Glen and Jodie

Married Since: 2010

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Thank you for taking 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.

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

Photos

Dear Expectant Mom,

Thank you for taking 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, but how can you possibly be convinced of that from a few words in a letter? We invite you to dive into our profile and imagine the loving home and life we will provide for your baby. We hope that you view the pictures and begin to realize that 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 baby to sleep 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 has 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 be honored to return the favor 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

Q&A

Tell us about your home and neighborhood.

We live on the beautiful island of Oahu. Our town is a small beach town that is often highlighted as having the best beaches in the world. We love our beaches as they are in a quiet and safe neighborhood, and 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 kitchen upgrade, resurfaced pool, remodeled our living space downstairs, and other essential projects to make our home as safe and comfortable as possible.

When you have a 3 day weekend, what do you like to do.

Generally, 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 a mini vacation. 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.

Do you have pets? Tell us about them.

Yes, we have a dog named Maia. She’s a goofy 12-week old boxer puppy and she has already captured our hearts. Our 9-year old boxer, Reggie, passed away a few months ago. We loved Reggie dearly and 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. We hope that Maia grows up together with our baby and that they become best friends!

What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?

We want to teach our child(ren) 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 hope to teach them to love unconditionally and enjoy life to the fullest.

What will you tell your child about his/her birth mom.

As an adopted child (Glen), I am most grateful that my adoptive parents shared as much as they knew with me from my earliest childhood years. I would like to be honest and make sure our child has a very positive perception of his/her birth mom. I will share that I imagine that making a choice to place your child for adoption is probably one of the most difficult decisions anyone would make in a lifetime. I will say that it must’ve taken incredible courage to acknowledge that someone else might be able to provide a better life for her baby than she could offer. I would say that the decision is an incredible act of selflessness and she should be admired and respected for it.

How will a child enrich your life?

We have so much to teach and experience with our child. We look forward to the small experiences that make us laugh and love even more. We look forward to being a parent to help a child learn and grow. We look forward to reading time, swimming practice, graduation, college, and all the other life experiences that we can be part of.

Describe your last vacation or day-trip.

We recently traveled to Switzerland and France. We had so much fun together. Our favorite activity on a trip is to run in the morning to explore our surroundings. We also like to eat new foods and meet new people. We hiked in the mountains of Switzerland past glaciers (in the summer time!), waterfalls and fields of flowers. We ate as much as we could. We hopped a train to France then rode bikes with a tour group to watch the Tour de France. It was an amazing experience. There were times when we weren’t sure if we should laugh or cry. (Jodie did cry). We talked several times about how much fun it will be to take our child on a trip like this.

When you close your eyes and see yourself holding your precious baby in your arms, what are your thoughts regarding his or her birth mother?

We hope she feels that she made the right choice. We are honored that she trusted us with her little gift to the world. We hope that she feels proud that she helped two people fulfill their dream of having a baby.

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