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A Letter from Dan & Brittney

Aloha! We are Brittney and Dan. We live in Hawaii and enjoy spending time swimming, hiking, playing games, traveling, and being with family and friends. We both work in elementary education and love what we do! We also regularly attend and serve at a Christian church in our community. We would love to welcome your child of any race or gender into our lives and are open to visits.



About Us

We met on a college summer project in Maine where we spent a lot of time hiking, white water rafting, and kayaking together. We’ve now been married for 13 years! Just before our 1st anniversary Dan had to go through treatment that impacted our ability to have biological children. We are excited to create our family through adoption.

We are both Christians and attend church regularly and are active members by cleaning our church weekly, and attending/ hosting bible study events. We also serve in the AV ministry together once a month. We look forward to attending church as a family, attending family/kid events, and sharing our passion for games with your child as they grow! We enjoy playing games- both inside and out! Corn Hole and Disc Golf are two of our favorite outside games and Skyjo, Ticket to Ride, and Tumbling Dice are some of our favorites for inside. We also love to travel and look forward to taking trips as a family.

Our Home in Gorgeous Hawaii

We bought our 3-bedroom home just a few years ago and love that it has a good-sized yard. We’re located close to Brittney’s parents’ home and enjoy visiting them and their pool.  We try to enjoy where we live as much as possible by going to the beach, hiking and walking.

We have the most incredible neighbors who have become like family. We have potlucks, birthday parties, holiday celebrations, and frequent times for all the kids on the street to have impromptu playdates. Our favorite neighbor event is one we host, painting Christmas Ornaments! We look forward to our child being a part of these get-togethers and that they’ll have many other aunties and uncles looking after and loving on them!

Meet Dan

Dan is such an incredible man. He is humble, smart, dependable and so talented! Dan has recently gotten into woodworking and has created large decorations for our home- both inside and out. He made our gorgeous entertainment center! He also really enjoys following and cheering for his Buffalo sports teams and is constantly stopped by people when we’re out to chat about the Bills.

Dan is an elementary school PE teacher and our students would agree with me that he is THE BEST! Dan has an amazing ability to connect with kids and they adore him. He is so fun, silly, patient, and knowledgeable. Even after students move on to our upper-grade PE teacher they often stop Dan in the halls and say they miss him!

He’ll be a wonderful dad and has so much love and energy to pour into our child. I know he’s looking forward to playing games together, teaching them how to use tools and build things, reading them stories, and telling them jokes all while supporting them.

Meet Brittney

Brittney is an amazing woman. She is caring, intelligent, and funny and whatever she puts her hands on she can accomplish.  She’s gotten into baking recently, is very artistic, and loves to decorate her classroom, our house, our yard, and even our church.  Her students and their parents love how organized, welcoming, and fun her classroom looks- our friends and neighbors say the same about our home!

Brittney is a kindergarten teacher and treats her students as if they are her own.  She works on connecting with each of her students, every year.  Students from previous years still come to see her, say hi and give her hugs.

Brittney will be an amazing mom and provide our child with a solid educational foundation. She knows what is expected and the steps needed to continue one’s growth and learning with each milestone. She loves reading children’s books and I know she is looking forward to having a Mo Willems themed nursery for our baby and ALL of his books (and many others).

Our Family

We have a large family spread out over the country including Texas, New York, and Minnesota. We usually visit family once a year, sometimes more as life events occur. We intend to continue these visits with our child as well as visiting new places as a family. We also have family visit us in Hawaii throughout the year as well.

Our families are so happy that we are adopting! Our siblings are thrilled for us and are very excited for another niece or nephew. Our parents are over the moon excited. Brittney’s mom and stepdad, who also live in Hawaii, are so excited to spend lots of time with our child! Dan’s parents and Brittney’s dad and stepmom are so excited about visits after the baby arrives.


Our Promise

We Promise:

-To raise your child knowing they are loved and cherished by so many.

-Ensure your child has all the tools needed to develop their own relationship with Jesus as their Savior.

-Provide for their education needs through schooling and travel whenever possible.

-Support your child to develop skills in things that interest them (sports, music, dance, etc.)

-Work with you to maintain communication that we are all comfortable with.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Dan & Brittney

  Dan Brittney
Our EducationMasters of Science in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation ScienceBachelors in Education
Our ProfessionsPE TeacherElementary School Teacher
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Dan & Brittney's Favorites
FoodMacaroni and CheeseFajitas
GameTicket to RideSkyjo
MovieThe Lord of the RingsPride and Prejudice
ColorMacaroni and CheeseFuchsia
DessertPeanut Butter Ice CreamChocolate Chip Cookie
Music ArtistDemon HunterMatt Maher
More About Our Family
Education Plans

Being that we're both teachers, education is a big priority for us. We will be enrolling our child in pre-school and are already considering the best options for elementary through high school. While we work in and support public education, we are not against private school. We know that everyone has different learning styles and needs, so we would decide over time based on what's in the child's best interest. We also know some of the best learning doesn't happen in the classroom! Sports, travel, museums, special interests and hobbies are all incredible learning opportunities. We have every intention of exposing our child to these types of learning experiences and continuing to pursue and support them in avenues they love.

Family Traditions and Games

We both love Christmas! Every year we pick at least one new ornament for our Christmas tree that means something to us. For example, since we met in Maine we have a lighthouse ornament. We love the memories this creates and makes our tree so special. We can't wait to add ornaments that are made or chosen by our child!

We love games! We are looking forward to adding more games geared for kids to our collection including Guess Who, Candyland, and Ticket to Ride Junior. It'll be so much fun to share our passion for games with our child and make playing a family tradition.

Fun Facts

Brittney grew up on a Taro Farm on the North Shore of Kaua'i. During college, she was a nanny for a casting director of a film being made on the island. She was also a nanny for missionaries in Croatia one summer. On her way home from Croatia she met Dan and some friends in New York City; that trip is when they became a couple.

Dan grew up in Buffalo, New York. When people ask how he met Brittney, he always tells them, "I knew she was my wife as soon as I met her." His first plane ride was to meet Brittney in New York City, and now he's quite the flier. In college, he worked in the cafeteria. While he still loves cooking, he thinks Brittney is the better cook.

Bucket List Travel Plans

We love to travel whenever possible. We recently went on a cruise in Europe to get a taste of places we'd like to visit more. We plan to go back to Scotland and England to spend more time there enjoying hikes, museums and the culture. We'd also like to go to New Zealand and Australia. Dan is a huge Lord of the Rings fan, so we'd like to visit Hobbiton. Brittney really wants to see Koalas and Kangaroos. Prior to covid, we had an Alaskan cruise planned that had to be canceled; someday we want to make that happen! We love the lasting memories, different experiences and opportunities to learn that travel brings. We can't wait to travel as a family.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 3 months old





Sibling Group

Yes, with oldest up to 6 years old

In Closing

Mahalo (Thank You) for your time and consideration. We look forward to creating memories and living life with your child. We can't wait to spend time with them reading books, traveling, cooking, playing games, being outside, pursuing their interests, and attending church. We would love to share with you more about ourselves and learn more about you. We'd love to keep in touch with you through letters pictures and visits at your comfort level.

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