About Jennifer

By Evan

Jennifer is one of the kindest most loving people you will ever meet. She’s a Seattle Native, growing up in the city. Jennifer attended private school through high school before going away to college in Washington D.C. and then gradate school in Massachusetts for a Masters degree in Social Work. Jennifer uses her education to help children, families and adults as an individual and family therapist. After Hurricane Katrina, she volunteered in New Orleans helping families cope with their devastating losses and to rebuild their lives. Jennifer has two young sisters and enjoys spending time with them whenever she can. Jennifer likes spending time with all kids, her sisters, the kids in our neighborhood and our  grandson, and is very much at ease talking and playing with them.  Jennifer has many hobbies including knitting, painting, and sewing.  Music, travel and reading are also passions of hers. She’s made several things for friends and it always impresses me when she does things like knit a sweater for a baby. I can’t wait for her to be a mom, she will make a fantastic mom and look forward to being a parent with her.

Jennifer’s Thoughts on Kids and Adoption

I have always loved children and teenagers and known that I wanted to be a parent. I began babysitting in junior high as many people do and then in high school and the summers home from college had a job at the Boys & Girls Club as a childcare provider/camp counselor.  During grad school I realized that one of my passions is helping kids and teens who have been through difficult times and I began focusing on working with them. Since 1999 I’ve been working providing counseling mainly to children, teens and families and I’m thrilled that I get paid to do something I’m good at and can make a difference in the world.  I’ve been fortunate to work with many kids who have been adopted at all different ages and in different ways (internationally, in the US, open adoption, closed adoption, foster-adopt etc). Some were even going through the adoption process at the time we worked together and I’ve seen first hand how amazing adoption is.

Jennifer and Tamzin

Jennifer and Tamzin

Evan and Jennifer

Evan and Jennifer

Jennifer and her Mom white water rafting in Alaska

Jennifer and her Mom white water rafting in Alaska

Jennifer and Jill in the Caribbean

Jennifer and Jill in the Caribbean

Jennifer and her sister Emma

Jennifer and her sister Emma

Emma got cold at the Pumpkin Patch so Evan gave her his sweatshirt

Emma got cold at the Pumpkin Patch so Evan gave her his sweatshirt

Jennifer and Chelsea at the Space Needle

Jennifer and Chelsea at the Space Needle

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Pumpkin Patch with Emma

Pumpkin Patch with Emma

Jennifer on a Cruise

Jennifer on a Cruise

Downtown Seattle Nutcrackers During the Holiday Season

Downtown Seattle Nutcrackers During the Holiday Season

Jennifer at her High School Alumnae Luncheon

Jennifer at her High School Alumnae Luncheon

Jennifer in the Pool in Hawaii

Jennifer in the Pool in Hawaii

Hawiian Headband I Made at the Luau

Hawiian Headband I Made at the Luau

Jennifer on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans

Jennifer on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans

Jennifer with High School friend Jill

Jennifer with High School friend Jill

Jennifer's College Graduation with her Family- Mom, Dad, Grandma and Aunt Pauline

Jennifer's College Graduation with her Family- Mom, Dad, Grandma and Aunt Pauline

Jennifer and Jeff Mini Golfing

Jennifer and Jeff Mini Golfing

Jennifer and her Mom, Mary Ellen, at Christmas

Jennifer and her Mom, Mary Ellen, at Christmas

Jennifer and Emma on the Pumpkin Patch Hay Ride

Jennifer and Emma on the Pumpkin Patch Hay Ride

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