Featured Family – Nathan and Lauren

From time to time, we like to feature a Catholic adoptive family. We’d like you to meet Nathan and Lauren, a hopeful adoptive couple living in California. We encourage you to read about their life in their own words. Here is what they have to say:
Hopeful Catholic adoptive parents in California pose for an outdoor photo

Our Life

We met in the summer of 2006 as we began high school together. Our love grew through the years and sustained us during our time in college when we lived in separate states. After we got married we quickly started talking about growing our family and we were soon lead to adoption.

We love to cook together, read, spend time with family, take our dogs (Sophie and Leo) for walks, and enjoy spending time together working in our garden and on home improvement projects. We are excited to read to our child daily, let them get dirty in the garden as we do, and teach them to enjoy food and cooking from a very young age. We look forward to bike rides around town and teaching our child the joys of working with their hands.

Hopeful Catholic adoptive parents in California pose for an outdoor photo
Hopeful Catholic adoptive parents in California enjoy time on the water in a canoe as she poses for a photo

Meet Lauren (by Nathan)

Lauren is a very selfless person who always puts others first. She has a nurturing spirit and loves to take care of plants, her puppies, the environment, and her family. To relax she enjoys working in the garden, listens to podcasts, and has game nights or book clubs with friends. Lauren’s unique upbringing as an Army daughter brought her all over the world and she hopes to share her love for travel and interest in foreign cultures with our child. I know she will be an amazing mom and is excited to share her faith and positive energy.

Meet Nathan (by Lauren)

Nathan is an Air Force engineer with a passion for space and rockets. He is an amazing cook and enjoys spending as much time as possible outside with friends and family. He is excited to share his hobbies with our child and help cultivate and support their natural talents and interests. As an avid reader, he is looking forward to taking our child to the local library or book store and spending hours reading and playing in that imaginary space with them. Following in his father’s footsteps, he may even be a soccer coach or Scout Leader depending on our child’s interests!

Hopeful Catholic adoptive parents in California pose with their extended family at a graduation in an outdoor photo

Our Family

Family is very important to us. Lauren is the oldest of two and Nathan is the third of four. Lauren’s sister, whom she talks to almost every day, and parents live in Texas while Nathan’s family is rooted in Virginia. We make it a point to see Lauren’s family a couple of times a year. Nathan has two brothers and a sister, and two in-laws. Every year or so the whole family gets together for a family holiday or destination vacation, and it’s always a great time filled with a mix of adventure and relaxation. The whole clan is excited for our adoption and look forward to welcoming your child!

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Hopeful Catholic adoptive parents in California pose with their extended family at a graduation in an outdoor photo
To learn more about us or share more about yourself, contact Lifetime Adoption at 1-800-923-6784 or visit our website.