There is nothing more important to us than family and the unconditional love, support, and acceptance that comes with it. In fact, that was one of the first things that drew us to one another when we first met. We’ll never forget that day! We were both Peace Corps Volunteers in different corners of Ukraine and we crossed paths in the capital city, Kyiv, on Memorial Day 2011.
The more people in our child’s life who love and care about them, the better off our child will be.
David was there to conclude his two-year assignment and Jordan was in town, hosting a fundraiser (an ultimate frisbee tournament) for her summer camp. Since David had the day free, he decided to join. To make a long story short, neither of us played much frisbee that day. After Jordan caught David’s eye, he decided that his time would be much better spent getting to know her. We ended up sitting on the sidelines talking about everything: our childhoods, our families, our Peace Corps communities, our plans for the future. Believe it or not, we talked about adoption that very first day and we were both excited to meet someone else who was hoping to adopt their future kids!
It was purely a stroke of good fortune that we crossed paths that day. David ended up traveling back to Ukraine to spend more time with Jordan, and when Jordan completed her Peace Corps service in December, she moved straight to the DC area to be with David. We got engaged in January 2012 and married that August. To make this story even crazier, at our wedding, David’s brother met Jordan’s best friend and they had a wedding of their own two years later! We’re coming up on our fifth anniversary and we would love to start our family soon. We cannot wait to share our happiness and unconditional love with a little one and make them the center of our universe.
In addition to the two of us, we have an abundance of family members nearby who are ready to adore the newest member. The vast majority of our extended family lives within 90 minutes from our place. That means that our baby will be surrounded by a really diverse group of people from all walks of life who will absolutely want the best for the baby and are willing to go 100% to the mat for him or her.
This includes David’s brother and his wife in Richmond, VA, who are an EMT/firefighter and an ER doctor, respectively. Jordan’s brother and his fiance live in Alexandria, VA and are a school teacher and a lawyer. Most of our other siblings live nearby too, and our parents are also really close. David’s folks are in Alexandria and begin every conversation with, “When are we getting our grandbaby?!” Jordan’s parents just moved to Fredericksburg, VA from California for the exact purpose of being closer to the grandchildren.
And while we have a large and enthusiastic family ready to adore our baby, it is so important to us that we figure out what role you as the birth mother would like to have. We want you to know that we are very open to having you be part of our baby’s life. The way we see it, the more people in our child’s life who love and care about them, the better off our child will be.
In closing, thank you for reading our letter. We tried to pour as much of ourselves into it as possible and we hope that after reading it you have a sense of who we are as people and the sort of family that we would like to be. Please give us a call or text at 202-838-7206, or send us a message through this website. We will be over the moon to hear from you!
All the best,
David and Jordan