Hopeful adoptive parents Dan and Karin in New MexicoBefore you choose your baby’s parents, you can speak with several hopeful adoptive parents. Sometimes, it’s nice to just get a bit more info to understand who they are and what they’re about.
I recently had the chance to interview hopeful adoptive parents Dan and Karin from New Mexico. So, I asked them some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile.
I learned that they are a warm, adventurous couple who are excited to grow their family through an open adoption! As they put it, “Our family is comfortable with whatever level of communication you would prefer, and hope to encourage and love you as we all walk through life together.”

1. What Disney character are you like?

Karin: I know Dan’s! He’s like Buzz Lightyear because he gets the job done, but he’s also softened and brought out of his shell by those he trusts.
Dan: Well, Karin is like Belle. She likes to read, learn about new things, and sees beauty in people that maybe no one else can.

2. If you were a superhero, what power would you have?

Karin: I would want teleportation because it would be amazing to visit friends and family around the world at the snap of a finger.
Dan: (long pause)…yeah…that’s fine. Maybe reading minds? But that’s a bit invasive, so we’ll go with teleportation.

3. What’s your favorite TV Show or series?

Dan: Probably Agents of Shield, as we’ve watched it four or five times.
Karin: I agree, although I watched most of the second season of Bluey without our son when it came on Disney+.
Dan and Karin on a hike with their son

4. What is a fun fact about you that usually surprises others to know?

Karin: I turned Dan down when he first asked me to pray about dating. I’d spent two years working with him, and knowing he was “off-limits,” and I couldn’t’ get past that. However, it did only take three days to change my mind.

5. As parents, what is something specific you want to teach your child?

Dan: The importance of spending time together as a family and enjoying each other. Specifically, as it pertains to work, I want them to know that family is ALWAYS more important than work. That only God is more important, and that by loving God first, I can love them better.
Karin: Yeah, that we will always take vacations and make time for family. And that we will love them forever, no matter what they do or choose…that love is a choice.

Curious to know more about Dan and Karin? You can view their adoptive family profile online.
If you’re interested in talking to them as potential adoptive parents to your baby, just text or call Lifetime at
and we can connect you with them.


Heather Featherston

Written by Heather Featherston

As the Vice President (VP) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.

Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.

As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.