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Kayla & Warren

Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
State we live in: Utah

dear expectant mother

We’re the people who evolve to both the predictable and unpredictable situations thrown our way. We are not perfect people, but we are people who, when we make a promise, fight to keep that promise. We made a promise to Justin’s birthparents that we would always do what was best for his well being and his safety, and the same promise will be made to you. We understand life throws us for a loop at times and we have to make tough decisions. Neither of us has been in your exact shoes, but we will absolutely be there for you just as much as we will be there for your child if you choose us. Our relationship with you does not end at placement. You are as important to this family as your child is.

Know that we accept you through the good, the bad, the ups, and the downs. There are no late phone calls, weird questions, or too blunt conversation for us. You are as equally important in our life as your baby. We dream of you being able to experience holidays, dinners, special events, and regular phone calls, and being a part of this family in whatever capacity you feel comfortable. If you tell us you need space, we’ll give you space. We want you to feel that not only does your baby have a safe place and fun memories but so do you. We thoroughly enjoy and respect those we encounter who share the belief that real interactions are made when we are comfortable with being ourselves.

We made a promise to Justin’s birthparents that we would always do what was best for his well being and his safety, and the same promise will be made to you.

-Kayla & Warren

About Us

We met in 2014 in Las Vegas while attending a training seminar for a class we taught in elementary schools. At the time, Warren lived in Utah and Kayla lived in Arizona. After Skyping daily, Kayla visited Utah and fell in love with the mountains, hiking, and camping. We got married in 2017 at a ghost town, which was quite the adventure. We are an active family that enjoys the outdoors. We love camping, telling stories around the campfire, traveling, and exploring new places. The best thing about our adventures is we get to share those experiences and memories with the kids. Every place the kids get to explore we get a patch from, and we’ve put those on large bags so as the kids grow up, they will always have a bag full of memories of their adventures. We also love to play jokes on each other and make each other laugh.

Our Home & Pets

We live within walking distance of the elementary school, library, park, and farm land. We have a half acre, and we bought our house because we fell in love with the amount of land. We spent a whole summer putting in a swing set and slide and building a big playhouse for the kids. The backyard has now become the hangout spot for the kids and their friends. We host bbqs with the neighbors and have plenty of space for our three dogs and two cats to run around. Even when we can’t get out of town for a camping trip, we will set up the camper in the backyard, build a campfire, and camp in the backyard. We look forward to having another explorer join our adventures.

Our Extended Family

Halloween is our biggest family tradition. We enjoy decorating, getting dressed up, trick-or-treating, and setting up little scares at our house. Halloween lasts all of October, and Warren takes on the challenge of frequently trying to scare Kayla. Even Justin has started getting excited for Halloween and has named all skeletons Bob. This past year, Justin’s birthparents were able to come trick-or-treating with us! At Christmas, we hide a pickle on the tree, and the person who finds it gets the extra gift. It’s a little family tradition Kayla brought from her family.

We have several adopted family members within our family, and our family is excited to add another member to the bunch. Warren is one of five kids, so family get-togethers are big and loud (they all like to karaoke). Kayla has a younger brother, so those family get-togethers tend to be smaller but equally as loud. We will play card games until the late hours, laughing up a storm.

Our Adoption Story

Kayla has always known her path to motherhood would be through adoption. Kayla adopted Jake, Warren’s son, through a step-parent adoption in 2018. In 2019 we met a courageous teen mother who chose us to love and raise her son. We're so grateful! We have a committed open adoption with Justin’s birthparents, and we have seen how much Justin has benefited from the four of us having regular contact. They know we are hoping to give Justin a little brother or sister. They have become some of our biggest cheerleaders as we hope to connect with another mom.

more about Kayla

more about Kayla

Occupation:
Crime analyst
Religion:
Non-denominational Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BA Sociology, AAS Business Management
Food:
Sushi, pasta
Hobby:
Reading, camping, exploring ghost towns
Movie:
Bridesmaids
Favorite Tradition:
Hiding a pickle on the Christmas tree
Sport:
Soccer, hockey
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
I listen to almost everything.
TV Show:
Yellowstone
Book:
Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Italy, Germany, Egypt

more about Warren

more about Warren

Occupation:
Code enforcement
Religion:
Non-denominational Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Some college
Food:
Smoked meat
Hobby:
Camping, karaoke
Movie:
The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Tradition:
Halloween
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Shinedown
TV Show:
Yellowstone
Book:
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Maui

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