|Occupation:||Engineering Assistant Professor|
|Education:||Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering|
|Interest:||Scuba diving, running, inventing|
|Occupation:||Adjunct Professor of Biology|
|Education:||Ph. D. in Genetics|
|Interest:||Running, painting, baking|
We are Scott and Ashley, and we are honored that you are taking the time to read our letter as you consider adoption. We admire your courage and strength as you face the many decisions ahead for you and your child. Know that we are praying for you and truly hope you find the right path for both of you.
We met the summer before freshman year of college and starting dating that fall. From the first time Scott made Ashley laugh, she knew he was going to be someone special. For Scott, Ashley’s smile is what pulled him in and our love has grown ever since! We got married right after undergrad and both have recently completed our doctorates prior to moving to Oklahoma. While we have had some amazing adventures together, the highlight of our lives has been our daughter Kaylee who joined our family via open adoption in July of 2016. Infertility was a hard path to walk but as soon as Kaylee was born, we knew why that was the path God took us down; our daughter was meant to join our family through open adoption. Her adoption not only resulted in us gaining our daughter but expanding our family to include her birth family to whom we are very close.
We live very active lives and cannot wait to share that with all our children. We are both runners and love taking Kaylee out for an evening run in the stroller. She is a great coach as she is constantly telling us to run faster because she loves the wind on her face! Ashley stays at home with Kaylee and plans to continue staying at home until all of our children have started school. Our days usually include tons of time playing in the backyard, crafts, and attempting to play the piano! Kaylee loves playing with her baby dolls, and we know she will be a wonderful big sister. Whether we are at the park or at church, Kaylee is very quick to seek out other children to play with and would love having someone to play with all the time! We are very excited about adopting again as we feel that having our children both adopted in similar ways will provide a strong bond between them on top of the sibling bond that we know they will form as well.
We are both blessed with very close-knit families. Kaylee is currently the only grandchild and both sets of grandparents cannot wait to become grandparents again! We often vacation with extended family and in the last year have enjoyed sharing time together at Disney World and the beach! We make it a priority to spend time with family whether it is a big trip, hanging out at each other’s houses, or chatting on FaceTime.
We hope to instill the same values of honesty, compassion, and determination that our parents instilled in us. We promise to love and support our children as they follow whatever passions bring them the most happiness. We look forward to developing a relationship with you however you are most comfortable as you will be an important part of our family’s story. We thank you for taking the time to get to know us better and we would love to talk with you anytime!
Scott, Ashley, and Kaylee