Thank you for taking the time to consider us as your baby’s adoptive family. We’re a fun-loving, open-minded couple that is very excited to welcome a child into our lives. We’ve struggled with infertility and have come to believe that we’re meant to be parents through the gift of adoption. We look forward to Saturday afternoon soccer games, swimming and biking on the weekends with family and friends, and traveling to all corners of the globe during summer holidays. We hope our profile gives you insight into who we are as a couple, and we hope to meet you soon.
We met when we were 15 years old, and a few dates later, we knew that we had something special. We’ve been married for 25 happy years! We love spending time together. We laugh a lot and both greatly desire to grow our family. Marian has always known that she wants to adopt. She even told Jeff about it very early on in their relationship. We strongly feel that this is our life’s calling. In our spare time, you will find us spending time with family, cooking, at a car show or race, or trying out new restaurants. We share a passion for traveling and experiencing different cultures. We’ve built a happy life together and are eagerly awaiting our bundle of joy.
About Jeff, By Marian
Jeff is my ‘smile’. He makes me laugh. He’s always in a great mood. Jeff is a kind, caring, genuine, and intelligent man who does everything in his power to take care of his family and make me happy. He loves to bar-b-que and we always have the greenest grass and beautiful flowers thanks to his awesome gardening skills. Jeff is very reliable and always knows just what to say to make people feel better. He’s my rock. Ever since we met, he has talked about having children. Jeff loves spending time with kids, and kids love him back. We have 23 nieces & nephews who absolutely adore him! He’s very involved in their lives and has changed lots of diapers over the years! Jeff will make a wonderful father, and I can’t wait for the day he becomes one. Jeff enjoys playing racing, car shows, cooking, taking care of the yard, and playing/relaxing at parks with his many nephews and nieces.
About Marian, By Jeff
Marian is caring, upbeat, and kindhearted. She loves to laugh and is always ready to help friends in need. I don’t know where I would be without her love and laughter. Marian is a School Counselor who enjoys caring for her students. Marian loves being around children and often volunteers to babysit our family and friends’ kids. I know in my heart Marian will be a wonderful mother. She’ll love our child unconditionally and instill in them love, compassion, patience, and the drive to know anything is possible through hard work and faith.
Marian enjoys swimming, boating, hanging out with family and friends, reading, baking pies and cookies, discovering new recipes, and hosting dinner parties. She is excited to have a second pair of helping hands to measure out all the baking ingredients and rolling out cookie dough for baking! Your child will grow up with a loving mother who will shower them with love and affection each and every day. She will be an amazing mother and is so very excited for our adoption.
Our Home in Missouri
Our 3 bedroom home is located on a cul-de-sac in a wonderful, family-friendly neighborhood that is safe and welcoming with children of all ages nearby. Everywhere you look in our neighborhood you will see the ice cream man who comes ringing down the street, kids playing basketball in the cul-de-sac and riding bikes up and down the street. We have a big backyard so we can play safely outside. We love to BBQ and eat outside when the weather is nice. We love hosting family events and are less than two miles from a city park, state park and the elementary school which has a huge playground.
We both come from large, close-knit families. Marian has one brother, one sister, and 18 nieces and nephews - all of which live within seven miles or our home. We live 10 minutes from Marian’s parents and visit each other every weekend. Marian is especially close to her mom and sister. Marian’s family spends Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas together and takes yearly family vacations.
Jeff has one sister. She and her husband have seven children who live in live within a few miles of our home. Jeff talks to his family daily and is especially close to his sister and his parents. We always have a second holiday celebration for Thanksgiving and Christmas with Jeff’s family. We have so much fun celebrating the holidays! During the winter we love to curl up on the couch in front of our fireplace, listen to Christmas music and drink hot chocolate. We love the old 1960’s-70’s Christmas movies with Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa. During Christmas, we love popping popcorn and binge-watching these movies. Every year we find a new one to add to our collection.
We promise to love your child with all of our hearts. We will encourage their curiosity and support them as they discover their individuality. We will teach the importance of not only treating others as we would like to be treated but to find ways to make other people smile. Bedtime will always be full of snuggles and stories. Your child will be supported and loved in every possible way…by us and so, so many aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends!