How has your life been touched by adoption? Is there a person who stands out as the “star” in your adoption story? C.A.S.E. invites YOU to share a story about your star of adoption for an opportunity to be featured on our website and Facebook page. Submit your story (200 words or less) and an optional photograph to Ellen Singer.
Below is a heartwarming story about a Star of adoption that deserves recognition.
Jeff was adopted from Columbus, GA before the age of one. He grew up in Bethesda, MD with his parents. Jeff attended Georgetown Day School and Bethesda-Chevy Chase high school before attending Purdue University to study Landscape Horticulture and Design. Upon graduating, he worked for several large landscape companies in the area, before going full time with his own business in 2013.
His passion for landscaping and design quickly grew his business to serve a wide variety of clients. Throughout his years in the industry, Jeff has learned Spanish and worked to assist immigrants in the community locate jobs and learn the skills of the trade. In addition to his work, he has used his personal experiences to support a number of adolescents struggling with substance abuse and challenges with being adopted. Jeff lives in Takoma Park with his new wife, Ellie (as of May) and his Newfoundland dog, Rey.