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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.

About Us

Vice President
Manager, Media Technology
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance
Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Together in Chicago

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.

Our Pets

With Dante

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

At the Park With Dante

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!

Grace & Her Close Girlfriends

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.


Date Night
Date Night
Alaskan Cruise
Alaskan Cruise
Christmas With Our Nephew
Christmas With Our Nephew
At the Botanical Gardens
At the Botanical Gardens
In India
In India
Grace & Her Mom in Paris
Grace & Her Mom in Paris
At the Beach With Our Nephew
At the Beach With Our Nephew
At a Wedding
At a Wedding
Fourth of July
Fourth of July
In Maui
In Maui
Grace & Our Nephew
Grace & Our Nephew
Together at Christmas
Together at Christmas
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Date Night
Date Night
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Alaskan Cruise
Alaskan Cruise
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Christmas With Our Nephew
Christmas With Our Nephew
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At the Botanical Gardens
At the Botanical Gardens
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In India
In India
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Grace & Her Mom in Paris
Grace & Her Mom in Paris
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At the Beach With Our Nephew
At the Beach With Our Nephew
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At a Wedding
At a Wedding
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Fourth of July
Fourth of July
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In Maui
In Maui
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Grace & Our Nephew
Grace & Our Nephew
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Together at Christmas
Together at Christmas

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

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 Family

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!

With Brad's Mom

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


Matthew McConaughey
Cillian Murphy
Kathryn Hahn
Jessica Chastain
Sea Otter
Chuck Klosterman
Chuck Palahniuk
Children of Time
Candy Bar
Fairly Odd Parents
Childhood Memory
My parent's constantly driving me around every weekend to soccer tournaments
Saturday mornings. My mom would always be making pancakes from scratch, and my sister & I would watch cartoons and wrestle with my dad.
Childhood Toy
Children's Book
Velveteen Rabbit
Me Too, Mercer Mayer
Classic Movie
Dazed & Confused
Fried Green Tomatoes
Day of Week
Anything with Oreos
Disney Movie
The Fox and The Hound
Dream Car
Land Rover
Dream Job
Celebrity Chef
I love my current job in advertising, my only dream is to be happy and fulfilled professionally
Dream Vacation
Yacht in the Mediterannean
Sail around south of France
Family Activity
Weekend brunch in someone's house
Getting together with my family every Sunday
Flower / Plant
White Roses
Form of Exercise
Spin class on the Peloton
Guess Who
Holiday Song
It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
Little Drummer Boy
Holiday Tradition
Buying and Decorating The Tree
Decorating the tree
Ice Cream
Peanut Butter with Chocolate
Junk Food
Leisure Activity
Watching TV with Grace and the animals
Watching TV with Brad and all of our animals
Memory with a Child
Being out to brunch with our friends and their baby and her holding my finger through half the meal
When my nephew, Bishop, was born
Memory with Spouse
Our first dance at our wedding which we took lessons to dance to "The Way You Look Tonight"
Our wedding and our honey moon in Hawaii was amazing, happiest time of our lives
Forgetting Sarah Marsahll
Moulin Rouge
Movie Munchie
Bunch a Crunch
Bunch a Crunch
Movie Quote
Any quote from "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
Movie Type
Musicals or Comedy
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Musical Group
The Beatles
A Day to Remember
Nursery Rhyme
You are my sunshine
You Are My Sunshine
Olympic Event
Ice Skating
A Christmas Carole
Quality about my Spouse
Emotional Strength
His unwavering ability to show me how much he cares about me every day
"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight"
Lyla Lila
Lyla Lila
Shopping Store
Rave On by Buddy Holly
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Sports Team
Atlanta United
Subject in School
Thing to Cook
Elaborate Breakfast Foods
Breakfast food
Time of Day
Decorating the tree for Christmas
Decorating the tree for Christmas
TV Show
Parks & Recreation
New Girl
TV Show Character
Ron Swanson
Type of Music
Alternative, Pop, Oldies
Vacation Spot
Video Game
Legend of Zelda

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