|Our Education||Juris Doctorate (JD)||Master Of Business Administration (MBA)|
|Our Professions||Executive Director/Attorney||Healthcare Consultant|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of John & Volha's Favorites
|Most favorite Holiday?||Christmas||Thanksgiving|
|Most favorite person in common?||Our Son Johnny ||Our Son Johnny|
|Johnny's Favorite things:||Our doggie Milo||Openning all the draws|
|Most favorite country to visit?||Hard to count at this point!||Italy|
|Favorite Book||The Side of Paradise||Gone with the Wind|
|More About Our Family
|More About Us and Our Special Interests|
John heads a global Catholic Non-Profit organization helping those with a vocation to the priesthood and consecrated religious life. John travels to Rome on annual basis and has been privileged to meet His Holiness Pope Francis, on numerous occasions in the scope of his professional duties. As well, he is an attorney at a successful employment at a law practice. Volha works as a dependent consultant for the healthcare industry, which allows for flexible hours and an opportunity to maintain a great balance between work and home.
We have a wide variety of interests. From traveling to the performing arts and to hosting people at our home. We typically take two vacations a year, one in the United States and one abroad. We are big fans of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and try to go to two or three plays per year. Volha is an amazing hostess and always makes guests in our house feel welcome and comfortable.
We plan to raise our children Roman Catholic. We will teach our children that God is the loving creator of the universe and that God cares about all of his creations, people in particular. While formal education and faith formation are important and something we will pursue our children through Sunday schools and Catholic schools for formal education, John is a fan of the quote from St. Francis of Assisi, "preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words." Children learn from the examples set by their parents in the home, the domestic church. John adds: "Volha is a paragon of honesty and kindness. I know that our children will learn to be true to themselves and kind to others by following her example. Show mercy and generosity to those less fortunate. I would hope that our children learn respect for the laws of God and men through us. "
|Our Musical Interest|
Our musical taste runs the gamut from classical music to contemporary. Last year, we went to opera four times and saw Tears for Fears and Hall & Oates in concert.
|About Our Home|
We live in a beautiful Georgian style four bedroom house. While picking the location for our permanent home, we took care to make sure to surround ourselves with immediate family. John's parents live within 5 minutes of our house so the family is never far away. It is important for us to stay connected to our family roots, as we value family above all. Our house offers all that a modern home should be, along with the impressive pool with a half an acre backyard. Our immediate family members are prominent peers within our hometown community which makes it a privilege for us to call it home as well.
|What we look forward to as a family|
While planning for our family, we look back at our own upbringing and reflect upon our own families who, through their unconditional love and support, provided for us with a successful start in life. As new parents, we look forward raising Johnny and your child to be well-mannered, kind to others, empathetic and determined. We look forward to taking Johnny and your baby to Sunday school every weekend, after school actives like sports or other interests they will will develop while growing up. We both enjoy history and look forward to sharing that with our children. Walking them to school every morning will be a special blessing to look forward to! Taking our first trips together as a family will be an epiphany of joy! We look forward to creating photo albums, framing pictures and sharing them with you!
|We live in the state of...|
In 2011, our hometown was ranked as one of the top three places to raise a family in the State of Illinois. We have great schools, a very low crime rate, plenty of public parks, and a welcoming environment where people care about one another. Right across the street from our house there is a park where John used to play soccer when he was grown up. It holds a very special memory in our hearts as we look forward to making new memories there with our children.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 12 months
We have no preferences for gender.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian; Caucasian/ Asian; Caucasian/ Hispanic|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We will welcome either closed or open adaptions. We open to photos, letters of updates and once per year visit.
We thank you for this opportunity to learn about our growing family, and our extended support system to help us raise your child next to his/her brother - our son Johnny - in our home that is "messy enough to be happy and clean enough to be healthy". We promise to dedicate all of our resources - spiritual and material - to raising your child to be a good Catholic, with proper education and values. To be there for your baby through good and challenging times. We look forward to sharing with you the joy of his or her progress and making you an important part of our parenting journey. God Bless you and your baby.