McKell & Nathan

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McKell

Caregiver

Age 30
Gender Female
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Bachelor’s Degree

Profession Stay at home mom

Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Political Affiliation Independent

Nathan

Hero

Age 32
Gender Male
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Master’s Degree

Profession Integration Manager

Zodiac Sign Virgo

Political Affiliation Independent

We are Nate, McKell, Bryant (6) and Chase (3) and we are hoping to adopt a baby girl!

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Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

I think you can be both religious and spiritual! I would same I am both. My religion is important to me but my spirituality is what makes me religious!

McKell

We went apple picking. My boys are obsessed with Honey Crisp Apples! We loved picking our own.

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We hiked to this beautiful lake on the fourth of July. Hiking is one of our favorite things to do.

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Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

Obviously (yes) we have 2 sons. My oldest often asks me about the adoption process and how he can help to get his sister here. We are all hoping to add to our family. The boys can't wait to love her.

McKell

Lake Powell is our favorite family vacation. We go every year!

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We are the best choice because…

Our kids are our top priority. They mean everything to us and we want to give them every opportunity they desire to learn, grow, and achieve.

Nathan

In five years, our relationship with you will...

Be as open as when we started, if that is what you want. Our goal with adoption is to have it be open! We want to be able to communicate with you and we want baby girl to know you and love you.

McKell

Fall in Utah this year has been beyond breathtaking. We couldn't get enough.

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We spent the day at our favorite pumpkin patch. Apple Cider Donuts, Hot Chocolate and Corn Mazes.

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Kayaking with our cousins!

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My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

We live at the top of a cul-de-sac with lots of little friends as neighbors. Kid are always out playing night games or soccer. We have a beautiful backyard with a sandbox, play-set, and garden.

McKell

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

My kiddos! I am a lucky mom of two beautiful little boys. They are 6 and 4 years old. They have become my whole world. Everyday I'm beyond grateful that I get to be their mother.

McKell

When you argue, what’s it about?

Our most recent argument was about the difference between UPS and USPS haha. We don't argue often but when we do we're always grateful for google to help us settle the bet!

McKell

Skiing together as a family for the first time. We love it and can't wait to do it again.

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If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

My oldest sister who passed away a few weeks after she was born.

Nathan

I would never...

I say never say never haha. You really NEVER know what is going to come your way!

McKell

Dogs or cats?

DOGS. We haven't made the plunge yet, but someday we'll have a dog of our own.

McKell

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

Shooting stars. I love wishes and love it even more when they come true.

Nathan

Dogs or cats?

I like dogs more because I feel like we have more in common- love running around, enjoy going for hikes and love getting wet.

Nathan

If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chocolate. I just can't live without it!

McKell

My best friend would describe me as......

loyal, sarcastic, loving, thoughtful, organized, and passionate.

McKell

My favorite place in the World is...

Lake Powell. My family has been vacationing at Lake Powell since I was eight years old. I love it because its warm, fun to play in the water, and brings families together.

Nathan

If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

Liam Hemsworth because his physique. Enough said.

Nathan

What scares you?

Spiders! I know it's silly but I definitely have a real fear of spiders. My 6 year old son always kills them for me if they get inside our house! He's my little hero.

McKell

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

RV. I am far more comfortable on land and operating an RV. A sailboat would mean I was sharing the water with sharks and I'm terrified of sharks.

Nathan

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

Looking at the night sky reminds me to have a grateful heart. We live in a beautiful world full of amazing creations and sometimes I forget to appreciate that.

McKell

The most special thing I own is...

My camera (or my phone camera since that is what I mostly end up using). Capturing memories is one of my very favorite things to do!

McKell

If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

I wish our world was kinder. I wish we lived more of a glass half full kind of life!

McKell

What is the best word to describe your family?

EXCITED. We are beyond excited to grow our family through adoption! My boys can not wait for a baby sister and Nate and I feel so blessed to have this opportunity. We can't wait to meet you!

McKell

Favorite season and why?

Summer! I love what summer means. I love spending more time together as a family. I love vacations and popsicles and sunshine!

McKell

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

My wife and kids! They mean the world to me and I can't imagine a single day without them.

Nathan

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

We live around younger families so our kids can easily make friends. Also we live close to our extended family.

Nathan

My philosophy on parenting is...

LOVE

McKell

If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

Taylor Swift! At our house we think she is the coolest. My boys love her songs and I think she is such an incredibly talented person.

McKell

When you argue, what’s it about?

Who ate more of the pork when sharing a Cafe Rio Pork Salad.

Nathan

If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

Emma Watson. I think she is so cute and spunky! I don't know if I'm a lot like her, but I would like to be.

McKell

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

I think I would have to choose RV. However, I would happily live in an RV on the beach near the ocean.

McKell

Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

My sons have been asking for a sibling since they could talk! Bryant often talks about his baby sister and how much he will love her and take care of her.

Nathan

I hope you are...

okay. I know this is a VERY difficult process. I wish I could give you a big hug and reassure you. You are incredible, loved and resilient. hang in there.

McKell

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

Yes I am a Christian. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We attend religious services weekly and it is a major part of our life.

Nathan

In five years, our relationship with you will...

In five years we want our relationship to be even stronger than it is now. We feel it is important to maintain that connection for the development of the child.

Nathan

Favorite season and why?

Summer because the sun shines longer and nothing beats a summer night.

Nathan

What is the best word to describe your family?

Caring. We love our little family so much and put a focus on ensuring they always feel loved.

Nathan

We are the best choice because…

We are prepared and so excited! Being parents is what is most important to us. It has become what we live and breathe and what we most look forward to. Our kids bring us so much joy.

McKell

What scares you?

Alligators, bees, and sharks. On a serious note, I am scared of not living up to my full potential and not living up to the expectations of my wife and kids.

Nathan

Link to your favorite website (...not your Facebook page :).

https://everyday-reading.com/ I love this blog, there is so much good! especially the books :)

McKell

Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

I hope she feels loved and valued as the birth mom. We hope she knows we care and are so grateful for the strong woman that she is.

Nathan

Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

Happy! We want you to have everything in this life you deserve. We want you to feel like family and we want you to know we will always love and respect you.

McKell

My favorite place in the World is...

Switzerland. We still have a lot of places to explore in this world but we loved Switzerland. It was amazingly breathtaking and quaint.

McKell

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