S: Jay and Jennifer Adoption Profile Book
BC: Contact us at 913-963-6631 or Adoption4Love@Gmail.com | Visit our website at www.JayAndJenniferAdoption.com
FC: Jay & Jennifer's Adoption Profile
1: Welcome to our "Life Book" We are ready to give our unconditional love to a child and expand our family through the miracle of adoption! Even though we do not know you yet,we have a great amount of respect and admiration for you. We cannot truly understand everything you are going through, but please know we offer our sincere support and prayers. We can only try to understand the difficulty in the decisions that lie ahead for you. It is obvious the plan you are making is being made out of love, courage and selflessness and that you are trying to make the best decision for your child. We hope by looking at our photos and reading about our lives you will find comfort in knowing how much we want to share our lives with a child. | Contact us at 913-963-6631 or Adoption4Love@Gmail.com | Visit our website at www.JayAndJenniferAdoption.com
2: How we met Jay (JT) and I actually went to high school together. We were great friends, but never dated. Ten years later, we both attended our ten-year high school reunion. It was great to see one another. Although JT was a little down after suffering a recent breakup with his girlfriend, we managed to have a wonderful time. We talked and laughed all night long. I later mentioned that I was getting cold, so he stated, “Oh, I have a jacket in my truck.” He left to get his jacket and when he came back, I could smell the fresh new scent of Curve cologne. That’s when I knew that we might end up being more than just friends. By the end of the night, he asked me out on a date. Of course, I accepted. After years of heartbreak, dating and thinking to myself, “I’m never going to find my soul mate,” suddenly, there he was! On our first date, I went into the bathroom, looked in the mirror and said to myself, “Oh my God, I’m going to marry him.”
5: The wedding proposal After a few years of dating, JT showed up at my office one day. He walked into my office and stated, “Well, get your stuff and let’s go.” I had no idea what he was talking about and I kept saying, “I can’t, I have a 1pm meeting.” My staff came out smiling and said, “No, you don’t.” I knew something was up, but I had no idea what was going on. Once I realized we were heading towards the airport, my heart starting pounding in excitement. The fact that he had packed a week’s worth of clothing for me caused me to have some anxiety, but I tried not to obsess about that, as I wanted to live in the moment and take everything in. I was given a card. When I opened it, it said, “I cannot wait to experience Key West with you.” Wow! I was speechless. Needless to say, he proposed to me a few days later. He took me to this quaint Cuban restaurant and said, “I have one more surprise for you.” He then got down on one knee and popped the question during dinner. There he was on one knee, tears in his eyes and the most beautiful ring. It was one of the happiest days of my life.
7: The wedding JT and I dreamed of doing a destination wedding, so that’s what we did! We invited our close friends and family and had a Caribbean wedding cruise. We had the best time of our lives. I mean, how many times in our lives do we vacation with our close friends and family all together? We could not think of a better way to celebrate. On October 18, 2007, JT and I were married on Smather’s Beach in Key West, Florida. We could not think of a better place to get married. We both love the sun, beach and of course, the ocean. We now think of Key West as our “special place.”
8: Jennifer's Family | Grandpa | Mom and Dad | Cousin | Sister | Aunt & Niece
9: Niece & Nephew | Brothers | Niece | Uncle | Aunt & Uncle | Aunt & Niece
10: J.T.'s Family | Dad | Grandma | Mother and Step Father | Sister & Brother-in-Law
11: Aunt and Uncle | Aunt and Uncle | Nieces | Step Brothers | Aunt and Uncle
13: Our home is filled with love and laughter. We live in a wonderful community with a nationally accredited school system. We have a friendly neighborhood with several parks close to our home. Our home is known to be the gathering place for our family and friends . It is only missing one thing... A baby.
16: What Jennifer has to say about JT JT is my best friend. Before JT, I had never experienced this kind of deep love. They say that you should love someone more than you need them. I love him more than I need him, yet I can’t imagine my life without him. I know it’s confusing, but it’s more of a spiritual love, as opposed to the need to love and/or need of being in love.” JT is a strong Marine, yet gentle and emotional; he cries at almost all sad and bittersweet movies. He has even been known to cry on American Idol when his favorite idols get voted off. We have three cats; we adore them. I see how he loves and pampers these amazing creatures and I get emotional when I picture him holding a baby in his arm; our baby. I know that he will be an amazing father. JT loves sports. He played every sport available in high school, as well as college football. JT is very competitive and has a difficult time losing at anything. When we first purchased a Wii, I beat him on one of the games. After hours, of him attempting to beat my score, I went to bed. He kept asking me to play one more game.!He stayed up for several additional hours until he finally beat me. Although JT's desire to be the best can be annoying at times, it is what drives him to succeed at everything he does. He strives at being the best husband, son, friend, brother, uncle etc. He even strives at having the best yard in our neighborhood; he is outside everyday watching his baby grass grow and comparing it to the neighbors. I know that he cannot wait to strive to be the best father.
18: What JT has to say about Jennifer Jennifer and I have many different tastes for just about everything; we truly are two opposites that have attracted. We, however, both have the same passion for our cats, our family and having a baby of our own. We believe that because we are such opposites, we can raise our child with diversity. Jennifer has the biggest heart that I have ever seen. She has a deep passion for life and all living species. Jennifer will capture a spider and take it out side rather than terminate it. She has pulled over multiple times to rescue turtles as they cross the road. She refuses to watch movies that involve pain to any animal. I know how my wife is with animals and especially our cats. They are like children to us both. .
19: Jennifer is always calling her mother and checking in on her brothers. She is like a mother to them all. Jennifer is fit to be an excellent mother and if she is a mother anything like she is a wife, then our child we be loved, cherished and nurtured more than any child could be. The moment she becomes a mother will be the happiest day of my life.
20: Fun Facts - Jennifer | Favorite TV shows : American Idol, House, New 90210 and Nancy Grace | Favorite Movies : Ghost, Jack the Bear and The Notebook | Hobbies : Cooking, Traveling, Spending Time with Friends and Family, Shopping, Cuddling with our Cats, Dining Out and Watching Scary Movies | Favorite Foods : Crab Legs, Mexican Food and Chocolate Chip Pie | Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird | Professional History ; Jennifer works as a QualityAssurance Coordinator for an agency serving adults and children with intellectual disabilities. Jennifer graduated college in 1997 and received a Master's in Counseling in 2005.
21: Favorite TV shows : American Idol, House and Whale Wars | Favorite Movies : Gladiator, Ice Age, Far and Away, AI, and Forest Gump | Fun Facts - J.T. | Hobbies : Camping, Fishing, Playing Basketball, Watching Sports, Gardening, Boating, Going to Movies and having Cookouts | Favorite Foods : Steak and Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Avocados, Tomatoes, Seafood and No Bake Cookies | Favorite Book: Creature by John Saul | Professional History: J.T. works as a real estate agent. J.T. played football in college and served 6 years in the Marine Corp.
22: Kioko is our flame point Siamese kitty. Kioko was a stray kitten in my Mother’s neighborhood. He does not have one aggressive little bone in his body. He would befriend a mouse if one were to enter our home. When he gives love, which is very often, he has to make sure that he does not leave anyone out. He will go from one person to the next to ensure that he has given everyone their fair share. His name stands for “Happy Child” in Japanese. | Hannah is our oldest cat, as she is sixteen years old. Although she is up there in age, she still acts like a kitten. She runs throughout the house and loves to be frisky. We call her our little bugaboo, as she loves to be right in our face, even when we are trying to sleep. | Kioko | Hannah | Our Cats
23: Sydney is the youngest addition to our family. One day, we pulled into our driveway after a day of leisure. We immediately heard this kitten crying from our back yard. We ran towards the back of our house and there she was, an adorable kitten (no more than 5-6 weeks old) stuck in one of our bushes. Before long, he named her Sydney and was calling her his “precious little Angel.” | Sydney | Daddy's Girl! | In memory of Bailey"(Bubby)"
24: Dear Birth Parent, Gosh, what do I say to someone who is choosing to make the most important decision of their life? I cannot say that I understand what you must be going through because I cannot and I never will. All I can do is imagine placing myself in your shoes and attempting to feel what you must be going through, both physically and emotionally.
25: My husband and I have been trying to conceive a child for over four years now with no success. We thought about going through expensive fertility treatments, but decided that we did not want to spend thousands of dollars on treatments that would not give us a guarantee. I remember being a little girl and dreaming about the day that I would be a real mother, as I held and dressed my cabbage patch kid dolls. I think of the day that we are able to adopt and hold our baby for the first time. Through adoption, we know that there is still hope for a child of our own. Through adoption, we know we will be truly blessed. Words will not be able to describe the gratitude that we will feel from the birth parents and from God.
26: We are so excited about the possibility of sharing our life with your precious child and hope this book has given you a glimpse of what that life would be like. We want you to know that our home is warm and happy and will always be a place of love and encouragement.
27: Together, we will always celebrate life . . . and we will always celebrate you. We wish you courage in the days ahead and will pray for the decisions you will make for your child. Thank you for learning more about us. Sincerely, Jay & Jennifer | Contact us at 913-963-6631 or Adoption4Love@Gmail.com | Visit our website at www.JayAndJenniferAdoption.com