Thomas & Jessica
Thomas & Jessica
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: MO
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We’ve been on this journey for a couple years now and are so excited that we have finally found the path to building our family. When we found LifeLong Adoptions, we knew we had found an agency that could help us do just that. We’ve spent so much time imagining what our lives will be like with children, from having play dates with friends and their children, going for family walks after dinner, and seeing little eyes light up on Christmas morning.
If your emotions are anything like ours are right now, we can’t imagine what you must be going through. This must be an incredibly difficult decision for you, and we respect whatever you choose to do. If you do decide to choose us as parents for your child, we will raise him or her in a loving and caring home surrounded by family and friends. We will give them unconditional love, support, and opportunities as they grow in this world. We will tell them the story of how you gave us the greatest gift we could ever hope for that made us a family.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would just like to talk.
Tom works in the aerospace industry as a software engineer, and Jess works in healthcare as an exercise specialist. We met casually through mutual friends and started dating about five months later. We quickly became very close, spending most of our free time together. Two years later we were married in a park under beautiful fall trees, surrounded by our family and friends. The love we felt that evening from all the people who showed up for us was overwhelming, and we couldn't be more excited to bring a baby into our family to share that love with. We are different in many ways, but these differences only balance us out and get the other to go a little out of their comfort zone. We enjoy traveling with friends and experiencing new cultures. We value our time spent with our families and our time at home together with our puppies.
Our home is in a quiet neighborhood with several retired couples who love to spoil our puppies but also several young families too. We love our large fenced-in backyard that has plenty of room to have friends and family over for BBQs, lawn games, and lighting a fire in the fire pit to roast marshmallows. We’re just a short walk from a library, an ice cream shop, and a great park that even has a splash pad. A short drive down the road is a historic main street that has tons of shops and restaurants and hosts several festivals throughout the year. We frequently visit the next city over for baseball games, the zoo, and the outdoor theater in the summer.
Our Extended Family
We both come from large families and are very close to our parents. We often spend weekends at Tom’s parent’s lake house, where we’re looking forward to bringing our future family for fun on the pontoon boat and kayaks. Tom also has a lot of other family members around the country whom we try to visit when possible, including his sister.
When Jess’s family isn’t staying with us for a visit, we head to her hometown to see her mom, stepdad, sister, brother, and nieces and nephews. Every Christmas each family brings a game of their choice—the more creative, the better—and we play all day. Locally, Jess has many aunts, uncles, and cousins, whom we see often for family picnics, cousin get-togethers, holiday celebrations, and more. We can’t wait to have a little one of our own to experience these events with.
What Led Us To Adoption
Jess always knew that she wanted to adopt and was very open about this when discussing our future family. When we discovered that it would be difficult for us to conceive on our own, we knew adoption was meant to be. We prepared by speaking with friends and family who have gone through the adoption process, and their stories gave us so much hope that we could have a similar experience. All of their experiences were different, but they said it was very rewarding, and one of the couples is going through the adoption process again.