Thank you for taking time to learn more about us. We feel blessed to have found each other and always planned on adopting to grow our family. Our life is filled with love and laughter and we cannot wait to share that with a child. We understand that you have an important decision to make, and we hope this profile helps you along your journey!

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Chad Jen
job description
Assistant Football Coach Physician - Maternal Fetal Medicine
education
Master's Degree in Sports Administration Doctor of Medicine
favorites
Family Activity
Traveling
Family Activity
Spending Time Outside/Traveling
Memory with a Child
Babysitting Our Godson on the Day His Little Brother Was Born
Memory with a Child
Reading & Acting Out "Barnyard Dance" With My Best Friend's Daughter
Type of Music
Everything!
Type of Music
Country
Quality about my Spouse
Her Big Heart
Quality about my Spouse
His Sense of Humor
TV Show
Seinfeld
TV Show
This is Us
children
None
relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives
Dressed Up for a Special Occasion Downtown

Adoption has been a part of our family from the beginning. Jen and her brother, Jon, were both adopted as infants. Jen's family was always open about adoption and it was something that was celebrated. Jen has known her adoption story for as long as she can remember. One of Jen's fondest memories as a child is reading the book "The Chosen Baby" which tells the story of a family's journey through adoption. This book holds a special place for Jen and remains one of her favorites today. Jen views her adoption as a gift and something that makes her unique. She hopes her own personal experiences will help our child to understand adoption and how loved they truly are.

Adoption is not only a part of Jen's immediate family, but also her extended family. She has many cousins who are adopted. Our entire family is extremely open and views adoption as a blessing and something which is celebrated.

With adoption being such a natural part of our family, we always knew we wanted to grow our family through adoption one day. Through our personal experiences, we understand what a gift adoption is and our child will always know their story, and that they are loved by both their biological and adoptive families.

Our Adventures
Learning to Fly Fish in the Smokey Mountains

We view life as an adventure! Sometimes our adventures are while on vacation and sometimes they happen in very ordinary situations that provide an opportunity for excitement! We love to laugh and try new things so "adventures" come with the territory. We enjoy taking trips to see new places, trying new restaurants, and meeting new people. Traveling always provides the chance to explore and even when things don't go according to plan, we love the sense of adventure that comes with being outside of the normal day-to-day life. We have taken lessons in everything from sushi making to fly fishing! We've gone swimming with dolphins in Honduras and ate coconut chicken at a roadside shack in the jungles of Belize. Other adventures include seeing a Broadway show in New York City and taking a train to the top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.

Even in normal, everyday life there are opportunities to meet new people or explore something new and we often embrace the chance to go off the beaten path to share a new experience. Variety is the spice of life and we truly enjoy our adventures, both big and small. And we can't wait to share our adventures with a child to show them how wonderful the world can be.

Our Family Dream

Our dream for our child is that they grow up knowing that they are loved by both their birth parents and their adoptive parents. We want our child to experience life feeling secure in where they came from and who they are as a person. We dream of providing every opportunity for our child to succeed academically, socially, and spiritually. They will know that home is a safe place where they can always depend on us, no matter what. We dream of all of the milestones that await our child: first words, first steps, attending their first day of school, graduations, vacations, holidays, and personal achievements. We dream that they grow up knowing that they are supported and that one day they start a family of their own filled with laughter and love. It is our dream to raise a child that goes on to become a happy and healthy person that helps make the world a better place.

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