Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us! We are honored that you are considering us as you think about future plans. Even before we were married, we knew adoption would be a part of our story and can't wait to start making memories!
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us! We are honored that you are considering us as you think about future plans. Even before we were married, we knew adoption would be a part of our story. There is so much we cannot wait to share with a child--unconditional love, opportunities to know and experience Jesus, being a part of a caring extended family, traveling adventures, reading books before bed, baking cookies, singing in the car, and finding joy in life. We have been anxiously waiting to start our journey as parents and are so excited to start our family this way!
We have been married for over 4 years. In that short time, we have experienced our share of profound joy and deep loss, but we could not be more grateful for our marriage and the life we get to live together! We like seeing and trying new things and also enjoying a nice quiet day at home. We love visiting old homes and antique shops, walking our dogs, growing vegetables and gardening, traveling far and exploring locally, spending time with friends and family, volunteering, going out and trying new restaurants, perfecting recipes at home, hockey, baseball, and hitting up any and all photo booths. We look forward to adding a child into all of these activities and finding new things to enjoy as a family.
Career: social work
Favs: buttercream icing, putting crayons in color order, Hallmark movies, the Wobble
Fun Fact: has traveled to 19 baseball stadiums
TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
Place to visit with a child: beach with cousins
Childhood activity: exploring with my brother
Words to live by: "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is [His] faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23
From Randall: Taryn is my best friend. She pushes me to be a better person and try new things. Taryn will make a great mother because she is patient, caring, thoughtful, and loves unconditionally. Our nephews adore her because we take them to so many fun places like museums, movies, and nature parks.
Career: business manager
Favs: BBQ, crazy socks, hockey, gardening, history
Fun fact: is a karaoke champion
Word to live by: "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." - Henry Ford
TV show: live sports
Childhood activity: playing hockey
Place to visit with a child: fun and historic places
From Taryn: Randall is going to be a great dad! He is supportive, kind, smart and silly. He is the kind of guy that will always show up and will always help out. Whether it's helping a friend, comforting someone who is upset or doing the dishes--he shows up for people. He also loves kids and will get down on the floor to play with them or make up silly voices when he reads books. He loves unconditionally, is an amazing partner and my best friend.
We have 3 dogs--and a cat that thinks he is a dog! They each have their own unique personality, love attention and are looking forward to sharing their home with a new addition.
Our Home & Community
We live in a little, tree-lined, historic neighborhood. Our house is on a big lot with huge oak trees, grassy areas to play in, vegetable gardens and flowers. We are blessed to have good friends and family close by who have been so excited for this chapter of our lives and looking forward to being involved in our child's life.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and consider our family. We are so humbled by your courage, and want you to know that we deeply admire this incredible choice. We know you want what is best for your child and we will devote our lives to providing him or her with all the security and love we have to offer.
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