Meet Heather and Kellen
“In unity, there is strength.” This principle resonates with us deeply, having been a team for 18 wonderful years. For us, family is a bond nurtured over time, filled with understanding, compromise, and unwavering support. Our journey has been defined by our dedication to one another and our shared dreams. Heather, with her compassionate nature, and Kellen, always the rock of the family, we feel grateful to have traveled and experienced the world together while creating memories that last a lifetime. Our love story is one we’re excited to share with you, as we look forward to the joy of expanding our family through adoption.
Our Story / Why Adoption
Married for 14 years, we’ve embarked on numerous adventures. Of all our adventures we’ve shared, the most fulfilling is our mutual dream of being parents. We feel so blessed to have raised our two daughters, aged 9 and 7. We have wanted to expand our family for a long time, but after finding out Heather had secondary infertility have turned to adoption. For us, adoption is something that has always been close to our hearts, especially because Kellen’s closest cousins growing up were both adopted.
About Heather (Written by Kellen)
Heather’s brilliance isn’t just in her Harvard degree or the books she’s authored. It’s in her laughter, kindness, and the love she pours into our family. A talented author with three books under her belt, Heather also shares our family adventures on her YouTube channel, capturing our treasured moments.
Her ability to empathize and understand is truly unparalleled. Over the years, I’ve watched her grow, adapt, and conquer challenges with spirit. Whether it’s being immersed in a project or planning our next weekly adventure, Heather’s enthusiasm is contagious. Her love for travel, her commitment to our family, and her infectious laughter make every day a joy. Through highs and lows, Heather’s resilience and optimism have always been our guiding light.
About Kellen (Written by Heather)
Kellen is amazing, not just because he has with degrees from UVU, BYU, and Harvard, but because of how dedicated he is to our family. He is a great listener, protective, patient, helpful, and kind. He has a passion for banana-flavored deserts and a fun-loving nature. As we await the new addition to our family, I find solace knowing that Kellen will guide and love our child with the same dedication and affection he has to both our daughters.
Kellen’s steadfast nature and unwavering support have been the backbone of our relationship. Always ready with a word of encouragement or a solution to a problem, Kellen’s logical yet sensitive approach to life has seen us through countless challenges. His love for family and his ability to find joy in the little things make him an amazing father. I have loved watching him play with our youngest as they pretend that they are pirates (or mermaids, or super Mario characters), or patiently help our oldest daughter with her math homework, or cheer on both our daughters after teaching them how to ride a bike.
Hobbies and Traditions
From our travels this past year to Disneyland, Disney World, Hawaii, and Boston, to enjoying the simple pleasures of home, our hobbies and traditions show our shared love for making new memories as a family. We love celebrating holidays with our daughters and it’s typical to see us dressing up as a family for Halloween, decorating the house together for Christmas (and then dancing around the tree), or spending a Sunday afternoon baking treats (chocolate chip cookies are a family favorite).
Nestled in Daybreak, Utah, we live in a brightly-colored home that is filled with warmth, laughter, and many memories. Not only is our community filled with large parks, playgrounds, and beautiful lakes, but our neighborhood is home to many families who have adopted children. Our home has many bedrooms and is ready to welcome and nurture a new life. Having raised two babies, we feel prepared with everything necessary to add another child into our home and can’t wait to share in that joy once again.
Our family, including our daughters and snuggly cat, are a circle of warmth and love. With relatives and friends who eagerly await our newest member, we are blessed to be surrounded by a community of support, enthusiasm, and love.
Embarking on this journey of adoption, our hearts are filled with hope, excitement, and endless love. We’re eager to share our world, our love, and our dreams with a child and are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to do so.
We promise a world filled with love, warmth, adventures, safety, and boundless affection. To the biological parents, know that we respect and value your wishes and hope to include you in this journey as much as you’re comfortable. Though we do not know you yet, we are already praying for you. Thank you so much for considering us.
Kellen & Heather