Our Story

We hope these words and pictures give you some sense of who we are, what we value, and who we would be as possible parents to your child.
Our story started in a computer lab at the office where we both worked in 2003. Adam remembers vividly the first time we met. He was working at a computer and Jen came and sat at the computer next to him.

It was our perfect nerdy love story, starting in a computer lab.

His first thought was "oh my gosh, the cutest girl here just sat down next to me." Jen said, "Hi, you're Adam, right?" Adam's crush started at that moment and never stopped. It wasn't until years later however that Adam and Jen would start dating. That was because not too long after first meeting, Adam moved to DC for a few years for work and Jen took a year off to volunteer teach in Belize. After we both moved back and again were working together, we became friends and before long realized just how strong our friendship was. We bonded over our love of the outdoors, technology, and travel. We became even closer from our shared values and beliefs. We were best friends. Our first date was hearing a Beatles Tribute band. It was perfect. Two years later while visiting Nicaragua, Adam proposed with a $5 ring from a local market and Jen happily said yes. The ring just once again proved how well Adam knew Jen. About 10 months later, we were married in the presence of God and our wonderful family and friends. It was our perfect nerdy love story, starting in a computer lab.
Jen is caring, determined, and funny.

Jen is caring, determined, and funny.

Meet Jennifer

"Jen is an incredibly caring and thoughtful person, with an infectious smile and laugh. For as long as I've known her, she has been a light in any room she has been in. People are drawn to her.

For as long as I've known her, she has been a light in any room she has been in.

Jen is funny and has a great sense of humor, but also a seriousness and passion for causes important to her. I have always admired how important volunteering is to her, including the work she has done for homeless initiatives and immigrant support. Jen is one of the most selfless individuals I have ever met and is always willing to give her time to others. Faith and family are also some of the most important things to Jen. She is at her happiest doing things together as a family, whether it's our small family or our large extended family, whom we are lucky to have so close to us."

- Adam
Adam is safe, cuddly, committed and in his own words... totally radical.

Adam is safe, cuddly, committed and in his own words... totally radical.

Meet Adam

"Adam is the perfect combination of strong and confident while still being gentle and loving. Our son is also very loving and "huggy " and I attribute most of that to Adam. Adam is also extremely hard-working, smart and 100% dedicated to his family.

Adam is the perfect combination of strong and confident while still being gentle and loving.

He's willing to make sacrifices for those he loves, and he goes out of his way to do kind things. He is also a huge help at home and with our son. He is completely hands-on, and no job is too hard or messy (and boy has there been some mess). Adam is unconditionally supportive and supports all of my goals and dreams, no matter how wacky they are. He keeps me grounded and is the perfect complement of stable, thoughtful, and pragmatic. Adam also takes his role of provider very seriously, yet he has no expectations that I fulfill a traditional "woman" role, even though I have decided to do so. It's important to him that he work hard in his job and be successful for our family. I am forever grateful to him for the time this has given to me to stay home with our son and hopefully future children."

- Jen
Thank you for learning about our family.

Thank you for learning about our family.

Promises That We Intend To Keep

Since our time here has come to an end, we want to share a few promises we intend to keep if you were to choose us to parent your child.

I, Jen, promise that as a woman I will strive to be a courageous example like yourself.

I, Adam, promise that as a man I will strive to be as strong as you.

We are forever grateful for you even considering us.



I, Jen, promise that as a mother, I promise to strive to be as selfless as you.

I, Adam, promise that as a father I will strive to be as gentle as you.

Together, we as parents to your child promise to give all we can to raise a happy, healthy, educated, and confident child. We promise to recognize and promote how this child sees and understands their likeness to you.

As a family, we promise a stable, supportive, safe, and positive environment. We promise love, happiness, and adventure, showing and teaching this child about the world!

We are forever grateful for you even considering us. We are praying for you and know that whatever you decide, your child will be loved.

with great love,

Jennifer & Adam
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