Adoptive Families

  • Paul & Francesca

    Greetings! We are Paul and Francesca, and we are honored to be considered to be adoptive parents.  We have been married for 4 years and have known each other for 12.  Paul works as a general contractor and is also part of a property management team in Central Pennsylvania.  Francesca is a physician for a Pennsylvania Health system.  We both have flexible schedules.  We enjoy traveling, hiking, trying new and local restaurants, exploring new wineries, having bonfires with our friends, hiking, biking, and spoiling our cat Fussy.  Paul spends some of his free time baking, gardening, inventing new tools for his job, and fixing appliances.  Francesca enjoys working out, cooking, reading medical literature and mystery novels, and learning new skills such as knitting.  Family is very important to us.  We visit Francesca’s family often because they live in Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Paul’s parents are in Tennessee and his brother in Florida so we make it a priority to visit them at least twice a year.  We have so much love to share and our hearts are open to adopting lives that have already been created as this is an amazing privilege. We will dedicate our lives to creating a lifetime of happiness, laughter, wonder, and memories to any child who is placed in our home.

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  • Dan and Amanda

    Dan & Amanda

    Hello and thank you for reading our profile! Our names are Amanda and Dan. Amanda is a clinical research coordinator performing clinical trials with cardiac patients. She truly loves her job and the one-on-one patient care that has provided opportunities to improve the patient’s health and their quality of life. Dan is a structural bridge engineer for an international consulting firm and designs bridges, retaining walls, and other structures that support the roadways the public uses daily. He manages a large team of staff, enjoys mentoring the staff & supporting their individual successes, and providing a valuable service to the general public. When not at work, we both love sports and other outdoor activities that allow us to spend significant time with our family and friends. Throughout high school, we participated in various sports which provided important growth and development opportunities as individuals and as part of a team. Amanda was even fortunate enough to play field hockey during her college years! In addition, we also enjoy farming, fishing, hunting, gardening, and cooking. We grew up at neighboring schools in Central PA and now live on a beautiful farm located within our home communities and only minutes from our families! We have been married for nearly twelve years and learned several years ago that we could not conceive naturally. It has been a wonderful blessing exploring our property as a couple while raising two dogs (Holly and Bella), numerous cattle, goats, and chickens but we are extremely excited for the day when our family grows with an adoptive child. Our hearts are filled with love for each other and we look forward to providing a child with that same love and support – allowing them to grow and succeed while sharing our many interests and also exploring their unique interests as our family grows together. We would be very happy to meet to discuss any questions and share more information with you in person. Thank you for your time and consideration!

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  • Kevin and Crystal

    Kevin & Crystal

    Hi! We are Crystal and Kevin. We have been married for 10 years, and together for 15. Kevin is an elementary physical education teacher, and Crystal is fortunate to be able to stay at home with our daughter, Harper. We were extremely blessed to have adopted Harper in December of 2014. She has brought so much happiness, fun, and love to our lives as well as the lives of our family. Harper loves dancing, gymnastics and being outdoors. We love taking walks to our local parks, playing with friends, taking trips to the beach and enjoying activities as a family. We have an open relationship with Harper’s birth mom, and email and visit with her and her family regularly. We would love to expand our family through adoption, and give Harper a sibling to enjoy life with. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us, our family and for your consideration with your decision. We look forward to getting the chance to meet you and your family.

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  • Jason & Katherine

    Hi! We are Jason and Katherine! We met in January 2014 and fell very quickly in love and were married by November of that year. Katherine is an attorney specializing in school law and Jason works in the wild world of politics. We are both fortunate in that our jobs offer flexible scheduling and generous amounts of time off. Katherine loves playing and coaching soccer and Jason enjoys playing golf, but we most love spending time with each other and supporting each other in our activities. Our parents live very close by and we enjoy seeing them as often as possible. We are both very active in our local parish and in our community. We have a five-year-old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix, and we love playing with him and taking him on walks around our family-friendly neighborhood or in local parks. Travelling and experiencing different people and cultures is also something we like to do on a regular basis. We very much look forward to expanding the amount of love we share by growing our family through adoption. We currently do not have any children and are longing for the joy of parenthood. Thank you for allowing us to share a little about ourselves and we look forward to sharing more with you in person!

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  • Ryan & Karen

    Hello, we are Ryan and Karen. We have been married for 14 years and are college sweethearts. Karen has worked in the behavioral health insurance field for the last 13 years. Ryan has worked as director of websites for the last 13 years and just within the last 2 years started his own internet company. We have a beautiful 3 bedroom house in a friendly community, which we have lived in for the last seven years. We have a lovely dog who is 13 years old and is quite spunky for an elder dog. We love spending time with our friends and family and enjoy the outdoors along with going to the gym.  Football, baseball and hockey games are some of our favorite pastimes. Since the time we got married, we have wanted to start a family and have a child.  We found along the way that Karen cannot conceive a child after a trial of IVF and fertility help. So we are hoping adoption will be the answer to help us on our journey to being parents.  We are hopeful that we can be blessed to bring a child into our home someday so we can share and make more happy memories.  Thank you for taking the time to read a little about us. We are awaiting the day that we can become parents and share our love with a child.

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Testimonials

Catholic Charities Adoption Program not only provides domestic infant adoption and Special Needs adoption services, but it also helps adoptees and their birth families to connect with one other through Search services. Nearly 50 years ago, Tina was an accomplished athlete who found herself pregnant while pursuing an advanced degree. With housing and supportive services from Catholic Charities, Tina made the difficult decision to place her daughter for adoption. Following the adoption, Tina pursued her career as an athlete, coach, and business administrator. While she was confident that she had made the right decision, Tina constantly thought about the daughter she had placed for adoption and wondered about her well-being. She eventually made attempts to find her daughter through various sources and by updating her online information in the event that her only child might someday want to meet her. After several years, Tina had come to the conclusion that meeting her daughter was just not meant to be.
This past year, Tina’s daughter, Beth, contacted Catholic Charities with a request for information about her birth parents. After talking with Beth and encouraging her to pursue the search, Catholic Charities was able to connect Beth with her birth mother. The two later traveled to meet each other, and Tina was given the opportunity to meet Beth’s husband and daughters. Tina was thrilled to learn that she was a grandmother, but she was most happy to hear that her daughter had loving adoptive parents who had given her a good life. Tina later wrote to Catholic Charities that “I think someone did a lot of praying and the prayers were answered.”

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