Ni sa bula vinaka!
Thank you so much for taking time to look at our profile and for taking the time to consider our family. We are going about this entire process with all the faith and hope for both your family and ours. We are so completely impressed with your faith and courage in doing what you feel is best for you and your sweet baby. We are excited and humbled by the opportunity to welcome you and your family, into ours.
A little bit about Brooke (from Malcolm):
Brooke grew up in a big family with 8 siblings! She shares the title of being the oldest with her twin brother. Adoption has played a very large and significant role her in family. She has 5 siblings that have been adopted, as well as many adopted cousins who have joined their family from all over the world.
Brooke has a heart of gold! She would do anything for anyone at a moment’s notice. One of the many qualities that I love about Brooke, is her ability to love unconditionally. She is always first to love, and last to judge (which I believe is a rare quality to find in most people these days).
Brooke has the most contagious laugh.... she laughs so hard she snorts! But most importantly I love watching her be a mother. She is one to always put the needs of our family before her own.
A little bit about Malcolm (from Brooke):
Malcolm is the second oldest out of 4 children. He grew up on a farm, in a small country town. His family could be found camping as often as possible and letting Malcolm fish to his heart’s content. He played basketball, baseball and ran track all through Jr. High and High School and did very well at it. He still loves playing sports or doing anything active. I love that he is always up for an adventure!
Malcolm is the hardest working, kind, patient, thoughtful and loving person I have ever known. He is the most amazing father! Our kids absolutely adore him and love to do anything and everything with him. Malcolm is very handy and can fix just about anything. I love that he takes the time to teach all our children how to do things even though it might take him twice as long to finish the project.
Malcolm has an amazing love for our Savior Jesus Christ. He is always exemplifying Christ by loving and serving all of those who are around him. He is my best friend and I feel so fortunate to be able to go through life and eternity with him by my side.
Where we began:
Malcolm and I met in high school at a leadership retreat when we were 17 years old. From that first day that we met I knew there was something very special about him. We stayed in contact for the next year or two until he left to serve a church mission in the Fiji Islands. While he was serving his mission, I was attending Utah State University. As luck would have it, Malcolm’s older brother lived in my same apartment complex and we became friends. Shortly after, Malcolm returned home from his mission and moved in with his brother. We started dating and were married 10 months later. We have been married over 9 years. We have been extremely blessed to have been able to have 3 biological children. They are 7,6 and 4 years old.
We are a family that likes to have fun! We love all things outdoors. Some of our most treasured moments have been doing the simplest of things. We love to go camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, or anything we can do as a family. Our summer nights usually consist of a family bike ride around our neighborhood or a soccer game out in the yard. We love sitting out on the back porch roasting marshmallows and having family and friends over!
Several years ago, the Lord answered our prayers that our little family was not yet finished! After having lost many pregnancies, we knew that adoption was the route we needed to go to complete our family. We truly believe every family has a story, and we want to welcome you to ours!
Brooke and Malcolm