Brian & Mike
Brian & Mike
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American, Multi-Racial, Other
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: CA
We admire the courage, strength, and selflessness it takes to go through what you are going through. All any parent wants is for his or her child is to give him or her the best - the best chance for good health, for a good education, and for new opportunities full of happy life experiences. Every parent wants his or her child to grow up in a safe, nurturing, and loving environment. This is exactly what we want to provide to the child we bring into our family.
Our own families provided us with our moral fiber and that is why we have embarked on this process to start a family of our own. Our parents are our role models, and we want to offer that same love, support system, and inspiration to another life. We want to share those lessons and values that they instilled in us. We want to raise a child to understand right from wrong, to develop compassion, to know how to dream, how to aspire, how to be true to his- or herself, and how to live and treat everyone with love, patience, understanding, and dignity. Most important, we want to give a child the opportunity to be the best versions of him- or herself possible.
We hope that you see the passion and love that we have to give. We hope that we can be part of the rest of the process that you are going through and that we can be another support system for you and the child you are about to bring into the world.
We both have professional careers in the marketing field. Brian does marketing for a food company and Mike does marketing for a technology company. We both play tennis, do yoga, and lead active lifestyles. We also have a deep appreciation for architecture, design, travel, and food! Our families and friends play big roles in our lives. We solidified our love for each other in an intimate ceremony in August.
We live in a beautiful and diverse neighborhood where we have a newly constructed four- bedroom home, which provides plenty of space to expand our family and still have room for extended family to come visit. Our neighborhood has many restaurants, parks, and schools within a walkable distance. We also recently adopted a friendly and playful hypoallergenic dog.
Our Extended Family
We both come from very large extended families with many aunts, uncles, and cousins in addition to our immediate families. Our extended families played major roles in our development growing up since both of our parents worked many hours and weren’t always able to be around for us. And now, for both of us, our extended families really feel like part of our immediate families.
Mike has two brothers and a sister, a total of nine nephews and nieces ranging from ages 34 to one, and five godchildren. His parents are alive but getting up in age, which is also why we are pursuing adoption now. It will make them so happy to see their son with the full family he always dreamed of.
Brian has one brother, two nephews, and another on the way. His parents are still living in the home that he grew up in, where we still celebrate major holidays as a family. While both our families live in completely different parts of the country, our family traditions in many ways are very similar. We get together often to celebrate birthdays and holidays, and we also have lots of casual get-togethers full of games for all ages, food, fun, and laughter.
What Led Us To Adoption
Before even meeting each other, we both knew that we wanted to be parents as we both feel we have a lot to give, share, and teach. And yet we both wanted to wait until we were in a loving marriage that would provide the best opportunity to raise a child. So, from early on in our relationship, we talked about adopting a child. As soon as we got married, we began the official process to make our dream a reality.