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Hello from Northeast Tennessee! We are a fun-loving Christian couple, excitedly awaiting the incredible blessing of becoming first-time parents through adoption. We enjoy attending our church, cherishing time with family, adventures to amusement parks, and splashing around in our pool.
We invite you to share your story with us, as we’d love to learn more about you and your little one. We are open to sharing pictures, updates, and visits. We hope to forge a connection that is rooted in love, trust, and mutual support.
We’ve been happily married for 5 years, but began our journey 6 years ago when we met online. Our connection was so strong that we were engaged after just 4 months and married within a year of dating.
While we’ve faced challenges on our path to parenthood, including fertility treatments and pregnancy loss, we firmly believe that God is guiding us towards adoption.
We love the comfort of home, but also enjoy going on trips to visit family/friends and explore new places. We can’t wait to involve our future child in traveling, splashing in our pool, playing laughter-filled games, and creating memories through bedtime stories.
I work remotely as a software engineer for a small, but growing company. I love the flexibility of working from anywhere with no commute. I enjoy programming, learning from YouTube, and music. I can’t wait to share my love for learning with our child, exposing them to diverse activities, and helping them pursue their interests and dreams.
Latest endeavors: baking homemade bread, growing our own veggies, hunting, and playing pickle ball.
Tony, according to Katie: Tony is compassionate, has a teacher’s heart, and is a lifelong learner. A faithful follower of Christ, he serves as a great leader for our family. He has integrity in his work, is non-judgmental, and has a steadfast moral compass. He often tells cheesy dad jokes and is always bringing laughter into our lives.
I have enjoyed a career as a professional nanny for most of my adulthood – helping kiddos grow and thrive, while being a support system to their parents. Now, as a homemaker, we await the opportunity for me to be a stay-at-home mom. I find joy in listening to podcasts & music and staying connected with family & friends.
I look forward to sharing my passion for baking, cooking, and reading with our child. I can’t wait to share simple, sweet moments with our future little one: creating art projects, making homemade playdough, and chasing bubbles.
Latest endeavors: Crocheting a cozy baby blanket, tending our veggie and flower gardens, landscaping our yard, and canning lots of salsa!
Katie, according to Tony: Katie is a natural caregiver; her kindness and compassion touches everyone she meets. She’s incredibly loyal, as demonstrated by the many lifelong friendships she maintains. She’s a proficient planner, managing all our activities and trips. She’s a source of fun and laughter, bringing joy into our home.
Our Home In Tennessee
Our spacious four-bedroom home is in beautiful Northeast Tennessee. The finished basement holds Tony’s office and a large play space. We look forward to customizing the nursery with a farm animal theme, creating a space for imagination to flourish. Outside is a fenced-in pool and a large deck where we love to grill or make s’mores in our fire pit. Our home is truly our oasis! Our neighborhood is safe and welcoming, with highly rated schools, and a wonderful church community to help a child thrive.
Our Extended Family
Katie’s family lives in her Idaho hometown. We visit a couple of times per year and maintain close-knit relationships. Her extended family is on the West Coast and nearby in Virginia, where we often celebrate Thanksgiving.
Tony grew up in middle Tennessee, where his family still resides, including his niece, who joined us for a fantastic spring break this year! Christmas is a cherished time, often enjoyed together. He also has nearby extended family we enjoy seeing throughout the year.
Both families eagerly support our adoption and await welcoming our child. They’re excited to share family traditions like roasting marshmallows, playing games, and making memories together.
In addition to family, our lives are blessed with a circle of remarkable friends. Their unwavering support and excitement have been invaluable on our journey.
Our promise to you is that your child will grow up in a home full of unconditional love, stability, and lots of laughter. Your child’s dreams, goals, education, and talents will be nurtured and supported. We promise to raise him or her with Christian values and to know the love of Jesus.
We promise to honor your story, sharing it openly with your child, so they will always know the incredible journey that brought them into our family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are excited to cheer on your personal aspirations and look forward to building a relationship that respects your comfort level.
More About Tony
Education: Bachelors in Computer Science
Profession: Senior Software Developer
Stay-At-Home: Work From Home
Racial Background: Caucasian
TV Show: The Chosen and Suits
Board Game: Monopoly and Settlers of Catan
Way To Relax: Hang out in our hot tub
Movie: The Matrix and Jurassic Park
Food: Chips & salsa and Japanese Ramen
Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Dad Joke: Did you hear about the pickle factory tour? I heard it was a jarring experience
More About Katie
Education: Associates in Medical Assisting
Racial Background: Caucasian
TV Show: Gilmore Girls and The Chosen
Board Game: Clue and Life
Way To Relax: Hang out on our deck or in the hot tub
Movie: Elf, 50 First Dates, and Pride & Prejudice
Food: Garlic knots from our favorite local restaurant
Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Oreo
Dad Joke: Where does the General keep his armies? In his sleevies!
More About Our Family
- Loves eating spicy food
- Dreams of making his own video game
- Grew up skateboarding, and still enjoys it from time to time
- Has nannied for 3 sets of triplets and 10 sets of twins!
- Grew up whitewater rafting in Idaho
- Has a secret cookie recipe that everyone calls "Katie Cookies" (but it's really from the internet)
We would both love to visit Italy!
Our Faith and Values
We were both raised in Christian homes and value a life centered around Jesus. We follow Jesus' commandment to love one another and strive to live a life with courage, integrity, loyalty, and kindness.
We love going to our church and are involved in many weekly activities like a small group and Tony enjoys playing pickle ball there twice a week. Our church offers more activities and classes for children than we've ever seen before! Classes include many different types of dance, sewing, choir, musical instruments, tumbling, and many more. We are so grateful to be part of this community and have made many wonderful friends.
Things We Look Forward To Sharing With A Child
- Teaching them about Jesus
- Sharing family traditions and making new ones together
- Playing board games
- Encouraging their interests and learning along with them
- Attending school field trips & events, and being involved in their education
Outdoor Activities We Enjoy
- Amusement parks, especially roller coasters!
- Swimming in our pool in the summer
- Grilling and hanging out on our deck
- Gardening and harvesting our own food, which is so rewarding
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We are excited for the chance to begin our journey as first-time parents through adoption. We will dedicate ourselves to providing a nurturing and supportive environment where our little one can thrive. We envision a home brimming with laughter, unconditional love, and unwavering encouragement for their interests, hobbies, and dreams. We wholeheartedly honor your comfort level and are open to maintaining connections through letters, pictures, and visits. Thank you for considering us and we hope to connect with you soon!