Pregnant and considering adoption? We're a family of three looking to grow our family once again through adoption. If you are pregnant or have an existing child and and are considering an adoption plan for your child, email us at email@example.com or call us (collect): 1-540-621-3499.
Thank you for taking time to read our profile. We are a close, loving family hoping to bring a new brother or sister into our lives. Our daughter is five years old, and was adopted too.
Family and Our Daughter
We are a very close family who make it a priority to spend lots of time together just hanging out and being with each other. Family is what's most important to us. Each year we take a trip to England to visit with Robert's parents (who live in a small village on the English Channel). Tempe and Kristen travel to Kentucky at least four times per year to visit with Kristen's family. During the summertime, we spend afternoons and weekends at the pool, go for long walks and hikes at the parks and battlefields around our area, cookout, visit our friend's farm and take vacations. This year we already went to Disney World and are planning our annual trip to England, and a beach vacation at Hilton Head.
Friendships and Education
Tempe is in preschool right now, and getting ready for kindergarten. She's in a private school now, but will be transitioning to a public school in the fall for kindergarten. Her school is amazing. She has 18 kids in her class, with two teachers. She is close to all the kids, and it seems every month we go to at least one birthday party where all of the kids come to play and hang out together. She's learned her alphabet and is now working on sight words (you, in, the ...). She wants to read so badly - after all she has probably 100 books on her bookshelf in her room. She knows all her numbers and loves to count to 100 in tens. She's looking forward to kindergarten and is working hard on getting ready. We've heard the kindergarten rates well as one of the top schools in the area.
It's also important for us to have "adult time" together. Tempe has had the same babysitter since she was 6 months old. She's a 23-year-old who will be graduating from college this summer with a degree in Economics. Since she's staying in the area to work, she'll continue to be Tempe's babysitter. Robert and Kristen go out to dinner and movies, meet friends, go for long walks downtown. Our little community has so much to do. There's always a play, a band, or a festival going on and we love to get out.
We are best friends, and have been together since 2005. We met in Kentucky online and dated for two years. We then had a small family wedding at Kristen's parents' house in 2007. (It's a beautiful home.) We've lived in the city of Lexington and then out on a rural farm in Trapp, Kentucky. Robert then got offered a job with the FBI, which took us to Virginia. Kristen had never lived outside the state of Kentucky so it was a whole new outlook on life. We've had many adventures together, both before Tempe was born and after. Our solid foundation together has made us able to withstand the ups and downs of life, and to be the best parents we can be now that Tempe is in our life.
Kristen works from home as a content consultant. She owns her own company and works with a number of clients across the United States. She helps hospital clients develop website content strategy, writes content and is also a medical editor for a pharmaceutical marketing company. Working from home allows Kristen to have a flexible schedule. She attends all of Tempe's school events and has a lot of time to keep our home feeling like home. She also walks the dogs five days a week in the neighborhood, does yoga and loves to cook. (Thank goodness Robert and Tempe will pretty much try anything.)
Robert works in the Ballistics facility at the FBI. He loves his job. Every day he gets to work with a close-knit group of guys who all have families (and kids) of their own. They work on the FBI range, running tests and making sure all of the equipment used across the FBI is as safe and accurate as possible. He is well-respected in his field and feels challenged by his responsibilities. Robert also balances his professional life with his home life. He's home every day by 3:30 in the afternoon which allows him to spend as much time with family as possible. He often comes home and says, "I'll come with you to pick up Tempe if you give me 10 minutes." In the late afternoons and weekends, Robert likes to work in his garden. He is also very engaged in world sports, and is a big fan of English Premiership Soccer and Cricket. During cricket season, you might find he and Tempe in the back yard trying to hit the wickets!
Get a Hold of Us
We're excited to be on this journey, and are looking forward to meeting incredible expectant parents who feel like our little family might be a fit for their child.
If you are considering an adoption plan for your child, we'd be honored if you would consider us in your search for adoptive parents. To get a hold of us or to learn more: