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Brian & Jared

Welcome! We truly appreciate you taking the time to peek into our lives. We're excited to share a bit about what we're able to provide a child that could complete our family. We hope that the info here gives you a glimpse into what we're all about. We have so much to offer. We're excited to become partners with you in bringing a beautiful life into this world. Thank you for your consideration!

About Us

Brian
Jared
Job
Senior Support Team Lead
Implementation Division Officer
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology/Criminal Justice
Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

With Our Niece - We Can't Wait to Become Dads!

Adoption for us was kind of a no brainer. We probably don’t have to explain all the difficulties in having a baby of our own when there are no ladies involved. But in all honesty, we did a have a few options and for us, the benefits of adoption have outweighed the benefits of any other way of expanding our family.

When we started dating, one of the first conversations we had was whether we were interested in having a family someday. We both knew we would. We both have such great relationships with the children in our extended family and have had such positive experiencing mentoring and coaching others in our lifetime, we knew that fatherhood was in our future.

For us, we see purpose in adoption. We could try to create a child of our own, but that would be forcing something that doesn’t have to be. Our future child is going to be in the world with or without us, we should be open to finding this child and creating the life we’re all meant to have.

The experience of being a parent is part of the human condition and it’s not something that we want to miss out on. That is why we’ve decided to do our best to seek out a newborn for our family. We want all the good and the bad, the full experience. For our family, adoption is key and we’re ready and willing to do whatever it takes.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

At a Concert

Jared’s sense of humor was one of the first things that really attracted Brian to Jared. He’s always ready for a laugh. Brian loves his work ethic and ambition. He will be a great role model to our child; leading by example and showing that you can do anything you are willing to work for. Jared is also a very compassionate and sensitive person. He’s able to empathize with others and know exactly how to care for you when it’s needed. He’s loyal and dependable and so smart. Everyone who has ever met Jared remembers him always! We can hardly go anywhere in town without running into someone who he knows. This popularity is a real testament to how much people love him.

Jared loves that Brian is such a strong, yet tremendously compassionate individual. His heart is full of love and kindness, and his relationship for those he cares about speaks volumes of his character. Brian has such a dedicated and hardworking spirit about him, and Jared knows that these traits will be passed down to their child. Prior to his current career, Brian worked as a social worker, putting all those he looked after before himself. The mentorship and guidance that he provides in his current role is inspirational and permeates to the relationships with his family and friends. Brian’s sense of humor is also remarkable and no matter what you’re going through, Brian is always there to help put a smile back on your face.

Our Family Traditions

Tailgating With Family

Traditions for us are about fun and togetherness. For us, you see the bulk of our traditions come out around holidays. We do our best to split our time equally between everyone. Holidays always have big meals, board games, and lots of laughs on the menu. Brian’s side is steeped in yearly traditions like always celebrating Christmas morning as a group the Sunday before Christmas and gathering together for a chili dinner and passing out candy on Halloween. Christmas day is always spent with Jared’s side and we enjoy hosting everyone at our house. A big tradition around our house is decorating around the holidays. One thing we never forget is decorating gingerbread houses with our goddaughter.

Another one of our favorite traditions is supporting the Kansas City Chiefs. We are big supporters and watch all the games. We go to at least one game a year with Brian’s brothers and our sisters-in-law, usually the game closest to Christmas.

Something that has become a fun tradition for us is anytime we want to make a friendly little bet, the reward is always taking the winner out for ice cream. It’s a guarantee.

For the most part, we’re very excited about developing new traditions when a child arrives. The sense of community is what makes traditions important to us. Little to big, traditions matter and have a place in our hearts.

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Fun on the Fourth of July
Fun on the Fourth of July
Ice Skating With Our Goddaughter
Ice Skating With Our Goddaughter
Hiking in the Hollywood Hills
Hiking in the Hollywood Hills
Wedding Pose
Wedding Pose
Shoulder Ride With Our Nephew
Shoulder Ride With Our Nephew
'Bark at the Park' With Penny
"Bark at the Park" With Penny
Ski Trip in Colorado
Ski Trip in Colorado
Cloudy Day in San Diego
Cloudy Day in San Diego
At the Grand Canyon
At the Grand Canyon
Fun With Our Niece
Fun With Our Niece
Day Trip to Sedona, Arizona With Family
Day Trip to Sedona, Arizona With Family
Friends Trip to Austin, Texas
Friends Trip to Austin, Texas
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Fun on the Fourth of July
Fun on the Fourth of July
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Ice Skating With Our Goddaughter
Ice Skating With Our Goddaughter
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Hiking in the Hollywood Hills
Hiking in the Hollywood Hills
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Wedding Pose
Wedding Pose
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Shoulder Ride With Our Nephew
Shoulder Ride With Our Nephew
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'Bark at the Park' With Penny
"Bark at the Park" With Penny
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Ski Trip in Colorado
Ski Trip in Colorado
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Cloudy Day in San Diego
Cloudy Day in San Diego
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At the Grand Canyon
At the Grand Canyon
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Fun With Our Niece
Fun With Our Niece
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Day Trip to Sedona, Arizona With Family
Day Trip to Sedona, Arizona With Family
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Friends Trip to Austin, Texas
Friends Trip to Austin, Texas

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

Currently, we live in a great home on a cul-de-sac just 10 minutes north of our city’s downtown area. We’re both Missouri boys, born and raised and 95% of our family lives within the hour from our home. Our home is a 3-bedroom split-level with a garage, huge backyard, and entertainment room in the basement with a projector for movies and a big comfy sectional couch. We have the perfect room for our future little one and are working on a beehive design for the nursery. Our neighborhood is filled with young couples just like us and there are several kids that will be growing up alongside our future child.

Nearby, we have several parks, walking trails, and a neighborhood pool. There is a community center just down the street with lots of events and activities for little ones. There is even a special miniature train park in the neighborhood that kids can ride for a quarter! There are also several nearby schools with some great accreditations, the strongest in our area!

We aren’t sure that we’ll stay in this house forever, we dream of building our dream home someday. But we know we’ll stay a part of this community as long as we can. Our city is up and coming and offers so many opportunities for learning and fun. It’s very diverse and there are cultural activities for everyone to enjoy. We love our city!

Our Extended Families

With Our Parents

Family is one of the most important parts of our lives. We live close to our families and wouldn’t have it any other way. They have all been very encouraging through our adoption journey and are excited to welcome another member into our clan.

Brian grew up in a small farming community. His parents are high school sweethearts and have lived there together their whole lives. Brian has two brothers. On his side, we share two sisters-in-law, two nephews and one niece. Everyone is very close and we have a lot of fun together.

Flying a Kite With Our Niece

On Jared’s side, it’s him, his mom and his sister. Jared and his mom are very close. Our future child will be her first grandbaby and she’s excited to care for and spoil them. Jared’s dad also lives nearby.

Our extended family is just as important to us. We both have several aunts and uncles and lots of cousins. They are all extremely supportive of this journey.

Beyond blood relatives, we can boost a very diverse and supportive chosen family. We believe, family isn’t about who your DNA matches, but rather, who in your life loves and supports you. We have cultivated a chosen family full of love. These people will be part of the village that raises our child.

From Us to You

We of course want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to read though our profile. We hope that the info provided here gives you a good sense of the kind of people we are and the full extent of our desire to be parents. Our goal is to give you a glimpse into who we are and show you how much we have to offer a future child.

We like to think of ourselves as fun loving but also a driven couple. We have both had some great life experiences that have led us to be the men we are today, but are ready to move into the next phase, level up! Jared is someone who cares about people. Goes out of his way to help others and is dependable and compassionate. He’s ambitious and has one of the strongest work ethics of any person we know. Brian is the type of person who is always able to find the humor in any situation. He’s also very organized, analytical and goal oriented. We are both passionate about relationships and people. We both love our community and embrace every opportunity that is presented to us. The only regrets we have in life are for the things we didn’t do!

We have been together for several years now, having met back in 2013. We were married in 2016, and our relationship continues to grow and get stronger every day. As a couple, we couldn’t be more secure in our love and stable in our relationship. Now is the perfect time to expand our family and move our lives forward to the next stage.

Our hopes for our family are simple, we just want to give our best and then push a little bit further. We know that when we welcome a child into our household, we’ll both stop at nothing to provide them with every need they may have. Our child will be cared for by a vast network of loving individuals. This includes our biological families as well as our chosen family. We believe that our chosen families are every bit as important as those you share DNA with. These people will make up the web of individuals that will be involved in raising this child. Our village is strong!

We believe in hard work. Nothing worth having in life comes easy, and hard work is the key to opening all doors. We know that we’ll be able to provide several advantages for our child and set them on the right path, but we truly believe that we are meant to guide and care for a child, not do it for them. We expect them to learn from doing and experiencing the world around them and it’s our job to make sure they get the opportunity to gain that knowledge. We will protect our child at all costs while they explore and learn.

We truly believe that our adoption should be looked at as a journey. We’re willing and able to bring you along with us if you would like. We’re committed to providing updates, both letters and pictures to you as we move along this journey together. Our aim is to make adoption a normal aspect of our child’s life without stigma or confusion. We’re both very open people and value knowledge and honestly. We’re willing to meet you along this journey and work together so everyone is happy and feels secure in their decision. Our promise to you is that any child that is placed in our care will be happy, cared for, challenged, protected and given every opportunity to have the best life possible.

You know, it’s hard to put all that is us into words and we hope we were able to give you some insight into who we are. We thank you for getting this far and if you were to choose us, know that we’ll be partners with you through this time. We’ll be a team, and in the end we’ll all be able to say we made the best decision anyone could have hoped for.

Brian & Jared

Favorites

Brian
Jared
Actor
Brad Pitt
Will Smith
Actress
Charlize Theron
Scarlett Johansson
Animal
Sea Lions
Elephant
Author
David Sedaris
Malcolm Gladwell
Book
"Call Me By Your Name" by Andre Aciman
Talking to Strangers
Candy Bar
Snickers with Almonds
Reese Cups
Cartoon
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Childhood Memory
Family camping trips
Going on bike rides
Childhood Toy
Legos
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe
Children's Book
The Berenstain Bears
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
City
Chicago
San Diego
Classic Movie
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Wizard of Oz
Color
Blue
Blue
Day of Week
Sunday
Saturdays
Dessert
Ice Cream
Creme Brulee
Disney Movie
Peter Pan
Lion King
Dream Car
Tesla
1950 Ford F-1 Pickup
Dream Job
Sea Lion Trainer at the zoo
Event/Wedding Planner
Dream Vacation
New Zealand
Spain
Family Activity
Any time we all get together to celebrate - things like weddings, birthdays, graduations.
Shopping
Flower / Plant
Dogwood Trees
Whale Fin Plant
Food
Pizza
Sushi
Form of Exercise
Bootcamp Training
Cardio
Fruit
Apples
Watermelon
Game
Scattergories
Scrabble
Hobby
Glass Blowing
Painting/Graphic design
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Last Christmas
"All I Want for Christmas" Mariah Carey
Holiday Tradition
Decorating the House
Christmas Gift Exchange Game
Ice Cream
Anything with Peanut Butter
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Candy - All Types
Pringles
Leisure Activity
Baking Bread
Video Games
Magazine
GQ
Vanity Fair
Memory with a Child
The birth of my god daughter
Taking our Nephews to a Dino Exhibit
Memory with Spouse
Purposing under the full moon on top of a mountain after hiking.
The surprise trip I planned to San Diego
Movie
Into the Wild
the Fifth Element
Movie Munchie
Milk Duds
Chocolate Covered Almonds
Movie Quote
"Do or do not, there is no try" - Yoda
"Just keep swimming" Finding Nemo
Movie Type
Thriller or Comedy
Comedy
Musical
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rent
Musical Group
Airborne Toxic Event
Adele
Nursery Rhyme
Ring Around the Rosie
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Running/Track Events
Curling
Personal Hero
Gareth Thomas
My Maternal Grandmother
Play
Angles in America
A Street Car Named Desire
Poet
Shel Silverstein
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
Sense of Humor
Sense of Humor
Quote
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things you did do." Mark Twain
"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end" John Lennon
Restaurant
Sushi Restaurants
Japaneses Restaurants
Sandwich
Chipotle Turkey
Club
Scripture
"There is no greater love than this, for a man to lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
"Love is patient, Love is kind..." Corinthians 1, 13:4-8
Shopping Store
Scheels
Target
Song
"Heros" David Bowie
"September" Earth, Wind and Fire
Sport to Play
Rugby
Tennis
Sport to Watch
Football (NFL)
Basketball (college)
Sports Star
Patrick Mahomes
Michael Jordan
Sports Team
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas Chiefs
Subject in School
Math or Gym
Art
Superhero
Batman
Batman
Thing to Cook
Anything - Love to cook and challenge myself
Stir Fry
Time of Day
Morning
Early Evening
Tradition
Tailgating
Game Night with Friends
TV Show
Saturday Night Live
Schitt's Creek
TV Show Character
Homer Simpson - the Simpsons
Jim Halpert (the Office)
Type of Music
Alternative/Indie
R&B
Vacation Spot
The beach
Gulf Coast
Video Game
Mario Cart
Zelda

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