Married Since: 2012

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Your child will not fall without knowing we are there to pick them up. They will always be our first priority and we will make sure the decision you made with all your heart is not forgotten.

Glenn and Julia

from Maryland

Glenn

Ancestry: English, German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Senior Vice President

Education: M.S.

Hobbies: Working out, Playing sports, Board games, Travel, Going out with friends and family

Julia

Ancestry: Irish, German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Sales Manager

Education: B.A.

Hobbies: Cooking, Baking, Running, Reading, Travel, Hiking with dogs

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American, African American / Asian, African American / Caucasian, Asian, Caucasian / Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Hispanic, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Pacific Islander

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

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From Us to You

We can’t possibly understand the decision you are making at this time. What you are considering takes strength and courage, and has not fallen lightly on our hearts. We would like to say thank you for just reading our profile and considering us as parents to your child. We have struggled for years to grow our family, but are hopeful that, due to your bravery, we might have the opportunity to make our family complete. We will love your little boy or girl unconditionally and provide them with a life full of family, love, education, travel and adventures.

Your child will not go without a big, loving family! We live near both set of grandparents, aunts, uncles and 5 cousins that cannot wait to dote on their new family member. We are a very close family that spends weekends together going to dinner or cooking out. We also have two sweet dogs, Mick and Neala, who are excited to have someone to run around with and protect, but in return, they do require treats!

We live on an acre of land near the bay and love to be out on the water during the summer. Our community is wonderful and holds block parties for all the neighbors to be together. Our street is full of children riding bikes and neighbors walking. We are a very active family and enjoy any outside activity. We love to travel, even if it is just a day trip to explore a new town and we can’t wait to share that with your child.

As this decision weighs on your heart, please know we will love your baby with everything we have. The dream of having a child is in every moment of our day and we cannot wait to teach them how to walk, talk, ride a bike, brush their teeth, read… The list goes on and on. They will not fall without knowing we are there to pick them up. They will always be our first priority and we will make sure the decision you made with all your heart is not forgotten.

Sincerely,
Glenn & Julia

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

Adoption has been a part of our relationship from the beginning. Julia found out while we were dating that she would have a difficult time becoming pregnant. Glenn has been 100% supportive from the beginning. We knew we wanted to be parents and that our family would not be complete without a little one. We feel strongly that adoption is the path forward for us as a family. We are confident that we will provide a beautiful home, family, and life full of opportunity.

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About Glenn

Glenn is the strongest person I know. We met 10 years ago, and I knew right away that I had found my forever. We went on our first date that lasted over 6 hours! We found out how much we had in common and that we even went to the same high school. I still have text messages saved from him after our first dates. He is loyal and loves with his whole heart. He shows this to me and our spoiled dogs daily. Since the day we met, he has loved and protected me and the family we are building. He is not just a partner in life, he is my best friend. Through our 12 years together, he has grown in a million ways and shown strength in difficult situations. I cannot wait to see him love our future child.

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About Julia

Julia will tell you that when we met she knew I was the guy she would eventually marry. I didn’t know that at the time, but realized shortly thereafter! She is able to knock down walls easily with her ability to understand and show patience. I knew right away I couldn’t let her go. I did realize early on in our relationship that she was meant to be a mom. Her patience, unconditional love, honesty and zest to live life to the fullest are just a few of her many personality traits that will make her an unbelievable mother. When she puts her mind to something you know it is going to be amazing. She’s simply the most beautiful, caring, loving person I’ve ever known, and I don’t believe our hearts will be full until we have the opportunity to raise and love a child of our own together.

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Our Home

We live in wonderful community of 26 houses near a river in Maryland. It has hiking trails and community events for everyone to gather together to celebrate holidays. Our favorite community holiday is Halloween; we dress up our dogs Neala and Mick and sit around the bonfire. We can’t wait to go trick or treating and hang up lights for the holidays with your child. Everyone brings food to share. You can’t go for a quick walk here, lol, you will always have someone outside with their dogs or kids and a 15 minute walk turns into hours! We give each other gifts and even dog presents to celebrate holidays! We walked dog presents around the community and to have a little one next to us would have made it complete! Our community supports all cultures and welcomes all. That has never been a question. Our favorite restaurant is only 4 miles away and allows dogs on the patio! We are frequent visitors and they always have a treat ready for Neala and Mick! Our house is 3 levels with 4 bedrooms. We spent the last 2 years renovating our house to make it our dream house. Each room shows our love for being cozy and inviting. Our favorite room is the family room! In the winter we have fires going in our fireplace and big cozy couches. We live on an acre of land with a fenced-in backyard for our dogs, who love to race around and let us know when deer might be approaching. Our house has a back deck with a screened-in porch, where we spend most of our time during good weather. We love sitting by the fire-pit and enjoying the woods behind our house. We have been in our home for 10 years and love all the changes we have made to make it our dream home for our future family!

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Our Sweet Pups

We have two sweet dogs. The first is named Mick and he runs the house. Neala is 9 months old and full of energy! We have a family tradition of naming our animals after something from Ireland, where Julia’s dad’s family is from. Neala and Mick are super spoiled! We like to take them everywhere we go when allowed and tend to even plan trips around allowing pets! They love racing round, playing and going to visit our family members’ dogs! Neala loves toys and Mick likes to take toys away!

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Our Families

We are very lucky to live near our family. We have both sets of grandparents who live within 10 minutes of us. Our extended family in the area consists of 2 aunts and 2 uncles and their 5 children (our nieces and nephews). Julia’s parents have been together for over 46 years and shown what family and dedication means. We are very close to our family. Holidays are full of activities, food, and laughter. They are also very loud with everyone! We have a tradition on Christmas that each person has to take a turn opening the big gift. We also have a traditions that smell amazing; we make homemade cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning. We also adopt a family to buy presents for; it’s always been important to give back. We can’t wait to see your little one opening presents and giving the dogs their stockings. We can be competitive at times when it comes to playing games! “Guess Who” and cards is a go-to when we are all together. Our nieces and nephews are a priority to us; we attend all sporting events and never miss a birthday! We also have family in the south which makes for a fun road trip to visit our niece and nephew. We love getting together for crab boils and cook outs on the weekends and enjoy going out on the boat to swim and fish.

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Racial and Cultural Diversity

We welcome all with the understanding that is important to make your child’s background a part of their everyday life. We understand the importance of knowing and understanding your culture and will work on every opportunity to support that not only for your child but for our whole family.

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Family Traditions

Traditions are extremely important for us! We love celebrating all holidays and the little things we do for each! For Halloween we love to dress up our dogs in costumes while the kids trick or treat in our neighborhood. We celebrate St. Nick’s day which is the night before Christmas. We leave a shoe out and it gets filled up with treats and a Christmas ornament. We try to out-do each other! Christmas is a whole day of fun traditions! On Christmas Eve we watch a Christmas movie to prep for the next day! We make homemade cinnamon buns to start of the day, then it is off to spend time with the family. St. Patrick’s Day is also a fun tradition with our family where we make Irish soda bread and dress in all green! We also take off work for our birthdays to celebrate and take time to spend together!

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Our Lifestyle

We both work full time and are lucky enough to work at home! Our day starts with our dogs waking Glenn up around 5 a.m.! Every morning we take a walk around the neighborhood with them to get some energy out before our work day starts. Julia sometimes meets a friend who lives nearby to go for a run together. We also take the time to chat to each other about what our day looks like. We are big on meal prepping, so we are ready to go! Glenn has his office on the main floor and Julia works on the third floor in an office. The best part about working from home is the fact that we get to eat lunch together every day! We end our day between 5 and 6 and then take another walk with the dogs and finally settle down to eat dinner! Once a week we go out on a date night for dinner. We love to play cards and watch the news. We save our favorite shows for the weekends! We are big on working out and have a gym in our house. We sneak in workouts when we have breaks in our day. Julia loves to read but found out the hard way she can’t during the week because she will stay up way too late trying to finish the book! During the summer we might even take a quick boat ride on the river to have some extra fun! We have great friends who live near us that we love to go to concerts with, brunch once a month and even trips!

When we bring your baby home, we will take full leave and then go back to our jobs with the support of our family who will watch your child. We are very lucky to have full support from our families and they can’t wait to spend tim with your little one! They will be at our home while we work. We both work from home so it will be perfect to be able to sneak away to spend time with your little one!

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How a Child will Enrich our Lives

We have always wanted a family and believe we will be amazing parents who will provide a life full of education, travel and support around your child. A child is the missing piece to our family. A child will enrich our lives in an unmeasurable way. Each day will be different and full of experiences. From watching milestones to learning each day how to make sure your child is thriving. Having someone count on us every second would be the best gift. We want the opportunity to give our love to a child and create a family unit.

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On a Typical, 3-Day Weekend

When we have a long weekend we love to do day trips that are full of activities like hiking, exploring new towns and trying new restaurants. Our favorite spot is a small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Our favorite restaurant there has the best pizza! They make everything from scratch. Glenn is a pizza lover and tends to make the hour long drive when we have a craving! They have festivals there and close down the main street. Two to three times a year we stay for a weekend and ride bikes around the town. The hotel we stay at allows dogs, so of course we bring them! It is important for us to spend time with our friends and family as well. Julia’s bother lives in a community with a beach, so we like to spend time with family there on the weekends during the summer. Our friends throw annual parties that we look forward to every year over the long Labor Day weekend. We can’t wait to bring your little one and join in on the fun with our friends’ children.

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Vacations

Our last vacation was to Italy. We traveled to Rome, Florence, Positano, Capri and Tuscany. We had a wonderful time exploring and eating a ton of pasta! In Rome we were able to see the Colosseum, which was amazing. In Florence, our favorite spot was the Dome of Florence Cathedral. It was massive and beautiful. Pasitano has the most beautiful beach and shops. We are early risers so we started every morning with a walk around the new area. We love to go on tours and understand different cultures and admire the architecture. Our favorite spot would have to be Tuscany! The landscape was amazing and we loved stopping at small towns while on drives.

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What We will Teach your Child

We will teach your child the importance of family and of being a good, well-rounded person. We will provide experiences that build character and strengthen independence and confidence. We believe it is important to foster their personality and allow them to grow into the person they are supposed to become. Each child is different and should be understood and then provided with the tools to grow. We are open to all cultures and believe in ensuring that their culture is always a part of their life.

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What We will Tell your Child about You and our Thoughts

We will always be honest with your child about you. This is something we will discuss with you during the process to ensure the right communication, but honesty is always the important part of the conversation. We will never hold your child back from asking questions and we will answer them to the best of our ability. We will come up with a plan to ensure everyone is on the same page and feels included.

Thank you. Thank you for having the strength to make a hard decision to provide a life for your child and for giving a family the opportunity to have a child. Honestly, we tear up knowing what a selfless sacrifice you are making. We do not take that for granted one bit.

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Our Promise to You

Our promise to you is that our world will be devoted to providing a loving, supportive, patient, and safe home for your child. We also promise to be parents who provide a safe place to grow and develop into a strong compassionate individual. We will encourage and incorporate your child’s heritage. We will provide experiences through education, travel, family, and conversation that will support growth and openness.

Message Glenn and Julia

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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 Glenn and Julia

  • 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!