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Mike & Katy

We are a caring and open-minded couple who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a special child to make our family complete! We have so much love to share and it would be such a gift to be given the opportunity to be parents through adoption. We are so thankful that you are reading our profile and would be thrilled to continue our adoption journey with you if you choose us as parents for your child.

About Us

Mike
Katy
Job
Architect
Psychologist
Education
Master's Degree in Architecture
Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Hanging Out with Our Cousin

About 1 year into our marriage, we started trying to have a child, but it seemed to be taking longer than it should have. We pursued fertility treatments, holistic medicine practices and crossed our fingers, but nothing seemed to be working. Although this process was disappointing, when stepping back, we realized that having a biological child was not the most important thing to us, but rather having the experience of parenting and loving a child was most important!

We both considered adoption to build a family before knowing one another, so this route became a natural choice. Furthermore, Mike’s cousin recently adopted a foster child and friends of ours have had positive adoption experiences. Adoption just felt like the right fit for us.

If selected, we look forward to working with you and supporting you through the adoption journey. We also look forward to being good parents to your child, supporting his or her genuine growth as well as honoring you and openly discussing adoption.

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Relaxing on the Beach

Our favorite vacation spot is Wrightsville Beach. It is a small beach town in North Carolina where we like to get away from life’s stresses to relax and spend quality time with one another. Our favorite place to stay is right on the beach with large glass doors and balcony facing the ocean. This location is great for taking a jog on the beach in the morning, having brunch on the pier next door and spending the day on the beach soaking up the sun and cooling off in the ocean. In the evenings, we enjoy going into nearby Wilmington to have a good meal, explore the historic downtown, and visit one of our favorite ice cream parlors where chocolate and peanut butter is a winning combination. We look forward to having a child to share one of our favorite places and make new memories together.

Cultural Diversity

We have a racially and ethnically diverse set of friends, neighbors and community. When it comes to raising a child, we will seek to address cultural diversity in our home by modeling our own relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and also traveling and cooking foods from a variety of traditions. We believe that living by example is fundamental to teaching children about valuing and respecting others. We have also intentionally chosen to live in an ethnically and racially diverse area, close to downtown (although still in a quiet neighborhood) where people from a broad array of backgrounds live close together and are in community with one another.

Although our biological family is Caucasian, our cousins have recently adopted a little girl who is biracial (Caucasian and African American). If your child happens to be of a different racial/ethnic background from our own, we intend to talk openly about those differences and make sure your child has mentoring/guidance from individuals who are the same background to aid in racial/ethnic identity development.

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Beautiful View Over Venice
Beautiful View Over Venice
We Love Spending Time with Our Nephew
We Love Spending Time with Our Nephew
Made it to the Finish Line
Made it to the Finish Line
With Friends at a Wedding
With Friends at a Wedding
Teaching Our Nephew to Ride His Bike
Teaching Our Nephew to Ride His Bike
Exploring New York City
Exploring New York City
Getting Ready for Some BBQ
Getting Ready for Some BBQ
Hiking in St. Lucia
Hiking in St. Lucia
Katy with Her Best Friend
Katy with Her Best Friend
Vacationing with Friends
Vacationing with Friends
Great Day for a Hike
Great Day for a Hike
We Can't Wait to be Parents!
We Can't Wait to be Parents!
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Beautiful View Over Venice
Beautiful View Over Venice
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We Love Spending Time with Our Nephew
We Love Spending Time with Our Nephew
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Made it to the Finish Line
Made it to the Finish Line
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With Friends at a Wedding
With Friends at a Wedding
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Teaching Our Nephew to Ride His Bike
Teaching Our Nephew to Ride His Bike
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Exploring New York City
Exploring New York City
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Getting Ready for Some BBQ
Getting Ready for Some BBQ
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Hiking in St. Lucia
Hiking in St. Lucia
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Katy with Her Best Friend
Katy with Her Best Friend
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Vacationing with Friends
Vacationing with Friends
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Great Day for a Hike
Great Day for a Hike
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We Can't Wait to be Parents!
We Can't Wait to be Parents!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

Our neighborhood is close to the city, while also offering a peaceful place to retreat. Many young families with children reside here because of its balance of good schools and jobs, affordability and desirable homes. The neighborhood has an annual summer BBQ and Halloween parties that are particularly enjoyable for kids. Children and adults regularly walk, run and play on the streets and at the local park. We especially enjoy walking down to the park and playing with our nephew or friend’s children as well as swimming at a nearby pool.

We live in brick, ranch-style house on a quiet street with tall oak and pine trees. In the warmer months, the trees offer relief from the hot sun and help to keep our yard cooler. Our house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen, sunroom and library. We also have a large deck in the back that leads to a wooded back yard. Our favorite room in the house is the corner living room. It gets gentle sunlight during the day and has a fireplace for warming up around the couch and watching a movie at night.

Our Extended Families

At Our Cousin's Adoption Party

We feel fortunate to have both sets of our parents living close by. We like to get together, at least on a weekly basis, to share meals or do activities together. When the weather is nice, we like to get outside and take walks or go to local parks where we can spend time and hike. We love the ocean and often like to go to the beach, which is only 2 hours from our house, for a day or weekend trip. We also like to get together with Mike’s extended family members who live out of state, at least once or twice per year so we can keep connections with uncles, cousins and their children. Everyone likes to play games together, watch movies, and generally just catch up on each other’s lives.

Mike's Parents

We also consider our close friends, both near and far, to be part of our extended family. Our friends have been a tremendous support to us and we love to spend time with them and their children on the weekends. We like to go to local restaurants, museums, the farmer’s market, ride our bikes and play games. We consider our broader community, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship where we attend services, to be part of our family as well. They provide a loving and supportive environment where we can reconnect and reflect on what really matters to us: family, loving others, and giving back to our community.

From Us to You

Hello. We want to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves and to thank you for reading our profile. We can imagine you may be having a range of emotions right now and admire your strength and courage. If selected, we would be honored to have the opportunity to work with you on your adoption plan. We would feel ecstatic and blessed to show your child all the love we have in our hearts.

We have been together for almost 14 years and married for 5 of those years. Although when we met, it was “love at first sight,” we took our time getting to know one another while pursuing our careers and education prior to getting married. With so much time getting to know each other, our marriage is built upon a firm foundation of mutual trust, admiration, respect and love. It is truly amazing how much we grow to love each other more each year.

We began trying to conceive a child shortly after we were married, but it soon became clear it was going to be a difficult path for us. Although it was disappointing at first, adopting a child quickly became an option, as it had been something each of us considered individually before knowing one another. We realized that having a biological child was not most important to us, but rather, what was most important was having the experience of parenting and loving a child.

We are fully set up and prepared to welcome a child into our lives. We live in a lovely, quiet neighborhood with many families who have young children. Our home is large enough for a growing family with plenty of room to run around outside in the yard. Our careers are in stable places and even allow some flexibility with work schedules. Katy plans to begin working part-time in order to spend more time at home with a child. Mike’s workplace is just 10 minutes away from home and sometimes he works from home.

We value family time on a routine basis, including travel, fun activities on weekends and holidays as well as eating meals and relaxing together most evenings during the workweek. Re-connecting with one another after our workday, even if we are very busy, is a priority to us. We look forward to sharing that quality family time with a child!

We believe in the motto “it takes a village to raise a child” and therefore look forward to introducing a child to the loving friends and family who have been supportive and excited about our journey to adopt. We also look forward to honoring you by talking openly with your child about you and keeping communication open by sending letters and photographs.

With every passing year, our desire to parent a child grows. We are filled with love to share with a child and cannot wait to have the opportunity to be parents. We have gained wisdom from our life experience and education and feel emotionally and financially prepared to be the best parents we can be. We would be honored to have the chance to be parents to your child, to guide, love, and show him or her all about the world.

We thank you again for taking the time to read our profile and wish you all the best on your journey.

Sincerely,

Mike & Katy

Favorites

Mike
Katy
Actor
Denzel Washington
Tom Hanks
Actress
Sandra Bullock
Meryl Streep
Animal
Cheetah
Cat or elephant
Author
John Krakauer
Book
The Endurance
Most recent: The Goldfinch
Candy Bar
Reeses Peanut Butter Cup
Snickers
Cartoon
Ren & Stimpy
The Simpsons
Childhood Memory
Family vacations to the beach
Being at the beach with my family
Childhood Toy
Legos
My bike and dolls
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
If you Give a Mouse a Cookie
City
London
Rome
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Chocolate
Brownie with Vanilla Icecream
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Ferrari
Dream Job
Artist
Singer or Dancer
Dream Vacation
A summer in Italy
Australia or Hawaii
Family Activity
Movie Night
Hiking or Playing Games
Flower / Plant
Bird of Paradise
Sunflowers
Food
Fish
Sushi and Mexican food
Form of Exercise
Bike Riding
Aerobics, running, yoga
Fruit
Banana
Apples and pineapples
Game
Settlers of Catan
Uno, Apples to Apples, Blokus
Hobby
Photography
Exercising
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
White Christmas
Holiday Tradition
Decorating Christmas Tree
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Ice Cream
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Vanilla with any kind of caramel or chocolate candy
Junk Food
Donut
Chips - any kind
Leisure Activity
Walking
Relaxing outside
Magazine
Popular Science
Oprah
Memory with a Child
Teaching Our Nephew to Ride a Bike
Teaching Our Nephew to Ride a Bike
Memory with Spouse
Our wedding day
Our wedding day
Movie
Good Will Hunting
Dirty Dancing
Movie Munchie
Sno-caps
Popcorn
Movie Quote
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli. - The Godfather
"Nobody puts Baby in the corner" - Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing
Movie Type
Drama
Comedy, Drama or Dramedy
Musical
Hamilton
Wicked
Musical Group
Sylvan Esso
The Beatles
Olympic Event
100 Meter Dash
Figure skating
Personal Hero
Oprah Winfrey
My mother
Poet
T.S. Elliot
Mary Oliver
Quality about my Spouse
Her intuition
He is loving, kind and funny
Quote
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. - T.S. Elliot
"Keep your face always towards the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you" -Walt Whitman
Restaurant
Seafood, sushi, burgers
Mexican, Italian, or Seafood
Sandwich
Primanti's Bros Cheesesteak
Shopping Store
Ikea
Costco
Sport to Play
Hockey
Field Hockey
Sport to Watch
Football
Hockey
Sports Star
Mario Lemieux
Sidney Crosby
Sports Team
Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers/Penguins
Subject in School
Art
English/Writing
Superhero
Wolverine
Batman
Thing to Cook
Fish on the grill
Chili, Lasagna and apple pie
Time of Day
Dinnertime
8pm
Tradition
Summer vacations at the beach
TV Show
Breaking Bad
This is Us, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Grey's Anatomy
Vacation Spot
Wrightsville Beach, NC
The beach (Carolina Coast)
Video Game
Mario Kart
Super Mario

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