Happy First Birthday, Branson!

It's hard to believe that a whole year has already gone by since Branson was born and placed with his forever family: his mom Jen, his dad Brian and his sister, Zoe. Branson's adoption was finalized in August of 2017 and he celebrated his first birthday with his parents and big sister on January 31st!

Affectionately called Bran by his family, this one-year-old has had an incredibly fast year! He is described by his parents as the most loving, adventurous and happy guy. They're looking forward to future birthdays and life events to celebrate together, and cannot believe a year has gone by.

Bran has five top loves in his short year of life and swinging at the park is one of them! He won't let the cold or snow get in the way of his joy in swinging. He also loves splashing in the warm water during bath time, enjoying both winter days and the warmth of a bubble bath at night!

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Bran loves dogs and one of his favorite tricks is to bark like a dog and search for his furry friends everywhere he goes. He searches for his own family's dog in their home and most likely tires himself out while doing so. Another one of Bran's loves is eating! He even loves eating so much that he tries to snack on dog food during his play acting as a dog.

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Bran likes to impress his parents and sister by cruising around the furniture and climbing up and down the stairs. The latest trick he's learned is to strike a downward dog pose and smile at his mom and dad upside down. Jen and Brian describe Bran as an easy baby to get a giggle out of, and he chortles with his whole body.

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In closing, Jen and Brian said this after reflecting on Bran's first year of life: "We can't believe he is already a year old and are so excited about the days ahead. This past year has been a joyful whirlwind, and we're forever grateful to Bran's amazingly brave birth mother for choosing our family! We love him so very much."

We wish you the happiest of first birthdays, Bran!