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Enrico & Jamie

We believe that adoption is love, and love is the greatest of all things. We have been blessed with so much, and the only thing we're missing is a child with whom to share it all. We are incredibly honored that you are here, reading our profile. We hope you will consider choosing us to be your child's parents, and we look forward to the journey yet to come.

About Us

Enrico
Jamie
Job
Principal Engineer
Entrepreneur & Attorney
Education
Bachelor's Degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Juris Doctorate
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Lifestyle

In Scotland

We both love to learn, so we enjoy traveling together and experiencing new things. For example, when we went to New Orleans, we took a cooking class together. We have also traveled overseas extensively, to Europe and Asia, and hope to take the family to more new places in the future. We're big Kings' basketball fans, and go to as many games as possible. When we're at home, we enjoy being outdoors, whether hiking, snowshoeing, or just taking care of our property.

We are resilient and resourceful, and when we dream big, we don't just dream - we set goals, make a plan, and work toward it. We learn from our mistakes, appreciate imperfection, and keep going. We have been blessed with an amazing life together that is missing one very important part…children with whom to share it.

Enrico has worked full time at a large tech company for 21 years. Jamie is a trained lawyer and life coach, but she is also an entrepreneur, independent writer and artist, and looks forward to being the "stay-at-home" parent. Enrico loves to cook, and we typically sit down for dinner at home. We love to end the day on our porch, watching the sunset, and listening to the crickets and frogs.

Our Individual Strengths

Date Night

Jamie is outgoing, creative, analytical, and intuitive. She is sensitive to the plights of the world, and channels that into productivity and creativity. She loves life, and the many beautiful and wondrous experiences it offers. She would rather dabble in many things than to focus only on one, but when it needs to be done, she does it. She has eight years of college education, including a law degree. She spent years working in law, real estate, research, and coaching before deciding to start an online boutique and do more with her creative side, art and writing. She is great with kids, and spent several years teaching pre-K Sunday School. She has a variety of life experiences upon which to draw.

Enrico is a goal-oriented, dedicated, and determined person who values hard work and commitments. He likes to focus on a goal and drive it to completion before setting new ones, and has utilized his two college degrees in engineering as a loyal employee in the high tech industry. He's also a kind, open-minded person who strives for balance between family, work, and volunteering. Enrico has great teaching skills, and has experience as a math and science tutor. He is also a valued member of our church, where he has applied his technical and leadership skills on behalf of the community for over a decade.

Our Family Traditions

We love to entertain, and usually host at least one event for every season. But the star is Christmas! Jamie goes all out with decorations (…stockings on the mantel, mistletoe by the door…), music (we love Nat King Cole), planning parties, organizing presents, menus, and activities. We both make lots of Christmas goodies, including cookies like jelly sandwich cookies, thumbprint cookies and more, baklava, and made-from-scratch pies like pumpkin, apple, and pecan. We take a family trip into the snowy mountains to cut down the tallest Christmas tree we can get, and stop for hot cocoa and yummy treats along the way. And don't forget the traditional Christmas movies - Elf, A Christmas Story, and It's a Wonderful Life are our family faves.

Summer barbecues are also a big tradition for us! Enrico loves to smoke ribs on the grill for all our friends, and a chilled berry pie or apricot cobbler, that Jamie learned to make from her Grandmas, hits the spot.

Beyond these big celebrations, we attend church weekly, and once a month we have a date night out, and then also a game night at home. Most months, we also have close friends or family over for dinner.

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Go Kings!
Go Kings!
Hiking in Yosemite
Hiking in Yosemite
A Black Tie Event
A Black Tie Event
Taiwan
Taiwan
Making Art Together
Making Art Together
Making Pizza With Our Nephew
Making Pizza With Our Nephew
Fourth of July on Cape Cod
Fourth of July on Cape Cod
A Quiet Moment
A Quiet Moment
Skiing in the Mountains
Skiing in the Mountains
Near Year's Eve at Home
Near Year's Eve at Home
Enjoying a Spring Day
Enjoying a Spring Day
Family Dinner on Our Back Patio
Family Dinner on Our Back Patio
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Go Kings!
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Hiking in Yosemite
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A Black Tie Event
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Taiwan
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Making Art Together
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Making Pizza With Our Nephew
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Fourth of July on Cape Cod
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A Quiet Moment
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Skiing in the Mountains
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Near Year's Eve at Home
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Enjoying a Spring Day
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Family Dinner on Our Back Patio
Family Dinner on Our Back Patio

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a rural community in California, just outside of a major city. There are lots of farms and ranches in our neighborhood, which we enjoy visiting. It's peaceful and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough that we have access to everything. We are near several state parks, as well as museums, and other cultural centers.

The school system here includes access to several Montessori preschools, a highly-rated elementary school, and our choice of high school programs. Education is very important to us, not just formal education, but life, and our community provides a safe place for children to learn and to play outdoors, as well as inside.

We recently built a big, beautiful home, on several acres of land. It is three stories, has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a library, a game room, and more. We designed it with family in mind, and the kitchen, living, and dining areas are all spacious enough for everyone to be together. The nursery is next to our bedroom. We have begun to set it up with an outer space theme - stars, sun, moon, planets and more.

But the most fun spaces are probably outside of the house. Our property is full of grassy meadows and oak trees perfect for tree swings and treehouses, adventures, and dreaming. We have several porches where we love to sit and relax. For little ones, we have a small swing set.

Our Extended Families

Jamie & Sister in Seattle

Our families are very supportive of our adoption plan. They are hopeful for us that we will finally have the family we've always dreamed of. We lost both of our dads several years ago, so we have been through a lot together, but both of them had been divorced and remarried, adding more wonderful people to our family. Our extended family is vast and covers the entire continental United States! Enrico has brothers, a sister, and uncountable numbers of cousins on the west coast, east coast, and in the south. Jamie is very close with her sister. Despite living a state apart, nothing can separate these sisters! They have traveled the world together, and always support one another.

With Enrico's Family

We also enjoy spending time with her sister's kids, making pizza together, celebrating the holidays, playing Mario Kart, chasing bubbles, or just generally being silly! Jamie's mom, and her dad's second wife, Shelley, both live less than an hour away, and are very excited to have a grandchild close by for lots of spoiling. They always spend the holidays with us, and will have lots of opportunities!

Enrico's mom is excited to become a "Yiayia" (Greek for grandma) for the first time. She can't wait to come visit us for Easter and celebrate with egg hunts and Easter baskets full of goodies, as well as the Easter lamb feast! Our Greek Easter traditions also include children decorating their Easter candles, and everyone getting a new favorite outfit for church.

From Us to You

Thank you for spending the time to learn more about us. While we know that we cannot totally put ourselves in your shoes, we admire you so much for your courageous decision to explore adoption.

In our profile, you may have already noticed that we have been together for quite some time. Our first date was seventeen years ago, and we began living together sixteen years ago. Living together showed us that we were truly committed to one another and to creating a lifetime together, so we married each other about fourteen years ago.

We're not going to pretend that those were all easy years. We experienced a lot of loss together, and overcame a lot of challenges. Finishing law school wasn't easy. Neither was paying for it. We helped our parents and grandparents through illness, and lost many of them. We struggled with unresolved infertility, and when the pregnancies did happen, we experienced the highs…and then the blow of another loss, every time. Meanwhile, we supported loved ones through divorces and losses of their own. But through all of it, we have had each other.

We took what God put in front of us each time, and learned from it. Hopefully, we learned the lessons that He intended. We organized the resources we need, and built not only the house, but the life of our dreams…yet there is still a big piece missing. When we finally realized that adoption would be our only path to parenting, we knew that God must have someone incredible in mind, to help us with our missing piece. Someone like you.

You may have picked up that we love to travel, and experience culture and food. This will include whatever heritage a child brings with them. We are excited to learn about their inherited culture alongside them, and will always support them in that exploration. If we cannot be the resource they need for that cultural role model, we will make sure they have people who can. Our community is diverse in every way.

A loving, supportive community surrounds us, and so many have been on this journey along with us. A child entrusted to us would never lack - not for love, comfort, stability, or any resources they need. They will have every opportunity for their own dreams to come true.

For us, being a parent means being a child's nurturer, guide, and soft place to land. To be their teacher, comforter, provider, to wipe away their tears and help them learn resilience and compassion. To be a calm port while they learn how to weather life's storms. To love them unconditionally for who they are.

Part of who they will be is you. If you would like, we would be happy to send you emails and/or letters and photos marking milestones as they grow. We would very much like the child to know about you, to know how much love you have for them, and hope we can share your name and picture with them. At the same time, we know how unique and difficult this process can be, so we respect your decision either way. But whatever your decision, we would instill the child with knowledge of your existence, and how brave you are. If more connections can develop between us all, we are open to that, too. We want you to know how important you are to us.

Our promise to you is this: we can and will provide comfort, stability, unconditional love, and all possible resources to your baby, given the opportunity. If you would like to connect and learn more about us while we continue to wait for our missing piece, we would love that.

Many Hugs,

Enrico & Jamie

Favorites

Enrico
Jamie
Actor
Brad Pitt
Daniel Henney
Actress
Jennifer Gardner
Viola Davis
Animal
Cat
Grey Wolf
Author
George R.R. Martin
Book
The Joy of Cooking
A Game of Thrones
Candy Bar
Heath Bar
York Peppermint Patties
Cartoon
Transformers
She-ra
Childhood Memory
Building a city in the basement
Having a big, beautiful Christmas tree!
Childhood Toy
Transformers
Telescope
Children's Book
Charlotte's Web
The Hobbit
City
Pittsburgh
London
Classic Movie
Terminator
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Friday
Tuesday
Dessert
New York Cheesecake
Chocolate Fudge
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Pirates of the Caribbean
Dream Car
Tesla Roadster
Jaguar
Dream Job
Engineer
Writer
Dream Vacation
Island Hopping in Greece
Jamaica or New Zealand
Family Activity
Cooking
Hiking
Flower / Plant
Gardenias
Big, bright, yellow daffodils
Food
Pizza
Burritos (I love making flour tortillas from scratch)
Form of Exercise
Mountain Biking
Running
Fruit
Raspberries
Yellow Nectarines
Game
Monopoly
Scrabble
Hobby
Website designing
Reading
Holiday
Easter
Christmas
Holiday Song
Christos Anesti! The Greek Easter Hymn
Joy to the World
Holiday Tradition
The Easter Lamb - cooking it and eating it!
Having lots of family and friends over for Christmas
Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream
Triple Chocolate
Junk Food
Jelly Bellies
Double-stuffed Oreos
Leisure Activity
Playing Pool
Reading
Magazine
IEEE
Archeology
Memory with a Child
Playing Mario Karts with my nephew
Chasing bubbles in the backyard with my nephew and his dog
Memory with Spouse
Getting lost in Tuscany on our Honeymoon
Climbing the tallest mountain in Scotland to watch the summer solstice sunrise, and getting caught in a blinding snowstorm!
Movie
Seven
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Junior Mints
Movie Quote
"What's in the box???"
"Not all who wander are lost"
Movie Type
Psychological Thriller
Adventure Fantasy
Musical
Phantom of the Opera
Phantom of the Opera
Musical Group
Ludacris (Artist, not really a group)
U2
Nursery Rhyme
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Olympic Event
Track Relays
Personal Hero
My mom
Play
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Crucible
Poet
Walt Whitman
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
She's very caring
His Persistence
Quote
"Fuhget about it!"
"The only time a man can be brave, is when he is afraid."
Restaurant
A local, family-owned Italian restaurant
A local, farm-to-fork restaurant
Sandwich
Primanti Brothers' Cheesesteak
Tuna salad
Scripture
Proverbs 16:16: " How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!"
Psalm 27:14: "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart."
Shopping Store
Fry's Electronics
REI Outdoor Gear
Song
Why Can't This Be Love by Van Halen
Pride (In the Name of Love), by U2
Sport to Play
Racquetball
Basketball
Sport to Watch
Basketball
Football
Sports Star
Lebron James
Usain Bolt
Sports Team
Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
Subject in School
Math
English
Superhero
Batman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Pizza from scratch
Apricot cobbler
Time of Day
Morning
Sunset
Tradition
Eating lamb for all the holidays!
Baking holiday pies
TV Show
The Sopranos
Game of Thrones
TV Show Character
Phil Dunphy from Modern Family
Drogon (the biggest dragon in Game of Thrones)
Type of Music
Rap
Jazz or 80s pop
Vacation Spot
Greece
A small town in the Sierra Nevada mountains
Video Game
Any Mario game
Asteroids

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