Lenzi & Brian

Why we want to be parents:

We are looking forward to having someone else to love as much as we love each other and our families. We cannot wait to grow our family and nestle our child in a community of love,  support, and learning.

What activities we look forward to doing with a child:

We look forward to spending time outdoors with our child and exploring our local, state and national parks. We look forward to reading and singing with them. We look forward to playing fun games with them, going shopping, go-karting and so much more.

The people/pets who make up our family:

Our immediate family consists of us and our dog, Pepper. We are also very close to our extended family.

Our ethnic/cultural background:

Lenzi is a Black American. Bryan is a white Canadian with half Dutch ancestry.

Family celebrations that are important to us:

Whether it’s a big party, an intimate dinner, or a living room dance party, we take just about any excuse to celebrate!

Major holidays: Christmas (over 75 people usually), Easter brunch and dinner, Thanksgiving.

Personal victories: birthdays, anniversaries, new jobs, graduations, good news.

Any religious identification:

We are both Christians.

Fun activities we like to do:

We like to work on small building projects together, do outdoor activities, travel, and have great conversations.

Where we live:

We live in a suburban community in southeast Michigan. Our neighborhood has several nearby parks. Our community has a great and diverse school system, as well as a great recreation center.

A few fun facts about each of us:

So far, we have been to five countries together, 14 states plus Washington D.C., and five Canadian provinces.

Lenzi wrote and self-published a short story. She traveled to Germany for a month in college.

Bryan does amateur racing and is part of a racing team. He has dyslexia, but he is proud to have earned two master’s degrees.

One thing we would like the birth family to know about us/why we would be good parents:

We are choosing to adopt first, as we want to ensure that our future child knows that they are a priority and not a secondary option. They are our first choice, and we will love and support them unconditionally.

We are strong advocates for making space for our future child to explore, understand, and celebrate their identity and culture. Our child would know where they came from and the role you played in providing for them and choosing them first. You are already a part of that family, and we would honor that. Thank you for taking this first step.

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