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Paul & Jessica

We have prayerfully considered adoption and eagerly wait to begin the journey with you. We consider adoption a beautiful way to grow our family, and in having several cousins who have been adopted, we hope to continue the tradition! We look forward to learning the dreams you have for this child. The love this child will receive from all of us will be truly amazing!

About Us

Paul
Jessica
Job
Teacher
Teacher
Education
Master's Degree in Education
Master's Degree in Education
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Life Priorities

Volunteering in Roblealto

Our life priorities are an extension of our faith in Jesus and define how we interact in our community. We have volunteered in different capacities such as helping with Sunday school, the youth group, tent cities, shelters, and being foster care parents. We look forward to raising our child in the church and finding ways to serve with our child.

We are excited for our child to grow up with children from diverse backgrounds at church, school, and in our neighborhood. It is important to us that our child develops a sense of pride in their heritage. It is a priority that we support our child in finding their voice. It’s crucial that our child has heroes, mentors, and friends that share their heritage, culture, and race.

Family time is important to us. During the week, our family rituals include; having dinner together, playing board games, going to the park, reading, praying, singing together, and talking about our days. We look forward to including our child in these routines! Both being educators, we are excited to walk alongside our child and see them accomplish their professional and personal goals. We know God has great plans for this child and we are thrilled to see what’s in store!

Our Religious Beliefs

We Can't Wait to Become Parents!

It is important for us to raise a child in the Lord. Growing up, we were both taught Christian principals in church, school, and in the home. Holidays like Christmas and Easter were significant for us as children and we look forward to sharing these celebrations with our child. We look forward to serving with Sunday School and encouraging our child to engage with various church activities as they get older. Going to church weekly is important to us because we want to build close friendships that extend into other parts of our lives. This means helping our friends with babysitting, eating dinner with our neighbors, going to Bible study, playing games, and praying for each other.

Our church is diverse, welcoming, and the most nurturing place for our child. Here, our child will have models of Christ that share in their culture, heritage, and race. Our church shares our desire to have leaders that represent our diverse community; for instance, our three main pastors are African American, Kenyan, and Korean. We have mixed families and transracial families at our church that will make our child feel included and understood. We look forward to seeing what God has in store for our family and how Jesus will shape us for his glory!

Adoption in Our Lives

Paul recalls the moment he was introduced to his cousin for the first time, the smiles, the wide eyes, and the atmosphere of joy. Paul has had the privilege of being a part of many of these joyous occasions for several adopted family members. He has six cousins who have joined the family this way, making adoption a family value for us and our extended family. Jessica’s extended family has fostered children, giving Jessica the privilege of growing up with her aunt who was fostered and making fond memories together. It was a blessing to realize early on in our dating relationship that we were both excited about adoption and fostering. The importance of adoption for our family was never been clearer than when we fostered two beautiful baby girls. Our family did not hesitate to shower unconditional love on these little ones. They are just as excited as we are to welcome this child into the family!

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Beautiful Sunset in Greece
Beautiful Sunset in Greece
Playing with Our Nephew at the Park
Playing with Our Nephew at the Park
A Chilly Day by the Lake
A Chilly Day by the Lake
Jessica Loves to Play Guitar
Jessica Loves to Play Guitar
Exploring Athens
Exploring Athens
Checking Out the Geysers in Iceland
Checking Out the Geysers in Iceland
Relaxing at Home
Relaxing at Home
Checking Out the Colosseum
Checking Out the Colosseum
Enjoying a Board Game at Home
Enjoying a Board Game at Home
Checking Out the Christmas Lights
Checking Out the Christmas Lights
Hanging Out with Our Nephew
Hanging Out with Our Nephew
So Happy Together
So Happy Together
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Beautiful Sunset in Greece
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A Chilly Day by the Lake
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Jessica Loves to Play Guitar
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Exploring Athens
Exploring Athens
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Checking Out the Geysers in Iceland
Checking Out the Geysers in Iceland
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Relaxing at Home
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Checking Out the Colosseum
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Enjoying a Board Game at Home
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Checking Out the Christmas Lights
Checking Out the Christmas Lights
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Hanging Out with Our Nephew
Hanging Out with Our Nephew
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So Happy Together
So Happy Together

Our Extended Families

Jessica's Family

We are looking forward to introducing this child to our family! Though Jessica is an only child, she has close cousins and other family close by whom we like to visit for dinner. Often, we play games and take walks with her family at the park. Paul admires Jessica’s family for how fun and committed they are to each other. They live relatively close, go to church together, celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays, and help with house projects and babysitting. Paul has family further away that we are able to visit about once a month. He has one sister and a nephew who we enjoy spending time with whenever possible. We love visiting his family over a weekend, playing with our nephew, cooking, playing games, hiking, and walking along the beach. Jessica admires how kind and servant-hearted his family is. They spend a lot of time helping at their church and in their community.

Paul's Family

We celebrate holidays with our family such as Christmas, Easter, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving. In the future, we look forward to hosting our family and neighbors for Juneteenth and adding traditions for Black History Month. Our family is unique because we have various family members who have adopted or fostered. We feel confident in our family’s ability to receive our child with unconditional love! When we fostered two children, our family was supportive and just as committed to them as if they were our own. How much more so, when our forever child arrives!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

Our diverse neighborhood is the perfect place for our child to grow up! We imagine our child joining the neighbors for basketball, sharing meals, and going on outings together. We look forward to joining neighbors for Juneteenth barbecues, graduation parties, and seeing kids off to college.

We are anticipating fun family days at the zoo, science center, and children's museum to develop a love for exploration. Furthermore, we enjoy the arts, so nurturing an appreciation of music, fine arts, and dance is important to us. We love hiking in the summer and look forward to exploring our local forests and mountains with our family. We also imagine having fun in our downtown area at the local arcade, library, and the farmer's market.

We Can't Wait to Read with Our Child

Our home is just right for family growth with three bedrooms and a nice open living room space for sharing time together. We have a baby room ready with everything from cribs to diaper station, toys for the first years, and a library collection with books that will empower our child to take pride in their heritage. We are excited to build new memories in the living room with family and neighbors over games, meals, and laughter. We have amazing parks in the area with public swimming, playgrounds, trails for hiking, gardens and wildlife!

From Us to You

We are so excited to be on this journey with you. We have prayerfully considered this path, as we imagine you have as well. There are many things to consider when choosing a family to partner with and we are continuing to pray for God’s discernment as you begin this process.

We have been married for nine years and firmly build our relationship in the Lord. It is important to us that our relationship is grounded in Christian principles, so we are equipped to best love, nurture, and enjoy parenting this child. It is important to us that we share responsibilities in raising this child to provide the most nurturing upbringing we can. We feel that we work well as a team, honoring each other’s strengths and supporting each other through the challenges that naturally come with raising a family. Our experience caring for two infants as foster parents has prepared us for this next step as well. It was helpful to see how these babies were easily accepted as members of the family and how no one held back that unconditional love! We can’t imagine how much more our family will adore this child!

We are anticipating mornings together on the weekends where we can play board games and enjoy special breakfasts together. We are excited about themed meals where we can explore food from around the world. We love to travel, so learning about the world together is something we love to do and are excited to do with this child. We look forward to introducing this child to hobbies we enjoy like hiking, climbing, soccer, basketball, dance, writing, reading, music and art. We also look forward to being surprised with the interests this child brings to our family!

We are appreciative of the steps towards a more open relationship with you to further enrich this child’s birth story and legacy. We welcome you in sharing your dreams for this child and are open to sharing special moments through pictures, letters, phone calls, texts and other communications that connect this child to you! We respect your invaluable input as birth mom and look forward to dreaming alongside you. Your dreams will be a significant part of this child’s legacy!

Sharing the birth story with this child from the beginning and throughout their life is something we have put a lot of thought into. It’s important that this child is connected to their birth story and we plan on creating a photo album with pictures to tell their story. As educators, we want to share the birth story in ways that this child will be developmentally able to understand, and look forward to sharing more as they get older. We have picture books that explore adoption and will be helpful in discussing this topic.

We feel equipped to parent this child because of the support we have from family and friends, our unique skills as educators, and our intentional choices to live, work, and attend church in diverse areas where this child will benefit from strong role models of color. It is important to us that this child have relationships with people who share in this legacy whether it be other children who have been adopted, other transracial families, and teachers, physicians, and pastors of color who will share in the high beliefs we have for this child.

We continue to pray for you and this child. May the Lord bless you on this journey!

Paul & Jessica

Favorites

Paul
Jessica
Actor
Michael Caine
Aziz Ansari
Actress
Emma Watson
Kiera Knightly
Animal
Penguin
Turtle
Author
C. S. Lewis
Jane Austin
Book
The Bible
Pride and Prejudice
Candy Bar
Twix
Theo dark chocolate with cherry and almonds
Cartoon
Avatar the Last Airbender
Calvin and Hobbs
Childhood Memory
Weekly Family game nights
Camping with family
Childhood Toy
LEGOs
Trains
Children's Book
Narnia
Jazz Baby
City
Paris
Paris
Classic Movie
Singing in the Rain
The Princess Bride
Color
Blue
Gray
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Pastries especially donuts and danishes
Tiramisu
Disney Movie
Coco
Cool Runnings
Dream Car
Tesla
Tesla
Dream Job
A Teacher
Consultant
Dream Vacation
Peru to see the rainforests and Machu Picchu
Peru
Family Activity
Talking
The beach
Flower / Plant
Cocoa tree, where chocolate comes from
Blueberries
Food
Salad
Sushi
Form of Exercise
Climbing
Dancing
Fruit
Mango
Grapefruit
Game
Settlers of Catan
Dominion
Hobby
Reading
Knitting
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
We Three Kings
O Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Giving Gifts
Making gingerbread cookies
Ice Cream
Ben & Jerrys
Peanutbutter cup
Junk Food
Chocolate
Chocolate
Leisure Activity
Board Games
Walking
Memory with a Child
Each time I get to make my nephew laugh
First roll over, first crawl, jokes and discovering new things
Memory with Spouse
Looking at Michaelangelos Sistine Chapel
Visiting Meteora monestaries
Movie
Lord of the Rings
Pink Panther with Steve Martin and Beyonce
Movie Munchie
Sour patch kids
Bubble tea
Movie Quote
Inconceivable. You keep using that word, I do no think it means what you think it means. From the Princess Bride.
May the force be with you
Movie Type
Action
Fantasy and sci-fi
Musical
Wicked
Hairspray
Musical Group
Imagine Dragons
Parov Stelar
Nursery Rhyme
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Gymnastics
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
The Apostle Paul
Sojourner Truth
Play
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Strictly Ballroom
Poet
Maya Angelou
Dr. Seuss
Quality about my Spouse
Her Passion
His Thoughtfulness
Quote
There are no great things, only small things with great love. Mother Teresa.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou
Restaurant
Mexican
Blue C Sushi
Sandwich
Chicken
Brusselsprouts, ham, and Beechers
Scripture
1 Corinthians 13. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Micah 6:8
Song
Be Thou My Vision
Formation by Beyonce
Sport to Play
Basketball
Soccer
Subject in School
English
Art
Superhero
Black Panther
Black Panther
Thing to Cook
Pasta
Stir fry
Time of Day
Night
Morning
Tradition
Weekly walks in the park with the family
Seeing friends and family
TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Saturday Night Live
TV Show Character
Abed Nadir from Community
Troy and Abed from Community
Type of Music
Pop
Electric swing , house, and hip hop
Vacation Spot
Seeing Family
The ocean
Video Game
Board game apps such as Small World, Lords of Water Deep, or Stone Age.
Ms. Pacman

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