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Korby & Sammi

We are very excited to start this adoption journey with you! What a thrilling adventure! As you look into our profile, we hope you find comfort in knowing that we will be excellent parents. We already love the child you are bringing into this world. Thank you for considering us to raise your child as our own.

About Us

Korby
Sammi
Job
Pharmacovigilance Specialist
5th Grade Teacher
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Biology
Bachelor's Degree in Education
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Lifestyle

Christmas at Grandma's

We both enjoy our careers, weekends, and personal lives. We consider ourselves to be hard working, yet relaxed. We also believe we are very relationship-driven with our coworkers, friends, family, and each other. We are both dedicated, determined employees, who try our best to complete the tasks assigned to us. At work, Sammi builds on her relationships with her fifth graders on a daily basis. Sammi and her students have built a strong foundation of trust and respect for each other. The same goes for Korby and his coworkers.

Once we are home for the evening, it’s all about family time. We spend many hours together working on upgrading different rooms of the house, watching our shows on T.V., and hanging out with friends. Family and friendships are important to us. This past year, we attended and were a part of many friends’ weddings. We look forward to starting a family around the same time as our friends and seeing all of the kids grow up together. Bonfires, games, and socializing are frequent events that we host or attend on the weekends. We travel frequently to visit or vacation with Sammi’s family and spend time with Korby’s family that lives in our hometown. On nights and weekends, we also enjoy walking outdoors with our dogs, Koda and Bear.

Addressing Cultural Diversity

Fundraise Together

We want to show this child that no matter what people look like or what people believe in, every person has the right to succeed and be happy. We believe that every person was created to have equal opportunities. That being said, we know that not everyone shares this opinion.

We will arm him/her with love and compassion for even those who don’t show others the same courtesies and we will teach this child to respond with graciousness, facts, and love. We will instill in this child a respect for authority and the mind to be able to see people for who they are on the inside and to see people for their actions and how they treat others.

Our promise to this child: We will always love him/her. We will always fight for him/her. We will teach him/her to always treat others with kindness and respect, even in the face of adversity.

How We Met

Looking Professional for Work

Korby had been friends with one of his buddies, Taylor, since seventh grade. Both boys were in the graduating class of 2010. That same year, Sammi was an actress in the stage production of “Steel Magnolias” alongside Taylor’s mom. The cast of that show helped his mom throw Korby and Taylor’s graduation party. As friends and family helped decorate for the party, we met each other for the first time. Sammi thought Korby was super handsome, helpful, and personable from their first conversation. Korby followed Sammi around the graduation venue that day and was a gentleman in helping with all of her endeavors. Korby thought Sammi was very intelligent, mature, and giving. Shortly after, we started to hang out at church youth group events, and finally Korby asked Sammi to go on a date. (But Korby will swear that Sammi asked him to date her!) And, as they say, the rest is history.

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Korby and Sammi
Korby and Sammi
Sammi Snuggling Our Nephew
Sammi Snuggling Our Nephew
Bear and Koda
Bear and Koda
Colorado Travels
Colorado Travels
Korby Working on the Kitchen
Korby Working on the Kitchen
At a Winery
At a Winery
All of the Grandparents
All of the Grandparents
Fall Pumpkin Patch
Fall Pumpkin Patch
Korby's Family
Korby's Family
Visiting Our Nephews
Visiting Our Nephews
Minnesota Travels
Minnesota Travels
Attending Weddings Together
Attending Weddings Together
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Sammi Snuggling Our Nephew
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Bear and Koda
Bear and Koda
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Colorado Travels
Colorado Travels
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Korby Working on the Kitchen
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At a Winery
At a Winery
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All of the Grandparents
All of the Grandparents
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Fall Pumpkin Patch
Fall Pumpkin Patch
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Korby's Family
Korby's Family
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Visiting Our Nephews
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Minnesota Travels
Minnesota Travels
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Attending Weddings Together
Attending Weddings Together

Our Extended Families

Sammi's Family with the Dogs

Sammi's parents are both remarried and live in northern Iowa. Both sets of parents are thrilled to be grandparents, as this will be their first grandchild. Eliot, Sammi's brother, is also extremely excited to be an uncle. When Sammi's dad, Doug, and his wife, Mary, come to visit, we relax, enjoy local wineries and artists, and play cribbage. Sammi's mom, Kathy, and her husband, Dave come to visit on a regular basis. We fix things around the house, play games, are entertained by the dogs, go on walks, drink coffee, and enjoy each other's company.

Korby's parents, Brenda and Kenneth, live in our hometown in Missouri. We get together every couple of weeks for family dinners, along with Korby's brothers, Kanon and Bryce (and his wife and family). Brenda's regular dinners include her boy's favorite dishes, such as Po' Boy Spaghetti, and dessert for her grandchildren. Our nephews are always entertaining during these get-togethers and have said themselves that they are ready for a cousin!

Our families are unique because although we have a combination of divorce and personality differences, all three sets of our parents are friends and enjoy being together. All of our parents are extremely supportive in our adoption. They frequently offer to help ready our house for children. We have regular bonfires and game nights when all of our family is in town. These often include our close friends as well.

Our House and Neighborhood

Front of Our House

Our house is in the middle of a neighborhood alive with kids of all ages. Kids frequently get together to play basketball or ride bikes in various driveways. There's a family across the street that just had a new baby that will be close to this child's age. Down the street is a public park with a tree house and large playground equipment. There are also two baseball fields in the same park, as well as a walking trail.

Our house has three bedrooms and two baths. We have a spacious living room and recreation room. The kitchen is also big; this is where we spend a lot of our time- food means love! Sammi's favorite room is the kitchen. Korby renovated it for her last Valentine's day. Korby's favorite room is the living room, where Sammi plays the piano and we get together with friends and family. We have a large fenced in backyard for our dogs, Koda and Bear.

The community holds 5k runs and walks for families on a monthly basis. These are in support of the homeless, cancer awareness, and other good causes. The elementary schools hold carnivals to support “Parents as Teachers.” Our neighbors and community have been supportive of us in our adoption process as well. Not only have people initiated fundraisers to help us, but also complete strangers have contributed to us bringing this child into our home.

From Us to You

First and foremost, we want to thank you. Thank you for having the love to consider this decision. You are brave.

We have been together since 2010 and married since June of 2014. From the start, it has been our dream to raise a family together. Both of us were aware that it might be difficult for us to have a family biologically. Adoption has always been another option for us to grow our family. Now, you are helping that dream become a reality.

Together we dream of what the child might look like, what we will name him/her, and what the day will be like when we meet that sweet child coming into the world. We can only imagine a loving and giving atmosphere that is completely centered on him/her. What love we will be able to shower the child with, together.

We think that it is important for us to update you on the child's memories, education, accomplishments, entertainment, and joy. Pictures are something that we enjoy as a couple. Every month, we are willing to print doubles of each picture we would personally put in a scrapbook or picture frame. That way you could have a copy of every picture that is near and dear to us. As the child progresses through school, extracurricular activities, and/or sports we would be more than happy to make copies of any and all awards and achievements that the child may receive to send to you. It is important to us that you are kept aware that the child you gave birth to, and placed into our lives, is in a loving, caring environment and living life to the fullest extent possible.

It is our hope to get to know you before the child is born. It is our intent to visit with you by email, conference call, and in person. We genuinely want to know you, because we know that our child will want to know about you. We are interested in who you are and how you came to add such a special element into our lives. We would like to continue this contact post adoption as well.

We are beyond excited to start this adoption journey and would be very grateful should you choose us to be the parents of your child. We absolutely can't wait to hold a little bundle of joy in our arms. We can assure you that this child will be loved to the moon and back!

With all the love we can hold in our hearts,

Korby & Sammi

Favorites

Korby
Sammi
Actor
Christoph Waltz
Robert Downey Junior
Actress
Emma Watson
Anna Kendrick
Animal
Wolf
Dog
Author
Tim O'Brien
J.K. Rowling
Book
World Without Us
Harry Potter Series
Candy Bar
Kit-Kat
Reeses
Cartoon
Rugrats
Bugs Bunny
Childhood Memory
"Park Hopping" with my dad and brothers. We would go to different parks around town for 20 minutes at a time.
Playing in the yard with my family: Dad, Mom, and Brother, Eliot.
Childhood Toy
Stretch Armstrong
Beanie Babies
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
But Not the Hippopotamus
City
San Antonio, Tx
Oceanside, CA
Classic Movie
Casablanca
Singing in the Rain
Color
Red
Purple
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Banana Pudding and Vanilla Wafers
Chocolate Ice Cream
Disney Movie
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Cinderella
Dream Car
Jeep Wrangler
Lexus
Dream Job
Marine Biologist
Instructional Coach- teach teachers!
Dream Vacation
Andros Island, Bahamas
Greece- Like the scenery from "Mama Mia!"
Family Activity
Game Nights
Playing in the Yard
Flower / Plant
Gooseberry Bush
Lily
Food
Po' Boy Spaghetti
Hamsteak and Mashed Potatoes
Form of Exercise
Playing football, basketball, or baseball
Running
Fruit
Cherries
strawberry
Game
Cribbage
Cribbage
Hobby
Woodworking, building stuff and fixing stuff
Exercising and Cooking
Holiday
4th of July
Christmas
Holiday Song
12 Days of Christmas
Silent Night
Holiday Tradition
My parents would always allow us to open 1 present on Christmas Eve and play with it that night.
Singing with other members of the church, harmonizing with my mom- inviting the Holy Spirit with candles
Ice Cream
Cookie Dough
Chocolate
Junk Food
Cookie Dough
Now or Laters
Leisure Activity
Reading
Netflix, Walking
Magazine
Wired
Cosmopolitan
Memory with a Child
Becoming an uncle for the first time
Making brownies at 10:00 PM with my best friends daughter- because we could!
Memory with Spouse
Buying our house, we got to work on it a lot together and we have turned it into our dream home
Valentine's day in Kansas City- massages, shopping, and time spent together.
Movie
Cool Hand Luke
Harry Potter Movies
Movie Munchie
Popcorn and M&M's
Popcorn and M&Ms
Movie Quote
"You're killin' me, Smalls"
"Me? Books and Cleverness. But there are more important things: friendship and bravery." - Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Movie Type
Action, comedy, Sci-Fi
Comedy or Chick Flick
Musical
Wicked
Wicked, Mama Mia, The Wizard of Oz,
Musical Group
Incubus
Karmin
Nursery Rhyme
Goodnight Moon
The Old Woman in the Shoe
Olympic Event
Soccer
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Steve Irwin
My mother, Kathy Campbell.
Play
Over the River and Through the Woods
Over the River and Through the Woods
Poet
Robert Frost
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Her Motherly Instinct & Compassion for Others
His Sincerity and Compassion
Quote
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Barack Obama
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." -Dr. Seuss
Restaurant
Stix
Boudreaux's
Sandwich
Spicy Chicken Sandwich
BLT
Scripture
N/A
Acts 20:24 "However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task that the Lord Jesus has given me- the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace."
Shopping Store
Pac Sun
Vanity, Maurices, Uptown Cheapskate, Nike Outlet
Song
"Wish you were here" Incubus
There's too many. Any country, hiphop, or worship song I can sing to!
Sport to Play
Baseball or Volleyball
Volleyball
Sport to Watch
Football, Baseball, Soccer
Football
Sports Star
Salvador Perez
I really don't have one
Sports Team
Sporting Kansas City or the KC Royals
I really don't have one
Subject in School
Science- Biology
Math
Superhero
Aquaman
Iron Man
Thing to Cook
Orange Chicken
Spaghetti
Time of Day
Night
Morning
Tradition
Watching Nightmare Before Christmas on Halloween and on Christmas
My dad's side of the family is Swedish. We put out our collection of Tomptens every year before Christmas. My dad has started to gift Tompten figurines to Korby and I for Christmas, so we can have the same tradition with our family.
TV Show
The Office, iZombie, The Walking Dead, Cosmos, anything on the Discovery Channel
The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Walking Dead
TV Show Character
Jim from The Office
Carol from The Walking Dead
Type of Music
Rock, Alternative, Classic Rock
Anything that I can sing to!
Vacation Spot
Florida, Bahamas
Leech Lake, Minnesota- My dad's entire family goes every year together.
Video Game
Overwatch
Whatever game Korby plays- I watch!

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