Hello from Southern California, we are Janet and John!
Dear Birthmother: We want to thank you for viewing our profile. We know that you have a difficult decision to make, but we hope that you have the support and guidance to make it with ease and confidence. Thank you for considering us on this journey you are taking.
By Janet: I’ve wanted to become a mother from a very early age. I love children so much that I decided to become a teacher. Children are part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I got married later on in life and knew that it was a possibility that I couldn’t have children naturally, but I knew that wouldn’t stop me from becoming a mother. When I met John, I knew I wanted to have children with him. We tried to have children, but, unfortunately, we were unsuccessful. I was always interested in adoption and John wanted to raise children with me, too.
By John: When I first met Janet, she shared with me that she wanted to be a mother. I am already a proud father of two grown boys, John and Michael. After falling for Janet, I knew having kids with her would be incredible. This is our opportunity to raise children in a loving environment together. I knew I wanted to parent with her. We are excited about adopting and sharing the adventure that children bring to life.
About Us, How We Met By Janet: Cupid’s arrow struck on our first encounter. That may sound a little cheesy, but it was true. We met on an online dating service called OK Cupid. John first contacted me with a clever message about giving him a chance, and I did. Our first conversation on the phone was about two hours long, but it seemed to go by so quickly. John and I spoke about family, friends and work. I could tell right away that family was important to John and that was a huge plus. Before our conversation ended, John asked me out on our first date. We met at TGI Fridays on a school night. When I first met John, there was an instant chemistry. He was both handsome and funny. I practically laughed the whole night. We had that banter that kept us going. Four hours later, our date ended. The next day at work, I was in my friend, Veronica’s, classroom. Another co-worker walked in and asked how my date was with the new guy. I was a little puzzled, since I hadn’t even spoken to her about this guy. She said, “Adriana, a student in your art class, was sitting in the next booth and I got a play-by-play of your date. I heard it was a good one!” We all laughed and I told John about it on our next date.
It Takes a Village To Raise a Child: We believe that in order to raise a child, it’s important for parents to be on the same page. First of all, we will lead by example. By being good role models, we hope to raise upstanding citizens. John Junior has already followed in John’s footsteps, by joining the Navy. Secondly, as parents, we will solve issues concerning our children, together. We have already done so, with John’s sons, John and Michael, when it pertains to their future and education. Finally, we are influenced by the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Our child will be surrounded by grandparents, uncles, aunts, and friends, who will be there to influence our children and support us in raising them.
By Janet: I grew up in an Italian-Catholic family and was raised just south of Los Angeles, CA. I decided to go into teaching after observing my sister, who is also a teacher. I have taught both elementary and middle school children and love the joy my students bring me. Each day is completely different from the other and I just love it!
By John: I was looking for a smart, feisty, funny, and beautiful person when I found Janet, and I got a lot more than I was looking for! Janet is compassionate and caring. Every time I see Janet meet someone, they immediately like her. She’s a fantastic aunt to our nieces and nephews. Janet is my confidant and partner in crime. I could not imagine a better person to parent with and I can’t wait to share the joys of raising children with her. I know Janet will be a great mom!
By John: As a child we moved around a lot, which wasn’t easy, but I learned to be resilient and make friends easily. I was in the US Navy for 6 years. After I left I used my training to become an electrician, and now I work as a project manager for a team of engineers.
By Janet: I love John because he is funny, smart, patient, loving, loyal and kind. Laughter is a huge part of our lives. John can make me laugh when I’m having a bad day and keep me smiling when he is describing a funny story that happened to him on his day at work. I witness his patience with his two sons, as they look to him for guidance and advice. John is the uncle that reads stories to our niece before she has to go to bed and keeps her giggling with his funny voices. John is also the loyal friend that will help a friend in need with a project or problem. Finally, John is the loving and kind husband, as he whispers in my ear that I make him a better man. I love my husband, John, for everything he brings to my life. He is a great husband, father, uncle and friend.
The People We Love
By Janet: Our family and friends are very important to us. We visit with our families at least once or twice a month. Even though our families are from different cultural backgrounds, they are very similar to one another because they are close-knit, funny, energetic and lively. We have many family gatherings at our home, such as Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, where both families come together and celebrate. One of our traditions in my big Italian family is to continue my grandmother’s tradition of Pasta Sunday by opening our homes to both family and friends at least once a month. You will often find cousins, siblings, aunts/uncles, our nephews, our nieces, and our parents around our dining room table. We love this tradition!
By John: I was raised in a big German, English & Irish family. With my boys, Michael and John, there are six grandchildren in the family. Both of my brothers have babies/toddlers so our new baby will have lots of young cousins to get to know! We are planning a huge family reunion cruise, so we can spend time with both sides of my family. My best buddies are my brothers, Brian & Dan. We meet for guys’ night once a month and play video games, go to the movies, and hangout. I also spend time with my brother-in-law, working on cars and guy stuff. We recently had the opportunity to drive Lamborghinis in Vegas together! Our baby will have some awesome, but protective uncles.
Our Home and Closing Thoughts
Home Sweet Home: We live in a quiet town in the Santa Clarita Valley, outside of Los Angeles, in a two story house. After we got married, we have made this house a home and can’t wait to raise children in it. John and Michael, our sons, come to visit during holidays and vacations. John III is in the U.S. Navy and Michael, a straight-A student, will be a senior in high school. We are proud of both of our sons. Life is good and will be even better when we welcome a new baby into our home and family. We are fortunate to live in a community with Blue Ribbon schools too!
Meet Precious: Precious, A.K.A, Poof, is our furry, lovable cat. We love how she comes and snuggles up to us on the couch when we are watching TV. She loves being around our nieces, especially when they give her love.
Our Special Message To You: We would like to thank you for reading our profile and we are so excited to become parents together. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to raise your child. The baby will be surrounded by family and friends in a loving and safe home filled with love, laughter and joy. We can’t wait to hear the sound of pattering feet down our hallway and look forward to the day when we hear the words, “Mommy” and “Daddy.”