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Greg & Jenny
We feel so lucky that you're reading our profile. We always knew we wanted to adopt as a way to grow our family and cannot wait to be parents. We know we will be great parents and are excited to become a family of three, with so much love to share! We would be honored for you to consider us and are excited to share this journey.
Our Leisure Time
One hobby that we both share is our love for sailing. Jenny has been sailing her whole life and Greg grew up boating, but found his love for sailing in his early adulthood. Together, we spend many weekends sailing on our family sailboat. Greg also sails competitively with a team in the city. Along with sailing, we have found that we love to find activities we can do together. We both love to run and walk for exercise, cross country and downhill ski in the winter and ride our tandem bike around our little town. We have even found a way to make our household projects into a way to spend time together--from painting a room to major renovation and woodworking projects! We are excited about the thought of the new pastimes we will be able to share with a child as well as making adjustments to allow a child to enjoy our passions, too!
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Jenny About Greg: I think the thing I admire the most about Greg is his positivity. He is always able to find the joy in all activities, even in times where I am struggling to find the silver lining. Along with being positive, he is always up for an adventure. With that said, an adventure for him can be something as small as going on a bike ride through our neighborhood. He is always having a good time. His work ethic is also something to be envied. He will trudge through the toughest, most tedious projects with the same care and attention to detail at the end as he had when he started the project. I can't wait to see Greg share his zest for life and wonderful work ethic with our future child.
Greg About Jenny: There are many things to love about Jenny, but the qualities that stand out the most her openness and sense of humor. A major component to the success of our relationship is Jenny's openness. She is always willing to discuss anything in our relationship. This has greatly helped our relationship because we address issues right when they come up to discuss and handle them rather than letting the issues fester into something worse. Jenny also has a great sense of humor. I love how we can both be goofballs and laugh together, it really makes the time we spend together special.
We know if we adopt a child who is from a different culture or race, we have additional aspects and challenges of parenting we need pay attention to. We understand the importance of creating an environment where your child is able to have connections to their culture and racial background. We do not take this lightly and feel we are prepared to reach out to our friends and community members of different races to build a support system, in addition to our family support system. We know that this will take great effort on our part to educate ourselves about your individual child's needs. We are lucky enough to live 20 minutes outside of a major city where there is great cultural and racial diversity. In addition to creating a support system, we will bring your child's culture into our home through art, music, movies, food and experiences.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a very close suburb of a major city. Our town has an urban feel with all the safety and close-knit feeling of a small town.
One of the reasons we chose our town was because of the exceptional schools. We are within walking distance of our neighborhood school.
The town has festivals and farmer's markets where families are able to get together and the kids can play with their neighbors. We are lucky to live less than a block away from a park and there is a splash pad just a few blocks away, too.
Our street is filled with children of all ages. One of our neighbors who we have become close friends with is expecting her second child. We are already making plans for our children to grow up together.
Our house is two stories and has three bedrooms, a living room, dining room along with a family room; plenty of room for children to play and relax. We have two favorite spots in our house, our back yard and family room. We love spending time outside either barbecuing or sitting by the fire. Our family room is another favorite because it feels cozy and warm. We love to cuddle up on the couch to watch a movie or play our favorite game.
Our Extended Families
We are both very lucky to have most of our family live in close proximity. Jenny's sister and her daughters live in the same town, which is great to be able to see them often. Both of our parents are less than an hour away which is great because we can get together for family dinners.
We often get together with Jenny's side of the family to go sailing on the family sailboat in the summer. When we are not sailing in the summer, we love to try new recipes and different types of cuisine.
We often get together with Greg's family at his parent's house. They have a huge back yard where they have a swimming pool along with a huge vegetable garden. We love to go to their house and hang out on the screened-in porch and watch our nephews swim and pick vegetables in the garden.
In addition, Greg has a HUGE extended family. Christmas with his family can't be beat! From Santa visiting, to our homemade gift exchange, there is never a dull moment.
Both of our families are over the moon excited for us to adopt and grow our family. Our nieces and nephews especially can't wait for another playmate.
From Us to You
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile. We can't begin to imagine what a difficult decision you are faced with to choose a family to raise your child. We want you to know we fully respect you and will love and care for your child in the way you would hope them to be loved.
We have been married for over two years and together for over four. From the minute we met we have been having fun together. We always push and challenge each other to become better by trying new things; from traveling to new places to taking on a new house project. We have found that the way we travel really explains a lot about our relationship. We often spend half of every vacation camping, hiking and "roughing it" and then the second half is spent relaxing in a nice hotel, going out to dinners and sightseeing. We started this tradition on our honeymoon where we started off camping all around Maui and ended at a very nice resort, it was just perfect! This is like our relationship because it perfectly blends our interests and it showcases our ability to compromise and find joy in everything.
We feel very lucky to have a large support system, from family living close to all of the wonderful friendships we have made through the years. We get together with our families often and love sharing fun times with them; family dinners, sailing and working on projects. Our friendships are almost like extensions of our family, they are there for us whenever we need them. All of our friends have children and it is always so fun to see their children as they grow and develop. We know our friends can't wait for us to become parents so they can share in our joy of growing our family.
From the very beginning of our relationship we dreamed of starting a family together and hoped to have a large family. We always talked about adoption to help us grow our family, in addition to having our own children. After trying unsuccessfully for two years to have biological children, adoption has become our focus for growing our family. We can't wait to bring a child into our home. We know we will have unconditional love for your child and can't wait to start our lives as parents.
We plan on sending letters and pictures to keep you updated on milestones and are open to discussing more contact if that is something you are interested in. We hope to have an open adoption where your child will know about their birth family and stay connected to their culture. We think it is important to celebrate and educate about your child's birth culture and look forward to learning and celebrating with them.
We can't wait to put your child as our top priority and keep them safe and surrounded by love. We find joy and laughter in everyday tasks and have a warm happy home waiting to welcome a baby. We want you to know how excited we are to be parents and dream of showering your baby with love and surrounding them with support, by giving them endless opportunities.
Greg & Jenny
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