Profiles of "Waiting Parents"
Meet Debbie and Jason
It’s hard to believe we find ourselves writing this letter to you, someone we have never met, someone who has decided to make an adoption plan for their child. We hope that we can help you by offering him/her a safe and nurturing home.
We have decided to pursue adoption because of difficulty in conceiving. We very much want to start a family and have experienced several miscarriages. In the future we hope to be lucky enough to add another child to our family so that the children will benefit from also having a sibling connection.
We are Jason and Debbie. Debbie is a young 43 and Jason is a mature 35. We met in 2003 and after dating for a while, got married in the summer of 2006. We live in a 2-family house that we own in Watertown, MA. We are in a residential area, one block away from a school with a beautiful playground.
We are working professionals with good salaries. Debbie is currently a director of career services at a local university and Jason is a business consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. Debbie plans to stop working once we have a child. We both went to college, have Master’s degrees and always enjoy learning. We are both healthy and like to stay active biking, running, hiking, etc. We also like to travel and look forward to exploring new places with our kids. We both enjoy living healthy lives and caring for our bodies and the environment. We value time outdoors and maximize the use of our small yard whenever possible. We spend time talking and learning about each other and those we hold dear. We enjoy hosting gatherings in our home often.
Our faith in God plays an important role in our lives. We attend a vibrant, diverse church and co-lead a marriage class there with our pastor. We have Christian friends that we get together with on a bi-weekly basis to talk about God and to support each other through life’s challenges. We plan to provide our children with a strong sense of God and community so eventually they can go on to make educated choices about what they believe in.
We both come from strong families that are eagerly awaiting us having children. Debbie’s Mom lives in Massachusetts and we see her several times per month (Debbie’s father is deceased). Jason’s parents live on a small farm in Vermont where he grew up. We visit them about once per month. Our families and our friends have been very supportive of our decision to pursue adopting a child. There are a number of adopted people in our close circles Jason’s mother and uncle as well as Debbie’s cousin. Additionally, Jason’s sister cares for foster children which has reminded our families that a biological connection is wonderful, but not necessary to love and care for a child. We are excited to grow our family through adoption and feel we have much love and attention to offer. Jason and I want to play, teach, nurture and grow together with this child.
This letter provides just a brief glimpse into our lives. Whatever situation you find yourself in, we admire you. We can only begin to understand what has brought you to this place. We bless you and pray for you.
Debbie & Jason