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Dave & Kristie
Adoption is a gift and one that we treasure! We have so much love to share! To choose us to be your child's parents would mean the world to us. We hope you consider us and look forward to the journey that lies ahead.
Adoption in Our Lives
Adoption is very special to us. Not only were we blessed to adopt our daughter, Ella, but Kristie is adopted and she has two sisters that were also adopted.
The most memorable moment in our lives was the night we got the call that we were finally going to be parents! When they asked us to be her parents, we cried, we smiled, we thanked them for the opportunity to be the parents we always wanted to be. We brought her home the day before Thanksgiving. What a gift to be thankful for the rest of our lives. Family and friends came to visit our bundle of joy. We had five baby showers given by family, friends, and colleagues. It was amazing! The love that we felt by the people around us was amazing. This little girl was loved by all since the second she came into this world. She was loved by her birth parents for giving her a life that would be filled with love by so many people. They made our dream come true. We were finally parents!
In Kristie's Words: It is such a special feeling to be adopted. It has helped me be able to explain to my daughter how special she is and how loved she is. Also, how special her birth parents are to us and that one day she will be able to become a big sister to a baby boy or girl because of birth parents like hers. Being adopted is a part of me that I love. I was given a life of love and happiness from my parents because of the brave and unselfish decision of my birth parents. I am thankful everyday for my life and am more thankful everyday that I am a mother to a beautiful adopted child. I am proud to be adopted and it makes me feel more loved by more people then you can imagine. Adoption is a gift and I'm living this gift.
Type of Education We Will Provide
We believe education is the key to endless possibilities. Education opens doors for people. A strong educational foundation is important to us and our family. We want our child to have every opportunity to thrive in this world.
Kristie has been teaching for the last 15 years. She strives every day to educate and motivate her students to be the best they can be.
We feel it is important for us to support and encourage our child to seek a higher education through either college or trade school so they can have the skills to get them far in their career, whatever that may be. Ultimately, we want our child to be happy and healthy and do what they love. We will afford them with the education they need to be the best they can be and so they can take their knowledge and do great things with it. It is important for us to give them the tools they will need to live in this world and we will arm them with an important tool, education, and the most important tool, love. After that, it's up to them!
How We Met
We have been together for over 20 years. We met in the spring of '97. We were both coaches at a local high school. Dave was the coach for the boy's lacrosse team, and Kristie was the coach for the girl's lacrosse team. The kids made it their mission to try and get us together. We went to the Senior Prom as chaperones and went on our official first date on May 17, 1997. We dated for a year and a half before Dave proposed in front of Kristie's family at her sister's senior awards banquet, which ironically was at the same school where we met. We got married in 2000, and have been together ever since.
There are a lot of things that we found out about each other that were similar but different. Things that made us feel that we were meant to be together — Dave was born in 1967, Kristie was born in 1976; Kristie's favorite number is 3, Dave's favorite number is 33; Kristie has three siblings, one brother and two sisters, and Dave has three siblings, one sister and two brothers. We are two great people who have been through a lot and would love to share our home and family with your child.
Our House and Neighborhood
Our family lives in a quiet community at the end of a cul-de-sac in Maryland. It includes a community park with playground, soccer and baseball fields with beach volleyball.
Our house has three bedrooms, living room with a fireplace, kitchen, and family room where we spend most of our time. Our backyard has a deck and patio. During the summer, we belong to a community pool.
We have all four seasons with plenty of options to enjoy our community. We love to be outside with our friends and neighbors. We have cookouts with our neighbors once or twice a year. There are many festivals, craft fairs, movie nights and music at our nearby park. Every year we have a parade during Christmas and for the 4th of July. We have movies in the park during the fall and skating in the winter at the Avenue nearby. In the spring we enjoy riding bikes on a nearby trail. Our favorite part is the beach in the summer where we enjoy jumping the waves and playing in the sand.
There are plenty of kids that live in our neighborhood, ranging in age from high school to newborn. We schedule play dates with friends from school and can't wait to make our circle of friends even bigger when a new baby joins our family. Our neighborhood is the type of neighborhood where everyone knows everyone. This community is the perfect place for us to raise our family.
Our Extended Families
Both of our families live fairly close to us, so our children will have plenty of opportunities to see their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Dave has an older brother and a younger sister and brother. Kristie's family is similar in size. She has three siblings as well, an older brother and two younger sisters. We get together several times a year for holidays, birthdays, or just a simple dinner so the kids can see each other. Both of our families are close, so we want to make sure that the kids stay close as well.
Family traditions are very important to us, keeping and remembering the old as well as starting new ones with our family. Dave's family gets together on Christmas Eve. It's a Polish tradition of a meatless dinner, so it's a lot of seafood, and gifts are exchanged. Christmas Day is spent with Kristie's family at Grammy and Poppy's house. It starts with breakfast in the morning, exchanging of gifts, and then dinner in the evening all the while wearing our Christmas pajamas.
The addition of your child to our family will bring about a new excitement not just to our families, but to the both of us and especially our daughter, who cannot wait to be a big sister!
From Us to You
Without people like you, we wouldn't be parents.
Hello! Our names are Dave and Kristie.
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile to learn more about us. Words cannot express our admiration of your strength and courage and making such an important decision for your baby's future. We promise to give your child a safe nurturing and compassionate home.
After being married for a number of years we decided to try and start a family. Due to complications of infertility we realized that adoption was the way we would create our family. This was something that we found reassurance in as adoption is such an integral part of our family. Kristie and her sisters were adopted and Kristie is especially excited that she will be able to share this common bond with her children. She is excited to share that special feeling that comes with knowing that you are special and loved by so many people.
We have one child who was adopted at birth. She is so excited to become a big sister to little boy or girl and so are we! We cannot wait to be parents the second time around. We have so much love to give and can not wait to share it with your bundle of joy. Your child will complete our family. We will send letters and pictures frequently and will always answer any questions you might have. Please know your child will be welcomed into a loving and stable family. We promise to love and cherish them. We would love to know the hopes and dreams you have for your child and we would always want to share information about our child's birth family with them. We promise that they will know that they are adopted and know how special they are. They will be raised with good character, love and kindness. Also, they will be given every opportunity to thrive in this world. They will know however a family is built, it is still built with love. Being parents is our greatest adventure and accomplishment thus far. We strive to give them the best opportunities to succeed. We believe that with hard work, dedication and a lot of love, you can do anything and we will for your child too.
We enjoy spending time with family. We go on day trips vacations and just enjoy hanging out at each other's houses having cookouts. We love playing sports together and separate. Kristie plays soccer and Dave plays lacrosse. Together we play in leagues that have football, dodgeball and kickball. We also love watching Ella do extracurricular activities like dance, gymnastics, soccer and theater.
Thank you for considering us as a potential parents for your child we have been looking forward to it it's expanding our family. We look forward to what interest another child may bring to our family and look forward to encouraging them to explore all different activities. Words can't express how ready we are to become parents again and no it would not be possible without you. We know that you have a difficult decision to make and will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Dave & Kristie
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