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Jesse & John

Family Type: Gay
State we live in: Colorado

dear expectant mother

Thank you for considering us in your process. We can’t imagine what you’re going through and have tremendous respect for how difficult this decision must be.

While we can never know what you’re thinking right now, we do know that you want what’s best for your child, and we can promise you that if we are chosen, your baby will grow up in a home that is full of love and acceptance. We will wake up every day knowing what a blessing it is to have a child and will make sure we create an environment where this baby can grow up to be whatever they are meant to be. They will be raised in a home that is safe and secure and that values mutual respect, empathy, and honesty. We will love this baby every moment of every day and they will grow up knowing about the tremendous sacrifice you made for them.

We’ve been blessed with a loving network of family members and close friends - who are essentially family- that have supported us over the course of our years together. Our family has always been our world, and throughout our relationship we’ve felt a growing desire to share the boundless love we’ve experienced from our family with a child of our own. We’re so grateful for courageous and strong women like you who make this a possibility for us.

We’re so grateful for courageous and strong women like you who make this a possibility for us.

-Jesse & John

About Us

Hi - we’re John and Jesse! We met in New York City 14 years ago and have been together ever since. We recently moved to Colorado from Washington DC with our dog, Chance. We both work from home - John in media and Jesse in consulting. We love to travel and explore the outdoors and you can find us on any given weekend hiking, skiing, biking, practicing yoga, going to concerts or picnicking at a park or brewery. John is an avid photographer and Jesse loves to cook, which has filled our home with framed photos and appetizing aromas. We’re also blessed to be surrounded by an amazing group of friends and family that we spend a lot of time with. We can’t wait to share all of this and more with a child!

Our Home & Pets

We live in a charming house in a family-friendly neighborhood about 10 minutes from the heart of Denver. Our home has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a fun backyard where we imagine a child running around with Chance. We live right across the street from a great elementary and middle school, which will make for a very easy walk to school. Our neighborhood is perfect for kids with a bunch of playgrounds, jungle gyms, and trails to explore. One of our favorite things about our home is that we live about three blocks from a park with a huge sledding hill that will be a blast for any kid the day after a big Colorado snowfall!

Our Extended Family

We come from very different but equally loving families. John comes from a large Italian family, with his dad, two brothers, and a sister, who have built very happy families with their partners and kids. John’s older brother has four kids and his sister has two for a total of six nieces and nephews, ranging from age six to twenty. They are all excited to have a new cousin. Jesse comes from a smaller family and his parents are in the process of moving to Colorado to be nearby their future grandchildren. Jesse’s sister lives 15 minutes away and can’t wait to be an aunt; she is already counting the ways she’s going to spoil her niece or nephew.

Every holiday, we love to cook big meals with our family. We spend weeks preparing the menu and days cooking the meal as it’s important to us to have our family around a table eating together during times of celebration. Each Christmas, in honor of John’s mom who passed, we relive one of her favorite traditions and exchange gag gifts with our siblings and nieces and nephews to enjoy the time together and have a good laugh!

What Led Us To Adoption

When we decided we were ready to expand our family, adoption was the right option for us. We have seen up close how wonderful adoption can be as we have family and friends who are adopted and we have friends who have adopted children. Seeing these examples in our lives has shown us how wonderful, special and unique adoption can be. We’re so looking forward to celebrating all that is special about our future child and creating a wonderful and unique family unit.

more about Jesse

more about Jesse

Occupation:
Marketing consulting
Religion:
Jewish
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
College degree
Food:
Spaghetti & meatballs
Hobby:
Hiking
Movie:
Uncle Buck
Favorite Tradition:
Cooking big meals for every holiday
Sport:
Basketball
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Dave Matthews Band
TV Show:
Wheel of Fortune
Book:
Shortest Way Home
Subject in School:
Geography
Dream Vacation:
Greece

more about John

more about John

Occupation:
Project Manager
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s degree
Food:
Meatball sub
Hobby:
Photography
Movie:
American Beauty
Favorite Tradition:
Gag gifts with my family
Sport:
Swimming
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Coldplay
TV Show:
Jeopardy!
Book:
Becoming
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Driving around the country in an RV

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