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Scott & Katie
We know this will be one of the hardest decisions we will make in our lives and we don't take it likely. We have so much love and joy to give a child and this opportunity would mean the world to us. As you review our profile, we hope you will get a glimpse into our lives and see what a wonderful future a child could have with us. We hope you do consider us as possible parents.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Katie About Scott: The qualities I love, admire and respect in Scott is that he is a loyal husband. Trust is the foundation of a relationship. Without trust, there is nothing. He is also one of the most honest people I know. Lying is never good, especially when it comes to love. He is always upfront with everything which is important — which leads back to communication as being one of the foundations of our relationship.
Lastly, I admire Scott's self-discipline. The ability to reign himself in means incredible presence of mind. His calm interior has guided us on many occasions and has kept our family balanced.
Scott About Katie: The qualities I love, admire and respect in Katie is her ambition and passion for life. With her ambition, our relationship is never stagnant. She is always on the move bringing new experiences and business opportunities to our lives. Her ambition has allowed her to be an entrepreneur and her own boss.
Her passion for life is truly one to admire. She is always setting goals for herself and our family and making sure we are achieving them. No passion means no excitement. She brings the sparkle to our family.
Our Life Priorities
Family first is our families mantra! Our core values are personal passions, values, and beliefs.
We want our child to be passionate about any and everything from sports to arts, whatever in life that makes the child excited to get up in the morning and tackle all of those difficult challenges every day.
We want to teach our child values that they can live by. From the importance of family to the value of being a trustworthy person.
We want teach our child how to have belief that they believe is true to the core but open and respectful of others beliefs.
To be the best parents we can be we plan to blend traditional and modern parenting techniques. Our goal is to raise our child to live by our same set of values so they grow up to be a healthy adult who makes an impact in the world.
It is our hope to raise our child with worldly views and teach them to treat others as they would want to be treated. We will work hard to provide our child with opportunities to experience life to the fullest.
We don't put a lot of value in material things. What matters most in life is the time you spend with family, learning, growing and creating memories.
When it comes to discussing adoption with our child, our plan is to make it a memorable story.
We will talk about how we learned about the child; the first time we saw them and held them; the place we were united; and what the weather was like, etc. We believe what was memorable for us will become memorable for the child.
We will also talk about the adoption often, so everyone becomes comfortable discussing it and say how happy we were for the child to come into our lives. We want to immediately instill confidence about who they are and their adoption story.
We will NEVER ignore the birth parents and we would welcome a relationship with our child's birth parents, if that is something they would like. We believe birth parents should be part of the our child's adoption story.
Our House and Neighborhood
We reside in the state of Georgia and live in a family friendly community.
Our home is a two-story brick home built in the 1940s with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a big backyard with plenty of space to run and play. Our favorite room is the kitchen as we spend a lot of time cooking, listening to music while enjoying great conversation.
Our community is very diverse. We are in walking distance to a neighborhood market, parks, greenway, restaurants, and schools. We are members of a nearby pool.
Our next door neighbors David(Pediatric ER doctor) and Susan (Midwife) are both healthcare professionals. They entertain on a regular basis. David is a part of a band and they perform every Tuesday evening for the entire neighborhood.
On our street alone, we have four couples who just had babies. Our child to be will have plenty of playmates.
As an added bonus, we live in walking distance to public transportation and it takes us less than 15 minutes to get to the heart of the city with major attractions such as museums, national football and basketball stadiums.
Our Extended Families
Family is everything to us.
Both our families are super excited to be a part of the child's life.
Katie has cousins and an aunt that lives nearby. With Katie's mom, dad, sisters and nieces, only less than two hours away. Scott's family lives in Ohio and we visit them often throughout the year. Holidays and family vacation will be traditions the child will come to love with both of our families equally.
Katie's family is all about arts and education. We will be doing a lot of singing Broadway musicals with Nana, TikTok dances with cousins and writing short stories with Katie.
With Scott's family, plan to attend Ohio State football games, learn how to fish and listen to stories about Scott's family heritage of Native American history.
Raising a family takes a village and both of our families are excited and supportive of our adoption plans. They can not wait for us to bring home our bundle of joy and are looking forward to adding so much joy, laughter and love to this child's life.
From Us to You
Our story began twenty years ago at a St. Patrick's Day festival in Augusta, Georgia, where we were introduced by a mutual friend. We hit it off immediately, quickly developing a fondness for each other. At the time, Katie lived in Atlanta and Scott lived in Augusta; so our early relationship was long-distance. Eventually, 150 miles between us was too much, and Scott moved to Atlanta so we could be together.
With our life together moving along so well, we took the next step and got married. It was such a joyous event, surrounded by family and friends at an outdoor ceremony at the Golf Hall of Fame Gardens in Augusta, Georgia. In addition to being held in Katie's hometown, our wedding symbolized things that made us happy; Scott's love of golf and Katie's love of nature were both part of the backdrop.
Family is very important to us, and we feel blessed that our two families have blended seamlessly since we came together. When we were married, we recognized that while Katie is black and Scott is white, there could have been friction, but there has been none at all. Our two families love and support us unconditionally.
We are a very involved aunt and uncle to several nieces and nephews, each of whom we've met within hours of their birth. Katie has two sisters who are both nurses and with whom she is very close. Though her parents are divorced, her father is very much a part of their lives and her mother is her greatest inspiration; her "North Star." Elizabeth, Katie's mother, instilled in her children an "education first" mentality and held the girls to high expectations and standards. She is a writer, reads a book a day, and is an advocate focused on helping senior citizens in the community. We often help Katie's mother with her nonprofit work, delivering meals to seniors. During the pandemic we put in more hours than ever, the need was so great.
We are avid travelers and are always up for an adventure, a passion we want to share with our future child. Whether relaxing on a sunny beach or soaking up culture in a city, we take turns choosing destinations, always picking accommodations that allow us to fully immerse ourselves in the area. We skip big hotels, opting instead to book an apartment or find a boutique hotel where we can engage with people and learn about the local culture. Some of our favorite trips have been to Lisbon, Portugal; Paris and Bordeaux in France, and the Cayman Islands, where Scott helped Katie get over her fear of snorkeling. Now addicted to the beauty found underwater, she plans to get her scuba certification by the end of the year.
In starting our family, we share a joyful vision. As a biracial couple, we look forward to welcoming a biracial child into our family, guiding them in understanding their varied background, and helping them learn that they are part of a beautifully diverse world. As parents, we will dedicate ourselves to providing a loving and stable home, unconditional love and support, and the warmth of a close-knit extended family who already can't wait to welcome a baby into the fold.
Most of all, we want to express to you our most heartfelt gratitude. We know this decision isn't easy, and we want you to know that we are accepting of an open adoption and welcome you to be a vital part of your child's life if that's what you'd like. We want to get to know you, what's important to you, and how you want to be involved; it's very important to us to honor you in this process. Thank you for reading our story.
Scott & Katie