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John & Jen

We are extremely excited and appreciative that you are reading our profile. We view adoption as a way for multiple families to come together to provide a loving and supportive environment for a child. We feel very blessed and want to share our blessings with a child. We cannot wait to discover, laugh and learn with a child in our family.

About Us

John
Jen
Job
Vice President
Account Executive
Education
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Religious Beliefs

Our religious beliefs are very important to us. We believe that God is compassionate and loves us unconditionally. God forgives us of our wrong doings and supports us in our daily lives.

We plan to share our beliefs about God with our child at an early age. We want our child to be confident in God's love for him or her and to view God as a best friend. We also desire our child to learn Christian values and to have these values guide his or her life.

We both attended Christian grade schools and high schools, and we attend Catholic mass weekly. Our metropolitan area has a strong Catholic school system. We plan to send our child to Catholic schools. However, we also plan to always make sure our child is at the school that best fits his or her educational and developmental needs, and we will make sure the school we choose provides for these.

Dreams for this Child

So Happy Together

We have many dreams for our child:

1. We dream that our child will always feel our love and support as well as the love and support of his or her birth parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

2. We dream of our child developing a relationship with God and knowing that he or she has a forever friend who loves him or her without question and will always be with him or her.

3. We dream of providing a wide variety of opportunities for our child that enables him or her to grow and experience the good things our world has to offer: zoos, parks, travel, sports, art, music, etc.

4. We dream that our child will live a happy, joy filled life. While we know that life has many challenges, we dream that we will be a close family and will work through challenges together and that we will choose to feel joy and happiness.

5. We dream that our child will grow to be confident and will pursue his or her dreams.

6. We dream that our child will grow to love and be compassionate towards others.

Why We Chose Adoption

We both love children and tried for a couple of years to have one naturally. After medical consultation, it became evident that we were not going to be able to have a child on our own. So, we learned more about our other options: fertility treatment and adoption. After researching, we chose adoption. We feel that adoption is a beautiful act of love on the behalf of multiple people. We want to share our love with a child, and we are passionate about providing a child with a stable environment where he or she can explore, learn and grow to fulfill his or her dreams! We have high school friends and a cousin who have been adopted, and we have witnessed the love they experienced in their families. We also have cousins who have adopted children. We see these children interacting with their parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins at family gatherings. We see the love and joy both the children and our cousins experience by being a family.

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Fun at the Sand Dunes
Fun at the Sand Dunes
We Love Spending Time with Our Niece and Nephews
We Love Spending Time with Our Niece and Nephews
Lunchtime with Our Niece
Lunchtime with Our Niece
Beautiful Day on Grandma's Farm
Beautiful Day on Grandma's Farm
Family Hayride
Family Hayride
Hiking in Oregon
Hiking in Oregon
Golf Champion
Golf Champion
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
Enjoying the View on St. Johns
Enjoying the View on St. Johns
Strawberry Picking with Our Niece and Nephews
Strawberry Picking with Our Niece and Nephews
We're Triplets!
We're Triplets!
We Can't Wait to be Parents
We Can't Wait to be Parents
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Fun at the Sand Dunes
Fun at the Sand Dunes
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We Love Spending Time with Our Niece and Nephews
We Love Spending Time with Our Niece and Nephews
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Lunchtime with Our Niece
Lunchtime with Our Niece
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Beautiful Day on Grandma's Farm
Beautiful Day on Grandma's Farm
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Family Hayride
Family Hayride
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Hiking in Oregon
Hiking in Oregon
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Golf Champion
Golf Champion
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All Dressed Up for a Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
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Enjoying the View on St. Johns
Enjoying the View on St. Johns
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Strawberry Picking with Our Niece and Nephews
Strawberry Picking with Our Niece and Nephews
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We're Triplets!
We're Triplets!
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We Can't Wait to be Parents
We Can't Wait to be Parents

Our Extended Families

John's Family

We are blessed that most of our family members live close by and we can see them weekly. Attending our nieces and nephews' sporting events has become one of our favorite activities! We also like to invite family to BBQs at our home where we serve some of John's famous ribs.

John’s parents, brother and two sisters all live a short drive from our home. We have eight nieces and nephews and one great-nephew on John’s side. We see John’s family frequently at holidays, birthday parties, sporting events and other family gatherings. We enjoy playing with our younger nieces and nephews and talking or “hanging out” with our older nieces and nephews.

Jen's Family

Jen has two sisters who are twins. We have four nieces and nephews on Jen’s side. One of Jen's sisters lives out of town. Each year, Jen takes a "spring break trip" with her mom, her other sister, niece and nephews to visit her out-of-town sister and family. These trips have become a wonderful tradition.

We are also blessed that both of Jen's grandmothers are still living. Jen visits one grandmother a couple of times a week at her assisted living facility to play bingo and do puzzles. We enjoy visiting Jen's other grandmother at her farm in the country as well as getting together with aunts, uncles and cousins for hayrides and church picnics.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

Our home is a three bedroom ranch in a centrally located suburb of a large city in Missouri. John loves being outside, and he can often be spotted mowing the grass, mulching and caring for the landscape. The inside of our home is best described as warm and comfortable. One of our favorite things about our home is its location. Work, our family members and the city can all be accessed in a short drive. In addition, our local public school system has been ranked as one of the top school systems in the state and our community has also been voted as one of the top places to raise children. We enjoy visiting the many attractions our metropolitan area offers and try to explore places we have not yet seen. We can easily access sporting events, museums, performances, gardens and parks. We cannot wait to take our child with us to explore the area, either to go back to visit favorite spots with our child or see brand new places together!

From Us to You

Thank you so much for reading our profile and considering us to be parents to your child! We consider it a great honor. We are thrilled about the opportunity to be parents and to share our love and blessings with a child.

Even though our families grew up very near each other, we first met a little over seven years ago and have been married over five years. After trying to conceive for a while, we learned that it would be nearly impossible for us to have a child on our own. We considered our options and decided that adoption was the way we wanted to build our family. We are drawn to the idea of multiple families coming together to love and support a child.

We are excited about the ability to provide our child with many opportunities. We believe our biggest opportunity is to share our love and support with our child. We are both blessed with good jobs, and we work hard to excel at our professions. However, we also realize that life is a gift, and it should be enjoyed. We love spending time outdoors exploring local parks, grilling and working in our yard. We also like to get away at least once a year for vacation and visit an area we have not yet seen.

Spending time with our family is a top priority for us. We love to host our family for BBQs! We also try to attend many of our nieces and nephews' sporting and school events. In addition, we frequently visit Jen's paternal grandmother who lives at a nearby assisted living facility as well as Jen's maternal grandmother who lives on a farm a little over an hour away.

Both our faith and education are very important to us. We will teach our child about God and God's unending love for him or her. Our metropolitan area has a strong Catholic school system, and we plan to have our child attend schools in this system. However, we know that everyone learns differently, and we will make sure our child has the best learning environment possible.

We also know that a lot of learning happens outside the classroom. We plan to introduce our child to a wide variety of things to find out what excites him or her, and we plan to learn along the way as well! We already envision attending sporting events and visiting our local outdoor theater, zoo, farms, swimming pool and many more attractions. We look forward to sharing our adventures and updates about our child and his or her growth with you through letters, e-mails and photos.

We also plan to share our child's adoption story with him or her at an early age. We will tell our child about you and your love and care for him or her that led you to choose adoption, along with our deep desire to love a child that led us to choose adoption.

We sincerely admire your love for your child and your desire for your child to have the best life possible. We can only imagine that you may be experiencing a great deal of emotions and uncertainty; and we pray that God's peace, comfort and wisdom be with you.

With loving regards,

John & Jen

Favorites

John
Jen
Actor
Robert De Niro
Colin Firth
Actress
Julia Roberts
Sandra Bullock
Animal
Dog
Owl
Author
Michael Lewis
Jane Austen
Book
Boys in the Boat
Pride and Prejudice
Candy Bar
Snickers
Snickers
Cartoon
Bugs Bunny
The Jetsons
Childhood Memory
Holidays with Extended family
Christmas Eve at My Grandparents' Home
Childhood Toy
Soccer Ball
Lamb Stuffed Animal
Children's Book
The Monster at the End of this Book
Giraffes Can't Dance
City
San Diego
Boston
Classic Movie
The Godfather
Gone with the Wind
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Saturday
Friday
Dessert
Apple Pie
Fudgy Brownies
Disney Movie
Big Hero 6
Aladdin
Dream Car
Austin Healey
Jeep Wrangler
Dream Job
Professional Golfer
Tour Guide
Dream Vacation
Golf in Scotland
Alaska
Family Activity
Grilling for Family
Entertaining Nieces and Nephews
Flower / Plant
Grass
Peonies
Food
Pizza
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Running, Walking
Walking
Fruit
Orange
Pineapple
Game
Monopoly
Monopoly
Hobby
Golf
Puzzles
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Holly Jolly Christmas
Joy to the World
Holiday Tradition
Mom's Kolache Cookies
Hunting for Hidden Pickle Ornaments
Ice Cream
Vanilla
Vanilla
Junk Food
Potato Chips
Potato Chips
Leisure Activity
Watching Sports
Spending time with my nieces and nephews
Magazine
GQ
People
Memory with a Child
Playing/Teaching Sports to Nieces and Nephews
Dancing with my niece in our living room
Memory with Spouse
Hayride on Jen's Grandma's Farm
Our First Christmas Together
Movie
Christmas Vacation
Dead Poets Society
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Buttered Popcorn
Movie Quote
They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!
Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys.
Movie Type
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Musical
Sound of Music
Grease
Musical Group
Dave Matthews Band
Alabama
Nursery Rhyme
Jack Be Nimble
Little Miss Muffet
Olympic Event
Downhill Skiing
Diving
Personal Hero
Father
My Grandfather
Poet
Shakespeare
Robert Frost
Quality about my Spouse
Lovingness for Everyone
Loyalty
Sandwich
Italian Combo
Club
Scripture
Philippians 4:13
Numbers 6:24-26
Shopping Store
Golfsmith
Nordstrom
Song
Dancing Nancies
Celebrate Good Times
Sport to Play
Golf
Tennis
Sport to Watch
Baseball
Hockey
Sports Star
Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
Sports Team
Cardinals
Cardinals
Subject in School
Math
Math
Superhero
Incredible Hulk
Batman
Thing to Cook
Baby Back Ribs
Desserts
Time of Day
Noon
Morning
Tradition
Golf with Dad
Spring Break with my Family
TV Show
Seinfeld
House Hunters
TV Show Character
Kramer on Seinfeld
Marie Barone from Everyone Loves Raymond
Type of Music
Alternative
Pop
Vacation Spot
San Diego
Someplace new that I haven't seen yet
Video Game
RBI Baseball
Super Mario

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