Jen & Mike

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Jen & Mike

Opening our hearts more to make us a family of 4!

Dear Birth Mother,
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our profile and learn more about our family. We cannot imagine the feelings you must be experiencing right now, but please know we think you are extremely strong, brave, and loving in wanting to give your child the best life possible and place him/her in the arms of a family who will love him or her unconditionally.
When your child becomes part of our family, he or she will be entering into a house filled with so much love with a Mom and a Dad who have dreamed of him or her forever and a little brother who is so excited to gain a sibling to share all of life’s special moments with. He or she will be part of a large family with loving grandparents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He or she would also be part of a group of friends who are always there for us and keep life exciting and fun. He or she would also enter a family where faith in God is so important and prayer, love, respect, and care are all part of our daily routine.
While we know this may not be an easy journey for you, know that we will give every ounce of love possible to your child and give him or her the best, most loving home possible. We have loved this child before he or she was even born and we will continue loving him or her for the rest of our lives and beyond.
Please feel free to take the time to learn more about us and we look forward to communicating with you soon. We hope to put any worries or anxiety you may have aside and know that your child will be so beyond loved and be a miracle addition to our family.

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Who We Are

When Mike and I met, we knew we found the one and instantly our lives changed. What we thought would be a quick lunch at a local pub turned into over three hours and we both couldn’t wait for the next date. There was such an easiness being together and it felt like we knew each other forever.
We quickly met each other’s families and they all knew that we would be together forever. Jen’s two sisters began predicting when we would get engaged (which they correctly guessed!) and we each became part of the other’s family right from the beginning.
We got engaged at the beach, which is our favorite spot. We had a beautiful wedding and were so blessed by God to be joined together in love with all of our family and friends.
Mike and I truly cherish all of our time together. We knew we wanted to start a family right away, but unfortunately the journey was long and difficult, but we never gave up hope. We enjoyed vacations to beach locations, Niagara Falls, and Disney. We spent holidays with our families and started many traditions that we continue to do with our son today.

After a few years of fertility treatments, we were finally blessed with our miracle son, Tyler. He is truly the light of our world. His smile and warmth light up our hearts and he brings so much joy to us, our family, and friends. I took a leave from my career as an elementary school teacher to be a stay at home Mom and it has been my biggest honor and privilege watching him grow.
Mike, Tyler, and I love every second together. We take long walks at the beach, local preserves and parks, or just around the neighborhood. We like to play baseball in the backyard, ride bikes, and roast marshmallows at the fire pit. We like to cuddle up and watch movies, go out to eat, and play board games. We love to swim in my mom and dad’s pool, visit aquariums, museums, and have brunch or dinners with our family. We love keeping up the traditions Mike and I started. We love to go strawberry picking, pumpkin picking, see animals at the farm, go apple picking with our family, visit Santa, and bake HUNDREDS of Christmas cookies to give to our family and friends.
Nighttime is such a special time for our family. We eat together every night, say grace before meals, and love to talk about our day. We read Tyler many books before going to sleep, say our prayers, and sing songs.
We have so much support from our loving parents, brothers and sisters and family members. They are so excited to welcome this new family member into their lives and watch him or her grow into our loving hearts and home.
Our closest friends are like family and have been a part of our lives for so many years, some since we were just a few years old. Their children have become Tyler’s closest friends and it is so special watching the next generation of buddies grow up together and create memories as we all look on.

As soon as Tyler was born, we knew we wanted him to have siblings. It has always been a dream of ours to have a large family. Unfortunately, our fertility struggles continued but we knew we could not give up on our dreams. And so we began our adoption process in hopes of bringing another baby into our hearts and lives. We would be so blessed to share love, life, laughs, joy, happiness, and everyday moments with our new daughter or son, brother or sister. We cannot wait to share his/her story with him. I can’t wait to tell him or her that “I may never have carried you inside me, but I have carried you in my heart forever. You have been wished for and loved more than you will ever know.”
When we got married, Mike and I always vowed to welcome children lovingly from God, whether it was through me being pregnant or through adoption. We know we have so much love to give and so look forward to watching Tyler be a big brother.
While our hearts are exploding with love in the times we spend together and we cherish every single moment, we know there is a missing piece of our family puzzle. Our family is filled with so much love but we have one more piece to make our family complete. Then our story will not end, but will only continue its next chapter with new stories to tell, more love to share, and more incredible memories to make that will last a lifetime.

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Thankful times!

What a wonderful week this has been! As tough as 2020 has been, we are so thankful for the love of our family and the love and support of all of our family and friends. While we give thanks for the love of our family every day, we are especially thankful this year for our love, health, and to be on this journey to add another little baby to our already loving home!
We also had the best time decorating for Christmas. To see the excitement and joy in our son’s eyes as we put up the decorations and the tree just melted our hearts. He was so excited to put each ornament up and to know the meaning of each.
We’ve already taken many rides around the neighborhood at night to see all the decorations, lights, and inflatables, as he can’t control his excitement!!
The best part was snuggling up together under the blanket in front of the tree and fireplace watching Mickey’s Christmas. We are truly blessed!
Hopefully our son will have a sibling to share these wonderful traditions with very soon!

Reminiscing about 9 years ago…

There is so much to be thankful for, especially this week. Even though 2020 has thrown us many curveballs and challenges, I am forever thankful for the love of my family. Tomorrow celebrates 9 years since Mike and I began dating. I will never forget getting ready to meet him for the first time for lunch after talking for a few weeks and being so excited and nervous. Once we met, it was as if we had known each other forever. There was such a comfort and easiness at being together. He had (and still has!) the warmest, most loving, heart there is and is so caring and protective over me. We talked for hours and I was so excited to hear from him the next day (which was Thanksgiving) wishing my family and I a great day and saying what a nice time he had. He made plans for our next date and the rest is history! We continued to spend more and more time together and very quickly we knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.
While life always presents challenges along the way, one thing that has always remained constant is our love for each other. That love grew that much more with the birth of our son. It warms my heart to see what a wonderful Dad he is and continues to be such a loving, attentive husband to me.
As Thanksgiving approaches, I could not be more thankful for our beautiful son, my loving husband, and our incredible life together. We enjoy every second of our time together and look forward to the day when our love grows that much more by adding another little miracle to our already perfect family.
Cheers to 9 years together and many more with countless new memories to make!
Wishing each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with happiness and love!

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Jen & Mike

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