Married Since: 2020

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

You are no longer alone in this process. We are both here for you, in whatever means possible. We would love to create a deep bond that goes beyond the placement.

Kenneth and Chiara

from Virginia

Kenneth

Ancestry: Scottish

Religion: Lutheran

Occupation: Aviation Electrician

Education: High School

Hobbies: Cars, Video games

Chiara

Ancestry: Mexican, Italian

Religion: Lutheran

Occupation: Nanny

Education: High School

Hobbies: Crocheting, True crime, Thrifting

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Lutheran

Favorites

Kenneth

Thing to Cook
Italian and Asian food
Holiday
Halloween
Family Activity
Hiking, camping and arts & crafts
Movie
Star Wars
Subject in School
Science and History
Food
Pizza, tonkatsu (fried port cutlet and rice), and ramen
Scripture
"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ." Philippians 4:7
Music
Rock, country pop, rap and EDM
Color
Blue
Vacation Spot
South Lake Tahoe

Chiara

Thing to Cook
Stuffed shells
Holiday
Christmas
Family Activity
Thrifting
Movie
Friends with Benefits
Subject in School
English and Science
Food
Italian
Scripture
"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had." Romans 15:5
Music
Worship music
Color
Blush/mauve
Vacation Spot
Disney World
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From Us to You

We would like to start out by saying that we are incredibly humbled that you are taking the time to view and look over our profile. We cannot imagine how you are feeling and are forever grateful that you are considering adoption.

What we do know is that you are no longer alone in this process. We are both here for you, in whatever means possible. We would love to create a deep bond that goes beyond the placement.

We promise you that by placing your child with us, you can be sure that he or she will be loved and cared for in a safe and inclusive home. We have grown up around all races, sexualities, and genders, so we raise your baby with the knowledge and love for everyone that we were raised with.

We’ll start by introducing ourselves a little bit, our names are Kenneth and Chiara. Kenneth was born and raised in South Florida while Chiara was born in Michigan and moved to Florida when she was 13. We met through mutual friends in 2019; we clicked instantly and moved quickly from there. We married in an intimate ceremony February 2020, and bought a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a large, fenced-in backyard in Virginia. We are currently stationed in Virginia as Kenneth is in the Navy. We will be here anywhere from 4 to 8 more years. After that we will build a home on the 2-acre piece of land that we recently purchased in Michigan, not far from where Chiara was raised.

We have known we wanted to grow our family from the beginning and adoption was something we both wanted to do. When we learned that Chiara can’t bear children, our decision was only solidified.

A typical day for us is being up early, feeding our little zoo, eating breakfast while also feeding the children Chiara watches. Chiara then stays busy reading, doing activities, and running around with the young children all day. Once Ken comes home from work we love spending quality time cooking together in the kitchen (as well as singing and dancing).

Chiara’s long-term goal is to go back to school for a degree in child education of some sort, as that is her passion. Ken will go to trade school to be an electrician after he leaves the Navy, as that is what he does now while enlisted. Once he gets out of the Navy he would like to work as a civilian electrician as well as being in the Navy Reserves so he will still be serving.

Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We are choosing to adopt because we really long to grow our family. After three miscarriages and countless rounds of infertility treatments, it has become quite certain that Chiara cannot carry children. We always planned on adopting and God opened the opportunities to do so more quickly. We sat down and did all the research and talked over the options going forward and adoption was really the only option that felt right to both of us.

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About Kenneth

Kenneth is my best friend, I have never been more comfortable sharing every part of myself with someone, especially as quickly as we did. I was not looking for something (which is when it always happens, I’m told) so I was very hesitant to let someone in my life and space. But as soon as we spoke for the first time I knew he was the one. All of our views aligned, so we decided to get all of those scary and hard conversations out of the way on the first day. After that we looked at each other and said “If you still want this after knowing everything, I’m yours.” and the rest is history. When Kenneth speaks, he talks with a kind and loving tone. He always knows that he can take something away from a conversation, therefore he is always learning. Watching him interact with children and dogs melts my whole heart and I just know he is going to be an amazing father to our children. The way he shows his love is by doing acts of service, so I am always treated as a Queen. He loves being able to help people and he continues to amaze me every single day.

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About Chiara

Chiara is the most amazing person I’ve ever met. From the moment I met her I knew for a fact that I would marry her one day. She has a smile that would light up any room she steps into and a giant heart that is full of so much love. When we first met I was extremely introverted and shy and she has shown me that it’s okay to be myself and has taught me how to open up and be more confident and social. She has an amazing talent with children and can interpret every cry and tell exactly what a child needs at all times. Watching her with kids of any age is just mesmerizing and always fills my heart with happiness. She is such an incredible mother, from dogs and cats to kids. I couldn’t think of a better mother for our children. She always gives every ounce of her heart to help anyone that needs it, and when she becomes friends with someone, they become like a family to her. Chiara is also incredibly strong-willed and can do anything she sets her mind to, regardless of how difficult the task may be.

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Our Home

Our home is a two story, newly renovated house. It has four bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. We also have a large, fenced-in backyard. We are right in the middle of two large cities and less than 10 minutes from two different downtown areas.

Our neighborhood is very diverse and friendly. All of our neighbors have been super welcoming and sweet. They helped us when we moved and we speak on a regular basis. Directly across the street is a couple who have their children and grandchildren over daily and a large family night every weekend.

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Our Sweet Pets

We have two corgis (Leah and Obi), who absolutely have their own personalities, and four amazingly sweet cats. All our animals have been around children from young ages due to Chiara being a nanny full time from home. Your baby would enjoy time with the dogs on long walks, hikes, visiting farmers markets, and site seeing. We also bring them along on family vacations to Florida (and by extension Disney trips). Leia and Obi both love everyone they meet, giving cuddles and kisses to anyone that will allow them to!

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Our Families

Our friends and family are equally as excited for this journey. They are eagerly waiting to spoil your baby and watch them grow. We have a large community of friends, family, and friends who have become family. We know how important it is to have such a strong backbone and family who respects our privacy and yours, as well as knowing their boundaries when it comes to your child. Your baby will have two godfathers and one godmother, all of whom are excited to grow and pass on knowledge that they have learned.

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Our Lifestyle

Our lifestyle is an even mix between active and laid back. Some days we want to get up and go hiking for a few hours, while others all we want is to curl up on the couch and read. We balance each other out as Chiara is an extrovert and loves being out of the house, socializing and exploring, while Kenneth would be okay never having to leave his house ever again. We have found an equal amount of both exploring and cuddling up on the couch is what works the best for our family.

Our Faith

Our Faith is what really strengthens our relationship with each other. Chiara grew up a Lutheran her whole life and has had a very strong relationship with Christ. Kenneth became a believer shortly after we met and he was baptized the night before we got married. We watch our sermon virtually every week (since our church is in Florida). We have a very strong relationship with our Pastor and entire church community, even across the country.

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Family Traditions

Traditions we enjoy are going to Busch gardens once a month, and Disney during Christmas time. We spend Christmas Eve at church with Chiara’s family in Florida and then Christmas day we spend with Kenneth’s family. We love decorating the tree the day after Thanksgiving as well. (Chiara would have it up year round if it was acceptable). We spend most holidays with our really close friends who have become family and are stationed here in Virginia as well. We also have started the tradition of going to the farmers’ market on Saturday mornings and then going thrift shopping in the afternoon. Chiara loves adding toys to the children’s rotation and spoiling them with new clothes that she finds.

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What We will Teach Your Child

We will teach your child how to love him or herself and everyone around them, regardless of their religion, gender, sexuality, or race. Your child will grow up with the knowledge that nothing separates us from our neighbor, no matter who they are. We will teach them to know that they will be loved unconditionally by so many people in their lives. We will teach them to be aware of the things that are occurring around them and will model how to stand up for everyone if we see something is wrong. We will raise an independent, self-aware, and caring child. The only way we believe we can do that effectively is to model on a daily basis what that looks like.

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Our Leisure Time

Our normal leisure time is both of us cuddled on the couch with our dogs and cats running around. We enjoy watching Gordon Ramsey and re-watching all Disney classics. We enjoy cooking dinner together and dancing in the kitchen. We both enjoy thrift shopping and when we both want to relax, Ken goes into the office to play video games online with his best friends and Chiara watches videos on youtube about true crime.

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Our Relationship with You

We would like to build a close and intimate relationship with you. We would like to connect on a level that goes beyond just the placement. We would love for you to be able to get to know us and your child and vice versa. We could never replace the bond you guys have and we never plan to try. We understand that every birth mother is comfortable with a different level of contact and want to work around what you want and are okay with. We never want to add more trauma to this already difficult time for you.

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Diversity

Cultural Diversity is something that we both grew up knowing. Chiara herself is Mexican and Italian and Kenneth is mostly Scottish. With Ken being in the navy, we meet people from all over the world. Due to this, the number of cultures we have experienced grows on a weekly basis. We have also started to learn from educators of all races and religions so that we can have the knowledge to help your child understand their background and make sure we are supportive if they would like to know more.

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Our Promise to You

Our promise to you is that you and your child will be loved dearly, by so many people in our lives. We will respect your boundaries and wishes and work with whatever you need to do for your mental and physical health. We, of course, would love to build a strong relationship with you, but understand that it might not happen right away as this journey is painful, and we can only imagine that pain. We promise that your child will be raised to be loving, kind, fair, just, and respectful. They will be told daily how loved they are and how capable they are of anything they set their mind to, regardless of what the rest of the world might think. We will raise them knowing how much you love them. They will know their story and their background and we will educate ourselves on their cultural traditions that we may not currently fully understand.

Message Kenneth and Chiara

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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 Kenneth and Chiara

  • 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!