Kahla & Steve
Race of child interested in adopting:Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Native American
Gender of child interested in adopting:Girl
Steve and I want to start off by thanking you for being so selfless and brave by chosing adoption. We have a biological daughter who we love dearly and is the most amazing and important thing to us. We would love to become parents again and give her a sibling(s) along with making our family complete. We can promise to love this child to the fullest and provide a safe, loving and supportive home. Family is very important to us and we cannot wait to expand our already tight-knit family. Thank you for considering us to be mommy and daddy to your little baby.
Our Extended Family
We have a great family dynamic on both sides of the family. Kahla's parents have been married for 45 years and both of her grandmothers are still living. Kahla also has a sister who has two sons. Her and her sister have a bond that can't be broken and her boys are the lights of our lives. Kahla's parents live only 5 houses away and we are extremely close with them. Kahla has wonderful childhood memories and the most supportive parents she could ever ask for.
Steve has 1 brother and 3 sisters. His parents are no longer married, but remain great friends. His grandmother and grandfather on one side are still alive and we spend as much time with them as possible. Hattie has a special relationship with Steve's dad, which we love to watch. Steve's mom lives out of state, but we have a great relationship with her and she stays with us for weeks at a time when she visits. Hattie and her Facetime often love each other to pieces.
Our Family Traditions
We are so very family oriented that most of our time outside of working is spent as us being a family or with our parents and siblings. We enjoy spending time outdoors playing basketball, playing with sidewalk chalk and taking wagon rides. We do a lot of backyard bonfires, when the weather permits. We also love to take day trips and weekend trips to Des Moines, Chicago, or Minneapolis. Last summer we took a long drive and drove out to Colorado to visit family. We also just returned from a family trip to Florida, which was a lot of fun.
We like to have family and friends over to watch sports on our projection screen in the basement. We are Chicago Cubs and Bears fans and we support the Iowa State Cyclones, as Kahla is an alumni. Our nephew is into playing soccer and we spent a lot of time this summer supporting him and traveling to his games. We try to make it to every event our daughter and nephews are in. Our daughter is also in a daddy/daughter class that she really enjoys and is pretty impressive at for a 2 year old. She is also starting to show an interest in cooking so we have been letting her help with simple things in the kitchen.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have one biological daughter and we really wanted to have another child to complete our family and give our daughter a sibling. We've chosen adoption because we wanted to give a child a loving, stable and supportive home that they may otherwise not have had, along with opportunties to be involved with actives, traveling and college. We have a great families and extended families on both sides and want to let a child experience the love we all have for each other.