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A Letter from Sean & Gayla

Hello from Texas! Our hearts and home are full of love, and we are looking forward to expanding our family through adoption! We will provide your child with a strong education, financial stability, and a faith-based household.

We are dedicated parents and would cherish the opportunity to share our love with your child through adoption. We hope to keep an open relationship with you, including phone calls, emails, visits, and ongoing communication. We look forward to learning more about you!

About Us

We grew up together and started dating in high school. We married after college, and had always hoped to raise a large family. Through our pregnancy challenges, we have been blessed with our two children. Adoption was something we had always had on our hearts, and now we’re excited to add a child to our family this way!

We like to spend our time being active, walking our dog, riding bikes, or swimming. As a family, we like to take family vacations to national parks or beautiful locations where we can hike and relax. We also volunteer together in the community, at church, and on mission trips. We all participate in church, including teaching Bible classes, mentoring youth, and life groups.

About Gayla

Gayla is a very kind and loving person. She has an endless supply of love, which she freely shares. She is always willing to step in and help. She is up to almost any challenge and has a genuine desire to make each life she touches a little brighter.
Gayla is incredibly bright and analytical. She is a planner, never missing an opportunity to fill our family time with fun.

Gayla loves to bake, sew, read, listen to music, and enjoys attending concerts with the family. She is always staying active by hiking, walking around our neighborhood, and doing Pilates. My wife is an amazing mother and I am looking forward to seeing her raise another little one.

About Sean

Sean is naturally kind, patient, calm, and funny. I have watched him coach soccer and mentor Boy Scouts for years with enthusiasm. Sean is steady and unwavering in his commitment to his family. Sean is open to any adventure our family seeks. He is very afraid of heights, yet spent a week climbing a mountain because our son wanted to explore with his dad.

Sean likes to ride bikes, work on classic cars, and camp with our kids. Sean is generous with those in need and is a willing mentor. He is a loving father and is looking forward to sharing our lives with another child.

Our Children

We have two children. Our son, Davis, is studying engineering in college. We love when he can visit on weekends. Davis is a kind young man and a great big brother.

Our daughter, Sophie, is 14 and enjoys reading, competing on swim team, and is involved in scouts. She loves volunteering in the church nursery and is so excited to welcome a child into our family!

Our Family

Sean’s mom and brother both live nearby. Gayla’s two brothers live nearby, and her sister has a house here and in Florida, splitting time between them. We see our families regularly and especially on holidays. Everyone is excited to welcome another child, and they are so supportive of our plans to adopt!

Our Home in Texas

We live in the suburbs of the same town we both grew up in. Our home has 4 bedrooms, a fun playroom, a yard, and a pool.
We live close to a neighborhood park and are within walking distance of great schools. We can be active with lots of sports and outdoor activities for both adults and kids.

Our Promise

We promise to fully love, support, and protect your child. We will share our Christian beliefs with your child and will always do our best to provide him or her with strong examples of Christ’s kindness, love, and generosity of spirit.

We value education and will do our best to provide your child with an education that will allow them to grow with self-assurance. We also believe children need the freedom to explore their interests, and we will always encourage them to express themselves as individuals. As parents, we will be front and center to cheer them on, and participate in their lives.

If you’d like, we welcome the chance to share an open adoption with you! We would love to hear from you, or answer any questions. To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Very thoughtfully, Sean & Gayla

Learn More About Sean & Gayla

  Sean Gayla
Our EducationBachelor's & Master's in Mechanical EngineeringBachelor's & Master's in Finance
Our ProfessionsEngineering DirectorInvestment Advisor
Stay-At-HomeNoNo, but flexible schedule
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian Caucasian
Some of Sean & Gayla's Favorites
MovieFord v FerrariPrincess Bride
DessertChocolate CakePeach Cobbler
Car1965 Mustang Jeep
BookThe Battle of MidwayThe Nightingale
HobbyWorking on carsBaking
Concerts Mumford & SonsImagine Dragons, Ben Rector, Bastille, U2... too hard to choose!
Vacation Hiking in National ParksGoing to the beach
More About Our Family
Fun Facts About Us

• We went to rival colleges when we were dating
• We are major DIY'ers!
• Sean is half-Canadian and half Texan, and he started to get gray hair when he was 17
• Gayla loves roasting marshmallows and having breakfast for dinner
• Our family LOVES tacos, and Lego, and our family motto is "Just keep swimming"

Our Faith

We are faithful Christians. We have devoted our lives to God and attempt to follow Christ’s example. In conjunction with our belief, our family participates fully in our church. Our kids are active in the youth group. We are mentors to the teens, teach Bible classes to the toddlers, and are members of Bible study groups. We also love to serve others in our community, as well as abroad.

Family Traditions

We love gathering for family traditions; opening Christmas presents with our extended family, decorating our home for the holidays, picking out Halloween costumes, volunteering at church for Easter, taking a family vacation each year, having living room dance parties, and movie nights. We look forward to including your child in our family traditions, as well as creating new ones!

What we love about where we live

Our favorite thing about where we live is the diversity of people and experiences we get to enjoy every day. There are so many parks, restaurants, cultures, and activities for kids and adults to explore.

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

Newborn up to 4 years of age


Boy or Girl

In Closing

As parents, we hope to nurture all of our children in a way that gives them freedom to become who they are meant to be, confident in their unique talents and interests. Education, family, and faith are important to us too! If you're comfortable, we would love to share an open adoption with you, including future visits, phone calls, and sharing photos. We'd be honored to get to know you and find out what you have in mind. We're excited to hear from you!

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