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Brian & Fawn
Adoption is a gift we hold close to our hearts. Experiencing firsthand how special adoption is in our personal lives made growing our own family through adoption a lifelong dream. We can't wait to be parents and look forward to all the beauty, adventures and challenges of parenthood. Thank you for reading our profile and considering us. We are humbled to walk this path with you.
We live a laid-back lifestyle and enjoy taking our boat out on the lake, camping, kayaking and hiking. Nature is our happy place. We can’t wait to watch your child as they catch their first fish from a canoe or race our dogs up the mountain on his or her first hike.
When we chose adoption, we knew a child would fit perfectly into our lives – even though we understand how our hearts and lives will unexpectedly grow to accommodate a new, beautiful life. It’s easy to envision Brian carrying a child in a hiking backpack and Fawn scouting the perfect spot beside a creek to unfold a blanket for lunch while our two labrador retrievers bask in the afternoon sun.
We promised ourselves we’d invest our time and energy into obtaining a variety of experiences, and we embrace your child in that promise. Whether it’s driving into neighboring towns for local festivals or preparing to embark on our first overseas trip as a family, we promise to provide your child with opportunities to explore their world.
While we love being adventurous, we also enjoy time together at home, curled on the couch with our pups and getting lost in a book. We hope to pass on our love of books to your child and introduce him or her to countless imaginary worlds.
We cannot wait to be parents to this child, where we can explore and learn together – surrounding ourselves with adventures, the great outdoors and books.
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Our Hopes & Dreams for This Child
Choosing adoption to grow our family is a natural choice for us. Fawn’s older brother was adopted as an infant, and she was adopted by her father as a toddler. So when it comes to being parents, we realize a family is built through love, commitment and support – not always through genes alone. Our greatest hope is that your child feels supported, loved and encouraged as they discover their own path in life. To help them on that journey, these are our hopes and promises:
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a happy house full of natural light, books, laughter and living room dance parties.
Our small suburban community is located on the edge of a large metropolitan city, giving us the best of both worlds. We’re only 15 minutes away whenever we want to take in an NBA game, museum or water park; while our community offers a highly rated school district, hometown parades and a local community center, library and pool.
Our neighborhood is full of families with young to school-age children who play together until the street lights come on - shooting hoops, riding bikes or fishing in our pond.
We enjoy decorating our 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house with handmade items or antique store finds, and just finished remodeling the kitchen ourselves. Our large, fenced backyard backs up to the wooded walking trails, which lead to the playground and fishing pond. We love taking our dogs for walks in the evening and letting them splash around in the water.
But what we love most about our house is that it’s our home - where we live together, laugh often and make memories.
Our Extended Families
Brian comes from this big, loud and fun family. His parents, siblings and their children all live within 20 minutes of us. We frequently get together to take our boat on the lake, watch college football or attend our niece and nephews’ sporting events. Christmas Eve is a special family tradition where Brian’s dad reads The Christmas Story while all the grandkids gather around. Brian’s parents live on a lake and Santa cruises by on his pontoon boat to hand out gifts to the neighborhood children. Our family also has season tickets to the University of Oklahoma’s home football games and the entire crew will meet up to tailgate.
Fawn’s family lives within our hour of us and we visit at least once a month. In Fawn’s family, it’s all about the board games and Family Game Night on Saturdays has been going strong for over 20 years. Our family also loves spending summer nights together fishing at the nearby wildlife refuge.
Our family and friends are wildly supportive of our desire to adopt and cannot wait to embrace your child as their newest grandchild, niece or nephew and cousin.
From Us to You
You will face a number of choices on this journey and it is our sincere desire you choose the path that feels right to you. Thank you for allowing us to share in this with you by sharing about ourselves. We hope by showing you an honest portrait of our lives and hopes for your child, we will also show you the great respect you deserve.
From the very beginning, we knew we wanted to be parents and raise a family together. After three years of attempting both naturally and with medical intervention, we realized we wouldn’t have biological children. However, adoption was always part of our plan and moving from infertility has been a peaceful process for us. Our desire is to be parents and to raise an amazing child into a strong, capable adult.
Having an older brother who was adopted, and then her father adopting her, Fawn knew early on adoption was part of her family plan. Little did she know she would marry a man who was both deeply supportive and extremely excited to also grow our family in this way. We are committed to further developing our understanding of adoption, as well as honestly discussing your child’s adoption story with him or her. We understand the power of knowing your personal history and its role in a child’s identity. Your child will always know who you are because you are such a huge part of who this child will become.
Our story began seven years ago, when Fawn sent Brian an email intended for someone else discussing her weekend camping plans. We worked for the same organization, although at different offices in different parts of the city. We’d never met in person, but had reason to correspond via email for work. Fawn realized her mistake and sent Brian an apology email. But in Fawn’s accidental email Brian saw a kindred spirit, and responded by listing everything he and Fawn had in common: a mutual love of camping and hiking, an appreciation for Colorado and a love of the mountains. This fun, light-hearted exchange blossomed into a solid friendship. A couple of months later Brian invited Fawn on what would be their first date - a weekend of boating and camping at an area lake. We've now been married for almost five years, and that solid friendship is enriched by a deep love and respect for one another that continues to grow. Every year we celebrate how something as small as an accidental email changed our lives forever, in the most beautiful and perfect way, by building the bridge for us to fall in love.
As parents we are committed to expanding that love to include your child, not only by showering them with love, but by showing a child how to love through our own daily words and actions. We believe in providing the freedom to make mistakes and grow, and being a soft place to land while supporting and guiding a child through all stages of his or her life.
We look forward to camping trips and campfire songs, lazy summer days spent at the lake, college football games in the fall and cozy evenings at home reading bedtime stories. We are each so excited to share our favorite things with a child and to discover what he or she may find joy in, as well.
We’re blessed to have a supportive network of family and friends. They provide us with daily love and hope in our journey. We can’t wait to teach a child to embrace this love and send it outward to others, and are committed to being a living example of that practice.
Adoption creates a lifelong relationship, and if you so choose, we will happily share letters, photos, emails and other communication. We are truly humbled to understand that sometimes families are not created with biology, but rather by very human people who share the common bond of having this deep hope and love for a beautiful child. This journey is yours, and it is ours and it belongs to this child. May we forever show it the respect it deserves.
Brian & Fawn
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