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Jerome and Mary Lou

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Dear Expectant Parent,

Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to tell you about our family. We are Mary Lou and Jerome.  We are very honored and blessed that you are considering us as parents for your beautiful unborn child. Thank you for having courage and taking a leap of faith to entrust us to adopt your child.

Jerome and I met about 12 years ago and we have been married for over 10 years, it has been a great journey for us.  We enjoy visiting different types of gardens, hiking, visiting museums and love the beach.  Jerome enjoys watching the soccer World Cup every 4 years and we both like watching NBA basketball as a family.

We live in a cozy home located in South Orange County, California. It’s a family friendly area with two children’s playgrounds and a neighborhood park within walking distance from our home. We live in a neighborhood where the schools are rated among the top 10 percent in the nation. We are 45 minutes from Disneyland and about 20 minutes from the beach.

Jerome has been working as a scientist for the last 17 years and has a flexible schedule.  This allows him a good balance of family and work time. I am currently working as an account manager and have been in the insurance industry for more than five years. I also have some flexibility at work for family. I plan to take a few months off work when our adoptive child is born.  We will also be making arrangements for Christian childcare.

When I met Jerome, we talked about having children one day and adopting one child. However, after many years of trying and two miscarriages we have decided to adopt a newborn baby and start our family.  We believe that our greatest responsibility as parents is to ensure that our child knows God’s love as well as ours. A strong faith and family are the foundation of our lives.

Most of Jerome’s family lives in Northern France, which Jerome visits every year and I try to visit every other year during our vacation time. Jerome’s family includes one brother, many cousins, aunts and uncles, and his parents. His parents are excited to meet their first grandchild. They all live in France and are ready to meet the new addition to our family. I grew up in Northern California and have two sisters, four brothers and many nephews and nieces.  We spend most of our holidays with our family in Northern California; the whole family is excited to meet our new adoptive child. In addition, I have a large extended family which is also excited to embrace the new member of our family.                               

On another note, we would like to share about our friend named Jennifer. While she was in college, she became pregnant and also gave her child to a loving adoptive family. She has kept in touch with her daughter throughout the years and we hope to maintain a similar relationship with you through photos, emails, phone calls and/or visits.

Jerome and Mary Lou

Facts About Our Family

Location:La Mirada
*The location where the adoption agency’s office is.
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