Gladney Center for Adoption

6300 John Ryan Drive Fort Worth, TX 76132.

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Ryan + Brandy

Thank You for taking the time to read our profile. We realize this is a difficult decision for you and thank you for having an open mind towards adoption. It takes an incredible amount of courage and love to want what is best for your child and we feel privileged to be considered. We have so much love to give and hope that you will allow us the opportunity to share that love with your child.

Our Family

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We try our best to try new things, and immerse ourselves in different cultures as much as possible. We as a family know the importance of being well rounded and find joy in trying and learning new things.

We also feel our community fosters a diverse culture and will nurture a child of any racial or cultural background. Our family will work to embed cultural traditions that will make the child feel a part of their heritage.

We enjoy being active, fitness and sports. We are involved in a Crossfit community where we work out together. We also really enjoy running together. We support our children's physical well being and are committed to their good health and are supportive to the activities they want to pursue.

We both made a commitment to continuing our education and completed advanced degrees in business and health care studies. We are both extremely committed to providing all of our children the most opportunities for them to succeed in their studies and achieve their educational goals.

Traditions

*Birthdays are a big deal! *The tooth fairy is REAL! *Thanksgiving means no one goes HUNGRY!*Christmas - Oh My! where do we start! Lets just say that we finally had to break it to Connor & Caleb when they were 10 & 11 that Santa wasn't real (We're that good!).

Traditions are so important, We hope that all of our children will go on to continue some of these and add new traditions to their families. Traditions are what make us live on even after we are gone.

Ryan

Occupation: Engineer

Favorite Food: Fish Tacos from Chuy's

Favorite Quote: "You make the helmet, the helmet doesn't make you"... Jimbo Fisher

How did you get to your current occupation? I spent 20 years in the USAF. I was an avionics engineer on the F-16 and F-35 aircraft. When I retired I went to use my skills supporting our military as an engineer. I enjoy giving back to the men and women who defend our great nation.

Brandy

Occupation: Nurse Manager

Favorite Food: Pasta, Pizza...CARBS! Oh, and I LOVE coffee! I know that's not a food but still, I love it!

Favorite Quote: "A thousand candles can be lighted from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness can be spread without diminishing that of yourself" -Gandhi

What made you become a Nurse?I have always found great joy in caring for others. I feel that I am a very empathetic person, so it makes it easy to feel what others are going through and lend a hand and help them through a difficult scary time.

Ryan (written By Brandy)

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When Ryan and I met it didn't take me long to realize that he was my other half. We are so perfectly matched that I still sometimes pinch myself. He is a true provider, he is supportive and caring. He sees all the best in me and always seems to have the right words in the exact moment I need them (usually making me laugh or giving me great work advice). He pushes me to better myself and keep my head high. Ryan is committed to his home life and career, balancing them both perfectly. Taking pride in all of his endeavors. He is the perfect balance of intelligence, whit and confidence.Ryan has taken the boys in as his own and has supported and loved them from the beginning. He has a way with them, teaching them life lessons without coming off too strict. He also knows when it is time to let loose and have fun and let them be kids, he usually is right along with them . He is going to be the best father to our future child. He has an insurmountable amount of love for this child already. It will be his life purpose to give this child all the tools they need to be loved and successful.

Brandy (written By Ryan)

Brandy is the most caring, selfless, compassionate person. From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew she was the woman who would complete me for the rest of my life. Brandy's values and character make her the very best at everything she does. She is the perfect nurse because she displays compassion and genuine care for every patient she sees. Brandy is the perfect wife because she is understanding, loving, genuine and sees the best qualities in me. Brandy is the perfect mom because she cares for our children with all her heart. She is wise beyond her years, patient and loving. Brandy will make the perfect mother for our expectant child because of the true love she shares for our family and the enormous heart she has. She is as funny as she is beautiful and I can't wait to add a special little person to our family and share our love for them with her!!!

Connor

Connor's interests are playing the guitar, working on his classic car and working out at the gym. He is 14 and a straight A student as a freshman in high school. He is active in the ROTC program. After high school Connor plans to attend college and pursue an engineering degree and possibly join the military following.

His favorite food is : Pho

Favorite thing to do with parents:Going to the gym and racing go carts

Favorite Music: Rock

Caleb

Caleb is in the 7th grade and will be 13 soon. He is a straight A student and his favorite subject is Math. He is in the middle school band, and he plays the trombone. He also plays the guitar in his free time. After high school Caleb plans to pursue his dream in law.

His favorite food is: Taco Bell

Favorite thing to do with parents: Going to the movies and racing go carts

Favorite Music: Rock

Pets

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- Ellie is a 3 year old rescue dog. She is sweet and sensitive and likes to sleep in. She has been found to be protective over our baby niece. She is definitely a nanny dog!

- Piper is also a 3 year old rescue dog. She loves to be pet and puts her paw on you if you stop. She is a happy go lucky girl who loves to play.

- Cooper is the baby of the family. He is a 1 1/2 year old rescue. He is sweet and loveable and loves to watch TV (especially sports and animal planet).

Our Home

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A place where we can go to feel loved and safe. Full of laughter, cuddles and some dog hair. We have already started to prepare a room for whenever we are blessed with a little one. We live in a developed subdivision with a diverse background and plenty of kids. We have a community pool and plenty of sidewalks to go for walks and learn to ride a bike someday.

Thank You!

More than anthing we want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally and will devote our lives to providing him or her with all the love, security and joy we can offer. We want your child to always know where he or she came from. You will always be an important part of his or her life, and we plan to raise our child with an understanding and appreciation for you and the sacrifice you are making for him or her. The child will be loved beyond words by us, by our children, by our extended family and friends and he or she will always know the great love you have for him or her as well. Thank you again for considering us. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. -Ryan & Brandy

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