I recently had the opportunity to chat with hopeful adoptive parents Greg and Kerry, who live in South Carolina. When you’re thinking about adoption for your child, you’re able to talk to hopeful adoptive parents before making your decision. By chatting with them and asking them questions, you can get the full picture of the adoptive couple as potential parents to your baby.
I asked Greg and Kerry some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile, and I learned that they are an active, adventurous, and hard-working couple with strong values. They’re excited to welcome their first child through adoption!
Greg and Kerry share, “We have been married for 6 years, and after struggling with infertility, we were brought to adoption. We are thrilled to now be growing our family through adoption and are excited to share our love of cooking, family traditions, and trying new things with your child.”
1. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Kerry: As a kid, I always had a passion for animals, so I grew up always wanting to be a veterinarian. I worked at a local veterinary clinic from when I turned 16 until I graduated, but I decided to leave that dream behind and go into education.
I still have a love for animals, and my few years working at the clinic has helped me care for our dogs!
Greg: As a kid, I wanted to be a chef and open a restaurant that served only food I was not allergic to. Being allergic to many things growing up, with food allergies not being as prevalent, made it difficult to find allergen-friendly foods.
2. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Greg: The most interesting person in the world right now and the person I’d want to have dinner with is Elon Musk. Elon started or owns a multitude of companies that range from payment processing to social media to space exploration to automobiles.
As a result of his experiences, Elon appears to have an interesting world and political view that I’d like to gain a better and deeper understanding of. Since Elon owns a very large social media company, I’d like to discuss his views on political censorship and other issues he uncovered at the company during his takeover.
3. What did you love to do when you were a kid?
Greg: As a kid, I loved everything to do with baseball. I played it, collected baseball cards, watched it on TV, and went to see live games to cheer on the Toledo MudHens and their parent organization, the Detroit Tigers. There was even one game a year where the Tigers would play the MudHens early in the season, and I got to see my favorite baseball player, Cecil Fielder, up close.
Kerry: When I was young, my favorite was spending time with my cousins. I’m the youngest, and my brother is the oldest of the four cousins. In between, we have a boy and girl cousin, each being a year apart, so it was always fun to spend holidays and vacations together as “brothers and sisters.”
You can get an even better glimpse into Greg and Kerry’s lives in this video:
4. What is your favorite TV show or series?
Kerry: My favorite TV show of all time is Friends. It was a great show full of humor and amazing characters. Our friends used to get together to watch it each Thursday night in college, so it reminds me of great times.
Greg: My favorite TV show is Scrubs. It had a great cast of true friends who played well off each other. Zach Braff, the main character who played JD, did a fantastic job of picking out the show’s soundtrack to include artists like The Shins, Colin Hay, and Joshua Radin.
5. Is adoption already a part of your family?
Kerry: Adoption has always been a part of my life as my dad was adopted as a newborn. He was adopted through a closed adoption, but the family talked openly about the adoption. Later in life, he was able to locate his birth mother, and I was able to have a relationship with her.
Adoption was talked about as such a positive experience for my dad that it inspired him to write a short book about what a selfless gift it was from his birth mother. This is one of the reasons that we look so fondly at adoption!
Curious to know more about Greg and Kerry?
If you’re interested in talking to them as potential adoptive parents to your baby, just text or call Lifetime at
1-800-923-6784 and we can connect you with them.
1-800-923-6784 and we can connect you with them.
Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of blog posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.
Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.