Married Since: 2019

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Words cannot express how grateful we are that you are considering us for such a generous gift. We can guarantee that your child will receive unconditional love from the both of us. Strong family values are something that we both hold in high regard and we plan on providing stability and support for your child.

James and Magen

from Washington

James

Ancestry: Ashkenazi Jewish, French, Irish

Religion: Agnostic

Occupation: Meat Cutter

Education: AA

Hobbies: Surfing, Snowboarding, Camping, Golfing

Magen

Ancestry: German, Italian, Other

Religion: Agnostic

Occupation: Office Manager/Dental Assistant

Education: Dental Assistant

Hobbies: Crafting, Camping, Needle felting, Painting, Hiking

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Spiritual

Favorites

James

Hobby
Snowboarding
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Painting
Sport
Soccer
Food
Mexican
Vacation Spot
Tahoe
Family Activity
Camping
Childhood Memory
Columbia Gorge road trip
Thing to Cook
Grilled cheese
Animals
Dogs

Magen

Hobby
Hiking and nature walks
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Crafting
Sport
Hockey
Food
Thai
Vacation Spot
Maui
Family Activity
Camping
Childhood Memory
Vacations at Porcupine Bay
Thing to Cook
Anything Asian
Animal
Dogs
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

We would like to start out by saying how thankful we are that you are taking the time to read our profile. If you select us to raise your baby this will be our first child. We will be new parents, but we have a huge community of family and friends around us who can help and guide us along this journey.

In our lovely home your baby will have a room all their own and a nice fenced backyard that they can have fun and play in. We have two sweet, playful dogs that love to cuddle and give hand kisses. There are a multitude of parks around our town that offer opportunities for children of all ages to get together and build friendships. The children’s museum, a few short minutes away, provides kids a place to learn and explore. Your child’s home with us will be a stable, loving one and we can also provide financial security for them.

Your baby will have the opportunity to grow up in one of the most beautiful places in the world. They will be surrounded by lush, green forests and towering, snow-capped mountains. We love the outdoors and are excited to take your child camping. We want to expose them to the things that we love to do and places we love to go, but we will not force them to do something they don’t enjoy. We look forward to helping them find what they love. If they love music, we will encourage them to learn more about it and support them if they want to play an instrument. If they have a sport they love to play, we will drive them to every practice and attend every game. If they love art or reading, we will provide them with what they need to enjoy those activities. If it turns out that they love to spell and want to compete in spelling bees, neither of us will be much help since we are terrible spellers, but we will always be there to cheer for them, win or lose.

When we met, we were both at a point in our lives where we were looking for a devoted relationship. We found each other on an online dating site. After exchanging messages for a few weeks, we decided to meet in person and have been inseparable ever since. We had been together for six years when James proposed and we started trying to grow our family. A year and a half later, we were married at an intimate ceremony, surrounded by our closest family and friends. After two and a half years of trying for a pregnancy, with no luck, we both agreed we were meant to adopt.

As your baby grows up in our home, we want to be able to share the milestones with you through letters, emails, and photos. We would love to have a picture of you, one of your choosing, that we could frame and display in our home. When your child gets older, we will encourage them to write to you themselves. If you wish to have less contact, you need only to let us know. We want you to know how eternally grateful we are that you are considering us for this most precious gift.

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

When we first met, we both expressed a desire to start a family. We love each other so much, but still have much more love to share. We’ve built a wonderful home together, but right now, it’s missing a piece. Unfortunately, both of us have fertility issues. It would be very unlikely that we could conceive naturally. Early in our relationship, we discussed our openness to adoption. Both of us possess a longing to become parents. We look forward to the memories we’ll make, the lessons we’ll teach, and the love that we’ll share. Raising a child will make our lives complete.

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About Magen, by James

Magen is an extremely sweet and caring person. She has an incredible capacity for love and is a fiercely loyal friend. I love her so much, I look forward to the years to come that we will spend with each other. She is amazingly affectionate and very nurturing. She has a great sense of humor and loves to laugh. We spend a lot of our time together just joking with each other. She’s really fun and puts up with a lot of nonsense from me. We have a great time together and I know deep in my heart what a phenomenal mother she will be.

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About James, by Magen

James is such a caring and loving husband. I couldn’t imagine a better companion in life. When he and I first met there was such an instant connection, I knew there was going to be something amazing between us. I love the relationship he has with his family; they are all so kind and supportive with each other. His parents raised a great man and I can’t wait for us to add to our family. When he holds our niece, Ariah, I can see a genuine warmth to his smile. James has a way of making you feel so grounded and safe, I know he will make a great father.

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Our Lifestyle

Some of our favorite days together are spent at home, playing with our dogs, watching movies, and doing crafts. We love the outdoors and enjoy going on hikes. At least once a year we go camping together. Occasionally, we have friends and family over for dinner parties. Magen is the office manager for a dental practice. She has been with her employer for over eight years. She likes to try new things with her cooking and baking; testing different recipes and new dishes, and even makes homemade dog treats for furry family members. In the summer Magen enjoys water activities like floating and swimming at a lake or river. She likes to go to local farmers markets in the fall and she takes every opportunity to throw snowballs at James in the winter. James is a meat cutter at a family owned grocery story. He’s been in the industry for nearly two decades. With his free time he likes to draw, paint, read, and occasionally play some video games. In the spring, summer, and fall he enjoys playing golf and going surfing with his best friend, Brian. In the winter, he likes to snowboard when conditions and free time allow.

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Home & Neighborhood

We live in a two story, four bedroom house in Washington with our two dogs. When James and his family first moved to Washington from California, this was the house he and his brother grew up in. Magen has worked hard to turn this house into a cozy home that we can call our own. We have a modest, fenced backyard with a small fire pit in the corner. The neighborhood consists of mostly families; it’s quiet and removed from any main roads or through traffic, but still close to schools and major shopping areas. Up the road from the entrance to our neighborhood is the elementary school where James attended fifth and sixth grade. A block away from our house is a community college. The campus is home to fields, creeks, covered bridges, and nature trails. We’re close to the beach, mountains, and even a rainforest. There are many amazing places to visit and explore.

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Our Dogs, Kali and Stella

Growing up, dogs were always a part of our lives. After being together for two years we decided it was time to bring a dog into our relationship. We ended up getting a Boston Terrier as a Christmas gift to each other. On Christmas Eve we picked up our Kali girl. She was named after the Hindu goddess of destruction knowing that Boston terriers can be a handful when they’re puppies. Kali is our sweet, goofy girl. She gets very excited to meet new dogs and people, but tends to be very lazy when she’s alone with us at home.  She is very loving and affectionate, but she likes to have her own space too. She is a big fan of her dog beds and cocoons herself in the blankets. In January of 2020 we got our mini dachshund, Stella. Stella is happy, playful, and has tons of energy. She has a big personality and play-argues with Magen when she wants attention; she stamps her little front paws and growl-talks back and forth.  It’s adorable! Kali and Stella have grown quite attached to each other and spend lots of time snuggling, playing and laying in sun spots on nice days. We love our life and home with our

girls, and can’t wait to add to it.

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Our Families & Friends

We have a lot of family all over the state. James’ immediate family all live in town with us, as well as one of his aunts. Magen has two cousins that live in the area and more family that live out towards the coast. James’ mom, Denise, and dad, Steve, are both retired and looking forward to providing child care for us when we are at work. Denise loves to share recipes and always has something she just cooked or baked to have us try when we stop by. James’ younger brother Aaron, and his wife, Ninee, are both professional musicians and teach lessons for middle school and high school students. Magen was ten years old when her brother was born and was very excited to have a little brother. She and Steven developed a really special bond despite the large age gap. Currently, Steven lives about 20 minutes away with his girlfriend Lexi and their two-year-old daughter, Ariah. He makes a living doing finishing work and home renovation. Growing up, Magen was very close with her grandparents; they both taught her many life skills and they spent a lot of time together. Recently, they moved back to the town where they bought their first house. Kelsey is Magen’s closest friend and was her maid of honor at our wedding. Every year, they try to take a weekend girls’ trip. Kelsey has a ten-year-old daughter named Ana; the three of them enjoy doing crafts, playing board games, and doing things outside. James has been best friends with Brian since they were in middle school together. Brian lives near our town with his wife Megan their two boys, Raylan and Wesley.

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Traditions

Every Easter, James’ mom fills personalized baskets for all of us. James and Aaron have the same baskets they’ve received since they were very young. Throughout the spring and summer, we attend lots of little get-togethers with family and friends. Potlucks are plentiful and celebrations can run into the late evening; listening to music, laughing, and telling stories. As the weather heats up, kiddos are given water balloons to pelt adults and each other with. When we host smaller gatherings at our house, we enjoy roasting marshmallows and making s’mores in our backyard. The Fourth of July is like most of these events, but bigger with fireworks. We save our Christmas tree to burn during the bonfire on the Fourth. When fall rolls around we get excited for Halloween. We spend the month of October watching horror movies and decorating our house with creepy bats and spooky spiders. There is usually at least one kid-friendly costume party we end up attending. Thanksgiving is often spent with James’ family at his parents’ house. After dinner, we start watching Christmas movies. Christmas is our favorite holiday. James enjoys cutting paper snowflakes to stick in our windows and hang from our ceiling and we decorate our house with lights. For the last several years, we’ve gone to a you-cut tree farm. Many of the ornaments we use to decorate our tree we made ourselves, but we also have some that were gifts and souvenirs from vacations. Magen and her brother, Steven, have an ugly ornament exchange they do every year. We have a glass pickle ornament that we have a friend hide on our tree. Whoever finds it gets to open the first present. We each open one present on Christmas Eve, a tradition both of us had as children. Christmas morning we open our presents to each other before we go to James’ parents’ house. James’ mom hands out the stockings, some of which have been used for more than 30 years.

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Cultural Diversity

In our own personal lives, through our jobs, our friends, and our family, we have people of varying cultural backgrounds. Magen’s brother, Steven, is in a relationship with his long-time partner, Lexi who is Black and Caucasian. Together they raise and care for Ariah, their beautiful three-year-old daughter. On numerous occasions, Lexi has expressed how excited she is to plan play-dates with Ariah’s future cousin. James’ brother, Aaron, met his wife, Ninee, when they were in college together. Ninee and her sister Nina were both born and raised in Thailand. While they both live in the Pacific Northwest, their mother and father both still live in Thailand. James’ dad is of Hebrew descent. Most of the people on his side of the family observe Jewish traditions, though he no longer practices. We plan on discussing your cultural background with you and how best to integrate your child’s heritage into their upbringing.  We would love to include home decor, music, cuisine, and yearly celebrations that reflect your child’s background in their lives. As your child grows, we plan on encouraging them to do their own research with help from us and anything you are willing to provide.  We are committed to respecting your child’s cultural identity, whatever that may be.

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Our Promise to You

Words cannot express how grateful we are that you are considering us for such a generous gift. We can guarantee that your child will receive unconditional love from the both of us. Strong family values are something that we both hold in high regard and we plan on providing stability and support for your child. There are so many things we are looking forward to sharing with your baby. Magen is excited for a lot of “firsts,” like first trip to the zoo, first time camping, and first Christmas. James is eager to help your child with school projects, to take them on new adventures, and help build their imagination. We promise to help your baby learn and grow in a safe, loving environment.

Message James and Magen

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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 James and Magen

  • 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!