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A Letter from Brett & Madelinn

Thank you for getting to know our family! It would be our honor to meet and get to know you. Our family of three lives in a beautiful city in Oklahoma with an amazing community of family, friends, and faith. We have been praying about this journey of adoption for many years, and we are so excited about God’s plan. Please let us know if you have any questions for us! We would love to meet you and are open to keeping in touch at your comfort level.

A Little About Us!

We have been married for twelve years and have an amazing 8-year-old daughter, LeiLinn. Our faith in God is the most important thing to us and something we prioritize. Planning family adventures where we can make memories together is one of our favorite things. Sometimes these are big adventures, like our annual Jeep trip to Colorado where we go hiking and boating. We also love to plan ways to explore on the weekends as a family, like an afternoon discovering a new playground or visiting our local zoo! Our town has a fantastic zoo that is great for kids to learn about and see different animals! We can’t wait to share so many of these fun activities as a family of four.

Madelinn - the steady one!

Madelinn’s faith shines to everyone she meets and she has the sweetest spirit. She loves to host people in our home and is always making sure that every detail is taken care of so that everyone who enters our home feels loved and special. Madelinn loves to garden, bake amazing desserts, and especially loves riding horses. She enjoys quality time with our daughter and they both look forward to their “muffins and mommy” dates at the local bakery. I know that she can’t wait to plan activities for special quality time with our future children, doing things like snuggling up to read a children’s book, going on walks, and introducing them to all of the amazing animals at the zoo. Madelinn is an incredible mom, and I know that she is looking forward to sharing many more special moments together as our family continues to grow!

Brett - the adventurer!

Brett loves his family and considers it an honor and a calling to provide for us. He is on staff at our church, where he leads a team that ministers to young adults, students, and children. He absolutely loves his job! Brett enjoys taking our family to do his favorite outdoor activities, especially if it involves spending time at the lake — you can always find Brett behind the wheel of a boat! Brett and LeiLinn have a Friday morning donut tradition that they both look forward to each week. He’s already excited about all the new things we’ll get to learn and do with our future children too, from Saturday morning cartoons on the couch to teaching our kids how to ride a bike and drive a boat. Brett is a devoted, fun dad!

Our Daughter - the learner!

Becoming parents to our daughter, LeiLinn, has truly been an answer to our prayers. LeiLinn is very observant, and her attention to detail shines through in her thoughtfulness toward others. She is always writing notes or coloring pictures for people in our life. She loves having friends over to play. LeiLinn’s thoughtfulness, combined with her gentle disposition, will make her a wonderful big sister! She has even started collecting books and stuffed animals for her future sibling. She is so excited to meet the child we adopt!

Our Home in Oklahoma

With excited hearts, we have been preparing the nursery room for our future child. Thankfully, there is plenty of room for the growing book and stuffed animal collections that LeiLinn has been gathering for her future sibling! Our home has a huge backyard with tons of room to run and play, a large back patio and fire pit where we host lots of outdoor get-togethers, and a tennis court where our daughter and the neighborhood kids love to play. Our town is perfect for families, and our home is right by several great parks, movie theaters, and ice cream shops. In the Spring and Summer, we enjoy planting little gardens around our property where we grow tomatoes, veggies, and strawberries! Our prayer is that our home is a place of stability, comfort, and peace for all who gather here.

We Promise

We are honored that you have taken the time to learn more about our family. We want you to know that we are already praying for you on this journey. As a family, we are committed to loving each other unconditionally, and we promise to provide that love to your child. They will always know that they are deeply cared for, safe to learn and grow, and that they will always have the love and support they need. We promise to make sure they are supported by a Christ-centered community that reflects God’s love. We promise to spend lots of quality time together where our phones are turned off and we are present as a family. And, we promise to share with them the love that you have shown them already. We are here to support you and are open to staying in touch in any way you feel comfortable.

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

Learn More About Brett & Madelinn

  Brett Madelinn
Our EducationMasters DegreeBachelors Degree
Our ProfessionsAssociate PastorStay-at-Home Mom, Accountant
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Brett & Madelinn's Favorites
FoodPop-Tarts or CerealSushi
Outdoor ActivityBoatingHiking
Indoor ActivityReading and watching documentariesPuzzles
HobbySpending time at the lakeHome Renovations
Place to ShopAntique BookstoresVintage Markets
Place to BeThe LakeHome
Vacation DestinationThe BeachThe Mountains
More About Our Family
Quality Time!

Spending quality time as a family is very important to us. We eat together as a family every night and take this time to share about our day and what is on our hearts. Saturdays are family days. You might find us hiking the trails about an hour from our home, taking the dogs on a walk around the lake, biking around our neighborhood, exploring bookstores, or simply being together outside in our yard. In the spring and summertime, you can find Madelinn and LeiLinn gardening in our backyard and eating fresh tomatoes!

Our Huge Extended Family!

We have an amazing extended family. We both have several siblings, and many of those siblings have children of their own! Our family includes wonderful grandparents, lots of sweet aunts and fun uncles, and so many cousins to play with and make memories together. Adoption is a very special part of our family already and three of our nephews were adopted!

Holiday Traditions!

No matter the holiday, you can find us celebrating with family and friends! Christmas means tons of family get-togethers and a very special Christmas tradition with breakfast for dinner. New Year's Eve means staying up all night playing board games together and celebrating with excitement the New Year ahead, then watching the parade together the next day. The Fourth of July means going to the local parade in our town and watching fireworks from our church parking lot. Thanksgiving means tasty turkey and countless treasured memories made around Poppa and Grandma's dining room table.


We have three dogs: a toy-Poodle, a Lab, and a Golden Retriever. They are all super sweet dogs and love to play with kids, especially when they have a tennis ball! We also have a rabbit who our daughter loves to snuggle with or build little areas in the backyard where it can run, play, and eat grass.

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

Newborn to 2 years old





Sibling Group

Yes, with the oldest up to 2 years old.

In Closing

Thank you for learning more about us. We are so excited about this journey of adoption and the opportunity to welcome your child into our family! We look forward to including them in our big family adventures like our annual Jeep trip to Colorado where we go hiking and boating, on weekend trips, and to the park and used bookstore. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you. Please get in touch with Lifetime if you would like to connect and talk with us.

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