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Jon & Candace
We are so excited that you are considering us to be the adoptive parents for your child. Family is the most important thing to us and we want to be able to share our love and joy of life with a child. We would be heartbroken if it wasn't for this opportunity to adopt, and hope that you choose us and give your child all the benefits this world and we have to offer.
What Makes Us Unique
What makes us unique is that we both started in a new community (and for Candace a new country) and have made all of our dreams come true - except for having a family. Candace went back to school and attained a degree in interior design. Her career has flourished and she has become an award-winning designer. Candace has been published in many magazines, is a local designer on HGTV.com and is a correspondent for Real Simple and Kitchen and Bath Design News magazines.
Jon also has a successful business, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Jon's business has won awards as Best of Western Washington, and "Best Chiropractor" for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Besides having successful careers we have traveled all over the world including Canada, Mexico, Panama, Greece, England, Spain, much of Europe, all over the Caribbean and have sailed alone in the British Virgin Islands on a 41-foot sailboat.We can't wait to share our adventures with a child and are very excited to begin the next chapter of our lives as a family!
What it Means to Become Parents
What it means to be parents, and what we are expecting to like the most about being parents, is based on our experiences with our nephews, nieces and our friends' children, who call us uncle and auntie. During our time with the kids we try and go the extra mile to make them happy, and to see the smiles on their faces. The joy it brings us to be around unconditional love is very exciting to us, to have a niece give you a hug and not want to let go, just because they love you.
We are excited to be able to love back with all of our heart and watch a child grow up and to know that we have helped them to become who they are. We are excited to grow as a couple and be able to experience all that we love with a child, to show them beautiful things and see the amazement in their eyes. But, the thing we are most excited about is just being a family and having a loving child that runs into our arms and tells us they love us as much as we love them.
Education We Will Provide
We believe that education is one of the most important aspects to growing up and becoming an important member of society, and would offer the child every opportunity to go as far as they wanted in the standardized school system. Whether it be public or private education we would support them both emotionally and financially through to the highest levels of school, whether it be a trade school if that was their passion or through medical school if that was their choice. We both have attained higher education, but were able to make that choice for ourselves, and we would be the same with our child. We are also able to provide an education outside the traditional sense. We are huge travelers and believe that traveling is the perfect way to explore new cultures and people. We would urge the child to explore the world and learn new languages.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in Washington state in a small sailing town. There is very little traffic and it is very safe. Our home is designed to have lots of space, with a jack-and-jill bathroom for the kids, a movie room and a games room that opens up to the outside, Candace has a studio so that she can work from home.
Our house is in a beautiful oceanfront community. We have wonderful neighbors and an excellent school system. Our community holds many family friendly events, such as potlucks at the beach, an Easter egg hunt and a huge Fourth of July fireworks display. There are lots of families in our neighborhood. The surrounding parks have great playgrounds and activities such as movies in the park. We have a boat, as well as kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, we go crabbing and clamming and fish from the dock. The swimming is great too!We believe that our home is perfect for a family and allow a child to grow up by the water, close to the mountains and very close to a major city with baseball, football, cultural events and an international airport.
Our Extended Families
We both have wonderful extended families. Candace's brother, Corey, and his wife, Courtney, have a beautiful daughter, Addlie, and a son named Bentley. We recently celebrated her father's 70th birthday where we all played baseball in the backyard. We had a big sleepover where we watched movies on the couch and had pancakes for breakfast. Candace's Mom Elaine and Dad Mel have been married for over 45 years.
Jon's family consists of a brother named Blaine and his wife, Susan; and a sister named Adrienne, her husband, Stuart, and two nephews, Wil and Isaac. On a recent visit we went to the zoo, rode a big seven-seater bike around the waterfront, and went to our beach where we dug for clams to eat while we watched the Fourth of July fireworks. Jon's mom lives nearby, so we also spend a lot of time with her and husband, Byron.
Our families are overjoyed with the thought of us adopting, they know how much we love and care for our nephews and nieces and can't wait to see us with a child, Jon's sister was so happy she started to cry when she heard about us adopting.
We also love our home and community of friends. Golfing, boating, exploring the beach and spending as much time cooking and playing games with friends and family is important to us. Candace loves to bake and decorate cupcakes with the kids for each holiday.
From Us to You
We are a fun, adventurous couple, that has much love, respect and experiences in life to share. We admire you for your strength and courage through the adoption process, we can't imagine how difficult this must be for you. We hope we can share our lives with you and also get to know your journey as well. Thank you so much for taking the time to consider us.
Growing our family is our greatest wish. We have known since the day we met we wanted a family, and can't imagine spending our lives without a child. We cannot imagine how difficult of a decision this must be for you, and we pray that we can ease your mind, and you see us as the perfect match for the family, home and life you wish for your baby.
We have been through a journey to try and have a family the last 8 years that has led us to adoption, and we are overjoyed at the opportunity to provide a loving, caring home and family for your baby.
We have known each other since high school and have been together for 16 years. We both were raised very similar with strong core values of love, respect and honesty for each other and those around us. We would provide a very stable and caring upbringing for your child. We are very close with our families and friends and enjoy spending as much time with them as possible. Our niece, nephews and friends children can't wait to have a cousin in their lives.
We live in one of the most beautiful and safe places, and would dedicate our lives to raising and encouraging a child's growth. We are financially secure and can provide for a child to have a wonderful life. We have a home that is by the water. Activities will include playing in the water to find seashells and treasures, swimming & boating, as well as playing with the neighborhood kids to name a few. We love to be outside so we hope to share that passion with a child.
Jon loves playing and watching sports so whatever the child wants to be involved in he would be on board! Candace loves to craft, and do anything artsy, decorate for each holiday, and bake cookies and cupcakes with our niece, nephews and friends kids. It will be so exciting to be able to share these moments with our adoptive child. We love to be playful and have a good laugh.
We are avid travelers and own homes in Maui, Hawaii and Tulum, Mexico, so the baby will enjoy different cultures and experience our love for travel. We actually go on vacation every year with our friends and their small children to Hawaii which is fun for us all, sometimes even our parents join in on the fun. We would love for your child to have that opportunity to live this gifted life with us.
But more importantly, we would love and cherish every moment with the baby, we have so much love in our hearts to give, and every day is just one day closer to our new lives and the family that we both want so much.
We can't imagine what you are going through, but I can assure you that we will love and take care of the baby in every aspect of their life, and will provide a fun, supportive and caring environment for them to thrive in. We are happy to share the child's accomplishments and special days with you through pictures and letters. We would consider traveling to you if that is what you needed to know you made the right decision to choose us as the adoptive family for your baby.
Jon & Candace
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