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Ryan & Crystal

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We admire your strength and love you have for your child. We hope that you can get a sense of how much love our family has to offer you and your child. We promise you will always be a part of your child's life so that he or she can have an understanding and appreciation for the tremendous sacrifice you made out of pure love for him or her.

About Us

Heavy Equipment Operator
Stay-at-Home Mom
Some School
High School Diploma
Landen, Hunter
Legally Married

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

We Love Our Annual Beach Trips!

We enjoy spending our summer vacation at Garden City Beach which is family friendly as well as entertaining. We enjoy spending the week with Crystal's sister and her husband and their two daughters. We love hanging out on the beach, playing in the ocean, building sand castles, and watching the kids catch the baby crabs along the shore. Walking the pier is another activity the kids really enjoy. They get excited to see all the different types of fish the fishermen pull in. Crystal and her sister take the kids seashell hunting up and down the beach, it is a tradition they have had since they both were kids.

The kids really enjoy being at the beach during July Fourth because of all the beautiful fireworks up and down the beach. We like going to the aquarium and getting to see all the different sea animals up close and personal. Another favorite is taking the kids to the arcades, and the mini carnival. It would be a blessing to include your child in making new memories with our family.

Our Boys, Landen & Hunter

Our Little Family

We have two sons. Landen is ours together and Hunter is Crystal's son from a previous relationship. Ryan has been in Hunter's life since the age of three and has always treated Hunter like his very own. Hunter is 16-years-old, he has always been involved in sports and has played on many sports teams throughout the years. He is very outgoing and enjoys making new friends.

Landen is 12-years-old. He is extremely caring, and shy at times but loves everyone. Landen spends his free time drawing, playing with Legos, sculpting things out of clay, and playing outside with the neighborhood kids. Hunter and Landen both are looking forward to sharing their childhood growing up with a new sibling.

Cultural Diversity

We are a very diverse family as well as a community. Our children attend schools that are very diverse in many races, ethnic backgrounds and religion. Our children have many friends of different races and cultures.

Crystal's sister and brother-in-law are an interracial couple, he is African-American and she is Caucasian, they have a biracial daughter as well as a Caucasian daughter that they adopted at birth. Both of our extended families are of all races and are a great support system when needed. We will always be open to exploring the child's culture and ethnic background. We will make sure he or she is educated on their culture as well as traditions and incorporate them in our daily life. Our families are full of love and very accepting of any race.


So Happy Together
So Happy Together
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Ryan Loves Working On Cars in His Spare Time
Ryan Loves Working On Cars in His Spare Time
Family Bowling
Family Bowling
Proud of Her Catch
Proud of Her Catch
The Kids Together
The Kids Together
Date Night
Date Night
Relaxing with a Book
Relaxing with a Book
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Hanging Out With Our Nieces
Hanging Out With Our Nieces
Game Night with Crystal's Family
Game Night with Crystal's Family
All Smiles After Thanksgiving Dinner
All Smiles After Thanksgiving Dinner
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So Happy Together
So Happy Together
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Mother's Day
Mother's Day
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Ryan Loves Working On Cars in His Spare Time
Ryan Loves Working On Cars in His Spare Time
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Family Bowling
Family Bowling
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Proud of Her Catch
Proud of Her Catch
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The Kids Together
The Kids Together
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Date Night
Date Night
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Relaxing with a Book
Relaxing with a Book
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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
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Hanging Out With Our Nieces
Hanging Out With Our Nieces
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Game Night with Crystal's Family
Game Night with Crystal's Family
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All Smiles After Thanksgiving Dinner
All Smiles After Thanksgiving Dinner

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a three-bedroom brick home with a big backyard for plenty of play time, it is the same home that Crystal's dad grew up in. We love the fact that, even though he isn't with us any longer, our kids can make memories within the same walls he once had. Our neighbor's look out for one another and we have watched our children grow up together.

Local Playground

We enjoy spending time in our living room often watching movies, doing arts and crafts and talking about our day. Our neighborhood is extremely diverse, and the kids have many friends of different races and backgrounds to play with. Our community's schools are also diverse and have many different cultures and backgrounds among the children that attend them. Our Elementary School, Middle school and High school are all within five minutes of our home.

Our community holds annual Thanksgiving and Christmas parades, where the kids get to see Santa, eat cotton candy, and see all the fun floats. We have many family parks within ten minutes of our home that we visit during the summer months. The kids enjoy feeding the ducks, riding the carousel playing in the splash pads, putt put, paddle boating and seeing the small animals there. Our town and nearby towns have plenty of kid-friendly activities to attend throughout every season.

Our Extended Families

Crystal's Sister & Her Family

We both come from very tight-knit families. Both of our families play such a big role in our lives and we tend to spend a lot of time with them both. Crystal has a younger sister who has two daughters that call her TT and Ryan Uncle RyRy. Our youngest niece was a blessing through private adoption, we are forever grateful to her birth mother who we all still spend time with. Crystal's sister and brother-in-law live around the block, so it's not out of the ordinary for us to spend time together weekly having family dinners or simply hanging out with one another. Being within walking distance, our children get to have a lot of cousin time, and are more like brother and sister.

Ryan's Family

Ryan is the middle child of his two brothers, they as well as his mother live only 5 minutes away. We spend the holidays and many weekends with both of our families, having family dinner or simply enjoying each other's company. Both of our families are very supportive of our adoption journey, and cannot wait to love and make memories with him or her.

From Us to You

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know our family. We are so excited for you to get to know us and us to get to know you as well. We want you to know how much we admire you for having the strength and courage it takes to make an adoption plan for your baby.

We cannot begin to imagine how difficult this decision and time in your life are. More than anything we want you to know we will love your child with all of our hearts, raise him or her with morals, values as well as give them the best education they need to succeed in life.

We met in 2008 through a family friend and we've been inseparable since. Hunter connected with Ryan immediately when they met and have always had a close bond with one another. We found out we were expecting a son not long after we met. Ryan and I were so excited to add another child into our lives and we knew then we wanted to expand our family in the future.

We married in June 2013 and are now coming up on thirteen years together. We can honestly say we love each other more with each day that passes. We both have always wanted a large family with at least three children. Adoption was something we both knew in our hearts we wanted to pursue, after seeing how fulfilling it was for my sister and her husband to adopt their daughter, it gave us the courage to move forward with adoption.

We want you to have comfort in knowing you will always have a special place in your child life. We will honor the amount of communication you are comfortable with. We would love to exchange emails, phone calls as well as visits with you in the future. We will continue to pray for you and your baby as you make such a heartfelt decision for you and your child's future.


Ryan & Crystal


Denzel Washington
Will Smith
Sandra Bullock
Julia Roberts
Steven King
Steven King
Charlotte's Web
Candy Bar
Milky Way
Looney Tunes
The Flintstones
Childhood Memory
Playing Video games with my Brothers
Decorating the Christmas tree with the family,while listening to Christmas music
Childhood Toy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
My bike
Children's Book
The Rainbow Fish
Love you Forever
Classic Movie
Forrest Gump
Dirty Dancing
Day of Week
Cheese Cake
Pound cake
Disney Movie
The Mighty Ducks
The Lion King
Dream Car
1968 Camaro z28
1965 Ford mustang
Dream Job
Interior Designer
Dream Vacation
Puerto Rico
Bora Bora
Family Activity
Going to the beach
Flower / Plant
Crab legs
Form of Exercise
Speak out
Working on cars
Making crafts, Wreaths, wooden signs
July 4th
Holiday Song
A Marshmallow World
Holiday Tradition
Eating Holiday Dinners with family
Baking cookies on Christmas Eve with the family, Going to see the Christmas light in town
Ice Cream
Butter Pecan
Black Cherry
Junk Food
Chips and ranch dip
Leisure Activity
Watching movies
Car and truck mags
Memory with a Child
First Beach trip when Landen was a baby
First beach trips
Memory with Spouse
The birth of our Son
Our wedding Day
John Q
Dirty Dancing
Movie Munchie
Movie Quote
'No goodbye,you know I don't like goodbyes
"Nobody put's baby in the corner'
Movie Type
Musical Group
Florida Georgia Line
Flordia Georgia Line
Nursery Rhyme
Rock-a-Bye Baby
You Are My Sunshine
Personal Hero
My Mom
My Mom
Maya Angelou
C.S . Lewis
Quality about my Spouse
Her Loyalty
How giving he is
"When you learn, teach. when you get give"
" You can't go back and change the beginning,but you can start where you are and change the ending'
Cabby Mikes
The Lord is on my side I will not fear Psalm 118:6
Love is patient, love is kind.Itdoes not envy, it does not boast,it is not proud. 1 Corimthians 13:4
Shopping Store
Foot Locker
Even though I'm leaving by Luke Combs
Halos By Chris Stapleton
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Odell Beckham J.R
Sports Team
Indianapolis Colts
Subject in School
Thing to Cook
I can cook a mean scrambbled egg
Homemade Pizza
Time of Day
Holiday Dinners wtih all of our families
Playing a new game every year with our family on christmas day
TV Show
Fast N Loud
The King Of Queens
TV Show Character
Aaron Kaufman
Kevin James
Type of Music
All genres
Mixture of all genres
Vacation Spot
Garden City Beach
Garden City Beach
Video Game
Call Of Dury
Mario Brothers

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