Francesca & Jane
Francesca & Jane
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: WA
Hello from the beautiful Pacific Northwest! We are Jane and Francesca. Thank you for taking a quick glimpse into our lives. We have been together for twelve years and legally married for four. We adopted our daughter in 2015 and our lives have been changed forever in the most amazing way. In this time together, we have built a full and happy life. Our home is filled with unconditional love, laughter, and acceptance. We are forever grateful for the opportunity to become parents.
We understand that this is a difficult time and you are likely experiencing a wide range of emotions. Our hope is that our past adoption experience will help guide us all in this process. We have discovered that once you connect, start talking, and form a relationship, the future becomes a little less scary. We are looking forward to getting to know you and hear about the hopes and dreams you have for your child.
We met through a mutual friend at a 4th of July party and have been inseparable ever since. We are both very active and love sports and the outdoors. On the weekends you can find us hiking, riding horses, running, skiing, kayaking, and doing Crossfit. We also enjoy what the city has to offer with museums, concerts, theater and shopping.
Francesca grew up in Washington State in a rural community just outside of Seattle. She attended college in Nebraska and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in communication. She then was accepted in to the police academy and joined the Omaha police department. In 2007, we moved back to the Seattle area.
Jane is a military brat and moved quite a bit, but spent the majority of her years in Omaha. She graduated from Nebraska Methodist College with a Bachelor’s in Nursing. Jane has spent 14 years in the neonatal intensive care unit and also enjoys working in Adolescent Psychiatry with at-risk youth.
We live in a three bedroom, two bathroom home in a beautiful waterfront community. We consider it to be the perfect location. It is just quiet enough to be a peaceful oasis, yet a quick ferry ride drops us off in downtown Seattle. We are blocks away from an excellent elementary school and our fenced backyard provides plenty of room for kids to play. We love animals and share our house with our two basset hounds, Dibley and Steve, as well as our yellow lab, Caddy.
Our Extended Family
We are very lucky to have wonderful relationships with our families. They have always been our biggest cheerleaders. Both families are very supportive of this adoption and are so excited to have another baby in the family.
Francesca’s family lives nearby. We have a close relationship with her mother, brother, sister, and nephews. Holidays are a big, chaotic, joyous affair. We cherish the time we spend together.
Jane is an only child. My biological parents have both passed on and I am very close to my step mother who recently moved to Washington State. She is very excited for another baby and has already started shopping (haha).
We have a circle of very close friends. We get together often for holidays, sporting events, game nights, and even vacation together. All of them have young children and are very excited for this adoption.
What Led Us To Adoption
Hadley was born in February of 2015. We were connected with her birthmother and birth father two months before her arrival. The first phone call with them was nerve wracking, but after a minute or two, we began to feel more comfortable. It was an amazing experience to get to know them both and hear about their hopes for Hadley’s future. We were in the delivery room when she was born. This was such a blessing as we lived 1800 miles away. In the hospital we took pictures and took turns holding Hadley. Hadley’s birth parents wanted a semi-open adoption. Now that we are home, we keep in touch with them via phone calls and text messages. Every few months I send photos and now that she is older, art and school work. We were given the most precious gift of Hadley and we are forever grateful.