Katie & Nate
OUR PROMISE TO YOU:
We love big and we believe there is no limit on what you can do. We want you to know that your child will be raised with a wealth of love and understanding that there is no mountain too big or obstacle too large to overcome.
We are Katie and Nate! People describe us as fun, outgoing, caring, and unless they’ve been lying to us all these years, that’s how we tend to see ourselves, too.
We met in the mountains at our favourite ski hill, doing one of the things we love most – skiing/snowboarding! Together for 5 years, married for 3 years, but inseparable since the day we met. Now we live in an amazing small town with our 2 cats – Pickles and Edee! We’ve been through a long infertility journey, with two unsuccessful rounds of IVF and knew immediately adoption was meant to be - it was always apart of our plan. Adoption runs on both sides of our family; Katie’s brother is adopted and so was Nate’s mom. We’ve always wanted to be parent’s and we are so excited to be on this adoption journey!
Katie is an energetic social butterfly with a big heart and personality to match, that not only includes family/friends but also anything with fur. A big part of Katie’s heart is her career – Katie is a Realtor and loves making her client’s home ownership dreams come true. When she’s not helping others start the next chapter of their lives, Katie loves to travel!
Nate is a vineyard mechanic. He is passionate about diagnosing and learning about organic viticulture. He enjoys fishing and doing projects in his garage…anything from boats to trucks, you name it! He hopes to pass down his passion to repair and build almost anything he puts his mind to. But most of all, Nate has the biggest heart and would do anything for family/friends
ABOUT OUR FAMILY:
Our family and friends are super important to us…it’s not uncommon to have a big backyard BBQ or a Sunday feast at one of our houses any day of the week! We have a very close relationship with both sides of our family; Nates grandparents and cousins live nearby and all of Katie’s immediate family live in our town.
We spend a lot of time with our niece/nephews and our friends’ children so there will be a close relationship with all the kiddos in our life. Making memories and good food is a favourite past time. When we’re not hanging out with our friends and family, we love travelling the world and can’t wait to share all the beauty and experiences as a family. We even try to try to take a family vacation every year!
Our family and friends support us in our adoption and are so excited to have another addition to the family. The grandparents can’t stop talking about having grandparent’s days and the fun sleep overs they’ll have with all the kids. Or making rice balls in the kitchen!
OUR HOME & COMMUNITY:
Located in the Okanagan valley with so many opportunities to enjoy the beautiful area we call home. We love exploring all the lakes whether we are paddleboarding, boating, fishing or taking it easy on the beach. When we’re not soaking up the sun, we are making fresh tracks on the ski hill, frisbee golfing or hanging out with our amazing friends and family.
We own our house that’s minutes walk to the lake, schools, hike/bike and town…not to mention a 5 min walk to Katie’s twin sister’s house, her husband and cousins who can’t wait for a play mate!
We welcome any level of openness you’re comfortable with. Having adoption in our family, we understand the importance of knowing where you come from and who you are. Nathan’s mom always had a close relationship with her birth mom and because of that, the whole family including us benefitted from that love. You will always be apart of our child’s life and story.