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

Our love story began back in 2014, when we met in a coffee shop one day. Sammy saw Katie sitting having a cup of coffee and said hello. After we talked for a while, we felt such a connection to each other! Since then, we have never felt happier than when we are together. We got married in May of 2021. We enjoy every waking moment that we’re together, because you never where life may take you.

We have struggled with infertility issues for the last few years. We’ve visited several specialists. The news wasn’t good; it was determined that we could not have children of our own. We were devastated. After some time reflecting on this, we decided that adoption is the best choice for us. The decision to adopt didn’t come lightly. We talked with family and friends who have been blessed by adoption and they spoke to us about the process and how it was worth it in the end. There are no words to describe how much we want to be parents. We want to create memories of those old-fashioned holiday moments and quality family time together. We have so much love to give.

Sammy looks forward to teaching your child how to play the same sports he loved as a child. He loves sports and he loves cars, specifically muscle cars. He imagines what it would be like to watch your child play sports and when someone asks “Who’s number so and so?” He can’t wait to say, “That’s my son/daughter!” Katie has always dreamed of having a little partner in crime. She’s always wanted to go on mother son/daughter shopping trips or lunch dates, like her mother used to do with her. We look forward to taking your child camping and showing them the beauty of nature.

We recognize that you face a difficult decision and if you have any questions, please let us know. We would love an open relationship with you, if that is your heart’s desire. We will provide your child with a nurturing family, a secure home and a family-filled life. We all have the same goal. Making sure your child has a happy, secure life that is filled with love.

Sincerely,
Sammy & Katie

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About Katie

My Katie is an exceptional woman. She is down to earth, someone who puts others before herself. She works 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 works with the elderly, specifically those who suffer with Alzheimer’s Dementia, because her grandmother had them. She has a very creative side and has a warm heart, where she always puts others first. She has always had a motherly instinct and she loves being around children. When I see her spending time with our little nephews, she just has a glow to her. Katie will be an excellent role model. She’ll point your child in the right direction. She’ll always be supportive, no matter what. Patience is a virtue with her. Katie will always make time to play games and watch kids programs with them and just give the attention that is needed. She’ll create a bond so strong, that nothing could ever change that.

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About Sammy

Sammy is a man with conviction. He is a hard worker, he’s a 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 and has supported me through some tough life events like when my mother passed away. He always goes out of his way to make sure that I’m happy. He made me realize that when life throws you curve balls, it’s how you take them that makes the difference. I love my Sammy with all my heart, and I know he’ll be an amazing father. He has always wanted to pass down all the things that he loves to do and share new experiences with our child like working on cars in the garage and taking long trips together as his father did with him.

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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 our nephews, and we love spending time with the in-laws; they are a great support system. Our parents couldn’t be happier about becoming grandparents and they’ll spoil your child rotten! We have friends who have children and they too will all be there to help us every step of the way.

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Our Pets

We have 3 pets: 2 dogs and a cat. Our dog, Moose, is our little baby. His is very affectionate. We got him for Christmas of 2020. We had always talked of getting a puppy one day and he was only 6 weeks old and just a bundle of joy. He is such a cuddle bud. He loves to play, is wonderful with kids and is a great companion. After having Moose for a while, we decided to get him a friend. We decided on getting a rescue, because we wanted to give a less fortunate pup a new home. When we first met Bobby, he was shy, but Moose quickly fixed that and they became best friends. Bobby is a 2-year-old Boxador (Lab boxer mix). He is one of the best dogs all around. He too is a cuddle bud. He and Moose are completely inseparable and they love playing together outside. They get along with other dogs as well. We go for walks around the neighborhood almost every night. Both are very active.

We also have cat named Luna; we’ve had her since she was a kitten. She is a bit of a loner and a bit of a night owl. She pretty much stays to herself. You almost never know she’s around. She’s good with the dogs and she’s good around kids. None of our pets have ever had any issues with kids or other animals. We’re always on top of their medical needs. We’re always up to date with their vaccinations and do quarterly check-ups to make sure they’re all healthy and happy.

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Our Home and Neighborhood

Our home is nice and cozy. It has a good-sized yard, big enough for a playset. Our garage is used as a recreational area as well. Our backyard is great for those nice, summer-time barbeques. We have a room designated for the nursery with a window looking out to the yard and plenty of space for the crib, clothes and all the other supplies for a baby. We look forward to putting pictures of your child on the walls to remember the special times. We have a full, finished basement that’s perfect for a play area. Our home has an open concept with a nice kitchen and breakfast bar for those mornings getting ready for school and work. We have a beautiful dining area for those special dinners with friends and family. The front of the home boasts a nice yard for throwing the old pigskin around. When it comes to our block, we like to decorate for literally every holiday. It would be a pleasure sharing our love for decorating with your child. We’ve always wanted a place to call home. Somewhere where we can have playdates with some of the neighborhood children. A safe space to come and hang out and just have a good time.

We live in a lovely neighborhood with great schools, lovely parks, and children of all ages and ethnicities to play with. Our neighbors are some of the nicest people around and we’ve become friends with some of the best people we’ve ever met. Our community offers tons of fun activities for the children, like summer camps and after-school clubs. One of the main reasons we chose to live in in this area is that everyone is family-oriented and it’s a wonderful place for a child to grow up and build wonderful childhood memories. No matter what business or store we walk into, we always see someone we know. Some of the parks nearby have a huge playground with tons of activities. They also have big fields for playing sports with the kids. In the wintertime there’s an ice rink for the neighbors to come ice skating or play pee-wee hockey.

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Our Lifestyle

During the week, Sammy works a straight 9-5 Monday-Friday. Katie works 3 days a week at the hospital. With her flexible schedule, it’s easy to schedule things accordingly if necessary. On the weekends we typically spend time together around the house or invite some friends over for a little get together. Sammy knows how to devote time to his family, so he doesn’t miss out on important things. We love being outside when the weather’s nice. We can’t wait to take your child to the park, play on the swings and go down the slides together. We can’t wait to help build your child’s snowman and make his/her first snow angel. We love to cook and bake in the kitchen. Sammy can cook a mean steak, and Katie can bake up a storm. We hope to share our love of the kitchen with your child and teach them some of our family recipes to pass down. Sammy loves working on our cars in the garage. He can’t wait to spend that time and hopefully show your child how to do their first oil change. Your child will make our family complete. We know our lifestyle is going to change drastically, and for the better. When we become parents, we’ll work together as a team to raise your child in a safe and nurturing environment.

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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 three beautiful days out in the woods, completely away from civilization, living off the land, exploring the hiking trails. Taking in the beauty of the waterfalls.

Every year we have our annual Christmas party the weekend before Christmas. For New Year’s, 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 even enjoy just the normal weekend shenanigans hanging with the family.

We are so looking forward to creating and making our own family traditions with your beloved little one.

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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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Our Faith

We were both raised Catholic and we both received our sacraments. We both come from strong catholic families and will your child in the Catholic faith. We plan to send them to catholic school as we did. We do believe in attending weekly mass, and your child will go through the process of receiving their sacraments as we did. In the end we just want what’s best for them. We believe that having a strong faith is good for building a strong character.

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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 your child will always know how much you loved them. We will keep you in their lives. Your child will never know what it’s like to alone. We will always love your child like our own. They will always be supported by our family. Upon your wishes, you’ll always be included in their life. We will support you to the best of our ability in the difficult times. Rest assured, your child will be in good hands.

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!