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Michael & Bryanna
Thank you for viewing our profile, we hope it will provide you a glimpse of who we are and more importantly, what your child's life would look like as part of our family. We have a tremendous amount of respect for you considering adoption. The idea that you'd allow us the opportunity to join you and your child in this journey is indescribable. Choosing us to be your child's parents would be the greatest gift we'll ever receive.
Our Life Priorities
Our top priority is maintaining close strong relationships with the people who mean the most to us. We do this through visits to see family, hosting friends over to our home, and weekly calls to catch up with old friends. Finding a balanced lifestyle is also a priority. We believe in balancing working hard, activities and relaxation. Hard work to build a secure future for our family, activities and fun to keep us moving, and relaxation time to recharge. We love to pick up and go all weekend, but also find joy and comfort in ordering a pizza and watching a funny movie These priorities guide us daily and are the foundation of how we live our life.
We love to travel and explore new places, and we think it’s important for a child to see new things starting at a young age. We hope to continue traveling as frequently after a child enters our life. We hope to instill a strong sense of curiosity and help them decide what they want to become as they grow.
Our Leisure Time
San Diego has so many fun things for families to do. Numerous parks around the city play movies in the summer. It’s so fun to pack up a blanket, snacks and chairs and hang out with friends and their children. We love going to Padres baseball games, swimming in our back yard, taking our dogs to dog beach, making homemade pizzas, walking around the lake near our home – just to name a few!
Believe it or not, San Diego is a special place during Christmas time, even without the snow! There are a few ice-skating rinks which are so much fun. Another event we enjoy going to it the "Bay Parade of Lights," where locals decorate their boats and parade across the water. We bring our homemade hot chocolate and arrive early to get a good seat.
There are so many fun activities to enjoy in San Diego. We can’t wait to share these experiences with a special child.
Our Hopes for an Open Adoption
We are hopeful you’ll remain interested in maintaining an open relationship with us as your child grows. It is all our responsibility to ensure they have confidence in knowing they are loved by both sets of parents. We couldn’t do this without you and your commitment to maintaining contact, by whatever means you wish. The child’s healthy sense of who they are and where they are from is especially important to who they will become as an adult.
We value and know how important it is to frequently talk about a child’s adoption story with them as they grow. We will share different levels of details as they age and adapting to their personal level of understanding. We will encourage an open dialogue with the child about their roots and all aspects of their families. We're all in this together and number one priority is this child’s well-being.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a cozy, three-bedroom house in a suburb of San Diego, California, and over the past two years have really made it feel like "home." There’s a pool in the backyard, which is nice, especially on those hot summer days. With sunshine throughout the year, we spend a lot of time outdoors, including hosting friends over to swim and barbecue. On rainy days, we enjoy spending time in our family room playing board games or just relaxing and watching a good movie.
Our neighborhood is safe, diverse, and family friendly. We live just a block away from an elementary school, there are lots of kids who walk, bike, or skateboard to school daily. A massive park nearby was recently renovated, and it includes one of the biggest jungle gyms we’ve ever seen! We can’t wait to enjoy many active days playing in the park. Also, there is a nearby lake that hosts an annual 4th of July festival including music and yummy treats! On the weekends, there are plenty of families who walk, run, or ride bikes on a paved path around the lake.
There is so much to see and do in our neighborhood and city, we can’t wait to share active experiences with a child!
Our Extended Families
We are very close with our families who live out of state in the towns we were each raised in. You could say the distance helps us build even closer relationships because everyone is more involved and encouraged to stay in touch by daily/weekly calls and lots of video chat hangouts. The distance also makes the holidays and special events that much more special and fun.
Bryanna is the most caring aunt to her fun-loving niece. We catch up with her every Saturday morning and talk about how her week went and what she has planned for the weekend. Our last visit with her was so much fun! Went spent every night playing her new favorite board game, Sorry! Michael is always so proud of the way Bryanna nurtures her relationships with her family and develops her bond with her niece.
Michael’s parents (Gran and Pops, as they're referred to by the grandkids) are retired and love to visit San Diego four or five times a year. We also love to travel with them to some of our favorite places and we are eager to share these experiences with a child — such as a recent trip we took to Frisco, Colorado to hike and explore the awesome Rocky Mountains! We appreciate everything Michael’s parents do for us, and they’re incredibly excited and supportive for another grandchild!
From Us to You
We can’t imagine the number of thoughts and feelings you’re experiencing and the pressure of making a decision that will impact your and your child’s life forever. We know you have many options in terms of the decisions you’ll make and the families you might consider blessing with a child.
We are Michael and Bryanna, a loving and devoted married couple of over four years, excitedly waiting for the opportunity of life’s greatest role - becoming parents. We have built a strong foundation and marriage that will support us as we become parents. We believe the best relationships are partnerships and that open communication is key. We balance each other -Michael is an outgoing, humorous, amazing storyteller who will quip up nightly stories to our child on the fly. Bryanna is a kind and more reserved person who will provide much love and comfort to a child.
We live in a suburb of San Diego and enjoy spending as much time exploring the great outdoors as we do at our home where we frequently host gatherings or enjoy a quiet evening in. Our neighborhood is a great place to raise a child. There are plenty of parks, playgrounds, open spaces, and beaches where a kid can be a kid. We believe in balancing activities with downtime. We enjoy loading up the car and spending the day out adventuring as we are on a Friday night ordering pizza and watching a movie on the couch.
We’re looking forward to having a little one enter our lives… to shower them with love, affection, and structure. To teaching them and watching them learn and grow, to allowing them to fully express who they are as an individual and fostering a sense pride in who they are, in sharing in the joyful moments of day to day life, and providing encouragement and support on the days when it’s needed most.
Just like any parent, we don’t promise to be perfect, but your child will be cared for, safe, happy - and above all, know they are loved by both you and us - and we’ll do everything in our power to ensure they know it and feel it. We plan to instill in our child values we believe are important to eventually becoming a well-adjusted, best version of themselves - including honesty, resiliency, compassion and respect for others, and knowing that with hard work, anything is achievable.
We know the decision is yours, but we are very much supportive of an open adoption, and can discuss what that means to us both. We’d love to send letters and share photos and communications with you. We know we will never replace you, as the mother who gave life to your child, and feel your child should also know and celebrate where they came from. There is nothing more important to us than becoming parents. Adopting your child would be the greatest gift we will ever receive. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.
Michael & Bryanna