Meet Brendan & Danielle
A video message from Brendan & Danielle
A Letter from Brendan & Danielle
Greetings from Utah! Adoption was put on our hearts long ago, and we are now eagerly awaiting the joy of becoming first-time parents through adoption. Being outdoors and spending time with friends and family are some of our favorite things to do and we are excited to open our home, teach our faith, and share our love with your child. We look forward to creating memories to last a lifetime and pass on our family traditions. We would be thrilled to share photos, updates, and yearly visits!
We met through mutual friends while going to college in Iowa. We were instantly attracted to each other’s wanderlust and values. Having fun and creating memories drew us together, and we have been married for five years now. We talked about adoption early in our relationship, but infertility took us by surprise. Through highs and lows, we are committed to each other and to our future child. Together, we enjoy going for walks with our dog, cooking, and spending time with our friends and their children.
We are passionate about traveling and witnessing different cultures. We have been to over half of the 50 states, and to 7 countries. We love trying new experiences like hot air balloon rides, zip-lining, hiking, and visiting national parks. Being active is very important to us, so we are often found riding our bikes, going for walks or hikes, or boxing. We love spending time in God’s word together – we often read a passage during dinner and discuss it. We are excited to share our passion for life with your child.
Brendan is the calm and resourceful one in our home. I admire his ability to think through a problem and find a logical solution as well as Brendan’s hard work and dedication. He is always supporting me, and can always make me laugh. Brendan is a quality engineer for an aerospace company. He loves that his work is helping protect our country and gets to travel to small businesses around the United States. Hiking and hunting are among Brendan’s favorite outdoor activities. He’s often building new things for our home like workbenches, tables, and bookshelves. Brendan is excited to teach your child how to work with their hands and pass on his love for the outdoors. Brendan comes from a long line of great fathers and I know he will set the perfect example for your child and teach them all he knows.
Danielle has a joyful and caring heart. She is an optimistic and outgoing person who is always helping others and encouraging them. Danielle is also very organized and pursues simple and intentional living. She can often be found baking bread and treats, going over our finances, or crafting. Some of Danielle’s favorite craft projects are knitting scarves, crocheting blankets, and restoring old furniture.
Danielle works for the engineering department at a local university and helps to prepare high school students for college. She also plans and leads STEM events for the community. Danielle is looking forward to teaching your child how to read, sing, and use their imagination. She’s also excited to pass on her love of traveling. Danielle will be a present and engaging mother, always ready for an adventure, and a great teacher.
We both coming from loving, close families. Both of our parents and sisters live in Iowa and we travel at least two times per year to visit them (summer and Christmas) and they visit us multiple times per year.
Brendan has one younger sister, and Danielle has one older sister. We have three nephews and one niece that we adore! They are so excited to have a cousin. Our extended family reaches all over the eastern US, which gives us great opportunities to get together and travel. Our family is so thrilled to share holidays like Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, and Thanksgiving with your child. Both of our parents are retired and look forward to attending birthday celebrations and many of their first experiences.
We live in a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home on the edge of a small rural town. Our home is the gathering place for many summer luaus, super bowl parties, and Easter dinners. A nursery is already set up with hot air balloons and airplane décor, lots of books, and a cozy chair. We have a great backyard that is fenced in and faces the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We have a sweet poodle, Gracie, that loves walks and cuddling, and is great with our friend’s children. Our home is next to a great park that we play at every day. We are also close to the local schools, our church, and many friends.
We promise to love and care for your child as our own. We love their unique story and want them to proud of where they come from. We will speak of you with honor and respect. We promise to raise them with grace and understanding. Our promise to you and to your child is to be engaged and present. We promise to read them stories, be silly with them, snuggle them, help them when times are hard, and walk with them through life.
Learn More About Brendan & Danielle
|Our Education||Degree: Mechanical Engineering||Degree: Marketing|
|Our Professions||Quality Engineer||College Recruiter|
|Stay-At-Home||No||No, but considering in the future|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Brendan & Danielle's Favorites|
|Food & Dessert||Chicken & Dumplings | Pie||Spaghetti Squash Lasagna | Cookies|
|TV Show||The Office||Friends|
|Bible Passage||1 Corinthians 16:13-14||Philippians 4:13|
|Author||Ian Fleming||Robyn Carr|
|Vacation Place||Jackson, Wyoming||Glacier National Park, Montana|
|Holiday||Fourth of July||Thanksgiving|
|More About Our Family|
|Passing on our Family Traditions|
We love celebrating holidays in our home! Birthdays are a special event in our home. Danielle’s mom always had a trail of hearts leading from their bed on Valentine’s Day to a surprise and Easter egg hunts around the house. We wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, make May Day baskets, go to Fourth of July parades and fireworks, go camping on Labor Day weekend, carve pumpkins for Halloween and dress up in costumes. We love making a special thanksgiving meal while watching football, and we go all out for Christmas. We focus on memories and experiences rather than lots of gifts.
We are Christian family engaged in our church. Brendan is a board member of our church, and Danielle leads our nursery program. We have also led our church through Financial Peace University. We are both grateful to grow up in Christian homes, and we love visiting Danielle’s home church where her Dad is the pastor.
|Fun in the Kitchen|
We love to be in the kitchen trying new recipes and new foods. We love having cooking competitions with random ingredients and trying new cuisines. Danielle grew up a picky eater, and Brendan has introduced her to so many new foods that she loves! Brendan is creative with adding spices and rarely follows a recipe. Danielle is the baker, so treats and breads are her specialty. She recently started baking with sourdough, and her loafs of bread do not last long in our home!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 1 year old
Thank you so much for considering us for your child! No matter where you are in your journey, we are praying for you – know that you are deeply loved and valued. We promise to cherish your child, honor you, and provide a life of love, faith, and community for your child. We are thrilled to share photos, updates, and yearly visits. We would love to speak with you soon!