Welcome

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please don't hesitate to email us if you want to ask us some questions or chat or whatever. We'd love to hear from you anytime!

hope2adoptbaby@yahoo.com

We love this quote and hope that our family might be the answer to your prayers:

"There is something called prayer trading, and we're going to trade prayers with somebody. Somewhere out there is a girl praying for a good family for her baby. We are praying for a good tummy with a baby in it, and we're going to answer each others' prayers" -Troy Dunn

With Love,
Kyle, Shelby, Kaden and Bosten

We keep our promises


Thank you.

We know you are facing some really hard and important decisions.  We hope you find comfort and peace as you consider all of your options.  Thank you for considering adoption and thank you for considering our family.  Please know that we think of you and pray for you on a daily basis.

 We 're not sure what kind of contact you're interested in (before or after the birth of your baby), but we want you to know that we're willing to have an open adoption.  Kaden and Bosten's adoptions are very different, but are based on what their birth mothers wanted.  We are willing to be flexible and work out a plan together.

Jaime Lee Curtis, an adoptive mom herself said, "We look at adoption as a very sacred exchange.  It is not done lightly on either side."  We couldn't agree more.  We want you to know that we keep our promises.  We are anxious to get to know you, and we hope to hear from you soon.

Kyle.


the boys match Daddy's softball jersey

Height: 6'3"
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Husband/Daddy
Funeral Director
Caucasian


FAVORITES:
Movie: Any Western, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Indiana Jones Movies
Color: Blue
Book: Anything About Porter Rockwell
Restaurant: Red Lobster, Rainforest Cafe, Red Robin
TV Show: The Office, Revolution, The Blacklist
Song: Ray Charles Hits
Food: Navajo Tacos
Treat: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
Sport: Softball

Kyle is the 2nd of 4 boys, and grew up in southern Colorado. His mom was a school teacher and his dad worked for the Department of Transportation. He attended Ricks College before and after serving a mission to northern California for our church. He enjoys playing with the boys, coin collecting, reading Western History, fishing, playing video games and playing softball.

Shelby.

 waiting for Toy Story Mania at Disneyland!

Height: 5'5"
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Wife, Stay at Home Mom
Dental Hygienist
Caucasian


Favorites:
Movie: Father of the Bride, White Christmas, Back To The Future
Color: Red
Book: Twilight Series
Restaurant: Cafe Rio, Red Robin, Zupas
TV Show: Project Runway, The Amazing Race, The Blacklist
Song: ?? Depends On The Day
Food: Cafe Rio Pork Salad, Pizza, Mexican
Treat: Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears
Sport: College Football

I am the oldest of 4 (I have 2 sisters and a brother). I grew up in a small town just south of Portland, Oregon. My parents owned a grocery store, and I spent summers and holidays working for them. I attended BYU for a couple of semesters to get prereq's done, and went back home to go to dental hygiene school. I worked 2 days a week in a family dental practice for 7 years, but haven't worked for a few years. In my free time (Ha!) I enjoy reading, crafting, scrapbooking, and blogging.

Kaden.


Height: 51 inches
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Big Brother
Caucasian
Adopted/Open Adoption


FAVORITES:
Movie: Follow Me Boys, Star Wars
Color: Blue or Green
Book: My Weird School Books
Restaurant: Rumbi, Chilis, KFC
TV Show: Good Luck Charlie, Storage Wars
Song: Days Go By (Keith Urban)
Food: Chicken Nuggets, Salmon, BBQ Ribs
Treat: Chocolate, Doughnuts, Peanut Butter Cups
Sport: Soccer, Baseball

Bosten.


Height: 47 inches
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Little Brother...for now
Caucasian
Adopted/Open Adoption


FAVORITES:
Movie: Bolt, Cars, Toy Story
Color: Red
Book: Pirates Don't Change Diapers
Restaurant: Taco Bell
TV Show: Curious George
Song: You Are My Sunshine
Food: Pizza, Hot Dogs
Treat: Anything Chocolate, Ice Cream
Sport: Soccer, Wrestling With Daddy

How it all started


 We met through mutual friends when Kyle moved to Oregon in May of 1998 to attend school. We dated a few months and got engaged on October 23rd (Kyle's birthday).
at a Mariners game in Seattle

on the way to Colorado to meet his family

family pictures with Kyle's family


We were married July 23, 1999 in the Portland Oregon temple.


Over the next few years we both finished school, passed board exams, got our first "real" jobs, bought our first house, and decided it was time to start our family.  Although our struggle with unexplained infertility has been difficult, it led us to adoption.  Adoption has give us great hope and unbelievable blessings.

We love to have fun

We love being together and doing things as a family!

We are big sports fans, and love to watch/attend/participate in all the events we can.


T-ball

On skates.

Kaden helping Kyle warm up for the regional basketball tournament.

Little soccer player.


BYU basketball game (with my sister)

Kyle and Kaden before Kyle's softball game.


BYU game...go Cougs!

 
Kyle at Yankee Stadium during the playoffs.

NCAA bracket (made with tape) on our wall


Salt Lake Bees game.

We love to travel and go on new adventures:
 
New York

Maui



Disneyland...an annual event


Oregon (at Multnomah Falls)

We love to have movie nights with popcorn.




We love working in the yard.



We like shoveling snow...
I know a little strange, but remember we're from Oregon and didn't get to do that very often!



We love to swim!

 
We always do a pinata for birthdays.


Bosten taking a swing at Kaden's 5th birthday party.

Kaden's pirate pinata.

We love reading books to each other.
Its so fun to go bowling.






Our favorite family night activity is to knock and run with love notes and treats.



Its really fun to fork people's yards and put "Go Cougars!" signs at Utah fan's houses!

before the Utes first home game.

...and so is playing the Wii with Daddy. 

 
We love playing at the beach whenever we get the chance!



Going to the park is so great too:



Celebrating the Seasons:

the picture we used for Valentines

Our candlelight dinner (pizza) for Valentines Day

Bosten checking out his first Easter egg

4th of July carnival fun
4th fireworks with cousins


dressing up for Halloween

picking out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch

New Christmas jammies