Hi, we’re Alan and Kari! We have what feels like an infinite amount of love to share. That love is what has helped us hold onto hope for our dream of having a family for many years. We can’t imagine what you’re going through, but what we do know is that you are a remarkably loving, compassionate and strong person. It’s an incredible privilege to be considered as adoptive parents, and we hope we can meet you soon!
Occupation: College professor
Education: Doctorate in communications
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: All of the above! But if I had to pick one: fried chicken
Favorite Vacation: Costa Rica for its amazing people, culture and food
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Memory From Childhood: Driving down with my family to visit my grandparents in Florida
Hobbies: Sports (playing and watching), fantasy football, grilling, cooking and pretty much anything outdoors where we can take our dogs
Favorite Movie: Inspirational sports movies like League of Their Own, Remember the Titans, etc.
Occupation: Marketing & Communications consultant
Education: Bachelor’s in Political Science
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Crispy, salty French fries
Favorite Vacation: Wildlife viewing and hiking in Yellowstone National Park
Favorite Holiday: Halloween through Christmas
Favorite Memory From Childhood: Watching reruns of classic TV shows like “I Love Lucy” and “The Wonder Years” with my sister and parents
Hobbies: Hiking, yoga, baking, travel/home renovation/game shows and being a doting momma to our two amazing dogs
Fun Fact: 14 is my lucky number, because I share a birthday with my older sister on September 14!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is…|
|Gender:||Ready with open arms for a boy or a girl!|
|Race:||Open to all ethnicities – a blended family is a beautiful family|
|Openness:||Open or Closed, Letters, Updates and Visits|
Though our long struggle with infertility is what called us to adopt, adoption has always been close to our hearts. Now having experienced the journey from the adoptive parent perspective, we are in such awe of birth parents’ strength and selflessness in light of such a deeply personal, painful decision. We can’t wait to shower unconditional love upon a child and his or her birth parents—and feel our hearts expand for them in ways we never could have imagined possible.