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Suzanne and Jeremy Tyler
Suzanne and Jeremy Tyler

Suzanne and Jeremy Tyler
Oregon

Basic Info

Suzanne

Age: 48
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: Catholic

Jeremy Tyler

Age: 47
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: Catholic

Child Preferences

Age: 3 to 7 years old
Sex: Female
Max Number of Children: 2
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, African American, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Bi-Racial, Unknown


Special Needs the Family is Open To: Mild Physical/Medical Disability, Animal Allergies, Asthma, Drug Allergies, Environmental Allergies, Food Allergies, Physically Aggressive to Other Children, Defiant, Difficulty in Attaching, Difficulty Making Friends, Encopresis, Lying, Manipulative, Poor Social Skills, Self-Abuse, Stealing, Suicidal Attempts, Tantrums-Severe, Wets the Bed, Drug Addicted at Birth, Failure to Thrive, Fetal Alcohol Effected, Low Birth Weight or Premature, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Non-Ambulatory, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physically Disabled-Mild, Physically Disabled-Severe, Blind, Deaf, Hearing Impaired, Speech Delays - Mild, Speech Delays - Moderate, Speech Delays - Severe, Vision Impaired, Anorexia/Bulimia, Hoarding, Overeating, Pica, Academically behind due to poor attendance, Cognitive Delay - Mild, Cognitive Delay - Severe, Expulsion(s), Has Behavior Problems in School, Mild Learning Disabilities, Moderate Learning Disabilities, Severe Learning Disabilities, Speech or Language Impairment, Suspension(s), One/Both Parents Have Alcohol Addiction, One/Both Parents Have Drug Addiction, Exposed to Domestic Violence, One/Both Parents Have Had a Mental Diagnosis, Child in Residential Treatment, Child has had a disrupted adoption, Multiple Placements, Residential Treatment History, Child on Probation / Parole, Convicted of Theft, Previously Incarcerated, ADHD, Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disorder: May Require Surgery, Hemophilia, Missing Limbs: May Require Prosthesis, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizures, Sickle Cell Traits, Adjustment Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Previous Psychiatric Hospitalization, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Requires Medication For Psychiatric Condition/Mental Health Diagnosis, Requires Counseling/Therapy, Runaway - Occasionally, Runaway - Past, Willing to Maintain Contact via Mail with Bio Family, Willing to Maintain Contact with Past Foster Parents, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Grandparents & Other Relatives, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Siblings, Child Identifies as LGBT, Sexually Abused in the Past

Environment

State: Oregon
Neighborhood: Suburban
Residency:
Years Together: 13
Children in the Home: 3
Pet(s): Dog(s)

Work

Suzanne

Occupation:

Jeremy Tyler

Occupation: Manager

Adoption Agency

Agency: A Family For Every Child
Worker: Amanda Frumento
Worker: amanda@afamilyforeverychild.org
City: Eugene
State: Oregon
Zip: 97402

Family Description

We are a family of five (plus one dog) who is looking to add to our family through adoption. Our youngest child is 8 and we are interested in keeping the birth order. That means we are looking for a girl younger than 7. We believe that God has called us to increase the love in our hearts by connecting with and nurturing a new little one who needs a stable, loving family. We are certain that God will bring us the child who is a great match for us, one who we need and love more than she could ever need us.

Preference Description

We are primarily looking for a girl, about 4 to 6 years old. We are open to special needs or a sibling pair (girl/boy) on a case by case basis.

The Kennedy Family Profile

We would like to adopt a child between the ages of 0 and 7 inclusive. We are open to a girl or a sibling group of 2 (girl/boy). We are open to any race/culture and to children with special needs. Medical issues are tough for us, because where we live doesn't have the specialists that some children require. However, emotional and academic issues aren't a problem.

Introduction

Our names are Suzanne (45 yrs old) and Tyler Kennedy (44 yrs old). We have 3 biological children: Riley (girl-11), Kael (boy-10), and Quinn (boy-8). We also have a 2 year old Lab/German Short-haired Pointer mix named Blue. Tyler works close to home at the family business. Our days are filled with school, chores, and lots of time to play with family and friends. We spend a bit of time at our family cabin in the mountains throughout the year.

I am a stay-at-home parent and have a flexible work schedule. My partner works full-time for Interpath Labs, Inc. as a Manager and has a flexible work schedule.

Home and Community

We live in Pendleton, Oregon on the eastern side of the state. It's a small town with lots to offer. We live in a great neighborhood with lots kids to play. We are within walking distance of a great elementary school and 3 parks. Our town offers all sorts of competitive and recreational sports and activities.

Parenting Experience

In college, I (Suzanne) worked at a foster care agency in one of the group homes. I went on to teach middle school for ten years. Tyler and I have three children, along with 18 nieces and nephews. Tyler helps coach wrestling, football, and baseball.

Support

We have a large extended family and set of friends to support us. In addition, we've lined out counselors, therapists, etc. available to us.

Motivation to Adopt

We are in this for life. We understand the challenges and are prepared to do whatever is necessary to add a child successfully to our family.