David and Jodi

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

>
<

From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and look over our profile. We understand it must be very difficult to make such an important decision in your life, and we wish you the very best in this part of your journey. Follow your heart, and may you find comfort in knowing that we are thinking of you.

We would like to share a little about ourselves. We both grew up on the east coast and met in Washington in 2001. Jodi grew up in New Hampshire and moved to the North Pacific in 1999 for a job offer, and David grew up in Vermont and moved out here for a job in 2000. We dated for 5 years, and then got married in 2006. We do not have any children and have 2 sweet, loving, friendly kitty cats. We own our home and we really enjoy the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. We have family in Washington State, Colorado, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We travel regularly to see family and also travel a lot to enjoy fun adventures!

David is a Civil Engineer who works on designing street improvements, school projects, private jobs and so forth. He likes the outdoors, and loves to try new things. He has a kind heart, a big soul, an even temperament and is loving, thoughtful, and sensitive. He also enjoys indoor stuff like cooking, relaxing, and reading. 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 little ones and will be great during the baby phase!

Jodi is a Nurse Case Manager who works at the hospital helping patients and their families prepare for discharge to their homes or to the community. She really loves the outdoors, and spends much of her time staying active and exploring the Pacific Northwest. She has a lot of energy, and loves doing new things and experiencing a variety of recreational opportunities. She is thoughtful, giving, hardworking, and deeply caring. She loves kids, volunteers 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.

We are open minded people, and we have a strong set of values. We believe in being kind to others and giving back to our community. We also adopt the philosophy of, “work hard and play hard” and enjoy relaxing too! We are looking forward to raising a child who is strong, respectful; independent, kind-hearted, and will contribute positively to society. That is our wish for your child, whenever they join us in our lives. We are open to parenting a child of any race or ethnicity and either gender.

Hopefully you have a better sense of who we are. If there are other questions you may have about us, hopefully we can 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

>
<

About David

When I first met David I knew he was the type of guy you would want to marry. He 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. David is very family oriented and I believe he will be the most wonderful father. He comes from a line of dedicated dads, and he will soon follow in their footsteps. He will be a nurturing, caring and compassionate father who will always support his family and his children. I am excited to be with him through this journey so that we can support our children through their life. David loves to do all different sorts of things like jogging, cooking, woodworking, skiing and hiking and he always says yes a new experience. He enjoys family activities and cultural events, summer barbecues with family and friends and also 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 any child would be so very lucky to have him as a father. He truly is one of those rare finds with a kind heart, gentle soul and he will be a great family man.

>
<

About Jodi

Jodi possesses many great qualities, but 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 kids ready to go and makes sure everyone is included and has fun. Jodi always thinks of others before herself. She also loves to get out and experience the world around her. She has given me, and many others, a great appreciation for the beautiful world around us and how much fun it is to get out and enjoy it. She enjoys sharing the outdoors with her friends and family whether it is a hike, or a trip down the street to the park. Overall Jodi lives a lifestyle of being active and healthy. Just as much as she loves to get outside, she also loves to curl up on the couch and finish a book or simply enjoy a quiet evening. I look forward to every day with her and I’m excited for the opportunity to parent with her and enjoy the world with her and a special child together. She will be an excellent mother and would protect and nurture a child with all her heart.

>
<

Our Families

We are both very lucky to have very 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 your heart, and explore the world. We both have such wonderful parents and siblings, that 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 on average. We also have aunts, uncles and cousins in Washington which is great. We are so excited to introduce your baby to all of our family 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.

>
<

Cultural Diversity

We live in a very 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/Hawaiian and come from 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, 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.

>
<

How We Met

We both moved to Washington from New England, Jodi in 1999 and David in 2000 and then we both met in 2001. We both had some family in Washington and had aunts who had been friends for many years. They put us in touch with each other and we connected and went out. We discovered that we shared many interests. Over that first summer we dated and spent more and more time together. We both shared many common interests and our relationship blossomed. After a few years we moved in together and then got married in 2006. We both enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest and also love to go back east to see family and enjoy exploring new areas. Our relationship has deepened as we have shared many experiences together over the years and look forward to having a family together.

>
<

Our Home

We live in a comfortable home in a residential neighborhood in Washington. Our home has an open concept 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. The baby’s room will be right across the landing from our room which will be nice for the baby and toddler years. 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 complement our garden as they walk by. Our back yard is fully fenced and private, with great space for barbecues and kids playing. When we have friends over, their kids love to throw a ball in our yard or play games in this nice space. We also have two friendly cats, Duke and Naia, that can be found snoozing on the couch when they aren’t chasing each other and playing. 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 for kids to explore 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 you see many families enjoying all the area has to offer.

>
<

Our Sweet Kitties

We have 2 cats who are extremely social and friendly.Duke is black and white and he likes children and babies. He will lay 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!

>
<

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.

>
<

Our Lifestyle

We are both down-to-earth people and our lifestyle reflects that. We value each other and all the people in our lives. Relationships and experiences bring us the most joy in life, and we strive to keep our relationships and experiences positive and enjoyable. We have a healthy balanced lifestyle and feel a little one will add to this balance and joy. We both have a strong work ethic and we know how to have fun, relax, and experience life to the fullest. We love doing outdoor activities where we can experience the beauty of nature and we are also really enjoying our quiet days at home.

>
<

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, 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” so we keep the material items at a minimal and aim for the laughter and silliness at a maximum. Once children join our family we look forward to creating some new traditions with them.

For example, 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 kiddos. 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.

>
<

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.

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.

>
<

Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We look forward to growing our family and have always wanted to build our family through adoption. These days people can create a family many ways, and we feel a calling towards adoption. Family is about love, commitment, relationships, caring, dedication, trust and we feel adoption is a special way to grow a family. We will strive to provide a loving home for a child and look forward to teaching and nurturing that special little one. We will work hard to give them the opportunities to thrive throughout their life, and we will do what we can to love, protect and support them. We feel adoption is a blessing and an honor for the adoptive families.

>
<

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.

>
<

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.

>
<

What We will Tell your Child about You

We look forward to asking the birth mother what she wants us to tell her child. We will share with our child whatever may be appropriate about their birthmother or birthfather depending on what the birthparents want us to share, and also how old the child is when things come up. Through life our child will know they are adopted and that their adopted mom/dad is different than their birth mom/dad, and both have an important part in the child’s life.

>
<

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.

Message David and Jodi

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

Contact David and Jodi

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

Contact Us

Get your Free Adoption Packet

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

We respect your privacy. View our Privacy Policy.

We respect your privacy. View our Privacy Policy.

Speak with a Specialist 1-800-367-2367