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Brent & Julia

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile! Considering adoption is a precious gift and we are humbled to be a part of it. We have boundless love to give in a home that is filled with joy and family. It would be an honor to be chosen as parents for your child. We will treasure them every day and be their advocate. We look forward to great adventures ahead!

About Us

Director of Organizational Effectiveness
Specialty Operations Analyst
Bachelor's Degree in History
Bachelor's Degree in English, Creative Writing
Legally Married

What It Means to Become Parents

Visiting Disneyland at Christmas

To us, being parents is one of the greatest responsibilities and honors a person can be gifted with. We both feel that being parents means ultimately being responsible to protect, care for, and support and nurture a human being that will grow into their own person with their own interests, passions, and ideas. We know that being a parent will mean long hours, countless ups and downs, many trips to the doctor, sports games, and heartfelt conversations consoling our child. We know that not all moments will be sunshine and rainbows. However, we also know that we will be able to love and nurture a child - providing them with a safe home, lifelong memories, a strong sense of self-esteem, and help them discover their place in the world. Julia is an incredibly compassionate, loving, and nurturing woman who will make sure a child always feels welcomed, safe, and supported. Brent prides himself on being kind, funny, and creative and can't wait to make sure a child feels welcomed, at home, and supported to find themselves through their life.

Our Leisure Time

Playing Fetch With Lucy

In our free time, we typically play games, watch movies, listen to music, and cook. When we cook dinners together, we try new recipes or make old family favorites. Generally, this time is spent with music playing, laughter, and talking about our day.

When the weather is nice, we like to be out in nature. We go for walks or hikes, play with our dog, Lucy, in the backyard, or treat ourselves to an ice cream.

Julia Creating a Front Porch Sign

Brent spends time each day reading. His favorite books are fantasy, but he enjoys non-fiction books and newspapers, too. He also likes to swim both for exercise and fun.

Julia does Graphic Design for a living, so she enjoys writing, being creative, and curling up with her cat to watch a show. She also likes to bake cookies and cakes for her family.

We hope to share our love of reading, music, and nature with a child and show them what adventures can be had both in a story and outside. We can't wait to cook with our child someday and share our sweet tooth and recipe experimentation with them.

Cultural Diversity

We feel strongly that in order to raise a child with a global and culturally sensitive awareness, it's important for us to expose them to as much cultural diversity and heritage as possible while they are growing. We plan to enroll our child in an international school so that they will be exposed to different languages and cultures from a young age. We also plan to participate in some of the different cultural heritage festivals and events that take place near us. It's also important to us that we educate ourselves on the child's cultural and ethnic heritage by incorporating food, music, books and literature, and influences into our daily lives. We are also committed to adjusting our lifestyle including friends, living location, and travel plans to help our child be exposed to more of their birth culture and heritage in everyday life. Making sure our child grows up understanding and feeling proud about their birth heritage and culture is a major priority for us.


At the Beach in Florida
At the Beach in Florida
Julia With Her Camera Enjoying the Views in Scotland
Julia With Her Camera Enjoying the Views in Scotland
Halloween Party With Friends & Family
Halloween Party With Friends & Family
Enjoying a Day at EPCOT
Enjoying a Day at EPCOT
Hanging Out With Our Pup, Lucy
Hanging Out With Our Pup, Lucy
Exploring a Waterfall in Hawaii
Exploring a Waterfall in Hawaii
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
Enjoying a Game of Putt-Putt
Enjoying a Game of Putt-Putt
Brent Snowmobiling in Yellowstone
Brent Snowmobiling in Yellowstone
Taking a Walk in the North Carolina Mountains
Taking a Walk in the North Carolina Mountains
Exploring a Park on a Trip to Canada
Exploring a Park on a Trip to Canada
With Our Pets, Lucy (Dog) & Dante (Cat)
With Our Pets, Lucy (Dog) & Dante (Cat)
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At the Beach in Florida
At the Beach in Florida
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Julia With Her Camera Enjoying the Views in Scotland
Julia With Her Camera Enjoying the Views in Scotland
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Halloween Party With Friends & Family
Halloween Party With Friends & Family
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Enjoying a Day at EPCOT
Enjoying a Day at EPCOT
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Hanging Out With Our Pup, Lucy
Hanging Out With Our Pup, Lucy
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Exploring a Waterfall in Hawaii
Exploring a Waterfall in Hawaii
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All Dressed Up for a Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
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Enjoying a Game of Putt-Putt
Enjoying a Game of Putt-Putt
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Brent Snowmobiling in Yellowstone
Brent Snowmobiling in Yellowstone
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Taking a Walk in the North Carolina Mountains
Taking a Walk in the North Carolina Mountains
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Exploring a Park on a Trip to Canada
Exploring a Park on a Trip to Canada
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With Our Pets, Lucy (Dog) & Dante (Cat)
With Our Pets, Lucy (Dog) & Dante (Cat)

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a beautiful, active community in North Carolina that is close to many parks and schools. Our house sits on a quiet, tree lined street in a family-centered neighborhood with children from all different backgrounds and ages. Whether it's Trunk-or-Treat at Halloween or an Easter Egg hunt, the community regularly hosts holiday parties for the kids at the clubhouse that includes games, food, and music. Our neighborhood also includes a community pool, tennis and basketball courts, picnic areas with playgrounds, and access to the lake! Neighbors are constantly outside walking, playing with their kids, or doing yardwork.

Our house backs onto a wooded area with a small stream. We regularly see deer, birds, and bunnies in our backyard. Our house has a lot of open rooms for family and kids as we start our family. Our favorite room is our theater room that has a projector screen, a large couch, and chairs so we can enjoy movie and game nights.

Between our friends, family, and community, there is no shortage of friendly kids. We also live towards the end of the street, near a cul-de-sac, so a child can play safely with the neighborhood kids.

Our Extended Families

Lunch With Julia's Family

We are lucky to have family members on both sides that are supportive and bring different ideas and perspectives to our family. Julia's family lives in Arkansas, and she has one older brother. Her dad is a retired diesel mechanic, but still loves to work on cars in his free time. He enjoys cooking and grilling, laughing, and telling stories. Julia's mom is a retired office clerk who enjoys gardening, being creative, and studying the Bible. We typically see them two to three times a year. Julia's family is centered around faith, family, and food.

Brent's Family

Brent's immediate family is spread out between multiple states, but has extended family in Arkansas. Brent's younger sister lives thirty minutes from us and we visit her and her husband every week. His mom is a retired homemaker who lives with us and we have weekly meals and game time together. In her free time, Brent's mom enjoys puzzles, movies, and reading. His dad is a Computer Data Engineer and lives in Florida. Brent's family is centered around family, games, and exploration.

Both sides of our family are thrilled to welcome a new child into the family! That child will have an incredible support system and be surrounded by unconditional love.

From Us to You

Before we start, please know how deeply grateful we are that you are looking at our profile and considering adoption. We cannot fathom your situation or the thoughts and decisions that are on your mind. But, we respect and are thankful for you. May God grant you peace, wisdom, and strength each and every day.

Our story of adoption came to us a little differently than we originally planned. When we got married 14 years ago, among the many discussions of future plans was children. We both agreed that we wanted at least two kids, but also had a passion for adoption. Our plan was to have a biological child(ren) first and then adopt. The saying goes, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans." Well, in the past two years of trying to grow our family, God began to make it immensely clear through our church and friends that we were to adopt first.

"'For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways.' This is the Lord's declaration." (Isaiah 55:8)

We know that He has abundantly more in store for us than we could have ever planned or imagined. We are truly excited to be a part of this unfolding story and will honor this adoption by upholding the following promises:

We promise to lead a safe and supportive environment. To us, this means being their biggest cheerleaders and a constant advocate for their best interest. We will teach and guide them to be a kind, confident, and faithful human while also supporting who they are and who they want to be. We promise to do everything in our power to give them opportunities and open doors where possible so they can experience as much as possible. Down the road, if we have other children in the home, whether biological or adopted, we promise to give each child the same love, devotion, and opportunities.

We promise to be good stewards of their story. From the moment we bring them home, we will be open to them about their adoption story and their birth family. We will make it a priority to have open conversations with them as they grow and answer questions when they come up. We understand that every child is different, but we want to create a Lifebook to give them the opportunity to know their story and where they came from. This is not our story to tell, so we will protect it until they are ready to share it with others.

We promise that they will be surrounded by unconditional love. All of our friends and family are beyond excited and can't wait to meet the new addition to our family. We have a strong village full of amazing people from all backgrounds, along with two loving pets that are excited to have a child to play with. We also attend a church that supports adoption and offers plenty of resources and community to lean on.

We promise to make changes in our lives and educate ourselves and our family to support and honor the child's background and heritage. We know that a child from a different cultural or ethnic background will encounter different experiences as unconscious bias and prejudice still exists in daily society. Both ourselves and our family are prepared to continuously educate ourselves and challenge our own unconscious bias daily while also immersing children in activities, friend circles, and mentorship with individuals who help them connect with their birth culture and values.

We can only imagine that finding the right fit with adoptive parents might be an exciting, yet overwhelming decision. We are humbled to have this opportunity and truly hope that you will consider us for adoptive parents. From making Christmas cookies to going to the beach in summer, our entire family is ready to share our love, traditions, and home with a child. We also look forward to sending updates on the child and their journey in letters/emails and photos. God bless you and the adventure ahead.

Brent & Julia


Paul Giamatti
Heath Ledger
Meryl Streep
Jennifer Lawrence
Snow Leopard
J. R. R. Tolkien
J. K. Rowling
The Lord of the Rings
The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
Candy Bar
Milky Way
Childhood Memory
Camping with my family
Riding bikes with my neighborhood friends around the cul-de-sac
Childhood Toy
All my legos!
Children's Book
The Rainbow Fish
Morris the Moose Goes to School
San Francisco
Classic Movie
Snow White
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Day of Week
Key Lime Pie
Disney Movie
Lion King
The Princess and the Frog
Dream Car
Vintage Ford Mustang
1969 Mustang
Dream Job
Working for Disney
Graphic Designer for Disney or Pixar
Dream Vacation
Going to China
Edinburgh & the Scottish Highlands
Family Activity
Playing games
Playing games
Flower / Plant
Thai Green Curry
Steak Quesadilla
Form of Exercise
Holiday Song
Marshmallow World
O Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Eve Service
Collecting ornaments from a favorite yearly memories
Ice Cream
Cookies and Cream
Ben & Jerry's Phish Food
Junk Food
Taco Bell
Leisure Activity
Playing Nintendo Switch
The Atlantic
Memory with a Child
Taking my nephew to the arcade during visits
Teaching my 3-year-old nephew how light switches work and hearing his amazement and laughter.
Memory with Spouse
Exploring Hawaii on our anniversary trip
Watching a sunset off the top of Mount Nebo in Arkansas while a band played.
Remember the Titans
Movie Munchie
Candy - Skittles
Sour Gummies
Movie Quote
Do it do not. There is no try. - Yoda
"I'm Going On An Adventure!" Bilbo Baggins, An Unexpected Journey
Movie Type
Sci-Fi, Adventure
Action and Comedy
The Lion King
In the Heights
Musical Group
Young the Giant
Nursery Rhyme
Goodnight Moon
I'm A Little Teapot
Olympic Event
Ice Skating
Personal Hero
My mother
My grandma Ellen
Phantom of the Opera
Romeo and Juliet
Langston Hughes
Robert Frost
Quality about my Spouse
Her humor and smile
His positivity
My soul has grown deep like the rivers. - Langston Hughes
When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don't stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high. -Michelle Obama
PF Changs
Moscow on the Hill
Ham and Cheese
Apple, ham, and brie on a croissant
1st Corinthians 10:13
Ephesians 6:10-18
Shopping Store
Slow Cheetah - Red Hot Chili Peppers
You Can't Stop Me by Andy Mineo
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Travis Kelce
Patrick Mahomes
Sports Team
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Subject in School
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Time of Day
Spending Christmas Eve with family making cookies
Going around the Thanksgiving table and saying what we're thankful for.
TV Show
Doctor Who
TV Show Character
John Dutton
Angela Bassett
Type of Music
Alternative Rock
Vacation Spot
Disney World
Video Game
Mario Party
Mario Party

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