Danielle & Bryan
Race of child interested in adopting:Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Hello, We are Bryan and Danielle Nelson and want to thank you for considering us in starting our family with the adoption of your child. We have always believed that adoption was something very special and is the only way we wanted to start our family. We admire your strength and selflessness so your child can have the best possible future. Our home is one where your child will be surrounded with love, family and a nurturing environment. We look forward to getting to know you and receiving this special once in a lifetime gift.
I, Danielle was raised in California for 15 years but have lived in the mid west for 16 years. I have one brother that is 25 and my family now lives in the same town that I do. I am a shift supervisor for Panera Bread restaurant and have been with the company for 9 years. Once we adopt I will only be working a few days a week so I can be home our baby. I am passionate about God, sewing & crafting, color and design and making our home beautiful with an inviting environment. I, Bryan grew up in in Minnesota and have 2 younger sisters. One is married with no kids and lives on the street behind us and the other one is single with our niece Alexis who is 2. They also live very close to us and we love spending time with Alexis and being a part of her life. I work as an accountant and love to bike to work in the Summer. I am an avid reader and enjoy friends coming over for regular game nights.
We live in a beautiful 100 year old restored house. It has a lot of character and a has a fenced in yard to play in. Our quiet neighborhood has a park at the end of the street and a kids public pool. We live in a very family friendly area, close to school and minutes away from both of our jobs. We have 3 bedrooms upstairs, 2 bathrooms and a finished basement. Our town has a nice mixture of diversity and community events. Our home and lives are ready to start this next step including a fully ready baby room that is cozy and colorful.
Our Extended Family
Bryan's parents are Ann and Craig and live 15 minutes away. The older of my two younger sisters is Teresa, she has one daughter named Alexis. Alexis is bi-racial, having an African-American father. The whole family was so supportive and welcoming to Alexis joining the family, we know that if we receive a bi-racial child they will be just as welcomed. My other sister is Roxanne, she and her husband Eli live on the street behind us. We see each other weekly for game nights, garden together, or other activities like bon-fires, walks or movie nights. We do many family activities throughout the year and celebrate birthdays by going out to dinner. During the holidays we will also see my aunt, uncle, and cousins that live near by. Danielle's family moved here from Iowa 2 yeas ago and live 1 mile away. My mom's name is Sandra and Step-dad is Jack. They wanted to be closer to Bryan and I as they aged and for future grandchildren. We see them weekly and help them take care of their house and dogs. My mom and I spend a lot of time together shopping or doing sewing projects as we both them for major Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas now that we all live so close. My dad lives in California where I grew up and we have regular communication.
Our Family Traditions
As both of our sets of parents live near us and we see them often. We enjoy celebrating birthdays with our siblings and parents. During the holidays, we also celebrate with Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. We don't have many other family traditions but Bryan and I look forward to creating new ones as we grow our family and having our kids look forward to those each year. We can't wait to have birthday parties and celebrate with our friends and family.
What Led Us To Adoption
Danielle has always had a heart for adoption since a young child and it was after high school while working at a daycare one of the children that captured her heart was a foster child and she has an amazing connection with a child that wasn't her own but loved her as if she was. It was confirmed in her heart to pursue adoption in the future. Between high school and college, Bryan has some close friends that were adopted as children and after knowing them and hearing their stories, adoption became a very real option for his future. Latter, when we started dating, one of the first things we discussed and decided was that we would open our hearts and home and adopt children into our family.