We truly appreciate that you are taking the time to read our profile and get a glimpse into what life would be like in our home! Family has always been the most important part of our lives and we are thrilled to have a chance to start our family through adoption. Our home is filled with so much love and laughter and we are excited to share that unconditional love with a child.

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Jake Kristen
job description
IT Analyst Director of Children's Ministries
education
Bachelor's Degree in Management of Information Systems and Business Management Bachelor's Degree in Education
favorites
Tradition
Labor Day Camping With My Family
Tradition
Yearly Family Vacation to Myrtle Beach
Movie
The Patriot
Movie
The Blind Side
Dream Job
Fighter Pilot
Dream Job
Being a Mom
City
San Diego
City
Nashville
Musical Group
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Musical Group
The Band Perry
children
None
relationship
Legally Married

Our Adventures
Driving Down Highway 1 in California

We believe that life is an adventure and we don't want to miss out on what the world has to offer! Whether we are planning an adventure close to home or a vacation across the country, we are always looking for ways to explore the world.

We have several national parks near us with awesome hiking trails and campgrounds. We love to climb boulders, hike mountains, canoe down the river, and go bike riding on nearby trails.

We love to travel! Our goal is to see as much of the world as we can. Every year, we go to the beach with all 22 members of Kristen's family. It is a week of relaxation that the whole family looks forward to each year! We have gone to Cozumel and the Bahamas, Nashville (which is one of our favorite cities), Baltimore, Washington D.C., many amusement parks (we love rollercoasters), and our most recent trip was to California! We explored San Francisco, drove down the coast of California and hiked the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. We are excited for our upcoming dream vacation to Italy!

While Jake was serving our country, he had the opportunity to see some amazing places like Malaysia, Dubai, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Hawaii!

We believe in living life to the fullest with no regrets, so we find amazing deals online and that always determines our next spontaneous adventure!

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Date Night

Kristen About Jake: Jake is the most loving, calm, and hilarious guy I know. He is willing to drop whatever he is doing to help someone in need, and we're not quite sure what his family would do without having him around. He has given me the greatest love story and I am truly blessed to be his wife. I swear he wakes up every day and plans out ways to make me laugh! He always puts God first and then his family. I love and respect him more than anyone else in the world and I can't wait to watch him become a dad.

Jake About Kristen: I've known Kristen since we were kids and she has always been a sweet girl with a loving heart. Kristen is gentle, kind hearted, and fun - her laugh is hilarious. She's also persistent & never, ever gives up on something important to her. Her greatest gift is her heart for children. The way she connects with kids is just incredible with her bubbly personality and big smile. Her career has been focused on teaching kids and helping them grow and I'm so excited to see what she's capable of as a mom!

Our Life Priorities

Our three main priorities in life are our faith, family, and friends.

We both grew up in strong Christian homes and we are involved in our church. We attend a nondenominational church where Kristen is the Children's Director. She has an amazing team of volunteers and works with kids every single weekend. Jake is on Kristen's ministry team and helps with all of her events. He recently dressed up as the Hulk for the their summer camp and danced his heart out to help the kids have an amazing experience.

Our philosophy on family is simple: You never turn your back on family. We love our families hard. We believe these are the people God intended for us to lean on at all times and we are thankful for wonderful families. We are excited to finally be able to have a family of our own! Having children is something our hearts have desired for such a long time and we can't wait to grow our family through adoption.

Our friends stick by us through the good and the bad times. We love to open up our home to have fellowship with our friends and their families. Relationships are extremely important to us and we treasure the lifelong friends that we have made.

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