Jessica and Aaron
Hi! We are Jessica and Aaron. We met in middle school and started dating in high school, when Jessica fell for Aaron’s red hair, his gentle nature and free spirit, and Aaron fell in love with Jessica’s one of a kind charisma. We love being parents to Nolan (age 4) and Penelope (age 7) who are sweet, affectionate, and can’t wait to have another sibling. We all look forward to welcoming a child and their birth family into our hearts and home. After several miscarriages and two trying pregnancies, we have a deep sense that our family is not yet complete. Adoption is something that we have always dreamed of doing and feel that open adoption is a wonderful way to grow our family.
Jessica is passionate about being a mom. She enjoys baking with the kids, building fairy and dinosaur gardens, playing school, and volunteering for the Parent Teacher Organization. After working in Financial Aid at a local community college, Jessica decided to focus her time on her pet service business. This allows Jessica to work from home during the week and offers our family many wonderful opportunities to know all kinds of dogs, cats and other animals. Jessica also loves plants and gardening, crafting, learning, and pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle.
Aaron is a loving and supportive husband and father. He works at a local government agency, and runs a small tax business on the side. He often works from home and has a flexible schedule. He never misses the kids’ doctor’s appointments, sports, or recitals. Aaron is easy-going and jumps in to play and explore with the kids, creating forts and obstacle courses, and coloring pictures. In his personal time, he plays basketball, hikes, and loves to read. Aaron is extremely creative in art and writing short stories.
We live in a suburb near Portland, that feels likes its own little town. We are close to the wonderful local schools, parks and farmer’s market that we visit most Saturdays. In the spring and summer, we enjoy picking produce from our own plot at the nearby community garden. We have wonderful neighbors who help each other out and best of all- we live close to both of our families. Our parents are thrilled to provide weekly childcare and are excited to welcome a new member to the family!
We are family focused and spend our time playing together, cooking meals, taking hikes and visiting friends and family. We enjoy kayaking and taking trips to local sites and farther destinations. We are excited to include another child in all the fun we have!
Having an open adoption is something we have always wished for. We’re excited to have a relationship with a birth family in whatever capacity is most comfortable for you—from attending family parties to exchanging pictures and texts throughout the year. We welcome you into our lives and hope you feel special and loved. Thank you for considering us!
Aaron and Jessica