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A Letter from Daniel & Karin

Hello and thank you for taking the time to check out our profile. We are a family of three filled with love and laughter. As a family, we enjoy playing hide-and-go-seek, board games, and walking to the park together. We promise that your child will grow up knowing that you, us, and God love them so very deeply and with a never-ending, never giving up, always and forever love.  Our family is comfortable with whatever level of communication you would prefer, and hope to encourage and love you as we all walk through life together. We hope to hear from you soon.

Our Story

We met at a Christian ministry in college and later served as missionaries in Moscow for a few years, where we got to know each other better. Upon returning to the States, we worked at the same campus ministry, began dating and got married. During Karin’s first pregnancy she was diagnosed with an autoimmune illness, putting her at great risk with any subsequent pregnancies. Our son Gideon was born as a micro-preemie but is now healthy and so excited to welcome his new sibling to the family! We enjoy traveling, going to Disney, tag, and imaginative play. We are excited to welcome your child into all of our family fun!

About Karin, by Dan

Karin exemplifies what it is to be kind and creative. No matter what kind of day she’s had, she constantly thinks of others before she thinks of herself. Her patience and heart for service challenge me to be a better person as well. Karin loves baking, reading, writing in her journal, and going to dinner with her close-knit group of mom friends. This last year, my work schedule has been augmented in order to socially distance, and Karin has been ready with a kiss and a hug, no matter when I have to leave or come home. She is excited to teach our next child how to bake, read, and share with them her love of writing.

About Dan, by Karin

Dan is my favorite person on Earth! He brings out my true sense of humor and has us laughing all the time. He makes me think deeply and pushes me to be a better person, and mother. He loves doing home improvement projects, playing golf, and spending time as a family.
Dan loves those around him through serving and making clear that he cares not just with words but with actions. This year, his schedule has been unusual, but he always finds time to make our bed, or wash dishes: such simple, but beautiful ways to show that he cares. He loves play wrestling and sword fighting with our son, and I know he’s excited to share these games and his heart of service with any new family that come into our lives.

About our son, Gideon

Gideon, our 6-year-old son, loves chicken nuggets, french fries, and lemonade. He enjoys play sword fighting with his dad, and playing with legos. He’s missed his friends this year, but has gotten really good at FaceTime games and playdates. He is so excited to share his favorite things with your child and to be their best friend!

Our Extended Family

Dan is an only child, and we are all very close with his parents (Grandma and Grandpa), while Karin has 4 siblings and we try to visit her parents (Gran and Granddad) and her extended family in Texas. We haven’t been able to do this in a year, but have hope that we will be together soon. All the grandchildren in our families are loved from all around the world, as we have friends and family all across the US and overseas. Most of our family lives in TX, CA, SC, or NY, and we always enjoy visiting them when we can! They are all so excited for our adoption and we know that every one of them will love your child with all their hearts.

Our Home in New Mexico

We live at the top of a hill at the end of a cul-de-sac. Our neighbors are all kind and there are lots of young kids that play hide and seek and ride bikes together. Our home is a one-story with 4 beautiful bedrooms. Our favorite place in our house is our large family room because it is cozy, and has two french doors leading to our beautiful backyard.
We all love our backyard, with the two fruit trees (peach and plum), and vine-covered patio area. We look forward to adding a sand/garden boxes to our yard in the future so we can have more family and time outdoors.

Our Promise

We believe that a promise should have weight; that the promise should be something that one knows, without a doubt, that they can fulfill. In our family, we never say “we promise” unless we KNOW we can do it.

We promise that your child will always know how much you, us, and God love them. Their life will be filled with laughter, education, support, and plenty of family time. We promise to teach them about God, and the love of Jesus. We will always seek to put their mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional health as a priority, and encourage them to be all that God has for them to be. We are excited to share letters, pictures, stories and regular visits and look forward to getting to know you.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Daniel & Karin

  Daniel Karin
Our EducationMA in EE and Intercultrual StudiesBA in Anthropology
Our ProfessionsNetwork Engineer Stay at Home Mom
Stay-At-HomeNoYes
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian/HispanicCaucasian
Some of Daniel & Karin's Favorites
Favorite MovieThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)The Big Year
Favorite FoodMexicanMediterranean
Favorite Vacation SpotDisney WorldDisney World, or Greece
Favorite Children's BookHop on PopThe Pigeon finds a Hot Dog
HobbiesGolf, Home Improvement Projects, TennisWriting, Long Walks, Reading
Favorite thing about NMThe CultureSunsets and the people
Favorite Family Activity Playing a game togetherTickle Time!
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We love playing board games and host fairly regular game nights at our home with friends and family. We love imaginative play with our son and enjoy being silly as a family. Hide and go seek is the best! Dan enjoys home improvement projects, and helping make our house a home. Karin loves to bake, and enjoys learning new skills and making cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning. We also love to travel and are excited to share the world with your child!

Our Faith

We are Bible-believing Christians. We've both spent several years overseas as missionaries, sharing the joy and Truth about Jesus and the gospel.

Our Musical Interest

Karin played the clarinet for 10 years from Middle School through most of college. We both have participated in church choirs during Christmas time. Karin's family is VERY musically inclined, with her father being a music minister at most every church they attended and her siblings playing a trumpet and flute respectively.
Our musical tastes range from pop to contemporary Christian, from classical to coffee house. We also know the words to most any Disney song.

About Our Home

We live in a 4 bedroom home at the top of a cul de sac. The baby's room is across from our son's room, and has the best view of the mountains from our home. We have a guest room that's mostly used as a playroom at the moment, and full of games and toys. Our backyard has grass, a covered area with climbing vines and two fruit trees (peach and plum). We have hopes to put in a sand box and a few garden boxes on the side of the house for all our family to spend quality time in the outdoors. In the summer, we sit in awe of the sunsets from our back porch, and thank God for the gift of the home he's provided for us.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 3 years old

Twins

We would love twins!

Gender

Either gender

Sibling Group

We are open to siblings groups with the oldest up to 3 years old.

In Closing

Your child will grow up in a home where they will learn about how deeply God loves them, a home where bedtime includes cuddles and songs/stories, and a home where imagination and laughter shine through. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We hope to talk with you soon, and to share our love, hope, and joy!

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