A Letter from Kevin & Emily
We are Kevin and Emily, an outdoorsy and loving couple from Texas! Even before we started dating, we each saw adoption as a way to grow our family. The opportunity to start our family through adoption is a dream come true, and Emily will be a stay-at-home mom after we adopt. We would be honored to get to know you and to share an open adoption, however you are comfortable.
We met for the very first time in a building where Kevin was working. Then, several months later, Kevin brought one of his soldiers to Emily’s work for a therapy appointment. There was a mutual, instant connection. A few days later we had our first date at an ice cream shop. We’ve been together ever since!
Things we love to do together:
- Hike! We like the thrill of finding a new place to go to or a trail we have never been on.
- Road trip! We love being together, without technology, on an open road.
- The water! Whether it’s a pool, lake, or ocean, we just love to be by or on the water.
I am an active individual and enjoy playing sports and figure skating. I love watching baseball with my father and I can’t wait to share baseball games with my dad and a child. For my job, I am an Athletic Trainer for the United States Army. I am permanently located on a base and help soldiers get healthy. When we adopt, I will transition to being a stay-at-home mom until preschool.
Fun Fact: I love singing in the car, especially on road trips!
What Kevin loves about Emily:
Emily is the most genuine, loving, and understanding person I have ever met. Due to her experience with teaching children, she
has learned patience that seems to be unending. Emily also is always prepared for any situation, she goes into everything ready, especially adoption, and parenting. I love the way she brings out the best in everyone she meets. She will be the best mom ever and will love any child that we end up blessed with.
I am an outdoorsy person and enjoy staying fit through hiking, boxing, and MMA. I can’t wait to have a baby carrier on my back
so that the baby can come with us everywhere. I am an Infantryman in the United States Army. I enjoy training and supporting my country wherever I’m needed. I’ll be taking paternity leave when we are placed with a child so I can bond with the baby.
Fun Fact: I am practicing to become a professional “dad-joke teller”!
What Emily loves about Kevin:
Kevin is the most caring, kind, and gentle man. He always puts his loved ones first and makes sure their needs are met. He empathizes with you when you’re sad and celebrates every accomplishment you make, no matter how small or silly it might seem. He will be the most loving father in the world. He will be the first to brag about his child and will take a million pictures. He is so excited to be a dad.
We live in a newly built, three-bedroom home on a quiet street. Our neighborhood is full of kids! Our friends always say our home has a very warm and welcoming feel the second you see it from the street. We have started decorating the nursery and are excited to fill it with all the necessary items. The backyard is large and fenced with plenty of room to play and make memories.
We have two dogs, Stella and Taqui, who are best friends. Both dogs love when we have kids, of all ages, over to the house. They are protective and gentle. Stella is so patient and has a great tolerance for when a child pulls her tail or ears or lays on her. Taqui loves to lay down as soon as a child comes towards her and roll over waiting for her belly to be pet.
3 things we love about where we live:
- The diverse ethnicities and our very welcoming community.
- The park down the street that kids use for sports practice.
- Safe streets with sidewalks to take our dogs for walks.
Whether it’s all sitting around the table, playing games, or hanging out at the beach, any family time is well spent and greatly enjoyed. Emily’s parents are in the process of arranging to come and spend the first six months to a year with us when we adopt. She also has a sister that lives nearby and over 40 cousins spread all over the country.
Kevin has a brother with three boys and a sister with an infant daughter. Kevin’s extended family is even larger, since his parents have separated, but re-married. Holidays are big and bring everyone together. Your child will always have cousins close to their age where they will have a built-in best friend to grow up with.
- We like to spend time every Sunday strengthening our faith.
- Every Christmas Eve, we open one present and its always matching pajamas. We all go to bed in our pajamas and on Christmas morning, take pictures in front of the tree.
- For birthdays, we decorate the birthday person’s door so they are extra excited when they wake up. We also blow up one of their presents inside a balloon.
- Have an egg hunt on Easter morning and open baskets made from each other.
- Take cross-country road trips and vacations to see all the sights our country offers.
Not a day will go by that we won’t think about you and your child. A child can never have too many people to love them, and they will be getting that from you, us, and all of our family! We believe that the most important thing we can do for your child is to raise them in a home that is nurturing, that believes in redirection and encouragement, and shows love to God. We hope your child will inherit our eagerness to explore the outdoors, have a zest for learning, and find fulfillment in all their pursuits.
We promise to love your child unconditionally and teach them right from wrong. We will tell your child how our family came together through adoption and how special you are to us. We will teach your child to be understanding, patient, and respectful. We’ll make sure your child is given the best possible resources and opportunities to explore their heritage, ethnicity, and anything they have interest in.
Thoughtfully, Kevin & Emily
Learn More About Kevin & Emily
|Our Education||Nearly finished with a Bachelor's Degree||Masters Degree|
|Our Professions||US Army||Athletic Trainer|
|Stay-At-Home||No||Yes, after we adopt|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Kevin & Emily's Favorites|
|Hobby||Hikinng||Hiking, figure skating, games|
|Song||"This One's for You" by Luke Combs, or "Chicken Fried" by Zac Brown Band||"Prayed for You" by Matt Stell|
|Animal||Wolf or Dog||Dog|
|Children's Book||"The Very Hungry Caterpillar"||"Love You Forever," by Robert Munsch|
|Food||Parmesan Crusted Salmon||Parmesan Crusted Salmon|
|Holiday||Christmas, of course!||Christmas (the time with family is the best!)|
|Sport||MMA/Boxing||Figure skating or baseball|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
Kevin: Staying fit
|About Our Home|
Our 3 bedroom home is in a newer family-friendly neighborhood.
|We live in the state of...|
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn up to 4 years old
Yes, we would adopt twins!
Boy or Girl
Yes, up to 4 years old
|Ethnicity of Child||We're open to adopting a child of any racial background.|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
Letters, photos, occasional visits
Thank you for considering us as possible adoptive parents for your baby. We welcome a chance to get to know you, and will honor an ongoing connection with you after the adoption, if you're comfortable. To learn more about us, please contact Lifetime to set up a phone or video chat with us.