Married Since: 2003

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We have been praying for you and your baby daily and have asked God to fill your lives with hope, joy and love for many years to come.

Bradly and Melody

from Washington

Bradly

Ancestry: Czech, French Canadian, Scandinavian

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Patient Registrar Supervisor

Education: AAS, AAT

Hobbies: Golf, Fishing, Cooking,Hiking

Melody

Ancestry: Czech, Italian, French

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Nurse Supervisor

Education: BSN

Hobbies: Photography, Singing, Hiking, Crafts

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American / Asian, African American / Caucasian, African American / Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian / Asian, Asian / Hispanic, Biracial (African American + any other), Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic / Middle Eastern, Hispanic / Native American, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Indian, Pacific Islander, Native American Indian

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Bradly

Animal
Dog
Color
Gray
Family Activity
Beach trips
Food
Pizza
Hobby
Golfing
Holiday
Christmas
Scripture
Jeremiah 29:11
Sport
Football
Subject in School
History
Vacation Spot
Hawaii

Melody

Animal
Elephant
Color
Pink
Family Activity
Hiking/walking
Food
Guacamole
Hobby
Photography
Holiday
Christmas
Scripture
Romans 8:28
Sport
Football
Subject in School
Science
Vacation Spot
Hawaii
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From Us to You

It is hard to come up with enough words to fully express the gratitude we have for you and your decision. We can’t begin to fully understand the courage and bravery it takes to consider choosing another family to raise and love your baby. For years, Melody worked with women who were facing unplanned pregnancies and sat beside them, cried with them, and supported them through the process. We believe that this decision is one of the most selfless decisions a person can make and we can’t thank you enough knowing that your decision would allow us to fulfill our deepest desire to start a family of our own.

We want you to know what a loving environment your baby will grow up in and around. Our home is filled with love, laughter, and fun. We are excited to show your baby the things we are passionate about, but also allow him or her to decide what he or she is passionate about and support that 100%. We love to be silly, sing, bake, cook, play games, go for walks and hikes with our dogs, explore new places, go to the beach and search for sand dollars and shells, hang out with our friends and family, watch sports, go fishing and camping, and we can’t wait to do these things with your baby.

Most importantly we will raise your child to know where he or she came from and that because of your decision many lives will be greatly impacted for the good for years to come. Our family could not be more excited about us raising a child and the amount of support we have from them and our friends is so incredible. We will show your baby unconditional love just as God shows us, and will teach him or her about this love from God that we are blessed to feel and know.

Thank you for reviewing our profile and considering us to raise and love your baby. We have dreamed of being parents for 17 years and feel blessed to be so close to making that dream come true. We have been praying for you and your baby daily and have asked God to fill your lives with hope, joy and love for many years to come.

With love,
Brad and Melody

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About Brad

Brad is one of the most caring and loving husbands I have ever known anyone to have. He is a very involved and present husband and attentive to my needs. He is constantly telling me how much he loves me and how beautiful I am. He also has a great sense of humor and is always making me laugh. Brad is a very hard worker and puts 110% in to everything he does. He is reliable, trustworthy and a great listener. People are drawn to him and feel comfortable coming to him with their thoughts and dilemmas knowing he will give an honest answer and sound advice.

One of my all-time favorite things to see is how Brad is with children. He has a special relationship with our nieces and nephews and they absolutely adore him. Not only is he comforting and loving, but he also has fun with them. He will roll on the ground and wrestle with our nephews, take all of our nieces and nephews fishing, play ball with them and do camp-outs with them. He loves to teach them how to do things and encourage them in their school work. I have always dreamed about Brad being a father and what that would look like. He will be the kind of father any child would dream of having. Someone who will love them no matter what, who will cry with them, laugh with them, reason with them, play with them and be their number one fan. I am truly blessed to call this man my husband and I can’t wait to raise a child together.

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About Melody

Melody is the most compassionate, non-judgmental person I know. She has a heart for the Lord and that translates into all of her relationships, close or not. You may have heard the saying, “always the bridesmaid but never the bride,” well that similar saying could be used to explain Melody’s walk when desiring children. For years I could never understand why God would put such a passion in a person to want children and not let it come to fruition. Well not until now. I think that it was always part of His plan, as he was preparing her for motherhood in the form of adoption. She has a way with children that I have a hard time putting into words. She is so selfless with them and gives all the love, compassion, and care that anyone could ever muster. When they cry it is no bother. When they make spills, it’s no big deal. When they test her, she digs deeper and finds even more compassion for them. I myself look forward to the opportunity to be a father, but I know without a doubt that my wife will blow me or anyone out of the water when it comes to parenting. I feel her love on a daily basis and I look forward to the day when she can show that same selfless love to a child of her own.

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About Us

We have been a couple for 19 years and have been married for 17 of those years. We went to the same school, took a lot of the same classes, and our families were friends, but we didn’t start dating until we were in college. We credit our mothers for bringing us together as a conversation between the two of them one day led us to our first date. It was on that first date we both knew that we had found our true love. After eight months of being together, Brad knew he wanted to propose so, on his birthday in November, he bought an engagement ring and proposed on Christmas Eve. We were married in June of 2003 in front of over 250 of our friends and family members. We have been happily married ever since and have grown stronger and closer together than ever through our life’s journey. We love to have fun together and make each other laugh. We attribute our successful and loving relationship to the great communication and fun we have with each other. We are truly each other’s best friend.

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Our Families and Friends

We come from large extended families that are very close and active in each other’s lives. Brad was born and raised in Washington and his extended family is mostly all located within 30-45 minutes from each other. Melody was born in California, but moved to Washington when she was a young girl. Many of Melody’s extended family members have moved up to Washington as well. Brad and his sister, Jen, have a very close relationship. They are two years apart in age but did everything together throughout their childhood. Jen’s daughter, Charlie, is our beautiful, almost one-year-old niece who brings so much joy to the lives around her and we know she has big things coming her way in her future. Brad’s mom, Kelley, has been the glue that holds the extended family together. She loves planning large family gatherings for the holidays and annual family beach trips. Brad’s birth father is deceased, but his step-father has played a large role in his life. He loves having us all over for BBQ’s and has really enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Charlie.

Melody has two brothers. Adam is two years younger than her and loves to tease her like a typical brother does. He has a great sense of humor and can make anyone around him laugh. He has a 13-year-old daughter, Paityn, and a 2-month-old son Parker. We have been very active in Paityn’s life, going to her softball games, choir concerts, having her over for sleep overs and taking her to the beach and camping trips, and we look forward to doing these things with Parker as he grows up. Melody’s other brother, Jackson, is 18 and, although Melody was not raised with him, they have a special relationship. Jackson is very kind and loves deeply. He is working on his schooling and is passionate about physical fitness, wanting to pursue a career in exercise science. Melody’s mom, Deborah, lives with us and has been a huge support throughout our lives. She is a fun-loving, soft-hearted woman who will give the shirt off of her back for anyone who needs it. The love she has for her grandchildren is incredible and she is very involved in each of their lives. Melody’s dad, Jeff, lives about an hour away but that doesn’t stop him from coming to visit his kids and grand-kids as that brings him so much joy. He loves to have fun, make people laugh and is very tender-hearted.

We have a lot of friends and many friends we actually consider family. We are also very close to our church family and know that they are always there for us. We are so grateful for the relationships we have with our friends and family and cherish those relationships as it is very important in our lives.

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Our Home and Neighborhood

We live in a very family friendly town in Washington State. We have a wildlife refuge that is about 5 miles from our house where we love to go and see a wide variety of animals in their natural habitat. We love our town because of its beauty with all of the forestry and parks and how peaceful it is. Our neighborhood is a tight-knit community with many families who are raising young children. We are surrounded by multiple nature trails, parks, and playgrounds within walking distance. Our house is a two-story, four-bedroom home, with an open floor plan which includes a cozy living room where we spend a lot of time by the fireplace making memories with our friends and family. We have a quaint fenced backyard that includes a vegetable garden, apple tree, lots of flowers, and room for the dogs to run. At night, we also enjoy our outdoor seating area by the fire pit.

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Our Lifestyle

We both have full-time jobs in the medical field and have the flexibility to work from home as needed. On weeknights we like to enjoy our backyard, eating dinner and listening to our water feature while discussing how our day was. On the weekends we love to stay busy finding new breakfast places to try, or making homemade breakfast, then taking our dogs for a walk in our beautiful neighborhood and surrounding scenic areas. We also enjoy meeting up with friends for lunch/dinner dates at some of our favorite waterfront restaurants. During the summer months we enjoy going to our niece’s softball games, golfing, fishing, and camping. Our faith is very important to us and we are a part of a multi-generational, multi-cultural Christian church that we have been attending for the past 16 years. On Sundays we love to go to church and then meet family or friends for lunch afterwards.

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Our Pets

Adoption is not new to us in the form of four-legged kiddos. We have three adopted animals, two dogs and one cat. Gidget, our female dog, is 10 pounds of soft and cuddly cuteness. She has a gentle soul and loves to snuggle. In contrast, our wired haired male dog, Max, is very curious and independent and loves to explore his backyard. He also loves meeting new people and is great with children. These two dogs are best friends and they love to adventure together on our nature walks. Our cat, Henry, is the eldest of our four-legged family members. He enjoys being brushed and spending alone time with us while we get ready for work in the morning as well as his meals being on time. He lets us know if they are not!

Cultural Diversity

Cultural diversity is something that we are very comfortable with and have in many of the areas of our lives. Melody has worked as a nurse for 16 years in a variety of nursing jobs working with patients of all backgrounds. With Brad working in a major medical clinic in our area, he too works with many people who represent many different cultures and ethnicities. Our church is both multi-generational and multi-cultural. In the past we have worked with our youth in church and have learned a lot from their various cultures and traditions. Our extended family is multi-cultural as well. Our family is a mix of American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, and Pacific Islander cultures. In our 17 years of marriage we have made many friends together who also come from a variety cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Some of which are American, Hispanic, African American, and Asian cultures. Some of our greatest memories with them are getting together and learning about their various cultures while we partake in annual cultural events and eat some amazing food.

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Our Traditions

Holidays are very important to our family. We have multiple traditions during the Christmas season. Every year on the first weekend in December we go to a tree farm and walk the grounds to find the perfect tree to cut and bring home. The tree farms we go to usually have hot cider or cocoa and some farm animals that we get to play with as well. We bring our freshly cut tree home and turn on the Christmas music and start decorating. We also love going to a place called The Grotto to see the grounds decked out with Christmas lights and listen to the different choirs sing in the cathedral. One of our most favorite traditions is to get in our car and stop for hot chocolate, then drive around to different neighborhoods to see all of the decorated homes. Thanksgiving is another big holiday in our home. We love to cook and bake, so this holiday is perfect for that. Melody bakes her homemade pies from scratch with her family’s secret pie crust recipe and Brad cooks his famous stuffing and turkey. Another fun tradition is our annual Labor Day friends and family camping trip. There are about 30 of us who gather together at the most beautiful campground where we enjoy playing in the creek, whiffle ball games, berry picking, and having s’mores by the fire while star-gazing.

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Our Vacations and Leisure Time

We love the beach! Beach trips are a must in our lives. We aren’t picky when it comes to which beach we go to; we just love everything about the beach. Of course, some of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen were found in Maui, Hawaii. We have been there a couple times now, and we would like to get on a pattern of trying to get there every few years if possible. When we can’t get to Maui, we love to go to our local beaches here in Washington and Oregon. There are some really beautiful spots out there and we especially like to go during the off season when the crowds have died down.

Another highlight for us is our stay-cations. There is so much to do locally. If you think about it, so much time is spent on traveling and seeing what is out there, but many people travel to our own state for their vacations so we like to stay local and try some new stuff too. We have been known to go to a big city not too far away and stay a night there while checking out some of the local culture.

In our leisure time we also like to stay home and work on our home and yard. We have been here for a year now and have really enjoyed developing our yard into the dream that we had for it. Planting flowers, laying bark dust, putting up some decorative lights, those are just a few things we have spent time doing.

As with everyone we also like our downtime and rest. When the need for rest is there, we love to have pizza and movie nights. We also like having friends over and playing games together. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention our passion for football. We love to watch our collegiate and professional teams. We seem to be on the same page when it comes to the collegiate level, too bad we can’t get on the same page when it comes to the pros! It makes for a fun football season when we can root for each of our teams and have a friendly competition.

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Our Careers

The medical field ended up being the choice for both of us in the end; Melody just found it faster than Brad did. Melody knew as a little girl that she wanted to be a nurse. She went to college right out of high school and graduated with her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. Melody has been a Registered Nurse for 16 years now. Her journey has taken her into many specialties, some of which were Labor and Delivery, Medical/Surgical, Home Health, and the Director of Nursing for a Crisis Pregnancy Center. Melody has always had a passion for caring for others and feels grateful that she gets to do this through her career.

Brad’s journey to the medical field was a slower one. He actually started his journey two years ago. After receiving wonderful care in the hospital, he realized his passion was to be in the medical field so that he could fulfill his desire of helping others in their greatest time of need. Between watching Melody in the field and having nurses help him with his own care, he realized that direct patient care wasn’t his niche so he went to school for an Associate’s Degree in Health Information Management and has his Registered Health Information Technology (RHIT) credential. He is currently the Supervisor of Registration for a major, multi-location, medical clinic in our area. He loves to help his staff obtain their goals and is passionate about teaching them the principles of great patient care and customer service.

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Our Hobbies

One hobby that we have really harnessed this year is a love for the outdoors and walking/hiking. There is just something about being out in God’s creation while bettering our own health in the process. We love to take our dogs with us and explore new places.

On an individual note for Brad, he loves to fish. Getting up early has never been a problem for him, and being out in the still of the early morning while the water is like glass is quite peaceful. If he can get Melody to join him from time to time that makes it that much sweeter. He also likes to golf. He golfed for four years in high school and developed his passion for it there. Though there are many that may be better than him, he enjoys the competition with himself to try and better his score from last time. He has been teaching Melody how to golf as well and she has picked it up pretty quickly.

For Melody, her all-time favorite hobby is photography. Melody has a professional camera and loves to go out in nature to get some incredible shots of the beauty that surrounds us here in Washington. Melody’s favorite photos to take are close up shots of flowers, but she also loves doing maternity photo shoots, senior pictures, and newborn photos. Another hobby Melody enjoys is crafting. She is pretty creative and loves to make homemade gifts for family and friends for Christmas. She loves creating handmade items and watching the joy on the faces of those who receive them. Last but not least, Melody loves anything and everything about music. She loves singing, playing piano, and listening to pretty a wide variety of music.

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

We absolutely love children and know without a doubt we are meant to be parents. Throughout our marriage we have discussed how we were going to grow our family. We have prayed for God to guide us in our journey to becoming parents and he put adoption in our hearts many years ago, but he also allowed us to become pregnant four times; each of those pregnancies ended in either miscarriage or tubal pregnancies. Through each of our losses, he led us back to adoption and we believe he has been paving the way to adoption this whole time. While going through our own journey, we have had many close friends who have gone through the adoption process and have shared their stories with us. We strongly believe that between our own story unfolding, hearing and being a part of the adoption stories of our friends, and asking for God to guide us in our path to becoming parents, that adoption is our calling. We feel blessed to be able to bring a child into our home to pour our unconditional love on and complete our family.

Message Bradly and Melody

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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 Bradly and Melody

  • 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!