Bryan & Jill

“We want you to know that your child will always know their adoption story; how so many people love them unconditionally and will continue to do so for the rest of their life.”

Location: Tennessee

Ages: 42 and 40

Religion: Methodist

Professions: Architect/Non-Profit Fundraising

Other Kids: None

Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn up to 4 years of age

How We Met: We met when we were teenagers in the college choir. After many years of dating, we were married on a lake in North Carolina. Today we live in Tennessee, but we’re both originally from cold and snowy Buffalo, New York. We both grew up with very big extended families. Together we have nine nieces and nephews and love spending time with them every chance we get. 

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Bryan is like a big kid. He’s adventure seeking and always wanting to try new things. He keeps us busy. Bryan is creative and loves to build things. Jill is the kindest and most caring person you will ever meet. She is full of compassion and is always willing to help. Jill is warm and fuzzy, and always has a positive attitude. She’s really organized and good at planning things (and she always makes sure we’re eating healthy). 

Our Hobbies and Interests: We are very outdoorsy. We have an RV and love spending time camping, swimming, hiking, or just sitting around the campfire. We take our RV everywhere! Some of our favorite places to go are local state parks or the beach. We plan all of our vacations around places we can camp and meet up with family and friends. Bryan enjoys hockey, soccer and musical theater. He grew up singing his whole life in school and church. Jill loves running. She has run over 35 marathons and is trying to do one in all 50 states. Jill also enjoys reading and yoga, and volunteers at the local children’s hospital.

Why We Want to Adopt: Family is really important to us — we always knew we wanted to be parents. We tried for years to have our own children, but when that didn’t work, we knew adoption was a perfect fit for us. As parents, we want your child to have every opportunity to explore life and discover what their interests are. We will offer your child endless support and encouragement as they grow and raise them with honesty and empathy. We want you to know that your child will always know their adoption story; how so many people love them unconditionally and will continue to do so for the rest of their life.