Ken and Hillary

Hello! We are Ken, Hillary, Elliot, Miles, Paloma, and Oona. We are filled with so much joy and humbled that you would take time to look at our profile. We admire you for walking with such bravery, strength, and courage on such a challenging journey. We are so grateful that you have given us an opportunity to share with you who we are as a family, and the life your child could grow up being a part of in our family.

Hello!

- WE ARE -

Ken, Hillary,

Elliot, Miles,

Paloma, and Oona

from NEW YORK

We are filled with so much JOY and HUMBLED that you would take time to look at our profile.

DEAR BIRTH

PARENTS

We admire you for walking with such bravery, strength, and courage on such a challenging journey. We are so grateful that you have given us an opportunity to share with you who we are as a family, and the life your child could grow up being a part of in our family. A life full of a tremendous amount of love and joy, not only from Ken and Hillary, but from Elliot, Miles, Paloma, and Oona. Brothers and sisters who anticipate with such excitement another brother or sister, and consistently ask when they will have a new brother or sister. They already discuss stuffed animals and outfits they will share and buy for their new sibling.

Adoption for our family has been something we have had on our heart for a very long time. To bring your child into our family would be an incredible gift. We would be able to bless your child with kind parents and a family with stability, a lifetime of encouragement, big birthday celebrations, family vacations, day to day adventures, and most importantly the knowledge that they are loved forever and always.

You may wonder why we are desiring to adopt when we have four children already. The joy, personality and uniqueness each individual child brings to our family is an incredible gift. Every child is so special and we have room in our hearts and our home for another incredible gift! We would be so blessed if you decided that we were the right family for your baby. He or she would have a loving, stable home full of siblings to share a forever bond! (Not to mention a nurturing stayat-home mom and a doting dad!)

This is us
This is us

- our -

STORY

Our adventures together began 18 years ago, where we met through mutual friends who owned a coffee shop, where Hillary worked. Ken always jokes that Hillary made the first move. Hillary invited Ken to go on a three- hour car ride, which was supposed to be a lot of people but ended up being just the two of us (a purposeful plan Ken jokes). After the long car ride and hours spent with each other, we both felt a connection more than friends. Two years after we met, we were married outside on a beautiful summer day after a whole week prior being horrible thunderstorms. Best friends for life.

WEDDING DATE
WEDDING DATE

- ABOUT -

US

BY KEN I fell in love with Hillary instantly. Hillary is the most amazing, loving, hardworking and dedicated woman and mother I have ever met. She is a faithful friend who always has a listening ear.

BY HILLARY I fell in love with Ken’s kind, sensitive heart, his faith and constant pursuit of his faith, he makes me laugh, and aims to put me as priority and always makes me feel loved. Ken is a constant encourager, he works hard to provide for our family, and desires the best for us. He surprises us with random gifts from flowers, to a new outfit, or bringing home a favorite drink or snack. His thoughtfulness and heart for our family is incredible.

About

KEN

- by Hillary -

Ken is an incredibly hard worker. After a long day of work, he will come home and begin working on a house project or work on the two-story tree house that he is building with Elliot and Miles. Ken is an amazing fun Dad, he coaches baseball for Elliot and Miles, and joins Paloma and Oona at ballet. He even performed on stage for a Daddy/Daughter recital.

For the past four years Ken set up a huge kick-ball slip and slide game with friends and family in our front yard. This provides lots of laughs and fun! Our neighbors whose children are grown comment how they enjoy watching all the fun that happens at our house.

He is a great friend and an encourager. He is someone who always has your back, someone you can always count on when no one else may be available. He will put aside what is at hand to be there for whoever has a need.

WITH PALOMA AND OONA
WITH PALOMA AND OONA
BALLET RECITAL DAY
BALLET RECITAL DAY

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

We own a construction company. Ken loves designing and creating living spaces that fits each individual client. He builds new construction and remodels. I am grateful for the freedom of owning my own business, and I really enjoy what I do.

BUILDING WITH DAD
BUILDING WITH DAD

About

HILLARY

- by Ken -

Hillary has always loved children and desired to have a big family. She loves making holidays extra special. Every Christmas we have a huge holiday party after the tree lighting in town, which includes lots of friends, hot chocolate, homemade cookies, and an ornament for each family to make and bring home. Birthdays are big deals at our house, celebrating the person’s day and making them feel extra special. Celebrating with your child in this way is our hope and desire. Hillary is the mom that will plan a crazy food fight for all the neighborhood kids or plan some activity that builds lasting memories for us all. Her priority has always been the wellbeing of our family.

Hillary enjoys running and has completed two full marathons. Every fourth of July she runs a 10 mile race around the lake and then as a family we jump into the lake. She loves to have fun and see everyone around her full of joy and smiles.

HILLARY WITH PALOMA AND OONA
HILLARY WITH PALOMA AND OONA
APPLE PICKING
APPLE PICKING
HILLARY AND HER SISTER AT A MARATHON
HILLARY AND HER SISTER AT A MARATHON

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Hillary is able to be a stay home mom. I see it as a gift to be home with our children and would not want it any other way. I love the ability to be available for whatever adventures may come up during the day.

Our Home

AND

Community

We live in a small town in upstate New York.

Our town has a beautiful lake where we spend lots of days swimming in the summer, and sliding on the ice in the winter season. We have been blessed with a large home on 10 acres of land, which we have begun planting apple and pear trees, and started our first garden this year.

OUR BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD
OUR BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD
PLAYING ON HAY BALES
PLAYING ON HAY BALES
PLANTING TREES TOGETHER ON OUR PROPERTY
PLANTING TREES TOGETHER ON OUR PROPERTY
KEN PUTTING IN HEATED FLOORS FOR OUR HOUSE
KEN PUTTING IN HEATED FLOORS FOR OUR HOUSE

- OUR -

faith

Our faith is a big part of our life. Nothing ever forced or mandatory but encouraged to seek daily. Our faith for our family and children is a choice; no one is pressured to be someone or something they are not.

- A FEW OF OUR -

favorite things

ANIMAL

Ken: Dog
Hillary: Dog
Elliot: Bear
Miles: Gorilla
Paloma: Panda Bear
Oona: Owls

FOOD

Ken: Pork Chops
Hillary: Mexican food
Elliot: Steak
Miles: Duck
Paloma: Spaghetti
Oona: Cottage cheese

SUPERHERO

Ken: Mommy
Hillary: Spider Man
Elliot: Captain America
Miles: Spider Man
Paloma: Wonder Woman
Oona: Super Mommy

A PERFECT DAY

Ken: At home with family
Hillary: Spending the day together in the sunshine
Elliot: Filled with Baseball
Miles: My Birthday!
Paloma: Sharing Barbies, polly-pockets, and playing house
Oona: Being nice to everyone, shopping

MOVIE

Ken: Brave Heart
Hillary: The Notebook
Elliot: Star Wars
Miles: Star Wars
Paloma: The Nutcracker
Oona: The Nutcracker

DREAM JOB

Ken: A bridge engineer
Hillary: Labor and Delivery nurse
Elliot: MLB baseball player
Miles: Delivery doctor
Paloma: A baby doctor
Oona: A mom

DESSERT

Ken: Oreos and milk
Hillary: Chocolate
Elliot: Brownies
Miles: Chocolate cake
Paloma: Cake
Oona: Chocolate Chip cookies

CHILDREN'S BOOK

Ken: The Princess and the Kiss
Hillary: All of a Kind of Family
Elliot: A Day with the Animal Firefighters
Miles: Fly Guy and Mouse Paint
Paloma: The Pink Umbrella
Oona: The Goose Egg

HILLARY RUNNING WITH KEN'S SUPPORT
HILLARY RUNNING WITH KEN'S SUPPORT
KEN WITH ELLIOT AND MILES
KEN WITH ELLIOT AND MILES
PICKING OUT OUR CHRISTMAS TREE
PICKING OUT OUR CHRISTMAS TREE
WASHINGTON, DC TRIP
WASHINGTON, DC TRIP

T H E

PEOPLE WE LOVE

Hillary’s parents and sister live only five miles away and are a part of our lives in big ways. Going together to the college basketball games is a huge deal through the whole season, in June they take everyone on a wooden boat ride tour, trips to Museums, and ice cream trips! Our falls are filled together, with jumping in leaf piles, and lots of apple picking at a huge apple orchard with tractor and hot donuts; this is a tradition since Hillary was a little girl. Sporting events is a family event, whoever is playing; ballet, swimming, baseball, soccer we are all there together, to cheer whoever on.

Ken’s family live out of state but visiting and hanging out together is very important. They come for special days, recitals, baseball games and every fall we meet at the ocean to spend a week together.

HILLARY'S MOM AND SISTER
HILLARY'S MOM AND SISTER
PALOMA WITH KEN'S PARENTS AT DANCE RECITAL
PALOMA WITH KEN'S PARENTS AT DANCE RECITAL
WITH GRANDPARENTS
WITH GRANDPARENTS
WITH KEN'S PARENTS
WITH KEN'S PARENTS
WITH KEN'S FAMILY
WITH KEN'S FAMILY

The love extended is immense and everyone is so excited about having another child to love on. Hillary’s mom writes a memory journal for each child and has already bought a journal for the baby who will become a part of our family. The amount of love that will be given to your child will be incredible.

OUR Hobbies & Interests

Our days are filled with four-wheeling on our property. Family bike rides, games of kickball, baseball, hide and seek, and glow in the dark capture the flag, happen often. We have chickens and a dog named George and hope to add more animals in the future! Living in upstate New York provides many months of snow which means sitting by warm fires reading our favorite book or watching a movie, ice skating, lots of sledding, and big snow forts built. We enjoy being outdoors whether it be sunny and warm, or playing in tons of snow. Our children are able to be a part of the sports and music lessons that they love individually. They are a part of a few plays throughout the year and love that. We homeschool and have a lot of friends to hang out with and have lessons and field trips with them throughout the year.

Being together as a family is what we enjoy the most. We make it a priority to have date nights together, and special one on one dates with each child throughout the month. A special date may be a favorite place, getting French fries from the drive-thru or a coffee drink, even just wandering the toy isle at Target! We find this to be so important.

KIDS UNDER A RAINBOW
KIDS UNDER A RAINBOW
ELLIOT IN THE SNOW
A BIKE RIDE AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
A BIKE RIDE AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
PALOMA AND OONA PLAYING OUTSIDE
PALOMA AND OONA PLAYING OUTSIDE
MEET GEORGE!
MEET GEORGE!

OUR FINAL

THOUGHTS

We promise to surround your child with an incredible amount of love and protection, an environment of peace and stability. A life of laughs and fun times, family trips, days of playing and being together, adventures from hiking through our woods, or driving somewhere to explore a new place. Most importantly it is about being together as a family and enabling your child to feel accepted, safe, and secure to be who they are, without fear. Please know that we are open to sharing the life your child has with our family with you. We will gladly share updates, videos and pictures, so that you can be assured and confident that your child is loved and adored.

We know this is only a glimpse of who we are as a family, we would love to learn more about you and share more about us if you are interested.

THANK YOU

FROM THE bottom of our hearts FOR CONSIDERING OUR FAMILY!

We imagine it must be among the hardest things in your life to place your baby for adoption. We think you’re making the first courageous act of love and it would be a blessing and a privilege to raise your baby. We’ve been very fortunate to have had many years of being a happy couple with successful careers, but in addition to that, with your trust in us, we’re now ready to become a happy family.

Kenneth & Hillary

WE WOULD LOVE TO

HEAR FROM YOU!

If you have additional questions for us or would like to speak to us, please contact The Adoption Alliance by calling 1-800-626-4324.