Thank you for considering us to adopt your child(ren). We understand this has probably not been an easy decision for you. We have so much respect for you in choosing this path. We feel God laid it on our hearts to adopt before we even had our biological daughter. Our daughter also has a strong conviction about adopting, and prays every night for God to provide a sibling. We share this with you because our faith is very important to us, and we will do our best to demonstrate God’s love to your child.
We have felt such a peace and know that we will be connected with the child meant for us someday soon. We hope it is your child. But more importantly, as we try to put ourselves in your shoes, we pray for you to make the best choice for you and your child’s futures.
We have such joyful visions of what life will be like with our additional child(ren). It won’t always be easy, but it will be amazing. We are ready to provide a loving, happy, and healthy home to your/our child.
We look forward to hearing from you! We are incredibly excited to see what is in store for all of our futures that lie ahead! Thank you again for reviewing our profile and considering us!
With warmest wishes, Jim and Janet
JanetOccupation - Healthcare Consultant
JimOccupation - Owner of an Environmental Consulting Company
Jim and Janet met in 2003 and married in 2005. We are both water lovers, and in fact named our daughter ‘Maren,’ which means ‘ocean-loving.’ We live on a lake and we spend many weeks at the beach each year. Jim is a gifted water-skiier, and Maren learned how to ski last summer and loved it! We spent a lot of time traveling before having our daughter. She now travels with us. Besides the beach, we enjoy snow skiing, amusement parks, the mountains, and touring new cities. We follow a “work hard, play hard” philosophy in life. We give 100% to everything in our lives. We are passionate about our work, ministry, family time, and our friendships.
We fell in love with our home before it was even on the market. We looked at a different house in the neighborhood and when we saw what is now our house, we said, ‘If that house ever goes on the market, we’re buying it!’ One week later, our realtor called.
We live on a small lake, the only one in our region that you can both live and ski on. We added a beach and a playhouse on the lake front. We have large porches and spend a lot of time on them, as well as in our kitchen and living room. We watch herons, eagles, geese and ducks every day.
We have two dogs, an outdoor cat, and a fish. The dogs are great with kids but we feel it’s important to separate animals from small children. They are usually busy chasing squirrels anyway!
We enjoy playing games, dancing, cooking, baking, reading and napping in our favorite spots. We consider ourselves so blessed that we come home to such a retreat every day!
There are 2 living grandparents, 5 aunts, 5 uncles, 7 cousins, and countless friends. One aunt, uncle and 2 cousins live nearby. Others live a weekend trip away. Even though we may only see some family members once a year, we are very close and talk frequently.
Some of our family members live in Florida and California, so we get to visit family and vacation at the same time! Our families also love coming to visit us on the lake.
We take birthday celebrations very seriously in our families, as well as holiday meals. ‘Big’ birthdays are always celebrated somewhere fun with the whole family. Holiday meals include multiple types of pies, cookies, and more food than we can ever eat!