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Greetings from Colorado!
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family. We desire to share our love for the outdoors, adventure, faith, and education with your child. Hope is a stay-at-home mom and we are both very family-oriented so your child will have our focus, time, and attention which will enable them to thrive and blossom. Our adoption journey started through infertility, which led us into foster care where we adopted our son O’Ryan (3); and we are excited to continue our adoption journey with Lifetime. We would love to stay close with you through letters, pictures, phone calls, and visits.
We met in college and reconnected when both of our mothers became friends and set us up on a coffee date. We connected over our Christian faith and our heart for adventure, travel, education and love for others. We married in 2012 and have a strong relationship built on our faith in God. We love to be outdoors, learning more about different cultures, eating healthy and having movie nights. We look forward to sharing our love for the outdoors with your child and also want to help them thrive in their education and personal interests. God loves your child so much and we want to share our faith with them in a loving way that shows them value, care, and individuality.
Forrest loves athletics and being active outside through hiking, fishing, running, and camping. Forrest is the Director of the college ministry at the University in our town; he is a great role-model to young adults. He loves children and is playful with our son, tenderhearted, and fun. Forrest and our son love to play at the park, play with Legos, paint and build together. He is looking forward to sharing his love of being outside with your child through hiking in the summer and in the winter taking our entire family into the mountains to pick out our own Christmas Tree!
My wife Hope loves Jesus and wants to live for him through loving and caring for others. She spends quality time with our son O’Ryan playing hide-and-g0-seek, singing songs with him like Baby Shark or songs they make up together. She genuinely wants others to know she is there to support them and help them feel accepted. She enjoys singing, playing guitar, writing songs and loves to laugh; she has a great sense of humor. I appreciate that she goes out of her way to ask me how I am doing each day and makes room to spend time with our family. She wants to share her love of music, singing, and guitar with your child and wants them to have fun with learning when she homeschools them.
Our Home in Colorado
Our home is in town and surrounded by big trees. We have 4 bedrooms with an open living room and dining room that has large windows where we can see friendly wildlife; deer, birds, and squirrels outside. We have a fenced in backyard with a large patio that our son can ride his bike on and we can enjoy having meals outside. Our neighborhood is safe and quiet with kind neighbors. Our home is walking distance to a park and there are also safe walking and running trails that connect from our neighborhood.
Our Son and Family
Our son O’Ryan is 3years old; we adopted him when he was 1 year old and he is such a joy in our lives. He is full of laughter, curiosity, and loves animals. He is social and loves playing with other children. His interests include anything that has to do with cars, trucks, or tractors. He’s so excited to have a sibling!
Both of our families were friends before we got married so we enjoy spending time with both of our families for holidays, family BBQ’s, hikes, and camping. Our families have been encouraging as supportive of our adoption journey and they are eagerly awaiting bringing another child into our family! We also have friends that are like family to us and our kids get to play together each week. We also have a supportive church that is full of people who love us and will love your child as well.
Our promise to you is that we will love your child and provide a stable and nurturing home full of love and grace. We will also share with your child how much God loves them and how valuable and unique they are. We look forward to raising your child to pursue their dreams, desires, and interests by allowing them the freedom to be who God made them to be. We would love to stay connected to you through letters, photos, and visits. We promise they will know their adoption story and the beautiful family heritage they share with you.
More About Forrest
Education: Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science)
Profession: College Ministry
Racial Background: Caucasian
What is your favorite foreign food?: Turkish Shish Kebab
What were your favorite subjects in school?: P.E. Class, Math, Art, and Science
What do you do to keep fit?: Weight Lifting, Running, Active Outdoors Activities
What's one of your favorite Bible verses?: Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. The life I now live I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself up for me."
What is something you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?: Learn how to speak Spanish
What's your favorite holiday tradition? : Making homemade cinnamon rolls for our family Christmas morning
What would be your favorite family vacation?: Going to California to go to the beach, Lego Land, the zoo and aquarium
More About Hope
Education: Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications (Journalism)
Profession: Stay-at-home mom
Racial Background: Caucasian
What is your favorite foreign food?: Indian Bhindi and Chai
What were your favorite subjects in school?: English, History, Art and Spanish
What do you do to keep fit?: Eating Healthy, Running, Walking and Kayaking
What's one of your favorite Bible verses?: Ephesians 2:8 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God"
What is something you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?: Run a marathon
What's your favorite holiday tradition? : I think of Birthdays as holidays and love making people feel special on their Birthday
What would be your favorite family vacation?: Camping in the mountains roasting hot dogs on the fire and making LOTS of s'mores
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests
We love hiking, running, taking a walk, playing outside in the backyard or at the park down the street. We love being actively involved in our church and our community. We like watching movies, playing games together as a family, traveling, eating healthy foods and love making cultural foods from around the world. You can often find us laughing and having a good time together.
Our faith is very important to us. We are a Christian family. Forrest is the leader for the college ministry at the university in our town and Hope is a stay at home mom except for 2-4 hours a week that Forrest stays home so Hope can meet with a few college girls to mentor them in the Bible. We have college students in our home once a week for family dinner, Bible Study , and games. We love being a part of our ministry because it is family friendly and our entire family can be involved.
Our Musical Interest
Hope loves to sing, play guitar, and write music. She is a part of the worship team at our church. Forrest also sings and plays the drums. You can often find us playing music at home; singing and dancing while we make dinner.
About Our Home
We have a comfortable mountain home in town surrounded by big trees. We have a fenced in backyard where we love to spend our time playing outside. We also have a back patio where we host family, friends, and college students for dinners. Our home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with plenty of space to enjoy time as a family. Our favorite room is our living room with big windows and lots of space to enjoy, you can usually find us here spending time with friends, playing legos, doing crafts, reading books, or watching a movie together. We also have a miniature dachshund (wiener dog) Bruno that loves to cuddle on the couch with us.
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. Our desire is to have you remain a part of your child’s life through letters, pictures, and visits and we want them to know their adoption story and the beautiful heritage they share with you. We are excited and ready to welcome another precious child into our arms, heart, and our home through the blessing of adoption. We look forward to getting to know you!