Growing a family is something we have planned for since we were married in 2009. Early in our marriage, we had an opportunity to live in the United Kingdom and travel around Europe. We are very thankful for this time as it was a great way to learn about each other and develop a strong marriage foundation. We are now in a great place to start our family. Growing our family through adoption is something that we have talked about for years. We are confident that we will be great parents and feel called to provide a loving home to a child. We plan to celebrate adoption as God’s plan for our family, creating an atmosphere of love and respect, always showing our appreciation and gratitude towards you. In addition to pictures and letters, we are open to more contact, such as exchange of emails, phone calls, and meetings as you see fit. We understand this is likely the most difficult decision you have ever had to make and we want to ensure you have what you need to feel comfortable.
We are proud to be a unique family. Brandon is a grade school history teacher and Kara is an active-duty Air Force officer. As a military family, we typically move every 2-3 years. Kara’s job is very stable, providing a great community and housing, as well as benefits such as health insurance and the G.I. bill. Although we enjoy the adventures of moving around, we are thankful that Kara will be eligible for military retirement in just 8 more years. This will be great timing, allowing our family to settle down and Kara to become a full-time mom. In the near future, we are thankful that Brandon’s job is flexible, allowing him to take time off to be a stay-at-home dad for the first few years. As a teacher, Brandon enjoys summer’s off and with Kara being able to retire at a young age, we day dream of one day taking summer-long family vacations.
We pride ourselves on living a balanced life. Although we are both professionals, we identify most with what we do when we are not working. We live our lives grounded in Christian values of faith and love. We attend church regularly and intend to instill these same principles in raising our family. We also enjoy spending family time either just the two of us on a weekend vacation or with our two dogs. We have a 10 year-old Siberian Husky and a 2 year-old English Bulldog. They are both great dogs and love people and children. Although we enjoy an active lifestyle filled with travel and fun, some of our favorite memories include quiet hikes, camping, and cabin trips. At the heart of this family is quality time spent together over a warm cup of hot tea or hot chocolate.
Thank you for looking through our profile, we hope it gives you a small glimpse into our life. Your courage, selflessness, and bravery is inspiring. We recognize how difficult a decision this will be and we will be praying that you receive the guidance and support you need to determine what is best for you and your child. Both you and your child are a blessing and we are excited to be a part of this journey.
Brandon and Kara
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