Brad here! I’d love to tell you how Courtney and I met. It was back in 2008 at a college rugby game after I gathered up the courage to make a joke that got her attention. The game ended and we went our separate ways, but I spent the rest of the day telling my friends I wanted to find “the cute redhead.” The feeling was apparently mutual because Courtney asked a friend of hers to call me to try to find out where my friends and I were going to hang out that night. She tried to play it cool, but she was trying to see me again! We talked all night and I didn’t want to say goodbye. For the next two and a half years we spent countless hours in cars and buses traveling back and forth to see each other, as we lived in different cities. We went on trips, got to know each other’s families, and built a strong and supportive connection. I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her and I wanted to make the proposal as special as possible. I’m a business manager in the music industry so I pulled a few strings at work and proposed to Courtney while on stage in front of 10,000 people at a Rascal Flatts concert. The band played “God Bless The Broken Road” as we danced together on stage. In 2012 we got married surrounded by all of our family and friends on Courtney’s parent’s farm. There was lots of singing, a choreographed dance, a flash mob, and even a bounce house for adults. We spent the next five years growing as individuals and as a team by traveling the world, building our careers, and raising all the animals we could fit in our apartment. All of this created a solid foundation for bringing a child into our home.
- Age: 31
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: None
- Age: 35
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: None
Preferences for a child
- Newborn to 1 year of age
- African American (Full), African American (Half), Caucasian (Full), Caucasian (Half), Hispanic (Full), Hispanic (Half), Asian (Full), Asian (Half), American Indian (Full), American Indian (Half), Pacific Islander (Full), Pacific Islander (Half), Other
- Open to discussion
Post Adoption Contact / Level of Openness
- (open to all contact, phone calls, an in person visit before adoption placement, sharing photos and letters after placement, visits at a neutral location after adoption placement etc)
- If you want a more closed adoption, we would honor that request as well.
- * A Caseworker to work with you throughout your pregnancy
- * Counseling
- * Medical Care
- * Maternity-related financial support
- * Legal services
- * Lifelong support through a Post Adoption team.
Above all else, we love to travel the world!!! We learn and grow as humans through our travel experiences. Our son Finn is already a seasoned traveler!
We enjoy hiking/walking in nature. Finn comes along for the ride.
We really enjoy skiing and try to do it at least once each year. We can't wait to make it a family event, kids and all.
We feel it is important to volunteer in our spare time.
We love woodworking. Our home is full of things we have made together. It is fun to take something old and to turn it into something fun and new.
We love going to concerts and hearing live music, especially since Brad works in the music industry. We haven't let parenthood hold us back! ;-)
Courtney, Brad, and Finn's Video!
Posted:Feb 17, 2020
Bob and Sue Peterson, Friends
" We’ve known Courtney and Brad for over ten years and they continue to be one of the most happy and loving couples we know. They are incredibly warm and welcoming to family and friends. When Finn came along, they continued to be the same fun, happy, relaxed people that we have known. We have celebrated many holidays together and always get a laugh from their witty holiday cards and the creative meals Courtney cooks for others. Family has always been important to them and although some of the family is not nearby, they make a point of visiting regularly. While they enjoy being home in New York, Courtney and Brad are also adventuresome, fun loving travelers taking their young son with them wherever they go. We admire their easy going attitude and their love for each other and family. "