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Nick & Liz

We consider becoming parents to be one of the greatest responsibilities and privileges of our lives. To us, being great parents means providing a firm foundation of faith and unconditional love, support, and encouragement to our children and to one another. We cannot wait to grow our family through adoption and are so excited to be on this journey with you.

About Us

Nick
Liz
Job
Director - Residential Investment
Part-Time Parish Secretary
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Communications & Business
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Hiking Together in Iceland

Most nights we can be found cooking together in the kitchen and hosting/spending time with friends. The vast majority of our friends have growing families, so we are excited to add another playmate to the group! A quiet evening for us would be reading a book or watching Netflix with our two cats curled up beside us.

On the weekends, we like to have brunch at one of our favorite restaurants, grab coffee, and take our time enjoying the day. We also like to take advantage of the walking trails that are so close to our house and visit nearby parks to play basketball.

Traveling is something we both enjoy and are fortunate to have experienced throughout our marriage. We love hiking and other active outdoor activities, but we also enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the beach. Some of our favorite places that we've visited have been Norway, Iceland, Croatia, Guam, and Saipan, just to name a few! Traveling will be something we share with our children so they can experience the fun and wonder of being in a new place, as well as develop an understanding and appreciation for learning about other cultures’ history and traditions.

Fun Facts About Us:

At the Annual Croatian Festival

  • Nick's dad's family is from Croatia. They immigrated to the United States when his dad was 5 years old.
  • Liz has performed the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game - Nick was more nervous than she was!
  • Liz is a gold medal Olympian. Yes, you read that right! Liz worked for an international company that hosts an intra-company Olympics every 4 years. They fly teams of employees from their offices all around the world to compete in Denmark! Liz was on Team USA and took first in the pentathlon!
  • Nick studied in Croatia in college and is working on dual citizenship with the European Union!
  • We are both athletes. Nick's baseball team won the State Championship his junior year of high school. Liz won State in high jump when she was a senior in high school. She went on to be a Division I athlete in track!
  • We really like going to concerts! We've seen some great shows, but a few of our favorites have been Coldplay, Radiohead, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., Ed Sheeran, and Hillsong United!
  • We've enjoyed taking cooking and wine education classes together and are planning on dance and mixology classes this year. Liz has taken singing lessons for years and Nick also regularly takes outdoor-themed courses.
  • What It Means to Become Parents

    Being a mom and dad will be the greatest responsibility and honor of our lives. Since we don't currently have children, when we think about what it means to be parents, we think about the relationships we have with our own parents and how they played the most important role in shaping who we are today. We are so grateful for their love, discipline, understanding, patience, support, encouragement, and example, and want to provide the same care, trust, and relationship for our kids.

    We most look forward to being a mom and dad with sincere, lifelong relationships with our kids. We want to be parents that our kids know are unwavering in our love for them and be someone they can trust with their secrets and feelings. Among a million other things, Nick can't wait to soothe our kids when they cry, coach our kids' little league teams, and mentor our kids in business, while Liz can't wait to sing to our kids, watch them learn and grow, and pray together. Ultimately, we both just want to be there.

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    Photos

    Cozy Together
    Cozy Together
    Fun in the Sun
    Fun in the Sun
    At the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
    At the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
    Nick Enjoys Photography
    Nick Enjoys Photography
    Exploring Guam
    Exploring Guam
    Snowmobiling on a Glacier
    Snowmobiling on a Glacier
    Liz Supporting Our Nephew
    Liz Supporting Our Nephew
    Liz Singing the National Anthem
    Liz Singing the National Anthem
    Lake Trip With Friends
    Lake Trip With Friends
    Together at Pulpit Rock in Norway
    Together at Pulpit Rock in Norway
    Seeing the Sights in Denmark
    Seeing the Sights in Denmark
    Playing Yard Games
    Playing Yard Games
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    Liz Supporting Our Nephew
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    Liz Singing the National Anthem
    Liz Singing the National Anthem
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    Lake Trip With Friends
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    Seeing the Sights in Denmark
    Seeing the Sights in Denmark
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    Playing Yard Games
    Playing Yard Games

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We love our home and neighborhood! Our 1970’s French Country-style home is located on a quiet, quaint cul-de-sac in a suburb of a large city in Kansas. We moved to this home three years ago because of the amazing schools, proximity to parks (3 within walking distance!), miles of nearby walking trails, and the peacefulness we felt when we were in this home. A year after moving in we renovated the main floor of the home. We love it and cannot wait to raise a family here!

    We are fortunate to have neighbors of all ages ranging from young families to retirees whose grandchildren live close and visit often. The people in our neighborhood are extraordinarily hospitable and friendly, and we really enjoy the family feeling on our street. In addition to our neighbors, we have a tight knit community of friends with young families that are close by and share the same lifestyle and values that we do. We feel this is especially important, as we believe that family, friends, and community are essential in supporting us as a family. We will be spending a lot of time with our friends, and Liz is especially excited to schedule play dates with the other moms and their children!

    Our Extended Families

    Celebrating With Liz's Family

    We are both grateful to be part of such wonderful families and can't wait to welcome a child into our family tree! Our families are extremely supportive and excited for our pursuit of adoption. Sharing our decision to adopt with our families is such a fond memory and experience in our adoption journey. We currently have two nephews and a niece, and our families are continuing to grow with more cousins on the way. Both of our families live within driving distance which allows us to see each other frequently, even if just for a fun, casual occasion. And, with Face Time and Skype, even when we're not together in person, we're always in touch!

    Baseball Game With Nick's Family

    Thanks to each of our family's heritages (Nick's family is Croatian and Liz's family is German), our family gatherings typically consist of a large family meal. We also really enjoy sitting around the dinner table for a fun game of cards, playing a board game, or cheering on our favorite sports teams on TV. No matter the occasion, there's a lot of fun and a lot of laughter!

    Every few years we schedule a family vacation that involves numerous outdoor activities and hiking. Most recently, we visited New Mexico for their annual Balloon Fiesta, a truly incredible event with thousands of hot air balloons. We made the most of those days together with bike rides, hot chocolate, and lots of traditional New Mexican food including green chile and sopapillas. It will be so much fun to share these experiences with a child!

    From Us to You

    We are so grateful to be on the journey of adoption with you. We dream about the moment when our family will grow but, realistically, we know that wouldn’t be possible without this incredible, selfless, difficult gift of adoption you’re considering for your child. We are so thankful that you are open to choosing us and trust us as parents.

    We met 12 years ago on a church retreat while in college! Nick always says “it was love at first sound” as he heard Liz’s voice while she was singing in the chapel before we officially met. Later during the retreat, when we did officially meet (finally!, Nick says), Liz was drawn to Nick’s sense of humor and Nick was smitten with Liz’s playful, bright personality. We started dating shortly thereafter and, a few months later, when Liz had a gut instinct to never leave Nick's side, we knew something bigger was at play. Two years later we were married at the church where we first met! We’ve been married 10 years, and although it seems hard to believe, we love each other more now than when we were first married. We can only imagine how much more this love will blossom with a son or daughter in our lives.

    Nick considers himself incredibly fortunate to have a job that doesn't feel like work. He works for a real estate investment trust where he oversees the purchasing process across the Midwest, dispositions of assets nationally, and is involved in other major investment decisions for the company. Nick has worked in real estate for the last 10 years and can’t imagine doing anything else! We also own a consulting business together and remodel houses whenever we can. Nick can’t wait for our kids to experience their first “demo day” at a remodel and teach them about business!

    Liz worked in business development and as a corporate event planner for 10 years, but was fortunate enough to recently fulfill her years-long desire to work for the Church! A wonderful opportunity recently presented itself to work part time as a parish secretary at a growing, vibrant parish. It is an incredible work environment, one that is supportive of our pursuit of adoption, and is continually calling Liz on in her faith. We believe this opportunity was a natural transition to start making a family-focused lifestyle our main priority as we began to pursue adoption!

    We look forward to raising our children in a safe, happy, loving, and supportive environment to be mentally strong, spiritually formed, and physically healthy adults that positively impact society and those around them. We have intentionally chosen a set of values for our future family that influence our daily decision making and overall life direction as a married couple: we honor God, love wholeheartedly, use our gifts to pursue our passions, and celebrate life. We also value education, a strong work ethic, and grittiness. As parents, we will always encourage our children to pursue their call and do our very best to provide them with the best opportunities possible.

    We are very excited for the future and look forward to the continued role you will play in your child’s life, whatever you choose for that to be. We welcome your continued investment and can’t wait to share your child’s growth and experiences with you through emails, photos, and letters to mark milestones. We are eager to know you and work to maintain a healthy relationship. We respect you so much for making what we can only imagine to be one of, if not the most difficult decisions of your life. We promise that you will always be spoken of positively, honored, and respected in our home. There is so much to this adoption love story that God is writing, and this is just the first of many chapters.

    With love,

    Nick & Liz

    Favorites

    Nick
    Liz
    Actor
    Tom Hanks
    Mark Wahlberg
    Actress
    Keri Russell
    Jennifer Garner
    Animal
    Eagles
    Cats
    Author
    C.S. Lewis
    C.S. Lewis
    Book
    Life Together
    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    Candy Bar
    Twix
    KitKat
    Cartoon
    South Park, Johnny Bravo
    Adventures of the Gummi Bears
    Childhood Memory
    Winning the State baseball tournament in high school
    Receiving roses after dance recitals
    Childhood Toy
    Nerf Guns
    Littlest Pet Shop
    Children's Book
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Kitten's First Full Moon
    City
    Split, Croatia
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Classic Movie
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Mary Poppins
    Color
    Blue
    Blue
    Day of Week
    Saturday
    Sunday
    Dessert
    Cheesecake
    Lava Cake
    Disney Movie
    Lion King
    The Little Mermaid
    Dream Car
    Audi A7 Sportback, GMC Sierra Denali
    Lexus SUV
    Dream Job
    Comedy Writer
    Professional Cat Sitter
    Dream Vacation
    Suite tickets in every NFL stadium
    Meeting the Pope in Rome
    Family Activity
    Walks
    Walks
    Flower / Plant
    Tulips
    Hyacinth
    Food
    Barbeque
    Mexican
    Form of Exercise
    Golf
    Weight lifting
    Fruit
    Clementines
    Raspberries
    Game
    Baseball, Football
    Bags (Cornhole)
    Hobby
    Hunting
    Singing
    Holiday
    Fourth of July
    Easter
    Holiday Song
    O Holy Night
    What Child Is This?
    Holiday Tradition
    Jerkovich Family Christmas Trophy
    Hors d'oeuvres on Christmas Eve
    Ice Cream
    Orange sherbet
    Affogato with Cinnamon Ice Cream
    Junk Food
    Fast Chinese food
    Chips
    Leisure Activity
    Watching documentaries
    Watching movies
    Magazine
    Time Magazine
    Memory with a Child
    Watching my youngest brother learn to walk
    Celebrating our Goddaughter's baptism anniversary
    Memory with Spouse
    Liz singing the national anthem at an MLB game
    Our first date
    Movie
    Forrest Gump
    Up
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
    Movie Quote
    Sixty percent of the time, it works every time.
    I just like to smile. Smiling's my favorite!
    Movie Type
    Dramedy
    Feel-good movies
    Musical
    Grease
    The Sound of Music
    Musical Group
    John Mayer Trio
    Hillsong United, Radiohead
    Nursery Rhyme
    Humpty Dumpty
    Itsy Bitsy Spider
    Olympic Event
    Snowboarding
    Gymnastics
    Personal Hero
    My dad
    My parents
    Poet
    Walt Whitman
    Shel Silverstein
    Quality about my Spouse
    Her generosity
    His humor/wit
    Quote
    Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
    Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more, to give way to the happiness of the person you love.
    Restaurant
    Ms. Mac's Kitchen
    Bonefish Grill
    Sandwich
    Cuban sandwich
    Meatball sandwich
    Scripture
    Proverbs 18:21
    Galatians 6:9
    Shopping Store
    Cabelas
    J. Crew
    Song
    Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan
    CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!
    Sport to Play
    Softball
    Tennis
    Sport to Watch
    NFL
    Football, Basketball
    Sports Star
    Peyton Manning
    Kobe Bryant
    Sports Team
    Chiefs
    KU Jayhawks
    Subject in School
    History, English
    Math, English
    Superhero
    Batman
    The Incredibles
    Thing to Cook
    Burnt ends
    Pasta dishes
    Time of Day
    Evenings
    Morning
    Tradition
    Jerkovich Christmas dinner of hors d'oeuvres
    Weekend Brunch
    TV Show
    The Americans
    When Calls the Heart
    TV Show Character
    Boyd Crowder (Justified)
    Jessica Day (New Girl)
    Type of Music
    Blues, Jazz piano, modern Folk
    Worship music, Blues
    Vacation Spot
    Southern Europe
    Anywhere in Europe
    Video Game
    Call of Duty, Halo
    Sonic the Hedgehog

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