Jerome & Sarah
Hi! We are Sarah and Jerome!
Dear Birth Mother,
Thank you for your selflessness, bravery and love for considering adoption. In a world where people are idolized for superficial reasons, you are a true hero—our “rock star.” You don’t know us yet, but we have already been thinking and praying for you and your baby!
We hope our pictures and words bring you comfort and show our commitment to love and protect your child. And if you are open to it, we hope this can be the start of a life-long relationship. We cannot wait to meet you!
With much love and gratitude,
Sarah and Jerome
Where “We” Began
(Sarah) After having lived in France and Montreal, I had just recently moved back to the U.S. and was taking cooking classes at a French restaurant. I became friends with the French chef and his wife by introducing myself in fluent French.
(Jerome) I had just recently arrived in the U.S. on an adventure from my home in France. In the midst of learning English and discovering a new culture, I befriended a fellow Frenchman and his wife at their restaurant.
Without Jerome knowing, our friends set Sarah up to meet a “cute” French guy. As the designated hour arrived, however, Sarah procrastinated and almost cancelled. She arrived seconds before Jerome and his friends were about to leave the restaurant. Our almost missed date changed the course of both of our lives!
Jerome still remembers Sarah’s wet hair (not caring if she impressed), smile, stories and pink sweater. Sarah will never forget his gentle voice, cute French accent, beautiful blue eyes and cultured conversation.
A little about Sarah
I grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where my love of nature, culture and adventure began. From my mom’s house, I could see the ocean in the distance and could explore historical areas.
New England offers so much: I grew up boating, skiing, scuba diving, camping and going into Boston museums. Nowadays, I am still discovering new places and activities here with Jerome. We travel a lot to Vermont to my mom’s lake house to kayak, hike and explore. We are so excited to provide our new baby with these experiences!
And speaking of experiences, my adventures in Paris, France during college year influenced my life greatly. I loved this culture so much that I stayed for a total of four years, living for a portion of that time on a French island! I also lived in Montreal during my Masters in Translation at McGill University.
Back home now in the U.S., I am a high school French teacher. This is such a meaningful part of my life because I can inspire students to dream about having their own adventures abroad! Being a teacher also has the benefit of beaucoup vacation time. When our family expands, I will be able to take off some time to care for our child.
A little about Jerome
I was raised in France on a small farm with my parents, sisters and extended family. My childhood was awesome! I had cows, chickens, goats, pigs and my dog ZooZoo.
Life was an adventure everyday: fishing with homemade poles, shooting baskets in my homemade hoop, playing soccer with cousins and pretending to be Robin Hood in nearby woods. Because of my family’s love and my freedom, I was the happiest kid on earth!
At 18, I pursued a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Design and CAD. I went on to work for a high-end shop, designing and building stores all over Europe for Louis Vuitton, Christian LaCroix and Christian Dior. Traveling to Germany, London, Paris, Greece…opened my mind, and this is why I flew to Boston. I didn’t even speak English, but that was the best way to learn!
After one year in Boston, I started my own business, and then sold it 8 years later to a company who has hired me. This situation gives me a lot time for family—and a future baby. I love kids, and I think they love me! I have so much fun goofing around with nieces and nephews or coaching children’s soccer teams. I cannot wait to be a part of our child’s life like that too!
Home Sweet Home
Our neighborhood has so much to offer kids: a great school system, tree forts, woods, basketball hoops, a pond—and children playing together outside! Right down the road, we have a zoo, Patriot’s stadium, and Jeff Kinney’s (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) bookstore. Spending time at these places, our child will be encouraged to dream BIG!
We bought a fixer-upper that is just now almost finished. Before marriage, Sarah had heard of Jerome’s “golden” hands that won numerous French awards for design and building. Jerome is a master craftsman who turned a house into Sarah’s dream home!
Sarah is pretty handy too. She grew up sewing, painting and knitting. She painted every room in the house and carved their number sign! With their own hands, they created a warm and loving environment for family, friends—and a baby. We have already started the baby’s room filled with color, happiness and fun!