Brian & Sara
Race of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
We commend you for making the courageous and honorable decision to choose adoption. Thank you so much for looking at our profile page and considering us to be parents. We have been happily married for 9 years. We always knew that we would have a family, but didn't realize we would go through a long road of infertility and unsuccessful fertility treatments. Through a lot of research and prayer, we have decided that adoption is a beautiful union and we feel called to start our family through adoption. We truly believe God has his hand on this connection between us seeking to adopt and you considering allowing us to adopt your child.
We met while attending college at Colorado State University. It was Christmas break and we were at a mutual friend's apartment. We talked about how we had not used our ski passes as much as we had hoped. Sara said it was because she didn't have a car and Brian said, "I have a car, do you want to go to Breckenridge tomorrow?" She said yes and we enjoyed a fun filled day of skiing. Sara returned to her apartment eager to tell her best friend/ future Maid of Honor about her new crush. We are so happy together as a married couple and love our lives, family, friends and the amazing city we live in. We are also so thankful to be planted in an amazing church.
Brian was raised in Colorado. He has always dreamed of having a family of his own. Playing catch and going camping with his son. Being at his daughter's first dance and inspiring her to be a world changer. Teaching them that they are loved and to love others. Sara was raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She is an event planner and has a passion for helping people celebrate and enjoy life. She longs to one day nurture, love, and provide for children of her own.
We volunteer for the kid's program at our church and get to spend time with numerous children. We believe God called us to do this so we could see how the love we will have for an adopted child is no different than if it was our child naturally. We also enjoy spending time with our family and friends. Whether it is going out to a new restaurant, entertaining at our home, attending church together or celebrating special occasions, we cherish all the people we are blessed to do life with. We are health conscience and enjoy staying active. We love hiking together and enjoy the outdoors. Brian loves to swim. Sara is a runner and also enjoys hot yoga.
We live in North County San Diego in a very nice home with beautiful mountain views. Our property and the surrounding community have plenty of outdoor space where we look forward to hiking and exploring as a family. The property has a very peaceful country feel, yet is very close to urban areas. The schools in the area have some of the highest ratings in San Diego. We are excited to educate our children and help them discover what their passions and strengths are. Our home will be an extraordinary place to raise a family.
Our Extended Family
We have a truly incredible family. Although we live in different cities across the US, we are very close and are blessed to spend time together frequently. Brian’s Parents live in Colorado and Montana. Sara's parents live in Chicago. Together we have 5 nephews and a niece. We truly love seeing our little niece and nephews and can't wait for them to become cousins to our children.
Brian's Grandpa, Hollister, recently turned 95 and we flew to Colorado for a family birthday celebration. All of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren traveled from all over the US to celebrate this very special occasion. Hollister is a family legend that books could be written about. He is a clever and wise man with the most amazing heart. He has inspired Brian to forever strive to be the man, husband, parent, and friend that his grandpa is.
Our Family Traditions
For the holidays we usually host family and friends in San Diego for Thanksgiving and travel to Chicago for Christmas to visit Sara's family. We attend the late Christmas Eve service, where we were married. On Christmas Day, we have cousins come over and enjoy a Swedish smorgasbord. Brian's family gets together every other year for a Family Reunion in Montana. We get to enjoy outdoor activities and dinners with extended family and Grandparents.
What Led Us To Adoption
We always knew that we would have a family, but didn’t realize we would go through a long road of infertility and unsuccessful fertility treatments. Through a lot of research and prayer, we have decided that adoption is a beautiful union and we feel called to start our family through adoption. We truly believe God has his hand on this connection between us seeking to adopt and you considering allowing us to adopt your child.