In Closing

Nov 20, 2020

It is a challenge to summarize our entire life into this one profile, but we hope we provided you with a glimpse into who we are and how much we love each other. Family means everything to us and we are so excited to welcome a new baby into our home and our lives. Your child will always be cared for, live in a home filled with fun and laughter and know exactly how much you loved him or her from the very beginning. Our entire family strongly believes that more love is better love and your baby will always know this too. We look forward to learning more about you and hearing about the dreams you have for your baby. Your courage to make this brave decision for your child says so much about you already. Adoption is the most serious responsibility a husband and wife can assume and we are ready to bring your child into our lives. Thank you for considering us and may God bless you and your family.

Our Adventures

Nov 20, 2020

Our family is extremely active in the summer and the winter because we love outdoor adventures in the mountains of Idaho. Kalian and Kolton mountain bike, snowboard and fish. Brandi skis, takes care of little Abe and stores our memories in scrapbooks when we get back home. You can find us in the snow in McCall, Idaho in the winter, flying down trails in Eagle, Idaho in the spring and fall and swimming in the Boise River in the summer. We often watch the New England Patriots and the Sacramento Kings on TV, we attend weekly outings and play dates with Abraham's friends and we all love to do house projects together on the weekends. We also enjoy going to the movies, bowling and attending sporting events and live concerts. Our favorite places to vacation include the ocean in Maine, any part of the great state of Texas and our favorite resort in Cabo San Lucas. We do an annual Spring Break trip to the mountains with our entire family to ski, sled and enjoy the snow. It is a great opportunity for all of the cousins to spend time together and we look forward to it every year.

Our Home

Nov 20, 2020

We bought our current house three years ago and we're steadily making it our own. We have 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, two large living areas and a super fun backyard with an in ground swimming pool and brand new hot tub. Kalian's prized Traeger grill is also in our backyard so we spend many evenings out there swimming and grilling. We live in a peaceful, well-established neighborhood with many families who also have small children. All of our neighbors are friendly and reliable, they watch our dogs when we go on vacation, shared the cost when we replaced our fence and helped us install our new appliances last weekend. Kalian and Kolton work out in our garage and front yard almost every afternoon while Abraham and Brandi play catch, go for scooter rides or set up his water table to be outside with them. We are within walking distance to the local playground and the elementary school. We're also surrounded by many options for shopping and dining and can drive to the local zoo, a giant waterpark and many outdoor recreation areas in 10-20 minutes. We frequent the Greenbelt by the river for bike rides, walks or to go fishing. Our town is the perfect place to raise a family and we are very happy here.

Our Pets

Nov 20, 2020

We have two dogs: an 8 year old rat terrier named Nacho and a 6 year old pit bull named Fran. Nacho found his way to us when he was about a year old, his owner was retiring and ready to do some traveling and his energy level was a bit too much for her more relaxed lifestyle. He loves food, swimming and playing chase, but dislikes rainy days and cold weather. We found Fran at the SPCA when she was also about a year old. She had been recovering there after being hit but a car, but had recently been cleared for adoption. She loves absolutely everything and everyone, but is especially fond of toys she can pull the stuffing out of, big hugs and playing with Kolton and Abraham. We still haven't found anything she really dislikes. People often call them the odd couple because their coats are so similar, but their size and personalities couldn't be more different. They're both loyal, loving and full of life and couldn't be happier when the boys are playing with them.

Why Adoption

Nov 20, 2020

After several years trying for children we learned we were experiencing unexplained infertility. We weren't sure if we would ever be able to conceive on our own so we began exploring adoption. We quickly embraced this amazing opportunity to grow our family because we wanted children to love and care for. We felt very strongly, and still do, that love, trust and commitment make a family and that was what really mattered to us. Adoption has now been a true gift to our family, twice! We brought Kolton home forever from Ethiopia in June of 2006 when he was four months old and Abraham was born in Texas and joined our family in December of 2016 when he was one month old. We are so thankful we've been blessed and trusted by two selfless birth families and able to add to our family in such a special way. We are as amazed by our two adoption stories as other families are about their birth stories. Adoption is a miracle, it bonds two families together forever through unconditional love.

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