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Kevin & Stephanie

Thank you so much for considering us to be your child's adoptive parents. We hope that our profile can you give you even a tiny glimpse into how much love and respect we have for one another and the unconditional love we are ready and excited to give your child.

About Us

Kevin
Stephanie
Job
Federal Agent
Teacher
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice
Master's Degree in School Social Work
Children
Taylor
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Making Breakfast Together

On a typical weekend, we wake up and cook breakfast together as a family. Then we head over to our amazing gym right across the street. We love taking Taylor there while we work out because they have cool classes for the kids like dance, art, sports skills, and gymnastics.

Afterwards we might go to the movies or do something in Washington, D.C. We love to visit the memorials and museums. We'll see live shows like Paw Patrol, Marvel Superheroes, PBR Bull Riding, and Cirque du Soleil. We'll walk around festivals or do other fun family activities like bowling, ice skating, or apple picking.

Our friends group consists of young families with children from babies to Taylor's age. We often get together and do cookouts.

On Sundays we go to church where many of our friends and school friends go. They have an amazing children's worship service but we think Taylor especially loves the free donuts! Afterwards, we'll go to brunch at our favorite café, go grocery shopping for the week and then head home to cuddle on the couch as a family and watch a movie on Disney+.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Walking Together

Stephanie About Kevin: Aside from the fact that I still feel butterflies when I see him and he's successful at everything he puts his mind to, he makes me laugh all the time. He'll say a quote from a movie at the perfect moment or do a little jig in the kitchen that will leave me in hysterics. He is also incredibly loving. It's the little things like reaching for my hand while we walk or putting a blanket over me in the morning when he leaves for work. Kevin is fiercely devoted to his family. A couple years ago, Kevin was on a career trajectory that was taking him to the executive level. But he saw the high divorce rate and the time away from home the job required and he decided that that wasn't the life he wanted. He chose his family. He chose us.

Kevin About Stephanie: I love that I am married to my best friend. In addition to being the funniest person I know, she is beautiful, intelligent, honest, and a loving mother. She challenges me, supports me, and makes me want to be the best version of myself. Stephanie grew up all over the world, which has made her well-rounded and resilient. I'm amazed at how adaptable she is, overcoming each of life's challenges as they are thrown at her. I always have fun with her, and when I'm not with her, I miss her.

10 Fun Facts About Us:

  • Stephanie attended middle school in Prague and graduated high school in Abidjan in West Africa.
  • While on vacation in Alaska, Kevin spontaneously participated in a Sprint Triathlon and placed first in his age bracket.
  • After watching the movie Burnt and The Hundred-Foot Journey, we try a Michelin-starred restaurant once a year.
  • On one cruise, we were both the Movie Trivia and Doubles Ping Pong champions. You'll also find us singing Karaoke and in a Paper, Rock, Scissors tournament.
  • We like seeing shows and got to see Wicked in London and Hamilton in D.C.
  • We met in Tokyo, Japan and went on three dates before Stephanie moved across the world to join him. We dated for two months and got married three months after that.
  • Stephanie teaches at the same small private school our son attends. They drive to and from school together, sees him in the hallways, and sometimes eats lunch with him.
  • We are huge Marvel movie and Star Wars fans.
  • Stephanie has a Masters in School Social Work but originally started college as a Classical Voice major. Our home is always filled with music and singing.
  • Kevin is a recipient of the Red Cross Heroes award for his participation in a rescue as a member of a federal search and rescue team.
  • Video

    Photos

    Selfie While Celebrating Kevin's Aunt & Uncle's 50th Anniversary
    Selfie While Celebrating Kevin's Aunt & Uncle's 50th Anniversary
    Mother/Son Day on the Last Day of Summer
    Mother/Son Day on the Last Day of Summer
    Helmet Dive in Aruba
    Helmet Dive in Aruba
    Ping Pong Tournament
    Ping Pong Tournament
    We Laugh Even When We're Just Cuddling on the Couch!
    We Laugh Even When We're Just Cuddling on the Couch!
    Light Saber Battles are a Daily Occurrence in Our Home!
    Light Saber Battles are a Daily Occurrence in Our Home!
    Taking Our Son Ice Skating for the First Time
    Taking Our Son Ice Skating for the First Time
    Fun at an Arcade
    Fun at an Arcade
    Cornhole is a Favorite Game
    Cornhole is a Favorite Game
    Snow Day With Friends
    Snow Day With Friends
    The Yoda Fountain Outside Lucasfilm in San Francisco
    The Yoda Fountain Outside Lucasfilm in San Francisco
    Christmas at the White House Tour
    Christmas at the White House Tour
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    Selfie While Celebrating Kevin's Aunt & Uncle's 50th Anniversary
    Selfie While Celebrating Kevin's Aunt & Uncle's 50th Anniversary
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    Mother/Son Day on the Last Day of Summer
    Mother/Son Day on the Last Day of Summer
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    Helmet Dive in Aruba
    Helmet Dive in Aruba
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    Ping Pong Tournament
    Ping Pong Tournament
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    We Laugh Even When We're Just Cuddling on the Couch!
    We Laugh Even When We're Just Cuddling on the Couch!
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    Light Saber Battles are a Daily Occurrence in Our Home!
    Light Saber Battles are a Daily Occurrence in Our Home!
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    Taking Our Son Ice Skating for the First Time
    Taking Our Son Ice Skating for the First Time
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    Fun at an Arcade
    Fun at an Arcade
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    Cornhole is a Favorite Game
    Cornhole is a Favorite Game
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    Snow Day With Friends
    Snow Day With Friends
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    The Yoda Fountain Outside Lucasfilm in San Francisco
    The Yoda Fountain Outside Lucasfilm in San Francisco
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    Christmas at the White House Tour
    Christmas at the White House Tour

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We truly love where we live. We live in a newly developed town in Virginia right outside of Washington, D.C. Our town is full of young families so there is plenty for kids to do. For us, since we have a son, we've gotten to know a lot of families because of his involvement with Little League baseball, basketball, and flag football. Many of these families we've known since Taylor was a tiny baby in tumbles class.

    Our neighborhood is brand new so all the neighbors are pretty close. Our close friends are all our neighbors with children from babies to Taylor's age. We meet up outside to play, go to the neighborhood parks, or go swimming. Our neighborhood has a clubhouse, a pool, playgrounds, a dog park, basketball courts, and tennis courts.

    Our personal favorite is that it has a path that connects our neighborhood to an outdoor plaza with stores, restaurants, and a movie theater. Every December, the plaza closes the streets and gives free carriage rides, hot cocoa, Santa pictures, and a fireworks show. We are also right across the street from a Lifetime gym, a middle school, and a high school.

    We live in a three-story home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Our house has an open floor plan with a kitchen that we instantly fell in love with. It has a humongous breakfast counter that Taylor sits at to do his homework or draw while we cook dinner or Stephanie bakes cookies.

    Our Extended Families

    Stephanie's Family Likes to Have Fun

    We both feel truly blessed to have amazing families. Kevin's family is from the Indiana/Illinois area while Stephanie's family is from California. Kevin has a huge extended family that reunites every 4th of July. That is one of our favorite traditions. The town throws a spectacular fireworks show and it happens to be in his mother's backyard! Everyone shows up during the day and swims in the pool, plays ping pong, pool, cornhole, Left Right Center, and 31. When it gets close to show time, everyone grabs blankets and lays on the grass clapping and cheering while the fireworks show goes on. Stephanie's family has an amazing reunion every year as well. We all meet up in places like Las Vegas or Maui. We stay at different resorts and hang out at the pool all day every day and see musicals and other shows. We try different restaurants and do fun stuff like ziplining, go kart racing, bowling, and Bingo.

    Kevin's Family

    Kevin's sister has an adopted child and is currently fostering two children. His cousin has three adopted children! Stephanie's family is very diverse. They are Filipino, Pacific Islander, and Spanish. Her extended family members are Mexican, Lebanese, and Turkish, and Native American. Both families are loving, supportive, and excited about our adoption journey.

    From Us to You

    It's hard to write in words how we feel. Both you and us are at a pivotal time in our lives. You are probably pouring through so many profiles trying to find that connection that will give you a sign that they are the couple meant to raise your child. And we are so desperately trying to find the right words. Not to tell you what we think birth parents want to hear, but words that can depict what we're truly like, what type of parents we will be to this child, the type of home they will grow up in, and how much love we will shower him or her with.

    When we met each other, we felt it in our bones that we were meant to be together. We took a chance and married after only five months of dating. That was 18 years ago! We knew we wanted a family. For eight long years, we prayed that God would bless us with a baby. Every Sunday, tears would pour down Stephanie's face while she pleaded with God to answer their prayers. After two rounds of IVF, we were blessed with our son, Taylor.

    In 2018, Stephanie found out that she had a severe case of Endometriosis. One of her ovaries and fallopian tubes required removal. One year later it came back and her last ovary was removed along with any chance of another biological child. Because adoption was always something we had thought about, we felt it was the way we were meant to grow our family.

    Stephanie feels incredibly lucky to be a first grade teacher at a small private school. She and Taylor go to school together. Sometimes they can eat lunch together. Our school is preschool-fifth grade with the plan of expanding into middle school. Her work is incredibly supportive of our adoption journey and knows that she will take time off to be with the baby. And when the baby is ready for preschool, we will be there. We will know the teachers in your child's life. Your child will be safe and receive a high-quality education.

    Our promise to you is that your child will be loved beyond measure. As an infant, all cries will be answered. Food and shelter will be provided. Your child will be swaddled and held with care. As a toddler, your child will be taught to walk, to say please and thank you, and how to play with others. In school, your child will be taught how important school is and how to be a good person. As a teenager, your child will be taught to be more independent, to remain respectful to adults, to procure good quality friendships, and to value money earned through honest hard work. After high school, we will continue to be there for guidance. Love will always be there. Your child will travel the world to see beyond our borders and appreciate different cultures.

    And throughout all of this, your child will know his or her adoption story. They will know that they were loved so much that they have two sets of parents- the ones that brought them into this world and the ones that raised them. Stories, letters, and pictures will be shared if that is what you feel comfortable with. Please know that your child will grow up knowing you loved him or her. You will not be forgotten. Your story is the genesis to our story.

    Kevin & Stephanie

    Favorites

    Kevin
    Stephanie
    Actor
    Chris Hemsworth
    Chris Pratt
    Actress
    Emily Blunt
    Reese Witherspoon
    Animal
    Dog
    Dolphin
    Author
    Stephen King
    Dean Kootz
    Book
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Night by Elie Wiesel
    Candy Bar
    Twix
    I don't care for candy bars but I love Haribo gummy bears!
    Cartoon
    Duck Takes
    The Jetsons and Muppet Babies
    Childhood Memory
    Cross Country Road Trip
    Playing school with my Grandpa as the student with a chalkboard he built for me
    Childhood Toy
    Nintendo
    I loved my roller skates
    Children's Book
    The Giving Tree
    The Babysitter's Club- I was obsessed!
    City
    Chicago
    Prague
    Classic Movie
    A Christmas Carol
    Mary Poppins and Sound of Music
    Color
    Blue
    Pink and Mint
    Day of Week
    Saturday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Chocolate Lava Cake
    Creme Brulee
    Disney Movie
    Marvel Movies
    Moana
    Dream Car
    Jeep Wrangler
    Range Rover
    Dream Job
    Space Force
    Singing on Broadway
    Dream Vacation
    Alaskan Cruise
    Northern Lights in Iceland
    Family Activity
    Playing Ping Pong
    Family walks
    Flower / Plant
    Rose
    Orchids
    Food
    Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
    A good New York style pizza
    Form of Exercise
    Running
    Barbell Class
    Fruit
    Apples
    Mango
    Game
    Ping Pong
    31, Taboo, and movie trivia
    Hobby
    Running
    Cooking and baking
    Holiday
    Christmas
    Christmas
    Holiday Song
    O Holy Night live by Kelly Clarkson
    Baby It's Cold Outside
    Holiday Tradition
    Shopping for Stocking Stuffers on Christmas Eve
    Decorating for Christmas blasting Christmas songs
    Ice Cream
    Chocolate Chip
    Haagan Daz Coffee or Green Tea
    Junk Food
    Candy- Hi Chews and Twizzlers
    Ice Cream
    Leisure Activity
    Walking
    Attending Musicals
    Magazine
    Mens Health
    Entertainment Weekly
    Memory with a Child
    Playing catch with my son for the first time
    Watching our son dip his toes into the ocean for the first time- I can still see that smile
    Memory with Spouse
    Watching bears in Alaska
    Touring Europe for a month
    Movie
    Avengers Endgame
    The Goonies
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn with extra popcorn salt
    Nachos
    Movie Quote
    "Get to the choppa!" - Predator
    "Did we just become best friends?" -Stepbrothers
    Movie Type
    Action
    Hallmark Movies
    Musical
    Hamilton
    Les Miserables
    Musical Group
    Linkin Park
    The Cranberries
    Nursery Rhyme
    ABCs
    Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
    Olympic Event
    Curling
    Swimming
    Personal Hero
    My mom
    My grandpa and my husband- both incredible men who put family first
    Play
    12 Angry Men
    Quality about my Spouse
    Her sense of humor
    Fiercely devoted to his family
    Quote
    "It's better to be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt." (Abraham Lincoln)
    "The pain you feel today is the strength you will feel tomorrow."
    Restaurant
    The Original Pancake House
    Sammy's Woodfired Pizza
    Sandwich
    Peant Butter & Jelly
    Something with avocado and alfalfa sprouts
    Scripture
    "And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." Revelations 22:7
    "For this child I have prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition when I asked of him" 1 Samuel 1:27
    Shopping Store
    Target
    Nordstrom Rack
    Song
    Waiting for the End by Linkin Park
    Linger by the Cranberries
    Sport to Play
    Baseball
    Does Bags count?
    Sport to Watch
    Football
    Olympic swimming, gymnastics, and ice skating
    Sports Star
    Michael Jordan
    Robbie Gould- My husband makes fun of me but I cheer for him every time
    Sports Team
    Chicago Bears
    U.S. Olympic Teams
    Subject in School
    Math
    Music
    Superhero
    Spiderman
    Captain America, Black Widow, Wonder Woman
    Thing to Cook
    Pancakes
    Cookies
    Time of Day
    Morning cuddle time
    Sitting in bed, sipping coffee, watching the news with Taylor cuddling next to me
    Tradition
    4th of July in Indiana
    Family Reunions in different cities
    TV Show
    Cheers
    Friends, Gilmore Girls, The Walking Dead, The Mandalorian
    TV Show Character
    Zack Morris
    Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
    Type of Music
    Alternative
    80's and 90's
    Vacation Spot
    Cancun
    Maui
    Video Game
    Legend of Zelda
    Call of Duty Zombies

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