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Jonathan & Allie

Thank you so much for checking out our profile and considering us as adoptive parents. Our family life is full of laughter, LEGOs, and love. Parenting is very important to us and growing our family through adoption is our greatest wish. We hope you will consider us!

About Us

Jonathan
Allie
Job
Electrical Engineer
Stay-at-Home Mom
Education
Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor's Degree in Divinity
Children
Kathryn
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Family

Big Family Hugs!

We are college sweethearts who got married in 2011. Our daughter Kate was born in April 2017. She is chock-full of energy and loves to be outside, running in the yard and playing on our swing set. She's a mud puddle jumping, barefoot-loving, water splashing, adventure-seeking little human.

Kate's Baby Prep Checklist & Family Portrait

While Jonathan is working as a full-time electrical engineer, Allie is a full-time mom. Allie is a great caretaker. She makes Kate a lunch every morning for school, she makes her homemade costumes every year for Halloween, and she plans a whole month of Christmas activities every December. We work hard to be a parenting team. We are both all in on being the best parents we can be!

We are all so ready for a new baby in our family. When we told Kate of our plans to adopt, she was SO excited! She said that she is an "excellent helper!" and will take care of her new sibling. When adoption is on Kate's mind, she draws pictures of our family (with a small little baby addition, of course!) and makes lists of "all the things we need to get" for the new baby. Needless to say, she is very ready to take on her role as a big sister!

Our Values

We believe that every person is unique and amazing. We believe diversity makes us stronger.

In 2010, Jonathan lived on his own in Kenya for 6 months and saw firsthand how much someone can learn from immersing yourself into a new culture, as well as how it feels to be the racial minority everywhere you go. For Allie, working with special needs children and adults as a young adult helped her see the importance of accepting someone's inherent value, no matter their circumstances.

These lessons inform our families commitment to understanding people and loving them as uniquely awesome individuals. We believe every person's experience is valid and valuable. Accepting someone for who they are is the first step to understanding and loving them, so our priority is to not only have open arms, but an open mind.

Our Lifestyle

Playing Board Games

Family is important to us. After school and work, we spend a lot of time together playing in our neighborhood, or backyard. Caring for our daughter Kate is so much fun. We love to join Kate in her imaginary play and help her try new and exciting things every day. We prioritize family dinners where we talk about our days, and hear Kate’s stories and songs from preschool.

Swimming together at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire

Playing board games is a hobby we enjoy together. We love hosting game nights with our friends and our families. Jonathan usually wins when we play 'Settlers of Catan', but Allie is the undefeated 'Small World' champ! Music is also a big part of our lifestyle. We have a baby grand piano in our living room where Jonathan is constantly playing and practicing. Allie and Kate love to join Jonathan in Disney sing-alongs while he plays along on the piano.

We love to keep an “open door policy” in our home. We enjoy hosting and always make sure our friends and family know they are welcome to stay and eat, hang out or play games. We often have friends or family visiting on the weekends.

Photos

Jonathan Showing Off His Artistic Side
Jonathan Showing Off His Artistic Side
One of Allie's Custom Cookie Platters
One of Allie's Custom Cookie Platters
A Trip to the Local Orchard
A Trip to the Local Orchard
So Ready to Be a Big Sister
So Ready to Be a Big Sister
Fall Time Means Playing in Leaf Piles!
Fall Time Means Playing in Leaf Piles!
Fun on the Swings in Our Backyard
Fun on the Swings in Our Backyard
Kate Loves to Bake With Allie
Kate Loves to Bake With Allie
Kate Loved Her Monsters Inc. Themed Halloween Costume!
Kate Loved Her Monsters Inc. Themed Halloween Costume!
Jonathan & His LEGO Star Wars Collection
Jonathan & His LEGO Star Wars Collection
Porch Breakfast With Grandma & Grandpa
Porch Breakfast With Grandma & Grandpa
Pirate's Booty at the Beach!
Pirate's Booty at the Beach!
'Look! I can do one foot up!'
"Look! I can do one foot up!"
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Jonathan Showing Off His Artistic Side
Jonathan Showing Off His Artistic Side
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One of Allie's Custom Cookie Platters
One of Allie's Custom Cookie Platters
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A Trip to the Local Orchard
A Trip to the Local Orchard
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So Ready to Be a Big Sister
So Ready to Be a Big Sister
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Fall Time Means Playing in Leaf Piles!
Fall Time Means Playing in Leaf Piles!
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Fun on the Swings in Our Backyard
Fun on the Swings in Our Backyard
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Kate Loves to Bake With Allie
Kate Loves to Bake With Allie
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Kate Loved Her Monsters Inc. Themed Halloween Costume!
Kate Loved Her Monsters Inc. Themed Halloween Costume!
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Jonathan & His LEGO Star Wars Collection
Jonathan & His LEGO Star Wars Collection
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Porch Breakfast With Grandma & Grandpa
Porch Breakfast With Grandma & Grandpa
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Pirate's Booty at the Beach!
Pirate's Booty at the Beach!
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'Look! I can do one foot up!'
"Look! I can do one foot up!"

Our Extended Families

Allie's Family

Allie’s family lives just a couple of hours away and visit often. Her parents love spending time with their first grandchild and are very excited to have another! Allie’s sister and brother-in-law also live nearby and we see them for holidays and family celebrations. Her father’s side of the family has an annual Christmas party and Santa (or is it Grandpa Joe?) ALWAYS makes an appearance. Allie’s family enjoys games, and movie nights when they are all together. They’re wicked awesome.

Jonathan's Family

Jonathan’s parents enjoy spending time with their grandkids (seven grandkids and counting!). They recently moved to live closer to Jonathan’s younger sister; they are building a house together! We are looking forward to a big family get-together once the home is complete. Jonathan’s three siblings live spread out across the country and we don’t get to see one another a lot so those big gatherings are very special. It’s so fun, meeting the new babies who have joined the family and watching all the cousins run around and play. The adults always look forward to staying up way too late playing board games once the kiddos are in bed. Since we can’t be with them as often as we’d like, we video chat with Jon’s family regularly.

Jonathan’s parents recently spent a couple of weeks with us over Christmas. They often travel with their shih-tzu, Jack. Jack is a sweet dog and Kate adores having a puppy around.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We reside in southeastern Connecticut, just a few short miles from the ocean. Our neighborhood consists of a couple quiet dead-end streets, and is the perfect set up for bike rides and family walks. There are lots of families with young children, and our daughter Kate loves to jump off her bike and join her neighbor friends in their backyards for spontaneous play dates.

We own a one-story single-family home and have a fenced-in backyard with a swing set. We love having outdoor space to play and often host our friends and family for barbeques and get togethers. Jonathan loves to lay on a blanket in the yard reading and Allie's favorite place is the walk-in closet she converted into an art studio. Kate loves it in there, and will sit and color or draw while Allie works on her art projects. We love to cook together so we spend a lot of our time in the kitchen, and we have nightly dinner together in our dining room.

Our neighborhood is centrally located, we are a quick drive away from libraries, playgrounds, a children’s museum as well a world class aquarium. Our favorite aquarium activity is petting the stingrays! When its warmer, we enjoy going to the town beach and visiting a local college with a gorgeous arboretum.

From Us to You

Greetings!

It is hard to imagine the journey that led you here where you are reading our profile. Whatever your situation, we are grateful we get a chance to reach out to you. We want to tell you about our strong desire to adopt and to grow our family, not only by welcoming your child, but by welcoming you, as their birth family as well.

Our relationship began in college - we started off as very close friends. After a few years we realized we were a great match, and should totally date. We've been married for 10 years, and to this day our marriage is the central pillar in our lives. We believe that a stable and healthy relationship with one another helps us to be better parents. In 2017 we had our daughter Kathryn (Kate) who is a true delight to be around. Kate is going to be an excellent big sister; she is so excited! She is such an affectionate and funny child we know she will fit into the role of big sister perfectly.

We tried to get pregnant again for two years, and experienced multiple miscarriages. After some testing we learned that Allie has a unicorneate uterus, a birth defect which makes conception much more difficult, and the chance of miscarriage much higher. In the face of these challenges, we are pursuing adoption to try to grow our family.

It is important to us that you know how much we value you. Here are some promises we will make if you give us the honor of becoming your child's adoptive family:

  • You will be cherished. You are important, and we will value you. You are an individual with hopes, dreams, goals and passions of your own. We will cheer for you, cry with you, support you, and befriend you.
  • Your child will be loved completely without condition or exception. We believe in encouraging a child's own interests, and helping them grow into the best versions of themselves.
  • Your cultural heritage will be valued. If your child is of a different cultural background than our own, we will celebrate that, and make it a central part of our family's identity. We will focus on educating and immersing ourselves in local communities so our child will have the resources they need to connect with their birth culture meaningfully as they grow.
  • Parenting is our highest priority. Raising a child well is a massive undertaking and takes a lot of hard-work and dedication. We take this role seriously, and we always strive to do our best. We are thoughtful with our parenting strategies and are always willing to try something new to help our child thrive.
  • We are SO. STINKING. EXCITED. to welcome a new child into our home, and for the prospect of an open adoption. Our home is full of fun, laughter and love and we hope this is something that you can share with us throughout the years as well. Your baby will also be welcomed by our whole family: all of our aunties, uncles, cousins, grandparents and neighbors CANNOT WAIT to meet and love on your baby.
  • If it is what you desire, we would love to have you be a regular presence in our child's life - we want you to be a part of this family! We are very happy to send pictures, emails and text updates as much as you want and are open to regular visits. That said, if you ever decide you need to step away for a time, we will respect that and honor your decision. The relationship will remain available to pick-up when you feel you are ready.

    Our desire to pursue adoption comes from a place of hope and love. We truly believe that the family bonds we form will be the foundation of a wonderful life: for us, for our children, and for you if you choose us as your adoptive family. We are so excited to welcome your baby into our home as a part of our family. Thank you so much for your consideration and we wish you the best as you continue on your adoptive journey.

    Sincerely,

    Jonathan & Allie

    Favorites

    Jonathan
    Allie
    Actor
    Nathan Fillion
    David Tennant
    Actress
    Awkwafina
    Olivia Colman
    Animal
    Cats
    Sea Turtles
    Author
    JRR Tolkien/Brandon Sanderson
    Stephen King
    Book
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    'Enchantment' by Orson Scott Card
    Candy Bar
    York Peppermint Patty
    Gummi Bears, Sour Patch Watermelons
    Cartoon
    Doug
    Hey Arnold
    Childhood Memory
    walking to school with my Mom and sister
    UNO Tournaments with my family
    Childhood Toy
    Lego!
    K'nex
    Children's Book
    Maniac Magee
    'Quackenstien Hatches a Family'
    City
    Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
    Classic Movie
    Alien, The Matrix, Groundhog's Day, Ghostbusters
    Singin' in the Rain
    Color
    Orange
    Teal / Turquoise
    Day of Week
    Thursday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream
    Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing
    Disney Movie
    Aladdin
    George of the Jungle
    Dream Car
    Tesla
    Magical Self-Cleaning Car
    Dream Job
    Camp Director
    Artist
    Dream Vacation
    10 weeks on the beach
    Hawaii, relaxing on a beach
    Family Activity
    backyard picnics
    walks around our neighborhood
    Flower / Plant
    un-killable house plants
    Sunflowers
    Food
    pineapple wrapped in bacon
    Cheese
    Form of Exercise
    hiking
    Workout DVD's
    Fruit
    chocolate
    Raspberries
    Game
    War of the Ring
    Settler's of Catan: Cities and Knights
    Hobby
    Playing the Piano
    Art
    Holiday
    Halloween
    Christmas / Halloween
    Holiday Song
    What Child is This?
    Bare Naked Ladies Holiday Album (esp. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)
    Holiday Tradition
    Candlelight Christmas Eve Service / Christmas morning breakfast
    Holiday Activities Advent Calendar / Making our Halloween Costumes
    Ice Cream
    CHOCOLATE
    Rainbow Sherbert
    Junk Food
    chicken wings
    Nachos
    Leisure Activity
    binge reading
    Watching TV
    Magazine
    Wired
    Memory with a Child
    Playing at the beach in FL with my daugher
    Swimming together at the lake in NH
    Memory with Spouse
    Traveling to Italy
    Biking through Tuscany on our vacation to Italy
    Movie
    The Prestige
    10 Things I Hate About You
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
    Movie Quote
    "They've taken the hobbits to Isengard!"
    "Doth Mother know you weareth her drapes?" -Tony Stark
    Movie Type
    Action / post apocalyptic
    Romantic Comedies
    Musical
    Les Miserables
    Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (with Whitney and Brandy!)
    Musical Group
    Switchfoot
    Switchfoot
    Nursery Rhyme
    Itsy Bitsy Spider
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    Olympic Event
    Curling (Canadian heritage)
    Gymnastics
    Personal Hero
    Martin Luther King Jr
    Jim Henson
    Play
    The Tempest
    Midsummer Nights Dream
    Poet
    Shakespeare
    Shell Silverstein
    Quality about my Spouse
    She's Creative
    He's easy-going
    Quote
    "I reject your reality and substitute my own!" -Adam Savage from Mythbusters
    "Books are a uniquely portable magic." - Stephen King
    Restaurant
    Chipotle
    Moe's!
    Sandwich
    Sweet Onion Teriyaki Chicken from SUBWAY
    Italian Sub
    Scripture
    Psalm 103:1-5
    Shopping Store
    Used book store
    Target
    Song
    Only Hope, by Switchfoot
    Footloose
    Sport to Play
    Ultimate Frisbee
    is arts and crafts a sport?
    Sport to Watch
    Basketball
    Football
    Sports Star
    Rajon Rondo
    it was Tom Brady but now he's a traitor.... so,?
    Sports Team
    Celtics
    New England Patriots
    Subject in School
    Math
    Art
    Superhero
    Batman
    Ant-Man
    Thing to Cook
    Burgers
    Orange Chicken
    Time of Day
    Late night
    Mornings
    Tradition
    Summer camp
    Taking turns opening gifts on Christmas morning
    TV Show
    Lost, The Office
    Psych!
    TV Show Character
    Hurley from Lost
    Carlton Lassiter
    Type of Music
    Alternative & Pop Rock
    70's Rock and top 40's
    Vacation Spot
    Lake Winnipesaukee
    Wolfboro NH
    Video Game
    Hollow Knight, or Dark Souls
    Super Mario games

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