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Brandon & Dave

Family Type: Gay
State we live in: Maryland

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents. We can’t fully appreciate how challenging this process may be for you, but we can imagine the difficulty and hope you have plenty of support around you at this time. We’re sincerely humbled and honored you’re considering us for this blessed opportunity and hope we can provide a glimpse of what this would mean for us and for your baby.

Having a child would be a life-altering opportunity for us, one we’ve talked about for years. We can’t wait to shower a baby with love, affection, and the life experiences our family could provide. One of the things we’re most excited for is sharing our family traditions with the full extended family present at Thanksgiving and Christmas, cooking together and sharing stories and gifts, and laughing over games at the family table. We also want to help a child explore the environment around them by taking them to visit parks and trails as well as new destinations, going on walks and runs with the dog, and traveling to visit family.

We’re also very excited to share our love for music, art, reading, movies, and other cultures with a child, offering them every opportunity available and seeing the person they grow into. We believe in nurturing a child’s interests, education, and community involvement and encouraging them to succeed in their dreams and passions.

Having a child would be a life-altering opportunity for us, one we’ve talked about for years. We can’t wait to shower a baby with love, affection, and the life experiences our family could provide.

-Brandon & Dave

About Us

Dave has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2015 and currently also oversees an HIV/STI treatment and prevention service. Brandon works to develop systems on the ground to communicate with satellites in Earth’s orbit and has been in this field for nine years. We met in 2015 and quickly valued the endless support we provide for each other in our careers and life goals, as well as our similar family interests. We were married in 2019, and our vows described how much we encourage each other, how we help make each other better people, and the love we show each other and our families. Over the past five years, we have adopted three pets, bought a new home, and grown our careers to better enable us to provide for further expansion of our family.

Our Home & Pets

Our suburban neighborhood is a quiet cul-de-sac with many culturally diverse families. Our home has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms with a home theater and ample playroom space. The home has an open floor plan with tons of windows and natural daylight. One of our favorite aspects is our front flower garden and the open backyard as well as many nearby parks and trails. Our family and friends love spending time in our theater/game room or exercise/playroom, and we enjoy curling up with our pets near the fireplace. We have two cats, Ben and Jack, and a dog named Toby. All of them have orange fur, were rescues, love cheese, and have very distinct and outgoing personalities.

Our Extended Family

Brandon’s sizable family includes his grandparents, mother, twelve aunts and uncles, two sisters, niece, nephew, and ten cousins, all of whom live fairly close to each other. Dave’s family includes his mother, six aunts and uncles, and six cousins, all spread across the U.S. Brandon grew up with all his family around, while Dave’s family got together every year or two for holidays or events. Currently, our family works to maintain close contact and celebrates every birthday, anniversary, holiday, and milestone among the family in person or at least by phone, as well as yearly vacations and interstate trips to see those who have moved away.

Family traditions include Thanksgiving and Christmas and decorating for all major holidays together. Every Sunday we enjoy having family over for dinner then playing cards or board games for hours. Crafting and decorating are hobbies for many in the family and have become a tradition as well. In addition to these bigger family traditions, we have also established several new traditions together, including yearly apple and pumpkin picking, a summer getaway to the nearby ocean, weekly trips to the local farmers market, a biannual mac and cheese party with friends, and gardening in the spring and fall.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have talked about starting a family for several years. Dave’s family has two adopted cousins, and we have witnessed the love and support as those cousins became a part of our extended family and how it brought everyone together in the process. We have also watched several of our friends grow their families through adoption, and they have all spoken very highly of adoption and how happy and rewarding it was for them and their children. Seeing these other successful adoption experiences really gives us hope in growing our family in the near future.

more about Brandon

more about Brandon

Occupation:
Aerospace Engineer/Project Manager
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
MS – Aerospace Engineering
Food:
French, Southern, seafood
Hobby:
Running, cooking, gardening
Movie:
Because I Said So, Beauty and the Beast, Hocus Pocus
Favorite Tradition:
Apple/pumpkin picking, Christmas with family, seasonal gardening and decorating
Sport:
College football
Holiday:
Christmas, Halloween
Music Group:
Matt Wertz, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Maroon 5
TV Show:
Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, anything on Food Network
Book:
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Subject in School:
Math, science
Dream Vacation:
Greek Islands

more about Dave

more about Dave

Occupation:
Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice and HIV/Hepatitis
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BAs – Political Science and Biology, MBA, MSN, DNP
Food:
Thai, Indian, spicy
Hobby:
History, cooking, gardening, board and video games
Movie:
Star Wars (any of them), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Favorite Tradition:
Apple/pumpkin picking, Christmas with family, seasonal gardening and decorating
Sport:
College football
Holiday:
Thanksgiving, Christmas
Music Group:
Dave Matthews Band, Adele, Lifehouse
TV Show:
West Wing, Modern Family, Golden Girls
Book:
Harry Potter series
Subject in School:
Science, music
Dream Vacation:
New Zealand

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