We are Kevin and Tim and we want to thank you for taking the time to read our profile.  We have always envisioned being parents and opportunity to grow our family through an open adoption is a blessing to us.  We hope this letter gives you a good sense of who we are.  Most importantly, we want you to know that we would be devoted and loving parents, patient and adventurous fathers, and committed to nurturing a relationship with you and your family however you see fit.   

One of the reasons we committed to the Cradle is because it acknowledges the benefits of open adoption. Tim’s sister was adopted through a closed adoption and didn’t have the benefit of knowing details about her story until later in life.  Growing up, Tim saw that his sister struggled with the fact that key pieces of her story were missing.  Kevin grew up with a single mother of four, who unfortunately wasn’t always able to explain the story of his father’s absence to him so we understand the value of child knowing their full story.  We would be grateful the opportunity to develop a relationship with you and are committed to being patient and understanding of your desires throughout this this lifelong journey.  

We met in Chicago in 2010, but Tim is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Kevin is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We were married in the summer of 2015.  Tim is a biology professor at a university in Chicago and Kevin is an attorney at a bank. We live in a neighborhood on Chicago’s far northside that is diverse and family friendly.  Our home is a short walking distance to many parks and the lakefront.  We also recently added a new puppy to our family – Penn.

Tim (written by Kevin)

Tim has moved and inspired hundreds of students and is regularly recognized to for his research and teaching pertaining to the environment and nature.  He is an amazing teacher and really has a teaching heart.  Science is about discovery and exploration and I can’t wait to see all the hands-on-adventures Tim will lead our family on.  He inspires me every day and he is going to inspire a son or daughter in so many ways.  Every day parenthood is going to be a new journey with him.  He is known for his soft heart, kindness and caring demeanor amongst our family and friends.  It is so abundantly clear to me and to those who know him that he is going to be an amazing father.       

Kevin (written by Tim)

Humor, intelligence, and sweetness are the top three words that come to my mind when I think of Kevin.  I love his baking and photography. When you’re with him, his sense of humor, sincerity and sense of personal security makes you feel like it’s OK to be yourself too.  Kids notice this type of thing as well – and our nieces, nephews, and friends’ children are all easily at ease when interacting with him.  His sense of purpose and drive to accomplish goals is definitely something I am know he is going to instill in our child as they grow. Kevin faced challenges growing up with a single mother in Philadelphia. It is through these experiences that he has developed a strong sense of purpose and drive accomplishing his goal to become an attorney, husband and finally pursuing his dreams of becoming a father. 

Our Family & Friends. 

A child joining our family will be gaining a lot of relatives. We both come from big families that include all sorts of different people and backgrounds.  We both have three siblings and together we have 17 nieces and nephews.

Child care plan

We will both take time off when the baby arrives. Both of our jobs allow for leave and we will use this leave one after the other to maximize our time bonding as a family. Grandparents will also visit and help out.  We have friends with children close by eager to support us as new parents. Eventually we will use the daycare that is available at Tim’s University.


Fun facts

  • Hobbies: Reading, running, biking, photography, architecture
  • Favorite food: Ice cream
  • Favorite movie: Jurassic Park
  • Favorite book: Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • Favorite trip: Paris
  • Fun Fact: Was a contestant on Cash Cab
  • Hobbies: Art, cooking, triathlon, travel
  • Favorite food: tacos
  • Favorite movie: Star Wars
  • Favorite book: Harry Potter series
  • Favorite trip: Redwood forest
  • Fun Fact: Used to be a dolphin trainer 

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