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Dear Birthmother,

We are extremely excited to begin this process with you and thankful that you have taken the time to read a little bit about us. We were both raised in large, open families where friendship and loyalty are the foundation of a healthy relationship. We are excited to become first-time parents and grow our family. Together, we look forward to teaching your child to appreciate the great outdoors and snuggling up for a good bedtime story.

Our Story

Even back in high school, we shared genuine compatibility. We explored shared hobbies like adventuring through the local reservoirs, walking our dogs, fishing, and even attending each other’s family gatherings. We instantly fit into each other’s lives and families perfectly! Our nine-year relationship has continued to prosper and we are excited to now grow our family through adoption! We look forward to sharing our love of the great outdoors, including your child in our many family gatherings, teaching them how to fish, and celebrating their first catch!

Cody in Ashley's eyes

Cody is a kind soul who has a heart bigger than most. He has always been a family man and adores being around our combined family. His quiet, patient, and extremely supportive nature makes those around him feel comfortable and welcome. Cody’s favorite activities include fishing, hunting, and adventuring up the river. He is also a master chef and makes some really delicious meals which I sure do appreciate! He looks forward to taking your child out on the water to experience the patience and persistence needed to be an excellent angler.

Ashley in Cody's eyes

Ashley is a loving, motivated, and committed wife. Her passion for helping others has been prevalent since we met and she routinely puts others before herself. She hopes to share her love and compassion for animals with our child through continued non-profit work and expanding our family farm. Ashley enjoys going for hikes with our dogs, playing games with family, caring for our farm animals, and experience new cultures. She looks forward to helping your child with school projects and whichever extracurricular activities they decide to delve into.

Our Family

Our family is thrilled to welcome another adventure buddy! Having your children grow up around a supportive family will always be of importance to us. We both come from very close-knit, large families who provide us with a huge support network. Whether it’s our weekly dinners, playing a board game, or attending one of our relative’s concerts, sporting events or plays, your child will be surrounded by opportunities to make millions of memories. Any and every holiday is a time of celebration for us. We are truly blessed to share so many traditions with those we love.

Our Home

We live in a beautiful, newly renovated home on a quiet street in our hometown. Even better, we are across the street from Ashley’s mother and only a block away from her grandmother. Living so close to relatives allows us ample time for family dinners and game nights. When renovating the home, it was important for us to ensure that there was plenty of space for games, toys, and family! We’ve spent months making our house the perfect home, and we are excited to fill its walls with laughter. Although accidental, our animal themed nursery is perfect for the Ohio State Buckeye’s newest little fan as well.

Our large backyard will offer a safe and secure place for our family to grow as well as provide a healthy environment for games and fun! You’ll often find us there barbecuing, playing with our dogs, and gardening. Our ample land has allowed us to begin a small family farm. We’re excited to have our children join us in the compassion and responsibility needed to tend to our many animals.

Our Promise

Our promise to you is to raise your child to be their best self through encouragement, compassion and, most of all, love. We promise that their lives will be full of family trips to National Parks, New Zealand waterfalls and everywhere in between. We promise to share bedtime stories, delicious meals, and outside adventures. We look forward to being an active family by heading to the zoo, going for swims, and simply enjoying our beautiful backyard. We hope to encourage your child’s creativity with lots of crafts, music, and anything else he or she desires. We will share our values of hard work, education, and honesty. We are excited to share their life with you through pictures, letters, and visits to the extent that you feel most comfortable with.

If you would like your child to thrive in this environment, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Cody & Ashley

  Cody Ashley
Our EducationBachelor of Science- Sociology Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Our ProfessionsPolice OfficerVeterinarian
Stay-At-HomeNoPart-time
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Cody & Ashley's Favorites
FoodChicken Fried SteakCody's Mac and Cheese
Thing to do with spare timeFishingVolunteering with animal based non-profits
Vacation SpotYellowstone National ParkKaikoura, New Zealand
Weekend Activity Backyard BBQsHiking with the family
Holiday Thanksgiving because there's so much food and time for games.Christmas because there's family everywhere
Disney MovieHercules- who didn't want to be Hercules as a kid?Aristocats- everyone loves kittens!
Childhood Memory Spending time outdoors with grandparentsHelping my grandparents at the vet clinic
More About Our Family
Our Pets

Our family doesn’t just include the two-legged kind. We have been blessed with three amazing rescue pooches (Shady, Archie and Grace) that bring us laughter, companionship, and constant cuddles. Our pups have been amazing with our large family and enjoy running around the yard with the kiddos and secretly begging for those delicious toddler leftovers.

Our Faith

We continue to hold Christ at the center of our household. Some of our fondest memories are during Wednesday bible studies after school and some of those special sermons we've been blessed to hear together. We truly believe that it takes a village to raise a child. Not only are we extremely lucky to have more than twenty of our closest family members less than a thirty-minute drive of us, we will ensure our child is raised surrounded by a supportive church family.

We live in the state of...

Colorful Colorado! Colorado offers us the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors during every season. From boating on the reservoir to snowmobiling in the mountains, there's an adventure for everyone to enjoy. Our small rural town is full of parks, trails, and outdoor opportunities. We also have the luxury of living within two hours of our state capitol, Denver, and only thirty minutes from other large cities.

Our Adoption Decision

We have long known that we wanted to be parents no matter which route we took to grow our family. We were drawn to adoption due to the fact that Ashley's family tree sadly includes genetics for connective tissue syndrome. Although Ashley is not greatly affected by the syndrome, we have decided that growing our family through adoption was the right choice for us.

Special Interests

Together, we love to fish, play with our dogs, tend to our garden and farm, play corn hole and enjoy local festivals. Although we love the great outdoors, we are also big fans of lazy weekends where we watch Netflix and simply enjoy each other's presence.

Cody loves watching movies, ice fishing, and college football. He somewhat jokingly says he cannot wait to put our child into a baby backpack and head to the river for some fishing.

Ashley loves reading, baking, dancing, fishing and traveling. She also really enjoys sharing her passion for volunteering with her younger cousins whether this is playing with shelter kittens or volunteering with underserved populations.

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

We are open to newborn to three months old.

Twins

That'd be twice the fun! We'd be thrilled to welcome twins into our family.

Gender

Either!

Sibling Group

We'd adore a sibling group with the oldest being up to 2 years old.

Ethnicity of ChildCaucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic, Caucasian/Native American
Future Contact with Birth Family

We will respect the adoption plan that you feel most comfortable with including photos, letters and visits. We're believe that there's nothing better than having more people in our children's lives to love them!

In Closing

In our home, your child will know love, strength, success, and support. Your child will always know their story and we promise that they will have access to amazing education and opportunities to explore the world. We will respect the adoption plan that you feel most comfortable with and are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits. If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

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