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Perry & Betsy

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and consider us as potential parents. We are looking forward to growing our family and will provide all the love, devotion, and support that any child or parent could ask for. We have so much love to share and we thank you for considering us. We know that you have tough decisions to make and we applaud your strength.

About Us

Perry
Betsy
Job
Director of Affliate Marketing
Fourth Grade Teacher
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology
Master's Degree in Elementary Education
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Our Favorite Place - The Beach

One of our favorite places to go is the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey. Betsy grew up going to the beach, but this is a fairly new experience for Perry, who grew up in Wisconsin.

Betsy's dad and stepmom have a house in Ocean City, so we are fortunate to be able to go there often. We love to go out to breakfast, walk on the boardwalk, surf the waves with Betsy's nephews, and get ice cream on the boardwalk. Ocean City has rides on the boardwalk and we love to ride the ferris wheel. We also like to take our bikes and ride around the island. Sometimes we go to the beach in the off-season. It's fun to walk on the beach all bundled up in the winter.

Ocean City is definitely one of our favorite vacation spots and we are glad to live not too far away. We can't wait to experience it with a child!

What It Means to Become Parents

Whale Watching Cruise With Family

What it means to be a parent is to raise a child with unconditional love and to nurture them to grow to be the best version of themselves. Being a parent means providing structure and routines in a warm and caring environment. We believe that children need to know they are safe and loved. As parents, we will provide the support a child needs to learn and grow and make healthy choices.

We look forward to bonding with our future child and creating our own family traditions. We look forward to watching them grow and learn. We look forward to setting routines, like reading books together at bedtime. We also look forward to helping them explore the world, whether it's traveling to visit family, going to our favorite beach, or exploring a new city.

We have so much love to give and we are excited to share that love with our future child.

Education We Will Provide

First Day of School!

Betsy is a teacher, so education is very important to both of us! In fact, there are a lot of educators in Betsy's family. One of the reasons we chose our neighborhood is because it is in a great school district. Betsy went to school in the district we live in, so she knows firsthand how great it is. Books are also very important to us and we plan to read to our child right from the start. Betsy already has a collection of great picture books from her teacher experiences that we can share with our child. We both think that instilling a love of reading and learning is one of the best things we can do for our child. We also think it's important to learn from experiences. School learning is important, but we also think there is a lot to learn from traveling and experiencing new places.

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On the Ferris Wheel
On the Ferris Wheel
Biking in Maine
Biking in Maine
Penn State vs. Wisconsin
Penn State vs. Wisconsin
Swimming With Our Nephews
Swimming With Our Nephews
Disney Vacation
Disney Vacation
Enjoying the Sunset
Enjoying the Sunset
Exploring Aruba
Exploring Aruba
Attending a Friend's Beautiful Fall Wedding
Attending a Friend's Beautiful Fall Wedding
Christmas in Philadelphia
Christmas in Philadelphia
On Top of Cadillac Mountain in Maine
On Top of Cadillac Mountain in Maine
Hiking With Family
Hiking With Family
Snorkeling
Snorkeling
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On the Ferris Wheel
On the Ferris Wheel
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Biking in Maine
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Penn State vs. Wisconsin
Penn State vs. Wisconsin
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Swimming With Our Nephews
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Disney Vacation
Disney Vacation
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Enjoying the Sunset
Enjoying the Sunset
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Exploring Aruba
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Attending a Friend's Beautiful Fall Wedding
Attending a Friend's Beautiful Fall Wedding
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Christmas in Philadelphia
Christmas in Philadelphia
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On Top of Cadillac Mountain in Maine
On Top of Cadillac Mountain in Maine
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Hiking With Family
Hiking With Family
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Snorkeling
Snorkeling

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in Pennsylvania in the suburbs of Philadelphia. We love the area we live in because we are close to so much- major cities, museums, great parks, the beach, and great school districts. Philadelphia is a great city to live near. We especially love the Philadelphia Zoo!

Playground Within Walking Distance

We recently bought our townhouse and were fortunate to buy a brand new house. It was fun picking out different elements of the house. Betsy especially loves our open kitchen with lots of counter space. Even though we are in a townhouse, it feels very spacious. We have three bedrooms and a large basement we hope to turn into a playroom someday.

We picked our neighborhood because it is close to where Betsy grew up and it's in a great school district. Our community has lots of families with kids, as well as couples who are retired and wanted to downsize. It's a diverse neighborhood. Since our neighborhood is new, there have been lots of activities to help people get to know each other. We have a social committee that plans picnics, Halloween parades, egg hunts at Easter, and even a bake off. We also love that we have a walking path nearby and the township has plans to build a new park right by us.

Our Extended Families

Perry's Family

Family is very important to both of us! We are both the oldest in our families. Betsy is the oldest of three and has two younger brothers. Perry has one younger sister.

Escape Room With Betsy's Family

Betsy's family lives close by and we spend a lot of time with them. We enjoy having family dinner and celebrating birthdays and holidays together. Betsy's parents are both remarried, and both sets of parents are very supportive. We were fortunate to take a family trip to Disney recently! We traveled with Betsy's brother, Bill, and his family, Betsy's mom and stepdad, and her dad and stepmom. We like doing escape rooms with Betsy's siblings and their spouses and we get quite competitive! We are also blessed to have Betsy's maternal grandparents living nearby.

Perry's family is mostly in Wisconsin and we visit them a few times a year. His parents live in a small town in Wisconsin. Some of Perry's extended family work on dairy farms. He comes from a large extended family with 25 grandchildren on his mother's side! We usually visit around the holidays and also in the summer when it's warmer. We always try and see as many aunts, uncles, and cousins as we can while we're visiting. His paternal grandmother and her husband spend the summers in Wisconsin and the winters in Texas. We make a point to visit them in the summertime. It's nice to visit and spend some extended time with Perry's parents, and his sister and her husband.

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and for considering us as parents for your child. We can't imagine how difficult of a decision this must be for you. We promise to provide your child with a safe, nurturing, stable, and caring home.

We have been married for a little over two years. We knew we wanted to start a family right away. Unfortunately we were unable to conceive a biological child, even after multiple fertility treatments. At first this was difficult to accept, but we knew that starting a family was important to both of us and we began to look into adoption. A friend of Betsy's has adopted two girls and she shared with us what an amazing experience it was. Perry spoke with a childhood friend that adopted, who also shared what a positive experience adoption was for their family. After a lot of thoughtful consideration and prayers, we decided to pursue adoption to build our family. We are looking forward to the joy and love that we will all experience through adoption.

We realize that you have a difficult decision ahead of you and admire your courage and strength. We hope that learning more about us will give you peace of mind as you consider adoption for your child. If you would like to talk with us or video chat to learn more about us, that is something that we would welcome during our journey together.

Education is something that is very important to both of us and will be a priority for our future child. Betsy is a teacher and loves reading. Betsy has four nephews and has been reading to each of them since they were born, and they all love books. There are many educators in our family who will also encourage a love of learning. Even though Perry is not a teacher, he understands how important education is. We also want to encourage our future child's interests and endeavors outside of school, whether it be on the soccer field, in dance class, playing the guitar, creating a new app, or taking art classes. We want our future child to reach their full potential as a productive, responsible, and caring citizen in our community.

Family is also a priority for both of us. Betsy's family lives fairly close by. We spend a lot of time with them, especially her brother and his family. We love going to our nephew's basketball games, celebrating birthdays, and having dinner together. We are fortunate to have taken vacations together to the beach, to the lake, and even a big family trip to Disney. Perry is originally from Wisconsin, and most of his family lives there. We enjoy visiting them a few times during the year: over the holidays and usually during the summer when it's not so cold! Both our families know how much we want to be parents and are excited to have another child in the family. They have been very supportive of us during this journey.

We will share with you your child's growth and experiences through photos, letters, and emails. We promise to be open and honest with him or her in regards to adoption. It will be an important part of our story as a family. We will make sure we have books available and seek our resources to support your child when they have questions. We will also make sure that they know how much you love them and how hard this decision was for you.

Thank you for considering us as potential parents for your child. We have so much love to share and we are excited to grow our family. We look forward to providing all the love, support, and devotion that any child could ask for. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you make your decision and are guided through this journey.

Sincerely,

Perry & Betsy

Favorites

Perry
Betsy
Actor
Tom Hanks
Joseph Gordon-Levit
Actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Reese Witherspoon
Animal
Dog
Penguin
Author
Mike Lupica
Jodi Piccoult
Book
Too many too name! I love to read
Candy Bar
Snickers
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Cartoon
Looney Toons
Duck Tales
Childhood Memory
Winning our Little League Baseball tournament
Building sand/dribble castles on the beach
Childhood Toy
Dr. J basketball hoop
Barbies and My Little Ponies
Children's Book
Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing
City
Madison, WI
Washington, D.C.
Classic Movie
Godfather
Gone with the Wind
Color
Red
Purple
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Pumpkin pie with whipped cream
Anything with chocolate and peanut butter
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Aladdin
Dream Car
Driverless cars
To have a chauffeur
Dream Job
Sportscaster
Work in a bookshop/bakery
Dream Vacation
Hawaii
Visit London and Paris
Family Activity
Escape Rooms
Bike riding
Flower / Plant
Roses
Tulips
Food
I like all food
Chicken enchiladas
Form of Exercise
Kickball, softball, volleyball
Running
Fruit
Bananas, strawberries, or apples
Watermelon
Game
Monopoly
Scattergories or Candy Crush
Hobby
Watching sports, sports statistics
Baking
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
All I Want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey)
Jingle Bell Rock
Holiday Tradition
Putting ornaments on the Christmas tree
Baking cookies with my sister-in-law and nephews
Ice Cream
Kohr bros vanilla chocolate (soft serve)
Moose Tracks
Junk Food
Everything
French fries
Leisure Activity
Watching sports
Watching TV
Magazine
Sports Illustrated
Real Simple
Memory with a Child
Disney with Betsy's nephews
Riding Slinky Dog in Disney with my nephews
Memory with Spouse
Honeymoon in Aruba
Our honeymoon in Aruba
Movie
Goodfellas
The Breakfast Club
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
So you're saying there's a chance? Dumb and Dumber
I'd realy like to continue talking about this conversation later (Zoolander)
Movie Type
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Musical
My Fair Lady
Musical Group
Pearl Jam
Straight No Chaser (acapella group)
Nursery Rhyme
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Track and field
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Charles Barkley
Milton Hershey
Play
The Crucible (I was in it in high school)
Poet
Maya Angelou
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Her caring nature
Sense of humor
Quote
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
The only person you can control is yourself.
Restaurant
Melting Pot
Sandwich
Big Mac
Grilled Cheese
Shopping Store
Target
Target
Song
Glory Days
Don't Stop Believing
Sport to Play
Basketball
Sport to Watch
Football
Baseball
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Serena Williams
Sports Team
Green Bay Packers
Philadelphia Phillies
Subject in School
Health and P.E.
Math
Superhero
Superman
Batman
Thing to Cook
HungryMan
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Time of Day
5:00
Morning
Tradition
Going to the beach for Memorial Day weekend
Doing Escape Rooms with my siblings for our birthdays
TV Show
Seinfeld
Grey's Anatomy
TV Show Character
Kramer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Type of Music
Classic rock
80s music
Vacation Spot
Ocean City, NJ
Ocean City, NJ
Video Game
Madden
Mario Kart

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