Laura & Jeffrey

Hoping to Adopt (Colorado)


About Us

Every step in our journey has lead us to this point.

My grandmother crocheted this beautiful receiving blanket, which we have saved for future children.
In early 2013, after a typical first five years of marriage, we were thrilled to find out we were pregnant. That pregnancy took us on a journey we never expected, but have learned to cherish. Our son Ethan was born with a severe heart defect that devastatingly took his life within 90 minutes of his birth. We love him so much and will forever hold him in our hearts as part of our family. If you are interested in learning more about Ethan, we used this blog ( to keep family and friends updated on his well-being. It gives an insightful look into our lives during that challenging time.
The subsequent years came with unexplained infertility and turned our hearts to adoption. Knowing several families who have been blessed by adoption lead us to this decision that feels right for our family.
About Jeff

Hard working, goofy, and thoughtful.

Jeff can recall facts I told him on our first date. He never forgets!
Jeff works hard to provide for our family by managing treasury projects for his company. The last three years he has been in school earning his MBA at night and studying for the CTP (Certified Treasury Professional) exam, which he passed in December! He is now enjoying some much needed free time after work, which he uses to serve in his church calling, research his next culinary feat, and try his hand at wood carving. Some of Jeff’s favorite things include raspberry hot chocolate, Star Wars Legos, cooking, and making people laugh.
About Laura

Caring, creative, and organized.

Laura likes to collect new hobbies. She is always wanting to learn new things!
Laura stays busy by working full time as a literacy specialist in an elementary school. After 10 years as a classroom teacher, she made the shift to working specifically with struggling readers in kindergarten, first, and second grades. She absolutely loves her job! In her free time she likes to make quilts, learn new crafty hobbies, and serve in her church calling. She also learned a little bit about gardening last summer and looks forward to another successful gardening season this year! Some of Laura’s favorite things include outdoor concerts, Hobby Lobby, reading, and cats.
Thank you!

The purpose of faith is not to change God's will, but to empower us to act on God's will. -Elder Uchtdorf

Life has not taken us in a direction we could have predicted, but we trust that we are being watched-over and protected every step of the way.
We have so much hope for a future family. Faith is an integral part of our lives and we know God is in every detail. We know He has been guiding us through every step in our journey and hope you know that He is guiding you as well. We want to commend you for considering adoption placement for your child and look forward to getting to know you. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!
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