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John & Kate

We are so excited to have the opportunity to start our family through adoption! Our family is filled with love and laughter and we are infinitely appreciative that you are considering us. We have always seen adoption as part of our future and to have it now become a reality with your consideration is a dream come true.

About Us

National Channel Account Manager
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Master's Degree in Nurse Anesthesia
Legally Married

What it Means to be a Parent

Finishing Up a Hike With Our Friends in Colorado

Our parents always used to tell us, "everything we do for you is to provide you with the opportunity to have a better life than us." This is exactly what it means to be a parent to us. We want to give our children every opportunity to have better lives then we have through every aspect of their life as they age. As parents, we want our children to attend the best schools for their education which will create endless opportunities for them throughout their lives. We want to travel with them so they become culturally diverse. We want to teach them new languages, how to cook, to play a musical instrument, to be involved with sports and be a team player, to be a leader, laugh at themselves and fill the world with love so that they can have every open door of possibility for them in life- whichever direction they choose. To be a parent means to put our children first and to enable them to be the best versions of themselves. What we expect to like most about being parents is to see our children reach their full potential.


We Always Find a Way To Hold Hands & Kiss When Crossing the Finish Line

We live a very active lifestyle. Running is our biggest hobby and has become a passion for us over the years. We have participated in over a dozen half-marathons and completed one full marathon. When we're not out on the road running, you can find us hiking together on the local trails, at the park with our dog or trying out new restaurants. Another one of our passions is traveling. We've been fortunate enough to visit Italy, Spain, France, England, the Caribbean, some Nordic countries and most of the United States. We've also spent time volunteering for children who have lost loved ones which has been an incredible experience. When we're not on the go, we spend as much time as we can with friends and family. We visit Kate's family at the beach and play games or take our nephews out to have fun. We also visit John's family and spend a lot of time at the pool with extended family. It's not until late Sunday evenings that we get to unwind and relax by catching up with a movie or show together in the family room after dinner.

Discussing Adoption

Kate With Our Best Friend's Baby Before Going to the Beach

We intend to tell our child as early and often as they can comprehend about adoption to create a foundational understanding to build from as we craft the explanation of our personal adoption story. We want this child to understand that adoption is a celebratory blessing for parents and children to be part of a unique and loving family, how it's critical that they be introduced to the importance of the birth mother in the adoption process and why we want to create an opportunity to explore their cultural heritage. We want this child to keep in touch with the birth mother or extended family throughout life if possible. Our goal is to create an environment where adoption is a gift and an incredibly positive experience.



Enjoying the Outdoors
Enjoying the Outdoors
Horseback Riding in Wyoming
Horseback Riding in Wyoming
John Thinking He's Funny Hugging the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
John Thinking He's Funny Hugging the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
Enjoying a Baseball Game Supporting Our Favorite Teams!
Enjoying a Baseball Game Supporting Our Favorite Teams!
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
Kate & Her Nephew, Joey
Kate & Her Nephew, Joey
John Holding Our Best Friend's Newborn
John Holding Our Best Friend's Newborn
Oliver Giving Us Kisses!
Oliver Giving Us Kisses!
Having a Blast With Friends in the Blizzard of 2016
Having a Blast With Friends in the Blizzard of 2016
Celebrating Kate Graduating With Her Master's Degree
Celebrating Kate Graduating With Her Master's Degree
Kate with John's Mom Before Dinner Together
Kate with John's Mom Before Dinner Together
Enjoying a Summer Concert
Enjoying a Summer Concert
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Enjoying the Outdoors
Enjoying the Outdoors
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Horseback Riding in Wyoming
Horseback Riding in Wyoming
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John Thinking He's Funny Hugging the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
John Thinking He's Funny Hugging the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
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Enjoying a Baseball Game Supporting Our Favorite Teams!
Enjoying a Baseball Game Supporting Our Favorite Teams!
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Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
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Kate & Her Nephew, Joey
Kate & Her Nephew, Joey
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John Holding Our Best Friend's Newborn
John Holding Our Best Friend's Newborn
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Oliver Giving Us Kisses!
Oliver Giving Us Kisses!
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Having a Blast With Friends in the Blizzard of 2016
Having a Blast With Friends in the Blizzard of 2016
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Celebrating Kate Graduating With Her Master's Degree
Celebrating Kate Graduating With Her Master's Degree
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Kate with John's Mom Before Dinner Together
Kate with John's Mom Before Dinner Together
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Enjoying a Summer Concert
Enjoying a Summer Concert

Our Extended Families

John With His Cousins at the Annual Christmas Party

We live within driving distance of our families and spend extensive time with them at least once per month. For example, it's common for our family to spend long weekends at our home or vice versa. Kate's family lives in a beach town where we get to spend time with her family and enjoy long summer days on the beach, cooking out, playing with our nephews, going to the pool, watching movies, playing with the dogs and trying new restaurants. Some of our fondest memories come from celebrating our annual 4th of July pool party with John's family while playing baseball and football with all of our cousins in the yard or swimming in the pool; as well as our Christmas Eve party when we have our special guest, Santa Claus come visit every year for the children. Our family is incredibly excited and supportive of our adoption plans and to have the opportunity to become grandparents all over again with this child. The entire extended family can't wait to include your child into our traditions and create new memories that will be more meaningful than ever.

Kate & Her Parents at Dinner

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a suburban neighborhood in Maryland just fifteen minutes north of a major metro area. We've lived in our home for almost three years, but we've lived in the neighborhood for five years. After moving away for graduate school, we immediately knew we wanted to buy our first home in our original neighborhood we fell in love with. Our neighborhood offers everything for families. It's a historic townhouse community with three parks, an elementary school, a middle school and a high school ALL within walking distance! It's absolutely heartwarming to see parents walk their children to and from school everyday. Weekends are filled with kids playing soccer and baseball at the local parks or young children playing on the jungle gyms at the "tot lot.” Our neighborhood hosts block parties, movie nights, Easter egg hunts, Santa Claus visits and summer picnics for families to have fun and create endless memories. Whether it's the tree-lined streets or the strong neighborhood schools and community, our neighborhood was ranked one the best kept secrets in a major publication. Our home is perfect for raising a family with our finished basement and finished attic for play areas, or our three bedrooms on the same floor for family coziness. We have a great backyard for entertaining or hanging out with the family roasting s’mores over the fire pit. There's no question that we have one of the best environments for any family to create lasting memories.

From Us to You

When we first started dating ten years ago, we had no idea what our lives would become but we knew we had something special. There has never been a day that we could imagine life without one another. We knew that whatever challenge or struggle we faced that we wanted to face it together. This included getting pregnant because we have always known this would be a part of our lives together. We've been married for four years with four unsuccessful attempts of IVF treatments when trying to start a family on our own. We ultimately realized this past year that we can't do it on our own. We needed the support of our friends and family which we have more than we could ever imagine. But we need even more than that. Most of all we need a birth mother like you to help our dreams of starting a family come true. Our promise to you is that we will give this child the best life possible filled with endless love and laughter. We will surround this child with family and friends and create endless opportunities for them to reach their full potential and become the best versions of themselves.

If you choose to move forward with adoption and choose us as parents, we have every intention of having an open adoption if that's something you are interested in, too. We can give you and the child all the engagement you would like, by e-mail, phone, text, video or even in-person visits. We want this child to understand early and often how adoption is a blessing and that they are a blessing to everyone they come into contact with. We want them to know that their birth mother is an amazing person for giving our family and the world the opportunity to share life with them. We want this child to understand that they are so lucky to have two mommies and daddies that love them so much and will always want the best for them. We want to continue to adopt so that this child will grow up with siblings so that we can fill our family with even more love and laughter.

This child will get the opportunity to participate in any activity that interests them, go on family hikes and vacations around the world and make the best friends any child could ask for with growing up in our neighborhood. You can expect to have us as parents who spend time doing homework at night together as a family, reading bedtime stories, wearing family Halloween costumes, spoiling the kids with Christmas gifts from Santa and giving them endless hugs and kisses. We have a loving chocolate Labrador dog named Oliver who can't wait to lick and cuddle and have his ears pulled by this child. In every way, shape and form this child will experience things in life that most kids won't by exploring new cultures with us, attending renowned schools within walking distance of our home and by having parents who have a loving marriage and are especially supportive of each other.

Ten years from the day we met and we wouldn't change a thing. In some ways we believe that this path has always led us to this point of adoption. That in some ways it was inevitable and it's why we found each other, fell in love, got married and went through the struggles of IVF with ultimately realizing that adoption would be in our life. And for that reason that's why we think we are blessed- blessed to have you consider us as parents for your child, blessed to have a supportive network of family and friends, blessed to live in an amazing community, and blessed to have the opportunity to create an amazing life for this child.

Thank you for considering us.

Love always,

John & Kate


Leonardo DiCaprio
Tom Hardy
Emma Stone
Reese Witherspoon
Dog (Chocolate Lab)
A. A. Milne
Jodi Picoult
You Are a Badass
Harry Potter
Candy Bar
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
Life and times according to Tim
Hey Arnold!
Childhood Memory
Vacations down the beach
Going on summer vacation to the beach
Childhood Toy
Monkey Called "Emo"
American Girl Doll
Children's Book
Winnie the Pooh
Charlotte's Web
Classic Movie
It's a wonderful life
The Sound of Music
Day of Week
Butter Blondie
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Dream Car
Range Rover
Dream Job
Own a coffee shop
Dream Vacation
Down the beach with full extended family
Traveling all of Africa
Family Activity
Watching a Movie as a Family
Going to the Beach
Flower / Plant
Red Roses
Peanut Butter
Form of Exercise
Christmas Eve
Holiday Song
Have yourself a Merry little Christmas - Frank Sinatra
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Eve party with the full extended family
Christmas Eve Family Party
Ice Cream
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Chips and Guacamole
Leisure Activity
Walking the dog around the neighborhood
Women's Health
Memory with a Child
Playing games, listening to music, singing songs and dancing with our nephews
Coaching nephew's soccer team and spending time at the beach with my nephews
Memory with Spouse
Our New England road trip when we got engaged
Our wedding day
Silver Linings Playbook
Movie Munchie
Popcorn with Old Bay seasoning
Movie Quote
You can't get so hung up on where you'd rather be, that you forget to make the most of where you are.
My Mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.'
Movie Type
La La Land
La La Land
Musical Group
Kings of Leon
Van Morrison
Nursery Rhyme
Wheels on the bus
Wheels On The Bus
Olympic Event
Personal Hero
My mom
My Dad
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Shel Silverstein
William Shakespeare
Quality about my Spouse
Her compassion for others. Kate is incredibly sincere and loving to everyone she's ever met.
Sense of humor. John is not only extremely loving, he is so fun to be around and is the light of every room.
If you live an ordinary life, all you will have are ordinary stories.
"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved."
Petit Louis (French)
Petit Louis Bistro
Peanut butter and Jelly
Peanut Butter
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Psalm 46:1
Shopping Store
Ted Baker
J. Crew
My way - Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight- Frank Sinatra
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Lebron James
Lionel Messi
Sports Team
Philadelphia Eagles
Baltimore Ravens
Subject in School
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Fish Tacos
Everything, I love to cook and find new recipes!
Time of Day
Kiss My Wife Before Bed Every Night
Family Dinner on Sundays
TV Show
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
TV Show Character
Kevin Garvey (The Leftovers)
Daenerys Targaryen
Type of Music
All kinds! I Love all music genres
Indie Rock
Vacation Spot
Sea Isle, NJ
Video Game
Duck Hunt
Super Mario Brothers

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