Jaime & Brian’s Adoption Journey

Adoption is a journey. In these features, we give hopeful adoptive families the space to share what they’ve learned, what they’ve struggled with, and what keeps them going. We’re so happy to introduce you to Jaime & Brian.

Tell us about yourself and how you made your way to PairTree?

We are Brian and Jaime, married for over 9 years, with a family of four kiddos (15)(7)(5)(3). Our house is consistently full of activity with close friends and extended family, adventuring, traveling and making memories always! Our family is fully trusting that God has called us to grow our family through adoption and believe in God’s perfect timing and plan. We are elated to get to be on this part of our family’s journey to get to love on this beautiful blessing! With an approved home study and an adoption attorney, we are willing to travel and ready to become a family of seven! Please take a moment to get know us a bit better and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if there is anything we can be praying with you for.

What has surprised you about this process – good and/or bad?

All of our kids talk nonstop about their baby sister and pray constantly for her and her birth mom. We are in a sweet time of waiting and praying. It has been a great surprise to be able to talk to so many people about our family’s story and our journey to our daughter.

Saturday morning snuggles.

What do you think is misunderstood about adoption?

I think often times the beautiful story and relationship that is created between an adoptive family and a birth family is lost on people. Our daughter will grow and know how deeply loved and wanted she is by ensuring she knows her story and the amazing people who brought her into this world.

Halloween shenanigans.

Who are your biggest supporters? Who can you always turn to?

Biggest supports: Family, Friends, Church Family. Brian and I are both very close to both sides of our extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We are also blessed to have a close group of amazing friends, many who happen to also be neighbors. Our church family is praying along with us and so excited to get to welcome and cherish our newest addition.

Real life!

Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?

The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. Psalm 145:13

How often do you cry? (Seriously…)

I generally tear up when I talk about adoption. 🙂 So- kinda daily… but otherwise I cry when I get to talk about the goodness of God in my life. He is so so good, even when life is not good, He is good!

What you are most proud of – so far – in this process?

We are so proud of our children in this process: their faith in God’s promise of growing our family through adoption, their patience in the waiting, their genuine desire and prayers for God’s best in our birth mom’s life.

What scares you the most about this process — and why?

Honestly what most scares me about this entire process of adoption, is walking through a failed placement. Our desire is for birth moms to make the best choice for their babies and themselves and if a birth mom chooses to parent her child instead of place her, we will honor her decision and be joyful for her.

If you had a magic wand, what would you like to change most about this process?

If I could change anything about this process, I would want more birth moms to know how many AMAZING families have their heart’s biggest desire to adopt and to know they have options!

Click here to learn more about Jaime & Brian. They’d love to hear from you!

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