Adoptive Family Profiles

Kristen and BJ

Kristen and Robert (BJ) have an important message for you.

Our Message to You

Hi! We are Kristin and Robert (BJ). We met in 2005 and were married in 2009. We have an open adoption with Joseph, our son, and his birth family. Our marriage is strong and we're ready to welcome a 2nd child into our home. We will instill in our children a strong sense of family, including knowing their adoption story. Adoption isn't easy, but it can be such a beautiful thing. We love being part of the adoption community. If you were to choose our family, we want to get to know you and keep you as part of the child's life. By deciding to place for adoption, you have given a waiting couple, maybe us, a chance to be parents of (two) children and will give our son a sibling! We want to raise a child to be a smart, honest, appreciative, productive member of society. We want a well-rounded life for them- full of family gatherings, sports, education, travel, and volunteering. We have supportive families that live close by. Our parents are very devoted grandparents. Joe is the only grandchild so far, so he's going to have to learn to share the spotlight! We know this is so incredibly hard. We're agreeable to whatever level of openness you and the agency are comfortable with. If you want to visit or us to visit you, that's fine with us. If you want to exchange letters and photos only, we respect that too. We know from our own experience that it is beneficial for everyone in the adoption triad to know each other. Every person has a story uniquely their own. Every adoption is different so we understand if you want to do things differently than our son's birth mom. We won't pretend to understand what you're going through, but know that your decision to place for adoption would impact our family in wonderful ways. We'd be so grateful and honored to be chosen as the family you place your child with. You, of course, would also be considered a new family member.