Debbie & Rohan /adoption-family/debbie-rohan 2004

Debbie & Rohan

Hi! We are Debbie, Rohan and Joshua and we would like to thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are grateful that you chose to view our profile and we are hopeful that the pictures, stories and fun facts that we share will give you an idea of the love we share for each other and the fun we have as a family. 

Our Story

We met through a mutual friend in Chicago in September 2005 and it didn’t take long for us to realize we were destined to be together. We bonded over the things we had in common like a love for travel, family and good movies. We got married in August 2012 in our home country of Jamaica in front of our closest friends and family. We both come from big families and have always wanted a big family of our own.  In October 2009 we welcomed our son Joshua into our lives.

As a family we love to travel and experience new and fun adventures.  Whether it’s going on a road trip or flying off to explore another country, the adventures never stop. At home, game night is every Friday night, movie nights with popcorn are a regular occurrence and we always love cheering on our favorite Chicago sports teams.

About Rohan

Rohan was born in Kingston Jamaica and moved to Chicago to attend college.  Since graduating he has had a successful career as an accounting and finance professional. Rohan is patient, kind and is always willing to go the extra mile for friends and family.  He loves nothing more than to spend time having fun with his family and spreading his adventurous spirit.

About Debbie

Debbie was born in Kingston, Jamaica but grew up on the south side of Chicago, where she attended high school and college. After college she has built a career as a retail manager and customer service specialist. Her personality is infectious, and she is the life of any room that she enters. She is an avid reader and movie buff. Most importantly, she is an amazing mother who has a natural ability to spread love and care to everyone around her.

About Joshua

Joshua was born in 2009 and since birth he has always had such a fun and kind personality. Early on we realized that Joshua was not only extremely smart and hardworking, but also emotionally intelligent and very empathetic.  Joshua has always wanted to have a brother or sister and is excited to show his new sibling all his toys and to introduce them to all his favorite shows and movies.

Fun Facts about Joshua

   *Favorite Vacation Spot: Japan (especially the Pokemon store)
   *Favorite Food: Mommy’s Beef Stew
   *Favorite Holiday: Halloween
   *Favorite outdoor activity: Riding my bike
   *Favorite hobby: Watching TV and playing video games

Our Family and Values

We have truly been blessed with the most supportive and loving family. Our parents have been amazing grandparents to Joshua and they look forward to the opportunity to welcome another grandchild into our family. We both grew up in households that have a strong belief in God and the power of faith. The principles we learned in Church as children about kindness, honesty and treating others with love and respect are the same principles we pass on to Joshua and our future children.

Thank You

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us a little better. Our goal is to have an open adoption. We believe having a healthy connection with the birth family will be beneficial to the child and everyone involved.  We also acknowledge and respect your wants and need through this process and we look forward to learning about what degree of openness you are comfortable with.

Whatever decision you make we wish you strength, courage, and peace. Most of all we hope you find comfort in knowing that we are prepared to provide an environment full of kindness joy and unconditional love for you and your baby as you journey through this process.


Fun Facts

  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Jamaica
  • Favorite Food: Jamaican
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Grapenut
  • Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
  • Favorite outdoor activity: Dining in unique outdoor restaurants/locations
  • Favorite hobby: Reading/Shopping
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a good beach, fun people and great food
  • Favorite Food: Soul Food
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Salted Caramel
  • Favorite Holiday: Christmas
  • Favorite outdoor activity: Playing soccer or attending sports events
  • Favorite hobby: Cooking for the family and experimenting with new recipes

"Debbie & Rohan " Family Photos

  • Joshua at Top Golf having fun practicing his golf swing
  • Great view of the Ney York City skyline
  • Enjoying a friend’s wedding on a beach in Costa Rica
  • Attending a family wedding
  • Bright lights of Times Square
  • We all love decorating the Christmas tree
  • The “Crazy Cousin Crew”
  • A brave jump on the Skydeck in The Sears Tower
  • Family and friends help celebrate our 5th anniversary
  • Josh showing his younger God brother the ropes
  • Beautiful night in the Bahamas (Photo credit: Joshua)
  • Family “Fresh Prince of Belair” costume for Halloween
  • Joshua getting ready to fly!
  • Date night for our 8th anniversary
  • Up close and personal with nature
  • Lots of fun with friends at Joshua’s 9th birthday party
  • Friends and family at a wedding in Belize
  • 4th of July picnic in the park
  • Take you kid to work day. Future pilot?
  • A family full of love and joy

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