Bryan & Amanda
Bryan & Amanda
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: MT
Dear Expectant Mother,
Mandy Hale said, “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” This is truly how we feel about you.
We want you to know that we will be joining you on this emotional roller coaster of a journey. We want to thank you for considering us as parents for your baby. To make the decision to allow us to love and raise your child is absolutely courageous and sincerely selfless, and we can’t imagine the difficult decisions and intense feelings you are experiencing. Please take comfort in knowing we can provide your child with an environment that is stable, safe, and full of unconditional love. We are blessed to have a beautiful marriage, home, and two children of our own, and we believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is another sibling to grow up with. We have been discussing with our two children that we are hoping to adopt, and even at their young ages they are beyond excited.
Prior to getting married five years ago and having children of our own, we knew that someday we would adopt, and that calling is now. We can’t wait to meet you and take this journey together.
We met seven years ago, when we had both completed college degrees and were focusing on building our careers. Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in family and adolescent treatment, and Bryan is a Professional Engineer and designs powerlines. Bryan proposed a year after we met, and we began having kids right after we married. Amanda resigned from her position to be a stay-at-home mom. Our son, Charlie, is four, and our daughter, Kiera, is about to turn two. When we have time to cater to our hobbies, Amanda enjoys hosting playdates and gatherings with family and friends, drawing and painting, cooking, and playing board games. Bryan enjoys jogging, fishing, camping, and reading. As a family, we enjoy walks, trips to the zoo, and road trips to visit family.
We live in Montana in a five-bedroom, four-bathroom home located in a new subdivision just four minutes outside of town. We truly get the best of both worlds, having a country feel, yet being so close to experience the advantages of the city. Our neighborhood is full of pine trees, coolies, gorgeous views, and walking paths. We have a large, fenced backyard with a small playground. Our home is already baby-proofed, has a nursery, and is a toddler-haven with toys absolutely everywhere! We also have a German Shepherd and two cats, and a fish tank and two small frogs that Charlie caught in the backyard and kept as pets.
Our Extended Family
We were both fortunate enough to be raised in homes that taught us so much. Both sets of grandparents are close by and are incredibly involved in the lives of our children, and we understand this really is a luxury. They would do anything for our children and are all so excited to know that we are hoping to adopt.
Amanda has one sister, who is expecting her first baby, and Bryan has three siblings: two brothers and one sister. His older brother has two kids and his younger brother has a two-year-old with another one on the way. Our children play with their cousins weekly and are excited to have more on the way!
Our children also have two great-grandmothers living in South Dakota, whom we try to visit twice per year. Holidays are always spent with extended family members and the kiddos are beyond spoiled!
What Led Us To Adoption
We knew after we got married we would begin having children, and we discussed having biological children as well as someday adopting. We have a very special place in our hearts for children and adolescents in group homes, foster homes, shelters, and treatment centers, and we knew that someday we wanted to adopt and make a difference in the life of a child. The fact that Amanda became very ill during both pregnancies also lead to our decision to not have any more biological children, but we know our family is not yet finished growing.