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3: Thank you for taking the time to read our book. We cannot even begin to imagine how difficult this must be for you. Placing your child for adoption is probably one of the most selfless things that anyone can do. You are giving your child an amazing gift of a chance for a better life. We hope that by sharing a bit about ourselves, it will help make your decision a little easier. You will know in your heart the right choice to make. If you do decide to choose us, we promise that he or she will have everything they need. Thank you again for taking a small glimpse into our lives. Mark and Jane
5: Mark I was born and raised in South Florida. When I was a young boy, I was hit by a car while riding my bike one day. I spent over a week in a coma. Little did I know when I woke up that I would have a long journey of healing ahead of me. For the next nine years I was on medicine. I had to learn to walk and talk all over again. The doctors told me I would never drive a car or go to college. I learned something in those years. I learned never, ever to listen to someone else telling me I can't. I did drive a car and I did go to college. I am now a successful realtor, businessman, motivational speaker and author. Children and education are a passion of mine. One book I authored was all about education. The other was a motivational book for teens. I enjoy tennis, running, reading, gardening, and traveling.
7: Jane I was born in New York and moved to Florida when I was 11 years old. At a young age, I got married and had my son a few years later. Three years after that my daughter came along. Being a young mom, I realized that I had no idea how to parent...hence my journey began. I read every parenting book I could get my hands on and learned from others who I could model after. I went back to school to get my teaching degree, which was a dream of mine. I have now been teaching elementary school for the past 18 years and love what I do. About 8 years ago I became a certified parent instructor and have the joy of helping other parents become better parents. Also, I created a course for kids to help young children have stronger self esteems. Children are a passion of mine and although my son and daughter are grown now, I feel that I am too young not to have a young child in the house to nurture and love. I enjoy reading, cooking, nature, traveling, yoga, and nutrition
9: About Us We met several years ago in a beautiful way. Jane was giving a presentation one evening to a group of parents and Mark was coming to do a book signing. The moment we met, we knew there was something. Both of us were there doing what we were passionate about. Since that day, we have been together ever since. Our marriage a year and a half later was like a dream for both of us. This was Mark's first marriage and Jane's second. We knew what we wanted and couldn't believe that we had found it. Our marriage is strong. We talk and discuss things. We are both similar in many ways. We both have calm demeanors, are patient and positive. We enjoy traveling together, having barbeque's with family and friends, going out to dinners, seeing movies, reading together, taking walks in nature and working in the garden.
10: Jen and John | Jane and Jen | Jane and John | John and Jen with Mark and Jane
11: John and Jennifer John and Jennifer are very much looking forward to having a new little brother or sister to spoil. They have lots of love to share with a new baby and can't wait until it happens.
13: Jack Jack is a lab mix. He LOVES kids! When the neighborhood kids come to visit, he lights up and just wants to play.
14: Jane's mom and stepdad | Jane's dad and two brothers | Jane's dad and her two children
15: Mark's brother and two nieces | Mark with his brother, stepmom and dad | Mark with his aunts, uncle and brother | Family
16: Our Home
17: Our home is a single story house in a gated community. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. We have a large yard and a pool with a baby fence. There are many children that often spend time playing together. Within walking distance there is a great park for children. All of the surrounding schools are "A" rated and very desirable.
18: Our Travels
20: Some things to consider about Jane: * I am a teacher and LOVE being around children. I plan to stop working so I can be home full time to nurture and love a new baby. * I give parenting classes and teach other parents how to guide, support, and teach their children with patience and consistency. Some things to consider about Mark: * I love children and have a passion for making a difference with today's youth * I write books regarding teens and speak to teen groups. * I serve on several committees in the community that are all about kids and education.
21: Thank you for giving us an opportunity to share our lives with you. Trust in yourself and you will make the right decision. We welcome any additional questions or the opportunity to meet you. Mark and Jane