We are Jaime and Brian. We imagine this may not be an easy time for you as you consider making an adoption plan for your child. Our thoughts are with you, our hearts go out to you, and if you select us to be parents to your child, we will be here for you and promise to provide your child with unconditional love, security, support, and endless opportunities.
Many years ago, we met when Brian was playing a show with his band. We felt and an instant connection and after talking and laughing for hours, we realized we had so much in common! I fell in love with Brian for his passion, devotion, and incredible loyalty. Brian fell in love with my kind-hearted manner. Together, we are one.
We are madly in love with each other and are 100% dedicated to our marriage of 16 years and counting! We always wished to have children and while we were unable to have a child naturally, this challenge never diminished our desire to start a family. Our wish came true when we adopted our son, Thel. He is the light of our lives and we are so excited to open our hearts and home to another child. Adoption is beautiful and is how we choose to expand our family.
Jaime (written by Brian)
Jaime is a kind-hearted person and an amazing mother to Thel. She takes pride in her role as a mom and also her work as an interior designer. Jaime is extremely creative and has a natural eye for beauty. She enjoys being in the field and working hands-on with her clients, and also spends lots of quality time with family.
Jaime is compassionate, loving, giving, and an excellent listener. She does anything and everything to make her family, friends, and clients feel happy and at peace. Jaime has a sweet and sometimes silly sense of humor. In her free time she likes to paint and create art. She's very talented and enjoys writing and playing music. Her thoughtfulness, patience and warmth are just a few of the things that make her an excellent mom. Jaime shares so much of herself with everyone in her life, making a positive impact on those around her. I've always known Jaime to be a kind and caring person who lives life to the fullest. She and Thel share such a special bond and I know how much love she has and will give to another child.
Brian (written by Jaime):
I am so lucky to have a man like Brian in my life. He is an amazing father to Thel and he does everything to ensure the happiness of our family. Brian has a successful career as a journalist which he really enjoys. Between his skills as a writer, and being a musician, he is one of the most talented people that I know. Brian is also an incredible chef! He went to culinary school and still enjoys cooking at home and creating new recipes.
Brian loves to have fun and make people laugh. He puts family first and is always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend or neighbor in need. I was drawn to Brian's adventurous personality.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys playing music and listening to his favorite bands. He also like running and is up for anything outdoors! Most of all, he loves playing with Thel.
I greatly admire Brian's unselfish and loving nature, and I am so proud to have him in my life. He is an incredible dad and this journey has been amazing. He loves our family and cannot wait to carry on family traditions with our children.
Our son, Thel Ray, is almost 2 years old and he is our everything. He has a tender heart and is such a happy and sweet boy. Thel loves dancing, watching for birds (and airplanes), and exploring outside. He also loves to read books, especially ones about animals. Before we turn the page of a book, he makes sure to kiss each animal! He's so nurturing, even pretending to give his stuffed animals drinks from his sippy cup.
With new friends Thel is at first a bit shy but he breaks the ice by offering one of his toys. His favorites are his drum kit and play golf set.
Thel is very loving with a happy spirit and he brings so much joy to everyone in our lives. Thel will be an excellent big brother.
My parents, Kemble and Genie, have been happily married for 48 years. They have taught me the true meaning of love and marriage. My mom was a second language schoolteacher and special needs tutor for many years. She is now enjoying retirement. My dad is a retired international business executive. He is hardworking and always supported his family.
My parents are extremely kind, caring and generous. They will drop everything if someone they know needs help or support. They are loving grandparents and are so excited about welcoming another grandchild.
My brother, Kemble, is a true rockstar! He's extremely talented and travels all over the country playing lead guitar in his band. He is so fun and loves being around his family. Kemble recently married his beautiful wife, Jen. She is a fashion buyer for a large company. Brian and I love spending time with them and going on family vacations. Kemble was there when Thel Ray was born and will continue to be by our side.
My parents, Billy and Denise, have been married for 48 years. They have always taught me to be responsible, educated, and hardworking. Everything that I am is due to their love and encouragement. My dad is a retired longshoreman. He is very funny and creative, two special qualities I have inherited from him. My mom is a retired elementary school teacher. They love to have fun and can't wait to pass on family traditions to their grandchildren.
I'm extremely lucky to have a twin brother I can call my best friend. Sean and I have always had a special bond and we remain close as adults. Sean is very smart and I'm always learning from him. When he’s not busy with work as a property manager, he enjoys being the “fun” uncle! His wife Allison is also a property manager and is the sister I never had! I hope our children will look up to them and count on them for support, just like I do.
It is our hope that in reading this letter and looking at the special times we have shared, you have a good sense of who we are. Our home is filled with music and laughter, which brings lots of smiles to everyone. When we are fortunate enough to adopt again, your child will be genuinely happy and so well loved.
We are generous, kind-hearted, responsible people who have so much to give, including a big brother! We promise to raise your baby to love others, be kind and compassionate, and to always be willing to help others in need. We will protect and guide your baby through childhood and adulthood, always providing the support he or she needs to be whatever they want to be in life.
We look forward to bringing another child into our lives and are honored to be considered by you as adoptive parents. While this new phase in our journey together is something we are excited about, we cannot overlook the fact that this may not be an easy time for you. We are thinking of you and are sending good wishes as you make the plan you feel is best for your baby.
Jaime and Brian
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