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.

Adoption Diary

Last Days of Summer

We are taking full advantage of summer today as we feel the seasons start to shift in Upstate NY. We spent the morning doing some outdoor yoga with this beautiful view of lake Ontario (pictured). This is one of our favorite spots to go to for food on the lake, and during the summer they clear the deck for some Saturday morning yoga. Now we intend to spend the rest of the day soaking up the sun by our pool. We both love summer, but are also looking forward to cool nights, fires, and pumpkin spice in the weeks to come

Orphaned Baby Chipmunks

Yesterday on our afternoon walk with Fred, we stumbled upon a tiny baby chipmunk- and I mean stumbled because Ken had to practically push me from nearly stepping on the little guy! We then noticed another nearby who was not looking very active :( They were so tiny and cute! Their little eyes were still closed and they could hardly walk without toppling over. Ken ran home and grabbed a box and some gloves as I kept watch. Two little girls came by and said they saw the babies out a while ago. So we decided to take them with us. Ken searched the area and we found number 3 on the side of the road! We took them home, put them in our attic for the warmth with a space heater going, and ran to the store to get some puppy formula and some pedialyte for hydration. We started making calls and posts and thankfully in the evening got in touch with someone who runs a non profit wildlife rehabilitation program. Before making the trip to her, we went one last time to search the area again and sure enough… we found one more!!! They were all doing well and we got some fluid and food in them. Late last night we dropped them off, and will continue to follow their journey on social media. Wishing these little babies the best as they grow bigger and stronger and can hopefully be released back into the wild!

After the experience we reflected on how important we think it will be to instill in our future child to respect and value all life, no matter how big or how small❤️

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.


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