Hello! So happy you’re here!
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us; we know that the decisions you will make in the coming months take a great deal of courage along with research and trust. We are honored that you would consider placing your baby with us.
We met on our very first day at college, waiting at a corner for the light to change. Brian was carrying an instrument case, and Julie asked what he played (it was a trumpet). Conversation always came easily to us, right from the very start. That first chat on the corner soon turned to walks around campus and trips to get ice cream from the diner on the edge of campus. Brian loved to come see Julie sing in her a cappella group, and Julie enjoyed seeing Brian’s jazz band concerts and performances with the pep band at campus sporting events. We dated for all four years of college and got married soon after.
We are both oldest children in families with four children. Having many brothers and sisters growing up and being close with all of them (though of course there were the usual sibling squabbles!) made it easy for us to agree that we would be thrilled to have a family of four children. We got married at the age of 23 and began planning for a family right away. After several years of infertility treatment, we realized that we were meant to build our family through the miracle of adoption, and we could not be more excited.
This child will be our first. Our two brothers and four sisters can’t wait to welcome a beautiful little niece or nephew into our family. In fact, all four of our sisters got engaged this past year—they can’t stop talking about how great it would be to have a little flower girl or ring bearer at their weddings! This baby will also be the very first grandchild for both our parents, which means four spry grandparents in their fifties ready to shower love and attention on this baby. And let’s not forget the seven loving great-grandparents who are anxious to knit this baby adorable outfits and bounce him or her on their knees at Thanksgiving dinner. It’s not just all old people though–we also spend lots of time with our two sweet goddaughters, ages two and six, who will probably be our baby’s first friends!
Julie is an English teacher and looks forward to spending hours reading to our child. She enjoys books of all kinds and feels incredibly blessed to be able to share this passion in the classroom. Before working with 18-year-olds as an English teacher, Julie used to work with a much younger crowd.as a 30-hour-per-week nanny for many years during school, mostly working with families of four. She loved taking the children to Library Baby Story Hour. Craft projects and cookie baking are other activities Julie tried out as a nanny and can’t wait to share with our own children. Brian looks forward to bringing our baby to the yearly cousins’ beach trip, where all of our siblings plus our three cousins and their dog pile into one house for a week of sun and fun. As an engineer, Brian builds truly exceptional sandcastles and is eager to pass these skills along to our kids.
When deciding where to live, it was important to us to have a neighborhood conducive to an active and fun family life. Our home is located within walking distance of two parks, the elementary school and the middle school, and of course the library. We are engaged, active people, and we can’t wait to come and see school plays, recitals, sporting events and anything else our children would like to be involved in. Education is important to us, and we live in one of the top school districts in our state.
We intend to raise our family with Catholic, Christian values, since this is how we were both raised—with a focus on love and respect. A strong sense of self, along with a spirit of adventure, an appreciation of hard work, and true empathy and respect for others are all values we consider extremely important.
As we all know, life can be extremely challenging. It is our dream to raise children who have all they need to be strong, kind, confident and happy.
Please know it is our sincerest wish to provide unconditional love and support for your baby. We hope you will consider having us be a part of your baby’s life. If you would like to know more, please call our friend and adoption attorney Allan Hazlett at (785) 235-5497, or e-mail us directly at email@example.com
Brian & Julie