Jennifer & Alex

Hoping to Adopt (Texas)

Letter

Introduction


We respect the person you are and hope you can feel that sentiment in our words.


Jenn and Alex
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We cannot imagine the feelings in your heart right now. We respect the person you are and hope you can feel that sentiment in our words. You probably have a lot weighing on your mind and we wish we could give you a big hug and talk with you over a cup of coffee! We think you are a strong and protective parent to consider adoption. We hope you experience peace as you navigate through this journey and decide what is best for your family.
Why Adoption

They are ready with open and arms and hearts to welcome a child into the family.


Jenn, Alex, and family
We talked about adoption early on when we were dating so it’s always been in our hearts. We thought we would get pregnant and add adoption to that, but God had other plans for us when the time came. We went to fertility specialists after not being able to conceive and the results weren’t ideal. We could have tried some medical interventions but didn’t think that was right for us. We felt in our heart of hearts we were meant to adopt – not as a “second choice” but as THE choice! We didn’t make the decision impulsively or quickly. We gave ourselves time to grieve not being able to get pregnant. We talked to family and friends, we journaled and got involved with our church. One day we were sitting in church and the whole message was about adoption. We were both in tears and felt so convicted – as if God was saying “now is the time”. Not too long after that we started exploring adoption agencies. When we decided on Gladney and started the process it felt completely right. Our family and friends couldn’t be any happier for us! They have supported us wholeheartedly in this decision and we are grateful for that. They are ready with open and arms and hearts to welcome a child into the family. This is a beautiful story unfolding and we are excited to be a part of it!
Our Story

We take joy in the small things – sometimes that’s dancing in the kitchen while cleaning or sharing our day over a meal.


Jenn and Alex
We met 21 years ago at a call center we worked at while in college. We were young and didn’t really know what we wanted out of life, but we knew we had something special between us. We dated and kept it light for a while but no matter what life threw at us, we always came back to each other. We decided to get more serious after graduating college because we knew we wanted to be with each other no matter what. Alex proposed on Christmas Eve in front of our Christmas tree! Our family and friends were so excited that we were finally getting married! We had a beautiful wedding in 2016, surrounded by our loved ones. We are best friends, as cheesy as that may sound, and have learned so much from each other through the years. We are easy-going people who truly love just being with each other. We like to be goofy and silly together and are always up for a new adventure. We take care of each other by doing small things for each other that are actually big things to the other person. Alex buys Jenn flowers regularly and surprises her often with her favorite coffee creamer, perfume, or something she mentioned she wanted. Jenn loves to cook and try new recipes, which Alex appreciates and enjoys. Alex always makes sure Jenn has gas in her car each week because she hates having to stop. Jenn makes sure Alex has a healthy lunch for work and that his favorite juices and sodas are always stocked in the fridge. We’re a team when it comes to housework and other chores. We make sure to have date nights a few times a month and alternate planning them. We take joy in the small things – sometimes that’s dancing in the kitchen while cleaning or sharing our day over a meal.
Our Hobbies

One of our goals as parents is to make sure our child(ren) have experiences learning about the world.


Jenn and Alex traveling.
We love road trips and are always looking for new places to explore. One of our goals as parents is to make sure our child(ren) have experiences learning about the world. We want to take family trips each year and experience new places together! We love nature and love taking hikes and exploring new trails. We both enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes. Sometimes they are a success and sometimes not! We have fun with it even when the kitchen becomes a mess! Jenn loves to bake and does so often for family and friends – she even makes her own candy! Alex loves soccer and plays regularly with a group of friends. Alex loves comic books and books in general and often collects them.
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