Tom, Jen and Ross’s Adoption ProfileHiWe are Jen, Tom and Ross.
We are grateful to have the opportunity to share a little about ourselves. We can only imagine how difficult this time must be for you, as you balance the future for yourself and your baby. We hope that our photos convey to you how much love we have to offer your child.
We promise you that your child would be raised in a home where there is much love, trust, friendship, fun and mutual respect. Your child would be given all the tools and resources to build a life of which you would be proud.
We have been together since college and after many years of marriage we are still best friends. We share many hobbies and interests and it seems that somehow the laughing and fun we have together has only increased over the years.
We have always faced challenges together, as a team, as we find we are stronger and happier that way. We are both dedicated to each other, family and having fun together.
In 2005, we were overjoyed when Ross Tyler joined our family through an open adoption and we became a family of three.
We have always shared the dream of becoming parents again and it has become very clear that adoption would be the most wonderful way to grow our family.
As a family, we love the outdoors. We spend weekend days all together doing fun family activities like playing outside, apple picking, ice skating, going to museums, amusement parks or to kids shows and concerts.
On cold or rainy days we love staying home and baking, reading, watching movies and playing board games all together. We feel that fun time together and time for children to play is very important. We also love to travel and discover new places together.
We live in a newly renovated large, sunny home in a safe suburban area just outside of New York City. We love being so close to the city and all it has to offer, while at the same time coming home to open space and beautiful trees.
Our home is bright and open with lots of room for playing, play dates and parties. Our building has many families and its own playground right out back. The library, a large park, summer pool ice cream shop, weekly farmers market and excellent
public and private schools are just a short walk from our home.
Our cat Kirby lives with us too. Kirby is playful, sweet and energetic, though mostly you will find her napping in the sun on the bed!
Tom about Jen
Jen is a kind, patient woman and a wonderful mother to our son, Ross. She is also full of energy, laughs and jokes. Jen is a doctor who works with children and is fortunate to work only part time. Her schedule is flexible and she is able to spend much of her time with our family. She is very involved in Ross’ school and loves being home in the afternoons to help with homework, host playdates and cook for our family.
Jen is energetic and funny, constantly singing, dancing and joking around. She enjoys swimming, hiking, playing in the park, going to theater shows, cooking, and playing the violin, chess and Guitar Hero with Ross.
Jen is excited to grow our family and share these activities with another child.
Jen about Tom
Tom is an intelligent man, full of energy and with a great sense of humor. As a middle school math teacher, ice hockey coach and a former camp counselor, children seem to gravitate toward him and love being with him. He is an amazing and involved father to our son Ross.
Tom is patient, silly, kind and creative. His schedule is flexible and he is able to be home with Ross during school vacations and the summer.
Tom is passionate about ice hockey, teaching and music and also enjoys reading, movies, crossword puzzles, Guitar Hero, building lego’s and traveling. He loves sharing these hobbies with Ross and is looking forward to sharing these with another child.
About Ross Tyler
Ross is an amazing boy. He has brought so much joy into our lives and into the lives of everyone who knows him. He is smart, outgoing, silly, funny and full of energy. He loves learning, star wars, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, and playing the Wii.
Ross is also kind and very sensitive to the feelings of others. He will be a wonderful big brother; always looking out for his younger sibling and ready to teach him or her about all the things he knows. He knows his own adoption story well and feels comfortable asking us questions about how our family came to be the way it is. We continue to have contact with Ross’ birthparents. We will gladly consider whatever level of contact is comfortable for you.
About Our Family and Friends…
We have a large extended family and Ross is very close with all his cousins. They talk on the phone and often write each other letters. With his younger cousins, Ross is gentle and caring. We take vacations and trips to the beach with Jen’s family. Her parents can’t wait to shower another grandchild with love and affection. We spend many holidays with Tom’s family who are excited to include a new child in the fun filled celebrations.
Get togethers in our family are frequent. Birthdays, holidays and graduations always include large home cooked meals, music, lots of kids, fun and laughter.
We are fortunate to have a large network of close friends both nearby and throughout the country. Casual get togethers, dinners and trips to the park with friends and all the kids are typical ways we spend our weekends.
Our friends are all very supportive of our adoption plans and are excited to be “aunts and uncles” to a new baby.
ThankYou for taking the time to learn more about our family. If you do decide on adoption and feel we are the family to raise your child, we would be honored. We promise that your child would always know how much love, strength and courage you had in making this difficult decision. We would love to speak to you to learn more about you and answer any questions you may have about us.
Wish warmest wishes,
Tom, Jen & Ross