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A Letter from Ryan & Kristen

Hello from Sunny Florida!

Adoption has always had a special place in our hearts. Our families have been blessed by adoption many ways and we are so excited to have this opportunity. We absolutely love being parents and cherish the time we spend with our kids. Going to places like the beach, zoo, aquarium, Disney World and Busch Gardens are some of our favorites. We look forward to sharing our adventures, family traditions, values and faith with your child. If you’re comfortable, we’d love to get to know you. We are open to any level of contact you’d like, including visits, letters and pictures.

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About Us

We met while stationed overseas serving our country in Japan, though life led us separate ways and we promised to keep in touch. Our paths crossed again six years ago, and we knew this was meant to be! We were married on our boat with our family and friends around us.

We love to have fun! We make a great team, and always have each other’s back. As a couple, we enjoy date nights, playing on our church’s softball team, hiking, and working together on projects around the house.

About Kristen (by Ryan)

Kristen is the heart of our family and my best friend. She is an incredible mother to our kids and one of the most giving, kindhearted women I know. She is creative, determined, and driven. She loves woodworking, creating home décor, painting and crafts.

She loves to read and sing, which makes for great bedtime stories and kitchen sing-alongs. As a mom, Kristen shares her passion for art and cooking, and always encourages our boys to explore their own talents and interests.

About Ryan (by Kristen)

Ryan works hard and loves to have fun! He goes the extra mile to make sure each of our children feel loved and supported. He is a great father and husband; he makes us laugh and I love sharing life with him!

Ryan enjoys taking family and friends out on our boat, woodworking, coaching Koltyn’s baseball team, fishing, and working on cars. As a dad, he loves sharing adventures with our kids and teaching them how to play sports.

Our Three Sons

We are a happy blended family and have three awesome boys: Ethan is 10, Koltyn and Brycen are both 8. Koltyn lives with us full time, is outgoing, and enjoys making new friends, playing baseball, and going to the beach. Ethan and Brycen visit us often throughout the year. Ethan is creative and he loves Legos. Brycen is the sweetheart; he wears his heart on his sleeve and is so smart. We love when our whole family is all together!

Our boys can’t wait to become big brothers! They look forward to teaching their younger sibling how to walk, swim and play catch.

Our Traditions:

Throughout the year our family has various traditions, from decorating cookies together, putting up lights at Christmas and Halloween, to Thanksgiving feasts, egg hunts at Easter and our family fireworks show for 4th of July. We also enjoy being creative, most recently we started painting shells from the beach and making them into keepsakes for our family/ friends.

Our Extended Family:

Most of our family lives in Ohio and Oklahoma, although Kristen’s parents are in the process of moving to Florida. We are so excited to have grandparents nearby! They are supportive, helpful, and very involved with our kids. Everyone is so excited and will welcome any child we adopt with open arms and so much love.

Our Home in Florida

We just started building our dream home and we absolutely love our neighborhood! It is a tight-knit community with children of all ages. We have great schools, parks, walking trails and beautiful pools. We are just a short drive to Tampa Bay and Orlando for a trip to Disney World and Sea World!

Our Dogs: We have two dogs, Princess and Boomer, and they love kids! We enjoy taking family walks around our neighborhood, going to the dog park and playing hide and seek.

Our Promise

We promise to raise your child with unconditional love and teach them values such as kindness, respect, generosity, and responsibility. We promise to raise them in a faith-centered environment, knowing and loving God. We promise to be their biggest cheerleaders and encourage them to reach for their goals. We will guide them through life, allowing them to express themselves and be the best person they can be. We promise to provide them the opportunity to get a good education and achieve whatever they put their mind to.

We will share with your child how special you are to us and help him or her to embrace our family’s adoption story.

We feel so blessed to have the opportunity to get to know you and would be honored to talk with you. We will gladly welcome an open adoption and keep in touch however you are comfortable. If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Ryan & Kristen

  Ryan Kristen
Our Education5+ years Technical SchoolBachelor's Degree
Our ProfessionsAircraft AssemblerIntelligence Professional
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Ryan & Kristen's Favorites
Holiday4th of JulyChristmas
Family MovieIt's a Wonderful LifeHome Alone
FoodItalian (anything with pasta!)Seafood or Mexican
Family ActivityTaking the boat out for a cruiseCuddling up in our bed to watch a movie at night with some popcorn
Vacation HawaiiHawaii
Childhood MemoryLearning to work on cars with my GrandpaThe smell of my Grandma's cooking as we walked into her house for Sunday dinner.
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We love to be outside! On a nice day we enjoy taking our boat out for a cruise, fishing, going to the beach for the day, riding the trolley downtown to the zoo or aquarium, going to the park or just out for a walk. Even our extended family enjoys spending time together outside.

On a rainy day we enjoy playing board games, cooking together, doing crafts or just hanging out and watching a movie.

Our Faith

We are a Christian family, we teach our children about God's love, and to value faith.

Our Neighborhood

We absolutely love our new neighborhood! It is a tight knit community with children of all ages. We have great schools, parks, walking trails and beautiful pools.

Our Children

Together we have three boys: Koltyn is 8 years old and he lives with us full-time. Ethan is 10 and Brycen is 8, they visit us numerous times throughout the year.

All of our boys are such young gentlemen and they would love nothing more then to become big brothers!

Our Pets

We have two dogs who love being around kids!

We live in the state of...

Florida, and we enjoy visiting our extended family in Ohio and Oklahoma throughout the year.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 4 years old




Boy or girl

Sibling Group

We would be happy to welcome a sibling group, with the oldest up to 4 years old.

Ethnicity of ChildWe're open to adopting a child of any racial background.
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to any level of contact you are comfortable with.

In Closing

Thank you for considering our family for your child's future. We are so excited to be growing our family through adoption! We promise to give your child a loving, supportive and faith centered home. They will grow up knowing about you, their adoption story, and how special they are. If you have any questions about us, or if you'd like to share more about yourself, or your hopes for your child's future, we would love to hear from you. We are open to whatever level of contact you are comfortable with before and after the adoption. You will always be a special part of our family's story!

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