We are Brent, Carrie, Caroline, and Madelena (and Mark and Louie) from Long Beach, California. When we think about our current and future children, we often quote Henry Ward Beecher when he said, “A mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” Only a child born into adoption comes into this world with two schoolrooms to grow from. Both are beautiful and necessary. Thank you for considering us to be that second schoolroom.
We are so excited to share our family with you. We have been blessed with two daughters: Caroline, through international adoption 7 years ago, and Madelena, biologically 4 years ago. And of course there’s Mark and Louie, our Husky mixes–both stray rescues.
While we have taught our children many things, such as the love of animals, how to contribute to our neighborhood, and the love of the University of Oregon football, even more so, they have allowed us into their school rooms. It is through them we have learned and grown into being the parents that we are today. We have always dreamed of having a large family and as we have struggled to have successful pregnancies, we are very excited to grow our family through adoption.