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Dan & Jaime

Thanks for looking at our profile and getting to know us a little! We're so excited about the chance to become parents through adoption. We're looking forward to all of it, from singing lullabies to pushing swings. Even diaper changes don't sound that bad, though I'm sure experience will change that one at least a little for us! We're looking forward to this adventure and we're truly grateful you're considering us.

About Us

Dan
Jaime
Job
Application Engineer
Content Developer
Education
High School
Master's Degree in English Literature/Instructional Design
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

On Our Way to Disneyland!

Adoption has been part of each of our lives from the beginning. Dan was adopted, as was his twin brother and two of his other siblings. As a result, he feels that adopting a child is his own way of honoring his parents and passing on the love they gave him.

Jaime's father, Don, was adopted as well. His adoption was a closed one and he has very little information about his birth family. He knows that they made a brave choice, and a difficult one, to choose adoption and he's grateful for the life he was able to have as a result.

Both of these situations have given us a lot of experience with adoption from the adopted child's point of view — and we think that the connection both Dan and Don will have with an adoptive child will be a stronger one because of it. Since both Dan and Don had so many unknowns in regards to what (if anything) they knew about their birth families, we have even more desire to welcome a relationship with the birth family both before and after the adoption. We understand, though, that different birth families will want contact at different levels, and we respect that.

Our Promise to You

Joking Around

We can promise you a few things about the type of parents we'll be. We promise:

  • To fill a child's world with creativity and wonder. Make no mistake — you will get letters and pictures of Halloween costumes built by Dan, play-time in the massive pillow forts, and plenty of time in bouncy houses.
  • To value and support a child's heritage and culture — whether it is one we share or not. We will take advantage of all of the resources in our area to make sure that the child doesn't just know about his or her culture, but also takes part in it.
  • To make sure that any child we raise knows that adoption is a story of love — the birth parent's love and the adoptive parent's love. The story of the child's adoption will be woven in from day one, and there will always be openness and support.
  • To help a child learn not just through school work, but by allowing his or her curiosity to flourish. We will visit historical sights, learn by doing, and try new things.
  • Cultural Diversity

    It's important to us that our child has a connection with his/her cultural heritage and background. As a result, we've thought of a few ways to keep cultural diversity in the forefront of how we would raise a child.

    There are plenty of opportunities to connect with many cultures in our city, and we'll make sure to take advantage of as many of them as we can. From festivals to various gatherings, from museums to other educational avenues, we've seen that there is more than enough to explore here.

    Finding a way for our child to take part in, rather than just know about, a culture is something we think is essential and we'll make sure that happens. We look forward to getting actively involved in creating relationships and getting more connected with others of all types of backgrounds in our community.

    Video

    Photos

    Memorial Day Get Together With Family
    Memorial Day Get Together With Family
    Jaime Voice Acting
    Jaime Voice Acting
    Photo Bomb From Our Pup, Autumn
    Photo Bomb From Our Pup, Autumn
    Dan Hiking
    Dan Hiking
    Proof That You Can Dance Just About Anywhere!
    Proof That You Can Dance Just About Anywhere!
    Fun at the San Diego Zoo With Our Nieces
    Fun at the San Diego Zoo With Our Nieces
    Watching an Outdoor Concert With Friends
    Watching an Outdoor Concert With Friends
    A Great Day Together at Disneyland
    A Great Day Together at Disneyland
    Hiking
    Hiking
    Best Friends
    Best Friends
    Dan Enjoys Playing the Guitar
    Dan Enjoys Playing the Guitar
    There Are National Parks Within a Short Drive - So Many Trails to Explore!
    There Are National Parks Within a Short Drive - So Many Trails to Explore!
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    Memorial Day Get Together With Family
    Memorial Day Get Together With Family
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    Jaime Voice Acting
    Jaime Voice Acting
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    Photo Bomb From Our Pup, Autumn
    Photo Bomb From Our Pup, Autumn
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    Dan Hiking
    Dan Hiking
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    Proof That You Can Dance Just About Anywhere!
    Proof That You Can Dance Just About Anywhere!
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    Fun at the San Diego Zoo With Our Nieces
    Fun at the San Diego Zoo With Our Nieces
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    Watching an Outdoor Concert With Friends
    Watching an Outdoor Concert With Friends
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    A Great Day Together at Disneyland
    A Great Day Together at Disneyland
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    Hiking
    Hiking
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    Best Friends
    Best Friends
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    Dan Enjoys Playing the Guitar
    Dan Enjoys Playing the Guitar
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    There Are National Parks Within a Short Drive - So Many Trails to Explore!
    There Are National Parks Within a Short Drive - So Many Trails to Explore!

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We live in Nevada, where 90 degrees usually feels more like 80 degrees and the colors of the mountains, ranging from red to cream and tan, can be seen all around us. It's beautiful and we love it!

    Our neighborhood itself is on a relatively sleepy road. The kids here often play street hockey or bounce around in the bouncy house that our next-door neighbor seems to put up every couple months. It's really a wonderful, family friendly community and we are so excited to raise a family of our own here!

    There is always something to do, some festival or outdoor concert around us. However, there's also a beautiful sort of peace you can find as well. Our backyard is enclosed by the typical Nevada high walls, and sitting out there in the evening or morning makes the rest of the world feel very distant.

    There are over seven national parks within a day's drive of us and three community parks within a few miles of our neighborhood. There's even a duck pond. We can't wait to explore these places with a child and make tons of fun family memories together!

    Our Extended Families

    Jaime & Nana

    Until recently, most of the family has been spread out across the United States. However, last year, we moved west to be closer to the majority of the siblings and Jaime's parents.

    Jaime's sister Jena and her family of three kids live just a few minutes away, as do her parents. Dan's brother Tommy, his sister Amber and her daughter, live a few hours farther west but are close enough for visits.

    Family Game Night

    We often take the nephews and niece to the movies or invite them along to fairs and conventions. Benny and Jaime bond over Star Wars and dry humor, while Dan teaches Gabriel how to upgrade his computer's hard drive.

    All the kids swim, which means there are plenty of competitions to attend. Grandpa will go and help put up the tent to keep off the sun, snacks will be packed, and we'll all wait to cheer on the boys or Ellie when the time comes.

    The family enjoys hiking together, too. We'll head out to one of the national park that's on our doorstep, pick a trail, and off we go. It's always a lot of fun and something the entire family enjoys doing together. We can't wait to add another child to all of the fun!

    From Us to You

    Words are a funny thing. We're writing these ones now, sitting in the living room with our dog curled up alongside us. We're trying to imagine what it must be like to read this, what you might be thinking. This is where we are supposed to try and show you who we are ?" not just the details but our heart.

    With that in mind, this is the first thing we want you to know: We don't know the challenges you're facing, what you're going through or what feelings brought you here. But you are here. And that takes so much courage and strength on your part. No matter what you decide, whether you choose us or not, if you choose any adoptive family you're bringing so much hope to people who need it ­?" a gift that will change lives.

    And we want to thank you for that.

    As for who we are? Well, Jaime loves to read and get carried away by the adventures and characters on a page. What's more, she very much wants to create adventures and characters for other people to enjoy. She's been writing stories since the third grade and has dozens of note cards with ideas she hasn't been able to get to yet. She's imaginative and enjoys any activity where she can use that.

    Dan is the type of person who likes to figure things out and then make them better. When anyone in the family needs a computer upgraded, a washer installed, or a new railing made for the stairs, they'll call Dan for help. His curiosity means that he'll work to understand how the pieces of a thing fit together, and then come up with amazing ways to create something new.

    We've been married for seventeen years now, though it certainly doesn't feel that way! Dan was in the Navy and Jaime was only a few months out of college when we met online. We both played the same video game and spent nearly a year travelling back and forth to see each other. Eventually, we both got to the same city at the same time and shortly after were married.

    Dan was adopted, as was Jaime's father. As a result, we've always know that we wanted to adopt. We read up on pregnancies and took a seminar on the adoption process at the same time. The only question was whether we'd have a biological child first or not.

    Eventually we decided to try and have a biological child first, before we adopted. It took years of trying, surgeries and IVF to realize that having a biological child just wasn't in the cards for us. It was hard, but not as hard as it could have been. We already knew that we could and would love any child placed with us just as fiercely and deeply as one we'd had together.

    If God had shut one door, at least we knew exactly where the other door was located.

    And that's where we are. We're standing hand-in-hand in front of that door. We're excited and anxious about walking through it, but also incredibly eager to share our love with the child we hope to have on the other side. We look forward to helping that child grow and are open to sending out letters, pictures and emails to share that with you, as much or as little as you want.

    We know that you are standing in front of a door, too.

    Obviously we hope that you decide we're the right family for your child. But no matter what you choose, we're thinking of you. You have our prayers, gratitude and all the very best of our wishes.

    Dan & Jaime

    Favorites

    Dan
    Jaime
    Actor
    Chris Pratt
    Tom Hiddleston
    Actress
    Tina Fey
    Cate Blanchett
    Animal
    Dogs
    Dogs
    Author
    Dan Abnett
    Jim Butcher
    Book
    Day of the Jackal
    The Changling Sea
    Candy Bar
    Big Katt
    Butterfingers
    Cartoon
    Rick and Morty
    Avatar: The Last Airbender
    Childhood Memory
    Building shelves with dad
    River rafting with my father
    Childhood Toy
    Hulk Hogan plushie
    Aslan, the Lion
    Children's Book
    Hobbit
    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    City
    Memphis, TN
    Boxboro, MA
    Classic Movie
    Dirty Dozen
    Goonies
    Color
    Blue
    Hunter Green
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Cheesecake
    Bananas Foster
    Disney Movie
    Moana
    Mulan
    Dream Car
    Tesla Model S
    Tesla
    Dream Job
    Writer
    Writer
    Dream Vacation
    World cruise
    Great Britian
    Family Activity
    Hiking
    Hiking
    Flower / Plant
    Tulips
    Dendrobium orchid
    Food
    Philly Cheese Steak
    Bread - Italian, Banana, Corn...
    Form of Exercise
    Weight lifting
    Swimming
    Fruit
    Banana
    Banana
    Game
    Clue
    Clue
    Hobby
    Hiking
    Making Perfumes
    Holiday
    Thanksgiving
    Christmas
    Holiday Song
    Auld Lang Syne
    "Gloria"
    Holiday Tradition
    Meeting with the family for Thanksgiving
    Making cookies with Nana and the nieces
    Ice Cream
    Tiger's Milk
    Chocolate Marshmellow
    Junk Food
    Pizza
    Golden Oreo Cookies
    Leisure Activity
    Hiking
    Reading
    Magazine
    Wired
    Time
    Memory with a Child
    When one of the Harry Potter books came out, my younger sister had flown into town. We waited at the store for the book, all three of us excited.
    Sitting, watching fireworks with my niece Ellie sitting in my lap. She was still a toddler and decided that she wanted to stay with me. She played with my fingers and eventually nodded off.
    Memory with Spouse
    Going to the Georgia Ren festival and being guided through it by Jaime and seeing how happy she was
    Meeting for the first time during a friend's wedding. I was in my bridesmaid's dress, standing beneath the trellis when he walked over.
    Movie
    Avengers
    Avengers
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn
    Sour Gummy Worms
    Movie Quote
    What is this? A center for ants? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can�¢??t even fit inside the building?
    "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you" - LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
    Movie Type
    Good Science Fiction or Fantasy
    Action or Fantasy
    Musical
    Hamilton
    Hamilton
    Musical Group
    Disturbed
    TobyMac
    Nursery Rhyme
    Hickory Dickory Dock
    Little Bo Peep
    Olympic Event
    Swimming
    Couples Ice Skating
    Personal Hero
    CS Lewis
    Play
    Book of Mormon
    Godspell
    Poet
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Robert Frost
    Quality about my Spouse
    Her unending silo of love and patience.
    His ability to spot needs that I don't see, and be compassionate about helping.
    Quote
    "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." - Mark Twain
    "Life is neither the candle nor the wick, it is the burning." Mrs. Bill McWaters
    Restaurant
    Hafez
    Hafez
    Sandwich
    B.L.T
    Reuban
    Scripture
    Jeremiah 29:11
    Shopping Store
    Barnes and Noble
    Target
    Song
    In the End
    "Just be Held" Casting Crowns
    Sport to Play
    Football
    Archery
    Sport to Watch
    Football
    Football
    Sports Star
    Tom Brady
    Tim Tebow
    Sports Team
    Patriots
    Patriots
    Subject in School
    Drama
    English
    Superhero
    Wolverine
    Nightcrawler
    Thing to Cook
    Butter Chicken
    Bananas ala Jaime
    Time of Day
    Late afternoon
    Evening
    Tradition
    Going to the cabin in NY.
    Going to my parent's cabin on July 4th
    TV Show
    Star Trek (all versions)
    Agents of Shield
    TV Show Character
    Ron Swanson
    Phil Coulson
    Type of Music
    Alternative Rock
    Alternative / Pop
    Vacation Spot
    Rome
    Maryland
    Video Game
    Mass Effect 2
    Mass Effect 2

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