We were both exercising at the same gym after work each day in 2004. Katie noticed Jonathon’s wide smile and nice manners with others in the gym. Jonathon had worked up a great plan to say hello and find out the redhead’s name at the water fountain. It became more complicated when Jonathon realized that the pretty redhead he had been smiling at all those weeks had an identical twin! What if he had been smiling at both of them? What if he said hello to the wrong woman? He took a risk, thank goodness, and even though Katie forgot his name when they met again, that hello was the beginning of something special.
During our very first conversation, we found out that we had both studied Spanish and spent Summers in Latin America on service trips. We realized that we both loved music and that while Katie loves to read, Jonathon loves to write. Both of us valued education and the opportunity to be trailblazers in our families by getting advanced degrees. After nearly four years of dating, we were married in a small wedding on the beach. We moved to Massachusetts in 2010 and our son, Hugo, was born in 2012.
As a family, we are committed to honesty, respect, and encouraging one another. We support each other’s work and dreams and enjoy watching each other succeed. When we decided that we wanted to grow our family, we knew that adoption was the right step for us. We want to provide a home filled with joy, kindness, and lots of fun for the child that we adopt.