Hoping to Adopt
We are Tyler and Madelyn Smith, and we just want to start off by saying thank you for taking the time to let us introduce ourselves to you!
Madelyn is the one who gets up early, has a plan, gets it done, and has a blast while doing it. Despite the multiple open heart surgeries she has had throughout the course of her life, she has the biggest heart of anyone you will ever meet. Her biggest fear is probably being turned into a zombie… which would probably explain the reoccurring dreams about zombies chasing her… She is a gifted violinist, or at least used to be… Now Moose (our dog) barks at her every time she tries to practice, so she may be getting a little rusty. Madelyn is also into macrame, photography, stamp making, and anything else that requires a creative mind and an eye for design.
Tyler rolls out of bed after hitting snooze 3 or 4 times. He loves Star Wars, drawing fish-robots, and writing cheesy songs on the guitar. During the day he is known as “Brother Smith” while he teaches religion to his high school students, but at night he is known as “Tyler” to his family and friends… He is also known as “Bark Bark Bark!” to Moose who consistently demands Tyler to throw his favorite toy fox across the room over and over and over again anytime he is home. Tyler’s weaknesses include not ironing his shirts, telling dumb dad jokes, and not letting Madelyn win in Pickle-ball.
Milo loves to smile, move, and growl. He is always looking for a buddy to play peek a boo with and he always wants to be involved with whatever we’re doing. He is our everything. He was born in July 2020 and placed into our arms by his loving birth mom a few days later. Milo exudes happiness and light. We are so grateful he is apart of our lives through adoption. We maintain an open adoption with his birth families whom we love so very much.
Moose loves his toy fox. His favorite trick is to shake. He loves chasing ice cubes as they slide across the floor, and collecting rocks and sticks on his walks to add to his pile right outside our front door.
Together, we love taking Moose on walks around the neighborhood, watching the Bachelor every Monday night with friends, and doing our little secret handshake whenever we do something that we think is cool. We also love weekend adventures. Whether that is finding a herd of wild horses out in the middle of the desert, going to the Capital building and watching the Senate in session, taking a day trip to Arches National Park, going to see our favorite musicals in theater, or finding a delicious new hole in the wall restaurant. Every day is a new adventure! One of our goals since the beginning has been to enjoy every moment that we can in whatever stage of life we are in.
Because of the heart condition Madelyn was born with, adoption has always been our “Plan A.” When we decided to get married, we knew that eventually we would want to grow our family, and we have always thought that adoption was the best way for us to do that. With that, we want to promise you that any child that we bring into our home will be loved unconditionally, and will have a safe and loving home to grow up in.
We both come from families who taught us to have faith and love Jesus Christ, and that is something that we have continued to value as a married couple. We want to teach our future children to pray and have faith throughout their lives.
Our families continue to be an important part of our lives with our parents and many of our brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews living close to us. We often get together for Sunday dinners, or games nights, or just to hang out. They are all just as excited as we are at the opportunity to welcome another child into our family.
Take a look at our blog, or check out our instagram accounts. We are an open book, so please reach out to us if you have any questions!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know us!
Tyler, Madelyn and Milo Smith
Meet Our Family
The Berrett’s 2019
The Smith’s 2018