Ed & Jordan
“We both knew from early on in our relationship that we wanted to adopt. We were both lucky to have strong relationships with our parents and we want to replicate that with our own child.”
Ages: 41 and 29
Other Kids: None
Preferences: Caucasian/Hispanic, Either Gender, Newborn
How We Met: We met in Boston, Massachusetts in the spring of 2012 when Jordan joined Ed’s soccer league. Jordan was such a good player that, at first, Ed thought he was a professional! We soon learned that we had a lot more in common than soccer. We both share an independent streak that led us to start careers far from home (Ed is from the New York City area, Jordan is from North Carolina), and we have strong loyalty to our families, who we see as much as we can.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Ed has an uncanny ability to connect with all different types of people. He’s a very curious person who loves to learn what makes people tick. He is a loving husband, son, brother, and uncle who is never more himself than when surrounded by family. Jordan is an extremely accepting and non-judgmental person, traits he gets from his wonderful parents. Jordan helps all those around him be the best versions of themselves they can be. He’s the type of guy who works really hard at whatever he does (his job, soccer, cooking) and he never complains when the going gets tough. We hope our different personalities will complement each other when it comes to raising a child.
Our Hobbies and Interests: We are a pretty active couple. We still play soccer together at least once a week and we do many other sports together, from triathlons to tennis to skiing. We’re the type of couple who would much rather plan a fun weekend with our families than go away to a fancy resort. Our home is a real gathering place for many friends, where Jordan cooks up yummy dinners (and Ed asks when it’s going to be ready…). We also love learning new things – and testing our knowledge by watching Jeopardy every night. We both also volunteer at an elementary school and a community garden.
Why We Want to Adopt: We both knew from early on in our relationship that we wanted to adopt. We were both lucky to have strong relationships with our parents and we want to replicate that with our own child. We feel that given our stable marriage, employment, and finances, we are at a stage where we can provide a healthy, nurturing, and fun environment for any child to grow and thrive in. We believe that our strength as a couple is building a strong community around us, and we want to share that community with a child. Thank you for reading this short profile and all the best to you.