Hi there, we are Brendan and Lauren. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about us, prospective parents! Here is our story.
Brendan: We first met at the school where we both teach. We met the first day and I asked Lauren out by the fifth day. Since our jobs were so important, we started as friends but that quickly grew into a strong love. We started to date and the rest is history.
Lauren: After just a few months of dating, Brendan moved to the town I was living in - that is dedication! We were engaged in a little less than a year and a half and had beautiful wedding packed with family and friends and then shortly after bought our first home. Soon after getting settled in, we knew we wanted to give our powerful love to someone else, so we rescued Natty, our pup!
Now that we have been married for a while, we feel that it is the perfect time to grow our family. We are both approaching our thirties and have a great home with lots of room to grow! Though we can't conceive a child biologically, we know that we are meant to be parents. We are beyond excited to adopt a child and share with them all the love in our hearts.
We live in a wonderful, charming home in a diverse community in Maryland. Our home is the perfect distance from everything, and we can walk to the nearby schools, parks, and playgrounds. Also, there are lots of young families that live in our neighborhood, so it's the perfect place to raise a child!
Throughout the year, there are many things we love doing in our community according to the season. Each Fall, we always visit the same farm near our home to pick a pumpkin, enjoy some cider and go on a hayride. We hope to continue this tradition with a child and enjoy many memories here in the future.
In the winter, we love going ice skating downtown in our city and hope to someday watch a child hold a little penguin to help them skate! We also really enjoy going to our Nation’s capital (DC is close by!) to see all 50 states Christmas trees.
My husband, Brendan, is the love of my life and my partner throughout every endeavor. He is the most caring, patient, open-minded, strong and understanding man that I know. He has such a big heart and would do anything for anyone without expecting a thing in return.
Brendan is a special education teacher and seeing him teach and change students lives is one of the reasons I fell in love with him. Brendan has also been the basketball coach at our school for five years, which has made him a strong male role model in many of these boys eyes. You can see it by the way they look at Brendan that for that short basketball season.
Through watching Brendan in the classroom and seeing him on the basketball court, it becomes most apparent that this man was meant to be a father, and that he would be the perfect dad. Brendan cares so much about his students; it makes me want to see how much he will care for a child! I know it will be incredible and I won’t be able to take my eyes off of them.
My wife, Lauren, is an amazing woman who cares for every person she meets, no matter what. She is always looking out for those she loves and finding new ways to make them happy, whether it be big or small. For example, when I am mowing the lawn and it is hot out, she always leaves a water bottle for me. She has also done larger things like throwing me a surprise birthday party with all of my friends. It's these types of things that make me confident that she will do everything she can to make sure that a child knows that they are loved.
Not only does Lauren teach her students about art, but she also teaches them the importance of expressing themselves and how to do it in way that is meaningful. She works so well with all the students and cares about each one of them individually. She truly is a mentor to these children and would do anything for "her kids." It's because of this natural motherly quality, that I know Lauren is going to be an incredible mom. She has so much love in her heart to share with a child, and I look forward to the day that she can finally hold a baby in her arms.