Nickname: Kait and Maginn

Married Since: 2011

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We know that you are doing all that you can to provide your baby a safe and wonderful life and, regardless of the choice you make, we think the world of you. Should you decide to bless us with the honor of raising your baby, your child will be loved every second of every day, and loved and cared for in every possible way. They will also know how much we honor you and how grateful we are to you.

Brian and Kaitlin

from Massachusetts

Brian

Ancestry: Irish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Banker

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Time with family and friends, Hiking, Travel, Exercising and Sports

Kaitlin

Ancestry: Irish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Attorney

Education: JD

Hobbies: Time with family and friends, Hiking, Travel, Exercising and Sports

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

Favorites

Brian

Food
Steak
Hobby
Grilling and cooking
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Quote
"If a man hasn't discovered something worth dying for, he isn't fit to live." MLK Jr.
Scripture
"If I then, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example that you should do as I have done to you." John 13:1-7
Sport
Football
Thing to Cook
Chili
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night Owl
Music
Rock, Country or R & B
Vacation Spot
Glen Lake, NY or Charlestown, RI

Kaitlin

Food
Pineapple and Peanut butter cups (but not together!)
Hobby
Baking and walks in the neighborhood and local forests
Holiday
Christmas
Quote
"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas lights." Maya Angelou
Scripture
"Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
Sport
Football
Thing to Cook
Banana bread
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early bird
Music
Country
Vacation Spot
Glen Lake, NY; Charleston, RI; the Caribbean, and European cities
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From Us to You

To our Hero:

You may be wondering why we want to adopt. Kait has envisioned adopting since she was a child and we have talked about adoption since the beginning of our relationship. Truth be told, we always imagined that we would grow our family biologically, as well as through adoption. We have not been able to have children biologically and we now believe that adoption is the way we were meant to grow our family.  We have a lot of love to give and cannot wait to share our lives with your child.

Our family is very diverse and we are ready, willing and able to welcome a child of any ethnicity into our family.  We will provide your child with a family and home where they are supported, exposed to a culturally rich life, receive an excellent education and, most of all, are loved unconditionally.  Your child will know their adoption story and they will know about your love for them, and we know we can provide a wonderful life to your baby.

While married in 2011, we have been together for the last fourteen years.  During this time, we have grown and matured, and have a better understanding of each other and how we work best as a team.  We’ve been faced with struggles, and will have more to come, but we face them head-on together and together we will provide your child with a strong and happy family that is ready to welcome them with open arms and huge hearts.

You are incredibly strong for reading our letter and we can’t fathom what thoughts and emotions you must feel in your head, your heart and your body.  Please know we are grateful that you are taking the time to read our letter and to consider adoption as a possible choice for you and your child.

We know that you are doing all that you can to provide your baby a safe and wonderful life and, regardless of the choice you make, we think the world of you.  Should you decide to bless us with the honor of raising your baby, your child will be loved every second of every day, and loved and cared for in every possible way.  They will also know how much we honor you and how grateful we are to you.

All our love,
Maginn and Kait

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About Kait

The first things that drew me to Kait were her infectious smile and her outgoing nature. As I got to know her, I found that she was also brilliant, kind and cares deeply for her family and friends. Her compassion for others is the trait I admire the most. She is always willing to help, whether it’s volunteering at an annual fundraiser for her friend who runs the Boston Marathon for Children’s Hospital, setting up Trivia Night to raise money for a local charity for students who learn differently, or volunteering for a program for underserved high school students that teaches them how to build their own business as well as skills that will help them get into college and succeed in their future careers.

Kait makes me strive and work harder to be a better person in all areas of my life. Her amazing personality and love for others will make her an incredible mother. She is fantastic with children and after many long talks and numerous failed IVF cycles, I know being a mother is her greatest passion and she will do everything possible to be an amazing mom to your child.

A great example of how amazing Kait is with children is her relationship with my god daughter. Kait came up with the terrific idea to give her a pearl for Christmas and her birthday each year so she will have a pearl necklace when she is older, and when she stayed with us this summer, Kait made sure we had s’mores, fun games and princess themed sensory boxes for her and her younger sister.

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About Maginn

Maginn caught my attention the first night we met when he helped a friend who was taking off her coat. It was a simple act, but one of generosity and kindness that was not supposed to be noticed. This is who Maginn is. Maginn thinks of others and demonstrates that he values them in the small ways that matter. One of my favorite things that I look forward to every day is coming into the kitchen to find a coffee mug for me next to the fresh pot of coffee with a sticky note on it with a message for me. Maginn finds little ways to show his love and make people feel special. There is a special energy about Maginn that makes others want to be with him and they feel good about themselves in his presence.

Maginn is just very likable, with a big heart and catchy laugh. It never surprised me that Maginn not only had a large group of close friends when we met, but that he keeps adding more. He’s easy-going yet fun, incredibly kind, fiercely loyal, and dependable. Maginn is the first to volunteer to help a friend or family member or colleague and appreciates the opportunity to do so. It’s one of the qualities I love most about him. He complements me well. He appreciates my silliness, indulges my whims, supports me at every turn, and grounds me every day with his logical and steadfast nature.

I know that Maginn will be an incredible father. Seeing him with the children of our friends, who we call our nephews, and his goddaughter, “Uncle Ginn” is beloved. I love watching him push around the kids on the glittery unicorn pool float, give shoulder rides, kick a soccer ball in the backyard, and grill special hot dogs before he starts the burgers for the adults. Maginn will make sure that your child is protected, happy, and loved. I am looking forward to seeing a second note out for your child’s breakfast or lunch, knowing the warm feeling it will bring.

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How We Met

We met in 2007 through mutual friends and it was an instant connection. We dated for a year and then Kait moved to Connecticut to go to law school and Maginn stayed in Boston, working full time in the day and working on his MBA at night. Most relationships wouldn’t last through the separation and stress, but we did!

This period taught us many things about what was, and is, important in our relationship, and we were able to be apart but stay connected and committed to making quality time together whenever possible.

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What We will Share with your Child

We would like very much for your child to know how much you love them and how you were so selfless in thinking of how you could provide them with the best possible life. But, more than anything, we want to tell them all of the things that you want them to know. We would be indescribably grateful for the opportunity to welcome your child into our home and would honor your wishes forever. Your story is yours, and the story that you wish to share with your child is yours, and we respect that. We want to teach your child what you want them to know, while sharing our view of you – which is that you are our hero.

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Our Lifestyle

We both work full-time, and are fortunate that we like what we do and have jobs that provide a good work/life balance. This allows us to enjoy nights and weekends together doing activities we enjoy. Most weeknights we cook dinner together and discuss the main events of the day. Our weekends frequently consist of traveling to or hosting our family and friends. We have a wonderful yard and pool that is a great spot for hosting summer gatherings, and we have an outdoor projector, heaters, and fire pit for other outdoor fun (like s’mores and outdoor viewing of movies and sporting events!). We are really happy doing nothing or mostly anything and tend to make the best of any situation and find fun wherever we go.

We have been extremely fortunate, as we are truly each other’s best friend and do most things as a couple, while encouraging each other to spend time with friends solo. Weekends usually focus around activities we do together, whether going to the gym or hikes in the morning, meeting up with friends to go to restaurants and events, playing games with their kids, or just hanging in watching a movie and cooking dinner while music plays in the kitchen.

Your child will be the main focus of our lives. While we both work during the day, recently our jobs have provided us the flexibility to work remotely and neither of us travel, so we will be home every night to have dinner as a family. And on the weekends, when we are not with our families, we spend time with our friends, most of whom have children, so your child will have lots of other kids to play with. We can picture your child on a stool learning to bake and cook, and learning what they like (and dislike) eating. We see ourselves playing soccer and lacrosse in the backyard and watching your child play catch with our dog, Declan, and going on family hikes on weekends. We see your child building puzzles with Kait on the family room floor and getting a piggy-back ride up the stairs from Maginn for bedtime stories and snuggles.

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Our Dog, Declan

We have a mini-Bernedoodle (a mix of a Bernese mountain dog and a poodle) named Declan and we spend lots of our free time playing with him. Declan is very good natured, smart, a little stubborn and really likes playing with our neighbors’ and friends’ children.

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Our Home

We live about 45 minutes away from the city in a mid-sized neighborhood, with nice landscaping, tree-lined sidewalks and great neighbors, including friendly kids of all ages and family pets. Our next-door neighbors are first responders who are looking out for us at all times! We fell in love with the neighborhood because it felt like home and reminded us of the area where Kait grew up.

Our home is spacious, with four bedrooms, a very large fenced-in yard, a deck, and in-ground pool that is well-loved by our friends and neighbors and their children who love our silly collection of inflatable floats. We knew that we wanted to move into this house due to the kitchen and family room, which are both quite spacious and bright, with loads of windows and doors out to the deck. The big center kitchen island with stools is a center point of our home, where family and friends munch on cheese and crackers while we prepare meals and typically keep an eye on friend’s kids coloring at the breakfast table in the kitchen’s nook. Our family room is bright and warm and inviting, and offers a great big space awaiting playmates and toys and books for your child. And, the big, finished basement will be ready for school-aged friends who want to play together, complete with a juice-stocked fridge and extra snacks.

While we could not be happier with our house, the best part about living here is the great neighbors. The neighborhood is a good mix of older couples who raised their children in town and young families around our age with young children. Every day, we run into a variety of neighbors walking the sidewalks with dogs and kids on bikes and scooters. We’ve become very close with some great families in the neighborhood and have celebrated holidays and birthdays together, taken care of trash and pet duties while others are out of town, and babysat their children. We love that we have a community in which to welcome children.

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Our Family and Friends

While life brings us so many beautiful moments, it can also be hard and sad at times. We consider ourselves extremely blessed to have an incredible support system in our families and friends and they are all a top priority for us.

We have a great big, loving family that includes Kait’s parents as well as her brother and soon to be sister-in-law, who all live less than 40 minutes away from us. They can’t wait to welcome your child into their lives. Maginn’s mom unfortunately recently passed away, and we are reminded of how supportive our family and friends are. Maginn’s father lives about an hour away from us as does his brother and his husband. They too can’t wait to welcome your child into the family. We also have a ton of caring aunts, uncles and cousins and see many of them on a regular basis. Some of Maginn’s relatives live as far away as Ireland and they too are excited about your child joining our family.

And then there are our best friends who have twin boys and their Nana who lives with them and is truly our Nana too. We spend holidays together, take vacations together and they are truly part of our family. Your child will be immediately embraced by 5-year-old twin boys, their parents, and Nana, and will enjoy spending time together on walks, at beaches, and sledding and skiing.

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Racial and Cultural Diversity

Our family will love any child that we are blessed to welcome into our lives.

We are a multi-racial and cultural family and strive each day to become more supportive of each other. Our friends and family are people in all lines of work, many different backgrounds, different races, religions, sexual orientations, political views, educational backgrounds, and economic resources. We share values of non-judgment, support, and focus on positivity and fun.

Kait has always supported diversity throughout her life and through her job as she coordinates and manages a number of LGBTQ+ and Diversity, Ethnicity, and Inclusive programs and events. Kait even started a Diversity Club back in high school and always wanted her family to be diverse.

We will raise your child to know about their heritage and to have people of a similar background a part of their lives. We are ready to learn about any ethnicity and culture and to also listen whole-heartedly to your wishes with respect to how best to instill values in your child. We would love to pass on any traditions important to you and are more than willing and able to learn about any ethnicity, culture and tradition.

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Family Traditions

Over the last decade, we have developed a number of family traditions, mainly focused around the holidays. We typically celebrate Easter at Kait’s parents’ house after church services with her brother, his fiancée, a few of Kait’s aunts and uncles and our close friends Jeff and Robyn, as well as their twin boys and Robyn’s mother. Kait always makes Easter baskets for the twins and we typically end up on the floor covered with fake Easter grass from the baskets and lots of candy wrappers.

For July 4th, we often drive to Kait’s parents’ lake house in upstate New York and celebrate with her parents, her brother and his fiancée. There is a nearby theme park that has fireworks that we can watch from the backyard and the neighbors are all extremely friendly and fun, and there is a fun boat parade on the lake. Recently, Maginn’s brother and his husband have joined in the festivities.

We often celebrate Labor Day and Thanksgiving in Rhode Island at Maginn’s parents’ house. For Thanksgiving, Maginn’s parents, brother, his husband and his brother travel up from New York and Kait’s parents drive down from Massachusetts to give thanks and enjoy the holiday. This is always one of our favorite holidays because it is the only time both of sides of our family get together on an annual basis.

Maginn always thought Christmas was a big holiday in his family until he met Kait and saw how her family celebrated. Kait and her mom start watching Christmas movies in early November and Kait starts decorating the Friday after Thanksgiving. For the holiday, we typically attend Christmas Eve mass with her parents followed by dinner at her grandfather’s house and a stop by her childhood best friend’s house on the way home. On Christmas day, we travel to New York to Maginn’s parents’ house where we celebrate with his parents, brother, his husband and his brother.

While we have created these traditions that we enjoy with our family and friends, we are truly looking forward to developing new family traditions with your child. We are excited for your child to experience Kait’s beloved family stuffing at Thanksgiving, Kait’s mom’s cookies, football season and the Christmas decorations all over our home, with stockings hung on the mantel.

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Our Promise to You

We promise to love your child and provide them with a happy childhood and a family life filled with laughter, hugs, home cooking, kitchen dance parties, backyard BBQs, s’mores, pool time with inflatable animals, walks with the dog, summer weekends on a boat on the lake, fishing and swimming, ATV riding in the Adirondacks, exploring the beaches, making snow angles in the backyard, learning to ski, reading stories, and getting dirty playing outside.

Message Brian and Kaitlin

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Brian and Kaitlin

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!