Brittany and Justin

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Thank you, First off, we would like to thank you for looking at our profile. We understand the decision you are making is a very important one. It takes a lot of love, strength, and selflessness on your part and we are so grateful that you are taking the time to read our profile and considering us as a family for your child. We hope to show you the love we have to give your child and hope to put your mind at ease as you make this difficult decision.

Current occupations Justin is a General Manager at an Auto Body Shop. He has been working at this company since he moved to Michigan in 2010. Brittany is a Massage Therapist at a Chiropractic Office. She has been a Massage Therapist since 2009. After placement we both would take a maternity/paternity leave. Brittany works part time and has a lot of flexibility with her work. Justin’s leave would be a few weeks and Brittany would have at least 6 weeks of maternity leave.

About us Justin- A few words to describe myself are: funny, hardworking, courteous, caring, and honorable. I am a realistic person who likes to set goals and work hard to achieve them. Brittany- A few words I would use to describe myself are: loving, funny, organized, devoted, and hardworking. I am an empath, futuristic, and optimistic. We both feel called to help others whenever and however we can.
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We met through friends 11 years ago. It was an instant connection and we moved in together soon after. In November 2010, we decided to move from South Carolina (where Brittany is from) to Michigan to be closer to Justin’s family. Justin grew up in southwest Michigan. We bought our first home together in April 2012 and just a few months later in December, we were engaged. We have been married since May 2014 and we enjoy spending time together camping, cooking, watching movies, and taking care of our dog, “Daisy.

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We wanted to include a picture of our very special day, with a lot of our close friends. We love to be goofy and have fun and enjoy life! All of our friends will be honorary Aunts and Uncles and they are looking forward to spoiling and loving our child, as we do theirs.

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Religion We are Christian and we occasionally attend a Baptist church nearby.

For fun Justin enjoys golfing, cooking, and camping. Brittany enjoys running, yoga, reading, and camping. We both enjoy going to sporting events, like Michigan football games, and spending time with our friends and family, and we both enjoy gardening. We have a small garden in our backyard that we both tend to.

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Discipline and Education We like the concept of 123 Magic because we want to encourage positivity through our parenting. Self discipline is important to be taught also and part of being successful in life. Whether a skilled trade or a degree, education is valuable because of the opportunities it presents in life.

Our values Our family values achievement, no matter how big or small, compassion for others and for animals, determination to set and achieve goals, faith in God, family, friendships, happiness, honesty, humor(we love to laugh!), love, loyalty, and peace.
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Our home We live in a rural area with an active community and a natural way of living. It’s an upper-middle-class with a diverse community. Nearby is a park with a playground, basketball courts, and ball fields, and trails for walking, running, and biking. There is a weekly farmers market within walking distance of our home. Our plans for the future include building our own home on a few acres and having some fruit trees, a large garden and plenty of space to roam.

Friends and family Our family and friends are extremely important to us. A lot of our friends and Brittany’s siblings have kids, so our child will have other friends and cousins around their age to play with! Our families and friends are very supportive of our adoption process and some even have adoption stories of their own.

Once we are adoptive parents, we will be honest with our child about their adoption and birth parents. We will provide a loving home where our child can grow up healthy and happy. We look forward to meeting the parents that choose us and even some of their family also. We will openly decide how to develop a relationship that works mutually for the birth parents and for us as adoptive parents. We are very excited to become parents as it has been our dream for a very long time. Thank you, again, for taking the time to read through our profile.

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For more information about this family, call or text our on-call worker at 616.451.0245, or email cathyr@greaterhopes.org