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A Letter from Tony & Katie

Hello from Tennessee! We are a fun-loving Christian couple and are very excited to become first-time parents through adoption! We enjoy attending our church, visiting family, trips to amusement parks, and swimming in our pool. We would love to learn more about you and your little one. We are open to pictures, updates, and visits at your comfort level.

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Our Story

We have been happily married for 4 years. We met online 5 years ago. We were engaged at 4 months and were married after one year of dating!

After two years of fertility treatments and pregnancy loss, we feel God is leading us toward adoption. We are so excited to expand our family through adoption!

Things we enjoy together: exploring our community, Top Golf, amusement parks, swimming in our pool, playing cards & board games, and going to the movies.

We love spending time at home together. We do enjoy a few trips a year to visit family, as well as visiting new places too. We can’t wait to include our child in our adventures, play games together, and read them bedtime stories!

Meet Tony

I am a software engineer for a small company that focuses on water management. I work remotely, which means no commute, and I can work from anywhere! I enjoy programming, learning new things from YouTube, and music. I am looking forward to sharing my love of learning with our child, exposing them to many different activities, and helping them to follow their specific interests and dreams.

Latest Adventures: baking homemade bread, attempting to learn guitar again, and excited to soon have my grandmother’s piano to play again.

Tony, according to Katie: Tony is loving, has a teacher’s heart and is a lifelong learner. He’s a follower of Christ and a great leader for our family. He has integrity in his work, is non-judgmental, and has a strong moral compass. He often tells cheesy dad jokes and is always making me laugh.

Meet Katie

I have been a professional nanny for 17 years, helping kiddos grow and thrive while being a support system to their parents. Since our move last year, I have become a homemaker. I enjoy listening to podcasts & music and staying connected with friends & family. I look forward to sharing my passion for baking, cooking, and reading with a little one. I’m excited to do art projects, make homemade play-dough, and chase bubbles!

Latest Adventures: Puzzles, trying new soup recipes, and crocheting a baby blanket

Katie, according to Tony: Katie is the definition of a caregiver. She is kind and compassionate and takes care of everyone around her. She is the most loyal person I know and has many lifelong friendships. Five of her nanny families even made it to our wedding! She is great at planning all our activities and trips. She is also hilarious and always keeps me laughing.

Our Home In Tennessee

We moved a year ago from middle Tennessee to the Northeast side, and we love our new community! It is calm and peaceful. We have enjoyed exploring the area and attending community events.

Our home is a spacious and welcoming 4 bedroom 3 bath ranch with a finished basement. The backyard is fenced-in with a pool. We also have another fenced area we look forward to one day filling with a swing set. We refer to our home as our own oasis! Tony will often take his laptop outside to work and enjoy the weather.

 

Our Extended Family

Katie’s family lives in Idaho in the small town where she grew up. We enjoy visiting a couple of times per year. She has an older brother and a younger sister with 3 nieces, 2 nephews, and 3 step-nieces. She has extended family on the West coast as well as nearby in Virginia, where we enjoy going for Thanksgiving.

Tony’s family lives in middle Tennessee where he grew up. He was raised as an only child. He has an older half-sister and one niece. We usually all celebrate Christmas together. He has extended family within a few hours, and we enjoy seeing all of his family throughout the year. His father passed away 8 years ago, which was difficult because they were very close.

Our families are so excited and supportive of our adoption. They’re all looking forward to welcoming our child into the family. They can’t wait to share family traditions, play games together, and roast marshmallows.

Our Promise

Our promise to you is that your child will grow up in a home full of unconditional love, stability, and lots of laughter. Your child’s dreams, goals, education, and talents will be encouraged and supported. We promise to raise him or her with Christian values and to know Jesus.

We promise that you will be talked about openly, and your child will know their adoption story. We look forward to building an open relationship at your comfort level and will hope for you and pray for you.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Tony & Katie

  Tony Katie
Our EducationBachelors in Computer ScienceAssociates in Medical Assisting
Our ProfessionsSenior Software DeveloperHomemaker, formerly Professional Nanny for 17 years
Stay-At-HomeWork From HomeYes
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Tony & Katie's Favorites
TV ShowLost and Game of ThronesNew Girl and Gilmore Girls
Board GameMonopoly, Catan, and DominionClue, Catan, and Life
Way To RelaxHang out in our hot tubHang out on our deck or in the hot tub
MovieThe Matrix, Jurassic Park, and Dr. StrangeElf, 50 First Dates, and Pride & Prejudice
FoodChips & salsa and Japanese RamenGarlic knots from our favorite local restaurant
Ice Cream FlavorVanillaMint Oreo
Dad JokeDid you hear about the pickle factory tour? I heard it was a jarring experienceWhere does the General keep his armies? In his sleevies!
More About Our Family
Fun Facts

Tony:
- Loves eating spicy food
- Dreams of making his own video game
- Grew up skateboarding, and still enjoys it from time to time
Katie:
- Has nannied for 3 sets of triplets and 10 sets of twins!
- Grew up whitewater rafting in Idaho
- Has a secret cookie recipe that everyone calls "Katie Cookies" (but it's really from the internet)

We would both love to visit Italy!

Our Faith and Values

We both were raised in Christian homes and value a life centered around Jesus. We have a weekly zoom bible study we've been a part of for the past two years. We recently found a new local church home and look forward to introducing a child to the Lord through Sunday school and worship. We follow Jesus' commandment to love one another. We value and strive to live a life with courage, honesty, integrity, kindness, loyalty, and compassion.

Things We Look Forward To Sharing With A Child

- Teaching them about Jesus
- Sharing family traditions and making new ones together
- Playing board games
- Encouraging their interests and learning along with them
- Attending school field trips & events, and being involved in their education

Outdoor Activities We Enjoy

- Amusement parks, specifically roller coasters!
- Swimming in our pool in the summer
- Grilling and hanging out on our deck
- Evening walks in our neighborhood

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 3 months old.

Twins

We are very open to twins or any multiples.

Gender

We are open to either gender.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We are looking forward to becoming first time parents through adoption. We look forward to raising a child in a home full of laughter and love, with plenty of support for their interests, hobbies, and dreams. We are open to letters, pictures, and visits at your comfort level. Thank you for considering us and we hope to connect with you soon!

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