Hello! We are the Dockstader Family, Dustin & Brittany. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us! We can offer an amazing family to a very special baby and if open adoption is the right choice for you, we hope we are just the kind of family you want for your child.
You are an incredible person for making the choice to bring your child into this world. We admire and respect your courage in considering an open adoption for your baby.
Once we found out we would not be able to have children on our own, we thought adoption would be the natural way to create our family. You can be assured that your child's well-being will always come first with us. We believe that it is important for children to know that they are loved by their birth parents and we look forward to building a relationship with you!


About Us!

We began our lives together 6 years ago and have been happily married since July 15th 2006. We have been trying to start a family of our own for just under 4 years now. Through our struggles and blessings, we have grown together and have learned to count on each other. We continue to stay strong in our faith in God and each other. We know everything happens for a reason and are waiting for our Heavenly Father to bless us with a baby to love and nurture. We have been fortunate to have one another to share our love, hopes and dreams.

More about Brittany

Brittany was born to be a mother. I have no doubt that she will be the most wonderful, loving mom. She has such a natural gift of bringing joy to children. Her overwhelming generosity and compassion for those around her never lets up or slows down. I am truly blessed to call her my wife and soul mate for all time and eternity.
Brittany enjoys reading, baking, decorating and spending time with her family and friends. She is looking forward to having a child to love, support and help flourish. She looks forward to the day when the pitter-patter of little feet will complete our family.

More about Dustin

Dustin is a strong, intelligent and loving man. He is very generous and quick to lend a hand to anyone in need. He is a wonderful husband and I know that he'll be a great father to our child. I've seen him in action with the children we nanny!
Dustin loves to spend time working on the house, fixing up cars, playing outdoors, building model airplanes with my dad and going to the lake!
With his sense of humor and fun-loving nature, it seems he has fun doing just about anything. He is eager to discover the interest and gifts our child will have!

Our Families

We both grew up in the Central Valley, where we still live, close to our families and friends. Brittany is the oldest of 4 kids and has 17 cousins. Dustin is the oldest of 5 kids, of which 2 are adopted, and has 32 cousins. We cherish spending time with our families and frequently spend weekends with our parents at the coast or camping. We are fortunate to be surrounded by supportive family and friends who are thrilled that we've chosen to adopt to build our family. They look forward to greeting our baby with loving open arms.

The Dockstader Kids!

The Tanner Family!

Our Jobs

Dustin is the Office Manager at Valley Automotive Repair and has been there since he was 16 years old. Valley Automotive is his family owned and operated car repair shop. Dustin & his Dad LOVE working together.
Brittany is a Secretary for Dr. Darren Bogle and has been working there for the past 6 years. Brittany started with Dr. Bogle as a Nanny when she was 14 years old and has loved working with him and his family!
Both of our jobs offer flexibility and allow us opportunities to be involved parents and to spend quality time with our child.
Brittany hopes to be a stay-at-home mom.

Where We Live

We live in beautiful Clovis which is located in Central California. Our location is ideal for trips by car to Shaver Lake, Yosemite National Park, the Coast, Disneyland and San Fransisco. We enjoy visiting all of these places but know it will be so much more exciting with a child. We look forward to including him or her in all the fun!
Our home is comfortable and inviting. We live in a safe, older, established neighborhood that is very kid and pet friendly.
We share our home with our two playful and friendly dogs, Addison & Emily. The dogs are very gentle and we know that our child will have lots of fun playing with them.
Many of our family members and close friends have children, so our child will have plenty of playmates eager to welcome a new friend!

Our Dogs

We have two great dogs, Addison & Emily! Our dogs are like our children! We love to take them on walks, the dog park and to our parent's houses! Addison is 2 years old and Emily is 1 years old. The "Girls" are from the same parents, just 1 litter a part! The Girls love to lay together and can't wait to have a child to play fetch with!


We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We were both born and raised in the church.
Being members of our church has been a great blessing in our lives. We love the teachings of Christ and the Spirit we feel there.
Dustin is serving in Young Men's as 1st Counselor over the Teachers Quorum. He enjoys Boy Scouting and helping those 14-16 year old boys get their Eagle Scout.
Brittany is in Young Woman's working with the Beehives. She loves the 12-14 year old girls!
Brittany also serves as the Young Mothers Compassionate Service Coordinator. She is grateful to be able to serve all the Young Moms in our ward.
Dustin's mom was baptized into the Mormon religion when she was 13 years old.
Brittany's mom was converted when she was 9 years old.
We are so grateful that both our mothers joined the church!

Imagining Our Future Family

- Snuggling while reading Goodnight Moon at bedtime
- Eating smores by the crackling campfire
- Building sandcastles at the beach
- Baking Christmas cookies with Grandma & Grandpa
- Opening birthday presents with the whole family
- Searching for Easter Eggs from the Easter bunny

Contact Us!

Please feel free to contact us!
You may leave a comment on this blog or email us at hoping2adopt06@yahoo.com