BC: Allen & Julie ABOK | "I need someone to play with me! "
FC: Allen and Julie
1: Hi there! We are Allen and Julie, and we appreciate you taking the time to learn more about us through our profile. We have been a couple for over nine years, and have been married for over five. We feel that we are a great team, and we communicate well together. Our relationship is based on humor, respect, and honesty. We feel adoption is a wonderful gift for all involved, and is something we have always considered for our family. We feel honored that you are taking the time to look at our information and we wish you the best in whatever your decision might be. Our definition of “family” is already very broad — including immediate family, stepparents, honorary parents, chosen brothers and sisters, and unofficial nieces and nephews — and we will truly welcome your child into our lives. Wonderful, loving, supportive people, whom we consider to be our family, surround us. We are known to our friends' children as Aunt "JuJu" and Uncle Allen, whom we love dearly as our nieces and nephews. We care deeply about making sure our future children are raised in a home that is loving, warm, respectful, honest, encouraging, and fun. We both have great senses of humor, and enjoy being silly together. Allen is terrific with kids. They are drawn to him, probably because he knows how to get them to laugh and play. He has had several jobs involving school aged-kids, from classroom assistant, to soccer coach, to working with after-school programs. Allen, who was also adopted, is one of six children, including his younger sister who has special needs. This has taught him to be accepting of others' differences, and to respect all abilities. Julie has worked with preschool children every day as a special education teacher for over 10 years, and has a great passion for helping all kids become successfully independent, no matter what abilities they possess. We are committed to offering your child a life of unconditional love and constant nurturing. We believe that he/she should always know and feel your love and we will do everything we can to make sure of that. We would also be open to sending you letters and pictures of your child in the future. We are both very comfortable with technology, and know there are many ways to keep you updated, as your child grows. We will tell your baby how much he/she is loved by you, and plan to acknowledge you as the very most important part of his/her adoption story. We are honored for any consideration you would give to us as you make this very important decision. We hope this letter and book will demonstrate to you how much love we share with each other and have to offer to those in our lives. Allen and Julie Allen and Julie
2: "We met while working in a preschool classroom, taking care of children. We knew we were meant to be parents together. " --Allen | "Watching Allen working with children was what made me fall in love with him. I saw what a great father he would be, even then." --Julie
5: Allen is: *loyal *trustworthy *dependable *loving *sweet *kind hearted *fun *friendly *responsible
7: Julie is: - caring - determined - supportive - funny - beautiful - dependable - silly - nurturing - witty - fun - adventurous - outgoing - selfless - sincere - awesome sauce
10: "Julie is an incredibly strong and determined person. She goes out of her way to show our friends and family how much she loves them. She works very hard to encourage fairness and independence in setting an example for the children in her life." - Allen
11: "Allen has taught me to be more sympathetic to others, to say I'm sorry and to mean it, to not take life so seriously, and to love others for every part of who they are. He will naturally teach our children these things as well". --Julie
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14: We are proud to say we are honest, respectful, loyal, loving, understanding, and dependable to our closest friends. And we plan to have this same relationship with our children.
16: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.