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Jodi & Mark

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Jodi & Mark
Last Activity: 23 days ago

Being parents is truly an amazing adventure and we would love to expand our family through open adoption.

Dear Expectant Mother,

Our names are Mark and Jodi, and we live in a laughter-filled home with our 7 year old daughter, Anneka (who prefers to be called Lily). We know there is another child out there that would thrive as part of our warm, loving, adventurous family.

We won't pretend to know just how you feel at this moment. All we can do is help you learn more about us--the family that we are, the home life we cultivate and the love we have to give. We hope to have the chance to meet you, learn your story and see if we can become a part of it. We are seeking an open adoption and are ready to welcome your child and your connection with each other, if that is the decision you make.

We came to choose adoption to grow our family after more than five years of trying to conceive, and one miscarriage. We would love to have another child join our family and Lily would adore having a little brother or sister.

If we end up being lucky enough to bring your child into our home, we will spend the rest of our lives loving your child, taking care of them, and giving them a secure place from which they can explore the world. We will provide the resources and support to reach their potential, while knowing that the decision you made was out of love.

Whatever you decide, we think you are brave. Thank you for considering our family. If you would like to learn more about us, please call us at 855-941-1616. Or you may contact our attorney at 206-728-5858 and ask for Joan. Please reference file #1200. We wish you good luck in your journey.

Sincerely,

Mark, Jodi & Lily

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Who We Are

OUR LIFE TOGETHER

We met in 1996 when I moved from NY to Seattle to begin my massage therapy practice. In addition to my private practice, I also accepted the office manager position in Mark's Chiropractic office. We quickly became good friends and loved working together.

About four years later, I left that job to focus full time on my massage business, and then we started dating. We were married in Maui in 2004 and began the best adventure! On our honeymoon in Maui, we went on a fantastic hike to four waterfalls, through bamboo forests, climbing up cliffs with a rope and swimming through the river to continue on the trail. We had so much fun and especially loved soaking in the hot tub when we eventually found our way back to our cabin. We continue to enjoy traveling together and have been to Italy, Canada, and Mexico, with plans for many more trips with Anneka and, hopefully, her new baby brother or sister.

Our shared values include a love of great food, and an active lifestyle. We take pride in our cooking skills and choose the highest quality ingredients we can buy. For us, that means grass fed, organic, non-GMO, pastured, fresh and nutrient dense. We enjoy going out to eat, but sometimes, the best restaurant is at home!

We also appreciate the arts, including the symphony, theatre, painting and photography. We were recently invited to the Gala supporting the local theatre where we see many shows throughout the season. We have also invested in several beautiful pieces of art that are currently hanging in Mark's office.

Our family enjoys warm snuggles on the couch while watching a movie or planning our next adventure. We enjoy ice skating together and the occasional pillow fight/tickle time with Anneka. We love to explore new places, learning as we go and expanding our horizons. I take lots of pictures wherever we go.

We find delight being in nature, whether hiking a trail, swimming in the sea or jumping in rain puddles and we make the time to do the things we enjoy as much as possible. Warm evenings are spent relaxing and talking by the campfire, either at our site or at the community fire pit with our neighbors. The kids are all playing together at the adjacent playground, stopping by occasionally to warm up by the fire.

As parents, we understand that children are people with their own thoughts and ideas about what they want and need. We respect Lily's unique perspective and we discuss solutions when our needs conflict. We encourage our daughter to explore the world around her, and make decisions for herself. We support her in following her interests. We educate on best choices, suggest solutions, and keep her safe. We strive to teach her to be a strong, smart and kind person and develop a great sense of gratitude for all she has.

Adoption Diary

Babysitting for a friend

We got to babysit for a friend the other night.  What a sweet little bundle!  Loved every minute of it.

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Jodi & Mark

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