Kevin and Sheree are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Dear Birth Family,

Hello – We are Sheree and Kevin.

Thank you for looking at our online profile.  We can’t imagine what this must be like for you. However, we hope to make this journey as comforting and easy for you as we can.  Honesty and an open mind has always been at the forefront of our personalities.  More than anything, we want what is best for you and your child.  A safe and happy home with endless adoration to your precious child is our promise to you.  There is nothing in this world that would make us more happy than to honor that promise.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and for considering us as the adoptive parents for your child.

Meet Our Family

We met in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood in 2011 and were married in April of 2014.  Our marriage took place in Costa Rica on the beach with our family and closest friends with us.  We live in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood with our 2 dogs, Buick and Coconut.

Our Journey

We have struggled to start a family for sometime now. Through 5 years of infertility treatments and a number of surgeries to help better our chances, the door finally closed for us to have biological children.  It was a hard reality to face knowing that we couldn’t create a family “naturally” but our struggle has made us stronger people as individuals and as husband and wife.

Rather than let our fertility get us down, we looked at it as a blessing in disguise.   We truly feel that everything happens for a reason and that we are in this position to adopt because we are meant to be here.

Hi, I’m Sheree!

I grew up in a small farming community in Iowa but I have lived in Chicago for 16 years.  I love that I live in a big city and can travel to where I grew up in less than 3 hours. I love visiting family and hanging out on the farm. Growing up I helped my Dad drive tractors and my Uncles feed the farm animals. My favorite thing to do was help my Uncle Herb when the baby piglets were being born. So adorable!

I have two brothers and two step-brothers. My oldest brother still runs the farm and family business. His wife works at John Deere. They have 3 children and I am very close with all 3 of them.

My little brother and I opened a Barbershop 7 years ago and a second one last year. It’s wonderful being in a business that is so artistic, fun and relaxed. I have the coolest employees who have become my work family and close friends. Not to mention the interesting clients I have met over the years.

I have one step-brother that lives in Lexington, KY. He has a lovely wife and twin girls. My other step-brother lives in Denver, Colorado. He also has a lovely wife and they have two boys and a baby girl.

Sheree with two of her nieces at a music festival.

I love being outdoors, going to festivals and hanging with family, friends and my dogs! I cant wait to be a Mommy! I’m not sure if you noticed, but our first dog is in my basket in the bike picture.  I miss her being that tiny!

 

FUN FACTS ABOUT SHEREE

Favorite Food  – Mexican

Favorite Color – Blue.

Favorite Movie – Love Actually

Works out EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Is a certified Yoga instructor.

Kevin’s Thoughts on Sheree

Sheree is always putting others in front of her self. Her huge smile lights up any room she walks into and her bubbly personality makes her a joy to be with. She is a fair but firm boss and her employees want to work hard for her and not let her down.  She treats them like they’re family!  She has a lot of love to give and loves with all of her heart.

Hello, I’m Kevin!

I grew up in upstate NY with my 2 older brothers. They both have children of their own and I wear my “Fun Uncle” badge with pride!

I became a pilot in 2005 and absolutely love my job. I have been lucky enough to go on many trips with Sheree and the rest of my family because of my job.  It has truly become an identifying part of my life.

I also can’t wait to be a Dad and I look forward to the day it happens.  I absolutely adore Sheree and our 2 dogs and I’ve never been more ready to grow our family.

FUN FACTS ABOUT KEVIN

Favorite food – Pizza.

Favorite color – Blue.

An avid stand-up paddle boarder.

Favorite sport – Baseball “Let’s Go Mets!”

Loves to be near the water.

Relax -Playing Guitar or being outside with his dogs.

Sheree’s Thoughts on Kevin

I enjoy Kevin’s sense of humor, he makes me laugh every day.  He’s motivated and provides for us. He’s genuine, trustworthy and an amazing Uncle. He will play games with his nieces and nephews for hours. I am excited to see him be a father and I can’t wait to grow a family with him.

Family

There’s nothing more important than family.  We have been blessed with huge families that have shown us love and support throughout our whole life.

Sheree with her mom and brothers.

Kevin with his mom and  brothers.

Christmas in Buffalo, NY with Kevin’s family.

Sheree’s brother lives in Chicago but the rest of the family is spread throughout the U.S.  We have regular visits from family to Chicago  numerous times throughout the year.  We also go visit everyone over the course of the year.

Kevin and Sheree with their nephew and two nieces.

We love our family very much and don’t like to go very long without seeing them.  Once we’re blessed with a child, we’re sure the visits will be even more frequent.

Friends

We have a great group of friends that would do anything for us.  A lot of friends have young children of their own.  You can rest assured that our child will have plenty of friends to grow up with filled with play dates, birthday parties, sleepovers and field trips.

Travel

Italy, France, Costa Rica, Kenya, Hawaii, Belize, Ireland, England, Mexico, Amsterdam, and we’re just getting started.  Thank’s to Kevin’s job, we have been lucky enough to travel around the world together.  Travel is a huge part of our lives and we love to get immersed in new cultures.  2 trips a year to another country is our standard and we look forward to showing the world to our child.

Our Dogs

Meet Buick & Coconut!

What can we say?  These two pups have become our family. They greet us at the door with wagging tails and unconditional love

Both dogs are excellent with children and are always gentle around everyone, especially young kids.  They are excited to add a little one to the mix.  The dogs will love and protect a little baby and play for hours.

Sweet Home, Chicago

We have lived in several different neighborhoods throughout the city and all of them have been wonderful.  Lincoln Park, Old Town, Wicker Park, Gold Coast and now we are settling into Logan Square.  We love the diversity in Chicago and take advantage of everything there is to do in the city.

Our gated, two bedroom condo sits on a busy, yet quiet street.  It has two floors and two patios that we use to relax, eat and people watch.  We hangout on the boulevard area with our neighbors and their kids playing flag football and tag all summer long.

Our neighborhood is very family friendly with lots of children on our street.  There are a wide range of schools, libraries, parks, and playgrounds all within a short walk from our front door.  It’s no wonder that so many people have chosen this neighborhood to raise their family.

Thank You!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our life.  We hope we can make this transition as easy for you as possible. We love our life together and we look forward to sharing that life and love with a child.

All the best,

Sheree & Kevin

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