Cassie & Brad

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Hi there! We are Cassie and Brad, we are a loving, respectful, and creative couple who have been together for 15 years. We’ve supported each other and helped each other grow into the adults we are now. Although we’re happy with the lives we’ve created, we want to expand our family and add a little one to care for and raise. After 4 years of trying to conceive, doctor’s appointments, tests, and procedures, we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. When we met the people at Boys and Girls Aid, we knew that adoption was the right decision for us.

Cassie is a newly graduated Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) who is passionate about birth and women’s health. She enjoys hiking in the pacific northwest, embroidery, knitting, painting, and being crafty in general. Brad works at a university as a technical project lead. In his spare time he enjoys playing piano, reading, playing games with friends, and other nerdy hobbies.

We grew up about an hour away from each other in NY but moved to Portland in 2005 after meeting in college. We love the nearby wilderness of Mount Hood, the Columbia Gorge, and the Pacific Ocean. Our families live on the east coast, we see them a couple times a year but Portland is absolutely our home and where we want to spend our lives. We bought our first home here in North Portland in 2014 and have built a very close family of friends and honorary cousins here.

Open adoption is important to us because it represents a story of open doors. We know that an open adoption is the best case scenario for each member of the family and it is our hope that having an open relationship with you and your family will allow the child to feel safe and secure knowing they are well loved by so many people. We are also aware that openness doesn’t feel like the right choice for everyone and that you may wish to have a closed adoption. We are open to that possibility and respect that decision as well. We are looking forward to forging a relationship with you in whatever capacity most feels comfortable for everyone involved.

We hope that this quick intro gives you a better idea of who we are. Thank you again for considering us and opening your heart to the possibility of an expanded family.

Warmly,

Cassie and Brad

 
Tara Noftsier