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FC: Jim & Kelley
1: Dear Birth Parents, We are Jim and Kelley and we are so excited to become parents! As you look through these pages, we hope you will see how much love we have for each other, our family and friends and how much love we have to give your child. We believe adoption to be a loving choice. Please know we admire and respect you as you make this difficult decision. If you choose us as parents, we will make sure that your child knows his or her special story and of your selfless gift. Thank you for taking the time to look through our story. | One of our favorite cities, Venice Italy
4: We met over 15 years ago through a dating service and have been together ever since our first date. We have been married for almost 10 years. Being able to go through life’s journey with your best friend is an amazing gift which we are thankful for every day. We both love to laugh and have a deep appreciation for our family and friends. We enjoy traveling and have been all over the USA and Europe. Traveling gives such great life experiences and we cannot wait to share that with a child. Also we both enjoy cooking and are big football fans. Our current family members are our dog, Ripley, and our cats, Spike and Chester. We both love animals and think they are a great addition to any home! | At a charity fundraiser for our town | Our dog Ripley knows lots of tricks! | About us... | ABOUT US...
5: Kelley is a massage therapist. Jim is an attorney and a part time law professor. Each of us has our own business, which gives us a lot of flexibility in our schedules. We live in a suburban town known for having a great school system. Our home is a 5 bedroom colonial with a large back yard in a nice neighborhood. Both of us like to keep physically active by either walking our dog, running 5K races or hiking with friends. Jim especially likes to weight lift at the gym while Kelley prefers yoga. | Jim and our cat Spike | After finishing a 5K run with our really good friends. It was very hot that day!
6: When I first met Kelley, I immediately recognized she is a woman with immense caring, heart and sensitivity. She has a great sense of humor and can find the bright side of things and give up a good laugh. At the time I didn’t realize, but now I do, that these very same qualities will make Kelley a great mother. She has so much love and compassion to give to a child. At the same time, she will know how to teach our child to be relaxed and happy with humor and fun. | ABOUT KELLEY | by Jim | Kelley spends a lot of time with our best friend's son | Kelley loves to read. She especially likes reading romance novels! She grew up with her parents reading bedtime stories and wants to do the same when she is a mother. Recently, Kelley bought a new camera and is enjoying taking lots of pictures! | Kelley reading in our sunroom
7: Jim loves to laugh and has the amazing gift of taking in the moments that make up our lives and not just rushing through them. Jim has a great love of learning. He has a variety of interests: history, science, law or cooking (BBQ is his specialty!). He is deeply committed to caring for and supporting his family, friends and his community. I am very proud of his willingness to volunteer his time and expertise to serve his community. In particular, he is very involved with Habitat for Humanity which provides houses to deserving families. His dedication to family, his sense of humor and kindness are qualities that I admire and love about Jim. I know these same qualities will make him a very active and involved dad. | ABOUT JIM | by Kelley | Jim showing off his BBQ skills! | What kind of bug is that?
8: Our families are very excited to welcome the newest member of the family who will be the first grandchild on both sides of our family! | OUR FAMILIES... | Jim's parents | Kelley's parents
9: Kelley grew up in Connecticut and has two younger brothers who can’t wait to teach their new niece or nephew how to play basketball. Jim grew up in Rhode Island where we often attend family dinners on Sundays with his parents and large extended family of, aunts, uncles and cousins. We can’t wait to share these large family gatherings with a child. | Kelley's brothers
10: We are excited for the opportunity to create our family through adoption. Amid our hopefulness, our thoughts are of you and of the tough decision you are trying to make. If you choose adoption, we are open to communicating with you about your child in whatever way works the best for all of us. Should you choose us, we promise to cherish your child. Everyday they will know how much they are loved not only by us but by you too. We also promise to provide your child a safe home filled with love and laughter and fun pets! We hope you find the best answer for you and your child. Thank you again for considering us. | OUR PROMISE... | Visiting our friends in Holland