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Braden & Lindsay

We are so excited to begin this new chapter as parents through adoption. You have our sincere appreciation for even reviewing our profile. We respect your courage in considering adoption and want you to feel loved and supported throughout. We also hope the following words give you a meaningful glimpse into our lives and demonstrate that we have a loving home.

About Us

Braden
Lindsay
Job
Attorney
Accountant
Education
Law Degree
Master's Degree in Accounting
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Exploring a State Park

We will be open with the child about his/her adoption at the earliest possible age and opportunity. We know first-hand the complexity and beauty of adoption. Lindsay was born in Seoul, South Korea and lived her first three months with a foster mom until she traveled to the United States to her parents and two excited older sisters. A few years later, Lindsay's brother, Matthew, was also adopted from South Korea. Adoption is always a central part of Lindsay's story and the story of her family.

Braden was conceived though an anonymous donor and later in life located his biological family. The process of developing meaningful relationships with Braden's biological family has been extremely rewarding. Braden's relationships with his parents was also strengthened due to a newfound openness.

Because of our personal history with adoption and donor conception, we want our child to know everything they can about you. We believe that it is only through openness, truth, and love that this adoption process will be transformed into something wonderful which is a family that transcends traditional concepts.

Our Leisure Time

Beach Day in Bucerias, Mexico

In our leisure time we love to travel and visit other cities. In recent years we have been fortunate to visit Chicago, Stowe, Boston, and Provincetown. Most recently, we visited Bucerias, Mexico for a family wedding. It was a wonderful time celebrating love, relaxing by the pool, and enjoying family and friends. Braden's family has a cabin in a nice little secluded spot where we like to camp, have bonfires, hike, and swim.

We also enjoy being at home where we can host dinner and game nights with family and friends. We love to cook and try new recipes such as budae jigae (Korean Army Stew), bulgogi, pho, and spicy miso pasta. Our favorite games are Mario Kart, Pictionary, Rummikub, Euchre, Catan, and Monopoly.

Braden and his friends from childhood generally try to go on a ski trip each winter, and in the summer we enjoy hiking to waterfalls and swimming at a state park near where Braden's dad lives. Lindsay enjoys journaling, reading, and watching movies. Our pets bring us so much joy and in our spare time we love to take the dogs for walks or hikes.

Our Pets

Our Family

Anyone who knows us will tell you that our pets are central to our lives as they provide constant companionship, entertainment, and support. We do not consider our pets as “just” animals but important members of our family that have taught us a sense of responsibility, unconditional love, and how to live in the moment.

As newlyweds, we rescued our first dog, Maverick. He was a faithful companion on our many adventures for 15 years. We felt true loss and emptiness when Maverick departed this world in 2020. However, we found new joy and love by welcoming a Bernedoodle puppy, Bernie, to the family. Bernie completed puppy training class where he learned good manners, enjoys plenty of walks, and loves being the center of attention. The head of the animal pack is our Yorkshire Terrier named Emmy. She is happiest in her basket with her favorite lambchop toy or out in the yard chasing squirrels. Samson, a beautiful Maine Coon cat, has a fluffy tail and a huge personality. He loves to play with Bernie and snuggle in bed or on the couch. We are certain they will all enjoy the presence of a child in the home.

Photos

Dressed Up for a Work Function
Dressed Up for a Work Function
Fall Hike to a Nearby Waterfall
Fall Hike to a Nearby Waterfall
Relaxing After a Hike With Emmy
Relaxing After a Hike With Emmy
Winter Photo Session
Winter Photo Session
At the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
At the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
Thanksgiving at the Cabin
Thanksgiving at the Cabin
Christmas in Michigan
Christmas in Michigan
Lunch During Vacation in Stowe, Vermont
Lunch During Vacation in Stowe, Vermont
Visiting Family in Chicago
Visiting Family in Chicago
Lindsay Making Her Signature Stuffed Mushrooms
Lindsay Making Her Signature Stuffed Mushrooms
Braden Skiing
Braden Skiing
Swimming in the Stream
Swimming in the Stream
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Dressed Up for a Work Function
Dressed Up for a Work Function
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Fall Hike to a Nearby Waterfall
Fall Hike to a Nearby Waterfall
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Relaxing After a Hike With Emmy
Relaxing After a Hike With Emmy
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Winter Photo Session
Winter Photo Session
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At the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
At the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
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Thanksgiving at the Cabin
Thanksgiving at the Cabin
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Christmas in Michigan
Christmas in Michigan
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Lunch During Vacation in Stowe, Vermont
Lunch During Vacation in Stowe, Vermont
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Visiting Family in Chicago
Visiting Family in Chicago
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Lindsay Making Her Signature Stuffed Mushrooms
Lindsay Making Her Signature Stuffed Mushrooms
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Braden Skiing
Braden Skiing
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Swimming in the Stream
Swimming in the Stream

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in Pennsylvania, on a wonderful cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood with many young families. Kids are always playing outside, walking their dogs, and enjoying the local parks. One of the nearby parks has baseball diamonds, basketball courts, tennis courts and playgrounds. Our good friends live next door with their young daughter. We love to walk our dogs, Emmy and Bernie, around the neighborhood and along the rail trail a few streets over.

Halloween is one of the best times of year in our neighborhood with a parade, kids trick-or-treating, and most families hanging out in their driveways passing out candy while enjoying the cool fall weather.

Our home has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a large fenced-in area. The backyard with its covered patio is our favorite part of the home, and we love to host family and friends for seafood boils, BBQs, and game nights.

We are in a suburb of a bigger city located a half hour drive away that has sporting events, amazing restaurants, festivals, and museums! Showing off our city is one our favorite activities when out-of-towners come to visit.

Our Extended Families

With Our Niece & Nephews

We love spending time with our families! We are fortunate and grateful to both have supportive and involved families. Braden's dad lives about an hour away from our house and Braden's mom lives 4 hours away and has plans to relocate back to his area in the near future. Braden has many aunts, uncles, and cousins who live in the same city as us, and we love to celebrate during the holidays and get together for game nights. We have hosted large family gatherings in our house including Thanksgiving dinner with 25 people, birthdays, and engagement parties. These events provide great memories full of love, laughter, good food, and hilarious games like Pictionary.

With Lindsay's Family

Lindsay's parents recently moved to Kansas, and we try to visit with them frequently. Lindsay has two older sisters, one older brother, and five nieces and nephews. When our family is together, we enjoy playing the card game Euchre, outdoor activities, and eating good food. Lindsay's mom makes chicken pot pies on Christmas Eve.

Our family is so excited for us to embark on the journey of adoption and ready to welcome a child with open arms.

From Us to You

Thank you for taking this moment and opportunity to connect. We cannot imagine how difficult it must be to choose a family based on photos and short essays, but we have tried our best to show our true selves in this profile. Please know that providing a loving and secure home for your child is our most important priority. We are good people who have been incredibly blessed with our opportunities, relationships with family and friends, and financial resources. With us, your child will have a loving, fun, stable, and supportive family that will provide every opportunity for success.

We have been married for 16 years and have had a beautiful journey supporting each other through undergraduate and graduate school, career changes, and cross country moves. Our strong relationship is based on mutual love, respect, communication, and allowing each other to be who they are without trying to force change. Adoption is important to us as we believe that all life should be nurtured and supported. Allowing us to be parents would be incredibly meaningful and a blessing to us both. Rest assured that we will celebrate adoption and honor you and the gift of life you have given your child.

Braden is an attorney and Lindsay is an accountant. We both work from home and have a great work life balance. This will allow us to be involved in a child's life and be present for school activities, sports, or hobbies.

We are fortunate to have supportive parents, siblings, extended family, and friends. They would describe us as generous and fun-loving people. We enjoy spending time with loved ones, hosting dinners and game nights, and continuing family traditions. Some values that are important to us include honesty, respect, compassion, education, and work-life balance. It is also important for people to find their own passions, and we are committed to supporting this child's dreams each day.

Our family includes our two dogs, Emmy and Bernie, and cat, Samson. We love our pets and all animals in general and look forward to sharing the special bond we have with our pets with a child. We look forward to Bernie, as the newest member of the family, growing up with a child.

Your child would join our adventure to dream big and enjoy life. We look forward to future family travels exploring mountains, beaches, and off-beaten paths. Enjoying home life by cooking, playing games, and curling up on the couch for a movie will also be extremely precious moments to share with a child. Celebrating the big and little things in life with family and friends will be part of the routine.

You are significant to us and always will be. Accordingly, we will gladly send emails, letters, and photos as your child grows, and would also welcome visits when the time is right. We plan to work together with you, to maintain a strong relationship. We will always speak highly of you and respect your decision with our words and actions. We look forward to the role you will play, whatever you chose for that to be. Finally, we would be happy to answer any other questions you may have about us and want you to feel complete assurance about our intentions to raise your child as a beloved member of our family.

We are humbled by your bravery and strength, and we hope you feel respected and supported throughout this process. Thank you again for taking the time to read about us and consider us as parents for your child. We promise to love him or her with all our hearts.

With Much Love,

Braden & Lindsay

Favorites

Braden
Lindsay
Actor
Tom Hanks
Viggo Mortensen
Actress
Jenna Fischer
Jennifer Garner
Animal
Bald Eagle
Lion
Author
Patrick Rothfuss
Nicholas Sparks
Book
The Name of the Wind
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Candy Bar
Snickers
Almond Joy
Cartoon
Charlie Brown
Captain Planet
Childhood Memory
Spending time with grandparents
Our annual trip to Cedar Point in Ohio with extended family
Childhood Toy
Matchbox cars
Legos
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
City
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Classic Movie
Jurassic Park
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Color
Green
Yellow
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Coconut Cream Pie
Brownies
Disney Movie
Lion King
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Porsche 911
Corvette
Dream Job
Photographer
Chef
Dream Vacation
England/Ireland
Paris, France
Family Activity
Going to the beach for family vacations
Family dinners
Flower / Plant
Pine trees
Roses
Food
Chicken sandwiches
Burgers and Fries
Form of Exercise
Yoga
Walks
Fruit
Strawberry
Banana
Game
Rummikub
Settlers of Catan
Hobby
Photography
Cooking
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
O Holy Night (Home Alone Version)
Carol of the Bells
Holiday Tradition
Watching Christmas movies while setting up the tree
Watching Home Alone and decorating the Christmas tree
Ice Cream
Cookie dough
Vanilla
Junk Food
Doritos
Airheads
Leisure Activity
Swimming
Reading a good book
Magazine
National Geographic
People
Memory with a Child
A Myrtle Beach trip with my niece
Our nephews and niece spent a long weekend visiting where we explored downtown, played Top Golf, ate good food, and made lots of memories!
Memory with Spouse
A trip to Vermont with Lindsay where we rented a small cabin in the woods and spent the days exploring nearby small towns.
My favorite memory with Braden was when we visited Bucerias, Mexico for a family wedding.
Movie
Inception
Harry Potter
Movie Munchie
Watermelon Sour Patch Kids
Sour Patch Kids
Movie Quote
May the Force be with you.
"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends." Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Movie Type
Sci-Fi Adventure
Action
Musical
Hamilton
The Phantom of the Opera
Musical Group
The Beatles
The Beatles
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Bobsledding
Figure Skating
Personal Hero
My grandfather Arthur
My Mom
Play
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Poet
John O'Donohue
Amanda Gorman
Quality about my Spouse
Unwavering loyalty and love for family
His love for family and his patience
Quote
"This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.?" - Alan Watts
"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa
Restaurant
Wendy's
Condados
Sandwich
My grilled cheese sandwich
Brady's breakfast sandwich - bagel, egg, cheese, bacon, and his special sauce!
Scripture
"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing the self is enlightenment" - Chapter 33, Tao Te Ching
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Shopping Store
Best Buy
Trader Joe's
Song
"My Shot" - Hamilton
"Hallelujah" - Leonard Cohen
Sport to Play
Golf
Tennis
Sport to Watch
F1 racing
Figure Skating
Sports Star
Lewis Hamilton - F1 racer
Simone Biles
Sports Team
Penguins
Red Wings
Subject in School
History
English
Superhero
Loki from the new Marvel/Disney series
Captain America
Thing to Cook
Buttermilk chicken
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Time of Day
5:30-7:30 p.m.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tradition
New Years Eve fondue
New Year's Eve fondue
TV Show
M*A*S*H
Firefly
TV Show Character
Michael Scott
Sydney Bristow from Alias
Type of Music
Classic Rock
Movie Soundtracks
Vacation Spot
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Stowe, VT
Video Game
Red Dead Redemption 2 Online
Mario Kart

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