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Devin & Kaydee

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Devin & Kaydee
Last Activity: 28 days ago

We LOVE adoption and the open relationship we have with our children's birthparents.

Dear Friend(s),

First off, thank you for taking the time to read this letter and get to know us a little bit better. Although we don’t know you, we are constantly thinking of you and praying for you. We cannot fully understand what you are going through but we admire you for your courage in considering your options and pray that you might have peace and comfort in whatever the outcome may be. Know that you are not alone in this decision. We know that God loves you and your child and we know He will help you in this decision. We hope as you continue to read this letter you will be able to learn more about us and understand how grateful we are to be able to grow our family through adoption.

About Carson (age 5):
Carson is such a stud. He is really polite, responsible, kind, smart, funny, and LOUD. He has three volumes, loud, louder or asleep. He is a quick learner and picks up on everything really fast. He has a crazy good memory and will ask me about events that happened when he was younger that I can’t even remember. Right now he enjoys anything outdoors but his favorite thing to do is ride motorcycles with dad.
He has a little Yamaha 50cc that he cruises on. Mom gets a little nervous
watching him ride around because he is fearless. Carson also adores his little sister. Yes he has his brotherly moments where he picks on her but typically you can find him reading her a book, playing hide n go seek, or just hanging out with her laughing. He can get her laughing like no one
else can. My favorite sounds in the morning are when he goes in to
get her and starts singing to her or climbs in her crib and they are
giggling together. They love each other so much and Rocky adores him just as much as he adores her. She wants to be doing whatever her brother is doing. Carson is such a great older brother and will be such a great leader and example for his siblings. Carson is such a big ball of energy. I really wish I could just bottle it up for a day and it could last me a year. He loves playing with friends, riding bikes, swimming, and pretty much anything outside. He also loves to read and I hope reading stories with mom before bed never gets old to him. Carson just started kindergarten, he is in a spanish immersion program and loves being able to speak some spanish. I just asked Carson what he wants to be when he grows up and he said, a DAD! Carson (and our whole family) are so blessed to have such a special relationship with both of his birthparents. In fact, his birth mom and birth dad got married and Carson got to be the ring bearer. How awesome is that? These relationships are so important to us and we hope to be able to not only add another sweet child to our family but a whole other birth family as well. You can never have too many people to love your child.

About Rocklyn (age 2):
Rocklyn is a super fun loving little girl. She can put a smile on your face
no matter what is going on in life. One of our favorite things is to hear her
laugh because she has a little chuckle when she laughs. Rocky is an
adventurous one. It’s not uncommon to find her trying to climb onto the
counter tops or trying to climb on just about anything. She loves her big
brother and it is lots of fun to see them interact together. One of my
favorite parts of the day is coming home from work and she runs up to me with her arms out yelling a whole bunch of gibberish that I can’t understand. Then if I don’t give her a hug immediately she begins to cry. She is so sweet and tender and she teaches us a lot about a child’s love. Rocklyn drools a lot, I mean A LOT! Most of her shirts are soaking wet halfway through the day and we have to change them a few times a day. I like to think it’s because she smiles so much and never closes her mouth. When introducing Rocky to new people, I sometimes get asked “where does she get those beautiful blue eyes?” Well, not from me. My eyes are dark brown, but I usually let them know that her birth mom gave her those eyes and gave her a whole lot more as well. It’s impossible to talk about Rocky without thinking of her birth family. We were nervous when we were trying to adopt a second time because we had such great relationship with Carson’s birthparents and we were worried that we wouldn’t have the same closeness with a second child’s birthparents. All those fears went away when we met her birth mom.

We feel that family is one of the most important aspects of our lives. We have amazing families who we love so much and know we can turn to for support and love. We strive to maintain a close relationship with each family member through family recreation and traditions. It really doesn’t matter what the activity is, it will be a day full of fun and laughter as long as we are together. The relationships we have with our parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and nieces and nephews are so special to us. The children placed in our home will always be surrounded by family members that love them and care about them. They will always feel special and know that they are loved by their birth families and us.

Thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents. We feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to grow our family through adoption. We will forever be appreciative to our children’s birthparents. The children placed in our home will always know how special they are and understand how grateful and blessed we are to have them in our lives through the miracle of adoption. If we are given the opportunity to adopt your child, they will always know of the selfless sacrifice you made for them and the love you have for them. We hope to be able to share lots of pictures, stories, letters and visits with you throughout the years if this is something you would like. We cannot even begin to describe the gratitude we have for you and our admiration for your courage and selflessness. We pray the Lord will guide and direct you as you are being faced with a difficult decision in your life right now. We know our Heavenly Father loves you unconditionally and desires to help and bless you at this time.

Sincerely,
Devin and Kaydee

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How we met (written by Devin):
Kaydee and I met through her brother Scott. I served an LDS mission with Scott and we instantly became life- long friends. In meeting Scott’s family, after I got home from Argentina, Kaydee caught my eye with some captain America spandex she was wearing along with tube socks on her hands that she was using as gloves (it was pretty cold that day). She was all geared up to go mountain biking. I haven’t taken my eyes off of her since. We only dated for a few months before we knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. One of the things that made me fall in love with Kaydee was her “down-to-earth” personality. After having been married for five years and hoping to grow our family we were blessed with the opportunity to adopt. We love adoption and look forward to adopting again and growing our family in such a special way.

Proposal (written by Kaydee):
Devin and I never really talked about marriage, mostly because I really liked him and didn’t want to scare him away. In fact, we never really classified ourselves as an “item” until Devin came on a family trip with us to Moab. We spent the afternoon hiking to the delicate arch and decided to watch the sun set. My family picked a spot to sit and gathered around talking and laughing while we waited. Dev had forgotten his water bottle down by the arch while we were taking pictures and asked me to come with him to get it. We walked down to the arch and all of a sudden Devin was down on a knee in front of tons of people and I had no idea what was going on. We had only been dating for a
few months, and like I said, we hadn’t even talked about marriage yet. I was freaking out and telling him to get up and noticed my family, especially my dad, freaking out and wondering what was going on. Devin just had this big grin on his face and finally asked me to be his “girlfriend.” He jumped up and said, “she said YES!” All the people around us starting clapping and congratulating us as if he just proposed. We walked back to where my family was sitting and explained to them what they missed. Devin later told me he had not planned on doing that but the idea just came to him and he couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

About six months later, we went back to Moab with Devin’s family and hiked to the same spot. Again, we had not really talked about marriage or even gone ring shopping so I was not even expecting anything. Devin, being so sneaky, had asked my dad for permission to marry me, gone ring shopping with my sister, and had the whole proposal planned previous to our trip to Moab. Everyone knew he was going to propose and hid it from me for weeks. I thought he might try and pull another prank but never expected him to really propose. His family recorded the entire thing, which lasted a few hours because he was pretty nervous. Devin is such a fun person to be around and continues to keep things entertaining. The rest of our story is much the same, full of unexpected surprises, laughter and fun!

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Sincerely,

Devin & Kaydee

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