Patty and Jonathan
Dear Birth Parent(s), Thank you for taking the time to review our letter. We understand you are in the process of making a very difficult and personal decision and appreciate you considering us as a possible couple to love and raise your child.
|Job: Journeyman Electrician/Wireman/Technician||Job: Speech Pathologist at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh|
|Education: Associates Degree/5 year Electrician Apprenticeship||Education: Masters Degree from Duquesne University|
|Religion: Catholic||Religion: Catholic|
|Pets (and type of pets): None yet but getting a puppy this summer|
|Other Children (yes or no): No|
|Fun fact about your family: We grew up a block away from each other and have a large extended family that all reside in the Pittsburgh area.
As parents, we can’t wait to: Experience all the joys (and ups and downs) that come with finally having a family.
A little bit about us….
We grew up in the same small town in the North Hills of Pittsburgh just blocks away from each other. We attended the same high school but did not become friends until after college. We were close friends for several years before we began dating. We got married in October 2006. We are currently in the process of renovating our “forever home” in a suburb in the North Hills close to where we grew up. Family is very important to us. We both have large extended families and the majority of our family members live in the Pittsburgh area. We have five nieces who we love spending time whether it be to babysit or just hang out. In our married life, we have been very lucky that our families really get along (to the point where our parents have traveled together without us!) and often celebrate holidays and other special occasions together.
We are a very active couple. We often go to the movies and to dinner, or even just for a walk around North Park or our neighborhood. We love to entertain at our house, hosting holiday dinners and hanging out with friends. We like to travel and most years take an annual trip to Charleston, South Carolina with Patty’s extended family
A little bit about Patty….
Patty is the middle child and has two brothers. Her parents have been married for 43 years and are currently enjoying retirement and hanging out with grandkids. Patty is a pediatric speech pathologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She graduated with her master’s degree from Duquesne University and has worked at CHP for the last 12 years, specializing in infants and children with feeding and swallowing disorders. In her spare time, she loves to hang out with friends, read, watch movies and watch too much HGTV. In high school, Patty was a runner and swimmer and strives to keep up an active lifestyle. She also loves to bake and cook and has a dream of owning her own bakery someday. Patty is a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan and loves hockey.
A little bit about Jonathan….
Jonathan is the oldest of 3 children and has a brother and a sister. His parents have been married for 44 years, just recently retired and help care for their other grandchildren. Jonathan is a journeyman electrician with the local IBEW union. Jonathan loves to read and is an avid comic book collector. He is extremely handy and has done much of the work renovating our house himself. Jonathan was a swimmer in high school and strives to maintain an active lifestyle.
Our adoption story….
When we got married, we knew we both wanted children. After a few years of unsuccessfully trying, we sought a medical evaluation and were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We spent several years undergoing fertility treatments but unfortunately were not able to carry a successful pregnancy. After taking some time to grieve and search our hearts, we decided to pursue a domestic infant adoption. The one thing that we really learned throughout our journey with infertility was how much we wanted to become parents. We realized how we became parents wasn’t important but becoming a family was the most important thing. Adoption has been a part of our lives as we have a sister in law and a close friend who are both adopted.
Patty plans on switching to part-time employment to be able to stay at home to care for the baby. When we both work, the baby will be with Jonathan’s parents and/or a local daycare. Our home is in a highly rated but small school district that will provide an excellent education when the time comes.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our letter. We hope it has provided you with a better picture of our lives and the life that your child would be experiencing. We look forward to meeting with you and talking to you someday soon.
We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are working with the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, a respected, licensed adoption agency. Please call them anytime at 412-441-4884, or toll free at 1-800-961-7704. A counselor is available 24 hours a day to provide more information.