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Tyler & Kelly

We are so excited to expand our family and very thankful for the gift of adoption! Thank you for reading our profile as you consider the loving act of adoption for your child. We have so much love in our little family and long to share that love with another child. We look forward to raising this child to be the best person that they can be!

About Us

Tyler
Kelly
Job
Company President
Company Vice President
Education
Master's Degree in Business Administration
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
Children
Elizabeth
Relationship
Legally Married

How Adoption has Affected Us

Celebrating Fourth of July

Adoption made us a family! It has brought us more joy than we could ever imagine. We adopted our daughter, Elizabeth! From the moment we chose to adopt we knew we were in for something special. We have always loved children and from the time we were married, we were excited to grow our family. Our inability to conceive a biological child led us to further explore adoption. However, even before we tried to grow our family we discussed that adoption was something we were drawn to and was in our hearts.

Our First Family Day!

After many years of trying to conceive a biological child, it became clear that adoption was the way we would grow our family, and what a gift it has been! Adoption has given us the blessing of a child and has allowed us to become parents. We hope to have a home full of smiling and laughing little faces. Our hearts long to grow our family and they are bursting with love that we want to share with another child!

How We Met

We went to college together but didn't really know each other until two good friends of ours were married. Unknown to us, they always thought that we would make a great couple so they set up a dinner. Kelly was having these two friends over for dinner and received a message from them the day of the dinner asking if their friend, Tyler, could join. Of course, Kelly said yes, and thankfully so, as we immediately hit it off having many similar interests.

Tyler was drawn to Kelly's warmness and drive. Kelly was drawn to Tyler's sense of humor and fun-loving personality. After this initial meeting, we went out on a few more double dates with our good friends and then started dating each other. It was a whirlwind of a romance with time spent at dinners, going to sporting events, picnics, lots of walking and talking, traveling, and getting to know each other's family and friends, all while falling in love. It did not take long for us to realize that we were "the one" God made for each other and we were engaged in 10 months.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Happy Birthday, Kelly!

I admire Kelly's empathy and big heart. She is a loving, caring, and thoughtful woman who is always aware of others' emotions. She naturally wants to care for others. When someone is sad she is there to cheer them up. People are always commenting on how much love she has for everyone.  She is our glue and her spirit and natural tendencies make our house a home. 

I admire Tyler's unconditional love and patience.  Tyler is there to love those around him in their best moments and their worst moments. Always quick to forgive and never passing judgment. He is extremely patient, never gets his feathers ruffled and carries himself with a deep sense of calmness and rationality. Kelly also admires Tyler's enthusiasm for trying new things. Tyler is always learning more about the vast world around him and he has a zest for life that continually allows us new experiences.

We admire Elizabeth's good nature, love of learning, and fun spirit. She seems to be always happy, ready to share her favorite toy or snack, and ready to explore new things. She has a wonderful demeanor and is meant to be a big sister.

Photos

Fire Pit and S'mores in Our Backyard
Fire Pit and S'mores in Our Backyard
Relaxing on a Beach
Relaxing on a Beach
Go Longhorns!
Go Longhorns!
Baseball Game with Tyler's Sister and Her Husband
Baseball Game with Tyler's Sister and Her Husband
Seeing the Elephants at the Zoo
Seeing the Elephants at the Zoo
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Meeting Animals at the Local Park
Meeting Animals at the Local Park
Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween!
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Enjoying Walking Trails in Spain
Enjoying Walking Trails in Spain
At the Pumpkin Patch
At the Pumpkin Patch
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Fire Pit and S'mores in Our Backyard
Fire Pit and S'mores in Our Backyard
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Relaxing on a Beach
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Go Longhorns!
Go Longhorns!
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Baseball Game with Tyler's Sister and Her Husband
Baseball Game with Tyler's Sister and Her Husband
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Seeing the Elephants at the Zoo
Seeing the Elephants at the Zoo
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Happy Birthday, Elizabeth
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth
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Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
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Meeting Animals at the Local Park
Meeting Animals at the Local Park
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Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween!
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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
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Enjoying Walking Trails in Spain
Enjoying Walking Trails in Spain
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At the Pumpkin Patch
At the Pumpkin Patch

Our Extended Families

Tyler's Family

Our daughter Elizabeth, and our extended family is the center of our world. We truly enjoy each other's company and are not only family but the best of friends. We live within minutes of many members of our family and see them as often as we can. We grew up surrounded by our grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins and still treasure those close relationships today. It takes a village to raise a child and we are happy to know that we can count on the support of our families. This child will grow up with many grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and of course, a big sister to love them!

Kelly's Family

We have lots of family traditions and activities that we look forward to sharing with this child. In the summers we barbeque, go to baseball games, watch fireworks and take family vacations to the beach and lake. We go fishing, boating, and make s'mores around a bonfire. We have lots of holiday traditions that are special to us. Watching the Thanksgiving Day parade in the morning and later that day the breaking of the wishbone before enjoying Thanksgiving meals with our family. On Christmas Eve we attend Church as a family and then go to our parents' house for a big meal. Later we exchange gifts and watch our favorite Christmas movies.

We had a wonderful childhood due to the people who were in it and we know our families are ready and excited to give that experience to this child.

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in an idyllic community in Missouri that has many young families, historic homes, sidewalks, and beautiful trees. We are walking distance to wonderful churches, schools, and parks with playgrounds and playing fields.  Just down the street is a community rec center with swimming pools, an ice rink, basketball courts, and tennis courts. Parades and outdoor celebrations are commonplace in our community. The Fourth of July is the biggest of these celebrations. The parade is up the street from our home. Every year our neighbors come out to watch the high school band and all of the floats. There is also a carnival with many rides and games then a huge fireworks display.

We built our home in 2018 and it has plenty of room for another child. It is one and a half stories and has an open floor plan allowing us to keep our eyes on little ones. Our home is bright with many windows that look out on our yard which has lots of space for us to play under the shade of tall trees. When we are not outside, you will find us around the table with family and friends sharing in Kelly's homemade lasagna and Tyler's famous cheesecake while catching up and telling stories. We also like to play games, watch sporting events, and listen to music with the occasional dance party. Our home is a place where everyone feels comfortable and leaves with a full belly and a smile on their face.

From Us to You

Hi, we are Tyler and Kelly and we are honored that you are learning more about us. We admire your strength and believe that you are very brave in considering adoption for your child. Your love for your child is evident and we promise to love your child with the same selfless love that you are showing them now.

Love is what started this journey for us nine years ago when we met. There was an instant spark and the kind of butterflies in your stomach that keep you up all night dreaming about the possibilities of having found your forever person. Quickly these butterflies turned into love and that love has been the greatest joy of our lives. We have been married for seven years and each day that love grows deeper and stronger. In 2019 we were able to add another dimension to this love, the shared love of a child, when our family grew by the adoption of our daughter, Elizabeth. It's amazing how someone so little can make your hearts grow so big and we can feel our hearts wanting to grow again with more love to share.

Tyler is a banker at a local bank. During his fourteen years with his employer, he has built strong bonds with small business owners as they start and grow their companies. He finds it truly rewarding work to help others make their dreams a reality. Tyler is able to set his own schedule which is very helpful in meeting the needs of a child. Kelly has been employed by another local bank for thirteen years and finances the construction of buildings in our community. She finds great satisfaction in providing places for people to live, work, and play. Kelly's office is close to our home and she has the flexibility to work from home when needed. Our relationship is one of our greatest strengths. We are not just a married couple, we are each other's best friend. We enjoy spending our free time together just hanging out and laughing. Together we are at our best. The love that we have for each other is deeply rooted and immense. We became closer and our relationship stronger as we suffered together through infertility for over five years. We each knew we were called to be parents before we even fell in love and once we fell in love, the desire to share our love with a child only grew greater.

Adoption has always had a place in our hearts but our love and admiration for it grew in 2019 with the adoption of our daughter and now again by providing us with the opportunity to grow our family and to share our love. Your child is already so loved by us. Our hearts are deeply and completely dedicated to loving, caring, and raising your child. We will give the best of ourselves and do anything we can to make sure that your child feels loved and safe. We will give them a childhood free of worry and full of support, laughter, and learning.

Our support structure is huge. From day one, your child will have an extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins that shower them with love. It is important that you know we are thinking about you and that you are already very special to our family. We look forward to getting to know you. We will faithfully send you pictures, letters, and emails throughout your child's life. We believe that you are brave and courageous and will make sure that your child shares in our beliefs. It is our hope that we have brought you some comfort and peace as you consider this selfless act of love for your child. Thank you for considering adoption and thank you for considering us.

With love and gratitude,

Tyler & Kelly

Favorites

Tyler
Kelly
Actor
Kevin Hart
Tom Hanks
Actress
Audrey Hepburn
Meryl Streep
Animal
Longhorn
Dogs
Author
Tom Clancey
Ernest Hemmingway
Book
Les Miserables
For fun and light reading...anything about France written by Peter Mayle
Candy Bar
Snickers
100 Grand
Cartoon
Scooby Doo
The Jetsons
Childhood Memory
Sitting on the back of my dads truck with him and my brother eating donuts watching trains go by
Playing dress up and house with my Mom and Grandma
Childhood Toy
Anything Nerf
Baby dolls
Children's Book
Charlotte's Web
Little House on the Prairie series
City
Paris
Paris
Classic Movie
Sabrina
The Goonies...classic enough for my generation!
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Coconut Cream Pie
Warm chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Cinderella
Dream Car
Porsche
Don't have one
Dream Job
A wine maker in France
Travel Agent...so that I can try out all of the trips first or interior decorator
Dream Vacation
Around the World Cruise
Months in Southern France
Family Activity
Long family walks
Fly fishing
Flower / Plant
Rose
Lavender, hydrangeas, peonies and alstroemerias
Food
Pizza
My mom's lasagna
Form of Exercise
Tennis
Running
Fruit
Banana
Watermelon
Game
Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit
Catch phrase
Hobby
Reading
Traveling, crafting, decorating, talking on the phone
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
O Come O Come Emmanuel
Oh Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Eve Gifts and Dinner with my parents by the fireplace
Christmas Eve at one of our parents' house with siblings, nieces and nephews.
Ice Cream
Mint Cookie
Mint cookie
Junk Food
Chicken Wings
Anything cheese related...nachos, Doritos and cheese puffs
Leisure Activity
Golf
Spending time with family and friends
Magazine
Golf Digest
Better Homes and Gardens
Memory with a Child
the day our daughter was born and holding her for the first time
Meeting our daughter for the first time!
Memory with Spouse
Our wedding day. Watching her walk down the aisle, she appeared angelic to me.
The look on Tyler's face when he saw me walking down the aisle on our wedding day!
Movie
The Sum of All Fears
Christmas Vacation
Movie Munchie
Popcorn with M&Ms
Popcorn
Movie Quote
Alright, Alright, Alright - Dazed and Confused
"Save the neck for me, Clark!" Cousin Eddie, Christmas Vacation
Movie Type
Action
Comedy and historical movies
Musical
Newsies
Wizard of Oz
Musical Group
Sinatra and the various members of the Rat Pack
Zac Brown Band
Nursery Rhyme
The Wheels on the Bus
You are my Sunshine
Olympic Event
Gymnastics
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Winston Churchill
My brother, Jason
Play
Hamilton
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Poet
Robert Frost
Robert Frost
Quality about my Spouse
The way she cares so deeply about others
Unconditional Love
Quote
Never...was so much owed by so many to so few - Winston Churchill
"Never cease to cultivate the vine which has been entrusted to you." St. Angela Merici
Restaurant
Raising Canes
Lion's Choice
Sandwich
Turkey Club
Cheeseburger
Scripture
John 3:30
Isiah 40:31
Shopping Store
Amazon
Target
Song
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
"Come Away with Me" by Norah Jones
Sport to Play
Golf
Golf
Sport to Watch
Baseball
Baseball and hockey
Sports Star
Derek Jeter
Ryan O'Reilly
Sports Team
New York Yankees
Cardinals
Subject in School
Any history class
Math and Spanish
Superhero
Wolverine
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Tacos
My Mom's Lasagna
Time of Day
Dawn
Evenings
Tradition
Getting coffee Saturday morning with my wife and daughter and going for long walks
Weekend breakfast around the kitchen table and family walks around the neighborhood
TV Show
Father Brown
The Crown
TV Show Character
Father Brown
Carrie Bradshaw
Type of Music
Classical
Country, pop and Christian
Vacation Spot
France
France
Video Game
Madden Football
Crash Bandicoot

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