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A Letter from JP & Carolyn

Hello from Maryland! Our loved ones would say we are down-to-earth, dependable, and hard-working. We find a lot of joy in the little things, like family dinners and reading books to our daughter. Being parents has been such a blessing for us, and after going through secondary infertility we feel led to grow our family through adoption. We’d love to open our hearts to you and your child, sharing an ongoing connection, if you’d like. Thank you for learning a little about us!

Our Story

We met online and instantly had a connection. Our journey leading up to now has spanned over two states and thousands of miles. During the four years that we were dating, we were long distance, but we knew we had something really special. Each weekend, one of us would drive over three hours so we could spend time together. We have now been happily married for over eight years.

Things we love to do together:

• Date nights (we get a monthly “date box” with fun ideas!)
• Swimming at the community pool
• Wind down with our favorite TV shows
• Play foosball (we love friendly competition!)
• Walk to the park to see the farm animals
• Go to local festivals

What JP says about Carolyn...

Carolyn is my best friend and the love of my life. She is a loving mother who plans many enjoyable experiences for our family. We always have something new and fun to do! She has truly made our house into a home with her skills in home projects, and she teaches our daughter to embrace her imagination and creativity.

Carolyn likes to:
• Cook healthy meals (even baby food from scratch!)
• Work on DIY projects
• Draw or make crafts
• Decorate our home

What Carolyn says about JP...

JP is a very devoted husband and father. I love his fun personality! He is very outgoing and makes me laugh all the time. Our daughter just adores JP. It is such a joy to watch the two of them play and have fun together. He is always the one who puts the biggest smile on her face. JP would do anything for our kids!

JP likes to:
• Work out & stay active
• Follow Philadelphia sports
• Do yardwork (he finds it relaxing!)
• Grill for dinner

Family Life

Our Daughter: Penny is very gentle and caring. She is nurturing too, always caring for her stuffed toys as if they were babies. Penny enjoys her sports, playing games, reading, and coloring. She’s excited to become a big sister!

Extended Family: We come from BIG families! Carolyn is from a family of four and JP is from a family of six. Most of our family lives two hours away, so we make day and weekend trips to visit often. Everyone is thrilled that we want to adopt a child!

Our Home in Maryland

We live in a three-bedroom home located in a tight-knit community. You often see kids riding their bikes around the neighborhood or down to the park or pool. We have a room ready to decorate for the child we adopt and JP just built an awesome playset in our fenced-in backyard.

We love that our community is safe and family-oriented. There are year-around events that are offered for children such as parades, festivals, egg hunts, and fireworks.

Our Promise

Thank you for considering our family for your child. We’re excited for an open adoption and would love to share letters, emails, pictures, and even visits if you’d like that.

As parents we promise to:
• Raise your child to understand their adoption story and how much you mean to us.
• Love your child unconditionally and share our values for family, honesty, respect, and compassion for others.
• Provide a stable home, a quality education, and all the tools your child will need to have a happy and successful life.
• Support your child in any interests they might have, like music, art, or sports.
• Plan fun adventures as a family, like going to see Disney World, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, and everything in between.

We’d love to get to know you, answer any questions, and learn what kind of life you picture your child. You can reach us through Lifetime Adoption: call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

With love, JP & Carolyn

Learn More About JP & Carolyn

  JP Carolyn
Our EducationBachelor's Degree in Criminal JusticeMaster's Degree in Information Technology
Our ProfessionsPolice OfficerIT Specialist
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian Caucasian
Some of JP & Carolyn's Favorites
TV ShowThe OfficeThe Office
FoodCarolyn's Sundried Tomato Pasta CasseroleJP's Philly Cheesesteaks
HobbiesWorking out and grillingCooking, crafts, decorating
Ice CreamCookie DoughHot Fudge Sundae
Morning BeveragePumpkin Spice CoffeeEarl Grey Tea
Date Night ActivityStand-up Comedy ShowStand-up Comedy Show
More About Our Family
Around Here We Like:

• Weekend play dates with neighbors
• Attending Penny’s sports activities
• Going to the zoo or a minor league baseball game
• Fall football (Go Eagles & Penn State!)
• Driving to Washington, D.C. or Baltimore for the day, to shop or visit a museum

Fun Facts About Us

Carolyn: I collect magnets from all the states and countries I’ve visited!
JP: I have been taking classes in Brazilian Jujitsu.


We love animals and have a dog and a cat. Polly is a great cat who loves to cuddle on the couch with us. Our dog, Maggie May, is Shepherd mix who is lovable and fun. Both Polly and Maggie are good with kids and such a sweet part of our family!

Family Traditions

• Corn picking at Nana & Pop’s house
• Holidays with ALL the relatives
• Annual family beach vacations
• Family dinners or cookouts

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 4 years old




Boy or Girl

Sibling Group

Yes, up to 4 years old

In Closing

Thank you for learning more about us! We promise to make sure your child knows how loved he or she is, and how special you are to our family. If you'd like, we would gladly share contact and an ongoing relationship with you after the adoption! We promise to honor our commitment to you and your child. It's been a dream of ours to grow our family for some time and we're excited to be on this path to adoption. We hope to talk or answer any of your questions. Just ask Lifetime about us to get a chat started.

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