• San Francisco, California
• Brooklyn, New York
• London, England
• Falmouth, England
• Southington, Connecticut
• Machu Picchu, Peru
• The Narrows, Zion, Utah
• Riding the Orient Express
• The Dolomites, Italy
• Petra, Jordan
• Music (Simon's a DJ)
• Collecting Lego
Simon - Creative Retoucher
Janna - Non Profit Finance
Our two rescue cats,
Rambo & Tootles
Hello from Janna and Simon in San Francisco, California!
We feel very lucky to have the opportunity to grow our family through open adoption and thank you for your courage and the love you are showing your baby.
We admire you for considering adoption and would be grateful if you would consider us as possible parents for your child. We are very excited about welcoming a child into our lives and look forward to building a healthy, respectful relationship with you.
We hope our profile will give you a sense of the world we hope to share.
If you would like to learn more about our life together, please follow the Social Profile link below.
We met in 2008 through mutual friends on Janna’s very first day moving to England. We were both living in London at the time. We realized right away we have very similar senses of humor and we became fast friends. We started dating several months later and we have been happily together ever since.
After we were married in 2012, we considered moving to England, where Simon grew up. We visit Simon’s family at least once a year, and we can’t wait to take our child for bike rides through the English countryside, just like Simon used to do with his Mom and Dad. Simon had previously visited San Francisco on a University trip and fell in love with the Bay Area. After a lot of thought, we decided to move to California where we’ve put down roots and look forward to starting a family.
After seeing Janna’s best friend and his wife welcome a daughter into their family through open adoption we knew that we were meant to follow a similar path. We always wanted to have a family of our own and are excited about the opportunity to do that through open adoption.
Simply put, Simon is my best friend. His dry and very British sense of humor never fails to make me laugh out loud. He always supports me and never lets me down.
Simon is a devoted husband, son, brother and uncle. He is one of the kindest and most loyal people I know, especially to his family and long-time friends.
Simon is fortunate that his career is also his passion. He has a degree in Fine Art Photography and works as a creative retoucher in the photography industry. Being self-employed gives him the flexibility to make his own schedule, which will allow him to be a very hands-on father to our child.
With a photographer’s eye Simon sees beauty all around him in things that others overlook. I can’t wait for him to help our child see the world around them in the same way. I admire his creativity and talent and I know he looks forward to helping to nurture our child’s creative side.
I have no doubt Simon will be a fantastic father. His natural curiosity, fun-loving outlook, and love of life are contagious and I’ve seen the joy he gets running around the park or quietly reading a book to our nieces and nephews. I can’t wait to watch him enjoy those activities and more with our own child.
From the moment I met her, I knew Janna was special. Janna is one of the most caring, thoughtful people that I have ever met.
Janna has a big heart and loves animals. Most weekends you can find her volunteering at the local animal shelter. I’m pretty sure she’d rescue them all if she could. She dreams of our child having a dog of their own to walk and play and grow up with.
She has a very positive outlook on life that carries over into everything she does. Janna works at a small nonprofit organization that fights economic inequality. She desires to give back and make a positive difference, and I can’t wait for her to pass those values onto our child.
Janna is very close to her family on the East Coast, where she grew up. She is excited to introduce our child to all the sights and sounds of New York City where she lived for over 10 years and to collect shells and play on the beach in Florida where her Dad and Stepmother live.
Janna lights up around children. She’s an amazing aunt to our nieces and nephews. She loves the time we get to spend with them, playing board games and craft making. I know she is going to make a great mother and has so much to give and teach our child.
We love living in San Francisco. Our neighborhood is close to many great parks with swings, jungle gyms, and excellent schools. We have lots of friends in the neighborhood, which gives us a real sense of community. We live within walking distance to downtown where we can enjoy all the city has to offer.
When at home we love to relax by cooking or watching movies on the couch with our two cats, Rambo and Tootles. We have a small backyard where we barbecue and, although our green thumbs don’t come naturally, we have a small herb garden and can’t wait to get our hands dirty planting the garden with our child.
On weekends we enjoy spending time with friends or going to the climbing gym. We also love exploring all of California’s natural beauty, hiking around Armstrong Redwood forest, floating down the Russian River or taking walks on Stinson Beach.
We believe it takes a tremendous amount of love to consider open adoption and we are so honored to be considered as adoptive parents to your baby.
We are committed to loving your child unconditionally and to providing a home filled with openness, respect, kindness, laughter, and joy. We will do everything we can to give your child every opportunity to follow their dreams, reach their fullest potential and be their happiest self.
We would love to hear from you, answer your questions and learn about your own hopes and dreams for your life and your child’s.
Our deepest thanks and best wishes,
Janna & Simon