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Dan & Jessica

We feel honored that you're taking the time to view our profile. We have both always wanted to be parents and cannot wait to grow our family through adoption. We have so much love in our hearts to share with any child that is graciously given to us. We understand that this is a difficult decision for you and pray that you will be led to the right family even if that is not us.

About Us

Teacher; Future Stay-at-Home Mom
Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering & Technology
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Remembrance Walk For Our Daughter, Aleena

Both of us have always wanted to be parents for as long as we can remember! Dan's childhood best friend and neighbor was adopted as an infant and he saw how beautiful adoption is firsthand. Jessica's great aunt and uncle also adopted their three children, so she also saw the beauty in adoption. After struggling with years of infertility and then losing our first and only daughter when Jessica was five months pregnant, it left a huge hole in our family. Because of our deep desire to be parents we tried to conceive again, but without success. After months of grieving, reflection and prayer we knew growing our family through adoption was what was in our hearts. We both know how amazing it is from our own families and friend's experiences. We have so much love in our hearts to share and we'd love nothing more than to share that love with a child.

Our Leisure Time

Dan in a Race

We enjoy doing almost anything outdoors. Dan currently plays on a softball team and we both previously played on a kickball team together. We like going for bike rides, taking our puppy, Louie, for walks around the neighborhood and playing with him in the backyard. We love to cookout and roast marshmallows over the fire with friends and family. We also have fun going to the beach as well as camping.

Jessica Painting

Dan is handy and frequently makes improvements on the house in his spare time. He also brews craft beers as a hobby and is an avid runner. He participates in races both solo and as a team. Dan also likes to play video games.

Jessica has a passion for animals and has volunteered at a local animal shelter where we adopted Louie from. In addition to painting, drawing, and doing crafts, she also works out at home and will occasionally participate in a 5k with Dan. Jessica also volunteers at church, helping out with Sunday school and Bible school.

We do most things as a couple and always support the other in whatever the endeavor. We're excited to share all of these experiences and more with our child.

Cultural Diversity in Our Lives

Our lives are filled with family and friends from all backgrounds. Dan's great-grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee and two of our nephews are biracial. We live in a very culturally diverse neighborhood and Jessica teaches in a culturally diverse elementary school. We both have friends and co-workers who are different ethnicities. If we adopt a child of a different race or culture than ours, we know that they will be wholeheartedly welcomed and loved by our diverse group of family and friends.

We feel it is very important for your child to know where they came from and to honor any special holidays or celebrations that their culture may celebrate. We will also introduce them to our heritage and include them in traditions that may be different from that of their biological families. We are consistently seeking to educate ourselves more on cultural diversity so we can be prepared to provide that education and those connections for them.


All Smiles
All Smiles
A Day at the Beach With Our Nephew
A Day at the Beach With Our Nephew
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
5K Together
5K Together
Dan & Louie Hiking
Dan & Louie Hiking
Christmas PJs
Christmas PJs
Jessica & Our Nephews
Jessica & Our Nephews
At the Ragnar
At the Ragnar
Dan & Jessica With Dan's Parents
Dan & Jessica With Dan's Parents
Ready to Zipline
Ready to Zipline
At Home With Louie
At Home With Louie
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All Smiles
All Smiles
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A Day at the Beach With Our Nephew
A Day at the Beach With Our Nephew
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All Dressed Up for a Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
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5K Together
5K Together
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Dan & Louie Hiking
Dan & Louie Hiking
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Christmas PJs
Christmas PJs
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Jessica & Our Nephews
Jessica & Our Nephews
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At the Ragnar
At the Ragnar
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Dan & Jessica With Dan's Parents
Dan & Jessica With Dan's Parents
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Ready to Zipline
Ready to Zipline
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At Home With Louie
At Home With Louie

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in Virginia in a very diverse, family friendly neighborhood with many children. There are a couple neighborhood parks only a few blocks away as well as a biking and hiking trail with a lake. We're only a short drive to the bay or ocean where we spend time when we have our families in town. We also have the botanical gardens, water park, zoo, state parks, and aquarium close by. Downtown is a few minute drive where there are many unique dining, shopping, and entertainment experiences. There are many festivals and parades throughout the year depending on the holiday.

Our home is a rancher with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms a kitchen, and an open dining room and living room area. We have created a beautiful outdoor space in our fenced in backyard where we spend a lot of time relaxing, listening to music, playing with our puppy, playing yard games, grilling, roasting marshmallows around the fire or even watching a movie!

Our Extended Families

Family Celebration

Family is very important to us, and we maintain close relationships with our parents, grandparents and our siblings who are raising children of their own.

Santa Pappy & Our Nephew

Our families live a few hours away, but we spend holidays, special occasions and vacations together. Every Christmas we travel to them and enjoy our Christmas Eve tradition of going to the candlelight church service, then back to the house to enjoy a visit from "Santa" Pappy. There we enjoy appetizers and desserts and open one gift before we head off to bed in our new Christmas PJ's from Grammie. Grammie and Papa and Aunt Melissa and Uncle Twigs both have pools where we spend time enjoying the sun, playing outdoor games, campfires and spending time with extended family and friends. Our nephews love giving family special nicknames.

Both of our families are super excited to welcome a new child into their lives to support, love and nurture. Our dog, Louie is also excited to have a human sibling, he loves children!

From Us to You

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us! We feel truly honored that you would consider us as the adoptive parents of your precious baby. It is hard for us to imagine all the emotions you must be feeling and how difficult this decision is. Please know if chosen, we will provide your child with a lifetime of love, nurturing and stability.

We have known each other for 16 years, been a couple for almost 12 years and have been married for over 7 years. We are best friends and do almost everything together. Although we do share some of the same hobbies, we also enjoy different things as well. We have been through some of the most beautiful times and some of the most difficult times in our lives together, but it has only made us stronger as a couple and in our faith.

We tried to have a baby for several years. After years of trying with fertility drugs and procedures we finally conceived a baby girl. Unfortunately, she was stillborn at 5 months gestation. Our hearts were shattered and our dreams for her and our life together as a family were crushed in an instant. We tried to become pregnant again and failed. At this point we knew we would never have another biological child of our own. After many months of reflection, working through our grief and lots of prayer, we knew that growing our family through adoption was what was in our hearts. Dan's best friend as a child was adopted and Jessica's great aunt and uncle also adopted three children, so we know firsthand how beautiful this experience is.

We are both so excited to welcome a child into our lives to love, nurture and watch grow. We have a dog who loves children and is excited for a human sibling, too! Our families are very supportive of our decision to adopt and cannot wait to welcome a new child into the family. We share holidays, birthdays and many other special occasions and traditions with both of our families throughout the year.

We value education and learning through play and exploration. We will support your child's interests and encourage them to be the person they were meant to be. It is also important to raise them to know God, as we were both raised in a Christian household and want the same for them.

Both of us are open to sharing your child's special moments and milestones with you through letters, emails, photos, videos and even a visit if you wish. We will make sure they know about you, how much you love them and how hard it must have been to make such a difficult decision, but you made this choice out of love because you felt it was best for them. A truly selfless act. You will always be presented in a positive manner, our hero that provided us the opportunity to be parents and to love and nurture your precious baby.

Again, we want to thank you for taking the time to read our story and for considering us as your child's adoptive parents. We are so excited to welcome a child into our hearts and home! We know your decision is an extremely difficult one. Please know our prayers are with you on this journey.


Dan & Jessica


Adam Sandler
Mark Wahlberg
Mila Kunis
Stephen King
War Dogs
The Notebook
Candy Bar
Milky Way
Childhood Memory
Sports and learning from Dad
Spending time with my grandparents at their house.
Childhood Toy
RC Cars
Children's Book
San Diego
Classic Movie
Shawshank Redemption
Home Alone
Baby Blue
Day of Week
Lemon Meringue Pie
Disney Movie
Monsters Inc.
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Honda/JDM Integra Type R
Classic convertible mustang
Dream Job
Owner/Brewer of a Brewery
Stay-at-Home Mom
Dream Vacation
Disney World with family
Family Activity
Outdoor activites
Spending time outdoors
Flower / Plant
Blue Crab
Form of Exercise
Strength training
Jackbox Party
Apples to Apples
Home Improvement/Project and Brewing
Painting, drawing, arts and crafts
Holiday Song
Silent Night
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Pajamas
Candle Light Service on Christmas Eve
Ice Cream
Moose Tracks
Chocolate marshmallow
Junk Food
Leisure Activity
Relaxing outside with music
Going to the pool or beach
Memory with a Child
Smoking a Thanksgiving Turkey with our nephews
Beach trips with my nephews
Memory with Spouse
Dune Buggies in St. Lucia
Ziplining on our honeymoon
Billy Madison
Fried Green Tomatoes
Movie Munchie
Movie Quote
"A whole cheese pizza just for me."
Movie Type
Action Comedy
Comedy, mystery
Mary Poppins
Olympic Event
Ice skating
Personal Hero
Quality about my Spouse
Her forever loving heart
Kindness and patience
Werewolf, San Diego
Olive Garden
Turkey sub
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Shopping Store
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Sean Taylor
Yadier Molina
Sports Team
Washington Commanders
St. Louis Cardinals
Subject in School
Ant Man
Thing to Cook
Anything on the smoker
Time of Day
Early evening
Summer vacation with my nephew
TV Show
That 70's Show
Good Girls
Type of Music
Very diverse musical taste
Vacation Spot
St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Video Game
Super Mario Brothers

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