Meet Brad & Stephanie
A video message from Brad & Stephanie
A Letter from Brad & Stephanie
Hello! We met the first day of freshman orientation in college and have now been married 11 years. We are loving the journey and now enjoy life with our son, Sam, our dog, and our gecko. Family has always been our priority and we are ready with open hearts to connect with you and your child. You will always be a part of your child’s story; we already pray for you and can’t wait to meet you. We would love to get to know you and the hopes you have for your baby’s future.
Our lives are centered around our family, faith, and finding the fun in what we do. In our free time, we’re hanging out with friends, watching a movie together, swimming, hiking, or having a fire with marshmallows in the backyard.
Together we like:
• Music: Stephanie loves to sing and Brad is an incredibly talented piano, guitar, and bass player. There’s always music playing here! We even enjoy regular sing-offs and dance-offs.
• Creativity: We both love to use our artistic side. Stephanie enjoys graphic design and Brad draws.
• Food: We’re always looking for new dishes to try. Our favorites are usually Thai and Cajun.
• Outdoors: From the outdoor pool in the summer to hikes in the mountains or hitting the ski slopes, we love being outside. Sometimes that’s just a family walk through our neighborhood to the park.
• Traveling: We love road trips and visiting new places to see the world around us: museums, national parks, candy factories, unique Air BnB’s to stay in, or fun landmarks along the way.
• Our Pets: Our dog, Freddie, is a playful pup who is always ready for games, tummy rubs, and cuddles. We also have a pet gecko named Ringo.
Brad says: Stephanie is a devoted mother who shows compassion and grace to our son in a way that is truly awe-inspiring to me. She works part-time and loves the time she gets with Sam and to care for our family. Stephanie loves using her creative skills at work through graphic design, but her creativity and fun side has also come out more and more through crafts, cooking and making up silly games with Sam every day.
Without even knowing who our next baby will be, Stephanie has dreams about and already loves this child. Not only that, but she is fully determined to know and cherish you as the birth mom too. Her life revolves around family and cherishing our new son or daughter will become her life as well.
Stephanie says: Brad, in a word, is JOY. His infectious enthusiasm comes through in all kinds of ways: as a realtor helping first-time homebuyers find a house, as a bass player for the worship team at church, as a homeowner invested in caring for our home inside and out, in the yard, and as a father and husband!
Brad is a very present dad to our son, Sam, and he’s so ready to pour love over a new baby too. He’s a fun playmate, a strong protector, and an adoring caretaker. He’s a planner, excited to not only welcome another little one into our family, but to invest in their whole future. Open adoption and caring for our baby’s birth mom is such an important piece of this journey for him. I simply can’t wait to see him get to be a dad all over again!
We have one son, six-year-old Sam. He’s an active little guy, loves to play pretend, and gets along well with other kiddos. He’s kind, sharing, and affectionate, already good at math, and is a big fan of dinosaurs and stickers. He’s also been developing a love for writing stories and drawing! Sam will be a caring big brother and is so excited about having a little sibling. He talks almost every single day about having his own baby and how excited he is to sing them lullabies.
We love our life in beautiful Colorado. We live in a cozy 3-bedroom duplex on a quiet cul-de-sac. Our home is our haven, with lots of light and a yard with big trees and room to play. We live close to friends, our church, Sam’s school, and the ice cream shop. Also nearby is the downtown strip where we love going to the annual ice sculpting and sidewalk chalk festivals!
It’s an easy and scenic drive to get up to the Rocky Mountains, where we’re always keeping an eye out for wildlife (especially big-horned sheep). Our favorite little town also has beautiful trails to hike and a caramel apple shop we can’t ever pass up.
Together we are confident and excited that we have been called to adoption. We promise to love your child unconditionally. We promise comfort, laughs, hugs, and never-ending support in every season. We promise to provide a safe and stable home life. We promise trips to the park, help with homework, road trips, and living room picnic movie nights.
We promise to honor you as a special part of our family’s story. If you’re interested, we would love to share a lifelong relationship with you. We see adoption as more than adding a child to our family! You would be part of our family too.
Learn More About Brad & Stephanie
|Director of Administration & Communication
|No, but works from home some
|Our Racial Background
|Some of Brad & Stephanie's Favorites
|Jane the Virgin
|Roast Beef & Mashed Potatoes
|Game nights in the camper with my family
|Tent camping on the river in Maine with my cousins every summer
|City We've Visited Abroad
|San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala
|Bluey's dad, Bandit Heeler
|A classic, Winnie the Pooh
|"Captivated" by Shawn McDonald
|"The Room Where It Happens" from the Hamilton Soundtrack
|More About Our Family
|Plans for Childcare after Adoption
(Stephanie shares) I have the best job in the world at our church, at about 30 hours a week. I have to work a few hours in the office each week and can work from home the rest of the time. After we adopt, I will take at least 3 months off for parental leave and then when I'm back to work, I'll be working from home as much as I can and will care for the baby. Brad is a realtor and has a lot of flexibility with his work schedule, so he'll be able to spend lots of time at home with the baby as well. Our goal is to have one of us home with our new baby as much as possible, only needing help from the grandparents for a couple hours at a time.
|Our Extended Families
We have loving relationships with our extended families. Our son and future baby have 4 very loving, doting grandparents. We have three sisters and three brothers-in-law who we love dearly and we all love being aunts and uncles to each other's kids!
Stephanie's family, while not nearby, are very much a part of our lives. We fly as often as we can to see each other, and they're so invested in our adoption journey. Brad's parents live in town, so dinners and playdates can happen often. Everyone is excited about our plans to adopt!
|What We're Up to in a Typical Week
- Brad and Stephanie both read with Sam's 1st grade class every week.
|Favorite Family Traditions
For birthdays we like to plan experiences as gifts: Stephanie's favorites are trips to the mountains, Sam loves going to the zoo, and Brad loves a night out with good friends and food.
For Christmas we alternate which extended family we're with, and our own traditions include opening stockings on Christmas Eve and opening the presents throughout the day instead of all at once.
Thanksgiving is a wild card. Some years we're with family, some years we go on a Family Adventure! One year we did a Southwest Road Trip to Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child
Either boy or girl
From both of us, we promise to love you and to love your baby unconditionally. Forever. We promise to seek open, safe communication with you as much as you're comfortable with. We promise to care for your baby when they're tiny. We promise to give him or her adventures and experiences and opportunities when they're older. We promise to wrap them up fully in our lives and provide love, safety, encouragement, honesty, support, belonging, and a home to thrive in.