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Jason & Abby

dear expectant mother

Thank you so much for considering us as parents for your baby, a consideration that already makes us feel fortunate. Truthfully, we do not know all of what you are feeling as you make your decision regarding adoption, but we recognize it is not an easy one. We hope we can offer you the support you need and the comfort knowing we can be parents to your child that you would be proud of, providing them support, encouragement, and love so they grow to be an amazing human being.

Abby was adopted too, and we try to consider how her birthmother made her choice. Her adoptive parents shared her adoption story with her from the moment she was born, and this story has been a natural part of her existence. Abby has always had deep feelings of gratitude, respect, and admiration for her birthmother and the difficult and loving decision she made.

We have built a family of love, laughter, compassion, adventure, and curiosity. We believe in fairness, equality, and engagement in the world to make it an even better place for our daughter and your child. We look forward to sharing the natural world, diverse peoples, different countries, and a fiercely loving community of friends and family with your child. The opportunity to raise another child together and grow our family puts smiles on our faces and butterflies in our stomachs.

Thank you again for considering us as parents to your baby.

The opportunity to raise another child together and grow our family puts smiles on our faces and butterflies in our stomachs.

-Jason & Abby

About Us

We are Abby and Jason, a loving and adventurous Pacific Northwest couple who first met nine years ago. Jason was working in central Washington, and Abby was in western Washington with her one-year-old daughter. After a two-year, long-distance relationship, Jason moved west to be with Abby and her young daughter…an irresistible package deal.

Today, we are a family who enjoys bike rides, music, dancing, movies, theater, family meals, camping, snow adventures, and meeting up with friends. Laughter is a constant in our home. We enjoy visiting our parents in California and New Jersey and love their visits to see us. We have built a strong community of friends that surround us and are our extended family. Jason works as a Program Director at an environmental conservation organization. Abby leads content development at a company where she creates exhibits for museums and parks throughout the country.

Our Home & Pets

We are excited to share our wonderful neighborhood with your child: three nearby parks, the ocean, the elementary school, and shops within a short walking distance as well as library story hour and trips to the zoo. Our house is on a large lot with garden boxes filled with tomatoes, carrots, and greens. We share a weekly local farm produce box with neighbors, watch outdoor movies, make s’mores in our outdoor fireplace, and enjoy block parties with the other families on our street, including twelve kids under ten years old. Our thirteen-year-old dog, Luna, a red heeler, and a furry and quirky one-year-old cat, ZuZu, are family members in fur who love belly rubs, walks (Luna), and our daughter. There is so much we look forward to sharing!

Our Extended Family

Abby’s parents, sister, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew live in New Jersey. We visit our East Coast family at a summer beach house and also have a winter holiday family gathering with trips to Philadelphia and New York. Abby’s parents visit us during Passover and Thanksgiving. Jason’s parents live in California near Redwood National Park. We travel to his parents’ during spring break, and they meet us with their Airstream trailer to camp near a Pacific Northwest river.

Our parents are very excited we are growing our family. Our extended family of friends are lining up to babysit, with some declaring, “We hoped you would have another kid!”

We love bicycling, visiting museums, family reading, and eating on the deck while watching the sun slip into the ocean. Our summers include a weeklong camping trip in the Pacific Northwest or Canada and an East Coast visit to family at a beach house. We love to bike to the park by the Pacific Ocean. Our daughter just started cross country skiing and snow-shoeing, two winter activities we love. We look forward to your baby being part of these adventures in a carriage behind a bike or cross country skis.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have wanted to grow our family for so long, and adoption has been a natural choice. Abby and her sister were both adopted and grew up feeling proud of their birth stories. It’s also natural for us because in our upbringing, people who were not biologically related to us were essential to our lives. Jason was raised by his mom and stepfather, and Jason is now a father to Abby’s daughter. Jason has two cousins who are adopted. Our families are bound by love. Our backgrounds and our lives make us convinced adoption is the perfect way to grow our family.

more about Jason

more about Jason

Occupation:
Program Director
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BA, MS
Food:
Mexican, vegetarian, Ethiopian
Hobby:
Running, reading, fishing, kayaking, volunteering
Movie:
The Milagro Beanfield War, It’s a Wonderful Life, A River Runs Through It, Up
Favorite Tradition:
Family camping, winter holidays, bedtime reading
Sport:
Soccer
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
The Be Good Tanyas, Michael Franti, Jason Isbell and 400 Unit, Taylor Swift
TV Show:
Arrested Development
Book:
The Grapes of Wrath, A River Runs Through It, Danny the Champion of the World
Subject in School:
Politics, history, environmental studies, math
Dream Vacation:
Sea kayaking in Alaska

more about Abby

more about Abby

Occupation:
Head of Content Development
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BA, MFA
Food:
Italian, Mexican, Thai, sushi
Hobby:
Reading, bicycling, running
Movie:
The Outsiders, The Goonies, The Princess Bride, Up
Favorite Tradition:
Camping with friends, holidays with family, beach vacations with cousins
Sport:
Soccer
Holiday:
Thanksgiving (otherwise known as “Forts and Pajamas Day” at our house)
Music Group:
The Avett Brothers, Patty Griffin, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Prince
TV Show:
Parks and Recreation
Book:
The Power of One, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter series
Subject in School:
Art, creative writing
Dream Vacation:
Gathering friends together for a vacation at the ocean

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