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Bryan & Alicia
Thank you for viewing our profile. Our hope is that you will be able to gain a small glimpse into our lives and see the love we have for each other, our children and the love we will share with our future child. We know you want the best for your baby, and we hope you will find us to be all you would expect to find in a parent for your child.
Adoption in Our Lives
Adoption has a huge role in both our lives. In May of 2016, we had the life changing experience of adopting our daughter Emerick. Again, in October of 2017, we were thrilled to find out we were chosen to parent our son, Cassius.
When we got married, we knew we wanted to have children. After years of trying and being unsuccessful, we knew adoption was for us. We have been so blessed with the adoption of our two children. We were fortunate to be present for their births and have developed a wonderful relationship with each of their birth families. Our children bring so much joy and happiness to our lives, and we cannot wait to have that experience with another child.
We both have family members and friends who have adopted children, or have been adopted themselves. We consider ourselves very lucky to experience firsthand the wonderful joy of bringing an adopted child into the family. Our family and friends acknowledge and speak of the selfless and courageous choices made by the birth parents. Through these relationships, we have seen how much love and support adoption creates, and the value of having close relationships.
In our experience with adoption, we truly believe it is the ultimate gift anyone could give. We've experienced so much joy and unconditional love through adoption. We cannot wait to complete our family with another child!
Throughout the week, things can get busy, but we always keep our focus on spending time together. It is of great importance to both of us that we spend as much time together as we can. One way we do that is giving our children baths together every evening. After bath time, we spend time playing and reading to our children before they head to bed. Our children are our number one priority. We strive to create and promote a loving, tight-knit environment which is united by strong relationships.
We both maintain traditional work schedules, so we have the evenings and weekends together. On the weekends, we usually take long walks around our neighborhood and enjoy being outside. Bryan plays on a men's baseball team, so Alicia and the children attend his games to cheer him on! Emerick and Cassius are his biggest fans!
Since moving to Northwest Arkansas from Florida, we take advantage of the change of seasons! In spring, we love planting colorful flowers in our yard. In fall, it's breathtaking to see the leaves change. Strolling along our neighborhood streets taking time to enjoy the various colors is definitely a favorite for us.
We also frequent the local library where there are many activities geared toward children. We've had the ability to see magic shows, plays, science exhibits and meet various children's authors. We enjoy exposing our children to various activities and we cannot wait to share the same experiences with another child!
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Bryan About Alicia: Alicia is wonderful mom and a natural-born caregiver! She loves kids, is dedicated and was born to be a mom. Alicia loves caring for others, being creative in various ways and randomly singing top 40 songs repetitively. She is strong, kind, loving and always motivated to tackle challenges placed in front of her. She is very loyal to those closest to her, and I know she will always love, care for and protect our children. She wants nothing more than to add to our family.
Alicia About Bryan: Bryan is incredibly spontaneous and makes life fun! He is caring and thoughtful. He has a heart for children, which he has shown through playing and caring for our two children. Prior to having our own children, Bryan showed he was going to make an incredible dad because he cared for his nieces and played tirelessly them! Bryan is active and loves almost every sport you can imagine. He is smart, funny and committed to lifelong learning. I know Bryan will support our future child with whatever their interests may be. Whether it's coaching a team, being a leader or attending a recital, our children will always be Bryan's top priority!
Our House and Neighborhood
Our home is located in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. We live in a quiet, family neighborhood in the suburbs. Our neighborhood is warm, welcoming, and safe. The streets are filled with families of all ages playing and walking their dogs.
One reason we opted to purchase our home in this neighborhood is because we felt it would be the perfect place to raise a family. The streets have paved sidewalks for safe walking and playing. Often, you will see children riding bikes or playing baseball.
Our home is located near a large university. There are always many activities and events for people of all ages. A very fun and special event is at Christmas time, when downtown is decorated with over 400,000 lights and there are pony rides, hot chocolate and music. We had the pleasure of experiencing this for the first time as a family of four this past Christmas. We would love to add another sibling to enjoy this wonderful tradition.
Our home is a two-story, brick home with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a large backyard great for all kinds of activities. Each of our children have their own spacious bedroom. Our living room has a very open space where our children can play. It has quickly become one of our favorite places in our home. A wealth of memories and milestones have been achieved in that one room. We can only imagine enjoying watching another young child making memories alongside our daughter and son. Our hearts would be so full!
Our future child will love living in such a wonderful home and neighborhood with amazing siblings and other children to play with along with many outdoor opportunities.
Our Extended Families
We are both very fortunate to have close relationships with our families. We believe family is very important when raising a child. Bryan's parents live in the same town as we do. We have the ability to see them quite frequently for a Sunday brunch, sporting event, dinners or even to stop over for a quick "hello." The remainder of our family lives in Florida where we grew up. We have been blessed to visit frequently and to host visitors in our home. During our visits, we enjoy activities such as watching our daughter playing with our three nieces, going to ballet recitals, having crayfish boils, attending movies, visiting beaches, and relaxing and enjoying the company of friends and family. Alicia has a much younger brother and sister. Spending quality one-on-one time with them is important to her to maintain their keep their close bond and to create new relationships with our children.
Our family is unique because they enjoy being together. We enjoy being in each other's presence and work as one big family rather than two. Both of our families have shown their support for us as we have made the decision to grow our family through adoption. They are thrilled to add another child. Our families' excitement mimics ours as we desire to add to our family. They are ready with open arms!
From Us to You
Thank you very much for giving us this opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you about our family. We appreciate you taking the time to learn about us as you make this difficult decision. We hope that through this profile, you will be able to gain a glimpse into our lives and see the love we have for each other, our children, our families and friends and the love we will share with our future child. We are grateful that you love your unborn child so much that you are willing to consider an adoption plan for him or her. We are excited to become parents again and welcome another child into our home and family.
We met in 2008, and our lives, to say the least, have been eventful and fulfilling. We married in December of 2012 and are blessed to have an amazing marriage! We have adopted several dogs, made moves across the country, shared in both joy and sorrow and adopted two beautiful children. These experiences have helped us grow as individuals, but more so as a couple.
We have always known we wanted to be parents. However, we did not know the means by which we would become parents. After unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant for several years, we decided to begin the adoption process rather than pursue fertility treatments. Adoption was a decision we made with our hearts, and we cannot wait to meet the newest addition who is meant to be ours. All children are gifts, and you would be giving us the greatest gift imaginable by adding to our family.
We think our greatest responsibility as parents is to ensure our child knows he or she is loved, cared for and respected by us. We wish to instill the great love of family within our child. We believe that family is a great foundation in our lives. Because we will be our child's greatest teacher, we will do everything within our means to ensure this child will flourish.
We want you to know how much respect and love we feel for you already. We cannot imagine what a difficult decision this is for you. We think of expectant mothers daily, that they would have the strength and the courage that is needed throughout this process. We look forward to being able to provide you with photographs and letters after the baby's birth. More than anything, we want you to know we will love this child unconditionally. We will devote our lives to providing him or her with all the love, security and joy we can offer.
We want your child to know where he or she came from. You will always be an integral part of your child's life. We plan to raise our child with an understanding and appreciation for you and the sacrifice you are making for him or her. Not only we, but our families and friends will love him or her beyond words.
We know you want the best for your baby, and we hope you will find us to be all that you would expect to find in parents for your child.
Bryan & Alicia
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