Kevin & David
Kevin & David
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: SC
Dear Expectant Mother,
It can be hard to find the words to say how grateful we are to you for considering us as adoptive parents for your precious child. The word “adoption” can take on so many meanings depending on what it means to the person speaking it. To us, it is the greatest blessing. But to you, this word may be the hardest decision you will ever face. We want you to know that you are one of the most courageous people on this earth. To consider adoption for your child by giving him or her the best opportunity in life is a great act of selflessness. As an expectant mother, you are putting the needs of your child above the wants of your heart.
If you choose us as adoptive parents, we promise to love your child unconditionally and to teach him or her to love and accept others in the same way. As parents with a strong, loving relationship, we will provide a safe, nurturing home for your child. Unconditional love, strong morals, and a quality education are important to us. We and our extended families will provide opportunities for your child to thrive and grow in an environment that allows him or her to achieve his or her full God-given potential. Thank you for considering us for this blessing.
Life is meant for good friends, a loving family, and great adventures. The greatest adventure for both of us has been the committed relationship we have built over the past 12 years. We like to tell our friends and family that life is like a roller coaster: You can scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy the ride. We choose to enjoy the ride. We met at the University of South Carolina. David is a master’s-prepared, National Board Certified elementary school teacher. Kevin is an infection control nurse practitioner at a community hospital. We both have a passion for traveling. We also love to spend our free time taking our boat out on the lake and can’t wait to take your child on our lake adventures, tubing and enjoying the South Carolina sun.
Our cute bungalow house is in a vibrant in-town neighborhood with eight beautiful parks, tree-lined streets, amazing schools, and an urban farm. Residents enjoy the friendly atmosphere, diversity, and convenience of in-town life and amenities. We are just a short 20-minute drive to the lake, a 60-minute drive to an amusement park, a 90-minute drive to the mountains, and a 90-minute drive to the beach. We have long dreamed of waking up to the sounds of an excited child on a Saturday morning ready to go on a weekend adventure! The head of our household is our 12-year-old rat terrier, Mia. She is quite the diva and likes pampering. She is child-friendly, especially when children share their treats.
Our Extended Family
Family isn’t always blood. Our favorite definitions of family are “a crazy bunch of people who deeply care for each other, those who drive you nuts, those who accept you for who you are and would do anything to see you smile, and those who love you no matter what.” Does this sound like your definition of family?
Kevin’s family resides in Maryland, and David’s family resides in South Carolina. Kevin grew up as an only child, and David grew up in a blended household with biological, half-, and step-siblings. Kevin, however, has two best friends, Michelle and Chad, whom he believes are the “siblings” life intended him to find.
David’s family traditionally hosts Thanksgiving dinner, whereas Kevin’s family traditionally hosts Christmas dinner in Maryland in the hopes of experiencing a white Christmas. An adopted child in our family would be the first grandchild on both sides, so needless to say, everyone is excited for future holiday seasons and new traditions to blossom. We cannot wait to have a child join our family as we would love to pass on our tradition of opening presents Christmas morning in our onesie pajamas.
What Led Us To Adoption
The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing. Both of us are blessed to have loving and supportive families. We have always wanted to have a family of our own—a family full of laughter, love, and happiness. Neither of us could see a life without expanding our own family. We have so much love and so many blessings in our lives that we want to share. Our greatest wish is that when we adopt a child, he or she will always know just how much we love him or her. We want him or her to know that no matter what, we will always be there in any way we can.