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Kevin & Bridget

Your careful consideration in making an adoption plan for your child is truly a gift. We are excited to grow our family through adoption. We have a lot of love to share. We look forward to the journey that lies ahead for you, your child and, for us. Thank you for reading our profile, and considering us.

About Us

Kevin
Bridget
Job
Director
Corporate Librarian
Education
Master's Degree in Hospitality and Business
Master's Degree in Library and Information Science
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

What We Expect to Like Most About Becoming Parents

Fall Fest!

Becoming parents will be a privilege and a role that we will take very seriously. Before we were married we had conversations about building our family through adoption. We adore spending time with our nieces, nephew and our friends' children. We are Godparents to several children and enjoy being involved in their lives.

What we expect to like most about becoming parents is giving unconditional love to our child as well as teaching him or her values that are important to us, such as treating others with respect, the value of hard work and helping others. These are core values that were taught to us, and we think they are important to pass on to our child.

We look forward to the big and small moments: all the firsts (walking, talking, first day of school, first lost tooth, riding a bike, etc.); the hugs, snuggles and cuddles; and the transitions from baby to toddler to kid to teen. We are excited to start our journey to becoming parents and creating memories with our child.

Our Childhood Memories

Halloween with Our Niece and Nephew

One of Kevin's favorite childhood memories is when his parents took him and his brothers to Disney World when he was 8 years old. Kevin's favorite rides were Space Mountain and the Haunted Mansion. The visit had such an impact on Kevin that he ended up interning at Disney World while in college. He can't wait to see the delight on our child's face when we are able to take him or her to Disney World.

Bridget's mom put a lot of effort into decorating the house for several holidays: Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. When she was old enough, Bridget enjoyed helping her mom tape decorations on every door and cabinet in the house. Baking cookies and desserts was a big part of the holidays in Bridget's house as well. Bridget looks forward to creating the sense of anticipation for holidays for our child by decorating and baking for - and eventually - with him or her.

Our Leisure Time

With Family

We look forward to curling up on the couch in front of the fireplace in our living room to read with our child, and eventually, to listen to our child read to us. In addition to reading, we like to take walks and bike rides along the lakefront trail. We can't wait to take a child to all the parks and playgrounds near our house.

Bridget likes trying new recipes, listening to podcasts and watching her favorite TV shows. She's thankful that Kevin enjoys most of the shows she likes so they can watch them together.

Playing tennis is one of Kevin's favorite hobbies. He also likes to do yard work, listen to music, and attend car shows.

Getting together with our families and friends is also what we enjoy doing in our leisure time. Kevin loves surprising our nephew by picking him up from school and taking him to their favorite ice cream parlor for an after-school treat. Impromptu picnics or dinners out with our Godson's family after evening Mass often make for a fun way to end the week. Last-minute get-togethers with Kevin's brothers and their families make us thankful we moved closer to them.

Photos

Visiting Bridget's Aunt's Home
Visiting Bridget's Aunt's Home
Birthday Dinner!
Birthday Dinner!
With Our Niece and Her Dog
With Our Niece and Her Dog
Anniversary Dinner
Anniversary Dinner
On a Boat Ride on the Lake
On a Boat Ride on the Lake
In Maui
In Maui
Bridget Learns the Rules of a New Game
Bridget Learns the Rules of a New Game
Celebrating Bridget's Grandma's 95th Birthday
Celebrating Bridget's Grandma's 95th Birthday
Enjoying Our Last Night in Hawaii
Enjoying Our Last Night in Hawaii
Touring Santa Barbara
Touring Santa Barbara
Kevin Helping Our Niece and Nephew Dye Easter Eggs
Kevin Helping Our Niece and Nephew Dye Easter Eggs
Spending Time with Our Godson and His Brothers
Spending Time with Our Godson and His Brothers
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Visiting Bridget's Aunt's Home
Visiting Bridget's Aunt's Home
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Birthday Dinner!
Birthday Dinner!
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With Our Niece and Her Dog
With Our Niece and Her Dog
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Anniversary Dinner
Anniversary Dinner
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On a Boat Ride on the Lake
On a Boat Ride on the Lake
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In Maui
In Maui
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Bridget Learns the Rules of a New Game
Bridget Learns the Rules of a New Game
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Celebrating Bridget's Grandma's 95th Birthday
Celebrating Bridget's Grandma's 95th Birthday
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Enjoying Our Last Night in Hawaii
Enjoying Our Last Night in Hawaii
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Touring Santa Barbara
Touring Santa Barbara
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Kevin Helping Our Niece and Nephew Dye Easter Eggs
Kevin Helping Our Niece and Nephew Dye Easter Eggs
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Spending Time with Our Godson and His Brothers
Spending Time with Our Godson and His Brothers

Our Extended Families

Kevin's Parents

Bridget's family recently gathered together at our house to celebrate her birthday. Bridget's family isn't all together very often because her sister and family live out of state.

We took advantage of the time together to play Trivial Pursuit, ride bikes, take walks, pick out pumpkins with our niece, enjoy good food both at home and at restaurants, cheer on our favorite sports teams, and take a boat ride. It was a wonderful visit.

Bridget with Niece

The following weekend we continued the celebration with Kevin's family, who all live within about 30 minutes of our house. At Kevin's younger brother's house, we enjoyed getting a tour of Halloween decorations from our niece and listening to her big brother read from his new favorite book series. Celebrating birthdays is a big tradition in both of our families, and we look forward to future birthday celebrations with a child.

Both of our families are very excited and supportive about our adoption journey and adding a child to our family. Our 7-year-old nephew is particularly excited about having a cousin and often asks us for updates and was thrilled to participate in our video profile.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We are fortunate to live in an established, family-friendly city near a major metropolitan area in Illinois that has an excellent school system, a top 10 ranked university, three libraries, nearby museums and top-notch hospitals and medical facilities. For recreation our city has several beaches, bike trails, sports fields and parks. One park is a block away from our house that has a soccer field, a playground and an ice rink with a warming house during the winter months.

Throughout the year there are numerous events that our city offers such as free concerts in the parks, free movies in the parks, farmers markets, pumpkin fests, bike-ride events and a holiday tree lighting event. On our street there are several families with young children that our child will be able to grow up with. One of our neighbors has adopted two children from China. Our street has an annual block party in the summer.

We live in a two-story brick house that has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, a large basement and a three-season front porch. We enjoy working on house projects in our free time. We most recently refinished the windows on the front porch, painted our living room and two bedrooms and added a fireplace to the living room. Our favorite place in the house is the front porch where we can read, eat meals and watch the kids on our street play. We cannot wait to welcome a child to our home.

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We can't imagine the difficult decision that you are facing right now and want to let you know that you are in our prayers as you go through this journey. We hope that learning more about us will help you make a decision. We are open to meeting you and having an ongoing relationship if you are comfortable with this.

We have been married for 7 years and talked about building our family through adoption while we were dating. We met at church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program. We are very excited to build our family through adoption and become parents. We have two nieces and one nephew that we adore spending time with. One of our nieces lives out of state so we only get to see her about twice a year but cherish the time we do get to spend with her. Our other niece and nephew live nearby and we see them at least twice a month. We love playing with them on the swing set in their backyard, decorating Easter eggs and Christmas trees, swimming and going to baseball games. When it is time for us to go home after spending time with them they never want us to leave and neither do we. They are very excited about having a cousin to play with.

We are also Godparents to several of our friends' children. We enjoy being a part of their lives and seeing them grow and learn. We recently attended our Godson's First Communion. We were honored to be a part of this milestone in our Godson's life and to see how proud and excited he was.

We moved about 3 years ago to be closer to family. We love our neighborhood. There are many parks, bike trails, beaches, several libraries and an excellent school system. We both know the importance of a good education. We were purposely selective when picking a neighborhood to live in that is family-friendly. We have about a dozen kids that live on our block and enjoy watching them play together.

We love to travel and have been fortunate to explore several different countries. We also enjoy taking walks along the lake, bike riding, reading, watching movies, cooking and spending time with family and friends. We can't wait to experience these things with our child and create new memories.

We explored several different adoption agencies over the past 2 years. We decided to partner with an adoption agency that is in the city that we live in for our home study portion of the adoption process. We took many classes through this agency to prepare us to be adoptive parents. The importance of having an open adoption and the benefits for the child of an open adoption was the main lesson that we learned. We will send you letters and pictures of your child on a regular basis so that you can see them develop and grow and share in their experiences. No matter our level of ongoing contact, your child will always know how much you love them. We will speak openly about adoption in our home, and honor you. We know that we can provide your child with a stable, loving and supportive environment.

We thank you again for you taking the time to review our profile. Becoming parents will be an honor and privilege for us and we will be forever grateful to you. We cannot think of a more selfless and brave act than considering adoption.

Sincerely,

Kevin & Bridget

Favorites

Kevin
Bridget
Actor
Brad Pitt
Matt Damon
Actress
Reese Witherspoon
Mindy Kaling
Animal
Giraffe
Bunny
Author
James Patterson
Fredrik Backman
Book
Angela's Ashes
A Man Called Ove
Candy Bar
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
Dark Chocolate Almond Joy
Cartoon
Bugs Bunny
Animaniacs
Childhood Memory
Family to Disney World
Visits to my city's annual fair
Childhood Toy
Skeeter Truck
Holly Baby ( a doll)
Children's Book
The Giving Tree
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
City
San Francisco
Chicago
Classic Movie
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Goonies
Color
Blue
Teal
Day of Week
Saturday
Friday
Dessert
Yellow cake with Chocolate Frosting
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Disney Movie
The Love Bug
The Parent Trap
Dream Car
1967 Pontiac GTO
An electric version of the Volkswagen Bug Convertible (yet to be made)
Dream Job
Test driving and reviewing new vehicles
Researcher for a TV show or podcast
Dream Vacation
Being on a super yacht in the Mediterranean
A chartered cruise around the world
Family Activity
Bike rides
Bike rides
Flower / Plant
Roses
Sunflower
Food
Italian
Mexican food
Form of Exercise
Playing tennis
Biking
Fruit
Pineapple
Mango
Game
Monopoly
Scrabble
Hobby
Playing tennis
Watching TV
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Silent Night
O, Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Christmas Mass
Ice Cream
Sea Salt Caramel
It's got to have chocolate and chunks of candy, nuts or pretzels in it.
Junk Food
Funyuns
Chips and salsa
Leisure Activity
Watching movies/TV
Walking
Magazine
People
Entertainment Weekly
Memory with a Child
Taking our nephew to a drive-in move for the first time
Taking our niece to Universal Studios
Memory with Spouse
Our wedding day
Seeing whales during a boat ride on Kevin's birthday
Movie
The Hunt for Red October
That Thing You Do
Movie Munchie
Popcorm
Peanut M&Ms
Movie Quote
"Carpe Diem - Seize the Day" - from Dead Poet's Society
"It's our time. It's our time down here." Mikey, from The Goonies
Movie Type
Comedy
Comedy
Musical
Grease
Hamilton
Musical Group
Coldplay
NKOTB
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Tennis
Swimming
Personal Hero
Paternal grandfather
My maternal grandma
Play
A Few Good Ment
Twelfth Night
Poet
Walt Whitman
I can't recall a single poem so I must not have a favorite poet
Quality about my Spouse
Her Compassion
His Trustworthiness
Quote
"Winners never cheat and cheaters never win".
Less is More
Restaurant
Morton's Steakhouse
The Crab Catcher
Sandwich
French Dip
Turkey, green apple and brie
Scripture
Genesis 1:1
Jeremiah 29: 11
Shopping Store
Orvis
TJ Maxx
Song
Crazy Love by Van Morrison
Adore You by Harry Styles
Sport to Play
Tennis
Softball
Sport to Watch
Tennis
College basketball
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Anthony Rizzo
Sports Team
Chicago Cubs
St. Bonaventure Bonnies Basketball Team
Subject in School
History
Journalism
Superhero
Superman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Chili Mac
Tacos
Time of Day
Sunset
Afternoon
Tradition
Family Dinners
Gathering to celebrate family birthdays
TV Show
Friends
Toss up between The West Wing and The Office
TV Show Character
Fraiser
Jim Halpert
Type of Music
Pop Rock
Pop music
Vacation Spot
Maui
Fiji
Video Game
Joust
Ms. Pac-Man

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