S: Liz and Jeremy
FC: J and L | Jeremy and Liz
1: Dear Birth Parent, | First, we would like to commend you and your courage for exploring adoption for your child. Because we are not able to have our own biological children receiving a child through adoption will be the greatest, most loving gift we will ever receive. We are grateful you have chosen to read through our profile and we wish you nothing but the best on your journey. Second, we would like to tell you a little bit about ourselves. We’ve been described as “two peas in a pod.” We’re the mushy couple who always tells each other we love each other, holds hands, and we always make time for date nights or a weekend getaway. We are very open with each other and always seem to be able to compromise and “talk things out.” From when we first started dating we knew that children would someday become a big part of our lives. We are a very active couple. We enjoy the outdoors, hiking, and exploring new places. We picture ourselves taking our child to children’s museums, parks, festivals, the zoo, and someday Disney World. It is important to us to support our child and provide them with anything they need to develop their own talents and interests . Jeremy is a big kid at heart! He is the one at the party that is giving all the kids piggy back rides or organizing a game of hide-and-seek. Jeremy’s passion is being a Capain/EMT/Firefighter on the local fire department. He has devoted himself to volunteering and helping others. He is also an Asset Protection Manager at a major retailer. He is very enthusiastic and really great at what he does. Jeremy has four brothers, a sister, and a niece all who live in Western Wisconsin. Liz is a very caring and compassionate person. She always puts her heart and soul into whatever she is working on. She uses her creativity, event planning skills, and communication skills as a Marketing Coordinator. She is very close with her family who lives in Western Wisconsin. She is also very passionate about the volunteer work that she does to help other women working to build families in alternative ways.
2: Third, we would like to tell you a little bit about how we live. We live in a suburb of the Twin Cities that has more of a “small, hometown feel.” We live within walking distance of lakes, parks, and schools. We have a modest home with a big fenced in yard and enough bedrooms to have a play room. Our nursery is furnished and decorated in light green and chocolate brown. We are so blessed to be surrounded by lots of wonderful friends and family. Our support system not only includes immediate family but our church community and our firefighter family. Much of our support system has younger children and they all are extremely excited for us to adopt. We feel it is always important to raise our child with an understanding about adoption by sharing information that is age appropriate. We want our child to know as much about their birth parents as they are comfortable with sharing. We are open to building an openness agreement that everyone is comfortable with. This may include sharing photos, letters, and some visits. Thanks again for looking at our profile and we pray that God brings you peace and comfort with your decision. We are more than willing to meet with you if you are interested in getting to know us better. Sincerely, Jeremy and Liz
3: Beginning | First trip to Duluth! | Back to Duluth | Jeremy took Liz to visit his hometown!
4: Family is very important to us. They are a huge part of our life and we are grateful for all of them! | L and J | Mom and Siblings | Grandma | Jeremy's Family | Dad and Step-mom | Grandparents
5: Family | Liz's Family | Grandparents | Grandparents
6: Friends make up a huge part of our support system. | Friends | Our friends even threw us an adoption fundraiser! | We love volunteering! | The boys!
7: Frozen Firefighters! | The girls! | More Friends | High school friends | A Surprise for Liz!
8: We had an outdoor wedding and it was beautiful! | Our Wedding | August 22, 2009
9: Jeremy and Liz | Reception
10: Travel | Snorkeling in the Bahamas! | Duluth | The Ocean
11: Explore | We love to travel and explore new places! | For our honeymoon we went on a Caribbean cruise! | Florida
12: Hiking in Summer | Seasons | Fall on Lake Superior | Snowshoeing in Winter
13: The Great | Outdoors | Rock Climbing | Park near our house | Honeymoon | Duluth
14: We live in a suburb within walking distance of lakes, parks, and schools! We have a huge fenced in back yard. | Home | This Summer our project was to finish off the basement.
15: We're all prepared for the new addition to our family! | Nursery
16: Dempsey is our 2 year old lab. He loves going for walks, playing fetch, and chewing on bones. | Demp | Dempsey | Dempsey loves children and doesn't even mind his tail being pulled!
17: We love holidays! | Halloween | Christmas | 4th of July
18: Firefighting | Jeremy is also part of the technical rescue team - trained in rope rescue, confined spaces, water rescue, and structural collapse. | Car Fire Demonstration
19: Firefighting is a big part of our lives. Being part of a fire department family is a wonderful thing! They are a great support! | All Masked Up | Jeremy is an officer on the fire department | Driving Rescue 2
20: We love being silly and having a good time! | Peek-a-boo with his niece | Playing Mr Potato Head | Dempsey all dressed up | Birthday Boy | Jr. Firefighter
21: Thanks for looking at our profile! Jeremy and Liz | J and L