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
All any parent wants for their child is to give them the best - the best chance for good health, the best chance for a good education, and new opportunities full of happy life experiences all in a safe, nurturing and loving environment. This is exactly what Brian and I want to provide to the child we bring into our family.
Our own families were core to our moral fiber and that is why we have embarked on this process to start a family of our own. Our parents were 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, compassion, how to dream, how to aspire, how to be true to themselves 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 themself possible.
We admire the courage, strength, and selflessness it takes to go through what you are going through. We hope that you see the passion and love that we have to give from what you have seen. If you don’t feel that, then we understand. But if so, we hope that we can be part of the rest of the process that you are going through and 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 4 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.
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 9 nephews and nieces ranging from ages 34 to 1, and 5 god children. His parents are alive but getting up there 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 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, and as soon as we got married, we began the official process to make our dream a reality.