“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
A Letter from Curtis & Molly
We are so excited to be growing our family through the gift of adoption and open our hearts and our family to your child. We look forward to sharing our love of sports, traveling, and showering them with unconditional love. Your child will have wonderful educational opportunities and a variety of extracurricular activities available to them, including sports, dance, music, and more.
We would love to talk with you, get to know you better, and learn about your hopes and dreams for you and your child.
We met in 2013 and were married 6 years later. We are best friends and couldn’t imagine life without the other. Our struggles with infertility and miscarriages have strengthened our bond and it has shown us that we are better together.
Our family includes Curtis’ 9-year-old son, Levi, from his previous marriage and our two mini-schnoodles, Bear and Chompy, who love kids. We enjoy spending time outside kayaking the local rivers, hiking in the Pacific Northwest, and taking bike rides around our neighborhood. We also love to travel, spending time with family, and attending sporting events. Our family loves cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and are excited to take your child to MLB games around the country. We look forward to also taking them to our beach house on the Oregon coast, teach them how to fly kites, building sandcastles, and jumping waves in the ocean.
Curtis is the most generous, kind, loving, and patient person I know. He is my biggest supporter and champion and gives me the courage to set my goals high and go after them. I know that he will always champion your child, and help them recognize their full potential.
He works as a Cyber Threat Defense Engineer and there is nothing that he can’t fix, build, or create. Curtis loves including his son in these projects, teaching him how to code and all about robotics, and is excited to teach your child these things as well. Curtis loves the outdoors and enjoys kayaking, fishing, and working on engines. Curtis loves to be outside and his favorite activity is fly fishing in Montana, and I know he looks forward to teaching your child to cast the perfect line.
Molly overflows with kindness, joy, and ambition. She is a Law Student, a Paralegal, and an incredibly loving mother to my son. Molly loves animals and one of her greatest joys is volunteering with a local animal therapy group (which includes llamas and alpacas) that works with children, persons with disabilities, and skilled nursing facilities. She is excited to share her love for animals with your child.
Molly loves to bake, garden, and celebrate important moments. She embraces birthdays and holidays with gusto, decorating the house from top to bottom. She has created many holiday traditions for us, including baking holiday cookies with my son, and making homemade cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast. I know that Molly is looking forward to sharing these traditions with your child and creating new ones.
We live in a suburb of an urban city in Oregon. Our beautiful home is 3200 sqft., has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a playroom. Our nursery is ready to welcome your child and is even prepared for twins! The nursery has two new cribs, bassinets, and infant swings.
Our home is across the street from the neighborhood park. The city park is 4 blocks away and has nature trails, multiple soccer and baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, multiple play areas, a skate park, and a splash pad.
We live in one of the highest-rated school districts in Oregon and love our neighborhood schools.
Curtis’ 9-year-old son, Levi, spends every other weekend with us. We love spending time together as a family playing games, taking bike rides, and spending time at our beach house. He is very excited to become a big brother and looks forward to teaching your child all that he knows.
Our family is very close. Curtis’ parents’ home is a block away, and his sister and her family (her husband and 3 children), are also within a block of our home. Molly’s mom lives about 10 minutes away and has become a second grandmother to Curtis’ niece and nephews. We are very involved with each other’s lives, which means we often spend weekends cheering on our niece and nephews at soccer, basketball, and baseball games. Our family is thrilled to add your child to our lives and looks forward to supporting them in their activities.
We promise to love your child unconditionally and to give them a place to grow and flourish. We promise to provide them with the freedom and security to explore new things and reach their full potential all while sharing with them our love for travel, sports, and family. We promise that your child will know their story and know you. We will value you and your place in your child’s heart.
Learn More About Curtis & Molly
|Our Education||Bachelors of Science, Business and Marketing||2nd year law student; Bachelors of Science, Social Sciences|
|Our Professions||Cyber Threat Defense Engineer||Law Student and Paralegal|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Curtis & Molly's Favorites|
|Vacation Spot||Bitter Root Valley, Montana||Europe|
|Hobby||Fly fishing and kayaking||Crafting and baking|
|Desert||Cheesecake||white cake with cream cheese frosting|
|More About Our Family|
|Holidays and Traditions|
We love creating traditions around holidays and birthdays. The night before Curtis' son's birthday, Molly stays up late decorating the house with streamers and balloons and baking him a special birthday treat. Even though Levi knows it's coming, he loves running down the stairs in the morning to see all of his birthday decorations. Molly cannot wait to decorate the house for your child's birthday and share this fun tradition with them.
Holidays are also filled with decorations and traditions. We decorate the inside and outside of our house from top to bottom for Halloween and Christmas. Our house has become "the house" to visit on Halloween. We decorate our wrap-around porch with comical skeletons, witches, bats, and colored lights. On Halloween night we plug in the fog machine and turn on the scary music for kids to run up the porch and get their candy. Last year we created a candy chute that shoots candy down the porch and into candy baskets. This was such a hit last year that we are adding it to our yearly decor.
Christmas is another big decorating event. We decorate the house with Christmas lights, fresh garland, and a number of Christmas trees on our wrap-around porch and inside as well. Christmas is full of baking cookies and other treats and is always celebrated with a big family dinner.
We are so very excited to include your child in our family holiday traditions, baking holiday treats with them, and festively decorating our house together.
Curtis was raised Catholic and Molly was raised in a non-denominal Christian church. Our home blends both together and God is a strong presence in our home. We look forward to teaching your child about God and his love for you and them. Your child will grow up knowing God's blessings. We would like to baptize your child in the Catholic Church and look forward to sharing both Catholic and Christian traditions, including Midnight Mass at Christmas, and celebrating Passover and Easter Sunday.
|Work and Childcare|
Curtis works from home as a cyber threat defense engineer. His career gives him great flexibility in his work hours, which will allow him to be a part-time stay-at-home dad.
Molly is completing her law degree and will graduate in May 2023. Molly also works from home part-time as a paralegal for a very family-oriented law firm and has a very flexible schedule.
Once your child joins our family, Molly will take a break from work to be a stay-at-home mom for a while. Curtis plans to take a few months of paternity leave as well so that we can spend time and bond as a family.
Both of our parents are retired and plan to be actively involved with raising your child. This includes assisting us with childcare so that daycare will not be needed.
|Activities and Interests|
We enjoy kayaking the local rivers, hiking in the Pacific Northwest, and taking bike rides around our neighborhood. Curtis and his father love to go fly fishing in Montana every year and both are looking forward to sharing their love of fishing with your child. Our family are huge baseball fans, faithfully rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals. Every few years the Cardinals play in Seattle and the whole family travels to see all 3 games together. It has become a very special trip for us and we are really looking forward to taking your child with us.
We also love spending time at our family beach house on the Oregon coast and are so excited to share this with your child! The beach house is about an hour away and we love to escape there on the weekends. At the coast you can find us playing in the ocean, building sandcastles, flying kites, and crabbing. Your child will spend many weekends and summers at our beach house playing in the ocean and building fantastic sandcastles!
Our family also enjoys model railroading. Curtis and his dad are building a large model railroad complete with buildings, tunnels, mountains, streams, and multiple tracks. The entire family has gotten involved and the kids love contributing to the build and running their trains around the track. Levi is very excited to teach your child all about his favorite train, the Daylight Express. The last remaining Daylight Express is located at a museum in Oregon. Every year the museum decorates and fires up the Daylight Express for Christmas, taking families on holiday rides around the city. Riding the holiday Daylight Express train has become a favorite tradition for us and we are very excited to include your child in this tradition.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
newborn to 3 months old
Yes, with the oldest up to 2 years old.
Thank you for reading our profile and considering us for your child. We promise to love your child unconditionally and welcome them into our loving family. Your child will have access to some of the highest-rated schools in Oregon, extracurricular activities, and our support to pursue their passions to their fullest potential. We are open to visits and providing updates, including videos, pictures, cards, and letters, depending on what you are comfortable with.