October 22nd, 2018
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Choose a Family


Emily and Curtis


Thank you for taking a moment to learn about our family! We admire you and have so much respect for the brave, loving, and selfless decision you are making. We know that you want to find the best possible adoptive family for your child. And we hope that family is us. We promise to provide your child a home that is full love, security, and laughter. So much laugher! Your child will have two adoring parents, an awesome big sister, a couple of sweet pets, and a strong circle of family and friends, on which both we and your child can rely for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much for considering us!

About us

We are Emily, Curtis, Evelyn, Reeva, and Sherlock. We live in a Midwestern university city with great schools, music and art, and many opportunities to have diverse cultural experiences. Our neighborhood is safe and full of families. There is a bike path right outside our house and a playground park on our block. This is a great place to raise a child.

With us, your child will experience: a fun, sweet big sister who is awesome with babies and small kids; dumb dad jokes; adventures large and small – around the corner and across the ocean; a good education balanced by lots of play; grandparents who adore them; bike rides and easy hikes; and the security of unconditional love and support.

Our Traditions

  • Picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch
  • Summer bike rides to the pool and then the ice cream parlor
  • Cutting down our own Christmas tree
  • Camping at the Great Lakes
  • Dressing up to go to comic conventions
  • Eating dinner together as a family every night

How we met

We met online, excited to find someone with whom we shared many interests. After a few funny emails back and forth – where there was a definite spark – Curtis asked Emily to meet for dinner and she said yes. Emily remembers getting to the restaurant, which was in the basement of an old union hall, and thinking “This can’t be right, I’m meeting a guy for a first date in a basement? Mom would not approve!” But when she opened the door, it was a large, bustling Italian restaurant decorated mostly with Christmas lights. We spotted each other across the room, and those sparks from online only grew. We talked and laughed and changed our lives forever. We still go back to that Italian restaurant on the anniversary of our first date every year.

Meet Emily

I grew up in college town in the mountains, so I was hiking as far back is I can remember. I love the outdoors! Staying fit is really important to me and I regularly participate in half-marathon races. I am happiest eating cheese around a campfire with Curtis, Evelyn, and Sherlock.

Once upon a time I was a lawyer at a law firm on the East Coast. But I realized my job was making me miss out on the best parts of life so I left that life behind. I now work helping university students adjust to school. My job allows me the time to enjoy life and be a partner to Curtis and mom to Evelyn.

My parents are really kind people, who are super excited at the idea of another grandchild! They raised me with respect and love, and taught me to give back to my community. These are the same values that I try to teach Evelyn and hope to have the chance to teach another child.

About Emily by Curtis

Emily is such an amazing, funny, and lovely person. She is quick to laugh but is also extremely responsible and dependable. She has such a great relationship with Evelyn and really shows her by example that she can achieve anything she sets her mind to. She supportive and goes out of her way to help Evelyn and me. She makes our family happier and stronger! She is such a great mom!

Emily’s Favorite Things

  • Family movie nights
  • Hiking
  • Friends and family
  • Traveling to new places
  • Running
  • Cuddling with Sherlock
  • Live music
  • Thanksgiving

Meet Curtis

I am a proud nerd! I show my nerdiness when I dress up as Dr. Who to go to a comic book convention or when I tell terrible “dad” jokes all the time. When Emily and Evelyn aren’t groaning at my jokes, I love baking deserts. Nothing makes me happier than seeing Evelyn enjoying something I baked. Camping is probably my favorite family activity, which provides me a captive audience for my dad jokes!

I am a psychologist and do research on how to make schools better for minority and low-income families. I grew up in Florida but moved to the Midwest a long time ago. I have a sister who has three kids and my brother is expecting his first. I hope to have the chance to raise another child with Emily, the love of my life.

About Curtis by Emily

I liked Curtis on the first date because he was smart, funny, and cute. I fell in love with Curtis because he is generous with those he loves and he is the best listener I have ever met. Curtis loves nothing more than making me and Evelyn laugh when we’re down, surprising us with the perfect gift, and spending time together as a family. Curtis is an amazing father – he is in tune with Evelyn’s feelings, he puts her needs above his own. He’s involved with all of Evelyn’s activities and listens to all her stories. He approaches parenting with playfulness and fun, but knows how to respond when things need to be serious. He is so excited to bring another child into our home.

Curtis’s Favorite Things

  • Food (PIZZA!)
  • Travel
  • Science Fiction (Dr. Who!)
  • Baking
  • Camping
  • Music (PRINCE!)
  • Working out
  • Cats
  • Puns!

Meet Evelyn

Evelyn is a bright, talented, funny girl in her early teens. She is going to be an amazing big sister. When we spend time with friends with younger kids, Evelyn will get down on the floor and play with them. She is never “too cool” for kids’ games and kids love her.

Evelyn is a talented artist, and especially loves drawing cartoon figures and animation. We already plan to decorate the baby’s room with some of her drawings. Evelyn loves animals and plans to start volunteering at the humane society as soon as she is old enough. Evelyn is doing great in school – science is her favorite subject – and will be a great role model for your child.

Evelyn’s Favorite Things

  • Drawing
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Astronomy
  • Animals – the fuzzier the better!
  • Animated shows and movies
  • Baking
  • Science and computers
  • Anything “cute”
  • Making her family laugh
  • Cosplay


We are so lucky to have an amazing, supportive circle of family and friends. Curtis’s mom lives less than a mile from us. While Emily’s parents are further away, they visit often and couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming adoption. They will be an active and loving part of your child’s life.

Our siblings are among our best friends, and your child will have a whole bunch of cousins with whom to play. We also have amazing friends, most of whom have young children too, and we consider these friends as part of our extended family. Emily’s best friend’s kids even call her “Aunt Emily”! We can’t wait to introduce your child to this expanded circle of “cousins.”


We admire your sacrifice. If you choose us, we will honor your sacrifice by raising your child to be a strong and happy part of our family and community. Thank you so much for considering us!


  • We will love your child unconditionally.
  • Your child will be surrounded by family and friends that will love them unconditionally.
  • Your child will feel safe, secure, and loved.
  • Your child will be taught that nothing will get in the way of them achieving their
  • Your child will know what a brave, selfless person their birth mother is.

If you have any questions for us or would like to speak with us about adopting your child, please contact your case worker at ADOPTHELP by calling 1-800-637-7999.