We are Jean and Eddy from Southern California. We are very excited to grow our family and are humbled by your bravery and courage to explore open adoption. We are truly honored that you have chosen to read our profile.
We are fun, thoughtful, and passionate about life. We have a deep and loving relationship based on trust, respect, and affection for one another. We are unique individuals with our own thoughts and beliefs; however, we bring the best out in each other when we are together.
We met at work in 2005. Jean was living in London and Eddy was living in California. We had to work on many projects remotely together and spent a lot of time talking on the phone. During our long calls we really got to know each other and developed a strong friendship. In 2006 Jean transferred to California. Eddy wasted no time and asked Jean out once she was settled in. We have been inseparable ever since!
In 2015 we welcomed our son, Donovan James, into our lives through open adoption. He has brought us amazing amounts of joy and happiness. Donovan is a caring and happy little boy who is very active and social. He enjoys exploring the outdoors, singing songs, and playing with his friends. He is a very thoughtful and kind little boy who will be an excellent big brother!
Meet Jean by Eddy
Jean is a loving and nurturing woman who has completely embraced motherhood. She spends most of her time with Donovan going on adventures to the park, beach, or just walking around the neighborhood. She loves to work out and keep herself healthy. She also takes piano lessons once a month.
Jean was born and raised in New York. She moved to California 11 years ago after spending 18 months living in London. Jean has been working for her company for the last 18 years. She is an Information Technology Director for a global professional services company. She is currently working part time so she can focus on her favorite job, being a mom.
In her free time Jean mentors two teen-aged girls. She is a really strong role model with optimistic views on life. She is very patient, caring and compassionate; all qualities that have made her an amazing mother.
Meet Eddy by Jean
Eddy will crack you up with his humor and quick wit. He is an amazing cook and will fill your belly with his delicious meals and amaze you with the encyclopedia of knowledge stored inside his brain.
Eddy’s friends love being around him because he is really smart and funny. He would do anything for his family or friends. He’s just one of those guys you always want to hang out with!
Originally from Beirut, Lebanon, he grew up in Westminster, CA. He is a well-educated Financial Advisor and is an amazing drummer! He is extremely generous and is very family-oriented. Eddy is a wonderful father and beams every time he sees Donovan. He and Donovan love being silly. They are always laughing about something! They also love reading and playing the drums together.
Meet Our Family
We come from big families who are extremely supportive and are completely overjoyed about our plans to grow our family through adoption.
Jean’s family is on the East Coast. We FaceTime with them on a weekly basis; they can’t get enough of Donovan. We are very fortunate as we get to see them several times a year. With another baby we will be sure to see them even more!
Eddy’s family lives 10 minutes away and we get to spend a lot of quality time them. They are our support system and we are lucky to have them so close to us. They come over several times a week to play with Donovan and they are super excited that we are adopting again.
Home & Community
We live in the most amazing neighborhood in California. There are always tons of kids running around, playing and riding bikes. We are very close with our neighbors and spend a lot of time with them. We especially enjoy when everyone gets together at the neighborhood pool for sun and fun!
On July 4th all the neighbors participate in a bike parade. Everyone decorates his or her bike and rides around the neighborhood with lots of fanfare. The fire trucks follow us around and let the kids climb on board when the parade is over. It’s really nice to be in such a tight community.
As parents, we can promise you that we will love our children with all of our hearts. We will provide them opportunity, security, and stability. We will surround them with love, acceptance, and nurturance and be active and engaged in their lives.
We will be proud to share with them their special adoption story. The story that begins with you.
Jean & Eddy