“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
A Letter from Kevin & Emily
Hello! We are Kevin and Emily, an outdoorsy and loving couple. Even before we started dating, we each saw adoption as a beautiful way to grow our family. After we had our daughter Emily became a stay-at-home mom and we’ve loved being parents! We’re committed to and excited about expanding our family through adoption and look forward to the bond our children will share being close in age. We’d be honored to get to know you and to share an open adoption, however you are comfortable.
We met for the very first time in a building where Kevin was working. Then, several months later, Kevin brought one of his soldiers to Emily’s work for a therapy appointment. There was a mutual, instant connection. A few days later we had our first date at an ice cream shop. We’ve been together ever since!
Things we love to do together:
• Hike! We like the thrill of finding a new place to go to or a trail we have never been on.
• Road trip! We love being together, without technology, on an open road.
• The water! Whether it’s a pool, lake, or ocean, we just love to be by or on the water.
I am an active individual and enjoy playing sports and figure skating. I love watching baseball and I can’t wait to share baseball games (a love I got from my dad!) with our children as they grow up. I was an Athletic Trainer before we had our daughter and now I love being a stay-at-home mom.
What Kevin loves about Emily:
Emily is the most genuine, loving, and understanding person I have ever met. Her experience teaching children to ice skate has given her unending patience. Emily is always prepared for any situation, she goes into everything with a ready attitude, especially parenthood. I love the way she brings out the best in everyone she meets. She is a great mom who loves with her whole heart!
I am an outdoorsy person and enjoy staying fit through hiking, boxing, and MMA. I can’t wait to take our children exploring! I am an Infantryman in the United States Army. I enjoy training and supporting my country wherever I’m needed. Becoming a dad has meant the world to me and I am excited to bond with our future child too.
What Emily loves about Kevin:
Kevin is the most caring, kind, and gentle man. He always puts his loved ones first and makes sure their needs are met. He empathizes with you when you’re sad and celebrates every accomplishment you make, no matter how small or silly it might seem. He is such a loving father and so proud to be a dad. (He will be the first to brag about his child and will take a million pictures.)
We live in a newer home in North Carolina, with 4 bedrooms, in a tight-knit community. We have a big fenced-in yard and enjoy living on almost an acre of land. Our neighbors are friendly and it’s a great place to raise a family.
Our daughter, Harper, is our happy baby girl who loves music (she loves when we sing to her!) and being outside. As parents we look forward reading books and doing crafts with Harper as she grows. We love the thought of raising children close in age and it will be fun to see Harper become a big sister.
Extended Family: Our families enjoy any time we all get together! We both come from pretty big families with relatives all over the country (Emily has over 40 cousins!). Holidays are big and so fun with our family. No matter where we’ve lived, we’ve always made time to visit each other. Everyone is so excited about our plans to adopt!
You will always stay close in our hearts and minds. We see open adoption as a way for a child to have more people to love them, including you, us, and all of our family. We promise to raise your child in a nurturing home that believes in redirection and encouragement, and shows love to God. We hope to pass down our love of exploring the outdoors and a zest for learning. As parents, we will help your child find fulfillment in going for their goals.
We promise to love your child unconditionally and teach them right from wrong. We will tell your child how our family came together through adoption and how special you are to us. We will teach your child to be understanding, patient, and respectful. We’ll make sure he or she is given the best possible resources and opportunities to explore their heritage, ethnicity, and anything they have interest in.
Thoughtfully, Kevin & Emily
Learn More About Kevin & Emily
|Our Education||Working on a Bachelor's Degree||Masters Degree|
|Our Professions||US Army||Stay at Home Mom|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Kevin & Emily's Favorites|
|Hobby||Hiking||Hiking, figure skating, games|
|Song||"This One's for You" by Luke Combs, or "Chicken Fried" by Zac Brown Band||"Prayed for You" by Matt Stell|
|Animal||Wolf or Dog||Dog|
|Children's Book||"The Very Hungry Caterpillar"||"Love You Forever," by Robert Munsch|
|Food||Parmesan Crusted Salmon||Parmesan Crusted Salmon|
|Holiday||Christmas, of course!||Christmas (the time with family is the best!)|
|Sport||MMA/Boxing||Figure skating or baseball|
|More About Our Family|
• Emily loves singing in the car, especially on road trips!
We have two dogs, Stella and Taqui, who are best friends. Both dogs love when we have kids, of all ages, over to the house. They are loyal and gentle pets, patient and good with others.
|What we like about where we live...|
• The diverse and welcoming community.
• Every Christmas Eve, our whole family gets matching pajamas to wear on Christmas morning.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn up to 4 years old
Yes, we would adopt twins!
Boy or Girl
Yes, up to 6 years old
Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your baby. We would love a chance to get to know you, and will honor an ongoing connection with you after the adoption, at your comfort level. We're so excited about growing our family! To learn more about us, please contact Lifetime to set up a phone or video chat with us.