Adoptive Family Patrick and Jenny

We are Patrick and Jenny, and we are honored that you are taking the time to get to know a little about us. We have been married for 4 years and loving each other for 10. Although we love our life together, we are ready to begin the next chapter of our lives by welcoming a child into our hearts, our family and our home.

We always knew we would create our family through adoption - Adoption was an easy choice us. We found out early in our relationship that we were unable to have children biologically. We spent time talking about all of our options and every time the subject of adoption came up there was excitement about what that future might look like. Our conversations about adoption came naturally and after meeting people who had been touched by adoption the choice was clear. Adoption makes sense for us and all that we value and hope for in family. We have many amazing people in our lives that we call family and that has nothing to do with biology. We have so much love to give and through adoption we are hoping to have the opportunity to share that love.

We believe it is important to start the adoptive conversation early. We will be as open as possible about their adoption as they grow and form new ideas and questions. Each adoption story is unique and special. We will answer questions openly and have conversations about their story starting with the day they were born. As the questions change so might their emotions. We will want to make sure that they understand that all the feelings they have about their adoption story are important. Our hope is that these conversations will make them feel loved and accepted for who they are. We are hopeful that you will be a part of this love and would love to share letters and pictures with you. We knew the moment that we started our adoption journey that it was the true path for us.

Our views on raising children - Love comes first. We are a very loving couple that come from almost overly affectionate families. Jenny's mom made sure that at least a hundred kisses were given to her every day. Patrick's mom is still giving the most comforting hugs anyone has ever had. His dad has shown Patrick what it means to be a great dad through love and building a stable home. We are hoping to share these gifts as we grow our family.

Learning plays an integral part in our daily lives. As a trainer and business-owner we truly appreciate what it means to continually learn and grow. Every day brings a special lesson and it's important to pass that along. Our parents read to us every day until we could read to them and this will be a ritual we will continue.

Laughter and music is what holds us together. It reminds us that life is short and sometimes you can't take things too seriously. There is always music on when we're cooking, working in the garden or just need to relax and unwind from the day. Our families love to turn up the stereo and sing, dance and play the air keyboard. While we may not be the best singers and dancers we would be lucky to have a child that will sing along and probably be a little embarrassed.

We can only imagine what this time in your life looks like for you. There are a lot of decisions in your future and we hope that no matter what choices you make, you are supported in every way. We have had the chance to meet with many people who have been touched by adoption and can say that if you find us to be the right match, we are here to be supportive and honest throughout this journey. Your thoughts and feelings are important to us and we will do our very best to cherish and honor them.

Patrick and Jenny

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