Married Since: 2010

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We invite you to dive into our profile and take a look at the loving home and life we will provide for your baby and get a sense of who we are – an active and fun family ready to give all our love, support, and dedication to your baby.

Glen and Jodie

from Hawaii

Glen

Ancestry: German, French

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Vice President of Operations

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Running, Triathlon, Movies, Games

Jodie

Ancestry: German, Irish, English

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Financial Planning Vice President

Education: BA/Financial Planner Cert.

Hobbies: Running, Triathlon, Home improvement

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Glen

Animal
Dog
Color
Blue
Family Activity
Having dinner together
Food
Sushi and clam chowder
Hobby
Running and exercise
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Binge watching Netflix
Subject in School
Biology
Music
80's - all of it
Vacation Spot
Leavenworth, Washington

Jodie

Animal
Dog
Color
Blue
Family Activity
Dinner and games
Food
Italian
Hobby
Running
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Anything outside
Subject in School
Pottery
Music
Dave Matthews
Vacation Spot
Leavenworth, Washington
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From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and view our profile. We can’t begin to comprehend the difficult choice you are making, but we want you to know that we are committed to supporting you in every way possible throughout the adoption process. It would be such a tremendous honor if you chose us to become the adoptive parents of your child. We invite you to dive into our profile and take a look at the loving home and life we will provide for your baby and get a sense of who we are – an active and fun family ready to give all our love, support, and dedication to your baby.

We are Jodie, Glen and our dog, Maia. We live in a small community in Hawaii where you can’t go to a store without running into a friend and our home is close to some of the best beaches in the world. Our backyard has a large mango tree that provides fruit every August and a pool that we can play in year-round because of the warm weather. We have a quiet bedroom for your baby to sleep in and dream about the future.

We have a passion for living a healthy lifestyle that includes eating tasty food and getting outside often for exercise and fun. We like to ride bikes, go for a run, and play in the ocean with friends. We have each completed 9 Ironman triathlons and various other races which have taught us to work hard, learn from our mistakes, and stay committed to our goals. We have built a network of friends that support each other through the ups and downs of work and family. We love to travel to different countries to see new places, meet interesting people and learn from other cultures. We picture your child joining us in what we love to do and also finding adventures and hobbies of their own.

We are also surrounded by our Hawaii Ohana, which means “family” in Hawaiian. We are ready to begin an incredibly rewarding journey that we’ve dreamed and planned for. You are giving us hope and we would honor you by providing your baby with the most awesome life experiences imaginable. Additionally, Glen was adopted as a child and brings a unique perspective that will help to answer questions and offer support as your baby grows.

We know that you have many choices available to you and that it must take incredible courage and trust to choose adoption for your baby. Thank you for the opportunity to share our lives with you and we hope that you can imagine your baby as part of our family knowing for the rest of your life that you made the right choice and that your baby is loved unconditionally and supported always.

Warm and loving regards,
Glen and Jodie

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We tried to conceive and sought guidance and support from our family doctor for several years to start a family. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful, but we knew we weren’t ready to give up our dream of growing our family. Adoption was always something we were open to and an exciting option for us as we continue to pursue parenthood.

As an adopted child I (Glen) am most grateful that my adoptive parents shared as much as they knew with me from my earliest childhood years. I am grateful that my birth mother gave me the opportunity to experience a wonderful life. We believe we would have a special and unique connection with an adopted child of our own. We have so much to teach and experience with a child. We look forward to reading time, swimming practice, graduation, college, and all the other life experiences that we can be part of. The exciting part about adoption is that our child will have an extended family network to know and love.

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About Jodie, by Glen

I specifically remember one date with Jodie very early in our relationship. We went to a movie and just before the movie started, she asked me for my hand. I hesitated slightly and offered my hand palm up expecting she wanted to learn and share my inner secrets. She grabbed my hand palm up and spit her gum in it. I laughed. It surprised me! I think that’s the first time I really knew she really liked me.  Jodie has a playful side that I love to see. Sometimes we will both sing in the car to a grunge rock song. I’m not sure she really likes grunge rock, but I know she loves to sing. I love to see her happy. We have a dog, Maia. She’s a boxer and lives up to the breed’s goofy reputation. Jodie is so happy to see her when she gets home from work. She also has a very professional and more serious part of her personality that I respect and admire. She is very outgoing, personable and quick to make friends. I think what I love most about Jodie is that she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I trust her completely and I try to do things to make her happy. I love her unconditionally and look forward to spending the rest of our lives together.

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About Glen, by Jodie

I instantly liked Glen the first time that I met him.  He was easy to talk with and I could tell he is just a good guy.  As I got to know him better, I learned that he is successful at everything that he puts his mind to; however, he is very humble and would never brag.  He inspires and supports me to do all of the things that I am afraid of.  He helps me to see beyond the obvious and to think of the greater possibilities.  He is also a kid at heart with a great sense of humor.  We laugh a lot, usually at silly things.  We try to not take life too seriously.  I love that Glen relishes in the “small” traditions that we share.  Such as the warm cinnamon rolls that we make each Christmas morning, singing loudly in the car, and dinner with friends and family on Sundays.  We share the same values, goals, and dreams. We are true partners and I can’t wait to experience parenthood with him.

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Our Relationship with You

The decision to place your baby for adoption is an incredible act of selflessness and we admire and respect you. We promise to offer your child every opportunity to know you and your family.  We would love to exchange photos, face-time calls, and personal visits. We will welcome the love and support you have for your child. Most importantly we want to do whatever is comfortable for you, and we welcome your participation in baby’s life.

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What Kind of Parents We Will Be

We will be enthusiastically engaged in your child’s life. We are excited to support, teach, discipline, play, console, listen, and assume any other role we need to create a positive and caring family environment for your child. We will provide guidance and allow space for him/her to make life decisions within a strong framework of values and dreams. Of course, we do not subscribe to physical punishment of any kind and will practice other forms of discipline when needed to course correct. We want to teach them to be confident, but humble. To be honest, respectful, and trustworthy. We will teach them to be independent, but not fear asking for help. Be ambitious and follow dreams. We will teach them to love unconditionally and enjoy life to the fullest.

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Our Lifestyle

Our favorite wall board best explains our life. It says, “Welcome to our humble home full of mundane chores and the buzz of regular life… Which is really secret code for ‘Here lives the most magical of creatures and superheroes living the greatest love story of all time.’”

We work hard during the week and take time to stay active, enjoy our friendships, and tackle projects at home outside of work. Our neighborhood is full of young families and lots of kids on our street that enjoy playing outside. Every evening we explore side streets and chase a few cats with our boxer puppy, Maia. Truth be told, she walks us!

We wake up on Saturday mornings looking forward to our morning run followed by breakfast with good friends. There is always a race to train for, so we spend the day riding our bikes or swimming with turtles in the ocean. The beach is only two miles from our front door. On Saturday evenings, you can usually find us having dinner with friends at our favorite sushi place or our favorite Mexican restaurant. We like to end our nights binge watching “Big Bang Theory” with Maia sleeping on the couch between us.

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Racial & Cultural Diversity

Cultural diversity offers us an opportunity to learn and respect differences in all people whether those differences are based on race, spirituality, economy, geography, or other cultural qualities. One of the reasons we love to travel is to experience and learn all the unique aspects of cultures around the world. We learn to be humble and respectful of cultures and traditions that we are not accustomed to. This also teaches us humility at home and abroad.

We promise to offer opportunities for your child to learn about his/her culture. We will teach respect for people regardless of the color of their skin, religious affiliation, or their economic situation. Your baby will know his/her own culture and we would love to learn about your own family traditions. They will know that these are all things that make him/her unique and special.

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Home & Neighborhood

We live on a beautiful island in Hawaii. Our town is a small beach town that is often highlighted as having the best beaches in the world. Our neighborhood is quiet and safe and in close proximity to all the daily living essentials such as grocery stores, restaurants, and Target. Since we moved into our home in 2009, we’ve completed many projects such as a kitchen upgrade, pool resurface, downstairs living space remodel, and other essential projects to make our home as safe and comfortable as possible for a baby.

In our free time, we like to go on a bike ride or tackle a small project around the house.  We travel to our neighbor islands about four times per year for mini-vacations with friends. We always love to have dinner with our friends or invite them to our house with their dogs to play in the pool. It’s nice to relax on Sunday night and know that we have one more day of play before the work week starts again.

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Our Sweet Puppy, Maia

We have a dog named Maia. She’s a goofy 1-year old boxer and she has already captured our hearts. Our 9-year old boxer, Reggie, passed away last year. We loved Reggie dearly and he will always be in our hearts. We decided we could not live without the love and positive energy of a dog, specifically the kind nature of a boxer. Maia came to us by coincidence and unexpectedly, but we loved her from the first day we saw her. She is so sweet. She loves to cuddle and is very adventurous. Your baby will have a built in best friend in Maia!

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Traditions & Travel

Life has certainly changed since 2020 and throughout the pandemic. We put some of our old traditions on hold and have developed new ones. Our friends here in Hawaii are like our family and we look forward to every opportunity to be with them. We imagine a highchair at the end of the table for our little one to bring a smile to everyone’s faces during Christmas dinner as the dogs eat the food that somehow found the floor. We will take your baby on our Saturday morning runs in a stroller and eventually run together! We can’t wait to take your child to the beach to experience waves for the first time.

We hope to rekindle some pre-pandemic traditions like our annual trip to Washington to see our family and enjoy the mountain air and snow-capped landscape. We look forward to spending the afternoons in the village while we sled down the small snow hill with your child before heading back to the cabin for a warm cup of cocoa. We love to travel and learn about other cultures around the world and plan to continue traveling as a family of three. We picture your child sitting high on Glen’s shoulders soaking in all the experiences from the best seat in the house.

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Our Promise to You

We promise to provide love, protection, and care for the greatest gift we could hope to receive. We promise to always be honest with your child about where they came from and to always talk about you in a positive light. We promise to offer experiences, but not try to control every outcome. We promise to be engaged in the life of your child and make him/her the priority in our daily lives.

Message Glen and Jodie

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Glen and Jodie

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!