Dear Expectant Parent,
We’re so GRATEFUL that you have stopped by to meet us and learn about our dream of adding to our family. We are dedicated to open adoption, because we feel it offers the best opportunity for your child to not only grow, but to thrive. We know through personal experience that life is not easy nor always goes as planned. However, we also know that the challenges we have overcome in our lives and lessons we’ve learned along the way will make us more loving and effective parents. We can only imagine how hard your decision must be, and we THANK YOU for your consideration.
JD Schramm and Ken Daigle
From Friends to Family
We were two friends living in New York City and one night in 2006 we went out to dinner, we spoke about our lives, our hopes, our dreams and for the first time about our powerful feelings for each other. We began to fall in love that night and all things became possible. With a job offer from Stanford University, together we decided to move to San Francisco and start a new chapter together in the city by the bay.
Following his calling to help others learn to express themselves, JD teaches communication at Stanford University. Ken realized his gift for helping people recognize their self-worth, and became a Unity minister. IN LATE 2007, WE DECLARED OUR LOVE AT OUR WEDDING IN FRONT OF MORE THAN 100 FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. Over these years, we have continued to accomplish our goals and strengthen our relationship, become parents to two wonderful children, Tobias and Roma, and are ready to add a third child to our family!
From Two to Three to Four
We've been dedicated to creating a loving home for children since we married (even before). Tobias, now 19, joined our family after years in the foster care system. Together we navigated the teenage years, high school, and cars. As he nears 20 he spends most of his time with his girlfriend, friends, work and collage (in that order!) Roma, now 2 and a half, has been with us since birth. She’s experienced two foster brothers in her short little life and longs to have a permanent little sibling with whom she can play (and okay sometimes pester!).
If you have any questions for us or if you would like to speak with us about adopting your child, please contact a caseworker at ADOPTHELP by calling 1.800.637.7999 toll free.