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Brianne and Jeff

Things That Make Us Happy

Jeff
  • 1. Spending time with Brianne
  • 2. Family and friends
  • 3. Board games
  • 4. Comedy movies
  • 5. Surfing
Brianne
  • 1. Jeff
  • 2. Summer time
  • 3. The beach
  • 4. A good book
  • 5. Family

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HELLO! We are Jeff and Brianne

We are so excited and thankful for the opportunity to tell you about our lives and the prospect of getting to share our love with your child. We recognize the decision you are considering could be the biggest and most courageous decision of your life. We have prayed for you and your child and eagerly await the opportunity to love a child with all that we have. We want your child to grow up knowing they are loved unconditionally. We are committed to developing a character full of confidence, compassion, respect and love.

THE STORY OF US

We met in our first year of college through a mutual friend. Our relationship was quickly kindled by our similar interests in outdoor adventures, going to the beach, playing classic Nintendo games, and watching bad old movies. Many days and nights were spent talking about dreams, personal values, and goals; in short time the close friendship we established had transitioned into a true partnership. One year later, I met with Brianne’s father. I asked permission for Brianne’s hand in marriage and picked out a ring with Brianne’s mother. Shortly thereafter, while walking on a beach in the San Juan Islands, I put my knee in the sand and asked for Brianne to join me in a shared journey through life.

Eight years later, we continue journeying together; and although our relationship has matured since college, our friendship continues to grow. Today you will find us making time for adventures, laughing together, and even occasionally challenging each other to classic Nintendo games.

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JEFF THROUGH BRIANNE’S EYES

I am blessed to call Jeff my husband. Jeff has the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met. His generosity is limitless. Jeff’s heart and compassion are also demonstrated in his career choice. He is a neuropsychologist and works with Veterans at the VA Medical Center.

He has a big heart for animals. Animals love him and he loves them. He never passes by an animal in need. He’ll make it his mission to rescue it no matter the circumstance. Shortly after we met we found a starving cat stuck under the patio at a Quizno’s restaurant. He crawled under the patio and was able to pull her out. We found a great home for her and she’s a happy house cat.

Jeff pushed me to be the best version of myself. His dedication, encouragement and support make anything possible and these characteristics will make him a great father.

One of my favorite things about Jeff is his ability to always make me laugh. Whether it’s a funny joke or a really cheesy one, he always accomplishes his mission to make me smile no matter my mood. Jeff is truly my best friend.

He loves to try new things and he is good at everything he tries!

Fun Facts about Jeff

  • Plays guitar
  • Surfs and snowboards
  • Has run a marathon
  • A great chef! His specialties are pizza and chicken pot pie. He even makes his own pizza dough!
  • Loves cooking shows

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BRIANNE THROUGH JEFF’S EYES

Brianne is my best friend and I am honored to be able to share this life with her. She is sweet, kind, and is infinitely patient. Her warm heart and ability to empathically listen makes it no wonder she is so loved by her family, friends, and co-workers. Her joy of life and appreciation for even the little things humbles me on a daily basis.

One of the things that most impresses me about Brianne is her ability to take on new challenges. She is as strong as she is gentle and it is this unique quality that makes her a leader among her peers.

My relationship with Brianne makes me strive to be a better person every day; she is wise, loving, and a true role model. Her fortitude, generosity, and unconditional love will make her an amazing mother.

One of my favorite things about Brianne is her dedication to family. Brianne cherishes moments she can be with both our parents, siblings, nieces and nephews. I love the happiness it brings her to sit around a large kitchen table with all of our family enjoying each other’s company, as well as a great home cooked meal.

Fun Facts about Brianne

  • Sews and Crochets
  • Beats me at Ping-Pong every time!
  • Has run a Half Marathon
  • Prefers flip-flops over designer shoes
  • Laughs at my jokes even when they are not funny

OUR WORK LIFE

Brianne works for a web conferencing company. Brianne started off coordinating customer events and has worked her way up to supervising a team. Her job includes many responsibilities that give her the opportunity to do a variety of things including project management and developing new programs.  Brianne works from home and has a flexible schedule. When the day comes, she plans on being a full-time mom!

Jeff earned his doctorate in clinical psychology and works for a VA Medical Center as a Neuropsychologist. He has a quick 5 mile commute to work and is always home on time for dinner. He is honored to serve this nation’s Veterans in their healthcare and is privileged to work with patients that have sacrificed much for our freedom. Jeff’s work includes assessing and diagnosing patients with brain injury or neurological disorders. He works closely with veterans and their families to provide outstanding support and treatment in their care. Jeff’s employer is very supportive in our pursuit of adoption; he will be awarded plenty of paternity leave when the time comes!

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HOME SWEET HOME

We consider ourselves blessed to be able to live in such a beautiful family-friendly area. Boise, Idaho has the community atmosphere of a friendly small town with the amenities of a large city. Its striking landscape, vibrant city, and pleasant weather make it a wonderful place to raise a child. We can’t wait to welcome a child into our home.

We live in a 3 bedroom home nestled near the mountains in Boise, Idaho. Our house is in a friendly and family oriented neighborhood within walking distance of great schools and parks. Our home has a large fenced grassy backyard with a towering poplar tree perfect for lying under in our hammock. We make jams and jellies from our very own fresh raspberries, blackberries, and grapes.  Our home is less than 5 miles away from recreation areas such as the Boise River.  During the summer you will find us floating down the river on inner tubes. Less than 20 miles away is our local ski resort which we enjoy traveling to in the winter for fun in the snow!

WHAT WE LOVE TO DO

We love to be outside!! We enjoy:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Running in the Boise Foothills
  • Camping
  • Snowboarding
  • Floating the Boise River

 

On rainy days we . . . .

  • Cook – We love to try new recipes or come up with our own creations!
  • Watch movies
  • Challenge each other to board games and ping pong
  • Curl up with a good book with a warm kitty on our laps

OUR LOVED ONES

BRIANNE’S FAMILY: Brianne’s parents have been married for 39 years and are still very much in love! Their marriage has been a great example to her growing up and still today. She has two older brothers that she adores. Growing up, they spent summers camping and going to the beach. As adults they are still a close knit family and cherish their family trips and holiday gatherings. Both of her brothers are married and have kid’s, which just makes the family get-togethers all the more lively and exciting! They make gingerbread men and have friendly competitions. And no Christmas Eve is complete without Mom’s famous lasagna!

JEFF’S FAMILY: Jeff’s family has been a supportive and interactive part of his life since he was born. Growing up, family events occurred regularly throughout the year, including holidays, birthdays, and vacations. His favorite memories are clamming on the Pacific coast with cousins, going to the dog sled race in Alaska with his uncle, and spending weeks in the summer with his grandparents.

Brianne’s family is located in Southern California and Portland, Oregon and Jeff’s family is in

Washington. They are a continuous support in our adoption process and have been there every step of the way. They can’t wait to welcome the newest addition to our family.

OUR FURRY FRIENDS

We have three cats. Mango is nine and loves to watch the squirrels run around the big tree in our backyard and cuddle in Brianne’s lap. Bella is seven. She’s extremely smart and lazy; you can always find her tucked-in under the covers of our bed.  Cleo is one and is Jeff’s latest rescue.  She wants to be wherever you are and shakes her tail when she wants affection. Each of their unique personalities provides us hours of entertainment.

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU

Our parents instilled in us values such as family, faith, kindness, selflessness, humility, hard work and love.   We intend to raise children with these same core values and character. We promise unconditional love, hugs, laughter, adventure, support, encouragement, guidance and security.

THANK YOU

We are privileged that you would consider us to love and nurture your child. We consider raising a child the greatest responsibility and nothing would compare to the honor of being parents. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and our lives.

If you would like to speak with us about adopting your child, or have questions for us, please contact your case worker at AdoptHelp by calling 1-800-637-7999.