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A Letter from James & Kaylee

Hello from Missouri! We are a fun-loving, laid back family of 3 eager to grow our family through adoption.  We have always known that adoption would be a part of our story, and we are thrilled to finally begin that journey. We look forward to the joy of sharing our hearts and home with another child. Our daughter is over-the-moon excited about becoming a big sister! We look forward to sharing many memories with you through letters, pictures, and visits depending on your level of comfort.

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Our Story

We met at work after months of coworkers trying to set us up because we were “perfect for one another.” It turns out they knew what they were talking about – we have been married for 5 years now! We are blessed with a spirited, silly, 3-year-old daughter, Charlotte, who brings so much light to our lives. As a family, we enjoy spending time outside playing, riding bikes, jumping in puddles after big rains, and going for walks. We are known to have random living room dance parties and love to make music with our variety of instruments. We enjoy being home with one another, yet also enjoy trips to the zoo, aquarium, or nature trails. No matter what we’re doing, we always have fun when we’re together, and we look forward to sharing these experiences with your child.

Meet James (by Kaylee)

James’s all-time favorite activity is spending time with his girls. He also has a passion for anything aviation-related, loves to ride his bike, and enjoys spending time in his “woodshop” (AKA our garage). He is our Saturday morning pancake chef, our live-in handyman, and our biggest cheerleader.

James is the most patient person I have ever met. He is incredibly loving, kind, and supportive. He knows when to be serious, and when to be goofy. James loves fiercely with his whole heart and will go to great lengths to serve like Christ. Watching him become a dad has been one of my favorite parts of our marriage. As a father, he is engaged, attentive, fun, and reliable, and he looks forward to showing our next child that same unconditional love, acceptance, and guidance.

Meet Kaylee (by James)

Kaylee likes to relax at home with family on Saturday mornings and is also always up for adventures. She enjoys walks in the neighborhood, or at the local walking park. She loves trips to the zoo and enjoying the outdoors at state parks.

Kaylee is a friendly and out-going person with the ability to establish a relationship with anyone she meets. Everyone she meets is touched in some way by her caring spirit. She loves to laugh and to help others enjoy life through laughter as well. Kaylee keeps very busy taking care of our family being a stay-at-home mom, and she excels in every way with that title. She cherishes the opportunity of being home with Charlotte, and she very much looks forward to sharing those moments with our next child.

Our Home in Missouri

We live in a 3 bedroom home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Missouri. We have a spacious fenced-in backyard where we spend lots of time playing when it’s nice outside. There is also a sunroom off our dining room that we use as a play area. We have one very social cat named Festus, who loves kids. We live in a smaller town that boasts beautiful parks and a nice YMCA, and there are other young children in our neighborhood. Our church, which is a few minutes from our home, is made up of many young families with children.

Our Daughter and Family

Our daughter, Charlotte, is 3 and is a pure joy. She is continually making us laugh with the silly things she does and says. She loves to care for her dolls and is captivated by every baby we see. We talk very frequently and openly with her about the adoption process and pray together often for you and your child. Charlotte talks about the baby every day, and is excited to become a big sister and help with “feeding, bathing, and rocking the baby to sleep.”

Both of our extended families live in the same town as us, and we spend much of our time with them. We attend church with James’ parents and his sister’s family, and we have weekly dinners with Kaylee’s parents. We also have many close-knit friends within our community. All of our family and friends are excited to welcome your child alongside us and to love them unconditionally.

Our Promise

We promise to provide your child with unconditional love in a Christian home that is motivated by the grace of Christ. We promise to respect, affirm, and celebrate the beauty of adoption with them. We will provide your child with safety and stability, and offer them great educational opportunities while supporting their unique interests. We will be your child’s greatest advocate, greatest defender, and their number one fan. We would love the opportunity to keep in touch with you by sharing pictures, letters, and visits, if you so choose.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About James & Kaylee

  James Kaylee
Our EducationAssociate of Arts in General StudiesCertificate in Radiologic Technology
Our ProfessionsSystems EngineerStay-at-Home Mom
Stay-At-HomeNoYes
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of James & Kaylee's Favorites
Favorite HolidayFourth of JulyChristmas
Favorite FoodCheeseburgersCheeseburgers
Favorite Ice CreamVanilla with toppingsPeanut Butter Cup
Favorite TV ShowThe OfficeParks & Rec
Favorite SeasonSummerAutumn
Favorite Family TraditionSaturday morning pancakesMatching family Christmas pajamas
More About Our Family
Our Faith

We are actively involved in our local church. James plays bass guitar on the worship team and serves in the children's ministry on Wednesday nights. Kaylee is the nursery director. Our faith is more than just attending and serving at church. Jesus is the reason for everything we do and He is the center of our marriage and family.

Our Special Interests

As a family, we enjoy living life together and have fun no matter what we're doing. We love family bike rides, going to the YMCA to swim or play on the basketball court, and last-minute day trips. We also enjoy simply staying at home and spending time together. Random dance parties and movie nights are not uncommon at our house.

Kaylee enjoys being creative with the help of her craft machine. She is on the leadership team of her local Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group as the Creative Activities Leader and enjoys spending time with other moms.

James has a wide variety of interests. From music to woodworking, cycling to amateur radio, he often is torn by what hobby to invest in his free time. He has made many things in his home woodworking shop and has participated in Bike MS for several years.

Our Musical Interest

We enjoy all genres of music, and have many family dance parties in our living room! Kaylee grew up playing piano, and James plays bass guitar.

About Our Home

We live on a quiet cul-de-sac in a cozy three-bedroom ranch style home with a big fenced in backyard. We live half a mile from a beautiful park, and the YMCA is just a few blocks further. There is a sunroom that we use as a playroom where we spend lots of time "cooking" and playing doctor with our daughter! We always enjoy playing games together.

Our Daughter

We have a spunky, free-spirited, vivacious 3-year-old daughter named Charlotte. You'll often find her playing with her baby dolls and cooking in her toy kitchen. She loves to paint and color, and finds joy in the simple things. She talks frequently about becoming a big sister, and we are certain she will fill the role perfectly.

We live in the state of...

Missouri! We live in a more rural area that is fairly close to bigger cities.

Our Neighborhood

Our home is on a quiet cul-de-sac towards the edge of town. There are several parks nearby, and our church is just a couple of miles away. There are children in the neighborhood and many friends/family who live close as well.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 3 months

Twins

Yes

Gender

Either

Ethnicity of ChildAny
Future Contact with Birth Family

We look forward to building an open relationship with you and your family through letters, pictures, and visits, if you so choose.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family! We promise to provide your child with a Christ-centered home filled with love, laughter, and support. We will love your child unconditionally and raise them with patience and grace. We look forward to the opportunity to stay in touch and share memories with you in ways you are comfortable with.

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