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Justin & Jenna

We feel immensely grateful that you are reading our profile. We have been looking to expand our family for the last few years, and are very excited about our adoption journey. We hope after reading this profile that you get an inside glimpse of who we are. Our life is filled with love, support, family and lots of laughter.

About Us

Division Manager of a Road Striping Company
Quality Documentation Nurse Supervisor
Bachelor's Degree in Communication
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Smiles, Sunshine & Dogs

One of our favorite hobbies is shark tooth hunting. We live about an hour away from a beach that is known for having fossilized shark teeth. Going to the beach is fun, but this makes it so much more enjoyable for us! We have all the needed equipment and have started a collection of all the teeth that we have found.

We also enjoy attending local sporting events, especially hockey games. We live in a town that has a minor league hockey team, which we love to cheer on and support. It has a very family friendly fan base that offer fun nights such as Marvel Theme Night, Teddy Bear Toss, Star Wars Night, Pet Night and other fun activities for families.

Justin's favorite hobby is golfing, and living in Florida is the perfect place for this! Both of our parents live in retirement communities with golf courses, pools, and restaurants. Justin enjoys golfing with both his father and Jenna's father, and often all 3 go together. Jenna is not a golfer, but takes that time to spend with her mom at the pool enjoying the Florida sun. Jenna enjoys tending to her many succulent and cactus plants, and can't help but add to them with every Home Depot or Lowe's trip they make.

Our Pups, Maggie & Brewster

Maggie & Brewster

We are completely obsessed with our two dogs, Maggie and Brewster. Maggie was in our wedding, where she walked down the aisle with Justin, and anxiously awaited Jenna's big arrival standing by his side. They have given us so much joy, laughter, and love. They are very well behaved, and we even get complements when we take them to local festivals and events with us. We have friends with children and the dogs love being around them, especially when food is involved. Brewster likes to think he is a master bird dog, although he has never caught any. Maggie is a master at finding lizards and loves chasing them around our backyard. Jenna loves planning our Christmas card around different Christmas themed photo shoots with both of them. We can't wait to add a baby to that Christmas tradition!

Fun Facts About Us:

Costume Contest Winners - Beetlejuice & Lydia

  • Jenna was senior prom queen. Her family teases her and says she was "Not Your Typical Prom Queen."
  • Jenna is a nurse, but one of many nurses in her family. Both her parents, an aunt, an uncle, and three of her cousins all share the profession.
  • Jenna has seen over 150 different concerts. She has a deep love and connection to music.
  • Jenna and our dog Brewster won Best Costume Award at a local Mutt Strut parade. They were dressed as Beetlejuice and Lydia.
  • Justin grew up playing hockey, including both school and travel teams. He was lucky to have been able to attend camps and instructional sessions with many famous NHL players and coaches.
  • Justin loved to travel during his college years. He has spent time in Australia, Costa Rica, Fiji, and two months in Ghana.
  • When Justin was young, he was chosen to participate in the halftime show of a packed professional basketball stadium. He didn't win the contest, but enjoyed his time in the spotlight.
  • Justin has a natural athleticism. He has enjoyed playing hockey, baseball, golf, skiing and even skateboarding.
  • Video


    Fun Times in Seattle
    Fun Times in Seattle
    Justin in Ghana
    Justin in Ghana
    Shark Tooth Hunting
    Shark Tooth Hunting
    Disney World With Family
    Disney World With Family
    Sunset at the Beach
    Sunset at the Beach
    Let's Go Red Wings!
    Let's Go Red Wings!
    Sunset Kisses
    Sunset Kisses
    Jet Skiing With Our Niece
    Jet Skiing With Our Niece
    Jenna Taking Our Nieces to Their First Concert
    Jenna Taking Our Nieces to Their First Concert
    Nature Walk With the Dog
    Nature Walk With the Dog
    Merry Christmas!
    Merry Christmas!
    We Love Aquariums!
    We Love Aquariums!
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    Fun Times in Seattle
    Fun Times in Seattle
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    Justin in Ghana
    Justin in Ghana
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    Shark Tooth Hunting
    Shark Tooth Hunting
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    Disney World With Family
    Disney World With Family
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    Sunset at the Beach
    Sunset at the Beach
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    Let's Go Red Wings!
    Let's Go Red Wings!
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    Sunset Kisses
    Sunset Kisses
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    Jet Skiing With Our Niece
    Jet Skiing With Our Niece
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    Jenna Taking Our Nieces to Their First Concert
    Jenna Taking Our Nieces to Their First Concert
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    Nature Walk With the Dog
    Nature Walk With the Dog
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    Merry Christmas!
    Merry Christmas!
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    We Love Aquariums!
    We Love Aquariums!

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We live in a ranch-style home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large fenced in backyard and two dogs, Maggie and Brewster.

    We love where we live because of the proximity it has to so many different places, activities and events. We are only about three hours from Disney World, and less than an hour from the beach.

    Our neighborhood is a pleasant mix of different families, ranging from retired couples to young children. We live a street away from a community football field, and only a few streets away from a community park and splash pad. We love being able to hear football games on Friday nights, as well as the smell of popcorn while we are sitting outside.

    Our city has a lot of festivals and events every year. Music festivals, art festivals, holiday events, parades and fairs are all common in our area. They even bring snow to our Christmas festival, and create a sledding hill for the children. July 4th is always so much fun because we can sit on our front porch and watch multiple firework displays!

    Our Extended Families

    Justin's Family

    We come from different types of families, but both are loving and caring. Justin comes from a big Italian family. Many of them love to visit Florida in the winter, and take vacations to our area. His Dad lives part time in Michigan, and part time in Florida, close to our home. Justin's brother is married and has two children that are active in baseball and dance. They live in Michigan, like the majority of Justin's family. Every year, the extended family gets together for Christmas Eve where all the little ones exchange gifts and even get a visit from Santa. They have started to rent out halls because no one's house can fit the ever growing family! On average, Christmas Eve involves over 50 people including aunts, uncles and cousins. It is loud and Italian proud, with lots of food and laughter!

    Jennna's Family

    Jenna's family is a bit smaller, but with just as much love. Her parents moved close by a few years ago, and are thrilled about our adoption plans. Her brother and his wife live in Oregon, and visit often. Her sister is married with two children that are active in baseball and theater in Michigan. Jenna's family gets together for family reunions that involve an on-going tournament between siblings called the Golden Dragon Games. They have all been so supportive and caring through our adoption planning, and can't wait to add another family member!

    From Us to You

    Thank you for taking the time to read more about us. We appreciate you considering adoption for your child, and hope we can convey what our lives would look like with your child at the forefront. We can't imagine the difficult decision you face in choosing a potential family, and we have faith that you will choose what is best for you and your child.

    We have known each other for over 10 years, and have been married for the past 5. We have watched our relatives and friends expand their families, and began to realize this was something that we also wanted. We struggled with fertility issues, but knew in our hearts that adoption was always possible. Our main desire is to be able to add a child to our family so that we can share our love, hopes and dreams. A child isn't going to fill a void for us, but instead expand the love we already have.

    We realize the importance of your child's story. We plan on sharing his or her adoption story from the very beginning. We don't want them to think of being adopted as being different, but rather something that makes them unique and special. It will be important for us to include you in the child's story, if that is something you desire. Your consideration for adoption only emphasizes the love you have for your child, and that is something we will always convey to him or her. You are an important and vital part of the child's story, and we will always hold you in high regards, respect, and love. We are open to different forms of communication such as pictures, emails, and even visits, if that is something you are comfortable with. We want to make sure you know how much we will love and care for your child, as will be evident in communication.

    We are both blessed to have the parents that we do, growing up in stable and loving environments. Our hope is that we can also raise a child in a loving, stable, committed, and caring family. We want to share adventures, traditions, and many special moments with him or her. We value education and a strong work ethic, and will guide a child in whatever choices he or she makes regarding their future. We will encourage individuality, creativity, self-love, all while instilling a strong sense of moral values.

    We look forward to sharing our lives with a child. Our families, community and friends have so much to offer for our expanding family. Whether it be simply helping cook dinners, taking the dogs on their nightly walks or enjoying Grandma and Grandpa's pool, to different experiences like Disney World or their first concert. From sidewalk chalk fun to family Christmas Eve's, we can't wait to be able to show a child the life we have to offer.

    Thank you for taking the time to read through our profile. We know that you have a very difficult decision to make, and want you to know that we are sending you an abundance of positivity and support to surround you no matter what choice is made. We can't wait to expand our family, and we hope we are able to show you the opportunities, love and stability that we can provide.

    Peace and love,

    Justin & Jenna


    Kurt Russell
    Julia Roberts
    Tom Robbins
    Great Gatsby
    Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    Candy Bar
    Hershey's with Almonds
    The Simpsons
    Childhood Memory
    Family Vacations to Northern Michigan
    Christmas caroling with my entire family
    Childhood Toy
    Big Bird Trike
    Children's Book
    The Bernstein Bears
    The Giving Tree
    Washington, D.C
    Sydney, Australia
    Classic Movie
    Christmas Vacation
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Day of Week
    Ice Cream Cake
    Disney Movie
    Finding Nemo
    Lion King
    Dream Car
    An RV
    Dream Job
    Professional Hockey Player
    Being in a band
    Dream Vacation
    6 month tour of the world
    Family Activity
    Family Dinners
    Shark tooth hunting
    Flower / Plant
    Forsythia or any succulent plant
    Pizza, preferably Detroit style
    Pizza with green peppers and mushrooms, preferably Detroit style
    Form of Exercise
    Group classes, especially Les Mills Body Pump
    Gin Rummy
    Golf or shark tooth hunting
    Photography and shark tooth hunting
    Holiday Song
    Jingle Bell Rock
    The Chipmunk Song by Alvin and the Chipmunks
    Holiday Tradition
    Christmas Eve family party
    Watching Elf on Christmas
    Ice Cream
    Chocolate Chip
    Cherry Cordial
    Junk Food
    Chips and Dip
    Leisure Activity
    Watching movies
    Sports Illustrated
    National Geographic
    Memory with a Child
    Disney with my niece and nephew
    Taking my niece and nephew to give flowers to the local nursing home residents
    Memory with Spouse
    Our wedding weekend or our anniversary trip to Washington D.C
    Our wedding weekend
    Star Wars
    Star Wars
    Movie Munchie
    Swedish Fish
    Movie Quote
    "This is your time."- Kurt Russell in Miracle
    "You just keep thinking Butch, that's what you're good at."- from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Movie Type
    All movies
    Musical Group
    The Beatles
    Ani DiFranco
    Nursery Rhyme
    Humpty Dumpty
    Down by the Bay
    Olympic Event
    Snowboard Halfpipe
    Snowboarding Halfpipe
    Personal Hero
    My Dad
    Ruth Bader Ginsberg
    Our Town
    Quality about my Spouse
    Her smile and her caring attitude toward everyone and everything
    His calming affect
    "I play it cool and dig all jive, that's the reason I stay alive. My motto as I live and learn, is dig and be dug in return."- Langston Hughes
    Ciao- local Italian
    Blu Agave- local Mexican
    Turkey Ranch Panini
    Shopping Store
    Dick's Sports
    Let it Be
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    Sports Star
    Tiger Woods
    Steve Yzerman
    Sports Team
    Detroit Red Wings
    Detroit Red Wings
    Subject in School
    English Literature
    Thing to Cook
    Bacon and Eggs
    Time of Day
    Early afternoon
    Christmas Eve with my extended family
    My siblings, their spouses and my husband and I have ongoing tournaments, the Golden Dragon Games. Trophy included.
    TV Show
    TV Show Character
    Phil Dunphey from Modern Family
    Arya Stark from Game of Thrones
    Type of Music
    Classic Rock
    ALL music
    Vacation Spot
    Northern Michigan but only in the summer
    Denver, CO
    Video Game
    Mario 3
    Duck Hunt

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