|Our Education||Master of Divinity||BS in Accounting|
|Our Professions||Pastor||Tax Accountant|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Nathan & Kelly's Favorites
|Movie||Lord of the Rings||Pride and Prejudice|
|Book||Bible||Anne of Green Gables|
|Musical Artist/Band||Starflyer 59||Lifehouse|
|Dessert||Reese's Peanut Butter Cups||Ice Cream|
|Sports Team||Kansas Jayhawks||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|More About Our Family
We make a March Madness bracket bet every year. Most years Kelly wins and Nathan has to do something like give up coffee for two weeks. These are high stakes.
We pack and send Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes filled with school supplies, toys, and clothes to children around the world every year.
We joke about the musical differences between our families. Nathan's family can sing in four-part harmony and Kelly's family has to re-start "Happy Birthday" sometimes.
|Our Church Family|
Our church is about 2.5 miles from our home and is filled with a caring community that we see as our extended spiritual family. We love our church family and they will be “bonus” grandparents, aunts, and uncles to our child. They are all thrilled that we are adopting and look forward to welcoming our child into the church.
Kelly is a CPA and works as a tax accountant. She does get busier around the April 15 deadline, but she rarely has to work overtime. She has a flexible schedule and is able to primarily work from home.
Nathan is a pastor and also has a flexible schedule and can work at home as needed. The church also has a large nursery for children to sleep and play in during the day, and we always have church members ready to volunteer to babysit if ever needed.
Our work schedules will allow us to be at home with our child most days and not have to use daycare. Kelly's parents have also volunteered to watch him or her a couple of days a week. We look forward to raising our child as a family.
We live in an area with great schools and several parks. It feels like we live in the country, but we are close to shopping, the YMCA, and medical services. We are also only 30 minutes from a downtown area with sports teams, a zoo, aviary, museums, science center, plays, and other cultural activities. It is a great area to raise a family. We have both lived in this area since 2007. Our neighborhood is considered one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania, and we feel blessed to call it home.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
We are comfortable with bringing a child from newborn to 4 years old into our lives and hearts.
We are ready for twins or triplets.
We have no preference on gender. We are excited to welcome a boy or girl into our family.
We are open to sibling groups with two or three children.
Thank you for reading our story and for considering us as potential adoptive parents for your child. If you choose us, your child will have a loving, nurturing home, access to great education opportunities, and a love of sports, desserts, and family. We also look forward to enjoying our local parks on a regular basis. We are excited to become parents and take the responsibility seriously. We would find it a joy and an honor to be chosen to adopt your child.