We met by chance at a movie theater in Asheville, NC. While working together we developed a friendship. After a few weeks of dating we knew it was serious and not only did we fall in love, we became best friends. Starting a family and raising a child has been a dream of ours from the beginning.We have a passion for traveling and have been fortunate to experience new foods, cultures and adventures in Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Caribbean and many other places. We are eager to see our child’s excitement the first time they see Disney World or the Grand Canyon.
Driving six hours in a car while singing and playing license tag bingo, flying to another part of the world, and riding a train cross country are all adventures we are ready to have as parents. Discovering the world through our child’s eyes will be amazing and we look forward to introducing our child to a variety of art, music, food and people.
Our relationship is grounded in faith and love and has grown even stronger over the last thirteen years of marriage. We enjoy music; Pat has a great singing voice and talent for playing a multitude of musical instruments. Jenn enjoys cooking and writing, which is perfect since we enjoy reading and eating. In our free time you can find us outdoors, camping, hiking, kayaking, swimming or even sledding. Holidays are our favorite time of year; we enjoy traditions and spending time with family and friends.We are close to larger cities and we can’t wait to take our little one to explore kid’s museums, see their first ballgame, concert, play, or take mini trips to build sandcastles at the beach or see waterfalls in the mountains.
Our home is full of love, laughter, and grace. We think it’s the perfect place to raise a child. We can’t wait to share dinners around our kitchen table and have family game nights. Our neighborhood is full of children to hang out with and we look forward to watching our child swing and play at the park around the corner. Our lovable cat, Peaches will be the perfect companion for our child and will be happy to have a new snuggle buddy.
Our family is extremely important to us. We try to see them as often as possible. Our parents are excited to be grandparents and share their love of reading, baking, gardening, and holidays. We are very close with Tara, Jenn’s sister and Mary, Pat’s sister. We celebrate holidays, graduations, birthdays, and baptisms, attend recitals, ballgames, and even vacation together. It’s been amazing to help Tara and her husband Daniel’s children learn math, music, sports, watch them grow, and even support them in hard times.They cannot wait to welcome a new cousin to our big family.Mary, Pat’s sister, and her husband lives close enough to drop by for dinner (which happens often) or to babysit at a moment’s notice. Jenn’s brother, Joey, and his family live in South Carolina a short road trip away. All our friends and family are extremely excited to support us in our adoption journey and cannot wait to see our family grow!
Jenn is the best person I have ever met, because she is kind, loving, and down to earth. She is my best friend and I am so excited to be embarking on this path of adoption with her (I really can’t imagine it any other way). She is well loved by friends, family, and of course by me! She is quiet, but makes a big impact with her carefully chosen words. She is incredible with children – acting as a second mom to her sister’s kids. She loves to laugh and make others laugh. I guarantee that our child will be reading in no time, given Jenn’s love for the written word.
Pat is one of the most wonderful men I have ever met. He is kind, compassionate, and loving.He has great amount of patience and is a fantastic listener. He’s very active and loves outdoor activities, especially cycling. I love watching him spend time with our nephews and nieces and they adore him and the feeling is mutual.All these things combined make him the incredible man I love and I cannot wait to see him be an amazing dad.