Aloha! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering the gift of adoption and for taking time to explore our profile. We are a fun, young couple who have learned to take life one adventure at a time. We are blessed to grow our marriage based on faith, friendship, honesty, and love. We are excited for this next adventure to share our unconditional love with a child.

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Bryan Jen
job description
Occupational Therapist Registered Nurse
education
Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
favorites
Family Activity
Paddle Boarding
Family Activity
Hiking
Hobby
Playing Piano
Hobby
Photography
Tradition
Sundays at the Beach
Tradition
Sundays at the Beach
Color
Red
Color
Turquoise
Dream Job
Yacht Captain
Dream Job
Stay-at-Home Mom
children
None
relationship
Legally Married

Cultural Diversity
We Love Living in Hawaii!

We both grew up in small town schools in Minnesota with very little diversity. As we went to college we were immersed in a bit more culture ,which sparked our curiosity to learn more!

We both worked at hospitals in Minnesota, but didn't feel we were getting the diversity we wanted to experience. We wanted to learn about others languages, cultures and traditions. This is when we made the decision to move to Hawaii. We have been introduced to so many new foods, stories, and traditions that we love to share with others.

One of the many reasons we love Hawaii is because family or “Ohana” is so important to people here. It's not just your immediate family, but the community is your ohana. We want to be able to have a child join our ohana and experience the amazing culture and love here. We plan to immerse our child in their race/culture, whatever it may be. We think it is important for them to know where they came from and why. Surrounding them with love is our number one priority. 

Fun Facts About Us

Bryan:

  • Knows how to play the piano, organ, guitar, and drums. Enjoys listening to a song and then figuring out how to play it without sheet music.
  • Had a cat and a dog growing up. (Maggie and Buddy).
  • Has been in many community theatre performances. In Beauty & the Beast, The Music Man, Brigadoon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Once Upon a Mattress.
  • Rebuilt an old boat.
  • Played piano for a song on a local band's CD.
  • Went to Germany, Poland, and Czech Republic and sang with his college concert choir.
  • Gave the class speech at his Master's Degree graduation.
  • Jen:

  • Was an extra in Hawaii 5-0.
  • Worked as a Labor & Delivery nurse for 4 years.
  • Was an assistant photographer at weddings, newborn sessions, and family sessions back in Minnesota
  • Started her own photography business.
  • Jen played club soccer since she was young and her senior year of high school helped it become a school sport.
  • Enjoys yoga and pilates, was a Beachbody coach.
  • Got the opportunity to travel to Spain and France during high school with her Spanish class.

  • Why We Chose Adoption
    With Tanner & Tenley

    Growing up we both knew we couldn't wait to be parents. We both finished college, got married, tried to have kids of our own and found out it isn't possible. It was hard at first, but we are so thankful for the experience because it has led us down this path of adoption and we could not be more excited. We were both the oldest siblings in our families so a lot of our memories as kids was helping raise and playing with our younger siblings. When we were married we had close friends that had children and we became their temporary "Second parents" for 2+ years. We started watching Tanner when he was around 5 months old and we have been blessed to watch him grow. We got to be there for many of his firsts. We took him on his first boat ride, first time at the zoo, and first flight in an airplane. His sibling Tenley was born and we got to be there for her from the beginning. We feel so blessed that we got to help shape these children's lives in such a positive way. We love these kids as if they were our own. Having these children in our lives has shaped us into the parents we cannot wait to be. We have so much love to give and so much of Hawaii to share!

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