We want to start by saying thank you.

Miles and Betsey
Thank you for taking the time to read this page and for considering placement as an option for you and your child. We hope this letter will help you get to know us and aid in your decision. As parents ourselves, we know that words can’t express the love between parent and child as well as the deep desire to make sure your child has the best possible life.

words can’t express the love between parent and child

We applaud you for considering adoption in pursuing that goal.
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

We’re Betsey and Miles

We’ve been married since 2010 when we celebrated and danced on a sunny day in Northern California with Betsey’s tennis shoes peeking out under her dress. Even though it would probably be accurate to say something like “we’ve had our share of ups and downs” the honest truth is that we love the life we have built together. We genuinely like each other, so even when tough times have come, like the year our dog died, Betsey had two miscarriages, MOiles’ mom passed away, he got laid off and we had to move, we got through it.

Our secret is supporting each other, being each-other’s best friend and cheerleader, and hot chocolate.

Our secret is supporting each other, being each-other’s best friend and cheerleader, and hot chocolate. Way too much hot chocolate, usually with donuts on the side.
We met at college in the fall of 2008. He was “that mean looking guy” she was “that tall girl” and none of that mattered after the Star Trek reboot trailer aired. We quickly bonded over nostalgic memories of watching Star Trek as kids every Saturday night and quickly realized we had more in common than we had differences. The first time we knew it was meant to be was probably that night that Miles launched into a very long-winded and detailed rant about all the things Star Wars: Attack of the Clones should have done differently, and Betsey just responded with her own well-researched and thought-out rant about Anakin’s fall to the dark side and how too much of it happened off screen.
Other than that, we bonded over a love of board games and puzzles, and both of us share a love of reading. In that way, our married life now isn’t too different from the things we did while dating. We’ll often spend the afternoon with a speed run of Monopoly, followed by an evening of talking about whatever Star Wars has done most recently, or just sitting together in the family room reading.
Board games

Board games

Our Family

Over the years our family has grown, it now includes three children and two toy poodles. As a family we traded in the tradition of Saturday night Star Trek for Wednesday night Masked Singer.
Nothing in our lives is as important to us as being parents.

Our children share in our love of games, our love of reading, and our love of laughter. Also, our love of vacations.

We absolutely love the children we have already, but we always thought that there would be more. We feel that adopting will make our family feel complete.
Our children share in our love of games, our love of reading, and our love of laughter. Also, our love of vacations. We make regular pilgrimages to Disneyland, truly the happiest place on earth, corndogs and churros notwithstanding, to Betsey’s family on the farm in Oregon, which is home to cousins, horses and other animals galore, St. George, the land of red rock hikes, sun and pool parties, and Island Park, filled with adventure surrounded by forest and yummy Old Faithful ice cream.
We live in a sunny, green town in northern Utah, and most of Miles’ family lives within a half hour drive. That means great big family dinners, with nearly a dozen kids running around and whatever Miles’ brother put on the smoker this week. Our children have no better friends than each-other and their cousins, which isn’t to say they don’t have other friends. Our children’s favorite pastime is keeping watch out our front window waiting to spot a playmate that they can run, scoot, or ride out to join. There are children playing everywhere in our neighborhood and no one can go long without finding a friend or three.
Hope to hear from you!

Hope to hear from you!

Our Hope


The last and maybe most important thing we think you should know is the role our faith has in our home. In our minds, one of our greatest responsibilities is to help our children form a relationship with God. We belong to The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Jesus Christ is the foundation of our lives.

We know that we share the same goal: the health and happiness of your child.


We know that this must be a tremendous decision for you, so please know we’ll be there to do everything we can to help you make the correct one. Come talk to us! We’d love to meet you and help you decide if our family is the right fit. If you decide your child would be happy with us, we will do everything in our power to provide a safe, stable, nurturing and fun family. We know that we share the same goal: the health and happiness of your child. Please know that we will make every effort to respect your wishes as to the level of involvement you want with your child. We would welcome an open adoption with weekly visits, or a closed adoption, or anything in between depending on your situation.
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