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Jerry & Kayla

Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about our family. We are grateful that this little preview of us has made it into your hands. We respect your compassion for your child and your courage in considering adoption. Wherever you are in your journey, we truly hope you feel loved and supported. We are excited to begin this journey with you!

About Us

Jerry
Kayla
Job
Commercial Insurance Rater
Technical Recruiter
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Family Traditions

At Disney World!

Every year it is our tradition to visit Walt Disney World when the temperatures cool down in the winter. It is so much fun visiting with family, but we enjoy our time there just the two of us as well, and can't wait to continue this tradition with a child! In the summer we enjoy traveling and exploring new places with Kay’s family. Most recently we went to Norway, and in years past have visited Ireland, Bar Harbor, Niagara Falls, Napa, New York City, as well as Halifax and St. Johns in Canada.

Another tradition is going to see the latest Marvel movie in theaters with Kay’s mom and younger brother. On our first date we watched 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and since then we've really enjoyed seeing the franchise grow!

We love celebrating the holidays with our families by visiting the pumpkin patch, going on hayrides at the local farm, baking decorating Christmas cookies, and taking trips to the petting zoo (we love animals of all kinds)! We also take a yearly Christmas photo with our pets every Christmas Eve and have made it sillier and cuter each year by getting our pets festive bandanas, hats and scarves!

Our Pets

Merry Christmas!

adore our pets! Grizz, our golden retriever is our adventure buddy and best friend. He is so friendly and gentle and absolutely loves children. When we walk him around the playground, little ones always want to come pet him and comment on how “sweet and pretty” he is. He was the smallest in his litter, so most refer to him as a “mini-golden” since he only weighs 50 lbs. But what he lacks in size, he makes up for in personality! He is the ultimate snuggler and enjoys swimming, hiking, running and playing endless games of fetch with us.

Hoobie is our rescue cat who came into our family over 6 years ago and loves playing with Grizz, and puts up with the crazy holiday outfits we buy for him each year very patiently. He is a beautiful, friendly cat and actually plays fetch like a dog, which is a delight for visitors who come to our house and get to play with both of our animals!

Our Promise to You

We are So Excited to Share Our Traditions and Love with a Child!

It is our promise to you that we would raise your little one in a supportive, loving, Christian home and vow to celebrate adoption always. We promise to instill values such as compassion and empathy while teaching respect for all people. We intend to provide ample opportunity for excellent education, and our goal is to help this child reach their dreams and fully grasp how precious and adored they are as they pursue the bright, beautiful future ahead of them.

As we look forward to exploring the world with your child, we will continue to remember and honor you every step of the way, understanding that you have given this child the greatest gift imaginable - life. We will make sure they understand this and speak about adoption proudly and openly. We look forward to including them in the process of choosing which pictures and updates to send you and hope to continue a beautiful relationship, always respecting your comfort level. You can be certain they will always be told of you tremendous care for them, and the great gift of being loved so strongly by multiple parents.

Photos

Exploring a New Beach in Northern Florida
Exploring a New Beach in Northern Florida
Horseback Riding on the Beach was an Amazing Experience
Horseback Riding on the Beach was an Amazing Experience
Laughing Together
Laughing Together
Hanging Out on the Back Patio
Hanging Out on the Back Patio
Taking Our Littlest Cousin to Disney
Taking Our Littlest Cousin to Disney
Just the Two of Us
Just the Two of Us
Spending Time with Kayla's Cousins
Spending Time with Kayla's Cousins
Admiring the Mountains
Admiring the Mountains
One Thing to Know About Us is that We Adore Our Pets
One Thing to Know About Us is that We Adore Our Pets
We Can't Wait to Take a Little One to Our Yearly Pumpkin Patch Trips
We Can't Wait to Take a Little One to Our Yearly Pumpkin Patch Trips
Taking a Quick Rest on a Hike
Taking a Quick Rest on a Hike
Our Summer Garden Exploding With Life!
Our Summer Garden Exploding With Life!
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Exploring a New Beach in Northern Florida
Exploring a New Beach in Northern Florida
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Horseback Riding on the Beach was an Amazing Experience
Horseback Riding on the Beach was an Amazing Experience
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Laughing Together
Laughing Together
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Hanging Out on the Back Patio
Hanging Out on the Back Patio
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Taking Our Littlest Cousin to Disney
Taking Our Littlest Cousin to Disney
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Just the Two of Us
Just the Two of Us
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Spending Time with Kayla's Cousins
Spending Time with Kayla's Cousins
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Admiring the Mountains
Admiring the Mountains
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One Thing to Know About Us is that We Adore Our Pets
One Thing to Know About Us is that We Adore Our Pets
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We Can't Wait to Take a Little One to Our Yearly Pumpkin Patch Trips
We Can't Wait to Take a Little One to Our Yearly Pumpkin Patch Trips
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Taking a Quick Rest on a Hike
Taking a Quick Rest on a Hike
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Our Summer Garden Exploding With Life!
Our Summer Garden Exploding With Life!

Our Extended Families

Hiking in North Carolina with Family

We love spending time with our families! We are blessed to live down the street from Jerry's parents, and almost our entire extended family lives close by which allows us to go to church together, have weekly family dinners and big celebrations for every holiday.

At a Family Gathering

Each summer we go on a big family vacation with Kayla's parents and brothers, usually on a cruise to a location new to all of us. Kayla's parents are so excited to be grandparents and can't wait to continue exploring the world with a little one! We also have family in Tennessee and North Carolina who we love to visit, and try to do so every year when the leaves start to change - it's a beautiful sight to see and great family time! When we are together, Jerry and I love helping our aunts plan the holiday meals, and both of us enjoy cooking and baking to help prepare. After dinner, we are always up for a game of cornhole and look forward to the traditional yearly family photo with all the cousins together.

Our family is so excited for us to embark on the journey of adoption and ready to welcome a child with open arms.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home in Sunny Florida!

We own a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home in a cozy part of our town, located on a cul-de-sac with lots of other young families. It's not uncommon to hear giggles and playful shrieks from our youngest neighbors outside as they are always playing together and having fun! We spend lots of time in the kitchen, it really is the heart of our home. We love cooking together and make almost every meal as a team. We have a covered patio and a large backyard that we spend time in regularly, playing fetch, gardening and soaking in cool evenings in the fall and winter.

Jerry loves growing us delicious fruits and vegetables, and looks forward to sharing his love of gardening with a little one. We are surrounded by excellent schools and have beautiful local parks nearby which we visit every Saturday to walk our golden retriever, Grizz, and enjoy nature. Our favorite walking trail surrounds a gorgeous lake with swan boats and adorable ducks we love to watch waddling around. We don't get much use of the awesome nearby playgrounds yet (unless our little cousin is in town) but look forward to bringing a child there in the future for fun outdoor time!

From Us to You

Hello!

We're Jerry and Kayla and we are so thankful to have this opportunity to share with you, from our hearts, what connecting to you means to us.

More than anything, we are humbled that you would consider us for such a tremendous honor. We want you to know that providing unconditional love, security and joy for your little one is our utmost priority and that our close-knit circle of family and friends feel the same! If you were to choose us, please rest assured that we would celebrate adoption always and honor the gift of life and love you have given your child, reminding them often of your care for them which began even before their birth.

We have been together since 2014, after meeting and forming a friendship the year before. Since day one, we have always prioritized making each other happy and trying to live our lives in a way that shows love and kindness to others. We were so excited to get married in 2016, and have had a beautiful journey together since then. Although we always wanted to adopt eventually, when we found out that we would likely not be able to conceive naturally, our hearts were turned to beginning this journey now and we are so thankful to be on this path, and feel 100% that it is God's plan for us.

We are blessed to have supportive and loving parents, siblings and extended family and love to spend time with them all through the year, with holidays being a wonderful, joyous time to celebrate togetherness and family traditions. Traveling and education are two things we put great value on for our family, as we feel that by learning about different cultures and ways of life we are better able to empathize with others and show kindness to everyone we meet. Our faith in God and our compassion for others are cornerstones in our family and we look forward to sharing both these with a child and ensuring that they grow up in safe and nurturing environment, full of faith, opportunity and encouragement.

We are thankful for stability and flexibility in our careers which allow us to spend time with each other and go on adventures together, creating memories which is so important to us! We look forward to the opportunity to create and capture more beautiful memories with a little one and would love to share those with you, sending regular updates and photos so that you always feel included and up-to-date. We're tech-savvy and comfortable with either emailing or creating a private account on social media or Shutterfly for you to see these photos and updates, or we'd be happy to mail them to you directly! We look forward to the potential of a future visit together, and creating memories with you as well. Above all, it is so important to us that this child knows of your love, strength and selflessness in making this decision and we vow to respect and honor you always. We would be so happy to answer any extra questions you may have about us and want you to feel complete assurance about our intentions to raise your child as a precious part of our family, knowing they are cherished and adored not only by us but by God and you as well.

Thank you for considering us, we are already so grateful!

Jerry & Kayla

Favorites

Jerry
Kayla
Animal
Dog
Dog
Author
C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis or Jane Austen
Book
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Pride and Prejudice
Candy Bar
Take 5
Childhood Memory
Spending time with my grandparents
Family vacations every summer
Childhood Toy
Legos
Barbies
Children's Book
I Spy
Jamberry
City
St. Augustine, FL
Sebastopol, CA or Asheville, NC
Classic Movie
The Sound of Music
Color
Blue
Sage Green
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Cookies and pecan pie
Chocolate covered strawberries
Disney Movie
Hercules
Pocahontas
Dream Vacation
Switzerland
English countryside
Family Activity
Sharing a meal together
Exploring parks together
Flower / Plant
Marigolds and hibiscus plants
Bougainvillea or Ivy
Food
Steak
Sushi
Form of Exercise
Weightlifting
Hiking with my dog
Fruit
Pomegranate and Mango
Kiwis
Game
Trivia
Words with Friends/Scrabble
Hobby
Gardening
Horseback riding
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Feliz Navidad
"Don't Save It All For Christmas Day" by Celine Dion
Holiday Tradition
Picking out a live Christmas tree together
Making and decorating Christmas cookies together
Ice Cream
Cookie dough
Dairy-free Vanilla Bean
Junk Food
Chicken wings
Vegan Ice Cream
Leisure Activity
Walking with Kay and Grizz
Taking a walk together
Memory with a Child
Taking my little cousin to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
Singing songs and making up dances with our little cousin Isabella
Memory with Spouse
Proposing to her in 2015
Watching wild humpback whales together on a cruise to Canada
Movie
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Movie Quote
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us?" - Gandalf
Movie Type
Action/Fantasy
Action or Rom-Com
Musical
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Musical Group
Elevation Worship
Olympic Event
Figure Skating
Personal Hero
Jesus
Play
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Quality about my Spouse
Her heart
Kindness
Restaurant
"Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier" -Mother Theresa
Scripture
Isaiah 41:10
1 Peter 3:4 "but rather what is inside the heart - the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight"
Shopping Store
Target
Song
"Clair de Lune"
The Blessing by Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship
Sports Team
Florida Gators
Subject in School
History
Psychology
Superhero
Spider-Man
Batman
Thing to Cook
Roasted chicken
Veggie Stir Fry and Buckwheat Carrot Muffins
Time of Day
Late morning
Early Morning
Tradition
Getting a new disposable camera each year to take photos throughout the year, then getting it developed when the year is over
Going to Walt Disney World every winter
Type of Music
Rock
Acoustic alternative (Coffeehouse music)
Vacation Spot
Canada or Tennessee
Canada
Video Game
Roller Coaster Tycoon
Mario Tennis

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