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Brian & Kim

We understand this decision is one of the hardest to make, we can promise that we will love your child and always share how much you love them too. Kim was adopted and always knew how much her birth parents loved her. We will do the same for our adopted child. We are excited to share our life of adventure with your child. We are honored you are reviewing our profile and look forward to potentially sharing this journey with you.

About Us

Brian
Kim
Job
Exercise/Fitness
Senior Manager, Customer Product
Education
Associate's Degree in Social Sciences
Master's Degree in Business
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Kim's Adoption Story

Kim & Family

While building our family through adoption is a relatively new plan, we have been impacted by adoption. Kim was adopted through an open adoption as an infant and had a wonderful experience. Some of her earliest memories are tales of birth parents who loved her very much but wanted to give her more than they were able to at the time. As well as bedtime stories about how her adoptive family chose her and were excited to adopt a baby girl, just like her.

As she grew, her adoptive parents shared photos and news with her birth parents. Her birth mother provided her adoptive parents with a folder, which Kim received shortly after she started college. The folder included key medical information, photos (Kim, her birth mother, and family members), and a letter from her birth mother. The letter talked about how much Kim was loved and wanted, but how the birth parents were not at a place in their lives to care for a baby.

Kim never doubted how much either of her families loved her - her birth parents made a difficult decision but left pieces of themselves, so she felt connected. Her adoptive parents always spoke highly of her birth parents and adoption, as well as reminded her how they had chosen her and loved her too.

Our Adventures

Mt. Everest

We love to go on adventures! There are so many - weekend camping trips, adventures with the United States, and adventures abroad, it's hard to focus on a few.

Our most incredible adventure was our trip to Mt. Everest. We traveled to Nepal with a small group of people, including Brian's uncle. Together with local guides, we trekked to the Mt. Everest base camp. Along the way we experienced Nepali culture, including: temples, food, homes, artwork, and more. It was amazing, and the people we met were equally as wonderful. We keep in contact with many of them to this day. Our guide has a son who attended school in San Francisco and we loved getting together with him when we were all in the city. This was a life changing experience for both of us - seeing how the Nepali people live and sharing their life for a brief time period. It made us realize how lucky we are and how beautiful the world really is. Traveling to Nepal ignited a passion for us to experience more and see more.

An adventure closer to home might be a camping trip to a nearby lake. We'll escape for a weekend or even a night in the warm weather and enjoy hiking trails, cookouts, and camp fires. We are very excited for a child to join us on our adventures, and hopefully develop a passion for adventures themselves.

Our Leisure Time

Finish Line of a Race

We are a couple that is always on the go! We very much enjoy the outdoors and live in place that lets us do that most of the year. We love weekend hikes and spending time as a family outside. In addition, we also enjoy things a lot of families do: going to brunch, going on walks, and seeing friends.

Kim has always been an athlete, starting with Track in high school before taking on marathons and then ultramarathons (up to 50 miles!). Brian was never sedentary, but his early 20's were mostly about video games. After his father had a heart attack in 2009, he decided to change his life. He started to take fitness seriously, first to become healthy, and soon after, it became a passion. He has participated in several Ironmans and is part of a competitive team. He also loves to bike and is excited to share that experience with a child.

We enjoy other activities as well. We love camping and spending time talking around a campfire. Our house also has a fire pit, so we can get away close to home whenever we want. We're looking forward to sharing our outdoor, on the go, lifestyle with a child. While they certainly don't have to compete in an Ironman or run for a day straight, we do want them to grow up not only in a loving environment, but also one that encourages an active lifestyle.

Photos

Christmas
Christmas
Kim on a Trail Run
Kim on a Trail Run
Hiking at Point Reyes National Park
Hiking at Point Reyes National Park
Sharing a Dance
Sharing a Dance
Brian in an Ironman Race
Brian in an Ironman Race
Trip to Sonoma
Trip to Sonoma
Kayaking
Kayaking
Kim in China
Kim in China
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
On the Trail in Nepal
On the Trail in Nepal
At the Ballgame
At the Ballgame
Surprise Party for Kim
Surprise Party for Kim
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Christmas
Christmas
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Kim on a Trail Run
Kim on a Trail Run
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Hiking at Point Reyes National Park
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Sharing a Dance
Sharing a Dance
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Brian in an Ironman Race
Brian in an Ironman Race
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Trip to Sonoma
Trip to Sonoma
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Kayaking
Kayaking
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Kim in China
Kim in China
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Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
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On the Trail in Nepal
On the Trail in Nepal
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At the Ballgame
At the Ballgame
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Surprise Party for Kim
Surprise Party for Kim

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live just north of downtown in a Northwestern Arkansas community. Our town is full of families and children! We live in a four bedroom house with a backyard, wonderful patio, and a great park just across the street.

There is so much to do in our neighborhood - all within walking distance. The park across the street hosts ballgames and summer camps, many families stroll down the local trail or the quiet streets to visit the shops and cafes downtown. There are several trails close by as well, leading to parks and towns where plenty of family friendly activities are available when the weather is nice. We are looking forward to bringing a child to the parks and family events.

In addition to the city center, we also have the community recreation center across the street. They have many activities geared specifically to children. We look forward to walking them to their ball games, practices, or summer camp, where they can play with the other neighborhood kids. We feel very lucky to live where we do with so many family friendly activities close to us.

Our Extended Families

Brian at the Finish Line With Family

We're excited to introduce a child to our extended families. Both of our families are small, each made up of our parents and one sibling. Despite not being geographically close, we've both remained close to our families through phone calls, texts, and Facetime. Since we do not live close by, we like to get back and visit family as much as possible throughout the year. We also love to host our families when they come to visit us in Arkansas. Family was important to us growing up and it will be equally important for a child to know the extended family as well.

With Our Nephew

Activities with the extended families vary depending on the time of year and the location of our gathering. We cannot wait to share them all with a child: holiday parties opening presents under the tree with grandparents nearby, warm east coast summers running around the yard with cousins (Brian's sister has two small children who can't wait for another playmate), and just simply spending time together as a larger family.

From Us to You

"It has been said that adoption is more like a marriage than a birth: two (or more) individuals, each with their own unique mix of needs, patterns and genetic history, coming together with love, hope, commitment for a joint future. You become a family not because you share the same genes, but because you share love for each other."
- Joan McNamara

You don't know us, and we don't know you...we may not live near each other and may not have a single hobby in common. We can't possibly understand how you're feeling. But, we do have a common goal - providing a great life for your child where they feel loved and supported. We are so glad you're considering adoption for your child and are reading our story. We hope that it allows you to get to know us and how much love we have to share. We have been married nearly twelve years and are so excited for the next chapter of our lives with a child.

As a couple that is always on the go, we are excited to share our life of adventures near and far with a child. We're always outside, both in the city and in nature. Kim loves to run or hike on the trails and Brian is an avid cyclist - both of which we can't wait to share with a family. We live in a family-friendly neighborhood in Northwest Arkansas. The neighborhood is culturally diverse and there is so much to do - all within walking distance. We are looking forward to bringing a child to family events in the town square, to activities at the park across the street, and to hike, bike, and play on the local trails. We also have multiple neighborhood parks with plenty of room to play as well as neighborhood elementary and middle schools.

Building our family through adoption is a relatively new plan, however, Kim was adopted through an open adoption as an infant and has nothing but good memories. For as long as she can remember, her mother told her stories of birth parents who loved her very much but wanted to give her more than they were able to at the time. As well as bedtime stories about how her adoptive family chose her and were excited to adopt a baby girl, just like her. We look forward to doing the same thing with a child. Being able to read him or her the same stories Kim's parents read to her, as well as being able to tell them all about you, how much you loved and continue to love them very much.

We aren't shy and will gladly share photos and communicate through emails and letters, so you can watch your child grow up. Hopefully, you will be open to doing the same - as a young adult, Kim enjoyed being able to look at photos her birth mother had taken for her and reading the letter she wrote. It was a great way to feel a connection with her birth family and understand how much both of her families loved her. This helped her begin to develop a relationship with both families later in life.

We can't thank you enough for reading our story. Should you choose adoption for your child, we would love to be part of your adoption plan and join you on this journey. We are thinking of you as you consider different options and hope you find peace in the decision you make for your child.

Brian & Kim

Favorites

Brian
Kim
Actor
Tom Hanks
Liam Neeson
Actress
Jennifer Anniston
Kiera Knightley
Animal
Penguin
Monkey
Author
Michael Crichton
Stephen King
Book
Timeline
Pigeon English
Candy Bar
Reeses
Twix
Cartoon
Spongebob Squarepants
Inspector Gadget
Childhood Memory
Going to Disney the first time
Dancing in the Nutcracker
Childhood Toy
Nintendo
American Girl Dolls
Children's Book
Uncle Wiggily Longears
I'll Love You Forever
City
Honolulu
Tokyo
Classic Movie
Wizard of Oz
Miracle on 34th St.
Color
Blue
Red
Day of Week
Friday
Thursday
Dessert
Home made Apple Pie
Red Velvet Cake
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Lion King
Dream Car
1970 Corvette Stingray
Porsche
Dream Job
Stay at home Dad
Travel Blogger
Dream Vacation
Visiting Italy
Anywhere I can explore a new place or culture
Family Activity
Camping
Anything outdoors
Flower / Plant
Gerbera Daisies
Ficus
Food
Pizza
Chicken Parm
Form of Exercise
Trail running
Orange Theory
Fruit
Fresh peaches
Apples
Game
Apples to Apples
Monopoly
Hobby
Skiing
Hiking
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
Joy to the World
All Alone on Christmas
Holiday Tradition
Saying what I'm thankful for at Thanksgiving
Attending the Nutcracker
Ice Cream
Butter Pecan
Heavenly Hash
Junk Food
Potato chips and dip
Peanut M&Ms
Leisure Activity
Hiking
Hiking/Walking around town
Magazine
Triathlon magazine
Runner's World
Memory with a Child
Opening gifts at Christmas with my niece and nephew
Reading bedtime stories to my much younger brother
Memory with Spouse
Looking at Mt. Everest from the top of Kala Patthar
Our Trip to Nepal
Movie
Jurassic Park
Love Actually
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
Movie Type
SciFi
SciFi/Action
Musical
The Nutcrakcer
Wicked
Musical Group
Green Day
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Marathon
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My Father. I hope I can be as good as he was for his family.
My mom
Play
Wicked (I know...it's a musical)
Romeo & Juliet
Poet
Shell Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Patience and understanding
Quote
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Shoot for the Moon, Even if You Miss, You'll Land Among the Stars
Restaurant
Novy (small local restaurant in San Francisco)
Novy
Sandwich
Peanut butter and jelly
Chicken Parm
Shopping Store
Sports Basement
Levi's
Song
From My Front Porch Looking In
Sport to Play
Triathlon
Running
Sport to Watch
Football
Gymnastics
Sports Star
Heather Jackson
Sports Team
Buffalo Bills
Red Socks
Subject in School
History
History
Superhero
Batman
Batman
Thing to Cook
Anything BBQed
Mac and Cheese
Time of Day
Mornings
Mornings
Tradition
Going to Nutcrakcer every year
Nutcracker at Christmas
TV Show
Survivor
Survivor
TV Show Character
Lucy Ricardo
Type of Music
Country
Pop
Vacation Spot
Puerto Rico
Anywhere with something new to explore. Bonus if it's warm.
Video Game
Super Mario World

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