We are excited to introduce our family, but first, we want to recognize your bravery and compassion demonstrated in your decision to consider adoption. We are Gayl and Jacob! We are honored that you are taking the time to learn about us, and we promise to love and support your child through life and to let them know the incredibly loving sacrifice that you made. Our inability to have biological children has led us here, and your selflessness gives us an opportunity for hope, and to build the family we have always dreamed of. We have so much love for each other, and so much more love to give to a child!
Having a child has been something that we have both always wanted, but we knew that it would not be an easy road. When Jacob was 17 years old, he was diagnosed with leukemia. When his doctor told him that he most likely would not be able to have children due to his treatment, he felt fortunate to be alive, but understandably sad as well. We are happy to say that Jacob is healthy and has been cancer free for 16 years! We are ready to start our family and have decided that adoption is the right path for us.