Married Since: 2016

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Regardless of whether you choose us or not, know that you are brave, you are loved, and we will continue to carry you and your baby in our hearts and prayers.

Brian and Amber

from Virginia

Brian

Ancestry: Irish

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Coach

Education: M.S.

Hobbies: Sports, Exercise, Investments

Amber

Ancestry: Irish

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Family Nurse Practitioner

Education: M.S.N.

Hobbies: Reading, Anything outdoors, Cooking

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

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Dear Expectant Mom,

We hope that right at this very moment, as you are reading this letter, that you are filled with hope for a happy future for you and your baby, a peace in your heart, and faith that your decision is what is right for you. We have been praying for you since the moment we decided we wanted to adopt! Should you choose to take this journey with us, know that your child will always feel loved and wanted, knowing that it all started with how much you loved them first. While we cannot imagine how you must be feeling, we respect and appreciate your time and consideration of such an immense decision.

We are Brian and Amber. We met 7 years ago on a chance encounter in a doctor’s office, and after a handwritten letter from Brian, we began the most beautiful love story. Our courtship was slow and easy, always full of laughter and adventure. It was also full of hardship as Amber diagnosed with cancer after only 2 years of dating. We held on tight to each other and our families, and with a good prognosis, we beat cancer! We were married in 2016, and to this date it remains one of the best days ever! While every day is not quite that fabulous, every day in our lives is a good day. After all that we have been through, we appreciate the little things more than most.

We have known we want to be parents all of our lives, and after infertility left us unable to have biological children, we knew we would adopt; there was never a question as to what the next step would be. We simply want the chance to be Mom and Dad and share all of the love and life that we have experienced with your child. We look forward to sharing our love of athletics and outdoors as well as quiet time at home. Our favorite day consists of waking up, making breakfast together, going on a walk or hike, and then grilling and playing in our yard with our dog. When we close our eyes, we see your child in his or her high chair while we make breakfast. We see them holding our hands or riding their bikes while we walk or hike. We see them chasing Rocky in the back yard or swinging on their playset while we grill dinner and get ready for s’mores. And then, we see bedtime stories and prayers and lots of snuggles!

We cannot wait to have your child be a part of our current family traditions, such as the week at the beach we spend with each of our families in the summer, and Christmas Eve church service before heading home to get in our pjs and watch Christmas movies. Brian’s family has had an annual July 4th party for over 16 years where all of the extended family and lots of friends hang out by the pool and catch up while the kids go back and forth between the pool and giant water slide. We cannot wait to see your child on that slide at their Gigi and Pop’s house with his or her cousins! When we travel to Mississippi for visits and holidays, we will head to Amber’s parents’ camp house where we play games, ride four-wheelers, and spend time outdoors where life is slow and easy at Mimi and Pop Pop’s house.

We promise you that no one will appreciate being parents to your child more than we will, and they will grow up in a happy, loving home full of joy and laughter. They will always know they were wanted more than anything in the world, and they made our dreams come true through you.

Regardless of whether you choose us or not, know that you are brave, you are loved, and we will continue to carry you and your baby in our hearts and prayers.

With Much Love,

Brian and Amber

Q&A

When you have a 3-day weekend what do you like to do?

We love to travel, but we also love our home and being here together. We may spend the weekend in our family’s mountain home and hike with our pup Rocky, or we may travel to Brian’s parents’ beach condo where Brian spent time in the summers growing up, or we may travel the short hour to Brian’s parents’ home and hang out by the pool. Sometimes we just like to stay home! Our favorite day at home is Saturday because we wake up, have some coffee on the back deck, make breakfast together while listening to music, and spend the rest of the weekend relaxing.

Do you have pets? If so, tell us about them.

We have the sweetest 2-year-old Labradoodle named Rocky. He is energetic and loves to play fetch, swim, and chew on bones, and he is very well mannered. He gets along very well with other people, kids, and dogs, and he spends at least one day a week at doggie daycare where he socializes, takes baths, and gets worn out! The daycare workers often tell us “he is the best boy.”

What do you hope to teach your child?

We hope to teach our child many things, one of the most important being what love looks like. We want to teach your child about love in action not just words, by the example we set for them daily. We want to teach your child respect for others by treating everyone the same, regardless of where they come from or what their stories may be. We want to teach your child about good, respectable character and a sound moral compass. We want to teach your child that they can achieve any and every dream they ever have with hard work, perseverance, and our love and support.

What will you tell your child about his or her birth mom?

We will tell your child that their birth mom is the most selfless, amazing person we have ever known. Your child will know that the ultimate dream of our lives was to be their parents and that their First Mom made that dream come true. We will share with your child that a mother’s love is like no other and that is no exception for their mom. She thought of them first and wanted nothing less than what was best for them.

Describe your last vacation or daytrip?

We recently returned from a week-long beach vacation to Florida with Amber’s family. We spent our days on the beach listening to the waves, reading, playing in the sand with our 6-year old nephew, and playing corn-hole. We spent our evenings cooking dinner together and sitting around the table talking and laughing. At night, we sat on the balcony and watched the moon over the ocean or made a late-night ice cream run. And we played A LOT of Uno!!

Describe your home and neighborhood

We live in a 3-bedroom home with 2 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. We have a large, fenced-in back yard with lots of room to play and a covered deck and a fire pit which is the perfect spot for making s’mores! Our neighborhood is full of young families, and children are always outside playing! We have access to a wonderful hiking and biking trail right in our neighborhood, which is located in a fast growing, moderate-sized city surrounded by beautiful mountains. There is a recreational center less than a mile from our home that hosts all kinds of activities including sports, music, and art. A state-of-the-art aquatic center is also located less than a mile from our home and serves as the site of competition and recreational swimming as well as lots of birthday parties for children in our community. We are surrounded by beauty whether from the mountains or nearby lakes and rivers, and we love to be outside enjoying the scenery!

Tell us about your families

We love the saying that “it takes a village to raise a child,” because we have a village! We were raised by amazing parents, who have both been married for over 40 years and gave us the best foundation for love, life, and raising children. Brian’s parents live a short drive away while Amber’s are a little further away, but close enough to get to in a day trip. We are very close to our parents and visit them often, and they come to our house a lot as well. Your child will have four of the most amazing people to be their Gigi and Pop and Mimi and Pop Pop. Brian has a sister and a brother, and we are close to their families, visiting each other often. Amber has one sister who is also her best friend in the world, and we are very close to her family and children as well. Your child will have eight cousins who are mostly under the age of seven, so there will be a lifetime of family fun! Amber’s extended family is smaller, but Brian has tons of aunts, uncles, and cousins. There are over 40 people at Thanksgiving dinner! Our village also includes an incredible group of close friends, some local, and some in other parts of the country. We have a great group of local friends that we get together with often for dinner and attend local events together. These friends are incredible, joy-filled people that we do life with! Most of them have young kids. We also have friends who do not live close but will be a part of your child’s life through holiday and weekend visits as well as lots of video calls. Our “village” is a collection of an amazing group of family and friends who are just as excited to love your child and support us through the beautiful and wild journey of parenthood!

Message Brian and Amber

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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 Amber

  • 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!