Santa Rosa, CA
Salt Point Park, Hawaii, the beach, the ballpark, home
First Grade Teacher (Brian)
Technical Writer (Kira)
Hi! We’re Brian (teacher) and Kira (techie) from sunny Sonoma County, CA. Thank you for getting to know us. We are so grateful that you are considering adoption. We’ve dreamed about being parents for a long time, and we are so happy to be creating our family through adoption.
We’re college sweethearts who met in 2007 in poetry class. We both liked books and music, and the San Francisco Giants, and we’ve been together ever since. We married in 2011 at a local winery surrounded by family and friends.
We are warm and affectionate people who value kindness, family, creativity, adventure, and each other. Education is important to us, but we also enjoy laughing and being silly.
We live an active and healthy lifestyle and absolutely love the outdoors! We get out whenever we can to hike and walk our dogs. We also really enjoy camping, and we are excited to start a camping tradition with our child. In our free time, you can catch us at a Giants or Warriors game, reading, and having movie nights complete with popcorn.
We look forward to sharing our values and past times with our child and seeing the world through their eyes – discovering new hobbies and fun activities every day.
We both have many adoption stories in our families.
Brian’s parent Deborah comes from a family of four adoptees and has several other adoptive family members.
Kira’s family is made up of many adoptive parents, adoptees, and birthmoms. Kira’s step mom Angie adopted her when she was 10, and Kira also recently reconnected with her own birthfamily.
We are so blessed to know how amazing adoption can be!
We want to honor our future child’s history, heritage, culture, and family and maintain a relationship with you and your family at whatever level you’re comfortable with.
Brian is kind, loyal and unselfish–and super funny! His impressions will have you in stitches! He loves to laugh and to make others laugh. He is caring and dedicated, and will do anything for the people he cares about.
Brian is my best friend. We have so much fun together!
Brian is an amazing first grade teacher. After working with kids at the Boys and Girls Club, he knew he wanted to start a career in education, so he went to graduate school to earn his Teaching Credential and a Master of Education. He also coaches the boy’s and girl’s basketball teams, and is the school’s Athletic Director. Being a teacher means that our child gets dad time over summer and winter break!
Brian loves playing basketball, photography, reading, hiking, camping, golf, biking, and listening to music. Brian even cooks—his specialties include turkey meatloaf and banana bread.
Brian will be an amazing dad. He is so patient and fun. Kids absolutely adore him.
Kira is my best friend, my life partner, my everything. She is a ray of sunshine and smiles. She has a great demeanor and attitude no matter what happens. She handles everything with grace and determination. She is smart and funny. She is nurturing and sensitive. Kira is kind to others. She works hard. She has always been empowered and independent.
Kira works in the tech industry, and she will have the luxury of working from home after her 6 month maternity leave.
Kira is an avid reader. Her favorites include The Lord of the Rings, Watership Down, and the Harry Potter Series. She’s always had a geeky side, and has been a Star Wars and Disney fan since she was a kid. She loves animals, and grew up riding horses at camp every summer. She also draws and paints, and at one time aspired to be an animator for Disney.
In her free time, she enjoys gardening, spending time with her best friend and her Goddaughter Peyton, enjoying nature, music, playing tennis, and cooking–especially in the summer when she can grill!
With her loving and happy demeanor, Kira will be a natural mom. I can’t wait to see her smiling with our child and sharing her many passions with them.
We love living in Sonoma County and California! We’re close to the ocean and not far from San Francisco in one of the most beautiful places to live in the world. Our weather is mild, our trees are tall, and nature is at our doorstep. It’s a magical place to live and raise children.
We own a charming, sunny house in the heart of wine country, which we share with our two dogs, Nina (husky) and Coheed (beagle. Our kid-friendly neighborhood is close to parks, the library, great schools, an ice-skating rink, Safari West, and a children’s museum.
If we aren’t cooking in the kitchen or lounging on our comfy couch, you can find us in our backyard, grilling and playing with the dogs. We look forward to more backyard memories like playing on a new play structure or hosting our child’s birthday party!
The nursery is ready and waiting to welcome a little one with warm colors of fresh paint and special gifts from our friends and family. We can’t wait to personalize it!
We love the holidays! With plenty of Halloween and Christmas decorations collected throughout the years, there’s only one thing missing to make our home complete during that magical time of year.
Our house is filled with laughter, sunshine, and warmth. We look forward to sharing the home we’ve made.
We know love and support are a huge part of being a family and raising children. That’s why we know we are blessed to be surrounded by so many friends and family members who are not only there for us, but have already committed to helping us welcome our son or daughter, including five grandmas and three great-grandmas!
We are so excited to be parents, and we cannot express how much attention, joy, comfort, and unconditional support we will offer your baby.
We will encourage our future child to explore life beyond their own bubbles and find a balance between giving back to the world and finding self-fulfillment. We have no expectations for who they will be or what they will do in their future, and will accept them no matter as their true self. As long as they are happy and kind to others, we will have done our jobs.
The decision to consider adoption is something we cannot fully comprehend. It is selfless, compassionate, brave, and we imagine, painful. You are someone we will always admire, whether you choose us as your adoptive parents or not. Thank you for considering this incredibly difficult decision, and for being the person you are. We will be forever grateful.
We can’t wait to enjoy nature, sports, travel, books, and cooking as a family. But most importantly, we look forward to the regular days – the days that seem ordinary to everyone else, but to us, they will be extraordinary because we will have the love of a child to share them with!
Thank you for getting to know us. We hope to hear from you!
Brian + Kira