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Jon & Misty
We are so eager to become parents through adoption. We have built a life and home full of joy and love and we cannot wait to share that! We cannot express how much we appreciate you looking over our profile. We can think of no higher honor than to be chosen to be your child's parents.
Being educators has provided us with a lifestyle that is full of variety. During the school year, we operate on a very regular schedule. During the week, we are focused on our jobs. On the weekends, we take the time we need to recharge by spending time with our friends and family. One wonderful perk of working in education is that we get ample time off. Our Christmas break is usually around two weeks long. This means we have plenty of time to lazily watch Christmas movies and also time to celebrate the season with our loved ones. The summer allows for even more time off. We use the time to rest and travel. In addition to annual beach trips, we also like to go on more adventurous trips. A favorite memory of ours was going on a road trip across the country. More recently, we traveled to Italy during the summer. We are so excited to have this time off to spend with our child making fun family memories!
What It Means to Become Parents
We had wonderful childhoods and we know that our parents played a big role in that. Our parents didn't only teach us how to be good people, they were also a safe place for us to land. Some of Misty's fondest memories of her childhood are her parents being there for her when she was upset. She felt so loved and so protected and is committed to making sure that our child grows up feeling just as safe..Jon enjoys spending time with our friend's kids and is so excited about having a child to take care of and be there for. We believe that childhood is a truly magical time. We cannot wait to become parents so that we can enjoy that magical experience from a new perspective. Misty will also be able to take an extended amount of time off of work so that she can be totally committed to meeting our child's needs during those important early years. Our schedule and lifestyle will completely revolve around our child.
Our decision to adopt was not one that we made lightly. We did extensive research regarding adoption because we wanted to make sure that we are able to fully meet the needs of our child. We will be completely transparent when it comes to discussing adoption with our child. We plan on having a variety of children's books that focus on adoption. We will talk about adoption on a regular basis so that it is normalized for our child. We are also willing to utilize every resource available to ensure that all of our child's questions are answered and needs are met. Our best-case scenario would include having input from you so that we can provide our child with as complete and honest a background as possible. We would also love to have open lines of communication with you.
Our Extended Families
We both have family that live nearby and spend time with our families every week eating dinner and catching up on everything that happened that week. We also love to go visit for birthdays and other holidays.
Misty's family always travels to the beach for Thanksgiving. Her brother and his husband live in another state, so this trip is something they look forward to all year. Misty's mom usually gets there first and gets everything set up. We will meet everyone there a couple of days later. We spend time playing games, eating homemade chex mix and just catching up. Misty's mom loves to watch Hallmark Christmas movies and the whole family joins her. On Thursday, they all work together to make a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. They spend the rest of the week eating the leftovers and enjoying each other's company.
Jon's father built a very nice cabin in the woods. He has since expanded to include smaller cabins and other buildings. Every Christmas, the family heads out to the cabin to spend the night. There are lots of snacks and treats to eat throughout the evening. Towards the end of the night, the family will gather around the fire. There is a Christmas tree in the main cabin that gets loaded up with presents for everyone to unwrap.
Both families are very supportive of our adoption plan. Misty's mother, in particular, is eager to become a first-time grandmother!
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a cute house in a wonderful neighborhood. The neighborhood is older so many of the houses are unique and so full of charm! It is very close to the city but still has a small town feel. We live within walking distance to two wonderful parks. There are playgrounds for children to explore and make new friends. Our neighborhood has many families with young children.
There are so many things for small children to do in our town. There are several children's museums that offer places for kids to learn and play. There is also a wonderful library and book store that will offer many opportunities for our child to learn to love reading.
Our house is so sweet and cozy. It has three bedrooms and a very large living room, which is our favorite room of the house. We love to spend time in there catching up about what happened in the day or watching movies.
From Us to You
We thank you for looking over our profile. We know that you have a difficult decision ahead of you. More than anything, we want what is best for your child. If you decide to place with us, we assure you that we will do everything in our power to give this child a happy life.
We both had wonderful childhoods. So many of our happy memories come from time spent with our family when we were young children. We are eager to raise a child full of wonder and joy. We have so many happy traditions that we enjoyed as children that we cannot wait to share with our child. From last-minute beach trips to visits to the library, we are eager to revel in the best parts of childhood.
We met 12 years ago. We had mutual friends and began dating very soon after we got to know each other. We felt an immediate connection. We love to travel and try out new restaurants. We work so well together and make each other laugh. We knew that we wanted to become parents and we are unable to have biological children. We have always been interested in adoption and are excited about taking this step to become parents.
We are committed to putting our future child first. We know that our greatest joy will come because of you, and we will never forget that. We plan to be completely transparent about their adoption story from day one, and will forever ensure that we speak highly of you and that the child will know the immense love you have for him or her. We would cherish the opportunity to maintain an open connection with you, and if you so choose, will eagerly share your child's growth and experiences, both big and small, with you through updates and pictures, whether via ongoing phone contact, email communication, or even the ability to see each other again in person someday.
We are fortunate because Misty will be able to take an extended amount of time off from work when we become parents. This means that Misty will be able to devote all of her time and attention to our baby during those important early years.
Our work schedules allow for many opportunities to spend time together as a family. We will be free to travel to spend time with family and friends for Christmas. During the spring, we will be able to take quick trips to the mountains or to the beach. Best of all is the amount of time that we get off for summer vacation. When Misty returns to teaching, she will get around two months off and Jon gets closer to three months. This means that we will be able to spend lazy summer days going to the local children's museum and the nearby zoo. We will be able to go to theme parks and even go on last-minute getaways!
As educators, we cannot wait to become parents. Our schedules will ensure that we are able to spend as much time as is necessary when we bring our baby home. We cannot wait to begin reading stories to our child every night and many of those stories will focus on adoption. As our child grows, we know that we will be able to make sure that our child has the best education possible. Attending college was key to the success we've had in life and we can assure you that our child will have the same opportunities for college that we did.
We cannot wait until we are able to bring our little one home. We promise that we will always put our child first and will always be a source of unconditional love and support.
Jon & Misty