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Zack & Katy
You have our admiration and respect for considering adoption, and we are so grateful you're looking at our profile. Your selflessness is giving both your baby, and the family you choose to parent the baby, an amazing gift. We have a lot of love to give a child, and we have been excited about parenthood for a long time now. We hope you consider us as you make your decision.
Our Leisure Time
We love spending time together, but we also have our own hobbies as individuals. Zack really likes being outside and he also loves to exercise. He frequently goes to the gym to lift weights and enjoys running a couple miles on the trail along the river. He spends time with his dad each Thursday -they will play a card game and grab lunch, and just enjoy each other's company. He is an avid reader, he goes through books at lightning speed!
Katy is artistic, and she enjoys drawing portraits and decorating cookies. She makes cookies for most holidays and gives them as gifts - she daydreams about baking cookies for her future child's birthday parties. She also really likes to cook and enjoys experimenting with new recipes. She spends a good amount of her free time with her friends, and she really values their relationships.
Together, we have had a blast attending football games and we try not to be sore losers when our teams don't win. We go to the movies often, and we enjoy going out to eat. Sometimes we prefer to be homebodies and hunker down for a movie night on the couch instead of in a theater. We enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles too. We can't wait to experience some of our favorite activities with a child by our side.
Our Family Traditions
Passing on family traditions is one of the things we look most forward to when envisioning our life with a child. We both have traditions from our own childhoods that we still participate in as adults with our families. Most of these center around the holiday season.
We both enjoy picking the perfect pumpkins and mums at the pumpkin patch every fall, and we throw a Halloween party at our house each year. Thanksgiving is hosted at our house, too, as is a Super Bowl party (even though we don't share the same favorite football team)!
Christmas is definitely our favorite holiday, and we have very fond memories from childhood Christmases. Katy's father would always make a big deal out of leaving cookies & milk out for Santa, and her parents would let her & her sister open one gift on Christmas Eve. Zack's mother would always give the kids new pajamas on Christmas Eve, to wear to bed in time for Christmas morning.
Even shopping for Christmas gifts is made into a fun event each year, and we are sure to coordinate spending time with both of our families for all the major holidays. We have already discussed passing on some of our favorite traditions to our child, but we have fun talking about some of the new ones we can develop as our own little family, too.
Our Dog, Avon
Adopting our pug puppy in 2015 is one of our favorite memories, and he continues to be one of the best parts of our lives! Our dog is like a little shadow, always with one or the other (or both) of us. He is happy virtually all the time, and has a very agreeable personality. We feel he will be a wonderful 'big brother' to a future addition to the family, and he will be a great first pet for a child given his patient and sweet demeanor. Pet ownership has always been a part of our lives growing up, as we always had multiple family pets in our homes. It was only natural we'd get one together when given the opportunity, and it's been one of the best decisions we've made. We get so much joy from our dog and really enjoy what he contributes to our home. Raising a dog from puppyhood is certainly easier than raising a child, but we feel it's a good indication of how we'll handle a big household change (like bringing a new baby home), and training a puppy was a good example of our teamwork.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in an Eastern WV suburb, in a college town where both of us went to school. We are minutes away from both Maryland and Virginia, and a short drive to Pennsylvania, too. Several of the neighbors are good friends of ours, and there are a lot of young children in the neighborhood who schedule play dates with one another.
We are on an acre of land, and our house has 4 bedrooms. Zack spends his free time in the TV room or lounging on the back deck when it's sunny outside, while Katy is in the sunroom often (usually with the dog). The kitchen is Katy's favorite room of the house. We have a large, unfinished basement with plans to one day turn it into a rec room, and Zack also wants to install a pool within the next couple of years. Katy wants a fence for the dog, so hopefully that will be a project in the near future, too.
Zack was raised in this town and he is excited to raise his own child here. It's safe, quiet, friendly, and there is a good mix of downtown & countryside while being minutes away from larger cities. Each year our town hosts parades for the 4th of July, "street festivals" with vendors and music, farmers markets, and a Halloween bash where the entire downtown area is blocked off for trick-or-treaters. There's even a "dog fest" each spring! It's a wonderful town in which to raise a child, and Zack can't wait to share his childhood experiences with his own son or daughter one day.
Our Extended Families
Zack's family lives less than 15 minutes away. He has two parents, an older sister, an uncle & aunt, and grandmother that we see often. We spend every holiday together and alternate houses at which to plan game nights. Both of his parents are retired nurses, while both he & his sister are doctors. We have a wonderful relationship with his family and they are a very important part of our lives. We are happy they live so close and are so available whenever needed.
Katy is from the Washington DC area originally, and that is where her family still resides. She has two parents and a younger sister. They are about 90 minutes away so we see them a bit less often but there is still frequent communication and a great relationship. Her mother is a retired nurse, her father worked as a fireman and was also in real estate, and her sister is a 911 dispatcher. Everyone, in both families, is an animal-lover and there are lots of pets among our households.
Both families enjoy spending time together for holidays, especially Christmas, and we are very excited to incorporate a baby into our holiday traditions. Being family-oriented is a core value for both of us, and there is certainly a lot of love to go around for a baby who joins our family.
From Us to You
Hello! Thank you so much for looking at our profile, we really hope it has given you a good idea of who we are and what our life is like. We understand you are faced with a difficult decision, one that is undoubtedly a very hard one to make, but we so appreciate that you are even considering us to be the parents for your child.
We have been married for three years and have been together for five. After a year of marriage we decided to try for a baby, and we quickly realized it wasn't going to be as easy as we had assumed. We underwent a rather arduous journey in our pregnancy efforts, but we feel God has another plan for us. It was ultimately a life lesson in accepting the things we cannot change that brought us closer together, and now we have a strong foundation on which to grow our family through adoption. We are excited for what the future has to offer and are confident our infertility struggle is just leading us to the child that is meant for us through adoption.
Our child will be the first within our immediate families, so s/he will be an addition that has been long-awaited! We are very much in love with each other and consider one another to be our best friend, and we are confident that we will be good role models for a child in that way. We are calm and always supportive of one another, and we look forward to providing a safe, comfortable environment for our child. We hope we have conveyed that throughout our profile. Once we become first-time parents, we'd love to one day add a sibling or two, also! We love our life together, and it will feel complete once we become parents and start to raise a family.
If you select us as an adoptive family, and if you are comfortable with it, we would love to share updates with you several times per year through photos, cards, and emails, so you can see how happy and loved your child is as s/he grows within our family. We are so excited about the idea of raising a smart, well-rounded child and we will try to offer them as many exciting and enriching life experiences as possible. The child will be surrounded by not only loving parents (and a very affectionate dog), but by an extended family who is as excited about this journey as we are. Our families have been nothing but supportive and want so badly for a little one to join our clan! We want our child to understand how loved they are not only by us, but by you, who made the selfless decision to give them what you believed would be a better life. We will share with them as much as we know about you, as we want them to know where they came from. We welcome the opportunity for you to get to know us better throughout this process so you can be as comfortable as possible moving forward with us as your adoptive family.
You will be in our prayers as you continue on your own adoption journey. The outcome will be a beautiful one, as it will be a life for a child who is loved and cared for to the best of our ability. We have so much love to give. Thank you so much for considering us, we would be forever grateful for you and your selflessness. We would be sure to impart that to our child. God bless you as you move forward in this process.
Zack & Katy
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