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Jenn & James


Jenn & James
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Dear Expectant Parent,

We cannot imagine a decision more important than the one you are considering. We wish you courage, wisdom, faith and comfort as you determine what is best for you and your child. We are so grateful that you have taken the time to learn about our family.

We are the extremely proud parents of an amazing five-year-old boy named James (and a puppy named Rusty). We always imagined that he would be one of many children to fill our family and, after struggling with secondary infertility and losses, we have come to understand that adoption is our path forward. We are so excited to grow our family and see James become a big brother -- he is always asking for a sibling and we know he will love a new baby just as much as we will!

Family is the center of our lives. Jenn has a large extended family, almost all of which lives on Long Island. All three of her siblings (and their collective seven children) live in our hometown, as do her parents and grandfather. Family dinners are a regular occasion and an assortment of aunts, uncles and cousins are always on hand to cheer at sporting events, celebrate birthdays and holidays and attend school events. Although most of James’s family lives in Massachusetts, we make regular trips to visit. Our entire family eagerly awaits the arrival of our next child!

As parents, our most important goal is to ensure that our son knows that he is loved unconditionally. We love to watch him grow, explore and learn about the world around him. We encourage his curiosity and work hard to teach him to be respectful, polite, kind and compassionate. We try to instill in him a sense of faith, even at this young age when religious concepts seem so hard to grasp. We will do the same for our next child.

We understand that we have an additional responsibility to help our next child understand the circumstances through which he or she came into our lives. We promise to always honor our child’s birth parents and to speak openly and honestly regarding his or her adoption. We will do all we can to foster open lines of communication and to ensure that our child knows that he or she is loved by all of their parents.

We wish you all the best and hope to hear from you soon!

Jenn and James

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Who We Are

We were friends for almost 10 years before we started dating. Our romance was kindled on the dance floor at James’s 30th birthday celebration and two years later, we were married. We have been married for almost eight years.

From the very beginning, we have been committed to building a family together -- in fact, that was one of the focal points of James’s marriage proposal! Our son James was born in 2012 and has brought us more joy, love and laughter than we could have imagined. We love to play, laugh, sing, dance, build, imagine and explore as a family.

We cannot wait to welcome another child into our family, to see James become a big brother and to experience the wonder of parenthood for a second time!


James is a bright, precocious, funny little boy. He has an impressive vocabulary for a preschooler and tends to emphasize whatever he is saying with hand gestures and facial expressions. He loves music and knows the words to almost every song on the radio -- and he's not shy about singing along!

He has a vivid imagination and loves to pretend to be superheroes or pirates or Transformers. He also has quite a bit of patience for a kid his age and can spend hours building with Legos.

James adores his cousins and cannot wait to be a big brother – he is such a sweet and loving boy and we know he will shower a new baby with just as much love as we will!


Jenn grew up in New York and is the oldest of 4 siblings, all of whom returned to our hometown and are among our closest friends. Jenn’s parents, who have been married for more than 40 years, are amazing role models. To say they adore their 8 grandchildren would be an understatement – they are at almost every school event, sporting event, dance recital and birthday celebration. Jenn has a very large extended family, most of which lives in our hometown. Family has always been at the center of Jenn’s life – with over 40 relatives in one town, it seems that there is always a holiday, birthday or special occasion to celebrate!

James grew up in Massachusetts and is the youngest of three children. James’s parents have remained in their hometown for their entire lives and have been married for nearly fifty years! We try to visit several times a year and we routinely have video chats with them to stay close. His oldest sister and her family live in New York, while his other sister and her family live in Massachusetts. Although we don't see them as often as we would like, we remain close and always have a great time when we are together!

Adoption Diary


We normally spend Thanksgiving with our Massachusetts family, but we had to stay home with the puppy this year.  We had dinner at my parents’ house with my sister and her family—her dog Gracie was pretty excited to have a friend to play with, though Rusty seemed a bit intimidated by her.  It was a wonderful day—we have so much to be thankful for!

Meet Rusty!

James is over the moon for his new best friend!

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.


Jenn & James

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