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Brian & Amanda

Thank you for considering the selfless decision to place your child for adoption. We have wanted children since the moment we met, but encountered obstacles on the path to build our family. We will provide a loving, fun-filled house for a child to be raised in and are extremely excited that you are considering us.

About Us

Brian
Amanda
Job
Information Technology
Marketing
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems
Master's Degree in Journalism
Children
Katherine
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Our Happy Family

We are parents to an amazing 2.5 year old little girl, Katherine, who we adopted at birth. Being Katherine’s parents is such an amazing gift and blessing, we just really can’t believe how lucky we are to have been chosen to be her parents. She has brought so much joy to not only our lives, but to our families as well. Adopting Katherine has been such a life changing experience, there is not a day that goes by that we are not thankful for the incredible choice her birth mother made.

We have really cherished the time we have spent with Katherine’s birth mother getting to know her and her extended family. The stories and hopes and dreams that she had for Katherine are so important for us to know and share with Katherine as she gets older. The incredible strength that her birth mother has is just amazing.

We have always wanted to have 2-3 children and our desire to have more children has only grown since Katherine has come into our lives. Katherine is so loving, kind and giving at only 2.5 years old that we know she will be an amazing big sister to this child. We want Katherine and this child to grow up together knowing that we choose them to be in our family and that their birth mothers choose us to raise them.

Our Leisure Time

Go Steelers!

We love taking vacations to dream locations and attending sporting events in our free time. During our travels we always look for the unique experiences. That may be making fresh pasta in Italy, standing in awe of the Sistine Chapel, or cruising around in a convertible in Hawaii. Taking in the beauty, diversity, and culture that the world offers is truly something we wish to share with a child. Another passion we share is sports and music. Brian is a huge fan of the Steelers and we have made a bucket list to see them in every stadium in the NFL. Thus far we have made it to five different stadiums, with plenty more to go! While on these trips, we always find a way to make our trips something we both enjoy. For instance, Amanda loves all things music so while we were in Nashville we toured historic recording studios and went to a few live concerts.

Our everyday leisure time is all about family time, we love finding activities in the local community that we can all do together. Whether it is going to the dog park, farmers market, or swim lessons with Katherine we always have a fun outing planned. Katherine loves taking our dogs on a walk and going to the playground. She loves playing with all the other kids, it is so sweet to see how loving she is to kids and animals.

Discussing Adoption

We will tell this child from day one how lucky we are that their birth mom/parents choose us to be their parents. That is what we tell Katherine today and will treat this child no different. Today we use stories and age appropriate phrases about how Katherine has two moms and dads that love her to the moon and back. One mommy that grew her in her tummy and one that grew her in her heart. Once she is older and more curious we will share the story of how she came to be in our family. For now, we tell Katherine today about the brave choice her birth mother made and how we have tremendous respect for her. We will treat this child no different and will completely respect your wishes on what information is shared.

After having been through adoption once before we have a tremendous appreciation of the honor to it is to be picked to raise this child. We will happily share photos and updates for you about this child and would be more than willing to share with the child any updates that you would like as well. Most importantly we will share with this child that you loved it so much that you wanted to give him/her all of the opportunities in life that adoption could provide. And that you choose us to be their parents.

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Best Friends
Best Friends
We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!
We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!
All Smiles with Mommy
All Smiles with Mommy
Fall Family
Fall Family
Italy Vacation
Italy Vacation
Brian Enjoying the Snow
Brian Enjoying the Snow
All Smiles with Amanda's Little Cousin
All Smiles with Amanda's Little Cousin
Reading with a Friend's Son
Reading with a Friend's Son
Fun at the Beach
Fun at the Beach
Our Dogs, Sydney & Reese
Our Dogs, Sydney & Reese
Katherine Will Be an Amazing Big Sister!
Katherine Will Be an Amazing Big Sister!
Brian Holding Katherine for the First Time
Brian Holding Katherine for the First Time
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Best Friends
Best Friends
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We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!
We Can't Wait to Add Another Child to Our Family!
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All Smiles with Mommy
All Smiles with Mommy
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Fall Family
Fall Family
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Italy Vacation
Italy Vacation
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Brian Enjoying the Snow
Brian Enjoying the Snow
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All Smiles with Amanda's Little Cousin
All Smiles with Amanda's Little Cousin
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Reading with a Friend's Son
Reading with a Friend's Son
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Fun at the Beach
Fun at the Beach
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Our Dogs, Sydney & Reese
Our Dogs, Sydney & Reese
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Katherine Will Be an Amazing Big Sister!
Katherine Will Be an Amazing Big Sister!
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Brian Holding Katherine for the First Time
Brian Holding Katherine for the First Time

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a beautiful home in Arkansas with our two puppies and our one year old daughter, Katherine. Our house is located on a quiet street surrounded by an acre of land. We have a huge fenced in backyard for children and the puppies to play and explore. The perfect yard for running and throwing around a ball to play catch. Inside the house we have a huge open area for playing and a large bedroom for this child. We also have terrific neighbors, we are always having dinner outside together, shoveling each other’s walk ways when it snows, and saying hello when we are on our evening walks.

In our neighborhood there are a lot of activities to choose from: swimming pools, playgrounds, soccer, baseball, softball, football fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, golf courses and lakes. The schools in our neighborhood are outstanding and host several sports leagues in which a child could participate. Katherine has already begun swim lessons in our community. She loves getting in the pool with us and splashing around. It is so amazing to see how much she loves the water, it comes very naturally to her as her birth mom was a great swimmer too.

Our Extended Families

At the Beach with Family

Amanda has a younger brother and has a large extended family with whom she is very close. The majority of her extended family lives within a three hour drive from each other and they get together a few times a month. When the family gets together there is always a good card game, great food and tons of laughter. Amanda grew up spending time regularly with her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and provides those same opportunities for her adopted daughter, Katherine, she loves seeing all her family. Amanda believes that having a large extended family close by is very important.

Cousins!

Brian comes from a large family where he is the oldest of six children. Brian’s family is close in age, making everyone very close with one another. They have all settled around the east coast, living as far North as New York and as far South as Georgia, one sibling recently moving to Paris, France. Brian’s family gets together around the holidays at which time they all gather around the kitchen table to play marathon Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit games. When together they like to cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers, they all love dressing Katherine in Steelers gear and seeing her cheer on the family team. Even though we only see each other a few times a year, we stay in contact throughout the year via phone calls and text messages.

Katherine, our daughter, is very connected to her extended family, seeing everyone as often as possible and using FaceTime to bridge those gaps in seeing each other in person. Her birth has really brought the family closer together. Everyone is excited about the possibility of Katherine having a sibling. Katherine is the only grandchild on both sides of the family.

From Us to You

We cannot imagine the courage it takes to consider adoption and would like to thank you for considering this truly selfless decision for this child. Having adopted before we know that this decision is not one that is taken lightly, know that we have tremendous respect and appreciation for you. We know you love this child and only want the absolute best for this child and want to thank you for taking the time to read about what life with us would be like. We want you to know that this child is already loved by us, our extended family, and we will work hard to make sure this child has all the opportunities one could ever want.

Our names are Brian and Amanda and we have been married for five years and together for eight. We are very blessed to be the parents to one amazing daughter, Katherine, and two lovable dogs Sydney and Reese. Katherine is our year-old daughter who was adopted at birth.

Our passions include loving our daughter and dogs, sports, traveling, photography, and spending time with friends and family. We believe that you should love every second of life, live it to its fullest and laugh along the way.

Amanda about Brian: Brian is the most kind, loving, patient, level-headed, funny person that I have ever met. He always knows exactly when to interject a joke to remind me not to take life too serious and knows when just to listen to what I have to say. Brian is always supportive in any wild and crazy idea I might have, whether that be a last minute trip to Hawaii or hosting a family get together. He is an amazing father, this child will be so lucky to have him as their dad.

Brian about Amanda: Amanda is a very loving, organized, and driven person; she really is the perfect fit for me. Amanda is outgoing and I am shy so we balance each other out perfectly. She keeps me focused on what is important, having fun as a family and enjoying every moment of life. Amanda is an amazing mother and it is truly amazing to see the special bond she and Katherine have had since day one. I know that she will an amazing mom to this child as well.

About Us: We grew up with large immediate and extended families that got together frequently. We always had someone to run, play, and laugh with and those were some of the best memories we have from childhood. We are grateful that we were raised in a loving environment where family was so important. Creating a loving environment like we had growing up is very important to us, we will make sure this child feels love and support from us and our extended family.

We both know that we would not be where we are today without the love and support of our families. It is very important to us that this child grow up feeling that too, knowing that we will be there to help them pursue their dreams and helping them knock down any barriers that might come along that path. We will inspire them to dream whatever their heart desires. They will learn by doing, seeing, and experiencing all that life has to offer.

We will be open and honest with this child about their journey to become a member of our family. We will share as much as you would like about your story and brave choice of adoption. We will share back with you the major milestones in this child’s life through pictures and letters. We feel it is important for them to know that you chose us and that we chose this child. This child will live each day knowing they are loved and supported, and has every opportunity to be whatever their heart desires.

We thank you for taking the time to read more about us and will pray for you and this child.

Brian & Amanda

Favorites

Brian
Amanda
Actor
Jason Statham
Harry Connick Jr
Actress
Reese Witherspoon
Melissa McCarthy
Animal
Dogs
Dog
Author
Tom Clancy
John Grisham
Book
Jack Ryan Series, Tom Clancy
Shopaholic
Candy Bar
100 Grand
Snickers
Cartoon
Simpsons
Charlie Brown
Childhood Memory
Playing baseball with my brother
Playing with my brother and cousins
Childhood Toy
Electronics Kit
Stuffed Snoppy Dog
Children's Book
Anything Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham
City
Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy
Classic Movie
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Gone with the Wind
Color
Dark Blue
Red
Day of Week
Friday
Friday
Dessert
Chocolate Pie
Anything with Chocolate
Disney Movie
Up
Up
Dream Car
Truck
SUV
Dream Job
Anything with Baseball
Stay-at-Home Mom
Dream Vacation
Alaska
Egypt and Greece
Family Activity
Playing Monolopy
Family Vacations
Flower / Plant
Rose
Hydrangea
Food
Deep Dish Pizza
Anything Mexican
Form of Exercise
Running after my daughter and walking the dogs
Running after my daughter and dogs
Fruit
Grapes
Strawberries
Game
Monolopy
Monolopy
Hobby
Electronics
Photography
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
Wrapped in Red
I Need a Silent Night
Holiday Tradition
Watching Football After Thanksgiving
Decorating for Christmas
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Oreo
Junk Food
Mike and Ikes
Oreo
Leisure Activity
Baseball and Football
Reading
Magazine
Popular Science
Good Housekeeping or Southern Living
Memory with a Child
The First Time Our Daughter Said, "Dada"
The First Time I Held Our Daughter
Memory with Spouse
Honeymoon in Italy
Honeymoon in Italy or Hanging on the beach in Hawaii
Movie
X-Men Series
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Movie Munchie
Skittles
Popcorn
Movie Quote
I love the smell of napalm in the morning (Apocalypse Now)
There's No Place Like Home
Movie Type
Science Fiction
Action and Romantic Comedy
Musical
Phantom of the Opera
Wicked
Musical Group
Six
Chicago, Miranda Lambert, Harry Connick Jr.
Nursery Rhyme
Hey Diddle Diddle
London Bridge
Olympic Event
Hockey
Gymnastics or Figure Skating
Personal Hero
Theodore Roosevelt
My Mom or Grandma
Play
Lucky Guy
Lucky Guy
Poet
Jack London
Emily Dickinson
Quality about my Spouse
Level Headed
Funny and Sweet
Quote
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds
Pick yourself up and try, try again
Restaurant
Johnny Carinos
Anything Mexican
Sandwich
Brianwood aka Dagwood
Turkey and Swiss
Scripture
Corinthians 13:4-7
Luke 6:31
Shopping Store
Fry's
Macy's or Nordstrom
Song
I Hold On by Dierks Bentley
Don't Try So Hard by Amy Grant
Sport to Play
Baseball
Softball
Sport to Watch
Football
Football
Sports Star
Nolan Ryan
Nolan Ryan
Sports Team
Steelers
Steelers
Subject in School
Science
English
Superhero
Batman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Spaghetti
Anything on the grill
Time of Day
Early Evening
Morning
Tradition
Thanksgiving
Decorating for Christmas
TV Show
Person of Interest
This is Us
TV Show Character
John Reese from Person of Interest
Meredith Grey
Type of Music
Country
Anything
Vacation Spot
Italy
Hawaii or Italy
Video Game
Mario World
Super Mario

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