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Bob & Jessica
Adoption is a special gift that will enable our dream of parenthood to come true. We are so excited and grateful that you are taking the time to review our profile. To be chosen to be your child's parents is an incredible honor and would mean the world to us. We wish you strength and peace during the journey ahead and hope you consider us to provide your child with a loving and caring home.
What it Means to be Parents
We have been dreaming about being parents for quite some time now and we are excited for the opportunity that adoption brings. Being parents would mean the world to us. We look forward to providing love and guidance to our child so they can grow into a caring and responsible adult. Jess wants to be the Mom that our child can always go to and talk to. Bob wants to be the Dad that can fix anything and is always there when needed. We want to spoil our child with the same type of childhood that we were both blessed to have.
We expect being parents will be an extremely gratifying experience . We cannot wait to be there for all our child's first and major milestones. We will also cherish the seemingly smaller moments such as tucking our child into bed, reading a story or enjoying a meal together as a family. We look forward to be directly involved in our child's school work by offering assistance and encouragement. We also look forward to getting involved in community activities with our child such as organized sports, clubs, dance, volunteer work or any other interest they may have.
As parents, we will never take anything for granted. We will use every situation as an opportunity to help our child grow into the person that we know the birth parents would want them to be.
Our Leisure Time
While we both believe in a strong work ethic, we both appreciate the importance of leisure time. On our days off, we love to stay active. We love to work on the house, do some gardening work and go bike riding or hiking at the park. Jess loves to knit and make crafts. She is constantly making small gifts for our friends and family such as purses, wreaths, candle holders and baby items. Bob is a big sports fan and is an avid golfer. He loves to get out with his friends, and especially his father, for an enjoyable round of golf. We are also involved with a local dog rescue. We love to donate and attend events.
We have spent the last 5 years dreaming of the activities we will do with our child. We will frequently visit the playground around the corner for the swing sets and slides and our favorite local state park to ride bikes and go for a nice walk with the dogs. We will enjoy our summer vacations and make some day trips down the Jersey Shore for the beach and boardwalk. We will root on our hometown sports teams and go to plenty of Phillies Baseball and Flyers hockey games. We will spend plenty of time with our family and friends for Holidays, birthday parties and other special occasions. We will always be sure to have a good time no matter what we do and never take a minute for granted.
Why We Chose Adoption
Like most couples, we chose to try to grow our family the traditional way by having children of our own. After over five years of frustration with infertility, we realized that it was not meant to be. This opened our eyes to another opportunity...adoption. We knew our dream of parenthood was still a reality. The more we discussed adoption and the more we researched it, the more excited we became. Not only will we be able to grow our family, we will be able to help another at the same time which is extremely gratifying.
When we discussed our plans of adoption with our families and close friends, the support was overwhelming. We knew at that moment that we were making the right decision. One of our top objectives as adoptive parents will be to inform our child of the loving and selfless decision that you made in order for them to be with us. We look forward to raising our child in a manner that would make you proud.
Our Extended Families
We are both lucky enough to have extended families that play a huge role in our lives. Bob has his parents, his two sisters and their husbands, and two nephews that all live within 15 minutes of our house. Bob's family constantly gets together for holidays and other occasions. His family has been going to Ocean City, NJ for an annual vacation since the year Bob was born and we cannot wait to share this experience with our child.
Jessica has her parents and her sister and brother in law. Jessica's parents actually live on our street and her sister and husband are a 5 minute walk away, which means there will be no shortage of babysitters. Jessica's family gets together every Friday night for pizza and every Sunday for a traditional Italian Sunday Dinner. We were the Best Man and Maid of Honor in her sister's wedding and we reversed roles in our wedding. We also regularly vacation with Jessica's family in Ocean City, Maryland and Myrtle Beach, SC.
What makes our situation unique is that our families are also close to each other. Both sides of the family are regularly all together for holidays, summer barbeques and special occasions. It means a lot to us that we do not have to often pick and choose who we spend time with.
Both of our extended families could not be more supportive of our decision to adopt. They are extremely excited and have been with us every step of our journey so far.
Our House and Neighborhood
Our home is in a family friendly area of Pennsylvania. While we live within the city limits, it has much more of a suburban feel. We live in a townhome with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a finished basement, a deck and a fenced in yard. We bought the home about 9 years ago and renovated the entire house. Our favorite room in our home is the living room. We spend a lot of time there watching our favorite TV shows and entertaining family and friends. We have a playground within a 5 minute walk of our house. It has tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, a swimming pool and all of your favorite slides and swing sets.
We are lucky to have great neighbors. Jessica's parents live on our street as well as some of our closest friends. Our best friends, Erin and George, live directly across the street from us. They recently had a baby boy so our child will already have a best friend in the making. On top of that, we have several families on our street with babies and young children. There will never be a shortage of friends and activities.
Every year our street closes down for one day in September and we host a block party. There are water slides, numerous games, prizes and a DJ. All the kids grab their bikes and sporting goods and have a great time.
From Us to You
Hello! We are Bob and Jessica and we would like to thank you for spending the time to get to know us. We are extremely grateful and beyond excited to be considered as potential parents. Even though we haven’t met, we already admire you for the strength and courage it must take to go through this process. We want you to know that if given the opportunity, we will make sure your child clearly understands the sacrifice and selfless love that led you to adoption, if that becomes your plan. We would love to stay in touch after the adoption and would always be willing to provide you with updates on your child’s progress and milestones through pictures and letters.
We consider ourselves a fun loving, active couple with a great sense of humor. We like to spend our free time exercising, biking, socializing with our family and friends and taking our dogs, Kali and Maggie, for walks. Bob is an avid golfer as well as a fan of all sports. He enjoys completing his own home improvement projects, as well as helping our neighbors with theirs. Jessica loves to knit and work on her own do it yourself craft projects. Our home is filled with an assortment of Jess’s creations such as wreaths, flower pots and candle holders. Our favorite traditions are our summer vacations down Ocean City, New Jersey with Bob’s extended family, our Thanksgiving holiday trips to the Mountains in New York to visit Jessica’s family, and Sunday dinners at Jessica’s parent’s house. We look forward to the day that we can enjoy these hobbies and traditions as a family with a child of our own.
Our story as a couple began in our senior year of high school. We were at a party with mutual friends and the connection was almost immediate. To this day we still joke about who initiated the contact, but we both agree that no matter who started it, we are very happy that they did. From early on in the relationship it was very obvious that this was something special. We would constantly talk about our future together and the topic of children always came up. There was no doubt in our mind that we wanted to have a family together.
After our wedding in 2010, we decided that we were ready to start our family. Unfortunately, fertility doesn’t come easy to everyone. After five years of struggling with infertility, we came to the realization that we would not be able to have children on our own. We were obviously devastated but being the strong couple that we are, we leaned on each other for support. The one thing that kept us going was the hope that adoption provided us. During our fertility issues, we discussed adoption on multiple occasions. Both of us were always open to the idea and the further we started to research it, the more excited we got. We started to discuss the prospect of adoption with our family and close friends and the support was overwhelming.
We truly believe that adoption is a precious gift and something that we certainly will never take for granted. We have been preparing for this opportunity our entire relationship. We promise to provide a safe and loving environment that will encourage your child to grow and succeed as a person. We will protect and guide your child every step of the way. We are so excited to be able to share our values and traditions and provide a loving, understanding and compassionate home.
We would like to thank you again for reviewing our profile. It is an honor to even be considered. We hope to have the opportunity to tell you more in person and anxiously await the opportunity to become parents and have our dreams come true.
Bob & Jessica
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