“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet JP & Carolyn
A video message from JP & Carolyn
A Letter from JP & Carolyn
Hello from Maryland! Our loved ones would say we are down-to-earth, dependable, and hard-working. We find a lot of joy in the little things, like family dinners and reading books to our daughter. Being parents has been such a blessing for us, and after going through secondary infertility we feel led to grow our family through adoption. We’d love to open our hearts to you and your child, sharing an ongoing connection, if you’d like. Thank you for learning a little about us!
We met online and instantly had a connection. Our journey leading up to now has spanned over two states and thousands of miles. During the four years that we were dating, we were long distance, but we knew we had something really special. Each weekend, one of us would drive over three hours so we could spend time together. We have now been happily married for over eight years.
Things we love to do together:
• Date nights (we get a monthly “date box” with fun ideas!)
• Swimming at the community pool
• Wind down with our favorite TV shows
• Play foosball (we love friendly competition!)
• Walk to the park to see the farm animals
• Go to local festivals
Carolyn is my best friend and the love of my life. She is a loving mother who plans many enjoyable experiences for our family. We always have something new and fun to do! She has truly made our house into a home with her skills in home projects, and she teaches our daughter to embrace her imagination and creativity.
Carolyn likes to:
• Cook healthy meals (even baby food from scratch!)
• Work on DIY projects
• Draw or make crafts
• Decorate our home
JP is a very devoted husband and father. I love his fun personality! He is very outgoing and makes me laugh all the time. Our daughter just adores JP. It is such a joy to watch the two of them play and have fun together. He is always the one who puts the biggest smile on her face. JP would do anything for our kids!
JP likes to:
• Work out & stay active
• Follow Philadelphia sports
• Do yardwork (he finds it relaxing!)
• Grill for dinner
Our Daughter: Penny is very gentle and caring. She is nurturing too, always caring for her stuffed toys as if they were babies. Penny enjoys her sports, playing games, reading, and coloring. She’s excited to become a big sister!
Extended Family: We come from BIG families! Carolyn is from a family of four and JP is from a family of six. Most of our family lives two hours away, so we make day and weekend trips to visit often. Everyone is thrilled that we want to adopt a child!
We live in a three-bedroom home located in a tight-knit community. You often see kids riding their bikes around the neighborhood or down to the park or pool. We have a room ready to decorate for the child we adopt and JP just built an awesome playset in our fenced-in backyard.
We love that our community is safe and family-oriented. There are year-around events that are offered for children such as parades, festivals, egg hunts, and fireworks.
Thank you for considering our family for your child. We’re excited for an open adoption and would love to share letters, emails, pictures, and even visits if you’d like that.
As parents we promise to:
• Raise your child to understand their adoption story and how much you mean to us.
• Love your child unconditionally and share our values for family, honesty, respect, and compassion for others.
• Provide a stable home, a quality education, and all the tools your child will need to have a happy and successful life.
• Support your child in any interests they might have, like music, art, or sports.
• Plan fun adventures as a family, like going to see Disney World, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, and everything in between.
With love, JP & Carolyn
Learn More About JP & Carolyn
|Our Education||Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice||Master's Degree in Information Technology|
|Our Professions||Police Officer||IT Specialist|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of JP & Carolyn's Favorites|
|TV Show||The Office||The Office|
|Food||Carolyn's Sundried Tomato Pasta Casserole||JP's Philly Cheesesteaks|
|Hobbies||Working out and grilling||Cooking, crafts, decorating|
|Ice Cream||Cookie Dough||Hot Fudge Sundae|
|Morning Beverage||Pumpkin Spice Coffee||Earl Grey Tea|
|Date Night Activity||Stand-up Comedy Show||Stand-up Comedy Show|
|More About Our Family|
|Around Here We Like:|
• Weekend play dates with neighbors
|Fun Facts About Us|
Carolyn: I collect magnets from all the states and countries I’ve visited!
We love animals and have a dog and a cat. Polly is a great cat who loves to cuddle on the couch with us. Our dog, Maggie May, is Shepherd mix who is lovable and fun. Both Polly and Maggie are good with kids and such a sweet part of our family!
• Corn picking at Nana & Pop’s house
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 4 years old
Boy or Girl
Yes, up to 4 years old
Thank you for learning more about us! We promise to make sure your child knows how loved he or she is, and how special you are to our family. If you'd like, we would gladly share contact and an ongoing relationship with you after the adoption! We promise to honor our commitment to you and your child. It's been a dream of ours to grow our family for some time and we're excited to be on this path to adoption. We hope to talk or answer any of your questions. Just ask Lifetime about us to get a chat started.