S: Kevin & Yolanda
FC: Yolanda & Kevin
2: As a married Christian couple, we believe that our faith and belief in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, sustains us daily. He is the foundation of our marriage, and our spiritual beliefs brought us together and strengthened our covenant. We believe in the power of prayer and that God is all-knowing and ever present and responds to our prayers. We were also raised in the church , and we will introduce our child to Christianity and allow him/her to experience the same beliefs exposed to us by our parents. There were two important principles ingrained into us early: 1) Love for one another and 2) Treat each other as you would want others to treat you. We intend to demonstrate love in the home and teach our child morals and instill values based on biblical principles. We expect our child to have a strong sense of self, their own individuality and be a leader, not a follower. Our church has a great children's ministry with lots of fun activities, including summer camp, fall festival, art, music and programs tailored for children of all ages.
3: Hello, Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile book and allowing us to tell you more about ourselves. We sincerely admire and respect the decision to consider providing a different path for your child by blessing a couple desiring to raise and nurture a child. We are a fun-loving couple that have known each other for more than twelve years. We both were raised by hard working, dedicated and supportive parents, and we carry on that family legacy. We have nieces and nephews scattered about the country who we have enjoyed showering with love and gifts, while sharing in their development. We are prepared to welcome an addition to our family. We began the incredible journey toward adoption to impart our knowledge and experiences in raising our own child. Although it has been tough at times, God has blessed us with strength, patience, and a wonderful group of family and friends to support us through this process of embracing our own child. We hope you enjoy viewing our profile and that you are able to learn more about us. We understand that the decision ahead is difficult, but we assure you that we are the right family and will love and appreciate the blessing of your gift of life. Sincerely, Kevin & Yolanda Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy. Proverbs 13:12
4: About Kevin | My name is Kevin and I work in the real estate business and volunteer with the United Way. I was raised in the midwest but headed south for college. Attending church regularly helped mold my personality and mostly kept me out of trouble. My personal relationship with Jesus allowed me to develop into the man I needed to be to attract my beautiful wife. As a youth I played baseball, basketball and tennis. Today while only playing golf, I enjoy watching and attending sporting events.
5: About Yolanda | My name is Yolanda and I work with the government. I am a native Texan and grew up playing softball, volleyball and was an active Girl Scout and cheerleader for much of my youth. I developed a passion for traveling as a Girl Scout while participating in scouting events throughout the country. Kevin and I have nourished this passion and have traveled many places including Europe and the Caribbean. I enjoy being with friends and family, especially my nephews Zack and Vince and niece Zaria. I am their favorite aunt. We are Believers and our spirituality is critical to the success of our marriage.
6: We met at a pool party but it took months for us to go out on our first date. Kevin invited me to a singles ministry class at his church and we became friends with long phone conversations. After 3 years of dating, he proposed bowed on one knee. | How we met
7: We had a small intimate wedding without a bridal party. | Our Wedding
8: Our Family | Our parents and grandmother pose after our wedding ceremony. | Yolanda's sister and her baby nephew. Tough to believe he was ever this small! | Our parents lighting the unity candles.
9: Two of our friends helped make sure the day went smoothly. | Kevin's fraternity brothers helped keep the weekend festive. | Yolanda with her mom and grandmother just before she walks down the aisle. | All our single lady friends reaching for the bouquet. | Husband and lovely bride
10: Our Interests | Swimming with the dolphins in Montego Bay, Jamaica | We have toured aquariums in Maui, San Diego, Atlanta and Houston and too many museums to list!
11: and Activities | Visited the Mona Lisa in Paris. | Peaceful pigeons at Yerba Buena in San Francisco | Keeping warm while on vacation in Toronto. | We both really enjoy traveling. Together, we have been to Europe, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. We also discussed traveling with our child, exposing them to a variety of interests.
12: More Family | Kevin with his niece at her graduation party. | Hangin' with nieces and nephews
13: Yolanda with her baby nephew, although he's a big boy now. | Yolanda with nephew | Kevin's sisters at wedding anniversary party | Kevin's parents' 50th wedding anniversary party
14: We live in a quiet neighborhood close to parks, the lake with many activities for kids. We love to spend time outdoors, listen to music, go to movies and hang out with friends. | Our Home | Christmastime | Yolanda loves to decorate
15: More Photos | Yolanda as maid of honor at friend's wedding. | The street leading to our neighborhood during winter. | Yolanda and Kevin's dad with our cousins at our home.
16: Our Message To You Oftentimes life comes without explanation, And you end up in a place that seems unlikely or that is unimagined. Sometimes the journey is a bit tumultuous with many twists and turns, But you look to the heavens and pray for strength and serenity. Our lives are not by chance, as everything happens for a reason. Our existence is with intention and purpose, and our choices impact others. Everyday is a lesson to be shared, And our challenges are the building blocks to becoming a stronger warrior. We are connected through faith and sustained by love, And we rejoice in the victory! Photo taken on the island of Kauai
17: We thank you for taking the time to view our profile book. We pray that you have peace and good health. God Bless, Kevin and Yolanda "And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me." Matthew 18:5 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11