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Andy & Jessica

We are so excited by the opportunity to create our family through adoption. Being parents and having a family is something we have been dreaming of for a long time. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about us. We know that the decision you are considering is a brave and selfless one, and we thank you for considering us.

About Us

Andy
Jessica
Job
Commodities Broker
Graphic Designer/Future Stay-at-Home Mom
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Political Science
Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

What It Means to Become Parents

Silly Faces With Our Nieces & Nephews

Being parents means everything to us. Having a big, happy, loving family is something we've been dreaming about for years. It's easy to think about all the moments we'll experience in the beginning. Watching the child experience so many firsts – first steps, first words, first holidays. Thinking about those moments is so exciting, but we are also looking forward to so many wonderful moments down the road as well. Family vacations to new and different places, cheering for them on the sidelines at sports events, and watching them learn and grow academically.

Any child that we bring home will have grandparents, aunts, uncles, and 14 first cousins all waiting to be a part of their life. We smile when we think about all the kids playing together and how much fun it will be to see how they all care for their newest cousin, and the friendships they'll develop as they grow up together.

So while we anxiously await the moment we get to hold a baby in our arms, we are also focused on everything that comes in the future as we get the honor of raising a kind and loving child into an intelligent and caring adult.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Dressed Up at a Friend's Wedding

Jessica About Andy: Marrying Andy was the best decision I ever made (not that it was a hard one to make!). Not only do I know that being married to him means I will very often be wiping away tears of laughter, but I will also always feel loved and supported. Andy has this amazing ability to be this very professional and driven man, while then immediately turning around and becoming the big kid he is inside. It's one of my favorite things about him.

I also admire the love and support he has for friends and family. Last year my brother was diagnosed with cancer. Every other week for 6 months he was in the hospital for several hours at a time while he received treatment. Andy was right there by his side every single time, keeping him company and helping keep his mind off of why he was there. Andy never missed a treatment. I know it meant so much to my brother, but it also meant the world to me to see Andy love and support my brother during the hardest year of his life.

Andy About Jessica: Jessica is kind, intelligent, giving, creative, and funny (among a long list of other things). She has always been there for me, and I love spending time with her, no matter what we are doing. She always puts others before herself, and I admire how passionate she is about her work and hobbies. She is just a very special person and I can't wait for the day when we have a child for her to share all of these amazing qualities with.

Our Pup, Ruby

Say Cheese!

We are dog people! We brought home a new puppy, a golden retriever/poodle mix named Ruby, last year. She is such a sweet girl and has already brought a lot of love and laughter to our home. Most everyone in our family has a dog, so we get them together often to play at the park or the beach, and anytime the family gets together all the dogs are there too. No pup gets left behind!

Prior to bringing home Ruby, we had another dog that we sadly said goodbye to last year. Jessica had done a lot of training with her so that she could become a certified therapy dog. With that certification she joined an organization that made frequent visits to hospitals, schools, and nursing homes. Jessica and our dog most often made visits to our local VA hospital. It was their favorite spot to make the rounds visiting patients and their families. As our new dog gets older Jessica plans to go through the same training with her so they can return to making their regular visits to spread some love to those who need it.

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Photos

Enjoying a Walk on the Boardwalk
Enjoying a Walk on the Boardwalk
Meeting Our Nephew for the First Time
Meeting Our Nephew for the First Time
Getting the Sails Set
Getting the Sails Set
Weekend Getaway to Santa Barbara
Weekend Getaway to Santa Barbara
Halloween With Our Nieces & Nephews
Halloween With Our Nieces & Nephews
Beautiful Barcelona
Beautiful Barcelona
Sharing a Laugh
Sharing a Laugh
Ready to Hit the Slopes in Colorado
Ready to Hit the Slopes in Colorado
Wakeboarding at Lake Powell
Wakeboarding at Lake Powell
Enjoying Our Time in Paris
Enjoying Our Time in Paris
Happy Fourth of July!
Happy Fourth of July!
Uncle Awesome - Just One of the Kids!
Uncle Awesome - Just One of the Kids!
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Enjoying a Walk on the Boardwalk
Enjoying a Walk on the Boardwalk
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Meeting Our Nephew for the First Time
Meeting Our Nephew for the First Time
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Getting the Sails Set
Getting the Sails Set
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Weekend Getaway to Santa Barbara
Weekend Getaway to Santa Barbara
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Halloween With Our Nieces & Nephews
Halloween With Our Nieces & Nephews
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Beautiful Barcelona
Beautiful Barcelona
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Sharing a Laugh
Sharing a Laugh
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Ready to Hit the Slopes in Colorado
Ready to Hit the Slopes in Colorado
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Wakeboarding at Lake Powell
Wakeboarding at Lake Powell
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Enjoying Our Time in Paris
Enjoying Our Time in Paris
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Happy Fourth of July!
Happy Fourth of July!
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Uncle Awesome - Just One of the Kids!
Uncle Awesome - Just One of the Kids!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a beautiful beach community in Southern California just 3 blocks from the ocean. Our home is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome that we purchased 5 years ago. Walking distance from our home are an elementary school and middle school, so there are a lot of families in our neighborhood with kids of all ages. It's a very family friendly place to live. There are community activities throughout the year such as the 4th of July Parade and Christmas Parade where families and local organizations create their own floats. One street over from us is also the trick-or-treating street for all the kids in the area every Halloween.

There is a park in our neighborhood which we go to every afternoon to take a walk and let our dog run and play. It's a beautiful park with ocean and downtown views. Like us, there are a lot of regulars there that we've come to know. Jessica's parents also often show up with their dog since they live in the neighborhood as well.

In addition to the park and having the beach just steps away, our city also has countless activities and attractions. We have a world renowned zoo, safari animal park, as well as beautiful parks and children's museums. Disneyland and Legoland are also just a short drive away.

Our Extended Families

With Andy's Family

We both come from large close-knit families. Andy's side of the family is especially large. He has four older siblings all of whom have children. In total there are 13 nieces and nephews ranging in age from 1 to 15 years old. Andy's nickname in the family is "Uncle Awesome" and he has definitely earned it. He is always the first one to join in any game the kids are playing, dress up to go trick or treating, or start a cannonball contest in the pool. We absolutely love getting to watch each of the kids grow and to be a part of their lives.

Thanksgiving 5K With Jessica's Family

Jessica's side of the family all live very close by and get together often. She has an older brother and younger sister who live 10 minutes away with their spouses, and her parents live in our neighborhood. We have weekly Friday night dinners at her parents' house, often with cousins and friends joining us. Jessica's sister and her husband just welcomed their first child last year. It's been a blessing living just minutes away and being able to witness all of our newest nephews milestones as he grows. We love seeing his face light up with a smile every time we walk in their front door. We can't get enough of him!

Everyone is so excited for us and supportive of us as we pursue adoption. They are all waiting with open arms to welcome a child into the family.

From Us to You

We can only begin to imagine what you must be feeling as you sit here reading our profile. We can guess that you might be filled with some of the same emotions we are feeling - nervous about the uncertainty of it all, and anxious for what the future holds. We know that the decision you are considering for your child is made purely from love and selflessness. And while we may not know you yet, it says so much about your strength of character and the love you have for your child. If you were to choose us to raise your child you would be blessing us with the greatest gift we could ever imagine, the opportunity to become a family.

Family is something we connected on immediately when we met six years ago. We both come from large close-knit families and have always wanted the same for ourselves. Both of our parents are approaching their 50th wedding anniversaries and we feel so lucky to have such great examples of marriage and parenthood to model ourselves after. We have been trying to start our family since we were married three years ago, and while the journey has been longer and harder than we ever imagined, it has only strengthened our desire for the family we have dreamed of having for so long. We know that that struggle will only make all the experiences that come along with parenthood that much sweeter when it does happen for us.

Our lives are filled with laughter, adventure, and family. Where we live allows us to be outdoors and active all year long and we love to take advantage of that. We enjoy hiking, long walks, or playing at the beach with our dog. Much of our social time is spent with family. Jessica's family gets together almost every Friday night for dinner, and often sees each other during the week as well. We see Andy's family several times throughout the year, whether it's a big family vacation, or we are visiting each other's hometowns. They are all just as excited for us to become parents as we are!

Education is very important to us and we will ensure that your child goes to the best schools and has the opportunity to attend any college they choose. We were both lucky enough to have had the same opportunity given to us by our parents, and we value the fact that we were able to explore the education and career paths we wanted, with full financial support, and encouragement.

We also believe that having a worldly and cultural education is equally important. Traveling to different parts of the world, experiencing new cultures, and stepping outside of your everyday life are so important in developing compassion, respect, and understanding for people and places that are different from your own. We have both traveled a lot with our families growing up, and together as a couple. Experiencing new places together is something we cherish and look forward to sharing as a family in the future. When we travel we love to learn about the local history, explore the outdoors, and even try foods we may not usually eat.

We are both open and honest people and plan to always be open with your child about where they came from, their family history, and how much they are loved not just by us, but by you and your family as well. Not only do we want them to know where they came from, we what you to know how far they've gone. We hope to share photos, emails, and phone calls to keep you updated on how they have grown and the activities they are involved in, if that is something you desire.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about us. We hope that whatever decision you make you find peace and comfort in it. It's a brave and selfless thing you are considering, and we admire you for that. Know that if you were to choose us to raise your child they would be met with overwhelming and unconditional love not just from us, but from everyone in our lives.

Andy & Jessica

Favorites

Andy
Jessica
Actor
Christian Bale
Chris Pratt
Actress
Frances McDormand
Scarlett Johansson
Animal
Dogs
Dog (especially our goldendoodle, Ruby!)
Author
Alexandre Dumas
Eric Larson
Book
Unbroken
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Candy Bar
Snickers
Twix
Cartoon
Family Guy
Bob's Burgers
Childhood Memory
Visiting Disney World for the first time with my family
Annual family ski trip with our cousins
Childhood Toy
Legos
Barbie
Children's Book
Where the Sidewalk Ends -Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree
City
San Diego
London
Classic Movie
Jaws
When Harry Met Sally
Color
Blue
Green
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Ice Cream
Ice Cream
Disney Movie
Aladdin
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Audi R8
Range Rover
Dream Job
Teacher
Baker
Dream Vacation
African Safari
Greek Islands
Family Activity
Going to the park with my wife and dog
Traveling together
Flower / Plant
Tulips
Sunflower
Food
Pizza
Sushi
Form of Exercise
Running
Pilates and Cycling
Fruit
Bananas
Mango
Game
Trivial Pursuit
Trivial Pursuit
Hobby
Fishing
Sewing
Holiday
Christmas
Thanksgiving
Holiday Song
Baby Please Come Home - Darlene Love
"All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey
Holiday Tradition
Opening Up One Present on Christmas Eve
Family 5K Run on Thanksgiving Morning
Ice Cream
Cookie Dough
Vanilla
Junk Food
Nachos
Popcorn
Leisure Activity
Going to the movies
Reading
Magazine
Time
Vanity Fair
Memory with a Child
Meeting my nieces and nephews for the first time
Holding my nephew for the first time
Memory with Spouse
Our wedding
Traveling to Europe together
Movie
Die Hard
Grease
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Gummy bears
Movie Quote
"Life's a garden, dig it" -Joe Dirt
"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
Movie Type
Action
Drama or Romantic Comedy
Musical
Book of Mormon
Les Miserable
Musical Group
Kings of Leon
Alabama Shakes
Nursery Rhyme
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Baby Beluga
Olympic Event
Swimming
Gymnastics and swimming
Personal Hero
My mom
Grandmother
Poet
Bill Shakespeare
Quality about my Spouse
Kindness
Sense of humor. Andy often makes me laugh so hard I cry.
Quote
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" -Wayne Gretzky
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss
Restaurant
Italian
Starlight (our first date spot)
Sandwich
Turkey
Veggie
Shopping Store
J Crew
Nordstrom
Song
Soul to Squeeze -Red Hot Chili Peppers
Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
Sport to Play
Tennis
Skiing
Sport to Watch
Football
Football
Sports Star
Matt Forte
Gaby Douglas
Sports Team
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
Subject in School
Math
Art
Superhero
Batman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Homemade pasta
Anything on the grill
Time of Day
Sunset
Early morning
Tradition
Dinner with family
Friday night family dinners
TV Show
Breaking Bad
Life in Pieces
TV Show Character
Peter Griffin
Rebecca Pearson from This is Us
Type of Music
All
Indie/Rock
Vacation Spot
Europe
Spain
Video Game
Halo
Tetris

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