manager for a staff of 8 people and
also deal with budget management, work load management, and
About Us: We
initially met in 1991 through their singles group at church and went
out a few times. We reconnected in October of 1999 when Dea
co-hosted a house warming party of a friend that Keith had helped
move just one month before. We got engaged in March of 2000 and
married on October 7, 2000.
enjoy riding bikes, taking walks,
going out to eat, working in the yard, watching movies, entertaining
guests, and traveling together. We both sing our church choir.
About Adoption: We knew even
before we married that having children biologically might be
difficult. Our infertility diagnosis was not a surprise. Very early
in the process to begin a family, we decided not to go through
intense medical treatments and procedures to have children
We had been exposed to international adoption through friends and
co-workers and we both felt that the opportunity to offer a child a
home was an overwhelming gift. We felt that God was working through
us to give this gift of love to a child and we remain convinced that
this path is part of his plan for our lives.
We chose to adopt from Ukraine because we will be able to meet the
children before making a decision and because we get to bring them
home during the first (and only) trip abroad. We hope that future
children will be able to file their adoption away in their minds as
a time of “re-birth”. We are looking forward to opening a whole new
world of sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and experiences for them.