Hello! We are Kathleen and Sean. Nice to meet you…
Thank you for your consideration and for taking the time to get to know us. Planning to place your child for adoption is a decision that undoubtedly weighs heavily on your heart. And while we can never fully comprehend what you are feeling at this time, we would like to share our personal story with you so that you understand what has brought us here. And through our journey, we hope you feel confident that by choosing us to raise your child, he or she will have a bright future with the support to not only follow their dreams wherever they may lead, but to always have a place to call home. We would be honored and privileged to be given the opportunity to love your child.
Kathleen & Sean
As the daughter of Irish immigrants and a first generation American Citizen, Kathleen is fiercely proud of her family’s heritage, and is excited to raise her son or daughter with the longstanding family traditions that she holds dear. One of Kathleen's core values is instilling the value of education into her child. Kathleen holds a Master of Arts in School Counseling and has worked as a high school counselor for over 10 years. She has recently taken an interest in the human-animal bond in regards to counseling and is actively working with her black Labrador, Paddy, to certify him as a Therapy Dog so that he can assist her in her role as a counselor. Kathleen has a passion for fashion! One of her dreams is to open a clothing and accessories boutique of her own. So rest assured, her son or daughter will always be the best-dressed child on the block. Kathleen loves interior decorating and crafting, so it is not unlikely to find her scanning Pinterest for ways to make her house a warm and welcoming home. Creating centerpieces, rehabbing furniture, or picking the perfect color to paint a wall is Kathleen's idea of a fun weekend project. Kathleen's parents have sadly both passed away. But Kathleen remains close with her brother and his family who live nearby, seeing them during holidays and traveling with them on a yearly family vacation to the beach! Kathleen also has an extended network of friends whom she considers family and loves to travel and spend as much time as possible with.
Sean grew up in a tight knit family in Pennsylvania. He was blessed with an adventurous spirit and love for all things outdoors, especially winter sports. Sean spent his early years riding motorcycles and ATV’s and is still an avid skier and ice hockey player. Sean looks forward to the day when he can hit the slopes with his new son or daughter! Sean graduated college with a degree in Civil Engineering and owns and operates a construction company, specializing in school additions and renovations. This affords him the luxury to work from home, ensuring that he will never miss out on any of his sons or daughters developmental milestones, events, or activities. Sean's mother fell ill and passed away when he was young. Surviving this experience has taught him to prioritize his relationships with friends and family members no matter where they live. Therefore his child can expect to travel all over the country visiting friends, family, and more cousins that he or she could ever count! This child will be exposed to life on both coasts, as Sean's father and stepmother recently retired in Southern California and are excited to be grandparents. Sean's sister is a professor at a university close to where Sean and Kathleen live, and can’t wait to bond with her new niece or nephew.
Paddy & Orla
Rounding out our family are our two dogs, Orla and Paddy. Both dogs are sweet, social, and love children. Paddy is calm, goofy, and always on the hunt for a treat. Orla is very smart and loves to show off her many parlor tricks. Just ask Kathleen to show you how she gives a hug!