Congratulations Brian and Shauna – You have a match!
Hello, we are Shauna and Brian, and we first want to acknowledge how difficult we imagine this decision is for you; it must take a tremendous amount of courage to be so willing and open to consider trusting someone to care for and love your child. When we married over 18 years ago, we thought we would have two children, one biological and one adopted, so adoption has always been a part of our plan. We tried for several years to conceive and were unable to, so we chose adoption because we believed that we could make a positive difference in a child’s life and in the life of a birth mother, and us. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of this chapter in your life, and we hope to provide you with caring support through this process.
Shauna is a speech-language pathologist and professor, and Brian is a mental health counselor. Both of us consider helping professions as callings, and we have supported each other throughout our marriage to achieve these goals and realize our dreams. In addition to us humans, we have two dogs, Dani and Charlie, who are wonderful with kids of all ages.
Together, we are best friends. We communicate easily and openly, and enjoy talking A LOT about all kinds of things we care about, are interested in, random things from our jobs, ideas we have…the list goes on; these talks are some of our greatest memories. We also love to watch movies together cuddle on the couch, play with our dogs, camp, travel, spend time with friends and family, ride bikes or walk on the greenbelt, go on road trips, take in the outdoors, and try new restaurants (Shauna is a fantastic cook). We truly enjoy our time spent together, and cannot wait to share that time with a child.
Our child will be a part of a very close family and extended family of close friends. He or she will be loved and spoiled to pieces.
We are both comfortable with an open adoption and believe that having you involved is important, hopefully through an exchange of pictures and letters, and periodic visits, if possible.
Again, we want to let you know what an honor and privilege it is for you to consider our family for your child. No matter what you decide, we hope the best for you and your little one.