Brandon and Jason
Hello! We are Brandon & Jason. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We are excited and humbled to share our lives with you. We hope that our story gives you a sense of our family and the life we want to share with your child. We have been together for more than ten years – a relationship built with a strong foundation of love and respect, and supported by amazing family and friends. We are now ready to take the next step by becoming parents and growing our family through adoption.
- WE ARE -
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT US.
We are excited and humbled to share our lives with you. We hope that our story gives you a sense of our family and the life we want to share with your child. We have been together for more than ten years – a relationship built with a strong foundation of love and respect, and supported by amazing family and friends. We are now ready to take the next step by becoming parents and growing our family through adoption.
We know this is a big decision, and are grateful for the chance to share our lives with you. We also understand how important it is for children to know and learn about where they come from. We plan to talk about adoption openly and early in your child’s life to give them the space to ask questions and learn their story. We hope that you can have a role in that as well, whether it’s through phone calls, video chats, or visits in person if that is your desire. We are excited to begin this journey with you.
- OUR STORY -
HOW WE MET
Our story began more than 10 years ago. We met on a random night in the city, but our connection was anything but random. Brandon locked eyes with Jason from across the room, who was singing karaoke to Mariah Carey. It was his passion and energy that first caught Brandon’s eyes and definitely not the singing skills. Several dates later, we fell in love with each other’s humor, determination, and love for family.
- OUR LIFE -
OUR BIGGEST LIFE EVENT HAPPENED IN APRIL OF 2017 WHEN WE GOT MARRIED IN OUR HOMETOWN SURROUNDED BY 160 OF OUR CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIENDS. IT WAS EVEN FEATURED IN A LOCAL WEDDING MAGAZINE!
Since then we have been preparing for what we see as the next big life event – growing our family. We are excited to be parents and share all that our parents taught us – always work hard, be grateful for what you have, give back to others, and keep your family and friends close. Through those lessons, we hope our child will grow into a person who is filled with an appreciation for where they came from and a drive to make the future a little better for everyone around them.
a little about
- WRITTEN BY JASON -
Brandon is my best friend and my husband. He is the most considerate and patient person that I know, and I cannot think of a better father. His friends and family (and myself) gravitate towards him because he wants to help others. Whether that is giving extra advice to a mom with a special needs child during after hours or letting out his colleague’s dogs when she is in labor, Brandon is there for his friends and family. As a pediatrician, Brandon has been an advocate for children, just like he will be for our child.
Brandon is also ready to try new things. He has gone on every travel adventure that I have proposed. He even has done dance performances and skits with my cousins for family members that he has never met! I am confident Brandon will pass on that sense of adventure to our child.
a little about
- WRITTEN BY BRANDON -
There are so many words to describe Jason – funny, dedicated, and outgoing are just a few to get started. His humor drew me to him from the start, and continues to keep our relationship strong. He is also devoted to everyone in his life. He talks to his family every day, like asking how the first day of school went for his godson or checking in after a doctor’s visit for his grandmother. He is also the life of the party and makes sure that we are living our lives to the fullest. When I am planning a local hiking trip, he challenges us to climb the highest trail in the Grand Canyon instead. His passion for life, determination to succeed, and love for family are the qualities that I love in him and the ones that will also make him a terrific father.
We live in Maryland, and we moved into our house three years ago. It’s on a quiet city street, lit up at night with string lights and filled with close knit neighbors. We spend most of our time in the bright kitchen, where Jason takes charge as the head chef. We spend many beautiful nights on our rooftop deck. From there, we can see the large public park across the street, several schools that are in walking distance, and the skyline of our city that we love.
Traveling is one of our favorite things to do together. We have been to the Philippines, Argentina, Panama, and Mexico, and have plans for South Africa, Finland and Colombia in the future. Our favorite US places to visit include New Orleans, New York, Hawaii, and the Southwest. We love being outdoors and have hiked many trails together in Arizona and Utah. We try new foods, see new sites, experience new things together. We cannot wait to share in this love of adventure and exploration with our children.
We also enjoy exercising together. We took our first spin class 4 years ago and have been hooked ever since. We also play tennis together at courts in our local park. We have found a great outlet in the park – whether that’s exercise through tennis, ice cream by the lake, or peaceful walks through the trails. We want our child to find joy in the same activities, as they learn new sports, find new hobbies, and embrace their own interests in life.
- OUR -
BRANDON: Bird watching
BRANDON: Britney Spears
JASON: Janet Jackson
JASON: Holbox, Mexico
GROCERY STORE AISLE
JASON: Fruits and vegetables
BRANDON: The Chalk Box Story
JASON: Encyclopedia Brown
We both come from close, tightknit families. Jason’s family is from California and Manila, Philippines. He has one sister and over 20 cousins that he considers his closest friends. We travel at least once a year to visit them around the country. Family parties are a big deal with games, dance routines, and lots of laughter and fun. Jason’s parents have always been strong supporters of our relationship, and we know they will do the same for our child. Brandon was born and raised in Maryland, where most of his family still lives. He is the middle child between two brothers. We visit his parents and grandparents often, since they live a quick three hour drive away at the beach. Like Jason’s family, Brandon’s parents have been some of our biggest supporters. Our parents treat both of us like their own children and can’t wait to welcome the first grandchild on either side.
We are also blessed to have so many friends that we consider family. In fact, two of our friends were the celebrants for our wedding! Many friends live right here in the city, and we love to have them over for dinner and board game nights. Now that our friends are also having children, we cannot wait to share playdates and birthday parties with them too. Since we first started dating, we have surrounded ourselves with loving and caring friends and family – a village that is ready to welcome our child as a new member.
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Jason is in charge of business strategy for a global sportswear company. He has a degree in engineering, and applies those skills to the business world. He helps set the vision and decide what the company focuses on. His work is only 20 minutes away. When it’s a good weather day, he takes the water taxi boat to work.
Brandon is a pediatrician and researcher. He sees patients in a primary care clinic a few days each week, and also researches how to make the healthcare system better for children. His office is just a ten minute walk from our house, and has a daycare center on site. His hours are flexible, and he doesn’t work nights and weekends – giving him lots of time at home.
- our promises -
THANK YOU FOR OPENING YOUR HEART TO OUR FAMILY AND TAKING THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT US. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!
Having a child is a dream of ours, and a dream that we hope to share with you. We promise to pass down family traditions, like performing skits during family get togethers, cooking traditional dishes, and celebrating the holidays as a big family. We promise to raise our kids in a diverse home and teach them to be understanding and accepting of all people. We promise to teach values of hard work – a core value that was passed down from our parents. We promise to encourage their creativity and support them in all that they put their minds to. Above all else, we promise to love our kids unconditionally just as our family loves us.
- BRANDON & JASON
WE WOULD LOVE TO
HEAR FROM YOU!