Hi, we are Barbi Jo and Egan. We are excited to add to our family through adoption. We look forward to providing a child with a life that is full of love, happiness and adventure.
Dear Expectant Mom
Our names are Egan and Barbi Jo and we are excited you are taking the time to learn more about us. The aspect that seems the most important throughout this process is to develop trust between all of us. Planning an adoption is not easy for anybody but we would like you to know we are here to support you in any way we can as we all go through this process.
We figured out years ago that we would like to be a family of five. For the last few years we have been setting up our life for this moment. We live in Seattle a few miles from the downtown core in a neighborhood that is close to many parks, restaurants, and only a couple blocks away from the elementary school. Seven years ago we left Seattle to move to Bellingham, which is 100 miles north of Seattle. But once we found out we were pregnant with our second daughter we decided to move back to Seattle. We have three sets of Grandparents in the Seattle area who we wanted the kids to grow up around. Our kids are also lucky enough to have eleven cousins, all who we see as much as we can.
To dig into our life a bit we have to begin with our two daughters, Faith and Alexi. Faith is 9 years old and Alexi is 7 years old. Both are very excited to have a brother/sister. Both girls are active in swimming, soccer, and whatever weekend activities we partake in. As a family, we enjoy playing games, cooking, doing art projects, and being active in sports and almost any activity that involves the outdoors.
The two of us have structured our jobs to revolve around flexible work schedules as we realize that time with our young kids is very important to us. We also believe our family time together is very valuable as it allows us to slow down and enjoy one another's company. The two of us try to parent in a way that teaches children to have a positive identity, be respectful of others and make good choices.
Barbi Jo (written by Egan)
Barbi Jo is the type of person everybody loves to be around due to her easy going personality and open mind. She is a very level headed person which helps her manage many aspects of our family’s life. Her dedication to family and friends is obvious as she views these people as the single most important aspect of her life. She is a very friendly, funny, smart woman with grounded morals. As a mother, Barbi Jo is loving, caring, and disciplined. She always takes time to spend with the kids whether she is taking them to swim lessons, reading them a book or swinging with them at the park. She is a big believer in raising confident and independent kids. She is just an amazing Mom. On top of that, I have never been more pumped to be married to her.
Where We Live: Seattle Washington
Marital Status: Married
Things we like to do together: Anything involving water and sun. Sleeping in a tent. Exercise. Running or swimming being two of our favorites.
About Barbi Jo
Where Born: Spokane, Washington
Family Siblings: Two Brothers (one was adopted)
Job Position: Accountant at a technology company.
Education: Bachelors Degree
Likes: Reading, sappy movies, traveling to new places, making new recipes I found on Pinterest and snuggling with my kids.
Where Born: Seattle, Washington
Family Siblings: One brother, one sister
Job Position: Finance
Education: Bachelors Degree
Likes: Soccer, video games, college football, monster cookies and coaching.