On a hike!
Thank you for taking the time to read through our profile and get to know us a bit!
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read through our profile and get to know us a bit! We understand that this can be a difficult, stressful time for you and are glad that you're making the space to consider your options. We wish you the very best in whatever decision you make and will be praying for your peace and bright future.
Spending time with our nieces
Why Have We Chosen Adoption?
We're open to whatever ongoing relationship is edifying for you and your baby.
Adoption has never been our "back up plan" or "last resort" - this is how we feel we've been called to grow our family. We have a strong desire to support expectant parents who aren't in a place to raise the child they find themselves carrying, to give that child all the best that they could possibly have. Jake's grandmother is adopted and both of us grew up in church with adopted children, so it's something we've always been around and known as a difficult but wonderful thing. We would be happy to have an open adoption, but understand that your needs & preferences may shift over time, so we're open to whatever ongoing relationship is edifying for you and your baby.
Playing games with friends
That was when it hit us: this is it.
We met the first week of college through Kristina's randomly-assigned roommate who had gone to high school with Jake. The day we met, our group of new friends watched Talladega Nights in theaters. Kristina thought Jake's plaid Vans shoes were silly and Jake liked that Kristina got his sarcasm. We were instantly friends, but nothing more. Throughout our freshman and sophomore years, we got to be closer friends. We bonded over a mutual love for Seinfeld and increasingly spent time as just the two of us. Somehow, we never thought of each other as anything but friends until the second semester of sophomore year. That was when it hit us: this is it. We were so sure about each other that we talked about getting married on our first date. Kristina planned it all out. We'd date for two years, get engaged senior year, and be married the summer after. And that's what we did. We've now been married for 11 years; we still love Seinfeld, Jake still has chunky sneakers, and Kristina still makes plans. We've had a lot of adventures in the last decade. We've travelled, lived in England, remodeled two houses, and shared our lives with great people. We are grateful for what we've had the opportunity to do, and are excited to start the next phase of our adventure!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile
We hope that this is helpful for you to learn more about us!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile - we hope that this is helpful for you to learn more about us! We are excited for the opportunity to begin a relationship with you and your child that will bring light and joy into all of our lives. Our desire is to raise children in a loving home that gives them every opportunity to become the best possible version of themselves. We so appreciate your strength in thinking through the options for your child and want you to feel confident in the choice that you make. Please know that we are open to staying in contact, keeping you updated and sharing with you all of their important milestones. That being said, if open adoption is not something you are seeking, we understand and will respect your wishes. We wish you all the best and will be praying for you! Sincerely, Jake & Kristina