Hello from Anchorage, Alaska! We are George, Jaren & Asa. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for considering our family in this important journey for you.
Dear Birth Mother...
Made to Be Dads
We love being fathers. We love our first adoption experience, and we can’t wait to welcome your child into our family. Our family is warm and supportive. We want our children to look back on their lives with the best memories: meals together, summers camping and hiking, and of winters making snowmen and sledding. Most of all, we want memories of an accepting, supportive home where they can grow, feel loved, and become anything they wish.
We lived in two different states when we matched on social media. George was working in Northern California as an attorney, while Jaren was finishing medical training in Hawaii. There was something very special about our relationship from the start, but dating was difficult living so far apart. We made it work, because that’s just how love goes. We traveled, vacationed, facetimed, and texted with each other nonstop while we dreamt of our life together. A year later, George was able to move to Hawaii so we could be together.
We lived in Hawaii for more than two years with our dogs before moving to Alaska. In Alaska, Jaren proposed to George in front of a beautiful glacier while camping. Our shared love for nature and outdoor adventures made this a perfect spot to commit to a continued journey together.
Why We are Choosing Adoption
Our first adoption was such a positive experience for everyone involved. We are both loving and caring by nature, and we love being dads. We want to grow our family, and continue to share our family’s unconditional love. We look forward to adopting another child--and to celebrate and share our future child’s unique story with them.
Meet Jaren, by Jaren
I had a fun, loud childhood in Colorado. I was constantly with my brothers and friends playing outside. I remember being so curious about the world. I loved exploring the neighborhood, learning about nature, and drawing.
Coming from a big family, I have always dreamed of having a family of my own. My dad is a great role model of fatherhood—I have learned from the best. George and I have built a home and relationship together specifically to raise a family. I want to be there to love, guide, support, and learn along the way. I can’t wait to help another little one learn, grow, and carve their own unique path in life.
Jaren’s Education and Career
I love learning and worked very hard in school. I earned a degree in sociology, went to medical school, then trained as a radiologist. Now, I am a medical doctor for Alaska Native people. I interpret medical images, like ultrasounds, x-rays, mammograms, and MRIs. My job is challenging and fulfilling— I get to help people through some of their most difficult moments and celebrate with them during some of their happiest moments. I have a flexible work schedule and am lucky to have a full week off of work every month to focus on family.
George Says Jaren Is...
- Patient, loving, and kind
- Supportive and selfless
- Always helping others
- Super intelligent
- My best friend
- Great at making dad jokes
Meet George, by George
I had a happy childhood in sunny Southern California. I was surrounded by family, friends, and lots of pets! I raised chickens, fish, hamsters, parakeets, and dogs. I was also that happy, hyper, funny kid at school with a promising academic future.
I love quality time with my family: reading books, listening to music, traveling, discovering new foods, cooking, exploring nature, and laughing together.
I am committed to dedicating time, attention, and resources to raising happy and strong children.
George’s Education and Career
I am a curious person and loved school. I attended college at UCLA, and then went to law school. I am now an attorney and love representing my clients. I prioritize being a father. When our next child is born, I will have the flexibility to take a leave of absence to be at home.
Jaren Says George Is...
- The most nurturing
- Extremely loyal
- Adorably funny
- A fierce advocate for people in need
- A great cook
List of Favorites!
George: Ice Cream
Jaren: Ballroom Dance
Favorite TV Show
George: House of the Dragon
Jaren: Reservation Dogs
Favorite Family Memory
George: Visiting Scotland
Jaren: Camping together
We just celebrated the second birthday of our daughter, Asa. She is a happy, energetic, good-natured kid. She is part Filippina and part Mexican, which fits our racially-diverse and vibrant family. Asa loves being outside, eating fruit, drinking smoothies, having story time, petting her dogs, and playing with other kids. She has a bright personality and loves to laugh. Asa loves to be with all her cousins and visits them often. She is ready to be a big sister!
Asa’s Birth Family
We stay in close contact with Asa’s birth family, including her birth parents and extended family members, through video calls and visits. They are all part of our big family now!
We spend part of the year in Northern California, and part of the year in Alaska. We love that Alaska gives our family access to the outdoors and breathtaking views, while California allows us to be close to our strong community of extended family and great friends there. We are lucky to enjoy the best of both areas!
Anchorage, Alaska is an active outdoor community year-round. We have so much fun hiking, camping, fishing, and watching the wildlife. In winter, we ski, ice skate, and sled. The views here are absolutely breathtaking.
Anchorage is also very diverse, culturally rich, and friendly. It is a great place to raise a family.
Meet Our Dogs
Gunther is a super cuddly, 10-year-old pointer/beagle mix that George rescued from a shelter. He loves playing fetch and snuggling. He has the sweetest disposition and is great with kids.
Heathrow is a fluffy, confident 4-year-old Bichon/spaniel mix. He is super playful and loves to chase Gunther during fetch. He loves to go camping, roll around in fresh snow, and nap.
Meet Our Family and Friends
Jaren’s Family: I am the middle child of five brothers. I have two older brothers (Tyler and Eric) and two younger brothers (Austin and Benton) who have already proven themselves as amazing uncles. They live across the country in Virginia, Colorado, and California. We visit each other often, which makes for lots of fun family trips! We now have 5 nieces!
My parents, Becky and Kenny, still live in my hometown in Colorado. They are lots of fun and LOVE being grandparents. Each summer, my mom, hosts “Grammy Camp”—a week long summer camp filled with activities, games, and outings for all of the grandkids. She prepares for it all year!
We always look forward to Christmas together as an extended family. We spend the week playing board games, doing outings, cooking, and exchanging gifts. We enjoy our family tradition of Christmas brunch with caramel-apple French toast and egg casserole.
George’s Family: I am the youngest of two sons. My older brother (Dwight) and my parents (Phuong and Nguyen) live in California. I also have a large extended family. We love to spend time and take trips together. My parents are both immigrants from Vietnam. We grew up speaking Vietnamese. We learned about our Vietnamese-Chinese heritage and were raised Buddhist. As a family, we still celebrate holidays such as Lunar New Year (called “Têt”) where the adults give all the children money in red envelopes. Delicious Vietnamese cooking happens between all the aunts and uncles! Our children will get to experience this very fun time together!
In Closing- Thank You
Our family can’t wait to hear from you. You are incredibly brave for considering adoption. From our very core we thank you for considering us as a potential family. We hope our profile has shown you that we are reliable and loving fathers who will care deeply about raising your child to be their spectacular self. Together--and with you there too if you choose--we will be the family to support your child’s every need.
George, Jaren & Asa