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.
“Adoption was a dream that had planted itself in our mind like a seed and we watered it with wishes and fed it with hope” –Author Unknown
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 as we begin to grow our family. 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. If you choose us, we look forward to taking this journey with you and hope that you find comfort in your decision through these words. 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 where we both attended college. David is a Masters-prepared National Board Certified elementary school teacher. Kevin is an Infection Control Practitioner at a community hospital as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice student at the University of South Carolina. We both have a passion for traveling. We also love to spend our free time taking our boat out on the lake during the many sunny days South Carolina has to offer.
Our cute bungalow house is in a vibrant in-town residential neighborhood with eight beautiful parks, tree-lined streets, commercial and industrial districts, an urban farm and a public airport. Residents enjoy the friendly atmosphere, diversity, and convenience of in-town life and amenities. We are also close to amazing schools, museums, and exhibits. 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.
The head of our household is our 11-year-old Rat Terrier, Mia. She is quite the diva and likes pampering. She is child-friendly, especially when a child shares his or her treats. She is a mastermind at manipulating humans.
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 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” God intended him to find.
David’s family traditionally hosts Thanksgiving dinner in South Carolina every year, whereas Kevin’s family traditionally hosts Christmas dinner in Maryland in the hopes of experiencing a white Christmas. Both of our families get along great and look forward to the holiday season every year. 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.
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 life that we want to share. Our greatest wish is that, when we adopt a child, that 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, and any way we can.