Hello, we are Devin and Jeremy. We so admire your courage in taking this step in choosing adoption. Wherever your journey takes you, we hope you find comfort in knowing that your choice for your baby will someday be such a gift that brightens the lives of others. That gift will be cherished every day. If we happen to be the couple that you choose, we promise to always provide a stable home with lots of family, friends, and love to go around.

We hope you’ll come to see us for who we truly are: caring, compassionate, and fun-loving guys who are really excited to one day start a family. Thank you so much for taking a moment to look at our profile. We hope it gives you a good idea about what we’re like as people and what our family life would be like.

We met in Phoenix, Arizona where Jeremy was teaching in an elementary school as part of Teach For America, and Devin was finishing up law school. When they met, Jeremy shared that he planned to move back to Chicago at the end of that year. At the end of that year, as promised, Jeremy moved back to Chicago. What he didn’t expect was that Devin would join him!

We realize that a love like ours doesn’t come along very often, so we weren’t going to let it slip through our hands. We not only have so much fun together, we’re aligned on the big things: values, family, how we live our lives, etc. We balance each other so well and bring out the best in each other. We’ve been together since 2012 and have been married since 2016.

About Jeremy (by Devin)

From the beginning, I knew Jeremy was a star. He’s always the most outgoing, charismatic, and personable guy in the room. So many people are drawn to him and love him. He makes everyone around him feel so special, and I feel really lucky that he’s in my life. He’s easily the most charming person I know. He always makes a big effort to get to know people and talk with them.

I couldn’t think of a better dad to raise a child with. He’s so great with kids, not just from the skills he picked up as a teacher, but he just has a natural ability. He really knows how to connect and engage with kids. I’m always so impressed by how he can get the loudest belly laughs from our nieces and nephews. I really shouldn’t be surprised. He makes me laugh every day! I just feel so lucky to get to wake up next to him every day because he is such a joy to be around.

About Devin (by Jeremy)

When I first met Devin, I thought he was too good to be true. As I got to know him, I found out just how true that was! Devin has the biggest heart out of anyone I know. He is the most dependable and trustworthy person. He is the first person that his family goes to with anything they’re going through because he’s such a great listener and problem solver. He’s always concerned about the ones he loves, and does anything in his power to support them.

Devin knows who he is, and doesn’t try to be anyone else. When not working, he loves to play with our cat, play video games (it’s something he loved to do since he was little) or read.  While at his core he’s the quiet, introverted type, anyone who knows him well enough knows he’s the goofiest, most loveable guy around.

Our Home and Family

Family and togetherness are the most important things to us. Without our loved ones, we would be lost in this world. We believe in spending quality time together with the whole family whenever possible. For those family members we live apart from, we always make time for phone calls and holiday visits. We especially love celebrating birthdays, Christmas, and Hanukkah together!

Both of our families are wonderful, fun-loving people. We agree that we lucked out with our parents-in-law. Our child will have six loving grandparents (Devin grew up in a mixed family like the “Brady Bunch”).

One of our favorite things to do is to get together with family. Jeremy's side of our family meets every Thanksgiving and Hanukkah in the Chicago suburbs. Devin's family gathers in Phoenix around Christmas time. We are lucky to have flexible families that enables us to be with both sides during the holidays. We appreciate having an extended family as well that includes our cousin, nieces, aunts, uncles and friends. Everyone is so excited about the prospect of us adopting!

Core Values

Two of our main core values are being happy and joyful. We believe that time here on earth is short, and we should make the most of it. We live a life filled with lots of love, laughter and joy seen in both the big and small things that we do. We’re thrilled we’ve found each other and can create the life and home that aligns with our values.

Another one of our core values is education. Jeremy has a background in teaching 2nd, 5th, and middle school grades. Devin is a lawyer who has taught many "Know Your Rights" legal workshops for young kids. He believes in arming kids with the knowledge needed to handle tough legal situations, especially during encounters with the police. Both of us believe in pursuing academics to the best of our abilities and sharing what we learn with youth. We hope to give our child any and every opportunity to give them the best quality of life. We plan to start a college fund from day one, and we strongly believe in encouraging them to pursue a path of learning that matches their passions.

Thoughts on Openness

Please know that we are very excited to adopt and are open to many different types of adoption. We want this decision to be something you’re comfortable with. If that happens to be an open adoption, we welcome it with open arms. As adoptive parents, we would love if our child had a great relationship with his or her birth parent(s). We would be happy to send pictures and progress reports about the baby and schedule visits. We hope to start a relationship built on mutual trust and respect.  

Thank you

We’re incredibly grateful you took the time to look at our profile. We cannot wait to become parents and expand our family through adoption. Please feel free to take a look at our photo book to learn more. We wish you strength during this difficult process, and know that whatever happens you’ll make the right decision for you and your child. 

Fun facts

  • Has an insatiable love of desserts and can often be found sneaking cookies or cakes as a midnight snack.
  • Listens to many podcasts and always has a podcast recommendation.
  • Loves Japanese culture and has been studying the language … for fun.
  • Hates onions, but loves similar foods like shallots, leeks, and garlic.
  • He has several good luck habits for the New Year, including tossing a pot of water out of the window and eating noodles or strawberries.
  • Really enjoys games of all kinds, from card games to video games.
  • Gets separation anxiety from his cat sometimes (this goes for Jeremy too).
  • Loves to volunteer time teaching “Know Your Rights” workshops to kids and has taught courses on constitutional law and juvenile justice in high schools.
  • Has the loudest laugh in the room (and sometimes snorts).
  • Hates tomatoes, but loves pizza.
  • Loves a good chocolate milkshake.
  • His guilty pleasure is reality TV, especially the Real Housewives.
  • Is regularly asked the question, “How do you have so much energy all the time!?” He needs no caffeine.
  • Collected X-men trading cards as a child and loves the new show The Gifted based on the comics.
  • Loves musical theater and has seen shows like Wicked and Phantom of the Opera many times.
  • Taught elementary school for several years and has been a proud mentor for 5 years.

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