Meet Garrett & Kat
A video message from Garrett & Kat
A Letter from Garrett & Kat
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We are so excited by the opportunity to open our home and hearts to your child. In our family, your little one will grow up in a family who loves soaking up the sunshine, laughing till we cry, stargazing, going on adventures, ice cream on hot summer days, holiday traditions, birthday bashes, and lots of hugs and kisses! We hope to share those memories with you, too; through photos, letters, and visits, if you so choose. We look forward to connecting with you!
We’ve been a dynamic-duo for almost 8 years. Our relationship has always been built on love, communication, trust, and compassion. Our Christian faith and our relationship with Jesus are at the center of everything we do. We’ve always had a heart for adoption and knew it was how we wanted to start our family. We love being outside, spending time with friends, and trying new things together. We find joy in life’s simple moments, like a good burger or dancing together as we make breakfast on Saturday mornings. We believe in making memories every moment of every day and look forward to sharing our passions with your child.
Garrett is the greatest man I’ve ever met. His passion for hiking, fishing, camping, and anything outdoors is only overshadowed by one thing; his passion for his family. Garrett has wanted to be a dad since the day I met him, and his incredible heart for people has inspired me throughout the years. That heart is what fuels him to actively pursue further education and additional training to become a pastor. He currently works from home as a Corporate Finance Associate yet, when he’s off the clock, he’s the life of the party! He is often whipping up ridiculously delicious dinners, blasting his oldies music, playing with our dogs, or packing up the car to take us on family adventures. He is excited to take your child fishing, coach their sports team, and being their biggest cheerleader!
Kat is full of life. She is Honest, Patient, Spontaneous, Loyal, Fun, Driven, and above all else loving. I have experienced time and time again, whether it’s with gardening, interior decorating, planning special events at our church, or mentoring teenagers involved in her Worship Ministry, she inspires greatness through her love and devotion. This Love drives Kat to always see beauty in what most people see as ordinary, to fight for an outcome that most people see as lost, and to tirelessly help the things she believes in reach their full potential. Kat is excited to teach your child to play games, take them on fun new adventures and share with them her love of the arts. She is also looking forward to snuggling with and, most of all, loving your baby.
We were both born and raised in Virginia. We love where we live because we are just a short drive away from Washington D.C., the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the ocean, which means we get to experience the best of everything! Our 3-bedroom house is nestled in a beautiful, quiet community. With a big backyard, community pool and neighborhood parks, plus being just a quick walk from the public library, we know this home will be a wonderful place to make memories as a family.
We are so thankful that both of our parents have enjoyed long, happy marriages and that we both have the best, most loving siblings. Both of our families live less than 20 minutes away, which means lots of family time! Our family has been so supportive of our adoption journey, and are excited to meet their new grandbaby, cousin, niece or nephew! We have so many friends who are practically family who are just as excited as we are for this new addition to our lives. Our “village” looks forward to sharing many family traditions, vacations, and play dates with a new little one. Your child will have the absolute best community to help them grow!
We promise to love your child more than life itself. We promise to provide them a safe, stable, loving home where they can follow their dreams. We promise to support them in whatever they put their mind to. We promise bedtime stories and lullabies, memories to treasure, and tons of “I love you’s”. We promise to honor you; we will share their adoption story with them from day one and will cherish that beautiful part of who they are.
Learn More About Garrett & Kat
|Our Education||Some college||Associates Degree|
|Our Professions||Corporate Finance- Accounts Payable||Worship and Creative Arts Associate|
|Stay-At-Home||Part-Time Work From Home||Flexible work schedule with the option to work from home|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Garrett & Kat's Favorites|
|Favorite Holiday?||4th of July||Christmas|
|Favorite Food?||Ribeye Steak||Tacos|
|Favorite Family Tradition?||Annual Beach Vacations||Thanksgiving Morning...annual local diner breakfast and chopping down our Christmas tree at the tree farm!|
|Favorite Movie?||Guardians of the Galaxy||Anything Classic Disney!|
|Favorite Place You've Visited?||Ghana, Africa||Rome, Italy|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
Kat enjoys anything creative. She has spent time pursuing dance, painting, drawing, creative writing, singing and playing musical instruments. She had even worked with interior design, floral arranging, and much more. She was a freelance makeup artist in her free time for a while! Kat spends weekends in her garden because she loves watching all things grow. She loves the design, the challenge, and fulfillment that comes from creating something from nothing. She is also one of the on-staff worship leaders for our church, which fills a huge part of her heart...both music and Jesus!
All of Garrett's interests are activities that take him to the great outdoors. Fishing, hiking, paddle boarding, boating, playing all sports, exercising and barbecuin' are just a few things that bring him joy. He loves the smell of fresh air, the feeling of the sun's rays, and the sound of water rushing down a river! But for him, it's not just about merely doing those activities, but it's about bringing others along for the adventure; because Garrett loves to share the joys of the word and his adventures!
Our faith is everything to us. Kat works full-time at their church and Garrett interns there under one of the pastors on staff. He is actively pursuing further education and training to become a pastor one day. Our faith is more than just what we "do", Jesus is a huge part of who we are. Our relationships with Him is what informs just about every decision we make because we truly aim to live our lives for Him.
|Our Musical Interest|
We have very wide musical interests! Both of us can appreciate all types of music and spend time dancing to it in our kitchen! Garrett loves oldies, country, and anything that reminds him of the beach. Kat likes acoustic music, like Jack Johnson and John Mayer, and really enjoys jazz music, too!
|About Our Home|
Our home is modern, clean, and very bright. We aim for our home to be cozy and peaceful. With tons of windows and intentionally selected decor and paint colors, our home is always warm and inviting to others, while still being a place where rest comes easily. We have three bedrooms, and the corner bedroom is all ready to be a nursery! It has plenty of windows and lots of space for your baby to grow. We are planning on turning our first level into a playroom; it opens right up to the backyard for lots of fun both inside and outside! We are excited to make memories as a family roasting marshmallows around our fire pit, snuggling up and watching movies on Sunday afternoons, and playing fetch with our dogs in the backyard!
|We live in the state of...|
Virginia! Living in Virginia means we have easy access to Washington D.C. and all of the museums and rich history there. We are surrounded by history and educational opportunities at every turn, while still being just a car-ride away from apple picking, a day at the beach, or tubing down the local river. Living in this area also means access to many educational opportunities, diversity, and it is that home-town experiences that make us love where we live.
Our neighborhood is well kept and quiet. We have a well-sized, fenced in backyard and also have a community pool. There is a private neighborhood park around the corner and the library is less than a block away. It's the perfect distance to walk to for afternoon story time! Our neighborhood is filled with young families. With plenty of places to ride a bike, throw a ball, and go on family walks, we think it's the perfect place to start our family!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months old.
We would love twins!
|Ethnicity of Child||Any Ethnicity|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We look forward to cultivating an open relationship with you and your family through letters, pictures, and visits, if you so choose.
Thank you for taking the time to get to learn more about us! We are looking forward to our home being filled with baby giggles, bedtime stories, and the pitter-patter of little feet. We are excited about summer vacations, Saturday park adventures as a family, and traditions with our friends and extended family. We're open to staying in touch and sharing memories through photos, letters, and visits. We hope to talk to you soon!