“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet Cody & Ashley
A video message from Cody & Ashley
A Letter from Cody & Ashley
We are extremely humbled that you have taken time to read a little bit about us and our journey to becoming first time parents! We were both raised in large, welcoming families where friendship and loyalty are the foundation of a healthy relationship. We look forward to being an active family by heading to the zoo, going boating, heading to Sunday School, caring for our little family farm, teaching our children how to fish, and celebrating every accomplishment.
Our story dates back to our high school days where we explored shared hobbies like adventuring through the local reservoirs, walking our dogs, fishing, and even attending each other’s family gatherings. From our high school prom, our nine-year relationship has continued to prosper throughout all of the changes life has brought us. We were married just after graduating with our Bachelor’s degrees in a wedding complete with bouncy houses and BBQ. Despite the challenges of school, new jobs, and a couple of moves throughout Colorado, we’ve been enjoying this journey God has set out for us. With our stable careers, newly remodeled home, and being back in our hometown with our extended family, our story is only just starting as a family. We started the adoption process in October 2018 and became pregnant in October 2020 with our first child. Although unconventional, we feel that the Lord placed adoption in our hearts for a reason and never thought of stopping this journey. We are excited to have adoption be part of our family and look forward to raising our children to be honest, kind, and thoughtful individuals.
Words cannot express the kindness that Cody shares with his friends and family. One of the many things that made me fall in love with Cody was his love for both our families now united as one. 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! Although his job in law enforcement is challenging, he always comes home with arms wide open for a hug and kiss. He looks forward to taking your child out on the water to experience the patience and persistence needed to be an excellent angler. He somewhat jokingly says he cannot wait to put our child into a baby carrier and head to the river for some fishing.
Ashley is a loving, motivated, and committed wife, daughter, cousin, aunt, friend, volunteer and coworker. She loves her family and has taken her position as the oldest cousin of 22 grandchildren very seriously. Ashley enjoys going for hikes with our dogs, playing games with family, caring for our farm animals, and experiencing new cultures through travel. She also really enjoys sharing her passion for volunteering for animal based non profits with her younger cousins whether this is playing with shelter kittens or volunteering with underserved populations. She looks forward to helping your child with school projects and whichever extracurricular activities they decide to delve into. I’m blessed to call Ashley my wife, and mother of our soon-to-be child.
Our family is thrilled to welcome another adventure buddy! Having our 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, boating out at the local reservoir, playing a board game, cooking a meal or attending one of our relative’s concerts, sporting events, or plays, your child will be surrounded by opportunities to make millions of memories.
We are due with our first child in early May, 2021. We’d love to adopt even during that time frame. What better way for our future son to gain a sibling and a best friend?
We live in a 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. Cody’s family are only a short drive away as well. When renovating the home, it was important for us to ensure that there was plenty of space for games, toys, and family! It has been an amazing gathering place for our family to enjoy family dinners, game nights, bon fires, and spontaneous chats. 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 newest little fan as well. GO BUCKS!
Our ample land has allowed us to begin a small family farm including chickens and goats. You’ll often find us outside playing corn hole or croquet, gardening, or playing fetch with the dogs.
Our promise to you is that your child’s life will be full of family trips, bedtime stories, delicious meals, and outside adventures. We look forward to sharing our values of hard work, education, and adventure seeking with your child all while exploring this beautiful country and world. We are excited to share their life with you through pictures, letters, and visits to the extent that you feel most comfortable with.
Learn More About Cody & Ashley
|Our Education||Bachelor of Science- Sociology||Doctor of Veterinary Medicine|
|Our Professions||Police Officer||Veterinarian|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Cody & Ashley's Favorites|
|Food||Chicken Fried Steak||Cody's Mac and Cheese|
|Thing to do with spare time||Fishing||Volunteering with animal based non-profits|
|Vacation Spot||Yellowstone National Park||Kaikoura, New Zealand|
|Weekend Activity||Backyard BBQs||Playing games with family|
|Holiday||Thanksgiving because there's so much food and time for games.||Christmas because there's family everywhere|
|Disney Movie||Hercules- who didn't want to be Hercules as a kid?||Aristocats- everyone loves kittens!|
|Childhood Memory||Spending time outdoors with grandparents||Helping my grandparents at the vet clinic|
|More About Our Family|
Our family doesn’t just include the two-legged kind. We have been blessed with three amazing rescue pooches (Shady, Archie and Grace) and two elderly rescue cats (BooBerry and Banner) 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. We also have 11 chickens and two goats. They've been great additions to our homes! We love to watch their silly antics and enjoy their fresh eggs.
We hold Christ at the center of our household. Some of our fondest memories are during Wednesday bible studies and 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. Our church has been extremely supportive and helpful throughout our marriage and adoption journey.
|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. We also have the luxury of living within two hours of our state capitol, Denver, and only thirty minutes from other large cities.
We plan on continuing to explore our nation’s National Parks, fish the many creeks and lakes Colorado has to offer, and sharing our love for God and his beautiful Earth with our future family. Although we love the great outdoors, we are also big fans of lazy weekends where we snuggle on the couch and simply enjoy each other's presence. Disney + has been a great addition to our weekly movie nights!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
We are open to newborn through three months old.
That'd be twice the fun! We'd be thrilled to welcome twins into our family.
We'd adore a sibling group with the oldest being up to 2 years old.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, 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 believe that there's nothing better than having more people in our children's lives to love them!|
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.