Roy and Kristie

Married Since: 2009

Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

What you are considering is so loving and beyond compare. We thank God for allowing you to have faith in us and trust us with the life-changing task and awesome responsibility of becoming parents for your child.

Roy and Kristie

from Ohio

Roy

Ancestry: African American, Italian

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: High School Teacher and Basketball Coach

Education: M.Ed.

Hobbies: Cooking, Weight lifting, Power walking, Sports, Gardening, Reading

Kristie

Ancestry: German, French

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Teacher - Reading Specialist

Education: M.Ed.

Hobbies: Kayaking, Adventure travel, Hiking, Biking, Ice skating, Painting, Power walking

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American / Caucasian, Caucasian

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

Favorites

Roy

Animal
Dog
Childhood Memory
Vacations to Alabama
Color
Blue
Family Activity
Camping, bonfires and Barbecuing
Food
Pizza
Holiday
Christmas
Sport
Football
Subject in School
History and Sociology
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early bird
Vacation Spot
Boston

Kristie

Animal
Dog
Childhood Memory
Vacations and camping
Color
Purple
Family Activity
Game night
Food
Pizza
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Sport
Basketball
Subject in School
Art
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night Owl
Vacation Spot
Greek Isles
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From Us to You

First of all, from the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you for believing in us. Thank you for trusting us. We are filled with joy at the prospect of being parents. But with that joy comes the understanding that for us to become parents, you have to do something that is very hard and extremely unselfish. What you are considering is so loving and beyond compare. We thank God for allowing you to have faith in us and trust us with the life-changing task and awesome responsibility of becoming parents for your child.

We were raised by parents who instilled in us morals, values, principles, and a sense of faith, to guide us along the way. We are not perfect people, but as a married couple, we have tried to take all of those morals, values, principles, and faith lessons and use them to strengthen our relationship. We are looking forward to the opportunity to share with, teach, and positively influence a young life…

We will not be perfect parents. We will make mistakes along the way. But rest assured, EVERY decision we make will be for the well-being of your child. EVERYTHING we do will be for the betterment of your child. Your child will be showered every day with love. Your child, will be the most important addition to our lives. We are now saddled with the greatest responsibility of our married life; the responsibility of being parents. It’s a responsibility we do not take lightly and it’s a responsibility we are very much looking forward to. We look forward to the first words and the first steps. We look forward to the first day of school and all of the trials and tribulations of helping with homework along the way. We look forward to the many Friday night bonfires, decorating for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and everything in between. We look forward to sharing the legend of the “Tooth Fairy” and trying to explain how money was left under the pillow. We look forward to dressing up for Halloween and telling scary stories by a fire. We look forward to that first encounter with Santa Claus and all the joy it brings. We look forward to going to church together on Sunday, sharing and nurturing our faith together as a family. As your child ages and develops his or her own interests and passions, we look forward to being there every step of the way, the good and the bad, the highs and the lows, supporting their every endeavor. Most of all…we are looking forward to being a family and growing together each and every day.

Please know that you will not be a forgotten entity. How could you be? You will have given this precious being life. You want pictures? You got it. You want updates? You got it. You will always…and we mean…ALWAYS…be painted in the most glowing of colors. You will always be referred to and mentioned with the utmost love and respect. It is because of you, and your unselfishly loving act, that we are where we are today. Because of you, we are able to fulfill our dream of becoming parents. For this we will always be eternally grateful to you.

As you begin the next journey in your life, we wish you nothing but the best. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that God takes care of you and those close to you.

May God’s blessing be with you each and every day.

With Love and Respect,
Roy and Kristie

 

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About Us

We are mutually independent of each other, but we have a strong sense of dependency upon each other. The things we both feel that are most important in life are morals, values, principles, and faith. We have that unbreakable bond of commonality. The fabric that truly holds us together is the love we have for each other. We put each other’s needs before our own. The well-being of the other is very important to us. We want to do all we can to help each other be the best version of ourselves.

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About Kristie

I never thought it was possible to find someone who would love me as deeply as my parents did. I can’t imagine my life without Kristie in it. She is a loving, loyal daughter; a loving, loyal wife; and a loving, loyal friend. She will be an unbelievable mother. When I watch her interact with her godchildren, I dream of her interacting with a child of our own. She has so many life experiences, like traveling the world with students, and I can only imagine what she will share with your child. Kristie has a heart of gold. She has a loving, loyal heart. Put her in a room of strangers and she will leave with new friends. She takes “The Golden Rule” (treat others as you wish to be treated) very seriously. I’m not perfect (shocker) and neither is she, but we are perfect for each other.

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About Roy

I focused on travel and education the first 35 years of my life. I didn’t know what plans God had for me beyond that. And then, divine intervention brought Roy into my life through a mutual student! We trusted a student’s instincts! He’s the man that I prayed for but didn’t know if I’d ever meet. Roy has transcended many stereotypes and is solid as a rock both spiritually and mentally. He is the reason that I have the strength to adopt a child. He has so many interpersonal and intrapersonal skills to share with a child. His educational background brings a plethora of sociological skills that he can use to help resolve challenging social development stages as your child grows into a healthy young adult.

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We have spent our entire lives actively learning about human growth and development in the classroom and then attempting to take theory and practice and apply that knowledge for our students. Kristie started babysitting when she was 14 years old and has 4 godchildren ages 1 to 12. Roy has spent 30 years coaching not only fundamentals of basketball, but fundamentals of life and he not only cares about making his team better players, but also better people on and off the court. We feel we are at a point in our lives where we truly want to be parents to our own child. We have a very blessed life with family and friends surrounding us and we’d love to pass on the virtues, morals and principles that are so important in our lives to a child of our own in this ever-challenging world.

Adoption In Our Lives

From Roy: I have always had a special place in my heart for adoption. I am a product of adoption. I was adopted by my parents when I was 3 weeks old. Needless to say, it was the best thing to happen to me in my life. God blessed me with the best parents anyone could ever ask for. I am the man I am today because of my parents. So many times I have tried to imagine the joy they must have felt when the adoption was finalized and having me as their son brought a sense of completion to their lives and our family. To this day, I still try to visualize the joy my mom and dad must have felt when they each held me in their arms for the very first time and looked down at my tiny face and told me how much they loved me. I hope and pray Kristie and I have the same precious opportunity to hold a child, look down at their tiny face and say, “I love you.”

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Our Home

“I’ll meet you in the middle!” We live on 10 acres in a small town in rural Ohio and each of us commutes to work in different directions. We love living in a county that invests in over 20 local natural parks. We’ve hiked and visited each park over the last ten years. We live 3 miles away from a beautiful lake where we kayak, bike and picnic at the beach. Roy loves to mow 4.5 acres of grass and tend to a large vegetable garden. Kristie likes to trim over 50 blue spruce trees and mulch flower beds. We love to relax by roaring bon fires throughout the year, especially our 8 foot high New Year’s bon fire. We have deer, wild turkeys and ground hogs that make tracks year around.

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Our Families and Friends

Relationships are very important to us. We both work at schools we attended and live one hour from our universities; thus, we have friendships from all the phases of our lives that we treasure. Travel has bridged friendships with kindred spirits all around the world. We love to host dinners for our teachers, professors, doctors, parishioners, students and family. It’s not uncommon to have fun family game nights with Kristie’s parents and brother where the games can be hilariously intense! Roy is a culinary chef who can BBQ, bake, and create dinners from any culture as well as for huge family reunions!

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Our Lifestyle

We are active, athletic and adventurous! We are always on the move, whether that’s coaching in a gymnasium, kayaking on the lake, packing for a one tank trip or boarding a plane for an adventure to another country. Kristie enjoys biking a mile for each year of her age every summer and Roy loves to lift weights with his players and take long power walks.

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Our Careers

Teachers are difference makers. Teachers are leaders. Teachers are like parents; we have a unique opportunity to mold and influence young people. We have the chance to leave an indelible impression that will last a lifetime. Everyone remembers a teacher who had a positive impact on them; teaching is parenting.

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Family Traditions

We love to celebrate with our students during the school year! We also love to celebrate the many Catholic rituals and feasts throughout the liturgical church year. On Christmas Eve, Roy prepares a spicy Indian themed dinner with naan bread, curry lamb and Jasmine saffron rice. This tradition began our first Christmas Eve when Roy bought dinner from a student whose family ran an Indian restaurant. One of the highlights of the year is our Thanksgiving Feast! Roy prepares a 20 pound turkey, Southern Cornbread Dressing, traditional bread dressing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie!

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Our Personaliteis

From a professional standpoint, to be a teacher, you really have to have multiple personalities! LoL To be a teacher you have to have a “chameleon” personality because we have to adapt to every student in our classroom. One minute we are compassionate, the next minute we are stern. One minute a disciplinarian, the next a comedian. One minute we are set in our ways, the next minute we need to be flexible to the needs around us. All these traits are no different than parenting. Teaching is parenting. Parents are teachers.

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Kind of Parents We will be

Honestly? Does anyone know what kind of parent they will be? Some will say yes, but do they really? We know we will be loving parents. We will have high expectations for your child, but that doesn’t mean unrealistic expectations. Hopefully we are parents that he or she likes being around. We hope we are parents their friends like being around. Not because we want to be the cool parents, but because we are two adults that they respect. We hope we are parents that your child will want to confide in. Hopefully at the end of the day, we can take the best of parenting and teaching that we have experienced and pass it on to a child of our own.

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Our Promise to You

What we promise to you in some ways may sound like the vows recited at our wedding. We promise to love, to cherish, and to nurture. We promise to be by your child’s side, standing in support, in good times and bad. We promise to teach values and morals. We promise to raise your child in a loving, Christian, compassionate household, embraced not only by our loving arms but by the loving arms of Jesus. We promise that every decision we make, will always be for the wellbeing of your child. We promise to do what our parents did for us; provide a life of opportunity that well exceeds our own.

 

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