Peter & Jen

“We spent a long time weighing the choice to be parents and, ultimately, our hearts settled on the idea of growing our family through adoption.”

Location: Massachusetts

Ages: 51 and 49

Religion: None

Professions: Musician/Event Planner and Massage Therapist

Other Kids: None

Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn up to 6 months

How We Met: We met in 2009 through mutual friends. It was an epic day filled with laughter, ice cream and candlepin bowling. We were friends from that day on, but our romance blossomed more slowly over the course of years. We felt like old friends from the first moment we met, and now it feels absolutely right to be building a family together.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Jen is gentle, and good at finding the balance between kindness and honesty. She is funny, flexible, curious, and tolerant. Peter is open, playful, truly compassionate, and the smartest person Jen knows. He always wants to be helpful; to his friends and family and neighbors. He is a dreamer and always believes that things can be better. Our lives together are grounded in our belief in kindness and compassion and in keeping playfulness and friendship at the center of our relationship.

Our Hobbies and Interests: We share a love of words and poetry and find ourselves talking for hours at a time. We make time for biking and regular walks, either in our neighborhood or out in nature. When possible, we like to travel to explore new places and to visit with friends and family. At home, we play scrabble, cook dinner together, talk, adore our pets, talk some more. Out in the world, we enjoy spending time with our large community of friends, traveling to visit with our family, seeing live music, searching out the perfect cup of coffee and exploring new places together. We can’t wait to introduce your child to this world filled with loving friends and family, pets and new adventures.

Why We Want to Adopt: We spent a long time weighing the choice to be parents and, ultimately, our hearts settled on the idea of growing our family through adoption. We thought, what are we here for if not to love other people? We know that adoption can be complicated for everyone involved and we are ready to go on this journey with you, staying open to whatever level of contact is right for you and your child, even if that changes over time. We will make sure that your child is raised in a devoted family and in a supportive community that celebrates his or her story.