|Our Education||Master's Degree in Intercultural Studies||Master's Degree in Intercultural Studies|
|Our Professions||Worship Pastor at our church||Director of Residence Life at a local Christian college|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Kyle & Emily's Favorites
|Favorite Food||Ice Cream ||Sushi & Chocolate|
|Favorite TV Show||Sports ||This Is Us|
|Something I'd love to achieve in my lifetime||Visit every major league baseball stadium||Learn a second language|
|Favorite Family Activity||Random dance parties||Wading into the creek near our house looking for frogs and turtles|
|My Dream Vacation||Spain||Puerto Rico - relaxing on the beach and hiking in the rainforest|
|Favorite Book||The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis||Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling|
|A little known fact about me||I lived in Brazil for a year when I was 8 years old||I was cast in a local commercial with my brother when I was a little kid|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interest in Education|
We love learning together! We both graduated with master's degrees in Intercultural studies. As part of our degree, we lived in Ireland for a summer studying religious history and culture. We are often sharing articles with one another, particularly on the topic of the integration of faith and culture. In the past few years, we have learned a lot about injustice and racial reconciliation which has humbled us greatly. We have had the opportunity to lead a few book studies with college students on this topic in our home! We are always up for learning about the experience of others in order to learn how to care and love well!
We're Christians. We love Jesus and trust Him. We also try to be more like Him, showing love and compassion to everyone.
|Our Musical Interest|
We are music lovers! It's constantly playing in our home and we love going to concerts.
Kyle plays guitar, piano, and several other instruments and has a profession that allows him to continually develop his musical skills. Some of Kyle's favorite musicians are: Victor Wooten, Mumford and Sons, and Needtobreathe.
Emily really enjoys listening to music. Some of her favorites are The Head and the Heart, Coldplay, and the soundtrack to Hamilton.
|About our Home|
We live in a beautiful historic home! We've enjoyed making updates and improvements to our house over the years we've lived here. One of our favorite features is a wood-burning fireplace in our large living room that keeps our home warm and cozy during the cooler part of the year. We also have a large fenced-in backyard with a garden, raspberry bushes, and a mature mulberry tree that provides fruit and vegetables for us to snack on all summer long.
|Our Children and our Family|
We love being parents and count it a privilege to love and raise them. We have two sons, Asher (7 years old), Owen (3), and a daughter, Eden (5). They are very close, goofy and are super excited about having another sibling!
Our families are excited about us pursuing adoption again! Kyle's parents visit every week and popping in to cheer on our kids at their sporting events. Emily's parents and a couple of her siblings live just a couple hours away and regularly visit as well. Emily comes from a family of 8 and has two sisters who were adopted into her family as young children. Adoption has a special place in the hearts of our extended family and they are eager to meet the newest addition to our family.
|We live in the state of...|
We love our neighborhood. Our house is located between a beautiful lake with a beach and a splash pad, and a small college campus, where Emily works. We have kind and friendly neighbors and live a short walk from lots of places to play and explore, including paved biking trails through the woods, a creek our kids love to explore, a couple of playgrounds, and some local shops and restaurants.
We have an incredible and diverse school system with over 30 different languages spoken by students. Our kids will grow up in a school that offers Dual Language Immersion and will have the opportunity to become bi-lingual through their education. Our county has over 100 lakes, and in the summer we enjoy riding on our boat, going tubing and swimming on the lake just a few blocks from our house.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years old
We'd happily adopt twins!
We would be equally delighted to adopt a girl or a boy.
Yes! With the oldest up to 3 years old!
|Ethnicity of Child||African American, African American/Any|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We would love to have an open relationship with you and share letters, pictures, emails, and visits if that is your preference!
Thank you for taking the time to view our profile and consider us in your adoption plan! Our hearts and our home are ready to welcome your child! We promise to teach your child about Jesus' love and provide them with unconditional love and support as they establish a strong sense of identity in the context of our multi-racial family. We will never stop in our efforts to help your child feel seen, valued, and heard as they grow up in our family. They will be surrounded with an abundance of love from us and their siblings! We are open to letters, emails, pictures, and visits if you are comfortable. Even now, we are praying for you and want you to feel supported and loved as you make plans for your child.