About Us



Email: Brian@wehearthechildren.org       



Out Reach to Single Men who wish to become a father through adoption, for more information see www.4114DAD.com

The 4 Books whose sales fund We Hear The Children:


            The Greatest Wish

           The Intentional Father

            The Poet and the Painter

            The Wildest Dream


Brian J. Tessier Esq. is the Executive Director and Founder of We Hear the Children, a private foundation established to support the needs of children as identified by those who work with children, which is funded through the sale of his books. 

Brian founded We Hear the Children in 2010 after a long career in the private sector. Most recently Brian worked at Fidelity Investments.   Brian’s experience also includes serving as the Expatriate Coordinator with Bank Boston where he managed worldwide immigration and international HR assignments as well as an attorney in private practice. As a litigator in private practice, Brian concentrated in domestic and family law and was active on behalf of victims of domestic violence and children.

Active in the community, Brian has served on the Board of Directors with the Women’s Crisis Center in Newburyport, Massachusetts and as Legal Advisor for the Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project and as a member of the Fidelity investments and BankBoston GLBT Advisory Panels.  Brian now sits on the National Advisory Council for the Human Rights Campaign, All Children-All Families Foundation and the new Global Advisory Board for WikiQueer.

A long time advocate of single parent and gay adoptions, Brian is a single adoptive parent of two boys. He actively works with pre-adoptive parents, schools, and foundations for the benefit of children. He has  opened court proceedings for National Adoption Day every year for the last 3 years. In 2009, Brian was recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Adoptive Parent of the Year. He continues to write about his experiences as a single adoptive father.  Brian is the author The Greatest Wish,The Intentional Father-Adventures in Adoptive Single Parenting, The Poet and the Painter-A Living Love Story and The Wildest Dream.

Brian received his bachelor's degree in psychology from St. Michael’s College and his law degree from the Massachusetts School of Law.  Most recently Brian was awarded “Barney Frank Award”, by the Massachusetts School of Law for "Outstanding Leadership in advancing the issues faced by the LGBT Community"

Brian is a gifted and talented speaker and speaks frequently to both large and small groups about the ability to make change, have a positive impact and about pathways to parenthood and being a father.


We Hear The Children and Brian J. Tessier