Shayla & Brett

Hoping to Adopt (Texas)


Dear Mama,

You are never too far gone or too far out of His restorative reach.

We can't wait to meet you!
We believe you are looking at our profile and reading these words for a reason. We want you to know that you are truly valuable and cherished by God. You, sweet mama, are created in His image. You are never too far gone or too far out of His restorative reach. We want you to know that we admire you. We can only imagine the pain that comes along with this gut-wrenching decision of choosing what you feel is truly best for you and your little one. We think the true definition of love means sacrifice and while we cannot fathom what you are going through, just know we are here for you and we love you, no matter what you choose. We will never question your love for your sweet baby because it is so evident in your strength that has brought you this far. If we are honest with you, we cannot imagine how uncomfortable it might feel to flip through a family profile to choose the right one for your precious angel, but we promise to navigate through this journey together. We promise to never rejoice in your brokenness that has led you to this decision, but humbly take the baton and finish out the journey you began by loving this sweet little one for the rest of their days. You, sweet mama, can never be replaced. Please know that and please believe that. Why adoption? We feel like we could write a book about the many reasons on why we want to adopt. But to be honest, we just felt God's calling for us to enter into the space of adoption. It is so hard to sit and explain "why" other than the ache we feel in our hearts. Adoption is something we advocate for, we believe in, and love. Even though we have adopted previously, we would be lying if we said we weren't nervous about this journey. We know adoption can be hard at times, but we have seen the beautiful outcome it can lead to. We know that God's timing is perfect in all things. When it is meant to be, we trust that He will place our profile in your hands and His path will be what lead us to each other. He heals the wounds of every shattered heart Psalm 14 7:3
Meet Shayla

She is kind, considerate, and always puts others first.

My greatest passion is being a mom.
"Shayla is the most dedicated and determined person I have ever met. When she wants to accomplish something, there is absolutely nothing that can stand in her way. She has this unique bubbly personality that I was instantly drawn to when we first met and in all honesty, I can't think of a single person that doesn't love her. She is kind, considerate, and always puts others first. Watching her become a mom the last few years has been pure joy. She is the best mom and it just comes so natural to her. " -love, Brett I have many passions that I have come to love over my lifetime, but my greatest passion is being a mom. I have been blessed to be a stay at home mom over the last few years and it has been the best thing I have ever done. I have enjoyed being able to watch every milestone Kollie has achieved and I plan on doing the same with our next little one. One day I will go back to being a teacher, but my best days are being a mama and I can't wait to do it all over again. Plants. You can never have too many plants. Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies. There is something about getting my hands in fresh soil, repotting, watering, and watching my plants grow. Gardening has always been my "me" time, but now I love to share that time with Kollie as she loves to help me. My home is my happy place. I love having friends and family over so I take pride in decorating my home where anyone can come in and feel at peace. We all need a cozy spot in our life where we can sit back and relax, so that is why I am always changing out seasons and constantly decorating. Everyone who knows me says that I have a gift for gathering decor and turning it into something magical. Honestly, I just think it's HGTV.
Meet Brett

My greatest achievement in life has been to not only watch my players be successful on the court, but watch them turn into young respectful men off the court.

" You are a dream that the world one dreamt and now you are part of its song. That's why you are here, in the place where you're meant, for this is right where you belong."
"I feel like I could write a book about Brett. He's one of the most caring humans with the biggest heart! Brett has taught me it's not about what you have in life, but who you have in it. He was raised on a farm, which means hard work and dedication flows through his blood. Brett likes to tell jokes, but to tell you the truth, his jokes are horrible. Even still, they make you laugh because he thinks they're hilarious. My favorite thing about Brett is how loyal he is. I never have to worry because it's evident how much he loves and cares about me through his actions. I truly believe that our marriage is strong and stable because we see each other as equal partners. When I am feeling sad or upset, he is the first person to encourage me and get me going again. I can't wait to start this new journey in life with him and watch him transition into the role of fatherhood." - Love Shayla I love to be outside gardening or working in the yard. I'm also pretty good when it comes to mechanics. Living on a farm my whole life, I have learned to take things apart, fix them, then put them back together. Another thing I love is coaching basketball. I jump at the opportunity. The game of basketball has taken me places I have never imagined and created memories that will last a lifetime. My greatest achievement in life has been to not only watch my players be successful on the court, but watch them turn into young respectful men off the court. I guess at the end of the day, you could say I'm a pretty simple man. As long as I have good family and friends around me, then I am happy!
Our Promise to You

We promise to raise them to respect and honor you, as you will ALWAYS be their first mama.

Thank you for considering adoption!
If you choose our family, we want to leave you with a few promises we vow to keep. We promise to love your baby unconditionally. We promise to raise them knowing that they are loved by you and never forgotten. We promise to raise them understanding their identity is in Jesus. We promise to read them bedtime stories and to make sure they know how wonderful you are. We promise Santa and the tooth fairy will visit them often. We promise to kiss their boo-boos when they fall down and to always encourage them to stand back up and try again. We promise to teach them to dream big and to take risks. We promise to teach them that failure is simply the opportunity to try again. We promise to raise your child understanding the value of family and to know they will always be loved, no matter what. We promise to raise them in an outstanding school district so they will have a good education. We promise to make every game, awards ceremony, band concert, recital, or whatever they grow up to love. We promise to tear down any lies from the enemy telling them that they were not wanted by you. We promise to raise them in community that will love them just as much as we already do. Know that your baby will be loved by so many of our friends and family and they will have a huge support system that will not only protect them, but believe in them. We promise your baby will grow up in a stable home and will always be given opportunities. We promise to educate ourselves on the cultural background of your baby so we can incorporate that into our everyday life. We promise to raise them in a diverse atmosphere where all culture is accepted and acknowledged. We promise to raise them to respect and honor you, as you will ALWAYS be their first mama. We will love them, protect them, and cherish them. We promise to allow them to grow and become their own person with their own beliefs. We vow to be patient with you during this process and to love you first. We promise to respect you and your wishes on how open or closed you wish to be with your baby. We promise to leave that wish up to you. The most important thing that we vow to you is that we will NEVER attempt to replace you as the woman who carried them, but rather to love them as the Mama and Dada God called us to be. With love, Shayla & Brett
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