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Paul & Jennifer

Thank you for reading our profile and considering us as potential adoptive parents. We are so excited to be on this journey towards completing our family through adoption. We know that adoption is a gift and we promise to provide unconditional love and support to your child.

About Us

Software Engineer
Human Resources Specialist
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/ Finance
Legally Married

Our Promise to You

Enjoying the Sunset

We cannot begin to explain how thankful we are that you may choose us to raise your baby. These are our promises to you:

  • We will love and protect your child with all our heart and ensure they have a safe and loving home in which they can grow and thrive.
  • If you choose to be, you will always be part of their life, we will talk to them about you and how special you are to both them and us. We will share pictures and stories so you can see them as they grow.
  • As they are growing up, we will encourage them to follow their interests in school, team sports and friendships that let them discover who they are as individuals. We will be active parents in their daily lives cheering them on and will be there during the good and tough times.
  • We will set an example of love, encouragement and respect in our household so they can carry these traits into adulthood.
  • They will be part of both our extended families, with cousins, uncles, aunts and grandparents excited to have them in their lives.
  • We will teach them about the Grace of God and how He lead them to us. How to have faith during tough times and know that things will work out.
  • Our Leisure Time

    Watching a Soccer Match

    Leisure time is an important part of our day and both of us use the time as a way to decompress after a busy day at work. Sometimes it may just be taking the time to prepare a meal together after our work day, relax on the couch and watch our favorite TV shows or movie, other times we like to spend time outside just enjoying the spring/summer/fall weather.

    Sports plays a big part in both of our lives - whether it is catching the latest game on TV or participating in one of the local amateur leagues every week - we both enjoy the outlet that playing and following team sports can bring. One of the things we most look forward too when we have a child is participating in their sports teams whether it is as a supporter or as a coach.

    We are very lucky to live in a neighborhood that contains many parks, walkways and sports fields. During the warm summers months we like nothing more that to take a stroll in the evening around our neighborhood, catch up with neighbors at the park or just enjoy the peace and quiet in our back yard. Every year our neighborhood organizes a block party. We really look forward to sharing the food, fun games and kids activities on that day with our child.

    One of the things we love to do together is hike and be out in nature. We would love to be able to share this passion with our child and introduce them to an amazing world outside of a TV or computer screen.

    Cultural Diversity

    We are fortunate enough to come from two different cultural backgrounds. Jennifer's heritage is of a Portuguese/Indian living in the U.S., while Paul is originally from Ireland.

    We met while Jennifer was living and working in Ireland, and moved back to the US in 2015. Having now lived in both the U.S. and Europe, we celebrate and uphold both unique cultures including some little traditions we picked up along the way on our travels.

    We celebrate our own diversity by following traditional cultural foods, holidays and family. For St. Patrick's Day, we will make a traditional Irish breakfast while on Christmas eve we follow the Portuguese tradition of setting up the manager and crib followed by midnight mass and the American Thanksgiving and 4th of July. Our extended family also consists of different cultures of Mexican and Albanian heritage so we also are lucky enough to celebrate Dia de los Muertos and learn Albanian dances.

    As a diverse couple, we understand some of the challenges that society places on families of different ethnicities. We choose to embrace and celebrate the diverse culture that make up our friends and family.

    We look forward to the possibility of raising a child of a different culture, and help them navigate and celebrate where they are from and their own cultural traditions.



    Date Night
    Date Night
    Block Party With the Neighborhood Kids
    Block Party With the Neighborhood Kids
    Relaxing With Uncle Paul
    Relaxing With Uncle Paul
    Hanging With Our Niece & Nephew
    Hanging With Our Niece & Nephew
    Hiking a Glacier in New Zealand
    Hiking a Glacier in New Zealand
    Beautiful Australia
    Beautiful Australia
    At the Summit of Our Hike
    At the Summit of Our Hike
    Paul With His Sister, Niece & Nephew
    Paul With His Sister, Niece & Nephew
    Wedding Ready
    Wedding Ready
    Our First Lakers Game
    Our First Lakers Game
    Boat Trip on Vacation
    Boat Trip on Vacation
    Exploring Brazil
    Exploring Brazil
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    Date Night
    Date Night
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    Block Party With the Neighborhood Kids
    Block Party With the Neighborhood Kids
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    Relaxing With Uncle Paul
    Relaxing With Uncle Paul
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    Hanging With Our Niece & Nephew
    Hanging With Our Niece & Nephew
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    Hiking a Glacier in New Zealand
    Hiking a Glacier in New Zealand
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    Beautiful Australia
    Beautiful Australia
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    At the Summit of Our Hike
    At the Summit of Our Hike
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    Paul With His Sister, Niece & Nephew
    Paul With His Sister, Niece & Nephew
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    Wedding Ready
    Wedding Ready
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    Our First Lakers Game
    Our First Lakers Game
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    Boat Trip on Vacation
    Boat Trip on Vacation
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    Exploring Brazil
    Exploring Brazil

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We live in Illinois, in a very safe suburb close to a major metropolitan area. Since we have moved to our house, we have become close with 6-8 young families, where we all get together for birthdays, 4th of July parties, neighborhood Christmas caroling and also the annual summer block party held in August. Your child will have many other children to play with, go to school with and make lasting friendships with. One of our neighbors has also recently adopted a baby into their family whom we are quite close with.

    We live in a four bedroom home, with a large fenced in back garden. Our favorite place to hang out is the kitchen/family room, where we make dinner, bake cookies, host friends, and relax watching our favorite shows. In the summer, we use the back garden for BBQ's, and hanging with neighbors and their kids.

    We are so lucky to have two playgrounds with monkey bars, swings, slides, and seesaws close to the house which are full with kids and moms from Spring to Fall. We also have tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts all within walking distance and are utilized often by all the neighbors. We have a large community swimming pool near to us which we use regularly in the summer months.

    Our Extended Families

    Christmas in Ireland

    We are very fortunate to have a close knit family on both sides - Jennifer's family live just 10 minutes away while Paul's family live in Ireland but visit often.

    All our family get-togethers involve lots of food, laughter and games. We love to host and have everyone over to our house. Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day and Christmas are big events in our house.

    Extended Family Gathering

    One family tradition which we carry on is Thanksgiving, where parents, in-laws, siblings, nieces, nephews and extended family are invited to our house. Everyone brings a dish to share, it's an afternoon spent eating, sharing what we are thankful for followed by an evening of board games, football and family time.

    Our family is unique in that we come from two different continents- Paul being European and Jennifer being American - and we incorporate traditions from both cultures into our daily lives. Your child will get to experience the best of both worlds.

    Both sides of the family are incredibly supportive and excited for us to adopt a child as they know how much it means to us to add to our family.

    From Us to You

    Hello! Our names are Paul and Jennifer. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us as you read through our profile. We can't imagine how difficult this decision must be for you, however we promise to give your child a safe, stable nurturing and loving home.

    Since we met, we've known that we wanted to start a family. Shortly after we were married, we struggled to conceive children biologically. After some time of self-reflection and faith, we knew that God had a plan for us through adoption. We are strongly committed to each other and to opening our hearts and sharing all of the love we have with your child.

    We are very excited about the future, we have been married 8 years and have been together for over 10 years. We are very much in love and are each other's best friends and supporters. Paul works in information technology from our home office and enjoys playing competitive sports like basketball and soccer. He is very involved with nieces and nephews and encourages them to learn and explore and celebrate life.

    Jennifer works in human resources in a sports nutrition firm, she enjoys working in a environment that encourages a healthy and positive lifestyle. Jennifer is nurturing and enjoys cooking and baking in her downtime. We are fortunate that our jobs allow us the flexibility of a work and life balance. We both lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy being outdoors hiking, walking and just enjoying nature.

    We very much look forward to sharing in many of the same activities we did as children such as family vacations, encouraging a child's interests and activities and watching them grow. Both our families are close knit and are extremely supportive of our decision to adopt and will be very involved in our lives as we raise a child.

    For a future child, we value the importance of education, respect, and maintaining a strong work ethic. We are committed to encouraging their interests and hobbies but we will also ensure that they will develop their strengths and enable them to reach their potential as productive, caring and responsible adults.

    We both have an appreciation for different cultures, and enjoy taking trips not to just have fun but also learn something new about the world. We encourage learning by visiting new places, experiencing new cultures in addition to a well rounded classroom education.

    We look forward in the role you will play, whatever you chose for that to be. You are significant to our family and always be. We will share with you your child's growth and experiences through photos and letters and emails if desired. We will always be open and honest with a child in regards to adoption. We will make sure that your child knows how much you love them and how hard the decision was for you and you will always be reflected positively to them.

    Family is everything to us. Being a part of our family means knowing that you are surrounded by love, support, acceptance, and time together. We are humbled and grateful that you would consider us as adoptive parents to your child.

    Paul & Jennifer


    Tom Hanks
    Tom Hardy
    Sandra Bullock
    Reese Witherspoon
    Robert Ludlum
    Jodi Picoult
    Game of Thrones
    Little Women
    Candy Bar
    Gummi Bears
    South Park
    Childhood Memory
    Playing soccer in the neighborhood with my friends
    Playing with my siblings
    Childhood Toy
    Children's Book
    Goodnight Moon
    Everything is Mama
    Classic Movie
    Shawshank Redemption
    Dirty Dancing
    Day of Week
    Disney Movie
    Toy Story
    Toy Story
    Dream Car
    Aston Martin
    Dream Job
    Professional sports person
    Travel Blogger
    Dream Vacation
    Surf holiday
    Family Activity
    Hiking / outdoor activities
    Flower / Plant
    Form of Exercise
    Playing soccer
    Orange Theory
    Playing in local soccer leagues
    Holiday Song
    Fairy tale of New York
    Rocking around the Christmas Tree
    Holiday Tradition
    Opening presents as midnight
    Baking cookies with Mom at Christmas
    Ice Cream
    Junk Food
    Chips and Guac
    Leisure Activity
    Memory with a Child
    Playing basketball with my nephew
    Holding my niece for the first time
    Memory with Spouse
    Hiking in New Zealand
    Hiking in Arizona
    The Dark Knight
    Bridget Jones Diary/ Dirty Dancing
    Movie Munchie
    Movie Quote
    "Just keep swimming..."
    You're killing me Smalls
    Movie Type
    Rom Com
    Phantom of the Opera
    Musical Group
    Nursery Rhyme
    Twinkle Twinkle LittleStar
    Twinkle Twinkle
    Olympic Event
    Personal Hero
    My father
    My Parents
    Book Of Mormon
    Miss Saigon
    WB Yeats
    Quality about my Spouse
    Fun-loving and caring
    At the end of a storm there's a golden sky
    Difficult Roads often lead to beautiful destinations
    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    When you go through deep waters I will be with you
    Shopping Store
    Fix You - Coldplay
    Yellow - Coldplay
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    Sports Star
    Lionel Messi
    Tom Brady
    Sports Team
    Liverpool FC
    Chicago Bears
    Subject in School
    Spider Man
    Iron Man
    Thing to Cook
    Time of Day
    Making breakfast for my wife in the morning
    Cooking/Baking on Sundays for the week
    TV Show
    Games Of Thrones
    This is Us
    TV Show Character
    Jon Snow - Game of Thrones
    Jack Pearson - This is Us
    Type of Music
    Alternative Rock
    Soft Rock
    Vacation Spot
    Video Game
    Maria Kart
    Mario Cart

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