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Melvin & Kristin

We believe that adoption is a selfless gift. We have so much love to give and we are humbled that you have chosen to read our profile and learn more about us. To choose us to be your child's parents would be such an amazing blessing to us. We hope that you consider us and we look forward to this incredible journey that lies ahead.

About Us

Engineering Technician II
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology
Bachelor's Degree in Life Science Teaching
Legally Married

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Vacation Up North

We love to travel! We typically go on at least 1 big trip each year as well as take a couple smaller ones. Our favorite types of smaller trips include weekend getaways “Up North” where we like to hike, explore smaller rural towns, and hangout by the lake. Our bigger trips are typically tropical. We both absolutely love going on Caribbean cruises. Our favorite trip was probably the first cruise we took together as a couple. It was a 7-night Caribbean cruise. We visited various islands such as St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. We love taking tours and learning about the local life. It is so exciting to wake up each morning in a different location with a whole new area to explore.

Melvin enjoys walking around town and taking pictures of all the beautiful scenery. We like trying the local cuisine and shopping the local markets. We also enjoy the beach life! Kristin loves snorkeling! On one of our cruises Melvin chose a Sea Turtle excursion and we got to snorkel with Sea Turtles. It was a surreal experience! We are so grateful for the travel opportunities that we have had and we are so excited to share these experiences with our child!

Our Leisure Time

Found a Geocache!

When we have some free time, we enjoy going for walks and geocaching. We love the excitement and mystery of geocaching as well as the opportunity it provides for us to get outdoors. We also enjoy doing escape rooms and watching movies. We love a good mystery and we love playing board games too! It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise then that our favorite board game is Clue. We enjoy having game nights with our friends and families and grilling outside when the weather is nice. In addition to activities we enjoy doing together, we believe it is important to maintain individual interests and hobbies as well. Melvin is a major football fan! Go Pack Go! He participates in a Fantasy Football league each year and enjoys collecting football cards as well.. Kristin enjoys various arts and crafts. She has tried acrylic painting, knitting, cross-stitching, and working with clay, but some of her favorites include diamond painting and coloring.

We look forward to sharing many of these experiences with our child and also discovering new interests and hobbies as a family.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Let the Vacation Begin!

Kristin About Melvin: Melvin is a very caring individual. He is a great listener and puts a lot of thought into things before he speaks. He is very loyal and places great value on friends and family. Melvin’s personality really shines when he is around his loved ones and the contentment he feels when hanging out with family and friends is contagious in the very best way.

Melvin About Kristin: Kristin has so much love for her family. She goes above and beyond to make sure everything is good with them and if anything isn’t she will do everything in her power to fix whatever the issue is. Kristin is a child of God. Her resolve for us to find a way to attend church even on the occasional weekend when it doesn’t seem like it will fit into our schedules is admirable. I love that I found someone that cares for animals as much as I do. Kristin is also an avid game player and the two of us share a love of all kinds of games. From computer games to board games to card games and everything in between we love to play games with each other and with our family and friends.


Beautiful View in the Olympic Mountains
Beautiful View in the Olympic Mountains
Hiking in the Rainforest in Washington with Our Niece
Hiking in the Rainforest in Washington with Our Niece
Playtime at a Nearby Park
Playtime at a Nearby Park
Fun Weekend Trip to See Mt. Rushmore
Fun Weekend Trip to See Mt. Rushmore
Date Night Painting
Date Night Painting
Ready for a Relaxing Evening at Sea
Ready for a Relaxing Evening at Sea
Take Me out to the Ballgame!
Take Me out to the Ballgame!
Wearing Our Matching Star Wars Shirts
Wearing Our Matching Star Wars Shirts
Portrait By the Falls
Portrait By the Falls
Reading to Eliana on Christmas Eve
Reading to Eliana on Christmas Eve
Mel with his Favorite Team's Helmet at the NFL Experience
Mel with his Favorite Team's Helmet at the NFL Experience
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Beautiful View in the Olympic Mountains
Beautiful View in the Olympic Mountains
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Hiking in the Rainforest in Washington with Our Niece
Hiking in the Rainforest in Washington with Our Niece
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Playtime at a Nearby Park
Playtime at a Nearby Park
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Fun Weekend Trip to See Mt. Rushmore
Fun Weekend Trip to See Mt. Rushmore
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Date Night Painting
Date Night Painting
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Ready for a Relaxing Evening at Sea
Ready for a Relaxing Evening at Sea
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Take Me out to the Ballgame!
Take Me out to the Ballgame!
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Wearing Our Matching Star Wars Shirts
Wearing Our Matching Star Wars Shirts
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Portrait By the Falls
Portrait By the Falls
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Reading to Eliana on Christmas Eve
Reading to Eliana on Christmas Eve
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Mel with his Favorite Team's Helmet at the NFL Experience
Mel with his Favorite Team's Helmet at the NFL Experience

Our Extended Families

Cruisin' with Kristin's Family

Every week, typically on Sunday, we have a family dinner with Kristin’s side of the family. We take turns cooking and sometimes it turns into a bit of a potluck. There is lots of laughter, reminiscing, and sometimes a game or two. It is a time we look forward to each week.

Picture Time with Mel's Family

Melvin’s family lives about 3 hours away. We go there a few times each year and his family comes to visit us as well. When we are visiting with Mel’s family we play lots of board games! It is almost guaranteed that we will learn a new game when we are all together. We also like to spend time outside chatting by the fire or playing yard games such as Kan Jam. Even when we can’t be together in person, we like to play games virtually using video chat.

Family is so important to both of us and we feel so fortunate that both of our families play such important roles in our lives. They are so excited for us as we go through this adoption journey and are eager to welcome a new member to our family to love and, of course, spoil!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home!

We bought our home in 2017. Kristin grew-up a few miles from where we currently live and has family nearby. We have a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with a beautiful fenced-in yard. We have lots of young families on our street and frequently see children riding by on their bikes or running back and forth between one another’s houses.

Our neighborhood is very family friendly. We have a private neighborhood Facebook group where people post all types of information from Girl Scout fundraising to coordinating scavenger hunts for the kids to reporting lost and found items. Every summer our neighborhood has a block party and the kids play outdoor games and have water balloon fights. The city fire department stops by with one of their big trucks and chats with the kids and even hoses them off! They absolutely love it! Each week during the summer there is an ice cream truck that stops on our block too. Such fun memories for all the kids!

We are walking distance to a great playground and activity fields. We have lots of paved trails nearby and some great splash pads and lakes. The library is also walking distance and we are a very short drive from our city mall which has a movie theater, restaurants, and a kids play area. We absolutely love our community and cannot imagine a better place to raise our child!

From Us to You

We are so honored and humbled that you have taken the time to read through our profile. We cannot imagine what you are feeling right now but we are amazed by your strength. As a birth parent, you are already trying to find a way to provide the best possible life for your child. That is such a selfless gift of love and one that we would try to live up to every day.

We have been together since the beginning of 2016 and married since 2017. We discussed our desire to become parents well before we got married. We even discussed the possibility of adoption if things did not work out for us to have biological children. We both agreed that what we wanted most was a child to love, share our life with, and to watch grow into an amazing and unique person. We believe that it is love that makes a family, not biology.

We both grew up in homes that modeled the importance of family and being present for each other. As parents, we want to be active in our child’s life. We want to watch their first steps, teach them to throw a ball, cheer them on at school concerts/plays/sports, attend parent/teacher conferences, host their first sleepover, and so many other things. We also know there will be tough times and it will be just as important for us to be present during those times. Hugging our child after their first fall, helping them study for a test, listening to them talk about their first breakup, we intend to stand with our child through it all. We will guide our child as best we can as they grow into a smart and caring adult.

Though being present will be an essential part of raising our child we are also able to provide our child with other important things such as a good education, financial security, marital stability, and a strong Christian foundation. We are very fortunate to have stable jobs and enough resources to put money into savings and retirement and someday into an account for our child. Melvin also has the flexibility to work from home which could prove to be very useful throughout our child’s school years. We plan on raising our child in the Christian faith. God is an important part of our lives and we want our child to know His love from a young age.

We also want to give our child the opportunity to know their birth parent(s), and we understand that the communication needs of the birth parent(s) may change over time. We are open to exchanging emails and pictures and even video-chatting. We are also open to the possibility of future visits. If you choose us to parent your child, we can promise you that our goal will be to provide the best possible life for them, to make sure they never doubt how much they are loved, and to make sure they always have a place they can call home.

Whatever path you end up choosing, we pray that it fills you with peace and is the best path for both you and your child.

Melvin & Kristin


Harrison Ford
Tom Hanks
Helen Hunt
Sandra Bullock
J.K. Rowling
JK Rowling
Left Behind
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Candy Bar
100 Grand bar
Duck Tails
Childhood Memory
Going to Disney World with my family
Yearly trips up north to the lake with my whole family.
Childhood Toy
Hot Wheels Cars
Children's Book
Berenstain Bears
Chicks Chicka Boom Boom
Marshfield, Wi - where I grew up
Classic Movie
Star Wars
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Day of Week
Oreo Cheesecake
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Dream Car
Lamborghini Diablo
One that doesn't require any maintenance
Dream Job
General Manager for the Green Bay Packers
Travel critic for 5-star hotels
Dream Vacation
Family Vacation to Australia
Mediterranean Cruise
Family Activity
Playing games
Game night
Flower / Plant
Grilled Cheese
Form of Exercise
Collecting Football Cards
Diamond Painting
Holiday Song
Joy to the World
Oh Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Going to Christmas Eve candlelight service
Roll toss. Every holiday my brother passes my dad a dinner roll by throwing it across the table and through the ceiling light. We all get way too excited about it and cheer them on!
Ice Cream
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream Chips
Leisure Activity
Playing games
Video Games
Sports Illustrated
Memory with a Child
Helping my niece learn how to walk and being there for her first steps.
Going to Florida with my nephews. My youngest nephew was 2 at the time and he was so scared of the geckos that he tried to climb up everyone's legs whenever he saw one.
Memory with Spouse
Going on our honeymoon to the Bahamas
Snorkeling in Jamaica
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Jurassic Park
Movie Munchie
Movie Quote
May the force be with you
Movie Type
Mamma Mia
Musical Group
Nursery Rhyme
Hickory Dickory Dock
Olympic Event
Personal Hero
My Dad
My dad
Jersey Boys
Quality about my Spouse
Her love for her family
His Loyalty
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."- A.A. Milne
Red Lobster
Cheesecake Factory
Ham and Cheese
Peanut butter and jelly
John 3:17 - For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Psalm 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace for you alone Lord make me dwell in safety.
Shopping Store
Back in Black
More by Matthew West
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Aaron Rodgers
Joe Mauer
Sports Team
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Twins
Subject in School
Iron Man
Thing to Cook
Chicken breasts
Chicken wings
Time of Day
Watching football on Sunday with my Dad
Christmas Eve breakfast
TV Show
Grey's Anatomy
TV Show Character
Leroy Gethro Gibbs - NCIS
Type of Music
Classic Rock
Contemporary Christian
Vacation Spot
Caribbean cruises
Disney World
Video Game

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