Dear Expectant Mother,

How can we find the words to tell you how humbled and appreciative we are as you pick up our book and begin to read? We know what we’ve been feeling through this process of adoption – excitement, longing, fear, hope. We can’t begin to imagine the range of emotions you must be feeling as you try to make your choice. We so respect and honor you as you work towards your decision.

We are Kevin and Katie and we’ve been together for over seventeen years, married for eleven. We’ve created a lot of great memories during our time together and truly consider ourselves best friends. Five years ago we decided we were ready for the ultimate adventure of parenthood. We were blessed with a pregnancy shortly thereafter but Katie miscarried at twelve weeks. After several more years of trying with no success, we finally visited a fertility doctor last year. Due to a variety of circumstances, we learned we had a 1% chance of conceiving naturally. We were of course devastated but after a lot of time, thought and prayer, God laid adoption on our hearts and we knew that this was our new path to parenthood. Although we’ve felt grief and sadness for what we couldn’t have, we’ve become even more excited and hopeful for what God has in store for us through adoption!

The pages contained within our book will give you some insight into what our life is like-our families, our professions, our hobbies, and our values. We live in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado and are surrounded by a large network of friends and family who are eager to meet our future child. We promise you that your baby will experience a life of love and care, brought up in a Godly household. While hardships are inevitable in this world for any son or daughter, we promise we will be there with whatever resources and support is needed every step of the way.

We would love to meet you! We are willing to maintain as open of a relationship as you are comfortable with. We know this isn’t an easy decision and we will support whatever you decide.

Thank you again for taking the time to look through our book. We are praying for you during this time and are wishing you all the best!

With Deep Regard,

Kevin & Katie

Adoptive Family at a Glance

Father’s Name: Kevin Mother’s Name: Katie
Occupation: Personal Banker at JP Morgan Chase Occupation: Senior Associate Director at Colorado State University
Education: MBA from Colorado State University Education: BA in English/Speech Communications and MA in Writing Studies
Religion: Christian Religion: Christian
Date of Birth: December 7, 1977 Date of Birth: February 4, 1981
Ethnicity: Caucasian Ethnicity: Caucasian
Hair Color: Blonde Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue Eye Color: Brown
Height: 6’1” Height: 5’8”
General Health: Excellent General Health: Excellent

Date of marriage: August 9, 2003

Children: No children.

Interest and Hobbies: Living in Colorado, we are very active outdoors. We love to hike, bike and jeep up in the Rocky Mountains as often as we can. We love taking our dog, Belle, on family walks and she enjoys hiking too. We love to travel and taking road-trips since there’s so much to see in our area. We also enjoy hosting friends and family at our house for BBQ’s, game nights, Bible study, and other fun gatherings. We’re also huge music fans so enjoy seeing live music and always have uplifting tunes playing in our home. Katie loves to read and journal and Kevin loves to listen to music and lift weights.

Home: We live in Fort Collins, Colorado and feel so blessed to have landed in this community. We are minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park and our home backs up to a beautiful open space. We have a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with lots of open living space and a big backyard. Our neighborhood is full of families with kids.

Pets: We own one dog, Belle – she is seven; and one cat, Loki, he is eleven

Finances: With Kevin as a Banker, our finances are in excellent shape! We have great credit, a healthy savings account, and have been saving for retirement since we first started working.

Why are you interested in building a family though adoption: Five years ago God laid it on our hearts to start a family but unfortunately infertility has prevented us from becoming parents. This past year, we realized that adoption was our path to parenthood and we’ve grown more and more excited with each step we’ve taken on this journey. We know that God has a special child chosen just for us and we can’t wait to meet them!

Openness to Birth parents: We would like an open adoption according to what the birth parents are most comfortable with. Whether that be regular communication and pictures throughout the year or visits with the child, we are open to discussing this with the birth parents. Our ultimate goal is to always keep the best interest of the child in mind.

Childcare Plans: Although we both currently work full-time, Katie will be able to take the first three months off to be home with the child, with the ultimate goal of scaling back to either part-time or staying home full-time with the child.

We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you need more information about us, or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight toll-free at 888.933.2237.