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Brian & Sam

Hello and welcome! Please accept our humble invitation to view our everyday love and zest for life through our words and photos. We believe it is a huge honor and privilege to become adoptive parents and we hope this profile gives you an idea of who we are now and will be after a child joins our family. Thank you for your consideration and we wish you the best on your journey.

About Us

Project Manager
Wealth Planner
High School
Bachelor's Degree in Personal Financial Planning
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

A Morning Walk on the Beach

Our favorite way to spend our leisure time is by traveling! Whether it be a quick weekend getaway, week-long vacation, road trip or flight we will always use every day of vacation to our advantage. When we're at home, we love to go to concerts and watch or attend sporting events. We're fortunate to have three major league sports teams in our city to see regularly and enjoy supporting our state university teams and favorite NFL football team. We also enjoy more low-key experiences with family and friends such as barbecues, game nights and even just spending quality time together. Most of our close friends already have children and we are excited to add another to the pack! We also enjoy volunteering at our church and on local young professional boards throughout the year.

We also each have leisure activities we do individually too. Brian enjoys golfing every chance he gets and is in a weekly golf league and adult softball league. Sam loves to read every book she can get her hands on and is famous for baking her made-from-scratch chocolate chip and family-recipe oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

While we can't wait to take our child to their first baseball game or on their first vacation, we're also very excited to spend more time at home, enjoying the little moments of watching our child grow and learn every day.

Why Our Pets Are Important

With Remy & Yeti

We have two dogs, a 6-year-old golden retriever named Remy and a 4-year-old yellow lab named Yeti We enjoy taking them for walks in our neighborhood regularly, hitting a tennis ball in the backyard for them to retrieve and going on adventures to our parents' houses or even for an ice cream treat. They have taught us so much which we believe will translate into raising children. Through raising our dogs, we have learned the true meaning of responsibility. They rely on us to be fed, to make it to their vet appointments, to get exercise and of course for lots of love! We've also learned patience is virtue; learning takes time and accidents happen, that's part of life. Finally, and most importantly, they are a prime example of unconditional love in action. We can't wait to see our boys become big brothers and get to experience the love between a dog and a child.

Fun Facts About Us:

  • One of the first things that bonded us as a couple was our mutual love for the beach, our favorite type of vacation.
  • We are both extroverted and enjoy spending time with other people.
  • We have an affection for Nashville, TN where our favorite music, country, is performed live every day.
  • Brian prefers action TV shows or movies while Sam is more of a Rom Com or drama fan.
  • Sam's favorite season is summer as she loves the sun and warmth while Brian, a big fan of snow, prefers the winter.
  • Sam's favorite thrill activity is riding rollercoasters while Brian prefers to have his 'feet on the ground' by jet skiing or 4-wheeling.
  • Brian prefers country living while Sam is a city girl through and through. We compromised by buying a house near the city on ¾ of an acre.
  • We both detest macaroni and cheese. An overexposure as children has ruined the taste for life.
  • While we may detest mac and cheese, our favorite food is also the same. We both LOVE pizza and have it at least once a week.
  • Photos

    Enjoying Our Beach Vacation
    Enjoying Our Beach Vacation
    Jet Skiing!
    Jet Skiing!
    Go Karting
    Go Karting
    Heading Into a Concert
    Heading Into a Concert
    Meeting Our Goddaughter
    Meeting Our Goddaughter
    Celebrating the Fourth of July
    Celebrating the Fourth of July
    A Christmas Lights Display With Friends
    A Christmas Lights Display With Friends
    Celebrating a Cousin's Wedding in Arizona
    Celebrating a Cousin's Wedding in Arizona
    Our Favorite Wintertime Activity - A Hockey Game!
    Our Favorite Wintertime Activity - A Hockey Game!
    NFL Game
    NFL Game
    Immediately After Being Pronounced Husband & Wife
    Immediately After Being Pronounced Husband & Wife
    A Night Out With Friends to See a Baseball Game
    A Night Out With Friends to See a Baseball Game
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    Enjoying Our Beach Vacation
    Enjoying Our Beach Vacation
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    Jet Skiing!
    Jet Skiing!
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    Go Karting
    Go Karting
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    Heading Into a Concert
    Heading Into a Concert
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    Meeting Our Goddaughter
    Meeting Our Goddaughter
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    Celebrating the Fourth of July
    Celebrating the Fourth of July
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    A Christmas Lights Display With Friends
    A Christmas Lights Display With Friends
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    Celebrating a Cousin's Wedding in Arizona
    Celebrating a Cousin's Wedding in Arizona
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    Our Favorite Wintertime Activity - A Hockey Game!
    Our Favorite Wintertime Activity - A Hockey Game!
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    NFL Game
    NFL Game
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    Immediately After Being Pronounced Husband & Wife
    Immediately After Being Pronounced Husband & Wife
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    A Night Out With Friends to See a Baseball Game
    A Night Out With Friends to See a Baseball Game

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Spring at Our Home

    Last year we moved to a highly sought after, tree-lined neighborhood into a 3-bedroom ranch style home. We live on ¾ of an acre which makes for a fantastic backyard for kids and dogs alike to play. We love to host family & friends in our large living area which includes a second, smaller living room that will transition into a playroom.

    Our neighborhood is really the place to be. It's most beautiful after a fresh snow or in the fall with different colored leaves on the trees. There are neighborhood hosted events such as an Easter egg hunt, ice cream socials, fall festivals and even visits from Santa which attract families with kids of all ages. The school district for the neighborhood is consistently rated as one of the top districts in our town. They've just recently built a brand-new high school and we can see the school bus stop from our front window.

    The area surrounding our neighborhood includes walking trails, playgrounds, and community swimming pools but the most exciting family attraction is what can most closely be considered a small zoo. Attractions include taking tram rides through the park grounds to see animals such as deer, longhorn cattle, llamas, zebras and so much more up close. Additionally, other hands-on activities include bottle feeding baby goats, riding camels and carousel rides. We live so close to this attraction, we walk there!

    Our Extended Families

    Sam's Family

    One of the first things that bonded us when dating was that we both prioritized the importance of our families. Both families live in neighboring suburbs, and we see them quite frequently. Not only are we close with our families separately, but we also enjoy spending time together with both families and know this time will only expand once a child has joined the crew. Both grandmas have even volunteered to take on most of our workday childcare needs.

    Brian's Family

    Some of our favorite things to do with Sam's family are to take a quick weekend trip out of town, celebrate each family member's birthday with a homemade dinner at her parents or even something as simple as a game night. Sam's extended family celebrates "Sequence" (our favorite board game) tournaments, and we travel to the same city in Florida every other year for a week. We're up to 50 people and we can't wait to add one more!

    With Brian's family, we enjoy tailgating most fall weekends to watch our nephew play college football, visiting the local lake where Brian's parents live and having family barbecues. Brian's extended family is just as enormous as Sam's. Their most memorable tradition is getting together to make their family recipe made-from-scratch tamales. It's a special way to celebrate their Hispanic heritage.

    We are so blessed that both families have been so supportive in our journey and can't wait to love their grandchild, niece, nephew, or cousin.

    From Us to You

    We want to thank you for so many things! Thank you for being brave, thank you for being strong and considering adoption and thank you for taking the time to read our profile and this letter. While we won't ever fully be able to understand what it feels like to be in your shoes in this moment, we want to find a way to express our gratitude that you're here and open to our story.

    We have been married for six years and together for a total of 9 years. Becoming parents is a desire we both feel so strongly and something we bonded over when dating. When we were dealt the infertility card, it didn't deter us from our aspiration to become parents. We embraced the idea of an alternative route and know that adoption is right for us.

    Part of the reason Sam fell in love with Brian was because of the way he interacts with children. He lights up a room with his infectious smile and playful demeanor. It doesn't take long for kids to flock to 'Uncle Brian' as he's known to many close friend's children. Brian has similar sentiments about Sam. From the way she cares for our dogs, is always the first to offer to babysit for a friend or family member, and how she persisted through our challenge to become parents, there's no doubt she's meant to be the mother of our children.

    We have many hopes for a future child. We hope they are happy, safe, secure, and above all else loved beyond measure. We plan to foster an environment for a child to feel these things by providing a safe home and neighborhood, continuing to work in our jobs that we love to provide a secure future, finding activities they are interested in that create happiness, and remind them each and every day how loved they are and how thankful we are they are part of our family. Some outings we specifically look forward to are visiting our zoo (among the top 10 in the US), visiting a farmers' market, swimming in our community pool, and traveling on the weekends and in the summer. We also look forward to day-to-day joys when we'll read books, go on walks, play with toys, and focus on learning. We will encourage a child to be respectful, love equally, accept differences, honor God and be the change they wish to see in the world.

    A future child will not only feel our love but will also feel the love of our family members and close friends. We are incredibly close with our families in relationship and in distance. They can't wait to add another member to the family for holiday celebrations, pool parties, vacations, you name it. Our moms will even be taking on most of our workday childcare needs. Our close friends are more like family and similarly can't wait to add another to the crew. Needless to say, we have an incredible support system and so will a child in the future.

    We are excited to continue this journey with you by sharing milestones and daily activities through photos, letters, and emails, if that is desired. As mentioned earlier, we know we won't ever be able to truly understand the difficult journey this must be. But please know there will never be a day where your child isn't aware they were adopted and reminded how loved and cared for they are and especially loved during this journey.

    It's only fitting to end this note with a final thank you. We appreciate you for being you and for taking the time to read our profile. We wish you the very best today and all days.

    Brian & Sam


    Christian Bale
    Tom Hanks
    Jessica Biel
    Emma Stone
    Stephen King
    Abby Jimenez
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    The Nightingale
    Candy Bar
    Tazmanian Devil
    Spongebob Squarepants
    Childhood Memory
    Playing with neighborhood kids
    Going to Disney World
    Childhood Toy
    Polly Pockets
    Children's Book
    Curious George
    Goodnight Moon
    Nashville, TN
    Classic Movie
    Jack Frost
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Day of Week
    Ice Cream
    Ice Cream
    Disney Movie
    101 Dalmations
    The Parent Trap
    Dream Car
    1969 Chevelle
    Dream Job
    Being a Mom
    Dream Vacation
    Turks & Caicos
    Family Activity
    Anything outdoors
    Celebrating holidays
    Flower / Plant
    Form of Exercise
    Playing golf
    Walking the dogs
    Honeycrisp apples
    Fourth of July
    Holiday Song
    Frosty the Snowman
    It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    Holiday Tradition
    Fireworks on the Fourth of July
    Baking Christmas Cookies
    Ice Cream
    Cookie Dough
    Junk Food
    Sour Patch Kids
    Sour Cream & Onion Chips
    Leisure Activity
    Watching Sports
    Sports Illustrated
    Memory with a Child
    Coaching my nephew in baseball
    Baptizing our Goddaughter
    Memory with Spouse
    Our honeymoon
    Our first vacation together
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Forrest Gump
    Movie Munchie
    Movie theater popcorn with butter
    Movie Quote
    "With great power comes great responsibility"- Spiderman
    "Life's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." - Forrest Gump
    Movie Type
    Romantic Comedies
    Lion King
    Musical Group
    Luke Combs
    Luke Combs
    Nursery Rhyme
    Itsy Bitsy Spider
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    Olympic Event
    Women's Gymnastics
    Personal Hero
    My dad
    My parents
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Quality about my Spouse
    "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth
    "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart."- Helen Keller
    Locally owned neighborhood restaurants
    Bologna and cheese
    Peanut Butter & Jelly
    "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7: 7-8
    "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the trust ...
    Shopping Store
    Under Armour
    Thank God- Kane and Kaitlyn Brown
    Fast Car
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    Sports Star
    Jordan Spieth
    Yadier Molina
    Sports Team
    Dallas Cowboys
    Mizzou Tigers
    Subject in School
    Iron Man
    Thing to Cook
    Smash Burgers
    Time of Day
    Making tamales with my family
    Traveling with my family to the same beach town in Florida every other year.
    TV Show
    Chicago PD
    TV Show Character
    Kevin Atwater
    Joey Tribbiani
    Type of Music
    Vacation Spot
    New Smyrna Beach, FL
    Video Game
    Mario Kart

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