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Brad & Lauren

Having a child is like having your heart walk around outside your body. Adoption is like allowing someone you don't know take care of your heart. The ultimate sacrifice a person can make is one for a child. Our love for you and that child would live on eternally if you select us to be that child's parents.

About Us

Brad
Lauren
Job
Information Security Engineer
Teacher
Education
Associate's Degree in Computer Security
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education-Teaching
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Lifestyle

Enjoying the Sun & Water While on Vacation

Our lifestyle is flexible. We both have excellent careers that we love, and that allow us to be around for all of life's tiniest and biggest moments. We enjoy traveling with friends and family just as much as we do staying in and cuddling up on the couch. The choices we have made, have allowed us the means to travel the world and see all of the wonderful things it has to offer. We can't wait for the opportunity to share the world with your child as well. Our lives are filled with brilliant colors, people, and sounds. Colors like those found in the grassy hills of Ireland and the bright pastel colored buildings in Puerto Rico. Sounds like laughter and giggles in a backyard fort. People like family huddled around a Christmas tree that is overflowing with gifts. And our lifestyle has allowed us the opportunity to share our love of life with your child if you choose us to be parents.

Our Family Traditions

There isn't enough room to share all of our family traditions but some of our favorites involve spending time together with family. At Christmas time every year we dig out the holiday family heirlooms like the Santa collection Lauren's parents passed down to her. As a family we hang all the old homemade ornaments, made by generations of children in our families, on the twinkling tree. We bicker about who will get to wear the silly old smelly Santa hat while baking holiday treats to give friends and neighbors.

We don't just celebrate the good times together though, we also come together to support each other through the challenging times. When Lauren and Brad learned that having a baby the traditional way wasn't an option right now for them, they told their families. At which point their families took turns calling and visiting them to share funny stories about how Lauren and Brad were accident prone as kids, so adopting would likely mean they could be blessed with a child that stood a chance at not tripping over their own feet.

Our Life Priorities

A Family That Laughs Together Stays Together

Family takes priority in our lives. Family isn't defined only by last names or by blood. Family is defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other's backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. Family means never giving up on each other. When we say that family is a priority we mean it. If you were to gift us with a child, that child, and you would become family to us. Our commitment to loving something you created could never be argued because we would never give up them. Family isn't just an important thing, it is everything.

After all, it isn't what we have in life, it is who we have in life that truly matters. There is an old saying that we can't always choose the music life plays, but we can choose how we dance to it. That is really meaningful to us because you get to choose if we become parents, but we got to choose to dance down this path.

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We Love Going to College Ball Games
We Love Going to College Ball Games
Visiting the Red Rock Canyon
Visiting the Red Rock Canyon
Brad Loves to Sneak Kisses
Brad Loves to Sneak Kisses
New York City Road Trip
New York City Road Trip
We Participated in a Live Play in London
We Participated in a Live Play in London
Stonehenge
Stonehenge
Brad Playing With Our Niece
Brad Playing With Our Niece
We Love Swimming & Snorkeling
We Love Swimming & Snorkeling
We Love Art
We Love Art
Visiting Times Square
Visiting Times Square
Family Pumpkin Picking
Family Pumpkin Picking
Family Pool Party & BBQ
Family Pool Party & BBQ
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We Love Going to College Ball Games
We Love Going to College Ball Games
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Visiting the Red Rock Canyon
Visiting the Red Rock Canyon
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Brad Loves to Sneak Kisses
Brad Loves to Sneak Kisses
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New York City Road Trip
New York City Road Trip
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We Participated in a Live Play in London
We Participated in a Live Play in London
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Stonehenge
Stonehenge
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Brad Playing With Our Niece
Brad Playing With Our Niece
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We Love Swimming & Snorkeling
We Love Swimming & Snorkeling
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We Love Art
We Love Art
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Visiting Times Square
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Family Pumpkin Picking
Family Pumpkin Picking
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Family Pool Party & BBQ
Family Pool Party & BBQ

Our House and Neighborhood

Our New House Will Be Ready to Move Into Soon

We are building a beautiful new home that will be ready very soon. Our new home will have 4 bedrooms with stunning lake and community park views. One of these bedrooms would make for a serene nursery for your child. Your child who would grow up never wanting for anything and spoiled by their new grandparents. These grandparents could swing for hours with your tiny miracle, at the swing in front of our new home. The new home also has a dedicated office space for Brad. Brad will be the cool dad, that works from home so that he can meet your child for lunch when they go off to elementary school someday. Speaking of school, Lauren is a second grade teacher at the A+ school your child would be attending with her someday. There won't be any missed awards ceremonies, class parties, or performances, because Lauren would be the mom that works at the school just down the hallway from the little munchkin you brought into this world. After long school days we could come home and sit at the kitchen table and do homework with dad, while mom cooks dinner. During summers we can float for hours in our pool or go kayaking on the river that is connected to our neighborhood dock. Speaking of neighbors there would always be someone waving hello from their porch when your child was riding their bike with their friends down the private tree lined streets of our neighborhood.

Our Extended Families

Family Birthday Celebration

Family time to us is always time that is well spent. While our families are loud and chaotic at times, they are also supportive and accepting. We were both taught early that family comes first and that when they need you, be it in a crisis or in a time of joy, you show up. To us family doesn't stop at blood, the definition of family to us is those whom we choose to surround ourselves with. We choose people that bring joy and meaning to our lives, and we call those people family too. Family should be a big, beautiful, messy collection of souls that were placed on this Earth to laugh and cry, share and give with each other. Our family is unique and bringing your child, into our lives, would be the greatest gift anyone could ever bestow upon us. Your child will be loved and cherished every day. You will be loved and cherished every day for gifting us with something we have yearned for desperately. Lauren's grandparents used to say that, "Fate make our relatives, and choice makes our friends." Lauren and Brad say, that choice is the everything in life. Choice builds us all up, and your choice can bring the ring of a laughter and pitter-patter of tiny feet to our lives.

Lauren & Her Dad

From Us to You

A letter from Lauren on behalf of Lauren & Brad:

Dear Birth Mother,

That "dear" seems very formal doesn't it? We feel like "Hi birth momma" is much more us. I'm Lauren and my husband Brad is sitting here beside me, cuddling our little old man dog that is afraid of thunder. We are from the sunshine state, but we guess no one told our pound puppy that summers here are puddle hopping wet and that it would sound like the clouds grew arms and learned to clap almost every afternoon. Between us Brad loves the attention he gets from Apollo, that's the old man dog, he is always saying soft sweet things to him like "who's my buddy" and "it's okay I'm here". Shhhh don't tell him I shared that. I guess that's the perk of being the person typing the letter.

Anyway, Brad and I met back in 2014, and we have pretty much been inseparable ever since. I'm not sure either of us believed in soulmates till we met each other. Even now that seems silly to say right, soulmates? I don't think we'd have another way to express the love and faith we have in each other without that word. It seems so odd to think that a person could go their whole life and never meet their other half. Then out of nowhere be shopping one day for a coffee table or a lamp and as fast as it takes to blink, there that person is. That's how it happened for us. The adults that we were, I was looking for a less broken coffee table that my mom would stop complaining looked like it had survived a war zone, and he was looking for a lamp after his got fell off his desk. We came around a corner and bumped butts passing each other. I paused and made a bad joke along the lines of, "You'll have to buy me dinner first." And Brad burst out laughing that I had made that terrible joke, I'd learn later and every day since that he's all about terrible dad jokes. I pointed at the coffee table in front of us and said "How adult do you think a person would have to be to have a glass coffee table?" He replied, "well about as old as a person would have to be to have their own Lazyboy sitting chair." We laughed together this time and we introduced ourselves. Almost 5 hours later we were sitting in a model living room in the furniture store still talking, when a sales person came up to us and said they were about to close and we'd have to come back tomorrow. "Tomorrow?" we said together. How could that even be? We had just sat down, hadn't we? Surprise we hadn't.

Fast forward…When we were told that a traditional pregnancy wasn't going to be an option for us we embraced it as a challenge. While we were saddened by this hiccup it was just that a hiccup. A blip that rallied our families around us. We realized that wasn't the end of building our own family it was just a new beginning. We discovered open adoptions, a chance to change a life. There were wonderful folks out there just like you looking to do something incredible for their child, something that hopefully we can do with you. If you were comfortable choosing us we'd love to have the chance to share the love we would have for your child with you, through letters, photos, drawings, and if you were comfortable with it even visits. After all it take a village to raise a child. A village of love they would get from their active life with us and their history with you, people that we would never let be overlooked for forgotten.

I'm sure we've rambled on to long, but let us leave you with this…You have the power to create a family. To give a gift we would never forget. A precious life that we would give our own lives to protect.

All Our Love,

Brad & Lauren

Favorites

Brad
Lauren
Actor
Tom Hanks
Morgan Freeman
Actress
Reese Witherspoon
America Ferrera
Animal
Dog
Llama
Author
Steve Cavanagh
Celeste Ng
Book
Thirteen
Across The Universe by Beth Revis
Candy Bar
Snickers
Hersheys Cookies and Cream
Cartoon
The Original Transfomers
Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Childhood Memory
Summers at my grandparents, playing with cousins!
Road trips with family across country in the summers. Our folks would be sent to trainings and instead of flying alone they always took the whole family along.
Childhood Toy
Optimus Prime the Transformer
A black and white polka dot Furby. I still have it in a box my folks save from my childhood! When you put batteries in it, it will still talk.
Children's Book
Super Fudge
Piranhas Dont Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey
City
In the USA: New York City, NY. In the World: London, England
In the USA my favorite city is New York City, NY! In the world my favorite has to be Tallinn, Estonia.
Classic Movie
Red Dawn (80s version)
The Breakfast Club
Color
Purple
Emerald Green
Day of Week
Friday
Hands down I love Friday!
Dessert
My wifes banana pudding, she made it for our wedding cake too!
Homemade Banana Pudding
Disney Movie
The Sorcerers Apprentice
Moana
Dream Car
Ford Shelby Mustang GT 500 in black
Ford F-150 4-door Raptor in Blue
Dream Job
Astronaut
I do it already I am a 2nd grade teacher!
Dream Vacation
A round trip to Australia
Fiji splashing around the the beautiful blue waters and white sandy beaches.
Family Activity
Going on cruises
Grilling out and chilling out with family.
Flower / Plant
Flower-Rose. Plant-greens ones
Sunflowers are my favorite. I also really like succulents.
Food
Italian- Sausage and peppers
Italian-my moms chicken marsala with homemade garlic mash potatoes and broccoli rabe.
Form of Exercise
Walking the puppers
Swimming and beach walking
Fruit
Bananas
Peaches
Game
Uno
I love Monopoly and Phase 10. I also love playing freeze tag with my students.
Hobby
Flying Drones
Gardening
Holiday
Christmas
The fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Holiday Song
Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
Jingle Bell Rock by Benny Helms
Holiday Tradition
Going to my grandparents house on Christmas morning.
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner for all our family and friends. Spending days prepping all the family favorites and then watching day of as everyone just excitedly eats and enjoys themselves and the time we spend together.
Ice Cream
Green mint chocolate chip...but it has to be green in color.
Toasted Sesame Brittle Ice Cream
Junk Food
Oreo cookies
I love cheesy popcorn!
Leisure Activity
Swimming
Spending a day at the beach or floating in the pool, and reading a books that take my mind on incredible adventures.
Magazine
Time
Taste of Home
Memory with a Child
Watching my nieces excitement the year I got her a scooter. Her face just lit up like I was the coolest guy in the solar system.
Flying to Kansas for the birth of my niece and arriving just in time to be the very first person to hold her, after parents of course. When she grabbed my hand with their little but mighty fingers I knew I would be in her life forever.
Memory with Spouse
The silly time we had walking through Ashley Furniture store on our first date. We laughed and talked about how grown up we would have to be to own certain types of furniture. We really got to know each other.
We have done so many memorable things together but the one that stands out most is our unique wedding. Right after Thanksgiving dinner, with a house full of friends and family, we surprised everyone by getting married during dessert at the kitchen table.
Movie
Goonies
The Avengers
Movie Munchie
Buttery Popcorn...but dont let my wife have any she loves the stuff but it makes her sick.
Twizzlers cherry pull and peel
Movie Quote
To infinity and beyond. By Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story
In the Lion King Rafiki says, The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.
Movie Type
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Musical
The Book of Mormon
Wicked, the story of how the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz became the villain.
Musical Group
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Beach Boys
Nursery Rhyme
Wheels on the Bus
Hickory Dickory Dock
Olympic Event
Track and Field
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My grandfather, he was just a kind man someone to look up to.
My folks are my personal heroes. They have shown me how to overcome and carry on in all situations.
Play
Mid Summers Night Dream
Othello by Shakespeare
Poet
Robert Frost
Rumi
Quality about my Spouse
Her work ethic is inspiring, she does so much the the little kids in her class it blows my mind how one person can do so many things at once.
Perseverance and drive
Quote
When JFK said...We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do other things not because they are easy but because they are hard.
She will rise, with a spine of steel, and a roar like thunder, she will rise.
Restaurant
Ruths Chris for steak night...the best night.
Ruths Chris Steakhouse
Sandwich
Chicken Tenders Sub
Katz Deli Hot lean Corned Beef on marble rye with Russian dressing and pickle.
Scripture
Ezekiel 25:17 The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequalities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men...
Daniel 12:3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens...
Shopping Store
Best Buy
Target the dollar spot always has super cool things for my classroom.
Song
Knock Me Down by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
My Church by Maren Morris
Sport to Play
Football
Softball
Sport to Watch
College Football
College football
Sports Star
Shaquille O Neal
Shaquille ONeal because he is a huge supporter of teachers and students.
Sports Team
GATORS
Kansas City Chief
Subject in School
Math
Academically I love reading. When I think about the fun stuff it had to be the art classes I took.
Superhero
Aquaman
The Hulk
Thing to Cook
Scrambled Eggs
I love cooking family recipes like my moms meatloaf.
Time of Day
Twilight or dusk
Sunset
Tradition
Kissing my wife at midnight on New Years Eve right after the ball drops.
Taking turns passing out Christmas gift on Christmas morning, with the whole family sitting around the tree.
TV Show
Doctor Who
The Rookie
TV Show Character
The Doctor from Doctor Who
Elizabeth Moss as Offred in Handmaids Tale
Type of Music
Alternative 90s
Pop
Vacation Spot
London, England and I can not wait to go back.
The British Isles are beautiful! I adore Guernsey, England.
Video Game
Super Mario Brothers
Tetris

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