Jonathan & Chad

Dear Expectant Mother,

HELLO! Thank you for taking the time to get to know a bit about us by reading this letter. We admire the choice you are making and we look forward to the opportunity to get to know you as well.

We are Chad and Jonathan, a married couple living in San Francisco, California. We are excited to start our family through adoption. We know you are making a difficult decision and care deeply for your child’s future. Please know that we are emotionally and financially stable, have excellent jobs that allow us to work from home so we can spend lots of time with our child, and, most importantly, that we will love and nurture this child with all our hearts.

1-our-life-togetherOur Life Together

We met almost ten years ago through mutual friends with whom we are still very close today. They introduced us at a work event and we immediately noticed a spark. Jonathan was living in Las Vegas and Chad in San Francisco, and after about a year and a half of dating, Jonathan moved to San Francisco so we could start our lives together. We were married in May of 2015 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was a magical experience, surrounded by our family and friends. Our relationship grows each year and we look forward to a long life together full of friendship, laughter, adventures and parenting.

We each have very stable and flexible jobs. Chad loves his current job as an event marketer at a large technology company where he plans corporate meetings and events. Jonathan works from home, also in the travel industry, assisting companies in finding locations for their meetings and events. We have both been in this exciting field for over 20 years and it has allowed us to travel to some of our favorite destinations including New York City, Maui, Mexico, England and Italy. We can’t wait to share our love for travel with our child!

Chad loves to cook, with Jonathan on clean-up duty. We often host Sunday evening dinners with friends or family to kick the week off with loved ones around. We are a very active family and spend lots of time outdoors. We love to explore different parts of the city on long walks. We can’t wait to share fun experiences in the city with our child, such as the zoo, the Exploratorium, and the California Academy of Sciences.

2-about-chadMeet Chad by Jonathan

Being Chad’s partner and husband is one of the greatest joys of my life. Once we met, he quickly became my best friend and I feel so lucky to share my life journey with him.

Chad is an extremely hard worker and is passionate about all he does. He has an eye for detail that will come in handy when picking out just the right outfit for our child or ensuring we have everything we need for the weekend. He is kind, considerate and even-keeled. I know that he will have such a gentle and patient way about him as a parent. Whether teaching our child how to walk or ride a bike, he will be there with encouragement and support. He is sensitive, thoughtful and loves to create surprises for others. I can see him leaving notes in our child’s lunchbox for him or her to discover at school or surprise outings to parks, the movies or ice cream.

Along with travel, Chad loves music (Madonna & Lady Gaga especially), pop culture, Chipotle, and hanging out with friends. However, he is most happy at home with his family (& dogs) around. I know that becoming a Dad will soon become Chad’s most important role to date, and that he will be great at it!

3-about-jonathanMeet Jonathan by Chad

I am one of the luckiest husbands in the world! Jonathan is one of the most caring, sincere and loving people that I have ever met. He is my match—both my best friend as well as beloved husband. One of the things that attracts me to Jonathan is his strong sense of family, friendship and loyalty. He has a great relationship with his family and is still “besties” with his close friend Angela, whom he has known since kindergarten—amazing! Whenever Jonathan walks into a room, people who know him light-up and smile. He has a way of making people feel instantly comfortable and included.

Jonathan is a planner, professionally and personally. He loves being organized. He’s always coming up with great ideas and suggestions of things we can do over the weekend, like movies, dinner with friends, a trip to Muir Woods or planning our next vacation, since we both love to travel so much. Jonathan always ensures that it will be easy, comfortable and enjoyable for everyone!

I have no doubt that Jonathan will be a great father—one who provides love, compassion, joy and encouragement. He might spoil our child, so I’ll need to keep an eye on that!

4-familyOur Family & Community—Through the Years

Jonathan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in a loving family with two older sisters, and parents who are still together. He has a very close bond with each of his

older sisters and has enjoyed being a loving and involved uncle to our six nieces and nephews. Chad also grew up in northern California (Nevada City, California) with his parents and sister. He worked alongside his parents at their family businesses, with Dad at the auto parts store and with Mom at the casual neighborhood restaurant. We think this was a wonderful area in which to grow up, especially because our roots still thrive here today.

Having a close knit family is important to us and we want to continue this tradition once we become parents. Chad’s parents and sister as well as one of Jonathan’s sisters are all within driving distance. We often have family over for BBQs, pool days and weekend or holiday sleepovers. We’re very social and believe that children should grow up with an extended family of fun and responsible adults and their kids. We have several very close friends who are also new parents and we look forward to spending time together hosting playdates, BBQs, movie and game nights. Some of our good friends have children through adoption. We often babysit for them and spend a lot of time together.

5-homeHome Sweet Home

We live in a fun and active neighborhood in San Francisco near AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Our home, which we own, has plenty of room to welcome a child into a nursery filled with lots of light and views of the bay. We’ve worked hard to make our house a home that is both welcoming and warm, and in turn, we love spending time there.

We have two social and lovable dogs; a beagle named Jeffrey and a blonde long- haired miniature dachshund named Charlie. They love to cuddle, play and go for walks all over the city. We look forward to teaching our child about the responsibilities and joy pets can bring.

We plan to live several more years in San Francisco, but eventually move to the suburbs. We have our eye on Orinda, California, which is a town near where Jonathan grew up. It’s near San Francisco but offers a strong community with excellent schools!

Parenting Values

Education is very important to us and ensuring we have access to great schools will always be a focus. We believe a happy and fun childhood is just as important. Jonathan loves to decorate for the holidays—an activity our child can share and enjoy. We look forward to encouraging our child to explore his or her interests, whether that be sports, the arts or any other activity they find interesting. It’s no secret that we love to travel and we can’t wait to share our desire to see the world and all of its diversity and beauty with our child.

Our Promise to you and your child

Being together for nearly ten years, we are emotionally and financially stable and promise to provide a home filled with love, fun and encouragement. Chad plans to stay home with our baby at first and then Jonathan’s flexible schedule will allow Chad to return to work. Together, we can offer a home that is never lacking in love, laughter, hugs, kisses and attention. We would love to learn about the contact you wish to have after the adoption. We are committed to ensuring your child knows about their biological roots, and how much they have been loved. Should you entrust us to parent your child, you will always hold a special place in our hearts. We hope this letter has given you a glimpse into our family, life and approach to parenting.

We look forward to the opportunity to connect with you. We can be reached toll free at 1-855-424-4473 or by email at You can also reach our warm and helpful adoption attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon at 1-800-U-Adopt-US (1-800-823-6788) or email them at You can also visit their website at

With Thanks, Jonathan & Chad