|Our Education||Bachelor of Science- Sociology ||Doctor of Veterinary Medicine|
|Our Professions||Police Officer||Veterinarian |
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian |
|Some of Cody & Ashley's Favorites
|Food||Chicken Fried Steak||Cody's Mac and Cheese|
|Thing to do with spare time||Fishing||Volunteering with animal based non-profits|
|Vacation Spot||Yellowstone National Park||Kaikoura, New Zealand|
|Weekend Activity ||Backyard BBQs||Playing games with family|
|Holiday ||Thanksgiving because there's so much food and time for games.||Christmas because there's family everywhere|
|Disney Movie||Hercules- who didn't want to be Hercules as a kid?||Aristocats- everyone loves kittens!|
|Childhood Memory ||Spending time outdoors with grandparents||Helping my grandparents at the vet clinic|
|More About Our Family
Our family doesn’t just include the two-legged kind. We have been blessed with three amazing rescue pooches (Shady, Archie and Grace) and one elderly rescue cat (BooBerry) that bring us laughter, companionship, and constant cuddles. Our pups have been amazing with our large family and enjoy running around the yard with the kiddos and secretly begging for those delicious toddler leftovers. We also have 11 chickens and two goats. They've been great additions to our homes! We love to watch their silly antics and enjoy their fresh eggs.
We continue to hold Christ at the center of our household. Some of our fondest memories are during Wednesday bible studies and those special sermons we've been blessed to hear together. We truly believe that it takes a village to raise a child. Not only are we extremely lucky to have more than twenty of our closest family members less than a thirty-minute drive of us, we will ensure our child is raised surrounded by a supportive church family. Our church has been extremely supportive and helpful throughout our marriage and adoption journey.
|We live in the state of...|
Colorful Colorado! Colorado offers us the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors during every season. From boating on the reservoir to snowmobiling in the mountains, there's an adventure for everyone to enjoy. You know the saying, "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes". Our small town is full of parks, trails, and outdoor opportunities. We also have the luxury of living within two hours of our state capitol, Denver, and only thirty minutes from other large cities. There's not many days that there's not something to do around here to keep you busy!
|Our Adoption Decision |
We have long known that we wanted to be parents no matter which route we took to grow our family. We were drawn to adoption due to the fact that Ashley's family tree sadly includes genetics for a connective tissue syndrome called Ehlers Danlos. Although Ashley is not affected by the syndrome, we have decided that growing our family through adoption was the right choice for us.
Together, we love to fish, play with our dogs, tend to our garden/farm, play corn hole and enjoy local festivals. Although we love the great outdoors, we are also big fans of lazy weekends where we snuggle on the couch and simply enjoy each other's presence. Disney + has been a great addition our weekly movie nights!
Cody loves watching movies, fishing not matter what season, and college football (GO BUCKEYES). He somewhat jokingly says he cannot wait to put our child into a baby backpack and head to the river for some fishing. Cody recently got a smoker grill and that has only expanded his cooking repertoire.
Ashley loves baking, dancing, gardening, hiking and traveling. She also really enjoys sharing her passion for volunteering for animal based non profits with her younger cousins whether this is playing with shelter kittens or volunteering with underserved populations.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
We are open to newborn through three months old.
That'd be twice the fun! We'd be thrilled to welcome twins into our family.
We'd adore a sibling group with the oldest being up to 2 years old.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic, Caucasian/Native American|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We will respect the adoption plan that you feel most comfortable with including photos, letters and visits. We believe that there's nothing better than having more people in our children's lives to love them!
In our home, your child will know love, strength, success, and support. Your child will always know their story and we promise that they will have access to amazing education and opportunities to explore the world. We will respect the adoption plan that you feel most comfortable with and are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits.
If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.