|Our Professions||Controller||Stay at home mom (pursuing being a Life Coach)|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Brian & MaryAnne's Favorites
|Food||All kinds of pizza||Anything with cream cheese|
|TV Show||The Office||Friends|
|Author||Michael Crichton||J.K. Rowling|
|School Subject||Math||Language Arts|
|Season||Fall (Football season)||Arizona Winters|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We love being active, enjoy playing soccer and attending games whenever we can. Additionally, we both love to read and hope to instill this same love for reading in our daughter and next child. Traveling is also a favorite pastime. Whether it's driving to the beaches of California, taking a trip to the mountains of Arizona with our dogs, or flying to another state to visit friends and family, we love any excuse to visit places and experience new adventures!
We are a Christian household in which God plays an important role in our lives. MaryAnne grew up attending church regularly and Brian really found his faith after they got married. We believe that God has a plan for each of us and that it is all in His timing. We feel it's important to pass on the morals and values to our children as well as provide a good community for our family.
|Our Musical Interest|
MaryAnne loves music of a variety of genres of music from country, pop to Spanish. Her all-time favorite singer is Ed Sheeran. She really is just happy when she can either dance to some music or sing along.
Brian listens to whatever MaryAnne listens to as he is usually found listening to podcasts when he is on his own. However, his favorite band is Mumford and Sons.
|About Our Home|
We recently moved into our brand new home. For us, it was important that there was room for our family to grow, family and friends to visit, and plenty of room for toys and books, and room for people to gather. We live in a beautiful 4 bed 3 bath house with a front porch and a great backyard for entertainment and for the dogs to run around.
Our Daughter Leilani (Leila) was adopted when she was 6 months old in 2019. We have an open adoption with her bio family in which we share pictures, FaceTime with each other, send gifts, and have visits. We want Leila to know how special adoption is, how loved she is and how she became part of our family. Leila is a very happy easy-going baby who is infatuated with other children and loves dogs. She loves books, bath time, and gets extremely excited when she uses her sign language successfully. We know she will be a wonderful big sister and look forward to seeing her bond with her sibling!
|We live in the state of Arizona|
Although we are Colorado natives, we love Arizona (something MaryAnne never thought she would say). During the summer when it's really hot, we take weekend trips to the mountains, visit family in Colorado, drive to the beach, and play in the pool. When the temperatures cool off we go to the zoo (we have an annual pass), go for hikes, and play with our neighborhood friends. The other great thing about living in Arizona is that our family and friends love to visit frequently to escape the cold.
Of all the places we have lived in, this neighborhood, by far, is our favorite. All of our best friends live in our neighborhood. Furthermore, it is incredibly family-friendly and there are always kids around to play with at the park that is right across the street from us. Our next-door neighbors have become great friends and love passing cute clothes and toys down to Leila. Throughout the neighborhood development, there are multiple parks, basketball courts, tennis courts, two residents clubs with pools, restaurants, and gym facilities, and two beautiful lakes that we love to go on walks around.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 1 year old
Yes, we would love twins.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, East Indian, African American, Hispanic, Native American, Caucasian/ Hispanic, Caucasian/ African American, African American/ Hispanic|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits to your comfort level.
We are excited to grow our family once more through the joy of adoption! We look forward to welcoming your child into our family and are witnessing the sibling relationship that will bloom between them and our daughter. We have so much more love to give and are excited to share our adventures at the beach, with family, in the mountains and so much more with your child! We promise to unconditionally love and support your child and to encourage them in all that they do. Your child will know, above all else, that they are loved. We are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits!