Meet Brent & Dana
A video message from Brent & Dana
A Letter from Brent & Dana
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile and learn more about us. This profile is made for you, so that we may introduce ourselves and offer a brief glimpse into our family. We look forward to sharing our traditions with your child, like family pizza night, dance parties in the kitchen, traveling and exploring new places and creating lasting memories full of fun, hugs, and laughter! We are excited to welcome your child into our large and very loving extended family and look forward to meeting and learning more about you!
We are a fun, outgoing, laid-back couple who love experiencing life together! We began dating 19 years ago and have been married 11 of those years. 6 years ago we were blessed with our son, Blake. It has always been our plan to grow our family; yet due to pregnancy difficulties, we felt God lead our hearts to adoption. As a family, we look forward to playing board games together, watching movies, family dinners, traveling and experiencing new adventures together. We are a family full of love and laughter and excited to welcome your child a part of our lives while watching them grow, learn, and follow their dreams!
One of the reasons I fell in love with Brent is because he made me laugh…. all of the time! I fell in love with him even more when he became a father. Brent is very family-first focused. Brent enjoys being a stay-at-home dad when he’s not at the fire station. Making trips to the zoo, park, and anything active and fun! He is a very involved father, who enjoys his family and makes us feel safe.
Brent is intelligent and witty, an amazing cook, and talented musician. He enjoys playing music, running, camping, and snow skiing. He values family, hard work, and education. Brent looks forward to sharing his love for the mountains and National Parks with our children.
Dana has the biggest and kindest heart, is warm, compassionate, and a very caring and nurturing mother to our son. She has a genuine care for people and is a natural at teaching others. Dana doesn’t sweat the small things in life, is open-minded, non-judgmental, extremely patient, and always sees the positive in everything.
Dana enjoys scrapbooking, teaching spin class, and working her makeup business from home. She also loves to travel! Especially somewhere with a beach. With her having summers off, we take family adventures to new places and visit our families’ vacation homes at the lake and in the mountains; she is looking forward to sharing new adventures with our children.
Our son, Blake, is just as excited! He is 6 years old and an inquisitive little boy, full of energy. He’s very easy-going with a huge heart. He is so kind, gentle, and helpful. Blake loves babies and we just know he will make an incredible big brother!
We have a very loving, happy, and supportive family who we enjoy spending time with. We also vacation with both sides of the family often; our most recent trip was to Seattle to visit Brent’s brother. Our families are very excited about our upcoming adoption and enthusiastic to grow our family.
We moved to Dana’s hometown three years ago to live in a smaller community with a good school district. Also for our children to grow up living near their cousins. We moved into a beautiful 2-story house with the intention of growing our family. We live in an established, close-knit community with a large backyard, where we look forward to our children running and playing. There are several parks in walking distance, along with a community library, and grocery store.
We always wanted a house where we could host holiday parties, birthday celebrations with family, and enjoy having friends over for cookouts or game nights. We love that our home has become the place where friends and family gather.
Our promise is to create a home for our children that is filled with love and security where each child is raised according to their individual purpose in God. To educate our children with the tools to help them fulfill all their hopes, dreams, and passions while supporting them physically, mentally, and emotionally. We promise a safe and loving home full of hugs, cuddles, and kisses. We are committed to our marriage and our family and promise to love unconditionally, every day of our lives!
Learn More About Brent & Dana
|Our Education||Bachelor’s Degree in Business, State Certified EMT & Firefighter||Bachelor’s Degrees in Training & Development, General Education, Special Education, and English as a Second Language (ELL)|
|Our Professions||Firefighter||Special Education Teacher at an ELL Middle School|
|Stay-At-Home||Yes, 2 out of 3 days when not at the fire station||Yes, during the summer and on holiday breaks|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Brent & Dana's Favorites|
|Food||Lebanese and Pizza||Mexican Food and Pizza|
|TV Show||The Big Bang Theory||The Office|
|Holiday||St. Patrick's Day||Birthdays and Easter|
|State, other than Kansas||Colorado||Texas|
|Hobbies||Playing Music, Running, and Spending time outdoors||Scrapbooking, Spinning, and Makeup|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
We love spending time together as a family. We enjoy traveling and experiencing different places, their culture, and food. But also enjoy spending time together at home, having dinner as a family, watching movies and eating popcorn. Spending quality time together is important to us.
Brent is eclectic. One day you’ll see him in his firefighter gear and the next day you’ll see him in a kilt playing his bagpipes. He enjoys reading books, watching documentaries, is highly interested in Science and History, and can win any game involving trivia! Dana has many interests including being a Spin Instructor at our local YMCA where she teaches indoor cycling classes. She also volunteers her time for the Parent-Teacher Organization at their son’s school and serves as a member on the Board of Directors for their local credit union. She also loves to scrapbook and take pictures (lots of pictures!) Dana also owns a Cosmetics Business that she works from her home office and also does makeup application for clients for special events.
Brent and Dana have buckets lists! Brent would love to visit Scotland someday and Dana would love to become fluent in Spanish.
We have a 12-year old black lab mix named Buddy. He is such a great dog! Very gentle, calm, and laid-back and rarely barks. He loves playing fetch and going on walks. He is so good with people of all ages!
|Our Musical Interest|
Brent is musically inclined and has a large, varying taste for music. Growing up he played different musical instruments including the bass clarinet, bass guitar, and now the bagpipes. His interest in bagpipes came when he attended his first Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs. Dana loves all kinds of music, anything from Classic Country to Top 40. Since teaching at an ELL school, her students have really grown her love for Latino Music. At home, they enjoy listening to music and love dancing in the kitchen with their son!
|About Our Home & Neighborhood|
We live in our dream home, in Dana’s hometown. A beautiful two-story house with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Our favorite part of the house is the kitchen/dining/living area. We love that we have plenty of room to play and hang out, especially when our family is over. We have a great backyard with a swing set and a patio that overlooks the backyard where we love to sit and eat dinner when the weather is nice. We live in a close-knit community full of families and young children.
|Our Extended Family|
We truly believe it takes a village to raise a child and we are very fortunate to have an incredible village! Living in the same small town as Dana’s parents, siblings, and niece and nephews, we always have our doors open to each other. In one day we could be having breakfast at Dana’s parents, at home in the afternoon with our son, niece, and nephews, then over for a BBQ at one of our sibling’s homes. We can easily walk or ride our bikes to each other’s houses and always feel very welcomed wherever we go. Brent’s parents live very close too and we see them often. We enjoy Brent’s mom’s famous waffles for breakfast and sometimes even for dinner. We also enjoy spending time at Brent’s dad’s farm to fish and camp-out. We have a close relationship with our families, who are all very supportive and are thrilled we are adopting. They very much look forward to welcoming another child into our family!
|We live in the state of...|
Kansas! The beautiful “Sunflower State”!
|Our School District|
Our son, Blake, attends the same school Dana did growing up. It is located in our small community and we are in walking distance of the school. It is a PreK through 8th-grade school and the high school is in the next town about 5 miles away. We are committed to our children’s education and participate in the many educational programs and activities the school provides. We also believe in a solid foundation at home too, when it comes to academics, as well as mental and emotional support.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months
We are ready to love a child of any gender!
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Hispanic, Hispanic/Caucasian, Hispanic/African American, Hispanic/Other, Asian, Asian/Caucasian, African American/Caucasian, Native American, Native American/Caucasian|
We are open to whatever level of contact you feel comfortable with; including letters, photos, social media/email, and sharing visits.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and getting to know a little about us. We promise to provide your child with a home filled with love, adventure, and security where they can be themselves. We will provide them with the tools and support for them to fulfill all their hopes, dreams, and passions. We look forward to hearing from you and to getting to know you.