Married Since: 2017

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: Yes

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Our promise to you, if you choose us, is to love your child beyond words.  We promise we will love them for who they are, be open and honest with them, support them, guide them, and bring them up with so much passion for life. 

Byron and Taylor

from Texas

 

Byron

Ancestry: English, Scottish, Irish

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Business Owner

Education: BS

Hobbies: Hiking, Photography, Traveling

Taylor

Ancestry: Irish, Italian, English, Slovak

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Traveling

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Byron

Animal
Sheepdog
Childhood Memory
Going to Disneyland
Family Activity
Pool time
Food
Coconut
Hobby
Cooking
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Hiking
Subject in School
Science
Thing to Cook
Steak
Vacation Spot
Arizona

Taylor

Animal
Horse
Childhood Memory
Playing outside in fall leaves and winter snow.
Family Activity
BBQing
Food
Seafood
Hobby
Horseback riding
Holiday
Halloween
Leisure Activity
Hiking
Subject in School
Math
Thing to Cook
Crab
Vacation Spot
Hawaii
>
<

From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mama,

Thank you for taking the time to read our letter.  We can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through, but we whole-heartedly thank you.  Grief and pain are something we were familiar with in our own way, prior to our adoption journey.  After 4 miscarriages and nearly 4 years of trying to conceive a baby of our own, we had endured a lot of heartaches, prior to our life-changing experience through adoption.  We have no idea what you are going through but want you to know that adoption has changed our lives for the better in an indescribable way.  Adoption has given us what will be a lifetime of peace and joy, we hope that can transcend to you as well with our life’s being connected in a special way.

Being parents was a lifelong dream for us, that came true through adoption with our son, Westin, who was born in January of 2021 and forever changed our lives for the better when we brought him into our lives a month later. Our connection with him and the experience of choosing adoption is unbreakable.  Which has brought us back on the same path to grow our family through adoption.  We cannot imagine growing our family in any other way and certainly want multiple children through adoption.  One where the children are close in age so they can grow and experience childhood together.

Our ultimate goal in life is to raise a few children surrounded by love and support.  We hope to guide our children through life, teaching them to be kind, generous, courageous, and strong (like their first mothers). They will have a life where they can play, explore, and experience life as a child should – carefree. We will always be parents who are heavily involved in our children’s lives and grounded in our core value – family.

We both are home-based and Taylor is currently a stay-at-home mom, while Byron manages our businesses with the help of our village of support. We will do everything we can to be the best parents we can be every day. We may trip and stumble as any parents would, but we promise we would keep your baby safe and in a loving environment.

Our vision would be to have you be a part of our lives, if you so choose, and to explain to your child how much they are loved by you. To ensure your baby knows that adoption was and is an amazingly brave and selfless act.  We are beyond excited to be on this journey and would absolutely love to meet you, should you decide so.

Thank you for being so kind, courageous, and brave.

Taylor & Byron

>
<

About Taylor

Taylor is the hardest working and most talented woman I know and as of recently, I’ve had the blessing of seeing her become the most amazing mother.  She has a warm and caring heart.  She has a strong desire to do good in this world (I mean her life goal is to start an equestrian therapy center for children).  She is the glue to our life and can manage a million things at once which always amazes me.  Taylor loves Westin more than life and is the biggest animal lover, which is why we have +30 animals (many are recuses)!  She loves to bring happiness to others!  She loves to stay busy and is always looking for a new challenge.  Our story was a love at first sight kinda story (at least for me), I loved her giggle and her desire for adventure.

>
<

About Byron

Byron has the biggest heart and is the most involved father I’ve ever encountered.  I immediately fell in-love with him for that.  When we first met, I knew right away he would be an active and caring father.  He has lived up to that and much more.  He not only is the best father, but he is also talented in endless ways.  He is smart, funny and creative.  He can make nearly anything plus loves to cook.  He is a hard worker and he loves with his whole heart.  He also gets so excited about nearly everything! Especially baby playtime, food and traveling.  It makes life even more exciting, just to see the joy on his face.  Byron loves everyone, is one of the most likeable guys!

>
<

Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

Adoption has been the biggest blessing in our lives.  Prior to exploring and understanding adoption, we went through 3.5 years of loss and heartache on our quest to start a family.  After 4 miscarriages, 5 failed attempts at IVF, we decided we needed to follow God’s plan for us. We realized our story wasn’t like anyone else’s and that we needed to explore adoption.

Shortly after signing up with ANLC, we were blessed with our son, Westin. We adopted him shortly after his birth in January of 2021.  It happened very fast as everything about life changed for the better in an instant.  The moment we met our son, we knew it was always him. We felt a feeling of peace, busting love and meaning.  Everything made sense in the very moment we met our son.  We finally felt like all of the heartache in the past, was just life’s way of leading us to our path to find Westin and our future children.  We were and are meant for adoption and our path is meant to connect with another birth mother in a lifetime of peace and meaning.

>
<

Our Lifestyle

We live an active lifestyle.  We are always on the go and doing something – post and pre-baby!  We are big into hosting people at our little farm between our line of business (weddings) and personally.  We just love to make others feel welcomed and enriched with nature and animals.

We also love to travel.  We have been a lot of places throughout the years on our quest to see lots before kiddos.  We can’t wait to take Westin and our future little one on their first beach and hiking adventure.

Most of our trips are hiking and camping trips, naturally we love nature and being outside.  When we are in town we are with our family and friends or showering our little one with attention.  We like to spend time cooking for others or BBQing out by Taylor’s mom’s pool or finding fun kid-friendly things to do.

We do own a wedding venue and petting zoo so that is part of our lifestyle as well.  We both work from home and have a very flexible lifestyle.  Taylor is currently a stay-at-home mom.  We are big into family time, crafts/projects and home remodeling/decorating.

>
<

Our Families

The light of our world is our son, Westin who we adopted in February 2021.  He has filled our hearts with endless love.  We dearly want him to have a sibling close in age to grow with and play.  We will be overjoyed to continue to grow our family through adoption.

We are extremely close with family and have an extensive support system right here in Dallas.  Taylor’s immediate family all lives in Dallas.  We spend time with family multiple times a week, maybe more since we got Westin, as the family loves showering our growing family with love.  Family is everything to us, we want our children to have a strong support system and to be surrounded by a village of others who love them unconditionally.

Taylor has two full sisters who live in Dallas and are her best friends.  She also has her mother and father who are both retired in Dallas, along with her step-father.  Additionally, Taylor has 4 half siblings and 2 step siblings so it’s a big, blended family.

Byron is one of four children with one sister in the Dallas area, which we love to have over for regular family gatherings.  His older sister, mom, dad and brother all live in Oklahoma where he is from.  His older sister has two children which are 2 and 6 years old.  He also has an uncle and aunt with two kids who live in Dallas who we get to spend time with more often.

Family is everything to us!

>
<

Our Home

We live 30 minutes away from the city on our little farm tucked away in the woods.   We live on a beautiful piece of acreage with all sorts of animals such as horses, llamas, donkeys, goats, bunnies, and a pig. Our home is certainly an adventure wonderland for children to explore and play every day. Our son, Westin, loves petting all of his animals and “helping” feed them.  Watching children play on our land is a lifelong dream come true! We look forward to watching our family grow here.

Our home is our dream home, one that we completely remodeled down to the studs a few years ago.  We found our property and fell in love with the big mature trees, ponds and retreat type feel, it didn’t have the house we wanted so that required a little work but that was no feat too big for us as we are creative, willing to learn and hard workers.  This land spoke to us, as the place where we had to raise our children.  We greatly wanted our future children to be able to explore and have adventures every day in the child wonderland we have built, while learning compassion and hard work through helping care for the animals.

>
<

Our Passion and Career

We are super passionate about what we do! Together, we own a wedding venue and a petting zoo. All of this was derived from our struggles with infertility, which is our silver lining. About 2.5 years ago, after our first miscarriage and a year of trying to have a baby, Taylor wanted a distraction. So, we started a wedding venue on a whim of an idea that turned into a reality through what we believe to be fate. We used the money we had saved from a few right moves, with remodeling a few homes we had lived in overtime. We wanted to bring happiness to others, be in nature every day, and create a flexible lifestyle that would be good for a future with children. At the time, Taylor was traveling a lot for work and this was her way of preparing for a baby, by creating another career that would be more inclusive of our future children; one where she could be home. Since starting our business, we have been able to help nearly 200 couples have their dream wedding, which brings us great fulfillment.

Additionally, at the start of COVID, we decided to start a petting zoo/animal entertainment company. We both have a big passion for animals and, at the time, had llamas, horses, and dogs. We called around to nursing homes asking to bring our llamas to the senior home windows to bring some positivity to the elderly, who couldn’t have interactions with their families at the time. That is where we got the idea to expand our little farm and add more animals. It started with a rescue donkey and then continued. Since then, we have established our traveling petting zoo, where our animals go to kids’ birthday parties to bring joy to others.

We both have super flexible schedules, as we have a lot of help with our businesses. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunities in life that have gone right for us, and believe everything happens for a reason. Taylor is currently a stay-at-home mom while Byron runs our business from home. We can’t wait to have a little one share in some of our passions like loving on animals and bringing joy to others!

>
<

Pets

We have over 30 pets and are big animals lovers!  We have 2 full size horses we love to ride and 1 mini horse which we can’t wait to have our little one(s) ride.  We have goats which are such fun and entertaining.  We have llamas and alpacas, they are super friendly and love kids!  They are around kids all the time with our petting zoos and now Westin our son.

Additionally, we have 4 donkeys including 2 baby donkeys which are the cutest things ever! We also have a piggy, bunnies and chickens.

Most importantly we have three dogs (all recuses)!  Our dogs are our other kids. There isn’t a holiday or birthday we can go without them being there.  We are well known for having 1 or all 3 dogs with us on our weekend adventures.  All of our animals bring so much joy to us and others every day!

>
<

Traditions

We are big into the holidays.  Christmas we love to bake cookies, go all out with decorations and wear tacky Christmas sweaters.  Halloween is another top one, where Taylor’s side of the family gets together and everyone dresses up and gets super excited about every trick or treater. We go all out with decoration, pumpkin carving and all the treats. We are overjoyed to make these holidays all about our baby(s)!

>
<

Our Relationship with You

We promise to honor your wishes.  We would welcome you to be a part of your child’s life if you wanted.  We would share your child’s accomplishments (big and small), we would love for you to continue to be apart of their story.  We would honor you in every way for your selfless act and giving us the greatest gift in this world.  We would explain to your child how much you love them, how you were so brave and how you choose adoption out of a deep endless love for them.  We would hope to have an amazing relationship with you and to respect your comfort level of being in your child’s life from a near or far.

>
<

What We Will Teach

We will teach our children to appreciate life, to be kind, to be generous and to go after their dreams.  We will teach and support them so they know anything is possible if they put their minds to it.  We will teach them there is nothing more important than happiness and being kind to others.  We will teach them hard work and that only the most fruitful things in life are the hardest to get but worth every effort.  We will teach them they are loved by us and their birth parents.

>
<

What We Will Share

We will tell your child that they have a birth mother who loves them so much. We will explain that you did such a brave thing in the name of love for them. We would tell them about our experience of getting to know you and how special those moments are to us. We would express how thankful we are that you changed our lives and how much that touches us. We would share their story with them throughout their life and encourage you to be a part of it. If you choose not to be a part of their life, we would honor that and understand. We would make sure to explain that it is not because you don’t love them, but because you know they are with parents who offer them a full heart worth of love and that you will always with them in spirit.

>
<

Our Promise to You

Our promise to you, is to love your child if chosen beyond words.  We promise we would love them for who they are, offer endless support and opportunity, and surround every day in love.  We promise we would do nothing but honor you for your bravery.  Our hearts would forever be so full and grateful for your gift as there is no greater gift in this world.  We promise we would be open and honest with your child.

We promise we would welcome you to be a part of your child’s life if you wanted, from a near or far.  We want our children to understand their story and how their first mommy loved them so deeply they did the most selfless thing for their child. We promise we would give your child an incredible life, one where they are cherished and the center of our world.

Message Byron and Taylor

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Byron and Taylor

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!