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Jon & Kim

Having the chance to love, grow, educate and support another child, is what we have always envisioned. We admire you for giving us the possibility of completing our family through the amazing gift of adoption. Adoption will give us the second child we wish for and the sibling our son asks about. We can only hope the next chapters of your life, and the life of your child involves us.

About Us

Jon
Kim
Job
Small Business Owner
Business Solutions Consultant
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
Bachelor's Degree in Networking and Communications Management
Children
Colton
Relationship
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Our Little Family

Although for different reasons, both of us knew we always wanted to be parents. Jon grew up with siblings and loved the idea of having multiple children someday. Kim grew up an only child, but always wanted to have more than 1 child, to give her children more than she ever had. Getting pregnant with our son was easy and Kim had a great pregnancy. At 42 weeks, Kim was induced and the road became a little bumpy. After 30 hours of labor, it was decided for the health of Kim and the baby an emergency C-Section was the best action. The long hours of labor caused complications and some difficult decisions needed to be made. In the end, mom and baby were healthy and that was all that mattered.

A few years later, we began trying for another child. After many months of trying, medical interventions, surgeries and procedures we were advised getting pregnant a second time would be a miracle and could be life threatening. This did not change our desire to have another child, we just knew the path may have to change. After taking some time to understand and accept this new path, we excitedly began our process to grow our family through adoption. We look forward to having the family we always desired and fulfilling our son's innocent request for a brother or sister to play with.

Leisure Time

Fun in the Snow

We both make a point to enjoy every second of our free time. In general, the evenings consist of taking walks with the dogs, hanging out in our back yard, trying out a new restaurant, or eating something Kim made after discovering a new recipe.

During the winter, you could find us snuggled up on the couch with a movie and a bowl of popcorn, sprawled out on the floor doing a puzzle or outside playing in the snow.

In the summer, we enjoy spending time around the pool, being out on the lake, or going to a local festival.

Kim likes to look for small beach towns or mountain cabins for the family to vacation. Jon enjoys a wide range of activities. Over the last 4 years he has taken part in a number of different type of obstacle races, from small 3 milers to a marathon in the mountains of Utah. He also likes to build and race cars about 4 times a year at various events up and down the East coast.

Fun Facts About Us:

  • We have been skydiving.
  • Between the 2 of us, we have been to a total of 7 countries.
  • Kim has been water skiing since she was 12 years old.
  • We are huge advocates of the fight against animal cruelty.
  • We walk in the annual Alzheimer's walk in memory of Kim's father.
  • Prior to Jon starting his own business 10 years ago, he taught 4th and 5th grade for 7 years, owned a limo and opened a comedy club.
  • Jon has a race car in which he participates in a race series called 24 Hours of Lemons.
  • Kim cannot whistle (and its pretty funny watching her try).
  • We are DIY type people. No matter the size, we are always hands-on with every project that goes on at our house.
  • When getting from point A to point B, Kim will analyze the situation and review all options. Jon will jump in head first and figure it out along the way.
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    Go Steelers!
    Go Steelers!
    Building a Truck Together
    Building a Truck Together
    Snorkeling in Mexico
    Snorkeling in Mexico
    Making New Friends in Belize
    Making New Friends in Belize
    Exploring Muir Woods
    Exploring Muir Woods
    We Walk to Support the End of Alzheimer's
    We Walk to Support the End of Alzheimer's
    Enjoying the Mountains
    Enjoying the Mountains
    Always Fun Times in the Pool
    Always Fun Times in the Pool
    Enjoying Time at the Lake
    Enjoying Time at the Lake
    Fishing Off the Pier
    Fishing Off the Pier
    Tackling the Spartan Mud Run
    Tackling the Spartan Mud Run
    Enjoying the View in Aruba
    Enjoying the View in Aruba
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    Snorkeling in Mexico
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    Making New Friends in Belize
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    Exploring Muir Woods
    Exploring Muir Woods
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    We Walk to Support the End of Alzheimer's
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    Enjoying the Mountains
    Enjoying the Mountains
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    Always Fun Times in the Pool
    Always Fun Times in the Pool
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    Fishing Off the Pier
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    Tackling the Spartan Mud Run
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    Enjoying the View in Aruba
    Enjoying the View in Aruba

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Home Sweet Home

    Our home has a story. Jon proposed in the house on the day of closing with the moving truck in the driveway and Kim in work clothes. Since then we renovated and made changes to make it truly our home, adding a screen porch for relaxing outside and a fire pit for neighborhood marshmallow roasts.

    We live in a lake community so we have lake access within walking distance and a dedicated dock to keep our boat. Our 2-story home has 4 bedrooms, an office for Kim and a playroom full of games, crafts and toys. We have a large fenced in corner lot where we host various gatherings, celebrations and cookouts.

    The neighborhood itself is established with large trees, a quiet pool, private playground, numerous families with children of all ages and close to everything we need, especially an award-winning school district. Located outside a major city in North Carolina between the mountains and beaches, we are easily able to take weekend trips to either and enjoy vacationing at both.

    One of our favorite things about our neighborhood are the impromptu hang outs. On any given day we can go down to the pool or docks and before we know it, we are joined by neighbors and the kids are all playing. Pizza delivery at the pool is a common summer occurrence. Holidays are great, from Halloween hayrides to Christmas day dessert parties to a driveway turned snow sledding track courtesy of all the dads.

    Our Extended Families

    Family

    No words can express how amazing it is to be surrounded by such an incredible group of family and friends. People who, at every step of the adoption journey have shown interest, support, joy and a willingness to go above and beyond in our path to being a family of four.

    Big Muddy Challenge With Our Nieces

    Jon's parents moved from Upstate New York to North Carolina earlier this year. Their move was preceeded by both of his older sisters, their spouses, children and pets a few years earlier. The result is a fun-filled myriad of holiday gatherings, cousins playing at the pool with Grandpa, Grandma's story time and siblings reminiscing about their own childhood memories.

    On the other side we have an amazing woman in Kim's mother who is an incredibly giving and big-hearted person who loves taking care of Colton when he is not in school. She is thrilled and excited to have another grandchild become the center of her world. As an only child, Kim has a large network of close friends she considers family.

    From Us to You

    Before talking about us, we first want to say how much we admire you. It is clear you love your child and considering this path may be a difficult one. If you choose us, not only would he or she be a blessing to us, but also to our son, who has been asking for a little sibling to share his toys with.

    We have been married for six years and together for eight. The paths we took to get to the point where we met were very different. However, fate had a plan. All the stars aligned so our paths would cross to build a beautiful life. We have a smart, clever, adventurous little boy, who is our world. We were able to get pregnant fairly easily with him, however, his delivery was difficult and complications left us unable to have more biological children. Of course, our hearts broke. After some time passed, we realized adoption is a great gift. It is a responsibility and honor we do not take lightly and welcome with all our hearts.

    The best word to describe us is balanced. Individually, Jon is a jump-in, head-first, risk taking, charge at every challenge kind of man. Kim is more purposeful, reserved, and analytic. Together, we create a balanced whole. We challenge each other to try new things, encourage each other in our goals and leave a little bit on the table. This results in a house where a 30-minute home improvement project turns into two hours so our son can help and learn. A simple dinner/dessert turns into a huge mess in the kitchen so the kids can join in (they will have to help clean up too). A walk with the dogs becomes a learning experience about showing how pets are a responsibility ... and love to chase squirrels, so hold on tight! It also means our kids will watch us do more than just work. They will see us have fun, do things together, travel, play sports and enjoy life. They will see and participate in a variety of activities, check out monster trucks, attend their cousin's swim meets, watch dad car racing, help mom paint the house, hike in the woods and relax with popcorn on movie night.

    Family is a big part of who we are. Both of our extended families live within 30 minutes. Even though we all started off in the Northeast, we all came together in the same town in North Carolina. Every friend, sibling, cousin, aunt, uncle and grandparent are excited to the point of tears for us to adopt and expand our family. Everyone wants to be a part of the process, learn about it and do whatever it takes to help us fulfill our dream of a family of four and a sibling for our little man.

    The goals for our children are simple. Be a good person, be happy with yourself, and try your hardest at everything you attempt. Our children will respect themselves and others. They will learn it does not matter if you are the smartest, fastest, richest or strongest. If you are a good person and are happy, that's what matters. Being socially responsible, helping others and being aware of their surroundings. Finally, it is okay to fall down, cry a couple of tears, and then get right back up.

    We understand every child has a story. You are Chapter One. You will be part of the child's life and will see them grow. We hope and pray we have the privilege of being written into the child's story. Your child will be loved, encouraged, supported and their life will be full of family and adventures.

    Sincerely,

    Jon & Kim

    Favorites

    Jon
    Kim
    Actor
    Jack Nicholson
    Gerard Butler
    Actress
    Jennifer Lawrence
    Emma Stone
    Animal
    Dog
    Penguin
    Book
    Freak the Mighty
    Candy Bar
    Butterfinger
    Twix
    Cartoon
    Transformers
    The Jetsons
    Childhood Memory
    Batting Cages & Camping With My Dad
    Camping
    Childhood Toy
    Bike
    My Little Pony
    Children's Book
    Where the wild things are
    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    City
    Saratoga, NY
    New York City
    Classic Movie
    Grease
    A Christmas Story
    Color
    Orange
    Green
    Day of Week
    Thursday
    Friday
    Dessert
    Friendly's watermelon roll
    Cannoli
    Disney Movie
    Lion King
    Monsters, Inc.
    Dream Car
    427 Cobra or a Bronco
    Audi Q7
    Dream Job
    Own a driving range or race track
    Volunteering to work with animals
    Dream Vacation
    Fiji
    Greek Islands
    Family Activity
    Playing at the Pool
    Taking Vacations
    Flower / Plant
    Calla Lilies
    Food
    Ravioli
    Pizza
    Form of Exercise
    Running
    Bootcamp
    Fruit
    Raspberry
    Blueberries
    Game
    Monopoly
    Scattergories
    Hobby
    Working out
    Baking
    Holiday
    4th of July
    Thanksgiving
    Holiday Song
    Do they know its Christmas time
    Jingle Bells
    Holiday Tradition
    Decorating the Christmas tree
    Driving around to see all the Christmas lights
    Ice Cream
    Mint Chocolate Chip
    Cookie Dough
    Junk Food
    Chocoloate covered pretzels
    Doritos
    Leisure Activity
    Sitting around the fire pit
    Walking the dogs
    Magazine
    US Weekly
    Memory with a Child
    Taking My Son to His First Baseball Game
    Our Son's First Real Smile
    Memory with Spouse
    Sisters rehearsal dinner
    Skydiving
    Movie
    Hunt for Red October
    The Notebook
    Movie Munchie
    Sour Patch Kids
    Twizzlers
    Movie Quote
    Theres no crying in baseball!
    Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore
    Movie Type
    Action
    Romantic Comedy
    Musical
    Les Miserables
    Musical Group
    Metallica
    Nursery Rhyme
    The Itsy Bity Spider
    Olympic Event
    Ski Jump
    Swimming
    Personal Hero
    My dad
    My parents
    Play
    Annie
    Quality about my Spouse
    Her Big Heart
    His Ambition
    Quote
    You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice - Bob Marley
    Never forget to remain a student while you teach others - Jerry Corsten
    Restaurant
    Any old school diner
    Steakhouse
    Sandwich
    Beef on Weck
    Turkey and Cheese
    Shopping Store
    Lowe's
    HomeGoods
    Song
    Time of Your Life - Green Day
    Sport to Play
    Baseball
    Sport to Watch
    Football
    Football
    Sports Star
    Jerome Bettis
    Sports Team
    Pittsburgh Steeler's
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Subject in School
    History
    Math
    Superhero
    Batman
    Supergirl
    Thing to Cook
    Crepes
    Lasagna
    Time of Day
    Mornings
    Evenings
    Tradition
    Walks with my son
    TV Show
    Monday Night Football
    Blindspot
    TV Show Character
    Jethro Gibbs
    Dr. House
    Type of Music
    Country
    Pop
    Vacation Spot
    Outer Banks, NC
    Any beach
    Video Game
    Super Mario Bros.
    Tetris

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