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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.

About Us

Zack
Katy
Job
Doctor
Social Worker
Education
Doctor of Medicine
Master's Degree in Social Work
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Exploring Harry Potter World

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

On the Hunt for the Perfect Pumpkins

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

Our Sweet, 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.

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Photos

Dinner on the Water
Dinner on the Water
Katy with Her Best Friend's Kids
Katy with Her Best Friend's Kids
Riding the Dr. Seuss Merry-Go-Round
Riding the Dr. Seuss Merry-Go-Round
Snuggled Up for a Movie
Snuggled Up for a Movie
Beautiful Fall Walk Along the River
Beautiful Fall Walk Along the River
At a Friend's Wedding
At a Friend's Wedding
Super Bowl Ready
Super Bowl Ready
Always Laughing Together
Always Laughing Together
Katy Meeting 98 Degrees!
Katy Meeting 98 Degrees!
Katy and Her Sister
Katy and Her Sister
A Winter Trip to Niagara Falls
A Winter Trip to Niagara Falls
Annual Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
Annual Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
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Dinner on the Water
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Katy with Her Best Friend's Kids
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Riding the Dr. Seuss Merry-Go-Round
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Snuggled Up for a Movie
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Beautiful Fall Walk Along the River
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At a Friend's Wedding
At a Friend's Wedding
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Super Bowl Ready
Super Bowl Ready
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Always Laughing Together
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Katy Meeting 98 Degrees!
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Katy and Her Sister
Katy and Her Sister
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A Winter Trip to Niagara Falls
A Winter Trip to Niagara Falls
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Annual Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
Annual Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

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 and His Parents

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's Family

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.

With love,

Zack & Katy

Favorites

Zack
Katy
Actor
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actress
Charlize Theron
Emily Blunt
Animal
Gorilla
Dogs, all kinds!
Author
Joe Abercrombie
Joe Hill
Book
East of Eden
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Candy Bar
Snickers
Reese's Cups
Cartoon
Donald Duck
The Little Mermaid
Childhood Memory
Watching basketball at the beach w/ dad
Christmas morning
Childhood Toy
GI Joe
Barbie
Children's Book
Redwall series by Brian Jacques
Goodnight, Moon
City
Shepherdstown
Boston
Classic Movie
The Godfather
The Godfather
Color
Blue
Pink
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Donut
All of them
Disney Movie
Robin Hood
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
I would like to own another Jeep Wrangler
Audi
Dream Job
I really like my current job
A judge in a Food Network contest
Dream Vacation
Disney World
Touring Western Europe
Family Activity
Puzzles / Game nights
Game nights and watching movies
Flower / Plant
Rose
Peony
Food
Cereal
Sushi
Form of Exercise
Lifting Weights
Zumba
Fruit
Apples
Mango
Game
Clue
Scattergories
Hobby
Reading
Decorating cookies and/or drawing
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Jingle Bell Rock
Carol of the Bells
Holiday Tradition
Opening Presents on Christmas Morning
Getting new pajamas on Christmas Eve
Ice Cream
Vanilla
Pistachio
Junk Food
M&Ms
Hershey Kisses
Leisure Activity
Sitting outside, reading
Watching movies
Magazine
I don't get magazines anymore, Sports Illustrated maybe
The Magnolia Journal
Memory with a Child
I like when I examine their ears and the parents say "Oh s/he never lets anyone look in their ears!"
Goofing off with my younger sister when we were kids
Memory with Spouse
First Dance at our wedding
When he proposed, and when we got our dog
Movie
The Thing (1982)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, or Star Wars "A New Hope"
Movie Munchie
Popcorn mixed with Milk Duds
Popcorn with Milk Duds
Movie Quote
The bare necessities of life, they'll come to you
"Do, or do not. There is no try" - Yoda
Movie Type
I like all types of movies. Movies in general are a big hobby of mine
Thriller
Musical
Jersey Boys or Book of Mormon
The Wizard of Oz
Musical Group
The Strokes
I have too many!
Nursery Rhyme
Simple Simon
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Figure Skating or Gymnastics
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My dad
My dad
Play
Othello
Jersey Boys
Poet
Robert Frost
Edgar Allan Poe
Quality about my Spouse
She doesn't sweat the small stuff
His patience
Quote
"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good" - John Steinbeck, East of Eden
"She believed she could, do she did."
Restaurant
Panda Express
Anything sushi is fine by me!
Sandwich
Chicken Parm
Chicken salad
Scripture
"God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day"
'"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord.'
Shopping Store
Amazon
Ann Taylor Loft
Song
Free Bird
Tiny Dancer by Elton John
Sport to Play
Football
I wish I were good at sports!
Sport to Watch
Basketball
Football or basketball
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Tom Brady
Sports Team
Baltimore Ravens
New England Patriots
Subject in School
Biology
English or Biology
Superhero
Batman
Batman
Thing to Cook
Spaghetti
Green bean casserole
Time of Day
Early afternoon
Early morning
Tradition
Christmas Morning
Hosting Thanksgiving at our house
TV Show
Mad Men
Mad Men
TV Show Character
Don Draper
Don Draper
Type of Music
80's hair metal
A little bit of everything
Vacation Spot
Ocean City or Disney World
Boston
Video Game
Super Mario World
Super Mario World

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