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Brian & Cheri

We are very excited to experience the blessing of adopting a child. We have a lot of love to give a child and are looking forward to the day we can make that dream a reality. We are so thankful you are choosing adoption as well. We know the parents you choose will be the best choice. If that choice is us, we would be very honored!

About Us

Financial Analyst
Site Supervisor
Master's Degree in Accounting
Some College
Legally Married

Our Dreams for this Child

Just the Two of Us!

Our dreams/goals for our adoptive child is for him/her to live a happy, healthy, fulfilling life. We want to teach our child core values of being honest, kind, giving and as the Bible teaches having a love for all men and women. We would like for our child to experience and learn a wide variety of different activities so he/she can choose what they enjoy the most. Learning about science, math, history, nature etc. We look forward to taking vacation trips where our child can not just have fun, but learn as well. Travel to national parks, museums, and historical places. So he/she can see these things rather than just reading them in a book. Our adoptive child can read about something like the Grand Canyon, but also then see it with their own eyes.

We would like for our child to learn how to make good, right decisions...starting with us as parents being an example to them. While life will have its up and downs, we would like for our child to be able to appreciate the good times and be able to overcome the challenges life can throw at them. And of course we want our child to grow up, get married if they choose to, and have children of their own. In short...our child living out their dreams is our dream!

Our Leisure Time

Cheri with Her Sister and Mom and Silver Dollar City

For fun we love to be active. We enjoy going on road trips to national parks where we can walk and hike the nature trails. We enjoy doing a lot of discovery and learning more about how this earth works. On our honeymoon we went to Tennessee and hiked for four hours to an amazing waterfall. We also love to go camping with friends and family. We camped out with good friends at Tybee Island in Georgia not too long ago. This past fall we went to the Florida Keys with Cheri's family and spent a week doing all kinds of activities in the Keys, including snorkeling! We have also done family vacations to the Colorado mountains and to Niagara Falls. We like to make our activities and vacations fun but also educational. Only a few hours away from our home, we enjoy going to Branson, MO and the Lake of the Ozarks. There are so many great activities to enjoy. Our favorite is Silver Dollar City which is like an amusement park, but is based the 1800's. It is like taking a step back in time. Lots of activities for kids, including watching candy being made, a blacksmith, and even a glass blower making glass like they did in the old days. And of course we love going on the lake and being near the water. There is a calmness about it. We can't wait to share these experiences with our child.

Our Pets

Banner, Dax and Ellie

For pets we have 3 dogs. Two boys (Dax and Banner) and one girl (Ellie). They are very sweet and great with people. They are all 7 years of age or younger and are small dogs, so we look forward to our child growing up with them. They love coming with us on road trips. Dax definitely knows what a drive-thru is!

They also love going for walks, especially to places where they can run around and smell everything! We enjoy taking them to the dog park where they can play with other dogs. They go to the vet every year so are always caught up on their shots. But of course they do not enjoy going to the vet! We can't wait to see them interact and have fun playing with our adoptive child. We have a lot of love to give a child...and so do our dogs! We are very excited to all be a family together and create many wonderful memories.


Visiting the Space Center in Washington D.C.
Visiting the Space Center in Washington D.C.
Our Trip to Western, MO
Our Trip to Western, MO
With Cheri's Grandma
With Cheri's Grandma
Vacation to Colorado with Family
Vacation to Colorado with Family
Black Night 5K
Black Night 5K
Brian at Niagra Falls
Brian at Niagra Falls
Cheri at Dinner on Vacation with Friends
Cheri at Dinner on Vacation with Friends
Cheri with a Good Friend
Cheri with a Good Friend
Cheri with Her Niece
Cheri with Her Niece
Cheri with Her Sister and Mom
Cheri with Her Sister and Mom
Brian in Front of the Statue of Liberty
Brian in Front of the Statue of Liberty
Hiking the Colorado Mountains
Hiking the Colorado Mountains
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Visiting the Space Center in Washington D.C.
Visiting the Space Center in Washington D.C.
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Our Trip to Western, MO
Our Trip to Western, MO
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With Cheri's Grandma
With Cheri's Grandma
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Vacation to Colorado with Family
Vacation to Colorado with Family
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Black Night 5K
Black Night 5K
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Brian at Niagra Falls
Brian at Niagra Falls
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Cheri at Dinner on Vacation with Friends
Cheri at Dinner on Vacation with Friends
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Cheri with a Good Friend
Cheri with a Good Friend
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Cheri with Her Niece
Cheri with Her Niece
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Cheri with Her Sister and Mom
Cheri with Her Sister and Mom
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Brian in Front of the Statue of Liberty
Brian in Front of the Statue of Liberty
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Hiking the Colorado Mountains
Hiking the Colorado Mountains

Our Extended Families

Cheri and Her Niece

We love to play board and card games with friends and family. Some of our favorite games are Sequence and Yahteez. Brian's family is local to us and Cheri's family lives in North Georgia. We enjoy taking road trips to Georgia to see Cheri's family. They live in the country, so we enjoy the fresh air and peaceful countryside. Our favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Good food and good fun with family.

At the Florida Keys

We alternate every other year for spending Thanksgiving with Brian's or Cheri's family. We consider our families special in that we do not get wrapped up in the commercialized part of the holidays, but instead focus on spending quality time with family and having fun conversation (and of course playing family games!). Our extended family and friends are very excited about our adoption plans. They ask us almost daily how things are going and if we are close. They cannot wait for us to have a child of our own and to stop by to see him/her. Sometimes it seems they are just as excited as we are! It will be a great day of celebration once we bring our adopted child home!

Our House and Neighborhood

The Dogs at Our Local Park

We live in the state of Kansas. We have a wonderful community around us. We enjoy talking with our neighbors and we look out for each other. There are two outdoor parks within walking distance from our house. There are many kids in the neighborhood. A family with three small children just moved in a couple houses down from us and the kids play outside all the time. Two of our neighbors behind us also have small children who love to play outside. Our house has three bedrooms and two and one-half baths. We have a living room and a big family room in the basement. Our backyard is large and already has a playground on it. We have a great community pool that is a 5min drive from our house. Also in the area are many options for kids to have fun and learn, like an aquarium, Legoland, Wonderscope for kids, and a science city! There is also an indoor trampoline park just down the road from us. The best part of our house is that it is in a safe neighborhood with many trusted families. Everyone gets along and we all feel like family.

Home Sweet Home

From Us to You

We(Brian and Cheri) were marred in April 2016. We have created many memories during this time and are looking forward to creating even more with a child. Cheri has worked with children for almost her entire career and is so looking forward to caring for her own child. She has developed many advanced skills in working with children from the age of 3 up to teenagers and even into adulthood. The experiences with children that she has comes from working with children in all walks of life, race, nationalities, and developmental stages. She loves teaching in general and has a lot of experience in doing so. She currently works for the YMCA and is chasing around kids all time! Good practice for our child!

We both have very big hearts and a lot of love to give. This will be our first child, but we look forward to adopting more so they can have siblings as they grow up. We both had siblings growing up so we know how much having a brother or sister can add to a child's life. We plan on adopting at least 2 children and are hoping we can add a third child eventually.

We both enjoy taking pictures. Cheri does photography and Brian does videography. Who knows how many pictures we will end up taking of the child each year! We look forward to picking out the best ones and sending them with letters to you so you can see how he/she is growing. Hopefully we can find a way to send video as well so you can not just see him/her but hear them as well. As Brian says, video brings pictures to life!

We are very thankful that you chose adoption and that you want to give your child to a loving family. It is never easy to place a child up for adoption, but we know it is done in love for the child and doing what is best for him/her. If you need a healthy, emotional support system during and after this process, then please know that we can also offer this as well. We want to make it a priority that the child knows that when a baby is placed in adoption it shows a great love for him/her. To give that child a life they may have not otherwise been able to have.

Please know that your well-being is very important to the both of us. During our search for adoption agencies, Cheri was adamant in choosing an agency that really cares about the well being of the expectant birth mother. Cheri herself has went through a lot of emotional loss in her life including several miscarriages and severe infertility. She understands the need for support when going through the many challenges in life. Life is never easy and we want to make sure that we can help in anyway.

If we are blessed enough for you choose us to be the adoptive parents for your baby, we will do our very best to show that you made the right choice. Our priority is to give the child the life you would want for him/her. A life filled with wonder, laughter, silliness and especially lots of love. We know it will be a rollercoaster of emotions in the future (for you and us). We will do our best to make this process as comfortable and easy as possible for you and all who are involved. In the end, whatever family you choose, we know it will be the best one for your baby!

Brian & Cheri


Scott Bakula
Robin Williams or Vin Diesel
Renee Zellweger
Jennifer Garner or Dilraba Dilmurat
Beverely Cole
C.S. Lewis and the writers of the Bible
Where The Red Fern Grows
Lisbon by Valerie Sherwood
Candy Bar
White Chocolate reeses
Scooby Doo
Childhood Memory
Going to Mississippi to visit family
Fishing with my Grandparents
Childhood Toy
Match Box Cars
Children's Book
The Porky Little Puppy
Are You there God It's me Margret by Judy Blume
Ft Lauderdale, Favortite City
Classic Movie
Gone With The Wind
Day of Week
Peanut Butter Cake
Chocolate Delight
Disney Movie
101 Dalmations
Nightmare Before Christmas
Dream Car
64.5 Ford Mustang
Dream Job
Soccer Player
Childhood Psychologist
Dream Vacation
Family Activity
Road trips to national parks
Board Games
Flower / Plant
Greek Salads or Shrimp Pad Thai
Form of Exercise
Family Fued
Avid Gamer in all gaming genres whether its XBOX, PC, Phone, or boardgames.
Creating family videos
I have more hobbies than fingers. But I am an artist and through many forms of art as well.
Holiday Song
God Bless the USA
Stars and Stripes forever (I use to play the piccolo solo in band)
Holiday Tradition
Talking with family during and after a big meal
Me & my husband go to a specific play in the remote countryside to watch fireworks. We wish to continue this tradition with our future children.
Ice Cream
Green Mint
I am allergic to dairy so I prefer mango Italian Ice
Junk Food
Gluten free donuts
Leisure Activity
Embroidery or reading
Sports Illustrated
Travel or Marie Claire
Memory with a Child
Taking my little brother to see our grandma every other Friday night
Too many to pick a favorite. But when I am able to ignite the wonder in a childs eyes while I teach it makes me feel like I am needed.
Memory with Spouse
Honeymoon in Gatlinburg TN
Our Honeymoon hike to Abrahmns falls
Howl's Moving Castle, Star Trek, Avatar, or Gone With The Wind
Movie Munchie
Reece's Pieces
Any gummies or movie popcorn
Movie Quote
"You had me at Hello"
"That Don't Make No Sense" from O' Brother Where Art Thou
Movie Type
Anything WITHOUT blood and human torture or mutilation.
Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, & Moma Mia
Musical Group
Boyz II Men
U2, GOT7, Shinedown, Celtic Woman, Journey, Monsta X, and Bread
Nursery Rhyme
Hush little baby
Anything by Mother Goose. I have an antique Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme book that is from my mothers family that has been passed down for 3 generations.
Olympic Event
Downhill skiing
When Kristi Yamagushi won the gold medal for womens figure skating and 1996 when Shannon Miller won a gold metal in Ladies Gymnastics.
Personal Hero
Romeo and Juliet
The Boys Next Door
Emily Dickenson and Walter de la Mare
Quality about my Spouse
Giving Spirit
Loyalty and Trust
"Do or do not, there is no try"
Pretty Is as Pretty Does by my Great Grandmother Aileen Reavis
Golden Corrall
Texas Roadhouse
Roastbeef firehouse sub on gluten free bread all the fixings
Philippians 4:13
Romans 12:2
Shopping Store
Brass Armadillo
Temu or Amazon
He Lives
The Dreaming by Monsta X or Twilight is Stealing by Aldine Kieffer
Sport to Play
Pool or Bowling
Sport to Watch
Hockey or Baseball
Sports Star
Alex Gordon
Wayne Gretzky or Bobby Cox
Sports Team
KC Chiefs
Atlanta Braves or Washington Capitols
Subject in School
Science and Horticulture
Captain America
Iron Man or Batman
Thing to Cook
I love to bake anything but I love making homemade whole wings in the oven to where they are perfectly crispy.
Time of Day
Noon to 2pm
Going to Silver Dollar City
Me & my husband go to a specific play in the remote countryside to watch fireworks. We wish to continue this tradition with our future children.
TV Show
Quantum Leap
Eternal Love of a Dream or Three Lives Three Worlds, The Pillow Book
TV Show Character
Bai Feng Jui or Dong Hua
Type of Music
Soft Rock
Pop, Alternative Rock, 80;s rock, R&B, Country music before 2010
Vacation Spot
Branson, MO
Cumberland Island
Video Game
Tecmo Bowl

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