About Us/Me

Hello!  Welcome to our profile.  We are so excited to share our story with you.  Andy and I have been together for amost 7 years and married for 4 years.  In March 2016, we welcomed our sweet daughter, Emerson Jolie.  We live in Virginia about 40 minutes from Washington, D.C.  Andy is an engineer and I am a lawyer - we both work for the government which gives us flexible hours and the ability to be home with our daughter more.    We met through mutual friends and quickly learned that we have much in common.  First, we love spending time with our family and friends.  We enjoy weekend adventu

 

About You

Dear birth parent:  More than anything, we want you to feel love and support.  We understand you are making a difficult decision and that some may judge you harshly for it (we don't think that's fair).  No matter which family your adoption story leads you to, we want you to know that we love you for your courageous decision, we pray for you and we support and trust you 100%.  During our first adoption, we gained so much respect and love for our birth mom.  She made a decision that was hard for her because it was the best thing for her daughter.  That is super human strength.  You are super human for putting your child's needs and life before your own.  That sacrifice alone makes you a par

 

About Us/Me

Hello!  Welcome to our profile.  We are so excited to share our story with you.  Andy and I have been together for amost 7 years and married for 4 years.  In March 2016, we welcomed our sweet daughter, Emerson Jolie.  We live in Virginia about 40 minutes from Washington, D.C.  Andy is an engineer and I am a lawyer - we both work for the government which gives us flexible hours and the ability to be home with our daughter more.    We met through mutual friends and quickly learned that we have much in common.  First, we love spending time with our family and friends.  We enjoy weekend adventures (on a hike, to a museum or nature conservatory) with our nieces and nephews.  Or, just hanging out playing board games with our family.  We love music and cooking.  Our perfect saturday afternoon is spent cooking together, with good music and Emmie dancing in her high chair. We also like to go to football games, be outdoors, jet ski, fish and camp.  We compliment each other wonderfully: He is quiet, I am chatty.  He's good at math, I'm good with words.  He keeps our home full of jokes and laughter.  I keep our home organized and full of fun activities and outings.   He has a strong understanding of the Bible.  I can't quote the Bible much but, I'm a Christian that leeds with my heart.  We try not to judge others and welcome everyone, no matter their background.  Most of all we LOVE our precious daughter, Emmie, and look forward to growing our family.  Our siblings are a big part of our life and we want the same for our children - the love and companionship of siblings. 

About you

Dear birth parent:  More than anything, we want you to feel love and support.  We understand you are making a difficult decision and that some may judge you harshly for it (we don't think that's fair).  No matter which family your adoption story leads you to, we want you to know that we love you for your courageous decision, we pray for you and we support and trust you 100%.  During our first adoption, we gained so much respect and love for our birth mom.  She made a decision that was hard for her because it was the best thing for her daughter.  That is super human strength.  You are super human for putting your child's needs and life before your own.  That sacrifice alone makes you a parent - an amazing one.  We want you to know how much we admire you.  Also, we know that in adoption, you won't have all the answers right away.  Openness and sharing should be done on your time.  We are here for you.  You come first in this process.  Your comfort and happiness is so important to us. Most of all...Thank you.