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Austin + Catie

Medical Laboratory Scientist / Teacher




All About Austin & Catie

Hello! We are Catie and Austin. We live in Kentucky with our two cats, CiCi and Memphis, and they are so excited to be big siblings! We have been married for three years and we have been trying to adopt for about a year. Thank you for taking some time to get to know us.

Why Adoption?

To grow our family!

Family & Home

We live in a beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood. We enjoy our neighbors and walking around our neighborhood. We are both close to our families and we enjoy getting together.

How others describe me

Catie by Austin- Catie is amazing! She is so compassionate and always there for anyone who needs it. I've seen it first hand in our relationship, in how she treats her family, and how selfless and caring she is towards her students. I can't think of anyone who would make a better mom than Catie, and I'm excited to share this journey with her!

Austin by Catie- Austin is one of the smartest, funniest, kindest, selfless people I know. He works hard to take care of our family. I know he is going to be an amazing dad. I see it in the way he cares for and takes care of our cat, Memphis. Memphis has some medical issues and Austin always makes sure he has what he needs. He is also always there to give his siblings advice. I love him very much, and I can't wait to watch him become a dad!

how we met

How We Met

We met in August 2012 when we were 18 and 19 years old. Catie had just finished a service project through a program our university had for new freshmen. Our group was eating pizza, and Austin and a friend of his walked up! The leader of the project asked them to talk about a service group they were in, and Catie decided to join. Over the next two and a half years we became very close friends, and in February 2015 we went on our first date! In June 2015 we decided to officially start dating. We were engaged in June 2018 and married in March 2019. We are so thankful that we were such good friends before we started dating to give us a good foundation for our relationship.

Advice to Future Child

Always be true to yourself. We will always cheer you on. Also, it’s never too late to change your plans.

Perspectives on Open Adoption

We are excited to have a relationship with our child’s birth parents and we are flexible with how that will look. We are all aware that our relationship will evolve over time.



  • Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: celebrating my dads birthday, which is on Halloween
  • Hobbies/Interests: music, reading, video games, politics
  • Dream Vacation: Greece
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: invisibility


  • Favorite Movie: Stranger than Fiction
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: going on a Christmas trip with my family
  • Hobbies/Interests: shopping second hand
  • Dream Vacation: Maldives
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: invisibility

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