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Patrick & Jennifer

We believe adoption is one of the greatest gifts in life, and we are very thankful that you are considering us as adoptive parents. We are excited to start our family and are prepared to create a loving and supportive environment to raise a child. We know you have a difficult decision ahead, but we are hopeful that you will find comfort through this process.

About Us

Business Development
Technology Recruiter
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
Bachelor's Degree in Writing & Communications
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Exploring Ireland

We spend much of our leisure time relaxing with family and friends, walking our dog Memphis, and exploring new restaurants in our neighborhood.

We like to stay active and get outside as much as possible but also enjoy unwinding with a good book or movie night.

Together, our hobbies include reading, snow and water skiing, hiking, bike riding, and cooking for friends and family.

Individually, Patrick enjoys playing on a recreational flag football team and plays pick-up basketball games at the neighborhood parks. Jennifer enjoys practicing yoga and taking kickboxing classes.

We love to travel, both domestically and internationally. Some of our favorite places we've visited are Italy, Switzerland, Chile, Ireland, California, and North Carolina.

We can't wait to travel and experience new activities with a child!

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

So Happy Together!

Patrick About Jennifer: Jennifer is my best friend and I feel so grateful to have her in my life. She is gentle and kind. She cares deeply for those in her life and is always mindful of others' well-being. She is the first to call or visit when a friend or family member is going through a tough time. I know that Jennifer will be an amazing mother. She loves children and is a natural caretaker. When we spend time with our three nephews, Jennifer becomes the center of their attention. She reads to them, plays games, and answers their questions, all with happiness and patience. I know she will shower a child with so much love and support, and raise them to be kind, respectful, and appreciate the small things in life.

Jennifer About Patrick: Patrick is more than I could have ever asked for in a husband. He is patient, kind, and has a great sense of humor. He is a hard worker, but always makes his family a priority. I feel very lucky to be married to my best friend. Patrick is a fun-loving uncle to our three nephews, and their love and admiration for him is very apparent. He loves to spend time with them, playing sports, video games, or building a fort. He is a natural with children and I know that Patrick will be an amazing father that will provide all the love and support any child could ask for. I cannot wait for this new adventure in our lives.

Addressing Cultural Diversity

Lunch With Friends

We are thankful to have a close circle of family and friends that represent many different nationalities and ethnicities.

We were both raised in culturally diverse environments and continue to live and work in a very inclusive community.

In our family, a child would be surrounded with uncles, aunts, and cousins from both African-American and Asian-American ancestry and would attend schools in our community with children from all backgrounds.

In addition to leaning on our family members for advice, we will continue to seek out diversity in our community. We will encourage a child to explore and embrace their own heritage as well as teach them to embrace diversity in all races, cultures, and perspectives.


Hitting the Slopes
Hitting the Slopes
Watching the Sunset
Watching the Sunset
Enjoying the Summer Weather
Enjoying the Summer Weather
Out to Dinner
Out to Dinner
Paddleboarding at the Lake
Paddleboarding at the Lake
Steelers Game
Steelers Game
Breathtaking Views in Chile
Breathtaking Views in Chile
Hiking in Switzerland
Hiking in Switzerland
Memphis Dressed For Halloween
Memphis Dressed For Halloween
Enjoying Paint Night at a Local Art Studio
Enjoying Paint Night at a Local Art Studio
Celebrating Our Anniversary
Celebrating Our Anniversary
Neighborhood Hiking Trail
Neighborhood Hiking Trail
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Hitting the Slopes
Hitting the Slopes
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Watching the Sunset
Watching the Sunset
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Enjoying the Summer Weather
Enjoying the Summer Weather
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Out to Dinner
Out to Dinner
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Paddleboarding at the Lake
Paddleboarding at the Lake
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Steelers Game
Steelers Game
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Breathtaking Views in Chile
Breathtaking Views in Chile
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Hiking in Switzerland
Hiking in Switzerland
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Memphis Dressed For Halloween
Memphis Dressed For Halloween
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Enjoying Paint Night at a Local Art Studio
Enjoying Paint Night at a Local Art Studio
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Celebrating Our Anniversary
Celebrating Our Anniversary
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Neighborhood Hiking Trail
Neighborhood Hiking Trail

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a great neighborhood in the suburbs of Virginia. Our neighborhood is very family friendly and has sidewalks throughout, a bike path, and a playground with a large sandbox for children to play in. We like to take frequent walks through our neighborhood and enjoy seeing families with their children out playing in the park, riding bikes, or playing basketball.

We are lucky to live in a county with some of the top-rated public schools in the area.

Although we are considered to live in the suburbs, we are able to walk to several stores, ice cream shops, and restaurants, which makes for fun family outings. We are also a very short drive to Washington, D.C., which allows us to take advantage of fun activities like the zoos, museums, and shows.

We love our quiet neighborhood and feel that it will be a great place to raise a family!

Our Extended Families

Patrick's Family

Family is very important to us and we are both thankful to have very loving, nurturing families around us.

Patrick is the youngest of three. His parents and older brother live a few short hours away and we love spending time with them over the holidays and visiting throughout each year. Patrick's older sister lives nearby and is married with three young boys. We enjoy attending our nephews' sporting events and babysitting as often as possible.

Jennifer's Family

Jennifer's parents and younger brother are also close by and we are fortunate to see them often. We frequently enjoy family gatherings, outdoor activities, and annual vacations to the beach or lake.

Both of our parents are very excited to be present in the lives of their grandchildren. All of our family members are so excited and supportive of our adoption plan and cannot wait to shower a child with loving attention and support.

From Us to You

We are so thankful that you took the time to consider our profile. We know that during this journey you will be faced with many difficult decisions, and your courage and strength through this process is something we greatly admire. We hope that learning more about us will give you confidence and comfort to make the best decision for you and your child.

Our story began while both attending a concert for a local band. We immediately bonded over our love for music and travel and discovered we had attended the same college. We started dating soon after and quickly became inseparable, each becoming a fixture in the other's circle of family and friends. After two years of dating, we planned our first big adventure to Europe where Patrick proposed to Jennifer on a lake in Italy. We couldn't wait to spend the rest of our lives together and build a family of our own.

Early in our relationship, while discussing plans for our future, we discovered that both of us felt strongly about adoption. Regardless of our ability to have biological children, we decided that one day we would adopt. Prior to being married, we found out that having biological children would not be an option for us. While this was difficult to accept at first, it reinforced our commitment to adoption. We cannot wait for this adoption journey and to share our love with a child.

We have been together for over four years now and feel that we have built a strong foundation needed for a child. We live in a great neighborhood that embraces diversity and is very family friendly. We are lucky to have many close friends and family nearby to help provide a great support system for both ourselves and a child. Our families are extremely supportive of us and our decision to adopt and cannot wait to be active role models in a child's life. We cannot wait to experience family vacations and new traditions and activities with a child.

We hope to provide a child with an environment that reflects the importance of respect, a strong work ethic, and compassion for others through way of example, faith, and community. We are committed to being patient, understanding, and supportive parents and we will always encourage a child to pursue their own interests and talents. We promise to provide your child with a loving, safe, and supportive environment.

Over the years we will be happy to provide email updates, personal letters, and share photos of your child. We welcome the opportunity to work together to establish and maintain a healthy relationship. We will always be open and honest with the child about their adoption and will always speak positively about you. To us, you have made one of the bravest decisions and we will always respect you for your choice.

Thank you again for considering us as potential parents for your child. We cannot wait to grow our family and provide a child with a beautiful life, full of adventure and love. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this journey.


Patrick & Jennifer


Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington
Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman
Sandra Bullock
Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts
Dogs and Elephants
C.S. Lewis
J.K. Rowling
The Call of the Wild
A Wrinkle in Time and Eat Pray Love
Candy Bar
Bugs Bunny
Childhood Memory
Family reunions at the lake
Family Vacations to the beach
Childhood Toy
Wooden airplane my dad made for me
Doll House
Children's Book
Cat in the Hat
Goodnight Moon
Classic Movie
Indiana Jones
The Wizard of Oz
Day of Week
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Dream Vacation
Family Activity
Hiking and Movie Nights
Flower / Plant
Apples to Apples
water skiing & snow skiing
Holiday Tradition
Going to a Christmas tree farm to pick out our tree
Family Gatherings
Ice Cream
Cookies and cream
Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Barbecue Chips
Memory with a Child
When each of our three nephews were born
Taking our nephews to a local Christmas Light park around Christmas time
Memory with Spouse
Proposing in Italy
Traveling to Europe
Remember the Titans
Forrest Gump
Movie Munchie
Reese's Pieces
Movie Quote
Hakuna Matata
Movie Type
Les Miserables
The Lion King
Olympic Event
Skiing & Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Jackie Robinson
Oprah Winfrey & Ellen DeGeneres
Dr. Seuss
Robert Frost
Quality about my Spouse
Generosity and love for adventure
Kindness and sense of humor
Don't count the days, make the days count - Muhammad Ali
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Turkey & Cheese
Shopping Store
Costco (for the samples)
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Football and Baseball
Football & Baseball
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Sports Team
Atlanta Braves
Washington Nationals
Subject in School
English & Art
Thing to Cook
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Time of Day
Spending the holidays with our families
Family vacations to the beach
TV Show
TV Show Character
Jerry Seinfeld
Michael Scott
Vacation Spot
The Lake
Beach and Lake

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