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Jordan & Andrew
We have been together for the past twelve years and in that time we have created the most special relationship. Now we are so excited to expand our family through the gift of adoption. Thank you for viewing our profile and we hope you can see how excited we are to give a child a beautiful life full of love and support.
We have both always loved to travel and for the last twelve years have made it a huge part of our lives. Whether it is within the United States or abroad, we enjoy getting to expand our worldview and experience other ways of living.
In the last few years we have traveled together to Japan, South Korea, Spain, Mexico, Oregon, Arizona, and North Carolina. Each trip is filled with so many happy memories.
In our early 20s we traveled to Japan and South Korea a few times each. We were able to visit places like Tokyo Disneyland, Mt Fuji, and South Korean temples. We believe that traveling abroad provides an important education for a person of any age, and would make it a priority for our child to see different ways of life.
We also are lucky enough to have family that live in various states throughout the U.S. Going to North Carolina and Arizona for life events, like birthdays and graduations, is another way we stay connected with loved ones and look forward to having this child be a part of all of these special relationships and memories.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Andrew About Jordan: Jordan is the kindest person I have ever met in my life. He is always relentlessly positive (I compare him to Spongebob sometimes) and cares so deeply for the people in his life. He is filled with love and cheer and always tries to make each day the greatest that it can be. In our wedding vows I said that he makes me feel like a kid waking up on Christmas every single day. In short, he is my favorite person of all time and I know he will be the best Dad to this child.
Jordan About Andrew: Andrew is easily the funniest person I have ever met. His humor always comes from a place of love and is never mean spirited. He is also the smartest person I have ever met. He learns languages in his spare time (currently learning his THIRD language). He has so much respect and love for other cultures and customs. I can't wait to watch him teach our future child to embrace and appreciate the world as much as he does.
What Made Us Who We Are Today
Growing up as gay men, we knew that we were different from our family members. That led to a lot of feelings of isolation and self-doubt in our younger years. Fortunately, when we finally had the confidence to open up with our families, we found nothing but love and kindness. Their acceptance of us as people, and our relationship, made us more confident as a couple. The world has changed greatly since the time we were children, and something that we never thought possible, having children of our own, is now a reality we are so excited to experience. Feeling different in our youth gave us an enormous empathy for all people. That empathy will allow us to better raise our child to experience all their emotions honestly on their developmental journey. We are so happy that the same people who surrounded and supported us in our youth, will be the same positive role models in our future child's life.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a peaceful suburb in Southern California. Our neighborhood has a super cute downtown and is surrounded by wonderful trails, parks, gardens, and homes. We love to go on a nice walk, grab a coffee, and catch up with friends. Our neighborhood is big into holidays and loves to decorate and hold festive gatherings.
We are also a mere 15-minute drive to Disneyland, which we visit as much as humanly possible, and a thirty minute drive to the beach. We are fortunate to have beautiful weather nearly year round.
We also live near two couples that are some of our closest friends. One gave birth a year ago and the other will be giving birth later in 2021. They provide us with another priceless support system. They are friends, but they truly feel like family. We would love for this child to have close friends from birth that they will grow up with.
Our home has three great sized bedrooms, a cute kitchen, and two living rooms. The larger living room is our favorite room in the house. It has a gorgeous back wall of windows that look out onto our backyard. In the spring our back hedges bloom light blue flowers and we have two lemon trees.
Our Extended Families
We are incredibly fortunate to have family who are close and supportive on both sides. Jordan's mom lives by the beach and loves to visit for long chats and walks around the neighborhood. He also has an older sister who lives nearby, an older brother in Northern California, and his dad recently moved to North Carolina. Every summer his extended family from Arizona and Australia come to California. We love to get together every night for barbecues, board games, and lots of laughter.
Andrew's parents live a five-minute drive away from us and his sister lives a two hour drive away with her husband and 2-year-old son. We work together at a company with Andrew's parents and live in what was his grandma's home.
Our lives are so family-oriented and we are lucky to have a support system close to us. Bringing your child into our family, we know that both sides would love them unconditionally. We would so love for this child to become a part of our family traditions.
From Us to You
Thank you so much for reading our profile. First and foremost, we want you to know that we believe adoption is an incredibly brave and selfless choice that we admire immensely. As a gay couple, adoption has always been our top choice in how to complete our family and we would love the opportunity to have you and your child as permanent members.
A little about us, Andrew and Jordan. We met when we were 18 years old through mutual friends in high school, moved in together after graduating college, and got married in 2016. Because we can't get enough of each other, we also work together and have for the last 10 years. We love being able to share everything about our lives together and we value open and honest communication above all else. We are so happy in our careers, but as much as we enjoy what we do for work, what we value most is our time together as a family. That work/life balance will be more important than ever once we welcome a child into our lives.
We both have amazingly supportive families that we spend a large amount of our time with. Jordan has an older brother and an older sister, who are two of his closest friends. His parents raised him with unconditional love and an emphasis on family. This would also be Jordan's parents' first grandchild and they are both beyond excited. We can't wait to watch them instill the same values that they instilled in Jordan.
Andrew has an older sister who gave birth to a son two years ago. The love we have for our nephew has only solidified our wish to have a child of our own. It also gave us a realistic expectation as to all that being a parent entails. Andrew's parents have been married for 35 years and have been an incredible example to us on how to work as a team. Watching them become grandparents has been a true joy and we can't wait for them to shower our child with affection as well.
We live in Southern California in a great community near some of our closest friends. Many of our friends also have young children or are having children currently. This would give our future child an immediate group of peers that he or she can grow up with. We also live in a great school district that would foster creativity and the importance of education.
Living a 15-minute drive from Disneyland, it is inevitable that our child will wear a pair of Mickey ears very early in their life. We can't wait to experience our first trip as a family together. We also live a short drive to the beach and are close to Los Angeles. Whether splashing in the waves or visiting the Getty Museum, there are countless nearby activities and experiences for our future child to enjoy.
Our community also has a large amount of cultural diversity that we think is so important for a child's development, especially if that child is of a different background than ourselves. Seeing representation in all facets of life is something that we are passionate about and will make sure our future child can count on.
We want you to know that we are just as excited and committed to our relationship with you. Your connection to the child and to us is paramount to the child's identity and development. We will send letters and pictures and are open to more contact. We want you to know that we value you and want to be there for you during this emotional time, as well as the future.
We have so much love to give to a child and hope this letter can convey even a tenth of how excited we are for this journey.
Thank you so much!
Jordan & Andrew