We are Jordan and Taylor and we thank you for spending some time getting to know us. Though we wish the circumstances that have brought us together were different, we admire your strength and courage in facing the difficult road ahead. While we can’t begin to fully understand the emotions you must be feeling, our struggles with infertility have left us with our own difficult and emotional journey. We hope that adoption, as difficult and complicated as it might be, may become a blessing for both of us.
As high-energy, fun-loving people in our early thirties, Taylor and I are eager to grow our family of two — plus one spunky dog, Summit. We first met in high school in our hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Since our first date at junior year prom (cliché, we know), we’ve been inseparable and married now for almost 8 years. We live in a quiet neighborhood nestled in the foothills at the base of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We’re particularly proud of our self-renovated one-story ranch home in the heart of the American southwest. We seriously love our home, which is surrounded by an abundance of sun, beautiful scenery, and delicious green chile.
Taylor is the lead graphic designer at a non-profit association for radiologic technologists, who are the professionals that administer your X-rays, MRIs, and ultrasounds. I am an electrical engineer working in a research and development position at a Department of Energy national laboratory, which sounds slightly cooler than it really is. We’re very fortunate to be surrounded by an incredibly supportive group of family and friends. We have close bonds with our social circle and spend as much time socializing and traveling with them as possible. Many of our friends and extended family already have kids and are very supportive of our decision to adopt.
While we have more hobbies than we can count, Taylor and I have similar interests and love doing as much as we can together. We particularly enjoy watching a good movie, traveling, and spending time outdoors, including backcountry camping in the mountains, hiking the foothills, cycling, snowboarding, and water skiing on our favorite lake back home. Taylor also loves painting, ceramics, and sewing, while I enjoy struggling with carpentry, working on our Jeep Wrangler, and over-engineering various home computer and electrical projects.
Again, we know this is a difficult, uncertain, and even confusing time for you. If given the opportunity, we would love to be a positive force in your life. We are committed to developing and maintaining a relationship that you are comfortable with and will also respect your preferred level of openness after the child is born. Whether that is a more open relationship, occasional letters and photos, or little to no contact, we will respect your decision and the level of privacy you wish to have moving forward.
We wish you all the best during this phase of your life and in your life ahead.
Taylor & Jordan