Creative couple from Brooklyn who have always known that our journey to have a family would involve adoption.
Hello, we are Jess and Chris, a fun-loving, creative couple who lives in Brooklyn, NY. We have always known that our journey to have a family would be through adoption. We are so grateful that you are taking the time to get to know us a little better.
Our hope is to have an open adoption as we believe that is what will be best for our child. We will always talk to our child about their adoption. It will become a proud part of our family story. We want them to know that we chose this path to having a family.
We want to encourage our child to be an empathetic individual who understands the importance of giving back to his or her community and others who are less fortunate.
Chris wants to instill a love art by sharing his passion for music and literature with our child. We also want to foster an environment where our child is always free to be who they are and are never afraid of making a mistake or failing. Jess also hopes to teach our child compassion through her love of animals.
We have two rescue dogs. They are both wonderful with kids and have been around our nieces, nephews, and our friend’s kids since we first adopted them.
Stone, our older dog, is 11 years old. We adopted Bill last summer and he is 2 years old. Stone likes to spend most of his days snoozing in the bay window in our living room, while his younger brother loves nothing more than to play with his favorite toy.
We are thankful that you have taken the time to read our profile today. We realize that we can never truly understand this situation from your point of view, but believe you are considering a brave and courageous decision.
We have not come to the decision of adopting because we have no other way to have a family. We decided early on in our relationship that our journey to have a family would be through adoption. We have taken the time to focus on our relationship and to build an immense support system that will act as a foundation for this new adventure.
If this is something you want, too, our hope is that we have some level of ongoing relationship with you—and you with us and your child—after the adoption occurs. What this looks like will depend in large part on your needs and desires. We are open to discussing what works best. We are open to any questions you might have for us and look forward to meeting you.
Jess and Chris