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Tyler & Katie

We are thrilled for the chance to expand our family through adoption again. We know that adoption is a gift and a wonderful way to build a family. We believe that we have so much to offer a child from the moment they enter the world and throughout their whole life. We greatly appreciate your consideration and hope to have the chance to get to know you.

About Us

Financial Planner
Salesforce Administrator
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Our Family

We adopted our daughter Daphne and it has been an amazing experience. She is a true joy in our lives and we view her birth family as an extension of our family. Coming to our initial decision to adopt was inspired and we knew once we made that decision that we would want to adopt at least twice so that our children would have someone in the family who can empathize with them and be a support. Adoption is a blessing for us and our family and we love that our family has been built this way.

Katie had friends growing up who were adopted and another friend who had adopted siblings. These positive first hand experiences of adoptive families growing and progressing together helped to mold how Katie views family and talking to one of Katie's friends has been enlightening and positive for Tyler. We have been able to look to these other adoptive families for support and information and these conversations helped us to choose adoption.

Our Family Traditions

Family Camping Trip!

Our family traditions revolve around quality time together, food, and enjoying the beauty around us. We have very close relationships with both sides of our family and we love getting the whole family together. Whether it is making tamales for Christmas Eve or Texas Sheet Cake for Tyler's birthday, we spend the majority of our time in the kitchen talking, laughing, and (of course) eating. Some of our favorite family memories center around us all gathered around the table after a delicious meal chatting for hours after stuffing ourselves.

We also enjoy playing games together as a family. This provides us with an opportunity to make new family jokes, practice our smack talk, and enjoy one another's company. Tyler even participated in Katie's family game night on only our second date.

Another tradition that we love to take part in is heading outside whenever possible. We have been lucky to live in some beautiful areas, so whenever the weather is nice we are outside hiking, biking, camping or just taking a stroll through our neighborhood. In the wintertime we take advantage of the gorgeous snowy mountains close by through snowshoeing.

Cultural Diversity

Celebrating diversity is important to us and our desire to build a multiracial family. We want our children to know as much as they can about their heritage and culture and know that they have a partner in their parents as advocates for them in all things. We take extra time to do activities and provide opportunities for our child to learn, understand, and embody their culture.

That being said, we understand that having our child feel like a true part of their culture requires more than just these efforts alone. It is important to us that our children have positive role models in their lives that look like them. We strive to ensure that our child learns about the brave people throughout history, past and present, that have paved the way for them. We also understand the importance for our children to have these role models in their everyday lives as well. We make an extra effort to find teachers, doctors, and community leaders that will be able to be a positive influence in our child's life so they can see everyday people making a difference in the world who look like them. Ultimately, we want our children to know how special they are and to feel like they have a real sense of their cultural identity.


Sailing & Soaking up the Sun
Sailing & Soaking up the Sun
Snowshoeing in Whistler
Snowshoeing in Whistler
We Love Harry Potter!
We Love Harry Potter!
Baking Together
Baking Together
Family Hike
Family Hike
Sporting Our Ugly Sweaters on Christmas Eve
Sporting Our Ugly Sweaters on Christmas Eve
Licking the Bowl From Katie's Baking
Licking the Bowl From Katie's Baking
Hiking to the Beach
Hiking to the Beach
Katie & Daphne Love Doing Art Projects Together
Katie & Daphne Love Doing Art Projects Together
On a Date in the Mountains
On a Date in the Mountains
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Sailing & Soaking up the Sun
Sailing & Soaking up the Sun
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Snowshoeing in Whistler
Snowshoeing in Whistler
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We Love Harry Potter!
We Love Harry Potter!
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Baking Together
Baking Together
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Family Hike
Family Hike
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Sporting Our Ugly Sweaters on Christmas Eve
Sporting Our Ugly Sweaters on Christmas Eve
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Licking the Bowl From Katie's Baking
Licking the Bowl From Katie's Baking
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Hiking to the Beach
Hiking to the Beach
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Katie & Daphne Love Doing Art Projects Together
Katie & Daphne Love Doing Art Projects Together
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On a Date in the Mountains
On a Date in the Mountains

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a suburban area in Colorado. We specifically chose our home because of the great school district and diversity that this area offers. We live in walking distance from multiple parks and a community pool and splash pad. We love taking walks as a family all around our neighborhood. We also live near a nature preserve with antelope, groundhogs, and deer. We are new to the area so it has been a delight to discover so many new things around us daily. We are meeting great friends in the neighborhood who have babies and young children and we are involved in play groups with them.

We live in a spacious, four bedroom ranch style home. We love cozying up on our sectional in our front room and snuggling with our child on it. Our great room is the heart of our home where we have our kitchen, living area and dining room all together and where we spend most of our time. We also have an unfinished basement where our daughter loves to play with her toy car and bike when the weather is too cold to be outside. Our neighborhood has so many families with children that live in it and it was so much fun to experience a Halloween where we had lots of trick-or-treaters.

Our Extended Families

Matching Christmas PJ's With Family

Katie grew up in Washington in a family that loves to spend time together, cook and chat. She is the second oldest of five sisters and her parents have been married for 30+ years. When we get together we always watch Harry Potter movies and cook excellent food. Each Christmas Eve we make homemade tamales and food to feast on throughout the day. We recently had a family reunion and it was awesome to see Daphne interact with her cousins, especially the three that are within a year of her age.

Katie's Family

Tyler grew up in Washington in a fun-loving family with two brothers and his parents have been married for 30+ years. Mom and Papi (Dad) always supported Tyler growing up in sports and church activities. Tyler would go hiking and camping with the family any chance he got. Tyler's fondest memories are at the family cabin motorcycling and enjoying the outdoors. When we get together, we love to play card games like Sequence or Spades.

We have learned so much from our parents and grandparents and we are excited to have them be active participants in our growing family. Everyone on both sides of our family is very supportive of our open adoption and they are overjoyed at the thought of welcoming another child into our lives.

From Us to You

We cannot possibly know the emotional roller coaster you are currently experiencing in considering adoption for your child. However, we do know that it takes a tremendous amount of courage, faith, and love for your child to take this step. We also know that we are ecstatic to adopt and to become parents again. Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We hope this letter can provide a glimpse into our lives and the life that your child would have with us.

We met at a summer job while in college and after a year of dating got married over nine years ago. Throughout our married lives we have been fortunate enough to live in a variety of different places and travel to various spots throughout the world. Being parents has always been a high priority in our lives, but it never felt like the right time to get pregnant. After pondering and planning for our future, we started contemplating adoption. We adopted our daughter almost two years ago and it has been an incredible experience. We are looking forward to expanding our family through adoption again.

Our relationship is built on a foundation of love, laughter, friendship, and respect. Together we will strive to guide our children to be happy, kind adults who follow their dreams and enjoy life. Some of our priorities as parents include education, lots of fun, faith, and family time. We love experiencing family dinners, hikes, bike rides, movie nights, and walks with our daughter and look forward to experiencing these activities with our future child. Our joy comes from watching our children learn, grow, and become confident and joyful individuals.

It is important that our children have a strong sense of their cultural identity and are able to interact with people from various upbringings. We always want to live in a multi-cultural community where we can meet friends and have community leaders with diverse backgrounds. Through travel we are excited to experience and learn about different cultures around the world as a family. We are committed to providing our children with a loving, happy, stable home where they feel comfortable to be themselves and a life filled with fun and many opportunities.

Family is so important to us and we are both very close to our extended families. We love watching them interact with our daughter and we cannot wait to see them playing with and loving our future child as well. Both of our families are so excited and happy for us to take this step again in our lives and look forward to welcoming with open arms the newest member of our family. We are fortunate that we communicate frequently with both sets of our parents and that we do not live very far from family, so our children will be able to participate in many fun family gatherings and develop strong relationships with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

If you decide to pursue adoption and you decide that we are the right fit, we are open to sharing your child's growth and experiences through photos, letters, emails, phone calls, and possible visits. We will always be open and honest with your child regarding their adoption and their heritage. We will make sure your child knows they are loved and cared for and we will always speak respectfully and gratefully of the selfless gift you have given our family. We are eager to get to know you and are happy to have your continued investment in your child's life.

Tyler & Katie


Shemar Moore
Alan Rickman
Paula Patton
Miranda Hart
Orson Scott Card, Chris Bradford, John Flanagan
Meg Cabot
Ender's Game, Harry Potter Series
Candy Bar
Twix or Almond Joy
Scooby Doo
Childhood Memory
Going on hikes with my dog Toby at our family cabin
Family road trips in our 15-passenger van
Childhood Toy
G.I. Joe
Baby Doll named Carol
Children's Book
Sulwe or Hello, My Name is Octicorn
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Classic Movie
7 Brides for 7 Brothers
Day of Week
Texas Sheet Cake
Key Lime Pie
Disney Movie
Live Action: Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Ford GT40
Dream Job
Financial Planner
Anything where I get to eat delicious food
Dream Vacation
Scuba Diving in the South Pacific
Relaxing on the beach
Family Activity
Riding Bikes
Sitting around the table after dinner laughing and chatting
Flower / Plant
Calla Lily
Chips and Salsa
Form of Exercise
Swimming, Cycling
Anything but running
Passion Fruit
Honeycrisp Apples
Splendor, Risk, Chess
Cooking & Baking
Holiday Song
Angels We Have Heard On High
Last Christmas
Holiday Tradition
Swedish Pancakes & Singing Carols Together on Christmas
Mexican Feasts for Christmas Eve Dinner
Ice Cream
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Chubby Hubby by Ben & Jerry's
Junk Food
French Fries
Leisure Activity
Binge watching Netflix while knitting
Outdoor Magazine
Memory with a Child
Camping with Katie & Daphne
When Daphne gets super loopy and laughs at everything
Memory with Spouse
Traveling to Ecuador together
Traveling to Ecuador
Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2
First Wives Club
Movie Munchie
Popcorn with lots of butter!
Movie Quote
There is no secret ingredient. To make something special you just have to believe it's special. - Kung Fu Panda
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Dumbledore
Movie Type
Romantic Comedies
Dear Evan Hansen or Wicked
Mamma Mia
Musical Group
Backstreet Boys
Olympic Event
Track & Field and Swimming
Track & Field and Swimming
Personal Hero
Russell Wilson
Dear Evan Hansen and Man of La Mancha
Dear Evan Hansen
Ernest Thayer - Casey at Bat
Dr. Seuss
Quality about my Spouse
Persistence - She never gives up even when times get hard. And she loves to laugh.
His genuine care for the welfare and happiness of others
One man scorned and covered with scars still strive with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world was better for this. -Don Quixote.
In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.
Shiro's Sushi
Anyplace that I can get great Mexican Food
Italian Meat
John 14:27 - Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Isaiah 53:2-5
Shopping Store
Haven't got a care - The Barra McNeils
Vienna by Billy Joel
Sport to Play
Capture the Flag
Sport to Watch
The Olympics
Sports Star
Russell Wilson
Karl Malone
Sports Team
Seattle Seahawks
Subject in School
Math & History
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Anything Mexican
Time of Day
When I get to see my wife and daughter
The evening when we have family dinner and spend time together
British Baking Night from Great British Baking Show or watching Masked Singer as a family on Friday Nights
Friday night family movie night
TV Show
Parks & Rec
Parks & Rec
TV Show Character
Andy or Ron Swanson from Parks & Rec
Andy from Parks & Rec
Type of Music
Everything under the Sun
Classic Rock
Vacation Spot
Video Game
Call of Duty or Halo 1
Just Dance

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