Gladney Center for Adoption

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John + Kate

Hello! We are John, Kate and Ellie. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We hope you will see the love we have for each other, our family, and our future child. We love doing things together as a family - everything from going to the park or pool to visiting the beach or zoo. We are excited to share our adventures with another child and will always love our children unconditionally.

Our Promise

We know this is a confusing and difficult time in your life while you try to find the best option for your precious baby. We already have so much admiration for you in choosing life and considering adoption. If you decide to make an adoption plan, know that we will respect and love you as we walk this journey together. We promise to cherish and love your child with all our hearts. We promise to provide a loving, safe, happy home, and to provide every opportunity possible to allow your child to flourish.

About John

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I grew up in Louisiana as the only boy in a family of 6 kids. It was busy growing up with so many siblings, but it taught me the value of family. We are a close knit group who would do anything for each other. I played competitive soccer through high school before going to the Air Force Academy for college. After college, I became an Air Force pilot and truly love the view from my office window. I am proud to serve, but I also love traveling the world. Every time I'm gone I miss my ladies back home! Meeting Kate set my life on an extraordinary path and we haven't looked back since. Ellie is my wildfire. Being a dad is my favorite role in life. I have always wanted to be a dad and there is nothing I enjoy more than time spent with her. I am so excited to grow our family.

What Kate Loves About Him

John is a very kindhearted and gentle soul. He is very intelligent and a great leader. John has a very impressive resume with the Air Force, but it's what happens at home that is most important to me. John loves and serves me like no one else. He is a wonderful husband and exceptional father. He is deeply invested in our little family. Seeing John as a dad makes my heart happy and sing with joy. He adores our daughter and spends a lot of time with her playing trains, digging in the backyard for worms, and tickling Ellie (yes, she loves this). He always makes life fun for Ellie and me. John is truly my best friend. He's someone I am glad I get to experience life's highs and lows with.

About Kate

I grew up in Ohio with my parents, sister, and brother. We lived in the country and spent a lot of time outside building forts, jumping on the trampoline, and walking in the creek. We also lived across the street from a swim club, so summers were spent there. In the winter I swam on a competitive team and was lucky enough to travel around the country swimming in meets. I still love to swim, but nowadays my swimming consists of trying to convince Ellie that getting her eyes wet is not scary. I also graduated from college with a degree in elementary education. I taught for a few years, but once we had Ellie, John and I decided it would be best for me to stay at home. I also love to bake. Ellie is my big helper in the kitchen, insisting on pouring in all the ingredients, and of course taste testing. We make some mean chocolate chip cookies. They are a family favorite and are requested often. I also enjoying running and joined a group of women to get in a few miles most mornings. Above all I love to be a stay at home mom and be able to participate and support Ellie's growing interests. There is never a dull moment or quiet day in our house. I cannot wait to add another little one to the mix.

What John Loves About Her

Kate is my lighthouse. She is my foundation through life's exciting, joyful and even darkest times. I am thankful for every moment spent with her. She is a loving and caring wife who makes me a better person. And with all that said, she is an even better mom! She showers Ellie with unconditional love and support. Our children will not grow up with self-imposed limits or doubts on what or who they can be - in large part because of who Kate is. Kate took my breath away the day we met and has been doing it every day since.


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God blessed us with our beautiful daughter Eleanor, "Ellie." She is an energetic 3 year old and full of spunk. Ellie brings so much laugher and joy to our family. She loves to be outside playing in the dirt, riding her bike, and chalking on the driveway. She loves cooking for mommy and daddy in her kitchen, working puzzles, reading about animals, and creating all sorts of arts and crafts projects. Ellie is an extremely social child, and people love her contagious smile. She can't wait to be a big sister.

Our Adventures

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We love spending time as a family and taking day trips to places like the aquarium, the zoo, New York City, or the beach. We enjoy playing in the snow and building snowmen in the winter, picking strawberries in the spring, and swimming in the summer. We also go to Ohio or Louisiana throughout the year to visit family and friends. At home we enjoy playing outside, doing arts and crafts, cooking, and playing games. We are excited to share our adventures with another child.

Our Home

We live in a close knit community in New Jersey. We feel so fortunate because our neighborhood has many young families with children. We have formed great friendships with our neighbors and their children. On a nice day we can be found outside playing and spending time with the neighbors. We live within walking distance to a huge park filled with castles, swings, and sand. We also are close to multiple children's museums, the aquarium, and the zoo. Home is very important to us, it's the place we enjoy family dinners, dance parties, and spending time as one.

John's Family

I come from a large family now spread all over Louisiana and Texas. My father is a preacher and my mom was a teacher for over twenty years. I am the only boy with 5 sisters! We grew up very protective of each other and to this day talk on a regular basis. There are currently 7 cousins on my side of the family and we get together as often as we can - usually centered around my mother who is a kid magnet. Ellie FaceTimes with Nana as often as she can. My family is very supportive and excited to walk this journey with us. It takes a village to raise a child and we couldn't be luckier with the support system around us.

Kate's Family

I have an older sister, Sarah, and a younger brother, Scott. Sarah lives in New York with her husband and their two young girls, Rachel (2) and Leah (1). Scott lives in California where he works as a doctor. My parents are no longer together, but both still live in Ohio. Although we all live so far apart we are still very close and talk, text, and FaceTime any chance we get. We often talk to each other multiple times in one day. My family makes an effort to get together several times a year. Our home has been host to many of these family gatherings. My family is extremely supportive of our decision to adopt and is so excited to welcome this special child into our family.

Thank You From The Bottom Of Our Hearts

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Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better. Should you choose us, we want you to know that we promise to always love your child unconditionally and be your child's biggest supporters in life. We promise to provide all the love and security that we have to offer. We will also make sure your child knows where he or she came from and will grow up with the understanding of your sacrifice and love for him or her. You will always be a part of our story. This child will be loved beyond belief by us, our family, and many other people in our lives. Our home will always be a loving, warm, and comfortable place. We believe and live by the rule "love your children unconditionally." We feel blessed and very thankful that you have taken the time to learn a little bit about our family and are considering us. We know this is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.Thank you again for considering us.

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