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Noah & Brittany
We believe that adoption is one of the greatest and most selfless acts of love. Since making the decision to grow our family through adoption, we have been praying for you and your child. We have so much love to share and are grateful you have taken the time to read our profile. It is our prayer that you would consider us to be your child's parents and look forward to the journey that lies ahead.
Our Family Traditions
We love our family traditions and long for the day we can share them with a child. As a young boy, Noah and his father began a tradition of watching the local high school football game on Friday nights. When Noah’s father passed away, the two of us continued this tradition. During football season we can be found cheering on the football team of the high school where Noah works. We have been hosting our Christmas Eve celebration since we got married. It is special because both of our families come together for one big celebration.
There is always lots of laughter, fun and lots of noise, which we love. After our Christmas meal, it’s time for Karaoke, Nerf gun games, and Just Dance competitions. The highlight of the evening is watching the children’s faces when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to deliver presents. Brittany’s parents, Popo and Mimi, dress up every year; the children get excited when they hear the bells ringing announcing their arrival. We bring in the New Year with family and friends at church. There’s a potluck dinner, followed by games for everyone, babies to senior citizens, worshipping God, and concluding with prayers of blessings over our world, country and loved ones, as we bring in the New Year. Easter Sunday is spent at church with Noah’s family followed by a picnic and Easter Egg Hunt. We travel to the coast for Thanksgiving Dinner with Brittany’s family followed by a relaxing evening of fishing.
From the moment we bring a baby home we will start sharing their adoption story with them. We realize this will look different at the different stages in a child’s life and we will prepare for each stage. We will begin by reading bedtime stories from adoption-themed children’s books. We already have a few favorites picked out!
As a child grows older, we will answer all questions honestly and explain that adoption is the story of a very special way a family is lovingly created. We will be certain to ensure a child always knows exactly how special and caring their biological family is and that they will always be surrounded by love.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Brittany about Noah: When I met Noah, we talked for hours but it seemed like minutes. He was kind, made me laugh and told me he was a man of faith, which is important to me. His heart of gold makes him the neighbor everybody turns to when they need help. Noah’s high school students love his humor and beg for one of his corny “dad jokes” before every class. Noah is also the one everyone turns to when in crisis and needing prayer. He is a human playground for children and is ready to have one climbing on him, like our nieces and nephew. Noah looks forward to being a father and will provide a child with the unconditional love, faith and strength needed to succeed.
Noah about Brittany: I fell in love with Brittany because she is loving and caring, but her sense of humor won my heart. Brittany is compassionate and enjoys bringing happiness to others. When we host family fun nights, Brittany always makes certain everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, is included in the activities. She prepares snack bags to hand out to her kindergarten students at the end of the day, so they don't arrive home hungry. Brittany enjoys hiding cute, funny notes in my pockets. When I find them at work, they lift my spirits, just like her letters did when I was a soldier in Iraq. This type of loving, caring woman is the type of mother all children should have.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a wonderful neighborhood in a culturally rich and historic city in Texas. Our home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with a large backyard that sits on a safe cul-de-sac. The street is filled with children riding bikes, playing games, and walking their dogs without the worry of busy traffic. We have a community recreation center that includes a pool, extensive playground equipment, basketball court, and picnic area all within walking distance of our home. Our community center hosts many events such as drive-in movies, Easter egg hunts, Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, Christmas Secret Santa gift exchanges, and a sensational Fourth of July fireworks show.
We are both teachers so a good education is important to us. Years ago when we were selecting a school district to work and live in, we already had your child in mind. The neighborhood schools your child will attend are some of the highest performing schools in the city. The teachers and administrators are known for their dedication; the student’s for their excellence and success.
Our city is filled with many museums, libraries, theme parks, and city parks with hiking and bike trails. There is an excellent zoo, the Alamo and many other historical sites. Our city is also home to an interactive fun and hands-on learning museum built for children preschool on up. It teaches the importance of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Rodeo, NBA basketball games, and our two-week-long Fiesta Celebrations also provide family fun.
Our Extended Families
We both grew up in warm, loving, Christan homes. Our families have been very supportive through our adoption journey and are very excited to add another grandchild, cousin, niece or nephew to the family. We are fortunate that both our families live close by for regular visits and holidays. Noah is the eldest of two siblings. Noah’s mom and two siblings live in the same city as we do and we all attend the same church so we see each other every Sunday. Afterward, we enjoy a family meal together then some board games or outdoor fun with our niece and nephew. We also get together to watch sporting events like Spur’s basketball and Dallas Cowboy football games.
Brittany’s parents are retired and live a couple of hours away near the coast in the same city with Brittany’s younger sister and her husband. We enjoy visiting them for some relaxing fishing and fun on the beach. Brittany’s family enjoys coming frequently for soccer games, dance recitals, and school performances. They can’t wait to add more performances or games to their agenda. Brittany’s older sister lives just 15 minutes away, so we are blessed to have family time with them frequently.
When we gather together with our families we enjoy family meals, playing games, glow-stick dance competitions, and being silly. Since we have nieces and a nephew on both sides of the family we spend a lot of time playing outside or going to the community pool and playground.
From Us to You
We are so grateful that you have taken the time to learn a little bit more about our family. Please know that not a day goes by that we don’t pray for you and your little one. We admire your courage and the love you have for your child. It is our hope and prayer that learning more about our family will help you find comfort in the decision that lies ahead of you.
We met in the summer of 2005, while we volunteered at a church youth camp. Noah attended the camp as a chaperone for the boys from his church while on a 2-week leave from the United States Air Force. He served as a firefighter in the military and was scheduled to be deployed to Baghdad, Iraq the following week. Brittany attended the camp as a youth and returned as a volunteer worker when she began college. Since we enjoyed each other’s company during our free time as camp volunteers, we decided to keep in contact during Noah’s deployment, communicating with each other through emails, letters, cards and rare phone calls. By the end of Noah’s deployment, we had formed a strong bond and realized God had brought us together. When Noah returned to the states, he was stationed in Florida, while Brittany lived in Texas. Even though apart, we both agreed to commit to a more serious long-distance relationship. Finally in 2007, after 6 years of service in the Air Force, Noah was honorably discharged and moved back home to Texas. Happily on June 7, 2008, we were married.
We love nature and animals and enjoy activities that involve being outside together and also with our dog Zoe. Zoe loves playing games of catch in our backyard and going on walks with us in our neighborhood. We enjoy bike rides on the many trails of nearby parks. A special treat for us is having our nieces and nephew come visit for a day at our beautiful neighborhood park and community center. The children, ages 2 to 9, always have a good time and we cannot wait for the day we add another cousin for them to play with. Another activity we enjoy doing is attending sporting events. Since Noah is a high school history teacher, we have a lot of opportunities to cheer for his student-athletes in a variety of boys and girls sports. We also are fans of the San Antonio Spurs and enjoy attending their games.
Since the day we got married, we knew God had a special plan for us when it came time to grow our family. That special plan has always been adoption and we are excited to be here in this moment awaiting the opportunity to add a child to our family. We promise to love, teach, inspire, and motivate any child in our care. We want to instill in them the love of learning, the importance of having empathy and respect for others, the commitment to a strong work ethic, and the value of integrity in all they do. We want to encourage a child that no dream is impossible, and with faith and hard work dreams can be achieved. It is a priority of ours to be open and honest with any child who joins our family about their adoption story. We will always share with them the selfless act of love their biological family showed. Although we do not know each other yet, we look forward to building a genuine open relationship with you should you desire to do so. We would love for you to continue to be a part of your child’s life and are open to sending pictures, letters, emails, and post-adoption visits.
Please know that so many people have been praying alongside us during this journey. It would be an honor to be chosen as adoptive parents. Both of our entire families are prepared to welcome a child into the family with open arms. We will always be here to love and support your child as the child grows and will continue to pray for you as you continue this journey.
Noah & Brittany