Hello, we are Sarah & Jon,

Thank you for choosing our profile to explore further.  We want you to know that our hearts are with you as you explore, likely, the most difficult and emotional decisions of your life.

We wish for your strength, courage, and compassion as you make this difficult decision for yourself and your baby.  

 

 

How We Met:

As is common in the twenty-first century, we found one another on an online dating site.  Jon took a liking to Sarah's profile, and responded.

Short friendly responses turned into emails, and then into phone calls until the wee hours of the morning.  There was certainly interest, and intrigue, and we eventually decided to meet on July first for dinner at Stir Crazy, in Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg.  The evening was the typical first date stuff: conversation, questions and answers, introduction to new food styles, chopsticks or forks, etc.  Having enjoyed the evening as much as we did, we agreed to meet that next weekend, for the Fourth of July.  We spent the rest of that summer getting to know each other and road tripping around, something we still very much enjoy.

Openness:

We are committed to sharing with our future child their life story, in doing this we would want as much information as you are willing to share.  Our child will always know they were adopted.  We are comfortable with whatever openness looks like to you, whether it be pictures, letters, phone calls, updates and/or visits.

Child Care Plans:

Sarah will quit her job and be a stay at home mom.  Sarah is excited and looking forward to taking our future child to the library and the different play groups within the community, and surrounding area.  Jon’s workplace offers him flexibility in requesting time off or being able to work from home.  Jon is excited to be able to be there for our future child’s life events.

Meet Sarah:

Sarah has a very loving heart, as she has worked with many children with special needs, helping them learn essential self help and life skills.  When she is not at work, Sarah enjoys baking, and trying new recipes.  She is structured and organized, which balances well with Jon’s occasional technical mind. She enjoys organizing closets and cabinets.  Sarah loves being an aunt and spending time with her nieces and nephews and is excited to introduce our future child to our family.

Meet Jon:

Jon lives for a good adventure, and loves a good drive especially with Sarah as his navigator.   Jon is a problem solver; he is always thinking or tinkering around with something.  That could mean rewiring an antique stoplight as a game-room decoration, fixing a computer, or changing the oil on our Jeep. 

Jon enjoys being an uncle to his nieces and nephews. Usually this includes playing in the pool or otherwise entertaining with juggling, balloon animals, or delighting them with his geeky tech tricks.  He is able to see things as others would see them, which also gives him great patience, and makes him a great teacher.

The Dinner Table:

Growing up, regardless of how the day progressed, or where we were, we always were together over dinner at the family table.  There, good food was shared, while both the parents and children talked about their day. The conversations were usually about projects including planning for the weekend or the next holiday, the night’s tasks or entertainment, or even, occasionally, about school work and grades.  Talking over a meal, and generally discussing the day’s activities is very important to the both of us.  We like to plan, or at least prepare a plan to strive towards.  Plans occasionally change, but because we communicate often about a variety of items, we are able to adjust as we go.

We are looking forward to expanding our family through adoption.  We are eagerly embracing this adventure and opportunities. We are excited, and we are looking forward to meeting you.

Many Thanks,  

Fun facts

Sarah
  • Once captured a peacock, with the help of her siblings… while their parents were out of town.
  • Twins run in Sarah’s family, she has a twin sister and her younger sister has twins.
  • Someday wants a mini cow as a pet.
  • Sarah’s whole family joins in to make Taffy every winter from scratch.
  • Was in 4-H and won numerous ribbons, which allowed many opportunities to show projects at the Illinois State Fair.
  • Grew up on a farm.
  • Had many tournaments at her grandparents’ house playing Super Nintendo and Sega with her many cousins.
Jon
  • Used to be a performer and entertainer in high school and college.
  • Once he shared an ice cream with a kangaroo while in Australia.
  • Holiday birthdays run in Jon’s family.  He shares his New Year’s Day birthday with two cousins, and his father’s was on the 4th of July.
  • Jon’s grandfather, mother, and father all worked at the company where he now works.
  • Jon and Sarah take a shopping trip every December for Toy’s for Tots, something he enjoyed doing as a kid.
  • While on a family vacation, he actually camped overnight on the Great Wall of China.
  • His first job was in an ice cream parlor, where he learned how to frost and ice cakes.
  • Has been banned from making gingerbread in his mother’s kitchen, after building a 100% edible, scale model of his cousin’s house.
  • While snorkeling Jon can skin dive down to 30 feet, which is always a fun way to play with the fish or sea turtles.

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