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Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We are grateful and appreciative that you would consider us as potential adoptive parents. We know that you have a lot to consider when choosing the right family. After reading this we hope that you will come to see what we already know in our hearts – that we can provide your child the loving, secure, and happy home that you dream of, and that every child deserves. We are so excited to start our family through adoption and we hope that you get to know us little better by looking at our profile.
Kate is a special education teacher and teaches children with autism. She is very passionate about her job and loves working with her students. She was the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year at her school. She also coaches synchronized swimming at a local Y. She loves sharing her love of the sport with all of her athletes.
Jeff is the campus minister at a local catholic high school. He organizes the school’s masses, retreats, and service opportunities for the students. He enjoys guiding students and providing them with opportunities to better themselves. He recently completed his second master’s degree to obtain his supervisor and principal certificate.
We met 8 years ago at a wedding and had an instant connection. It was clear to both of us that this was different than anything we had experienced before. Jeff lived in upstate New York and Kate in New Jersey. Jeff soon moved to New Jersey to be closer to Kate and we dated for 2 years before Jeff proposed to Kate with the diamond from her great-grandmother’s wedding ring. We were married in August of 2009. We enjoy spending time together taking our dogs for a walk, cooking, and spending time with our families.
ABOUT KATE by Jeff
Kate is my favorite person, and I think everyone who knows her would say the same thing. She’s generous, loving, dedicated, and compassionate, just to pick out a few of her many remarkable qualities. When Kate puts her mind to something, she puts her whole heart and soul into it. From work to school, as a coach and as a wife, her love and her giving to others is inspirational. The child who is able to call her “Mom” will be blessed beyond knowing with loving warmth, passionate dedication, and tender compassion.
ABOUT JEFF by Kate
Jeff is loving, patient, caring, passionate, and creative and has a talent for providing laughs at the most critical moments. People are drawn to his charismatic personality and he can have a conversation with anyone. I’ve learned that finding a man that can make you laugh while also listening to you and carrying on a conversation for hours is like hitting the lottery! Kids are drawn to the high energy side of Jeff’s personality. It is not uncommon to find him winded from running around the house or acting as a jungle gym for our nieces and nephews. He currently has our 7 and 5 year old nephews convinced that he can do magic tricks by making their toys disappear! Jeff will be an amazing father and I look forward to seeing him read books to our children at night, teach them how to use a hammer, and of course some magic tricks!
We have a very blessed life. We love spending time with each other and often find lots of fun in the everyday things of life such as cooking dinner, or watching our favorite TV show. We love warm summer nights on our deck and taking walks in our neighborhood. Another thing we love is to travel especially to Maine to visit our friends. Spending time near the harbor or on the lake is so peaceful. We hope to share our love of traveling and special vacation spots with our child someday too.
Our Friends and Family
We are both very close with our families. Kate’s parents live less than 5 miles from our house. We see them often and they can be here in minutes if we need them. Kate has two younger brothers that also live in New Jersey. Her youngest brother recently married and purchased a house about 15 minutes away. Jeff’s parents live in Connecticut but we get to see them often. Jeff is the second of 4 children. His older brother lives in New Jersey about 15 minutes from us and we get to see his family and our 2 nieces often. He also has a younger brother and sister who live in Connecticut. We visit Connecticut often on the weekends and during holidays. We have 7 nieces and nephews in total on Jeff’s side of the family. We are fortunate that we are able to spend lots of time with both of our families.
Our Home and Community
We bought our 100 year old house right after we married in 2009. We fell in love with the unique character of the home. Of course it’s been much more work than we anticipated but we’ve enjoyed every moment of fixing up our old home. Jeff takes care of the yard and Kate takes care of the gardening. Every spring for the past 3 years we’ve planted a vegetable garden. We love eating all of the produce from our garden all summer long. Our community is very family friendly. We live about a 1/2 mile from the ocean in a small New Jersey town. There is a small downtown area where each holiday is celebrated- a Santa parade and tree lighting at Christmas, St. Patrick’s day parade, summer carnival, and fireworks for every occasion – just to name a few. There is also a paved trail a few blocks from our house that runs along a few shore towns. We enjoy riding our bikes and walking our dogs on this path during the warmer months.
Our Message to You
Thank you so much for viewing our profile! Before we go, we’d like to give you our pledge of unwavering love and dedication to the gift of life you will bring into the world. We promise to provide him/her with a safe, loving, and supportive environment that will help him/her develop into the unique and special person he/she was meant to be. We promise that we will give 100% of our lives to this baby from the very first moment you choose us to be his/her adoptive parents!
We will always share the story of how we became a family with your child and of your courage and love. We will hold you in our thoughts and prayers and would be honored to speak with you about the decision you are contemplating and how we might be part of that decision.
Kate & Jeff