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Greg & Jaime

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile! We can't even imagine how hard this decision must be, but we are so grateful that you have! We are bursting with love to share and are so excited to add a little one to our family!

About Us

Greg
Jaime
Job
Information Security Analyst
Administrative Assistant
Education
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

With One of Jaime's Adopted Cousins

Adoption has always been a part of Jaime's life. Her mom, aunt and two cousins were all adopted from Korea, so it has been a natural part of her family. Her mom grew up in a very small Iowa town where she and her sister were the only non-white children. She always talked about how that shaped her to be strong and be proud of who you are no matter what. Her mom was left as a newborn at an orphanage in Korea so there are absolutely no records of her past. We know how much it would mean to her to have just a little bit of information about her history. That's why we know how important it is for any child that comes in to our family to have that connection with any birth family he or she may have. We know the child will have questions as they grow up and we want to have as many answers as we can. We want to be open about adoption with the child and celebrate that it means there are just more people that love him or her!

Fun Facts About Us

Christmas Fun with Our Pups

1. We met during our freshman year of college and were engaged after four months of dating

2. Our kitchen floor is perfect for sliding around in our socks (which we often do while cooking meals)

3. Jaime has to make several dozen chocolate chip cookies at a time because friends and family always want her to send them

4. We are obsessed with corgis and have entered our dog, Perrin, in two local corgi races

5. Greg has played four instruments (piano, cello, euphonium, tuba)

6. We consider ourselves very silly and try to make each other laugh

7. Greg can watch and understand ANY sport

8. We have an extensive Disney movie collection

9. Greg can juggle

10. Jaime is half Korean

Cultural Diversity

As an interracial couple addressing cultural diversity is something that we are equipped to deal with. At the same time we don't really focus on cultural differences. Every person is different even within the same culture. Also every person, no matter their cultural background, has the same potential and value as any other person.

We do believe that for minorities cultural origins can be more important and influential. We are thrilled to help our child explore those origins and figure out what they mean to them. We love learning about other cultures and viewpoints and are excited to assist our child in learning about their cultural origins.

Living in America, unfortunately there are still individuals with twisted viewpoints that see others that are different from themselves, as having less value. We will be honest with our child that there are people that think this way. However we will emphasize that this is wrong and that at times being different from everyone else provides value as that person can bring fresh viewpoints and experiences.

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We Can't Wait to be Parents!
We Can't Wait to be Parents!
Lovin on Our Nephew
Lovin on Our Nephew
Jaime & a Friend
Jaime & a Friend
Anniversary Date at a 2Cellos Concert
Anniversary Date at a 2Cellos Concert
Celebrating a Friend's Birthday
Celebrating a Friend's Birthday
Shopping Spree with Our Nieces
Shopping Spree with Our Nieces
Checking Out the Farmers' Market
Checking Out the Farmers' Market
Guys Night with a Visiting Friend
Guys Night with a Visiting Friend
All of Our Nieces & Nephews
All of Our Nieces & Nephews
Our Pups Love Cuddles
Our Pups Love Cuddles
A Nice Night by the River
A Nice Night by the River
Waiting for a Concert to Start
Waiting for a Concert to Start
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We Can't Wait to be Parents!
We Can't Wait to be Parents!
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Lovin on Our Nephew
Lovin on Our Nephew
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Jaime & a Friend
Jaime & a Friend
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Anniversary Date at a 2Cellos Concert
Anniversary Date at a 2Cellos Concert
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Celebrating a Friend's Birthday
Celebrating a Friend's Birthday
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Shopping Spree with Our Nieces
Shopping Spree with Our Nieces
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Checking Out the Farmers' Market
Checking Out the Farmers' Market
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Guys Night with a Visiting Friend
Guys Night with a Visiting Friend
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All of Our Nieces & Nephews
All of Our Nieces & Nephews
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Our Pups Love Cuddles
Our Pups Love Cuddles
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A Nice Night by the River
A Nice Night by the River
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Waiting for a Concert to Start
Waiting for a Concert to Start

Our Extended Families

Greg with His Parents

We feel so lucky that we live near both of our families! Greg's parents live about 2 hours away in the hometown he grew up in. Greg has two sisters. His oldest is married with 6 children! They moved to Florida a couple of years ago, but are making plans to move back to Iowa. When they do, they will live just blocks away from Greg's parents. There are 4 nieces and 2 nephews. We love spending time with them and seeing them grow in to their own personalities! Greg's younger sister currently lives a couple of hours away with her husband. It's hard to get everyone all together, but when we do its always filled with laughs and games.

With Jaime's Family

We see Jaime's family more often. Her parents live only 30 minutes away in the hometown she grew up in. We have weekly Thursday night dinners and get together often to go to the zoo or local events in the area like the Iowa State Fair. Jaime has twin brothers who both live in towns an hour or so away. When we celebrate a holiday it is usually hosted at our house. There is always plenty of laughing and games going on whenever we get together. Everyone is so excited to welcome and love the child that becomes a part of our family.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a suburb in the heart of Iowa. We have lived in our city for almost 10 years. We have access to a private pool (big and kiddie sizes both) and tennis and basketball courts. Our split foyer home is surrounded with walking and biking trails that have several small playgrounds along the paths to stop and play. There are children everywhere!

Our home is cozy. Our philosophy for decor is all about comfort and being functional versus always being "picture perfect." We have a 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home. Our living room opens up to our dining room which is attached to Jaime's favorite room, the kitchen. Our living spaces are very open which is great for staying connected no matter where you are. The bedrooms are nestled together at the end of the hallway so we will always be close. Our furnished ground floor is where we access our attached garage and our back yard. It opens up to a large family room with a TV area and our piano. We live on a corner lot so our backyard is good size. We have a deck that is as long as our house where Greg enjoys grilling and we enjoy sitting out there in the evenings talking.

From Us to You

Hello, we are Greg and Jaime. We appreciate you taking the time to review our profile. We know you have a hard decision ahead of you and wish you luck in finding the right fit, whether that is us or another couple.

To tell you a little more about us, we met in college and got married two years later. We love spending time together and look forward to adding a child to our family. We enjoy spending time with our extended families and our friends, as well as with our dog, a 4-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. We enjoy sports, movies, board games, and reading.

We found out about a year ago that Greg was not able to father children. Initially this was disappointing news for us but it did not take us long to decide on our next step. We had already discussed adoption before finding out about Greg’s condition, so once we heard the news we knew it was what we were meant to do. We did not explore other options; we knew that adoption was the road that was meant for us.

We also believe that certain characteristics make us uniquely suited for adoption. Adoption has had a large impact in Jaime’s life. Her mom and aunt were both adopted from Korea. Jaime also has another aunt that adopted two girls. Jaime’s aunt that was adopted recently passed and left an inheritance for Jaime and her brothers. We thought it was very fitting for us to use that inheritance to help fund our own adoption.

We are very excited to become parents and to raise a child. One of the things that we are most excited about is just being involved in our child's interests. Greg has always been able to do a lot of things, from music, to sports, to academics, to drama, however he never stood out as exceptional at any one these things. He always wondered why that was but now believes that it's so he could be involved in the child's interests no matter what that may be. Whatever activities or interests our child may have we will be able to share in that with them and are very excited to do so. Sharing a hobby or activity with someone is one of the best ways to bond and grow close to that person. We plan to support them in whatever they choose to pursue. We can’t wait to help them pursue their passions, and be there alongside them as they grow.

Should we be selected, we are also excited to meet you, if that is something you desire. We look forward to getting to know you better and to confirm your trust in us. After the adoption we will be more than willing to continue to have a relationship with you if you chose. We will also be glad to provide updates and photos of your child, as well as in-person visits.

Again, we can’t thank you enough for considering entrusting us to be parents to your child. We wish you the best in your difficult decision and wish good health for you and your baby.

Thank you,

Greg & Jaime

Favorites

Greg
Jaime
Actor
Nathan Fillion
Ryan Gosling
Actress
Jewel Staite
Kristen Bell
Animal
Dog
Corgi
Author
Brandon Sanderson
Orson Scott Card
Book
The Great Gatsby
Harry Potter Series
Candy Bar
Butterfinger
Skittles
Cartoon
Sword Art Online
Charlie Brown
Childhood Memory
Playing basketball at camp.
Reading with my parents before bedtime
Childhood Toy
Legos
Barbies
Children's Book
Redwall
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
City
Kansas City
San Diego
Classic Movie
Goonies
Little Women
Color
Red
Purple
Day of Week
Friday
Thursday
Dessert
Dirt Cake
French Silk Pie
Disney Movie
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Bentley Flying Spur
Dodge Charger
Dream Job
Chief Information Security Officer
Stay at home Mom
Dream Vacation
Touring Historical Europe
Disney World
Family Activity
Games and/or Sports
Going to the zoo
Flower / Plant
Bonsai Tree
Pink Roses
Food
Strawberries
Soup
Form of Exercise
Basketball
Dancing
Fruit
Strawberries
Grapes
Game
Bloodbowl
Card Games
Hobby
Computers
Reading
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
Silent Night
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Holiday Tradition
Thanksgiving Family Dinner
Bingo on Christmas Eve
Ice Cream
Bunny Tracks
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Movie Theater Popcorn
Combos
Leisure Activity
Watching TV Shows
Watching Netflix
Magazine
Sports Illustrated
Entertainment Weekly
Memory with a Child
Spending time with our nieces at my sister's wedding.
Taking my two oldest nieces shopping
Memory with Spouse
Vacation weekend to Oklahoma City
Dancing
Movie
Gladiator
Step Up 2: The Streets
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Movie Theater Popcorn
Movie Quote
"Multipass"
"I shall call him Squishy, and he shall be mine. And he shall be my Squishy." Dory, from Finding Nemo
Movie Type
Science Fiction
Classic Disney movies
Musical
Guys and Dolls
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Musical Group
2 Cellos
NSYNC
Nursery Rhyme
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Now I lay me down to sleep
Olympic Event
Curling
Swimming
Personal Hero
Elon Musk
My Parents
Play
The Butler Did It.
The Miracle Worker
Poet
Dr. Seuss
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Kindness
Sense of humor
Quote
The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."
Restaurant
Texas Roadhouse
Ohana's Steak House
Sandwich
Barbecue Rib Sandwhich
BLT
Scripture
John 11:35
Jesus replied, "You don't understand now what I am doing, but someday you will." John 13:7
Shopping Store
Best Buy
Maurices
Song
Fade Away - Logic
Hero - Mariah Carey
Sport to Play
Basketball
Badminton
Sport to Watch
Football
Iowa State Basketball
Sports Star
Damian Lillard
Peyton Manning
Sports Team
New York Jets, Kansas City Royals, Portland Trailblazers
Iowa State Cyclones
Subject in School
Math
English
Superhero
Starlord
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Steak
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Time of Day
Evening
Late Morning
Tradition
Family Game Night
Thursday night dinners with my parents
TV Show
Game of Thrones
Supernatural
TV Show Character
Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly
The Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who)
Type of Music
All music except country
Alternative Rock
Vacation Spot
Ocean
New York City
Video Game
Skyrim
Mario Party

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