Zane’s Two Week Report

Everything will be a first for our family from this point forward. Family of six and Zane is a superhero. That’s how I would describe the first two weeks home in simple terms. Everything we feared, and I mean everything, was taken care of by the Lord. It has been amazing.

In his first two weeks, he has met nearly everyone and seems to be a real people person. He has played like mad outside with the local kids and even been to his group at church and school co-op. It’s like he just took over the “slot” in the family destined for him. He has had his moments of sadness to be expected, but he has been happy, talkative and downright fun! We got an email from his foster mom too which was exciting.

We have gone out to eat a bunch, been shopping, gone to his first Rangers game, met his Grandma Kat,  started taking baths and brushing his teeth, watched his first Cowboys game, been to the State Fair, and life has been pretty normal. He slept with us for a while but now he is sleeping upstairs already with his brother. He has gotten into eating some new things, learning some English and enjoying some Pororo time on YouTube too. He’s really an easy kid and listens well too. We have set some boundaries he has likely never had and it has been fantastic. He is a joy!

He turned four and we had our first birthday bash too and that was fun. We are quickly become a true family. He has even bonded well with me and the kids and starting to come around with Julie too. It’s just been amazing!

Zane is Home!

Finally, after two years, we are officially a family of six as we got home with Zane this last Saturday afternoon to a welcome party of friends and family at DFW.

Everything went so well, it was truly remarkable. Zane handled it beautifully and has made the transition so far better than we expected. We still have a long way to go and life ahead of us, but we could not be more excited. Now we can settle into our new normal.

Adoption is such a magical thing for everyone involved. It’s God’s way of taking a bad situation and pouring his grace all over it. Zane’s life is in front of him now as a Korean American. I can’t wait to see where it all goes.

For now, we get ready for the fall and the holidays we are just around the corner!

Family of Six in Six Days!

It has been a very difficult two years and finally, in a matter of a few days our adoption of Zane will be final! We take custody next week. Wow.

Adoption isn’t easy. It’s hard for everyone. But it gives everyone a life changing experience of hope and love. We are so excited to finally have this day here. It was a long, adventurous summer waiting on all of these dates of traveling. But here we are.

Now we can finally get focused back on life and our “new normal”.

God is good.

Last Summer as Family of Five Is Over

Hello. It is September in a few weeks! Football season is starting, temps are about to decline, school is back in session next week and BAM…just like that summer 2016 is over.

For us, it was our last summer as a family of five and it was a wild and crazy one at that. It was strange yet exciting all in one. No Korea Camp, no Camp Thurman for the kids, no Galveston beach trip…just other things that consumed our time and money as we pushed on down the road of the adoption of Zane. Instead our summer was a financially stressful one waiting on court dates, etc from Korea.

It was a fun summer though and we made some new memories we will all take .with us forever as a family of five. Kids made it to VBS and kids camp. They got some time at the waterpark and Six Flags thanks to some cheap season passes we bought earlier. We made a few Rangers games and celebrated Quinn turning 9 and the girls turning 11. The Locks came in town for a visit from Colorado and we spent alot of time with our families and church friends. We went to Korea to visit Zane and then we drove out to Florida for the beach wedding of Maci. That was a nice week long getaway right there as we drove through Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater (our favorite!) and then Panama City.

Now we wait for the final call to bring Zane home and get our new “normal” started. I am ready too. Summer 2016 was one of a kind…next year we hope to go back to some old traditions for the first time as a family of six!

Last Year Quinn is in Single Digits!

My little buddy is now nine years old. Nine.

Just yesterday Julie and I were bringing him back from Korea as our first son. Today he will turn nine and start the count down to double digit ages!

He is such an amazing little boy. Happy, fun, smart, super intuitive and very sweet (most of the time!). I can’t imagine our lives without him and he has blessed us all.

Now we march towards 10 and that is going to really freak us out! Happy birthday Quinn!

Summer 2016…The Last as a Family of Five

The kids are out of school and life has been nutty ever since. We are in our last few months of being a family of five!

Funds are tight this year, but the kids have come up with another Summer of Fun list that has included visits with grandparents, SixFlags, a fun visit with the Locks family in from Colorado and fun with other church friends. We have also enjoyed the pool, Hurricane Harbor, Rangers baseball and a few movies here and there too, as Finding Dori was a big hit. We will end the summer driving out to Florida for a few days to partake in Maci getting married to Daniel.

Most of the summer has been focused of course on the adoption of our 4th child and getting him home by the end of the summer if we can. All things are go and everything needed for approval has been approved. We are a matter of weeks of becoming a family of 6. Zane will be here soon.

Quinn will be 9 in a few weeks and the girls will turn 11 at the end of August…both blow my mind!

We have spent alot of time together this summer and it’s been really fun. We have some tough, different days ahead of us so we are soaking it all in!

Life is good and so is God.

Bye Bye 2015…Bring on 2016

I have to say…2015 was an interesting year for sure. So many crazy things happened and yet it was a mixture of good and bad.

Kids started homeschooling, we continued the process of adopting Zane and now wait, we had some tough business issues to deal with and my kids all got older! Plus, we had some health issues in the family that got pretty scary.

My Baylor Bears ended a season of injuries strong but my Cowboys stunk it up with Romo out all year. The surprise was my Astros and Rangers doing so well.

Not sure what to expect in 2016 – more crazy terrorism? Hilary or Trump as President? The last year of Obama (Yes!) and who knows what will happen in sports or with the stock market.

Life is good and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next 365…yet in some ways I am glad to see 2015 be in the past.

Korea Camp 2015 Was Fun, More Information on Zane

Once again we traveled up to Tulsa, OK, to attend Dillon’s Korea Heritage Camp. Once again it was awesome. We hooked up with our adoption friends as we do every year and also met some new ones. The strong of adoption connects us all and will always be something we will have in common. Quinn loves it too and it is great for us well being to be around other adoptees and other Koreans.

Korea Camp Group 2015
Quinn Speers attends adoption camp
Quinn Speers Korea Camp
Brady Speers family attends adoption camp



We also learned that we might get Zane home sooner than people think.

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We also recently launched which is a resource for charities we believe in and try to support. You can learn more about Dillon there and would love if others would join us in supporting these organizations and efforts.

Brady Speers is a father of four and married to his amazing wife Julie. They have twin girls and two Korean born sons, plus two dogs! Brady and Julie live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area and she is a homeschooling mother and he is a retirement income planner with Safe Retirement Experts. For more about his work visit. 

Quinn turns 8 and Korea Camp was a blast

Seems like yesterday we were in Korea meeting Quinn for the first time. That was 8 years ago.

My little buddy is growing like a weed. Taller, smarter and still smiling all the time. He amazes us how sweet and caring he is too.

Once again his birthday fell on Korea Camp weekend and vacation week. We had a blast being together for 10 days enjoying life and taking some time to get away from it all. Korea camp was great as always and hopefully there are many more ahead with Zane coming into the fold soon.

Without Quinn this little life of ours just wouldn’t be the same. He makes it fun for sure.

God I love this kid. Thanks for bringing us all together.


A Small Zane Update

While we wait on getting Zane home, we will live for these irregular updates. Check more details out on our adoption blog here.

Zane Speers
Zane Speers

In the mean time we will wait on the Lord and enjoy the five of us will enjoy our time together hoping we will soon get to be a family of six!

Brady Speers is a father of four and married to his amazing wife Julie. They have twin girls and two Korean born sons, plus two dogs! Brady and Julie live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area and she is a homeschooling mother and he is a retirement income planner with Safe Retirement Experts. For more about his work visit.