|Our Education||Bachelor’s Degree in Business, State Certified EMT & Firefighter||Bachelor’s Degrees in Training & Development, General Education, Special Education, and English as a Second Language (ELL)|
|Our Professions||Firefighter||Special Education Teacher at an ELL Middle School|
|Stay-At-Home||Yes, 2 out of 3 days when not at the fire station||Yes, during the summer and on holiday breaks|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Brent & Dana's Favorites
|Food||Lebanese and Pizza||Mexican Food and Pizza|
|TV Show||The Big Bang Theory||The Office|
|Holiday||St. Patrick's Day||Birthdays and Easter|
|State, other than Kansas||Colorado||Texas|
|Hobbies||Playing Music, Running, and Spending time outdoors||Scrapbooking, Spinning, and Makeup|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We love spending time together as a family. We enjoy traveling and experiencing different places, their culture, and food. But also enjoy spending time together at home, having dinner as a family, watching movies and eating popcorn. Spending quality time together is important to us.
Brent is eclectic. One day you’ll see him in his firefighter gear and the next day you’ll see him in a kilt playing his bagpipes. He enjoys reading books, watching documentaries, is highly interested in Science and History, and can win any game involving trivia! Dana has many interests including being a Spin Instructor at our local YMCA where she teaches indoor cycling classes. She also volunteers her time for the Parent-Teacher Organization at their son’s school and serves as a member on the Board of Directors for their local credit union. She also loves to scrapbook and take pictures (lots of pictures!) Dana also owns a Cosmetics Business that she works from her home office and also does makeup application for clients for special events.
Brent and Dana have buckets lists! Brent would love to visit Scotland someday and Dana would love to become fluent in Spanish.
We have a 12-year old black lab mix named Buddy. He is such a great dog! Very gentle, calm, and laid-back and rarely barks. He loves playing fetch and going on walks. He is so good with people of all ages!
|Our Musical Interest|
Brent is musically inclined and has a large, varying taste for music. Growing up he played different musical instruments including the bass clarinet, bass guitar, and now the bagpipes. His interest in bagpipes came when he attended his first Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs. Dana loves all kinds of music, anything from Classic Country to Top 40. Since teaching at an ELL school, her students have really grown her love for Latino Music. At home, they enjoy listening to music and love dancing in the kitchen with their son!
|About Our Home & Neighborhood|
We live in our dream home, in Dana’s hometown. A beautiful two-story house with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Our favorite part of the house is the kitchen/dining/living area. We love that we have plenty of room to play and hang out, especially when our family is over. We have a great backyard with a swing set and a patio that overlooks the backyard where we love to sit and eat dinner when the weather is nice. We live in a close-knit community full of families and young children.
|Our Extended Family|
We truly believe it takes a village to raise a child and we are very fortunate to have an incredible village! Living in the same small town as Dana’s parents, siblings, and niece and nephews, we always have our doors open to each other. In one day we could be having breakfast at Dana’s parents, at home in the afternoon with our son, niece, and nephews, then over for a BBQ at one of our sibling’s homes. We can easily walk or ride our bikes to each other’s houses and always feel very welcomed wherever we go. Brent’s parents live very close too and we see them often. We enjoy Brent’s mom’s famous waffles for breakfast and sometimes even for dinner. We also enjoy spending time at Brent’s dad’s farm to fish and camp-out. We have a close relationship with our families, who are all very supportive and are thrilled we are adopting. They very much look forward to welcoming another child into our family!
|We live in the state of...|
Kansas! The beautiful “Sunflower State”!
|Our School District|
Our son, Blake, attends the same school Dana did growing up. It is located in our small community and we are in walking distance of the school. It is a PreK through 8th-grade school and the high school is in the next town about 5 miles away. We are committed to our children’s education and participate in the many educational programs and activities the school provides. We also believe in a solid foundation at home too, when it comes to academics, as well as mental and emotional support.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months
We are ready to love a child of any gender!
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Hispanic, Hispanic/Caucasian, Hispanic/African American, Hispanic/Other, Asian, Asian/Caucasian, African American/Caucasian, Native American, Native American/Caucasian|
We are open to whatever level of contact you feel comfortable with; including letters, photos, social media/email, and sharing visits.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and getting to know a little about us. We promise to provide your child with a home filled with love, adventure, and security where they can be themselves. We will provide them with the tools and support for them to fulfill all their hopes, dreams, and passions.
We look forward to hearing from you and to getting to know you.