Meet Shane & Kim
A video message from Shane & Kim
A Letter from Shane & Kim
Hi from Southern California! We’re a fun couple who enjoy each moment whether we’re traveling or spending time with loved ones, or simply hanging out at home. It has been our dream to make memories as parents. We’ve tried to have a child for many years and went through fertility treatments, failed IVF, and a miscarriage. Through it all, we believe it’s all led us to adoption to build our family. Right now we’re fostering a toddler and we hope we’ll get to adopt her into our family. We’ve always wanted to raise more than one child and are ready to continue building our family through adoption. It would be an honor to learn more about you and the life you want for your child. Hope to talk with you!
Who we are: We met through a mutual friend who set us up on a blind date. Now we’ve been happily married for 10 years! We value family, God, honesty, integrity, and accountability. Friends say we are dependable, outgoing, committed, and patient. We will do everything possible to model our values and character as parents.
Together we like:
• Traveling and experiencing the culture (and food!) of the places we visit
• Cooking with family and friends
• Amusement parks (especially Disneyland!)
• Playing board games and having game nights
• Watching movies
• Going to church and visiting with others after service
Shane says: Kim is loving, encouraging, patient, and passionate about teaching. She’s always willing to help others. As a mom Kim will be nurturing and understanding, reasonable and fair, and excited to make memories experiencing life with our child.
• Making crafts & gifts for loved ones
• Collecting Disney memorabilia
Kim says: Shane is a lovable giant! He’s outgoing, understanding, reliable, helpful, and always willing to try new things. As a dad Shane will take time to teach our kids what it means to be responsible and respectful, and he’ll always put family first.
• Playing board games
We live in beautiful Southern California, close to the beach and the mountains. Our neighborhood is diverse and friendly. We have a 5 bedroom home with a courtyard in the front entrance, a fenced-in backyard that has turf, as well as a built-in barbecue and smoker. Our home is within walking distance to parks, a community center, walking trails, and the lake. We also have access to two community clubhouses, multiple pools, and fishing pond. We’ve enjoyed preparing a room as the nursery too! This is a great place to raise our family.
Our foster daughter is 1 year old and caring for her has only deepened our desire to continue building our family through adoption. She has an African American/Hispanic background and we’ve committed to learning ways we can meet her cultural needs as she grows up. We’d love to raise more than one child and we’re ready to be there for any child who comes into our life.
Shane comes from a small family and Kim is from a larger family with some Filipino background. Most of Kim’s family lives local to us. We like to visit Shane’s family in the Midwest at least once a year. We also have a great circle of friends, including a few Kim has known since high school. On Kim’s side, she has uncles and cousins who were adopted. Everyone in our lives is excited about our plans to adopt a child!
We promise to love your child and provide a caring home where family comes first. As Christians we will raise your child in faith, and teach him or her to be responsible and independent, and to make the most of a good education. We will always take this child’s best interest to heart and create an understanding support system as parents. We promise to be honest with your child about how we became a family through adoption and talk about you with love and great appreciation.
We are very open to an open adoption, if you’d like that. We picture sharing monthly updates and photos, and yearly visits, as you’re comfortable. Of course, we will respect your wishes about the kind of connection you want after the adoption, but we will always keep communication open for you.
With love, Shane & Kim
Learn More About Shane & Kim
|Our Education||Some College||Master's Degree in Education|
|Our Professions||Active Duty Military, Helicopter Maintenance||Elementary Teacher|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian & Filipino|
|Some of Shane & Kim's Favorites|
|Sport to Play||Golf||Kickball|
|Author||Anne Rice||Colleen Hoover|
|Place I'd like to visit||Scotland and Norway||London, England|
|More About Our Family|
|Favorite Ride at Disneyland|
Kim: It’s hard to pick just one, but Haunted Mansion is always a must whenever I go to Disneyland.
Shane: Pirates of the Caribbean
We have two dogs and one cat. Jax is an English Springer Spaniel and Lyla is a Labrador mix. Both dogs are great with kids and well behaved. Rebel is our newest addition, our curious, fun cat who loves toys. Our pets are a sweet part of our family will be fun for our child to grow up with.
• Monthly get-togethers with Kim’s family
|A Couple Fun Facts|
Kim: I teach in the same school district where I grew up! It helps me relate even more to my students because they are growing up where I’m from.
Shane: I collect military challenge coins from Navy squadrons all over the world. I have over 200 coins I’ve gained throughout my travels with the military!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn up to 2 years old
Either boy or girl
Yes, up to 2 years old
We're grateful for this chance to be considered as adoptive parents for your child. We want you to know that you would always hold a special place in our hearts and we would raise your child to know what you mean to us. You are already such an important part of your child's life! If you'd like, we welcome an open adoption and would be happy to share ongoing contact with you as your child grows up. We're ready and excited about adding a child to our family through adoption! We hope to talk with you soon.