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We are Heather and Jason, and we have an amazing daughter named Jemma, and we are so excited at the possibility of adding to our family through adoption. We adopted our daughter and being her parents has been so rewarding. We understand that adoption is a hard and complicated journey. Our daughters first parents are our family, and we value them as such. Our perspective on adoption is to always put the child first, and to do everything with love and compassion.
Jason is the most amazing person. He is thoughtful beyond measure and has a huge heart. Jason has provided me with so much in life that I am extremely thankful for; he is my rock, my best friend, my protector, and the love of my life. I wake up thankful each day to have such an amazing partner to share my life with. Jason is an amazing father. He is kind, patient, compassionate, and supportive. He is a natural leader and is often solicited by friends, family, and coworkers for his advice and guidance, and he does not let anyone down. Watching him be a father to our daughter, helping her learn and grow, with the utmost care and love, has made me realize just how lucky our family is to have him.
Heather is the most incredible person that I have ever met. She is extremely sweet and caring, and is willing to sacrifice anything to make sure others have what they need. All of these traits led me to fall in love with her. Before we met, I didn't believe in the concept of soulmates, but she has proven to me that it really is possible to find that one person you were truly meant to be with. Heather is an amazing mother to our daughter, and has so much more love to offer. She will be a child's closest companion, their guiding light, and their biggest fan as they go through life's trials and tribulations. These traits, and many more, make me confident that a child will be lucky to have her as a mom, just as I am lucky to have her as my wife.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family and for considering us to be the parents of your child. We know you are making so many difficult decisions right now but during this time please know that the following things are true:
We think you are a brave and loving mother.
We will love your child unconditionally.
We wish nothing but the best for you and your baby.
Through this profile we hope you can see the overwhelming love we have for each other, for our family, and that we are so excited at the possibility of sharing this love with another child. We will do everything in our power to give your little one an incredible life full of love, happiness and laughter.
Thank you for your bravery. We hope that you remain healthy and comfortable throughout your pregnancy and that you find peace as you make this decision. We will always hold a space for you in our hearts.
All our love,
Jason and Heather
Our parenting style tends to follow most closely to the authoritative style, because from what we have learned, that fosters the healthiest relationships. We practice gentle, caring tones when we speak with our daughter, and consistently set limits for her. We believe it is important to provide her with structure, with clear rules and expectations, open communication, and natural consequences. We work to solve problems with her if possible. Of course we are constantly working on this to make ourselves the best parents that we can be.
We built our home just over 8 years ago hoping to expand our family and fill it with love. Outside, it has a huge backyard perfect for a play-set and pickup football games. Inside, we’ve got plenty of space and an open bedroom that is ready to be a nursery! There are 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, with a loft and lower level rec room.
Our neighborhood is a quiet, tight-knit community, with a ton of kids. We have multiple parks in the neighborhood, two community pools, basketball and volleyball courts, and lots of walking and biking trails.
We also love that it’s an extremely diverse neighborhood. We understand the importance of diversity and attempt to expose our child to all sorts of people and cultures. Our school district is also among the top rated in the state.
We have a room ready to go for a nursery, it just needs the finishing touches! My favorite thing is that the nursery is connected to our two year old daughters bedroom via a jack and jill style bathroom. It is perfect for siblings growing up together. They each get their own space, and own vanity and sink near their closets in their rooms. There is a connecting full bathroom to both rooms.
Outside of both rooms is a large den, that has already been designated as the perfect play area.
Barry is a two year old mixed breed dog that we welcomed to our family shortly after we brought our daughter home. He is a playful and smart dog, and follows our daughter around everywhere. If you want to know where the dog is, first find the tiny human! When not shadowing her, he is likely taking a nap on the couch, living his best life.
Having both had pets as children, we find growing up with a pet is important to help build compassion, responsibility, and patience. It is a very fun to watch Barry interact with our daughter. He is first and foremost her protector.
We love our families. Our relationship with our family is so important to us. We celebrate all Holidays together, and have amazing Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions on both sides. We both talk to and see our parents regularly. Heather’s mom lives about five minutes away, and Jason’s mom lives about a half hour away. They both come over at least once per week, usually more, to spend time with us but mostly with their granddaughter!
Most of Jason’s family, including Aunts, Uncles, Grandma, and lots of cousins live in a nearby city. Heather’s brother, sister-in-law, and our nieces are also close by. We thoroughly enjoy spending time with our family creating new memories. We also have an annual tradition of renting a house on a lake, and spending the week together, vacationing, relaxing, and playing games as a family.
All of our family is beyond supportive of our pursuit to be parents again through adoption and cannot wait to meet the new family member. There was never a doubt that our family would be accepting of our children through adoption, but seeing them all love our daughter so intensely has been a beautiful journey.
Our Commitment to You
We will always speak of you with honor, and will cherish you forever.
We will be respectful of you at all times.
We will be supportive of you and committed to you and your needs.
We are open to providing you with pictures and updates of your child as they grow, and maintaining an open relationship, or would be respectful of a more closed adoption if that would be your preference.
We will NEVER forget or diminish the sacrifice you have made in order to provide your child with the life you envision for him or her.