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Kyle & Katherine

Thank you so much for taking a moment to learn about us. We are so excited to grow our family and to start this next chapter of our lives. It would truly mean the world to us to be chosen by you to parent your child and to give them all the love, laughter, and fun we have to offer. We are excited to learn more about you as well and all your hopes and dreams for your child's future.

About Us

Kyle
Katherine
Job
Architect
Senior Art Director
Education
Master's Degree in Architecture
Master's Degree in Graphic Design & Architecture
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Kyle & a Friend at the Triathlon Finish Line

Kyle is a triathlete who loves being outside, especially swimming and cycling with friends. Kyle also volunteers as a mentor for the ACE Mentor Program, teaching and advising high school students interested in careers in the building industry. He also loves watching college and pro football—Go Clemson Tigers and Seattle Seahawks!

Katherine Performing With the Community Choir

Katherine spends time outside of work rehearsing and performing with a community choir, developing personal design and illustration projects, attending creative industry events, reading lots of books, daydreaming about future travel adventures, and catching up with her girlfriends (preferably over a cheese plate or two).

Together, we love to go to the movies and have game nights with friends, try new restaurants and recipes, travel, and go hiking with our two Australian Shepherds.

Fun Facts About Us

All Smiles

About Kyle:

  • Kyle is a 3rd-degree black belt and was inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He took karate with his brother and father growing up and they traveled around the Southeast often to compete in tournaments, becoming national champion three times.
  • Kyle was the lead singer in a cover band in high school. His favorite song to perform was Green Day's Welcome to Paradise.
  • Kyle does not like ice cream or most chocolatey things. He does like sour candy. A lot.
  • Kyle's was born with a poor sense of smell. This is sad when it comes to flowers, but it will come in handy for diaper changes!
  • Kyle loves roller coasters. The taller and faster, the better.
  • About Katherine:

  • Katherine went to Circus Camp growing up to learn from her uncle who was a juggler and unicyclist in the FSU Flying High Circus.
  • Katherine is something of a speed reader. She usually finishes at least one new book a week, sometimes two!
  • Katherine's family has a long history of artists. Her great-grandfather, Dudley T. Fisher, was a well-known Midwestern cartoonist; her grandmother was a draftswoman, illustrator, and painter; and her uncle is an excellent watercolor artist.
  • Katherine is a bona fide Harry Potter nerd who rereads the series, watches the movies, and/or listens to the audiobooks once a year. She can't wait to read them to her child one day.
  • Katherine has visited 21 of the 59 U.S. national parks and hopes to make it to all of them eventually. She and Kyle even got engaged in one!
  • Addressing Cultural Diversity

    We plan to address cultural diversity openly and honestly. We do not think it is healthy to subscribe to the "colorblind" mindset or ignore difficult topics such as race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation. It is up to us, as responsible adoptive parents, to ensure that our child understands and embraces everything that makes them unique and wonderful. It is up to us not to ignore cultural differences but instead to celebrate them—to give our child room to learn and explore who they are, where they come from, and what realities they may eventually have to face due to the color of their skin. We will love our child unconditionally no matter what their cultural background is, but our child may have a very different experience in the world than we have had. It is important for us to acknowledge that, not gloss over it, and to respond appropriately.

    Though we already have a fairly diverse friend group, we plan to actively seek out other opportunities to surround our family with children and adults that reflect them and who can serve as role models and mentors in ways that we perhaps cannot. We also plan to travel with our child, both domestically and abroad, in order to introduce them to other cultures and lifestyles. We want to give our child the opportunity to experience lessons that can only be learned by observing the world from a different point of view. Above all, we want our child to know that they are amazing and beautiful just the way they are, that they are loved and supported, and that their differences are to be celebrated, not ignored.

    Video

    Photos

    Playing in the Snow With Our Pups
    Playing in the Snow With Our Pups
    Kyle Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity
    Kyle Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity
    Kyle at a South Korean Palace
    Kyle at a South Korean Palace
    Fun at a Summer Wedding
    Fun at a Summer Wedding
    Surf's Up!
    Surf's Up!
    Katherine & Her Dad at Machu Picchu
    Katherine & Her Dad at Machu Picchu
    Nature is Full of Beauty & We Love to Enjoy It
    Nature is Full of Beauty & We Love to Enjoy It
    Kyle Mentors High Schoolers Interested in Architecture Careers
    Kyle Mentors High Schoolers Interested in Architecture Careers
    Catching the Sunset With the Pups at Cannon Beach, Oregon
    Catching the Sunset With the Pups at Cannon Beach, Oregon
    Katherine Giggling at Kyle's Jokes
    Katherine Giggling at Kyle's Jokes
    Silly Photobooth Fun at a Family Wedding
    Silly Photobooth Fun at a Family Wedding
    Spending an Afternoon at a Rooftop Downtown
    Spending an Afternoon at a Rooftop Downtown
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    Playing in the Snow With Our Pups
    Playing in the Snow With Our Pups
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    Kyle Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity
    Kyle Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity
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    Kyle at a South Korean Palace
    Kyle at a South Korean Palace
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    Fun at a Summer Wedding
    Fun at a Summer Wedding
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    Surf's Up!
    Surf's Up!
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    Katherine & Her Dad at Machu Picchu
    Katherine & Her Dad at Machu Picchu
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    Nature is Full of Beauty & We Love to Enjoy It
    Nature is Full of Beauty & We Love to Enjoy It
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    Kyle Mentors High Schoolers Interested in Architecture Careers
    Kyle Mentors High Schoolers Interested in Architecture Careers
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    Catching the Sunset With the Pups at Cannon Beach, Oregon
    Catching the Sunset With the Pups at Cannon Beach, Oregon
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    Katherine Giggling at Kyle's Jokes
    Katherine Giggling at Kyle's Jokes
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    Silly Photobooth Fun at a Family Wedding
    Silly Photobooth Fun at a Family Wedding
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    Spending an Afternoon at a Rooftop Downtown
    Spending an Afternoon at a Rooftop Downtown

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Reading Nook & Dining Room

    We live with our two sweet dogs in a spacious two-bedroom, two-bath apartment in a family-oriented neighborhood of a major city in the Pacific Northwest. We live on one of the top floors and have a nice balcony that we use to grow herbs and veggies, and enjoy an unobstructed view of mountains and the sunset. Our favorite parts of the home are our family room where we watch movies and cuddle with our pups on the couch and our sun-bathed reading nook where we like to relax with a magazine or a good book.

    Our neighborhood is very walkable and, in addition to all the great restaurants like our favorite ice cream shop or our local pizzeria, we are only two blocks away in either direction from community parks that have large playgrounds and sport courts. We live a short walk from the local Boys and Girls Club, elementary and middle schools, community center, neighborhood library, and the city zoo.

    Also in our neighborhood is one of the city's largest parks, surrounding a small lake with nature trails, baseball and soccer fields, a playground, a skate park, a kid's wading pool, and a boating center. We love going there for nature walks with our dogs, for family picnics, and for swimming, playing, and exercising.

    Outside of our neighborhood, we love going to our region's many beautiful mountains, beaches, waterfalls, and forests for hiking, camping, skiing, and exploration.

    Our Extended Families

    Kyle's Family

    We are blessed to have wonderful, close-knit families who are incredibly loving and supportive. Our siblings are our best friends, and our parents and grandparents our mentors and confidants. Our parents taught us to cherish family, both immediate and extended, and that shows in the connections we keep with family all across the country. While we all live far apart, we make sure to see each other as much as possible. We travel home to South Carolina about twice per year and our parents each come to visit us about once per year. Additionally, we go on an annual vacation with Katherine's dad's side of the family—last year we hit the slopes in Aspen, Colorado and this year we're planning a cruise to Alaska!

    Scenic Mountain Drive With Katherine's Family

    Time spent with Katherine's family involves randomly breaking out into song, traveling to new places, and cruising the lake on her dad's boat. Kyle and his family love telling stories and having laughs around the dinner table, playing board games, and staying up late to watch movies.

    We have also developed an incredible "family" of local friends in our city, most of whom have young children of their own. We are constantly getting together on weekends and holidays, and we can't wait for our child to get a chance to play with their youngsters. It is also a comfort to know that these friends are an open network of support for us and our future child.

    From Us to You

    Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and learn a bit about us! While it is impossible for us to know exactly what you are going through right now, we know that you want the best for your child, and we respect the love and courage it takes to consider adoption. We believe that whatever path you choose to take, it will be with your child's best interests at heart, and we are honored that you would consider us to be part of your journey as you face this tough decision.

    We want you to know how very excited we are to become parents. We are so ready to welcome a child into our home and fill it with even more love and laughter! Adoption was one of the first things we talked about early on in our relationship as we imagined our future family and now, 12 years later, adoption is our first choice for how we want to begin this next chapter in our lives.

    We officially met in college back in 2004, though we had bumped into each other as teenagers a few times, not knowing that we would end up falling in love! After a few years as good friends, we started dating in 2007 and have been happily married since 2012. After weathering moves, new jobs, and other big life events, our relationship is stronger than ever. We are truly each other's best friend and we have so much love in our hearts that we long to share with a child.

    Katherine is an art director and graphic designer, and it is that zeal for creative expression that defines her outlook on life. She is a bit of a self-professed dork who loves reading, Harry Potter, and singing and dancing in a community choir. She is a great listener and steadfast friend who has so much love to give as a mother. Kyle is an architect who loves interacting with people, especially if they want to trade funny stories. He remains calm and collected under pressure but is also energetic and playful, which all of our friends' kids love him for!

    Together, we are adventurous people who are passionate about new experiences, whether it's traveling to far-off places, hiking in the nearby mountains, or learning new things. We can't wait to share all of this with a child and see the world through their eyes. We also can't wait to introduce a little one to our fur babies, Levi and Tucker. We are sure they're going to be excited to have a new friend, especially once he/she starts dropping snacks from the high chair!

    Adoption is truly a gift, and we are so humbled that you might consider us for this opportunity to become parents. We believe adoption will be a lifelong journey for our whole family and we promise to be open and honest with your child about their adoption story, as well as remain in contact with you through letters, photos, and phone calls to share updates so that you can see your child grow and thrive.

    We want our future child to have the opportunity to know their biological roots -- to be able to explore their identity and background so they know who they are and where they've come from. If you choose us to be parents to your child, we promise to ensure that they know how much we respect and admire your strength in making such a difficult decision out of love for them.

    Thank you for considering us as potential parents for your child. We can't imagine a more difficult decision than the one you are facing, and we hope that we have the opportunity to build a lasting relationship with you that helps you feel confident in whatever choice you make. Should you choose us, we promise to always put your child first, offer them unwavering love and support, and be the best parents we can be. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!

    With love and respect,

    Kyle & Katherine

    Favorites

    Kyle
    Katherine
    Actor
    Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks & Sterling K Brown
    Actress
    Charlize Theron
    Kate Winslett, Viola Davis, & Cate Blanchett
    Animal
    Monkey
    My Australian Shepherds
    Author
    Orson Scott Card
    J.K. Rowling
    Book
    Ender's Game
    The Harry Potter Series
    Candy Bar
    Skittles
    Snickers
    Cartoon
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    The Magic School Bus
    Childhood Memory
    Taking karate with my father and brother
    Spending summers at my grandparents' house in Cocoa Beach, FL
    Childhood Toy
    Legos
    American Girl Dolls
    Children's Book
    Corduroy
    Winnie the Pooh series & Matilda by Roald Dahl
    City
    Barcelona
    Charleston, SC
    Classic Movie
    Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
    The Sound of Music
    Color
    Orange
    Purple
    Day of Week
    Saturday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Pineapple Sorbet
    Bread Pudding
    Disney Movie
    Toy Story
    Mulan
    Dream Car
    Aston Martin Vanquish
    Lexus SUV
    Dream Job
    Professor of Architecture, University Level
    Travel Reporter/Blogger
    Dream Vacation
    Cycling Through the Swiss Alps
    Morocco
    Family Activity
    Game Night
    Singing with my mom and sister
    Flower / Plant
    Saguaro Cactus
    Lavender
    Food
    Pizza
    Pizza
    Form of Exercise
    Cycling
    Yoga
    Fruit
    Banana
    Strawberry
    Game
    Settlers of Cataan
    Trivia
    Hobby
    Cycling
    Singing in my choir
    Holiday
    Thanksgiving
    Christmas
    Holiday Song
    Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    Holiday Tradition
    Telling stories around the dinner table
    Listening to the Andy Williams Christmas album with my Grandpa and watching White Christmas on Christmas Eve with my family
    Ice Cream
    Lemon
    Strawberry
    Junk Food
    Chicken Wings
    Cool Ranch Doritos
    Leisure Activity
    Watching Movies
    Reading (outside in the sun)
    Magazine
    Wired
    Darling & Air Bnb Magazine
    Memory with a Child
    Teaching my little brother to swim
    Helping one of my best friend's daughters paint for the first time
    Memory with Spouse
    Road tripping across the country for 5 weeks
    Our 5 week road trip across the US (and getting engaged along the way)
    Movie
    Forest Gump
    Back to the Future
    Movie Munchie
    Sweet Tarts
    Bunch-a-Crunch
    Movie Quote
    It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard...is what makes it great.
    "Great Scott!" - Dr. Emmett Brown, Back to the Future
    Movie Type
    Adventure
    Dramatic Comedy
    Musical
    Singin' in the Rain
    Wicked
    Musical Group
    The Beatles
    The Beatles; Fleetwood Mac; Janelle Monae
    Nursery Rhyme
    5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
    The Itsy Bitsy Spider
    Olympic Event
    Swimming
    Gymnastics
    Personal Hero
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    My Grandmother and Paula Scher
    Play
    Waiting for Godot
    Peter Pan
    Poet
    Allen Ginsberg
    Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, and E.E. Cummings
    Quality about my Spouse
    Her Thoughtfulness
    His intelligence, ambition, ability to remain calm under pressure and to increase the confidence of those around him.
    Quote
    "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    "It does not do to dwell in dreams and forget to live." -Albus Dumbledore
    Restaurant
    Chik Fil A
    Mod Pizza
    Sandwich
    Cuban
    French Dip or Meatball Sub
    Scripture
    "We walk by faith, not by sight."
    Shopping Store
    REI
    Target
    Song
    Let it Be
    Landslide
    Sport to Play
    Tennis
    Basketball
    Sport to Watch
    Football
    Football
    Sports Star
    Deshaun Watson
    Deshaun Watson, Ali Raisman, Serena Williams
    Sports Team
    Clemson Tigers
    Clemson Tigers, Kentucky Wildcats, Seattle Seahawks
    Subject in School
    Math or Art
    History, English, and Art
    Superhero
    Spiderman
    Dr. Jean Gray
    Thing to Cook
    Carolina Barbecue
    Stir fry/rice bowls
    Time of Day
    Evening
    Evening
    Tradition
    Katherine and I exchange books for Valentine's Day
    Kyle and I give each other books every Valentine's Day
    TV Show
    Scrubs
    Friends
    TV Show Character
    Walter White
    Frankie from "Grace & Frankie"
    Type of Music
    Alternative
    Indie Rock/Folk/Bluegrass
    Vacation Spot
    Camping lakeside
    Charleston, SC
    Video Game
    Super Smash Bros
    Mario

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