Software Developer / Stay-at-Home Mom
We're a family that loves themed birthday parties, matching Halloween costumes, reading aloud, testing out every local ice cream shop and weekly family game nights. We hope to be able to have a deep, loving and fulfilling relationship with our future child's birth parents.
Kyle has a music degree but actually works as a software developer. The best part of his job is his flexible schedule! He works Monday-Thursday so he always has 3 days off every weekend which lets us do a lot of fun things as a family. He also is permanently working from home, so we get to see him throughout the day! He loves cars and hopes to own a corvette someday. He also likes reading, camping, football and power sports - especially 4-wheeling and snowmobiling. Claiborne has an English degree and loves being a stay-at-home mom with our kids. She enjoys reading (especially Harry Potter!) baking cookies and sourdough bread, going to Disneyland, hiking and doing art. Some of our favorite things to do together are DIY home projects, watching The Office, trying out new restaurants and going on road trips.
We would love to be an available family for a mom who needs this option for her child. We would love to communicate often through texts/phone calls/video chats and visit regularly. We believe you can't have too much love and that open adoption is a beautiful option to connect two families for the benefit of a child (as long as that's what the biological parents desire as well - we will completely respect their wishes!). We have wanted to adopt someday since the time we were dating. Claiborne has several cousins who were adopted and a cousin who is a birth mom and it has helped us see what a beautiful option it can be. We recognize that adoption is complicated and built on loss but we are committed to doing whatever is best for our future child and their biological family. After complications with our last child’s birth, we are now facing infertility. After a lot of prayer, we feel that now is the time for us to pursue adoption and that God is leading us down this path - we can’t shake the feeling that someone is missing from our family.
We live in an established neighborhood that is bursting with children. After living in an area with few children when we were first married, we knew we wanted to be in a place where our children could make lots of friends. We feel like our city is the best of both worlds - we are just 20 minutes from a major tech hub and tons of shopping and restaurants, but also 10 minutes from a lot of open farmland and hiking trails. We feel like we live in a rural area without actually being far from anything. We can see so many stars at night and the kids love to drive past the corn fields and to see all the cows close by. We love living so close to our extended families. We get together with our parents and siblings for dinner and games every week. We both come from large, close-knit and supportive families. They are all so excited to welcome our future children into the family!
The most important things to us are our faith and our family. We actively participate and volunteer at our church and hope to teach our children about the gospel of Jesus Christ and how to serve others. We value being together as a family and helping our children to try their very best. We hope to be able to show them how to find joy every day in the simple things that make life wonderful. It is our greatest desire to give our children a solid and supportive family as a foundation and to make a lot of fun and meaningful memories as they grow up. We are excited at the prospect of adding more children to our family. We hope that our children will all love having close sibling relationships and that they will learn how to work hard, have fun, have faith in God and become successful adults who can pursue their dreams. We look forward to traveling and exploring together, doing outdoor activities/having game nights/celebrating holidays with our extended families and learning/serving in the community with our close-knit group of friends.