Hayley & Jason

“We have prepared all our lives for this role as parents, and we are ready for this journey to begin.”

Location: Massachusetts

Ages: 43 and 46

Religion: Spiritual/None

Professions: Realtor/Special Ed Teacher

Other Kids: None

Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn up to 2 years of age

How We Met: We met in Hawaii. Hayley was visiting her aunt & uncle on their farm and Jason was there studying organic agriculture. Upon meeting each other it was clear we had a connection and realized how much we enjoyed being around each other. We spent a couple weeks together exploring the island before Hayley flew home to Boston. Jason had plans to move back to the Republic of Georgia where he taught English, but after spending the next couple of weeks talking on the phone, we decided Jason would visit Hayley in Boston to discover where the relationship could go. Six months later we were engaged!

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Although we share many of the same qualities (kind, thoughtful, and adventurous) we find that our individual characteristics and tendencies balance each other out very well. Hayley is creative, artistic, funny, and determined. Jason is warm, intellectual, calm and patient.

Our Hobbies and Interests: We love traveling near and far. For our honeymoon we spent a month in Europe, exploring Paris, Italy, and Spain. Some of our other favorite trips together have been to Cape Cod, The Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. We hope to visit as many places as possible with a child, as we believe it is one of life’s most amazing opportunities. Raised in coastal Maine, Hayley’s love of the ocean remains, and we spend many summer days by the sea. She studied art in college and dreams of having her own studio someday. In the meantime, she gets her creative fix baking, which Jason enjoys sampling. Jason is very handy and enjoys working on projects around the house and yard. He has also been a longtime book collector and can happily spend hours in a bookstore. We enjoy taking walks and bike rides and recently started kayaking together. We both share the desire to someday own a coffee shop, so we like to spend lazy afternoons together checking out the different cafes in Boston.

Why We Want to Adopt: After years of unsuccessful attempts to have a child of our own, we decided that adoption is a beautiful way to be the loving parents we know we are meant to be. We have prepared all our lives for this role as parents, and we are ready for this journey to begin.