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Cody & Brittany
Thank you for looking at us as potential parents for your child. We believe adoption is a gift and holds a special place in our hearts! We are a fun-loving couple that's very family oriented and are excited to be expanding our family, and blessed it will be through adoption. We are look forward to creating memories as parents and thrilled to be on this journey together with you.
Our Leisure Time
We are extremely blessed and so lucky to be living in Hawaii, making our leisure time extremely relaxing and always an adventure! We love to go camping at the beach and can easily spend a weekend there. We go camping with several other families or sometimes just us with the dogs to get away and recharge from the week. When we aren't camping, we are exploring the island and soaking in this amazing culture. We love exploring new beaches throughout all parts of the island, trying new food places (because there are so many cultures here that there is always something new to try), or simply relaxing in the backyard. Cody has created our backyard to be our ultimate oasis!. Laying in the hammock with the palm trees in the yard and watching a movie together or catching up on our TV shows on Netflix is a perfect evening outside to us. We value our leisure time as it's when we relax and spend quality time together, so we are always doing something fun!
What Makes Us Unique
We feel we are not the average family with our unique lifestyle but we love it! With us both having served in the military, we have experienced such diverse cultures and backgrounds and apply parts of all of these experiences into our daily lives. Cody recently separated from the Air Force after selflessly serving for 10 years. Brittany is currently serving in the Air Force and has been in for eight years. She is pursuing a military career and plans to serve for 20+ years. We see ourselves unique as some roles are reversed, as Brittany has the military career and Cody is the amazing supportive spouse that every military member needs. Cody is prepared to be a stay-at-home dad as well.
Another uniqueness about our lifestyle is that we do move often, sometimes to different countries, but wherever we go there is a military family there waiting for us so we are never alone. We have very special bonds with several friends that have become family and are located throughout the globe. To be so lucky to have an instant family when you move to somewhere new is something we cherish and are excited to share that with this child.
Adoption in Our Family
Adoption has always been a large part of our family and we are so grateful for this blessing. Brittany's dad was adopted at 6 months old and has been a supporter throughout our adoption journey with answering the tough questions and ways to talk about adoption to the child. He is excited to be a grandpa but even more so as we know he will have a special bond with the child, as he can relate and understand. He will be there to give guidance to us and the child when questions arise. Cody's family has adoption as well that blessed us with two sweet, loving, handsome nephews. They were adopted as a newborn and 3 months old and have been balls of energy from the very beginning! They are currently 3 and 4 years old and we know that they will have an amazing relationship with this baby. We see them as cousins that can confide in one another with questions and understanding, as they know and understand what one another feels. Having adoption experiences throughout our family has affected us in such an incredible and loving way, and we could never imagine our lives without these experiences or their love.
Our House and Neighborhood
We absolutely love our neighborhood here in Hawaii! Our home has three bedrooms and a huge living room and open kitchen area where we look forward to filling with children books, toys, little tykes play sets, and a jungle floor mat for our baby to explore. We have a beautiful backyard Cody has been dedicated to, creating our oasis with palm trees, a hammock, and an outdoor kitchen where we host all of our friends and family.
The Hawaiian culture is very family orientated with "Ohana" meaning family — and that's truly how our neighborhood is. We all do potlucks and BBQ's together usually once a week, and the families are so diverse in culture and race. There are so many children ranging in age from newborn to 10 years old, and all the families are always outside in the front yard mingling and kids playing together. There is a pre-school/park behind our community, a community swimming pool, and they are building a sports complex for softball and baseball near the pool. As a "block Ohana," we host big get togethers for 4th of July, Halloween, Seafood Broils, and so many more events where there are so many families together enjoying delicious food and a good time "talking story," as the Hawaiians say.
Our Extended Families
We come from a very large blended family with step parents and many step siblings but we see it as just more love to surround ourselves with and a larger family to be thankful for! Cody has three brothers and two sisters, and with this large family, we have 4 nieces and nephews. Two of our nephews are adopted and have brought so much joy to our family! They are a ray of sunshine to all of us. Brittany has two younger sisters who are starting out on life adventures as one is newly married and one finishing school. Our child will be the first grand baby for Brittany's family and Cody's parents may have grandchildren already, but have so much love to give and are anxious for another one to spoil! For both of us, our parents are truly our role models and sounding advice. We have a special bond with them and in-laws is not a word for us, as all of our parents are Mom and Dad, whether it be step or through marriage.
Being military, we do have a unique family dynamic. Even though we are physically distant from our families, we are extremely close and talk daily, and we visit both families as much as we can throughout the year. Also, wherever we get stationed, we have a military family that truly is like an extended family as we spend most holidays, birthdays, and special occasions together celebrating. This is something we are extremely blessed with.
From Us to You
We don't know you. We don't where you live or what you have been through. We do not know your situation, and we can't imagine the emotions you must be feeling. But we want to know you. We know you're an amazing, strong, loving individual who has been put in a situation where you are making a choice that is loving and so brave, and we cannot thank you enough for your courageousness. We promise to love this child with every ounce of love and energy we both have. We vow to give this child everything it needs and more. They will be so loved by us and all of our family, and we want you to be a part of that as well. We promise to always let the child know who you are, if you choose, and will send letters and pictures to you. We are open to exchange of emails and even visiting as long as we have a good amount of notice for travel. An open adoption is very welcomed and we are excited to share this journey with you.
We have such a strong, honest, loving marriage and want to share this beautiful love with a child. We truly are best friends and feel this made our marriage prosper creating a foundation we feel will make us amazing parents. We have been together for over 6 years, and married for 4 1/2. With our unique lifestyle we feel that we have overcome more challenges than the average couple and we are proud of that. We cannot put into words how much we love each other and we promise that this child will always see what a marriage should be; how love is never ending and seeing parents that love one another unconditionally. Being parents is one of the biggest adventures we look forward to together and we feel that adoption was our calling from the very beginning. Just discussing our journey so far with family and friends brings so much joy to us, that it brings happy tears!
We are extremely close with our family even though we live far, so this child will always know their grandparents, aunts/uncles, and visiting their cousin's will be some of the best memories growing up. Adoption being in our family with multiple members, we value this as a true treasure and know that this child will have plenty of people to confide in and their guidance to us when it comes to tough questions. We are excited to share our family traditions from both sides and give this child the experiences we were blessed with growing up and more.
We promise we can provide this child with amazing opportunities as our lifestyle has us move to different states and countries, and when we move there will always be a support system. There will be military children wherever we go that understand and the connection they make will be so strong, creating friendships around the world. This is one of our most favorite things we are looking forward, is traveling and seeing the world as a family and giving a child this experience.
We thank you for taking the time for reading our profile and hope we gave you a detailed pictured of who we are. We cannot imagine what you are going through with emotions and the constant state of wondering, but we can tell you we are here for you. We promise to love this child unconditionally and that is the biggest thing to take from us. If you feel drawn to us, we invite you on this journey with us. And even if not, we send a tremendous amount of love and peace to you during your journey.
Cody & Brittany
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