Jason & Steph
Jason & Steph
Hello! We’re Jason and Steph from Southern California. We both want to say a heartfelt thank you for looking at this little snapshot of our lives and considering us as adoptive parents. We realize this must be a hard time for you and we are in awe of your courage and selflessness. We want to assure you that we want nothing more than to be parents and to provide a loving home and wonderful life for this child.
When we first met online, it wasn’t quite love at first sight – we initially appeared to have very different personalities and weren’t sure it would work! Steph is very outgoing, while Jason is a bit shy when you first meet him. But after a few dates we realized that we were the perfect complement for each other and have been together ever since. This summer we will celebrate our nine year anniversary.
We’ve wanted to have kids for a few years, but infertility issues have made it impossible for us to have a child biologically. We were both very excited when we discussed the idea of adoption and we both agreed that was the right path for us to grow our family.
Jason is the love of my life and my best friend. He is self-disciplined – if there is a task, deadline or assignment he will make sure it happens. He is a good decision maker, weighing all the options and is the realistic balance to my optimism. But he also has a very silly and fun side!!! Jason plays with children the same way he plays with our dog Carlo, with extraordinary joy and boundless energy!
His happy place is the outdoors. Hiking, camping, chopping wood, building a fire, BBQ’ing, trekking through the forest with a map, a compass and a smile! I have learned so much from him and I know our child will too.
Most importantly, when I’m with him, whether it be climbing on a glacier in Switzerland or doing the grocery shopping, I always feel safe and loved.
I think I knew she was the one on our third date – we went hiking and I got us a little lost. The sun was starting to go down and I started to panic. After all, I was trying to impress her. She wasn’t bothered in the least, and pulled me close to her, remarking on how pretty the sunset was. We kissed and I managed to get us back to our car before it got dark. From that moment, I started to think she was pretty awesome, and nine years later, every single day, I still think to myself – Steph is pretty awesome.
Steph’s joy for life is contagious. I’ve never seen her shy away from a challenge, and she has a way of bringing out the best in people. I know she will encourage our child to seek out adventure and make the most of their talents. Most of all, I know Steph will be there for our child no matter what, every step of the way.
After a long search we recently bought a house in Los Angeles. We are so excited to have more space and a yard – Carlo especially is excited to have so much room to run around and play fetch in! Carlo is our rescue pup. He’s a little rascal and a born snuggler, and super sweet with little kids. He’s an incredible dog to grow up with, and we have no doubt Carlo is going to love having a new best buddy.
We chose our home because the public schools are good and there are many local spots geared towards children. Our neighborhood is a little oasis in the big city, with lots of trees, birds and critters. We’re in walking distance of local cafes and shops as well as being close to the mountains for hiking. Jason can’t wait to go on hikes with a little one riding in a baby backpack. We are also close to the beach and a ton of theme parks including Disneyland, Universal City Walk and Knott’s Berry Farm!