Meet Kristin and Ian...
Ian is an Assistant Property Manager at a luxury apartment community just outside of Boston. Kristin is a Certified Child Life Specialist at a major children’s hospital in Boston and supports children with Autism through medical experiences. We live in a suburb of Boston with our chocolate lab Maddie.
We met college in 2007. Although we were best friends throughout college we did not start dating until many years later. We have been married for two and a half years and are looking forward to starting our family.
Together we love to travel, cook, ski, spend time on the water, and play with our dog Maddie. We also love to spend time on the beach that Ian grew up on in Maine. Kristin likes to bake, and spend time catching up with her friends and family. Ian loves the outdoors, particularly camping and hiking. He also has a passion for Legos. He uses his creativity in his own creations and has also started a Lego business.
Qualities We See in Each Other:
Kristin: Ian is my best friend, my biggest supporter, my comfort, and my challenger. I can honestly say that I would not be the person that I am today without his love and support. He has encouraged me to follow my dreams, persist when things were difficult, and always find the joy in things. Ian’s strength, compassion, creativity, and dedication to family help him to handle anything that comes his way. I know that he will make an amazing father showering our child in love, compassion, and strength.
Ian: Kristin is the most amazing person I know. She is funny, smart, and is someone that I can always count on. Her strength and determination shines through in everything that she does. I see her compassion and love in everything that we do together. She is the first person to lend a helping hand when someone is in need, and is always the person that can calm a situation. Kristin is going to be a great mother; I know that her guidance, caring demeanor, and love will always guide our child throughout their life.
Our Extended Family:
Spending time with family is something that is very important to us. Kristin’s parents live in Central, Massachusetts. Ian’s parents are located in New York and visit often. Being able to blend our families and spend time together is something that we both love, especially at the holidays.
Our Adoption Story:
Adopting a child was something that we always envisioned ourselves doing. Ian is adopted and we both always felt strongly that someday we would adopt, just like he was. When we learned that we would be unable to have children biologically, we knew that adoption would be how we would start a family.
Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Child:
We can’t wait to watch our future child grow and experience special memories, such as spending time reading a story, building sand castles on the beach, baking cookies, or learning to ski. We hope to share the magic of our childhood memories with our own future children, memories filled with happiness, laughter, and love.
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