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Brandon & Kara

We warmly thank you for reading about our family and considering us as potential parents for your child! Three years ago, we were extremely blessed to adopt our baby girl and we are excited to grow our family once again through the gift of adoption. We have an excitement for life and look forward to inviting you on this journey with us.

About Us

Stay-at-Home Dad
Air Force Finance Officer
Master's Degree in History & Education
Master's Degree in Business Administration
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Campground Concert in the Park

Without adoption we would not have the most amazing experience in the world of loving and raising our daughter. Caring for and watching her grow, even in just the first three years of her life, has taught us infinitely more about love than any other experience in life. We absolutely adore putting her at the center of our world and gearing our daily activities and weekend trips around her. Words cannot express how much we appreciate and are humbled by her birth mother’s courage. We think of her often and love sharing all of Adelynn’s special moments through pictures we upload to a sharing website and the letters and photographs we mail. We are thankful to have photographs of her birth mother as well as letters and other special keepsakes. We treasure these items and keep them safe so our daughter will always have a piece of her birth mother. We love showing Adelynn pictures of her birth mother as we read her children’s books about adoption and talk about her wonderful story and how much we admire and respect her birth mother. We know Adelynn will have more questions as she gets older and it gives us comfort to know we will always have her birth mother in our lives. We are beyond blessed for the privilege of raising our little girl and it is the gift of adoption that made it possible.

Our Lifestyle


Our lifestyle makes the most of utilizing body, spirit, and mind each and every day. During any given weekday, Kara enjoys catching a Texas sunset riding her bike along the plains, catch a yoga class in the evening, or cook a wonderful homemade meal from her recipe book for the family. Brandon likewise takes daily adventures with our daughter Adelynn, taking her to gymnastics, soccer, and swim lesson offered in town. When not exploring with her, Brandon takes our dog for walks and is seen consistently with a book in his hand before bed. Weekends are split between a planned trip in the Central Texas area or relaxing at home or taking a family walk. We regularly look for ways to stay active in the community and enjoy meeting new people. Every day is a new opportunity to grow in one aspect or another, and a privilege to raise a son or daughter in.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Celebrating Our Anniversary

Brandon About Kara: Kara is a wonderful partner to have in life, a true source of inspiration every day. I love her passion for life and excitement for adventure. She is naturally optimistic, which I appreciate as a blessing. Her dedication to public service is not just an aspect of her career, but a way she reveals her big heart and care for others. She has a compassionate nature and takes pleasure in simple things like a warm blanket and cuddles from our little one and fuzzy one. I’m so proud of her accomplishments as a woman in our armed services. She is my best friend and helps me become the man I want to be. She is an exceptional role model and terrific mother.

Kara About Brandon: Brandon is a remarkable spouse, father, teacher, brother and son. He is a natural caregiver - patient and loving. He cares deeply about being the very best father - always putting in extra effort to research and seek advice to ensure we raise our daughter to the very best of our ability and goes out of his way to make every day special for her. He loves to read and learn, sharing with me stories from his books with joy and enthusiasm. Lastly, I love Brandon’s sense of humor. He has a unique ability to see life from a fun perspective, providing witty commentary that can lighten any mood. Brandon’s well-rounded personality make him an enjoyable life-long companion I am proud to call my husband.


Look at that Snowman!
Look at that Snowman!
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Kara on a Trail Run
Kara on a Trail Run
Picnic Lunch While Camping
Picnic Lunch While Camping
Date Night
Date Night
Brandon Helping Students
Brandon Helping Students
Colorado Rocky Mountain Views
Colorado Rocky Mountain Views
Smiles on the Merry-Go-Round
Smiles on the Merry-Go-Round
Dad's a Great Teacher
Dad's a Great Teacher
Mom Makes Me Giggle
Mom Makes Me Giggle
Painting Our Favorite Pets
Painting Our Favorite Pets
So Much Love
So Much Love
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Look at that Snowman!
Look at that Snowman!
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
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Kara on a Trail Run
Kara on a Trail Run
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Picnic Lunch While Camping
Picnic Lunch While Camping
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Date Night
Date Night
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Brandon Helping Students
Brandon Helping Students
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Colorado Rocky Mountain Views
Colorado Rocky Mountain Views
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Smiles on the Merry-Go-Round
Smiles on the Merry-Go-Round
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Dad's a Great Teacher
Dad's a Great Teacher
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Mom Makes Me Giggle
Mom Makes Me Giggle
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Painting Our Favorite Pets
Painting Our Favorite Pets
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So Much Love
So Much Love

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We in live San Angelo, Texas which is a hidden gem as a family-oriented community that embraces the Southwest culture with an active and fun atmosphere. Located on the Concho river with three surrounding lakes, San Angelo supplies our family with beach days, camping opportunities, and a river walk lined with playgrounds for cool evening walks. A diverse community, San Angelo offers festivals, weekly farmer markets and restaurant choices that keep our family busy. It’s been a great launching point for exploring all of Texas, an easy drive to Abilene, San Antonio, Austin, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

We live within minutes of Goodfellow Air Force Base in a safe military community with neighbors literally from across the country. Any given day our daughter has no less than three parks and playgrounds to choose from within walking distance, and playmates that come from all walks of life and experiences. Our three bedroom/three bathroom ranch single-family home offers dedicated space for play as well as personal and family space.

We feel blessed to live in such a unique area and look forward to sharing it with another child!

Our Extended Families

Four Generations

We are blessed to have supportive, committed, and loving families. Kara has a very large family, including loving grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, most of whom live in Northwest Indiana. We are very close with Kara’s recently retired parents and enjoy visiting them in Indiana or at their second home in Florida. We are also close to Kara’s two older brothers, their wives, and amazing children ... five nephews and two nieces ranging in age from 17 to 5! We enjoy playing games with Kara’s family - our favorite is a particular card game that Kara’s Grandmother started and now the whole family plays.

Visiting Family in Colorado

We are also very close to Brandon’s family. His wonderful parents and two younger brothers all live near Denver, Colorado. Both of his brothers are married, both with a girl and a boy ranging in age from 7 to 3 months! Brandon’s whole family are avid sports fans and we enjoy watching our favorite teams together.

We absolutely love being auntie and uncle to our nieces and nephews as well as to many of our friend’s children. We both grew up with extremely caring families and remain very close today. Living in a different state, we take regular trips home during the holidays and love hosting friends and family throughout the year.

From Us to You

We are so grateful and appreciate your time considering our family as your babies’ adoptive parents! We feel we have been blessed with love, financial stability, opportunity, and are excited at the prospect of sharing our joy for life with another child through the gift of adoption.

We have been married for over 12 years and are still very much in love. Early in our marriage, we had an opportunity to live in the United Kingdom and travel around Europe. We are very thankful for this time as it was a great way to learn about each other and develop a strong marriage foundation.

Growing our family through adoption is something that we had talked about for years and in 2018 our dream came true. Our daughter and her birth mother have been such a blessing to us, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Adopting our little girl has given new meaning to word love. Having experienced how adoption has deepened our hearts and enriched our lives, we are ready and excited to expand our family once again. We are thankful to have a great relationship with Adelynn’s birth mother and love sharing all of her many milestones. We celebrate adoption as God’s plan for our family and will continue to have an open atmosphere in our home where adoption concerns can be freely expressed. We will always show our respect and gratitude towards you as we do with Adelynn’s birth mother. In addition to pictures and letters, we are open to more contact, such as exchange of emails or phone calls, at your discretion. We understand this is likely the most difficult decision you have ever had to make and we want to ensure you have what you need to feel comfortable.

We are proud to be a unique family. Brandon is a stay at home dad and Kara is an active-duty Air Force officer. As a military family, we typically move every 2-3 years. Kara’s job is very stable, providing a great community and housing, as well as benefits such as health insurance and the G.I. bill. Although we enjoy the adventures of moving around, we are thankful that Kara will be eligible for military retirement in just 4 more years. This will be great timing, allowing our family to settle down and Kara to become a full-time mom. In the near future, we are thankful that Brandon’s career is flexible, allowing him to renew his career as a teacher where we settle down. As a teacher, Brandon enjoys summer’s off and with Kara being able to retire at a young age, we daydream of one day soon taking summer-long family vacations.

We pride ourselves on living a balanced life. Although we are both professionals, we identify most with what we do when we are not working. Our marriage is built on love, respect, and patience and we promise to model these principles for your child. We live our lives grounded in Christian values of faith and love, and intend to instill these same principles in raising our family. We enjoy spending time together as a family, to included our daughters romping pal (our 6-year-old English Bulldog), and a small fish she enjoys feeding each night. Although we enjoy an active lifestyle filled with travel and fun, some of our favorite memories include quiet hikes, camping, and watching Disney movies. At the heart of this family is quality time spent together over two cups of warm tea and one glass of milk.

Thank you for looking through our profile, we hope it gives you a small glimpse into our life. Your courage, selflessness, and bravery is inspiring. We recognize how difficult a decision this will be and we will be praying that you receive the guidance and support you need to determine what is best for you and your child. Both you and your child are a blessing and we are excited to be a part of this journey as we search our hearts and minds for God’s plan.

Brandon & Kara


Harrison Ford
Will Smith
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Rachel McAdams
James Swanson
Brene Brown
1776 - David McCullough
Walden - Henry David Thoreau
Candy Bar
Daniel Tiger
Childhood Memory
Playing little league sports
Family Gatherings
Childhood Toy
Matchbox Cars
Doll House
Children's Book
Green Eggs and Ham
Berenstain Bears
Denver, CO
Chicago, IL
Classic Movie
The Neverending Story
Day of Week
Warm brownie
Turtle Cheescake
Disney Movie
Dream Car
Ford Shelby Mustang
Chevy Stingray
Dream Job
Museum Researcher
Helping people organize
Dream Vacation
Cruise around the World
Italian Beach
Family Activity
Camping around a fire
Movie Night
Flower / Plant
Form of Exercise
Holiday Song
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
O Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Bowling on Thanksgiving
Ice Cream
Cookies and Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Junk Food
Leisure Activity
Men's Health
Memory with a Child
Watching the Cubs
Momma/Daughter camping weekend
Memory with Spouse
Hiking Pikes Peak
First Camping Trip
The Goonies
The Secret Garden
Movie Munchie
Movie Quote
Here's looking at you kid - Casablanca
Do. Or do not. There is no try. - Yoda
Movie Type
Chick Flick
Le Miserable
Phantom of the Opera
Musical Group
Hillsong United
Nursery Rhyme
Jack and Jill
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Personal Hero
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Maya Angelou
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quality about my Spouse
Excitement for Life
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education - Martin Luther King
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou
Texas Roadhouse
Olive Garden
Cheese and Tomato
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. - Matthew 6:34
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11
Shopping Store
Don't Stop Believin'
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
John Elway
Peyton Manning
Sports Team
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
Subject in School
Rainbow Bright
Thing to Cook
Time of Day
Dinner at the Table / no phones
TV Show
South Park
Big Bang Theory
TV Show Character
Sherlock Holmes
Type of Music
Classic Rock
Vacation Spot
Ski Lodge
Cabin in the Mountains
Video Game
Gran Turismo
Mario Cart

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