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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 grow 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.
Our Leisure Time
We enjoy spending our leisure time with our close circle of family and friends, many of which have young children. We enjoy coming together often for game nights, barbecues, and picnics in the park.
We both enjoy hiking, riding our bikes, and taking our dog Moose for long walks at local parks. We also enjoy unwinding with a good book or movie night.
Individually, Patrick loves sports and plays on a recreational flag football team and enjoys pick-up basketball games. He also plays the piano and has recently started learning to play the guitar. Jennifer enjoys photography, practicing yoga, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.
We also both love to travel which has allowed us to experience different cultures, food, and unforgettable sights. Some of our favorite vacations are spent with family at nearby lakes and beaches where we enjoy water sports, backyard games, puzzles, and having family game nights.
We can't wait to share these activities and experience many new ones with a child!
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
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.
Addressing Cultural Diversity
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 will be surrounded by many extended family members of different backgrounds and would attend schools in our community that are inclusive and diverse.
In addition to looking to our family and friends for advice, we will continue to seek out diversity in our community. We will encourage a child to explore and celebrate their own heritage as well as teach them to embrace diversity in all races, cultures, and perspectives.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a cozy three-bedroom townhouse in the suburbs of Virginia. Our neighborhood is very family friendly and has a large playground, bike path, and hiking trails. There are often neighborhood concerts and family events that bring everyone together. We can't wait to have a child join in on all the fun!
Although we are considered to live in the suburbs, we're 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 a major city which allows us to take advantage of fun activities like 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
Family is very important to us, and we are both thankful to have very loving, supportive families. Adoption is already an important part of our extended family's story and something we hold close to our hearts. We look forward to growing our family through adoption.
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 each other often. Patrick's older sister lives nearby and is married with three young boys. We enjoy attending our nephews' school and sporting events and spending time with them as much as possible.
Jennifer's parents and younger brother and his wife are close by, and we are fortunate to see them on a regular basis. We get together for family gatherings, outdoor activities, and annual vacations to the beach or lake.
Both of our parents and extended families are very supportive of our adoption plan and cannot wait to be present in the life of a future child.
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 we acknowledge and admire your courage and strength through this process. We hope that learning more about us will give you confidence and comfort to make the best decision for you and your child.
We have been together for over six years and have built a strong marriage filled with love, laughter, and support for one another. 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 hoped 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 can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together and build a family through adoption.
We feel that we have built a strong foundation needed for a child. We live in a great neighborhood that embraces diversity and inclusion. We also have careers that provide us with a lot of flexibility and the time needed to care for a child. 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 excited for 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 create new traditions with a child.
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 a child with a loving, safe, and supportive environment that encourages creativity, confidence, and compassion.
We look forward to meeting you and working together to establish and maintain a strong relationship with open communication. We will always be open and honest with the child about their adoption and will always speak highly of you. To us, you have made one of the bravest decisions we can imagine.
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