We live in a family-oriented neighborhood in San Francisco and can walk to the beach and Golden Gate Park.
We love Christmas, Memorial Day, Labor Day weekends and Valentine's Day :)
Anywhere in nature where we can camp in our campervan. Eating ice cream.
Wherever and whenever we can swim, whether it's ocean, lake or river. A pool would do too.
Our dog and cat totally get along. And Ava can't wait to be a big sister.
We’re Jennifer and Alan and are grateful to be on this open adoption journey once again through Adoption Connection. We adopted our 4 year old daughter Ava, who has been with us since the day of her birth and together we are living, loving and laughing our way through life in such a beautiful way. Thank you for checking us out. We look forward to meeting you.
We are loving life here in San Francisco where we met and got married. We’re grateful to live in a great city that also has lots of nature within it. We can walk to the beach and Golden Gate Park in 5 minutes!
We also love to travel and Ava has been accompanying us since she was 3 mos. old. Her first flight was to Italy for a wedding. We enjoy exploring new places and meeting people around the world.
Jennifer is the director of a wellness center that she co-founded and Alan is CEO of his plumbing company he started up with a good friend. It’s important to both of us to be of service and do good work in the world with lots of heart and integrity. It makes us happy and satisfied.
We also enjoy eating well, going to concerts, seeing movies, being outdoors camping, swimming, SUPing, snowboarding, and most of all we enjoy being with Ava and being her parents.
Jennifer is the love of my life. She is an amazing mother with the most exceptional, kind and loving heart who is always present, engaging and supportive. She is a very compassionate, spiritual woman who is always willing to help others. I love when I come home from work and Jen and Ava are in the kitchen baking cookies or making dinner together. Ava loves helping mom. She loves getting up on her little 2 step ladder to get herself up to the counter height. Jen is always happiest when she is cooking with Ava.
She has a wonderful way of communicating with Ava and an exceptional joy for reading with her. It melts my heart to see them together in those moments.
I knew when I first met Alan that he would be an amazing father, and he has proven me right! He is loving, kind and has a great sense of humor. He is generous in all ways and his charming smile is contagious. He makes Ava laugh all the time with ease. He is incredibly willing to do all parts of parenting, even when it isn’t easy.
Alan loves making time for projects with Ava and also with all of us as a family. It is very sweet to see Alan and Ava together, and he truly can’t wait to have another child join us.
Our home is cozy and sweet. Ava can’t wait to share her large bedroom with a younger brother or sister. It’s big enough for the crib as well as Ava’s queen size bed. There’s even space for the play kitchen and a chest of toys. Our backyard is a great place to play and hang out. Both our dog, Pablo and cat, PJ usually follow us around. We like listening to music, dancing, cooking, baking and reading books on our “cuddle couch.”
Our community of people around us are excited that we’re adopting again. Our family, neighbors, co-op nursery school community, work friends and close friends all can’t wait to welcome our new family member and help us out when he or she comes.
We have a stable, loving home and continually work on our marriage to be the best partners we can be for each other. We are open and honest and are also committed to being the best parents that we can be.
We believe that every child has their own life to live and we want to love, listen to and support him or her to fulfill their highest potential. Sharing ourselves to the best of our abilities and capacities is the greatest gift we can give to each other. We so look forward to this with a new family member.
Thanks again for reading about us. We honor you and the big decisions you are making. We feel so very blessed by our first experience with open adoption, and look forward to expanding our family through open adoption again. We really hope that you’ll contact us if you have felt a spark of interest or inspiration in reading about us. We’d love to talk with you and learn more about you and your dreams, or answer any questions you might have.