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Kyle & Maddie

Your baby deserves to know the unending love, safety and joy of a family. We cannot wait to give it to them. Kyle and I have been married for nearly 7 years (and together for much longer than that!). There is so much love between us, and we know that giving that love to a child is the next chapter of our story. We'd love for you to be a part of it.

About Us

Preschool Teacher
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism
Child Development Associates
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Adoption Is Already a Big Part of Our Lives

Adoption has already affected us in many deep and personal ways. It is a part of our families and friend groups. We have friends who are adopted. We have friends who are adoptive parents. And we have friends who are birth mothers. Adoption is all over our lives.

Adoption, in a way, was always going to be a part of our family. Kyle's entire career has been about adoption — first for a nonprofit that served medically fragile children in other countries' orphanage systems, and now with a media company that provides services for adoption agencies. He likes to say that he's thought about adoption every day for the last seven years.

So, when it became clear that starting a family biologically was not working for us, adoption made the most sense in the world. "Of course," we thought, "it was always going to be adoption for us."

If you are at all worried that we see adoption as a sort of "plan B" or secondary option: we promise that is not the case.

We could not be more excited about adoption, because we know that family is not about blood. Family is about love. When we dream of our future, adoption is central to that dream.

Our Lifestyle

Enjoying a Hike

We live a very active and healthy lifestyle, surrounded by a close community of friends and family.

You can usually find us outside. Whether we are working on the yard, tending to our garden, walking through our neighborhood, hiking on a trail or fishing in a stream. We like to get out and enjoy the world.

We also live a very healthy lifestyle. We grow as much of our own produce as we can, especially during the warmer months of the year. We eat fresh, with lots of veggies. We enjoy cooking together, especially when we can fire up the grill on cool summer evenings.

Along with being active and healthy, a lot of our lifestyle is based around the people we go through life with. We see family every week, and you can usually find us hosting friends several nights a week. We have great people around us, and we love to be together.

Cultural Diversity

We have thought long and hard about being two white parents of a child who is not white. Of course, we don't know if this will be the case. But if we are a transracial family, we are prepared to put in the work to do what is best for our child, and hopeful for the beauty that comes from such a special family situation.

Our plan is to:

  • Continually educate ourselves, learning from people whose experiences are different than our own
  • Place ourselves in diverse situations where whiteness is not always the norm
  • Ensure our child has role models in their lives who look like them
  • Practice activities and teach viewpoints that show the beauty of every race
  • Do everything we can for our child to feel proud of their heritage and beautiful in their body
  • We know that being a transracial family won't be easy. But, in our experience, most things in life worth doing take a little extra work. We're ready to put in the work, because we believe in the joy that's to come.


    Happy Together
    Happy Together
    Revisiting the Spot We Got Married (Yes — Maddie Hiked Here in Her Dress for the Ceremony!)
    Revisiting the Spot We Got Married (Yes — Maddie Hiked Here in Her Dress for the Ceremony!)
    Kyle Flyfishing
    Kyle Flyfishing
    Maddie Grew Up With Horses & Loves Animals of All Kinds
    Maddie Grew Up With Horses & Loves Animals of All Kinds
    With Our Pup, Penny
    With Our Pup, Penny
    Fun With Aunt Maddie
    Fun With Aunt Maddie
    Best Friends
    Best Friends
    Kyle Officiating Two of Our Best Friends' Wedding — It Was an Amazing Day!
    Kyle Officiating Two of Our Best Friends' Wedding — It Was an Amazing Day!
    We Can't Wait to Share Our Lives With a Child!
    We Can't Wait to Share Our Lives With a Child!
    A Sunny Afternoon Together
    A Sunny Afternoon Together
    We Love Our Local Sports Teams — Especially Our Soccer & Football Teams
    We Love Our Local Sports Teams — Especially Our Soccer & Football Teams
    All Dressed Up
    All Dressed Up
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    Happy Together
    Happy Together
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    Revisiting the Spot We Got Married (Yes — Maddie Hiked Here in Her Dress for the Ceremony!)
    Revisiting the Spot We Got Married (Yes — Maddie Hiked Here in Her Dress for the Ceremony!)
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    Kyle Flyfishing
    Kyle Flyfishing
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    Maddie Grew Up With Horses & Loves Animals of All Kinds
    Maddie Grew Up With Horses & Loves Animals of All Kinds
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    With Our Pup, Penny
    With Our Pup, Penny
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    Fun With Aunt Maddie
    Fun With Aunt Maddie
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    Best Friends
    Best Friends
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    Kyle Officiating Two of Our Best Friends' Wedding — It Was an Amazing Day!
    Kyle Officiating Two of Our Best Friends' Wedding — It Was an Amazing Day!
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    We Can't Wait to Share Our Lives With a Child!
    We Can't Wait to Share Our Lives With a Child!
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    A Sunny Afternoon Together
    A Sunny Afternoon Together
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    We Love Our Local Sports Teams — Especially Our Soccer & Football Teams
    We Love Our Local Sports Teams — Especially Our Soccer & Football Teams
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    All Dressed Up
    All Dressed Up

    Our Extended Families

    Kyle's Family

    Kyle's family lives nearby and is an incredibly important part of our lives. His brother (and his fiance), his sister and brother-in-law, and his parents are all within 20 minutes. His parents' home — a log cabin with a pool on two beautiful acres — is kind of like the family retreat.

    Fun With Family

    We see each other all the time — at least once a week. This family plays games, watches sports, grills out, plays in the pool and travels together. We also tend to get a little bit competitive. The "Cabin Games," hosted at Kyle's parents' cabin, have become a legendary tradition.

    Maddie's family is further away, but no less important. She is one of seven siblings, which makes family get-togethers pretty fun. Originally from Tennessee, the siblings are spread out across the country now. But, her childhood home is still the gathering place for holidays.

    We love getting back together with the whole, big group — which now includes many amazing nieces and nephews. We are so excited for our child to grow up playing with their cousins!

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Backyard

    When we think of our home, we think of peace. We think of calm mornings with music playing, coffee brewing, and dogs cuddling on the couch. We think of warm sunlight streaming through the windows and a light breeze coming in from the field behind the yard.

    Our home is a place of safety and happiness — often full of laughter from friends and family. We have a very open floor plan, with the kitchen, dining room and living room all connected, which means we are always together. Whether we are playing games, watching our favorite teams, or hosting a large dinner with friends, our goal is for our home to feel like a place of rest and rejuvenation for all who enter.

    We Keep Our Own Garden in the Spring, Summer & Fall

    The nursery (one of three bedrooms) will be right across the hall from our bedroom. We are already dreaming of the space we'll create for a child to grow in, as well as the playroom we are planning for the basement (with all of the toys, and a space for art and creativity).

    We live in a wonderful, quiet neighborhood about 25 minutes from the downtown area of a large Midwestern city in Missouri. Our house backs up to open fields for miles and miles. Our neighborhood is full of big, beautiful trees, a small wooded area with a walking path, and a pool.

    Quite honestly, we can't imagine a better home and neighborhood for our lives. The only thing missing is the new life of a child.

    From Us to You

    Life is an unfolding story. The chapter we're in isn't the end — there is so much left to come. For our story, we know that the next chapter is about becoming a family. But, as with every good story, there were unexpected twists and turns. We have not been able to start a family biologically.

    Your story, like ours, has probably had some unplanned twists and turns. You've become pregnant unexpectedly, and we can't imagine how challenging that must be. It's probably not a chapter of the story you saw coming, and certainly not one you asked for.

    What if our two stories, and the challenges neither of us asked for, could come together to create something beautiful?

    We would love nothing more than to welcome your baby into our family. We believe that every child deserves to know the protection, love and joy of a family. And we believe that every woman considering adoption — like you — deserves to be encouraged, respected and supported.

    The truth is that we don't know what the remaining chapters of our story hold. Will we adopt fast, or will it take a long time? Will you want an open adoption (with pictures, letters and even in-person visits) so that you, also, become a part of our lives? What will the baby look like? What limitless potential does their young life hold?

    We do know this: Our love for this child is already unending. Our love and respect for you, wherever you are, is already strong - we pray for you daily. And the future of this story is going to be beautiful.

    We once read that, "you don't yet know everyone who will love you."

    We think about this often when we think of our future children — and when we think of you.

    We didn't think it would be a challenge to have children biologically. You never asked for an unwanted pregnancy. And while these situations are hard, they create an opportunity to find new love.

    That's what we believe, and that's why we cannot wait to adopt. If you take a look at our profile and you believe we could be the right parents for your baby, please reach out to us.

    Regardless of whether you contact us or not, we hope you are well. We hope you are safe and healthy. We hope you, and your baby, have a bright future, full of more and more love.


    Kyle & Maddie


    Milo Ventimiglia
    Cillian Murphy
    Rachel McAdams
    Rob Bell
    All the Light We Cannot See
    On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
    Candy Bar
    Scooby Doo
    Childhood Memory
    Fishing with my grandpa
    Playing in the woods
    Childhood Toy
    Legos and my basketball hoop
    Children's Book
    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    The Chronicles of Narnia
    Kansas City
    Classic Movie
    Star Wars
    Pretty Woman
    Day of Week
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Chocolate cake
    Disney Movie
    Treasure Planet
    Lion King
    Dream Car
    Vintage F150
    Dream Job
    Coffee Shop Owner
    Dream Vacation
    A cabin on the Oregon coast
    Glass-floor villa over the ocean in Thailand
    Family Activity
    Watching Chiefs' games
    Pool volleyball
    Flower / Plant
    Breakfast for dinner
    Form of Exercise
    Weightlifting and hiking
    Hitt training
    Card games
    Reading, making coffee by hand, playing guitar
    Holiday Tradition
    Playing games with family
    Standup comedy on Christmas Eve
    Ice Cream
    Peanut butter cup
    Junk Food
    I don't eat much of that
    French fries
    Leisure Activity
    Craft beer
    National Geographic
    Memory with a Child
    Movie nights with the girls Maddie used to nanny
    The little girl I nannied rolling over for the first time
    Memory with Spouse
    After midnight, downtown Boston, stepping off the subway, not a soul outside in the heart of the city besides us, a light snowfall catching the streetlights between the skyscrapers
    Sitting on a rooftop in Mexico, looking over the ocean and looking up at the stars
    About Time
    About Time
    Movie Munchie
    Movie Quote
    "Of course it's happening in your head, Harry. But why should that mean it's not real?"
    Keep the change, ya filthy animal.
    Movie Type
    Sound of Music
    Musical Group
    twenty one pilots
    Ben Howard
    Nursery Rhyme
    Hickory Dickory Dock
    Personal Hero
    My dad
    Steve Irwin
    Tyler Knot Gregson
    Quality about my Spouse
    Maddie is so wildly emotionally intelligent that she is able to anticipate and meet needs in a way nobody else I have ever known is able to.
    He's always thinking and has the best ideas
    Spicy chicken
    Shopping Store
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    Football and Soccer
    Sports Star
    Patrick Mahomes
    Patrick Mahomes
    Sports Team
    Kansas City Chiefs
    Sporting KC
    Subject in School
    Thing to Cook
    Salmon on the grill with roasted veggies
    Chicken noodle soup
    Time of Day
    TV Show
    Schitt's Creek
    TV Show Character
    Jack from This Is Us

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