Married Since: 2017

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Your baby will have the love and support of a caring family willing to do anything for them. We will raise your child in a loving home filled with laughter, trust and guidance. We want them to be able to talk to us about anything, and grow up in a safe, supportive environment.

Brian and Angela

from Rhode Island

Brian

Ancestry: German, English

Religion: Nondenominational

Occupation: Cybersecurity Engineer

Education: B.S.

Hobbies: Travel, Guitar, Woodworking

Angela

Ancestry: Italian, Irish, English, Scottish

Religion: Baptist

Occupation: Director of Sales

Education: MBA, MS

Hobbies: Travel, Going out to eat, Being with family

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American / Caucasian, Caucasian / Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Baptist

Favorites

Brian

Animal
Sharks
Food
Pastrami on rye
Hobby
Guitar
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure activity
Golf
Subject in School
Science
Thing to Cook
Breakfast
TV Show
Archer
Music
Classic Rock
Vacation Spot
New York City

Angela

Animal
Horses
Food
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Hobby
Shopping
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Spending time with friends
Subject in School
History
Thing to Cook
Baked Ziti
TV Show
Big Little Lies
Music
90's
Vacation Spot
Savannah, GA
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From Us to You

We are so excited to start this journey with you! Thank you for considering us and potentially trusting us with your baby. We’ve had to make a lot of really difficult decisions dealing with infertility, but we can’t even begin to imagine what you’re going through right now. It is an unbelievably selfless decision you’re considering, and please know that we will do everything to give your baby the best life possible. “A mother’s love for her child is like no other love. To be able to put that feeling aside because you want the best for your child is the most unselfish thing I know.” – Mary, Birth Mother.

Despite our struggles with infertility, we’ve always planned on adopting. Both of us have always had extremely close relationships with our parents, and we very much want to share that deep bond with our own children. You can rest assured that your baby will always have the love and support of a caring family willing to do anything for them. We will raise our children in a loving home filled with laughter, trust, and guidance. We want them to be able to talk to us about anything, and will let them grow up in a safe, supportive environment. We will encourage them to have an active lifestyle filled with sports, music, culture, and traveling. We love to travel internationally as well as domestically, so family vacations will be a regular occurrence.

We live in a beautiful home in a quiet suburb near the water. We have a large, fenced-in yard with a deck and patio, and we often sit out on the deck after work and relax while we talk about our day. We have amazing beaches, parks, theaters, restaurants, and excellent schools. We’re a 10-minute walk from a 100-acre park with access to the beach, boat slips, and walking trails. In the summer they host food truck events, outdoor family movies, and 5K races. We also have one of the oldest and largest 4th of July parades in the country. We can’t wait to experience these events with your baby. We are also located near several private schools, and we will give your child the best education possible.

We’re both animal lovers and will always have family pets. We currently have a 2-year-old cat named Gracie, and we will be getting a puppy soon. Sadly, we recently had to say goodbye to our beloved French Mastiff, Otis (named after the singer, Otis Redding), following a sudden, severe illness.

We both have stable careers that offer flexible schedules and the ability to work from home when needed, and we also have an amazing support system of family and friends to help us ensure that your baby will be well taken care of at all times. This will also be the first grandchild for Angela’s parents, and they are just as excited as we are! We look forward to teaching them about all the things we love and nurturing their own talents and interests along the way.

We could go on forever about our goals, life, and animals but we really would like to say thank you and hopefully talk to you about everything in more detail if you choose us. Again, thank you for reading our letter and looking at our profile, it means a lot. Thank you for considering adoption and for considering us!

With Love and Compassion,
Brian & Angela

Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We’ve struggled with infertility for a while now, but that’s not the only reason we’re choosing to adopt. We know there are a lot of reasons why a birth mother might consider adoption, and we both have so much love to give, and such a strong desire to nurture children and see them grow to become good people, and we’re lucky enough to be able to provide a safe, loving, supportive environment for them. It would mean the world to us to be able to give you the peace of mind of knowing your baby is in good hands and will always be taken care of.

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About Us

We first met in 2011, at Angela’s cousin’s wedding to Brian’s best friend. At the time, Brian was living in Florida, and Angela was living 1,000 miles away in Rhode Island. Despite the distance that separated us, there was an instant connection, and we affectionately joke that Brian followed Angela around like a lost little puppy. It wasn’t until about a year later that they began dating long distance, which proved to be a challenge, and we actually broke up, but as fate would have it, in 2015 we rekindled our relationship, and this time we made it work. Brian relocated to Rhode Island and we bought a house together on Valentine’s Day, 2016. A little more than a year later, we were married at a beautiful mansion on the water, and have been working to start a family of our own ever since. In our spare time we enjoy traveling, and spending time with friends and family whenever we can. We also love just spending time together at home with our fur babies, cooking dinner, watching movies, or relaxing on our deck when the weather is nice, while Brian serenades Angela on the guitar.

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About Brian

Brian is an amazing person and husband; I truly don’t know what I would do without him. Before Brian, I always seemed to date the wrong guy. I was always dating the guy who treated me like I wasn’t good enough, and eventually, I started to believe it. Brian swept me off my feet and provided me with unconditional love and support in our relationship. I can trust Brian and I know I can talk to him about anything. He will always love and support me no matter what. I know I drive him crazy with all my home projects and the fact that I’m impatient, but I also know they are the details that make him love me more. We balance each other well and we work together to be better people. Brian has changed my life for the better. He has shown me how a man is supposed to treat a woman and I know he will be an unbelievable father. Brian is patient, kind, smart, funny, and talented. He truly is an amazing guy and I am lucky to call him my husband.

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About Angela

Before I met Angela, I spent most of my adult life convinced I would never get married or have children, mostly because I could never picture myself trusting someone enough to make that commitment. We’ve all heard the cliche phrase: “When you meet the right person, you just know.” I never really bought into that, but after only a few short months of dating Angela, I finally understood, and now I can’t imagine my life without her. I knew almost immediately that she was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with, and it wasn’t long before I decided to move across the country, buy a house, start a new job in a new city, and basically start a whole new life… something I never would’ve thought I was capable of in a million years. It previously would have terrified me, but with her, I never had the slightest hesitation about it. I know I can always be myself with her, I can always rely on her to be there for me when I need it, and I can always trust her with anything. She’s the most honest, compassionate, and caring person I’ve ever known, and there is no doubt in my mind that she will be an incredible mother who will love your baby with all her heart and protect him or her with fierce vigilance.

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Our Lifestyle

These days we’re pretty much home bodies, but we definitely love to travel, and we can’t wait to include your child in all our future trips and show them the world! Whether it’s dining out or sightseeing in Italy, Greece, or Ireland; watching a meteor shower from an observatory atop a volcano in Hawaii; whale watching off the coast of California; or relaxing on a beach in Mexico. We both feel traveling is crucial for a child to have a well-rounded appreciation of different cultures, and their own. We also love food! We’re right at home in a five-star Italian restaurant in Boston’s North End, a hole-in-the-wall pub in Savannah, Georgia, or cooking together at home listening to Frank Sinatra.

When we’re just relaxing at home, we like to binge watch our favorite TV shows like Ozark, Handmaids Tale, Blue Bloods and This is Us. We also enjoy a few reality TV shows such as Below Deck, The Hills; New Beginnings and HGTV network. Brian likes action and Sci-Fi movies, and Angela likes romantic comedies and suspense thrillers, but we both also love watching classics from the 80s and 90s. Of course, that’s when we’re not busy working on home improvement projects together. Angela has a fabulous eye for design, and Brian is pretty handy around the house, so we make a good team.

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Our Traditions

We like to host summer cookouts, where our backyard fills with the smell of burgers, wings, and kebabs on the grill, and the sounds of a crackling fire and Motown music playing in the background. We have a lot of game nights and double dates with friends, and we look forward to sharing those experiences with your child, as those double dates turn into group dinners, now that our friends are also starting to have children.

We celebrate most holidays in the typical way. Backyard bar-b-ques with fireworks on the 4th of July, and big, home-cooked turkey dinners on Thanksgiving (Angela makes the best stuffing), but we both love the Christmas season, and every year we decorate the house with lights, pick out the biggest and best Christmas tree we can find, and decorate it together while we watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. We also try to take a big vacation every year around our anniversary. We’ve been to Italy, Greece, and New York City, and next on the list are London and Paris. We also have regular movie nights, game nights, and big Saturday morning breakfasts we cook together, and we hope to create many new traditions as our family grows.

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Our Family

Angela’s immediate family all lives in Rhode Island and will be instrumental in helping to raise our children. Angela’s mother will help watch your child while we’re working. She is very active with her church; she sings in the choir and teaches Sunday school. Angela’s father is retired. They have been married for almost 50 years. Angela’s older brother also lives in Rhode Island.

Brian’s father is a general contractor and lives in Texas. He visits us at least once a year. Brian’s mother and step-father live in New Mexico. Brian’s older brother and his wife also live in New Mexico with their two children. Brian’s mother looks forward to visiting her grandbaby here in Rhode Island

Between the two of us, we have more than two dozen aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews spread across the country. For holidays and family get-togethers, we all take turns visiting each other, whether traveling to New Mexico, New Jersey, Virginia, California, Texas, Florida, Arizona, or hosting family at our home. We also have a close group of friends here to provide support for us. We see our friends on a weekly basis and often go out to dinner together or have game night at each others’ homes. Your baby will be loved by all and will have an amazing support system both here and through extended family around the country.

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Our Pets

We’re both animal lovers who grew up with many different family pets. Gracie, our 2-year-old cat, is a sweet and cuddly little fur ball who loves to play fetch with her little mouse toys. We also had an adorable Dogue de Bordeaux (a.k.a. French Mastiff) named Otis, but we unfortunately lost him to an unexpected illness a few months ago. He was the best dog ever and we’ll always miss him, but we’re also looking forward to adopting a Cavapoo puppy this summer, and definitely another French Mastiff down the road.

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Our Home and Neighborhood

We live in the suburbs in Rhode Island. Our house is a fully renovated, colonial-style home, and is within walking distance to the water. Our neighborhood was founded almost 400 years ago and has a lot of history, which is one reason we love the area. It’s also an extremely quiet and safe neighborhood. We are less than a mile from two golf courses, a marina, and a state park that offers a scenic walking path, boat dock, beach, food truck events, 5K races, and family movie night. Our beautiful home has 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Angela loves decorating and coming up with new projects to improve the house, and Brian (being the son of a general contractor) is pretty handy. For our most recent project, we added a reclaimed wood ceiling in our den, complete with crown moldings, interior shutters, and floating bookshelves. Our house sits on a half-acre of land with a large, fenced-in backyard. When we have children Brian looks forward to building a playhouse and swing set for the kids; he is great at woodworking and building. We can’t wait to see our kids playing in the yard, and we hope to eventually get a pool as well.

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How We Spend a Three Day Weekend

We love taking mini vacations. We often go to New York City to catch a play on Broadway, see a standup comedy show, eat at the famous Katz’s Deli, or just do some shopping and sightseeing. In the winter we like to go to Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine with our friends. We get an Airbnb and spend the weekend cooking, snowboarding, playing games, and having lots of laughs. When we’re not traveling, we love to spend time at home. If we have a long weekend at home we love to relax on the couch, order take out, and just spend time together.

Our Relationship with You

We are completely open to whatever type of relationship you feel most comfortable with, whether that’s open, closed, or somewhere in the middle. This could include FaceTime, sharing photos, and yearly visits. No matter what happens, we will always tell your child that you are an incredibly strong woman who made the most courageous and difficult decision anyone could ever make. We’ll tell them how much you love them, and that you chose us to be their parents because you wanted to be sure they would have the best life possible. Of course, we’ll also respect your wishes as to what you would or would not want us to share with them.

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What Adoption Means to Us

We’ve struggled with infertility for a while now, but that’s not the only reason we’re choosing to adopt. We know there are a lot of reasons why a birth mother might consider adoption, and we both have so much love to give, and such a strong desire to nurture our future children and see them grow to become good people, and we’re lucky enough to be able to provide a safe, loving, supportive environment for children. It would mean the world to us to be able to give a birth mother the peace of mind of knowing their baby is in good hands and will always be taken care of.

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What We Will Share with Your Child

We will share with your child that you are an incredibly strong woman who made the most courageous and difficult decision anyone could ever make. We’ll tell them how much you loved them, and that you chose us to be their parents because you wanted to be sure they would have the best life possible. Of course, we’ll also respect your wishes if you have any feelings on what you would or would not want us to share with your child.

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What We Will Teach Our Child

We hope to teach our children to be honest, respectful, and compassionate, and to always treat others the way they want to be treated. We want to instill in them a sense of self-confidence, and also teach them the importance of having integrity, and taking pride in who they are as a person. We look forward to seeing them develop their own natural strengths, encouraging them to follow their dreams, and also being surprised by all the things they will undoubtedly teach us along the way.

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How a Child Will Enrich Our Life

We know that raising children will be difficult and will, at times, test our patience and push us to our limits, but we know it will also bring us more joy, laughter, inspiration, and adventure than we could ever imagine. We can’t wait to experience all the little moments in our child’s life that help mold them into who they will be.

Message Brian and Angela

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Brian and Angela

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!