Jocelyn and Adam

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Jocelyn and Adam

Doctor and Computer Nerd seek tiny human to join our family

Hello!
Life is good! Our hearts and home are ready to welcome a new baby!
Welcome to an exciting (and probably terrifying) journey! We admire your courage and selflessness as you consider adoption for your baby, and we wholeheartedly support you.
Our journey as parents is to offer our children unconditional love, acceptance, and opportunity, and we look forward with excitement to growing our family through adoption. Thank you for letting us be part of your story.
With love,
Adam and Jocelyn

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Who We Are

Our story begins online. Before the days of smart phones, when online dating still required an actual desktop! Adam say my profile and sent me a wave. I ignored him. He sent me a smiley. I ignored him. Finally when he sent an email, I thought about it—but I had to pay $59.95 for a full membership in order to read it. I was a poor student so that money was a BIG deal. After a few days I caved in and paid it, and we still joke sometimes that I didn’t get my money’s worth. :-)
Ever since then, life has been an adventure! We’ve lived in the city, the forest, and on the coast. We settled in Southern Oregon, between the giant redwood trees and the gorgeous rocky beaches. Abigail loves to play in the cold water, and collect shells, rocks, and baby jellyfish.

Our weekly rhythm is family time, church activities, work, and occasionally organized chaos! On Sunday morning, we are often found in Abigail's room, trying to reason with a 4-year-old for why the short-sleeve dress is not a good option for a snow day, or just plain convincing her to wear clothing at all. We arrive at church and Adam makes a bee-line for the sound booth to talk tech with his buddies, while Abigail runs for the nursery/ preschool and hugs her friends. She loves to stay in worship through the opening music, and then proudly knows the way to kid's church, where she hears the children's message (and occasionally gets her favorite treat--popcorn and Goldfish). After church, she usually falls into bed for a long nap from sheer exhaustion, and mommy and daddy get to enjoy a leisurely lunch and time to talk. Sundays are dedicated family time. Monday and Tuesday are mommy-daughter days (Jocelyn works Wed-Friday), and we are often found at the community center pool, playdates, shopping, or at local coffee or kombucha shops (yay, Portland!). Our neighborhood is super walkable, so we rarely drive, opting instead to shop local and carry our bakery breads and organic veggies in backpacks. Abigail's favorite restaurant is Por Que No, where she proudly orders 2 tacos for herself. On the way home, we often stop by the playground to burn off some energy, then return home for nap and family time after Adam gets home. 3 days a week, Abigail goes to preschool while Jocelyn works as a physician. Abigail's teachers adore her and treat her like family, and Abigail takes particular pride in her finger-painting and macaroni art. After school, she and Adam have "daddy-daughter-dates" and will visit Home Depot, Mr Plywood, or go for walks to the park. On days when mommy has meetings late, they walk to our local Thai restaurant, where the family owners know them by name and prepare the same order each time--generously adding a few extra diced mangoes on top for Abigail. Abigail had a wonderful nanny for the first 3 years of her life, and Amity is still our primary babysitter and basically an "adopted" family member to Abigail. Our families live a few hours away, but visit often and are very active in Abigail's life. Due to my work schedule as a doctor, we sometimes can't travel for exact holidays, but have built fun new traditions and often vacation together with extended family.

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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,

Jocelyn and Adam

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