Married Since: 2006

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We both are open-minded people, and we have a strong set of values. We live a healthy lifestyle with a good balance between work/career, education, recreation, family and friends and we look forward to sharing this lifestyle with your little one.

David and Jodi

from Washington

David

Ancestry: British, Irish

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Civil Engineer

Education: B.S.

Hobbies: Fishing, Hiking, Running, Biking

Jodi

Ancestry: French, Czechoslovakian

Religion: Spiritual

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Education: BSN

Hobbies: Outdoors, Hiking, Kayaking, Walking

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

David

Animal
Cat
Color
Red
Family Activity
Having dinner together
Food
Mexican
Hobby
Drawing
Holiday
4th of July
Leisure Activity
Cooking
Thing to Cook
Mexican food
TV Show
Jeopardy
Vacation Spot
Mountains

Jodi

Animal
Cat and Turtle
Color
Green
Family Activity
Exploring outdoors
Food
Thai
Hobby
Puzzles and beading
Holiday
Birthdays
Leisure Activity
Exploring new places
Thing to Cook
Spaghetti Crust Pie
TV Show
Anything funny
Vacation Spot
Visiting family
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From Us to You

We are really excited to share our life adventures with a little one and thank you for taking the time to read this letter. We understand that it must be very difficult to make such an important decision in your life, and we wish you nothing but the best in your journey. Follow your heart and know that we are thinking of you.

We both grew up on the East Coast and met in Washington in 2001. Jodi grew up in New Hampshire and David grew up in Vermont. We have 2 sweet, loving, friendly kitty cats, own our home and we really enjoy the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. We have family in Washington State, Colorado, Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut and, because family is so important to us, we travel regularly to visit them, and we also love to travel to enjoy fun adventures! We can’t wait for a child to join us, and our families are just as excited to welcome your child into their lives as we are.

From Jodi: When I first met David, I knew he was the type of guy you would want to marry. He is lighthearted, joyful and gets along with everyone he meets. He has one of the kindest hearts of any person I have ever known. David truly has a gentle soul and spirit, and every day he wakes up happy. In fact, I don’t think I have ever really seen him in a bad mood. David is very family oriented, and I believe he will be a great father. He comes from a line of dedicated dads, and he will follow in their footsteps. He will be a nurturing, caring and compassionate father who will always support his family and your child. I am excited to be with him through this journey so that we can support your child through their life.

From David: The first thing I think of when describing Jodi is her caring personality and her unwavering love of her family and friends. She treasures those close to her and goes to great lengths to maintain those relationships. She is always looking for opportunities to get together with all the special people in her life, whether it is for a quick coffee, or hosting everyone over for a barbecue. When we have friends and family over to our house, she always makes sure everyone is taken care of. She has games for the kids ready to go and makes sure everyone is included and has fun. I look forward to every day with her and I’m excited for the opportunity to raise your precious child with her. Jodi will be such an amazing mother and will love, protect and nurture your child with all of her heart and every ounce of her being.

Our family values include a belief in being kind to others and giving back to our community; we believe in “working hard and playing hard” and, of course, we enjoy relaxing too! Since the pandemic we have masted the art of lying low and discovered we are also content having a slower, laid-back pace of life and staying close to home.

Hopefully you have a better sense of who we are. If there are other questions you may have about us, we would love to answer them for you. We wish you all the best and thank you for taking the time to read our letter and consider us as adoptive parents. Best wishes and peace be with you.

Warmly,
David and Jodi

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About David

David loves to do all different sorts of things like cooking, jogging, woodworking, skiing and hiking and he likes to say yes to new experiences. He enjoys family activities and cultural events, summer barbecues with family and friends and likes some quiet days at home too. He is a well-rounded person, and oh… and did I mention that he is quite smart too! Yes… he is a wonderful person, and he will be such an amazing father to your child. He truly is one of those rare finds with a kind heart, gentle soul and he is a great family man. David is looking forward to having a little one to join us on our weekend hikes and evening walks to the park down the street. He loves children and will also be great with your child as they grow older.

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About Jodi

Jodi enjoys sharing the outdoors with her friends and family whether it is a hike, or a trip down the street to the park. She is thoughtful, giving, hardworking, and deeply caring. She loves kids, used to volunteer with foster kids every month, and loves to spend time with her family and friends who have kiddos. She can’t wait to share our life with a little one and can picture playing in the sand by the waterfront on a sunny day and quiet time at home on those rainy days. Jodi is excited to find out what your child will like to do, and support and encourage them in their own personal interests as they grow up.

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Our Families

We are both very lucky to have supportive and amazing families. It is often hard to understand why people move away from their families, and for us the reason is simple. We were both raised with strong roots and encouraged to try new things, be adventurous, follow our hearts, and explore the world. We both have wonderful parents and siblings and even though we are a distance from them, we all talk on the phone many times during the week, and we see our families about four times a year. We also have aunts, uncles and cousins here in Washington, which is great. We are so excited to introduce your baby to all our family, and know that our families will embrace and love them as well. David has a large family with 3 half-brothers and one sister (most all have kids of their own now), and his parents and step-parents are in Vermont, along with aunts, uncles and cousins all over the country, but mostly on the East Coast. Jodi grew up in a rural town in New Hampshire with her parents and her brother and sister. Her extended family is all across the nation, but mostly in Wisconsin and Washington. As a kid, Jodi was stacking wood, shoveling snow and mowing lawns as part of her daily life. We both were raised to do chores, be responsible and we both worked hard as kids to save up for things we wanted in our youth.

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Racial and Cultural Diversity

We live in a very racially diverse part of the country and have the opportunity to know and spend time with people of all races and cultures. Some of our closest friends are Samoan, Thai, Chinese and Hawaiian and other back grounds. We have gone camping with different groups of people, only to learn that one of these people spent years in a refugee camp when he was a child. This is just an example of the type of diversity we encounter regularly because we enjoy socializing with people from a variety of backgrounds. When we go to events, they often include people of all races, ethnicities and educational backgrounds and income levels. We have close friends who are carpenters, nurses, and work in the travel industry, non-profit work, healthcare workers and a variety of other industries. We really do love to meet and know people from all walks of life and feel that it is a blessing to have the chance to meet so many people from diverse backgrounds. We know people from all walks of life either directly or indirectly and enjoy learning from them. Lastly, Jodi’s work as a nurse and volunteering in the community has provided countless opportunities for diversity from every spectrum of life.

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Our Love Story

Both of us had recently moved to the State of Washington and our aunts just so happened to have been friends for many years. They put us in touch with each other and so we agreed to meet. We had so many common interests and soon our relationship blossomed. We both enjoyed exploring the Pacific Northwest, visiting our families back East and exploring new areas. Soon we fell in love with each other and married in 2006. Our relationship continues to deepen as we have shared many experiences together and we can’t wait to make your child a part of our life’s journey.

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Our Home

Our home is very cozy and is in a great area that will be nice for a child to grow up in. We love the openness of the living room, dining room and kitchen which will be great for watching a little one play while cooking dinner. We have a bedroom on the main level, and 2 bedrooms upstairs. You baby’s room will be right across from our room, and we will be just a few steps away from them for whatever they will need. Right now, the crib is white, and the room is a painted a soft purplish/blue color that will be perfect for either a girl or boy. And… of course there are cute stuffed animals already waiting as Jodi loves a space that is whimsical and sweet.

We have a lot of flowering plants and trees in our yard, both in the front and backyard, and it is not uncommon for people to compliment our garden as they walk by. Our back yard is fully fenced and private, with great space for barbecues and lots of room for your child to play. When we have friends over, their kids love to throw a ball in our yard or play games in this nice space. Even though we live in the city, we are just a mile from the waterfront which is a 4-mile stretch along the Puget Sound. It is gorgeous here, with some fun sandy spots that we can’t wait to explore with your child and a path to practice biking. We are surrounded by local parks, and lots of places to enjoy what the Pacific Northwest has to offer just minutes from our doorstep. It is the type of place that is so great for a child to grow up in.

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Our Sweet Kitties

We have 2 cats who are extremely social and friendly. Duke is black and white and he likes children. He will lie in front of kids when they come over and he loves to let them play with him. Naia is also a very friendly kitty, who is very chatty, and she can be found cuddling up with Duke or in any cozy warm spot in the house. They are indoor/outdoor kitties, and they really love each other and we love them dearly! Duke will love to have a little one join the household and Naia will surely figure it out!

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A Typical 3-Day Weekend

We enjoy doing a little bit of everything. Often on a 3 day weekend if we stay local we like going to the park for a walk or run or going to the waterfront to spend some time by the sea. We also love to get out of town and enjoy camping or going to a rented cabin and exploring a new area. We love spending time in the outdoors and like to have a nice balance with some relaxing activities too. We enjoy doing puzzles, cooking, reading, and time in our yard and watching movies (don’t forget the popcorn with the movies!). Jodi likes beading and David is a great artist. We have a guitar and Jodi can play a few chords but mostly the guitar sits in the corner. We are good at staying at home and enjoying down time as much as we enjoy our outdoor activities these days.

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Our Lifestyle

Our lifestyle is a combination of doing a little bit of everything. We enjoy being in the outdoors and doing things like going to the park for a walk or going to the waterfront to spend some time by the sea. We imagine family time at the park with your child where we can learn about whatever we see, get some fresh air, and just enjoy the simplicity of nature.

We also love to get out of town and enjoy camping or going to a rented cabin and exploring a new area. When your child is older, we imagine roasting marshmallows around the campfire or deciding whose turn it is to pick the nature hike for the day.

Time at home might be where we will enjoy doing puzzles or craft activities, cooking together, reading, and time in our yard. Of course, another favorite is watching a movie with a big bowl of homemade popcorn, (extra butter please).

Jodi likes beading and David is a great artist. We have a guitar and Jodi can play a few chords but mostly the guitar sits in the corner. Perhaps your child will have musical talents and we can all strum some tunes together. 🙂

We both grew up in places where playing in winter was part of life. Yes, we both ice skated on frozen ponds, snowshoed and we both learned to ski on hand-me down gear. We look forward to having a reason to build a snowman or snow fort again and can’t wait to share the joy and activities of winter with your little one. Bundle up… and don’t worry, there is always a hot chocolate at the end.

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Our Traditions

As a couple that lives far away from our family, our tradition is that every holiday may be a little different than the one before. We have had the opportunity to share holidays with family and friends near and far, and always enjoy whatever the holidays bring. From skiing on Christmas with friends or just us, to spending it with family in pajamas, we make sure that the holidays are enjoyable with some fun and laughter. We like experiences more than “stuff” and aim for the laughter and silliness to the maximum. Once your child joins our family, we look forward to creating some new traditions with them. Maybe it will be decorating an annual gingerbread house or reading fun holiday stories together.

On Halloween we are almost always home and like to cook up a meal and invite friends over to help hand out treats to all the trick or treaters. We really like all our neighbors, so often we pop over and say hi to them as well.

If we are staying local on Thanksgiving we like to go outside that morning and go for a long walk in the park with friends and their kids. It’s a great way to get in some good exercise before enjoying Thanksgiving dinner and pie! If we are visiting family, we will do whatever the family does and cherish time with them all.

For birthdays, in our family, you can guarantee that you’ll be getting a birthday card in the mail from Jodi. You can also bet that the card will be a little funny or likely downright silly. Birthdays, of course, involve a cake, and whatever is important to the birthday person.

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Our Personalities

David (as described by Jodi) is light hearted, joyful and gets along with everyone he meets. He has one of the kindest hearts of any person I have ever known. David truly has a gentle soul and spirit, and every day he wakes up happy. In fact I don’t think I have ever really seen him in a bad mood. He is considerate and is always striving to improve and grow as a person. He has challenged himself over the years and recently built a new deck in the yard which he taught himself to do on his own. If he doesn’t know how to do something he puts his energy into figuring it out, and this will surely be a good skill as he learns to be a dad. He will make a great dad someday and has enough love to share for little ones.

Jodi (as described by David) is a very caring person and has an unwavering love for all of her family and friends. She treasures those close to her and goes to great lengths to maintain those relationships. She is always looking for opportunities to get together with family and friends, whether it is for a quick coffee, or hosting everyone over for a barbecue. When we have friends and family over to our house she always makes sure everyone is taken care of. She has games for kids ready to go and makes sure everyone is included and has fun. Jodi always thinks of others before herself.

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Our Relationship With our Parents

Jodi’s parents live in rural New Hampshire. Jodi is very close with them and talks to them multiple times during the week. She travels regularly to see family and on a typical year she sees her folks about 4-5 times a year. In addition to visits, we’ve also taken vacations with them. They are really fun to be around and always engaged with Jodi, her siblings and their grandkids. Jodi’s parents are both very extremely supportive, active in life, and have been great role models for her. They are undeniably are a positive part of her life and they have lived a fun and interesting life so far. They are wonderful grandparents to the 4 grandchildren that they have and would love any new additions.

David’s mom and step-dad, and David’s father all live in rural Vermont. David’s mother and father divorced when he was very young. David lived with his mom and step-dad growing up, and was able to see his father pretty regularly. Even though they are all on the other side of the country, David stays in touch and we travel back to see them at least once or twice a year. They live within a couple hours of Jodi’s parents, so it is convenient to see all our parents when we travel east. David has a good relationship with his parents. They have been very accepting and supportive and have encouraged David through out his life. David’s mother thrives on being a grandmother and absolutely loves children. She has a huge heart and will thoroughly enjoy a new grandchild in the family.

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

Our hearts desire is to be a mom and a dad and adoption is the way for us to create the family we have always wanted. Family is about love, commitment, relationships, caring, dedication and trust, and we feel adoption is a special way to grow our family. We will provide your child with a loving home and look forward to teaching and nurturing your special little one. We will give them the opportunities to thrive throughout their life, and we will do all we can to love, protect and support them. We would be blessed and honored to be parents of your child.

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How a Child will Enrich our Lives

We look forward to growing our family through adoption and hope to enjoy the world with a little one. We look forward to teaching and helping them grow and develop to their fullest potential. We hope to provide a positive family lifestyle for a child and create a positive upbringing for him or her. We look forward to hearing them giggle and laugh and support them as they grow up. We feel that adoption will enrich our life as we will be able to share things like learning to ride a bike, how to play games, learning about responsibility, and things like helping with homework to name a few.

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What we will Teach your Child

We are really excited to share this life adventure with a little one. We hope to teach our children to be kind to others, be a positive contribution to our community and society, to be strong and independent and to learn how to maximize their personal gifts and talents. We look forward to finding out what they like and helping them to achieve their goals.

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What We will Tell your Child and Our Promise to You

Your child will always know their special story of adoption and while their mom and dad may be different than their birth mom and dad, we all have an important part in their life.
We are open to an on ongoing relationship, sharing photos, updates and visits if that is your desire.

We promise to always treasure the precious gift of your child and we will do everything we can to protect them and guide them and will love your child with all of our hearts.

When we Hold Your Child, These are our Thoughts

Jodi’s thoughts are that we are all connected in this universe and in this world, and what a special thing to be a part of the collective whole in raising a child. As they say it takes a village to raise a child and I would be honored and blessed to be a part of the village to raise this child.

David’s thoughts are that the birth mom can rest assured that we will treasure the little gift we have been bestowed, and we will do everything we can to protect and raise the little one. He hopes she will find peace knowing we will love this child with all our hearts.

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