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Kevin & Ashley
We are over-the-moon excited to become first-time parents through the miracle of adoption. This must be an overwhelming and difficult time for you but please know you are a blessing to whatever family you choose. We thank you for taking the time to consider us and read through our profile. We wish you the very best as you make your decision.
What It Means to Become Parents
We are overjoyed at the possibility of welcoming our first child through the miracle of adoption. To us, being a parent means always providing a safe, loving and understanding foundation to help a child learn and grow. We believe that being a parent means understanding that it’s just as important to a child to celebrate their accomplishments as it is to hug them when they’re feeling sad.
We are so excited at just the idea of doing everything in our power to help our child become who he/she was always meant to be and to remind our child every single day how incredibly loved they are by not only us, but by their birth mother as well. We look forward to celebrating every part of our child’s life. You can be sure that the part of that journey we will celebrate first and most often will be the incredible act of love it took for their birth mother to choose us as parents for her little angel.
We enjoy an active, social and peaceful lifestyle. We love staying active by going to the gym, jogging around the neighborhood with our dogs and doing yoga at home. While we enjoy a low-key evening at home as much as anyone else, we are always looking forward to the next dinner or concert with friends or Disneyland day with our extended family.
Perhaps our favorite everyday activity we do as a family is walk around our community lake. The lake is definitely at the heart of our little city and is set beneath a beautiful mountain range. As we walk around the lake with our dogs, we love seeing parents fishing with their children and neighborhood friends racing around the lake on their bikes and scooters. Our dogs’ favorite part about the lake? The ducks! (Although we can’t say the ducks feel the same way!)
We’re super close to both the beach and the mountains so our summers are filled with lazy days at beautiful southern California beaches and our winters are filled with magical snow days. We love creating memories for our family that will last a lifetime and absolutely cannot wait to begin creating memories with a little angel to call our own.
Adoption in Our Family
Adoption has touched our lives in beautiful ways.
Ashley has a cousin, Jamie, who was adopted at just three weeks old by her aunt and uncle. While Jamie was raised as an only child, she and Ashley have been as close as sisters their entire lives. They were bridesmaids in each other’s weddings and Ashley and Kevin are godparents to Jamie’s two adorable children!
Jamie’s adoption story was something that was celebrated by our entire family from the moment she was brought home from the hospital. Jamie has also had a wonderful open relationship with her birth family throughout her entire life. Most importantly, Jamie has always been so proud of her adoption story and loves talking about how she has two families that love her so much! We have seen first-hand how important it is for an adopted child to have a healthy relationship with ALL who love him or her.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in sunny southern California. It’s home to many active young families and is set among Magnolia tree-lined streets with a gorgeous lake at the city’s center. Neighborhood children ride their bikes and play tag until the streetlights come on. Our community has dozens of beautiful parks and 10 pools to cool down in during the summer.
Our home is our favorite place. Our walls and shelves display photos of our loving family and artwork we’ve collected from our travels around the world. We have plenty of room for a growing family with three bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms.
Our backyard is a perfect place to have fun and relax. We have lots of green grass with bright yellow flowers and fragrant lavender plants along the side fence. Star jasmine grows along the back fence and fills the backyard with the most wonderful smell in the summer when it’s in full bloom. Kevin recently planted an olive tree in our backyard and we’re excited to watch it grow along with our family.
Some of our favorite memories include inviting our friends and family over for parties in the Spring and Summer. Kevin grills up yummy steaks and hot dogs on the BBQ while Ashley does crafts with our young niece and nephews. At night, we fire up the outdoor projector and watch movies under the stars and stuff ourselves with s’mores. We always think those days and nights with our family in our home are a little piece of magic.
Our Extended Families
To us, the word “Family” means a bond that lasts forever. From parents to cousins, we embrace and love our families with all our hearts.
Ashley has a tight-knit relationship with her two siblings and loves spoiling her nephews. Kevin smiles every time Ashley tells her nephews that she will always be there for them. Kevin is an only child but grew up with lots of cousins. He remembers sleepovers with his cousins when they would swim all day and play video games all night. We’re all extremely close even as adults and look forward to raising our families together.
We LOVE the holidays! (Especially Thanksgiving and Christmas.) Each year, we host Thanksgiving and Christmas parties at our home for our extended families who come from all over to enjoy the festive parties full of traditional Thanksgiving meals, gingerbread decorating and Christmas-themed games. One year, we had to decorate Ashley’s grandma as a Christmas tree for one of the games. Grandma loved it and wore the decorations all night!
We love reminiscing together about all our wonderful family memories and can’t wait for all the new and exciting adventures ahead of us.
From Us to You
First and foremost: Thank You. Thank you for considering the incredibly difficult and selfless decision to place your baby for adoption. It must feel impossible to try to make this life-changing decision for yourself and your baby based upon a letter, a video and a few pictures. The only advice I can hope to offer is to trust your heart since you, and only you, know what’s best for your child. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us.
We’re Kevin and Ashley! We’re happily married and live in beautiful Orange County, California. We are over-the-moon excited to welcome our first child into our family through the miracle of adoption. We’ve dreamed of being parents for many years and are so excited to shower our little one with all the love, support and understanding in the world.
We dream of showing our child everything GOOD the world has to offer. We hope to show them how to love unconditionally and to earn and demand respect from the people in their lives by first setting a good example through our own actions. These are the wonderful values that our parents instilled in us throughout our lives. We were lucky to have parents who were there for us every hour of every day. They still are. This is something that we hope to pass on to our children.
We will be there to pick them up when they fall down, hug them when they’re sad, kiss them every day, and to be their loudest cheerleaders throughout their entire lives. We will remind them constantly about how much they were loved by their birthmother and how proud we are of our story and how our family came together.
We will show them the beauty in the simple things in life: story time before bed, feeding the ducks and fishing at the lake, the feeling of sand between their toes at the beach and the warmth of a fireplace on a cold night.
We will show our children the world. We were both lucky enough to travel all over the world with our family when we were kids and we love traveling to new places and revisiting old favorites together as a couple. Kevin even spent a year in college living in Germany and made lifelong friends in the process. We will teach our children that different cultures are to be respected and admired and we will help create unique and special memories that will shape them into well-rounded adults.
We will show them the value of a good education and hard work. Kevin does online marketing for a very well-known international private school and his office is a five-minute drive from our home. One of the awesome perks of his job includes free private school education for our children. Our child will have all the advantages a world-class education brings. We will show our children that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, and the support of a loving family.
Most importantly, we’ll show them what it means to be loved unconditionally. Our child will have two parents who love one another who will be there every single day to make them breakfast and take them to school in the morning and to make them dinner and read to them and kiss them at night. Our child will have grandparents who live five minutes away who will stop at nothing to spend as much time as possible with their grand baby and will be at every baseball game, recital or awards assembly. They’ll have cousins, aunts and uncles all who cannot wait to meet the newest member of our family!
Thank you so much for taking the time to consider us. We hope you share our vision of a happy and exciting life for your little one. We are so excited for you to see your baby grow and thrive in this life we envision. We’ll keep you updated with pictures and letters every step of the way. We wish you nothing but the very best in making this important decision. <,/p>
Kevin & Ashley
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