Love abounds and has multiplied greatly in the past couple of years at the Mark and Kim Kintner home. They adopted 4 children from Haiti in 2010 and 3 children from Ohio this past year. They have been married for 10 years after having met at BGSU. Mark is a Computer Supervisor Engineer after getting an Engineering degree from Bowling Green. Kim studied at Bowling Green and then was inspired to enter the ministry serving both at the college and in youth ministry.
In 2007 they decided to adopt and started a three year long journey to bring four children home from Haiti. As time dragged on, a natural disaster occurred and helped expedite the process. Kim was able to fly to Haiti and become an escort for not just her four new children but also 41 other children bringing them to Miami. Their children have adapted well and attend school here in Findlay. They expanded with a three sibling group this year and that adoption is nearly finalized.
Their family of nine have kids in school from preschool to 7th grade and the kids are involved on volleyball, football, soccer, track and cheer. In their limited free-time the family enjoys parks, playgrounds and their animals, 2 dogs, a cat and 2 fish.
Mark and Kim are very grateful to the community, church and employers for their amazing support during the adoption process and bringing their new children home.
Kim is in the process of writing a book about the journey and it is titled “The Stained Glass Family.” Their collective motto is to “Love God, love others.” Mark’s hero is his wife Kim with her dreams and willingness to help others. Kim give cudos to the Warner family who taught her about God and loving others selflessly and the Baker family who gave her a home with love when she was younger.