5 Fun Facts About Maryland Adoptive Family JP and Carolyn

by | Mar 31, 2023 | Birth Parent Blog

Hopeful adoptive parents JP and Carolyn in MarylandI recently had the opportunity to chat with hopeful adoptive parents JP and Carolyn, who live in Maryland. When you’re thinking about adoption for your child, you’re able to talk to hopeful adoptive parents before making your decision. By chatting with them and asking them questions, you can get the full picture of the adoptive couple as potential parents to your baby.
 
I asked JP and Carolyn some fun questions that you won’t find in their adoption profile, and I learned that they are a down-to-earth, dependable, and hard-working couple who value family, honesty, respect, and compassion for others. They’re excited to grow their family through adoption!
 
As JP and Carolyn put it, “Being parents has been such a blessing for us, and after going through secondary infertility, we feel led to growing our family through adoption. We’d love to open our hearts to you and your child, sharing an ongoing connection if you’d like.
 

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Carolyn and JP pose for a Christmastime photo with their daughter Penny

1. What’s your favorite holiday?

Our favorite holiday is a toss-up between Christmas and the 4th of July. Christmas is a wonderful time when our families get together. We have so much fun seeing all of the cousins playing with each other and opening their Christmas gifts.
 
The 4th of July is a jam-packed day full of fun! Our day starts with meeting with friends for the town parade. Afterward, we walk down to our community pool, where the neighborhood celebrates with a bbq and a whole day of activities and games for the kids. In the evening, we wrap up by watching a spectacular community fireworks show.
 

2. What is your favorite TV show?

Our favorite tv show is, hands down, The Office. We’ve watched the series together so many times and never seem to get tired of it. We’ll even have full conversations that are just Office quotes (or Office memes if we’re texting).
 
We’re actually in the middle of watching the series again and listening to the Office Ladies podcast (which is a re-watch podcast for The Office). So each week, we listen to the latest podcast episode and then also watch the tv episode that goes with it. It’s fun and silly and a great way to unwind after the work week.
 
Carolyn and JP each skydiving

3. What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done? Will you do it again?

We’ve had a lot of adventures together, but probably the most daring was when we went skydiving. Carolyn really wanted to do it, which might sound like a crazy idea, but it was on her bucket list. So we went skydiving!
 
It was amazing and terrifying all at the same time. We felt like Woody and Buzz (“falling with style”). We’re glad we did it once, but once was more than enough for us. For now, when it comes to planes, we’ll stay inside them, not jump out of them!
 

You can get an even better glimpse into JP and Carolyn’s lives in this video:

 

 
Carolyn and JP at a Philadelphia Eagles football game

4. What is your favorite sport to watch? Who are the teams/players you love?

Our favorite sports to watch are football and baseball. Since we both grew up in Pennsylvania, we are huge Philadelphia Eagles (Go Birds!) and Philadelphia Phillies fans.
 
In the fall, we enjoy getting together with friends to watch football games and root for our team. During the summer, we try to go to a Phillies game when they are in either Baltimore or Washington D.C. Two of our favorite memories are watching the Eagles win the Super Bowl and the Phillies in the World Series.
 
Each year we also go to a few minor-league baseball games. Our local team has a great ballpark with fun theme nights for the kids.
 

5. What is something from your childhood that you want to make sure your child gets to experience?

Carolyn: When I was young, my parents took my sister and me on vacation to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National park. That was one of my favorite vacations- the scenery was breathtaking, and the wildlife was incredible to watch. It really stuck with me as something I’d love to do again, and I’d like my children to experience it.
 
JP: My parents took me and my brothers and sister to Disney World, and we explored all the parks. We got to see characters we watched in movies come to life and ride some of the best rides in the world. My parents gave us a great memory of going on that trip, and I want to share my excitement and memories from Disney World with our children.
 

If you’re interested in talking to them as potential adoptive parents to your baby, just text or call Lifetime at
1-800-923-6784
and we can connect you with them.

 

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Heidi Keefer

Written by Heidi Keefer

Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has over 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of articles and social media posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.

Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.

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