S: Kate & Lance
FC: Kate & Lance
2: Our names are Kate and Lance and we want to let you know how grateful we are for consideration in your adoption plan. It must be a tremendously difficult time for you and we admire your strength. Our son Daniel is adopted and without adoption we would have never experienced the overwhelming joy and love of having a family. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us through our profile.
4: We’ve been married for over 8 years and we agree that it’s been the best time of our lives. We met over 10 years ago after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. Daniel came into our lives in 2007 and we never imagined the joy that God would bless us with by being his parents. We had a very positive adoption journey with Daniel and we both want to add to our family and share the love we have for another child.
5: Like any couple, we’ve had some disappointments come our way. We are unable to have children of our own and we decided that the best way for us to have a family was through the miracle of adoption. Everyone has a path to follow in life and we are convinced that adoption was and is the path meant for us. We are very fortunate that most of our family members live less than an hour from our home and everyone is very excited to welcome a new baby, hopefully one day soon.
6: About Lance: I am the youngest of 4 brothers and I am very close with my parents Their faith and commitment has made a tremendous impact on my life. I’m thankful for the blessings of a supportive family and we get together as much as we can.
7: I have worked in the information technology field for over 20 years and am fortunate to have a short commute to work that increases the amount of time we spend together as a family. Being a dad is the most important job I have. I love being able to watch Daniel grow and learn. I'm always the happiest playing with Daniel and just being with my wife and son.
8: About Kate: I have a very close family and a great relationship with my parents. I have a younger brother and am also very close to my cousin who is Daniel's god mother. My mom is the kind of mom that I aspire to be. I also have a special relationship with my aunt and uncle-they could not have children and have always treated me like their own daughter. Now our son is the grandchild that they have always dreamed of.
9: I am a former elementary school teacher and currently a stay at home mom. It is the best and most rewarding job in the world. I enjoy anything creative and this has led to many wonderful times with Daniel. We love coloring and painting, even with our feet! To see things through Daniel's eyes is even better then being a child yourself.
10: Vacations are important to us and we really enjoy having the extra time together.
11: Going places that are fun for Daniel is an important consideration for us. Lancaster, PA and Disney are two of our favorite places that have good memories for both of us from when we were kids.
12: The summer is especially fun for us since we get to spend time with Kate's family at the beach. Back yard cook outs, walking the boardwalk, digging in the sand, looking for shells and flying kites are some of the fun things we love to do. On a good day we even find sand dollars which makes it feel like we have found pirate treasure.
13: Daniel and Kate's niece | Aunt Lauren and Uncle Matt | Three of Lance's nieces aka- best babysitters ever | Best friends!
14: Christmas is a very blessed and happy time for us as a family. Daniel loves picking out a tree and decorating it. Of course he loves the presents, but he likes to give presents too. He always finds a way to give the best gifts by choosing something special.
15: Every Christmas Eve our families get together for a big celebration. We always enjoy the food, carol singing and games after dinner. We are very happy that our families are close and that we are all able to spend time together.
16: Daniel is our pride and joy and we love him with all our hearts. He has made an incredibly positive impact on our lives and on the lives of our families. Bringing him home was a very emotional moment for everyone and we can never thank his birth mother enough for her decision. He has a great personality and is a very sweet guy.
19: Thanks for taking the time to read our story. We can't wait to have a new addition to our family and share the love we have in our hearts as he or she becomes part of our family.