Nicole & Kathryn
Nicole & Kathryn
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CA
Religion: Christian (Non-Practicing)
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We understand that this is a confusing and challenging time for you while you determine the best option for you and your baby. Our hope is that you feel loved and supported.
Entrusting another couple to raise your baby requires an exponential amount of bravery, strength, and love. We will never be able to fully understand how difficult this decision is for you, or how you are feeling throughout this process, but we are grateful that you love your unborn child so much that you’re willing to consider an adoption plan.
If you choose us for your adoption plan, we want to assure you that we will respect you and the level of contact you wish to have with your child. We promise to love your baby with all of our hearts, and to provide a happy, healthy, and safe home for him or her. We could not be more grateful for the opportunity to get to know you and welcome you and your baby into an entire family and support system of open and loving arms. Please know, no matter what you choose, we wish you and your child all the best.
We met through mutual friends and started dating shortly after. After dating for one year, we married and we will be celebrating our five year wedding anniversary this year! Nicole works as the Director of Operations for a healthcare credentialing company; she is outgoing, kind, selfless, and compassionate. Kathryn works as an event manager at a private University in Southern California; she is creative, organized, genuine, and fun-loving. We both work full-time with flexible schedules, which allows us to spend a significant amount of time with our family. We love having weekly “family game nights” and family dinners at our home. We enjoy taking family trips together, watching movies, and going to Disneyland. We take so much pride in being great wives, parents, sisters, and aunties.
We bought our house three years ago and have enjoyed making it into a home. We live in a small city in Southern California that has a great sense of community and a fantastic school district. We live at the end of a cul-de-sac, with a big yard and friendly neighbors. Our favorite home feature is our backyard fire pit, where we gather with family and friends to roast s’mores and spend time together. We have a two puppies, a Golden Retriever and a German Shepard-Husky mix, who are both very friendly and love being around children.
Our Extended Family
We are very close to our immediate family: parents, sister, brother-in-law, and two-year-old niece. We speak daily and see each other at least twice a week, as we all live within a few miles of each other. We regularly keep in close touch and visit our many grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We have large family gatherings every year on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and milestone birthdays or anniversaries. Our most recent get-together was in celebration of our grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary!
Some of our favorite family traditions include decorating our grandmother’s Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, taking family vacations (cruises, beach camping, summer getaways to mountain cabins, theme parks), and participating in the “Donate Life Run/Walk” every year. We also have a tight-knit group of close friends that we consider part of our family and daily lives.
What Led Us To Adoption
Adoption has touched our hearts and our lives immensely, and we are so eager to experience its joys first-hand. Although we have not adopted ourselves, we have family members and friends who have adopted children of different ages, and we have enjoyed being able to witness their journeys, seeing our loved ones welcome children into their homes where they receive unconditional love and respect. We’ve seen these children grow into honest, trustworthy, and kind adults as a product of being adopted and raised in nurturing and positive environments. We’ve learned that adoption comes with a lot of potential challenges and obstacles, but we are confident in our ability to be flexible, compassionate, optimistic, and loving to our new family member.