Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Deep Cleaning for the New Year

I have decided to deep clean my house this week in preparation for the New Year. While I was thinking about this, I realized it is a good idea to deep clean my thoughts as well. So often, I focus on the wait and the difficulties with not knowing when our dream will come true. I am trying to fix that and focus on the positive and what I can do to help the process. I can think of ways to increase our outreach. I can network with others. Hopefully, we can help others going through this circumstance, it's always helpful knowing there are others in your situation. Positive thinking and working toward our dream instead of waiting around doing nothing will be much more helpful in the New Year. I encourage everyone to deep clean their thoughts this season and begin the New Year with positive thoughts and a helpful hand towards others.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hope for 2010

I sit here on the night of my 35th birthday thinking about the past decade. On New Year's Eve, it will be ten years since I met my husband. On New Years day, it will be one year since we decided to adopt. This past Thanksgiving marked seven years of trying to have a baby on our own. Our family and friends have supported us throughout this endeavor, and we are so grateful for your help and support. This website is a very important part of our search. Please invite as many people as you can to view this website. You never know who may know of someone who can help us receive our dream. The more people log on, the more people spread the word, the better our chances of holding that little one we already love so much. The agency says that outreach is our best chance, and we cannot rely solely on the agency. I know our family and friends are ready to welcome our new edition, so I ask you to help us. We already know a year can bring so much. Here's to the hope 2010 can bring.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


We first want to start out by saying how much admiration we have for you in this process. We greatly admire your courage and the love you have for your child. We cannot begin to understand how difficult this decision is for you. As you consider an adoption plan, we support any decision you make and know that you will make the best decision for you and your child.

We are Bill and Jean. We have been happily married for eight years. We knew early on in our relationship that we were meant to be together and are best friends. We have two dogs: Sparky is a Boxer mix and Hershey is Labrador mix. We have a loving home that we have wanted to share with a child. After seven years of trying, we discovered that wouldn’t be possible on our own. We always considered adoption as a wonderful way to build a family and in no way consider it a second choice. We chose domestic adoption because of the opportunity for our child to know his or her birthfamily. We are excited about the possibility of adding to our family.

We live in a suburban town outside of a major city. Our neighbors are close and have picnics throughout the summer. We have a large yard and love to spend time outdoors. We live in walking distance of the local elementary school and close to many attractions, shopping centers, libraries and restaurants. Bill is an Electrician and has his Master’s license. He also teaches night school. Jean has her Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at a local elementary school.

Bill comes from a large family of two brothers and three sisters. Family is very important and we enjoy spending time with our many nieces and nephews. Bill is a quiet person upon first meeting, but has a great sense of humor as you get to know him. He enjoys collecting coins, cooking, gardening, camping and restoring his 1957 MGA Roadster. He also enjoys playing with our two dogs. Jean is originally from Philadelphia and is a huge Phillies fan. She comes from a small, but loving family. She loves to play pool and cards with her parents, brother, uncles and cousins. Jean is a people-person and loves to host gatherings of friends and family. She is also an animal lover and enjoys spending playtime with Hershey and Sparky. She loves to play on the computer and is an avid reader.

We attend a non-denominational church and enjoy attending church regularly. Our faith is important to us and we look forward to sharing it with our child. We believe that children are best raised with love and logic. Physical punishment is never an option. We believe children learn best from love and respect and will raise our children with that philosophy. In order to aid the transition as much as possible, Jean plans to stay home for three months. When she returns to teaching, we plan on placing our child in a small, in-home daycare. Jean will stay home during the summer months and all school vacations.

We have been approved to adopt through Catholic Charities. We are familiar with all levels of openness and want to work toward a level that is comfortable for everyone. We thank you for reading our profile at this challenging time and pray that you will find peace in your decision. If you would like to speak to us or meet us, please contact Catholic Charities at 1-877-677-9524.

Bill and Jean