Looking to adopt a baby in California - Adam and Jill

Married Since: 2016

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We look forward to introducing our love of adventure, nature, and the outdoors to your child. They will grow up surrounded by the natural beauty of lakes, mountains, snow parks, trees, lots of sunshine, and our unconditional love.

Adam and Jill

from California

Adam

Ancestry: Scandinavian, Greek

Religion: Agnostic

Occupation: Physical Education Teacher

Education: BS

Hobbies: Weightlifting, Golfing, Snowboarding

Jill

Ancestry: Scandinavian, Irish

Religion: Agnostic

Occupation: Occupational Therapist

Education: MFA, MOT

Hobbies: Hiking, Painting, Traveling, Snowboarding

Baby

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

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Agnostic

Favorites

Adam

Animal
Cat
Book
The Hobbit
Childhood Memory
Camping with family
Family Activity
Lake activities
Food
Burritos
Movie
Lord of the Rings
Thing to Cook
Steak on the grill
TV Show
Parks and Recreation
Music
Rock
Vacation Spot
Mammoth Lakes

Jill

Animal
Wolf
Book
Travel guides
Childhood Memory
Road trips to the mountains
Family Activity
Traveling
Food
Pizza
Movie
Slumdog Millionaire
Thing to Cook
Tacos
TV Show
Departures
Music
90's Alternative
Vacation Spot
Mammoth Lakes
>
<

From Us to You

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to share a little bit about ourselves. Our names are Jill and Adam. We can’t begin to imagine how difficult it is, making this decision, and we admire you for your courage and resilience. If you decide that adoption is the best option for you and your child, we hope that by getting to know us, you will have the reassurance that your child will have an upbringing with a loving family.  Whether you choose us or another loving family, we know that you will find supportive people who are dedicated to raising your loved one with thoughtfulness and care.

We have so much to share, and to offer, a baby – and we absolutely can’t wait to have a family of our own. We are ready to truly open our hearts and our home to love a child unconditionally. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for taking the time to consider us as potential parents for your baby.

With much love and respect,
Jill and Adam

>
<

Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

We met in college and have now been together for 13 years, four of them in marriage. We both have stable careers and have put a lot of hard work into our education obtaining graduate degrees to get where we are today. We have also had many wonderful opportunities to travel and to live in various parts of the United States, finding a lot of joy and memories by experiencing adventures together. Although we knew from the very start together that having our own natural children was not a viable option, we feel very blessed and grateful to begin the adoption journey and know in our hearts that we would provide a wonderful home for a child and that adoption would complete our family.

>
<

About Jill, by Adam

Jill is kind, joyful, and empathetic. She chose a fulfilling career as a school-based occupational therapist where she empowers students of all walks of life to be as successful as possible in the school setting. She also enjoys hobbies such as traveling, oil painting, and being in the beautiful outdoors. She has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts as well as a Master’s in Occupational Therapy, where she loves to combine her love of art into her therapy sessions. I know how much she has prepared for our next chapter and I can’t wait to invite a child into our lives and for us to experience parenthood together.

>
<

About Adam, by Jill

Adam is a patient, warm, and loving individual that has focused his career on working with students. He is a physical education teacher working on his Master’s in Educational Leadership and also has enjoyed extracurricular activities such as coaching football and baseball. He enjoys the hobbies of weightlifting, snowboarding, and traveling. He is my ultimate adventure partner. We both feel that the experiences we gained while working with children from all backgrounds and walks of life have prepared us even more in providing a balanced, stable, and loving environment to a child.

>
<

Our Lifestyle

We are fortunate in the fact that, as school employees, we have a wonderful work/life balance, and get weekends, summers and holidays off to create memories and enjoy family time. A typical weekend in our household usually starts with one of our cats, Peaches, hopping up to say good morning to us and waking us up. Unlike us humans, she doesn’t understand that we don’t have to get up as early on the weekends as we do on the weekdays. Jill is a morning person and finds herself most energetic and productive during the morning hours, and Adam tends to be the opposite, where he likes to take the mornings slow and sip on his coffee and watch TV as he wakes up.

Jill is an oil painter, and often spends part of her weekends in her art studio painting. She has been painting since she was in elementary school and is a hobby she has consistently kept up until the present. Adam loves to spend time out in the garage, where he has some gym/weight lifting equipment, and a golf simulator where you can swing a golf ball into a net.

Due to the year-round mild weather, we do quite a bit of grilling in the backyard, and Adam is continuing to perfect and hone his grilling skills. A lot of times, we try to do something outdoors during the weekend, as many of our shared hobbies- paddle boarding, golfing, hiking, biking, camping, snowboarding- involve being outside and in nature. We feel very fortunate that we live in a place where outdoor recreation of all kinds is close by and accessible.

In the evenings, we like to wind down, relax, and play with our two cats Binx and Peaches. We sometimes will find a movie on  TV to watch together before going to sleep. We look forward to sharing all these moments with your child, taking them on adventures outdoors, as well as relaxing at home and playing with their favorite toys.

>
<

Home & Neighborhood

We feel very blessed to have found our forever home, surrounded by year-round beauty near National and State Parks. From our patio, we have a wonderful view of the surrounding foothills, olive trees, and a lake. We have had the opportunity to live in several Midwest and Western states, and we feel blessed to be able to put down roots in this beautiful part of the country that truly feels like home. Our house has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a fenced backyard that often sees peaceful deer and turkeys grazing. We look forward to introducing our love of adventure, nature, and the outdoors to your child – with easy access to lakes, mountains, snow parks, trees, and lots of sunshine. Your baby will have continual access to natural beauty.

Our community is small, safe and peaceful with only a few thousand residents. It’s situated on an expansive, stunning lakeshore with an elementary school close by. Our historic town is very family-oriented and there are frequent family festivals and events on the weekends and throughout the summertime.

Both of us grew up living close to water, which means we love water and lake activities. That’s part of the reason we moved to the community we did – we were drawn to how the town has immediate lake access. It’s only half-mile from our house. We also have a quaint park in our community with walking trails and playground equipment.

We both have careers that we love in the area – Jill as a school-based occupational therapist servicing rural communities and Adam as a junior high physical education teacher. We both feel extremely rewarded when working with children from all walks of life and supporting them on their individual journeys.

>
<

Our Cats, Binx and Peaches

Our little family consists of our cats, Peaches and Binx. We adopted them both from a local humane society. They enjoy playing and cuddling on our laps. They love to chase the laser pointing and bat fallen objects, like pens and hair ties, around. Just outside the window, is an unofficial extension of our family – the dozens of natural animals that roam through our community! We get a lot of deer and turkey who enjoy grazing the lawn.

>
<

Life's Adventures

We are very grateful for the many opportunities we have had to travel on our time off, and since being married have explored many states as well as parts of Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. We truly believe that experiences are the best way to learn and grow in life. Experiencing other cultures and parts of the world has really broadened our horizons and given us priceless opportunities and adventures. We will continue to travel with your child and offer them these enriching experiences.

>
<

Our Families

We are both blessed to have close relationships with our families, who live in the Midwest and Colorado. Our jobs allow us to have the summers and holidays off (yay school schedule!), so we get to spend a lot of quality time visiting our families and friends. We take frequent trips to the Midwest and our families travel out to California to see us often. When they visit, we take them on experiences throughout the state-from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco to the quiet of California’s state parks.  Jill’s parents are retired farmers in North Dakota and her sister is a professor in Colorado. Adam’s parents are also retired and enjoy spending time on the lake in Minnesota. His sister is a social worker also in Minnesota. She has two daughters and a newborn son. Our families are all beyond excited about our journey into adoption.

>
<

Our Promise to You

We know that you are facing a very difficult decision and again we thank you for taking the time to get to know us to see if we would be a good fit for your child. We promise that we will provide a warm and loving home full of adventures, experiences and an environment that will provide growth and opportunity for your child. We both look forward to this wonderful new chapter in our lives!

Message Adam and Jill

  • 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!

Contact Adam and Jill

  • 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!

Contact Us

Get your Free Adoption Packet

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

We respect your privacy. View our Privacy Policy.

We respect your privacy. View our Privacy Policy.

Speak with a Specialist 1-800-367-2367