Dear Expectant Mom,
Hello, and thanks for
taking a closer look at us! We are Jim and Jen from Wisconsin. While we cannot know what emotions are running through
you, we cannot help but think about our own process of finding family and love
from an online profile. Looking for love online can be a scary process whether
it is to find your soul mate or to find the right family for your precious
child. You have to look at profile after profile to find the few that spark
your interest. Once you find a spark, you have to cross your fingers, hope for
the best, and reach out to see if they feel that spark as well. From that point
it is a rollercoaster ride of hoping that this is “your one” while wondering if
it is another relationship that was not meant to be.
We met online and it has worked out wonderfully, so it
feels right that a birth mom finds us online. Both processes are about finding
more family to love.
This first step is about giving you a peek into our
lives and home to see if we spark your interest. We met 4 years ago and were
married a year later. Jim’s son Aidan (15) is with us 50% and he keeps our
lives busy with baseball during the Spring/Summer and hockey during the
Fall/Winter. We asked Aidan what we should share with a potential birth mom and
his response was “tell them that sports are a big part of our family.” When the
TV is on, it is usually for a UW Badgers game, Milwaukee Brewers game, or any
NHL game. We’ll be totally honest, we agree on most
things, but disagree sometimes… specifically twice per year when the Chicago Bears
and Green Bay Packers play. Jen is a Bears fan while Jim and Aidan root for the
Packers. Football Sundays can be slightly tense a couple times a year.
a wonderful house in a great neighborhood that is waiting for more kids to join
in the fun. Some activities that your baby can look forward to are trips to the
park & zoo, backyard games, fishing, ice skating / hockey, mowing the lawn,
changing oil on our cars every 5,000 miles, cleaning the entire house, etc. Ok,
mostly kidding about changing oil and cleaning the house, but you just never
know what kids are going to be in to. Jen’s nephew wants to be a groundskeeper
for the New York Yankees so he can’t wait to take care of his parents’ yard. We
believe in hard work and education as much as keeping healthy physically.
Jim plays hockey year round and Jen keeps busy with
running outside when the weather cooperates and yoga or spin classes when it
doesn’t. When we aren’t at the ballpark or rink, we like to cook together (Jim
is the better cook and Jen is the better baker) and try new recipes. We often
have family and friends over for dinner and love to end the evening out on the
patio by the fire pit. Jim and Aidan also enjoy fishing and take a yearly trip
to Canada in search of elusive muskies.
Our extended family keep our calendar filled. Jim is
the youngest of 5 and his siblings all live in-state. We frequently see them
and Jen was recently asked to be godmother to our youngest niece. Jen’s brother
lives on the east coast so unfortunately we do not see his family of 5 as often, about 4 times a year. Fortunately, Face Time helps with the distance!
We always knew that we wanted to add to our family of
three and hope that you will consider our family. We promise to love your child
and help them find their path in life. We will always let them know how we are
thankful to you for making our family whole.
Thanks for taking the time to read our profile. If it
sparked your interest, please take a chance on getting to know us better.
Jen, Jim, and Aidan