Hello! We’re Jon and Henry (Henry is the redhead in the pictures). We know that making an adoption plan is not easy, and whatever choice you make, it will be the best one for your child. We hope that reading this letter will tell you something about who we are and about the loving and supportive home, family, and community we are so eager to share with a child.
Both of us are college professors. Jon teaches writing and Henry teaches math. We’ve been together for five wonderful years, and married for the last year and a half. Together we like traveling, storytelling games, taking walks in the woods and cooking. We’re also learning to bake, which has been a ton of fun (and delicious).
We live in a big house in a beautiful, diverse neighborhood of Philadelphia filled with trees and historic homes. We love being able to walk to nearby cafés and parks, and especially to see all of our friends who live nearby. We’re active in our neighborhood’s synagogue, where we’ve found a welcoming community of friends, including a lot of families with kids, and other families formed by adoption.
We both come from close-knit, loving families who we visit whenever we can and who are excited for us to become parents, and we’ve found an amazing group of close friends both in our neighborhood and all over the country who have become part of our family too.
Our home will always be full of books, plants, music, hugs, good food, and good friends, and your child will be part of a genuine community of family, friends and neighbors who will be there for them as they grow. We’re proud of the loving home and community we’ve built, and we can’t wait to welcome a child into it.
Fun Facts about Jon & Henry
Favorite Places: Henry- Italy, our house, Jon- Anyplace with woods and water
Favorite foods: Henry- Gingerbread and Sichuan food (but not at the same time!), Jon- French toast, Middle Eastern food, spicy food. And we both love anything we’ve cooked or baked together
Favorite holidays: Henry- Passover, Jon- Thanksgiving! We co-host a big, delicious Thanksgiving every year (and I also love Passover!)
Favorite music: Henry- Musicals, especially anything by Stephen Sondheim, Jon- I like a lot of things, but I really like singer-songwriters like Dar Williams or the Mountain Goats, classical music, and bluegrass, Irish and folk music