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Bryant + Nicole

Caseworker / Kindergarten Teacher

New Jersey

African American / Hispanic

Christian / Catholic

All About Bryant & Nicole

Hello! We are Bryant and Nicole! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.  We hope that as you continue reading, you will get a sense of how much we love each other, how much love we have to offer a child and how much love they will receive from our community of family and friends. Bryant is thoughtful, patient and easygoing. Nicole is nurturing, dedicated and optimistic. We compliment each other very well and we will take on parenthood as a team! We can provide a child with a home filled with love and stability.  We have been married almost 10 years.  We live in a New Jersey suburb, about 20 minutes away from New York City.  Nicole has been a Kindergarten teacher for 18 years.  Bryant is a caseworker at the  Board of Social Services in Bergen county.

Why Adoption?

Over the course of our marriage we have conceived three times but have not been able to bring a baby to term.  Our desire to raise children is so strong and we want more than anything to be parents. We know that families are created in many different ways and adoption would be an amazing way to start our family.

Family & Home

We live in a four bedroom, two and a half bathroom, expanded ranch with a large backyard. We are located in a NJ suburb, about 20 minutes from NYC. Our location makes it easy to spend a weekend at the shore or an afternoon in Central Park. Our home is a peaceful place, filled with love, laughter, and lots of affection.

We are very close to our parents and our siblings. We are both the eldest child in our families.  Bryant and I have a niece and goddaughters that mean the world to us. We are so honored that we were chosen to be their godparents. It has been a privilege to watch them grow up! Bryant and I both come from tight-knit families.  To be part of our family, is to be loved and accepted for exactly who you are, to be encouraged and cheered on in both your saddest and happiest moments. We feel extremely lucky to be the recipients of our families' love and we know that a child will receive this kind of unconditional love as well .

How others describe me

Bryant is the most honest and genuine person I know.  His friends and family would describe him as confident, intelligent and funny.  He is the most loving, encouraging and affectionate  husband and he has shown me unwavering support since the day I met him.  He is a selfless man and will do anything for the people that he loves.  I am so lucky to be the recipient of his love.  When I first met Bryant I was drawn to Bryant's confidence and intelligence. Over the years, Bryant has proven to be the most genuine, honest, thoughtful, encouraging, affectionate, and loyal human being I have the honor of calling my husband. Bryant inspires me to be the best version of myself everyday. I am truly blessed to call him my life partner. Bryant is a calming force and I often refer to him as my peace. I know that he will be the most loving father to a child. He is incredibly patient, strong, kind and selfless. He is a man of honorable character and integrity. Throughout our marriage, he has shown me unwavering love and support and I know that he will proudly give a child the absolute best of himself.

Nicole will be a fantastic mother. She is the most caring, thoughtful, stable, and loving person I have the pleasure of calling my wife. She loves children, so much so that she has dedicated her life to them. Anyone that is a part of her life is given endless amounts of love and support. I have the pleasure of calling her my wife, but the depth of her character far exceeds the title of wife. She has love, support and caring coming from her soul. I am lucky to have her in my life. I know she will be the kind of mother that any child would love to have.

how we met

How We Met

We met in our freshman year at Rutgers University.  We dormed in the same building and one day Bryant stopped by my room to introduce himself. We spent a few months getting to know each other before Bryant and I went on our first date on Valentine’s Day.  The rest is history.  Bryant and I met at a young age and I am so grateful that as we got older, we only grew closer.

Advice to Future Child

Our advice to our future child is 

1.Embrace your unique qualities and love yourself for exactly who you are. 

2.Live with integrity.

3.Express gratitude for all the positives you have in your life.

4.Nurture relationships and things that are most valuable to you.

5.Treat people the way you want to be treated.

6.Welcome people and things into your life that bring you happiness and peace.

7.Life can get hard, let resilience and strength help you navigate the tough times.

8..The only people that don’t fail are the people who don’t try.

Perspectives on Open Adoption

We hope to build a relationship with birth parents and come together to decide what is comfortable for everyone involved.  We hope to communicate through pictures, videos and phone calls and are willing to work together to figure out the details.  We strongly believe in honesty and transparency and want our child to have an understanding of where they came from.  Families are created in so many different ways and we want to share their unique story about their journey with them.


  • Favorite Movie: The Goonies
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: Halloween
  • Hobbies/Interests: reading
  • Dream Vacation: Alaska
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: time travel
  • Favorite Movie: Clueless
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season.  I love Thanksgiving because it is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for.  We always spend it with great food and great company.   The day after Thanksgiving we put up and decorate our Christmas Tree.  We watch our favorite Christmas movie, Scrooged.
  • Hobbies/Interests: walking in the park
  • Dream Vacation: Greece
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: teleportation

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