We thank you for taking the time to read through this and consider us as a potential family for your child. Ultimately, we are grateful for you and hope that you are surrounded by love and grace during this time.
Cody and I met in the middle of college. We bonded over our love for football, family, and Jesus. It didn’t take us long to realize that we were meant to be together and we were engaged soon after. We got married in 2010 and started our journey working for a non-profit organization focused on mentoring high school, middle school and college students in Oklahoma. While we were happy there, we knew our story wasn’t going to stay in Oklahoma and we had this burning desire for more.
We made the move to Southern California in 2012 with the desire for culture, beautiful scenery and the desire for an acting career for Cody. While a career change brought us out here, we realized we finally found our home. We immediately found that this had been our hearts’ longing after all. We settled into the busy California life quickly. Cody took a management job at a restaurant and Casey went on to find a job working for a major university. We spent the weekends going to the beach and bonding with friends over dinner and game nights.
After 5 years in this city, we were ready to start trying for kids. Who knew that would happen so quickly? As soon as we made the decision, we were pregnant with our first. And because she made such a perfect impact on our life, we quickly made the decision for our second, who was born 21 months after her. During this journey to parenthood, some major changes have happened.
Casey went on to leave her job and found her career and passion as a consultant helping other moms navigate those first few years and obtain a consistent sleep routine for their kids. Cody has since worked on several television shows and has developed a thriving business at the restaurant he manages. We both have made these important changes in our life in a desire to give our kids the best life imaginable. Due to our specific careers we are both able to spend so much time with our kids at home.
About Casey (In Cody’s Words)
I met Casey when I was 19. It was an extremely difficult time for me as I was trying to balance my dad’s failing health and the demands of a prestigious acting conservatory. Casey walked with me through the most difficult years of my life in grace and love. From the beginning, I knew she was different than most people, because she naturally nurtures and cares for everyone else.
We have been married for eight years and the greatest joy has been watching her become a mother. She goes above and beyond with everything for our kids. Whether it’s the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut out like dinosaurs or the daily at-home preschool curriculum, Casey is always finding creative ways to be intentional with the kids.
Casey and I live by the concept of “leave it better than you found it” and I can promise you that no matter what Casey is involved in, she truly makes it better.
About Cody (In Casey’s Words)
From the moment I met Cody, I knew there was something special about him. He was different than many of the men I had dated. He was intentional with me from the start. He’s always been about the details and made sure that each occasion was celebrated, recognized and a time to make me feel loved and special. It was no surprise to me when he shined even more the moment, he became a father.
Cody is so amazing with our children; the squeals of laughter are different with him. They laugh at his antics, feel on top of the world when he takes a special interest in their interests and they find a special bond with him. As you can see, I’ve chosen well. Cody is a pillar of strength for our family. He leads, loves and goes out of his way to make each day wonderful. I often feel humbled by his ability to see God in each moment. He is everything a girl could dream of in a husband, father and friend.
Lucy is our first born, 3.5 years old. She is our sweet, passionate and little firework. She wakes up ready to start the day (just like her mama). We’ve always joked that she hasn’t stopped moving since she was born. She has an amazing imagination and could play make believe with her dolls all day. She loves babies, cooking in her play kitchen and dancing to Disney music.
Max is our second born, 1.5 years old. He is the sweetest and most gentle soul; wonderfully sensitive and content with just about any environment we put him in. Max is the level-headed spirit out of the two kids and full of smiles and snuggles.
Our Reason We Have Chosen Adoption:
Since I can remember, Cody and I have wanted a big family. A home full of laughter, messes and an endless amount of joy. Our path to parenthood has been a fun and exciting one. We decided that it would be best for us that we would open our arms to a child in need of a loving, happy family home. We are in search of a child who will fill the spot in our hearts that’s missing; that will make our family go from four to five; that will give us unspeakable joy. We are looking for a child who will shake up the life we know now and who will grow us in a way we haven’t yet seen, as each of our kids has made a lasting impact on who we are as people.
• To foster a sense of pride for our child around their unique gifts and talents.
• To provide stability with a determination to love God, each other and people.
• To help our children grow up to be confident, gracious, and proud of themselves.
• To establish a love for family by being active and intentional together.
• To incorporate our kids in the serving of our community.
• To provide culture, because we believe it is so important to growth.
Thank you so much for considering us as potential adoptive parents for your child. We understand that this is a hard decision and one that is likely weighing on your soul. You’ve made such a selfless act by beginning this journey and we admire that about you already! Please know that, if you decide to choose us, your child will be raised in a loving, caring and thriving home. We would love the opportunity to be connected to you through a child we both will love so much!
Cody, Casey, Lucy and Max