Aaron & Jordan
Aaron & Jordan
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: IL
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are so grateful that you have taken the time and interest to check out our profile to get to know us better. We cannot imagine how you must be feeling or what you are going through, but we admire your strength and courage to consider adoption. We have always dreamed of becoming dads, and we hope our profile has provided you a glimpse of who we are and our life together.
We’ve never doubted that we wanted to become parents. We want to teach our children about our traditions and show them all of the possibilities that life has to offer. We also want to travel with our children to teach them that the world is a diverse and beautiful place. We want to teach them to be kind, compassionate, independent individuals who can do anything when they put their mind to it.
Please know we are prepared to welcome a child into our lives and will do everything possible to support you throughout this journey. With Jordan being adopted himself, we know how difficult this is and how many questions you may have during this process, and we hope you can turn to us for the support you may need. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We look forward to communicating with you and possibly meeting you in the future.
We met four years ago, and after our first date to a movie and dinner, we knew we were meant to be together. Aaron popped the question in August 2015 at a local botanical garden, and we were married the following September, in 2016. Jordan is a social worker and Aaron is an attorney, and outside of work a typical day for us includes cooking together, visiting with family, and spending time at home with our dog, Joey. Aaron enjoys reading, baking, playing the clarinet, and listening to classical music, while Jordan enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and singing to songs on the radio. Together, we enjoy traveling the world, experiencing new places and restaurants, walking around art museums and stores, and spending time with our dog.
Our house has four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as a beautiful yard where we enjoy entertaining guests and family. We live in a quiet neighborhood with lots of families and outdoor space to run around. Our dog, Joey, is a four-year-old corgi mix, and he loves to play and meet new people.
Our Extended Family
Jordan’s parents and all but two siblings live nearby, and Aaron’s parents and brother live nearby as well. Jordan is from a very large, blended family, with lots of cousins, aunts, and uncles who enjoy telling family stories whenever we get together. Aaron’s smaller but close-knit family consists of his parents, brother, and grandmother, who all live nearby, while cousins, aunts, and uncles come to visit as often as they can.
We frequently travel with Jordan’s family to visit relatives all over the country, and around the holidays, we try to celebrate with both families if we can. Thanksgiving is celebrated with both families while Christmas is celebrated with Aaron’s family and Hanukkah with Jordan’s. On Christmas Eve, we go to Aaron’s grandmother’s home for a delicious meal and gifts, and on Christmas Day, we get up early and open our gifts for one another, then meet Aaron’s parents and brother for breakfast and gifts. On Hanukkah, Jordan’s family comes together for lunch, a gift exchange, and lighting the menorah.
Fall is definitely our favorite season. We enjoy putting our sweaters on and visiting the local zoo to see the pumpkin carving competition. We both feel there isn’t anything better than the fall colors and smells.
What Led Us To Adoption
From the beginning of our relationship, we discussed having children. Jordan was adopted, as well as one of his sisters and a cousin, so we knew adoption was the route we wanted to take. Adoption has ultimately provided a very unique experience for Jordan’s family, and we want to experience the same. After many milestones in our lives, including adopting our dog, our engagement, our marriage, and creating our home, we feel we’re ready to expand our family and shower our love on a child.