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Meet Brendan R. & Andrew N.

Adoptive family

Dear Birthparent,

We are Brendan and Andrew and we live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thank you for taking this time to learn a little about us. Since we first met five years ago, we have planned to start a family through open adoption. We know how important it is for your child to know who you are and to be confident in the love that you have for them.

We are so excited about becoming parents. We can’t wait to love your baby and to treasure every minute with them. We are excited for every part of family life – morning cuddles, neighborhood walks, family dinners, bedtime stories, vacations, hikes, and holiday traditions. Your child will be loved unconditionally!

A wonderful family for my child
On top of a mountain in Colorado

We met in Cleveland, Ohio, where Andrew lived, and bonded over our love of music and Notre Dame football, our big families and our deep Catholic faith. We dated for four years before getting married in August of 2021. We have been on so many adventures in these last five years – hiking in a dozen national parks, getting a dog, starting new jobs, buying a house, and moving to Cincinnati – but we can’t wait to start our greatest adventure yet: being dads.

We live in a safe and quiet neighborhood on the east side of Cincinnati. There are a lot of other families with kids of all ages running around every day. Everyone decorates for the holidays and some neighbors go all out for Halloween! There is a bike parade and block party on the 4th of July that brings everyone together. We have a basketball hoop and a big backyard that will be perfect for soccer, whiffle ball and making s’mores around the firepit.

Loving couple wants to adopt
We love our nieces and nephews!

Family is extremely important to both of us and we have a big extended family! Andrew grew up in Northern Kentucky as the oldest of four siblings and Brendan grew up in Columbus as the seventh of eleven kids. Your child will be welcomed with open, excited arms into our fun and close-knit extended family. They will grow up being deeply loved by many grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins – we have fifteen nieces and nephews! We get together with both of our families as much as possible. We spend all of the holidays together and take family vacations every year. We live in the same city as most of Andrew’s family and just a two-hour drive away from Brendan’s.

Lots of love for my child
Dancing at our wedding was a blast!

We are so grateful for your brave and loving decision to consider adoption for your baby, and for you considering our family as part of that plan. We have been praying for our future child and their birthparents every day for a long time and will continue to do so!

With love and gratitude,
Brendan and Andrew

Our Family At a Glance

We live in Cincinnati, Ohio. We’ve been married since August 2021. We work as a doctor (Andrew) and a teacher (Brendan). Our hobbies include playing with our dog Clancy, cooking, hiking, running, traveling, and playing the piano. We believe everyone deserves to be loved and can’t wait to welcome a child into our hearts and home through an open adoption.

For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.