Byron & Kariprofile id #24712
Byron & Kari
are hopeful adoptive parents from Colorado waiting to adopt a baby.
If you are pregnant and considering placing your child for adoption, please read the following Dear Birthmother Letter.
From the moment we met in 1996 we have been inseparable. We fell in love quickly and were married one year after we started dating. After graduating from college we moved back to our hometown to be close to our family. We both wanted a large family and after years of heartache, our daughter, Tessa, was born in 2002. Ruby was born in 2005. And in 2010 we experienced the joy of adopting our son, Leo, through Gladney.
We are a happy and easy going family. No matter what we are doing, we have fun and laugh. We have learned that with a big family, you canít get caught up with the little things and just have to have fun and enjoy life! We love to be outside doing things. We love going to the mountains on the weekends to go hiking and biking. We also love to go camping and are lucky that we live close enough to the mountains to be able to do those things on a regular basis. We also love going to hot springs pools and in the winter we enjoy going skiing. We live right across the street from the park, so our summer evenings are spent walking around the park or biking on the bike trail.
About Byron: (By Kari)
Byron is quiet, calm, and patient. He has a funny sense of humor and keeps me laughing all of the time. I love how he is happy playing trucks with Leo, but is just has happy doing a sewing project with Tessa and Ruby. He is an amazing cook and does all the cooking for our family. Thankfully that is something he loves to do! He loves being outside and loves to yo-yo. He started a yo-yo club for the at risk youth in our community and he has so much fun with that. I am thankful that he has things in his life that he is truly passionate about.
Byron is an amputee. He had his lower left leg amputated at the age of 7 do to a birth defect. It certainly doesn't slow him down and I have never once heard him complain about it. In fact, every year he dresses up as a pirate for Halloween. He has one of his older prosthetic legs that he actually made into a wooden pirate peg leg, and he has so much fun dressing up. Kids from all over town come to our house every year to see the "real pirate".
About Kari: (By Byron)
Kari is such a great mom and it seems to come so natural to her. She truly enjoys being silly and playful with the kids and can really connect with them at their own unique levels. Watching her spend time with our kids, you can tell it is something she truly loves to do. I am so proud watching her as a mother, and how smart, caring, and spirited our children are becoming mainly because of her. She sacrifices so much staying home with our children and I truly appreciate that she is doing a very tough and fantastic job.
Kariís biggest passion is for decorating and she has made our house such a warm, safe and inviting place to live and raise children. She loves searching at antique stores, garage sales, junk piles, for that perfect old piece of furniture. Our house is full of fun, colorful and unique treasures. Kari has recently started gardening and for the past couple of years our garden seems to get bigger and bigger. While Kari loves getting out on treasure hunts, hiking, or being in her garden, just spending time with her family is what she enjoys the most.
We are so excited to add another child into our family. Tessa and Ruby, are only 2 Ĺ years apart, and they have an amazingly strong bond. Our wish is for our son, Leo, to have that same bond with a sibling-whether it be a brother or a sister. It is so important to us that he has a sibling close to his age to grow up with and experience life with. We also feel itís very important to have another African American or bi-racial child in our family so that they will have a healthy racial identity.
We hope that we can be that special family to you if you are wanting your child to grow up in a large family. We have so much more love to give and our hearts and home are ready to welcome another child into our family. We have very happy children, and we can promise you that your child would have a home filled with giggles, a little bit of craziness, and a lot of love.
We canít thank you enough for looking through our profile. If you have any questions or just want to talk, please donít hesitate to call us. We would love to get to know you better!
Byron and Kari