirby's sister and brother live nearby. Kirby's sister and her partner have a daughter and are welcoming a second baby in August. We are thrilled our little one will grow up around their cousins.

We love hosting friends and family. We enjoy gathering to watch sports, celebrate birthdays or other milestones. We play many sports with our friends including playing on soccer teams.

From Us to You

We recognize that we both come to adoption from different perspectives. We hold sacred that you come to adoption for personal and private reasons as you think about your child's future. Please know that we come to adoption wanting to create a relationship and parent with as much love, curiosity, and gentleness we can provide. We want to expand our family by welcoming your child, but also you into our lives.

We met at a wedding in 2019. At that time, we had both grown professionally in our careers and personally within our communities and both more solidly knew who we were. At that time we were ready to pursue a committed relationship. From our early dating experiences we saw our individual values - commitment, family, ambition, curiosity - reflected in each other and we knew this relationship was different than either of us had in the past. When talking about starting a family it was always about bringing a child into the community we had and establishing new traditions as we kept ones from our past. We envisioned a family where we showed up to one event to cheer on one kid and quickly drove across town to go support another before ending our night with ice cream. We envisioned being a home open to friends and family to swing by and hang out, and also eager to try out new events in our community and plan camping trips. Together we knew that adoption was a way to grow our family in such a unique way and after we got married in 2022 we began initiating those steps.

Your child will be the oldest in our family, but we both desire having a large family with siblings and cousins being family but also close friends. While we both feel comfortable in the sports setting, we recognize our role in getting to know our child and that their passions and interests may be similar or different than ours - there are times to support, question, inspire, and learn alongside. We want our child to feel confident to be their own person with compassion and empathy. We both come from large and busy families and we can't wait to have slow Saturday mornings followed by fun times outside. We are ready to become parents, but very aware of the responsibility.

Please know that you are an important part of our story and journey. While we may live in a different state, we welcome communication and visits in any way that supports us all being connected. We want you and our kid to lead that journey. We will definitely send letters and pictures with updates frequently. We also welcome learning and knowing as much as you'd like to share about your traditions, goals, and culture so that it can become part of our child's story as well. We will do our very best to honor and participate in our kid's identity and culture.

Please believe that we are fun, thoughtful, weird, silly, driven individuals. We don't always get things right but we are calm, resilient, and eager to grow.


Kevin & Kirby


Leonardo DiCaprio
Anne Hatheway
Monkey or elephant
Ray Bradbury
Lois Lowry
Fahrenheit 451
The Giver
Candy Bar
Milky Way
Rocket Power
Childhood Memory
Camping in Northern Michigan
Family game nights
Childhood Toy
Soccer ball and roller skates
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
The Day the Crayons Quit
Anne Arbor, MI
Denver or Copenhagen
Classic Movie
Jurassic Park
Day of Week
Cookies and Milk
Ice Cream
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Dream Car
Orange Toyota Rav4
Dream Job
Tour Guide
Dream Vacation
Banff, Canada
Family Activity
Game Night
Walking our dog, hiking, or cooking together
Flower / Plant
Bonsai Tree
Mashed potatoes
Form of Exercise
Playing soccer or running
Apples and strawberries
Card Games
Code Word
NYT Crossword
Writing letters to friends/family
Labor Day
St. Patrick's Day or Christmas
Holiday Song
Sleigh Ride
Little Drummer Boy
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Lights
Birthday Week!
Ice Cream
Cookie Dough
Chocolate or Cookies n' Cream
Junk Food
Chips and Salsa
Peanut M&Ms
Leisure Activity
Relaxing on the Beach
National Geographic
New Yorker
Memory with a Child
Spending time at the lake with my nieces and nephews
We celebrate "Aunt/Uncle Day" with our nieces and nephews.
Memory with Spouse
Attending the Women's World Cup
Kevin and I got to go see a Women's Soccer World Cup game together!
The Matrix
The Big Green
Movie Munchie
Popcorn and Pop
Junior Mints
Movie Quote
"Get busy livin or get busy dyin"
Movie Type
Rom Com or Historical Fiction
Phantom of the Opera
Musical Group
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Nursery Rhyme
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Beach Volleyball
Diving or Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Carl Sagen
My nana - she persevered throughout her life and established so many family traditions.
The Crucible
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quality about my Spouse
Creative, Fun-Loving
His patience and flexibility
"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood"
Our local neighborhood restaurants
Anywhere with tacos or enchiladas
Grilled Cheese
Turkey and cheese with everything
Shopping Store
Trader Joe's
"The Chain" - Fleetwood Mac
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Steve Yzerman
Megan Rapinoe or Mia Hamm
Sports Team
Michigan Wolverines
US Women's Soccer Team or Arsenal
Subject in School
Thing to Cook
Greek Food (Falafel, Hummus)
Lasagna (feeds a lot!)
Time of Day
Family Vacations
Family vacation each summer
TV Show
The Office
TV Show Character
Dwight Schrute
Type of Music
Vacation Spot
The beach
The beach
Video Game
Mario Kart

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