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Joyce & Jeremy

Family Type: Traditional
State we live in: Washington

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We are glad and excited you have chosen to learn more about us. We hope this communication will assist you in making a decision. We are proud of you and your courage to choose adoption for your baby. You are selfless, strong, and supported in all of this. Yes, the feelings and experiences are not always carefree and can be scary. Adoption is never an easy choice; it can be the toughest decision you’ve ever had to make. Please know your resilience and self-sacrifice will not be taken for granted.

Your choosing us to adopt your baby would be an honor and joy. We promise we will love your child with our whole hearts. We will do everything in our power to provide your child with a life that is loving, stable, supportive, and happy. This can include family trips, lots of playing, movie nights, and arts and crafts.

Our family is ready to receive the gift of your baby. Carter, our five-year-old son, would like a sibling and is eager to be a big brother. Carter is very loving and fun and will be an incredible big brother. We are thankful and indebted to you. We hope this helps you in making your decision and pray you will find peace with whatever path you ultimately choose.

Thank you,
Joyce & Jeremy

Your choosing us to adopt your baby would be an honor and joy. We promise we will love your child with our whole hearts. We will do everything in our power to provide your child with a life that is loving, stable, supportive, and happy.

-Joyce & Jeremy

About Us

Jeremy is a vice president in information security, and Joyce is a stay-at-home mom and former social worker. We enjoy each other’s company and have the same sense of humor and quick wit. We also value the importance of family and accountability. We enjoy music events, movies, spending time with friends, and sports. Our relationship is a team effort for it to be successful and happy. Our similarities complement each other, and this balance has nurtured and strengthened our relationship. We had a church wedding and honeymooned in Fiji. Our life has been full of respect and growth with happy, sad, and trying times as well: the joys of having our first child through IVF, buying our first home, coping with the passing of Joyce’s mother, and Jeremy’s father’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. Nevertheless, for better or worse, we are committed and love each other and our family very much.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a five-bedroom, three-bathroom house in the suburbs. We spend lots of time in the family room and huge playroom. We have green shrubs and tall evergreen trees surrounding our property, which allows space to play. Our street is a cul-de-sac with ten homes. We are friendly with all our neighbors. In fact, Jeremy is the Homeowners Association president. The closest neighborhood park is less than half a mile away, with three more parks close by. The closest school is less than half a mile away. Since Joyce is mildly allergic to pet dander, we are unable to have furry pets. Luckily, we have a fish tank with one fish and two marine snails: Squiggly, Turbo, and Bluey.

Our Extended Family

Jeremy’s family consists of his parents and his younger brother (adopted from Korea). Jeremy’s father is a retired pastor, and his mother is a retired teacher. Jeremy’s brother is married with three teenagers. Jeremy has two aunts and four cousins. Jeremy’s family is involved in their church community and likes to travel, play sports, and do outdoor activities. His father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, so the family makes it a priority to spend time together for support and for BBQs, watching movies, or game nights.

Joyce’s family is larger. She was raised by a single mother who unfortunately passed away. Joyce’s father remarried, and she has four siblings. Joyce has twenty-plus cousins, so as you can imagine, with all these cousins and a big extended family, there’s always something going on. In our Filipino tradition, we eat noodles on our birthday (symbolizing long life), we have dedication to family and our religion/faith, and there is a plate of food placed at the altar in the house whenever the family gets together for celebrations as a way to let departed loved ones know they are not forgotten.

What Led Us To Adoption

Having children was challenging due to infertility. We tried naturally and then tried IVF. Luckily, the third IVF cycle was successful. A second pregnancy would be high risk for Joyce and the baby, so we decided to pursue surrogacy, which was unsuccessful. We were devastated but still wanted our family to grow. Carter wishes to have a sibling and friend to grow up with and play with. Not ready to give up hope, we considered adoption. It seemed adoption was to always be part of our family plan. Jeremy and his brother are adopted. Jeremy feels lucky to have been adopted by loving parents and to have had a birth mother willing to do what was best for him, as hard as that decision must have been.

more about Joyce

more about Joyce

Occupation:
Homemaker, social worker
Religion:
Catholic
Race:
Asian
Education:
MSW, MHA
Food:
American
Hobby:
Fitness, crafts, cooking
Movie:
Pretty in Pink
Favorite Tradition:
Eating noodles on your birthday
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Weezer
TV Show:
Schitt’s Creek, Friends
Book:
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Subject in School:
Psychology, child development
Dream Vacation:
Europe

more about Jeremy

more about Jeremy

Occupation:
Vice president of information security
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
MBA
Food:
Mexican
Hobby:
Fitness, music production, sports
Movie:
Fight Club
Favorite Tradition:
Family together at Christmas
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
House music, jazz, rock
TV Show:
Game of Thrones
Book:
The Stand
Subject in School:
Economics
Dream Vacation:
Tropical island

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