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Jared & Korey

We are so excited to grow our family and are honored that you are reading our profile. We understand that parenthood is privilege and can't wait to share our love, laughter and joy with a child. We are so looking forward to watching our child grow and learn. And we're excited to introduce them to the world. Thank you for considering us.

About Us

Jared
Korey
Job
Graphic Artist
Nurse Practitioner
Education
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Korey and Her Sister

Both of us have family members and friends who are adopted. Jared’s younger cousin is adopted, and his aunt and uncle have been very supportive and understanding during our adoption journey. Korey’s sister is adopted, and she has also provided helpful advice and insight. One of Korey’s fond childhood memories is rushing to the hospital with her parents to meet her newborn baby sister! Having friends and family who are also adopted will be helpful for advice and guidance throughout our child’s life.

What’s different about this adoption compared to the majority of our friends and family who are adopted is that this will be an open adoption. This means that there will be no secrets. Your child will always know their birth family and background. These feelings and our desire to keep things open has been discussed with our friends and family who are adopted, and they have been very helpful in relating and agreeing to the importance of openness. Adoption is an absolute gift and we will never forget how brave you are and how lucky we feel to be chosen to parent your child. We promise to always show respect to you and your courageous decision.

Fun Facts About Us

We Love Music

1. Korey speaks 3 languages- English, French and Hausa.

2. Jared went to college on a track scholarship. He ran a 4:24 min. mile.

3. Korey once committed herself to a 3-month vegan challenge- where she learned that she never wants to live without cheese.

4. Jared once had a pet cow named Alfred.

5. Korey used to read The Guinness Book of records, attempting many different records as a kid, and still dreams to be listed in it someday.

6. Jared can fix anything in the house, unless it calls for crawling under or on top of the house and then he’s out.

7. We believe in the healing power of music and love to turn up the music to dance out any of the day’s stresses.

8. Jared was raised on a farm and his green thumb knowledge has helped us grow our successful backyard garden.

9. Korey’s family has secret recipes that have been passed down, including those from her great grandmother who worked with Russell Stover’s.

10. Jared helped to create a charity fundraiser for cancer research, which involved a race on the children’s toy, Big Wheels. He’s obviously still very much a kid at heart.

Cultural Diversity

When we decided upon adoption, we knew from the beginning that we would love this child regardless of their race or culture. That is not to say that we will be blind to our child’s background. One of the amazing things about an open adoption is the knowledge of our child’s cultural background and thus the capability to learn and incorporate this culture in their life. We believe that it is important to know your background as it helps to define you. Since we live in the center of a large city we are fortunate to be surrounded by different cultures and have many friends of different racial backgrounds. We hope to learn as much as we can about our child’s race/culture and do what we can to keep them involved in this culture, be it cooking traditional recipes, attending church services with a majority of culturally similar members and celebrating holidays that represent their culture. Additionally, we have also joined a support group that focuses on transracial families so that we can learn and be proactive for challenges we might face. 

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Hiking at the Garden of the Gods
Hiking at the Garden of the Gods
Celebrating Our Nephew's First Birthday
Celebrating Our Nephew's First Birthday
All Dressed Up for A Wedding
All Dressed Up for A Wedding
Checking Out the Eclipse
Checking Out the Eclipse
Saying 'Hello' to the Horses Before Our Sleigh Ride
Saying 'Hello' to the Horses Before Our Sleigh Ride
With Family in Front of the Plane Korey's Grandfather Flew in WWII
With Family in Front of the Plane Korey's Grandfather Flew in WWII
Belly Rubs for Our Pups
Belly Rubs for Our Pups
Proud Aunt Korey Meeting Her Nephew
Proud Aunt Korey Meeting Her Nephew
Hanging Out with Our Nephew
Hanging Out with Our Nephew
Great Day of Skiing
Great Day of Skiing
Dressed Up as Harry and Hermione for Halloween
Dressed Up as Harry and Hermione for Halloween
Checking Out the Christmas Tree in the Town Center
Checking Out the Christmas Tree in the Town Center
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Hiking at the Garden of the Gods
Hiking at the Garden of the Gods
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Celebrating Our Nephew's First Birthday
Celebrating Our Nephew's First Birthday
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All Dressed Up for A Wedding
All Dressed Up for A Wedding
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Checking Out the Eclipse
Checking Out the Eclipse
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Saying 'Hello' to the Horses Before Our Sleigh Ride
Saying 'Hello' to the Horses Before Our Sleigh Ride
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With Family in Front of the Plane Korey's Grandfather Flew in WWII
With Family in Front of the Plane Korey's Grandfather Flew in WWII
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Belly Rubs for Our Pups
Belly Rubs for Our Pups
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Proud Aunt Korey Meeting Her Nephew
Proud Aunt Korey Meeting Her Nephew
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Hanging Out with Our Nephew
Hanging Out with Our Nephew
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Great Day of Skiing
Great Day of Skiing
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Dressed Up as Harry and Hermione for Halloween
Dressed Up as Harry and Hermione for Halloween
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Checking Out the Christmas Tree in the Town Center
Checking Out the Christmas Tree in the Town Center

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in a two-story brick house in the center of a large city in Oklahoma. Our neighborhood consists of homes built during the turn of the century and is close to many things. There are two grade schools nearby as well as a prestigious university. Being close to all these schools means that we have a great neighborhood full of young families, professors and teachers. One of the grade schools that is just down the street recently renovated their playground and we can’t wait to take our child there to play after work/school or during the weekend.

Neighborhood Park

We are also close to many biking paths that connect us to our vibrant downtown or to other nearby parks. Many of our family members live just a few miles away including Korey’s parents who also happen to have a pool, and they’ve been excitedly stocking up on kids toys and pool accessories for fun in the sun. Events that we love in our neighborhood include decorating for holidays, passing out candy to the many trick-or-treaters that stop by our house on Halloween, cheering on the runners that run by our house during our city’s famous marathon, and walking just down the street to cheer on the sporting events occurring at the university. Our neighborhood is definitely an exciting place to grow up!

Our Extended Families

Christmas with Korey's Family

Both of us come from large extended families and adoption is something that is familiar to both of our families. Korey has a sister who is adopted, and Jared has a cousin who is adopted. Most of our family lives close by, but we do have family members on both the East and West coast- perfect for vacation destinations.

One thing unique about Korey’s family is their Irish heritage. Every St. Patrick’s Day Korey’s family gathers together and makes traditional Irish foods including secret recipes that have been passed down for generations. Jared‘s family has a history in the farming business. One of our favorite memories is listening to Jared’s great grandfather’s stories of survival throughout the great depression in the hard-hit Midwest farms and his visits to hopping Jazz clubs in the 1920s. These traditions and stories of perseverance are gifts we can’t wait to share with this child.

Jared's Family

Our large extended families are so excited to meet this little child and welcome them to our loving and supportive families. Your child will be so loved and cherished!

From Us to You

We are so honored that you have taken the time to read our profile and so inspired by your courage. We have been married for 7 years and have hoped and prayed for a child without success. We know we will make great parents and believe that adoption is how God has planned for us to become parents. We have many friends and family members who are adopted and have always been touched by the pure love and strength that must have been present for their birth families to choose adoption. That being said, we want to take this time to tell you how grateful we are for considering adoption and want to share with you our promises to you and your child.

Korey is a nurse practitioner who works in a busy emergency room. She treats all ages including a large proportion of young children. Her ability to maintain her composure and react quickly in an emergent situation is something that will definitely carry forward to her success as a mother. If our child were ever to get hurt or become sick, she would not only have the compassion but also the knowledge to nurse them quickly back to health.

Jared is a graphic artist who works for a local community college. His job calls for him to be creative and use his artistic talent daily. He is well known for his ability to free sketch just about anything. His artistic talent and creative nature is something that will come in handy when helping our child with science fair projects, making crafts and holiday gifts, carving pumpkins and, well, just about anything artsy and creative.

We promise to raise your child in a loving-encouraging home where they will always feel safe and supported. We promise to provide them with a life full of laughter and opportunities. We vow to instill values of honesty, kindness, passion and courage in hopes that one day they too will build their own loving home and family. And we promise to cheer your child on in all their many interests. If they choose to be a champion underwater basket weaver, then by golly, we’ll make sure they have all the underwater basket weaving supplies they need and show up to all their events. Ultimately, our promise to you is that we will love your child with all our hearts every day of their life.

Our dreams are also to show your child the world and all the wonderful things it has to offer. We want to take your child to concerts and plays, to take vacations to other states and countries, to hike, camp and explore the outdoors. We plan to enroll them in not only an excellent school, but also one that meets any special needs that they may have. We also hope to sign them up for fun, social or educational, programs/clubs/teams and would love to help out with these as coach or leader. There is no dream too big, and we promise to try our best to help them create and reach their dreams.

Additionally, we know that there are adoption agencies that omit the birth family once adoption is finalized, and we willingly chose against this and in favor of an open adoption agency because we want you to maintain a part in this child’s life. This will be achieved in a way that is comfortable for you and the child. To you, we promise to be open with you throughout this process and to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We are open to emails, phone calls, letters, pictures, and visits. Adopting a child is the best gift that either of us could ever imagine, and we will never forget the absolute blessing that this is. We will always respect you and promise to convey to your child how amazing you were to choose us to parent him or her. We cannot fathom any greater act of love in this and are truly thankful for your choice in adoption.

Warm regards,

Jared & Korey

Favorites

Jared
Korey
Actor
John Cusack
Tom Hanks
Actress
Betty White
Jennifer Lawrence
Animal
Horse
Turtles
Author
Flannery O'Connor
J K Rowling
Book
A Clash of Kings- Game of Thrones series
Harry Potter
Candy Bar
Twix
Dark chocolate milky way
Cartoon
Duck Tails
Muppet Babies
Childhood Memory
Making ice cream with my grandparents
Getting dressed up and going trick-or-treating until our bags were full of candy
Childhood Toy
Legos
Fisher Price adventure belt- used when hiking or exploring the outdoors
Children's Book
Calvin Hobbs comic books
Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends
City
Fort Collins, Colorado
London
Classic Movie
The Godfather
Wizard of Oz
Color
Navy blue
Green
Day of Week
Thursday
Saturday
Dessert
Cheesecake
Ice cream
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Toyota Tundra
Self driving or Subaru Outback
Dream Job
Pixar Art Director
Novelist
Dream Vacation
Costa Rica
Machu Picchu in Peru
Family Activity
Puzzles
Board games
Flower / Plant
Basil
Peony
Food
Chicken & Dumplings
Mac & Cheese
Form of Exercise
Running
Trail running
Fruit
Cantelope
Banana
Game
Darts
Hide and seek
Hobby
Woodworking
Cooking
Holiday
St. Patrick's Day
Halloween
Holiday Song
Deck the Halls
Oh Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Shooting off fireworks at the farm on 4th of July
Creating DIY gifts for Christmas
Ice Cream
Bunny Tracks
Cappuccino chunky chocolate by Braums
Junk Food
Vienna sausages
White chedder Cheez-its
Leisure Activity
Playing Guitar
Cuddling Up & Watching a Movie
Magazine
The Family Handyman
National Geographic
Memory with a Child
Taking My Niece to the Geoscience Center
Meeting My Nephew
Memory with Spouse
Ziplining in Costa Rica
Our wedding day
Movie
Once
Jurassic Park
Movie Munchie
Reeses pieces
Junior mints
Movie Quote
"Don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can't do something themselves, they're gonna tell you that you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period."
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light"
Movie Type
Suspense
Fantasy
Musical
Pirates of the Penzance
Little Shop of Horrors
Musical Group
Foo Fighters
The Beatles
Nursery Rhyme
Mary, Mary quite contrary
Star Light, Star Bright
Olympic Event
Track & field
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My stepfather
Nelson Mandela
Play
Death of a Salesman
Steel Magnolias
Poet
Emily Dickinson
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Her humor
His ability to give the best advice and bear hugs especially after a tough day
Quote
"Don't walk in front of me... I may not follow. Don't walk behind me... I may not lead. Walk beside me... just be my friend."- Albert Camus
Be the change you wish to see in the world- Ghandi
Restaurant
The Lounge
The Tavern
Sandwich
Cuban
Anything with avocado and cheese
Scripture
"Let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth" 1 John 3:18
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you- Matthew 7:12
Shopping Store
Lowes
Target
Song
The Story- by Brandi Carlile
Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen
Sport to Play
Basketball
Soccer
Sport to Watch
Football
Live marathons
Sports Star
Kevin Durant
Serena Williams
Sports Team
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma Sooners
Subject in School
English
Science
Superhero
Wolverine
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Lasagna
Desserts
Time of Day
200PM
Morning
Tradition
DIY Christmas gifts
Making great grandmothers secret family candy recipes
TV Show
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
TV Show Character
Tyrion Lannister
John Snow
Type of Music
Americana/Folk
Indie Rock
Vacation Spot
Cabin in the mountains
Cabin in the mountains
Video Game
NCAA Football
Guitar Hero

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