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: WY
It is very hard to eloquently put our thoughts into words: to express our feelings of gratitude for your commitment to your baby’s health, happiness, and future. We cannot even imagine the hard decisions you are preparing to make but want to be able to support you. 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.
The sound of a child giggling makes us both smile and fill with joy, and early in our relationship, we began discussing having children. We have waited years to get to this stage in our lives, where we are financially and emotionally ready to grow our family. It has been a long process, which involved significant commitment and sacrifice to achieve the positions we now enjoy in our academic careers, and we are now eager to invest that same effort into ensuring a warm, loving, and supportive home for your baby.
We pledge to you that we will do everything in our power to raise this child with unconditional love, support, and devotion, and will immerse him or her into the best educational opportunities possible. For this child, we will continue to fill our home with laughter, love, healthy food, family and friends, opportunities for knowledge and continued curiosity, and so much more.
Thank you for considering us, we are here for you and this child, and we hope to meet you soon.
Mark and Brandon are both professors who are lucky to work in fields they love. Mark is a marine paleontologist, and Brandon is a digital artist who uses and teaches 3D-modeling and data visualization. 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, first-hand. We each have many hobbies, and both love to travel, cook, and entertain; hang out with friends and family; hike, bike, and ski; and watch movies, listen to music, and read.
Recently we moved into our beautiful, historic home with four bedrooms, a children’s playroom, and a very private backyard. We hope to continue to grow our family with our two beautiful dogs Cooper, a ten-year-old Brittany Spaniel and Rory, an eight-year-old Boston Terrier. And two turtles, Brutus and Rudy, both are thirteen years old. Our neighborhood is full of families with young children, pets, and some retired couples, who are also known as the neighborhood grandparents. We live within walking distance from parks, restaurants, two different libraries, shops, 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 small farm community, where we spend a lot of time as a family, enjoying each other’s company, good food, BBQs, movies, and family traditions, like the Fourth of July, Ebelskivers (i.e., little Danish pancakes) on Christmas, and small-town festivals. Brandon is from an urban community, so we often spend a lot of time together as a family, going to the dog park and beaches, visiting friends, and enjoying the diverse foods and events that the city offers.
With Brandon’s family, we celebrate Hanukkah, and numerous other Jewish family celebrations, farmer’s markets, and outdoor events. At our home, we blend the best attributes of our two families, mixing new traditions and activities with many of those we were raised with.
What Led Us To Adoption
We spend a lot of time with friends and their children – many of whom call us Uncles Brandon and Mark – which brings us both so much happiness. Mark was raised in a large family with four siblings who now have their own children – eight nieces and nephews and counting! – And he’d like to share that experience with them. Brandon’s family is smaller but very close, which Brandon would like to match in our home as well. We have a lot of happiness and love to share, and we decided upon adoption as there are so many children born into the world who need happy and healthy homes.