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Brian & Anna

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We have been looking to expand our family for a while, and we would be honored to be considered by you. We know that you are facing very difficult decisions ahead, and we are praying that God will give you guidance and comfort. We are looking forward to giving a child all the love and support they need as they grow with us.

About Us

Brian
Anna
Job
Battery Specialist
Automotive Senior Project Engineer
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Media & Film Studies
Master's Degree in Noise & Vibration Engineering
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

What It Means to Become Parents

At a Family Reunion

For us, being a parent is one of the greatest responsibilities we will ever undertake.

Starting when they are a baby, we are responsible for caring for the child. As they grow, it is our responsibility to teach them as well. Teach them how to talk, read, and write. We also need to teach them right and wrong. We give them their moral base for their life, and teach them about God.

As all parents have said, every day is a fear of whether they are being raised right or not. But the joy that the child brings will help guide us through.

We are looking forward to making many memories together, such as watching the child play at home, taking family vacations together, supporting them through school activities, and many other opportunities.

As parents, we will help the child become a wonderful, hard-working, generous, adult who will treat everyone they meet with respect and kindness.

Our Leisure Time

Doing a Puzzle

Our leisure time varies with our energy levels. When we are looking to relax, we read books, do a puzzle, or cuddle on the couch and watch a movie.

Nearby Town Fair

When we are feeling more adventurous, we like to go out and enjoy some of the many activities available near us. That could be a trip to the Detroit Zoo, the Henry Ford Museum, or our favorite town to visit, Frankenmuth. Frankenmuth has some great shops, horse carriage rides, and world famous chicken dinners. The unique attraction with this town is Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. A huge building that sells Christmas items all year long! To make time for all this, we like to stay at the Bavarian Inn for a few days. The hotel alone has three pools, a gaming area, and even an indoor putt-putt golf course!

Whatever our mood, there are many family friendly activities within an hour driving distance from our house. We can't wait to share these experiences with our children and watch them make memories that will last forever.

What Made Us Who We Are Today

Both of us grew up in close, loving families. They taught us how to be kind and respectful to everyone else that we meet. We were also both raised in church as well. This helped give us a great moral compass for our lives. We learned from Jesus' example to love one another, and to treat others as we would like to be treated.

As for hard work ethic, Anna learned this from growing up on a dairy farm. Farming is hard work! It taught her responsibility and the drive to finish what needs to be done. This helped her pursue her goals to get a Master's Degree in Automotive Engineering. She has impressed her employer so much, that she rose to the position of Senior Project Engineer in her testing group.

Brian's lessons in hard work ethic came from his time serving in the active duty Navy for 8 years. It helped him develop discipline, teamwork, and the drive to succeed. He used that to help him get his Bachelor's Degree in college. Now, as a contractor, he has become one of his boss' most highly dependable workers.

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Relaxing at Home
Relaxing at Home
With Our Brother's Dogs
With Our Brother's Dogs
Harry Potter Fans
Harry Potter Fans
At the Japan Pavilion at Epcot
At the Japan Pavilion at Epcot
Enjoying a Good Book
Enjoying a Good Book
Exploring California
Exploring California
At the Rose Bowl
At the Rose Bowl
Eastern Michigan Bowl Game
Eastern Michigan Bowl Game
Hanging With Monkeys in Spain
Hanging With Monkeys in Spain
Renaissance Fair Pirates
Renaissance Fair Pirates
Anna & Elsa
Anna & Elsa
Waiting to See Gabriel Iglesias
Waiting to See Gabriel Iglesias
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Relaxing at Home
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With Our Brother's Dogs
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Harry Potter Fans
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At the Japan Pavilion at Epcot
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Enjoying a Good Book
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Exploring California
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At the Rose Bowl
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Eastern Michigan Bowl Game
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Hanging With Monkeys in Spain
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Renaissance Fair Pirates
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Anna & Elsa
Anna & Elsa
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Waiting to See Gabriel Iglesias
Waiting to See Gabriel Iglesias

Our Extended Families

Family Reunion

Both of us come from very close families. Most of Anna's family lives on farms within 30 minutes of us. All of Brian's family is within an hour from us. We like to visit each often. Brian's family gatherings are usually large, and full of fun and laughter.

Our Nephews

We go to family reunions both here in Michigan, and down in Virginia where Brian's Granddad lives. We love to share all the funny stories that have happened to us over the years. It is also common that instruments are brought out, and we will all start singing hymns together.

Anna's family has a great tradition on Christmas Eve. We gather at Anna's parent's house and have an indoor picnic! We cook hotdogs in a fireplace and eat traditional picnic side dishes.

Both of our families are very excited about our decision to adopt, and they can't wait to meet our new addition to the family.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a rural part of town with a large backyard that's perfect for kids to run and play on.

There are many homes on our street with young children. The schools in our neighborhood are very good. We have an elementary school just a half mile down the road from us.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

It is very easy to find something to do around us. We live within minutes of county and state parks that have play areas for kids of all ages. We are also within an hour of the Detroit and Toledo zoos, and we are looking forward to building memories there with our child.

Our town has an annual hot air balloon festival that fills the sky with color. Some of them fly right over our house!

In nearby communities there are many festivals to attend. Our favorite is filled with games and rides for the kids. It even has a baby farm animal petting zoo! After a day of fun-filled adventure at this festival, we like to gather together and share a funnel cake together as a family.

From Us to You

We are humbled and thankful that you have taken the time to consider us, and thank you for allowing us to share with you a little about ourselves. The road that you are walking is one with many choices and many staggering decisions to be made. If you should choose us, we promise to give your child a safe, stable, nurturing and compassionate home.

We met each other on an online dating site. Brian had just returned home a few years earlier from serving in the active duty Navy. At that time, he was still finishing up his college degree at Eastern Michigan. Anna had finished her schooling and was working at her current job for Nissan as an automotive engineer. By the first time we met in person, we knew we had something special. We were married on August 20th, 2011. While life has been a constant roller coaster for the past 9 years, we have learned that communication and the willingness to work together is what has kept our marriage strong.

Even before marriage, we knew we wanted children. Like many people, we planned on raising our family the traditional way. However, we have always agreed that we would consider adoption as well. As life went on, careers started, memories were made, and challenges were overcome, we realized that adoption was the right course of action for us to grow our family. This decision became most evident after we took Brian's Goddaughter and her older sister to Disney World. For a week, we got the chance to be Mom and Dad to these two wonderful girls. We knew once we returned home that we were ready to start raising our own family and making memories with them.

For a child, we value the importance of education, teaching by example, respect, maintaining a strong character and work ethic, and raising a child with Christian beliefs and morals. Not only are we committed to encourage a child in their interests and endeavors, but we are also devoted to ensure that the child will develop their strengths and enable them to reach their full potential as a productive, responsible, caring, and hard working person in everything they do in life.

We welcome your continued investment in your child's life, whatever you choose for that to be. We are happy to send email updates, with pictures and stories, as well as letters with keepsakes that mark milestones in your child's life. We are also open to making arrangements for visits when the time is right, if you choose that you want them. We are eager to know you and happy to work together to maintain a healthy relationship. We make this commitment to you that we will always speak highly of you and honor you with our words and actions. We will always be open and honest with a child in regards to adoption. We will make sure that your child knows how much you love them and how hard the decision was for you.

Thank you again for considering us as potential parents for your child. We have been looking forward to expanding our family for some time now and will provide all the love, devotion, and support that any child could ask for. We know that you have a very difficult decision ahead of you. You will be in our prayers as you are guided through this journey.

Sincerely,

Brian & Anna

Favorites

Brian
Anna
Actor
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Tom Hanks
Actress
Zooey Deschanel
Anne Hathaway
Animal
Wolf
Cows
Author
Timothy Zhan
Terry Goodkind
Book
Harry Potter
Charlotte's Web
Candy Bar
Reecees Peanut Butter Cups
Kit Kat
Cartoon
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Muppet Babies
Childhood Memory
Family trips to Grandparents house in Virginia
Baking cookies with brother and cousin at Aunt and Uncle's house
Childhood Toy
Hot Wheels
Cabbage Patch Kids
Children's Book
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Oh the Places You'll Go - Dr Seuss
City
San Diego
Frankenmuth
Classic Movie
A Bridge Too Far
The Sound of Music
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Saturday
Friday
Dessert
Cheesecake
Tiramisu
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Moana
Dream Car
Dodge Charger
Corvette
Dream Job
Pro Bowler
Teacher
Dream Vacation
Germany
European trip
Family Activity
Watching movies together
Watching movies together
Flower / Plant
Hyacinth
Rose
Food
Pizza
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Exercise Bike
Bike riding
Fruit
Blueberries
Banana
Game
Risk
Sorry!
Hobby
Video games
Reading
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Silent Night
Do You Hear What I Hear
Holiday Tradition
Gathering with family
Christmas Eve with family
Ice Cream
Cherry Vanilla
Mint chocolate chip
Junk Food
Pringles
Chocolate
Leisure Activity
Video Games
Watching TV
Magazine
TV Guide
Memory with a Child
Taking my Goddaughter to Disney World
Holding my nephew for the first time
Memory with Spouse
Our honeymoon trip to Disney World
Our honeymoon trip to Disney World
Movie
Star Wars
Star Wars: A new hope
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"You can't handle the truth!" A Few Good Men
There's no crying in baseball! - A league of their own
Movie Type
Comedy
Action
Musical
Wicked
Les Miserables
Musical Group
Evanesence
Rascal Flatts
Nursery Rhyme
Anything Mother Goose
Mother Goose nursery rhymes
Olympic Event
Soccer
Snowboarding
Personal Hero
My Dad
My friend LeAnn
Play
Hotel Paradiso
Romeo & Juliet
Poet
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
Her organization
Sense of humor
Quote
Dance like no one's watching
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. - Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Restaurant
Buffalo Wild Wings
Melting Pot
Sandwich
Ham and Cheese
Peanut butter and Jelly
Scripture
Hebrews 13:5
Isaiah 6:8
Shopping Store
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble
Song
Take me home, country roads - John Denver
525,600 minutes - from Rent
Sport to Play
Soccer
Softball
Sport to Watch
Football
Football
Sports Star
Steve Yzerman
Mia Hamm
Sports Team
Detroit Red Wings
Michigan State Spartans
Subject in School
Band
Science
Superhero
Batman
Wolverine
Thing to Cook
Smoked Sausage
Baking muffins
Time of Day
Evening
Late morning
Tradition
Annual family reunion
County fair
TV Show
Friends
NCIS
TV Show Character
Mork from Mork and Mindy
Leroy Jethro Gibbs - NCIS
Type of Music
80's music
Country
Vacation Spot
Disney World
Disney World
Video Game
Zelda - Ocarina of Time
Lego Star Wars

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