Hi! We are Jeff & Denise Hodges. We have been together for 12 years and have a fun loving life that we would be honored to share with a child. We will love your child unconditionally and provide him/her with a nurturing & loving home. We will build a great future for your child.
In 2012, we adopted our son and he has brought us more love than we could have ever imagined. Luke has been such a blessing. He is a kind-hearted child. He loves to be read to, cuddled, and he is very helpful around the house. He also loves giraffes, playing games like Candy Land, swimming, and jumping in his trampoline downstairs. We love and still text, call and spend time with Laura, his birth mom.
We have both turned our passions into careers we love. We were fortunate to have Denise home with our son for the first 4 years of his life. Family is our number one priority. We both have family that live close by and they have been so supportive and equally excited for us to adopt.
We love the outdoors and spend time camping and exploring our beautiful state of Michigan. We love to travel and are always looking for a hands-on museum, a zoo, or a park to explore. We love our days and nights at home playing games with our son.
From the start of our relationship, we knew we wanted to be parents. We truly love being parents but feel like we are meant to have another child. We feel that now is the perfect time for all of us. Luke is now independent and can do many things on his own and would love to be a helper as well. I would describe our parenting style as attachment parents. Our child is with us all the time. We meet our child's needs whatever they are no matter what hour of the day it is. We feel that he has grown into a kind loving child because this is the way we approach him. We treat him with respect and love. We would love to get to know you more and hope this profile gives you a glimpse into the loving, fun-filled life we would share with a little one!
We took the ski lift to see the colors in the trees.
We were in Traverse at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes.
This past Christmas with his cousins.
Who We Are
Jeff and I met in January of 2005. I think we both knew very early on that we would be together forever. We got married in June 2009 on Mackinaw Island. We knew we were meant to be parents and wanted to be for a long time. Finally one glorious day in May 2012, we got our first call that someone was looking at our book and considering placing her child with us. We were very nervous and excited. On May 6, 2012 our son Luke was born. We fell in love with both Laura & Luke. He has brought more joy than we ever could have wished for. He goes everywhere with us. He is 4 and turning 5 in May 2017. He is a kind, loving, smart and a wonderful boy.
As much as we love our home, we love traveling too. Most of all, we just love having fun where ever we are! We love new places (especially water parks), pizza, and dancing around the house. We share a love of the outdoors. We live on 30 acres that has a river and manicured trails. Luke loves picking wild raspberries, playing with sticks, throwing rocks in the river and fishing. This winter we took a ride with our family on the Polar Express and went to the fake "North Pole."
We hold family traditions close to our hearts and can't wait to share them with another child. We handcraft our Christmas Cards (This year Luke drew the snowman), make annual trips to grandparents for Thanksgiving, and write homemade birthday cards every year.