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.