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Brian & Sarah

Hello there! We hope this profile helps you decide if we would be a good match! We promise to unconditionally love, nurture, and support your child. Their life with us would involve plenty of laughter, goofing off, dance parties, and heartfelt conversations. You are thinking of doing the most selfless thing a mother could do. We promise to honor this and will make sure your child knows you made this sacrifice out of selfless love.

About Us

Plant Manager
Registered Nurse
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Legally Married

Qualities We Admire in Each Other

So Excited to Shower a Little One With All of Our Love

Sarah About Brian: Brian has many amazing qualities. He is so goofy (dad-jokes coming in hot), and he makes me laugh every single day. Brian listens to my thoughts/feelings, makes me feel safe and loved, recognizes when I am upset or stressed, and knows just how to make me feel better. When I need him, he is always there, and gives the warmest hugs. Brian has worked tirelessly to be the best husband/future father...financially, emotionally, and physically. It is largely because of this motivation/drive that I will be able to afford to stay home with kiddos. He patiently deals with whatever life throws at him, and his strength/steadiness makes weathering the storms so much easier. His kindness is demonstrated in the way he treats others, and I trust him completely.

Brian About Sarah: Sarah is dedicated and devoted. If something needs to be done, she will drop everything and commit time to do it. Strengthening her relationships is always on the top of her list. By encouraging me to communicate my thoughts and feelings on a regular basis, and setting up time with family and friends, she ensures she is staying connected. Another quality I admire is her commitment to health and wellness for us as a family. Lastly, you can see her devotion to our future family in her actions. Between completing all of our house projects, educating herself on every choice, and working tirelessly to prepare our lives for this next chapter, I am so appreciative.

Our Passions

The Infamous Mother/Son Dance

  • Soaking up Michigan summers on the beach and exploring the beauty our state has to offer is a cherished weekend past time.
  • International and national travel opened our eyes, and we plan on exploring more of the world in the future.
  • Brian is a "force" on the field/court, and is always up for a vigorous game.
  • Figuring out the "how" and "why" of mechanical/home projects is one of his favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning.
  • We both make health and fitness a priority, and enjoy farmers' markets, working out in our home gym, biking, and walking. After a long week of work you can often find us snuggled on the couch with the kitties watching a suspenseful (or superhero) movie.
  • Both of us played musical instruments in middle/high school, so music, concerts, and dancing are some of our best-loved past times.
  • Brian has been known to break it down on the dance floor, and his mother/son dance at our wedding can still be found on Youtube.
  • Taking a night to explore local restaurants is another front-runner, but we will often eat dinner at home so that we can enjoy some of Brian's smoked meat.
  • During the week we make time to connect with deep conversation, and feel strongly about maintaining the strength of our marriage.
  • Despite how fulfilling these passions are, we long for the days when we can share them with a child!

    Our Family Traditions

    Christmas Onesies Tradition

    Growing up, our lives were full of traditions. From lighting "the Christmas candle" which signified the start of the holidays, to making ornaments, gathering with extended family, carving pumpkins, and visiting fall farms, many of these traditions are still celebrated. July 4th involves us all buying fireworks and creating our own firework show. Brian's' family has a special birthday dinner plate. Memorial Day and Labor Day are just excuses for family cook-outs. September kicks off Sarah's favorite season, and the following months will be chock full of parties as well as game/crafting/cooking days. In October Brian's parents host a Homecoming party with all of their college friends and families. Thanksgiving is Sarah's favorite holiday, and typically we both take time off to be with family. December involves Christmas festivals, events, and parades. Christmas Eve Mass followed by French meat pies is a huge tradition in Brian's family, and Christmas is his favorite holiday. Christmas onesies and the infamous Christmas outfit competition are fun recent additions, and Christmas puzzle wars may be the current favorite. Lastly, New Year's involves us all gathering to make predictions for the next year. We all write lists that we seal in an envelope until the next year. We then open them to see who made the most accurate predictions. As you can see, traditions are a huge part of our lives, and we cannot wait to create even more as a family of three.



    Enjoying the View in Croatia
    Enjoying the View in Croatia
    Merry Christmas!
    Merry Christmas!
    Halloween With Our Niece
    Halloween With Our Niece
    All Dressed Up for a Wedding
    All Dressed Up for a Wedding
    Summer Boating With Friends
    Summer Boating With Friends
    So in Love
    So in Love
    A New Addition to Our Friend Group
    A New Addition to Our Friend Group
    Mountain Biking
    Mountain Biking
    So. Much. Laughing.
    So. Much. Laughing.
    Nothing Beats Beach Walks at Sunset
    Nothing Beats Beach Walks at Sunset
    One of Our Friends' Sweet Babies
    One of Our Friends' Sweet Babies
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    Enjoying the View in Croatia
    Enjoying the View in Croatia
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    Merry Christmas!
    Merry Christmas!
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    Halloween With Our Niece
    Halloween With Our Niece
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    All Dressed Up for a Wedding
    All Dressed Up for a Wedding
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    Summer Boating With Friends
    Summer Boating With Friends
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    So in Love
    So in Love
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    A New Addition to Our Friend Group
    A New Addition to Our Friend Group
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    Mountain Biking
    Mountain Biking
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    So. Much. Laughing.
    So. Much. Laughing.
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    Nothing Beats Beach Walks at Sunset
    Nothing Beats Beach Walks at Sunset
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    One of Our Friends' Sweet Babies
    One of Our Friends' Sweet Babies

    Our Extended Families

    Some of Our Close Family

    Family is EVERYTHING. Throughout our lives, family gatherings were made a priority by both sets of parents, and this is definitely a value we both maintain. As a married couple, we often merge our families for a legendary "game night." These get-togethers are basically an excuse to spend time with everyone, potluck, have deep conversations, laugh, and play group games. At some point in the evening we are probably making a fool of ourselves, sitting in a circle, or yelling encouragement to a team member.

    Family Halloween Fun

    Sarah is the oldest of four, and yearly traditions were a big part of her life. August through December are the most celebrated months for her entire family, and are chock full of house decorating parties, seasonal cooking, crafts, shopping, and local events (festivals, a tree lighting ceremony and more). These festivities are even merrier with more children involved, and we cannot wait to make more memories and new traditions.

    Brian and his younger brother have 14 older cousins, and as you can imagine, this makes extended family parties very entertaining. Despite many of them living three hours away, we still see them several times a year, and family Christmases are never missed. Their yearly gift exchange is eagerly awaited by all, and Santa often comes to visit!

    Our family and friends are thrilled that we will be adding more members to the clan through adoption, and cannot wait to shower these newcomers with unconditional love and support.

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Tucked Away in the Woods

    Our cozy home is nestled in the middle of a forest in a family-friendly Michigan town. It has four bedrooms/bathrooms, over 3,000 square feet of space for kiddos to frolic, and two large areas that we hope to transform into play rooms. We are excited to host more gatherings, and look forward to reading storybooks cuddled up next to one of our brick fireplaces. Our lot is large, with a fenced backyard for playing tag and sports with plenty of privacy. We even have a tree house! In our back woods we like to roast marshmallows over bonfires in our fire pit. We also look forward to putting up playground equipment, and Brian cannot wait for the basketball hoop.

    The subdivision we live on is peaceful, and there is a park with trails and a playground a mile away. Biking, scooters, and roller skating are a must! One of the largest parks in the nation (1,400 acres), is 15 minute jaunt away and our neighboring city hosts many community events and festivals. One of our favorite elements is that within 30 minutes we can be sun-bathing on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan! We also are a short drive from many of our loved ones.

    From Us to You

    We cannot even begin to imagine the emotions you must be experiencing at this time. The love that you have for this child is unmistakable, and is not something that we will ever take for granted. Thank you for taking the time to explore this glimpse into our life, and we hope that we have been able to adequately communicate the boundless love and blessed life we want to share. We understand that this decision may be the hardest one you have ever contemplated making, and that it will probably take time to process. Please do not hesitate to reach out for more information about us or from us. We would love to talk to you and get to know you better so that you can hopefully find clarity in either direction. We applaud and stand behind whichever direction you choose to take.

    Our love story started on, none other than! Within an hour of meeting each other we knew this was something special. Because we were established in our lives and knew what we wanted when it came to a relationship, our relationship moved rather quickly. We said "I love you," a month later and we got engaged 6 months later. We were married on October 27, 2018, and it was truly THE BEST day of our life to that point. July 2020 we will have been together for 3 years. We are so grateful for each other, and the trials of life up to this point have further strengthened our marriage. We work as a team, and know that we can weather anything that comes our way. We both make our relationship a priority, strive to put the other person's needs before our own, and make a point to communicate our feelings. Laughter, "I love yous", hugs, and corny jokes are just a few of the common themes in our day to day life.

    With us this child will be inspired to dream, will be encouraged to embrace and respect themselves, will be taught that they can achieve their goals with hard work and dedication, and will be influenced to cultivate strong morals and beliefs. We will love them unconditionally and will surround them with friends and family who will do the same. We will do our best to provide for them emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We will strive to encourage education, teach by example, and will work hard to prepare them for their future. We will foster traditions and will create new memories. We will promote healthy living by involving them in an active lifestyle. Our goal is to devote our time and energy to them, and they will be our top priority.

    We will make sure they comprehend the deep love that you have for them, and will ensure that they know who you are and what your story is. In turn, we will do our best to respect your wishes, and will listen to your questions, concerns, needs, and desires for this child. We understand that open adoption contact will ebb and flow from month to month and year to year, and that our lives will be extremely busy at times. That being said, we hope to foster a healthy/strong relationship between you and this child if that is what you desire. Likewise, we hope to communicate with you in whatever capacity and however often you prefer, while keeping the emotional needs/health of the child in mind. Emails, phone/video calls, social media updates, letters, and texts are definitely ways we would love to connect with you. We also are more than happy to send physical photos in addition to digital/text photos. Depending on your location, we may also be open to visits more frequent than every five years.

    Thank you for taking the time to go over our profile. We hope that you find peace in whatever is your decision, and that it is made clear to you which direction you should go. We only wish you the best.

    Brian & Sarah


    Denzel Washington
    Denzel Washington
    Scarlett Johansson
    Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
    Cats hands down!
    William Faulkner
    J.K. Rowling
    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
    Harry Potter Series
    Candy Bar
    Reese's Sticks
    Bugs Bunny
    Old Looney Tunes
    Childhood Memory
    Camping all over the USA
    searching for our real Christmas tree, followed by our pizza/homemade hot cocoa party
    Childhood Toy
    anything Batman or Star Wars
    Playmobil houses
    Children's Book
    Goodnight Moon
    Carmel' California
    Classic Movie
    Mission Impossible
    Sound of Music
    Blue or Green ( I know, not super girly)
    Day of Week
    Saturday Night
    Friday nights
    Lemon Bars
    Disney Movie
    The Original Cinderella
    Dream Car
    Range Rover
    Dream Job
    Health coach or personal trainer
    Naturopath or holistic nutritionist/herbalist
    Dream Vacation
    Anything a year long :)
    To eat my bodyweight in seafood as we travel down the East Coast
    Family Activity
    All of our vacations together
    Our family game nights. There is always so much laughing and great conversation
    Flower / Plant
    Sequoia tree
    Holly bushes (cus' Christmasy)
    Mac N Cheese
    Form of Exercise
    Walks on the beach
    Michigan Strawberries
    Bananas or u-picked Michigan Berries
    Rummikub (I am super competitive)
    Building/fixing things
    Attending live music events!!!
    Holiday Song
    Sleigh Ride by Transiberian Orchestra
    "Snow" from White Christmas
    Holiday Tradition
    Our extended family Christmas parties
    New Year "predictions", where we predict what will happen next year
    Ice Cream
    Moose Tracks
    Anything chock full of goodies...peanut butter cups, fudge, nuts, caramel, bring it on
    Junk Food
    Chips and dip
    Cheetos puffs
    Leisure Activity
    Smokin' meat
    Snuggles on the couch watching movies
    Popular Mechanics
    Anything about health and fitness
    Memory with a Child
    Playing sports with my second cousins
    Any time spent with my precious niece, she brings so much joy to my life
    Memory with Spouse
    Honeymooning in Miami
    Reading our personal vows to each other the morning of our wedding many tears.
    The Dark Knight (can you see a trend here)
    Movie Munchie
    Sour Patch Kids
    Movie Quote
    "The Lord and Master"-Meet Me in St. Louis
    Movie Type
    Phantom of the Oprah
    Fiddler on the Roof or My Fair Lady
    Musical Group
    Imagine Dragons
    Imagine Dragons
    Olympic Event
    Ice Skating
    Personal Hero
    Both of my Grandpas
    My dad
    Phantom of the Opera
    Sound of Music
    Quality about my Spouse
    Focus on strengthening our relationship
    He cares so much
    Fogo de Chao in Chicago (so much meat)
    Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
    BBQ Chicken wrap
    Shopping Store
    Yankee Candle or DSW
    Changes by the day
    Changes every day, I have too many
    Sport to Play
    I am terrible at sports
    Sport to Watch
    MSU Football
    Sports Star
    Michael Jordan
    No idea
    Sports Team
    Subject in School
    Thing to Cook
    Baked Goods
    Time of Day
    Big holiday dinners with the family
    Lighting the Christmas candle to signify the start of the Christmas season
    TV Show
    The Office
    Game of Thrones (although I still haven't finished the last three seasons)!!!
    TV Show Character
    Jim from the Office
    Type of Music
    Vacation Spot
    Anywhere with a beach
    Video Game
    Mario Kart (the only one I know how to play)

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