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A Letter from Kevin & Emily

Hello! We are Kevin and Emily, an outdoorsy and loving couple from Texas! Even before we started dating, we each saw adoption as a beautiful way to grow our family. We are expecting our first baby this November and after our baby is born Emily will become a stay-at-home mom. We’re committed to and excited about expanding our family through adoption and look forward to the bond our children will share being close in age. We’d be honored to get to know you and to share an open adoption, however you are comfortable.

About Us

We met for the very first time in a building where Kevin was working. Then, several months later, Kevin brought one of his soldiers to Emily’s work for a therapy appointment. There was a mutual, instant connection. A few days later we had our first date at an ice cream shop. We’ve been together ever since!

Things we love to do together:

• Hike! We like the thrill of finding a new place to go to or a trail we have never been on.
• Road trip! We love being together, without technology, on an open road.
• The water! Whether it’s a pool, lake, or ocean, we just love to be by or on the water.

About Emily

I am an active individual and enjoy playing sports and figure skating. I love watching baseball with my father and I can’t wait to share baseball games with my dad and a child. For my job, I am an Athletic Trainer for the United States Army. I am permanently located on a base and help soldiers get healthy. When we adopt, I will transition to being a stay-at-home mom until preschool.

What Kevin loves about Emily:

Emily is the most genuine, loving, and understanding person I have ever met. Due to her experience with teaching children, she has learned patience that seems to be unending. Emily also is always prepared for any situation, she goes into everything ready, especially adoption, and parenting. I love the way she brings out the best in everyone she meets. She will be the best mom ever and will love any child that we end up blessed with.

About Kevin

I am an outdoorsy person and enjoy staying fit through hiking, boxing, and MMA. I can’t wait to have a baby carrier on my back so that the baby can come with us everywhere. I am an Infantryman in the United States Army. I enjoy training and supporting my country wherever I’m needed. I’ll be taking paternity leave when we are placed with a child so I can bond with the baby.

What Emily loves about Kevin:

Kevin is the most caring, kind, and gentle man. He always puts his loved ones first and makes sure their needs are met. He empathizes with you when you’re sad and celebrates every accomplishment you make, no matter how small or silly it might seem. He will be the most loving father in the world. He will be the first to brag about his child and will take a million pictures. He is so excited to be a dad.

Our Home in North Carolina

We just moved to a new home in North Carolina, with 4 bedrooms, in a tight-knit community. We have a big fenced-in yard and enjoy living on almost an acre of land. Our neighbors are friendly and we look forward to raising a child here.

Our Family

Whether it’s all sitting around the table, playing games, or hanging out at the beach, any family time is well spent and greatly enjoyed. Emily’s parents are in the process of arranging to come and spend the first six months to a year with us when we adopt. She also has a sister who lives in west Texas and over 40 cousins spread all over the country.

Kevin has a brother with three boys and a sister with an infant daughter. Kevin’s extended family is even larger, since his parents have separated, but re-married. Holidays are big and bring everyone together. Your child will always have cousins close to their age where they will have a built-in best friend to grow up with.

Our Promise

You will always stay close in our hearts and minds. We see open adoption as a way for a child to have more people to love them, including you, us, and all of our family. We promise to raise your child in a nurturing home that believes in redirection and encouragement, and shows love to God. We hope to pass down our love of exploring the outdoors and a zest for learning. As parents, we will help your child find fulfillment in going for their goals.

We promise to love your child unconditionally and teach them right from wrong. We will tell your child how our family came together through adoption and how special you are to us. We will teach your child to be understanding, patient, and respectful. We’ll make sure your child is given the best possible resources and opportunities to explore their heritage, ethnicity, and anything they have interest in.

If you want future contact, we will honor the level of connection you are comfortable sharing with us. To learn more or talk with us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Thoughtfully, Kevin & Emily

Learn More About Kevin & Emily

  Kevin Emily
Our EducationWorking on a Bachelor's DegreeMasters Degree
Our ProfessionsUS ArmyAthletic Trainer
Stay-At-HomeNoYes, after we adopt
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian Caucasian
Some of Kevin & Emily's Favorites
HobbyHikingHiking, figure skating, games
Song"This One's for You" by Luke Combs, or "Chicken Fried" by Zac Brown Band"Prayed for You" by Matt Stell
AnimalWolf or DogDog
Children's Book"The Very Hungry Caterpillar""Love You Forever," by Robert Munsch
FoodParmesan Crusted SalmonParmesan Crusted Salmon
HolidayChristmas, of course!Christmas (the time with family is the best!)
SportMMA/BoxingFigure skating or baseball
More About Our Family
Fun Facts

• Emily loves singing in the car, especially on road trips!
• Kevin is silly and likes to think he's practicing to become a professional “dad-joke teller”!

Our Pets

We have two dogs, Stella and Taqui, who are best friends. Both dogs love when we have kids, of all ages, over to the house. They are protective and gentle. Stella is so patient and has a great tolerance for when a child pulls her tail or ears or lays on her. Taqui loves to lay down as soon as a child comes towards her and roll over waiting for her belly to be pet.

What we love about where we live...

• The diverse ethnicities and our very welcoming community.
• Lots of beautiful outdoor places to hike or explore.
• Safe, friendly neighborhood.

Family Traditions

• We like to spend time every Sunday strengthening our faith.
• Every Christmas Eve, we open one present and its always matching pajamas. We all go to bed in our pajamas and on Christmas morning, take pictures in front of the tree.
• For birthdays, we decorate the birthday person’s door so they are extra excited when they wake up. We also blow up one of their presents inside a balloon.
• Have an egg hunt on Easter morning and open baskets made from each other.
• Take cross-country road trips and vacations to see all the sights our country offers.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn up to 4 years old


Yes, we would adopt twins!


Boy or Girl

Sibling Group

Yes, up to 6 years old

In Closing

Thank you for considering us as possible adoptive parents for your baby. We would love a chance to get to know you, and will honor an ongoing connection with you after the adoption, at your comfort level. We're so excited about becoming first-time parents through adoption! To learn more about us, please contact Lifetime to set up a phone or video chat with us.

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