Kaylie Johnson, Birth mother
"I can't imagine more perfect parents for my Chloe girl. Katie and Josh are so amazing, I adore them and the effort they put in to make sure I know how much they love and appreciate both Chloe AND me as her birthmother. They are so committed to maintaining a relationship with me, teaching Chloe how loved she is and helping her to understand why she was adopted. She truly has the family and life I wanted so badly for her to have, and more. I'm so thankful to have this family in my life! I love them all more than words can say, and I never could have imagined how perfect this would be for all involved."
Alli Nielson, Longtime Friend
"Josh and Katie are absolutely amazing parents. Katie was a fun 1st Grade teacher and she’s used her skills to become a great mom to her two children. Josh is a very caring friend who will do anything for you and I have seen him doing the same with his kids. I love being around Josh and Katie. They are always up for an adventure. They have a strong faith in God. And are normal good people. I would trust them to raise my kids. Any child that joins their family will be a loved and happy child. "
Lacey Leonardson, Sister
"We’re the Leonardson’s, I’m Katies sister. The Westover’s and Leonardson’s have lived by each other for almost 6 years now! I’ve watch them raise their 2 beautiful children. Katie and josh are full of adventure. They want their kids to live life to the fullest. Family is important to them, so their kids have many people around them who love them (and spoil them 😁). Katie is fun, creative, kind, understanding and gentle with her kids. There’s nothing they could do that would make her angry at them. She teaches them to be smart and encourages them to try their hardest but allows them to be themselves. Josh is adventurous, always up for anything, willing to leave work or stay home if his family needs him. He’s the fun dad, always loves to make his kids laugh or play outside with them. If there was someone deserving of another child, it’s them. They’ve waiting so long to have a family, so they cherish every moment they have with their kids. We love their family and can’t wait to see what the future holds for them. The Leonardson’s "
Shel Eldredge, Birth Grandma
"As the mother of a birth mom, it doesn't get any better than Katie and Josh. Watching God put a family together through this experience is scary, humbling, and heart wrenching but I can honestly say it was beautiful and divinely orchestrated. Josh and Katie always put my daughter first. They didn't push her. They honored her wishes at every turn and showed her pure love and support. They continue to support and involve her as much as possible, reaching out often. They want their children to have healthy loving relationships with their birth moms. I have never once had to worry if my granddaughter was being taken care of, taught, or loved. There is no such thing as a perfect parent but they are amazing parents. Their children are learning kindness, responsibility, and love of God and family. I love them like my own children. They are selfless, yet willing to create healthy boundaries. I can honestly say I know my granddaughter is right where she was always meant to be."