Johnathon & Brandie
Johnathon & Brandie
Race of child interested in adopting: African American/Hispanic, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: GA
Dear Expectant Mother,
We want to start by thanking you for taking the time to view our profile and considering us to be adoptive parents for your child. We can’t imagine how hard this incredibly brave decision must be for you. We can’t imagine all the emotions you must be feeling while considering an adoption plan. We admire your love, courage, and selflessness. If you choose us as adoptive parents, we will be eternally grateful to you for blessing our family. If you chose us to parent your child, we promise to provide a safe home full of love, laughter, education, and travel. We assure you your child will know how much love you have for them.
We can’t wait to experience all the stages of life with a child. We are excited to watch a child grow, to rock him or her to sleep at night and to hear his or her first words. We can’t wait to hold a child’s hand during their first steps. There is so much we’re looking forward to. We want to be your child’s biggest support system as they face any challenge or accomplishments in life. If you choose us, we will always protect your precious gift.
We are Johnathon and Brandie from Georgia. We met ten years ago through Brandie’s sister. Johnathon took Brandie to her senior prom because at the last minute she had a broken heel bone and no date. Prom went so well, we ended up dating and quickly married in 2010. Johnathon just retired from the Army and is now finishing up his bachelor’s degree. He works in management. Brandie is a master cosmetologist and educator. We opened our hair salon together four years ago. It has quickly grown into a success, but we are ready for a family to share our lives with. We aren’t all about work though. We enjoy going on weekly movie dates and a good Netflix binge on the weekends. We love our fur babies. We also love to travel. We take a big family trip to a different place every year. We also visit Brandie’s family at the beach.
We live in a cozy three-bedroom, one-bath, remodeled, 1960s ranch house in Georgia. The nursery is a bright room with a lot of natural light right next to our bedroom. We have a huge basement that we’ll be turning into a playroom. We have a half-acre fenced-in backyard with plenty of room for a swing set and playhouse. Our home is located in a growing neighborhood with many young families, just minutes away from schools in a great district. We share our home with a few fur babies. We have three pups - two are known as “the littles.” They are our Yorkies, Coach and Mia, and Gertrude is our Lab-mix (acts like a grandma). We also have two lazy house cats, Gary and Tammy Lynn.
Our Extended Family
Johnathon comes from a small family that includes his parents and two younger sisters. His parents were married for 20 years but ended their marriage 12 years ago. They have remained close friends. They spend all holidays, birthdays, and even vacations together. We love going back to our hometown where his family still lives for family dinners. Occasionally on weekends his sisters come to our house for a spend-the-night party.
Brandie’s family includes her parents, older sister, and two younger brothers. She’s also very close to her grandparents who live on a horse farm in her hometown. We love going to the country-side of town, eating home-cooked meals, and relaxing. Her parents and brothers live on the beach in Florida along with most of her extended family, so we see them a couple times a year, especially every summer for vacation. Our favorite part of vacation is taking the boat out with the family and watching dolphins play and jump. Brandie’s sister and her husband live an hour north of us and we meet up often for bowling matches and dinner dates.
What Led Us To Adoption
Adoption is very close to our hearts. Both of our families have been touched by adoption. Brandie was adopted by her step-mother when she was two-years-old and has seen first-hand how awesome adoption is. Johnathon’s mother adopted a baby four years ago, filling a hole in our family we didn’t even know was there. We knew from the beginning, whether we had biological children or not, we wanted to adopt. We found out in the third year of marriage we were unable to conceive. We decided to skip fertility treatments because we knew we were being led to start our adoption journey.