BC: We know this is the end of our book... | ...but we hope it's the beginning of our life with children.
FC: Aleta & Brian
1: Dear Birth Mother/Birth Parents, We are Aleta and Brian from the greater Cincinnati area. We are ready to begin a family and give unconditional love to a child through adoption. By taking the time to look at our portfolio we know you have taken your child’s interests at heart. We will always inform our child about you. We are willing to discuss a level of openness that will work for all of us. We hope by looking at our photos and reading about our lives you will find comfort in knowing how much we want to share our life with a child. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. From the bottom of our hearts, Aleta and Brian
2: Our Story We met through mutual friends a little over four years ago. From the first meeting we had an instant connection. We have been practically inseparable ever since. What Aleta Likes about Brian Brian is the kindest person I know. I love his gentle nature and willingness to talk through problems or situations that may arise. He is extremely funny and constantly has me laughing. I love that he shares my adventurous side and has a passion for amusement parks. I know he will be a great father one day. What Brian likes about Aleta Aleta is my best friend. She's a sweet, caring person. She's very understanding and has always been there for me. I love how Aleta always looks on the bright side and can find humor in almost any situation. I think she will make a great mother.
3: Our families on our wedding day in 2010 | I was so excited the day Brian asked me to marry him. He possesses all the qualities I was looking for in a husband and a father.
4: Family is very important to us. | We are fortunate to have families that are as excited about adoption as we are. My mom is excited to have another grandchild to hold, love and spoil with kisses. My sister is excited to babysit and be a doting aunt. | Cousins | Sisterly Love
5: This is my Niece Sophie and my Nephew Noah. It has been a joy to take them on trips and watch them grow up. - Aleta
6: My niece and nephew are looking forward to having a new cousin to play with. My parents are especially looking forward to having a grandchild to spoil who will live so much closer to them.
7: Here are pictures with my Niece Anna and my Nephew Evan. We enjoy being playing games and spending time together. - Brian
8: We both value the importance of religion. We were raised as Christians. We sometimes attend Mass at Aleta’s Catholic church and other weeks we attend service with Brian’s parents at his Episcopal church. We are also honored to be Godparents. Being present at his Catholic Baptism was a wonderful experience. We continue to watch him grow and will be present for all of his religious and everyday milestones.
10: We love going to sporting events like the Reds, Bengals and Cyclones games. We want to share our love of sports with our child.
11: We also like going to Kings Island... | ...and the Cincinnati Zoo.
12: We love to travel and we look forward to the day when we can take our own children on family vacations! The Biltmore Estate | Our trip to Oregon. The highlight of our trip was visiting Astoria where they filmed the movie Goonies. | A chilly day in Put-In-Bay.
13: Hiking in Scottsdale, Arizona | Meteor Crater You can't imagine how large this is until you see it.
14: The dogs relaxing on the deck!
15: We love our animals and know one day they will no longer be our babies, but will become our pets. Our cats and dogs are extremely friendly and always looking for a back rub or a head scratch.
17: We have long lasting friendships. We have been with our friends during their weddings and birth of their children. They are anxiously awaiting for us to become parents.
18: We enjoy dressing up for Halloween and passing out candy to all the trick or treaters in our neighborhood!
19: Christmas is a special time to spend with family and friends. | Our friend's children were so excited to show us all their new gifts!
20: Brian is a computer programmer and Aleta is an elementary school teacher. We've been working at our jobs for approximately 13 years. We plan on having our child attend school where Aleta is currently teaching. We both believe post high school education is very important and we will encourage our child to attend college or a technical school.
21: We are making mustaches to go along with our weekly story, The Big Bushy Mustache!
23: We live in a nice residential area of Cincinnati. Our neighborhood provides sidewalks and cul-de-sacs. We are local to parks, bike trails, walking paths and playgrounds. We see children playing and riding their bikes during the warmer months and parents taking leisurely strolls with their children. We have a large fenced in back yard with many trees. Our property borders an old farm and our neighbors raise miniature horses. We have the best of both worlds, it’s residential with a country atmosphere. We are also less than five miles from most of our family. | I love this view of our yard and our neighbors barn from our deck.