We want to thank you for taking the time to look over our profile and for considering us to parent your child. We recognize that this cannot be an easy decision to make. We know it is a decision made with love. Know that we would love to get to know you and be as open as you are comfortable with, whether that would be in the form of written correspondence, phone calls, or getting together in person. Know that we would love your child as we love our biological children. Whatever your decision, we hope the best for you and your family.
We are Tyler and Elyssa Brinkley, and we have been married for just under 11 years. We were introduced by some mutual friends while we were attending college, and we were drawn to each other because we each had a strong faith in Jesus Christ, and that is still at the center of our lives today. We have two biological children. Our daughter, Cortlyn, is seven years old and is a people person through-and-through. She also loves books, music, animals, and playing outside. Lawson is our five year old boy who loves legos or any building toy, as well as crafts and playing outside.
As a family, we like to play board games or card games, take hikes, and visit with extended family. Tyler’s family are local to us, and Elyssa’s parents live a few hours away, but visit fairly often. We also have an amazing support system through our church.
We live in a suburb of St. Louis in a two-story home with a nice backyard and lots of space for hosting friends and family. Our community has many exceptional parks and places for young families to go. Tyler works from home as a software engineer, and Elyssa has been staying home raising Cortlyn and Lawson for the past seven years. This has allowed us a lot of extra family time having lunch together, and the kids like to visit their Dad in his office when he is ready for a break. Now that both kids are going to be in school, Elyssa is planning on substitute teaching, but has every intention of coming back home to care for our new child!
Both of our kids are looking forward to having a new brother or sister. Our goal as parents is to direct our kids to grow into kind, responsible, and loving people. We hope they will place their faith in God, because we truly believe He is the best. We will also make it a top priority to embrace who each child is and where they come from by celebrating their heritage and seeking out relationships with people who know more than us who can teach us what we need to know.
Thank you again for considering us. We are praying for you and wish the best for you.