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Brian & Heather

Thank you for taking time to view our profile. Hopefully throughout this profile you can tell that we will give a child a happy home full of unconditional love. We will nurture and support that child in any way that we can for the rest of our lives. We look forward to becoming parents and the day we can take family vacations, attend school functions, and just be a mom and dad.

About Us

Brian
Heather
Job
Management Consultant
Researcher
Education
Master of Business Administration
Master's Degree in Environmental Science
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

We Love Our Family, We Love Our Friends, we Can't Wait to Love a Child

We met over six years ago and have developed a stable, loving relationship as a couple. We have both always had the dream of having children. Unfortunately, Heather's health would be at risk if she were to become pregnant. As a result, we have developed our relationship on the fact that adoption is the path we would take to build our family. So, unlike many couples who come into the process as a last resort after struggling with infertility or other issues, we are coming into the adoption process with adoption being our first choice. As a kind-hearted, loving couple with a strong family structure, we would love to raise a child to be a respected, upstanding adult that can someday be able to offer the same loving environment for children of their own.

Our Leisure Time

We Can't Wait to Share Our Lives With a Child!

Our shared leisure time activities include cooking, bicycling, and hiking. We like to cook interesting and elaborate recipes on weekends when we have plenty of time to go to the grocery store and prepare a multi-step meal. We look forward to sharing this activity with a child and teaching them to cook and explore various flavor combinations and ingredients. When the weather is not as nice, we enjoy playing various board games and are looking forward to adding kids' games such as Candy Land and Monopoly Jr. to the rotation.

Brian also enjoys home improvement, mountain biking, and skiing. Since we recently purchased a house built in the 1950's, Brian has spent a lot of time improving the home's non-existent landscaping, and doing some home renovations. When Brian was in his mid-20's he bought an older house from the original owner and renovated the entire home on his own (with some help from his parents). Heather has also done numerous home improvement projects, and before meeting Brian, she renovated the entire condo she lived in (with a lot of help from her parents). Heather also loves scuba diving, reading, and doing arts and crafts projects. She just finished a scrapbook of a recent trip we took to Spain, and has started to work on some artwork to hang in our child's room!

Our Pup, Isabel

Sleepy Isabel

We both have fond memories of growing up with dogs, and in Heather's case, rabbits as well. Some of our best memories include our pets: playing soccer in the yard, sledding in the winter, building pillow and blanket forts, and dressing up in costumes for Halloween. It also gave us responsibilities early on, such as helping to clean up the yard and make sure the water bowl was always full. It's hard to think of a childhood memory that didn't involve our pets. Heather's childhood journals were even addressed to her pets!

We now have a dog named Isabel, which we adopted from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. She loves to snuggle and play frisbee, and she would love to sleep nearby to keep watch over a baby. All of the pets we have had over the years have had their own personalities and provided years of joy. Aside from building great memories, pets provide unconditional love which we look forward to sharing with a child.

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Taking a Ferry Ride Together
Taking a Ferry Ride Together
Exploring New Places
Exploring New Places
We Are Good at Finding Shark Teeth on the Beach!
We Are Good at Finding Shark Teeth on the Beach!
Taking a Hike Through a Nearby Park
Taking a Hike Through a Nearby Park
Brian Loves to Ski
Brian Loves to Ski
Adventures in Spain
Adventures in Spain
Taking a Picture With Every Caboose We Come Across Has Become a Tradition
Taking a Picture With Every Caboose We Come Across Has Become a Tradition
All Smiles
All Smiles
All Dressed Up for a Wedding in DC
All Dressed Up for a Wedding in DC
Chilly Fall Weather in Germany
Chilly Fall Weather in Germany
Celebrating Our Big Day at the Aquarium
Celebrating Our Big Day at the Aquarium
We Really Are a Barrel of Fun!
We Really Are a Barrel of Fun!
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Taking a Ferry Ride Together
Taking a Ferry Ride Together
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Exploring New Places
Exploring New Places
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We Are Good at Finding Shark Teeth on the Beach!
We Are Good at Finding Shark Teeth on the Beach!
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Taking a Hike Through a Nearby Park
Taking a Hike Through a Nearby Park
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Brian Loves to Ski
Brian Loves to Ski
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Adventures in Spain
Adventures in Spain
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Taking a Picture With Every Caboose We Come Across Has Become a Tradition
Taking a Picture With Every Caboose We Come Across Has Become a Tradition
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All Smiles
All Smiles
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All Dressed Up for a Wedding in DC
All Dressed Up for a Wedding in DC
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Chilly Fall Weather in Germany
Chilly Fall Weather in Germany
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Celebrating Our Big Day at the Aquarium
Celebrating Our Big Day at the Aquarium
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We Really Are a Barrel of Fun!
We Really Are a Barrel of Fun!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We bought a house last summer to give us plenty of room to start a family. It is a brick ranch house, on a half-acre of land in a community that the neighbors call "The Forest" since the neighborhood is surrounded on three sides by wooded areas. We often see wildlife nearby including deer, rabbits, and lots of birds! We live in the suburbs of a city so there are always plenty of things to do nearby, but it is nice to come home to a peaceful and friendly community. There are neighborhood events throughout the year, such as picnics and breakfast with Santa. We live within a 5 minute walk of three different playgrounds and the elementary school. We enjoy walking around the neighborhood with our dog and we look forward to adding a stroller to our daily walks! Due to Heather's volunteer activities, we also have access to a private pool which is great to use during the summer.

We have three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a fireplace to keep our home nice and cozy on cold winter nights. We love doing home renovations, and are in the process of finishing the basement to add a fourth bedroom and a large play area. During the warmer months we enjoy relaxing in our backyard and cooking meals on the grill. Brian also spends a lot of time making sure the yard is just right to run around and play on.

Our Extended Families

Spending Quality Time With Family

Brian's family is very supportive of each other and involved in each other's lives--from big events like birthdays to small events like helping pick a new color for couch cushions. Brian has three nieces and three nephews from his older brother and sister, ranging in age from 1 to 8 years old. In addition, Brian is the godfather of three of those nieces and nephews. We get together multiple times per year, including a week at the beach in the summer, with everyone. During time with the family, both Brian and Heather spend a majority of their time with the children. Recently, the most requested games have been freeze tag, Uno, and hide and seek.

Holidays With Family

Heather's family, which includes her parents and younger brother, is also very close. They got scuba certified together, when Heather was 14, and have taken numerous trips together to dive and snorkel. As a result, the ocean has always been very important to our family, and we look forward to digging in the sand and jumping in the waves with a child, and one day maybe even scuba diving!

Both sides of our family also love doing home renovations which has been a great way to spend time together while learning new skills. We could start a family home improvement company with all of our combined abilities!

From Us to You

Hello,

We know you are facing a difficult decision by considering adoption. We want you to know that if you choose us to be the adoptive parents of your baby, we are ready and excited to become parents and share our lives and unconditional love with a child.

We are both in our mid-30's, and we have known since early in our relationship that adoption was the path we would take since we cannot have our own children. Through online dating, we met over six years ago, and adoption is something we have discussed since very early on in our relationship. For our first date we went to a tiny beach-themed restaurant and talked for hours (until we realized they were about to close and we were the last ones there!) about our jobs, our families, our hobbies, and our plans for the future. It was the first date we had both been on in years that made us excited for a second date. As we continued to date, we discovered shared common values, outlooks, goals, and a Christian faith.

We got married in September 2016. The ceremony was held in a church by the ocean, and the reception was held at an aquarium. We both love spending time at the beach, and we have a collection of sand from all the beaches we have been to, so the aquarium was the perfect location for us. We look forward to adding to this collection as a family.

Both of us come from very loving families who have provided us with great parenting examples in homes where we always felt safe and comfortable, and we look forward to providing the same thing to a child. Brian has 6 nieces and nephews from his brother and sister who we love spending time with. This will be the first child on Heather's side of the family, and her parents are extremely excited to become grandparents. Both of our families are also very handy, so we love doing renovations and repairs together. Between all of us, we have done every type of project you can think of, and we look forward to sharing these skills with a child.

We're both fortunate with flexible jobs that offer a lot of time off for holidays and vacations, which allows us to spend a lot of time with each other and our family and friends. It will also afford us flexibility while raising a child who will be the center of our lives. We are also fortunate that we have a network of family and friends who have been incredibly supportive of our plan to adopt, and they are all very excited to babysit a child! We hope to raise a child to be a kind and respectful person, always willing to help others, especially those less fortunate. We want to help a child live up to their fullest potential with the gifts God has given them to have a happy and fulfilling life.

If you choose us, we will forever remind your child of how loved they are by all of us, including you. In the years to come, we plan on sharing pictures and letters so you can witness your child's progress and see for yourself how your child is loved and cared for. We also hope that you may have some peace of mind knowing that our commitment is to love unconditionally, to nurture, support and provide every opportunity possible for a child to thrive and grow.

Thank you for taking the time to consider our family.

Brian & Heather

Favorites

Brian
Heather
Actor
Eric Bana
Jason Statham
Actress
Estelle Harris
Judi Dench
Animal
Sea Otter
Dolphin
Author
Brad Thor
Dr. Suess
Book
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and it's all Small Stuff
The World Without Us
Candy Bar
3 Musketeers (I always saw this one as a great value as a kid since it is larger than the other candy bars)
Anything with dark chocolate
Cartoon
Duck Tales
Looney Tunes
Childhood Memory
Beach vacations with family
Learning to scuba dive with my family
Childhood Toy
Squeaky the elephant
Bernardy, a stuffed dog that I still have!
Children's Book
Choose your own adventure books
The Velveteen Rabbit
City
Munich, Germany (they serve cheesecake there for breakfast!)
Birgu, Malta
Classic Movie
James Bond - From Russia, with Love
The old James Bond movies
Color
Green
Tropical ocean water blue
Day of Week
Saturday (no brainer when you work M-F)
Saturday
Dessert
Rum cake (I requested to bring rum cake to school on my birthday in first grade, and my mom wisely decided that would be a poor choice)
Fruit tart
Disney Movie
Herbie the Love Bug
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
1990s Acura NSX
My dad restored a 1969 white mustang which I love
Dream Job
Shipwreck Hunter
Dolphin Trainer
Dream Vacation
International travel, choosing destinations by throwing darts at a map (with at least one container-ship cruise as the form of travel between destinations)
Trip around the world, including a stay in an underwater hotel!
Family Activity
Playing Frisbee With Our Dog Isabel
Looking for Shark Teeth at the Beach
Flower / Plant
Christmas Cactus
Bird of paradise
Food
Steak and asparagus on the grill
It is a tie between pizza and macaroni and cheese
Form of Exercise
Mountain biking
Biking or taking a hike somewhere new with my husband
Fruit
Banana (just a little bit green)
Golden raspberries - I have never seen them in a store, but my dad grows them!
Game
Castles of Burgundy
Ticket to Ride
Hobby
Home Improvement
Making Scrapbooks
Holiday
St. Patrick's Day
Christmas
Holiday Song
Joy to the World
O Tannenbaum which I learned in German class in high school
Holiday Tradition
Listening to the Irish Rovers on St. Patrick's Day
Baking enough cookies to fill the dining room table every year around Thanksgiving
Ice Cream
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Chocolate peanut butter
Junk Food
Honey Roasted Peanuts
Gummi bears, we used to get them growing up as a special treat when we traveled somewhere
Leisure Activity
Bicycling around town with my wife
Reading or working on puzzles
Magazine
Car and Driver
Any type of cooking magazine
Memory with a Child
Being the Godfather to 2 nieces and 1 nephew
Taking my cousin's daughter to SeaWorld and seeing her expression when she fed a stingray!
Memory with Spouse
Cooking new recipes together
Moving into our first home together
Movie
13 Hours
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Movie Munchie
Popcorn (with butter and parmesan cheese)
Homemade popcorn
Movie Quote
"Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men." Boondock Saints
"Love means never having to say you're sorry." - Love Story
Movie Type
Action
Comedy
Musical
The Sound of Music
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Musical Group
Lumineers
R.E.M.
Nursery Rhyme
The Grand Old Duke of York
5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Olympic Event
Curling (winter), Pole Vault (summer)
Platform diving (summer); Bobsleigh (winter)
Personal Hero
Parents (they set me on a path for success from an early age that I only began to fully appreciate after entering the working world)
My parents
Play
Finnegan's Wake
Poet
Edgar Allan Poe
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
She is Always Optimistic, Happy & Smiling
How He Makes Me a Better Person
Quote
"Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy." Mother Teresa
"Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy." Mother Teresa
Restaurant
Nando's Peri Peri (South African-style grilled chicken restaurant)
I like trying new restaurants, so I would always choose a new restaurant over one I have already been to!
Sandwich
Cheeseburger with onion rings and BBQ sauce
A real Philadelphia cheesesteak
Scripture
Do to others what you would want them to do to you
John 14:27: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Shopping Store
Home Depot (some weekends involve multiple trips there)
We spend most of our time at Home Depot but I would prefer a bookstore!
Song
Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darren (this was our wedding/first dance song)
Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darren (this was our wedding/first dance song)
Sport to Play
Soccer (started at the age of 5, but recently retired until I eventually coach a youth league)
Swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving would be my sports of choice
Sport to Watch
World Cup Soccer
I am not a big sports person, but if I had to pick something to watch it would be ice hockey
Sports Star
Pat Tillman
Usain Bolt
Sports Team
Cleveland Browns
I honestly don't have one. I will cheer for whatever sports team the people I'm with are routing for
Subject in School
Science
Science
Superhero
Popeye
Mighty Mouse
Thing to Cook
Homemade Pizza (including homemade NY style crust that rises for 3 days)
A new recipe!
Time of Day
Weekend mornings
Evenings
Tradition
Playing whatever traditional ethnic music accompanies the meal we cooked for dinner (i.e. Italian music with spaghetti or oompah music with bratwurst)
One of our family traditions is to hide army men in each other homes when we visit so that there are constant reminders of each other found throughout the year
TV Show
Top Gear (and now Grand Tour)
The Amazing Race
TV Show Character
Magnum P.I.
MacGyver, I love how he was always able to create something with everyday objects!
Type of Music
Alternative
Usually older alternative music
Vacation Spot
Any beach will do
Anywhere with a beach and an umbrella to provide shade!
Video Game
Super Tecmo Bowl
Mario Kart on the Wii

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