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Luke & Katie

We want to express our appreciation that you are reading our profile. We believe that starting a family through adoption is an honor and a privilege. We are so excited to become parents and look forward to starting this journey. If chosen to be your child's parents, we believe we have so much love to give them and it would mean so much to us! We hope you consider us and joyfully anticipate the adventure ahead.

About Us

Mechanical Engineer
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering
Master's Degree in Psychology/Counseling
Legally Married

What It Means to Become Parents

We Can't Wait to Become Parents!

We both have been looking forward to being parents for a long time. We are excited for the opportunity to guide and nurture the growth of a child and have fun along the way!

Becoming parents means getting to create a loving home that allows a child to grow up in a safe place and become whoever they want to be. We are looking forward to making memories as a family through vacations, adventures, and daily moments spent together. Luke is always up for learning and trying new things and is looking forward to connecting with a child in their interests as they try new hobbies and activities, as well as help with homework and school projects. After growing up with and appreciating an involved mom of her own, Katie is most excited to volunteer at school events, take them to activities, and be a part-time stay at home mom. We both cannot wait to watch a child grow up and explore the world around them.

We are appreciative of the opportunity to grow together as a family during good and bad times, celebrating life’s milestones as they come, and enjoying day-to-day life. Being parents will be one of life’s greatest joys!

Our Leisure Time

Fall Waterfall Hike

In our leisure time we make sure to prioritize fun and relaxing activities as we find it is essential to have a good work-life balance.

We love spending time outdoors, whether that is in the backyard gardening or playing with the dog, going on adventures in our community, or going to the beach. We also enjoy having game nights with friends, watching movies, and reading. Some of our best memories have been spending time with our friends and their growing families.

Physical activity is also important to us and we make sure to set aside time for workouts in our home gym in our garage as well as plenty of walks around the neighborhood with our dog!

It is also important to us to make time for vacations, either locally in Florida or a road trip to nearby states. Some of our favorite vacations have been traveling to the Florida Keys and visiting the Smoky Mountains. We look forward to when we can resume nationwide travel, as we have a goal to visit as many state and national parks as we can!

Cultural Diversity

As Christians, we believe that we are all created in God's image; we are all created with value, worth, and dignity. It will be our goal as parents to raise a child who not only feels loved by us but also be connected to their community, which includes their unique cultural heritage. We live in an culturally diverse neighborhood and city, surrounded by schools and communities that reflect this diversity. It will be important to us to work to understand and incorporate aspects of the child's heritage into our daily lives, as it will be an important part of their identity development as they grow older. We will work hard to understand the history and customs of the child's culture and seek support from the community whenever possible to ensure our child feels connected to their culture.

We engage with a group of friends who come from different backgrounds. Our church community is intentional and passionate about celebrating cultural diversity, which we find enriching to our own lives. We also enjoy participating in various events in our community that celebrate different cultures, shopping in local markets, and enjoying local restaurants who celebrate their native cuisine.


Picking Sunflowers
Picking Sunflowers
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Disc Golf Hole in One!
Disc Golf Hole in One!
Visiting Gardens
Visiting Gardens
Katie Hiking With Our Dog, Bailey
Katie Hiking With Our Dog, Bailey
Feeding Giraffes
Feeding Giraffes
On the Orlando Eye
On the Orlando Eye
Luke With Our Niece
Luke With Our Niece
Twins Game
Twins Game
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
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Picking Sunflowers
Picking Sunflowers
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Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
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Disc Golf Hole in One!
Disc Golf Hole in One!
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Visiting Gardens
Visiting Gardens
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Katie Hiking With Our Dog, Bailey
Katie Hiking With Our Dog, Bailey
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Feeding Giraffes
Feeding Giraffes
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On the Orlando Eye
On the Orlando Eye
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Luke With Our Niece
Luke With Our Niece
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Twins Game
Twins Game
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Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a suburb of a large city in Florida. We have access to many nature trails, parks, restaurants, and other family-orientated activities and spaces in our community. Additionally, we have access to many beaches that are a short drive away. We also enjoy spending time at some of the numerous theme parks in our area.

We own a three-bedroom home with a large fenced in backyard where we often spend time relaxing and playing with our dog. We live in a gated community with many families, including children spanning all age ranges. Our neighborhood has a playground, swimming pool, and sports courts that we would love to bring a child to when the weather is beautiful and sunny! We often see kids biking to school in the morning with friends or parents as there are many elementary schools close to the neighborhood. We also have an active HOA board that throws many events for the kids in the neighborhood, including a Halloween parade, Easter Egg hunt, summer movie nights, and Christmas parades. We look forward to the day that we can participate in these activities with a child of our own!

Our Extended Families

Family Thanksgiving

We both come from small families. Katie is an only child, but was lucky enough to have close family friends who are now like family. Katie is close to her parents and maternal grandparents (Nana and Papa), who live close by and with whom we are able to spend a lot of time. We like to play games with Katie's family, including Yahtzee and card games. Katie also enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, and shopping with her mom and Nana.

Celebrating Our Niece's Birthday

Luke's family consists of himself, his parents, and his older sister. Luke's parents live about an hour and a half away and we enjoy going to the beach when visiting them. Luke's parents also often take care of our dog, Bailey, when we go on vacation.

We are fortunate to be able to live close to our families and holidays consist of everyone coming together, including Katie's parents and grandparents, Katie's uncle and aunt, and Luke's parents. We often celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas as a large extended family, and spend Easter with our close friends who became like family when we first moved to Florida and did not have family living close by. We cannot wait to include a child in these family and friend gatherings and passing on our family's traditions. Our family is very supportive and looks forward to being an active part of this child's life.

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We know that the adoption process can be difficult and overwhelming, and we are honored to be considered as potential adoptive parents to your child.

Having first met in high school, we have been together for 13 years, and married for six years. We have always wanted to have children and have had a desire to grow our family for quite some time. Over these years, we have experienced so much growth as individuals but most importantly as a couple. We have navigated the adventure of moving across the country together, pursuing educational goals, starting careers, buying a home, and adopting our first dog. Throughout all these changes, we have supported each other and compliment one another's strengths to create a solid foundation as partners, which we believe will provide a great foundation for when we become parents.

Over the past few years we have faced struggles with fertility and it has been made clear to us that God has been leading us towards adoption. Adoption has always been part of our plan as a way to grow our family, but we never knew what that would look like. We are so excited to start this journey and anxiously await for God to bring us the right adoption opportunity!

We are looking forward to including our future child in all of the parts of our life that we can. We enjoy spending time outdoors, being active, spending time with family and friends, and engaging with the community around us. Our families also cannot wait to have a child in the family who they will be able to shower with love and affection. It will be an adventure to pass along our favorite interests to a child as well as foster and encourage them as they discover their own interests! It will be our main priority to create a fun, safe, happy, and loving home for a child where they will be free to be themself and develop into the uniquely wonderful human that they are. We will also instill our shared values of compassion, integrity, hard work, and respect as foundational components of strong character to carry with them their whole life. We will do everything within our means to give them the best opportunities and support their growth and happiness through all stages of life.

We know that you may have many questions about how your child is growing up, what they are learning, and who they become. Please be assured that we have every intention to make sure that you feel comfortable with your decision, should you choose to consider us. We are happy and willing to commit to communication about the growth of your child through emails, letters, and pictures. We are committed to working together with you to create a healthy relationship for the benefit of not only the child, but also for the benefit of our family, which will include you! You will always play an important role in our lives and we will honor you and the decision you made to trust us.

Thank you again for considering us. We know that the decision you make will not be an easy one and we do not take it lightly that you are taking time to get to know us. We appreciate and respect the choice that you have made and we will make every effort to honor it and you in the days and years to come.

Luke & Katie


Matt Damon
Chris Pratt
Scarlett Johansson
Amy Poehler
JRR Tolkien
Janet Evanovich
Count of Monte Cristo
Harry Potter Series
Candy Bar
100 Grand
Tom and Jerry
Childhood Memory
Going to the family lake cabin in Northern Minnesota
Biking with friends and going to the playground after school
Childhood Toy
Children's Book
Calvin and Hobbes
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Asheville, NC
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Classic Movie
Holiday Inn
Day of Week
Lemon Meringue Pie
Disney Movie
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Aston Martin
El Camino
Dream Job
Fighter Pilot
Stay-at-home mom
Dream Vacation
Anything including a beach
Family Activity
Playing board games
Playing board games
Flower / Plant
Monstera Plant
Form of Exercise
Going to the gym
Walking the dog
Monopoly Deal
Disc Golf
Holiday Song
Dominick the Donkey by Lou Monte
Wonderful Chirstmastime by Paul McCartney and Wings
Holiday Tradition
Easter brunch with friends
Making homemade noodles with my grandmother for Thanksgiving
Ice Cream
Chocolate cherry
Mint Chocolate Chip
Junk Food
BBQ Potato Chips
Leisure Activity
Taking the dog for a walk
Watching TV
Popular Science
Better Homes and Gardens
Memory with a Child
Taking my best friend's daughter to the zoo
Memory with Spouse
Anniversary in the Keys
Hiking in Asheville, NC
Top Gun
Anything Marvel
Movie Munchie
Movie Type
Musical Group
Billy Joel
Olympic Event
Personal Hero
Mariano Rivera
My mom
Bye Bye Birdie
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quality about my Spouse
Bloom where you are planted
Mikado Sushi
Tuna Melt
Joshua 1:9
Shopping Store
Sport to Play
Disc Golf
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Derek Jeter
Misty May Treanor
Sports Team
MN Twins
MN Twins
Subject in School
Iron Man
Thing to Cook
Grilled Salmon and Roasted Veggies
Time of Day
Late afternoon
Katie's birthday brunch
Easter brunch with close friends
TV Show
The Office
Brooklyn 99
TV Show Character
Michael Scott
Leslie Knope
Type of Music
Classic rock
Vacation Spot
The Mountains
The Beach
Video Game
Mario Kart
Luigi's Mansion 3

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