Our Families

Selfless Love Adoption has helped build many families by bringing expectant mothers and their "ideal" adoptive family's together.

You are in charge of choosing your "ideal" adoptive family, one that meets your expectations and will provide the life you want for your child.

Below are a few of the families wanting to adopt. If you have specific qualities you are looking for in your "ideal" adoptive family let us know. We will email or mail you many more profiles of families looking to adopt that meet your expectations.

BRIAN & SARAH

Thank you for taking time to get to know us!

We’re excited to grow our family by welcoming children into our home. We’re fully committed and thrilled to be adopting! We promise to love your child unconditionally and provide them with the support they need to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.

We recognize that life can be both beautiful and challenging at times, and we’re ready to be there for your child through it all. We’ll provide a nurturing home full of love and laughter in which your child can create their own sense of individuality.

Choosing us to raise your child would be the greatest gift we’ll ever receive. Thank you for considering us!

Our Story
We both grew up in the Midwest. We met in college over 20 years ago while working together in a record store. We’ve been close friends ever since. In 2015 we got married, and we keep expanding our record collection to this day!

We currently live in Utah and hope to one day move back to the lakes and rolling hills of the Great Lakes region. In the meantime, we love playing in the mountains!

As we build our life together, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in society. We support these efforts through our careers and volunteer work.

Why Adoption?
We’ve always wanted children but have had challenges conceiving. For us, it was an easy decision to not pursue fertility treatment and instead focus on adoption. We couldn’t be more excited to be involved in this beautiful process. Adopting a child will be the greatest gift of our lives!

Both of us have flexibility with our work schedules and work from home a lot, so we will have ample time to spend with the little one.

About Sarah

I come from a large family, and I’m very close with both my immediate and extended family. I’m the oldest of three children and have lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins. I think that family and friends are the most important part of life. I’ve always loved children, and that’s why I dedicated my career to helping kids learn. I have a Ph.D. in Special Education and I’m a university professor where I teach, do research, and consult with schools. I love my job and the flexibility of my schedule— this will come in handy as we grow our family! I can’t wait!

Fun Facts about Sarah
Hobbies: hiking, yoga, listening to music, gardening, reading, cooking
Fun fact: I’m trying to relearn how to play the piano
Favorite Food: Cheese!

About Brian
I’m the youngest of three children. I consider myself an artistic-type and enjoy spending time photographing the beautiful outdoors. My interest in digital art and multimedia brought me into the profession of instructional design. I specialize in creating interactive, video-based online courses. I enjoy hiking and exploring the mountains around our home with Sarah, our two spoiled and adorable dogs, and a camera.

I dream of one day building a wooden kayak. I can often be found building tables and garden beds to develop my currently-clumsy woodworking skills. I’ve always wanted children, and I’m thrilled to welcome a little one into our family!

Fun Facts about Brian
Hobbies: fishing, rowing, hiking, woodworking, photography
Fun Fact: I decorate the house with a ridiculous amount of holiday lights each winter. Sarah calls me Clark Griswold!
Favorite Food: Fish (fried, grilled, sushi—any!)

Friends and Family

From visiting family at the lake in Northern Michigan to hanging out with friends in San Fransisco, we always have a great time with our loved ones!

Most of our family lives in the Midwest, and we visit them 2-3 times a year. Our families also love to visit us here in Utah. We have a close network of friends, and we always look forward to our time together.

Our family and friends are so supportive of this next chapter in our lives!

Home and Community
We have a welcoming home and community that we can’t wait to share with children. We live in a college town surrounded by mountains. Our home was built in 1899 but has been renovated and modernized. We have four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open floor plan with windows looking out to the mountains. These windows are full of an extensive collection of Sarah’s well-maintained house plants!

We sit on an acre of land with a fenced-in backyard, and our two dogs couldn’t be happier with all of that space. We plan to add a playground structure for kids to play. We also have a chicken coop with four chickens that we enjoy caring for.

We can hike from our house to the base of a mountain range, which is part of a multi-state trail network. We’re also within walking distance of schools, playgrounds, and city parks. There are many young children in our neighborhood— they ride their bikes down our street daily!

Pets

We have two sweet and spoiled dogs who love kids. Both are mixed breeds from an animal shelter. Rizzo is a snuggler who would play fetch all day if she could. Leela’s favorite thing in the world is food (even kale)! They both love to hike with us!

Dear Expectant Mother
We promise to:
– Love your child unconditionally, with all of our hearts
– Prioritize your child’s health and happiness above all else
– Respect your child and their individual sense of self
– Provide your child with the support they need to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life
– Provide an environment for learning and creativity
– Celebrate their adoption story
– Keep our promises to you

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a bit about us. we look forward to learning more about you, too!
With Love and appreciation,
Sarah and Brian

KENNETH & KHANDY

What lead us to adoption

We both love children and wanted to have a big family. Very early in our marriage, we discussed adoption not knowing that is how we would be come parents. `

We tried to conceive naturally and after some time we know the path to grow our family was through adoption. Kenneth has three adopted siblings. They have shown us that love is love, no matter biology.

Two years ago, we were blessed by adoption when our daughter was born. There are no words to describe the instant love and joy we felt when we walked into her hospital room and saw her for the first time. Love at first sight! Her first mother has given us something we are truly thankful for. Adoption has been a true blessing to us.

About Khandy
Khandy is a registered nurse but is currently a stay-at-home mom to our daughter. She has one older sibling and is described as hyper, funny, sweet, kind, emotional, and strong. In her free time, she loves to try new Pinterest recipes and look for travel deals.
Favorite hobby: International travel
Favorite food: Jamaican
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Dream Vacation: African safari
Favorite TV Show: Law & Order SVU

About Kenneth

Kenneth is in the military and the second oldest of six siblings. He is hard working, quiet, kind, and strong. In his free time, he loves to work out, listen to music, watch sports and barbecue. Kenneth also has a photography business and loves to DJ.
Favorite food: Seafood
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite music: R&B, hip-hop
Favorite sport: Basketball
Dream vacation: Anywhere warm
Favorite hobby: International travel

Marine Corps Family
We are a Marine Corps family. We have had the privilege of being a Military Family for 10 yrs. We got married a few days after Kenneth graduated from Marine Corps boot camp at Paris Island. Honestly, we were 2 young people in love that didn’t want to be separated.

Kenneth is a marine and also has his degree in Human Resources Management. He earned his degree while in the Marine Corps. He maintained his online classes while he was deployed to Afghanistan. Khandy calls him her real life super hero. We both believe in hard work and education and hope to instill this into our children.

Our daughter Peyton
Our daughter Peyton is the most beautiful, smart, funny, brace, strong willed, curious, sweet, sassy, confident, and adventurous little girl. Peyton is definitely a good mix of girly girl and tomboy. She loves her dolls and pretty dresses but will play in the dirt and get messy.

We are so fortunate to have been blessed by adoption already. Two years ago, our daughter’s first mom decided on an adoption plan and chose us to parent. It gives us so much joy to be her parents, we cannot wait to have more.


She is totally obsessed with reading. She adores books. Her favorite time of day is story time and will pick a book over a toy any day. Peyton loves to sing her ABCs and counting things. She loves any outdoor activity that includes jumping in mid puddles, collecting leaves, feeding the ducks at toe local pond daily and playing in the rain. She loves all animals especially cat, even though we have dogs. We could not have imagined how parenthood would be. We truly are the luckiest parents ever. We are so excited to see our daughter as a big sister.

Our Home
We own a beautiful 4-bedroom home with a large front and back yard located on the corner love of a cul-de-sac. We are only a few minutes away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the state. Our neighbors are great and they all have children. Peyton had immediate friends.

Our subdivision is very family friendly and has a ton of amenities that include a large writing pool that our daughter loves, a soccer field, duck ponds and a variety of walking trails.  There is an annual easter egg hunt, and Santa drives through the neighborhood every Christmas Eve with the local fire department and gives candy canes to the children.

We have a passion for international travel. In our daughter’s short two years of life she has visited five different countries with many more to come.
The value of travel cannot be measured. We knew when we became parents, giving experiences rather than materialistic things would be important. There would never be a vacation we would take and want to exclude our children because we truly understand the value of learning from each and every country visited. The people, food, language, culture, fashion, climate, everything. We feel in order to truly live, enjoy and appreciate life, one must travel the world.

We’re ready
We are so ready to add to the Bryant family, the “crew” as we call it. We are truly your average, everyday couple that has a beautiful daughter, 2 amazing dogs and would love to have more children. Nothing about us is perfect, but we work hard everyday toward a common goal. We both genuinely love each other, love our daughter and the life that we’ve created. We would be truly honored to be chosen to be parents again through adoption.

DAMION & DONALD

Dear Expectant Mom,

We’ve started this letter several times; each time simply trying to find the perfect words. “Hello,” just doesn’t seem formal enough. So, we’ll just start with Thank You.

Thank you for viewing our profile.

Thank you for making this extremely tough decision.

Thank you for possibly helping start this new chapter in our story.

We are truly and eternally grateful that you would consider us as adoptive parents. It is our goal to share our story with you in hopes that this will help you decide if we are deserving of this gift that you are considering sharing with us.
Donald and Damion

Once upon a time a Guy met a Guy through his friends

Donald: Our journey together began in December of 2007, which now seems like a different lifetime. I always like to say, “It was the hook up that got hooked.”

I was hosting a Christmas party, which Damion’s friends attended without him. Just into the new year (January 2008) I ran into his friends and of course, this time he was with them. And, I just had to know his name. He would later return to my job; however, I was completely oblivious to his flirting.

What could have ended as a missed connection eventually resulted in his friends and I coordinating a game night. We were finally able to fully meet and spend some one-on-one time with each other and the rest is history. Well maybe not history, but that would describe the beginning of our story.

Damion: I completely agree with the beautiful story that Donald shared about our early beginnings. But he was kind enough not to mention how I almost missed him. Not long after meeting and connecting, I missed Donald’s birthday.

Although I had promised to attend, my friends dropped out at the last minute and I was too afraid to go out of town to stay with Donald and his friends, with whom I was not familiar with. Donald was hurt, and he had a right to be. But he was kind enough to give me a second chance. It was just that “chance” that allowed me the opportunity to truly connect with him. And for that, I will always be grateful.

The Early Days

Donald: I would say that within the first year we both realized our connection was different than what we had experienced in the past.

We established a relationship. Most importantly––we built a great friendship. We both loved movies and musicals and spent most days laughing. We had both come from great families, with whom we remain very close. Again, family was and still is central to the life we have as well as the one we hope to build. Even during the early days, we shared a passion for travel with each other and with our families; a tradition that continues.

Additionally, the longer we were together, the larger our village of support became. Before we knew it, we had built a life truly intertwined with one another. Of course, we experienced both good and bad times. However, despite the many curveballs that life had thrown our way, we remained steadfast at home base. Each swing, each miss, each homerun, we experienced together as a team.

I tell people that “our thing” has always been remaining friends. Yes, communication and learning about each other hasn’t hurt, but staying friends and treating each other as friends first has helped to build a strong foundation for what has become our family. Having each other as teammates has just been a bonus!

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage

Our wedding was one of the happiest days of our lives, and all of the experiences leading up to it were simply unforgettable. While most people have some idea of their “dream wedding,” that wasn’t the case for us. Both of us never imagined getting married. In fact, we grew up thinking that it would be impossible for us to do so. Therefore, we had no template of what to expect, and no “fairy tale” idea of what our wedding would look like. Fortunately, everything came together and in the end, it was a fairytale indeed. We remained mostly traditional, of course with a splash of fabulous! Every couple of months following our engagement, we threw an event.

From our private engagement party in downtown Raleigh to our family meet-and-greet in Williamsburg, VA, a “Say Yes to the Dress” party and even a Surprise Wedding Shower. With each event, it was amazing to see our two villages come together and become one, eventually culminating in our wedding day!

Donald’s Favorite Moment: Right before they opened the doors for us to walk into the wedding, I could feel the love. And when the doors opened, it literally knocked me back a few steps. To be swept off one’s feet… literally.

Damion’s Favorite Moment: Seeing the excitement, the love, and joy on our wedding guests’ faces has always been one of my fondest memories. But, it pales in comparison to seeing the passion in Donald’s eyes as he tearfully read his vows to me.

We currently live in a four-bedroom traditional, but on-trend home. We like to call it our own little “Wysteria Lane.” Our neighborhood is tucked away in a suburb that is about 15 minutes from the center of downtown NC.

The neighborhood is home to a great many kids and families. We have several amenities available in our community such as a private community pool, combined paved and unpaved (marked) walking trails, a playground area, and an additional park. Our intent for purchasing this home was for the eventual addition of kids. We are eager to hear the pitter-patter of little feet within our home! Our home is great for hosting, which we do a lot of! Be it a family holiday, friend’s game night, birthday dinner, or “cookout,” our home functions as our shared nucleus. Our home décor is a great mix of our individual personalities.

One of the most special rooms in the house is the sunroom, which was decorated in honor of Donald’s mother, whose passing happened shortly after moving in. It is not only a great tribute but a wonderful space to meditate. Again, although we have made space to signify both our individual and shared attributes, we have more than enough space for a little one to learn, grow, and have a space individualized just for them!.

Donald: Our family is a vital part of who we are! Growing up, it was mostly just me and my mom. She taught me all of life’s major lessons and loved me with every ounce of her being. She always stressed the importance of family. And despite several moves because of her career, we would meet people who would become our “forever” family. Watching her nurture those relationships, as well as recognizing their support for us through the years, is one reason we have always loved and continue to believe in chosen families. We’ve seen firsthand that a chosen family can be there for you just as much, and sometimes even more, than your biological family. Their purpose means so much. We are very proud of our village, which reaches across the country, and they are all so excited to welcome this new addition to the collective.

Damion: For me, I agree wholeheartedly that family is a vital part of who we are as a couple. Growing up in a small family unit of four, I have to say that it was with coming of age that I grew wise enough to recognize the impact that my family had on the man that I have become. Whether it was my grandparents modeling what it meant to be a good person; someone who loves God and loves all the beautiful people around him. To my parents who showed me the meaning of sacrifice, love, trust, honesty, and forgiveness.

Timing is everything. We believe that this is the best time for us to expand our family though a semi-open adoption (Yes, that would include you!). The amount of love we have to give to this child is overwhelming. We believe every child deserves a solid home and a loving, supportive family. We know that we can give them just that if given the opportunity.

We are looking forward to sharing the journey of this child with you through updates with letters and photos. Again, we can say so much, but for now, we repeat: Thank you! Thank you for reading. We hope you have learned a bit more about us. Thank you for considering gifting us with the most precious thing you could ever think to gift to another.

Thank you.

CHRIS & KELLY

Dear Expectant Mom,

We are Chris and Kelly and are so grateful that you are taking the time to read our profile. I hope this book can provide a picture and help you imagine your child as a part of our family. Whether we ever get the chance to meet, we want you to know what a selfless and courageous decision you have made for your child. We would love to be the parents to your child and share our passions for family, sports, and traveling with them.

Our Parenting Style
We want to raise our children to care for all people and to learn to make good choices as they grow up.
We also want them to always feel and know how much we love them and support them in the paths that they choose. We both find it important to mirror everything we want for our children, (with each other as parents) so our children can see an example of our values and feel confident in how to grow up as a strong, loving individual.

SOME THINGS WE WILL TEACH OUR CHILDREN
LOVE – To always show compassion and love towards others
EDUCATION – To always strive for your best
HEALTH – The importance of taking care of your body through physical activity and nutrition.

– Kelly and Chris

Our Love Story
After we both graduated from college, we met through a group of mutual friends at a local restaurant. We immediately hit it off and spent every weekend hanging out, taking day trips rafting, hiking, or going to see football games. After just 5 months together, Chris proposed at the lighting of the Christmas Tree at a beautiful Chateau, and had a surprise engagement party set up at his house afterwards. Then by that April, we were married at the Church where my parents and grandparents had been married. It was love at first sight for us and it didn’t take long to figure it out.

Why we would like to adopt

We tried for several years to start a family. After one medical treatment, Kelly was able to give birth to our son Max in December 2013. We then began to pursue another child and struggled for 4 years to build our family. After numerous miscarriages, we discovered medical treatments were no longer working, but we still wanted to complete our family.

We have decided to pursue adoption as we believe that a child does not need to be our biological child for us to be their parents. We have so much love to give, and can not wait to complete our family.

About Kelly, by Chris

Occupation: Account Manager
Degree: Bachelors in Exercise Science
Volunteer Work: Assistant Coach for youth sports, and a Sunday School Teacher
Siblings: 1 older sister
Favorite Food: Brownies
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite Activities: Running, going to the movies, and Room Escape games

Kelly is a very positive and sweet person. She cares deeply for any person she comes in contact with. She has worked to find a job that not only helps provide for our family, but also allows her to be home when she is needed. Kelly enjoys being around children through playing sports or teaching at Church. What I love about Kelly is that she is a strong woman, but has a loving heart. She loves to be outside, try new restaurants, read books, and go to the gym.

About Chris, By Kelly

Occupation: Sales Director for a financial firm
Degree: Bachelors in finance & MBA from the University of GA
Volunteer Work: Head Coach for youth soccer, baseball, and basketball. Created a fundraiser for the Children’s Club of America, and has taught at low income schools for furthering education.
Siblings: 1older brother & 1 younger brother
Favorite Food: Chick-fil-A
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite Activities: Obstacle Course Races & Room Escape games

Chris is my biggest fan and encourages me to accomplish any goal I want to achieve. He is really smart and driven in every aspect of his life. As an athlete he plays softball and is currently training to run his 3rd Boston Marathon. He has grown in his career through his education and hard work. What I love about Chris is his sense of humor and how deeply he cares for his family. He enjoys playing with our son, watching football, reading books, and playing games.

About Our Son
Max is six years old. He is a very sweet, funny, and adventurous boy. He loves playing sports, playing with the neighborhood kids outside, and going on family adventures. He asks almost daily for a baby sister or brother to love on. His tender heart and loving spirit will make him a great big brother.

Our Home

Our home is located in one of the top school systems in our state. We have 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, living room, playroom, theater, and a full backyard with a playground.

Our community

Our neighborhood is full of kids.We enjoy Easter Egg Hunts, Memorial Day Parties, Fourth of July Fireworks, and Trick-or-Treating. Our Community is full of places and activities – all within 5 miles from our house. Pools, Amusement Parks, Playgrounds, library, professional baseball team, and our Church.

Kelly’s Family

My family is very close and we enjoy spending time together. I have an older sister whois married and has two children. My sister and my parents live within 30 minutes from each other. My sister hosts Thanksgiving for everyone including extended family. Then at Christmas the whole family comes to our house for breakfast and presents. Both of my parents are retired, so being able to work from home – I am able to meet up with them during the week at local parks.

Chris’s family
My parents live within 20 minutes from our home. I have an older brother who lives 10 miles away and Is an attorney. I also have a younger brother who currently lives in Montana. We spend time together several times a month at my Papa’s house where we play sports outside, watch football, eat dinner together, and play cards. My extended family gets together for holidays and birthdays as well.

Thank you
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We hope this book helped you catch a little glimpse into our lives! We value you and your consideration in choosing an adoption plan for your child. Over the past few years, we have been on a journey to complete our family, and hope you choose us to be your child’s parent. If you decide to choose us, we will provide endless love and support to your child. We are so excited to meet them.

ANDY & JENNY

Dear Expectant Mom,

We so very much appreciate you considering adoption for your baby. If we are a match, we promise to always choose our child first and love and care for them. In the moments we aren’t perfect we promise to learn and do better. We will teach our child to be adventurous and empathetic. We can never truly understand your emotions through this, but we want to support you. If you desire an open or semi-open adoption, we will work with you to share our child’s wonderful memories and include you too. We thank you for taking the time to consider us.
With love, Andy & Jenny

What lead us to adoption
We began considering alternative ways to grow our family after Jenny’s back surgery. Initially we began the process of fostering to adopt, then quickly decided we wanted a child to become a forever member of our family. We instantly knew that growing our family through adoption was meant for us. While we don’t have a diagnosis to prevent us from carrying our own child, the more we talked about it, the more we knew it was the right choice for us. Now it is in our hearts and we know this is the way we are meant to grow our family.

About Us
We met in March 2013 while Jenny was on a terrible date and Andy swooped in to save her. We both grew up in small towns, but thousands of miles apart – Andy in South Dakota and Jenny in California. We were lucky our lives brought us together that one night. We knew pretty quickly that this was it, but we took time to be with each other before getting married in August 2015. 

During our time dating and engaged, we began forming our family with Andy’s twin girls, Hannah and Emma, and with our dogs, cats, and foster dogs. Jenny also had back surgery during this time which really showed us that we can get through anything together. Fast forward to now, we have lived in Kentucky for about 4 years and enjoy the serenity of our home and the energy of our kids and pets. 

We have chosen to adopt because it feels right in our hearts as the best way to grow our family. In our family it is important to us to share love, always communicate and be honest, trust one another and support each other.

Fun Facts About Andy:

  • Occupation: Air Traffic Controller
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Book: Jurassic Park
  • Favorite Movie: The Great Outdoors
  • Favorite Hobbies: Camping, Golfing, Sports, and watching Football

Fun Facts About Jenny:

  • Occupation: Data Analyst
  • Favorite Color: Turquoise
  • Favorite Book: Harry Potter
  • Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
  • Favorite Hobbies: Riding horses, Going to the dog park, Camping, Playing board games, Going to the Zoo, Spending time with family and friends, and Trying different foods

Meet Hannah & Emma 
Hannah and Emma are our twin girls, 12 going on 13. They are both kind and silly girls with personalities of their own. Emma (blonde) has a true love for the outdoors and animals. She has a creative side and is very patient. She will spend hours outside creating structures with fallen branches and will also spend hours inside playing with the cats and dogs.

Hannah (brunette) loves playing the ukulele and studying hard in school, she wants to be a doctor when she grows up and is already planning for it. She loves to learn about cooking and baking. In her spare time, she likes reviewing recipes and watching cooking shows. 

They both love reading all types of books and will spend hours reading each day. They’re each other’s friend and enjoy making Lego creations together along with inventing and playing games. They spend time with us during their summer and winter breaks, and live the rest of their time in Washington with their mom. They’ve both expressed excitement about adding a little sibling to our family. 

Our Home and Pets

We live in Kentucky, bought our home in 2017, and have enjoyed making this house a home. We have a couple of acres to roam outside as well. We have also done a few projects, like adding a stairwell, garden, fenced yard, and fire pit, but the biggest project to date was remodeling our bathroom to make it more comfortable for all that use it. We’ve done a majority of the projects on our own, but Jenny’s Dad was welcomed help with the fence.

We enjoy having guests come to visit and spend time in our home. We’ve got great neighbors who actually grew up in our home and enjoy telling us stories about their childhood. We are so lucky to call this house our home.

We love spending time with our pets. We enjoy taking the dogs camping and watching all 4 of them playing together. We love to share with them the unconditional love they share with us. They’re all so good with kids and love spending time with children.

Our pets are:

  • Licorice – 15-year-old mutt, Jenny has had her since she was a puppy, she loves walks and camping.
  • Jack – 5-year-old pit mix, he loves attention and wearing bandanas
  • Biscuit – 6-year-old cat, she loves talking to the dogs and people and nice pets
  • Buckie – 3-year-old cat, he loves to be in on the action and cuddles 

Our Family
Jenny has a great relationship with her family. She grew up riding horses and raising livestock with her mom and her dad helping with sports. Her family has a tradition to get together every Thanksgiving at her grandma’s house in southern California. Her sister is a best friend and they talk almost daily. They usually share Christmas traditions together like making cinnamon rolls and doing a Christmas puzzle. Jenny also has a couple of close friends and their families that are more extended families than just friends.   

Andy stays in close contact with his family and enjoys seeing them throughout the year. He grew up getting to be close to all 39 first cousins and spending time on his grandparent’s farm. They still get together for all major holidays and huge family reunions that can involve over 400 family members. Most of Andy’s family lives in South Dakota. His family enjoys anything to do with the outdoors. This last summer his mom rented a cabin on a big lake in Iowa and they enjoyed boating and fishing.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We wish the best for you and your baby during your adoption journey.
Andy & Jenny 

NATHEN & JULIANA

Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We admire your strength and the selflessness and love in your decision to make an adoption plan for your child. While we know that adoption involves many types of emotions, we believe it is an opportunity for two families to join, both loving and providing the best life they can for the child that unites them. We hope you can see the abundant love we have for the children that are already a part of our family, and can feel confident in our desire to give that same love to you and your child. We look forward to meeting you and walking this road together.
Sincerely, Nathan and Juliana

Our Story 
Friends, Best friends, Family…
Our story goes all the way back to second grade. This is when we met, and we have been inseparable ever since. We went to the same elementary and middle schools, attended each other’s childhood birthday parties, and eventually started dating in high school. We were fortunate to get to attend the same college, and got married after our junior year. We also pursued professional degrees together after college. 

We have been blessed with three biological children: Reiland (9), Adeline (7), and Ivaleigh (2). We were foster parents before we decided upon adoption. We had the opportunity to love and care for many other children. We have experienced pregnancy loss and now have not been able to get pregnant for a couple of years. We have always felt that adoption would be part of our family, and know that this is how we are supposed to complete our family. We believe families are built in many ways, and are excited to get to know and welcome you and your child into our family. We are thankful to have the support of our extended family and friends as we are now expanding our family through adoption.

Our Faith
Faith is the foundation of our family. Our hope is to raise our children to know and follow Jesus. We believe this means teaching them to seek personal relationship with God, not just to follow a set of religious rules, We cannot make a faith decision for them, but we believe it is our job as their parents to provide the resources they need to make a decision of faith that is all their own. We believe the Bible teaches us to love other people above ourselves. We are very intentional about helping our children see the opportunities we have everyday to love others, seeing and appreciating differences and fully acknowledging that we are all created equally.

About Nathan (Written by Juliana)
I am unbelievably lucky to call Nathen mine. If I had to describe him in just a few words, I would choose hard-working, generous, funny, and kind. He loves, serves, and leads our family well. I do not take for granted the blessing it is to be married to my best friend. He supports me in all of my endeavors and is always there to make me laugh and remind me to step back and enjoy life. He is truly the best daddy ever. From skateboarding with Reiland (even after a long day at the office), to tea parties with the girls, he is always there for his kids. He regularly takes time to remind them how much he loves them and how proud he is of them.

Discipline and love go hand-in-hand for him. Our marriage is something we work constantly to improve and protect. I am very thankful to have a husband who is willing to work through conflict and who is committed to making our marriage a priority. He is great with DIY projects and also enjoys woodworking projects. Whenever there is open time in our schedule, you will find him outside playing with the kids and dogs or building something new. It is a joy to be led by him. And I think he’s pretty handsome too…

About Juliana (Written by Nathen)
I am extremely fortunate and spoiled to have Juliana as my beautiful wife! She is the glue that holds our daily family life together. She is also extremely committed to making our lives and the lives of our children as full as possible. She is very driven but is also ready to relax with the family in an instant. She constantly keeps the goals and priorities we have for our family in mind and is able to practically apply them to our everyday lives. Since we have known each other nearly our whole lives, most of my favorite adventures and memories have been had with Juliana. As a mother, her instincts are always spot on. Every time she has a “gut feeling” about something involving our family, she is always right. Every time. I know that I can trust her decisions 100% of the time. She is forever selfless and serving our family. I attribute the fullness and richness of our marriage and our children’s childhoods to her.

Juliana enjoys many activities that contribute to the vibrancy of our lives. She is an excellent hostess and always makes sure everyone feels thought of and welcome in our home. Hosting friends and family for get togethers, parties, and celebrations is something we have always enjoyed. Juliana is an incredible baker and crafter, which complements her hostessing talents perfectly. But Juliana’s gifts are not limited to the home. Juliana is able to play a very active role in our kids’ school and is even responsible for hosting our school’s largest fundraiser: a father daughter dance for about 1500  possesses. She is an incredible mother and wife and I try to make sure every day to not take her for granted. She is by far the biggest blessing in my life and the lives of our children.

Meet the kids
Reiland
Reiland is our little athlete! He has a very outgoing personality and loves to be outside playing. His favorite sport is football. He has played flag-football for a couple of years now, and it is his goal to one day play college football. Skateboarding is another one of his hobbies. He is a very determined kid, and we love supporting him in his goals. He loves his sisters and works hard to be a great big brother.

Adeline 
Adeline is full of spunk! She appreciates all of the little details in life, and has been a blessing to us in that she reminds us to slow down and enjoy these things with her. She loves art and fashion. She alsoloves to dance and has taken ballet and hip-hop lessons. This little girl also loves animals. Her newest animal friends are two guinea pigs she named Bumble and Cheese.

Ivaleigh
Ivaleigh is a little more shy than her older siblings, but no less full of energy and spirit! She LOVES music and constantly surprises us with new songs she has learned. She also loves art like her big sister. Baby Shark, Mickey Mouse, and Cheetos are a few of her favorite things!

Our extended family
We are very fortunate to have family right here in our hometown, including Juliana’s parents, her great-uncle, and her sister’s family. Juliana’s sister and brother-in-law  Gracie and Layton, have 5 children (ages 1-10 years).  Their family has been built biologically and through foster care. Cousin get-togethers are always a loud, crazy, and super fun time! Juliana’s parents are Gigi and Poppy to the grandkids, and they are such an important part of our lives. Our Uncle Joe also lives in town and always adds fun to our family get-togethers!

Nathen’s Dad and Stepmom (Pappy and Mimi) are just one state over and his Mom and Stepdad (Nonna and Michael) live in both Ohio and Florida, depending on the season. While they are not super close in location, we are close with them and look forward to seeing them a couple times a year. Nathen’s brother, Stevhan, is in our same state and only a couple hours away. He is getting married this year and we can’t wait to welcome his fiancé, Karen, officially to the family!

What we do for fun
Being together as a family and laughing are what we like best. We decided to move to the country several years ago to help us disconnect from the busyness of life and spend more time together. We love everything about it! Being outside is something our whole family loves. Playing backyard sports, exploring nature, and just relaxing by our fire pit make up some of our favorite memories. We are learning to garden, but we definitely need some more work in this area, ha! We also LOVE the beach. During the summer, we are usually at the beach weekly. There are multiple beaches in our area, and we love exploring them all. We are members of a community pool, and enjoy the summer swim team. Traveling is also something that is very important to us. We want our kids to be exposed to different parts of our country and world. Disney World is one of our favorite places. We have annual passes and go as often as we can!

Our Day to Day
We are very fortunate to get to work together in the same dental practice. Nathen works 4 days each week and Juliana works 1-2 days each week. Our older children attend a small, private school where they are at school 3 days each week and then homeschool 2 days. We love the flexibility this provides for family time and travel. Our youngest attends a wonderful preschool 3 days each week, providing her time with her peers and the opportunity to learn skills to help her prepare for Kindergarten. Our work and school schedules provide a great deal of flexibility for when the new little one comes. Juliana will be able to stay home during this time for as long as needed. When we are both working, we have a private nanny that helps with the kids. She is very supportive of our decision to adopt.

Our Pets
We love animals! Our pets are like members of our family. We have an 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier, Cyrus, who has been with us since he was a puppy. We also have 2 guinea pigs, Cheese and Bumble. They are super cute and love cuddles.

Outside, we have a backyard flock of chickens and 2 Great Pyrenees puppies, Padme and Poe. The puppies are learning to protect the chickens. They are big babies and have no clue that they aren’t quite lap dogs! One of the things we love about living in the country is that it allows us to observe wildlife up close daily. Getting to see things like deer, bunnies, foxes (as long as they are not close to the chickens!), frogs, birds, and even armadillos adds so much to our lives here.

Our Community
One of the things that we are most thankful for in our life is the amazing community of friends we are surrounded by. We have known many of our friends for over 10 years and have also made wonderful friends through our kids’ school. We have seen this community get us through the best and worst times. Our kids love one another and are more like cousins than just friends. 

Traveling together, celebrating any chance we get, and knowing someone always has our back no matter what are just a few of the things we are thankful for with this group of friends. We are not the first friends in our community to adopt, and know that we have their support 110% as we are building our family through adoption.

Thank you for reading through our profile. We would love to talk with you more and answer any questions you may have. Please know that we are ready and excited to come along side you and love your baby with our whole hearts.

BRAD & ASHLEY

Dear Birth Mom,

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family. My name is Ashley, and my husband’s name is Brad. We have been married 21 years, and have been blessed with a big, beautiful family. We have six children, ranging in age from 16 years down to 2 years. My husband and I had 4 daughters, and when our youngest was 7 years old we began our adoption journey. Adoption blessed us with a little boy in March of 2018, and a little girl in November of 2018. They are the joys of our family and we can’t imagine our lives without them. 
Brad and Ashley

We are a mixed race family; my husband and I and our four older daughters are white, and our two youngest are African American. My favorite adoption quote ( I have it hanging on our wall at home) says, “God created our skin tones with beautiful variety, but all of our souls are the same color.” Adoption has shown us that it doesn’t matter how you come into a family, the love is the same. My daughters adore their younger siblings and are fiercely protective of them. 

About Ashley

  • I’m a stay at home mom
  • I am Christian
  • I love my kids with all my heart
  • I’m married to the love of my life
  • I enjoy reading, cooking, watching movies with our family
  • I have six kids, that’s about all I have time to enjoy!

About Brad

  • He is self-employed
  • He’s a servant of our Faith
  • He’s the Best Daddy EVER
  • His kids are his hobby — his Saturdays and free time are spent with his family.
  • He likes books A LOT (he has bookshelves full of them!)
  • He’s fluent in Spanish
  • He has more pictures on his page than me because I take all the pictures!

We are a Christian family and our faith is important in our lives. Our children are musicians, and they all take karate ( just in case you wanted to know some of the things we are involved in). 

We live in a two-story house in a small town in Lousiana, just down the road from grandparents. 

If you decide that we are the family you want to raise your precious child, we can assure you that he or she will be so loved. Thank you for taking the time to view our profile.

Brad & Ashley

MEET CHERYL

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my profile. I cannot imagine what you must be going through right now as you make this selfless decision. I hope by showing you more about myself and what I can offer your child, it may give you some peace of mind if you decide to select me.

I was blessed to have a biological son and have been a single mother for the last 9 years. I have had the honor of helping my partner (Jeff) raise his two boys from the time the oldest was 13 and the youngest was 1.

After several heartfelt discussions as a family and thinking this through as a single mother, I have decided whole heartedly that I want to grow my family through adoption. I want nothing more than to give a child an amazing life full of fun, travel, security, and Love.

I want you to know that if you decide that I am the right fit for you and your baby, your baby will always be surrounded with unconditional love and care. It will be my honor to provide the best life possible as I have done and continue to do with my own child and partner’s two sons.

If there are any questions you have regarding me, I am happy to answer them for you.

Thank you so much for considering me.

Cheryl

Let me start by saying I had a very traditional youth and my parents are still married to this day. Even after 47 years they still enjoy not only each other but the grandkids and value family life.

I graduated high school in 1992 and was accepting into college along with being accepted into the Disney College Program. I left home at 18 moving to Orlando to attend college and worked at the most Magical Place in the world.

I continued on that path until I turned 21 and had my son Jacob. Jacob changed my life for good and two years after his birth I loved back to Navarre where most of my family still lived. It has always been important for me to have family around for not only support but for my son to know everyone as he grew up. As a single parent, I felt the more family we had to work with us the better we would both be in the future.

After being back in Navarre for a couple of years I met my ex-husband. We were married in 2005 and unfortunately after four and half years of marriage we separated and divorced. I was at a point my life where I was independent again. During that time I met an amazing man (Jeff) who is now my partner in life. My new relationship started with a work situation in 2005. That work relationship developed into friendship, mutual respect, and Love. I have been in this committed relationship with Jeff for almost 10 years this year and we are extremely happy.

Fortunately for us all of our boys get along wonderfully and have since we moved in together in late 2010. Amazing as it is, not only do the boys get alone, but both sets of parents love each other as well. I am very lucky that things worked out as they have. I feel blessed to live a fun filled, always exciting, busy family life kind of life.

After the two older boys moved out a few years ago and went to college, Jackson my partner’s 9 year old has kept me on my toes along with the pups. Every day is a new adventure and I take each bump in the road as a step towards something better. Instead of thinking the worst I think positive and believe everything happens for a reason.

I love to travel in my free time with my family. One of my favorites was the big family adventure to Hawaii and of course my favorite (Jeff not as much) was our trips to Disney. I love going to see the Magic Kingdom and even more so, I love seeing children experience that magic for the 1st time.

I love to take motorcycle adventures, really enjoy four wheeling, and playing outside/exploring with the boys.

My family and I love to celebrate the holidays. I have an annual Halloween Costume Party and even the grandparents get dressed up for the costume party and the kids love it. At Christmas time Santa comes over and we take pictures with the family and pups. I always invite my friends and their children over for story with Santa and a gift exchange. I love that time of year. Another favorite holiday of mine is the 4th of July because we spend it on the beach behind my home with friends and family.

I live in a smaller town and it has its advantages. It allows me time to focus on what’s important which are the kids and my parents. It also gives me the excuse to travel and see new places. I also have a cabin in the Smokies and love going there to see the change of seasons.

I am ready for my next adventure of becoming a parent again and am looking forward to decorating the baby’s nursery. I want everything to be perfect for the new baby when he or she comes home.

Both mine and Jeff’s families live very close to us.

My parents live about 5 miles down the road and my grandparents live about 45 minutes away.

My brother lives a bit further away. He just moved to Washington D.C. with my 7 nieces and nephews. I wish they were closer but it’s a good excuse to go visit the capital.

Jeff’s parents have a condo on the beach about 10 minutes from our home and split their time between living here in Florida and living in Tennessee.

I have a lot of support when the new baby arrives and everyone is very excited for me to add a new member mix I have.

Family time is a top priority for me and is very important. My family and I get together regularly for holidays, birthdays, and sometimes just for a last-minute cook out.

I am lucky to have such great people in my life that love me and will love this child unconditionally.

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My Home and Pets

I moved into my house exactly two years ago this past February after working to build it for two years. Jeff and I worked very hard to make it our perfect forever home and are still constantly updating and upgrading within the house. We are very proud of the design we created and the interior decorations that we both worked to create. Jeff’s love for antiquing helped when designing his man cave/garage area, and our dog room. We love having get togethers and are told often that our house has a Happy Home feeling.

On warm days which are more often than not here in Florida I love being on the water or at the pool with my dogs. They enjoy outside time and usually try to go swimming or on my paddle board with me. I have purchased the lots on each side of my home and am hoping to create a play area for not only the dogs but also an area for a swing set and trampoline for the kids to enjoy.

I am are both animal lovers and have 11 dogs and a rescue cat. Our pups consist of Harley a 6 year old black lab, Samson a 3 year old English cream golden retriever, Delilah and Gypsy 3 year old golden retriever sisters, Bagger 1 year English bulldog, Rayne and Belle 10 month old English bulldog sisters, Ace and Bones 7 month old English bulldog brothers, Cash 4 month old English bulldog and Duchess also 4 month old English bulldog.

They have their own room on the 1st floor and a gated area out back to play in. I always allow them in the house because they are family. Each of the dogs are groomed weekly.

The pups and kitty will love having a new family member as much as I will.

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Thank you for taking the time to get to know me better. I want to assure you that I will love your child with all my heart and give him/her the best life possible. It would be an honor to speak with you.

I wish you all the best.

Cheryl