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Brian & Hilarey
We believe that nothing is more valuable in life than the gift of family. We've waited a long time to be parents and share our love with a child. Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile, we appreciate your consideration.
What It Means to Become Parents
It is the ultimate gift to be a parent, especially after struggling with fertility. We've always wanted to be parents and have discussed adopting since we first met over 10 years ago. We have both worked our way up from entry level to now owning two of our own businesses and take pride in treating our employees and customers with the utmost respect and kindness. We hope to instill these values upon our child. We look forward to guiding our child/children toward a positive, respectful, loving and giving life. Of course there will be struggles, but those are what makes people who they are, and we hope to help them deal with whatever obstacles stand in their way and overcome them, emerging better than before. We are excited to watch our child grow both physically and mentally, show them the things we love to do like being outdoors, attending sporting events together and creating new memories with friends and family. Ultimately we just have a lot of love to give and are really looking forward to welcoming a child into our lives and hearts and growing our family.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
We are business partners as well as life partners and work together every day. We have established a deep level of trust and respect with one another that has honestly only grown and improved with time. We believe having a true confidant as a sounding board when things get stressful and tough is so important and we cherish that we have that bond.
Hilarey admires that Brian is always patient and a good problem solver, he will always try to find the best solution, no matter how long it takes. She also appreciates his constant support and love even when she doubts herself, he's always there to pick her up with a kind word or a strong hug.
Brian admires Hilarey's kindness for everyone, no matter their situation, she will always lend a helping hand or do whatever she can to make things easier or better. He also admires her organization, ability to get things done and follow through on anything she puts her mind to doing.We look forward to showing a child how much love we have to give and to work together in raising a family.
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
We have visited Rehoboth Beach in Delaware for the last five summers and have really began looking forward to returning when the weather turns warm. We love that you an get there in just a few hours by car, and we can bring our dogs. Usually we rent a house by the water where once you arrive, can just drop the car off in the driveway and walk the rest of the time. The beach is always so beautiful, and we normally grab an umbrella and chairs and spend the days reading and relaxing under the sun. Often times our family and friends join us. It's so much fun spend time with our nieces and nephews, finding new fishing spot, swimming in the ocean and parasailing. Rehoboth is very family friendly with great restaurants, an arcade, carnival rides and tons of bike rental shops. We never look for things to do, but we always agree the time flies by too fast. We often talk about how someday we will bring our own child to the beach and how much we look forward to creating new memories with them.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a safe, residential neighborhood where we've resided together for 10 years. D.C. is a melting pot of different cultures, races, ethnicities and backgrounds, which is what drew us to and has kept us living in the city for over 20 years. Our neighbors are a mix of new young families with children and families that have lived here for decades passing their houses off to future generations. Everyone is generous and kind to one another, no matter the differences, inside and out.
A few blocks away is a gorgeous 250-acre campus which is a veteran's retirement home. Here they hold community events every season, from Spring Flings, to 4th of July festivities to Fall Balls, with music, food, games and crafts, just for the neighbors and their families. It has lakes, fields, picnic tables and playgrounds as well as a public elementary school, where we hope to send our child for school one day.
Our Extended Families
We are lucky to have Brian's entire family (sister, brother, nieces nephews and parents) just a few hours away by car and spend time with them a lot for milestones, holidays and vacations. Brian's sister always has a family get together on Christmas Eve so we drive up early and stay at their house with our two dogs. Normally after cooking and socializing (and after the nieces and nephews go to bed), the adults stay up late trying to figure out how to assemble the toys to go under the tree before Christmas morning.
Hilarey's family lives in the Midwest, and west coast, but see each other several times per year. Her dad is retired and loves to visit D.C. as much as he can. Their favorite family tradition is cooking Thanksgiving dinner together, everyone has a special dish that they are in charge of making for the group, and each person has a role somehow in making the day come together. We couldn't be more excited to introduce our child to our family traditions.
From Us to You
We recognize this must be a very difficult and unpredictable time, and we thank you for taking the time to read this and consider us. We are a couple from Washington, D.C. who have been together for just over 10 years and marred in 2012. We were married in Hilarey's home town in Iowa surrounded by the people we love most. It was the best day of our lives, and we can't wait to take the next step in becoming parents.
We are best friends and business partners who come from supportive and loving families. We both moved to D.C. over 20 years ago and this community has truly become our forever home. We have a strong work ethic, are honest, giving and have developed shared values and goals. We are small business owners and strive every day to make things the best we can for our employees and customers. We have a warm home with more than enough room for a child, in a very safe and friendly neighborhood across the street from a school, community space and playground. We have two French Bulldogs, Egg Roll and Napoleon, who we love very much and add so much happiness and joy to our lives. We are active, love to play sports, walk the dogs together, eat healthy and are committed to raising our child to be the best they can be, inside and out. We love to travel and experience new things, and can't wait to plan family vacations with our child. In our opinion, Washington, D.C. is the best place to be for cultural diversity, any time of year. From history and art museums to festivals downtown to holiday parades and cuisine from around the globe, we never have trouble finding new and exciting things to do. We are creative and art plays a large part in our lives. We hope to instill Brian's love of reading and storytelling and Hilarey's talents in music, drawing and crafts into our child's life as well.
We have a strong network of friends and love spending time with them and their families. We have one side of the family just a few hours drive from us and the other side is retired and loves to visit, so we never go very long without catching up. Holidays and family traditions mean a lot to us and we look forward to spending time with loved ones. We believe in a strong family bond, which is what drew us to having an open adoption. We know there will be many questions that we want to answer openly and honestly. We are committed to sending letters and photos to assure you are comfortable and the relationship stays strong.
We admire the strength and courage it takes to make such a selfless decision for your child. We hope we have been able, through our profile and video, to paint a picture of what life may be like with us as parents. We appreciate you giving us the opportunity.Sincerely,
Brian & Hilarey
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