James

& Trenton

Home Study

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James

Caregiver

Gender:

Male

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

Virginia

Religion:

Spiritual

Education:

Master’s Degree

Profession:

Education

Political Affiliation:

Prefer not to say

Trenton

Caregiver

Gender:

Male

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

Virginia

Religion:

Prefer not to say

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Profession:

Government

Political Affiliation:

Prefer not to say

In five years, our relationship with our birth mother will...

be as open as the birth mother is comfortable with! We are happy to maintain a relationship, share pictures, etc. but want to respect your wishes and totally understand other arrangements.

-James

If I could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be:

Any kind of pasta!

-James

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

Gratitude. The night sky reminds you to be grateful for the blessings you have in life and to enjoy the simple moments.

-James

I'm super competitive when it comes to...

board games. We love to play cards and new (and old) board games together, even when our competitive natures come out!

-James

Do I have kids? How do they feel about a sibling?

No kids yet! We are looking to adopt our first!

-James

If I could have dinner with anyone—dead or alive—I would pick...

Abraham Lincoln. I am a history buff!

-James

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

RV! We both love road trips and exploring new places.

-James

My favorite place in the World is...

On a beach with a good book!

-James

I would never...

Not accept my loved ones for being their true authentic self.

-Trenton

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

a meaningful purpose to do all things in life with kindness.

-Trenton

I hope our birth mother is...

comfortable with her decision and willing to allow us to provide support and love in her miraculous journey.

-Trenton

Favorite season and why?

Winter! I love the clothes, snowstorms, and being cozy at home watching movies.

-Trenton

We are the best choice because…

We can provide unconditional love and a caring, welcoming home for any child. Our "village" of friends and family will provide the best and most supportive community.

-James

Dogs or cats?

Both! We have two cats and one dog. I think I am more of a cat person but love all animals.

-James

What is the best word to describe our family?

Caring. We both value our relationships (our own, friendships, family) and will do anything we can for the people we love.

-James

My best friend would describe me as...

Selfless

-James

If I could have dinner with anyone—dead or alive—I would pick...

Lauren Graham. Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows!

-Trenton

Favorite season and why?

Summer! I love the warm weather, vacations, and doing things outdoors.

-James

If I could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be:

Fried chicken!

-Trenton

My favorite place in the World is...

Exploring a new city. I know this isn't a specific place but I just love the new experiences, sites, food, etc. of a new city!

-Trenton

My philosophy on parenting is...

positive reinforcement and realism.

-James

My best friend would describe me as...

Realistic and unwavering in support and structure.

-Trenton

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

I am spiritual and we plan to teach our child the importance of learning about other beliefs and religions to help them form their own opinion.

-James

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

it is quiet, there are a lot of families, and a playground right down the street!

-James

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

...family. My family is very close and I value the time and relationships I have with them.

-James

If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

spreading kindness. We truly believe in the value of being kind to everyone; strangers, restaurant servers, acquaintances, friends, family, etc. We spread kindness and joy every chance we get.

-James

The most special thing I own is...

our wedding certificate and celebration footage. Our relationship means more to us than anything else and the memories of celebrating with all of our loved ones is one of our prized possessions.

-James