Hello and thank you for taking the time to read our story! We are Brandon and Makayla and we are from the great state of Wyoming! The first thing that you need to know is that we are an adventurous family and our lifelong dream has been to raise a child and grow our family! We personally feel that adoption is the path for our family and are so excited to share our story.
Our adventure began when Makayla was in high school and Brandon was working in the oilfields. We met through our mutual best friends and we have been inseparable ever since our first meeting 6 years ago! When Makayla graduated she moved in with Brandon and our life began from there.
Brandon has a very large family that includes 4 sisters and 2 brothers. All of our family on Brandon’s side live within 3 hours and we see all of them regularly. Many of his family members live in our hometown, which is best described as a little valley in the mountains. We have 8 nieces and nephews and they are so excited for another cousin to play with!
Makayla has one sibling named Hunter, who we are both very close to. We are so close to him in fact, that he lives a mile down the road from us on his own 10 acre lot of land. Hunter comes over regularly for dinners, since Makayla loves to cook. Brandon’s family also really enjoys Makayla’s cooking and often come down and visit for an entire weekend or holiday. Makayla’s family lives in our hometown and they have saved all of Makayla’s childhood treasures for their grandchild.
Both of our families are looking forward to meeting our child when they arrive. Both of our families are very supportive and are very excited to welcome the newest little one to the family.
Makayla pursued her education online and also worked her way up in the financial industry. Brandon pursued work in the oilfield and worked his way up through different companies along the way. Makayla now works in the insurance field and loves the flexibility she has through a variety of different companies, including the option to work from home. Brandon is a supervisor in the natural gas field and has a job where he is able to be home every evening and on weekends. Our jobs provide financial security and flexibility for our future children.
We live in one of the most beautiful places in the nation! The small town that we live in is the perfect place for children. We both grew up in a small town about 2 hours away where most of our families and friends still live. The town that we live in has a population of 2,000 people. We live in an area surrounded by mountains and mountain lakes. There are over 1,300 lakes in our small mountain town! We also have a ski area, which is just outside of town and we plan to teach our children to ski and snowboard. Our small town boasts one of the finest aquatic centers in the state that is designed for children to learn and grow from tiny toddlers to high school swimmers. There are several parks and always activities in the community for growing children. The school district in our town is ranked #2 in the state, education is very important to us and it is essential our child is given every opportunity to succeed.
We have a large beautiful log home that houses our fur babies. We have 2 cats and 3 dogs who are our pride and joy. Makayla grew up riding horses from before she can remember and has passed on this passion to Brandon. Our horses are also our fur babies and are a huge part of our life. We spend the summers riding and camping with them and then in the fall we use them for hunting season. We both grew up hunting and it has always been an important part of providing for our family. We are so excited to teach our children about the values of hunting. During the summer and winter we are always outside and we are always spending time outdoors having as much fun as possible.
We have both wanted to be parents from the time we met. We are high school sweethearts and have grown through many stages of life together. We have always talked about our family and over the years everything we have done together has been to prepare for the arrival of a child. Makayla views parenthood as the main purpose in her life and feels that it is what she is destined to be. Makayla can’t imagine her life without becoming a mother. Brandon grew up in a large family and always enjoys having his nieces and nephews around. Brandon has always aspired to be a strong father figure in his children’s lives.
We are both so excited to share our lives with a child. We want to teach them everything we have learned from our parents and more. We want to show them the world! We love to travel and would love nothing more than to watch our child explore life and truly take in everything that it has to offer. Brandon is excited to teach our child about the wilderness and outdoors, he can’t wait for a little hunting buddy. Makayla is excited to teach her children about horses and introduce them to as many animals as possible. We want to teach our children discipline and responsibility through the caretaking of animals and our home. We plan to have our children in 4-H and as many activities as possible so they can learn and grow from every experience.
We believe that our children should join and participate in any church or religion that they would like, it is completely up to them. Raising our children, we believe that they have the right to choose. We want to make sure that our children choose to go to church to pursue their faith and that it is not a choice made for them.
Our children will be raised with open minds and open hearts. We want them to ask questions and explore their faith and beliefs. We believe it is important for our children to embark on their own religious journey.
We have worked to build our family for over 5 years. We struggled with infertility and infertility treatments. From the very beginning of our journey we discussed adoption. After our second failed IVF transfer, Makayla believed she was ready to move on and that adoption was meant to be for our family. Brandon needed more time to close the door on infertility. We decided it was not important for Makayla to become pregnant, but for both of us to build a family and raise a child. We are both ready to embark on an adventure of love.
We plan to be open from day one with our child about their adoption story. Adoption will not define our child, but it is a huge key piece of what makes them who they are as a person and who they will become. We want our child to know that they can ask any and all questions at any time about their adoption process and their birth parents. Our child’s birth parents will never be forgotten, they will always be a part of our family.
Our hopes are for our child to embrace his/her adoption and to know that he/she is deeply loved by their birth parents and their adoptive parents. We will emphasize the sacrifice that was made by their birth parents for their well-being. It is important for us to know that if our child has any questions that we are unable to answer that we are in contact with their birth parents. We hope that we can create a lasting relationship for and with our child.
There is so much that we can share about our lives and plans for our future children, we would love to talk with you more and learn more about your values and hopes and dreams for your baby. We can’t begin to understand the situation that you may be in. Adoption is beautiful, but it is also very painful. There are no words to describe your strength and selflessness in creating an adoption plan for your child. It warms our hearts to know that our child will have more than one loving family that cares about them so deeply. We want to make sure they know the sacrifice that was made for them and that they know their full story. Adoption will not define our child, but it will be a huge part of who they are. We will send pictures and letters and keep open to visits and communication. Thank you for reading a little about us and thank you for considering our family to become a part of your family.