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Jacob & Brittany
Wow, thank you! Writing this feels like a dream- we understand the decisions to be made will be challenging; however, we are eternally grateful for your strength and courage throughout this process. We have so much love, laughter, and snuggles to provide to a little one; our family comes first, as we are frequently reminded there is nothing more important. We are thankful you have taken the time to review our profile and we hope you'll read on to learn a bit more about our lives. We wish you the best of luck throughout your journey.
Our Life Priorities
We look forward to growing our family because it is truly natural to us! We were both raised with strong family units, with lots of love, lessons, and laughs along the way. Family is EVERYTHING to us. Jacob is protective, a natural with children and one who can converse and build relationships with anyone. With that being said, Jacob values the deep, meaningful talks & actions that last a lifetime. Brittany is dedicated, nurturing, and a life of the party. Most of Brittany's relationships are strong, long, and never without laughter. Our family consists of those who are blood-related and those who have gained a title or badge of honor as a part of our family! We are truly blessed and so excited to bring a sweet baby into this community of love!
Our Leisure Time
Jacob: I look forward to woodworking, creating blueprints, working with my hands, and teaching the value of hard work. My dad always had us involved in the shop since we were old enough to walk- it is a tradition passed down from my father to me, which is why I want to pass it down for generations. The art of creating something that will long live, the lives of any of us is the ultimate badge of honor.
Brittany: I look forward to sharing my love for cooking, canning, and gardening with a child. Prior to dating Jacob, I did not cook, couldn't keep a cactus alive, and had no idea what it meant to can your own jelly, pickles, etc. Once I met Lynette (Jacob's Mom) and Ashley (Our sister, married to Jacob's brother) this was something I picked up on soon. I never learned to make anything from scratch and had never baked a cookie that didn't come pre-mixed in the tub of cookie dough. This is important to me and I cannot wait to share this with our future child.
We look forward to attending swim parks, county fairs, sporting events, and carnivals with our future children. We look forward to many barbecues with friends watching all the littles play together and we look forward to meeting more individuals like us with kids to ensure the child has friends all along their journey.
Our Pups, Charlie & Daisy
Charlie, a 9-year-old Husky, and Daisy, a 3-year-old Lab are the light of our lives. Charlie and Daisy hold a special place in both our hearts and they are often called our fur babies. Charlie and Daisy are equally as excited to have a small human to love as much as we are. Charlie and Daisy are our companions when one of us isn't available for the other, they show unconditional love that everyone deserves and they protect us. Charlie and Daisy are aware of the process we are in- you may ask how, but they sit in the nursery, they protect the nursery doorway and they continually check it throughout the day to make sure everything is up to speed. We know bringing a child into our lives can be hard on animals, but our fur babies are just as ready for this as we are!
Our House and Neighborhood
Our house, our sanctuary, our happy place—all phrases used to describe our home. A home might be four walls with a roof, but it also encompasses our love, our treasures, and our future babies. Home is where we are together!
We live 25 miles from the heart of a Midwest city. We have all we would ever need while maintaining a small-town feel. Our home sits in a quiet neighborhood, with a fenced backyard, a garden, fire pit, covered deck, and long lengths to throw the ball back and forth on a cool summer night.
Our neighborhood is a mix of retired grandparents and growing families. Within our cul-de-sac we have three sets of retirees and three growing families. Right down the street, we have two ponds where we walk the pups and admire the people fishing along the shoreline.
Our community has many family friendly events, including fall festivals, county fairs, dirt track racing, and a fireworks display—which drew quite the crowd this past Fourth of July!
Our Extended Families
Jacob comes from a small, tight-knit, immediate family and a large, loving, extended family. For generations, both sides of Jacob's extended family have grown within a 20-mile radius. Jacob's brother, Chris, and his wife, Ashley are parents to four, wild boys who are the best nephews in the world—we spend as much time with them as we can! Jacob's parents, Kevin and Lynette, have been married for 37 years and are a prime example of what a strong family unit and marriage should be. We are truly blessed to spend as much time together as possible while building lasting memories! Jacob's family is very excited to be welcoming another member to the crew.
Brittany also comes from a tight-knit immediate family and a small, loving extended family. Brittany's immediate family consists of her 16-year-old brother, Christopher, her Nana (Grandma), and George and Tiffany, her parents who have been married for 30 years. With a good age gap, Christopher and Brittany have a special bond, that of which one moment they fight like brother and sister and at other moments where Brittany helped raise Christopher into her best friend. Although a small family, there was never a lack of love, laughs, and memories of camping, boating, racing, and sporting events throughout the years.
Holidays are a joyful and important time for both of our families! Thanksgiving and Christmas are always spent together, with prayers, big meals, full tummies, wrapping paper everywhere, and laugh amongst the chaos. You will never catch a holiday without deviled eggs, French dip sandwiches, Hamloaf, and chili and cinnamon rolls.
From Us to You
Thank you so much for taking the time to go through our profile. We have an unbelievable amount of respect for you and we have yet to meet you. Although we cannot personally understand exactly what you're going through, we hope that you are finding peace through this season.
We want you to know, that we are ready to be parents-we are a strong unit. We've done just about everything to prepare for children, including pushing the idea of kids back until we were truly ready. We have established priorities and we have been planning and praying for a child for what feels like an eternity! We understand we cannot grasp the change that will come when we are able to welcome a baby into our lives, but we know through love and commitment the changes are only for the better.
We promise to love and support you, the child and the process; we promise to pray for you-pray for peace, certainty and clarity while on this journey; we promise the child will know you love them and why you chose adoption; we promise to provide love, snuggles, take far too many pictures and reach out so that we can always stay connected. We promise he/she will always know you. We promise to answer all questions about their adoption positively and in light of the very difficult decision you had to make. We promise to raise a child with morals, values, discipline, and opportunities for a bright and happy future. We promise we will be eternally grateful for this gift. We promise to keep these promises.
After nearly ten years together, we have learned what makes each other tick-we know that if one of us has a fear, the other is strong. If one of us is uptight and anxious, the other steps in to balance the situation. One thing that we know is both of us will be the best parents to your child if you decide to choose us. We will provide your child with all they need including the utmost important component to being a quality parent-unconditional love.
"A mother's love for her child is like no other love. To be able to put that feeling aside because you want the best for your child is the most unselfish thing I know." -Unknown
Jacob & Brittany