Hello! We are Lena and Brent and we are so excited to be waiting to adopt a baby. Thank you for reading our story. It is really hard to describe our whole life and who we are in a few sentences, but here are a few things you should know about us:
We love to laugh! Laughter keeps us close, keeps us humble, and makes hard things a little less hard.
We love books! Our house is full of them. Especially children’s books which Lena has always loved. She’s even trying to write one, a fairy tale about a princess whose mother is a cuttlefish.
We love music! The kind you make yourself (we have a piano, drums, and a whole bunch of guitars) and also the kind that other people make like blues and rock and rap and even a little bit of country. There is always music in our house.
Farming! Brent has a very green thumb and we have a little urban farm right in the middle of the city, complete with chickens, peach and apple trees, and a beehive. Brent loves to grow everything from lettuce to tomatoes to hot peppers. Lena loves to lie in a hammock and listen to the tree frogs peep. Our little city farm is a magical place that we can’t wait to share with a child.
Family & Friends! We are lucky to have a loving, supportive, fun bunch of family and friends who are so excited to welcome a child into our crew. And Lena has a niece and three nephews who can’t wait for a new cousin.
We got married 7 amazing years ago in the middle of a thunderstorm on a cliff in Jamaica. We have always known we wanted to have kids and when we found out we couldn’t have them biologically, we knew right away we wanted to adopt. We have been through our share of trials, but they have made us stronger, and even more committed to teaching our child, not how to avoid life’s struggles, but how to push through to the other side and be stronger for it.
We hope this gives you an idea of what our life is like, and how much we are looking forward to bringing a child into our world. Your decision is such a hard and important one. If you are considering us, please know that we will love your kid like crazy, and do everything we possibly can to bring them up to be strong and kind and full of joy.
Fun Facts about Lena and Brent
Favorite Places: we love to visit the ocean, but our favorite place of all is our little farm, right in the middle of the city, complete with peach trees, bees, flowers and veggies…and chickens!
Favorite Hobbies: Brent loves drawing, music, and gardening. Lena loves reading, riding her bike and photography (also laying in hammocks).
Favorite Holiday: our absolute favorite is Halloween. We love planning our costumes each year and Brent is a master pumpkin carver. We love Halloween so much we even got married on that day.
Favorite Foods: we love to eat just about everything! Coffee and ice cream are at the top of Lena’s list. Brent loves learning to cook all the delicious fruits and veggies he grows on the farm, but he also loves all kinds of seafood.
Other fun facts about us: We love to laugh and sometimes we are very silly. We love animals and have two dogs and two cats (in addition to the chickens & bees). And we are lucky to have wonderful friends and family who can’t wait to welcome a new member into our crew!