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Ashley & Jess

Family Type: Lesbian Couple
State we live in: Virginia

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile; we are honored to have caught your attention. Most of all, though, thank you for considering this difficult decision. Please know that if you choose us, your child will grow up knowing your love and the selfless sacrifice you made. Your child will always know where they came from.

If chosen, we will love your child unconditionally and will give them endless and unwavering support. We promise to try to make your child laugh at least once a day and teach them how to smile and be kind, even when times are hard. We’ll be there to catch them when they fall and skin their knees but will teach your child how to get back up and keep playing. We promise to go on adventures, near and far, whether hiking under a waterfall in the mountains, riding waves at the beach, taking a train to nowhere, or visiting imaginary lands from our backyard.

We would love the opportunity to sit down with you so you can get to know us better. We understand that finding the right family for your baby is no easy task, and it’s very important to us that you feel like you’ve made the right decision in choosing us. Whatever decision you make, though, just remember how grateful we and all the waiting families are. Again, thank you.

With love,
Ash and Jess

We promise to try to make your child laugh at least once a day and teach them how to smile and be kind, even when times are hard.

-Ashley & Jess

About Us

We’re often referred to as the perfect couple. Even after ten years of marriage, we agree! We love being together and would do anything for the other. Ashley always says that marrying Jess was the best and easiest decision she ever made. Our relationship started on Christmas Eve in 2009, when Jess wished Ashley a Merry Christmas via Google Chat (this was before DMs). We had met through work but lived in different cities. After that Christmas Eve, the rest was history. We dated long distance (lots of plane rides!) until Jess moved and we married in 2011. Since then, we’ve built a wonderful life full of great friends and fun adventures. Some of our favorite activities are:

-Cycling to destinations like hiking trails, restaurants, and museums.
-Traveling to explore cities around the world.
-Playing sports.
-Hosting dinners, game nights, and backyard hangouts.
-Going to Disney World.

Our Home & Pets

Our home is a three-bedroom home in an eclectic, historic neighborhood. We live blocks away from a YMCA, an outdoor sports complex, playgrounds, and farmers markets. Children love our neighborhood events like the annual Halloween parade, holiday scavenger hunts, house decorating contests, and art shows. We have a very friendly neighborhood. In fact, our next-door neighbors are some of our best friends. Their six-year-old son, whom we love, will be a great friend to your child. Our dog is a cute, eight-pound Yorkie/Chihuahua mix. She has a very funny personality and loves walks and car rides. Children love her; she often gets lots of attention from neighborhood kids who want to pet her when we’re out for walks.

Our Extended Family

We have wonderful extended families! Our parents gave us amazing childhoods, for which we are extremely grateful. One reason we want to be parents is to provide the same for our child.

Most of them live in Texas, where we both grew up. We travel to visit them on holidays and several times throughout the year. Though our parents miss having us there, they are very supportive of us no matter where we live, and we can’t wait to introduce them to their grandbaby.

Ashley has two older brothers, whom she adores. Jess has one older brother, whom she’s very close to as well. They’re all happily married and, between all of them, have seven kids that span from ages 9 to 22. Our uncles and aunts are also a big part of our lives, and they have kids of all ages as well. In addition to our biological family, we have very close friends we consider to be like a family. Needless to say, your child will have countless sources of love and support.

What Led Us To Adoption

We’ve always known we wanted kids, and adoption is our first choice. We love the idea of providing a loving, stable, and supportive family for a wonderful child. We also feel like we can be entrusted to honor our child’s birthmother and to help foster a relationship with the birth family, if they so desire. So after learning about adoption, hearing from birthmothers and adopted children, and taking training classes, we decided to start the process. We’re eager to meet your baby and to become parents.

more about Ashley

more about Ashley

Occupation:
Attorney
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Law school
Food:
Pizza
Hobby:
Gardening, cooking, boating
Movie:
Legally Blonde
Favorite Tradition:
Matching Christmas PJs
Sport:
Volleyball, basketball, cycling
Holiday:
Christmas, Halloween
Music Group:
Taylor Swift, Beyonce, George Strait
TV Show:
Friends
Book:
The Giving Tree
Subject in School:
Sociology
Dream Vacation:
Ireland

more about Jess

more about Jess

Occupation:
Attorney
Religion:
Catholic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Law school
Food:
Ashley’s cooking
Hobby:
Guitar, singing, boating
Movie:
A League of Their Own
Favorite Tradition:
Matching Christmas PJs
Sport:
Swimming, running, cycling
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Teskey Brothers, Leon Bridges, Brandi Carlile
TV Show:
The Office
Book:
Where the Wild Things Are, The Agony and the Ecstacy
Subject in School:
Chemistry
Dream Vacation:
Driving Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible

Contact Ashley & Jess

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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