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Jon & Melissa

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at our profile; we feel honored that you would consider us to be your child's parents. After trying to have a child for 10 years with no success, we are so excited and ready to start our family! We would love the opportunity to be parents so we can share our love of life, laughter, and adventure with a child.

About Us

Jon
Melissa
Job
Technical Advisor
Service Advisor
Education
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Leisure Time

Ready to Play Sand Volleyball

We have a number of things we like to do in our leisure time from sports to music. Every year, we get tickets to go to the local single-A baseball team with Jon's brother and niece. In addition to single-A baseball, we are avid football fans. Melissa is a fan of the Chicago Bears and Jon is a fan of the New York Giants. For college football, we both follow the two major South Carolina teams - the Clemson Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks. If we aren't watching football or baseball, we are out playing volleyball. We play volleyball weekly almost all year. Jon usually competes in a few volleyball tournaments every year.

We are also big music fans. We have gone to a number of local venues which have live local music regularly. We have traveled to see some of the larger acts that have come around us. We are big fans of all types of music from pop to country. Some of our favorite artists include Chris Stapleton, Aaron Lewis, and Pentatonix.

Education We will Provide

We both believe that education is important. Therefore, we will provide an excellent education for this child. One reason we moved to the house we are currently living in was because it is one of the best school districts in our area; this was done in preparation for adopting a child.

We both believe that learning a second language is important to do at an early age and will work to ensure that this child learns a language other than English. While we both believe in the academic part of education like math, English, and science, it is also important to foster art and music in a child; and we plan to do so. Regarding a college education, it is absolutely something we both believe in and will instill in a child. However, we do understand the importance in vocational school or associate degree; it provides a similar education without the high cost of a traditional degree. If the child does not want to go to a traditional 4-year college, it is not something we will push. The most important thing to us is that any child finds something they are passionate about; once that has been decided, we will provide full support for whatever school is required to make that a possibility.

Cultural Diversity

We Can't Wait to be Parents!

As our own cultural heritage is important to us, we believe that understanding and knowing where you come from is so important for a child’s identity. If the child we adopt is of a different background than us, there are many things we plan on doing to ensure that the child has a firm understanding of his/her heritage. Melissa loves to cook and can't wait to incorporate some different cultural dishes into dinner time.

Like differences in cultural heritage, we understand that the child we adopt may not have the same racial background as us. We want to be clear that this difference would not have any impact in our love for the child. However, we realize that a child with a different racial background may have different needs than us; we plan on recognizing and embracing these differences. Difference is what makes us all beautiful and we will work hard to instill this belief in a child. We will learn about and celebrate all races, not only ours and that of the child; we will create a home environment that is accepting of everyone! We plan on seeking out other multi-racial families and finding people of the same race who can be mentors and role models for the child. We do understand that we cannot be “color-blind”; open discussions about race and racism, while difficult, are extremely important and we are prepared for those difficult discussions as well.

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Photos

Go Braves!
Go Braves!
Kayaking
Kayaking
At the Amusement Park with Our Nieces & Nephew
At the Amusement Park with Our Nieces & Nephew
At a Show with MElissa's Sister & Family
At a Show with MElissa's Sister & Family
Foam Party Fun
Foam Party Fun
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Baby Shower with Friends
Baby Shower with Friends
On a Cruise with Jon's Aunt & Uncle
On a Cruise with Jon's Aunt & Uncle
Beach Time in Cozumel
Beach Time in Cozumel
Cheering on Our Local Team
Cheering on Our Local Team
Being Silly with Our Nephew
Being Silly with Our Nephew
Found a Friend!
Found a Friend!
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Go Braves!
Go Braves!
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Kayaking
Kayaking
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At the Amusement Park with Our Nieces & Nephew
At the Amusement Park with Our Nieces & Nephew
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At a Show with MElissa's Sister & Family
At a Show with MElissa's Sister & Family
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Foam Party Fun
Foam Party Fun
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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
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Baby Shower with Friends
Baby Shower with Friends
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On a Cruise with Jon's Aunt & Uncle
On a Cruise with Jon's Aunt & Uncle
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Beach Time in Cozumel
Beach Time in Cozumel
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Cheering on Our Local Team
Cheering on Our Local Team
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Being Silly with Our Nephew
Being Silly with Our Nephew
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Found a Friend!
Found a Friend!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in rural South Carolina. The town we live in is small, but our school zone is one of the best in the state. We have multiple recreational parks very close with fun facilities such as a splash pad for hot summer days and multiple playgrounds. Our town is a lake town and has another park on an island in the lake with boating, fishing and camping.

Local Playground

We do not live in a neighborhood, but we have a number of friends with young children who are very close. Our house sits on almost an acre and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Of the three guest bedrooms, one has been setup as a billiard room with a pool table. Our house has a two car garage, which is Jonathon's favorite room of the house because that is where he spends his time doing woodworking, building furniture. Our kitchen is open right into the living room, which is Melissa's favorite room and the room we spend most of our time.

Our Extended Families

Jon with His Brother & Niece

We have a large extended family; there are multiple aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents who are excited about a potential new member of the family. Both of our families support us in our adoption journey. This child will be welcomed into his/her extended family with open arms and treated as one of our own.

Jon’s extended family include his father, stepmother, and brother who is married. Jon also has one niece who is nine. His father does not live close, so we do not have a lot of opportunity to visit. However, when we are afforded the opportunity, Jon, and his dad love to go golfing and spend time together. His brother does live close and we love to get together often and eat dinner or hang out by the fire pit.

Melissa's Family

Melissa’s extended family includes her mother, father, as well as four siblings, three of whom are married. Additionally, Melissa has four nephews and two nieces between all her siblings. Recently we all got together to celebrate her father’s 70th birthday with a surprise birthday party. Other than surprise parties, Melissa’s family loves to gather often; all, except for her brothers, live close. When together, there are cornhole tournaments in the backyard and a lot of laughter, and food to go around! The biggest family tradition in Melissa’s family is the Greek Easter egg game!

From Us to You

Thank you so much for taking the time to look through our profile; we are extremely excited at the opportunity to allow you to get to know us a little better. We first met in 2009 and married in 2011. This year, we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary! There have been many ups and downs along the way, but through understanding and respect for each other, we can work through anything.

To get the “elephant” out of the “room”, many of the down moments in our relationship have revolved around the fact that we have not been able to conceive a child of our own. It has been devastating at times and we have grieved. We want nothing more than to start a family and raise a child. We are extremely excited and honored that you are even considering us to adopt your child.

We met through Jon’s brother and sister-in-law; when Melissa started work at the same place as Jon’s sister-in law, they became fast friends. We met shortly after and felt an instant connection. Through the years, we have been on many adventures together; we love to travel and see the world! Our favorite vacations have always been cruises! They are so relaxing, and we love being on the water!

We both have hobbies that we find much enjoyment from. Jon loves to build things; he is so talented and always has a project going on in the garage. Melissa loves to cook; she is always looking at recipes trying to come up with the next best thing to make for dinner. Also, both of us love to play volleyball; we are in a recreational league and we play almost year-round.

We spend a lot of time with friends and family; they are our huge, wonderful support system! They have supported us through this entire process and would be so happy to meet this child and welcome them into their lives. We have many nieces and nephews, and our friends have young children; a child in our home would not lack companionship.

We are also so excited to get to know you more! We cannot imagine what you have been through emotionally from the start of your pregnancy until now. We are grateful that you have so much love for your unborn child that you are willing to consider an adoption plan.

We know you have seen a lot of information about us and our family. We know you have your own family, background, culture, and traditions that are important to you; we are looking forward to learning about them and finding ways to blend them with our own experiences. We will absolutely be open to sending letters, e-mails, and pictures throughout the years as long as you are comfortable with that. Depending on the circumstances and ability, we would consider in-person visits if that is something you would like to explore.

As we wrap this letter up, what we really want you to take away from reading this is that we are so excited at the opportunity to adopt a child. We would be so grateful if that child would be your child. We love life and have a lot of fun! We think that we could give a child a wonderful home and life. Thank you, again, for taking the time to look through our profile and get to know us a little more.

Sincerely,

Jon & Melissa

Favorites

Jon
Melissa
Actor
Clint Eastwood
Paul Rudd or Ryan Reynolds
Actress
Anne Hathaway
Jennifer Aniston
Animal
Cheetah
Giraffe
Author
Earnest Cline
Gregory McGuire
Book
Ready Player One
Wicked
Candy Bar
3 Musketeers
Kit Kat
Cartoon
Transformers
Tom and Jerry
Childhood Memory
Making tree forts with my brother
Turning in circles in the middle of the living room with my sister. We would make ourselves dizzy and fall to the floor in giggles.
Childhood Toy
Voltron
Barbie Dolls
Children's Book
Nancy Drew
City
Nashville
Chicago
Classic Movie
Indiana Jones
Wizard of Oz
Color
Orange
Green
Day of Week
Saturday
Friday
Dessert
Banana pudding
Chocolate cake
Disney Movie
National Treasure
Frozen
Dream Car
Tesla Model S
Volkswagen Beetle
Dream Job
Creator of a piece of software/hardware that changes the world
Singer
Dream Vacation
Bora Bora
Bora Bora
Family Activity
Finding and visiting parks
Apple picking
Flower / Plant
Basil
Daisy
Food
Lasagna
Greek food
Form of Exercise
Playing Sports
Walking
Fruit
Strawberries
Cherries or pineapple
Game
Cards Against Humanity
What do you meme
Hobby
Woodworking
Shopping
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
Holiday Song
The Monster Mash
Silver bells
Holiday Tradition
Thanksgiving Dinner
Greek Easter - Egg game
Ice Cream
Banana
Mint chocolate chip
Junk Food
Chicken wings
Potato chips
Leisure Activity
Watching football
Shopping
Magazine
Make Magazine
Food Network
Memory with a Child
Holding our neice for the first time
Peach festival with our niece and nephew
Memory with Spouse
When we first met, we started playing the Rock Band video game together
Honeymoon - first cruise!!
Movie
Ready Player One
The princess bride
Movie Munchie
Twizzler
Snow Caps
Movie Quote
Oh captain my captain
Movie Type
Sci-Fi
Rom-Coms
Musical
The Waitress
Rent
Musical Group
Chris Stapleton
Pentatonix
Nursery Rhyme
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Sand Volleyball
Ice Skating
Personal Hero
My Father
Play
The waitress
Poet
Shell Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Her caring nature
His kindness
Quote
My grandmother told me when I was little, "Don't wish your life away, don't wait to be happy, and live today"
Restaurant
We like to find random "mom and pop" restaurants
Melting pot
Sandwich
Peanut butter and grape jelly
Italian sub
Shopping Store
Amazon
IKEA
Song
Changes over time. Right now it's Dance Off by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Sport to Play
Volleyball
Volleyball
Sport to Watch
Football
Football
Sports Star
Michael Strahan
Saquon Barkley
Sports Team
New York Giants
Chicago Bears
Subject in School
Math
English
Superhero
Spiderman
Black widow
Thing to Cook
Dinner
Chicken chili... any kind of soup
Time of Day
Morning
Evening
Tradition
Apple picking in the fall
Going to opening night of single-A Baseball
TV Show
Gilmore Girls
TV Show Character
Lorelei Gilmore
Type of Music
Country
Alternative
Vacation Spot
Cape Canaveral, FL
Cape Canaveral
Video Game
Portal
Crash Bandicoot

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