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S: Dave and Jamie

FC: David and Jamie

1: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.

2: Dear Expectant Parent, We thank you so much for taking the time to read our letter. We cannot begin to imagine what a difficult decision this must be for you. We are in awe of the courage that you are demonstrating by considering adoption. This unconditional love and courage is a rare act of selflessness. If we are chosen, we want you to know that we will honor and respect your decision by providing your child with immense love, honesty, laughter, and affection. Our home will be a safe place for your child to grow and thrive. We have been together for eleven years and best friends the entire time. Our marriage in 2007 was symbolic of the steps we are taking to build our family. Our relationship is built on listening, trust, and respect and we hope to bring those values to our child. We are both so excited to start this new journey together. Jamie is a high school physical education teacher and she takes great pride in motivating children. Her job has given her the opportunity to have taught all ages from pre-school to high school, but she has found her passion inspiring high school students. She created a fitness club at school that promotes different types of physical activities. In addition, she has organized a number of school activities that raised money through donations giving back to the community. She truly loves her job and appreciates and values the importance of it. Dave has worked for an investment company for the last 15 years. He enjoys the fast paced investment world and is fortunate that his company recognizes the importance of family. When Dave was younger he used to teach Sunday school for his community church and found it very rewarding. Nowadays, Dave finds himself being a self-proclaimed uncle to his friends' children and enthusiastically awaits the time when he can be a father.

3: We have a tremendous family that is excited to share in our joy. Also, we have a number of friends whose children are always looking for a new friend so the addition to our family will be very welcome. Our family and extended family come together a number of times during the year. Even though life can get busy, we always make it a point to be together and cherish the things we love. We cannot wait to introduce a baby to our family traditions, including Jamie's family's famous ''Yankee Swap'' during Christmas and ''Swim and Eat'' July 4th BBQ at our home. One of our favorite traditions is to travel to a new baseball park every summer. Our extended family is considerably large and very supportive. Any child will be welcomed into this family with open arms from 1 great grandmother, 21 great uncles and aunts, 3 grandmothers, 1 grandfather, 1 aunt, 4 uncles, 24 second cousins, 1 soon to be third cousin, and of course our 3 dogs and three-legged cat. Every single one of them is as eager as we are. We chose our neighborhood with a future family in mind. We spent a great deal of time researching the school district, community activities, and finding the right quiet neighborhood so that our child could have all the benefits of growing up with a lot of friends, playing sports, getting a good education, and coming home to loving parents. All this was done with the dream of a child in our lives. It is important for us to raise a child in a spiritual, honest, loving home. We plan to raise him or her with the understanding of how they came into our lives. Any child that we adopt will know the special role their birth parent played in their life. Our journey together has been full of valuable lessons about building a family, most importantly: love comes from the heart, laughs should come from the belly, smile everyday, and challenges bring us together. No matter what choice you make, we hope only the best for you and your baby. All our blessings, Jamie & David

4: Dave | David (by Jamie) David's love for life is tremendous. The amazing aspect of his personality is that nothing ever seems to disturb him and he always keeps an open mind. One of my good friends describes him as having "dust" which means that Dave has a certain quality where everyone that comes into contact with him loves him. I think his sense of humor and big smile are part of that magic. He is also the financial smarty pants of the house, so he makes sure that we can enjoy all the good things while being secure for our future. I am a dreamer, so he keeps me grounded and I think we balance each other perfectly. For example, whenever I bring home a homeless pet he always sternly says "Not again!" His big heart and desire to support my beliefs are what I love about him. Dave enjoys traveling, skiing, golfing, and being a part of new experiences. Baseball is one of his favorite pastimes. I enjoy sharing that experience with him as we try and see different stadiums each year even though the teams playing are not always his beloved Mets. One of the traits that I especially like is that he is good working on projects around the house. He has the confidence and ability to fix all the things I break. Dave has a strong personality and so many admirable qualities that it makes me so happy he is by my side for this wonderful experience.

5: Jamie (by Dave) What is terrific about Jamie is that she challenges me to think outside the box and challenge myself. She is not afraid to express her opinions and the good part is that she has a lot of them. Her talent is taking what is important and making it her focus. She makes decisions with a solid intuition. When I think about her as a parent, it gives me great comfort that she already has a lot of it figured out. Her experience as a teacher has shown me that she knows how to think like a kid of any age. During her years teaching, I have watched her adapt her skills so that her students respect her for the discipline that she brings to the classroom and the value of a good education. Her students confide in her and she has mastered the balance between keeping them honest but also being a friend. When I see her taking care of my friends' kids, you can see the sparkle in her eyes that she is ready to have her own. She has a softer side in her love of animals. Harley, Nova, and Dustyn (our three dogs) along with Olly (our three legged cat) are thankful everyday for Jamie's big heart and in return their antics give her a smile everyday. Her strong will, quick mind, and willingness to make sacrifices for the betterment of others are some of the qualities that I see in her which will allow Jamie to become a terrific parent. | Jamie

6: Top Ten Reasons Why We Love Our Home 10) If you lie down in the middle of our street, it would take hours to get run over. 9) It is a great place to visit... and live. 8) It has a big pool. 7) We have fun, young neighbors. 6) The school system is great. 5) We love the sounds of the active children in the neighborhood. 4) A golf course, community lake and ski/snowboard mountain are five minutes away. 3) Our back yard is a great place to pass the time. 2) There is lots of room to expand our family. 1) We celebrate all the major holidays and our home becomes the meeting place for everyone.

7: Our home is a center hall colonial with four bedrooms and 2 and half baths. We have a formal living room, formal dining room, den, family room and rec room. Our back yard is the perfect setting for a swing-set and most of all we love our in-ground pool. We spend all summer outside enjoying the good weather.

8: A Baby Is A Bit Of Stardust Blown From Heaven

9: Our parents worked very hard to raise us and make sure that we had all the love, knowledge, and happiness to make our lives successful. Their example, is what we want to bring to our child. We plan to teach the value of integrity and respect while making sure that our child knows about you and the compassion you displayed in making a choice for their future. As part of that lesson, we will journal the experience and build a memory scrapbook so that they will always be able to fondly look back at the experience.

10: "My little dog, a heartbeat at my feet."-Edith Wharton | Dustyn 6 Year old Hairless Chinese Crested

11: Nova 5 year old Black Lab Mix | Harley 14 yr old Jack Russel Mix | Olly 1 year old Three Legged Cat | Animals are a big part of our life. We believe that all animals should be treated fairly and with compassion. We do volunteer work to with a local group to help raise awareness about giving a second chance to our furry friends. All of our gang have been rescued from unfortunate circumstances and have found their forever home with us.

12: Our journey begins...

13: { | { | LOVE | Cherish

14: My Mom | My Brother | My Sister | JAMIE'S | My Sister | My Mom

15: Live Laugh Love | My parents were simple, loving, and hard working. Being the oldest, gave me the responsibility to make sure that my sister and brother grew up to be the happy individuals they are today. Those experiences developed a very strong bond between the three of us. We have learned appreciate one another.

16: FAMILY | DAVE'S | GRANDMA | MOM | BROTHER | & | SISTER-in-LAW | My Mother always prided the value of family. She was always the one making the big Italian holiday dinners filling us to the brim. My brother and I are about 2 years apart, so we grew up together. My brother is a martial arts instructor and he teaches children self-esteem, discipline, and motivation.

17: DAD | DAD, HIS WIFE, AND BROTHERS | My Dad, his wife, and my two brothers live in the same town as us so they are always there to help us out. My brother are about 20 years younger, so it has been very special for me to help raise them and be a part of their lives growing up.

18: Our Extended Family | Jami | About Jamie's Titas & Uncles (by Dave) I'll never forget the years we started dating. At Jamie's father's family's Christmas party, her uncles always had a lot of fun teasing me. That is when the pressure was on because her uncles were always on the lookout for finding a "worthy" husband for their favorite niece. Once we got married, the pressure transferred to Jamie's sister's boyfriend (now fiancé) but this time I was able to join in on the fun.

19: This is just a sample of how big our family is. We grew up knowing that holiday gatherings or just a BBQ are made so much more special with family around. The best part is how our individual family's opened their arms to each other. | Laugh

20: In our free time together, we like to go to baseball games, concerts, go out to dinner, or just take our dogs to the park.

21: Color: Blue College: Villanova Baseball Team: Mets Football Team: Giants Hobby: Skiing Band: Dave Matthews TV Show: Family Guy Movie: Wall Street Can't Live Without: Jamie | Color: Green Ice Cream: Butter Pecan College: WPU Baseball Team: Mets Football Team: Giants Hobby: Not skiing Band: Dave Matthews TV Show: True Blood Movie: Twilight Can't Live Without: Dave | Dave's Favorites | Jamie's Favorites

22: The Lighter Side

23: In everything we do, we make sure there are a lot of laughs and smiles. We surround ourselves with friends and family who have the same appreciation for all the simple things in life. We live by one simple rule ... Never be embarrassed to be yourself.

24: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter | I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -- Maya Angelou

25: We are so excited about the possibility of sharing our lives with a precious child. We hope that this highlight of our lives will give you comfort that we are ready to bring all the love, family, and support to a child. The simple things in life are so special to us and we will make sure to honor our promise that we will celebrate your child and you. We wish you all the courage in the days ahead and pray for the future. David & Jamie

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