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John & Katie
Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and potentially giving us the greatest gift ... a baby. We believe adoption is our way to become the amazing parents we know we are meant to be. We would be blessed if you chose us to be your child's parents. We have so much love and laughter to share. Please consider us for your child's happily ever after.
Our Leisure Time
We enjoy spending as much time as we can with friends and family. During the fall, we spend time with friends tailgating and cheering on our ECU Pirates. During the winter holidays, we spend time with our families celebrating holiday traditions that we look forward to passing on to our child. In the spring, we spend time in the yard trying to beautify our home. We love to work on the house and make the changes to really make this house our home. Summertime is certainly a busy time at the beach. We have friends and family that come to visit. We enjoy spending time with them on the beach, on the boat or cooking out in the back yard. Spending time with family and friends is very important to us. Although we value our time spent with our family and friends, we also enjoy spending time with each other, and of course our Golden Retriever, Oli. We enjoying laying on the couch during football season and watching the games. We also enjoying walking through the neighborhood with each other. We make each other our priority and enjoy spending time with each other.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Katie About John: The quality I love most about John is his ability to comfort me and make me laugh. Through trying time in our lives I knew and know I can lean on him and he will be there with love and support. Mingled in to all that love and support comes the laughter. He knows just what to say to make me feel better or to make light of the situation. I love that about him. He makes me a better person by not letting me dwell on anything, but instead helping me to move forward. I admire his love for his family. He has always been a family man and I am so fortunate to have the honor of being a part of his family. I love John with all my heart and I am ready to share my heart with our new child.
John About Katie: The qualities I love most about Katie are her kind heart and her positive attitude. Katie always puts others ahead of herself, even when it makes things harder for her. She has so much love in her heart that I know she will make an incredible mother. Her positive attitude gets me through the difficult times. She is my rock, and I couldn't have imagined getting through our trying times without her by my side. She always stays positive and pushes forward. Katie shows so much love to our nieces and nephews, and I know she will love our child unconditionally.
Our Pup, Oli
We have a lovable Golden Retriever named Oli that is the love of our life. John got Oli when he was 6 weeks old. Katie met Oli when he was about a year old. As a young puppy, Oli went everywhere with John. If John was going to the grocery store, Oli went to the grocery store. If John went to his softball games, Oli went with him. Oli and John we inseparable. When Katie came along it didn't take her long to realize that John and Oli were a packaged deal. Loving Oli came very easy. He is a good listener (both when he is spoken to and when you need to tell someone your best secrets.) When he was younger, Oli slept in the bed with us, and took up most of it! Now that he is a little bit older, Oli sleeps on his memory foam mattress at the foot of our bed. We love to spoil him with lots of love and treats. We think he is the best dog ever!
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in North Carolina at one of the most beautiful places on Earth! The ocean is right at our back door. We love to spend time at the beach with family and friends.
We are lucky to live in a quiet little neighborhood. Our house has a huge front porch that sits four rocking chairs on one side and a relaxing hammock on the other. The hammock is a favorite place for Katie in the summertime when she is not working. Inside, we have four bedrooms. Our favorite room is the kitchen. The kitchen is where family and friends gather when they come over. John loves to cook, and he is great at it!
Our house is located in a cul-de-sac right down the street from the elementary school. With the elementary school being so close, we are able to walk to the playground any time we want. We love to walk around the neighborhood and say hello as people walk by with their dogs or families. There is always someone walking when we are out.
Our Extended Families
We are so fortunate to have very loving and supportive families. John is the baby of nine kids (he has 5 sisters and 3 brothers) and Katie is the baby of two (she has 1 brother). We both are close with our parents and siblings, as well as, extended family, like aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Our families are over-the-moon excited for our journey into adoption. We are blessed to have a child come in to a family with so much love to share.
John's family has a family tradition of reuniting at the beach every year. This is a family tradition that we look forward to every year. We would love to add this tradition to a child's life. Katie's family has the tradition of meeting for an ECU football game each year.
During the holiday season, we try to make sure to visit both families. We go to the mountains of Maryland for Thanksgiving and travel to see different family at Christmas. This gives us the opportunity to get to visit and share traditions with family.
From Us to You
Hello! We are John and Katie. We are excited for our adoption journey! We cannot begin to express our gratitude towards you for looking through and reading our profile. This must be a very difficult decision for you. We are humbled at the sacrifice you are considering making. As hard as this decision may be for you, we want to let you know, you would be giving us the greatest gift life has to offer.
We have been married for over five years. For four of those years we tried everything we could to conceive. From natural conception, to having surgeries done, to looking into IVF. All of these were not a possibility for us. We thought our door to having children was closing, but it wasn't, it was just opening. As we look back on the heart wrenching experiences we can now say, we went through those heartaches so that we could experience something so much greater. Our greater, is now our adoption journey. We want to humbly thank you for considering us and giving us this opportunity.
John works as a Relationship Specialist for a food distributor. His job gives him an opportunity to travel the coast of North Carolina. He enjoys getting the chance to talk with restaurant owners and managers about a passion they share ... food.
Katie is a first grade teacher. She enjoys enlightening young minds and watching as her students grow physically, academically and socially. Her job gives her the opportunity to spend her summers visiting family and friends.
With our open adoption, we hope to visit and meet you before the birth of the baby. We plan to have a life book for the baby through the years so they can see pictures of you and (hopefully) all of us together after birth. We are ready to share pictures and stories with you through letters and emails. We are looking forward to sharing this experience with you.
We are looking forward to raising our child at the beach. Both of us enjoy spending time outside. Our summers are spent on the water. Time with family and friends at the beach or on the boat are two of our favorite things. In the fall and spring, we enjoy spending time with friends, cheering on the ECU Pirates at both football and baseball games. We also like being out in the yard, beautifying our home. Our home has a large yard perfect for playing! We are looking forward to being active in coaching and teaching our child about the sports we were passionate about growing up. We are very fortunate to live in an area that embraces sports for young kids.
Thank you for considering us! We are looking forward to expanding our family. It is with your selflessness that we are able to have this opportunity. We know you have a very difficult decision ahead of you. We wish you all the best!
John & Katie
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