Meet Derek & Katie B.

Adoptive family.

Nice to meet you.

We are Derek and Katie Brown, a fun-loving couple in Columbus, Ohio. We’ve been happily married for a little over three years, and like to think of our life as one big adventure that God has laid out for us. No matter if it’s a trip to Ireland to celebrate Katie’s Grandma’s 80th birthday, or just a Saturday afternoon hike at a Columbus metro park, we love creating family memories. One of the biggest adventures of our life right now is growing our family through adoption. We have been preparing our hearts and home to welcome a child into our family through the blessing of adoption.

Meet The Browns

Together, we strive to make our home and family culture inclusive and welcoming. It’s important to us that everyone who enters our home feels the love of the Lord and the peace He provides, no matter what they believe personally. We frequently host different gatherings in our home, including big family dinners and birthday celebrations, Bible studies, and movie nights. Derek, in particular, takes great care in choosing comfortable furniture and decorations for our home to create a warm and inviting environment where people feel welcome.

A great home for your child

Derek has a passion for helping students achieve their dreams. This led him to start his own software company with his best friend 8 years ago helping young artists apply to colleges and other arts opportunities. Not only does it provide financial stability, but also allows for Derek to have flexibility in his work hours so that he can prioritize family time. He is home every night for one of Katie’s home-cooked dinners. Derek enjoys being active outdoors, and looks forward to taking his kids kayaking, bike riding, and hiking in the future. At home, Derek likes to relax with a good book, a favorite podcast, or is always up for watching The Lord of the Rings series.

Katie works in digital marketing at a pediatric nutrition company. She loves cooking, running, reading, and generally being outside. Every week she plans meals and makes home-cooked dinners for herself and Derek nearly every night. Her favorite part of the evening is a walk around the neighborhood with Derek and their little Yorkie, Polly. She’s also passionate about running, and is usually training for a 5k or 10k race. Even though she’s very active, most weekends you can find her curled up on the couch with Polly and a good book.

Big Family, Big Love

loving family for your child

Both of us come from big families. With 3 sisters between us, and over 20 cousins, big family gatherings are common and they always overflow with laughter and delicious food. Whether it’s a 5k run with Katie’s family or a game of Pictionary with Derek’s, our child will always feel connected and surrounded by the love of a large family. Family traditions are important to us. Cutting down a real Christmas tree, saying prayers together, and visiting Katie’s family’s lake house in Michigan are all part of our family culture. One of our favorite traditions is a weekly Family Dinner Night, where we order pizza from a different place each week and watch a movie.

Thank You

We want to thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about our family. We would welcome the opportunity to share more of our story and learn about you and the desires for your child. Should you consider us for your adoption plan, please know that we will do absolutely everything to respect your decisions, hopes, and dreams for the future.

With love and respect,
Derek and Katie

For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.