Married Since: 2010

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Our family is, and will always be, a family of love, joy, and laughter. Your child will live in a safe and loving home with two sweet dogs who can’t wait to run around with them in the backyard and snuggle together on the couch. Our support system is in place to make your baby’s transition into our family as easy as possible. Your child will know who they are and why they are worth so much love.

William and Katie

from Colorado

William

Ancestry: English

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Systems Engineer

Education: MS

Hobbies: Board games, Woodworking

Katie

Ancestry: English, Scottish

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, BS

Hobbies: Gardening, Cooking, Hiking, Camping, Traveling

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

William

Childhood Memory
Swimming with my brothers in my grandmother's pool
Family Activity
Camping
Hobby
Board games
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Movie
The Lord of the Rings
Book
Crime and Punishment
Subject in School
Physics
Thing to Cook
Waffles
TV Show
Survivor
Vacation Spot
A mountain cabin with a hot tub

Katie

Childhood Memory
Riding the Ferris Wheel with my dad at the Mississippi State Fair
Family Activity
Traveling
Hobby
Gardening
Holiday
4th of July - I love fireworks!
Movie
The Greatest Showman
Animal
Whales
Food
Tacos
Leisure Activity
Art projects like painting, sewing, and crafts
Sport
Baseball
Quote
"What about second breakfast?" - Pippin from The Lord of the Rings
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From Us to You

Hello from beautiful Colorado!  We are William and Katie, high school sweethearts who are ready to begin the next step in our lives as parents.  First, we want to thank you for taking the time to read our story and considering us to raise your child.  We hope to provide you with some insight into our lives and show you how much love is in our family.

We feel honored that you would consider us to raise your child and will take that commitment very seriously.  Your baby will have loving parents who put them first and give them every opportunity to excel in life.  We look forward to watching them grow and supporting their interests by getting involved in whatever they love.  They will live in a safe and loving home with two sweet dogs who can’t wait to run around with them in the backyard and snuggle together on the couch.  Our support system is in place to make your baby’s transition into our family as easy as possible.  We have the love and support of friends and family who will be there to help us as we settle into our new role as parents.  Both our moms are planning to visit once the baby is home with us and our friends have promised to bring hot meals to keep us fed and a baby shower to provide us with all the things we’ll need.

Having children together has always been a life goal for us as a couple.  Early on in our relationship, we discussed adoption as part of our plan to grow our family.  We were both always excited about the idea of adopting a child, but weren’t sure when would be the right time to start that journey.  We were lucky to have found each other young, and kids were a distant dream for a long time.  It wasn’t until the last few years after we had bought our first home and felt settled in our careers, that we finally decided we were ready to start a family.  How heartbreaking it was to discover things wouldn’t be as easy as we thought.  While our struggle with infertility was one of the most difficult things we’ve been through as a couple, it showed us how strong we were together and how much love we had in our hearts for a child.  Infertility opened the door for our adoption journey to begin and we are thrilled for our first child to come to us in this way.  It is more perfect and more special than anything we could have imagined or planned.

We will include your child in every part of our lives.  We’ll take them on fun family vacations to experience the world and make lasting memories we can share.  Family is important to us so although the majority of our family lives elsewhere, we will make sure to stay connected through regular phone calls and trips.  Your child will get to visit grandparents and extended family out of state and develop relationships with their cousins, aunts, and uncles.  We are also hoping to start a yearly family vacation at the beach or a cabin in the mountains where our extended family can gather with us to have fun and catch up.  We’ll teach your child about our hobbies and spend time together sharing things we love.  They’ll be included in the traditions we have started as a couple and help us come up with more fun things to do regularly as a family.  If your child is of a different race or background, we will celebrate that diversity and do our best to teach them about their ancestry.  It is our hope that you will stay connected with us as well and we look forward to sharing regular updates to keep you informed.  Our ultimate goal will be to provide your child with the best life we can and provide you with comfort knowing your child is safe, healthy, and loved.

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We were first introduced to the idea of adoption growing up in church.  We remember having speakers, usually foreign missionaries, come and tell their stories of adopting children from other countries and what an amazing impact it had on their lives.  The special bond created through adoption was something that stuck with us into adulthood.  We discussed adoption as a plan for our family many times during our marriage.  It was something we both wanted, but we never really had a time frame for it.  Infertility was the push we needed.  After a few years of trying unsuccessfully for a biological child, we decided the timing was right to start our adoption journey.

We desperately want a family and the more time has passed since we began pursuing that goal, the more we’ve come to realize that it doesn’t matter what our family looks like or how it starts.  Our differences will make our family special.  Most of all we just want children to love and enjoy spending time with, to teach, and to nurture and share our interests so that we can grow together as a family.

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About Katie, by William

My wife, Katie, is my favorite person.  When I need help, am worried, or just want someone to talk things through, she always listens to everything I have to say and helps with solving my problems.  When I talk to her, Katie listens and cares about what I say because she is a kind, nurturing person who wants the best for the people she loves.  She is smart and good at handling things, so when she helps me, I grow and learn new things and she ultimately makes me a better person.  I know she will be able to do these same things as a mother to a child.

Katie gets excited every spring as the plants in the garden start to grow back, and she decides what vegetables she is going to plant for summer.  Nearly every night, she loves cooking dinner for us and often explores new recipes making delicious, healthy dinners.  She also loves to plan, making sure we have the best things to do on trips and vacations because she works hard to ensure we have the most fun.

But more than anything about who she is, or the things she likes, Katie is just my best friend.  Katie and I have so much fun together; we have so many silly jokes and games that we play with each other.  Our relationship is filled with laughter, from Katie making me laugh when she says “byeee” in a silly voice and pretends to roller skate into the sunset (I know, it’s weird), or from me making Katie laugh with any food-related pun (they are always a sure hit with her).

Just being around Katie makes me happy; we do almost everything together.  In the midst of our relationship would be a beautiful place for a child to grow and learn the value of love and caring, and I know Katie would be a wonderful person to teach those things.

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About William, by Katie

William and I first met each other in our church youth group when we were teenagers.  I thought he was funny and cute, but he was older than me so we ran in different circles.  In the summer of my freshman year of high school, William’s family moved into a rental house down the street from mine.  He offered to give me a ride home from church one night, and we’ve been inseparable ever since.  We dated all through high school and college and then married in the summer of 2010.

William is my sweetheart and best friend.  He’s always doing little things to take care of me like cleaning the snow off my windshield before work or making me breakfast.  He loves to have a good time and hang out with friends whether that’s hosting dinner parties at our home or camping in the mountains.  William is extremely smart, responsible, and an amazing provider.  He loves a challenge and is good at figuring things out.  When we play board games, he’s the one who reads all the rules and explains them to the group.  I know he’ll enjoy sharing his love of board games with your child and teaching them to play with us.  He’s our household landscaper, mechanic, plumber, and carpenter.  We rarely need outside help for projects around the house, because William is capable of handling most things.  I know he’ll take good care of our little family and I look forward to seeing him become a parent.

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Lifestyle

Katie works part-time, just a few days a week, as a pharmacist for a local community health center for low-income families.  She works directly with patients to help them get the medication they need and make sure they understand how to take it.  It’s a very rewarding job for her and also one that gives her the opportunity to have plenty of time at home.  When we have a child, Katie plans to take time off from work to stay home and care for them.  Your child’s care is her first priority and she wants to make sure she’s there to bond with them.  As your child grows, we plan to share the childcare responsibilities so that Katie can return to work part-time.

William is a systems engineer contractor.  His work is technical and very valuable for our family, and for our country.  He works full time, but is home every evening, all day many Fridays, and every weekend to spend time with family.

Outside of work, our lives are pretty laid back and fun.  In the evenings Katie cooks dinner then we’ll go on a walk with our dogs in the neighborhood and talk about our day.  The activities we enjoy are already very family-friendly. We usually spend some time watching TV or a movie before bed.  Lately, we’ve been watching a lot of “Survivor”, and enjoy imagining William being on the show because he’s outgoing and great at puzzles.  On weekends, we go on hikes together, run errands around town, catch up on chores and spend time having fun with friends.  We also go to community events like plays, concerts, art walks through downtown, and farmers markets. We can’t wait for your child to join our fun and loving home.

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Zebu & Nisi, Our Dogs

We have two dogs, named Zebu and Nisi.  Zebu (zee-boo) is a large black and gray Catahoula/Labrador mix.  We added her to our family eleven years ago when we got her from Katie’s boss.  Zebu has been with us to many different parts of the country and loves swimming in rivers and hiking through mountains.  Her temperament is calm and reserved, but she does get excited whenever anyone comes to the house.  She is obedient and loves the approval of her owners more than anything…except peanut butter.

Nisi (nee-see) is a medium sized brown and black speckled Catahoula/Terrier mix.  We adopted her from a shelter about one and a half years ago.  She is a very fast and agile puppy, full of energy and curiosity.  She loves going on runs with William and hates taking baths.  Her curiosity sometimes gets her into trouble (she keeps eating the houseplants!) but she is making good progress toward being a well behaved dog.  She loves cuddling and always wants attention from visitors.

Our dogs are important to us, and they keep us active as they need walks, hikes, and runs every single day.  They are often our adventure companions and accompany us on camping trips and dog-friendly family vacations.  We make them work hard with training and teaching them tricks.  Zebu and Nisi are both sweet and loving and would be thrilled to have a baby in the house to sniff and clean crumbs up after dinner time.

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Hobbies

We both love board games and the fun that having a group of friends and family over for snacks and gaming can be.  We started playing games together in college and have developed quite a collection over the years.  It will be so much fun for us to teach your child to play games, and watch how they figure out the rules and become creative, problem-solving little people.  We’ve bought and played board games with our niece and nephew before and know that there are some very exciting children’s games out there, even for grown-ups.  Family game night (which might be almost every night) would be a night of bonding and laughter and growth in our house.

We both care about exercising and staying fit.  William enjoys running and was part of a local team last year where he did 5K and 10K races.  Sometimes he even brings the dogs along to run, and Nisi especially is a great companion for long-distance races.  For exercise, Katie likes to go to the gym and do group fitness classes like Zumba.  For Katie, working out with a group helps her stay motivated and the classes are fun and energizing.  The gym even has childcare, so your baby will be able to socialize and play during gym outings.

We enjoy gardening together during the summer and have many varieties of plants and flowers in our yard that we enjoy learning about and care for.  William also built several vegetable garden beds where Katie grows a variety of fruits and veggies during the summer.  Last year we had so many tomatoes that we were able to freeze soups and sauces to enjoy all winter long.  Teaching your child about gardening and how to care for plants would be very rewarding for the both of us, and we think they’d enjoy spending time outside digging in the dirt and watching their plants grow.

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Home & Neighborhood

We moved to Colorado five years ago and have made it our home.  We love the abundant sunshine year-round as well as the beautiful, snowy winters and majestic mountain views right outside our door.  Our home is a safe, calm environment that’s ready to welcome a child.  We have a nursery with space to play and a comfy chair where we can read books and cuddle.  We have two dogs who are gentle and sweet and would love having a child to play with.  Our backyard is fenced in and has a deck where we like to grill in the summers and eat outside.  There is a patio with a picnic table that William built where we will gather with friends for parties and plenty of space to run and play on a large grassy area.  We have several flower beds with flowers like roses, irises, and coneflowers that attract beautiful hummingbirds and butterflies.  We also have raised garden beds where we grow vegetables together in the summer.  We’re looking forward to teaching your child about gardening and giving them a space to plant seeds and watch them grow.

Our neighborhood is quiet and safe.  We are good friends with our neighbors and look out for each other.  Our neighborhood is on the older side of our city, and is a short walk to the historical downtown area and the current downtown.  There are miles and miles of walking paths and trails nearby that run through parks and playgrounds that we can get to easily on foot or with a very short drive.  We use these places daily to walk the dogs and get exercise and could see them being a great place to take your child to run around and play.

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Racial & Cultural Diversity

Although our backgrounds are not diverse, we are committed to teaching your child about their unique background and exposing them to different cultures.  One of our favorite ways to learn about other cultures as a couple is through traveling.  We plan to travel with your child in the future and allow them to experience different places and types of people.  We think that it is important to get to know people from different backgrounds in order to understand the world that we live in and develop empathy and compassion for people different from yourself.  Katie has also developed an appreciation for diversity through her work.  As a pharmacist serving an underserved community, Katie is exposed to people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, races and ethnicities on a regular basis.  Her facility has access to translation services in over 100 languages in order to give patients the ability to communicate their needs and receive the most comprehensive care.  Many of her patients are Spanish speaking so she’s working on her Spanish to help develop relationships with them.

If we are given the opportunity to adopt a child who has a different racial or cultural background than our own, teaching them and letting them grow in their racial or cultural identity would be a very important thing for us to do.  We know that adopting a child of different racial or cultural background could present challenges, but we will approach everything with respect and importance and help your child learn who they are, and show them how much they mean to us.

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Families & Friends

The majority of both sides of our families still live in Mississippi where we grew up.  Whenever we go back to visit, everyone gathers together to spend time with us and catch up.  Both our moms usually each have a special meal planned to give us the opportunity to sit down with our siblings and their families and talk over dinner.  We often stay at William’s brother’s home where they have a guest room set up for us, and we spend time swimming in the pool, playing board games, and hanging out with our niece and nephew.  We try to go back to Mississippi at least once a year and are planning to make the trip more often once we have a child.

Our families usually come to visit us a few times during the year as well.  William’s little brother has even recently moved to Colorado to be near us and became our neighbor, now living just across the street.  We are very lucky to have many close friends here at home that feel like family.  Some of our friends are also our neighbors so we see them very often.  All of us get together regularly for parties at our homes, hikes, doggie play dates, and attend community events.  The past few years when we were unable to travel home due to the pandemic, we even got together with our neighbors to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Our extended family and friends have been incredibly supportive since they learned of our wish to adopt.  Both our moms, especially, are very excited about the thought of adding another grandchild to the family.  Our friends, Zach and Lynne, are giving us parenting advice and helping with things for the nursery since they have two young boys of their own.  We look forward to introducing our family and friends to your child and have no doubts that they will love and accept them with open arms.

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Family Traditions

Every year we have a party at our home for the 4th of July with friends.  One year we even lined up the party with the season premiere of a popular TV show, “Stranger Things”, and had a lot of fun incorporating a theme into our party and watching the show together.  At the end of the evening, we walk across the street to a big hill where we lay out a blanket and can watch the fireworks being shot all over town.  Many of our neighbors and their families will gather on the hill as well and it’s a great time as a community to have fun together and celebrate the holiday.

For holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, we go back to Mississippi to visit family.  Our families will gather at each of our moms’ houses to share a big meal together.  Back at our home, decorating for the holidays is something we look forward to each year.  The day after Thanksgiving, we begin decorating for Christmas and bring out the lights, stockings, tree, and various other doodads to transform the house.  We decorated our own stockings the first Christmas we were married and added stockings for Zebu and Nisi with their own special touches.  Christmas morning Katie cooks homemade cinnamon rolls to eat as we open presents.  The rest of the day is spent hiking, enjoying time with family, and cooking all kinds of foods together for a big Christmas dinner.

Outside of holidays, we have little yearly traditions we’ve started together.  We enjoy having movie marathons that include films we love to watch as a family.  In the fall we always watch “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and we also watch several of the “Star Wars” movies near Christmas.  We also try to take a family vacation at least once a year either to somewhere we’ve never been or a favorite past location where we can have fun and relax.

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Vacations

We love to travel and have taken some fun, beautiful, and memorable vacations over the years.  Together we have been to Greece, Mexico, New Zealand, and all over the United States, from Alaska to Florida to California to New York to Hawaii.

Many years ago in Greece, we visited the Parthenon, toured numerous places and sites from the Bible, and swam in the Aegean Sea.

In Mexico, we stayed near the beach on the Yucatan peninsula, visited underground lakes called cenotes, and explored ruins, riding on bikes in between climbing atop majestic Mayan pyramids.

During our time in New Zealand, we rafted through an underground river with glow-worms lighting up the ceiling, visited black sand beaches and majestic waterfalls, toured the set of Hobbiton from the Lord of the Rings, and hiked to the top of a dormant volcano.

We’ve seen glaciers in Alaska, gone to theme parks in Florida, visited beaches in California, watched Broadway plays in New York, and danced at a luau in Hawaii.

Traveling is a big part of our family, and, once they’re old enough to go, we can’t wait to share adventures with a child of our own, opening their eyes to the beautiful and awe-inspiring things that the world has to offer.

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Our Promise to You

Thank you for taking the time to view our profile.  We can’t imagine how difficult it must be for you to choose a family to take care of your child.  While this decision will never be easy, we hope our profile gave you some peace of mind that there are families like us out there waiting to help you and give your child the best life possible.

As your child’s adopted parents, we will share with them the selfless decision you made to let us raise them as our own.  We hope that when the time is right, they will get to know you, the woman who made us parents, and can develop a relationship with you as well.  In the meantime, we’d like to keep you connected by sharing pictures and updates and hope you will write letters and share pictures with us as well.  Your child will hear their adoption story from the very beginning and we hope to use the relationship we have with you to teach them how special and loved they are by all of us.

Our family is, and will always be, a family of love and joy, and laughter.  A child in our family would know real, unconditional love and we would do everything possible to bring a child happiness and a bright future.  Your child would know who they are and why they are worth so much love.  They would know that you love them too and trusted us to raise them and care for them and provide them a wonderful life.  We promise that your future son or daughter will know the love and support that comes from parents, and that we will make it our lifelong goal to help them grow into the very best person they possibly can be.

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