Motes Population 3
Hoping to add more

Motes Population 3 Hoping to add more

Hello! We are excited to get to know you!

We are Shane, Kaitlyn, and Lucy Motes. Shane and I have been married since the summer of 2012. Lucy girl joined our family April of 2016 through the miracle of adoption.

Our family motto: Love Without Fear

We live in a small community in southern Utah right up against the beautiful Abajo Mountains with the surrounding areas being the majestic red rock country. As a family we spend a lot of time outdoors where we live camping, fishing, hiking, four-wheeling and exploring. We also love to play games together and are very competitive with each other. Settlers of Catan is our favorite game. Lucy’s favorite game is hide and go seek and mouse trap. We are a very religious family and believe that it is important to keep God at the center of our lives. We have one fun and energetic dog named Autumn. She is a golden doodle. Autumn is fantastic with children. Autumn and Lucy are best friends and do everything together. Autumn sleeps on the floor in Lucy's room every night. Pizza and tacos are a staple at our house. Who isn’t in love with pizza and tacos though?
Adoption is very special to us. It is how we have chosen to build our family and we feel very blessed. We believe in open adoption. We live close to Lucy’s birth mother and her family and love the opportunity we have to see them often. Lucy's birth father lives further away but he is still very much a part of Lucy’s life. Open adoption to us means that we communicate often through social media, text, and visits. We respect the wishes and desires of all expecting parents but we hope to have a relationship with our children’s birth parents. We hope to not only have open communication but also to connect and build a friendship with them as well. Lucy’s birth family has become our family and we hope for that in the future as well.
Where we live :)

Where we live :)

More about our family

Shane is a wonderful husband and father. He loves to have tea parties with Lucy and take Kaitlyn out on dates. A date to Shane can simply mean going on a walk to the post office to pick up the mail. Shane is brilliant. He is our mechanic, electrician, carpenter, and plumber. He does everything. He spends his free time hiking, hunting, and building things for his family. He just built Lucy’s toddler bed and it turned out amazing. Shane is the oldest of 5 brothers and has two very supportive parents who love to spoil Lucy. Lucy is the only grandchild on the Motes side and we love watching her uncles and aunts play and interact with her. Shane is a teacher. He teaches religion to high school students. Shane recently finished his Masters in Business Leadership and Administration.
One thing that everyone loves about Shane is how quirky he is. He literally can’t go anywhere quickly, between driving like a grandpa and stopping to talk to everyone. When Shane starts telling a story he is excited about he will snap his fingers over and over again. He prefers to shake people’s hands instead of hugging them and on a regular basis Shane will invite random people over to the house for dinner and will tell me as they are walking in. He is a very humble and kind man. He is always looking for ways to serve others. His family always comes first.
I am a stay at home mother. I find great joy and fulfillment in raising Lucy and can’t wait to have another little one to love. Honesty is very important to me. When you are around me you will quickly learn that what you see is what you get. I love diversity. I am a people person and enjoy sorrounding myself with friends and family. In my free time I love to learn how to cook new things, help others in their own adoption journey, and exercise. I am in no way a creative person but I do love learning how to make my house into a home and had a blast decorating our nursery. I have four siblings. My sisters are my best friends. I talk to them every day. My family is very close and we love to spend time together.
Some call me a clean freak, but I think that I just love to simplify my life and keep things organized. I love quirky people which is probably one the of the reasons why I married Shane. One thing that keeps me pushing through this adoption journey is that I have learned the importance of finding joy in the journey. I strongly believe that happiness is a choice and that I have power to make my life great.
Lucy girl is the life of the party. She is a very active toddler and is smart for her age. She loves to learn and is currently learning how to count, name colors, sing ABC’s, do puzzles, and can spell her own name. Watch out because she will talk anyone’s ears off. Lucy loves all things animals and Moana. Her favorite places to go is anywhere that she will see an animal. Horses are her favorite. She is a daddy’s girl but will only go to mommy when she is sick, hungry, or tired. She is not shy and loves to meet new people. Food is her love language and will do anything for cheese and fruit snacks, but who wouldn’t? She always wakes up hangry. Lucy has 10 cousins and counting and she loves to be around them or talk to them on FaceTime. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to be Lucy’s parents and have the opportunity raise her.
We can't promise that we will be perfect parents but we can promise that we will love every child that comes to our home unconditionally. We will support and encourage them to always be their best selves and be their advocates.

We can't promise that we will be perfect parents but we can promise that we will love every child that comes to our home unconditionally. We will support and encourage them to always be their best selves and be their advocates.

Contacting Us

We have thought and prayed long and hard about our decision to adopt. We know it is what is right for our family. We know that we can provide a stable and loving home for a child. We are excited to be a part of this journey and always want what is best for every expecting parent and their baby that crosses our path. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Call/ text Kaitlyn at 435-459-0452
or follow us on Facebook under Motes Family Hoping to Adopt or Instagram under ourhopefuladventures.

Sincerely the Motes