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Marika & Kaleb

Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
State we live in: Washington

dear expectant mother

It feels as if thanking you for looking at our page is insignificant, but we want to acknowledge your journey and say thank you with all our hearts for considering us. We have not walked on your path and cannot imagine what you are going through while reading our profile. The decision to explore adoption is substantial. Thankfulness does not even begin to cover our emotions surrounding your decision. We recognize how difficult this process is, and we want to share a bit of our hearts with you.

You will always be the person who gave this wonderful human being life. They will know of you and any part of your story you would like shared. Any child will know how honored you made us feel in choosing us to raise them. We would make this child our priority, sharing in their delight and their sorrows. We will strive to be their safe place and their support throughout their life. We want you to know a child in our home will be cherished. Their hopes and dreams will be our hopes and dreams. They will feel secure in our love for them. If you find your heart opening to us, we would love the opportunity to get to know your personal story.

When we love someone, we love them with all our hearts. We have wanted nothing more than to be parents.

-Marika & Kaleb

About Us

We came together after moving back to where we both grew up in Washington. On our first date, we found we felt like home with each other. We are both close with our families even across long distances. We are both the third child out of four, having siblings similar in age. When we get together with family, it is around a table playing games or a campfire telling stories. On rainy days, our hobbies include painting, playing card or board games, and putting a puzzle together. For the most part, we enjoy taking our dogs out, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the exceptional mountains around us. Marika is a registered nurse working in the oncology field. She is calm, empathetic, and motivated. Kaleb is retired military and is able to maintain our home life. He is personable, cheerful, and dedicated.

Our Home & Pets

We live in an area that is close to big cities but has a small-town feel. We can walk to two elementary schools around us. The school district is great here and something we researched prior to buying our home. The house is big because we knew we always wanted to grow our family. There are several different fairs we enjoy going to throughout the year, small farmers markets around us, and parks that are all the more fun to enjoy with our dogs! Our two dogs have gone through training and have experience being around children of all ages. They enjoy being outside and cuddling.

Our Extended Family

Each of us has three siblings. Most of our family lives in Washington, while each of us has one sibling who lives farther away in Texas and New Jersey. This means when these family members come to visit, we take every opportunity to spend quality time together. Yard games like ladder ball and corn hole are a favorite pastime with nieces and nephews. Card games are an evening pastime with the adults. We get together when we can on long weekends in the summers. Birthdays can be simple celebrations but one where the birthday person gets to decide what is for dinner—regardless of what it is! This is a fun tradition to share when there are unique foods chosen by children.

Although it might be cliché, Christmas is a holiday full of family traditions. Christmas Eve is a night dedicated to a church service, driving around to see decorated houses, and an old classic movie. Christmas Day is focused on being together and sharing in individual delight as each gift is opened one by one with great food in between!

What Led Us To Adoption

Although infertility is part of our lives, we won’t let that define what family means to us. Marika has several family members who were adopted, including a grandparent and cousins. We know family isn’t always blood related as we have several chosen family members. When we love someone, we love them with all our hearts. We have wanted nothing more than to be parents. Adoption is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a child’s life and share their experiences. Our story has not always been vibrant, but we are determined to make our family’s future full of joy!

more about Marika

more about Marika

Occupation:
Registered nurse
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s degree in nursing
Food:
Is tacos a food group?
Hobby:
Reading, hiking
Movie:
The Mummy
Favorite Tradition:
Choosing birthday dessert!
Sport:
Swimming
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Rachel Platten
TV Show:
How I Met Your Mother
Subject in School:
Science
Dream Vacation:
Visiting Greece

more about Kaleb

more about Kaleb

Occupation:
Retired military/homemaker
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
High school diploma
Food:
Everything!
Hobby:
Painting miniatures
Movie:
The Hobbit
Favorite Tradition:
Opening one gift at a time on Christmas
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Above and Beyond
TV Show:
Game of Thrones
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Hawaii

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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