Hanne & Kevin
– Iowa –
We're Hanne & Kevin, an Iowa-based couple married for 5+ years and now looking to expand our family through adoption. A bit about us, and the home we'd offer: we're both passionate about our jobs, and we've lived in NYC, DC, and Iowa, as well as traveled the world. As a couple, I'd say we're curious learners, supportive partners, and well-rounded in what we care about. We love our families dearly and want to offer the kind of upbringing we both received -- based on support, inclusion, and opportunity -- to a little one. Please take some time to get to know us, we'd love to be a part of your journey!
Hi! I grew up in Iowa, just down the street from where we live now. My first job was in an ice cream shop, and my childhood was filled with extracurricular activities. I moved to DC as soon as I could & fell in love with trying to make the world a better place, first through government and now in a nonprofit. I would be a part-time stay at home mom but still be passionate about supporting my community. I bake when I'm stressed and cook when I'm happy, so I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Other hobbies include traveling, reading, playing the cello, and watching junk tv shows. I would love to be a mom.
Kevin grew up the oldest brother of 3 sisters, just outside of DC in Virginia. An Eagle Scout, he still has a strong moral code but cannot camp to save his life. His mom is a principal and he's dedicated his professional career to helping universities better deliver on education, by overseeing investments. Kevin loves photography, golf (playing), hockey & baseball (watching), playing with our dog, and planning surprises for people. His father passed from cancer, making Kevin a strong advocate for men's health and a big believer in giving back. His laugh is infectious.
We bought our first home this summer -- a 3 bedroom, ranch style home with a beautiful room ready to be made into a nursery. There is a nice front yard and a huge backyard to play in. Kevin negotiated with the family moving out to leave the trampoline, and our neighbor kids love it! We live by a park, a nature trail, and walking distance to great schools. Hanne's parents live exactly 1 mile away -- a very quick bike ride. Because Hanne works from home (full time) and Kevin does too (because of COVID) we spend a lot of time here!
We are very close with our families. We both have 3 sisters (Hanne's live in Missouri, Kevin's live between DC, Maryland, and Virginia) and are in weekly contact with Hanne's parents and Kevin's mom. Hanne's mom came to the U.S. as a kid from Germany, so much of her family is still in Europe. Kevin's extended family is scattered across the U.S., but they are very close and have annual family 'bashes'. This baby would have cousins galore!
Favorite Family Traditions
• Family dinner; no matter how busy people are, every night sitting at the table together to talk about their days. Remember, no singing at the table!
• Baking together, either before a big family dinner or on a rainy weekend day
• Movie marathons; whether star wars or harry potter, we always fill the couch with favorite people in pajamas
• For Hanne, it’s German traditional Christmas Eve; For Kevin, it’s sloppy joes before Midnight Mass, and
presents in the AM!
• Kevin grew up with going to summer baseball games involving the whole family; we might have to switch to
minor leagues, but plan to continue this love of the game!
• Hanne’s family is big into bowling. Not well, mind you. But bowling nonetheless.