Jamie & Paul
Jamie & Paul
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: WA
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are so excited to meet you and already feel eternally grateful to you for considering us as your child’s adoptive parents. The decision to help another family in the way you are considering can’t be easy, but it’s a true testament to the giving person you must be. We can’t begin to imagine the flood of emotions you must be feeling at this time, but we promise to do all that we can to support you through this process. After all, you are the reason our dream of having another baby will come true.
We know you have many options when reading through the possible adoptive families, and we appreciate you taking the time to read through our profile and learn a bit about us. Making our family complete and having a baby is a dream we feared would never be possible. But because of you, we now know that this dream can, in fact, come true! We want you to know that if you give us the honor of adopting your child, he or she will grow up in a tight-knit family, always feeling loved, nurtured, supported, and encouraged.
We hope to learn so much more about you and answer any questions you have for us. We can’t wait to start this adoption journey with you!
We met in the summer of 2010 and knew instantly we did not want to ever leave each other’s side. While learning about each other’s fears, loves, losses, and successes, we each knew we had found the person we wanted to spend the rest of our lives with. We were married in the spring of 2014 surrounded by our closest friends and family. Our adopted son Ander was born in August 2016, and he has been a true blessing. He is curious and energetic, always wanting to play and explore. He’s also very loving and funny; every day with him is truly an adventure. Seeing how he interacts with other children shows us what an amazing big brother he would be.
We bought our home in August 2016. Our five-bedroom, three-bath home is nestled in a neighborhood filled with diverse and growing families. Our home is surrounded by exemplary schools, protected green space, trails, parks, and so much more—everything Washington has to offer. We purchased our home with the intent of growing our family, so there is plenty of room for everyone. It has a large backyard to play in and has a dedicated playroom to have fun and be silly! We cannot wait to include your child on our trips to the park, and we know Ander is over the moon excited about becoming a big brother and showing his sibling lots of love.
Our Extended Family
Our families both love to celebrate every holiday full throttle, so for us, holidays are HUGE. We want to share our holiday traditions with our child. Decorating, family dinners, holiday outfits, you name it, we love it. We want our child to grow up with that same magical and curious feeling we had when the tooth fairy left a quarter under our pillow, the Easter bunny left us a chocolate egg, or Santa ate a few of the cookies we left out for him.
Another tradition we both share is the importance of traveling and experiencing the world. We take two trips annually to get away and remember to enjoy life. Jamie was able to live in Europe for a year in high school and grew tremendously from that trip. We want our child to be able to experience the world and all it has to offer.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have wanted to have children from the moment we were married in 2014. Since we’re not able to have a biological child, adoption was the perfect choice for us. We see it as an opportunity to grow our family not only with a child but also by starting a relationship with you, the birth mother, through whatever type of communication is best for you. Through adopting our son, we have experienced the miracle of adoption first hand and still maintain a relationship with his birth mother as that was something that was important to her and important to us to honor for her. We, along with our family and friends, are excited about the opportunity to welcome another child into our family.