Stephanie & Jon

Jon and Stephanie sitting together and holding Elijah together in their laps

Dear Expectant Mother,

Hello! We are Stephanie & Jon, and our son Elijah, too! THANK YOU for considering us to be a part of your family! We are Jon and Stephanie and currently have a young family of five including a toddler and two dogs (our fur babies). We are looking to expand our family through adoption and hope your child will be part of our family. Thank you for taking time to get to know us.

Parenting and Our Amazing “Village”
We’ve found with our son Elijah the importance of building a loving environment and family support. We now truly understand the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”, and we are so blessed to have extended family that has supported us. If anything, having a child has brought our family closer and we look forward to having “our village” help raise another.
Our Story

We met while we were both pursuing Ph.D.’s in Biomedical Sciences. Our relationship began as friends, but often found ourselves wanting to spend more and more time together. We learned we shared many common interests and values, including the importance of family. This has become the foundation of our marriage.

We live in San Diego with our three-year-old Elijah and 2 labradoodles Bronco and Peyton. We both work in the technology and healthcare spaces. Our weekends consist of hikes, visiting the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

We enjoy being outdoors and taking advantage of all that San Diego has to offer. This includes the beach, hikes and walks, the zoo, Sea World, sporting events, and outdoor concerts. We also enjoy cooking at home including foods from our native Mexican and Filipino cultures.

Our Home

We live in sunny San Diego in a gated community 15 minutes from the beach in one of the best school districts. The community is very family-oriented. Our son Elijah has found friends his own age he plays with all the time.

We also spend time in our backyard with enough space for the dogs, Elijah, and our future children to run around.

Jon about Stephanie
What I love about Stephanie is that she pushes our family to strive bigger and better with her amazing ideas! Stephanie is often looking for activities our family and friends can enjoy and ensuring we’re taking advantage of San Diego and our time together as a family. She also can be the most affectionate, loving person in our family. We’re a perfect fit as that she’s more social and is so good at bringing our friends and family together. On top of all that, through her actions, we’re a more loving family because of Stephanie.
Stephanie about Jon
What I love about Jon is he is my perfect compliment. I can be a big planner; whereas Jon is calm and easy-going. He is also patient with me and very supportive. When I was going to law school part time and working full time, it was only possible because Jon took care of everything; from doing all the housework to making all my meals to even quizzing me for tests including the bar while having a full time, demanding job. He always makes time for our son and myself and supports us in our various endeavors.
Elijah and Our Pups

We have a three-year old son Elijah who is easy-going and happy. He has good practice sharing toys with his two fur brothers but is excited to be a big brother that he can play with and share his toys.

We have two labradoodles Bronco and Peyton that are a big part of our family. Before we had Elijah, Bronco and Peyton were our babies. They love Elijah and are so gentle with him. They cannot wait for another member to join their pack.

Our Family
We both come from big extended families. Stephanie’s parents live close by in Los Angeles and love to spend weekends with us. Jon’s parents live in Colorado and come visit every chance they get. We also have siblings in California, Colorado and Texas that are often looking for a reason to visit San Diego. Both our families love spending time with our son Elijah and cannot wait for our future baby to be part of the family.
Traditions and Our Values

Our favorite holiday is Christmas. Coming from Catholic and Hispanic/Filipino families, Christmas is a big culture holiday. We spend it with both our families, enjoying the time spent together and cooking traditional foods like tamales.

We both come from similar cultures and faith and want to share that with our future child. This includes the importance of family, friendships, and God.

Parenting and Our Amazing “Village”

We’ve found with our son Elijah the importance of building a loving environment and family support. We now truly understand the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”, and we are so blessed to have extended family that has supported us. If anything, having a child has brought our family closer and we look forward to having “our village” help raise another.

Our Story

We met while we were both pursuing Ph.D.’s in Biomedical Sciences. Our relationship began as friends, but often found ourselves wanting to spend more and more time together. We learned we shared many common interests and values, including the importance of family. This has become the foundation of our marriage.  

We live in San Diego with our three-year-old Elijah and 2 labradoodles Bronco and Peyton. We both work in the technology and healthcare spaces. Our weekends consist of hikes, visiting the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

We enjoy being outdoors and taking advantage of all that San Diego has to offer. This includes the beach, hikes and walks, the zoo, Sea World, sporting events, and outdoor concerts. We also enjoy cooking at home including foods from our native Mexican and Filipino cultures. 

Our Home

We live in sunny San Diego in a gated community 15 minutes from the beach in one of the best school districts. The community is very family-oriented. Our son Elijah has found friends his own age he plays with all the time.  

We also spend time in our backyard with enough space for the dogs, Elijah, and our future children to run around.

Large two story home with well landscaped yard
Where we call home

Jon about Stephanie

What I love about Stephanie is that she pushes our family to strive bigger and better with her amazing ideas! Stephanie is often looking for activities our family and friends can enjoy and ensuring we’re taking advantage of San Diego and our time together as a family. She also can be the most affectionate, loving person in our family. We’re a perfect fit as that she’s more social and is so good at bringing our friends and family together. On top of all that, through her actions, we’re a more loving family because of Stephanie. 

Stephanie smiling in front of a flower bush
Stephanie enjoying the greenery in our backyard

Stephanie about Jon

What I love about Jon is he is my perfect compliment. I can be a big planner; whereas Jon is calm and easy-going. He is also patient with me and very supportive. When I was going to law school part time and working full time, it was only possible because Jon took care of everything; from doing all the housework to making all my meals to even quizzing me for tests including the bar while having a full time, demanding job. He always makes time for our son and myself and supports us in our various endeavors.

Jon smiling in front of green trees
Jon in our backyard with out view of the San Diego hills in the background

Elijah and Our Pups

Young boy, Elijah, sitting next to poodle mix dogs Bronco & Peyton
Eli hanging out in our backyard with Bronco & Peyton

We have a three-year old son Elijah who is easy-going and happy. He has good practice sharing toys with his two fur brothers but is excited to be a big brother that he can play with and share his toys. 

We have two labradoodles Bronco and Peyton that are a big part of our family.  Before we had Elijah, Bronco and Peyton were our babies. They love Elijah and are so gentle with him. They cannot wait for another member to join their pack.

Our Family

We both come from big extended families. Stephanie’s parents live close by in Los Angeles and love to spend weekends with us. Jon’s parents live in Colorado and come visit every chance they get. We also have siblings in California, Colorado and Texas that are often looking for a reason to visit San Diego. Both our families love spending time with our son Elijah and cannot wait for our future baby to be part of the family.

Stephanie and Jon with child Elijah all together on a couch
Enjoying a movie night on the couch

Traditions and Our Values

Our favorite holiday is Christmas. Coming from Catholic and Hispanic/Filipino families, Christmas is a big culture holiday. We spend it with both our families, enjoying the time spent together and cooking traditional foods like tamales. 

We both come from similar cultures and faith and want to share that with our future child. This includes the importance of family, friendships, and God.

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Thank You

In closing, we understand the importance and difficulty of your decision and are honored to even be considered. Our promise is if we were chosen, we’d do everything in our power to ensure your baby is loved, and cared for his/her entire lives. We promise to bring joy, laughter, and a loving family atmosphere.

To learn more about us: Email us at jonandsteph091314@gmail.com or call/text us at (858) 371-3144. 

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: info@adamsromer.com. You can also visit their website at www.adamsromer.com.