Brandon & Mark
Brandon & Mark
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in:
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking time to learn a little about us. We are grateful for your commitment to your baby’s health, happiness, and future; and are so appreciative for the hard decisions you are preparing to make and want to be able to support you.
The sound of children giggling makes us smile and fills us both with happiness. We are surrounded by close friends and siblings with young children and little-ones on the way and are so excited to be able to raise children alongside all of them. Early in our relationship we knew we wanted to raise children together are eager to build a happy, healthy and love-filled home for your baby or babies.
We want you to know how dedicated and passionate we are about helping you provide a safe, loving, and happy life and home for a child. We know that when you get to know us, that you will see quickly how excited and loving we are.
We promise to always treat you and your child with respect and honor, and will raise your child with unconditional love, support and devotion. We will immerse him or her in the best cultural, spiritual and educational opportunities, teaching him or her about all the best experiences life has to offer. For your child, we will continue to fill our home with laughter, love, healthy food, family and friends, opportunities for learning and imagination, and continued curiosity.
Thank you for considering us, we are here for you and your child/children, and we hope to begin this journey with you soon.
We are both professors who are lucky to work in fields we love. We have been together since 2002 — happily married since 2009 — and are so lucky to be able to collaborate in life and work, which allows us to travel the world. We believe that the best learning comes from experience and would love to take our child/children to see the world. We each have many hobbies, and both love to travel, cook, and dance; hang out with friends and family; hike, bike, and ski; and watch movies, listen to music, and read. Lots of reading.
Our home is full of love and laughter, and two-loving doggies who really want to meet a baby sibling. We are so fortunate to live in a beautiful home with four bedrooms, a children’s playroom, and a big backyard. There is plenty of room to roll in the grass, play sports, have birthday parties and family events, grow fresh vegetables and fruit, and read under a tree. We also have two turtles Brutus and Rudy who live in a huge terrarium and penthouse with a basking area. Our neighborhood is full of families with young children and pets. Our two closest neighbors are retired couples, who are also known as the neighborhood grandparents. We live within walking distance from parks, two different libraries, shops, restaurants, and multiple museums on our University’s campus.
Our Extended Family
We both come from close families and have always wanted to be fathers. Spending time with our nieces and nephews helps remind us of how much we want to make our family whole with the addition of a child/children.
Mark was raised in a farm community, where we spend a lot of time as a family, enjoying good food, holidays, movies, and family traditions, like Ebelskivers (i.e., little Danish pancakes) on Christmas, searching for eggs and family dinner on Easter, Fourth of July, and county fairs and their town’s annual Anchor Fest.
Brandon is a big city boy who has happily made his home with Mark in a quieter community. With his family we enjoy holidays, delicious food and cultural celebrations, trips to the dog park and beaches, visiting friends, and enjoying the diverse foods and events that a city has to offers. We celebrate Hanukkah, and numerous other Jewish holidays.
In our home, we blend the best of our families together – mixing family customs and holidays together – to make new traditions and activities. We love celebrating many of our experiences with friends and family.
What Led Us To Adoption
We spend a lot of time with friends and their children – many of whom call us their uncles – which brings us both so much happiness. Through a lot of research and exploring ideas with our family and close friends we decided pretty quickly that adoption was right for us. We are close with three families who have all adopted children. Seeing the joy that welcoming their new children into their lives has brought them, reassured us that this was the route we were meant to take too.