Your mission, should you choose to accept it. Read this message as it will self-destruct in 12 seconds. Lyman family. Looking to adopt. Kevin. Chrissy. Kayson. Likes: movies, Calvin and Hobbes, chocolate in any form, monster trucks, picnics, military planes, strawberries. Dislikes: licorice, snakes, time-outs.End message: Code 052109
Profession: Member Services Representative
Education: Bachelor Degree
Interests: Movies!! I also love Calvin and Hobbes comics, military planes, BLT sandwiches, and spending time with my awesome family.
Profession: Medical Coder/Revenue Processor
Education: Bachelor Degree
Interests: I enjoy organizing, decorating, making photo books, reading and snuggling on the couch to a good movie with M&M's in popcorn. Someday I want to learn how to play the violin.
Years Together: 12
Other Children: We have a six year old son
Age: Up to 2 years
Special Needs: Open To Discussion
Type of Adoption: No Preference
We are the Lyman family. You may be wondering what makes us different from other couples looking to adopt. Well, all we need to do is ask you one question: Do you like Star Wars? If so, then keep reading. If not, then keep reading anyway!
Our story begins at church where we met. We became instant friends and loved to talk endlessly about our common interests in books, movies, and music. Our friendship grew into love and the rest is history. We were married in the Mount Timpanogos Temple on May 21, 2009. If you haven’t already guessed, we are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Our religion is extremely important to us. It’s a part of who we are. We strive to maintain a Christian home where the love of God can dwell.
Remember how we asked you about Star Wars? Kevin was born with a defect called Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida affects the normal growth of the spine and legs. To support his balance and help him walk, he uses leg braces. We call them his Star Wars Stormtrooper legs because… well.. that’s what they look like. Other than that, he has a normal life span like everyone else.
When someone you are close to has a disability or when you have a disability yourself, you view the world differently but also in a deep and beautiful way. We have found that to be true for ourselves. Living with a disability has given us greater compassion for all types of people. We have also learned to be positive, have a sense of humor, and to never give up. Our goal is to teach our children that it’s okay to be different, that everyone is a child of God and to always treat others with love and respect. We want our children to grow up not being afraid of people who look, act, or sound different.
Our Home & Community
We live in a 3 bedroom condo next to some beautiful mountains in Utah. There is plenty of space for children to play outside. Our son loves riding his bike on the basketball court and on the walking trails. There are also two private playgrounds, a club house, and an indoor swimming pool. What makes our home special are the people that live there and what happens inside. The living room is where we study the scriptures and enjoy watching movies together as a family. It’s also the perfect place for building forts made from pillows and blankets. Our kitchen table is always open for family, friends, and neighbors. We like to invite people over for dinner and dessert. It’s also not uncommon for our kitchen table to be used for playing our favorite board games! We love spending time with our extended family and get together frequently for celebrations, holidays, birthdays, and sometimes just to have fun! We are obsessed with family traditions. Want to know what the cranberry rock-off is? Ask us about it.
Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption
Adoption has always felt like something we were called to do, we just weren’t sure about the timing. We struggled for years with infertility and were approved for adoption in 2014. We waited a year and a half for our child to come to us through adoption but instead were blessed with our biological son, Kayson. He is truly a miracle, a gift from God whom we cherish every day. Since then we have been unable to have any more biological children, however we know that children can become a part of a family in many different ways. When we felt that it was time for another child we both prayed fervently and received an answer from God that now is the time to adopt. We know that a baby or child out there is meant to join our family through adoption.
We want to work with you on an adoption plan you are most comfortable with, whether it be open, semi-open or closed. If you decide to place your baby with us we promise you three things: 1) We won’t judge you and we will welcome you with open arms to our family 2) We will strive to be honest with you and keep our commitments. If we say we will do something we will try our best to follow through on those promises 3) We will love you, your baby, and your family.
We do not pretend to understand what you are going through. We can only imagine that it must be scary and lonely. We want you to know that we care, that you are not alone and that you are loved. You are a child of God. He loves you and He has a plan for you. Even though you are going through a difficult time right now, He will never give up on you. We know this because He has never given up on us.
Kevin, Chrissy and Kayson