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Andrew & Jeremy

We are so excited about the opportunity to become dads! We have talked about starting a family together for many years and cannot wait any longer to begin that journey. We know that if given a chance to be your child's parents, they will be surrounded by so much love, support, and endless opportunity. We look forward to all of the exciting times that lie ahead!

About Us

Andrew
Jeremy
Job
Creative Director
High School Choir Director
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism
Bachelor's Degree in Music Education-Vocal
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Andrew Visiting the Orphanage in Vietnam Where His Father Is From

Andrew and Jeremy have a very close connection to adoption because Andrew's father, Than, was adopted during Operation Baby-lift from Vietnam when he was four years old. Andrew's Grandma and Grandpa picked Than up from the airport and brought him back to their small town in North Dakota to begin their new life together. Than's adoption has always been openly talked about while Andrew was growing up. The conversations surrounding this topic started early and continue today. Andrew and Jeremy were fortunate enough to visit the orphanage in Vietnam where Than was adopted. Andrew has been to this site located in Ho Chi Minh City twice- Once with Jeremy and another time with his 85-year-old Grandma Marcia. Visiting the place her son came from was a bucket list item for Marcia, and being there with her was an incredible experience for Andrew.

Our Lifestyle

Andrew's Job Requires Him to Speak to Different Audiences & Industries About Marketing

We are very on-the-go kind of people. We both have a lot going on, and that is the way we like it! Andrew owns his own marketing company that is only steps away from our downtown condo. He loves being able to walk to work every day and being in the heart of the downtown community. This business keeps Andrew very busy creating content for all kinds of clients around the country. Jeremy is a choir teacher at a public school located 30 miles away from our home. He has been teaching music to 5th-12th graders at this school for seven years and loves the work along with the community of students, staff and parents. Jeremy directs the school concerts and musicals that draw thousands of viewers annually.

Jeremy Enjoys Showcasing His Student's Talents During Their Choir Performances!

We own quite a bit of property together and have turned many spaces into Airbnb's. Transforming these spaces into rental income is a hobby of ours and a fun side project to work on together. Despite both being busy, we always find time to spend together. Most evenings, we cook a meal and often host friends and family at our condo for gatherings. We are both very social people who enjoy sharing what we have with the people we love.

Cultural Diversity

In New Zealand With Both Sides of Our Family

Raising a child in North Dakota inevitably means having more limited access to diversity than raising a child in other parts of the United States. However, where we live is an exception because of the many different cultures celebrated in our downtown community. Andrew knows first-hand what it is like growing up in North Dakota as a minority and learned that his Vietnamese heritage is something to be proud of and part of what makes him unique.

Jeremy was also raised in a home where different cultures are celebrated. Jeremy's father is from New Zealand and still has his entire family that lives on the South Island today. Some of his siblings have married indigenous Maori people, and they incorporate the Maori traditions and culture into their everyday lives.

We both have been extremely fortunate to travel all over the world and learn about/experience different cultures first-hand. Traveling offers many valuable experiences and has opened our eyes to the world. We look forward to experiencing the joys of travel with our children in the future.

Photos

Celebrating Pride in NYC With Friends!
Celebrating Pride in NYC With Friends!
In Sutton Bay, South Dakota at a Beautiful Golfing Resort
In Sutton Bay, South Dakota at a Beautiful Golfing Resort
Jeremy & a Friend's Son
Jeremy & a Friend's Son
Celebrating Our Wedding
Celebrating Our Wedding
In Front of Angkor Wat in Cambodia With Family
In Front of Angkor Wat in Cambodia With Family
A Kiss at Christmas on the Frozen Lakes of Minnesota
A Kiss at Christmas on the Frozen Lakes of Minnesota
Andrew & a Good Friend's Little Boy
Andrew & a Good Friend's Little Boy
Easter With Andrew's Family
Easter With Andrew's Family
Group Shot of Our Friends at Our Annual Costume Party
Group Shot of Our Friends at Our Annual Costume Party
Enjoying the View in New Zealand
Enjoying the View in New Zealand
At the Summit of Camelback Mountain in Arizona
At the Summit of Camelback Mountain in Arizona
Jeremy With His Pickleball Partner
Jeremy With His Pickleball Partner
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Celebrating Pride in NYC With Friends!
Celebrating Pride in NYC With Friends!
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In Sutton Bay, South Dakota at a Beautiful Golfing Resort
In Sutton Bay, South Dakota at a Beautiful Golfing Resort
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Jeremy & a Friend's Son
Jeremy & a Friend's Son
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Celebrating Our Wedding
Celebrating Our Wedding
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In Front of Angkor Wat in Cambodia With Family
In Front of Angkor Wat in Cambodia With Family
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A Kiss at Christmas on the Frozen Lakes of Minnesota
A Kiss at Christmas on the Frozen Lakes of Minnesota
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Andrew & a Good Friend's Little Boy
Andrew & a Good Friend's Little Boy
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Easter With Andrew's Family
Easter With Andrew's Family
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Group Shot of Our Friends at Our Annual Costume Party
Group Shot of Our Friends at Our Annual Costume Party
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Enjoying the View in New Zealand
Enjoying the View in New Zealand
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At the Summit of Camelback Mountain in Arizona
At the Summit of Camelback Mountain in Arizona
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Jeremy With His Pickleball Partner
Jeremy With His Pickleball Partner

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Living Room

We live together in a beautiful two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in North Dakota. Our home is in the heart of the downtown community, meaning there is always something fun to do or a new place to check out! Our neighborhood has many year-round events including, movie nights, live music performances, parades, and street fairs. We have spent the last nine years together in this space and have loved being part of the downtown scene because of the many friends and family that live within walking distance. Our home is only steps away from many restaurants, shops, and community areas.

We enjoy playing pickleball and swimming at the pool of a nearby park and ice-skating at the rink located across the street. We also enjoy running/biking trails near the river during the warmer months. There is a lot to love about our condo, but highlights include the tall ceilings, open floor plan, home office, and local art we have collected over the years. We both enjoy making spaces feel comfortable and inviting and know what a fantastic place our neighborhood and home would be to raise a child!

Our Extended Families

With Jeremy's Family

We are both very close with our families, both immediate and extended.

With Grandma Marcia

Jeremy grew up with two younger brothers and a wonderful mom and dad. His brothers, Tommy and Jack, both live in the same town as we do, and his parents come to visit frequently from their lake home. Jeremy's family enjoys time spent on the water, around the bonfire, and eating Dad's famous Thai food he prepares on their hibachi grill. His father is from New Zealand, and his mother's from Minnesota, so as a family, they have spent a lot of time in both places and enjoy traveling together. Jeremy's extended family is large (over 30 first cousins), and most of them are very musical, so when they get together, the guitars come out, and the party starts!

Andrew is the oldest of 4 younger sisters who grew up in a small town in North Dakota with their parents. They are soon-to-be all living in the same city again, and he cannot wait to spend even more time with them! Andrew also spends a lot of time with his grandma, Marcia, who luckily lives nearby. His family is very active, easy-going, and full of fun. They enjoy being outdoors, playing the card game Pinochle and experiencing new things/places together.

Both families are just as excited as Andrew and Jeremy about adding a child to their lives and absolutely cannot wait to surround them with love.

From Us to You

Let us start by saying that we know how hard this decision must be for you. We can only imagine what you must be feeling right now, so we hope that you can put your mind at ease about the decision ahead of you by reading our letter. Although many things are out of our control, if we are fortunate enough to be the chosen parents, we can promise you a few things without a doubt.

We promise to love your child. We are bursting at the seams to share our love and are surrounded by family and friends who feel the same way. Your child will be supported by us and a fantastic community of people who will always be in their corner. They will experience unconditional love their entire lives.

We promise to give your child a good life, and we mean good in every sense of the word. We are so fortunate to live in a beautiful home, in a beautiful town, with unforgettable experiences at our fingertips. We look forward to family vacations, days spent on the lake with loved ones and having family near us. Your child will want for nothing and have every opportunity to grow and become the best person that they can be.

We promise that we are ready for this step. Saying that we are prepared may be an understatement because, simply put, we cannot wait to become parents. We have been together for nine years and married for over four. We even talked about having kids and raising families the first week we met! This talk of growing our family has been constant throughout our relationship, and we are at the point where we are ready to make that step a reality. The thought that we may get the chance to raise a child together makes both of us excited, humbled, and emotional beyond words.

We hope that you can feel what this opportunity would mean for us through reading our letter. This next chapter would be life-changing for not only us but also for you. We know what a big decision this is for you, and that is why our final promise is to be here for your child and you as well.

We promise to be there for you in whatever capacity you may need. We are open to all types of communication, including letters, pictures, emails, phone calls, and future visits. We want this experience and decision to be what is best for you and your child because, ultimately, that is what will be best for us as well! We want you to rest easy knowing that you will have every support you may need during this entire process.

We are grateful to you for taking the time to read through our letter and are thankful for the opportunity to tell our story. We hope to connect with you soon.

Andrew & Jeremy

Favorites

Andrew
Jeremy
Actor
Jamie Fox
Steve Carell
Actress
Anne Hathaway
Sandra Bullock
Animal
Otter
Lion
Author
Simon Sinek
Fredrik Backman
Book
Harry Potter series
The Alchemist
Candy Bar
100 Grand
Kit Kat
Cartoon
As Told By Ginger
Popeye
Childhood Memory
Performing magic shows
Swimming/Waterskiing at the lake
Childhood Toy
Legos and Batman action figures
Pogo-stick
Children's Book
Love You Forever
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
City
New York City
Bangkok
Classic Movie
Simon Birch
The Sound of Music
Color
Black
Blue
Day of Week
Monday
Friday
Dessert
Ice Cream
Carrot Cake
Disney Movie
Toy Story
The Lion King
Dream Car
Range Rover
Genesis GV80
Dream Job
Media Executive
Anthony Bourdain's job- Traveling and experiencing new things
Dream Vacation
Southeast Asia
Safari in South Africa
Family Activity
Pontooning
Pontooning
Flower / Plant
Dragon Lillies
Lilac
Food
Sushi
Steak or Sushi
Form of Exercise
Running
Running
Fruit
Pineapple
Grapes
Game
Pinochle
Risk
Hobby
Home renovation/fixing things up
Playing Piano
Holiday
4th of July
4th of July
Holiday Song
White Christmas
O Come All Ye Faithful
Holiday Tradition
Finding Easter baskets the Easter Bunny has hidden
Lutefisk and Lefse at Grandma's House for Christmas and Thanksgiving
Ice Cream
Vanilla
Cookies and Cream
Junk Food
Potato Chips
Cheez-It's
Leisure Activity
Sauna
Reading
Magazine
Dwell
National Geographic
Memory with a Child
Babysitting all my little/younger sisters growing up (16 years between me and the youngest!)
Directing musicals with my students
Memory with Spouse
Living in New Zealand with him for a year when we were still dating
Learning to Scuba Dive together
Movie
Devil Wears Prada
Hairspray
Movie Munchie
Sour Patch Kids
Movie Theater Popcorn
Movie Quote
With great power comes great responsibility
Do what makes your soul shine- Mamma Mia
Movie Type
Fantasy
Musicals
Musical
Dear Evan Hanson
Miss Saigon
Musical Group
Bruno Mars (and his boys!)
ABBA
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle, Twinkle, Litter Star
Humpty Dumpty
Olympic Event
Diving
Sand Volleyball
Personal Hero
Diane Sawyer
My Nana
Play
1776
12 Angry Men
Poet
Dr. Seuss
Walt Whitman
Quality about my Spouse
His kindness and optimism
Thoughtfulness
Quote
Today you are you and that's truer than true, there's no one alive who's youer than you.
Not all those who wander are lost
Restaurant
Any sushi restaurant
Fogo De Chao
Sandwich
BLT
BLT
Scripture
Ecclesiastes 3
Ecclesiastes 3- This was read at our wedding
Shopping Store
CB2
West Elm
Song
24K Magic
Fix You- Coldplay
Sport to Play
Pickleball
Golf
Sport to Watch
Volleyball
Volleyball
Sports Star
Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Sports Team
NDSU Bison
New Zealand All Blacks (Rugby)
Subject in School
Vocational Agriculture (shop class!)
Choir
Superhero
Batman
Spiderman
Thing to Cook
Pad Thai
Thai lettuce wraps
Time of Day
Morning or late, late night
5:00pm
Tradition
Coffee every morning!
Spending 4th of July at the lake
TV Show
Monk
Summer Heights High
TV Show Character
Cam from Modern Family
Michael Scott
Type of Music
Easy listening
Broadway or 70's
Vacation Spot
New Zealand
New Zealand
Video Game
Mario Cart
The Sims

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