Andrew & Blake
“We are excited to adopt and promise to show unconditional love and support to your child.”
Ages: 37 and 39
Professions: Project Manager/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Other Kids: None
Preferences: Caucasian/Hispanic, Either Gender, Newborn
How We Met: We met in 2011 at a Kentucky Derby Party hosted by a mutual friend. Although we barely talked at the party, we both felt there was something special about the other person. A courtship followed where Blake spent the summer going to see Andrew play in bands around town and, eventually, she broke the ice and asked him out. We had our first date soon after and immediately hit it off. We bonded quickly over a shared interest in music, movies, and pop culture. We continued to date for several years and were married in August 2015.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Blake is kind, smart, and motivated. She has a great sense of humor and is a natural with children. Her ability to empathize with others has made her a great nurse and partner. Andrew is outgoing, patient, and a gifted musician. He has a keen attention to detail and patience to take on any project. He is warm and nurturing and eager to be a dad. We both place great value on our marriage and have put a lot of effort into making our relationship as strong as possible.
Our Hobbies and Interests: We both love music (it is always playing at home) and we enjoying going to see live concerts. In our downtime we read and watch TV and movies. We both enjoy making healthy homemade food as well as exploring new local restaurants. We travel often, taking trips to see friends and family, and also enjoy exploring new places (we visited Nashville this summer). Friends are important to us and we spend time with them often. On weekends, Andrew can be found playing music at his practice space or going for a bike ride, while Blake likes to exercise, relax, and meal prep for the workweek. We also like to have adventures together like going hiking, exploring the city, or visiting the beach.
Why We Want to Adopt: We chose to grow our family through adoption because we have been unable to have children and very much want to be parents. After going through several unsuccessful infertility treatments we attended a conference where we heard from several families whose lives had been changed through adoption. Hearing of the joy, fulfillment, and transformation these families went through on their adoption journey, we knew quickly that this was what we were meant to do. We are excited to adopt and promise to show unconditional love and support to your child.