Hi! We are Jeff and Susan. We are thrilled for the opportunity to give you a glimpse of who we are, what our lives are like, and what we have to offer a child. We have so much love to give a child and are so excited to become parents! We are incredibly honored you are taking the time to get to know us. Thank you!
Adoption is interwoven throughout our lives. Susan's grandpa and aunt were both adopted - without adoption they wouldn't be part of her life!
At the age of 16, Susan's best friend chose to place her son with an amazing couple through adoption. Throughout high school and college, Susan was able to watch this child grow up through photos, letters, and videos that her friend received from the adoptive parents. Now years later, it was an amazing experience to see her friend get to meet her biological son and to see their relationship grow.
We also have 2 very close friends who were adopted as infants and have spoken openly with us about their experiences. Both have talked at length about the respect, love, and admiration they have for the biological parents and adoptive parents. These two friends have been tremendous supporters as we move forward with our own adoption.
Adoption will be part of our child's story, so from the beginning we will be open and honest about his or her story.
Becoming parents means the world to us and we are overjoyed to start a lifetime of adventures and traditions with this child! We are more than ready to be parents and can't wait to add to our family.
We often talk about what it will be like to add a child to our family- how it will enrich our relationship, how it will change our routines, and how it will add so much more LOVE in our home! We dream of seeing first steps, first time splashing in the pool, or hearing first words- to say we are excited is an understatement. We long for those moments and are excited to support and watch this child as he or she grows as a little person!
Jeff can hardly wait to buy this child's first fishing pole and head to the lake for an day of fishing together. His face lights up when talking about the adventures he has planned for this little one. Susan has dreamed of being a mom for as long as she can remember and can't wait for all the little moments of firsts for this child ... and first for them as parents.
We have prayed for this child for many years and are excited to become a family.
Growing up Jeff always had a dog and once we were married he was convinced we needed to get our own puppy. We looked up breeds and researched what type of puppy would be the best fit for us.
One afternoon while out shopping, we stopped at a pet store just to look around. This little tiny black puppy stole our hearts as soon as we saw him. He curled right up to Susan and licked her- that was all it took and she was in love. That day, Ace became a member of our family and it was one of the best decisions we ever made.
We believe that animals are part of a family, so Ace joins us on trips to the beach, dog parks, walks, trips to the farm, and his favorite- ATV rides. Ace loves children and spends a lot of time playing fetch with our niece and nephew until everyone is exhausted!
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