Jesse & Danielle
Hi from Pennsylvania! We are Jesse and Danielle, we are excited about growing our family through adoption. Spending time with family and friends is very important to us. We look forward to growing, learning, and exploring with our future little one! We hope to share your baby’s adoption journey with you and ensure they know where they came from and are loved. We are open to sending letters and pictures, yearly visits, setting up a social media account to stay in contact, and learning more about your hopes and dreams for your baby.
We have been married for 7 years and have known each other for more than 10 years. We met through a Bible study for young adults and played ultimate frisbee together. We love spending time with our friends and visiting with family. Our favorite things to do together include going on walks, making delicious foods, playing board games, and occasionally sitting down to a good movie. We are both Christians and we are involved in our church. Jesse is a worship leader and Danielle teaches in the children’s ministry. We’ve walked through infertility for years and we experienced a miscarriage, all of this led us to the path of choosing adoption to grow our family. We are thrilled to grow our family this way and promise that your child will grow up surrounded by loving, caring, and nurturing people who share similar values and beliefs as us. We look forward to sharing all of the things we love with your child- like camping and playing games! We will provide them with an environment to be nurtured, well educated, and cared for as they learn and grow.
Danielle is the loveliest person I've ever met. She has an enormous heart for people and is filled with grace. I love to see her teaching Sunday school classes. For work, Danielle is a Support Staff in an autistic classroom. She has a huge heart for kids, she loves to help them grow, learn, and succeed. Danielle enjoys prepping crafts for Sunday school, crocheting, making delicious meals, spending time with friends, going on walks with me, or gardening. Danielle will be a wonderful mom and is excited to watch our child grow up and experience the same joy in life that we've found. She looks forward to being a stay-at-home mom, cozying up with a book before bedtime, passing on her passion for growing plants in the garden, and the tradition of baking Christmas cookies with our child.
Jesse is an incredibly kind, hardworking, and caring person. He has a gift for creativity and is a skilled woodworker. For work, he builds cabinets and drafts cabinetry projects on the computer. He has built quite a few of our own cabinets and other furniture pieces around the house. He is also a talented musician and baker. We often enjoy his homemade sourdough bagels for breakfast. He helps lead worship at church, and his guitar and keyboard skills are heard around the house. As our child grows up, Jesse looks forward to teaching hands-on life skills such as constructing and building. Jesse is most excited to take our child on camping adventures and share his love for music with them.
Danielle grew up in Pennsylvania and has 2 older brothers and twin nieces who she loves catching up with. Jesse grew up in New York and has 1 older brother, sister-in-law, and a niece and nephew whom he adores. Both of us love to hang out with our families. They all live within a 2 ½-hour drive for us, so we often get to see them and plan get-togethers. We love having cookouts, enjoy spending holidays together and love going on beach vacations with them. Our families are all excited and supportive of us adption, and they are all eager to meet our child!
Home Sweet Home in Pennsylvania
We live in southern Pennsylvania in an attached double home. We love the open concept of our 2 bedroom home- especially being able to see into our living room from our kitchen. We've already transformed our second bedroom into a nursery. We have two adorable blue parakeets named Wash and Zoe who often chirp and sweetly sing during the daytime. Our safe neighborhood is often filled with the laughter of kids playing and having fun. We know most of our wonderful neighbors and, while walking around our neighborhood, we're always greeted by the smiling faces of local families with young ones and/or their friendly dogs. Our backyard is fenced in with enough room for some smaller playground toys, and we live only 2 blocks away from a local park and baseball field. We also live within walking distance of our town’s library and elementary school.
Our promise to you is that we will take care of your child and love them unconditionally. We promise to always share with them where they came from and that they are dearly loved. If you would like, we would love to keep in contact with you by sending letters, pictures, and, when you are ready, visits. We promise to give your child a loving, safe home where they will grow up learning the unconditional love of Christ. We will invest time into their education, extracurricular activities, be present with them, enjoy family meals together, and surround them with loving family and friends. We look forward to sharing old traditions and creating new traditions and memories that will last a lifetime.
More About Jesse
Education: High School Diploma
Profession: Cabinet Maker
Racial Background: Caucasian
Recipe to cook for others: Pork schnitzle
TV Shows: Firefly
Bands: Steely Dan and Mutemath
Ice Cream: Sea Salt and Caramel
Vacation Spot: Maine: Their Restaurants
Board Game: Azul
More About Danielle
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Profession: Academic and Behavioral Support Staff
Racial Background: Caucasian
Recipe to cook for others: Eggplant Parmesan
TV Shows: Sherlock Homes
Bands: Switchfoot and Rend Collective
Ice Cream: Cookies and Cream
Vacation Spot: Maine: Their Beaches
Board Game: Seven Wonders
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests
We love playing strategy board games, some of our favorites include Ticket to Ride, 7 Wonders, and Azul. Our favorite date night is going out to eat at a new restaurant and trying foods from different cultures. We enjoy going camping with close friends. Around the house Jesse often strums on the guitar while Danielle crochets.
Some of our favorite family traditions
- New pajamas on Christmas Eve
- Large family memorial day gathering and BBQ
- Apple, peach, and cherry picking in the summertime/fall
- Yearly camping trips and beach vacations
What we look forward to most about adopting
What we look forward to most about adopting and being parents is establishing new traditions and routines. Growing up Danielle remembers special moments such as when her mom would sing to her, pray with her, and read her a storybook at bedtime. She looks forward to passing on this tradition to her child. Jesse is looking forward to going on adventures, trying different foods, and enjoying good music with our children.
Our friends would say that we are
- Intentional with our time: When we are around others, we often have our iPhones and other technology put away.
- Caring and considerate with other’s and their children. We often take the time to get to know others, we want them to feel like they are part of our family.
- Fun and loving, we love to laugh and have fun with each other and those around us. We often invite friends and family over to our house to share a meal and good conversation.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We will do our best to honor you as we strive to be the best parents we can be for your little one. We look forward to getting to know you better. We promise to give your child the best opportunities we can and provide them with a safe, loving, joy-filled home. We would love to be able to keep the door open for you to schedule visits, receive pictures and letters, and (if you would like to) set up a private social media account where you can keep up on your child's special life moments and events.