Mary and Jeff
We are Mary and Jeff. We know you have searched your heart as you have thought about adoption and what you want for your child. We are in awe of the strength, courage and love that birthmothers have in making this decision. If chosen, we would always tell your child of your heartfelt hopes and deep love for him or her. I am a full time mother so your child will be cared for and loved
Mary, my sister, numerous cousins and now our daughter, Bridget, have
joined our family through adoption. From
my experiences I know, firsthand, that a child who is adopted can grow up
with a strong sense of identity, appreciation for his/her birthparents and
can be successful in family life and work.
When we learned that we couldn’t become pregnant, choosing
adoption was both comfortable and joyous since our family’s experiences
were so positive. We were blessed to welcome our daughter into our family a
year and a half ago and look forward to a new baby joining our home.
We are eager to take our children to the local amusement park,
birthday parties, the library, movies, picnic lunches and other fun
believe that parenting is a shared responsibility and we will both play an
equal role in helping our children grow and learn. They will be raised
with love and respect for others. We
are fortunate to be able to provide children with an excellent education
and we have already set aside college funds for them.
We are certain our children will have a very happy childhood in our
home and look forward to holding, teaching, playing with and especially
loving them. Your child will
have a sister with whom to grow up and share the fun day to day
have always felt that having more than one child would make our family
complete. Jeff is the
youngest of three boys. Some
of his favorite memories are playing baseball and watching high school
basketball games with his brothers. We
would love for Bridget to have a younger brother or sister to share
memories with. I (Mary) have
a younger sister with whom I have a very close relationship.
We share the bond of having been adopted and understand each
other’s experience. Bridget
would also be able to share this unique bond with our next child as they
grow and learn together.
and I met at work about 15 years ago.
Every time I went to the copy room, it wouldn’t be long before
Jeff suddenly needed copies. We
spent more time talking than working and were attracted to each other’s
sense of humor. Our first
date was at the company Christmas party.
I don’t remember much about the party but I do remember we
didn’t stop talking the whole night - we shared our thoughts about
everything. Our mutual abilities to really listen and respect each
other’s thoughts and feelings has been central to our long term
relationship and marriage of 15 years.
This honesty and open communication keep us very much in love and
have been an important key to our successful family life.
We know that this appreciation for listening, encouraging and
communicating unconditional love will help build self-confidence and
self-esteem in our children in the years ahead.
is well established in his career in an environmental engineering firm. He helps companies control and minimize air pollution and
teaches young, new engineers about the details of environmental controls.
Jeff “flexes” his hours so he can be an active father.
He is able to participate in special family times and will be able
to attend school activities. He
is very excited about being a father again and looks forward to playing
with our children, reading to them, helping them with homework and just
having fun sharing their interests.
We live near all of our child’s grandparents, as
well as aunts and uncles. We
visit them often and share all the holidays such as Christmas, Easter and
Thanksgiving. On Jeff’s
side of the family we are aunt and uncle to Nora (12) and Ellen (10).
They cannot wait for Bridget to be old enough for amusement rides.
On my (Mary’s) side of the family we are aunt and uncle to
Matthew (13), Rebecca (10) and Paula (1).
We love to spend the afternoon on the floor playing Disney Trivia
(which they always win!), Clue and cards.
Over the years, it has been wonderful watching them learn and have
fun at the same time. Already
Bridget and Paula share toys and chase each other. We were excited to
learn that my sister is pregnant and expecting in November.
Our home has two floors with three bedrooms and is
located in a very nice, safe neighborhood with a number of young families
and children. Within a few
blocks are numerous parks, a library, children’s book store, shops and a
hill for sledding in the winter. The
school system and educational standards where we live are considered to be
excellent. The elementary,
middle and high schools are within walking distance of our home.
Jeff enjoys taking Bridget for walks and playing with
her in the back yard. I
(Mary) enjoy reading to and playing peek-a-boo with her. My favorite part of being a mother is watching Bridget.
The surprise and wonder on her face when she sees something for the
first time is unbelievable. We look forward to experiencing this again with our second
Together, we spend time gardening, walking, decorating the house, watching movies, dining out or just talking. We also enjoy traveling and feel fortunate to have visited other countries, as well as many parts of the United States. We can’t wait to share these activities with our children. We would be happy to meet you so we can get to know each other better. Whatever information you feel is important will be shared with your child. We will be happy to send photographs and letter updates to keep you informed of your child’s well-being over the years. We know how important this can be for you and your child.
Thank you for your consideration. If you would like to learn more about us or speak with us,
Our heartfelt thanks!
Mary and Jeff