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Dear Birth Mom,
We are Kurtis and Kristin from Bloomington, Indiana.
We are so excited to give our unconditional love to a child and start our family through the miracle of adoption! We understand the difficult decisions that you face in the coming days and we really appreciate you taking the time to learn more about us. Even though we do not know you yet, we have a great amount of respect and admiration for you and the selfless act you are making in order to give the best life to your child. We cannot truly understand everything you are going through but please know we offer our sincere support. It is our hope that by looking at our photos and reading about our lives you will find comfort in knowing how much we want to share our lives with a child.
We have 3 beautiful fur babies that we enjoy spending time with on walks around Bloomington or at the local dog park. The oldest is Doug the Pug, age 10, Roman the Rat Terrier, age 6, and Ellie the hound mix, age 4. They are all very excited to have a new brother or sister and are very good around young children. Some of our interests include traveling, volunteering, camping, gardening, and entertaining friends and family at our home
We met while working at Oliver Winery. Kristin was in grad school and Kurtis worked there part time on his days off from the firehouse. We became instant friends! We worked together for over a year before our friendship became romantic. We officially began dating in October and just knew that it was meant to be! We were married the following June, 2014, at Oliver's Creekbend Vineyard.
I, Kurtis, currently work as an EMT on the local ambulance service. I have 12 years of experience in emergency services and previously worked as a firefighter and a technician in an emergency room. I am passionate about the service industry ever since my time working at Oliver Winery and I’m currently working to open my own brewery in Bloomington.
I, Kristin, work as a child and family therapist. I am trained in trauma care and enjoy working with kids who need extra care after going through difficult situations. I work with kids of all ages in foster care as well as teenagers who are on probation. I recently finished all of my post-graduate work and am now a fully Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
About 18 months ago Kurtis and Kristin felt that it was the right time to start their family together. About 6 months into this journey they realized that there were clearly some reproductive-health issues. Kristin and Kurtis both spent many hours in doctor's offices doing tests and deciding on treatments. After numerous failed fertility treatments, they both decided it was time to go a different direction. Kristin has always had a heart for adoption. She knew at 14 years old that someday she would like to open her home to a child(ren) through adoption. Kurtis now feels the same way and together they knew this was the right choice for them.
Living in Bloomington means being part of a true community. While we are a college town, there is a wonderful sense of local partnership and community that we love. There are always opportunities to enjoy the arts, sports, and amazing food. We love walking campus, going to food truck fridays, catching a play at the Buskirk, and volunteering in our community. This includes a wonderful spiritual environment as well and we feel strongly about bringing our children up with strong traditional values in a local church. There is so much to enjoy in Bloomington and we are excited to share this with our children!
Thank you for taking the time to read about us and we hope that you will consider reaching out to meet us and learn more. We would be honored to learn about you and explore a relationship with you and support you along this journey.
Kurtis & Kristin