We started our adoption journey with a desire to bring more children into our family. We thought we might try to go through the state system and foster, and we have been foster parents to two wonderful boys. But we know now it will break our hearts when they go back to their family. This has helped us realize how much we want the permanency of adoption.
Charlie is a high school social studies teacher, and he is an engineer in the Missouri Army National Guard. He loves working with students and teaching about history at a local public school. But most importantly, he enjoys being of service to his community, state, and country.
Kathleen is an English professor at a local historically black university. She has taught middle school, high school, and college. She loves teaching reading and writing, and she enjoys interacting with students. She volunteers with organizations around town dedicated to education and the arts.