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Dear Birthmother,

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us! We both grew up with friends who were adopted so our desire to adopt began back when we were kids. In the last year or so, God has really increased that desire and here we are! We are so excited to welcome another child into our home! We’re excited to adopt a boy or girl of any race. If you are open to it, we’d love to keep in touch with photos, letters, and visits.

About Us

We both grew up here in Hawaii. We were high school sweethearts and were in the same church youth group. We’ve been married for almost 10 years. We are so blessed to live in Hawaii and raise our kids with the same kind of island-lifestyle that we grew up in. We love family beach days and outdoor adventures. We love to travel and explore new places. We are excited to become a family of five and share our lives with your child. We look forward to family beach days, traveling adventures, and bedtime stories with the new baby.

About Jacob, by Briana

Jacob is very patient, kind, positive, and easygoing. He is really quick to forgive others, enjoys being around people and making them laugh. He’s a talented musician and songwriter. He’s athletic and loves being outside, especially in the ocean.  Jacob has a flexible work schedule so he is able to spend lots of time with the family. He coaches Zari’s soccer team and takes Josiah on surfing adventures. He’s an incredible husband and a wonderful daddy.  Jacob is really looking forward to welcoming another child into our family who he can pour into and share the love and joy of God with.

About Briana, by Jacob

Briana is a really sweet and generous person. She routinely serves others above herself. While she loves people, she especially enjoys spending quality time with our family. She’s an amazing cook, whipping up the best tasting health food in the universe! Briana is a really good swimmer, and a handy seamstress, making our kids some of their own clothes and swimsuits! She dives in the ocean for shells and beach glass, and turns them into beautiful jewelry! Briana loves Jesus and strives to make Him the center of all she does! She is one of the most intentional and nurturing mothers you’ll ever meet. Briana is excited to have a new baby to love on! She’s looking forward to family walks, playing at the beach, and singing the baby to sleep.

Our Family

We have two wonderful kids. Zari is 7 and Josiah is 4. They’re so much fun! Zari loves to watch movies, dress up, sing, and play with friends. Josiah loves to play with his toys, help mama cook, and go surfing with daddy! They are both so excited to welcome a new baby into our family. They pray for you and the baby often!

We’re blessed to have extended family who supports us in all that we do! We live a quick plane ride away from Briana’s family (who live on a neighbor island), so we can easily hop over to visit them and they come see us regularly too.  Jacob’s family is spread out in different states and visit us often. They’re excited to be a part of your child’s life!

We are also part of an amazing church family. Our Christian community is very supportive and has taken great care of us over the years. We are so grateful to have so many people in our lives who we can trust and rely on. Your baby will instantly be welcomed into this community with open arms.

Our Home in Hawaii

We live in a nice townhouse in a very desirable area.  We have nice neighbors and lots of young families in our area. We have a great little back yard that’s fenced in so the kids can play safely outside. We see our home as a place to relax and enjoy each other’s company.  We host a weekly Bible study in our home, and enjoy having friends over for dinner or just to hang out.

Our Promise

We will provide for your child’s needs, support them in all that they do, and be there for them always. We strive to make our home a place filled with love and joy! Our greatest desire for our children is that they would grow to love Jesus and live for him. That is our prayer for your child as well.  If you would like, we are open to sharing letters, photos, and visits.

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Jacob & Briana

  Jacob Briana
Our EducationBachelors in Worship & Music StudiesBachelors in Family and Child Development
Our ProfessionsWorship PastorFull-time Wife & Mama
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian & Latin-AmericanHawaiian, Filipino, Japanese, Caucasian
Some of Jacob & Briana's Favorites
FoodSushi, Ramen, Mexican, Hawaiian, ThaiSushi, Thai Food, Mexican Food
DessertBrownie & Ice Cream, Cinnamon Roll, Green Tea Ice CreamVanilla Ice Cream
HobbiesSurfing, Soccer, Playing Guitar, PhotographyBaking, Going to the Beach, Shopping at Target
Family ActivityGoing to the Beach Beach, Hiking, Playing Uno, Family Movie Night
QuoteOnly one life, twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will lastThe best things in life are not things
Places VisitedBali, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, ThailandNew Zealand, Moloka'i, Thailand
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We love to be outdoors! We love going on new adventures. Whether it's finding a new hike or going on a trip overseas. We really like to eat! At home, we eat healthy, yummy food. We also like to go out to our favorite restaurants or ice cream shop! The beach is our favorite place to spend time as a family. We like to surf, play in the sand, snorkel and look for shells.

Our Faith

We believe in the God of the Bible, who created and loves everyone. He sent His Son Jesus to live the perfect life for us and die in our place. If we trust in Him as our Savior we will be restored into a right relationship with God no matter what wrong we've done. Our hope is to share this message of God's unconditional, extravagant love with as many people as we can. This message of God's love and grace has deeply affected the way that we live and the way we raise our kids. We strive to show the goodness and grace of Jesus to our kids on a daily basis and teach them through words and example what it means to love the way He loves. We are part of an amazingly supportive church family and are heavily involved in various aspects of ministry.

Our Musical Interest

We both listen to a lot of worship music, from groups such as Ascend The Hill, Bethel, Hillsong, Jesus Culture, and Shane & Shane. Some of Jacob's other favorites include: Bon Iver, Search The City, Tom Petty, Jack's Mannequin, Acceptance, and the Killers. Some of Briana's other favorites: Motown, 90's music, One Republic, Alessia Cara, and Jason Mraz.

Our Neighborhood

We live in a nice, quiet neighborhood. There is a great playground nearby and several parks to run around. We have a walking path behind our house. There are lots of trees and plants along the path, so it's really pretty. Our neighborhood is great for taking walks, scooter rides or bike riding, especially during Christmas time! It's fun to look at all the Christmas lights and decorations. We live about a mile away from a shopping center with lots of restaurants and shops.

Our Children

We have two amazing kids! Our daughter Zari is 7 years old and our son Josiah is 4. Zari is very energetic, intelligent, and talkative!
Josiah is more on the quiet side but still has lots of energy. He's a really sweet kid. Zari and Josiah are so excited to adopt and can't wait to meet their new sibling!

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We are open to letters, phone calls, texts, pictures, emails and visits to whatever degree you are most comfortable.

In Closing

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about our family. We're looking forward to sharing our family's love, laughter, and adventure with your child. We are open to any contact as long as you are comfortable. We hope to hear from you soon!

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