Jennifer and Derek are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!
Thank you for taking time to look at our profile and learn a little about us.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
We don’t know what the future holds, but we do have faith and hope that there is beauty around the horizon for all of us. Additionally, our hope is that you feel loved and supported during this time and everyday ahead. Listen to your heart, it is the most beautiful and true compass you have.
Please know our hearts are open to providing a lifetime of love, support, safety, and compassion for a child and building a staircase together with you, one step at a time.
UPDATE: Jacob and Nerissa are matched with a child!
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us! Even though we don’t know each other yet, we want to begin by sending you our love. Our hearts are full with admiration and gratitude for you and your courageous act of love. We know that without your strength, we will never be able to be a mom or dad. We are so excited to become parents and look forward to sharing our life and unconditional love with a child.
We met over 14 years ago and had an immediate connection. In our 12 years of marriage, that connection has grown even more as we continuously work together toward our dreams and are hoping for a child to join us. We’ve built an amazing life full of love, laughter, and adventure. We are kind, big-hearted people, who believe in doing what’s right, and are blessed to have loving, supportive families who are waiting with us to welcome a child into our family.
We will do our best to teach this baby to enjoy life as they discover the world around them, to be kind to all, and value honesty and integrity. As parents, we will always be there to give them a boost when they reach for the sky, and to pick them up when they stumble. Our home is a space to be yourself, share without judgment, and celebrate creativity.
More than anything, we are a family team – always in it together.
Welcome to the profile of Val and Dan! Please enjoy your time getting to know us and our family. We can’t imagine how the adoption process feels for you. Val can, however, give some insight into the adoption process as she is a perfect example of how it can have such positive results. She was adopted as an infant, because her birth mom was quite young and wanted to give Val more than she was able to provide at the time, both emotionally and financially. Val’s amazing parents raised her to know what a selfless act of love this was, and that is exactly how we will raise your child, too. Our promise to you is to be your child’s greatest role model, teacher, nurse, cheerleader, support system, friend and parent. We will love them forever with our whole hearts, and provide for them a life full of opportunities, love, laughter and support.
Thank you so very much for considering us and we look forward to learning more about you.
We are thankful for you, and honored that you might consider us to raise your baby. We fully understand the responsibility that comes with adopting, and we can assure you that your baby will be raised in a warm, stable, happy, and secure household surrounded by family and enveloped in love.
Be assured — we will be open with our child from the beginning about how they came into our family, and your name will always be honored and revered in our home.
Please know that we admire you and your difficult decision, and we are honored that you might consider us to care for, provide for, and love your child. Our gratitude is beyond measure. Thank you again for considering us as your baby’s future parents.