Married Since: 2021

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We will provide your child with a nurturing, fun, family and friend filled life

Sammy and Katie

from Illinois

 

Sammy

Ancestry: Irish, Arabic

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Truck Driver

Education: High School, Advanced Airfield Training

Hobbies: Real Estate, Cars, Sports

Katie

Ancestry: Italian, German, Polish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Nursing Assistant

Education: High School, Certification

Hobbies: Interior decorating, Cleaning

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Middle Eastern

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

Favorites

Sammy

Color
Red
Food
Steak
Hobby
Work on my cars
Thing to Cook
Anything that people enjoy
Childhood Memory
Taking road trips with my dad in his semi-truck
Family Activity
Weekly movie nights
Holiday
Christmas
Early Bird or Night Owl
Depends on my work schedule
Movie
The Big Lebowski

Katie

Color
Green
Food
Mexican
Hobby
Interior decorating
Thing to Cook
Enchiladas, Corn bread casserole, Chicken
Childhood Memory
Annual camping trips
Family Activity
Weekly game nights
Holiday
Thanksgiving & Christmas
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night Owl
Movie
Nightmare Before Christmas
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From Us to You

We understand that you’ve probably browsed tons of these letters, trying to find the best possible life and family for your child. We’d be happy to welcome you into our lives and get to know each other. We hope this letter gives you an insight to us and allows you to imagine your child as one of us. We can’t even begin to describe how much we want to be loving parents. We want to share our love of sports, music, mechanics and all our other hobbies. Knowing we could potentially raise and nurture a child is the best feeling in the world. We long to be responsible for raising a child in a safe environment with good morals and good structure. We have so much love to give, it’s overflowing. We have contemplated adoption for a while and we’re excited to go through the process with you.

We have been together for over 7 years and we met on Sammy’s 21st birthday at a coffee shop. Sammy saw Katie sitting having her coffee and we immediately hit it off. Over the years, we’ve had our adventures, ranging from heading into downtown Chicago, to going camping, to just spending quality time with our friends and family. Our friends and family couldn’t be happier with the idea of us adopting and becoming parents. As far as making sure your child grows up with other children, we’ve got that covered. We have several friends and family members with children, who are excited to be a part of your child’s life. We enjoy several family and friends gatherings annually, and we love hosting gatherings as well. We’ve hosted plenty of holiday gatherings, such as spending Christmas and New Year’s together. We even enjoy just the normal weekend shenanigans hanging with the family. Thinking about having another family member to join in the fun is such a wonderful feeling.

Our neighborhood boasts great schools, lovely parks, and children of all ages and ethnicities to play with. Sammy looks forward to teaching your child how to play the same sports he loved as a child and showing them to learn how to drive too. He loves sports and he loves cars, specifically muscle cars. He’s a former athlete as well. He’s always wanted to watch a child play a game and when someone asks “who’s number so and so?” He’d say, “That’s my son/daughter.” Katie loves to decorate our beautiful home. Her sense of style would give HGTV a run for their money. She loves to do projects in and around the house, and keeping busy is definitely not an issue. She always wanted a little partner in crime. She wants to go on mother son/daughter shopping or lunch dates, like her mother used to do with her. Sammy also wants to share his quality time in the garage working on his cars with your child and taking them on road trips on the rig, like his father did with him. Our one and ultimate goal is to provide your child with the things we did have and give them what we didn’t have growing up.

We realize that placing your child with another family is probably one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to go through. Please know that we will provide your child with a nurturing, fun, family and friend filled life. We’ll always let your child know that he/she is a very special gift from you. We hope to establish a meaningful relationship with you that is comfortable to both parties. In the end it’s not what’s best for us. It’s what’s best for your child.

We hope you’ll find what you are looking for in our profile. Let it be known that we share your ultimate goal, the happiness and health of your child.

Sincerely,
Sammy & Katie

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We have struggled with infertility issues for the last couple of years. When it became clear we weren’t going to have children the natural way, we started pondering our options. The decision to adopt didn’t come lightly; we had to both get used to the simple fact that we weren’t going to conceive naturally. So we spoke to a couple of family members who have successfully gone through the adoption process. They told us that this process can be long and stressful, but it was worth it in the end to welcome their child home. There wasn’t any way to describe such a feeling than to just see for ourselves. We want to be parents. Plain and simple. We want to create memories of those old fashioned holiday moments and quality family time. We want to experience our child’s first words, and that very first step.

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About Katie

My Katie is an exceptional woman. She is down to earth, someone who puts others before herself. She chose to work in the medical field for the simple fact that no other career could be more important than assisting others who can’t help themselves. Katie chose to work with the elderly, specifically those who suffer with Alzheimer’s Dementia, because her grandmother had them. She feels this is her way to help and support others going through this. She has a very creative side to her. For example, when we purchased our lovely home not too long ago,  she had already begun planning what decor she wanted. It seems like every time I came home, there was something different or something new and exciting to make our home more unique. She is my rock. Throughout our relationship, Katie has bent over backwards to give me all the support I need to trying new things. She was there when I finally settled into my career as a truck driver. When I got to a point in my life where I felt I was at a standstill, she was in my corner. It was at that moment when I decided to turn one of my hobbies into a successful business. Katie helped me realize that I can be more than just a truck driver. She challenged me to find something and stick to it. Now thanks to my Katie, I am also a successful real estate agent, and I couldn’t be happier. One of the best feelings in the world is knowing that no matter what happens, she’ll always be there for me as I am for her.

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About Sammy

Sammy is a man with conviction. He is a hard worker, and always brings home the bacon. He is a very compassionate man and is very supportive of me. He’s always dreamed of having a family to come home to and spending time with the kids. He’s an all-around family man. He’s supported me through some tough life events. He was there for me when my mother passed. He always goes out of his way to make sure that I’m happy. He tries to keep himself very productive. He is a firm believer of putting in the work while we’re young so that way we have time to relax when we retire. He’s always thinking ahead, planning out every single move. Sammy was there for me when I decided to start my career in healthcare. He was there for me when I attended school. He helped me with finding a job and finding my permanent career. When we found out that I couldn’t have children the natural way, I had a tough time accepting it. He was there when I needed him the most. He’s always there for me when life gets too hard. If I ever feel like I’ve lost my way, he is there to bring me back. He made me realize that life throws you curve balls but it’s how you take them that makes the difference. I love my Sammy with all my heart. I know he’ll be a great father. He wants to pass down all the things that he loves to do and share new experiences with your child.

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Our Friends and Family

When it comes to our friends and family, they are some of the most important and influential people in our lives. Whether going on our annual camping trip or just spending the holidays together, enjoying time with each other is one of the best experiences anyone could ask for. We enjoy spending time with Katie’s little nephews and we love spending time with each other‘s parents. They are a great support system. We have friends who have children, and relatives who have gone through the adoption process. They will all be there to help us every step of the way. We have parents who couldn’t be happier about becoming grandparents and they will spoil your child rotten! We are looking forward to creating and making our own family traditions to spend with your beloved little one.

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Our Home and Neighborhood

We live in a really nice community that boasts some lovely schools. Our neighbors are some of the nicest people around. The majority of the neighborhood are all municipal workers just like Sammy. There are tons of folks in law enforcement, firefighters, truck drivers, etc. Even though we only recently moved into the neighborhood, we’ve made friends with some of the best people we’ve ever met. We enjoy running into them while taking the trash or just walking the dog. Our community offers tons of fun activities for the children, like summer camps and after-school clubs. We have some lovely parks that were recently redone to promote safety as well give the children more things to play on too. We can see ourselves living here for a long time. One of the main reasons we chose to live in in this area is that we just love the family/blue collar aspect. Everyone in the neighborhood is family-oriented and to say we’re a strong community is an understatement. No matter what place or store we walk into, we always see someone we know.

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Our Lifestyle

We’re typical blue collar people, and we both have jobs. Sammy is a tremendously hard worker. He strives to provide for his family at all costs. He also knows how to devote time to his family so he doesn’t miss out on important things. When he’s not working, he enjoys the occasional weekend work, tending to the household duties, such as yardwork. Katie is down to earth, and works a full time job as well. She’s also organized. There isn’t an item out of place at our house. She loves to cook and bake. On her days off, you can often catch her whipping up something sweet and tasty in the kitchen. On the weekends when we have down time, we typically spend it together around the house, or inviting some friends over for a little get together. Our motto is pretty simple. Put in the work and time now, so we can relax later on.

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How a Child will Enrich our Lives

We know our perspective on life is going to change drastically for the better when we are parents. We are a typical millennial couple; we love to be outdoors, go to concerts and just have an old fashioned good time. However, we know that raising a baby won’t be easy and we’re ready for the challenge. We know that we’ll have to work together as a team to raise your child in a safe and nurturing environment. We’ll become even more concerned about the future of the world that we live in. After all, what the world is becoming is what we’re handing over to our children, and we want to give our children the best environment to grow up in that we possibly can. Our life will be more fulfilling with a child, as we will get to experience the most rewarding thing in our lives. Knowing that we’re going to share our lovely home with a child of our own is undeniably enriching. We get to create something so beautiful that nothing could ever change.

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Family Traditions

We have quite a few traditions that we enjoy with our family and friends. One of the best traditions is our annual camping trip that we take every year in Shawnee National Forest. We spend four beautiful days out in the woods, completely away from civilization, living off the land. And every year we throw our annual Christmas party the weekend before Christmas. We have a small get together with friends and then we have another one for just family, or sometimes we just have a huge Christmas bash with everyone together. At New Year’s, depending on our work schedules, we usually relax by the fire and just celebrate another year of us being together as a family. For Easter we go to one of our friend’s houses for a nice Easter dinner. And in the summertime we like to spend our days outside just enjoying each other and the fresh air. We like to enjoy ourselves.

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On a Typical 3-Day Weekend

On a typical weekend, you can catch us doing things in and around the house. Katie is usually straightening up the house, while Sammy works outside in the yard. Sometimes when the weather is nice, we’ll head out on a date night in the city. Or sometimes, we’ll call up some friends and have a small BBQ. Depending on our schedules, we may sleep in a bit, especially after a long work week. Sammy likes to spend time in the garage tinkering with his vehicles. He also loves sitting on the deck on a beautiful day, just relaxing and listening to some music. Katie is always looking for ways to decorate the house, trying different themes, rearranging the furniture. To put it simply, we just spend the weekends relaxing and spending time with each other as well as our friends and family.

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What We will Teach Your Child

We will teach your child to be independent and have good morals with good structure. We will provide them with the best possible education available. Will teach them that you have to work for the things that you want, and that not everything is given to you. It’s okay to hit bumps in the road, but as long as you keep moving forward life gets better.

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Our Promise to You

We promise that as your child grows we will always let them know how much you love them. Will will let them know that you made this hard decision because you wanted what was best for them. Your child will grow up in a house that is full of love and nurturing people with plenty of aunts, uncles, and friends all around. There will never be a time or moment in your child’s life where they don’t have someone to support and comfort them. Someone will always be there for your child. There will always be someone to lend a helping hand.

Message Sammy and Katie

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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 Sammy and Katie

  • 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!