Hello, we are Brian and Amanda
We are excited that you are reading our profile. Our hope is to let you know how blessed we would be to become adoptive parents. Thank you for considering us.

About Brian (Amanda’s Words)

Brian is my best friend and a wonderful husband and provider. He has a great work ethic and takes his job seriously. As hard as he works he loves to play also. In his spare time, he loves watching the Royals play, going fishing, geo caching and spending time with family and friends. He loves to joke around and have fun with everyone; he has a great sense of humor.

Brian is an awesome Uncle, so patient, kind and fun-loving. I love watching him interact with our niece and nephews. He enjoys teaching them to fish, play ping-pong and learning new games. They’re favorite game is Hide and Go Seek. It’s a constant reminder how wonderful a father he will be one day. I feel blessed every day to be married to such a loving, devoted and sweet man.

About Amanda (Brian’s Words)

Where do I start, Amanda has a positive outlook, is extremely thoughtful and has a big loving heart that I have never seen in a person before. Working at the School District for 11 years, she has a lot of experience with children. While managing the “After School Program” many parents that have had children during her years there to this day when they see her they stop and always thank her for her hard work and for being in involved and loving their children. Amanda loves to spend time with family and friends. She is a very witty and funny person. She works at her family’s business and has a hard work ethic.

She loves to watch movies, read, spend time outdoors, take walks in the park and play board games. I could go on and on about all the plusses about my wife. I am very thankful to God every day and know in my heart she will be a loving Mother and she already is the best Aunt in the world! We have four nephews and one niece and love to play with them. I get a kick out of the way she lights up while she is involved with the kids during drawing, playing, reading books and cooking when they visit us.

About us

We met through Amanda’s best friend, Tonia, when Brian and she were living in the same apartment complex in 2002. About six years later we reconnected on Facebook and started a friendship that grew into a dating relationship. When I first met Amanda in person, I was drawn to her beautiful smile which showed me her personality even before she spoke to me. When you meet her in person you will think the same. We dated for a year and Brian proposed on his birthday in April 2011. We were engaged for 14 months before getting married in June 2012.

We truly believe it was not by coincidence that Amanda and her Mom both knew Brian’s Mom (through Amanda’s work and her Mom being a babysitter to Brian’s youngest brother), before we had a dating relationship. We feel this was all a part of God’s plan for our lives together.

Our Pups

We have two adorable small female pups. Pepper, the oldest, a Silky Terrier, is 7 years old. Callie, a Maltese/Yorkie mix, is 5 years old. They love children and are very playful and lovable. We enjoy taking them on walks and occasionally a car ride, too.

Our Family and Friends

We feel very blessed to come from parents who have been married for 44 years and 39 years. Our plan is to model their commitment to each other in our lives. We feel blessed that our parents instilled great family values in our lives. We are all very close and support each other in our everyday lives.

We have some special friends that remain close to us like family and they come to our family gatherings. We are very active in their children’s lives. They think of us as Aunt and Uncle and we think of them as niece and nephew. We love spending time with our friends whether it’s talking on the phone, meeting for a meal, or to get caught up on our lives.

Our Promise to You

Since you have decided to make an adoption plan, we know that you want what’s best for your child and that is our heartfelt desire, too. We promise to love your child unconditionally and raise them in a God centered home. We will encourage them to explore their passions as they grow. It’s important for us that you know we desire an open adoption and would wish for you to be a part of your child’s life as well as ours.

Once again, we thank you for taking the time to read our profile, considering us and giving us an opportunity to show you why we would so love to be adoptive parents.