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A Letter from Dan & Kelly

Hi! It’s always been our hope to have a big family, and we’re excited and ready to adopt our first child. As a couple, we’re all about music, Disney, travel, creativity, football, faith, and staying connected with loved ones. After going through years of infertility, we feel our story has been leading us to adoption all along. We’re excited to grow our family this way! We would be honored to get to know you and share an ongoing connection with you, if you want an open adoption. Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

About Us

Kelly shares how we met: We met at a training event when we were both stationed at the same base in the Army. When Dan and his boss were leaving, I had to help jump start their car. Dan asked me to coffee while I was helping them! Now we’ve been married over 10 years and we’re excited to add a child to our lives.

Why we’re adopting: We’ve wanted to raise children for many years and began talking about adoption when we started going through infertility. Adoption has been on our hearts for a long time and we feel strongly this is the path meant for us to grow our family.

Together we enjoy:
• Golf
• Frisbee
• Building with Legos
• Board games and puzzles
• Trips to Disney
• Traveling
• Playing music together
• Wii Sports video games

About Kelly

I’m a homemaker and look forward to being a stay-at-home mom! After I retired from the Army I worked different jobs, depending on where we were stationed, but becoming a mom will probably be my favorite role.

Dan says: My wife is loving, kind, caring, and generous! She is the official family “Christmas elf,” making things magical for our nieces and nephews during the holidays (and beyond!). Kelly has a heart for serving others and loves to volunteer. She will be a wonderful mom who will guide our child with love, compassion, and grace.

Kelly enjoys:
• Baking and cooking
• Singing in church choir
• Playing piano
• Dancing
• Knitting and crochet
• Painting and crafts
• Pilates and Yoga

About Dan

I am a U.S. Army Officer and helicopter pilot. I love to teach others all about helicopters, how the cockpit works, and what I do.

Kelly says: Dan is sweet, easy-going, patient, and generous with his time and talents. He is always willing to help others and looks for ways to include our friends and family in our lives, even when we live far away. Dan will love sharing his world with a child! He’ll be a loving, affectionate, attentive father who models respect for self and others.

Dan enjoys:
• Playing guitar
• Golf
• Going to aquariums
• Fishing at our family cabin in Wisconsin
• Video games
• Building Legos
• Frisbee golf

Our Home in Alabama

We are stationed in southeast Alabama, although Texas will always be ‘home’ for us. Our house is in a lovely, quiet neighborhood with lots of space. We have large front and back yards with a gated pool and a playset. We play golf at several local golf courses and enjoy taking daytrips to the Florida Gulf Coast to play on the beach. We have four bedrooms and look forward to setting up a nursery when we know more about the child we’ll be chosen to adopt.

Our Family

We each have 3 siblings and come from large extended families, so there are lots of cousins for our future child to play with! Dan’s family lives in southern Minnesota. Kelly’s immediate family is in Texas and New Mexico, with other relatives all over the U.S. We also have a close-knit “Army family” of friends who we’ve spent time with all over the world. We’re very close with our families and stay in touch, no matter where we’ve lived or been stationed. We love to travel regularly to visit our family around the U.S.

Our friends and family say we are: Kind and generous, adventurous travelers, service-oriented, Disney people

Our Promise

We promise to love your child with everything in us. Education is important to us, and we will provide every opportunity for this child to pursue his or her strengths and goals. (The military offers great education benefits too!) We will give space for creativity, fun, and exploring, and pass down a strong faith they can lean on.

You will always be spoken of with love and respect. We will raise him or her to understand our family’s adoption story, from early on. We want our child to know they can come to us with any questions or thoughts on their mind, any time.

Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child! If you’d like, we will embrace an open adoption connection with you. We are open to sharing photos, updates, and planning occasional visits with you. You would always be a special part of our lives.

We’d love to talk with you! Contact Lifetime to ask about us: call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Thinking of you, Dan & Kelly

Learn More About Dan & Kelly

  Dan Kelly
Our EducationBachelor's DegreeMaster's Degree
Our ProfessionsUS. Army Officer and PilotHappy homemaker and future stay-at-home mom
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian Caucasian
Some of Dan & Kelly's Favorites
Disney MoviesRobin Hood, The Sword in the Stone, and Black CauldronCinderella, Brave, and Mary Poppins
Instrument to PlayGuitarPiano
Fancy CoffeePeppermint MochaPumpkin Spice Latte
Book SeriesJack RyanCormoran Strike
Travel DestinationMinnesotaDisney World
More About Our Family
Memories we'd love to make with a child

• Baking cookies and birthday cakes
• Having dance parties and sing-alongs around the piano
• Christmas Eve mass and holiday traditions
• Traveling the world & going to Disney
• Fishing at the lake
• Getting totally into our child's interests and being his or her biggest cheerleaders!

Family Traditions

• Watching football
• Trips to Dan's family cabin in Wisconsin
• Celebrating “Thankmas” (having Christmas and Thanksgiving with our families in one visit)
• Vacations at the family beach house in Florida

Fun Facts About Us

Kelly: I love swing dancing! I used to dance in the Los Angeles swing dancing community with some of the best Lindy Hop dancers in the country.

Dan: I love building with Legos and can solve a Rubik’s Cube in one minute.

What we love about military life

• The community: Army friends are for life, no matter where we live.
• Travel: Getting to see the world, learn about different cultures and history, and meet new people.
• Serving: We get to contribute to the bigger picture and are proud to serve our country. We feel called to this life and it’s been fulfilling.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn up to 1 year old (12 months)




Either boy or girl

Sibling Group

Yes, up to 2 years old

In Closing

We're beyond thankful for this opportunity to be considered as adoptive parents for your baby. We're ready to raise a child together and excited about becoming parents this way. If you want an open adoption, we would love to know what kind of connection you want throughout your child's life. We welcome the chance to keep in touch and share updates with you, and even plan occasional visits. It would be great to learn more about you! As an important part of your child's life, and our family's story, you would always hold a special place in our hearts. To set up a call or video chat, just ask Lifetime about us. Hope to talk with you!

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