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Brian & Leah

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile, we are overjoyed that you are considering us for this great honor! We have so much love to give, and cannot wait to be parents. We understand this decision is hard; but please know that we would surround your child with nothing but kindness, laughter, and love.

About Us

Brian
Leah
Job
Buyer
Designer
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism
Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Riding the Trails at the Family Cabin

We love to play games and often host game nights with our family and friends. We like to play all types of games including board games (we have a large collection!) and video games, especially Mario party and Mario kart. We also both love to get outside and enjoy nature. We like to take hikes with our dog Madison, swim, kayak, and fish!

Brian enjoys golfing, grilling, and anything sports related. His favorite teams are the New York Rangers and Penn State football. Brian loves going to games and cheering his teams on as much as possible. He loves sports so much that he even records his own weekly sports podcast with his brother, Greg.

Leah loves to stay busy crafting, baking, decorating, and watching movies. She is very creative and likes to paint, draw, and do any type of art project. Leah is a great cook and loves trying new recipes and different types of cuisine. She also loves to read; thriller mysteries are her favorite!

Our Dog, Madison

Sweet Madison

We both love animals and grew up in homes with dogs. After living together for a few years, we decided to add to our family by adopting Madison from our local animal shelter. Leah saw Madison’s big brown eyes and floppy ears and instantly fell in love. Leah and Madison are now inseparable, and Brian loves taking Madison on morning hikes at local nature trails. She is truly part of our family; she comes with us to Leah’s Mom’s house for Sunday dinners and travels to New Jersey with us for holidays. Madison loves being around people and she enjoys snuggling every chance she gets. We know she is excited to have another family member to love on!

Our Careers

Leah works for a California based publishing company as a graphic designer. She does design and layout on all types of books: Children’s books, photography books, stationery products, puzzles, licensed movie products, and more! She works remotely, full-time, from her home office. Leah has some work hour flexibility which will come in handy once we have children. She will never have problems scheduling doctor’s appointments or leaving early for sports events.

Brian works with Leah’s Dad and brothers for their family run industrial wood manufacturing business. The business was started by Leah’s dad over 30 years ago and is only a 10-minute ride from our house so Brian is always close by. Brian is the buyer and logistics manager for the company and he enjoys working alongside family to grow the business for the future.

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So Much Love for Each Other
So Much Love for Each Other
Checking Out the Grand Canyon
Checking Out the Grand Canyon
Ax Throwing with Leah's Mom
Ax Throwing with Leah's Mom
Leah Loves Spotting Her Designs at Bookstores
Leah Loves Spotting Her Designs at Bookstores
Catch of the Day
Catch of the Day
In the City for a Summer Concert
In the City for a Summer Concert
The Girls Snuggling on the Patio
The Girls Snuggling on the Patio
Cheering on the Rangers
Cheering on the Rangers
Fall is Our Favorite
Fall is Our Favorite
Family Photo Time
Family Photo Time
Brian Loves to Cheer on the Rangers
Brian Loves to Cheer on the Rangers
Wedding Ready
Wedding Ready
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So Much Love for Each Other
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Checking Out the Grand Canyon
Checking Out the Grand Canyon
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Ax Throwing with Leah's Mom
Ax Throwing with Leah's Mom
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Leah Loves Spotting Her Designs at Bookstores
Leah Loves Spotting Her Designs at Bookstores
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Catch of the Day
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In the City for a Summer Concert
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The Girls Snuggling on the Patio
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Cheering on the Rangers
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Fall is Our Favorite
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Family Photo Time
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Brian Loves to Cheer on the Rangers
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Wedding Ready
Wedding Ready

Our Extended Families

Brian's Family

We are both the oldest of 3 children and are very close with our families, especially our siblings, and live locally to all of Leah’s family. Brian’s family lives out of state but visit often, we have a guest room just for them. This will be the first grandchild on both sides and everyone is very supportive of our decision to adopt and excited to finally have a baby to spoil!

We love to spend time with Leah’s dad and brothers at our family lake. Swimming, fishing, kayaking and just hanging out playing games together. Leah’s mother also lives locally and is so excited for her first grandchild to join the family. We are incredibly blessed to live so close to family and often host game nights, cookouts, and Sunday dinners.

With Leah's Dad & Brothers

We love taking trips to visit Brian’s family and spending time at their shore house enjoying the ocean. With them we love to go out on the sail boat, BBQ, and spend time at the beach. They are within driving distance so we are able to go visit them every few months.

We love and cherish the close relationship we both have with our siblings- and god willing- plan to raise your child with siblings as well. Family is very important to us and we welcome your child into our family with open arms.

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

Our house is located on a quiet, rural Cul-de-sac in Pennsylvania. We live in a great neighborhood that is in the country but only one hour from a major city. Not only are we lucky enough to live in a safe and peaceful community but also, we have the ability to visit the city often for different cultural experiences. We live only one mile from the local school, ball fields, community park, and pool. Our local park holds a 4th of July fireworks show where the whole neighborhood gathers together in their yards to watch. We live within walking distance of multiple nature trails, and driving distance to a few state parks. Our street is ideal for taking family walks, and will be the perfect spot for learning how to ride a bike with the other kids in the neighborhood.

Our Book Collection

Our house itself is 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. This house was made for a family! Leah loves the open floor plan, so everyone can feel connected whether in the living room, dining room, or kitchen. Brian loves the large finished basement. It has lots of room to play and is perfect for family movie night. The best part of our house is the outdoor patio and yard. We have a very private tree-lined backyard and we spend a lot of time on our patio cooking out, playing games, reading, and just relaxing in the fresh air. We cannot wait to spend time out here with our future children!

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to consider us and learn more about our lives. We know this is a difficult decision and we want you to know that we are here to support you on your journey.

We met back in 2011 at a local trivia night where Leah was immediately drawn to Brian’s warm and funny personality. We quickly started dating after that, knowing we were meant to be together. We even moved across the country together for the next six years gaining life and job experiences. Since we met, we have always known we wanted a family. We got married in 2017 and have since been excited to start making this a reality! Shortly after we were married, we moved back to Leah's hometown to be near our extended family, buy a house, and start our own family. We struggled a few years with trying to have a biological child, but now know that we are meant to grow our family through adoption. We are so happy to officially be moving forward in this adoption process!

Our goal is to provide the child with the same warmth and unconditional love we have for and with each other. We value education and want to teach our child through example. We want to be good leaders and role models throughout the child's life and teach them to go for their dreams! Growing up, our families were very supportive of our own unique interests and skills and we want to make sure that our child feels encouraged to find and explore their own interests as well. We want to share our zest for life, our positivity, and our never-ending love with your child. We both value the relationships we have with our siblings and hope to someday - god willing - further expand our family so your child will get to experience the joy of having siblings.

We are excited to share our own hobbies with our child as well. We both love to travel (near and far) and we are looking forward to continuing this tradition with our child. We love getting insights to other cultures, environments, food, and art, and traveling is a great way to do this. We love to get outside and explore nature, whether in our own back yard, state park, or swimming at the lake.

We want you to know that we value you as the birth mother, and we know that this may be a challenging time for you. Please rest assured that we will provide nothing but love and happiness towards your child. They will never want for anything, and they would be an accepted and welcome addition. Our extended family is just as excited as us to add a bundle of joy! We want you to know that we will discuss adoption openly with our child and make sure they know of the love that comes from you, the birth mother, and your decision to choose us to parent your child. We are happy to send photos and letters via American Adoptions, if that's something you desire. We respect you for facing this tough decision head on and we look forward to being able to be a part of you and your child's journey.

We are so happy to be considered and we are praying for you in this time.

Sincerely,

Brian & Leah

Favorites

Brian
Leah
Actor
Will Ferrell
Ben Affleck
Actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Lucille Ball
Animal
Bear
Dog
Author
Ernest Hemingway
Gillian Flynn or Agatha Christie
Book
Friday night lights
The Crooked House
Candy Bar
Sour Patch Kids
Kit Kat
Cartoon
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Flintstones
Childhood Memory
Playing roller hockey with my brother and cousins
Riding bikes with my brothers
Childhood Toy
Nintendo 64
My American Girl doll
Children's Book
Sesame Street
The Going to Bed Book
City
Tahoe
San Francisco
Classic Movie
Goodfellas
Yours Mine and Ours -the original
Color
Blue
Yellow
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Funfetti cupcakes
Tiramisu
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Finding Nemo
Dream Car
Dodge Challenger
Lexus SUV
Dream Job
Sports Commenter
Food Network Star
Dream Vacation
Maldives
African safari
Family Activity
Fishing at the lake
Playing board games
Flower / Plant
Lillies
Peonies and daisies
Food
Buffalo wings
French fries
Form of Exercise
Swimming
Hiking or Zumba
Fruit
Cherries
Cantaloupe
Game
Taboo
All of them!
Hobby
Golfing and fishing
Crafting and baking
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
Dominique the Donkey
All I want for Christmas is you
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Eve seafood dinner
Decorating cookies
Ice Cream
Cookie dough
Salted caramel
Junk Food
Chips and salsa
Chips and dip
Leisure Activity
Watching sports
Reading
Magazine
Travel
Food network magazine
Memory with a Child
Playing wiffle ball as a camp counselor
Snuggling with my friends daughter
Memory with Spouse
Swimming with whale sharks
Exploring ruins at Chichen Itza
Movie
The Dark Knight
The Holiday
Movie Munchie
Sour patch kids
Buttery Popcorn
Movie Quote
Not up in here! -the hangover
Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world? -Dumb & dumber
Movie Type
Comedy
Horror
Musical
Jersey Boys
Beauty and the Beast
Musical Group
Bruce Springsteen
Bleachers
Nursery Rhyme
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Hickory Dickory Doc
Olympic Event
Curling
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My dad
My pap
Play
The Producers
Legally Blonde
Poet
Oscar Wilde
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
Her kindness
His sense of humor
Quote
You miss 100% percent of the shots you don't take. -Gretzky
I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. - Van Gogh
Restaurant
Gena's Korean bbq
Puerta Allegra
Sandwich
Eggplant Parm
Grilled cheese
Scripture
James 1:2-4 - consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds...
Psalms 23:4 - Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil for you are with me.
Shopping Store
Dicks Sporting Goods
Target and Barnes & Noble
Song
Down Eastern Alexa
Dream of Mickey Mantle
Sport to Play
Lacrosse
Cheerleading
Sport to Watch
Hockey and College football
Baseball
Sports Star
Derek Jeter
David Beckham
Sports Team
New York Rangers
The Pirates
Subject in School
History
Art
Superhero
Batman
Spider-Man
Thing to Cook
Steak on the grill
Spaghetti sauce
Time of Day
Morning
Evening
Tradition
Summer BBQs
Sunday family dinner
TV Show
College gameday
I Love Lucy
TV Show Character
Ari Gold
Lucy Ricardo and Rose Nylund
Type of Music
Rap
Alt rock and country
Vacation Spot
The beach
Paris
Video Game
Mario Kart
Mario Party

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