Lance and Brandy Family wanting to adopt a child

Hello! We are Derrek and Kylee

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about our family, and for considering us. We know this is a difficult time for you and we want you to know how incredibly brave you are. We can’t even imagine what you must be going through and feeling during this time. We hope that our book will show you the love we have for each other, our son, and future sibling.

FUN FACTS ABOUT US

Facts About Derrek

-My family is from Spain (the Basque country) and they speak Spanish and Basque

-I spoke German fluently as a child. My dad was in the military and we lived there for three years.

-Love the Boston Red Sox and the Dallas Cowboys

-Love spicy food

-I coach Girls Basketball and Football

-I had my picture taken with Drew Bledsoe (was an NFL Quarterback)

-I have way too many tennis shoes

-I’m a High School Teacher

– I love being outdoors

-I have never broken a bone

Facts About Kylee

-DIY projects are my thing- Love creating and building things from scratch

-I was on the Ramblin Rod show as a kid

-Love sports

-Played college softball, and got to play against the University of Oregon, and the University of Tennessee

-I love chocolate ( especially dark chocolate)

-Enjoy adventures and being outdoors

-I know Sign Language fluently

-I enjoy a good Netflix show-especially the mystery ones 🙂

-I’m a Middle School Teacher

-I love holiday traditions. Decorating, food smelling candles, and family

OUR LETTER

Dear Expectant Parents,

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about our family, and for considering us. We know this is a difficult time for you and we want you to know how incredibly brave you are. We can’t even imagine what you must be going through and feeling during this time. We hope that our book will show you the love we have for each other, our son, and future sibling. 

We live in Eastern Washington and love everything about it. We have mountains, beautiful weather, tons of outdoor activities, and nature all around us. Our home is in a subdivision surrounded by walking trails, playgrounds, and young families. We enjoy living here because it’s safe, quiet, and we live close to everything.

Kylee grew up in Salem, Oregon with her 3 siblings. They are very close to this day and enjoy family trips and anytime they can be around each other. She has a total of 10 aunts and uncles and 8 nieces and nephews. She loves having a big family and getting time with them all.  Derrek grew up in Hermiston, Oregon with his mom, step-dad, and younger sister. Derrek’s biological dad, brother, and step-mom live close as well. He is close with both sides of his family and he enjoys getting to see them all during the holidays and throughout the year. We love our Oregon roots and love that our families still live there so we can visit often. 

  We found love for children early in life. We both became teachers and coaches and we enjoy getting the opportunity to be a part of a child’s education.  Derrek is a high school Special Education Teacher, and Kylee is a Middle School Mathematics Teacher. 

We have a three year old son, Ander. Ander is so caring and always concerned with other peoples well-being. He is compassionate and kind hearted and we know he will be an amazing big brother someday. He loves to play outside in the dirt, go to the gym with dad, and the ball field with mom. Mowgli and Abby are our two dogs and Ander’s best pals. 

We know in our hearts that adoption was meant for our family and we have no doubt that Ander will be an awesome older sibling. We want you to know how much we respect you, and we think and pray for you daily. We know that you want what is best for your baby and we pray that you have the strength you need. 

With love,

Derrek and Kylee

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