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Pete & Kelly

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit about us. We hope our fun and caring personalities shine through! We have considered adoption for many years and feel the time is right for us to start a family. We are honored to be part of this journey and for the opportunity to share our love with a child.

About Us

Police Officer - School Resource Officer
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, General Studies
Master's Degree in Finance
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

A Snowy Afternoon in New Mexico

We lead an active lifestyle and have a lot of fun together! We are both supportive of local activities. We opened our home to foreign exchange students to cook meals for the international food night at the high school. We attend the local schools' band concerts, events at the local theater and attend sporting events at the junior high and high school. We play in a local softball league, snowmobile, ride ATV's, play ping-pong in the basement and attend family and friend gatherings often.

Kelly volunteers as an Olympia Leadership Advocate. She meets with five high school girls once a month to review a leadership curriculum. She shares her experiences as a woman leading groups, projects and companies. Kelly also recently became an elected trustee member of the local private high school.

Pete likes to play his guitar and use his tractor.

We also like to travel to new places and hit some of our favorites regularly. We enjoy discussing how we will incorporate a child into all of this. We are excited to go to similar places to play and see it all through the perspective of a child!

What Makes Us Unique

Downton Abbey

We are spontaneous and enjoy taking advantage of the next opportunity for an adventure! For example, in Texas we played MoJo kickball. It is a game made up by some locals and is a morph of baseball and dodgeball. We also took an opportunity to extend a work trip into a girls weekend in London, including a tour of the Downton Abbey Castle. Another time we got together a group of friends at an AirBnB in New Orleans for New Year's. However, we also have been known to leave the house to go to the store and deciding, it's a nice day, let's go to the national park for a hike! We do not try to over plan or over think the opportunities we are presented, allowing us to make new friends from all walks of life. Whether it be Texas, Ohio, several other states in the U.S., Canada or Germany, there are spare bedrooms at the ready for our family to visit!

Fun Facts About Us:

  • Pete joined the Marines when he was 17 and celebrated his 18th birthday while in boot camp.

  • We starred in a reality TV show.

  • Kelly was at the 2002 Super Bowl best known for the 'wardrobe malfunction.'

  • Pete has over 50 cousins on his mother's side of the family alone.

  • Kelly was a nanny for four little girls under the age of five while going to college at night.

  • We both had part-time jobs as pedi-cab operators.

  • Pete attended over 100 live concerts in one year.

  • Kelly got to take batting practice inside Fenway Park.

  • Kelly was captain of her high school field hockey and tennis teams.

  • Kelly dresses up for St. Paddy's day every year.

  • Video


    Exploring Colorado
    Exploring Colorado
    Pete & His Guitar
    Pete & His Guitar
    Ice Fishing
    Ice Fishing
    Snowmobiling Selfie
    Snowmobiling Selfie
    Happy St. Paddy's Day!
    Happy St. Paddy's Day!
    Winter Wonderland in Our Backyard
    Winter Wonderland in Our Backyard
    Vacation in Florida
    Vacation in Florida
    All Dressed Up
    All Dressed Up
    Dinner at the Lake
    Dinner at the Lake
    Mountain Biking in Colorado
    Mountain Biking in Colorado
    Pete's Partner For a Day
    Pete's Partner For a Day
    At a Friend's Wedding
    At a Friend's Wedding
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    Exploring Colorado
    Exploring Colorado
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    Pete & His Guitar
    Pete & His Guitar
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    Ice Fishing
    Ice Fishing
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    Snowmobiling Selfie
    Snowmobiling Selfie
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    Happy St. Paddy's Day!
    Happy St. Paddy's Day!
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    Winter Wonderland in Our Backyard
    Winter Wonderland in Our Backyard
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    Vacation in Florida
    Vacation in Florida
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    All Dressed Up
    All Dressed Up
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    Dinner at the Lake
    Dinner at the Lake
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    Mountain Biking in Colorado
    Mountain Biking in Colorado
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    Pete's Partner For a Day
    Pete's Partner For a Day
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    At a Friend's Wedding
    At a Friend's Wedding

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Home Sweet Home

    We live in Maine which is referred to as Vacationland! We love living in Maine, because it has four distinct seasons that each offer endless outdoor activities. Our town has a population of approximately 4,200 people and offers a very family friendly environment. We live in a rural setting, but our downtown is only ten minutes away. The local school system is known to be one of the best in the region and offers many diverse opportunities for learning such as music, foreign language and theater programs. Youth sports are very popular. We attend many music, theater and sporting events. They're all a great way to interact with the community.

    Our home is located on five acres and has mountain views! There is lots of room to run, play, ride bikes or snowmobile! Our house is a large three bedroom home surrounded by many beautiful trees. The layout of our home is an open concept with a fire place in the living room. During meals we often see deer, turkey and a variety of other birds on our property. We also enjoy picking apples, wild strawberries and raspberries that grow in our backyard! We have a large walkout basement where we enjoy playing ping pong and entertaining family and friends. The setting of our home will be a wonderful place for a child to grow up and explore!

    Our Extended Families

    Holidays With Family

    We live in Kelly's home town, where many immediate and extended families live. We often visit and interact with local family on a weekly basis. Examples include attending our nephews sporting events and taking them to the local ice cream parlor! We also love to host or attend BBQ's with friends and family throughout the year...and of course a favorite meal is steaming fresh Maine lobster!

    Lake Life

    During the summer our favorite activity is "Lake Life!" We are very lucky to have a pristine lake just minutes from our home where several family members have waterfront properties. While at the lake we enjoy boating, fishing, and relaxing with family. The children in our extended family love to go tubing and swimming!

    Pete's parents and siblings live out of state, but enjoy coming to Maine for visits. During a recent summer vacation four of Pete's nieces visited and spent a week at the lake with us. The girls enjoyed endless hours of swimming and playing games together. Highlights for the girls were going for ATV rides with "Uncle Pete and Aunt Kelly!" and playing on the giant rainbow unicorn float! Even though Pete's family lives out of state, we stay in close contact via social media and annual trips to visit.

    We are thrilled to have the opportunity to grow our family and share our adventures and things we love the most with a child!

    From Us to You

    Hello! We are Kelly and Pete. We have been married for over twelve years, together for about fourteen. We currently do not have any children and are tremendously excited to grow our family and provide a lifetime of love, support and adventures. We appreciate and respect you for taking part in this life-changing journey. The fact you are reading this speaks volumes for how much you care about your child. We are grateful for the chance to share our story and hope you enjoy getting to know us better.

    Thank you for taking the time to review our profile and consider us as adoptive parents. We are happy to support you in your difficult and courageous decision. We are thankful for the opportunity to provide a fun, loving and supportive home. We are committed to providing guidance and opportunities to allow strong, healthy and successful growth of a child.

    Should you pursue adoption and select us, please have comfort in knowing the child will always know you and the difficult, courageous, loving decision you made. We will always be positive about you and your decision, never denying the child the opportunity to have more people in their life to love and care for them. We have built an excellent support system. We intend to instill the importance of having a great support system whether that be immediate or extended family, friends or community members.

    Depending on your comfort level and wishes, we look forward to keeping you informed and allow you to watch the growth and development. We plan to share pictures, letters, updates, and are open to a reunion in person. We are open to methods that are mutually agreeable, such as having a shared media site we can maintain and you can check in on whenever you want. We intend to share a life book with the child at an early age using age-appropriate conversation, and we will ensure the child knows who you are. We truly believe everything happens for a reason and look forward to learning more about you.

    We are both very outgoing and enjoy living full lives. As the oldest sibling in each of our families, we both tend to be natural leaders. We have been through a lot as a couple; we supported each other through challenges such as college degrees, a police academy, and remodeling several homes. Through the good and the bad times, we always try to build on each other's strengths and weaknesses. In that sense, we are in fact a good team. Words can't describe how thrilled we are to start this next chapter in our lives.

    We will provide a safe loving environment with the support, guidance and freedom to choose their own path in life. We will encourage good education, a thirst for knowledge for whatever their passion may be. Whether they are college bound or want to learn a trade, our goal is to be supportive and provide the guidance, tools and opportunities for success.

    Life is a journey, and we always try to make the best of every situation. We are active, spontaneous, and hard-working people. We embody the work hard play hard approach to life and love to have fun. We are very excited to incorporate a child into our lives by mentoring, teaching, and playing together as a family.

    We have always considered adoption the most logical approach to building our family. We take life head on, adapting to whatever situations present themselves with optimism. We both are fun, loving and supportive people. We are kind, respectful and loyal and build our home around those core values.

    There is no higher gift than the gift of life. We are honored you have taken the time to get to know us a little bit and consider allowing us to have the amazing opportunity and responsibility of raising a miracle child. We wish you peace and love.

    Pete & Kelly


    Tom Hanks
    Hugh Jackman
    Meryl Streep
    Anne Hathaway
    Dan Brown
    Dean Koontz
    The Total Money Make Over
    Hunger Games
    Candy Bar
    Reeses Peanut Buttercup
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)
    Childhood Memory
    Playing sports with my dad
    Riding my bike
    Childhood Toy
    Children's Book
    The Chronicles of Narnia
    Blueberries for Sal
    Classic Movie
    Robin Hood
    Pretty Woman
    Day of Week
    Lemon Bar
    Chocolate Pudding
    Disney Movie
    Dream Car
    Range Rover Sport
    Dream Job
    Police Officer
    Interior Design
    Dream Vacation
    Family Activity
    Hanging at the lake
    Ping Pong
    Flower / Plant
    Form of Exercise
    Mountain Biking
    Holiday Song
    Deck the Halls
    All I want for Christmas
    Holiday Tradition
    Visiting the magnificent mile in Chicago
    Stocking Exchange
    Ice Cream
    Birthday cake
    Orange Sherbert
    Junk Food
    Mozzarella Sticks
    Leisure Activity
    Hanging at the Lake with family and friends #lakelife
    Memory with a Child
    Helping a special needs student be a police officer for a day
    Road trips with nieces, Boston trips with nephew
    Memory with Spouse
    Attending a world series game
    First baseball game together
    Saving Private Ryan
    Dirty Dancing
    Movie Munchie
    Peanut M&M's
    Movie Quote
    "You can do it"
    Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive
    Movie Type
    Greatest Showman
    Musical Group
    Nursery Rhyme
    Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
    Peter Piper
    Olympic Event
    Downhill Skiing
    Personal Hero
    Dave Ramsey
    Condoleezza Rice
    Any local theater
    Shel Silverstein
    Quality about my Spouse
    Sense of Humor
    Alwasy be ready!
    The most courageous act is to think for yourself
    Buffalo Wild Wings
    Psalm 23:4
    1 Peter 4:8, Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
    Shopping Store
    Nordstrom Rack
    Lord Have Mercy On The Working Man
    Queens Don't
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    Sports Star
    Michael Jordan
    Jason Varitek
    Sports Team
    Chicago Bears
    Red Sox
    Subject in School
    Wonder Woman
    Thing to Cook
    Mediterranean Food
    Time of Day
    Big breakfasst on Sunday Mornings
    Sunday morning family time
    TV Show
    American Pickers
    Golden Girls
    TV Show Character
    T. J. Hooker
    Julia Sugarbaker
    Type of Music
    Vacation Spot
    Video Game
    Mario Brothers

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