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DJ & Suzie
First and foremost, thank you so much for even reviewing our profile! Becoming parents has been a longtime dream for us; we have a great deal of joy and love in our household, and we yearn for the opportunity to share all of it with someone else. Should you choose us, we would be ecstatic beyond measure, and would look forward to getting to know you and continuing our journey together.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
DJ About Suzie: Suzie is the hardest worker DJ knows. He has been in awe watching her grow in her life and career since they first met. She cares deeply about her family, and will drop everything if someone in her life needs help. We both love traveling near and far, but Suzie is a big fan of being spontaneous and trying new experiences while on vacation, which takes DJ out of his comfort zone (in a good way!). In the time we have been together, Suzie has driven him to be a better man, and has been a big part of the joyous and loving household we have today.
Suzie About DJ: Suzie really loves and admires the passion DJ has for life and pursuing his dreams. He has the ability to set his mind to something and dedicate himself to it wholeheartedly. Both at home and at work, DJ is well known for how much love and adoration he has for the people in his life. His goal is to bring joy into people's lives, and he does so every day.
For us, adoption will always be treated as a beautiful thing in our household. It's an honor to even be considered by a birth mother to haveus adopt their child. We have discussed this a lot, and the most important thing about discussing adoption with our child is that it's something we will openly talk about and not shy away from. We both know the harm it can do to a child to keep their adoption hidden from them, and we wouldn't wish that on anyone.
For us, discussions about adoption will begin on Day 1 out of the hospital, and will never stop. The story of our child's adoption is an important one, and we'll do everything we can to normalize that conversation in our household. Just like we plan on keeping an open adoption with the birth mother, we also want to make sure our child knows that there is nothing to be afraid of or ashamed about when it comes to their adoption. We will celebrate it, and it will remain a part of our family story.
Most Memorable Moment
For DJ, his most memorable moment was being featured on Wheel of Fortune. When DJ was a child, he would routinely watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune with his grandparents, always before dinner. While he wasn't great at trivia, he did do rather well when he watched Wheel of Fortune, to a point where he was running circles around everyone when he was a teenager. He just so happened to get lucky when he was in college, and try out for a spot on the show. When he went on, he didn't win the big prize, but was able to solve a puzzle with only two letters displayed. To date, no one he has shown the puzzle to has been able to solve it without any additional letters!
When Suzie was growing up, she would take road trips in the summer with her grandparents and great aunts/uncles, traveling across the country, mostly in an RV. She has a ton of memories from her time on these trips, but the most memorable trip she took was in Colorado, when she went on a steam train and travelled through the mountains. Going through national forests with snow, sunshine, and a good family friend with her made this a very special trip. Not only that, but because her father and grandfather were both railroad conductors before they retired, having an understanding about how the trains worked ahead of time really added to the enjoyment of the trip.
Our Extended Families
Our family is all over the United States! Suzie's parents live in West Texas with her grandpa and sister, and we go there every few months to visit. DJ's mom lives in Hawaii, and his dad lives close by to us. From that marriage, DJ has one brother, but when his dad remarried, he gained a stepbrother and stepsister.
With the pandemic making it difficult for everyone to connect, DJ's dad rented a cabin in Colorado, and invited all of his children there during the month of August. We drove there, and spent a week playing board games and video games, reading on the patio, and going off-roading. It was a great time. When we get together with our family and friends, we love to play new and exciting games. One of our shared favorite traditions is based around breakfast. When we go to visit Suzie's parents, we will cook a country breakfast of biscuits, sausage and gravy on Sunday mornings, and share the meal together. his is similar to when DJ was growing up, as he would make pancakes and bacon for the family on Sunday mornings (always saving a pancake for Ella, the family dog).
While we have been discussing adoption for months, we just recently shared our plans with our whole family, with a surprise announcement. Everyone is not only incredibly excited for welcoming your child into their lives, but want to do everything they can to support us in this journey.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in Texas, close to Suzie's parents, and even closer to DJ's father. While we both grew up in big cities, we decided to make our forever home in a smaller town, away from the hustle and bustle of big city life. The neighborhood we live in is peaceful, fun, and is a great place for a child to grow up. Children of all ages live in our neighborhood; we share our back fence with 2 young boys, and the three houses next to us all have young children, who routinely play in the cul-de-sac we live in. DJ takes a morning walk around the neighborhood, and his walks take him to two separate playgrounds, both of which he would enjoy seeing your child playing while he rests up for the rest of the walk. The elementary school is also nearby, which would be an easy walk or golf cart trip away. And in the Texas heat of the summer, our community pool opens up for all of us to use!
While we have lived in this neighborhood for the last 8 years, we built our current house from the ground up five years ago. It has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and an office. DJ works from home most of the time, so he uses the office as his workplace and "DJ Studio", where he livestreams DJ mixes on Saturday nights. Suzie's favorite room is her craft room, where she dabbles in photography and scrapbooking.
From Us to You
Thank you. Thank you for considering adoption as an option, and thank you for giving us an opportunity. While we both understand that this time is difficult and emotional, we couldn't even begin to imagine how or what you are feeling right now. We want you to know that we're thinking about you, and wishing you (and the little one) nothing but happiness, great health and well-being.
We met at work 11 years ago. Funny enough, Suzie was DJ's boss for a couple of months! While we spoke at work, neither of us asked each other out until after DJ switched jobs. Then, Suzie asked DJ out to go see a movie on his 27th Birthday. And the rest, they say, was history. We began officially dating right then, moved in together within 1.5 years, and DJ proposed 1,000 days after their first date (it just happened like that!). Our relationship has had its highs and lows for sure, but we've both learned through open and honest communication that we can solve anything together. We've spent our 30s together and grown tremendously in our love through that time. Since the beginning of our relationship, we both made it clear that we wanted to have children. We have tried to have children for several years since we were married, and through tests and exploratory procedures, we found out that we would be unable to conceive children biologically. Through trial and tribulation, we realized on a sunny day on vacation that adoption would be our calling. Once we returned from vacation, we started on our plan to adopt a child. We know that adoption will be a life-changing and amazing experience, and we cannot wait to share our hearts and home with a child.
Our families are all incredibly excited that we have made the decision to adopt, and in their own ways have been so supportive. Geographically, our parents are close by, with the exception of DJ's mother, who lives in Hawaii. She is so excited about this, she will not let an ocean prevent her from coming to Texas and visiting the child we adopt when it happens! We're so excited to share the traditions we grew up with our family, including trips both within driving and flying distance, trying new experiences, going to sporting events and visiting grandparents whenever we can. Ultimately, our family is thrilled to play a big part in a child's life, and cannot wait for the opportunity.
For our family, and the children in our household, education will be an important component, as well as teaching by example and instilling values such as respect, honor, humility and love for others. Our goal will not be to move them in the direction WE want them to go, but instead we plan on providing the support and encouragement to help them grow in their interests and passions, ultimately helping them reach their full potential. It is important to us that through our devotion to our family, we are providing the world with a responsible, healthy and caring world citizen. Should you choose adoption, we can only imagine that you want to find the absolute best for your child. While there are so many great adopting parents out there, we hope you give us consideration for joining you on this journey.
We are open to the role you will play, whatever you determine that to be. You are a significant part of your child's story, and you always will be. We're eager to share photos, emails, and stories with you all throughout their childhood and beyond, so we can share in their successes together! When the time is right, and if you are open to it, we are more than happy to make arrangements for visitation. Whatever level of involvement you desire to have in your child's life, we can promise you that we will always speak highly of you and do right by you through our words and actions. From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you all of the best as you make this brave decision, and we will be thinking of you.
All the best,
DJ & Suzie