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Charles and Jessie

We are Charles and Jessie from Pennsylvania

Stay-At-Home Parent? Part-Time

Adopted Children at home? No

Biological Children at Home? No

Pets? Yes

Gender Preference? Either

Ethnic Preferences? All Races/Ethnicities


Occupation: Teacher

Education: M.Ed.

Religion: Christian

Hobbies: Fishing


Occupation: Registered Nurse

Education: BSN

Religion: Christian

Hobbies: Camping, Kayaking

Dear Friend:

We greatly appreciate that you are looking at our profile and we recognize that you are making a difficult decision because of the deep love you have for your unborn child.  

As many young couples begin their journey in life, we too dreamed of having a family.
On our first few dates we talked about what we wanted for the future and we both dreamed of having a family. Unfortunately, we were not able to conceive on our own and after recognizing and accepting that we would not be able to have biological children, we decided that our hearts desire to be parents was still strong and chose the path of adoption to grow our family.

Charlie is the most amazing husband and person in so many ways. When I first met him, I thought he was very handsome. I also got to see him in a unique light, teaching sixth graders. He was great with the kids, and they all liked and respected him. His passion for teaching shows through how he cares about his students and wants the best success for them. He’s the most selfless person I know, always putting others before himself. Charlie is so sensitive and caring. I couldn’t imagine a better father for a child, I have even teased him at times that our kids will like him best. Our nieces and nephew adore him and talk about the things they did together when we visit for weeks afterwards. He is wonderful with our animals, making sure they get the best care and life possible. He is also funny and likes to be goofy like me. He makes me laugh when I am down and always lets me know we can get through anything. I am so grateful that I get to go through life with him as my partner.

I am honored to get to take this chance to tell you about my wife. Jessie is a registered nurse and is a very hard working and caring person. She is a great friend and wife.  I love Jessie because ever since I met her, she has made me feel like I am the greatest guy ever. She has been by my side through thick and thin. I knew early on that Jessie would be a great mother when I saw her interact with our niece. She was a natural with her. I remember seeing her hold her and how much love she had in her eyes. Jessie loves taking children to see our cows and letting them feed the cows apples. I know Jessie will be a great mother just like she is a great wife. 

We were fortunate enough to purchase our dream home on 10 acres just one mile from our family farm and Charlie’s parents. Our home is right outside of town and we enjoy the privacy of a country setting with the convenience of town just a minute away. We have a fruit orchard, filled with apple, peach and pear trees. We enjoy fresh fruit pies and dumplings in the summer months, then can what remains for the winter.  Together we also raise beef cattle on our farm and pride ourselves in being stewards of the land and making it better for the next generation.  

Your child will have a great life where they will have so many opportunities to enjoy what the world has to offer.  We look forward to taking your child to the county fair, taking family trips on the weekends and attending the activities he or she chooses to participate in school. We look forward to evening walks to see deer and other wildlife your child.  Plus, having a dad who is a teacher and a mom who is a nurse, your child will have an amazing education.  

We have close family and friends throughout the community. Charlie and his family have lived and grown in this area for over 70 years. Many of our neighbors are distant relatives or have been friends of the family for some time. We attend many dinners and events at the fire hall and fair to help support their services. The elementary school is across the road from Charlie’s parents’ property and Charlie works at the local high school, just six miles away. Our community is one that comes to celebrate good times and help each other through rough times, and we can count on them.
While most of our family live nearby, those that live out of state we remain very close by doing FaceTime, sharing pictures and messages and visiting each other often. We see Charlie’s parents every day, and see extended family on a regular basis, as they are our neighbors and attend the same church, where Charlie’s cousin is the pastor. We both share a close group of friends, most of who are more like siblings than just friends. They have all been on this adoption journey with us, and every one of them could not be more thrilled to celebrate a child with us. Charlie cousin was adopted, so this is not an unfamiliar path for the family. When we finally told everyone, we decided to choose adoption, aside from being thrilled, their reaction was that they had been waiting for us to make that decision and couldn’t be happier!  Our family and friends gave us an adoption themed baby shower and one of our friends made a baby book with pictures of the shower showing how everyone came together to celebrate the special child that will one day join our family through the Miracle of adoption.  

Thank you for reading our story and we would love the opportunity to share this journey with you and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Charlie and Jessie

  • Tv: The Golden Girl’s, ER, The Blacklist
  • Book: A Dog’s Purpose Series 
  • Movie: Pretty Woman, White Chicks, The Night Before 
  • Food: mashed potatoes and prime rib
  • Candy: dark chocolate Kit-Kat
  • Dessert: Banana’s Foster ice cream & cheese cake
  • Holiday: Christmas 
  • Music/ band: Rap, Alternative Rock, Elton John 
  • Places traveled: Edisto Island, SC, Shenandoah National Park, VA 
  • Animal: Dog 
  • Tv: How I Met Your Mother, Justified, Parks & Rec 
  • Book: as a child, Where the Wild Fern Grows 
  • Movie: Searchers/ John Wayne/ The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 
  • Food: authentic Mexican/ burrito 
  • Candy: Twix 
  • Dessert: Cherry Garcia ice cream 
  • Holiday: Thanksgiving 
  • Music/ band: Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, Pearl Jam 
  • Places traveled: Alaska/ San Antonio, TX 
  • Animal: Black Bear

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