|Occupation:||Executive Management for Food Mfr. Co.|
|Interest:||Golf, running, reading, watching college basketball, gardening with Kasey|
|Occupation:||Part-time cardiovascular ultrasound tech, Stay-at-home Mom|
|Education:||Two Bachelor’s Degrees|
|Interest:||Baking, reading, crafts, gardening|
First and foremost, thank you for your courageous decision to consider adoption. We are honored that you are evaluating us as a potential adoptive family. We have the utmost respect and admiration for your desire to find a loving home for your child. We hope to maintain a positive and open relationship with you as the birthparents. We cannot express how excited we are to grow our family through the adoption process. We want to express our appreciation in advance for the time you are taking to review our information.
Our names are Brian and Kasey, we are a loving couple who are truly best friends and enjoy every moment of our lives together. We have a very active, loving and curious 2 ½ year old boy, Benjamin whom we adopted at birth. Biography
We met a little over 12 years ago on a blind date and we hit it off instantly, and becoming best friends and a couple. We were married 14 months later. We have enjoyed many vacations and trips together both as a couple and as a family. Even through some challenging times, we have learned that we can manage anything as long as we are a team and stick together. We feel our relationship is very strong, very supportive of each other, and we have built an environment of unconditional love, support, and stability for our family.
Brian is in executive management for a food company, focusing on Supply Chain. He has worked for the same company for the past 15 years, and moved up through the ranks after starting there out of college. Kasey is in medical field, specifically a Cardiovascular Sonographer. She has been at her current job for 11 years. Kasey has continued to work occasional part time as a sonographer, though her main focus is staying at home with Benjamin.
Our Home and Neighborhood
We have a beautiful home in a quiet neighborhood. We absolutely love our neighborhood as we are close to the city, but far enough away we can stay away from all of it if we chose. We spend a lot of time outside working in our garden, and flower beds while Benjamin enjoys playing in the yard with water toys or any of his other outside toys and Brian always strives to have the nicest lawn on the block. Our neighborhood has lots of parks and is near some great nature trails that Kasey and Benjamin enjoy walking and playing at, and Brian jogging. Our community has lots of children and very friendly neighbors who are often outside as well. We live in an excellent school district. We have two of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. Both are short haired, miniature Dachshunds. They have been great around Benjamin and still love being lap dogs.
Our Plans for a Child
Prior to marriage, we always both agreed on wanting to have children. We grew up in families with siblings, and always wanted a family of 2 or 3 children, but also agreed whatever God chose to bless us with, we would be happy with. Even at that time, we discussed the thought of having a child or two of our own, and both felt some desire to adopt a child in addition to having our own.
After trying to conceive for a year and a half, we sought out some professional help, and went in for an appointment with a fertility doctor. We discovered that there was a low probability of having our own children naturally. We pursued fertility treatments for a few years with no success. The one treatment that resulted in a pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. We were both devastated and grieved our miscarriage. We elected to see counselors through that grieving process. The couples counseling and individual counseling we both went through helped us tremendously on how to cope with such a painful situation, and how to manage the sadness. It also helped us grow even stronger as a couple. We learned how to communicate with one another better and learned even more about being supportive to each other in different ways given different situations or moods were dealing with. Neither of us ever had an issue relating to each other, but the miscarriage really showed us how much we really love and depend on each other.
As the months went on we decided to follow God’s call towards adoption. As it happened we began the process of adoption in June of 2014 and in early 2015 we received a phone call that changed our lives. We were chosen to be parents to a beautiful baby boy. The transition from being a couple to a family took place in a matter of hours and we were elated to become parents. Benjamin has been such a wonderful addition to our family and enjoys playing with his 12 cousins on a regular basis. He is a very outgoing little boy who is full of life and energy. He is a compassionate little boy who has expressed excitement over being a big brother.
As a couple, we feel a level of excitement to share our values and life experiences with Benjamin and our possible future child/children. We both hold our Christian faith as our highest value system. We also believe in the importance of a good education, a good work ethic to work hard for what you have, learning to appreciate the simple things in life, and treating everyone with kindness and respect. We hope to maintain an open relationship with the birth mother and/or birth family. We would like to be able to share some Email updates, holiday cards, and periodic meetings with the birth family if you so choose. We are grateful for your time in considering us. We do hope that you would like to explore this relationship further, and we would be thrilled with the opportunity of meeting you. Please know that our prayers are with you during this time, even though as of yet we do not know one another. We wish you well and may you find peace and have confidence in your decision.
In closing, we would like to leave you with this quote we have found through our process of adopting Benjamin and we pray God’s strength and comfort over you.
“Love is unselfishly choosing for another’s highest good”- C.S. Lewis
Brian, Kasey and Benjamin