We are Andrew, Brianna, Jessica and Adalynn and we love adoption! Our lives were first blessed by adoption in 2010 when our oldest daughter’s birth mom, Melinda, placed Jessica in our arms. We were again blessed in 2017 when Adalynn was born and her birth mom choose our family. Adoption is an incredibly brave choice and one we don't take lightly in our home. We love our daughters’ birth moms and are so grateful for them! Our family has grown because of adoption and we consider our daughters’ birth families a part of our family and love them! Having them in our family has been a blessing for all of us. We hope to have an open adoption again because we have seen how incredible it truly is!
We aren’t sure what emotions you may be feeling right now but thank you for considering adoption. We want you to know that whatever the details of your situation and whatever decision you make you have our love and support. We hope you have others around you who are helping and supporting you.
Our favorite way to get to know people is to spend time with them, because we firmly believe that to know someone is to love them. Ideally, we’d invite you over for a dinner of homemade pizza and sit down to talk or play a game, so you could get to know us better. Since that isn’t an option right now, we will do our best to help you get to know us here.
We were married in 2005, after dating for just a few months. Andrew proposed (over the phone…he’ll tell that story sometime if you want) and a few months later, we were married! We both feel so blessed to be happily married to our best friend. We’ve lived in Colorado, Nebraska, Alaska, and now live in Utah.
We love being a family and doing fun things together! We make it a priority to go on family vacations, whether it is a week-long trip to Seaside, Oregon or a weekend road trip. We love being outside whether we are sledding on the sled Andrew built or jumping on the trampoline in the backyard. The girls love when we have dance parties and they are fun: we turn out the lights, turn the music up, and hang our disco light ball from the ceiling.
Friday nights are family nights which either means playing games or watching a movie, eating popcorn (pop pop to Adalynn). Our overflowing game closet proves that we love games; our current favorites are Sequence, Life, Spot It, and Sardines. Jessica and Andrew like playing Monopoly too, but Brianna never joins in because of too many bad experiences with that game.
We love open adoption and when we do adopt again, we are hoping to have another open relationship. We are flexible and easygoing. We want you to be comfortable and we’re comfortable with visits, calls, texts, facetime, email and more. We think one of the most important things in any relationship is having good communication. We have seen this with our girls’ birth families and we know it will be important to have communication and openness with you as well. We promise to always be honest with you and keep the promises we make. We look forward to getting to know you and building a friendship.
That’s us in a nutshell! For more info on each of us, keep reading the posts below. How about you? We’d love to get to know you and find out some fun, random facts about you as well.
Andrew, Brianna, Jessica and Adalynn