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Jerrod & Dennis

Family Type: Gay Couple
State We live in: Georgia

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We first want to say thank you for considering our family. There are no words that can truly express how honored we are. It has always been a dream of ours to raise a family. Your selfless act will allow us to turn that dream into a reality.

You may be unsure if you are making the right decision, and that is okay. We cannot imagine the emotions that you are experiencing. Our hope is that by choosing us, you can be assured that your child will be raised in a home full of love. Raising a child will come with joys and challenges, but they will always know they are safe and loved. Throughout this process, we are here if you ever need to talk or have questions for us. We are open books and want you to feel comfortable choosing us.

As parents, we will expose your child to new cultures through travel experiences, be proponents of education, and provide a stable home. The late nights (of which there will be many) and lack of sleep may be an adjustment for us, but the experience of raising a child will be the treasure of a lifetime. As our parents have instilled in us, we will teach your child to be kind, to strive to do their best, and that we love them unconditionally.

We thank you again for this opportunity and we look forward to getting to know you.

Jerrod & Dennis

It has always been a dream of ours to raise a family.

-Jerrod & Dennis

About Us

We are Jerrod and Dennis. Jerrod is originally from Pennsylvania, and Dennis is originally from Michigan. We met nine years ago online. After exchanging a few messages, we spoke on the phone for hours the next day. We have so much in common, yet we are also different. Dennis is the talkative and outgoing one, while Jerrod is more observant and quiet. This dynamic works well in our day-to-day lives. We each have our strengths and complement each other. In our free time, we enjoy traveling (domestically and internationally). We relocated to Amsterdam for two years, which made exploring Europe easy. Road trips to the mountains are just as fun. We also enjoy home projects, trying new restaurants, and being outdoors. Jerrod is a nurse in the nearby city, while Dennis is an executive for a company closer to home. We enjoy being active and quiet time at home is also welcomed.

Our Home & Pets

Our home is our sanctuary. We have over an acre, split between the front and back yards. The front porch is large with a swing for relaxing evenings. Our two dogs, Athena and Leo, get plenty of exercise in the fenced-in backyard and on walks through the neighborhood. The neighborhood is quiet, with a number of younger families and lots of green space. The elementary school is across the street and the middle school one block away. Our home is often host to family gatherings for the holidays or just because. For times when we want to get out of the house, we live in close proximity to parks for walking and hiking, an aquarium, a botanical garden, and a very active beltline, among other outdoor activities.

Our Extended Family

We both come from larger extended families. Jerrod is the youngest of four with one sister and two brothers, and he has twelve nieces and nephews. Dennis is the eldest of two, with a younger brother. We have family locally, a number of cousins nearby in Alabama, and additional family in our home states. This will be our first child, so our family is excited.

We love hosting family gatherings for the holidays and cookouts during the summer months. COVID caused family reunions to pause, so we are looking forward to those becoming an annual tradition again. Simple things like eating dinner with family and friends on a random night are very common for us.

Some of the activities we enjoy throughout the year include trips with our cousins to a new destination each year, cutting down and decorating our Christmas tree, visiting the North Georgia mountains, movie nights at home, and homemade pizzas in our pizza oven.

What Led Us To Adoption

We discussed being parents early in our relationship. We didn’t know when, but we knew it would definitely happen. Adoption gives us the opportunity to raise the family we have dreamed of. It does not matter whether we are blessed with a girl, a boy, or multiples. We just know that we will provide a loving home and a safe place to create a lifetime of memories. We are excited about the process and the joy that will come with children. We do know a few people who have adopted and have shared their experiences with us. We know the process can be lengthy, but the end result is more than worth it.

more about Jerrod

more about Jerrod

Occupation:
Registered Nurse
Religion:
Christian
Race:
African American
Education:
BS in Nursing
Food:
Seafood
Hobby:
Being outdoors, travel, DIY
Movie:
IT, People Under the Stairs
Favorite Tradition:
Day trip to Helen
Sport:
Tennis
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
90s R&B groups
TV Show:
Medical dramas
Book:
E. Lynn Harris books
Subject in School:
Biology
Dream Vacation:
Egypt, Japan

more about Dennis

more about Dennis

Occupation:
Executive
Religion:
Christian
Race:
African American
Education:
MBA
Food:
Seafood, gourmet burgers, Italian
Hobby:
Cooking, riding my motorcycle
Movie:
The Goonies, The Color Purple
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas tree cutting
Sport:
Tennis
Holiday:
Juneteenth, Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Gospel music, Whitney Houston
TV Show:
Succession, Murder She Wrote
Book:
Harvard Business Review
Subject in School:
Chemistry
Dream Vacation:
Bora Bora, Antarctica

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