Thank you for taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents. We are beyond excited at the idea of bringing a child into our life and trust that you will see us as good parents that can provide your child with a loving home and a world of opportunity. To begin, we would like to tell you a few things about ourselves.
We were married in 2014, which was a later in life marriage for both of us. Upon discussing marriage and our future together, having children was an integral part of what we both wanted in our lives. For the past 4 years, we have attempted to have children of our own without success. We exhausted all efforts of doctors and testing without positive results and really felt as though God was telling us that we would be better served to adopt, then to take more extreme measures to get pregnant.
We both have extremely supportive families who have encouraged our desire to adopt every step of the way. We have a brother and sister-in-law who have adopted two children of their own; so, adoptive children are very welcome in our close, caring family. Nancy comes from a large family with one brother, three sisters, and 9 nieces and nephews (and now 3 more since the oldest 3 have gotten married), and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins, many of which live in this area and get together for holidays, birthdays, and other events. Jehan comes from a smaller family with one brother and sister and one niece and nephew; however, his extended step-family includes two more brothers and two more sisters with 9 nieces and nephews who are spread out across the US. We all support each other no matter what we are going through in life – this ranges from attending high school or college graduations, to weddings, moving, support during illness, and school/sports activities. We feel like at this point in our life, with our financial security and extensive family support system, we would make tremendous adoptive parents.
We have both been very involved in the lives and development of our nieces and nephews and even some of our friends’ children. Nancy is a godmother to the daughter of her lifelong friend’s daughter. Jehan is a godfather to one of his best friend’s daughters.
In addition to close ties to both family and friends’ children, Nancy is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters and has been matched with her little since early 2013, when her little was in 1st grade. Now that she is in 7th grade, together they do all sorts of things sisters would do – nails, homework, baking cookies, playing games, making slime, and talking about life changes and growing up. Jehan is a mentor with the Escambia County School system and has been matched with his mentee since 5th grade. He is now in 10th grade and they have worked through changing schools, late homework assignments, and family issues.
We are active in our church where we were married. We were both raised in Christian households with the church teachings as a strong foundation in our lives. We both attended private Christian schools. Nancy attending here locally for 12 years at Little Flower Catholic School and Pensacola Catholic High and Jehan at schools in Virginia. Having both been raised in this type of environment with Christian values integral to our daily lives, we understand the importance of raising a child in a similar environment and plan to do so.
We are stable in our home and have been in the workforce long enough to have the flexibility at our jobs to offer children more of our time. We live in a warm, comfortable home, in a safe neighborhood, directly across from a park. We are so ready for the next steps to adopt a child. We have made preparation of where his/her room would be and know how the house will need to be changed to accommodate a child. We are so looking forward to having a child to add more love to our home.
Our home is also occupied by two elderly, but sweet fur babies. A rescue greyhound named Georgia, who sometimes is afraid by her own shadow, but is so sweet and tame. Also, we have a Beagle named Dixie, who Nancy has had since six weeks old. Even at 14 and a half, the highlight of Dixie’s day is when we come home and she gets to greet us with a wagging tail and a pep in her step.
We both have our Bachelor’s Degrees from college. Nancy works in the environmental engineering field and Jehan’s in the IT field. Growing up, both of our mothers were teachers (Math and Latin) which instilled in us the importance of education and lifelong learning. We are both involved with several local civic organizations that also has us involved in various local events.
We have an active lifestyle and enjoy outdoor activities such as running, cycling, tennis, hiking, football games, and water/beach activities. In our prime, we have both competed in triathlons and half/full marathons. We believe that a healthy lifestyle includes spending time outdoors, eating well, exercise, and enjoying the natural beauty that our area offers. However, we also enjoy down time with pizza and a movie at home on the couch. Life is about balance.
We know that this only gives a brief glimpse into our lives but hope that we have highlighted not only our desire to be adoptive parents, but also the loving, supportive and active environment we feel we can provide for your child.