S: Kevin & Julie
FC: Kevin & Julie
1: Dear Birthparent....
2: 2000 We meet at lunch. Love at first sight! | 2003 We get engaged! Kevin asked at the place where we had our first date. | 2004 We get married! | Our Story | 2006 We get the travel bug. First, stop: Ireland.
3: 2008 We become parents for the first time. Corrina is born! | 2011 We decide to pursue adoption! We are so excited to parent another child!
4: Kevin knows no stranger. He is a warm, welcoming, patient, and strong person who is perfectly suited as a father. Initially, I was attracted to Kevin’s calm yet silly persona. As I got to know him, I learned he loved his family and friends and would do anything for them. He works hard to provide for our family and is able to be home every night for our family dinner meal. I love this! Kevin is a true family man who is often found tossing a football with the neighborhood kids or helping out a friend in need. I know he loves and cares for our family because he takes the time to tell us everyday. | KEVIN by Julie
5: being silly | fishing in Mexico | hang gliding lesson | Yes, he asks for directions! | kev and bro
6: JULIE, by Kevin | Julie is a caring, kind, compassionate woman and mother. She has an affinity for our family and marriage. I fell in love with Julie the moment I saw her 12 years ago and continue to fall for her each day. She is a wonderful mother to Corrina. They cook together and often have fun dance parties. She leads our family by example. She has chosen to work part time in a flexible job. This job helps troubled kids develop healthy self esteem. Julie makes me laugh and has taught me to enjoy the little things in life. She is a wonderful companion on our life journey.
7: with brother & Godson | Master Degree graduation | hiking in Ireland | 3 generations of mothers
8: Corrina is a sweet 4-year-old who is so excited to have a sibling. She loves hanging out with the neighborhood kids. Even more, she adores babies. She volunteers to read to her baby nephews every chance she gets. Corrina enjoys playing outside, reading, and coloring. She loves meeting new people and helping them to feel included. She can’t wait to have a little brother or sister and is excited to be a great big sister! | meet CORRINA
9: Fun Times Together | dancing at our wedding | we love live music!
10: Annual Christmas get togethers | Easter egg hunts are fun every year!
11: We are blessed to have a big supportive family. Our family has taught us the importance of working hard and caring for each other. Julie’s parents have been married for 40 years and Kevin’s have been married for 39 years! Lots of aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins to be silly with. They are all extremely supportive of our choice to adopt and can’t wait to meet the newest addition to the family! | Helping Grandma celebrate her birthday
12: Home Sweet Home | We feel blessed to live in a safe and family-oriented neighborhood. Our comfortable home has a spacious play area and family room. One of the favorite parts of our home is the front porch. This is the place for neighborhood get-togethers and chats. | We love the outdoors. Our fenced-in backyard has lots of room to run and play. We often picnic in the backyard with family and friends. The spring, summer, and fall includes lots of great weather for our vegetable garden.
13: Neighborhood Park
14: Our Friends
15: Our friends feel like family. They are very supportive of our desire to parent another child. They are excited to meet our new addition to the family!
16: we love traveling! | Our view of the Seattle Space Needle | We go to the beach many times each summer
17: Our Promise If given the opportunity to parent your child, we promise to provide a loving stable home. We vow to nurture your child to allow him to become the person he would like to be. We will proudly cheer the child on at every school event and financially support his college education. Our family values love, compassion, and integrity. This child would experience these every day with a family who cherishes each moment with him.