S: Will & Brittany
FC: Will & Brittany | Will & Brittany
1: Hi there! | Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to flip through our profile book and get to know our family! While we don't know you personally, please know that we have been praying for you and your story since the day we first realized the Lord was calling us to adoption. We do know ONE thing about you-- that you have already made one brave and tremendously important decision to give the child that you are carrying LIFE, and we couldn't be more amazed by that. While we cannot even begin to imagine the feelings you must be having as you plan an adoption for your child, we are absolutely blown away by the courage and strength that you have already shown. We hope that by looking through the pages of this book you will gain an understanding for the type of people we are and the love that we share. So here we go! Let us start by telling you a little bit about ourselves...
2: About Us | We're Will and Brittany. We have known each other for over 12 years (since 2006!), dated for four years, and have been married for over three years. Our time together has truly flown! Right before getting married, we learned that for health-related reasons we would have a harder time having children as easily as our friends and family. Brittany's mom was adopted at birth, so we always had a passion for adoption. After much prayer and questioning what path the Lord was leading us to, we felt that God was clearly calling us in this direction. We couldn't be more thrilled and excited to see what the future will hold for us as we have the opportunity to welcome a child into an environment of love, security and comfort.
5: Can I just say that I am the luckiest man in the world to have a wife as beautiful and radiant as Brittany? From our very first date I knew that she was an amazing woman and I have grown as a person just trying to keep up with her since that day. If you only spent a day with Brittany, you would see the amazing qualities that have me falling in love with her more and more. She is genuine, compassionate, brilliant, beautiful and extremely funny. She is the most dependable person you will ever meet and if she says she will do something there is nothing that can stop her. Brittany is extremely creative and she brings life and vibrancy to everything that she touches. She loves to exercise, read, bake, and explore new cities. We really love to travel and some of my favorite memories are sitting in the car talking with her for hours while traveling through different states. | What I love most about Brittany (through the eyes of Will) | Brittany is also an amazing photographer, but works from home as a virtual assistant by day. Her ability to work flexibly will allow her to stay at home with our future children as we grow our family. Brittany is so full of love that any child would be blessed to have her as their mommy, the same way I have been so blessed to have her as my wife.
6: What I love most about Will (through the eyes of Brittany) | Will is literally the most caring and compassionate man I have ever known. I didn't think men like Will existed until I met him. He's the type of man who buys me flowers for no reason, consistently puts my needs above his own, plans random picnics for me, rubs my feet after a long day and is constantly building me up and encouraging me through my not-so-perfect moments. He is a man of patience, kindness and love. Will is also incredibly smart and talented at anything he sets his mind to. He is bilingual, and grew up speaking Spanish as well as English. He loves animals, playing soccer, watching sports, learning new technology and spending time with friends and family. He also loves to cook and explore new recipes and cuisines (a major plus!). He works as a Network Engineer for a government contractor and absolutely loves his job. There is not a single doubt in my mind that Will would make an amazing father to a child, the same way that he has been an amazing best friend and husband to me.
8: Meet Popcorn | Popcorn spontaneously became a part of our family in the summer of 2011 when we adopted him on our way to the movie theater. We never did make it to our movie date that day, but instead rushed to the store to stock up on necessities for our new little 3 pound fur-ball of fun! Although he is part chihuahua by blood, we always say that because he didn't grow up around other chihuahuas he totally thinks he is a human! Popcorn is so amazingly sweet, gentle and loving. He enjoys giving kisses, playing fetch, running after laser pointers and LOVES meeting new people. In fact, he likes people more than he likes other dogs! It's not uncommon for us to go to the dog park and for Popcorn to make sure to meet all of the other human families before getting to know their furry friends. There is no doubt that Popcorn brings plenty of smiles, joy and laughter to our household!
10: Our Home | We live in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch-style home with a spacious backyard and plenty of room for kids to play-- both inside and outside. We bought our home after a year of being married and have already made lots of special memories here! Our neighborhood is full of families of all ages-- both young and old. There are also plenty of parks nearby and family-friendly activities going on year-round in our county. The beach is a short drive away and many playgrounds are within walking distance. We are so fortunate to live where we do and think its the perfect location to make new memories as we grow our family!
12: Brittany's Family | Brittany grew up in South Florida and has always been very close to her family. She loves spending time with her mom (Jody), brother (Brandon), sister-in-law (Katie), niece (Sierra), Uncle Roy and Aunt Linda who only live a couple hours from where we live. When we all get together it is guaranteed to be a good time! | Brittany's brother Brandon, sister-in-law Katie, and niece Sierra | The whole gang!
13: Brittany lost her father in 2015, which was difficult for her and her family, but she is at peace knowing her father would have been so pleased to see the way that her family has stuck together. Brittany's mother is a wonderful woman who has been there for us beyond measure! She is actually adopted as well, which has been one of the major reasons Brittany has always been so passionate about adoption. Her entire family is so supportive and excited to meet the new family addition! | Brittany's mom Jody & grandmother | Brittany and her mom showing her dad some love at our wedding!
14: Will's Family | Will comes from a very large Peruvian family that is never lacking in love! Will's mom (Carmen) and step-dad (Jose) live a couple hours away and are some of the funnest people you will ever meet! They love the beach and taking their boat out on the water. Will's dad (Willy) and step-mom (Stella) live about 30 minutes away and are also full of love for their family. They never pass up an opportunity to spend time with us and love on the grandchildren they already have! | Us with Will's dad, step-mom, step-sister, step-brother, niece and nephew! | Will's sister Pam, brother-in-law Mike, nephew Jacob and niece Olivia | Us with Will's mom Carmen and step-dad Jose
15: Will is VERY close to his grandparents who helped to raise him from a young age. Will has one older sister (Pamela) who lives on the west coast, but that does not stop them from talking all the time! We also love any time we get to spend with our niece Olivia and nephew Jacob. In addition, Will has dozens of cousins all over the world-- in the US, Peru and Europe! We love being a part of such a large and loving family-- there is never a dull moment! | Will's Grandparents | Celebrating with Will's family at our wedding!
16: Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable. - Mahatma Gandhi | Our Community & Church | We are very involved in our church community and have such an amazing group of friends that we have met through it. In fact, some of our closest friendships have formed through our "church family"! These are the folks that we do daily life with. We support each other and point each other towards Christ during the highs and lows of life. Many of our friends already have children of their own, so we have already gotten a lot of hands-on experience with them! Our community is SO excited that we are adopting, and personally have been praying for you, your child and this process for many years! | Will serves every week in the student ministry at church. He loves his time there and sees it as an opportunity to impact young lives as they grow in their relationship with God. Will also plays in an indoor soccer league with many of our same church friends. Brittany participates in women's bible studies at our church and is particularly passionate about encouraging women to realize their true worth in Christ. We also attend a weekly church community group together and love our time there!
18: Our Travels | We love to travel! It is truly one of our favorite things to do and we have already experienced so many different places together. Some of those include: the Dominican Republic, Georgia, California, South Carolina, North Carolina, the Bahamas and the Keys! While traveling, we love to do adventurous activities, but also love to balance those out with relaxation and trying new cuisines and restaurants. We cannot wait to bring a little one along on our trips to see the rest of the world!
20: We Pinky Promise... | We promise to heal boo-boos with kisses. We promise to be an example of love and stability. We promise to be the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. We promise to apologize when we are wrong. We promise to celebrate the fact that our family was built through adoption. We promise to speak of you with nothing but love, respect and kindness. We promise to be the loudest cheerleaders on the sidelines. We promise to watch their favorite movies over and over again. We promise to be patient and quick to listen. We promise not to have favorites. We promise to laugh at all their knock knock jokes. We promise to teach the importance of prayer as we pray alongside them. We promise your baby will know that Christ's love exceeds all others.
21: We hope that through the pages of this book you were able to gain an understanding of our personalities, family and lifestyle. One thing is for certain; our children will never be able to question our love for each other or our love for them, just as they will never be able to question YOUR love for them. We will make sure that they understand the great gift that you have given to them-- and to us! We truly appreciate the time that you have taken to read about our family. Please know that regardless of your decision, we will continue to keep you in our prayers. | Will & Brittany