We both believe timing is everything. We are two women who have discussed adoption since day one when we first started dating ten years ago. We first met in the elementary school where we work. We teach, challenge, nurture, and advocate for children on a daily basis. At the end of the day, our regular conversations tend to begin with, "when we are parents we will...". Becoming mommies has been our dream from the start. Knowing we were established in our careers, we got married and built our dream home. We both feel that now is the time to expand our family and fill our home with even more love, laughter, joy, and adventures. As we mentioned above, timing is everything and it is time to bring our beautiful baby boy or girl home.
We have known for years that part of our journey would be to adopt children together to expand our family. We know that families can be created in many ways. Honesty is the best policy, we promise to be open and honest with our child and will share information with him/her at an age appropriate time.
I, Jeanine, am a first grade teacher and Kelly is a school counselor. We are lucky that we work in the same elementary school! I run a dance club after school for second and third graders and Kelly is a coach at our high school. She coaches volleyball, basketball, and track. We are blessed to have summers off. It allows us to spend more time with each other, family, and friends. We eat dinner together as a family 7 nights a week. We both love to cook. Health and fitness is important to us. We go to the gym regularly, go for walks with our mini dachshunds, and enjoy long bike rides. We go to the ocean as often as possible. We're known to walk on the beach even with snow on the ground. We take yearly trips to Disney World and head into NYC often.
We are passionate about LIFE! We wake up each morning ready for adventures. Sometimes those adventures are big and sometimes they are small. We believe it is important to take time to be with family and friends. We are two passionate women who persevere when challenges come our way. We strive to be mindful of our own words and actions. We hope to instill these qualities in our son or daughter's journey through life.