Brian & Lauren - Good Shepherd


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Hello! We are Brian and Lauren. We met in college and have been married for 13 years. Our family has already been made more whole and more beautiful through the adoption of our son in 2017, and we long to add to our family again. Our son is joyful and adventurous, and being his parents has been the biggest joy of our lives! We live in St. Louis in a diverse neighborhood and are fortunate to live around a supportive network of friends and family. Brian works as a digital strategist for a technology company, and Lauren is a high school English teacher and diversity consultant. She is currently working part-time, and Alexander goes to a small daycare half the day with about ten of his friends! All of the kids are children of teachers who work with Lauren. We love to take walks with our two Golden Retrievers, go on family bike rides, have family dance parties in the living room, and host family and friends at our house. Brian is also an avid sports fan and loves to cook Italian food for us. Lauren loves to read, write, and garden. Our faith is incredibly important to us and leads us to teach our son that God made him and everyone else in His image and with a love so big that he adopts us into his family. Our hope is to welcome more kids into our family through adoption and raise them with the confidence that they are fully loved and created with unique talents, dignity, and purpose.


We promise to provide a home full of faith, love, laughter, openness, and safety. If you are willing, we also desire to have you be a part of that family – to stay in contact with your child and with us – and to decide together how that might look. We talk openly with our son about his adoption and desire an open relationship with his birth family and with the families of future children we might have. We also feel the Lord has been equipping us for a transracial family over the last decade as we’ve both engaged in issues of racial justice personally and professionally. Representation matters deeply to us, and we are committed to raising our children in a home that affirms their beautiful skin and their culture, teaches them to know their worth, and encourages them to be advocates and allies for others.

We want our children to always know how very loved they are, by us and by you. We also know that choosing adoption and finding the right family for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, and for that reason we have been praying for you. We pray that the Lord would be with you and comfort you. We pray that His presence would give you peace beyond understanding. And we pray that God would make it abundantly clear to you which family is the right fit for your precious baby. We are honored that you would consider us.

With love, Brian and Lauren


To learn more about placing your baby with Brian & Lauren or to talk to an adoption worker, please call our 24/7 adoption hotline at 314-724-8417.