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Hello from warm Arizona. We are Bryce and ShiAnne and we’re excited to begin our journey as first-time parents through adoption. We are thrilled to adopt a baby of any gender or race and we are open to staying in touch with you through photos, letters, and visits.
We have been married for 7 years now. We spend as much time as possible outdoors, road tripping, camping, summiting mountains, mountain bike riding, and running. We are excited to share our love of life, our passion for adventure and desire for learning with your child.
Our time spent together is filled with conversation, laughter, and fun. We love exploring the great outdoors together, pretty much anywhere. One of our favorite things to do is travel. We enjoy exploring our state, country, and the world around us. Most weekends are spent:
- Bicycle riding, hiking, or trail running hoping to stumble on interesting wildlife, plants, or geography as we go.
- Enjoying delicious coffee in the mornings and making dinners together while listening to music in the evening.
Our desire to start a family and share our love of exploring and experiencing all of God’s beautiful earth as a family has brought us to adoption. We are excited to watch our child grow through all of life’s stages, from first steps to riding a bicycle to learning to cook to entering a science fair and watching them in their first sporting event. We are excited to provide our child with every opportunity to accomplish his or her goals and passions.
About Bryce by ShiAnne
Bryce is one of the kindest and most caring people I know. He’s patient, calm, always ready for an adventure, and will be an amazing father! He loves to challenge himself and makes life so fun and interesting. Bryce is a Mechanical Engineer and has worked from home for the last 6 years. His favorite thing to do is be in the mountains riding bicycles, running, and camping.
Our friends’ kids love Bryce. He would spend hours playing tag and hide and seek with them. He always is encouraging but adds a little adventure to playtime by giving the kids challenges that they love to do. As a father, he will always be there for our child no matter the circumstances. I’m excited to see Bryce share all the things he enjoys doing with our child and I know that he is excited to take them on bike rides, play games with them, teach them how to ski, climb and explore, and share with them how to enjoy life to the fullest.
About ShiAnne by Bryce
ShiAnne is an extremely intelligent and driven person. She has an adventurous spirit, a passion for the great outdoors, and truly embraces any challenge that comes her way. She will excel at motherhood just like she has every other challenge in life. She will instill a strong and successful character in our child with her extraordinary knowledge and compassionate teaching style. ShiAnne works at an astronomical observatory. She has degrees in physics, astronomy, science education, and is currently working on another degree to become a registered dietician. She loves cooking and baking. She enjoys running, cycling, hiking, and climbing mountains.
ShiAnne is loved by all of our friends’ children and our nieces. Every call from them starts with “where is ShiAnne?” During playdates, she challenges all children with fun, exciting and educational activities. I know that ShiAnne is excited to take our child to their first amusement park, to teach them how to bake bread, and take them on mother-child trips to explore the world around them.
Our Arizonian Home and Community
- We live in a two-story 4-bedroom house in a quiet residential neighborhood that is directly linked to several bike paths, schools, and parks.
- We have a nice backyard that has a small area of grass (for a future play area); a little above-ground garden where we grow tomatoes, herbs, broccoli, and carrots; and an enclosed in-ground pool, which comes in handy during the hot summers. We look forward to teaching the child how to swim and hosting birthday parties in our spacious backyard.
- We share our house with our orange tabby cat, Caramel Macchiato, who loves cuddles.
- One of the bedrooms is already furnished and decorate as the nursery.
Our extended family lives in Wyoming, Idaho, and Colorado, all of which we visit several times a year. Everyone is very excited for us to adopt. The grandmas have already crocheted baby blankets and hats and both grandparents are talking about future trips to Disneyland and Space Camp.
Our friends are our extended family. We visit each other often, meeting up in Wyoming, New England, Washington, California, and Arizona and take vacations together. They are also excited for us to become parents.
- We promise to do everything in our power for your child. To be there for him/her through all of lifes ups and downs and will love them no matter what.
- We will instill in them hard work, perseverance, and determination while making sure that their life is as exciting and fun as possible.
- We promise to teach them how to explore the world, ride a bike, cook and bake bread.
- We will tell them their story and who they are so they can be proud of themselves and we promise to always speak of you with love.
- We will create a life of adventure and excitement so your child can grow into a remarkable person and to provide endless love, support, and opportunities.
More About Bryce
Education: BS Mechanical Engineering; MS Mechanical Engineering; Maintains Professional Engineering License
Profession: Design Engineer
Stay-At-Home: Works from home
Racial Background: Caucasian
Color: Red and Yellow
Space Object: Whirlpool Galaxy
Place: The outdoors
Food: Burrito and Coffee
Book: No Shortcuts to the Top
More About ShiAnne
Education: BS Physics and Astronomy; MS Astronomy; PhD Science Education; Working towards Nutrition and Dietetics degree
Profession: Queue Astronomer
Racial Background: Caucasian
Tree: Aspen or Christmas
Space Object: Supernovae (crab supernova)
Place: In the mountains
Food: Coffee and Bread
Book: Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter Series
More About Our Family
Fun Facts About Us
We have been to all 7 continents
Bryce can juggle and do yo-yo tricks
ShiAnne develops her own recipes
ShiAnne and Bryce have both ran several ultramarathons
We’ve summited Kilimanjaro, Mt Whitney, the Grand Teton, Mt Rainier, and peaks in the Himalaya
As Parents We Are Excited For
Family trips to national parks, camping, hiking, and visiting other countries
Teaching them how to ride a bike, ski, bake, and read
Watching them play with their cousins and family friends
Throwing fun birthday parties that they will always have as memories
Watching them grow into their own, unique person
Reading bedtime stories
Getting asked a million questions every day
Starting new family traditions
Most of our traditions occur around the holidays
Decorating the house
Dressing up in family-themed costumes
Getting lost in corn mazes and picking out the perfect pumpkin at our local pumpkin patch
Having pumpkin carving parties
Decorating the house
Having a traditional Thanksgiving feast with family and friends
Christmas is an all-out affair
Decorating the house inside and out
Baking and decorating cookies and gingerbread houses
Riding our bikes around to look at Christmas lights
Going to the nutcracker ballet
Having tea time before going to Midnight Mass
Opening 1 present before bed on Christmas Eve
Making a traditional or international Christmas dinner with friends and family
Hanging up the hand stitched Christmas stockings that ShiAnne’s mom has made for the family members, including the future grandchild
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us! We promise to be there for your child through thick and thin and to accept them for who they are. We will encourage them, support them, and walk with them through life. We will create a life of adventure and excitement for your child, where they can learn and grow to their best self. We look forward to sharing our lives with your child and are open to keeping open communication with you through the years by sharing letters, pictures, and visits at your level of comfort.