We want to let you know we wish you all the peace in the world while making this decision, no matter what you choose. We are so honored you are reviewing our information and that you want to learn more about us. It is clear you want what’s best for your child, as shown by your contemplating adoption, and we will strive to provide the very best in care, love, encouragement, and opportunities available, giving your child every possibility to excel, be happy, and have a wonderful life.We are a financially stable family living in the Midwest. Our daughter is 7 years old and we adopted her at birth, so we are huge proponents of the adoption process. Other family members have adopted as well. Jen looks forward to exposing your child to books, baking, musical instruments, and travel, while Tony can’t wait to share his love for the outdoors, fitness, and sports. More than anything, we just want your child to be the happiest child they can be. We promise to do everything in our power to give your child the best life possible.
Profession: Consultant, Federal Advisory
Education: Masters Degree
Interests: Tennis, baking, playing outside with my daughter
Profession: Stay at home parent
Education: Bachelor Degree
Interests: College football, woodworking, playing with our daughter
Years Together: 13
Other Children: One child (7yo), adopted at birth
Pets: 3 lovable cats
Age: No Preference
Gender: No Preference
Ethnicity: No preference
Special Needs: Open To Discussion
Type of Adoption: No Preference
Alston, who goes by Tony, is a stay-at-home father and has been for just over five years now after serving in the U.S. Navy and as a defense contractor. Jen is a defense contractor for a large firm and has been with this company for eight years. We met at work, where Tony was assigned and Jen was a contractor for an intelligence agency in DC. We have been married for just over 10 years now, and we are best friends who work as a team in regard to everything! We fiercely support each other and our daughter in everything we do. We let our daughter know we are so proud of her every single day and she never has to worry about our love for her or our love for each other ever dwindling, no matter what!Our extended family includes two other adopted children, and our daughter has both older and younger cousins whom she loves to go hiking with, play with, and spend time with. Jen’s parents live on a very large lake near an amusement park, which we all love to visit. Tony’s family lives in the countryside, which is perfect for hiking, exploring, and camping.Our families were ecstatic to learn we adopted and are thrilled again. We make it a point to alternate holiday visits so each side of the family is involved. We even sometimes take vacations with extended family members to places like Disney World and Treasure Island. We cannot wait to show your child our traditions of birthday celebrations, treasure hunts, and visiting where he or she was born!
Our Home & Community
We live in a safe suburban neighborhood filled with large houses, a playground, and kids galore. We have five bedrooms, a huge backyard patio and pavilion, and multiple play areas. A local pool is a short two-minute drive away, and there are loads of parks in our town. We live close enough to a city where we can enjoy everything it has to offer, including private school for our daughter. Our next-door neighbor and a neighbor down the street both have adopted children. We have three cats who cuddle and play with us as if they were dogs. We can’t wait to go to parks, neighborhood parties, the pumpkin patch, and local Christmas events with our new family member!
Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption
We have multiple family members, neighbors, and friends who have adopted. We saw firsthand how adoption is such a blessing when we adopted our daughter in 2013. Unable to have biological children, we looked to the generosity and selflessness of a birth family, and we know the incredible sacrifice it entails. We desperately want to grow our family again. We cannot wait to connect with a family, talk about family traditions they may like us to keep up, and let them know how precious their child would be to us.
We thank you so much for taking a look at our family. We are a strong unit- we love each other very much and we support each other in anything we want to do. We would love for you to reach out and say hello. No question is too personal, so ask away! We so look forward to speaking with you, whether it be via email, text, FaceTime/Zoom, or any other way.