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A Letter from JP & Carolyn

Hello from Maryland!

Thank you for taking time to read a little bit about us! Our loved ones would say we are down-to-earth, dependable, and hard-working. We find a lot of joy in the little things, like family dinners and reading books to our daughter. We have been blessed with one child, and after experiencing secondary infertility, our journey has led us to the gift of adoption. We can’t wait to open our hearts to you and your child, if you so choose.

About Us

We met online through a dating website. Our journey leading up to now has spanned over two states and hundreds of miles. During the four years that we were dating, we were long distance, but we knew we had something special. Each weekend, one of us would drive over three hours so we could spend time together. We have now been happily married for over seven years.

Things we love to do together:

• Have fun date nights at least once a month.
• Laugh together at comedy shows.
• Relax and watch tv before bed.
• Enjoy a friendly competition of foosball.

What JP says about Carolyn...

Carolyn is my best friend and the love of my life. She is incredibly organized and plans many enjoyable experiences for our family. We always have something new and fun to do! She has truly made our house into a home with her skills in interior design. I also love that she supports my career goals. She is there for me no matter what.

Carolyn is very creative and enjoys décor projects, drawing, cooking, and more. She’s a fun, smart, attentive mother too!

What Carolyn says about JP...

JP is a very devoted husband and father. I love his fun personality! He is very outgoing and makes me laugh all the time. Our daughter just adores JP. It is such a joy to watch the two of them play and have fun together. He is always the one who puts the biggest smile on her face. I can’t wait to share that same happiness with another child.

JP loves to stay active, enjoys charity relays, and taking care of our home. He’s also a master at making cheesesteaks!

Our Daughter

Penny is a very gentle and caring 4 year old. She will often hold one of her stuffed toys like it’s a baby, tuck it into bed, and sing to it. It’s so adorable! She has told us multiple times that she would love to have a sibling. Penny also enjoys playing games, reading, and coloring.

As a family, we really enjoy quality time together; whether that’s at the park down the road, our community pool, or going for a walk in the neighborhood. The park nearby has a farm, and Penny really enjoys seeing the animals. We like to expose Penny to many different things to see what her interests are.

Our Family

Carolyn is from a family of four and JP is from a family of six. We are fortunate to have many aunts, uncles, cousins, and two amazing nephews as part of our extended family. Most of our family lives two hours away, so we like to make day and weekend trips often. We enjoy getting together for weddings, graduations, cookouts, holidays, or just to go to the zoo. We go on beach vacations every year with either one or both sides of the family.

Our Home in Maryland

We live in a three-bedroom home located in a tight-knit community. You often see kids riding their bikes around the neighborhood or down to the park or pool. We love that our community is safe and family-oriented. There are year-around events that are offered for children such as parades, festivals, egg hunts, and fireworks.

Our neighborhood is an hour away from a couple large, metropolitan cities. We love that we’re close enough to major cities to enjoy the benefits of those, but also far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet. On the weekends, we love to go to the city aquariums, museums, or a minor league baseball game.

Our Promise

Thank you for considering us as potential parents for your child. We are excited for an open adoption, and would love to share letters, emails, pictures, and even visits if you feel comfortable. As parents, we promise to ensure your child grows up knowing their adoption story and how much they are loved by you.

We will love your child unconditionally and raise them to value family, honesty, respect, and compassion. We will provide a stable home, a quality education, and all the tools they need to have a happy and successful life. We promise to support your child as they explore any interests they might have, like music, art, or sports. We look forward to sharing many fun adventures with your child like going to see Disney World, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, and everything in between.

We’d love to talk with you or answer any questions, and even get to know you. When you’re ready, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About JP & Carolyn

  JP Carolyn
Our EducationBachelor's Degree in Criminal JusticeMaster's Degree in Information Technology
Our ProfessionsPolice OfficerIT Specialist
Stay-At-HomeNoNo
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian Caucasian
Some of JP & Carolyn's Favorites
TV ShowThe OfficeThe Office
FoodCarolyn's Sundried Tomato Pasta CasseroleJP's Philly Cheesesteaks
HobbiesWorking out and grillingCooking, crafts, decorating
Ice CreamCookie DoughHot Fudge Sundae
Morning BeveragePumpkin Spice CoffeeEarl Grey Tea
Date Night ActivityStand-up Comedy ShowStand-up Comedy Show
GameUnoPictionary
More About Our Family
Thoughts on open adoption

We are excited for an open adoption, if you're comfortable, and would love to share letters, emails, pictures, and future visits as your child grows up. We want your child to know he or she is loved by so many people, including you. As a family we will speak lovingly about you and our adoption story.

Fun Facts About Us

Carolyn collects magnets from all of the states and countries she's visited. JP was an extra on the Netflix show, House of Cards!

Pets

We love animals and have a dog and a cat. Polly is a great cat who loves to cuddle on the couch with us. Our puppy, Maggie May, is Shepherd mix who lovable and fun. Both Polly and Maggie are good with kids and such a sweet part of our family!

Family Life

We both come from big families and look forward to visits with them, and our annual beach vacations together. As parents, we look forward to watching our children bond as siblings, and to encouraging their unique abilities and interests. Family is priority for us and time together are our favorite moments.

A few favorite traditions:
• Spending summer weekends at our community pool
• Attending a baseball game at the ballpark
• Visiting our extended families during the holidays
• Rooting for the Eagles and Penn State football teams
• Visiting the beach with our families each year

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 4 years old

Twins

Yes

Gender

Boy or Girl

Sibling Group

Yes, up to 4 years old

In Closing

Thank you for learning more about us! We promise to make sure your child knows how loved he or she is, and how special you are to our family. If you'd like, we would love to share a relationship with you after the adoption! When you're ready, we're happy to talk or answer any of your questions.

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