FC: Cory and Katherine
1: Dear Birthmother, Hi! We are Cory and Katherine from Kansas. Thank you for considering us to provide a loving home for your child. We can’t begin to understand what you’re going through, but we admire and respect what you are doing and you have our support and prayers. We know that whether you choose us or another family, your child is going to be a wonderful blessing. Our promise to you is that if you do choose us, your child will be loved, cherished and provided for. We’d like to share a little bit about our life with you. Family is very important to us and we are very close with our families. We are blessed to live in the same town with both sets of parents. Cory has an older brother and Katherine has a twin sister and brother-in-law and a younger brother. Our families are very excited about our decision to adopt. We love spending time with each other. We truly feel that we are each other's best friend. Whether it's attending sporting events, gardening, cooking a meal together or just doing household chores, we love being together. We also have various interests. Cory loves sports and he coaches a little league basketball team. He also loves spending time with his godson, Ezugo, and they can usually be found playing football or fishing. Cory has a passion for history and spends time reading books and enjoys visiting historical monuments. By day, Cory is a marketing consultant for an eco-conscious publishing company. Katherine enjoys taking on new challenges. This year she learned how to make bread and cheese from scratch, and even learned how to sew curtains for their basement rec room. Katherine has a special interest in fashion and interior design, but spends her day as an accountant for a large corporation. She also loves the arts, whether that means going to an art museum or attending a musical with her girlfriends. Growing up with close friends who were adopted, we saw firsthand the positive impact that a loving family could have on an adopted child and the wonderful blessing that child was to the family who adopted. Since that time, we’ve both had a desire to become adoptive parents. If you would like to speak with or meet with us, please call our adoption attorney Allan Hazlett at 1-800-492-2011. Love, Cory and Katherine
2: Family is very important to us!
3: Whether celebrating a wedding, a holiday, a birthday, or just hanging out, we always enjoy being with family!
4: We enjoy traveling! Our trip to Egypt and Israel was an experience of a lifetime. Katherine loved getting to go inside a pyramid, Cory loved Mediterranean cuisine and we both enjoyed riding on a camel!
5: For our honeymoon we went to Missouri and enjoyed touring a winery. For Katherine's birthday we spent a few days relaxing on the beach in Mexico. And when we went to Chicago to visit some friends, we snapped a picture on Navy Pier.
6: We love spending time with our friends!
7: No matter what we do we always have a good time.
8: Here are additional pictures of special moments and special people in our life. Katherine as maid of honor in her sister Elizabeth's wedding, Cory playing tennis with Ezugo and coaching basketball, and celebrating the 4th of July.
9: Here we are after signing the papers for our first home together, at dinner on our honeymoon, Katherine having fun with her girlfriends on a cruise, and holding one of her best friend's baby.
10: Hanging out on a beautiful day in Chicago, our garden that we spend time in during the summer, and hanging out with Ezugo.
11: Dressing up as characters from the TV show The Office for Halloween, cooking with Cory's mom, and celebrating a wedding of special friends.
12: Katherine holding a friend's baby, winning a turtle race in Chicago, and celebrating our wedding with women Katherine has been friends with since Kindergarten.
13: Our first dance at our wedding, celebrating Cory's birthday with his grandparents, and celebrating our anniversary at a K-State basketball game.
14: Thanks again for allowing us to share a piece of our life with you! We wish you the best in this journey and hope that you consider us as adoptive parents for your baby. Love, Cory and Katherine