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Jon & Jenny
Hi, we're Jon and Jenny. Thank you for looking at our profile. We are no strangers to adoption because Jenny was adopted herself. Because of this, it has always been in our hearts to follow this path. We are so excited to share our love with a child. We hope that you consider us, and we look forward to the adventure ahead.
Adoption in Our Lives
Adoption has been a part of Jenny's identity from the very beginning. She was four weeks old when she was adopted by her family. Her adoption has helped to shape and mold her into the human being she is today. It has been the brightest star that has guided us down the path to adopting now that we are ready to grow as a family. At a young age, Jenny had decided she wanted to adopt because of her experiences as an adopted person. She is not the only adopted person in her family either. Her aunt was also adopted as a small child. When we first started dating, and things started to "get serious" Jenny let Jonathan know that this was a dream of hers that she wanted to see through one day. We are so excited to start this journey towards a dream that started over two decades ago.
Our Leisure Time
One of the things we like to do in our spare time is work on our classic cars, and go to car shows. Since he was 18 years old, Jon has had a 1968 Ford Galaxie that he likes to take to shows. Jenny had always wanted an old truck that she could take to car shows as well. So, in 2015 when we found a 1969 Ford F100 for sale, it was a perfect fit!
There is one main car show, the Ducktail Run, that we like to go to every summer. We get there on Thursday, and camp out all weekend with our friends. We've been going for six years now, and Jenny has taken her truck for the last three. We love to walk around admiring all the other cars people bring, and we dream about certain classic cars we can't wait to work on together one day. It is probably our favorite week in the year that we are so excited to introduce to the next generation. We love when our nephew comes out because he loves all the cars. We would love for him to share this with a cousin one day.
Our classic cars are fun projects that we can work on together, as we have time. It is great to see the progress we make on them, and it is a lot of fun to have projects that we can work on together.
Our Promise to You
The greatest promise a person can make is a pinky promise. So here is our pinky promise to you. We promise that we will only speak in loving, kind ways about you to your child. We promise to raise this child to know love, stability, kindness, and respect for all. We promise that this child will know that their family is more than our family, but your family too. We promise this child will know that their big family loves them so much. We promise that this child will grow to know adventure and laughter whether it is through a journey or from the comfort of their bookshelf. This child will be raised to be confident and to reach for the stars. This child will know the joy of game nights with family and late nights watching their favorite movies under blanket forts. We promise that this child will be given the world because they will be the world to us.
Our House and Neighborhood
Back in August of 2016 we bought our first house. It is in a multicultural neighborhood filled with kids and pets. Our house sits right at the cusp of the city. Look one way and you see country and corn fields, look the other direction to see the busy little city we live in. We have a three bedroom, two bathroom home with a huge fenced in backyard that our dogs love. We are turning our upstairs into an entertainment room for ourselves and hopefully a child one day. We spend most of our time either cooking in the kitchen or working on our truck in the garage.
We love the city we live in. It is filled with parks, swimming pools, and so many activities for kids. There are Art Walks every first Thursday in the summer. There is a community center that has music classes, dance classes, acting classes, and more. We have film nights at the Commons that play kids movies during the summer. There is also a huge hill for sledding in the winter. We even have a Children's Museum.
Our Extended Families
We are both very close to our families. They are a tremendous support to us as we go through this adoption journey and they cannot wait to meet the newest member of the family!
One of the greatest times of the year is when we get together with Jonathan's family on Christmas morning. We show up to his mom's bright and early to help make doughnuts, bacon, and coffee. The night prior, "Santa" shows up and puts out all the gifts for everyone making the first look into the living room a magical experience for all. We sit down together to eat our doughnuts and discuss the day's events before we tear into the presents. It is by far our favorite tradition each year besides Ducktail Run.
Jenny's family lives very close to us. We love to get together for dinners regularly. During the summer, her dad takes us out on his boat for tubing, swimming, and fishing. We love spending time with our nephew, taking him for short rides in our truck and can't wait to teach him all about cars and motorcycles. We cannot wait for our nephew to have a cousin to grow and play with.
From Us to You
We do not know what you are going through currently. We do not know the situation you are in. What we do know is what adoption can do for a child through Jenny's life experiences as a child of adoption. We know that it can give a child so much. We know that our hearts are so full of love to give. While we don't know what you are going through, we imagine that this is a very hard decision.
So we want to tell you a little about ourselves. We have been together for over eight years, and married for over two. During that time we have had ups and downs, but we have gotten through it all together. When one of us struggles, the other is there to help. We encourage each other daily to be the best we can be. We are best friends, we are teammates, we are partners in everything we do. There is so much love in our home, and we cannot wait to give that love to a child.
There are so many things we want to do as well: family game nights, Sunday dinners with the extended family, playing Santa Clause for our child. There are family traditions we are so excited to pass on to the next generation. Traditions like car shows, making doughnuts on Christmas morning, watching all the best Disney holiday movies starting in October and going until the holiday season is through. We also cannot wait to take a child on trips to see this beautiful country we live in, to go camping at the national parks, to take rides in the boat during the summer. We have been dreaming for years about showing a child how to rebuild an engine or helping them pick out their very first classic car. We are so excited for the soccer games or dance rehearsals. We cannot wait for trick-or-treating through our huge neighborhood on Halloween night with a child dressed in a costume of their wildest imagining.
We are excited for the opportunity to have an open adoption for a child. Studies have shown how important it is, and Jenny knows from her own personal experience. Letters, emails, and phone calls are all things we would love to exchange. It would be even more amazing to us if we could work out visits because we know that it would be so good for the child. We want our child to know that their family is not just ours, but yours as well. It takes a village, as they say. Our hope is for this child to have the biggest village.
We do not what you are going through right now, we cannot even imagine it. However, we want you to be able to imagine what we can offer a child. We can offer a loving, stable home with a huge fenced in backyard. We can offer quality education that will help this child reach for their highest dreams. We are in a community that offers so much in the way of the arts, sports, quality play areas, and multiple libraries. We have pets that love to play with children and cannot wait for their very own human sibling. We have a big family made up of relatives and friends that all cannot wait to shower a child with love and affection. We are so excited to share the magic of Christmas mornings and summer nights camping under the stars.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We wish you the best as make some very hard decisions.Sincerely,
Jon & Jenny
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