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 hope that our profile has provided you a glimpse of who we are and our life together. As we look forward to becoming dads, we know that you will have many questions.
From having supportive and loving families, 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.
We currently live in our new home with our dog, Joey. We both have great jobs that we enjoy and have worked hard to be where we are. We look forward to watching our children play in the backyard with our dog or at the nearby park with the neighbors’ kids.
So while we don’t know everything that has led you to this decision, please know that 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 and how many questions you may have during this process, and we hope that 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 4 years ago. We went on our first date to a movie and dinner at Big Bowl and knew that 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. A typical day for us includes cooking together, visiting with family, and spending time at home with our dog Joey, a corgi mix. 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, Joey.
Our house has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with a yard where we enjoy entertaining guests and family. We live in a quiet neighborhood with lots of families and outdoor space to run around. We have a dog named Joey who is 4 years old. Joey is a black and white corgi mix who is energetic and loves to meet new people.
Our Extended Family
We are so very lucky to live near our families including aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jordan’s parents and some of his siblings live nearby while two siblings live out of state but visit often. 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.
Family vacations with Aaron’s family have become an annual tradition. Aaron and Jordan frequently travel with Jordan’s family to visit relatives all over the country. Around the holidays we try and celebrate with both families if we can. Thanksgiving is celebrated with both families while Christmas is celebrated with Aaron’s family and Hannukah with Jordan’s family. On Christmas Eve, we go over to Aaron’s grandmother’s home for a delicious meal and gifts. 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 Hannukah, Jordan’s family comes together usually at his parents home for lunch, gift exchange, and lighting the menorah. We have an additional celebration with Jordan’s mom and aunt because Jordan’s parents are divorced.
Fall is definitely our favorite season. We enjoy putting our sweaters on and visiting the local zoo to see the pumpkin carving competition. Thanksgiving brings both of our families together while the day after thanksgiving we go shopping with Aaron’s family. We both feel there isn’t anything better then the fall colors and smells.
What Led Us To Adoption
We always discussed having children from the beginning of our relationship. Jordan himself is adopted and so we knew that we wanted to adopt children. One of Jordan’s sisters and a cousin are adopted as well which has provided a very unique experience for his family. We are both very close with our families and have always dreamed of raising our own family one day. After many milestones in our lives including adopting our dog, our engagement, our marriage, and creating our home, we feel that we are ready to expand our family and shower our love on a child.