Carin & Brady

We first met studying abroad in Spain, and discovered we still liked each other after the exciting travels in Europe were over. After dating several years, we got married in 2009. When we started to try growing our family, we dealt with infertility. Prior to getting married we talked about adoption being part of our family, and felt a calling to pursue adoption instead of continuing with medical treatments. In December 2013, Henrik’s birth mother chose us to be his parents, and that was the greatest Christmas gift we have ever received! We are proud parents of this fun-loving and active almost-3-year-old, and have loved every moment of being his mom and dad. Through adopting Henrik, we know the true honor of having someone trust their child to us. Being adoptive parents is a HUGE gift, and we honor it by working tirelessly to raise a great family.
 

We are excited to welcome into our family a boy, girl, twins, or sibling group (of any gender combination), 12 months of age and under, through open, semi-open or closed adoption.

 
 
 

DEAR EXPECTANT MOTHER


Hello!

Thank you for taking the time to check out our profile. We really hope it gives you a good idea about who we are as a couple and as a family, and just how excited we are about building our family through adoption.

We love being parents, and try to soak in the many little moments that make parenting so special- walks to the park, building forts, wiping runny noses, etc. We are an active family; you’ll usually find us playing in the back yard, having dance parties in the kitchen, or going on road trips to the mountains or beach. We became parents because our son’s brave and strong birth mother chose to give him life, and chose for us to be his parents. Being adoptive parents to our son is by far the greatest gift we have ever received. It is our promise that the child we adopt will be raised in a home full of love, laughter, and encouragement; we are really committed to making sure a child in our family knows he or she is loved unconditionally.

Our families are very supportive and involved in our lives. Our sisters and their husbands are rock star aunts and uncles, and our parents are thrilled at the opportunity to shower another grandchild with their love. We have an open adoption with our son’s birth family; they are also excited to see our family grow and to meet our next child.

Since early in our marriage, we have wanted adoption be part of our family. Carin’s sister was adopted, which was a contributing factor in her desire to adopt. We planned to adopt, but perhaps after having a child or two biologically. A couple years of infertility later, our hearts pulled us away from medical treatment options and towards adoption. Becoming a family through adoption has been the coolest adventure we’ve ever been on, and we truly ENJOY the gift of parenting. We have a community of friends who are also adoptive families; it is really neat to learn just how many people are touched by adoption. We are so grateful that our children will grow up with connections to other adoptive families of all different backgrounds.

We celebrate our child’s birth family regularly with love and gratitude. The child we adopt will know his or her unique adoption story, and we will always honor the inseparable and unique bond between a child and his or her birth family. We wish to foster this important bond, and would be very happy to continue connections with our child’s birth family through use of letters, emails, photos, and visits.

As you continue in your decision-making process, we wish good things for you. We pray for you:

  • To feel God’s love for you and your baby
  • To experience peace in your heart in whatever decision you make
  • To receive solid support from people who care about you
  • To know deeply that you are a beloved child of God

Love,
Carin & Brady

 

ABOUT CARIN


Job Description
Certified Child Life Specialist / Kids Coordinator at Church

Education
BA-Psychology

Hobbies
Park & library adventures with our son, doing anything outside, reading, drinking tea

Number of Children
1

Church Denomination
Protestant (non-denominational)

 

WHAT WE DO


At home you’ll find the three of us running through the sprinkler in the summer, jumping in leaves in the fall, and having dance parties in the kitchen all year long. We enjoy our time at home, but we also love to get out and explore. Many weekends we take road trips to the mountains or the beach, and a few times a year we go on bigger trips to other states or countries. Other “stuff” you’ll find us doing includes: taking walks along the trail by our home, eating outside on the deck, finding reasons for an ice cream or pizza party, and spending time with family and friends.

 

PARENTHOOD


We both dreamed of being parents, and cannot put into words how much we love being a mom and dad. We want the children we raise to know that they are loved- all the time, no matter what- by their mom, dad, and also by God. We desire for our kids to know that they matter, to know that they are kind, smart, brave, and strong, and we promise to give them all the opportunities to grow in a home of unconditional love.

 

 

ABOUT BRADY


Job Description
Market Manager

Education
BA-Business Management / Spanish

Hobbies
Chasing our son around the backyard, reading sports news, biking

Number of Children
1

Church Denomination
Protestant (non-denominational)
 

 

WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT


What we value most in life is our relationships, so we work hard at our marriage, our family, and loving other people well. We think it’s important to work hard, but also important to play, so we make sure to have FUN together, too! We laugh a lot, particularly when we do something nerdy that draws a laugh from the other.  Also, we try to live in such a way that we get to know God better and hopefully let others around us feel God’s love for them, too.