Ken and Brenna

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Ken and Brenna

We are a couple from Rochester, NY hoping to adopt a baby

Hello! We are Brenna (she/her) and Ken (he/him) from Rochester, NY. We are both looking incredibly forward to growing our family through adoption.

If you are interested in learning more about us, we encourage you to look at our official website with our agency, Friends in Adoption. A lot of the information we have included on our Adoptimist page is from our website.

Our official website is:

We would also love to hear from you. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you want to learn a little more about us. You can message us directly through the Adoptimist messaging function. If you'd rather speak to a professional than us directly, you can use the contact options through the Friends in Adoption website.

Our hope for you is that you have been or are able to access the support and information you need to make an informed and empowered choice for yourself and your expected baby, whatever that choice may be. We truly wish you all the best in your next steps ahead.

Brenna and Ken

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Who We Are

We met in 2012. Ken had just moved to South Florida for his post-doc, which happened to be in the same clinic Brenna worked in during graduate school. We connected almost immediately and have been together since. This is why we both happen to be pediatric psychologists (and likely always have and always will work together). In 2015 we were able to both get wonderful jobs at a medical center in Rochester, NY. We were happy to settle in Rochester, as Brenna is from the area and we are closer to some family and friends. We got married in 2016 in the Finger Lakes (a special place to us), and bought our home together in Rochester in 2018.

One thing we feel most proud about is the strong relationship and marriage we have built together. We hope this will serve as a solid foundation for children and a future family. Ultimately, we both really respect and value one another. We really are best friends. We even survived a lock down and pandemic together without getting sick of each other!

We’d say we are a “modern” family. Ken has two (now adult — hard to believe!) children, Noelle and Micah, who live in Maine and visit regularly for holidays and vacation. We really value the traditions we have established, and can’t wait to continue these traditions and create new ones with a child. One of our favorite times of year is hosting family for Thanksgiving, and then “making” our family trek for miles for the perfect Christmas tree (think National Lampoons Christmas Vacation)!

Perhaps our most valued time and memories are from our trips and travel together. We have been very fortunate to travel to many wonderful places, and hope we can continue these memories with a growing family. We also love our home, and exploring and enjoying the lakes and nature that surrounds us.

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Spring projects

We have been busy these past few weeks with Spring projects! Last weekend we went to the flower market and picked up some beautiful flowers for our front. We also planted our summer herb garden, lettuce, and tomatoes. There really is nothing better than fresh herbs from the garden for cooking! We have also been working on sprucing up our 3 seasons room in the back. Last night we were able to enjoy the room while watching a crazy thunderstorm. We are looking forward to enjoying the outdoors and our yard in the summer months ahead!

“Grandpa” is 1 year cancer free!

Brenna speaking here- my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma in late 2020. But don’t worry… this is a happy post!

He was able to get fantastic care at our local medical center, including being enrolled in a clinical trial for an experimental cancer treatment drug. 1 year following treatment we are SO HAPPY to report that he is doing great and his scans are all clear!!! We are so incredibly grateful for this. We are so looking forward to having him be around to be the ridiculously silly and playful grandpa we know he will be someday! Love you so much, Dad!

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.


Ken and Brenna

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