About us

Family picture before heading to church
Aaron is the oldest of 5 kids (4 boys and 1 girl). He was born in Mesa, AZ and lived there most of
his life. He grew up in the LDS church and received his Eagle Scout award at the age of 14. He went on a church mission to Argentina for 2 years and can still speak Spanish. Aaron got his Bachelors and Masters from ASU. He became an Enrolled Agent in 2008. We own our tax business, Aaron is real busy during tax time but has lots of free time the rest of the year. During that 8 months he works only a few days a week so we get to be together a lot as a family.

Tami is the oldest of 4 kids (2 boys and 2 girls). She was born in Wichita, Kansas. Her dad was in the
Air Force when she was born. She and her parents moved back to Arizona when she was real young.
She grew up in the LDS church. Her greatest memories are family trips, going to the cabin and camping. So she likes to make sure her kids get to go to fun places, travel, camp and go to the cabin often so they can have some great memories when they are older too. Tami loves being a stay-at-home mom and enjoys photography, making things on photoshop, selling cards and prints in her Etsy store, shopping, & decorating our home.

We met in May 2000 and got married in September 2000. We love being parents and doing things with and for our children. They bring us so much joy.

Aaron is an accountant and Tami is a stay-at-home mom. As a family we love to camp, go anywhere with a beach, spend time at our family cabin, go to Disneyland, and hang out with our extended family as much as we can. We both have a lot of our family that lives nearby so our kids are close to their grandparents and cousins and love to play with them all the time. We live in a great neighborhood where we have lots of great neighbors and church members nearby. Our children attend a really good school where we have really seen them grow and thrive.

About our cute kids..... All 3 of our kids were adopted. We got our boys at birth and got our daughter when she was 18 months old.

Hayden, our oldest son, is outgoing and likes to stay busy. He is a great helper and loves to serve others. He loves playing with his friends & cousins, playing football and basketball, but most of all he loves to skateboard. He has been taking lessons for a few years and loves it. He even enters some skating competitions and does really well. He is a really good skateboarder, son, friend and big brother. Hayden is also a Cub Scout and loves it. Hayden wants another baby brother.

Emmie, our only daughter, takes Tumbling classes and Cheer. She loves getting to be around other girls and bounce around. She loves going to school. She loves the social part of it but also loves learning. She does really good in school and always gets Honor Roll. She loves playing with her friends & cousins, riding her bike, art and playing school. She also likes to skateboard with her older brother and roller skate at home. Emmie is a good sister and loves to help others. Emmie really wants a sister.

Paxton, our youngest son, is currently in preschool. He loves his class but loves being home with mommy more during the day while the kids are at school. He loves any kind of truck and plays with his trucks most the day. He loves anything to do with police cars or firetrucks and says he will be a police man one day. He adores his big brother and sister and loves all the attention he gets from them. He is super silly, funny, sweet and makes us all laugh each day. Paxton just started taking Skateboarding lessons and loves it. Paxton really wants a baby brother and sister.

The kids also attend church each Sunday and enjoy their friends and teachers at church.
Laguna Beach, CA 2011

Laguna Beach, CA 2011

Dear, Expecting Parent

Thank you for taking the time to check out our page. We have been blessed with 3 wonderful kids. Each child came to us through adoption and each kids’ adoption was different.

“Adoption isn't a birthmother's rejection but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last”

We hope to adopt at least one more time. We all feel a strong desire to grow our family and we are all excited to see where this new adoption journey takes us. Even though we do not know you, we pray for you and think about you often. We admire your courage, love, strength, and selflessness as you decide what is best for you and your baby.

Growing up I didn't think about adopting. I assumed after marriage we would have biological children. Early in our marriage we knew it would be hard to have children. At the time we knew several families that went to our church who had adopted. I would see their beautiful families at church and we knew we wanted that too. After deciding to adopt we felt an overwhelming feeling that is what we were meant to do. I know God placed us in the right place and the right time being with those families at church. It really helped us know early on we wanted to adopt and start a family.

Because we have adopted several times and have talked with our kids birth moms we are very aware how you may be feeling while making this big decision. We know your decision is hard and isn't taken lightly. We know choosing adoption requires a lot of prayer and faith. Our kids know they were adopted. They know they were adopted because their birth mom's wanted what was best for them. They know their birth mom's loved them so much that they made this brave decision to place them for adoption. One of my favorite adoption quotes is by Mary Hines. She said “Adoption isn't a birth mother's rejection but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last.” We truly believe this!

I know most expecting mom's feel like people and their future child will look down on them for choosing adoption, when in most cases the mom is doing something good for the child. A lot of people understand this choice and some people don't. You just have to go with your heart and gut. Unplanned does not equal unwanted. Adoption is about love! Giving the child the best life possible, whatever that may be. I often tell my children...."Your birth mom didn't place you for adoption because she didn't love you, she placed you for adoption because SHE DID love you!" I really do know this to be true, so they need to know it too.

Though we have not been able to have children of our own, we feel overjoyed with the opportunity to adopt. We know this is what we are meant to do. We have appreciation for and don’t take for granted the situations that brought our children to us. Many things had to fall perfectly into place so we know adoption is truly God's work and we are so blessed to be a part of His plan.
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