Kim & Steph

We are so humbled that you would consider us to parent your child, and awed by the strength it takes to make a plan to place a child for adoption. We know that your journey has not been easy, and we already have so much gratitude and respect for you. We promise you that your child will enter a happy home, and that we will be open, inclusive and loving participants in our new, bigger family, which includes you! Thank you for taking time to get to know our family. We wish you love, joy, and peace on your journey.

Who We Are

More About Kim

When I grew up I wanted to be a lion tamer.

I am really good at loving people, faults and all.

My favorite quote is:

“Show up. Pay attention Tell the truth with love and compassion, and don’t be attached to the results.”

I realized I was no longer cool when I got a mom car with my Violette’s school bumper sticker.

More About Steph

When I grew up I wanted to be a fireman.

I am really good at connecting people.

I am terrible at saying goodbye.

My most embarrassing moment as a parent has been:

Not realizing I had to wipe after Violette was potty trained

My favorite quote is:

“Action precedes motivation.” “Love conquers all.”

I realized I was no longer cool when I thought all the restaurants in town were going out of business because no one else was there at 5 pm. It was just that we were early!.

We can’t wait to…



Play… Twister Hide and go seek
Read… Frog and Toad Zen Socks
Eat… Sushi Tacos
Travel to… Hawaii Anywhere between New Braunfels and Thailand
Visit… Barton Springs Deep Eddy
Celebrate… All of them! Thanksgiving
Teach Him or Her How to… Bake and garden Play with everything
Watch… The Goonies Star Wars
Bake… Rice Krispy treats Cookies
Make… Birthday cakes Fairy gardens, toad abodes, fires, picnics and parties

More About Our Life

Other Children

Violette​ ​is​ ​going​ ​to​ ​be​ ​6​ ​yrs​ ​old​ ​soon.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​a​ ​very​ ​outgoing,​ ​very​ ​talkative,​ ​and imaginative​ ​kid.​ ​She​ ​loves​ ​art,​ ​swimming​ ​and​ ​going​ ​out​ ​on​ ​the​ ​boat.​​​ ​She​ ​loves living​ ​on​ ​the​ ​farm,​ ​and​ ​her​ ​kittens. ​She​ ​is​ ​super​ ​social​ ​and​ ​has​ ​a​ ​super​ ​sweet heart.​ ​​​She​ ​has​ ​told​ ​us​ ​​ ​”I​ ​will​ ​hold​ ​my​ ​nose,​ ​and​ ​help​ ​change​ ​diapers.”​ ​She​ ​can’t wait​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​big​ ​sister.

Our Pets

We​ ​have​ ​a​ ​sweet​ ​old​ ​dog,​ ​Redd;, ​and​ ​two​ ​frisky​ ​kittens,​ ​Mowgli​ ​and Marshmallow.​ ​​ ​We​ ​also​ ​have​ ​a​ ​fish​ ​named​ ​Idaho,​ ​and​ ​lots​ ​and​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​chickens. Violette​ ​is​ ​lobbying​ ​for​ ​another​ ​dog,​ ​but​ ​we​ ​haven’t​ ​decided​ ​yet​ ​;)

Our Home

We​ ​live​ ​on​ ​a​ ​lovely​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​land​ ​in​ ​East​ ​Austin​ ​that​ ​we​ ​farm​ ​and​ ​open​ ​to​ ​the public​ ​and​ ​the​ ​theater​ ​community, 5​ ​minutes​ ​from​ ​downtown​ ​Austin.​ ​We​ ​love our​ ​fresh​ ​eggs,​ ​veggies,​ ​and​ ​fruit​ ​trees,​ ​and​ ​being​ ​so​ ​close​ ​to​ ​the​ ​hike​ ​and​ ​bike trail.​ ​It’s​ ​our​ ​own​ ​little​ ​Eden!​​ ​We​ ​live​ ​in​ ​a​ ​sweet,​ ​brick​ ​house​ ​in​ ​East​ ​Austin.​ ​​ ​We are​ ​hoping​ ​to​ ​add​ ​on​ ​and​ ​put​ ​in​ ​a​ ​pool​ ​soon.​ ​​ ​We​ ​have​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​outdoor​ ​space​ ​to run​ ​and​ ​play,​ ​under​ ​shady​ ​trees.​ ​We​ ​have​ ​a​ ​tree​ ​house​ ​and​ ​a​ ​play​ ​house,​ ​and​ ​a new​ ​trampoline.​ ​​​Our​ ​kitchen​ ​is​ ​big,​ ​and​ ​full​ ​of​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​healthy,​ ​good​ ​cooking.


We​ ​love​ ​to​ ​travel,​ ​and​ ​have​ ​been​ ​to​ ​Thailand,​ ​Germany,​ ​France,​ ​Italy,​ ​and Mexico​ ​many​ ​times.​ ​​​We​ ​took​ ​Violette​ ​on​ ​her​ ​first​ ​big​ ​trip​ ​to​ ​Canada​ ​at​ ​7 months​ ​old​ ​-​ ​her​ ​passport​ ​photo​ ​was​ ​hilarious!​ ​​ ​We​ ​usually​ ​visit​ ​Grandparents in​ ​Florida​ ​each​ ​year,​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​​​We​ ​hope​ ​to​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​spend​ ​a​ ​month​ ​or​ ​so​ ​in Mexico​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​few​ ​years​ ​to​ ​help​ ​us​ ​all​ ​learn​ ​Spanish​ ​better.

We​ ​enjoy​ ​being​ ​outside,​ ​and​ ​love​ ​to​ ​hike​ ​the​ ​many​ ​parks​ ​around​ ​Austin​ ​with Redd​ ​and​ ​Violette.​​ ​We​ ​also​ ​do​ ​fun​ ​projects​ ​around​ ​our​ ​farm,​ ​like​ ​harvesting and​ ​pickling​ ​olives,​ ​and​ ​hatching​ ​baby​ ​chicks.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​big​ ​gardeners,​ ​cooks​ ​and bakers​ ​too.

Parenting Philosophy

We​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​our​ ​job​ ​is​ ​to​ ​help​ ​our​ ​kids​ ​be​ ​who​ ​they​ ​are,​ ​within​ ​some​ ​loving boundaries.​ ​​ ​We​ ​practice​ ​conscious​ ​parenting,​ ​which​ ​means​ ​we​ ​treat​ ​our daughter​ ​with​ ​the​ ​same​ ​respect​ ​and​ ​love​ ​that​ ​we​ ​try​ ​to​ ​treat​ ​ourselves​ ​and​ ​each other​ ​with.​ ​We​ ​believe​ ​kids​ ​are​ ​entitled​ ​their​ ​feelings​ ​about​ ​life.​​​ ​Holding​ ​in feelings,​ ​whether​ ​young​ ​or​ ​old,​ ​teaches​ ​us​ ​to​ ​ignore​ ​our​ ​inner​ ​compass​ ​so​ ​we practice​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​’stay​ ​listening’​ ​where​ ​we​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​safe​ ​place​ ​for​ ​Violette​ ​to​ ​feel her​ ​emotions​ ​(as​ ​long​ ​as​ ​she​ ​and​ ​we​ ​are​ ​safe).​ ​We​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​playful instruction​ ​to​ ​make​ ​necessary​ ​tasks​ ​easier​ ​(because​ ​we​ ​all​ ​have​ ​to​ ​get​ ​dressed =)​ ​and​ ​pitch​ ​in​ ​with​ ​house​ ​chores),​ ​and​ ​often​ ​provide​ ​choices​ ​so​ ​Violette​ ​feels​ ​a part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​decisions​ ​in​ ​her​ ​life.​ ​​​We​ ​don’t​ ​hesitate​ ​to​ ​allow​ ​natural consequences​ ​for​ ​actions,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​remove​ ​privileges​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​​ ​We​ ​believe​ ​in leading​ ​by​ ​example​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​authoritative​ ​dominance,​ ​and​ ​remember​ ​to keep​ ​our​ ​own​ ​cups​ ​full​ ​so,​ ​we​ ​can​ ​be​ ​the​ ​best,​ ​most​ ​patient​ ​parents​ ​we​ ​can​ ​be!

Our Extended Family

Our​ ​daughter​ ​has​ ​2​ ​sets​ ​of​ ​grandparents,​ ​one​ ​aunt​ ​and​ ​2​ ​uncles,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​have​ ​a really​ ​close​ ​network​ ​of​ ​friends​ ​that​ ​are​ ​like​ ​family.​ ​​ ​We​ ​also​ ​have​ ​a​ ​large extended​ ​family​ ​so,​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​cousins​ ​to​ ​play​ ​with.​ ​​ ​We​ ​have​ ​two family​ ​reunions​ ​each​ ​year​ ​-​ ​one​ ​at​ ​Christmas​ ​and​ ​one​ ​in​ ​the​ ​summer​ ​where everybody​ ​camps​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Blanco​ ​River.​ ​​​The​ ​summer​ ​reunion​ ​usually​ ​has​ ​over 100​ ​people​ ​in​ ​attendance!

What Adoption Means to Us

We​ ​want​ ​to​ ​adopt​ ​because​ ​we​ ​feel​ ​that​ ​our​ ​family​ ​isn’t​ ​complete​ ​yet,​ ​and​ ​we are​ ​very​ ​open​ ​to​ ​how​ ​our​ ​family​ ​expands.​ ​We​ ​also​ ​don’t​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​having another​ ​biological​ ​child​ ​is​ ​the​ ​best,​ ​most​ ​healthy​ ​choice​ ​for​ ​us,​ ​due​ ​to​ ​the​ ​fact that​ ​Kim​ ​was​ ​very​ ​sick​ ​with​ ​her​ ​pregnancy.​ ​​ ​We​ ​have​ ​more​ ​than​ ​enough​ ​love​ ​for more​ ​children​ ​in​ ​our​ ​family,​ ​and​ ​are​ ​very​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​whoever​ ​is​ ​coming!

Interested in learning more about this family? Call 800-966-HOPE today!

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