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Brad & Grace
We talked about wanting to adopt on our very first date, and nothing has changed in our years together. Thank you so much for taking the time to view our profile. We hope you can find hope and peace in knowing that your child would feel all the love and support in the world if you were to choose us. We are so thankful to be considered on your journey.
Why We Chose Adoption
We always knew adoption was the path we wanted to take when building our family. On our very first date Brad asked Grace if she wanted children, and Grace's response was that she has always wanted to adopt. Luckily for Grace, Brad felt the same way. Nothing has changed since that first date years ago, adoption is still the only path we know we want to take. We simply want to share our home and all our love with a child.
We see being a parent as the most important role we can play in another person's life. Parents shape who we are, and that is not something we take lightly. We are always reflecting internally on who we are as people and as a couple, and more times than not it can be traced back to how we were raised and our specific childhoods.
We are the most excited to show a child what true unconditional support and love feels like. We want them to feel like we are their guides in life, their safe place and someone they can always confide in. We never want our child to feel judged, scared or uncertain about us as their parents. We want to show our child that we are here for them, whatever that may look like and no matter what path they choose in life.
Having love and support from your parents gives a child a certain peace and calm, we never want to be the source of their stress. We are so elated to be a child's parents and show them all the love we can possibly give.
Animals are a huge part of our lives! We have three pets at home. We have two cats and one dog. We are huge animal lovers, in fact, Brad took Grace to a local animal rescue farm for her 30th birthday. We spent the days there roaming the grounds and interacting with pigs, horses, bulls, goats, and many dogs!
Brad had a cat named Randall when he was single, and Grace had a cat named Satine when she was single. Once we moved in together, combining cat families was a bit stressful. Shortly after they met, the cats started to get along very well, and we find a lot of relief in knowing they have each other.
Not even a year into living together, we met our baby dog Dante. We went to Pet Smart to window shop kittens, but there happened to be an adoption event happening at the store. Grace locked eyes with Dante, and the rest was history! Dante was at our house not even a week later. We absolutely fell in love. Dante was at least 4 years old when we got him, as he was found on the street by the adoption organization. He has taught us so much about dogs, but also about unconditional love. He inspired Grace to volunteer at the local Humane Society to walk and work with other rescue dogs.
Our Leisure Time
We love the simple day-to-day pleasures in life. We have a routine during the work week, as we both work from home. We have separate offices in our house, but once 5 p.m. hits we are moving onto our personal lives. Brad is a great cook, and he cooks dinner every night during the week! After Brad takes our dog, Dante, for a walk he starts making dinner. During this time, Grace does a ride on her Peloton bike and gets ready for the evening. We eat dinner together every night, usually while watching one of our favorite shows on TV. We are big Below Deck fans!
After an hour or so of TV, we like to go to bed so we have a couple hours to read. We both have Kindles and its really reignited our passion for reading. There's lots of play time with both of our cats in the mix of this evening routine. They love to play at night!
When it's not a weekday, we spend time with friends and family most weekends. Brad often goes to a near by park with two of his male friends and their babies. Grace will spend time with girlfriends, or her mom, sister, and nephew. We love to take advantage of the mornings on the weekends. If we aren't going to a local farmer's market, we are walking our dog to a local coffee shop for breakfast and then heading to our neighborhood park.
Our House and Neighborhood
Our community is filled with many young families. Our best friends live up the street from us, and they often pop by with their new born to say hello. Our neighbors also all have children under 2 years old, and we have built connections with them through their children. We recently had our neighborhood park/playground re-modeled, so families have started to gather there much more often with children and pets. We have also recently started a weekend farmers market that we are all excited for!
We live in a three-bedroom, three-bath home. Our favorite room is definitely the dining room and living room, as we have used those spaces the most when spending time together and entertaining friends and family. We also have our wedding photos framed along the walls near the kitchen table, and we love to be reminded of that special day.
We often walk our dog around the neighborhood, and take him to the park. We have multiple coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance that we love to walk to and spend time together on the weekends. Our home and neighborhood are very special to us!
Our Extended Families
Grace's immediate family lives locally, and we spend time with them every weekend. Every Saturday or Sunday we get together with Grace's family to simply spend time together. We truly do enjoy each other's company. We will visit each of our homes, but mostly we spend time at Grace's parents' home where we play with our nephew, Bishop, and eat whatever Grace's mom is cooking up from scratch. Brad is a great chef, so he always lends a hand with the meal!
Other than getting together often with Grace's family, we make it a point to see Brad's family every year around Thanksgiving. Brad's parents recently retired and moved to a state nearby, and although they aren't as close, we always want to stay connected. This year we are looking to meet them in a nearby city for some family time & fun vacation activities. We love to sit and chat, and learn how to play card games with Brad's parents when visiting.
Both of our families are very supportive of our plans for adoption. We have always wanted to take this path to building our family, and they know it aligns with our values as a couple. Our families are so excited to meet and care for this child, and I can't wait for them to build strong bonds together.
From Us to You
We are Grace and Brad, and we want to thank you so much for taking the time to read our letter and view our profile. We know this time in your life may be filled with an overwhelming amount of different emotions and stress. What you're willing to do for your child and possibly for us is truly the most selfless act we can think of. Our hope is to not only provide your child with all the love and support in the world, but to also bring you a sense of peace during this difficult time and beyond.
We hope you can feel assured that you will be a part of your child's life. We not only want them to know their Mother (Parents), but we want your child to feel like they can create a relationship with you however they see fit once they are old enough to decide. In the meantime, while they are still young, we would love to share photos & videos with you. Any major milestones would be sent to you in a timely manner, and with tons of pictures! Every time this child accomplishes something new or exceeds at something they love, we will always think of you. You're the reason they are with us, and you're the first person we will want to share their life with.
We want you to know that we are a married couple living in a wonderful community filled with many young children and have a lot of community gatherings. Our closest friends live up the street from us with their new born baby, and Grace's sister has a 5-year-old son and is about to give birth to a baby girl. Your child will have so much love and support surrounding them not only through us, but through our community. They will have cousins, friends and four of the most loving grandparents you can imagine. To say they will be spoiled is an understatement!
We want to help give you as much detail as possible about us as a couple. We have been married for about a year, but we have been together for five years. We have shared our house for almost four years, and we have very much enjoyed making it into a home. We have three pets, two cats and a dog, who we are absolutely in love with. We love going on walks, reading, spending time with family, enjoying our favorite shows and cooking. We also love to travel! Grace didn't travel much as a child, but we can't wait to be able to show our future child all the parts of the world that we love.
We have built a life we consider to be wonderful and we are extremely grateful. However, as the years have gone by, there is an empty space in our hearts. We want to share our love and home with a child, and add this deep meaning into our life. We would be truly honored if you chose us as your child's adoptive parents.
We hope that you have enjoyed reading our letter and feel like you have had the chance to know us a bit better. We wish you all the happiness, and thank you again for considering us in your journey.
Brad & Grace
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