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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.

The first time we discussed the idea of our future family, we were juniors in college and just 20 years old. 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 are now excited about the prospect of building our family through the miracle of adoption.

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 five, who will probably be our baby’s first friends!

Julie is an English teacher and looks forward to spending hours reading to our child. Julie was 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 sand castles and is eager to pass these skills along to our kids. 

We are fortunate to be able to provide a child with a safe and stable home environment in a peaceful suburb. 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.
Our home is located within walking distance of two parks, the elementary school and the middle school, and of course the library.

We know this is an incredibly hard decision for you. Please know it is our sincerest wish to provide unconditional love and support for your baby. We hope you will consider allowing us to 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 brian-julie@outlook.com

Sincerely,
Brian & Julie

Julie

Hi there! Thanks for your interest in learning more about me. 

 When I’m not spending quality time with Brian or our families, I can most likely be found buried in a book. I have loved reading ever since I was a kid. Mysteries are my favorite, but I will read pretty much anything.  Another interest which has stuck with me since childhood is that I love to be around kids. I am the oldest of four siblings, and there is a 6-year gap between me and my next closest sister. My siblings were the ones who first taught me how much fun kids can be. Once my own siblings were more grown-up (they are still fun, by the way), I sought out babysitting jobs, and this saw me through high school, college, and even graduate school. As a grad student, I worked as a nanny for a family with three children under 5 years old while going to classes at night.  It was difficult to realize that biological children were not in the cards for me and Brian, but as I learned first-hand from nannying, it is 100% possible to love children as if they were your own, regardless of biology. 

Brian

 

I am a civil engineer, and have always enjoyed watching and helping things get built. From playing in the sandbox and watching construction videos as a boy, to building Lego and block sets and observing nearby construction projects, and now to designing and reviewing plans for new construction projects. That enjoyment also applies to my personal life, as I always have some house project going on. I enjoy improvements of all sizes, whether they be big projects like putting in new wood floors in our living room and kitchen with the help of my dad and father-in-law, or smaller projects like replacing old loose doorknobs or painting a bathroom door. I also enjoy some of the more mundane house chores, like mowing the lawn, mulching, weeding, and similar projects where I appreciate the sunshine and just being outside.

When not working on projects at work or home, I love watching and playing sports. My favorites are tennis, hockey, and swimming, though I will play any that people are willing to participate in. The more the merrier! I really just like getting away from screens for a while and getting some good exercise while having fun with friends. Growing up, my three siblings and I would try to have some outside activity every day after school. When we invited friends over, some favorite activities were kickball with the neighborhood kids, street hockey, and volleyball.

Since I met Julie, I have started reading for enjoyment much more than I did growing up. I have found that I really like reading fantasy and science fiction adventure stories. Some of my latest achievements include the Game of Thrones series, the Eragon series, The Hunger Games series, and I am currently working my way through a particularly long series called The Wheel of Time. I am on book four of fourteen! Reading fantasy adventures helps me relax at night before bed, and it’s really nice to cozy up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate on rainy days!

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