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Jennifer & Danie

Family Type: Lesbian Couple
State we live in: Virginia

dear expectant mother

Where do we begin? We cannot possibly comprehend what you're going through, and we won’t pretend to understand how you’re feeling. What we can tell you is this: We love you. Is it too soon for the L word? But then, how could anyone help but love you? How could anyone not be in awe and inspired by your selflessness and strength? The beauty of the gift you’re considering giving us is indescribable.

Your devotion and love for your baby is truly felt. Our promise to you, should you choose us, is to nurture that love and to honor your commitment to giving your baby the absolute best life and best chance to thrive by adding our own love and support.

Oh, how your baby would be loved. We all want what is best for your baby: the best education, fostered by travel to sites around the world, where they will experience history, and a home full of singing and dancing and silliness that encourages creative self-expression through all kinds of art. We can’t wait to be tee-ball coaches and scout masters and to learn new things and develop new traditions with a baby as they grow. We are a loving family devoted to one another that spends time together baking, playing games, and watching movies. The only thing that would make an already sweet life sweeter is the addition of a baby to share our love.

Our promise to you, should you choose us, is to nurture that love and to honor your commitment to giving your baby the absolute best life and best chance to thrive by adding our own love and support.

-Jennifer & Danie

About Us

The best thing about us as a couple is how different we are; we each bring something unique to the table while sharing an adventurous spirit. That is the core of our eight-year relationship: hearts that are open to communication, compromise, and putting faith in our love for one another. Danie loves the way Jennifer embraces who she is. Unafraid to wear her personality on her sleeve, Jennifer loves to dress in style and get colorful tattoos of her favorite things. Jennifer loves Danie’s thoughtful and empathetic perspective. Danie is the most self-aware, sweet, and fun-loving person she knows. She encourages Jennifer to laugh, smile, and find the joy in every situation. Everyone is surprised to learn we work for the same insurance company (Don’t you need time apart?!), but carpooling and being able to have lunch together is just more time we get to spend with our best friend.

Our Home & Pets

Where we live has a great small-town feel. We love that it’s also close enough to the city and a world of activities, cultural experiences, and terrific food! We enjoy exploring the historical sites and museums and can’t wait to leash up the dog, put the baby in a carrier, and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine that Virginia’s many walking trails are perfect for. Summers are made for hanging out by the pool, and in the winter, we enjoy a quiet night at home watching movies (Disney is a must) and cuddling with the cat, whose favorite spot is perched on a shoulder like a parrot.

Our Extended Family

This family goes all out for holidays, and it starts with Halloween, Jennifer’s favorite. Kid-friendly movies like Hocus Pocus (or anything Tim Burton) are definitely on the agenda, and we try to watch one Halloween movie every night in October. Danie’s favorite holiday is Christmas and the movie marathon carries through, but we always start with The Grinch and end with The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Both of these special holidays include decorations handcrafted by Danie’s great-grandmother, and we always get a new Christmas ornament from whatever country or theme park we visited that year. No matter the holiday, every inch of the house is decorated, and we enjoy having family over for food and fun while card games and board games turn up the laughter.

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without matching PJs. (They do make onesies in buffalo plaid; we checked.) Danie’s mom is particularly excited for her first grandchild; Nana is ready to shower the baby with affection (and presents)! When we’re not celebrating the holidays, adventure is high on the list; we keep a corkboard full of ticket stubs and brochures from every place we visit.

What Led Us To Adoption

We’ve both always known we wanted to be parents and to open our hearts and home to a little “nugget.” Having friends who were adopted as well as friends who are adoptive parents, we’ve seen firsthand what a beautiful and special relationship that is. We first took the time to grow and strengthen our marriage, understanding that once we brought a child into our home, our energy would be focused on the nurturing and care of that child. Now that we’re established in our careers, have traveled extensively, and are settled close to extended family, we know it’s the right time. Our little family—Jennifer, Danie, Dory (woof!), and Turtle (meow!)—has so much love to give.

more about Jennifer

more about Jennifer

Occupation:
Claim handler
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor’s degree
Food:
Lasagna
Hobby:
Creative writing
Movie:
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Favorite Tradition:
Collecting Christmas ornaments from different places we’ve visited
Sport:
Surfing
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Andrew McMahon
TV Show:
How I Met Your Mother
Book:
Harry Potter
Subject in School:
Theater
Dream Vacation:
An African safari

more about Danie

more about Danie

Occupation:
Operations manager
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor’s degree
Food:
Risotto
Hobby:
Travel
Movie:
Anything Disney
Favorite Tradition:
Participating in cultural events worldwide
Sport:
Tennis
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Aerosmith
TV Show:
Reign
Book:
Little Women
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Visiting every Disney theme park around the world

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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