Kathryn & Adam
We want to thank you for taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents for your baby. We know it is no small decision and we truly appreciate the strength and courage you are showing through this process. We are deeply honored that you are reading our story.
We meet in our first week of college. There was an immediate connection as we sat in the dorm and talked for hours with ease. After dating for 4 months, we were engaged and then married 3 years later.
Kathryn has had surgery for ovarian cysts. Though the surgery was successful, we have not been able to get pregnant. After fertility testing and some attempts of IVF with no success, we have decided to add to our family through adoption. We have worked extremely hard to eliminate the debt we accumulated from college costs and now feel we are in a good position financially to adopt.
We have enjoyed the time we have had together as a family, just the two of us and our pets, but we feel we are ready to share our love and our world with a child.
Adam is an easy going always optimistic personality! He will make a great dad because he is kind, patient, and encouraging with everyone he knows. He is always able to stay level headed even through the most hectic times. Kathryn is extremely detailed and always has her actions planned three steps ahead! She will be a great mom because she is caring, mindful, and supportive. She always looks out for those around her and helps them through their difficult times.
Together, we make a great team and support system.
We are a family who loves to travel, go to sporting events, camp, spend time with our families and friends and just have fun together!
I grew up with my younger sister and brother (Jennifer and Edward). My parents (Cliff and Gail) still live in the house we were raised. My uncles, aunts, and cousins lived within 15 minutes of our house and you could always expect someone to stop by on a weekday evening or all day on the weekends. We had a small farm with chickens, pigs, and cows. I was expected to help by working on the weekends which included fixing fences to running to the house to bring out water or lemonade for my dad and uncles. We would hay the fields during the summer, this is where I learned to drive a tractor and drive a truck at young age.
When I started school, I wanted to be involved in everything. I joined the Cub Scouts as a 1st grader and continued through high school where I became an Eagle Scout. I loved sports and played baseball, basketball and football through grade school. When I was in middle school, I decided to try wrestling to help me be a better football player. After three years of wrestling, I fell in love with the challenges. When I graduated high school, I had decided to go to Portland State University and walked onto the PSU Wrestling team. I have always loved competition and wanted to give back and help foster that love of sports. For over 10 years I have been an assistant coach on both the freshman football team and the high school wrestling team. I love to camping, fishing, crabbing and the occasional hunt. When I need a moment to relax and feel comfortable, I know I can always go home and spend time with Kathryn. Kathryn and I enjoy the relaxing at home with our pets.
I spent most of my childhood in Arizona with my sister Cassie, parents Valerie and John. I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. We moved to Virginia when I was one and then we moved to Arizona when I was 5. We had a pool and always had people over to swim. Every year I had a pool party for my September birthday. When I was 9 we moved to New Mexico for less than a year and then we moved up to Beaverton, Oregon. When I was 11, I became CPR certified as a babysitter as I have always loved children and couldn’t wait until till I could spend more time with them. I was the primary babysitter for our neighborhood as well as the only pet sitter.
I have also always had a soft spot for animals. I have never met an animal that I haven’t liked or that hasn’t liked me. We have always had pets when I was growing up and I can’t remember a time we didn’t have at least two dogs. As I have gotten older my love for children and animals have only grown. I have been lucky enough for Adam and myself to have a many animals to enhance our time together. I have been able to enjoy my time with my two nieces and nephew and I am ready to add another little angel to our family.
Adam & Kathryn