Meet Juan & Jessica
A video message from Juan & Jessica
A Letter from Juan & Jessica
Hi! We’re honored you’re considering us for the privilege of parenting your child. We have a committed, life-long marriage and are ready to provide your child love, stability, and a secure environment to flourish for a lifetime. We enjoy celebrating holidays, spending time with family, and just being ourselves. We have flexible work schedules, which include in-office and work-from-home routines, so we will have time to be there for our child through every milestone and everything in between. If you’re comfortable, we would love to talk with you and learn more about you or your hopes for your baby.
We’ve been married for 12 wonderful years! We both have artistic backgrounds, a passion for sports and movies, and enjoy getting creative with food. We are practicing Catholics and enjoy attending retreats, listening to the Bible/Catechism In A Year Podcasts, and reading to keep our faith strong. We are both successful professionals as managers and enjoy the ability to share ideas as we develop our talents as dedicated leaders. As first-time parents, we look forward to all the love, fun, and memories to be had with our future child. We are beyond excited for this next chapter and are thrilled to grow our family through adoption.
Juan has the most fun, carefree personality and always makes people laugh! He is a loyal, supportive husband, especially in life’s toughest moments. Juan’s youthful spirit spreads joy to everyone he meets. He loves to try new recipes in the kitchen, care for our home, and collect sneakers and memorabilia from his favorite comics, movies, and books. Juan is a fun-loving uncle and faithful godfather. He looks forward to playing catch and sharing his love for art with our future child. I know he will be an excellent father one day!
Jessica is a loving wife and my best friend. She always puts others first; Jessica is the biggest cheerleader to her 3 brothers and loves being an aunt to her nieces and nephews, who enjoy her playful spirit. She’s a great friend and has even maintained friendships she’s had since childhood. Jessica loves to capture life through photography and is passionate about her faith. Her patient nature makes her a perfect Religious Ed teacher to the seventh graders in our parish community. Watching her nurture the children in her class has given me a glimpse of what kind of mom she’ll be, and I know she will be wonderful!
Our Home in Illinois
Our 2-bedroom, split-level home is in a beautiful suburban neighborhood in Illinois. It has a cozy home interior, a scenic garden outside, and we’re working on the nursery! We live within a few miles of everything a community can offer, including schools, parishes, parks, paths, hospitals, and shops. Our neighborhood and parish community have many families with children, and everyone is excited to meet the child we adopt.
Our Family & Traditions
We love every opportunity we get to spend time with our families. It’s always a good time together, whether we’re watching Chicago sports with Juan’s dad while getting our favorite take-out or board games and movies with Jessica’s family for a fun night in. Our nieces and nephews can’t wait to have another cousin! We always look forward to family reunions on the beach in Michigan, having a BBQ with Juan’s family in Indiana, and joking around with grandma in Iowa. We both come from large extended families, all of whom would be overjoyed to welcome your child with open and loving arms. We know your child will be greatly loved by many.
We promise to provide your child with unconditional and understanding love. We promise to maintain a healthy marriage and be positive role models for your child, providing a stable home environment. We will nurture your child’s talents, passions, and gifts to help them grow into the unique person God intends them to be. We promise to provide for their educational, mental, and spiritual development, allowing them to pursue their dreams and goals in life.
We truly appreciate your taking the time to consider our family. You will always remain a special part of our family. We will always speak of you with love and will help your child embrace our family’s adoption story. We are open to whatever level of contact you are most comfortable with, including letters, photos, and visits.
To contact us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.
Learn More About Juan & Jessica
|Our Education||2 years college study in Graphic Art and Design||Bachelors of Arts Degree in Marketing and Photography|
|Our Professions||Asset Protection Manager for a Global Toy Company||Senior Manager of Property Marketing for a national Commercial Real Estate Company|
|Stay-At-Home||No||No, Hybrid Work-from-Home Schedule|
|Our Racial Background||Hispanic/Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Juan & Jessica's Favorites|
|Game||UNO||Clue (Mall Madness as a kid!)|
|Type of Vacation||Mix of Fun and Relaxation||Trying new experiences and vising new places|
|Movie(s)||E.T., Back to the Future, Ready Player One, and all the Indiana Jones||Titanic, The Vow, and Instant Family|
|Thanksgiving Food||Sutffing||Green Bean Casserole|
|Dessert||Cheesecake||Scotcheroos (peanut butter/chocolate rice krispy treats) or Cotton Candy|
|Comic||Peanuts (Linus is my favorite!)||Calvin & Hobbs|
|Thing to do outdoors?||Basketball||Campfires, Smores and Stories|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Typical Week|
Every morning we get ready together, trying to make each other laugh as we prepare for the day. After work, we have dinner, talk, and then we'll relax with a movie or TV, reading, or art projects. On weekends, we even enjoy running errands or doing chores together; we love to get outside for bike rides, yard work, or walks, and take every chance to see our family (especially if the Bears are playing!).
We are faithful, practicing Catholics who attend mass every week, go on retreats, and listen to the Bible In A Year podcast. We believe God made each one of us unique with talents and gifts. We believe that trusting God with our heart's desires helps us grow into our full potential. We often lean on our faith to help us through challenging and rewarding times in life!
|Our Movie/TV Show Interest|
Jessica is a big FRIENDS fanatic and jumped on every opportunity to visit the traveling FRIENDS Experience when it came to our city. She also loves love story movies. Juan enjoys everything Marvel, Beatles, Star Wars, and the TV show The Office. When theaters are open, we like to go to the first showing of new releases and enjoy our theater popcorn!
|About Our Home|
We live a red brick, 2-bedroom, split-level home that has a lot of character. It's a cozy house, with a room we'll turn into the nursery, and a finished basement ready for family playtime!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months old
Yes - We would welcome twins!
Any - Boy or Girl
Becoming parents and providing a child with a stable and loving home has been our dream for years. We're so grateful that you're considering us for the privilege and responsibility of parenting your child. We have so much love to give to your child, and to you! Our hearts and home are completely open to this adoption journey, and we can't wait to get to know you. We promise to love, nurture and encourage your child for years to come and always speak of you with love. We are open to visits, letters, photos, or whatever contact is most comfortable for you.