Jason & Linus
Jason & Linus
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: VA
Thank you for considering an adoption plan for your precious child. We have yet to meet, but we admire your bravery in considering adoptive parents for your child. We cannot fully understand how hard this decision will be or how you are feeling at this moment. We will tell you our story and maybe that will help you in making your choice.
If you choose us, we are committed to an open adoption, maintaining the important connection between mother and child. We see you as an extension of our family and an important part of your child’s life story. In our home, your child will be loved and cared for unconditionally. From first steps to the first tooth, to the first day of school, we promise to capture these moments and share them with you. Our home will be a space where your child will thrive and be happy. We will teach your child how to speak other languages, appreciate other cultures and customs, and master the art of using chopsticks! We will teach your child how to play the piano, ride a bike, swim, and explore the world through travel.
Please know that no matter what you choose, we wish you and your child all the best. We are Linus and Jason, and we thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family.
Jason is a school administrator and Linus is wildlife attorney for the Federal Government. We’ve been together for ten years and married for five years. Our wedding ceremony was held at the Baltimore Aquarium surrounded by family and friends. We thought it was a great location that fit our personality since Linus likes fish and wildlife and Jason likes the educational aspect of the Aquarium. The wedding was a mix of Asian and Italian to reflect our heritage and love of food and family. The wedding was a lot of fun, and one memorable event was when everyone got up for a conga line, even Linus’ dad! We adopted our son three years ago and it has been the greatest joy and experience we’ve shared. Together with our two dogs, Mabel and Spencer, we enjoy cooking, eating, and taking walks in the woods near our home.
Our home has four bedrooms, a large playroom, and a fenced-in backyard with a deck, swing, pool, and pool house. When the sun is out, we spend all of our time in the backyard swimming, playing ball, collecting sticks, and building sandcastles. We live outside of Washington DC in a quiet suburb where we grow orchids and play with our two dogs, Mabel and Spencer. We often go for hikes in the woods, just a few steps from our house, or visit the local playground for fun. With a neighborhood filled with kids, there are lots of community gatherings and playdates to arrange.
Our Extended Family
Linus’ parents recently moved to the area to be closer to family. Having so many family members living near us has been wonderful. Family is important to us, so we make a point to have as many gatherings as possible. Each Sunday we go to Linus’ parent’s home for dinner, which is a great chance for our son to learn more about his adoptive grandparents and their Asian heritage. Holidays are times when the entire family gathers together, often at our home, because of our large backyard, deck, and pool. There is always laughing, playing, and eating when our family gathers together. Jason always provides at least one classic Italian dessert for our gatherings.
One favorite tradition of ours, rooted in Linus’ Asian heritage, is the celebration of the Chinese New Year. We decorate the house, make special foods from scratch as a family, and practice speaking Taiwanese. We have fun teaching our son about new languages, customs, and food, and we look forward to teaching these things to his future brother or sister. A benefit of celebrating Asian culture is getting to experience two Father’s Days each year since the Chinese Father’s Day is in August!
What Led Us To Adoption
We desire to grow our family through an “open adoption” and for the adopted child to have a relationship with his or her birth parents. Since we met ten years ago we always wanted to have children. The adoption of our first child was a joyful and pleasant experience, and we have enjoyed the opportunities that being dads provides. We are fully committed to maintaining communication with the birthparents and a level of contact that we are all comfortable with, so as to mutually support the growth and development of the child.