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Jake & Jenny

We are a fun-loving couple that loves to explore the world around us and experience as many things as possible. We cannot wait to add an additional adventurer to our family. After three years of praying for a baby, we are hoping our prayers will be answered through adoption. We feel honored you took the time to read about us. We pray God guides you through this process as He has us!

About Us

Universal Banker
K-5 Special Education Teacher
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
Differentiated Instruction for At-Risk Learners; Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Taking Advantage of Fall at the Lake

During our leisure time at home, we enjoy watching a good movie, reading a book, playing games at the kitchen table, or doing a home renovation project at the house. Jake loves to head into the garage and do woodworking. He enjoys making custom pens, bowls, and small furniture. He is quite talented and even made our beautiful sleigh bed. Jenny loves photography and she captures many pictures as a hobby. She loves to edit the pictures in Photoshop but Jake's background in graphic design helps when she has big ideas for editing. We also take full advantage of being outdoors. We love exploring a new area near us for fishing and hiking or going to a favorite spot which offers hiking and opportunities for Jack to run off-leash. Jenny's parents live on a lake and we tend to go there for our boating, swimming, and fishing adventures. Jake's family lives in Colorado so we go there for our mountain adventures. We look forward traveling again soon and visiting our relatives. We venture to the city to try new restaurants, jazz clubs, or visit the museums and zoos. We enjoy going to the theater to catch a musical or other performance. Even though our favorite teams are split, we love attending football, basketball, and baseball games at the stadiums. During the holidays, we love decorating the inside and outside of our house to reflect our festive personalities. We look forward to sharing all of these activities with our future child.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Stopping to Enjoy the Scenery

Jenny About Jake: Jake is my best friend and my rock. He is quiet until he gets to know you but once he knows you, he would do anything for you. He is supportive of my educational endeavors and always challenges me to be the best version of myself. He is an excellent listener and always gives logical advice. He has a strong faith that everything happens in God's timing. He has a passion for living life to the fullest and loves being in the outdoors whether that is hiking a mountain in the summer or ice fishing in -20-degree weather. He is a role model for our nieces and nephews as well as any child he encounters. He has a playful personality and acts like a big kid. He truly is a big teddy bear.

Jake About Jenny: Jenny is one of the best things to ever happen to me. She is very outgoing and is not afraid to strike up a conversation with anyone. She has the biggest heart of anyone that I have ever known and is always putting everyone else's needs before her own. She loves being outdoors whether it is hiking, boating, or playing at the beach. She has a love of photography and can turn any moment into a picture moment. The children in our family gravitate towards her because she is fun to be around and does not hesitate to get down on the floor to play with them. She loves reading stories with them.

Cultural Diversity

We both value our own cultural heritage and celebrate it through our food, family gatherings, and traditions. We feel it is equally important for our child to grow up knowing their heritage. We have not educated ourselves on every culture but we know when the child is born, we want to incorporate and honor theirs. This could be through celebrating additional holidays as a family, attending cultural events, or even getting a haircut done at a specific salon that specializes in our child's hair texture. We are fortunate to live near a diverse, larger city that will help us find resources to best meet our child's needs. Since Jenny is a teacher by trade, our child will be read to a lot. During this time, we will incorporate books with characters from similar cultural backgrounds or books that speak about diversity in general. One of Jenny's favorite books to read with her students, at her dual-language elementary school, is "The Color of Us" by Karen Katz. She loves the student conversations that comes from comparing all our unique and beautiful skin shades. We will also find shows or movies that highlight the child's culture or represent what our child looks like. We will educate ourselves on our child's cultural heritage and find many ways for our child to experience and celebrate their culture with us.


Apple Orchard Adventure
Apple Orchard Adventure
Jake Hitting the Slopes
Jake Hitting the Slopes
Fishing, Boating & Campfires!
Fishing, Boating & Campfires!
Paint Night
Paint Night
Kayaking With a Little Buddy
Kayaking With a Little Buddy
Visiting Colorado
Visiting Colorado
Fishing Off the Dock in Spring
Fishing Off the Dock in Spring
The Only Way to Dress for Christmas!
The Only Way to Dress for Christmas!
Checking Out a Lighthouse
Checking Out a Lighthouse
We Love Museums of All Shapes & Sizes!
We Love Museums of All Shapes & Sizes!
Jenny is Rarely Without Her Camera!
Jenny is Rarely Without Her Camera!
Football Game at Lambeau
Football Game at Lambeau
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Apple Orchard Adventure
Apple Orchard Adventure
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Jake Hitting the Slopes
Jake Hitting the Slopes
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Fishing, Boating & Campfires!
Fishing, Boating & Campfires!
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Paint Night
Paint Night
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Kayaking With a Little Buddy
Kayaking With a Little Buddy
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Visiting Colorado
Visiting Colorado
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Fishing Off the Dock in Spring
Fishing Off the Dock in Spring
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The Only Way to Dress for Christmas!
The Only Way to Dress for Christmas!
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Checking Out a Lighthouse
Checking Out a Lighthouse
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We Love Museums of All Shapes & Sizes!
We Love Museums of All Shapes & Sizes!
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Jenny is Rarely Without Her Camera!
Jenny is Rarely Without Her Camera!
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Football Game at Lambeau
Football Game at Lambeau

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a quaint, small town in Wisconsin. Our community has amazing, family events going on monthly, like craft building at the historical museum or a new exhibit at the children's museum. During the holidays we are blessed to have a holiday market which features handmade goods, delicious foods, and festivities all around. The joy of the season shines bright during the parade of lights and the community tree lighting where we always take advantage of taking a picture with Santa. We live near Lake Michigan which provides opportunities for beach activities and hikes on the shoreline. We also have many city and state parks that provide opportunities to play on the playground, fish in the pond, and hike. We have an indoor waterpark and two outdoor water parks that provide many opportunities for water fun. We feel blessed to be in a community with so many amenities.

After selling our home in Denver, we urgently needed a home and exhausted all other options, so we bought our three-bedroom, two-bathroom mobile home. Originally, it was going to be a short-term living situation, but we have grown to love our home and community. We plan on staying here until we can find our dream land and build a house. We have made renovations that truly makes the house feel like our home. Our neighbors are remarkably diverse from retirement age to young families. Everyone who lives here is one big family, which we love.

Our Extended Families

Jake's Family

We have incredibly close families that are loving, supportive, fun, and consistently there when we need them. They are ALL excited for us to add a child into our family. Jenny's family lives close by and Jake's family lives in Colorado so trips to Colorado and Facebook Portal keep us connected. Jenny's family get togethers include boating, swimming, kayaking, fishing, or just sitting by the campfire. If the weather is bad, the family likes to cook together, play board games, piece together puzzles, or just watch a movie. During the holidays, Jenny's family makes traditional Italian and German recipes to celebrate their heritage. They also participate in an annual gingerbread making contest. Teams are chosen by picking names out of a hat and the teams have a set amount of time to make their best gingerbread house. It is always a blast. Jake's family likes to have big, family gatherings for most birthdays, holidays, and special celebrations. When we are together, we like to go hiking, visit new places, go ATVing, or grill out. A trip to Jake's parents' house isn't complete without a woodworking project going on in the garage and the whole family getting involved. Even our nieces and nephews enjoy sweeping the garage or putting together a small project. When weather limits our ability to be outside, the family loves playing card games, smoking a brisket on the porch, or watching a movie together. There is always laughter and fun when the families get together.

Jenny's Family

From Us to You

As we sit to write this letter, our hearts are pounding with excitement, hope, nerves, and many other emotions. We can only imagine you are also feeling a rollercoaster of emotions. Even though we do not know each other, we appreciate you taking the time to read about us. We can promise that you, your family, and the baby are in our thoughts and prayers as we all navigate this new journey.

A little about us. We met nine years ago on a family provoked blind date. Our relationship started with many sport or active dates and almost felt like a friendship at the beginning. That blossomed into an amazing relationship where we both knew early on that we were each other's one and only. We got married two years later in Jenny's hometown and have enjoyed our wedded bliss since. Our relationship is based on faith, love, and communication. Jake is the shy and relaxed one that grounds Jenny when she gets worked up over something that happened. Jenny is the outgoing and organized one that keeps them organized. Our own strengths complement each other so our relationship can be solid.

Jake is a Universal Banker by trade and enjoys his predictable schedule and living five minutes from work so he can come home for lunch every day for close to an hour. Jenny is a Special Education Teacher in a dual-language elementary school. Her schedule is less predictable because of meetings and required paperwork but Jake always steps up around the house during her busy times. She also has holiday breaks and summers off which allows many memories to be made. We are both obsessed with the holidays and our house is always dressed up for every holiday season.

Our decision to start the adoption process came after a miscarriage and three years of trying was unsuccessful. Then, we were officially given the medical diagnosis as infertile. Once we were told we wouldn't be able to conceive naturally, we headed straight for the adoption path. After having our own family and friends be blessed by adoption, we knew it was the perfect way to expand our family. Our five-year-old, terrier mix, Jack is also excited to welcome a new family member. He loves when our nieces and nephews come to play and loves when the children drop their food on the ground for him. We are all excited and ready to start this journey.

If you should choose to start this journey with us, we promise to love the child unconditionally and provide every opportunity for them to be successful. We promise to provide educational opportunities so the child can discover their unique interests and talents. We promise to nurture their creativity and allow them to continue having a curiosity for life. We promise to provide them every opportunity to explore new places and things so they can have many life experiences. We promise to make sure they know the truth about their adoption from early on and we can only hope that they will one day have a relationship with you even if that is through letters.

Experiencing adoption through our family and friends, we value the importance of the child knowing their history and we would really like an open adoption where communication is open. We of course will be flexible with whatever you are comfortable with but in our ideal world, we could connect with you as we do our extended family. We would connect through letters with pictures, text messages, email, pictures in a Google Drive, or even Facebook. We would also be open to video conferencing every six months and having an in-person visit within the first two years. You are an incredibly important part of the child's life and that means we hope you will become a part of ours. We look forward to this journey and the relationships we will build.

Thank you for considering us as potential parents for your child. We know this is one of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make and we will pray for you and the baby as you navigate this difficult decision.


Jake & Jenny


Ryan Reynolds or Hugh Jackman
Bing Crosby or Dwayne Johnson
Anna Kendrick
Julia Roberts or Audrey Hepburn
Rick Riordan
Nicholas Sparks
The Percy Jackson Series
The Great Gatsby
Candy Bar
Scooby Doo
Blue's Clues
Childhood Memory
Working with my Dad in the garage
Christmas with my whole family at my Grandparent's house with ice skating on the lake, sledding down their hill onto the lake, family feasts with everyone helping to cook, and a family Christmas concert directed by my Grandma.
Childhood Toy
Micro Machines
My Buddy and Kid Sister
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
I"ll Love you Forever
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Glenwood Springs
Classic Movie
White Christmas
My Fair Lady or Gigi
Burnt Orange or Neon Green
Day of Week
Cinnamon Rolls
My Mom's Christmas Logs
Disney Movie
Angels in the Outfield
Dream Car
1967 Shelby GT 500
Quad Cab Chevy Truck
Dream Job
Owning my own woodworking business
Owning a dog rescue that hires employees with disabilities or those who need a fresh start with employment..
Dream Vacation
Italy or Fiji
Tour Italy
Family Activity
Boating on the lake
A day on the lake swimming, boating, fishing, and enjoying being outside together.
Flower / Plant
Anything Italian
Form of Exercise
Bike Riding
Yum! Everything!
Five Crowns
Would you Rather?
Woodworking or Fishing
Holiday Song
That's christmas to me - Pentatonix
Silver Bells
Holiday Tradition
Spending time with family
Volunteering on Christmas morning to serve food in our community as a family!
Ice Cream
Anything with Peanut Butter
Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Ice Cream or Cookies
Leisure Activity
Watching movies
Chilling with a good book!
House Beautiful
Memory with a Child
Taking care of my cousins daughter while her parents were in the NICU with her sister
Experiencing Thomas the Train with my nephew at the Railroad Museum
Memory with Spouse
Any memory that we make together
Watching Jake fill the temporary "dad" role with his cousin's child while his cousin was in the hospital having a difficult and very early delivery.
Any of the Marvel movies
Pride and Prejudice
Movie Munchie
Something sweet
Movie Quote
"So you're telling me there's a chance!" - Dumb and Dumber
"Just keep swimming." - Finding Nemo
Movie Type
Christmas Movies
White Christmas
Phantom of the Opera or Bye, Bye Birdie
Musical Group
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Figure Skating
Personal Hero
Bill Gates
Mr. Rodgers
A Christmas Carol
The Importance of Being Earnest
Shel Silverstein
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
Her big heart
His compassion
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou
Patsy's in Denver but it closed now
Pickle grilled cheese sandwich
John 3:16
Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known
Shopping Store
TJ Maxx
Your Song by Elton John
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Basketball or Football
Hockey or Football
Sports Star
Peyton Manning
Drew Brees or JJ Watt
Sports Team
Denver Nuggets
Green Bay Packers
Subject in School
Captain Marvel
Thing to Cook
I like to cook anything
Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo
Time of Day
Bed time
After I leave work!
Hunting for Easter Eggs
Each Easter, my mom would always try to stump me when hiding my Easter basket. When I moved to Denver, my Grandma took over for a couple years until I met Jake. Now they all gang up on me and try to hide it in the most unexpected places.
TV Show
The Voice
TV Show Character
Tim Taylor
Chandler Bing
Type of Music
I like all kinds of music
I love it ALL!
Vacation Spot
The lake or the mountains
In the mountains or on a lake somewhere. So many beautiful places to explore.
Video Game
Any sports games
The Voice

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