Nickname: Brad and Lindsey

Married Since: 2022

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Bradley and Lindsey

from Connecticut

 

Bradley

Ancestry: Russian Polish

Religion: Jewish

Occupation: Sales Account Manager

Education: BS

Hobbies: Sports, Travel, Music

Lindsey

Ancestry: French Canadian, Irish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: State Trooper

Education: BS, Police Academy

Hobbies: Crafts, Travel, Charity work

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian / Jewish

Favorites

Bradley

Animal
Dog
Food
Pizza
Music
Dave Matthews
Movie
Mysteries and dramas
Vacation Spot
Florida
Holiday
Thanksgiving
TV Show
The Big BangTheory
Family Activity
Traveling
Thing to Cook
Spaghetti
Hobbies
Sports, travel, time with family and friends

Lindsey

Animal
Dog
Food
Chicken parmesan
Music
Classic rock
Movie
The Sandlot
Vacation Spot
Anywhere warm and sunny
Holiday
Christmas
TV Show
Friends
Family Activity
Going to fairs
Thing to Cook
Spaghetti
Hobbies
Crafts, spending time with family and friends, gardening
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From Us to You

We understand that this decision does not come easy, but we are incredibly honored that you are taking the time to read about our family. As a family, we are a fun-loving, caring, and adventurous group that includes the two of us and our three goofy dogs. We take pride in the loving and nurturing home that we have built together which rests on the respect we have for one another. If chosen, you and your child would be accepted into our family and cared for unconditionally. We will honor and respect your feelings throughout this process and will be eternally grateful to you. We promise that your child will know their story and the bravery that it took for you to come to this decision.

So, who is Brad? Brad grew up in Southern Connecticut, and is an avid sports fan, who loves spending time with friends and family. He is blessed with many close friends, and they know he is always there for them. Brad is kind, compassionate, and above all has the patience of a saint. He has family nearby in New York, and Massachusetts, who will adore your child and “love them zillions.” Brad grew up in a home that taught him the wonderful values that he embodies today.

As for Lindsey? Lindsey was born in Vermont and raised in Massachusetts with her older sister and younger brother. She was raised in a fun-loving, and nurturing home which values traditions. Lindsey is the type of person who knows how to find the humor in every situation and always loves to crack jokes. She has a very large extended family which taught her that family always comes first. Lindsey’s parents, siblings, and nieces live in Florida, but that does not stop them from talking almost every day. Lindsey has two nieces — Nora, who is 6 and Ava, who is 4. They both enjoy playing outside on their farm and can’t wait to have a little cousin to show around. When Lindsey was in college her parents adopted two siblings who were in separate foster homes. From the time that they were brought into the family, they knew they were home. It is this example of a loving and accepting home that we will create for your child.

We both believe strongly in the importance of community and the value of service. We work hard to be generous with our time, whether volunteering for an animal rescue, helping in a food pantry, tutoring young people, or helping friends or family in need. We are curious about the world around us, and love to travel and try new things.

We have been together for over 5 years. We love spending time with each other creating our own traditions. We celebrate both our Jewish and Catholic upbringings, and will make meaningful memories with your child. Your child will cherish having a Christmas tree, and a Menorah every holiday season. Each year we celebrate the holidays with family in person and virtually. Our traditions include Chinese food on Christmas Eve, followed by opening one gift before bed. On Christmas day, we open presents, have dinner and play board games in front of the fire. We watch virtually as our family in Florida opens gifts, with the gift only being given out to those who cheer the loudest. As a couple, we are fun, entertaining, loving, and can’t wait to share this with your child. We would love to learn your traditions, so that your child can know where they came from.

If there is anything we would like for you to take away from this letter, it would be that your child will always be surrounded by a village made up of family and friends who will encourage them, comfort them, and be by their side to work through life’s challenges. They will know that they are home.

With all our love,
Brad & Lindsey

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

After being together for over 5 years, we have decided to start our family together. We are both caring, and loving people, who understand there is a tremendous need in this world for children to be given the same opportunities we had growing up, and to be surrounded by family and friends who are nurturing, supportive and loving. We have chosen to start our family through adoption as our way of giving back the love and support that we have received from others. We both have had family and friends who were adopted and have chosen to adopt. We love watching their families evolve and witnessing the bond that they form. We cannot wait to be parents and our hope is that one day we can be the family that encourages others to adopt or consider adoption as a path to building their family.

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About Brad, by Lindsey

About Brad, by Lindsey: Brad is the nicest, kindest and most compassionate guy that I have ever met. On our first date, I knew that Brad was a keeper. Before we met, Brad and I chatted about how much I loved the confetti effect when you type “Congratulations” into a text. Well… wouldn’t you know it on our first date Brad poured on the charm and he presented me with my very own box of confetti… Isn’t that the sweetest? Well, we have been together over five years now and his sweet thoughtful nature hasn’t changed one bit. Brad is a die-hard sports fan, who is dedicated to cheering on his favorite football team, the New York Jets. Brad’s loyalty for the Jets never waivers and he always has a positive attitude. I think that the upbeat attitude Brad has for his favorite sports team, is how he looks at life. Brad always has a smile on his face no matter what, and he can always see the positive side of things. He is always there to encourage me and point out the positive when I’m dealing with a challenge. I know that Brad will make a fantastic father, and will love your child unconditionally without any boundaries. Brad will make your child an enthusiastic NY Jets fan, even if they aren’t having a good season.

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About Lindsey, by Brad

Within minutes of meeting Lindsey, I knew just what an amazing person she truly is. Lindsey is without a doubt the most thoughtful and caring person, and her true passion for helping others is clear in the way she talks about her work in law enforcement, and her love of helping the animals. For over 5 years now, I have gotten to know just how sweet, loving, and patient Lindsey truly is, and know just what an amazing mother she will be. Lindsey is a public servant who has dedicated her life to the safety and wellbeing of everyone around her. She provides an amazing home to our family — the dogs and I are the luckiest to always be able to count on her. Lindsey’s time in the military, along with her current career, shows what a strong, thoughtful, and caring role model she is to everyone around. She will make an extraordinary mother, and your child will be the center of her world.

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Our Home and Neighborhood

We moved into our current home right before the pandemic started. We live on a quiet, family-centric street in the suburbs of a New England college town. This allows us to go for daily walks and share encouraging words with our neighbors. One of our neighbors always has their house decorated to the max for every holiday, and it is always exciting walking by to see their latest decorations. Our neighborhood has many hiking and biking trails, nice restaurants, and plenty of ice cream and coffee shops that we visit frequently. We live close to a cul-de-sac where kids are always riding around on their bikes and shooting hoops. During the summer months, we like to take a short drive to a nearby beach, or lake. We spend a lot of time barbequing on our large deck which overlooks our greenhouse, dogs’ play pen and surrounding woods. We love having family and friends over to play cornhole and gather around our firepit for s’mores. Lindsey loves to garden, and in the spring and summer we are surrounded by our garden beds with delicious herbs, fresh berries, and beautiful flowers!

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Our Sweet Pups

Honestly, we could not be happier to tell you about our three dogs we affectionately refer to as “The Pit Crew.” They have brought so much joy to our lives and make us laugh and smile every day with their quirky personalities. All of our dogs are rescues and have their own unique story about how they came to us. They each have such a love for people and an infectious happiness you can feel when you meet them.

Let’s starts with our oldest, Hope. Hope is 9 years young and is the old lady of the group. She is gentle inside and out. She loves relaxing on the couch and just being close to her people. Hope was formerly a throw away mom who nearly did not survive. Our Hope beat the odds and is now living her best life. We love this frosty faced girl.

Next up is our little science experiment Abner who is 6 years old. Abner really is the oddest-looking dog you have ever seen, but he is so darn cute. With his huge head and short legs, we like to think that he may be part sea lion. The truth is we don’t know what he is, but we really don’t care. He is very sweet and docile. His favorite thing to do is burrow under a blanket. We call it ghosting because he will disappear under any blanket and fall asleep. Most of the time we forget he is there he is so good at it. Abner is a foster failure that came to us by way of Georgia. We love him and could not imagine our lives without this goof ball.

Then there’s our baby, Rollie, who is 3 years old. Rollie has a special story as she was found wandering on Lindsey’s brother’s farm in rural Florida. When Lindsey’s brother was told by local officials to “euthanize her” we quickly stepped in and organized our animal rescue village to bring her to us. We like to believe that “Rollie” as she was affectionately named by Lindsey’s niece knew where she had to go to be safe. She is such a love and we can’t wait for your child to become best friends with her.

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Our Family and Friends

We have a very close and supportive group of family and friends. We have family who live nearby in New York and Massachusetts, and we have family who live on the beautiful emerald coast in Florida, which makes for a great vacation spot every year. Our friends are all incredibly supportive and all live very close. We always enjoy getting together for either an annual holiday Friendsgiving, going out for dinner, or just spending time catching up at someone’s house watching the current sporting event. Our friends have families of their own, so your child will always have plenty of kiddos to play with. Our close friends and family are just as loving and supportive as we are, and they are just as excited as us to meet your child.

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Family Traditions

We enjoy learning about each other’s family traditions and melding them into our own. Our family prides itself on being diverse, inclusive, and accepting. We love celebrating birthdays, holidays, and events. Some of our favorite religious holidays to celebrate are Hanukkah, Christmas, Passover, and Easter. Although we come from different religious faiths, we have chosen to teach each other their respective beauty. Your child will be raised in a family that celebrates with both faiths, and they will equally learn the joys and beauty of Catholicism and Judaism. We would also love to learn about your faith to form new traditions.

We also love celebrating non-religious holidays as well, such as Thanksgiving, and 4th of July.

Our Careers

Lindsey:
Lindsey is a dedicated public servant who has spent her life trying to make the world a better place. In 2005, she joined the US Army, where she learned how to become a leader. From 2007 -2008, Lindsey was deployed to Iraq in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her service to her country earned her a Bronze Star. Upon her return, Lindsey was quickly hired as a State Trooper where she continued her love of public service. Lindsey is a detective, where her current expertise is in fire investigation. Lindsey loves that she can help people on their worst day when they feel like they have lost everything. Lindsey loves her job, and cannot imagine anything more fulfilling than helping her community.

Brad:
Brad’s career is in the sales, account management world. He majored in Sport Management in college, and quickly got a job in the sports and entertainment industry for a sports complex here in Connecticut. He was with an amateur hockey team for over 8 years. Lindsey called Brad the “Mayor” of the team and loved going to the games and watching Brad say hello to practically everyone that walked through the door. Three years ago, Brad had a career opportunity in the shipping industry. He currently works for a transportation logistics company where he manages a book of businesses across the country of companies shipping perishable food items. Brad loves the role of engaging and communicating with customers on a daily basis and helping to create solutions to their current problems.

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Our Lifestyle

Our lifestyle is a healthy combination of active yet relaxed. We work hard, but we always make family time a priority. On weekdays, our nightly routine includes making dinner together, talking about our day, and enjoying each other’s company. We both agree that our favorite time on weeknights is after dinner, when we watch our favorite, bingeworthy show, or sports game on the couch with our dogs curled up next to us. On weekends, we can be found spending time with our friends and family. Some of the activities we love the most are barbequing outside, gathering around the firepit with marshmallows, and playing board games. On hot summer days, we love cruising around the lake on our boat. (We can’t wait to take your child on their first boat ride).

At least twice a year we try to go on a family vacation. Some of our favorite vacations have been a cruise to the Bahamas, our dream honeymoon to Greece, a trip to Maine, and trips to see our family in Florida. Some of our fondest memories were made during these trips, and if we are chosen, we will continue to make those memories with your child.

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Racial and Cultural Diversity

Being inclusive of all races and cultures is extremely important to our family. Our family and friends are made up of many different races and cultures. We promise to learn alongside your child and allow them to explore and celebrate their own heritage as if it were our own. Your child’s comfort will be a determining factor in the choices we make regarding their schooling and social activities. We want your child to be free to celebrate who they are and where they came from. We will teach your child to accept others and see the beauty in differences. We will teach your child to advocate for themselves as well as for others.

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Our Parents

We both place an extreme importance on family. We are incredibly close to our parents, and stay connected with them on a daily basis. Brad’s mom lives in Massachusetts and is only a short 1.5 hour drive away. We visit each other often, and always count on her for advice and guidance. Brad’s dad passed away six years ago; however, he had an incredibly close bond with him, and attributes his love of sports, and strong communication skills to his dad. Brad’s stepdad is also very close to us and we enjoy seeing him frequently. You can always count on Brad’s stepdad to make the best “Dad Jokes,” show off his culinary skills, or give sound advice.

Lindsey’s parents relocated to Florida for retirement, but that does not stop us from communicating with them daily. It makes the vacations we take down there that much more enjoyable. Lindsey’s parents also come up to visit often, and we travel together to their favorite local spots. When Lindsey’s parents come to visit, Lindsey’s dad can always be found fixing something or taking trips to the local hardware store. Most recently, Lindsey’s father and Brad’s stepdad-built Lindsey’s greenhouse.

When we got engaged, Brad’s mom called Lindsey’s mother to welcome her to the family. Brad’s mother refers to Lindsey’s mother and father as “Machatunim” which is a term in the Jewish tradition referring to the familial relationship between our parents with each other. Brad’s mother and Lindsey’s parents are considered “Machatunim” which embodies the close relationship they have with one another. In fact, there is no word in the English language that describe this relationship.

Both of our parents took us on memorable vacations while we were growing up. Brad’s fondest memories include trips to Florida to see his grandmother, a trip to Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Lindsey’s fondest memories include her trip to Mexico and to Disneyworld. We hope to make these same memories with your child.

The both of us are incredibly lucky to have such a close-knit bond with our family and we view each other’s parents like our own.

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Our Relationship with You

We will respect the relationship that you would like to have with us. We do not pretend to understand the journey that brought you to adoption or the emotions that you are going through at this time, therefore we would be open to the relationship that you are comfortable with. If you allow us to be part of your journey, we will be your biggest cheerleaders and will be there when and how you need us to lift you up. Should you choose us, we will be kind, considerate and respectful of your emotions and will treat you like family.

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Our Promise to You

Our promise to you is that you will have two parents who will love, adore, and care for your child unconditionally. We will be a constant presence in your child’s life, and always be there to guide and comfort them, no matter what. We will encourage your child to be the best they can be and support them through good times and difficult times. We understand the incredible sacrifice you are making, and want you to know that your child will be raised in the most loving and compassionate home possible. We will let your child know that it is okay to make mistakes and we will be there every step of the way help them to grow and learn from them. Your child will always be surrounded by a large, loving village of friends and family that will be there to help us support your child through life’s journey.

Message Bradley and Lindsey

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  • 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!