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.  It would be such a tremendous honor if you chose us to become the parents of your child. We can provide your child with a loving home and life and we are 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.

While our families live in the State of Washington, we are 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 years and you are giving us hope that our dreams of becoming a mom and dad will come true.  It would be our honor to provide your baby with a safe and secure home, a loving family, and the most awesome life experiences imaginable. Glen was also adopted as a child and brings a unique perspective that will help to answer questions your child may have as they grow.

Thank you for the opportunity to share our lives with you.  We know that you have many choices available to you and that it takes incredible courage and trust to choose adoption for your baby. Should you decide that your baby will become a part of our family, please know that your baby will be loved unconditionally and supported always.  We would love for you to become a part of our family as well and we are committed to supporting you in every way possible.

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.

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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.  Jodie’s positivity and warm personality will make her a wonderful mom to your child!

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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 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.

I know that Glen is going to be a terrific dad for all of the great reasons why I love him.  He is loving and caring and he is grounded in family values and genuine enthusiasm for life’s simple joys.  He will be the kind of dad that gets down on the floor and wrestles with your child, he will read books and will love to start a new hobby with your child.  He will fix a bike when it’s broken, build a fort, and go to the grocery store at 5:00 am for anything that his family needs.  He is the family hero.

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Adoption in Our Lives

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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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 want your child to know you and your family and we would love to exchange photos, face-time calls, and personal visits and we will welcome the love and support you have for your child. Most importantly we want to do whatever is comfortable for you.

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What Kind of Parents We Will Be

We both have lots of experience with children.  Jodie was babysitting since she was 12 years old and has also taken care of her nieces and nephews.  Glen also has experience with taking care of his nieces and nephews.  He also was a camp counselor for two years in high school.  There is so much that we are looking forward to teaching your child and experiencing the love and laughter of being parents.  We dream of reading bedtime stories to your child, taking them to swimming practice, seeing them graduate high school and starting college.  We will teach your child to be confident, but humble; to be honest, respectful, and trustworthy, and to be independent, but to also not be afraid to ask for help.  We want them to love unconditionally and to enjoy life to the fullest.

Our parental superpowers are that we are playful achievers who believe that life is best experienced through adventure and every day new experiences. We encourage our niece and nephews to follow what gives them joy. When Glen’s nephew expressed that he liked working with drones, Glen encouraged him to continue to follow his heart. Jodie attended both of her nephew’s high school graduations and loves to visit them and hear about what’s new in their lives. She is such a good listener and they really like talking to her because she’s so interested in who they are.

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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. We like to ride bikes, go for a run, and play in the ocean with friends. We envision walking down the beach, each holding one hand of your baby while he/she swings back and forth just high enough to miss the sand and ocean. We can’t wait to see your child ride without training wheels for the first time and watch the sheer joy of accomplishment in a smile from ear to ear! We love to travel to different countries to see new places, meet interesting people and learn from other cultures. We can’t wait to take a child on family bike rides and for your child to join us in finding new adventures and hobbies that they enjoy.  We travel to our neighbor islands about four times per year for mini-vacations with friends.

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. It would be even more special with your child sitting between us!

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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Racial & Cultural Diversity

We believe that racial and cultural diversity offers us the 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.

We have a very diverse group of friends that are African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander so your child will grow up with role models that look like them that they can learn from and ask questions of them. Your baby will know his/her own race and culture and we would love to learn about your own family traditions to share with them. 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 in a small beach town that has the best beaches in the world. We live in a beautiful 3 bedroom home in a neighborhood that is full of young families and lots of kids on our street that enjoy playing outside. Every day we look forward to our walks with Maia. Truth be told, she walks us! It will be so much fun to walk Maia with your child saying hi to everyone we meet and catching up with neighbors on the big accomplishments of the day. We live in a very diverse community that is close to the beach and mountains and we enjoy living around people of different ethnicities and cultures and have many great friendships with our neighbors who can’t wait to welcome your child into their lives as well. We would love to take your child to our neighbor’s bar-b-que across the street and watch the children play together in their big bouncy house as the dogs run around greeting everyone and hoping to sneak a bite of a hotdog.

We can’t wait to introduce your child to Aunty Bonnie, Aunty Brigitte, Uncles Ryan and Ben, Aunties Kendra and Kara, Aunty Marcy, and Uncle Bo who all live within 3 miles of us. We can’t wait for Aunty Bonnie to teach your child how to use the 3D printer and Glo Forge for the first time to make his/her first craft! Going swimming with Uncle Ryan who can show us all the cool sea life at the beach park. Who knows, we might even find a cool pair of sunglasses left behind by another kid. We could work together to find the owner of the lost sunglasses and gain a lifelong friend. I would love to see your child playing music on Uncle Ben’s synthesizers or learning to play the ukulele when grandpa comes to visit!

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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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Our Families & Friends

Our families reside in Washington State. Glen’s mom passed away in 2007 and his dad, brothers, niece, and nephew live in Eastern Washington.  Jodie’s family also lives in Washington including her sister, mother, father, and two nephews.  We visit family often and make our annual family trip to the mountains a priority.  We rent a cabin each year in a snowy town where we can spend quality time with family playing games, watching movies, and playing in the snow.

Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian. The word is often used to describe close friends, co-workers, in addition to actual family members. We have a large Ohana in Hawaii. Our friends are a wonderful support network who never hesitate to help each other in times of need. We regularly spend time with friends and extended families during weekend pool parties, holiday gatherings, and many times, for no special reason.

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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, such as yearly trips to see our family in Washington, 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 to enjoy the mountain air and snow-capped landscape in Leavenworth, a Bavarian village where we love to spend lots of time during winter. It becomes the Village of Lights during Christmas and we can’t wait to 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 love, protect and care for your child who will be the greatest gift we could ever hope for;
We promise to always be honest with your child about where they came from and to always talk about you with love, honor and respect;
We promise to provide your child with amazing life experiences; We promise to be involved in your child’s life and their happiness will always be the biggest priority in our 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!