We do know you will be blessed as you make the best choice for you and your child.
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at our profile! We’re excited to meet you and learn more about you. We will never be able to understand how difficult this process is for you, but we do know you will be blessed as you make the best choice for you and your child. We met in May 2008 and married April 11, 2009 in the Rexburg, Idaho LDS temple. We have always talked about having children, and in April 2016 we were so blessed to add a sweet baby boy to our family through adoption. His name is Riley and we love having an open adoption with his birth parents and their families!
Our first family picture (minus Stella). We absolutely love being parents to this sweet boy!
A little bit about us..
Every day is a new adventure, and we can't wait for more to come!
Todd: 4th of 6 kids, loves most things nerdy, outdoorsy, and food. Enjoys cooking, watching movies, making people laugh, and is the favorite uncle. Loves being a father and providing for the family. Dreams of traveling the world taking pictures with Kristen, and becoming a Jedi. Born in Moab, Utah and grew up in Florida and North Carolina. Graduated from UVU with a degree in Art and Visual Communication.. Kristen: 4th of 5 kids, loves baking, taking naps, and visiting pet stores. Enjoys a good book, living close to family and friends, and has a secret stash of chocolate in her purse (shhh.. don't tell Todd!). She loves being able to spend the day hanging out with Riley! Dreams of helping others, and traveling the world. Born and raised in Rexburg, Idaho and graduated from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Health Science. Stella: Loves taking naps, snuggling, and pretending to be a human. Came into our family October 2014 and feels like she's been a part of our family forever. Riley: Loves eating yummy food, playing outside, spending time with friends and family, going to preschool, coloring and painting wonderful creations, hanging out with his birth parents, and making everyone fall in love with him. Born in Idaho and became a part of our family April 2016. We can't imagine our lives without him and can't wait to see him as an older brother! Todd, Kristen and Riley: Love eating good food, trying new things, going on adventures, spending time with family and friends, and being ridiculous together. Every day is a new adventure, and we can't wait for more to come!
At the fair with Riley's birth parents J & M!
Our relationship with Riley's birth parents..
We believe that we aren't just adopting a child, but a whole family!
We love having an open adoption with Riley's birth parents- they are such great people. We have been blessed to live pretty close to them (a 3 hour drive) and we visit as often as we can (which ends up being several times a year) and keep in contact by texting and posting pictures on Instagram a couple of times a week. Soon after Riley was born we set up an Instagram account for Riley just for his birth parents to follow so we can post pictures of him often. It's a great way to share pictures, events, and memories with them! We love that Riley will grow up knowing just how much his birth parents and their families love him. We feel that adoption is such a great way to bring families together and to create lasting friendships and memories. We believe that we aren't just adopting a child, but a whole family! We hope to have a similar relationship with our future birth parents, as long as that is something everyone is comfortable with.
Enjoying the fall weather 2019
We would love to form a relationship with you before and after the adoption takes place.
We know that Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us. Sometimes His plan isn’t the easiest, but it helps us to become the person that He wants us to be. We pray that you will be able to make the best decision for your child, and that you’ll be blessed with strength and peace during this process. We would love to form a relationship with you before and after the adoption takes place. If we are a right fit, we want your child to know you and how much you love them. We also want you to be included in our life in whatever degree you are comfortable with. We have been hoping and praying for someone like you to bless our lives. We look forward to meeting you! Take care, Todd, Kristen, and Riley