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About Us/Me

hello!

We are Jeremiah and Kari and we would love this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and give a little glimpse in to who we are, what we love, and our dreams for the future (as much as you can with a brief online profile at least!) as you think about adoption for your child. We are so thankful for your time and consideration as you review our profile but please know that we are open books, so please reach out if you have any questions! 

our story

We were matched on eHarmony, met, and quickly fell in love in the fall of 2010 (and it sure wasn’t due to the quality of the Waffle House hash browns and pancakes we ate on that first date!) We quickly became inseparable and realized that our views on life and morals aligned with one another, our conversations were seamless, and we knew that there was no one else in the world we wanted to share our lives with. It didn't hurt that Kari was drawn to Jeremiah's wit and the twinkle in his eye when he smiled, and Jeremiah drawn to her passion for life and thought she was (as he so eloquently put it) "really pretty". We quickly moved in together, he bought her a dog (Carson), and by December 2011 we were engaged! Twenty-one months later, we were married by Kari's brother at Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky on a perfect fall day in September 2013.

These days, we really enjoy cooking together and trying out new recipes with the sometimes odd produce we find locally but also love to spend time together at home playing board games, watching movies, talking, or just hanging out with family and friends. Our typical weekends start off with a stop at Starbucks before heading to the local farmer's market. Afterwards, we will quickly run errands or work on a house project then typically finish up in the evening cooking dinner and watching a movie. Sunday mornings we like to make breakfast sandwiches and spend quality time together with our two dogs before heading over to Kari's parent's house to visit and have Sunday dinner together.

hi, i’m kari!

I grew up in a neighborhood just a few minutes from where we currently live with my parents and younger brother. So many of my fondest childhood memories revolved around our kitchen table, from carving pumpkins to working on math problems with my mom to meals together as a family of four. Jeremiah and I now have that same wood table in our kitchen and look forward to making memories and integrating each of our own family traditions with new traditions we create as we build our family.  I am passionate about chai tea lattes and the environment and how we each can make an impact, even a small one, and am constantly learning more about reducing waste and finding locally grown foods. I also love being creative, whether that is through creating adoption milestone signs as we wait or taking a class to try a new art technique.  

I want to be a parent because I truly enjoy being around kids, watching them learn and experience life from a fresh, uninhibited perspective. They are incredibly resilient and full of curiosity and wonder and I find it all beautiful and magical to watch. While it took me awhile to be "ready" to become a parent, now that I am I cannot wait to watch our child see everything this world has to offer through their eyes, even during those normal everyday moments, and share with them all that I know.

“One thing that I admire about Kari is her willingness to put her loved ones first. She is always extremely gentle and loving with small children and has the most patience of anyone I have ever seen. She has a natural gift for knowing what a child needs even though they cannot yet express it with speech. Kari is the only woman in this world that I could ever imagine building a family and raising children with. She is definitely my better half and is going to be an amazing mother.” -Jeremiah

hello, my name is jeremiah

I grew up in a small town just outside of Indianapolis as an only child. I learned to play guitar at a young age and found I have a passion for playing and listening to music. My dad and I used to sit and play song after song for hours or listen to the radio until we got too tired to keep our eyes open. Growing up we didn't have a lot of money, so we used to pass our time playing board games and just spending quality time as a family, which is something that I hope to instill in my own children as they grow into well-rounded adults. I love spending time with Kari and our two dogs and searching for rocks and pretty stones along the coast of Lake Michigan during our yearly summertime trip "up north".

I have dreamed of being a parent for most of my adult life. I have always had this feeling of longing to have children of my own; watching them grow, teaching them everything I can about being a good person, and helping them to gain the skills they need to lead a happy and productive life.

“Since the first day I met Jeremiah, I have not spent a day without laughter or truly appreciating his positive outlook on life. Every. Single. Day. Even when I am upset about a situation, he is always there to listen and then has an uncanny ability to lighten the mood with a joke or just takes my hand in his and asks me to dance with him in the kitchen while he hums a tune to turn the mood around. He is going to make an amazing father simply because he truly wants to listen and help others in any way he can but is also fun and playful and can make a game or song out of anything. Seeing him play and care after our two dogs and the children closest to us, it makes my heart so full of desire to watch him parent a child of our own.” -Kari

meet carson and jack

Carson Boo is our pug dachshund mix that is full of love and spunk. His favorite activities include snuggles as a family, playing with his pig Pillow Pet, walks around our neighborhood, and eating apples as treats. 

Jack Jack is our chihuahua dachshund rescue that has a heart of gold. His favorite activities include caring for others, receiving all the belly rubs you can offer, sleeping wrapped up in blankets, and hoarding all of his toys in a pile. 

We cannot imagine our lives without these two loving boys in it as they bring us happiness and laughter each and every day from looking in to their sweet eyes while playing tug-a-war to watching them chase each other and squirrels around the yard to being so excited when we come in the room their tails wag so hard that it threatens to lift their rear ends off the floor. When it comes to children, and really any visitors, they both love to play and give kisses and we can't wait to watch them become big brothers to a little human.

our home

We live in cute little 1950's ranch home in a suburb just northeast of Columbus, Ohio. Our home is cozy, warm, and inviting. For us, it feels like a big hug when you walk through the front door and we always have music playing in the background. One of our favorite pastimes is cooking together while classic rock music plays, to which we sometimes laugh, dance, and generally act like fools while we accidentally burn the pancakes.

We have an amazing yard with a couple of large oak trees that keeps our brick patio shaded in the warm summer months and gives it a slight forest-like feel. With that comes small wildlife that we love to watch through our kitchen window. We have a few families of squirrels and many birds that frequent our yard and trees and we love watching them interact together.

Our charming neighborhood is an amazing gem outside of such a large city with full, mature trees and sidewalks that we love to walk our dogs on, which always leads to a short scavenger hunt on their part in search of some unseen critter. Within walking distance, we have a plethora of local parks, walking trails, schools, and restaurants and are within 30 minutes of the zoo, science museum, and conservatory that we look forward to exploring with our future child.

our dreams

Ever since we started dating and felt our connection grow into something bigger, we dreamt about becoming parents and what that would look like for us. Both of us always saw kids as a part of building a little family of our own. As we painted this picture of our future, adoption was always a part of it as we wholeheartedly believe that love makes a family and we didn't need to grow our family biologically to fill our hearts. 

We dream for this child to have a childhood filled with love, laughter, and learning. We dream of a fun, joyous childhood full of those little everyday family moments that will last a lifetime like dyeing Easter eggs, carving pumpkins, baking cookies, and having hot chocolate with mini marshmallows on cold, Ohio winter days together. We also dream of giving our child unconditional love and support through life’s challenges while teaching them to be humble, courteous, and respectful to all. We hope to live as examples for them to help them create a life they are proud of as they come into adulthood and always feel the love and support from all those a part of their life story.

 

About You

our letter to you

Even though we could never truly understand the decisions and “season” you are going through right now as you consider adoption for this child, we hope you feel your inner strength as a person and through the power of a mother’s love through this time. 

While we cannot know entirely what the future holds for all of us, we have long dreamt of a time when we could become parents and are hopeful that will come true through adoption. Through this dreaming of building our family we have made space in our hearts for you and our future child, should you consider us to parent your child, and can promise the following:

•  We will do our best to create a loving, caring, and structured environment while incorporating fun and adventure into each and every day; striving to foster an environment where our child can grow and learn but still play and “be a kid”. 

•  We will give everything that we have and will never stop trying for whatever our child needs and embrace each of their hopes and dreams as they grow. 

•  We will honor you, and those closest to you, by teaching our child about their adoption story and that everyone a part of it loved them unconditionally. We will build a relationship between our families as much as we can, focusing on our child at the center of it all as we navigate forward throughout our child’s life. 

We cannot express our gratitude for you taking the time to review our profile and learning a little bit about us. While we would be honored to walk the path with you should you find peace with choosing adoption, we hope you feel loved and supported regardless of the choice you make. 

-Jeremiah and Kari

 

About Us/Me

hello!

We are Jeremiah and Kari and we would love this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and give a little glimpse in to who we are, what we love, and our dreams for the future (as much as you can with a brief online profile at least!) as you think about adoption for your child. We are so thankful for your time and consideration as you review our profile but please know that we are open books, so please reach out if you have any questions! 

our story

We were matched on eHarmony, met, and quickly fell in love in the fall of 2010 (and it sure wasn’t due to the quality of the Waffle House hash browns and pancakes we ate on that first date!) We quickly became inseparable and realized that our views on life and morals aligned with one another, our conversations were seamless, and we knew that there was no one else in the world we wanted to share our lives with. It didn't hurt that Kari was drawn to Jeremiah's wit and the twinkle in his eye when he smiled, and Jeremiah drawn to her passion for life and thought she was (as he so eloquently put it) "really pretty". We quickly moved in together, he bought her a dog (Carson), and by December 2011 we were engaged! Twenty-one months later, we were married by Kari's brother at Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky on a perfect fall day in September 2013.

These days, we really enjoy cooking together and trying out new recipes with the sometimes odd produce we find locally but also love to spend time together at home playing board games, watching movies, talking, or just hanging out with family and friends. Our typical weekends start off with a stop at Starbucks before heading to the local farmer's market. Afterwards, we will quickly run errands or work on a house project then typically finish up in the evening cooking dinner and watching a movie. Sunday mornings we like to make breakfast sandwiches and spend quality time together with our two dogs before heading over to Kari's parent's house to visit and have Sunday dinner together.

hi, i’m kari!

I grew up in a neighborhood just a few minutes from where we currently live with my parents and younger brother. So many of my fondest childhood memories revolved around our kitchen table, from carving pumpkins to working on math problems with my mom to meals together as a family of four. Jeremiah and I now have that same wood table in our kitchen and look forward to making memories and integrating each of our own family traditions with new traditions we create as we build our family.  I am passionate about chai tea lattes and the environment and how we each can make an impact, even a small one, and am constantly learning more about reducing waste and finding locally grown foods. I also love being creative, whether that is through creating adoption milestone signs as we wait or taking a class to try a new art technique.  

I want to be a parent because I truly enjoy being around kids, watching them learn and experience life from a fresh, uninhibited perspective. They are incredibly resilient and full of curiosity and wonder and I find it all beautiful and magical to watch. While it took me awhile to be "ready" to become a parent, now that I am I cannot wait to watch our child see everything this world has to offer through their eyes, even during those normal everyday moments, and share with them all that I know.

“One thing that I admire about Kari is her willingness to put her loved ones first. She is always extremely gentle and loving with small children and has the most patience of anyone I have ever seen. She has a natural gift for knowing what a child needs even though they cannot yet express it with speech. Kari is the only woman in this world that I could ever imagine building a family and raising children with. She is definitely my better half and is going to be an amazing mother.” -Jeremiah

hello, my name is jeremiah

I grew up in a small town just outside of Indianapolis as an only child. I learned to play guitar at a young age and found I have a passion for playing and listening to music. My dad and I used to sit and play song after song for hours or listen to the radio until we got too tired to keep our eyes open. Growing up we didn't have a lot of money, so we used to pass our time playing board games and just spending quality time as a family, which is something that I hope to instill in my own children as they grow into well-rounded adults. I love spending time with Kari and our two dogs and searching for rocks and pretty stones along the coast of Lake Michigan during our yearly summertime trip "up north".

I have dreamed of being a parent for most of my adult life. I have always had this feeling of longing to have children of my own; watching them grow, teaching them everything I can about being a good person, and helping them to gain the skills they need to lead a happy and productive life.

“Since the first day I met Jeremiah, I have not spent a day without laughter or truly appreciating his positive outlook on life. Every. Single. Day. Even when I am upset about a situation, he is always there to listen and then has an uncanny ability to lighten the mood with a joke or just takes my hand in his and asks me to dance with him in the kitchen while he hums a tune to turn the mood around. He is going to make an amazing father simply because he truly wants to listen and help others in any way he can but is also fun and playful and can make a game or song out of anything. Seeing him play and care after our two dogs and the children closest to us, it makes my heart so full of desire to watch him parent a child of our own.” -Kari

meet carson and jack

Carson Boo is our pug dachshund mix that is full of love and spunk. His favorite activities include snuggles as a family, playing with his pig Pillow Pet, walks around our neighborhood, and eating apples as treats. 

Jack Jack is our chihuahua dachshund rescue that has a heart of gold. His favorite activities include caring for others, receiving all the belly rubs you can offer, sleeping wrapped up in blankets, and hoarding all of his toys in a pile. 

We cannot imagine our lives without these two loving boys in it as they bring us happiness and laughter each and every day from looking in to their sweet eyes while playing tug-a-war to watching them chase each other and squirrels around the yard to being so excited when we come in the room their tails wag so hard that it threatens to lift their rear ends off the floor. When it comes to children, and really any visitors, they both love to play and give kisses and we can't wait to watch them become big brothers to a little human.

our home

We live in cute little 1950's ranch home in a suburb just northeast of Columbus, Ohio. Our home is cozy, warm, and inviting. For us, it feels like a big hug when you walk through the front door and we always have music playing in the background. One of our favorite pastimes is cooking together while classic rock music plays, to which we sometimes laugh, dance, and generally act like fools while we accidentally burn the pancakes.

We have an amazing yard with a couple of large oak trees that keeps our brick patio shaded in the warm summer months and gives it a slight forest-like feel. With that comes small wildlife that we love to watch through our kitchen window. We have a few families of squirrels and many birds that frequent our yard and trees and we love watching them interact together.

Our charming neighborhood is an amazing gem outside of such a large city with full, mature trees and sidewalks that we love to walk our dogs on, which always leads to a short scavenger hunt on their part in search of some unseen critter. Within walking distance, we have a plethora of local parks, walking trails, schools, and restaurants and are within 30 minutes of the zoo, science museum, and conservatory that we look forward to exploring with our future child.

our dreams

Ever since we started dating and felt our connection grow into something bigger, we dreamt about becoming parents and what that would look like for us. Both of us always saw kids as a part of building a little family of our own. As we painted this picture of our future, adoption was always a part of it as we wholeheartedly believe that love makes a family and we didn't need to grow our family biologically to fill our hearts. 

We dream for this child to have a childhood filled with love, laughter, and learning. We dream of a fun, joyous childhood full of those little everyday family moments that will last a lifetime like dyeing Easter eggs, carving pumpkins, baking cookies, and having hot chocolate with mini marshmallows on cold, Ohio winter days together. We also dream of giving our child unconditional love and support through life’s challenges while teaching them to be humble, courteous, and respectful to all. We hope to live as examples for them to help them create a life they are proud of as they come into adulthood and always feel the love and support from all those a part of their life story.

About you

our letter to you

Even though we could never truly understand the decisions and “season” you are going through right now as you consider adoption for this child, we hope you feel your inner strength as a person and through the power of a mother’s love through this time. 

While we cannot know entirely what the future holds for all of us, we have long dreamt of a time when we could become parents and are hopeful that will come true through adoption. Through this dreaming of building our family we have made space in our hearts for you and our future child, should you consider us to parent your child, and can promise the following:

•  We will do our best to create a loving, caring, and structured environment while incorporating fun and adventure into each and every day; striving to foster an environment where our child can grow and learn but still play and “be a kid”. 

•  We will give everything that we have and will never stop trying for whatever our child needs and embrace each of their hopes and dreams as they grow. 

•  We will honor you, and those closest to you, by teaching our child about their adoption story and that everyone a part of it loved them unconditionally. We will build a relationship between our families as much as we can, focusing on our child at the center of it all as we navigate forward throughout our child’s life. 

We cannot express our gratitude for you taking the time to review our profile and learning a little bit about us. While we would be honored to walk the path with you should you find peace with choosing adoption, we hope you feel loved and supported regardless of the choice you make. 

-Jeremiah and Kari