Brenn & Sandi
Sandi and Brenn
Hi there! We’re Sandi and Brenn from Southern California. Thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents and for taking the time to get to know us better.
Being parents is our true joy in life and we’re so excited to expand our family through the miracle of adoption. Our niece is adopted and we’ve seen, firsthand, all the happiness that adoption can bring to a family.
We have a biological son, named Blake. He’s an amazing kid and we never knew how much love our hearts could hold until we met him. We’re so excited to bring a brother or sister into our family to share a wonderful life of new and beautiful family adventures. Another important member of our family is our loveable Goldendoodle, Dudley. He thinks he’s a human sometimes and is very gentle and sweet around children.
We’re really excited to meet you and learn more about your hopes, dreams and wishes for your child. We admire your courage and believe that you are demonstrating the ultimate act of love by choosing to connect with a family able to provide your child with endless love, security and stability. We understand this is your greatest wish and we promise to make it come true.
Sandi (by Brenn)
Sandi can spend five minutes with someone and get their entire life story. People feel comfortable with her and she’s genuine and helpful. She’s always fun to be around, and I’ve never seen her overwhelmed even in the most stressful situations.
She’s a hands-on mom with Blake and I love coming home from work to find them cooking dinner together, jumping in the trampoline or playing basketball.
We feel so fortunate that Sandi can be a stay-at-home mom. She’s there for every milestone, every moment and is able to be very active in Blake’s life as well as within our community.
Brenn (by Sandi)
Brenn is the perfect mix of responsible grown up and little boy. He switches easily back and forth, depending on the situation. He’s always up for playing with Blake…and coming up with practical jokes to make us laugh. But when there are big decisions to make, he’s calm, thoughtful and analytical.
His judgment is always sound. He also never raises his voice and is really great at disciplining Blake with gentle, yet firm guidance. He instills values by modeling good behavior. Brenn is my compass, my rock and he makes us feel safe and protected.
Brenn likes to build things. As a Civil Engineer, he oversees the building of retail stores. He manages a team for a national woman’s fashion retailer. He loves his job and is good at it, but he’s also good at leaving his job at the office and focusing on family. His goal every night is to be home in time for family dinner.
Life & Community
We live on a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. There is so much to do here, from parks and green spaces to a terrific town library, restaurants and shops. We live in a one-story four-bedroom home with a fenced in backyard that’s safe and perfect for playtime.
Our home is the place where you can put your feet up and be comfortable. Neighborhood kids love to come over and play here because we don’t care if they make a mess. We’ll clean it up later. We’d rather enjoy these precious moments in time.
Our neighborhood is family friendly, with children of all ages and it’s a safe and nurturing place to grow up. Our school district is one of the best in the state, and the elementary school is within walking distance. The playground is a frequent gathering place for our neighborhood of families and kids. Our weekends consist of church, the Farmer’s Market, barbeques with other families, baseball games, going to the beach, and family hikes.
We promise to love your child unconditionally and to celebrate his or her uniqueness as an individual. We will provide guidance, support and patience so your child can develop into a confident, secure adult. We promise to encourage them to explore and to be independent but that we are always within arm’s reach and we will never let them falter.
We promise to expose him or her to the arts, culture, travel, adventure and wonder in order to encourage a broad view of the world and its incredible diversity. But most importantly, we promise to cherish your child, and to provide everything needed for an incredibly happy, healthy life.
We admire and respect you tremendously and we understand that this is a very big decision and you want to make it with the most information possible.
We want you to be comfortable with us and know you can ask us anything. We can assure you that your child will be surrounded by love and laughter and will be cherished forever.
We’re so grateful that you are considering us to care for your child and we promise you this… we will give your child the most perfect life of love, stability and happiness.
Sandi, Brenn and Blake