About Us/Me

We are Jacob and Jim, we met online and we've been together since 2006. When Jim and I met we immediately hit it off. We take no decision lightly so we lived together for many years before we married in 2011. Our wedding took place overlooking Niagara Falls in a joint ceremony with our two best friends. During our time together we have rescued two Chihuahuas Oliver (6) and Bella (7). Oliver came to us at 9 weeks old, he is a goofy playful little guy. He has never met a stranger and if you give him a treat he will be your best friend forever.

 

About You

Our dream of becoming a family would not be possible without you. I have to be honest when I say we took a long time to decide to start a family, because we had/have a little anxiety. We think that every parent goes through that before they actually become a parent though. There will always be something to worry about when you are trying to raise a happy and healthy child. We do hope we will be great parents, we truly believe we will be. Despite our anxiety we are also extemely excited to take on our new role of Dads. A family is something we truly desire.   Jim has been ready to parent for a lot longer than I have been. The last 2 years is really when I decided I too was ready.

 

About Us/Me

We are Jacob and Jim, we met online and we've been together since 2006. When Jim and I met we immediately hit it off. We take no decision lightly so we lived together for many years before we married in 2011. Our wedding took place overlooking Niagara Falls in a joint ceremony with our two best friends. During our time together we have rescued two Chihuahuas Oliver (6) and Bella (7). Oliver came to us at 9 weeks old, he is a goofy playful little guy. He has never met a stranger and if you give him a treat he will be your best friend forever. The relentless attempts to lick you will let you know he likes you. Bella is a lot more reserved. Bella is the sweetest little girl once she knows she can trust you, though, She took to Jim almost immediately. Bella has definitely made Jim her human. I (Jacob) am 34. I worked as a nurses assistant for 10 years before I decided to make a career move. Currently I am working as a cosmetologist in a salon and a part-time cosmetology instructor. I love the social aspect of it mostly, I meet some great people in the community and I've made some awesome friends as a result. My hobbies include quilting, painting and home improvement. I obtained a science degree during my many years of college. I lingered there a long time taking every class I could, mostly because I love to learn new things. I am the oldest of 4. My sister is married and has one child (12). My brother is married and has one child (2). My baby sister is coupled and has one child (10 months old) and one on the way. He or she is due in October. Jim is is 45, he was in the Navy and learned how to be an electrician during his time of service. He currently works as a maintenance supervisor at a large manufacturing company. His hobbies include golfing, racing (as a spectator these days), cars and power tools. He spent a great deal of his life racing sprint cars professionally and he talks about it all the time. He is the younger of two siblings. His brother is married and has one biological child (4) and three step children (21, 18 and 16). Jim's family lives just a few minutes from us. We do Sunday dinners at their house and get together every chance we get.Together Jim and I like to attend music concerts and stand up comedy shows. We do home improvement projects together and we both love going out to eat trying out the resturants in Columbus. Both of our parents have been married 30 + years, we've been raised in homes all about longevity in relationships and we've both had great childhoods. Our families are so excited for us and we have their full support in our decision to raise a child. The grandparents are in line to start spoiling! This adoption has been a long time coming, we have spent many years thinking about it and preparing for it. We cannot wait to have a little baby to complete our family.  

About you

Our dream of becoming a family would not be possible without you. I have to be honest when I say we took a long time to decide to start a family, because we had/have a little anxiety. We think that every parent goes through that before they actually become a parent though. There will always be something to worry about when you are trying to raise a happy and healthy child. We do hope we will be great parents, we truly believe we will be. Despite our anxiety we are also extemely excited to take on our new role of Dads. A family is something we truly desire.   Jim has been ready to parent for a lot longer than I have been. The last 2 years is really when I decided I too was ready. On December 22, 2015 I lost the most important and influential person in my life, my grandmother. She went in for simple surgery and never woke up from a coma. I got the call from my mother and rushed to my grandmothers side. My entire family was there to say our goodbyes. It was a terrible day for all of us, but in those moments I realized how strong the love my family is for one another. She was so important to all of her children and grand-children, and we all joined together to get through our loss. The second event occurred almost exactly 1 year later.... My best friend and I were robbed at gun point during a visit to Akron. I’ve always heard that when you’re going to die your life flashes before your eyes. In my case it was the weeks that followed something  I may not have escaped alive. Why am I telling you this? The reason is simple.... these two events made me think about my mortality, and the legacy I’ll leave behind. I don’t want to regret not having a family of my own. We can't even begin to imagine what you are going through having to make this decision. We want you to know that you can be confident in your decision of giving us the greatest gift a person can give to another. Ask us anything you’d like, we are an open book.  We look forward to watching him/her grow and learn and the love our family will share. We will see to it that she/he understands you did what you felt was right and that you gave two people something they could not create themselves. You are her/his mom/parents. She/he needs to know that you too love her/him and had her/his best interest at heart when you made this decision. We will forever be grateful to you for making us a family.