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A Letter from Adam & Karen

We are thrilled to share with you about who we are as a couple and as a family of three. We know first-hand the joy of adoption as our daughter, Gabby, was adopted! We are passionate about being loving, supportive and responsible parents and we promise to teach your child to love life, work hard and use the gifts that God has gave them. Thank you for looking at our profile!

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Getting to know our story

We met in 2014 on a blind date and have been inseparable ever since! We were married a year later.  Adam works in sales, and Karen is a high-school Spanish teacher. We both love our careers and have both been with the same employers since college. We love doing house projects, being outdoors and traveling together.

We knew prior to getting married that we would have infertility problems, and we have always talked about building our family through adoption. After a year of marriage, we decided to actively pursue adoption and in 2018, we were blessed to adopt our daughter, Gabby. We have an open adoption with her birth mother and look forward to welcoming another child into our family. We are excited to include another child into our family walks around the lake, annual camping trips and teaching them to bake our family’s favorite banana chocolate chip muffins!

Meet my husband, Adam

Adam is my best friend and the most caring and kindest person that I know. He goes out of his way to help people and make others feel special. He is always trying to make people laugh especially our daughter, Gabby! Adam is a family guy and is energized when we spend time with both of our extended families. He is a wonderful father to Gabby and loves to play princess with her and read her stories.  Adam has a passion for all sports- especially the Minnesota Gophers. He loves to be outside camping, fishing and golfing. He also loves fixing up and driving his classic muscle cars.  Adam is all about hands on projects where he gets to use the newest tools that he sells and is looking forward to teaching another child to build things and learn hands on skills.

Meet my wife, Karen

My wife Karen is the most loving and generous person in my life. One of Karen’s biggest strengths is helping others become better people, whether that be with our daughter, students, family, or myself.  She is a very positive and energetic person and loves to include everyone whether it’s playing games or getting our friends and families together. Karen loves to travel, especially to Spanish speaking countries. She also enjoys reading, volunteering, and taking our dog for walks around our neighborhood. She is a wonderful mom to Gabby and is so excited to grow our family.  Karen is looking forward to speaking Spanish with another child and sharing her love of languages through reading and traveling the world.

Our Home in Minnesota

We live in a very quiet suburban neighborhood. Our four-bedroom home has a lovely backyard with a bonfire pit and beautiful woods where we often see deer roaming. We live close to our neighborhood park and within walking distance to a large nature reserve where we love going on family walks with our dog, Vina. Minnesota has all four seasons to enjoy, and we love to take advantage of them all from sledding in the winter to biking to our local beach to swim in the summers.

Our Faith

We are practicing Catholics and are very active in our church where we volunteer and are intentional about growing in our faith. Karen teaches at a local Catholic school and, as a family, we value the importance of a private, religious education where the love of learning and service of others is interwoven.

Our Daughter and Family

Our daughter, Gabby, is 3-years-old and loves to play dress-up, read books and play veterinarian with our dog. She thinks her “superpower” is jumping, which she is really good at, especially at the park. She loves being involved in swimming, gymnastics, soccer, and dance. Gabby is really looking forward to being a big sister.

We both grew up in loving and supportive homes where faith, education and hard work were highly valued. We both have large extended families that celebrate together every holiday. We are always attending family events from barbecues at the lake for the 4th of July or baking cookies with aunts and cousins during the holidays. Adam has one sister who lives locally and is the best babysitter to Gabby. Karen has three siblings along with two nephews and one niece. We both have wonderful relationships with our parents and they, as well as our whole extended family, are all so excited to welcome your child into the family!

Our Promise to You

We promise to love and support your child unconditionally throughout every stage of their life. We promise to support them as they grow and learn and to teach them how to use their gifts to serve others and to value the importance of education. We promise to tell them their story and honor your preferred level of contact through letters, photos, and visits.

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Adam & Karen

  Adam Karen
Our EducationB.S. in Sales & MarketingB.A in Spanish & Elementary Ed. M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction
Our ProfessionsKey Account Sales Manager High School Spanish Teacher
Stay-At-HomeNo, but flexible with working at homeNo during the school year but yes to stay at home during the summer & breaks
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian Caucasian
Some of Adam & Karen's Favorites
Favorite Movie & T.V. ShowGoodfellas & Everybody Loves Raymond Sound of Music & Survivor
Favorite Food Pepperoni and Green Olive PizzaPepperoni and Pineapple Pizza
Favorite Color Blue Orange
Favorite Place to Travel St. Thomas Virgin Island Spain and Italy
Favorite Sport Hockey Baseball
Favorite Activity/HobbyWatching Sports & Traveling Reading & Traveling
I want to teach my child how to...Ride a bike and hit a baseball Read and swim.
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

Adam loves fixing up and driving his classic muscle cars. He enjoys outdoor activities such as golfing, fishing and camping.

Karen loves to travel especially to Spanish speaking countries. She also enjoys reading a lot, volunteer, and loves to take our dog for many walks.

Our Faith

We both were raised Catholic and are active in our church community. We attend Mass together every Sunday as a family and because Karen teaches in a Catholic school, we really value a private, religious education for our daughter Gabby. We also believe that serving and volunteering are important parts of our faith and so spend time volunteering at our church, school, and other charity organizations.

Our Children

We were blessed to welcome our daughter, Gabby, into our family through adoption in the summer of 2018. She is a kind, sweet, and happy 3-year-old. She loves to play dress-up, read books and thinks her "superpower" is jumping, which she is really good at, especially at the park. Gabby calls our dog her best friend and loves to play veterinarian with her to take care of her. We love watching her develop skills in the activities she's involved in, such as swimming, gymnastics, soccer, and dance. Gabby is really looking forward to being a big sister.

We live in the state of...

Minnesota.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

We are open to newborn to up to 3 years old.

Twins

We would love to welcome twins into our family.

Gender

We are open to any gender.

Sibling Group

Yes, we are open to adopting siblings with the oldest up to 3 years old.

Ethnicity of ChildWe are open to any ethnicity.
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to photos, letters, visits and whatever relationship that makes you comfortable. After having an open adoption with our daughter's birth mother, we understand the importance of ongoing contact.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to look at who we are as a couple and family. We promise to love and support your child unconditionally throughout every stage of their life. We are open to letters, photos, and visits as you are donfortable. We look forward to meeting you and your hopes for the future!

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