Meet Dan and Jinrong:

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About Us:

We met using an on-line dating service! At first, we weren’t sure about a “relationship” together, but enjoyed our time together so we decided we would just hang out as friends and see what happened. After hanging out together on numerous occasions, we were becoming more than friends and fell in love with each other. It was awesome that, even though we were culturally polar opposites, we had personalities that just worked together. In 2013, we moved in together and got married 4 years later.

Jinrong is an entrepreneur, and Dan works for a major University.

Jinrong is planning on being a stay-at-home mother if we’re lucky enough to adopt a child. Dan would also take some time off initially to be with the baby.  Dan has great time-off flexibility from his job which will allow him more time to be involved with our child’s daily life.

Our hobbies:

Jinrong loves to walk, jog, cook, play tennis, go to shows, and spend time with friends.  Dan enjoys working out, fishing, playing/watching sports, and anything related to music.

Together, we enjoy going to shows, restaurants, and long walks around the city.  We are very adventurous and love to travel and explore the world together.

Qualities we see in each other:

Dan has a big heart, is very smart, and is an awesome person! He regularly donates blood platelets at the local Children’s Hospital and has donated to numerous charities over the years. He respects and embraces different people and cultures.  He also has a great sense of humor and we belly laugh daily.

Jinrong is a very strong person. She left China by herself and moved to the US to try and better her life.  She worked hard, held a professional job, and eventually opened up a small restaurant all on her own. She is relentless in the pursuit of her goals.

Our adoption story:

We truly want to have a family and although it would have been great to have children of our own, we knew that it was a long shot and always had adoption as a possibility.  If we are lucky enough to be chosen, we will do everything in our power to be great adoptive parents to your child, love them unconditionally, and raise them as our own.  We will positively teach them about their birth parents, so they know who and where they came from.  We will do our best to help them understand the sacrifices you made for their future.

Activities we look forward to:

We want to share all of our hobbies with our child, especially our love for travel.  We look forward to raising our child to be bi-lingual (English/Mandarin Chinese) and to have them experience, appreciate, and respect people from different cultures.  We’d like to provide a stable upbringing, stressing education along with extracurricular activities such as music, sports, or other things that might interest them.  We’d love to see them get a college education and become well-rounded adults and productive citizens.  But we also want them to laugh every day and enjoy life!

Extended family & holidays:

Our families are in different parts of the world, but we try to see them as often as we can.  Dan has a sister close by and two biological adult sons from a previous marriage that are relatively close by.  On all major Holidays, we try to get together with as many of them as possible to celebrate.  We can’t wait to create new special moments and memories with our child.

Our home & neighborhood:

We have an apartment in a large, diverse, city.  Our complex has over 100 children living there at any given time. There are 4 playgrounds, a children’s playroom, basketball courts and plenty of greenspace to run around in.  There’s also a river across the street from us and a park.  Our community is very vibrant with many restaurants, parks, libraries, museums, major league sports teams, and other cool activities.

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