Hello! We are Brian and Noel. Although we do not know you, we want you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you as you continue on this journey. We think you are amazing and strong for making the brave and loving choice of adoption. We know that you are making this choice because of the love you have for your baby. Thank you for looking at our profile and for considering us as loving parents for your baby.
Our story began in summer of 2004 when we met through a mutual friend. On our first date we spent hours talking and it did not take long for us to realize that we were meant to be. After one and a half years of dating, Brian got down on one knee and proposed. Noel said, “YES! YES! YES!”
Over the years our love for one another has only grown stronger. In the summer of 2010, we began trying to start a family and we realized that adoption would be the perfect way for our family to grow. It wasn’t until we actually adopted Michael in January of 2014, that we understood just how amazing and beautiful adoption really is. We were again blessed when we adopted Noah in May of 2015. As Michael and Noah grew older, it was without hesitation and with much excitement that we waited to adopt again. While we were waiting to adopt our third child, we were shocked to find out Noel was pregnant. When James was born, he was another reminder that God had always had a plan for our family. We believe that love is what makes a family and we certainly have a lot of love to give!
Brian is an amazing dad and husband! He is a handyman around the house and has taught himself to play the keyboard, guitar and accordion. He enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and working in the yard. Brian races home every day from work to spend as much time as possible with Michael, Noah and James.
Noel is so happy to be a stay-at-home mom! She fills each day with educational and fun activities for Michael, Noah and James. When Noel has free time, she likes visiting with family and friends. Noel also enjoys taking pictures, volunteering in the boys’ classrooms, running and being outdoors.
About Our Boys
Michael (age 7) is very curious and tries to figure out how things work. Although he can be shy, Michael is silly when playing with his family and friends. Unlike Noah and James, by nature, Michael is cautious! When we are out, he keeps a close eye on his little brothers and always makes sure they are safe.
Noah (age 5) has been in constant motion since his first breath! He is always smiling and is bursting with personality. Noah is definitely mischievous, but that is only because he is so excited to explore and learn new things!
James (age 1) is always laughing and smiling! He quickly went from a sleepy newborn to a determined and busy baby. James started walking at 10 months and was running by 11 months. Some days it takes all four of us to keep him out of trouble. We are always excited to see his newest tricks!
Our Lives Together
The most important thing to us is spending time together as a family! Since Brian is a teacher and Noel is a stay-at-home mom (former teacher), we have lots of time together. We love playing games, building forts, making pancakes, racing cars, playing outside, family dinners and reading together before bed. There is so much love in our family and we cannot wait to share it with another child!
Our Beliefs On Adoption:
We have already been blessed by the miracle of adoption twice and cannot wait to adopt again! It truly is amazing how birth families and adoptive families can come together as one. When we think of our sons’ birth families, we feel so much love and gratitude. We honor their selfless decisions every day and hold a special place for them in our hearts and family!
After adopting our sons, we truly understand that every adoption is different. Although we have open adoptions with both our sons’ birth families, the relationships look very different, and that is okay! We think it is important for adoptive families and birth families to work together to make a plan that makes everyone feel comfortable. Since we believe our children can never have too many people loving them, we are open to keeping in contact with birth families through visits, phone calls, letters, emails and photos. We understand that some birth families may need space and we can make that work, too. Regardless of the amount of contact we have with our children’s birth families, our children will always know how amazing their birth families are and that adoption was a loving choice made for them by their birth parents.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for choosing adoption for your baby and for considering us as your child’s adoptive family. We would love the chance to get to know you better and to tell you more about our family!