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Ryan & Lisa

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We have been blessed in our lives with our daughter, our families and friends, careers that we enjoy, and by finding each other. Our home is filled with love and laughter and we can't wait to share it with another child. We know that adoption is a gift and we promise to provide unconditional love and support to your child.

About Us

Ryan
Lisa
Job
Director of Field Operations
Registered Nurse
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management
Master's Degree in Nursing
Children
Madelyn
Relationship
Legally Married

Lifestyle

We Love Fall

Our lifestyle is busy, but we always try to remain laid back and flexible. Our priority is spending time as a family. We enjoy getting outdoors as much as possible. We take Madelyn to the park near our house as many evenings as we can. On the weekends we like to go to the zoo, the aquarium, or petting zoo. We have close friends who have children around our daughter's age, so we have play dates often. When we are not outdoors, we just play at home and we also enjoy spending time with extended family.

We do still make time for each other and to care for ourselves. Lisa enjoys working out in the mornings. Ryan tries to get out to golf when he can. We play on a sand volleyball league each week. We still try to get together with friends for dinner and try to go to baseball games when we can.

What it Means to be Parents

Lisa & Madelyn Love Being Outside

Being parents is something that we prayed for and waited for, and it is something that we do not take for granted. Lisa has loved watching Madelyn develop her own personality. She feels lucky to be a part of shaping someone's life. She has never known how strong unconditional love is until she saw Madelyn and she cannot wait to have that bond and feeling for another child. She will also love to see her children play together and build a bond with one another.

Ryan is proud to be a father; being a parent is a fantastic responsibility. Being able to teach and support Madelyn has been a greater gift than he could have imagined. He is extremely excited to grow our family through adoption and give everything he has to raise two well-rounded, loving and caring children.

Being a parent is a fantastic privilege; one that has changed our lives forever!

Our Extended Families

Ryan's Family Christmas

Ryan comes from a large family. He has an older sister and two younger brothers. We have two nieces and three nephews. They can’t wait to have another cousin to play with! Although Ryan’s family lives in Nebraska, we are still close with them. We see his parents about once a month and also go on family trips together. We spent last Thanksgiving with Ryan’s whole family at the lake and plan to go back for the 4th of July. Christmas time and 4th of July with Ryan’s family is always full of activities for the kids. Whether it’s making cookies, gingerbread houses, playing outside, doing scavenger hunts, or swimming; the kids are always entertained on holiday get-togethers.

Spending Time with Nana & Great Grandma

Lisa comes from a smaller family than Ryan. She is close to her mom and her grandma and is lucky enough to live about thirty minutes from them. We spend time with them at least once a month and go to her grandma's for every holiday.

All of our family is very supportive of our adoption journey. To all of them, family is everything and they can’t wait to have a new family member!

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Beating the Heat in the Summer
Beating the Heat in the Summer
Let's Go Royals!
Let's Go Royals!
Having Fun at Dinner
Having Fun at Dinner
One of Our Fur Babies
One of Our Fur Babies
Ryan & His Dad are Best Friends
Ryan & His Dad are Best Friends
We Love Spending Time Outside
We Love Spending Time Outside
Visiting the Sunflower Farm
Visiting the Sunflower Farm
We Love the Zoo
We Love the Zoo
Family Time in Georgia
Family Time in Georgia
Christmas at Ooma & Papa's
Christmas at Ooma & Papa's
Enjoying Austin
Enjoying Austin
Enjoying Lisa's Birthday in Florida
Enjoying Lisa's Birthday in Florida
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Beating the Heat in the Summer
Beating the Heat in the Summer
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Let's Go Royals!
Let's Go Royals!
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Having Fun at Dinner
Having Fun at Dinner
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One of Our Fur Babies
One of Our Fur Babies
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Ryan & His Dad are Best Friends
Ryan & His Dad are Best Friends
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We Love Spending Time Outside
We Love Spending Time Outside
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Visiting the Sunflower Farm
Visiting the Sunflower Farm
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We Love the Zoo
We Love the Zoo
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Family Time in Georgia
Family Time in Georgia
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Christmas at Ooma & Papa's
Christmas at Ooma & Papa's
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Enjoying Austin
Enjoying Austin
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Enjoying Lisa's Birthday in Florida
Enjoying Lisa's Birthday in Florida

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We love our home and our location. We feel that our home is very welcoming and cozy! We live in Kansas in a very family-friendly neighborhood. We have a fenced in backyard where there is room to get outside and play. Our favorite room in our home is our playroom because we spend most of our time there with our daughter. We also like our dining room and living room because that is where we gather when we have friends and family over.

We live very close to three parks; two of them are in walking distance. All of the parks have playgrounds where we take Madelyn often. One park has a basketball goal and a baseball diamond where neighborhood kids get together to play. We live very close to walking trails where we can walk our dogs. While we do live in a suburban neighborhood, there are plenty of family-friendly things to do around us. It is nice to live so close to Kansas City because we can always go there to explore the aquarium or the zoo.

From Us to You

Hi! We are Ryan and Lisa. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. While we do not know what led you to adoption, and while we have not been in your shoes before, we can only imagine that it is probably one of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make. It is a decision that takes bravery and demonstrates the most selfless act of love.

We have been together for ten and a half years and were married in 2010. About a year after we were married we began trying to start our family. We went through fertility treatments and experienced multiple miscarriages. Through that journey we prayed many, many times that God would reveal his plan for us. We felt relieved when we understood that we had been called to adopt. Our daughter Madelyn came into our lives in 2016 and our whole journey made sense to us. Our infertility journey seems like something far from the past. Madelyn was such a blessing and we are so grateful to her two amazing birth parents who chose us to be her parents. We knew we wanted a family, but being parents has given us greater joy than we can ever describe.

Before we began our adoption journey, adoption was already a part of our lives. Lisa was adopted from South Korea when she was three months old. Growing up she would love to hear the story about how her family came to pick her up from the airport, her family would celebrate this date as her adoption day. Beside this story, she does not remember a big discussion about being adopted, she never felt different. She viewed her adoptive parents no differently than she would her biological parents. Her family provided so much love and happiness that she felt so blessed to be adopted. Her parents always told her how much her biological mom must have loved her to choose adoption. Because of this, Lisa felt very loved even before she was born.

If we are blessed enough to be chosen by you, we promise to have this same talk with your child. We will always remember how much you have loved your child and promise to carry that on to them. We will tell them as much information as possible about you, so they will know where they came from. We also promise to send pictures and letters so you can also see them grow and what they’ll become.

We feel that we are best friends. We love spending time with one another, but spending time as a family with Madelyn is our priority. We both have close, loving, supportive families and they are all very excited about our adoption journey. We look forward to creating memories of family vacations, birthday celebrations, and family get-togethers.

We are excited to grow our family and we look forward to providing your child with a loving home and a big sister. We have so much love to give to both children and we also look forward to watching our children bond as siblings.

Again, we are very grateful that you have taken the time to get to know us. We know you have a very difficult decision to make and our prayers are with you.

Ryan & Lisa

Favorites

Ryan
Lisa
Actor
Chris Pratt
Will Ferrell
Actress
Betty White
Jennifer Lawrence
Animal
Dog
Dog
Author
Charles Dickens
Candy Bar
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Twix
Cartoon
Looney Tunes
Childhood Memory
Going on family trips
Childhood Toy
Legos
Barbies
Children's Book
Berenstain Bears
Love You Forever
City
Vail
Chicago
Classic Movie
The Breakfast Club
Dirty Dancing
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Ice cream
Cheesecake
Disney Movie
The Sword and the Stone
The Little Mermaid
Dream Job
Sports team General Manager
Dream Vacation
Caribbean islands
Hawaii
Family Activity
Backyard Games
Taking Our Daughter to the Park or Zoo
Flower / Plant
Hydrangeas
Food
Steak
Seafood
Form of Exercise
Sports
Group exercise classes
Fruit
Grapefruit
Pineapple
Game
Pictionary
Scattergories
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
White Christmas
The Christmas Song
Holiday Tradition
Baking Christmas cookies
Going to my grandma's house Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Ice Cream
Homemade vanilla
Butter Pecan
Junk Food
Puppy Chow
Cheez-Its
Leisure Activity
Spending time with my family
Spending time with my daughter and Ryan
Magazine
The Handyman
People
Memory with a Child
The moment Lisa and I first met Madelyn
Seeing our daughter for the first time
Memory with Spouse
Our wedding day
Movie
James Bond
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Elf
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Type
Comedy or action
Comedy
Musical Group
Eric Church
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Mother and Father
My grandma
Quality about my Spouse
Caring
He is patient and very easy going
Quote
"Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see."-William Newton Clarke
Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Sandwich
Philly cheesesteak
Open-face roast beef
Scripture
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12- "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together they will keep warm. But
Philippians 4:6
Shopping Store
Kansas Sampler
Target
Song
The Way You Look Tonight
Sport to Play
Basketball
Sand Volleyball
Sport to Watch
Football, baseball
Baseball or College basketball
Sports Star
Aaron Rodgers
Sports Team
KC Royals
KC Royals
Subject in School
Physics
Math
Superhero
Deadpool
Thing to Cook
BBQ
Time of Day
Morning
Afternoon
Tradition
Going to my grandma's for Christmas
TV Show
Modern Family
Modern Family
TV Show Character
Jim Halpert from The Office
Phil Dunphy
Type of Music
Country or alternative
Country
Vacation Spot
Jamaica
Jamaica
Video Game
MLB The Show
Super Mario Bros.

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