Andrew and Kristyn are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!
Dear Birth Parents,
Thank you for viewing our profile and for considering us as parents for your child. We respect and admire your decision to make an adoption plan; it’s a selfless act that shows how much you care for your child. Our goal with open adoption is to include you as much (or as little) as you would like – we want your child to know you and to appreciate the special bond an open adoption can provide. Here’s a little bit about us; we hope this helps with your decision. We’re excited to meet you and learn your story.
Our Story & How We Met
We first met in high school at a track meet and have been together ever since. After we got married, we started dreaming and planning about having children but then the heartbreak started with infertility issues and multiple miscarriages. It was a difficult time for us but through it all we knew we had love to give a child and it didn’t matter to us if we had biological children or not so we embarked on this adoption journey. While waiting for the right match, our daughter, Olivia, came by surprise; she is a true blessing. Having her has made us realize how much more love we have to give. We can’t wait to welcome another child into our family which is why we hope to expand our family through adoption.
I’m the middle child of three and have always loved being around children. I work part-time at a local children’s hospital, which allows me to spend more time at home with Olivia. I’m usually a more serious person but I love to make people laugh, especially Andrew. I’m a planner and like to know what’s coming next but I’ve learned that sometimes you just have to make the best of the situation you’re given. I tend to be a “mama bear” and I’m very protective of those closest to me.
I enjoy being active and running and playing tennis but more than anything my favorite times are spent at home with family sharing a home cooked meal around the table.
I’m the oldest child of two – strong and independent, yet modest. I work in technology for a financial firm, which fits me well, as I’m very structured and detail-oriented. I love learning new things and can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with my children.
I love baseball (Go Brewers!). I also enjoy running, playing tennis, cooking new recipes, holding hands with Kristyn, and snuggling with Olivia – they both mean the world to me!
Olivia loves exploring the world; she is vibrant, helpful, strong-willed, and smart. Her favorite things include reading books, taking naps, trying new foods, and snuggling with mom and dad. She’s excited to have a brother or sister to play with.
Our Home & Community
We love our neighborhood because it is the perfect blend of suburban living with rural charm. We have a short walk to a park with a playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a baseball field. We’re a few blocks away from an elementary school yet there are also farms and horses down the road.
We have a two story house with a fireplace that is the perfect place to cozy up by in the winter. Our house also has a large backyard ideal for kids to play in and for cookouts in the summer. Our neighbors are friendly and every year we bake Christmas cookies to share with them.
Kristyn’s parents, Tony and Cathi, live only 10 minutes away from us. She has an older sister, Kim, who has 5 kids and a younger sister Katie who has 4 kids. Olivia is the 10th grandchild which means there are lots of cousins to play with!
Andrew’s parents, Bill & Sue, live only 20 minutes away from us. They are both enjoying retirement and being first-time grandparents to Olivia. Andrew’s younger sister, Sarah, and her husband, Tony, also live nearby. They are having fun being an Aunt and Uncle to Olivia.
Fun Facts About Us
Kristyn’s favorite color is green, she loves taking walks with Olivia, and her favorite food is pizza, especially deep dish pizza. Andrew’s favorite color is blue, he loves reading “Goodnight Moon” to Olivia before bed and Oreo cookies dunked in cold milk is his favorite dessert. We both enjoy traveling to new places, trying new food and cooking family meals. We can’t wait to take family vacations with our kids – Disney World is at the top of our list!
Thank you for viewing our profile. Please know that we will always consider you part of our family tree because without you, we wouldn’t be able to grow our family.
We look forward to meeting you.
Andrew, Kristyn, & Olivia