Our names are Jeremy and Claire we have three children already their names are Lorelai (10), Sadie (5), and Maximus (2).
We got married in December of 2006 right before Jeremy deployed to Iraq for over a year. He returned right before our eldest daughter Lorelai was born in September of 2008. After she was born Claire graduated from Kent State in 2009 with her Bachelor’s in Business Management. Jeremy started college the following year and graduate from Akron University in 2013 with his Bachelor’s in Construction Engineering. That same year Sadie was born in October and we became a family of four. Since then Jeremy has become the sole provider for the family while Claire is at home with our kids. Our youngest Maximus was born in November of 2016 he arrived a little bit early but has since caught up quickly to his sisters. We enjoy spending time together as a family watching sports, traveling, and spending time outside. We put a high focus on education with our kids because we know that it is what can open many doors in the future for them. We like to travel and explore historical areas of the country, but we also take a family vacation to Disney World every year that is something the kids look forward to every year.
Jeremy loves his job as a Transportation Engineer. As the sole provider for our family he takes his role very seriously and works to always be at the top of his career. He likes to keep busy so in addition to working full time he is also a student at Kent State University in their Master’s in Public Administration Program and he is also running for a City Council seat in our city in the November 2019 Election. One of my favorite things about Jeremy is the passion that he puts into whatever he is pursuing at that moment. He is continually striving to learn more and by doing so he sets forth a excellent example for our children. When he is not working he enjoys watching sports and attending sporting events. He likes to play an active role in doing homework because he wants to ensure that our children understand the value of education. I lean on Jeremy because he is extremely strong and he will always be my best friend. I am very blessed and grateful to call him my husband and the father of our children.
Claire is the CEO of the household. Without her vision and direction it would not function the way it should. Claire’s dedication to everything she undertakes is second to none, she is the embodiment of what a strong leader should be. This year will mark 13 wonderful years of marriage with Claire, I love my wife because she is all that I am not: smart, sophisticated, intelligent, beautiful and my best friend. Without her, I wouldn’t be where I am now. To describe Claire as “Awesome” would be a serious understatement. She’s so much more than awesome, she’s a role model for our daughters and what they should strive to be like as they grow up. She’s more than awesome, she’s a true inspiration. In addition to managing our household, Claire is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Kent State University. Claire is fully and courageously committed to living the best and most fun life imaginable. What I love most about my wife is, her strength, her humility, her spirit, her passion, and simply her presence.
Thank you so much for your brave decision to make an adoption plan. I (Tegan) know how much work it is to be pregnant, and I admire you so much for choosing to do what is best for you and your child. If you have the strength to do this, there will be no challenges in life that are too great for you to overcome.
Matt and I agree that being parents has been the greatest joy of our lives. Exhausting and stressful as it is, there is nothing we could ever do or accomplish that is more important to us than raising children to be kind, strong, well-educated, and empathetic.
Last fall, we bought a house in a sweet little neighborhood that we think is the perfect place for children to grow up. We both spent our childhoods playing outside with neighbor kids until the sun went down, and we want our children to have that chance too. Right now, we have just one daughter, Evelyn, but we have spent the last year fostering babies and toddlers. We loved having the chance to bond with the 5 children that have been part of our family throughout the past year; getting to play our part in helping them be reunified with their biological families was our privilege. But the greatest joy of all would be having a child that could be part of our family forever—one that we could watch grow up and stand behind through all the ups and downs of life.
Matt – Matt is the best Papa a kid could ask for. He is patient and gentle and always ready with a cheesy “dad joke” for any occasion. Matt and Evelyn enjoy doing hobbies together; mainly “rock science” and woodworking.
Tegan – Motherhood has been the best part of my life over the past several years. It’s so amazing getting to watch children grow and learn about the world around them. When it’s warm outside, I like to spend lots of time outside with the children gardening, taking walks, and playing in the creek with toy boats. During the winter we like to do crafts and play games.
Hello! We are Brian and Noel. Although we do not know you, we want you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you as you continue on this journey. We know you are going through a lot right now and we admire your strength and courage as you make an adoption plan for your baby. Thank you for looking at our profile and for considering us as loving parents for your child.
Our story began in summer of 2004 when we met through a mutual friend. On our first date we spent hours talking and it did not take long for us to realize that we were meant to be. After one and a half years of dating, Brian got down on one knee and proposed. Noel said, “YES! YES! YES!”
Over the years our love for one another has only grown stronger. In the summer of 2010, we began trying to start a family and we realized that adoption would be the perfect way for our family to grow. It wasn’t until we actually adopted Michael in January of 2014, that we understood just how amazing and beautiful adoption really is. We were again blessed when we adopted Noah in May of 2015. We believe that love is what makes a family and we certainly have a lot of love to give!
Brian is an amazing dad and husband! He is a handyman around the house and has taught himself to play the keyboard, guitar and accordion. He enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and working in the yard. Brian races home every day from work to spend as much time as possible with Michael and Noah.
Noel is so happy to be a stay-at-home mom! She fills each day with educational and fun activities for Michael and Noah. When Noel has free time, she likes visiting with family and friends. Noel also enjoys taking pictures, volunteering in the boys’s classrooms, running and being outdoors.
About Our Boys
Michael (age 5) is very curious and tries to figure out how things work. Although he can be shy, Michael is silly when playing with his family and friends. Unlike Noah, by nature, Michael is cautious! When we are out, he keeps a close eye on Noah and always makes sure he is safe.
Noah (age 4) has been in constant motion since his first breath! He is always smiling and is bursting with personality. Noah is definitely mischievous, but that is only because he is so excited to explore and learn new things!
Our Lives Together
The most important thing to us is spending time together as a family! Since Brian is a teacher and Noel is a stay-at-home mom (former teacher), we have lots of time together. We love playing games, building forts, making pancakes, racing cars, playing outside, family dinners and reading together before bed. There is so much love in our family and we cannot wait to share it with another child!
Our Beliefs On Adoption
We have already been blessed by the miracle of adoption twice and cannot wait to adopt again! It truly is amazing how birth families and adoptive families can come together as one. When we think of our sons’ birth families, we feel so much love and gratitude. We honor their selfless decisions every day and hold a special place for them in our hearts and family!
After adopting our sons, we truly understand that every adoption is different. Although we have open adoptions with both our sons’ birth families, the relationships look very different, and that is okay! We think it is important for adoptive families and birth families to work together to make a plan that makes everyone feel comfortable. Since we believe our children can never have too many people loving them, we are open to keeping in contact with birth families through visits, phone calls, letters, emails and photos. We understand that some birth families may need space and we can make that work, too. Regardless of the amount of contact we have with our children’s birth families, our children will always know how amazing their birth families are and that adoption was a loving choice made for them by their birth parents.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for choosing adoption for your child and for considering us as your child’s adoptive family. We would love the chance to get to know you better and to tell you more about our family!
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We understand this is a confusing and difficult time for you trying to figure out the best option for you and your precious baby. We admire you so much for choosing life and for considering adoption. We have tried for several years to build our family, unfortunately we suffer from infertility, have failed several attempts at IVF, and have suffered a miscarriage. We have prayed a lot and believe in our hearts that LOVE is what makes a family. We have lots of love and support that we are praying we will get to share with a child. Please know we are praying for you and hope God fills you with peace and support in this difficult decision.
About Us We started out as friends in 2012. Cori was originally married to Adams best friend. He died in a car accident several years ago. The accident brought us closer together as we mourned the loss of someone that we both loved. Eventually our friendship evolved. We were married in July of 2017. We share a beautiful life together. We are not only husband and wife but we are best friends and you can always find us enjoying activities together. We believe family is very important and not only do we have relationship with our won families, but we also have a very strong bound and are involved with Cori’s first husband family.
Adam is 29 getting ready to turn 30 this year. He is loving, spontaneous, patient and a hard worker. He is very handy and completely finished the entire inside of our home during its renovation. He loves sports, especially the Indians, Ohio state, and the Browns. He loves being outside, which is why Job as a City Worker where we live is so perfect. He is a wonderful husband that always assists with the house chores and often randomly shows up with flowers or some kind of surprise just to see me smile.
About Her Cori just turned 33 this year. She is kind, caring, and is always willing to do what ever she can to help someone in need. This is probably why she choose a career in health care. She is an RN at our local community hospital. She loves children and on her days off she often is spending time with her nieces and nephews. She also loves sports playing and watching them. She grew up loving to camp and loves being outside enjoying a nice sunny day.
About our Home/Pets We bought our home 3 years ago. We live outside of town in the Country in a 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1&1/2 story home on 2 acres. We love sitting outside on our patio, grilling and having bonfires during the summer. In the winter we enjoy having a fire inside having hot chocolate and watching a movie. We have one Pet, she is a cat, her name is Lily and she is about 2 years old.
We are Dawn and Joy. We would like to thank you for considering us as you are preparing your adoption plan. We can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through right now. We are very close to all our family and spend most of our free time hanging out with them. We get together for every holiday, birthdays and sometimes “just because”. We would love nothing more than to give your baby a loving and stable home to learn and grow.
We met while working for an ambulance service as EMT’s and have been together for 22 years. It has always been our dream to have children. After many years of IVF we had our son and we chose adoption as our path for a second child. Our son loves to play with his many cousins, he wrestles, loves swimming and of course he loves video games.
Dawn has been a Deputy Sheriff for 18 years. She comes from a very large family, loves the outdoors, animals, camping and fishing. She enjoys gardening and buying and selling antiques.
Joy has also been a Deputy Sheriff for 18 years. She loves all kinds of music. She plays saxophone and started to learn guitar. She loves animals, enjoys amusement park rides and solving jigsaw puzzles.
About our Home/Pets
We currently have 3 dogs ( 2 lab/golden mix, 1 rat terrier mix). They are all sweet pups that love kids. We live in a beautiful home on 1 1/2 acres with a large play set (most of it is fenced in so kids and dogs alike can safely play). We live in a wonderful rural area with top rated schools.
We write you this with kind and open hearts, forever grateful for your consideration. although we cannot know what you feel as you choose to make an adoption plan, we respect your decision for choosing this path and admire your courage. We write to you with hearts full of determination, excitement, and love for each other, as well as love for our families and the baby that we will welcome into our lives.
We understand this is a very difficult decision and we truly respect your choice in determining what is best for your child. It feels like “thank you” is not nearly enough for this incredibly tough choice you are making. Though we have not met, we are in awe of your compassion and courage. The gift of adoption is the ultimate act of profound love and selflessness. That gift has already once enriched our lives as we welcomed the arrival of our daughter, Quinn, in 2015. We promise that your child will be loved and protected and will be surrounded by family and friends who will always celebrate them and love them unconditionally. We will always let them know that you are an incredible person who placed their needs above those of your own.
The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination. Our journey has brought us here to you. We hope that during this difficult and emotional time you will give us the honor of considering our family to love and care for your baby.
Kimberly is a Medical Assistant for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University Hospitals. She enjoys cooking, baking, golf and spending time with her friends. She also loves to play tennis and take the family dog, Bentley, on long walks. One of Kimberly’s favorite activities is relaxing at the beach while reading a great book. Craig is the SVP of Credit for a private finance company. He too loves playing golf and likes to watch movies in his free time. Craig serves on the Board of Directors and as a Volunteer Coach at The First Tee of Cleveland, a youth development program that teaches life skills and core values through the game of golf. Together over the past twelve years, we have made many memories and built a solid foundation. As a family, we value many things but there are only a few at the top. Family and friends are two of the most important things in our lives and we cherish those relationships. We also value education, honesty and integrity. It is important that you study hard, try your best and always be true to yourself. We will provide you with the opportunity to discover many new things in life. The next chapter in our lives is a script waiting to be written and we anxiously look forward to turning the next page.
About Kimberly (written by Craig)
Kimberly is the most wonderful person I have ever met and will probably encounter in my lifetime. She is the most amazing mother and wife anyone could ask for. This is one of the many reasons I knew she was the one for me. If I had to pick one word to describe her, it would be selfless. She is the most kind, caring and giving person you will ever come across. She gives everything of herself and expects nothing in return. She has the gentlest soul and the softest warmest heart. Her laughter is contagious and her smile will undoubtedly light up the darkest of rooms. Everything I do in my life is because of her. I am the man I want to be when I am with her. I was lost before I met her. She is the light that shows me the way. Everyone who has the pleasure of knowing her is better off for having her in their life. She is a gift in so many ways. Your happiness means more to her than her own. She takes care of me when I am sick. She leaves me love notes in my lunch. She sends me texts and emails to see how my day is. She makes sure I eat enough for dinner and always puts extra special thought into my birthday and holiday presents. Our Daughter, Quinn, and the newest addition will be truly blessed to be able to call Kimberly their mother.
About Craig (written by Kimberly)
Craig has the best sense of humor. He is a loving, caring and sensitive person. He is an amazing provider and an even more amazing father. He is beyond intelligent, a financial and tech savvy wizard, and very professional. He is always looking out for me! He is always trying to find a way to make me smile whether it is by sending me flowers, by giving me a card or just surprising me with ridiculous gifts just because. He is a wonderful father who takes the time to be involved and attentive to our daughter. His world revolves around Quinn and I as we are always the center of his focus. One thing I LOVE about my husband, He leaves me little notes around the house that make me laugh. Craig is my best friend, my everything.
About our Home/Pets
We love our, it is peaceful and quiet, designed to be a loving retreat for our family. We have plenty of space with designated play rooms just for Quinn (and her future brother or sister!). Our big back yard offers us the chance to run and play until our hearts are content. The surrounding woods offer a wonderful view and a variety of wildlife including deer and exotic birds. Our dog, Bentley, is small in stature but big in spirit and might! He loves running through the house to play catch and going on long walks. He is a cuddler and is always up for a good snuggle.
Our names are Kyle and Abby and we first would like to thank you for looking at our profile. We know that what you are experiencing right now can be difficult and we have so much respect for you and the amount of courage you have during this process. Although we cannot fully understand all the thoughts and feelings you are going through, we want you to know that we are on your side. We would love the chance to tell you a little more about ourselves.
We met in 2006 while working together at Kent State University. We were friends first and started dating shortly after. Since she was 19 years old, Abby knew she would have a very difficult time getting pregnant. Although we were always open to adoption, we decided to try to get pregnant after marriage. After several years of unsuccessful attempts, we began to formally explore adoption. Abby discovered Caring For Kids through her friends from her women’s bible study at church. We decided Caring For Kids was a perfect fit for us after talking with their birth mother counselors and realizing how much they do to take care of the birth parents and expectant mothers. We adopted our daughter, Addison, after an emergency placement a few years ago. Addison is sweet, funny, and smart. She loves books, animals, and riding her scooter. We have two cats, Max and Leo, and live in our home close to wonderful schools and parks.
Kyle is currently a security officer at a local corporate headquarters. Some of his favorite interest are spending time with his family and friends and watching all Cleveland sports teams. He always knew he wanted a family and could not be more excited for the chance to become a father again.
Abby just finished her tenth year teaching middle school and loves her time with her students. She enjoys being outdoors and also spending time with friends and family. A strong Christian faith is important and a crucial part of our lives. We are involved at church where we have developed a strong community of friends.
One of our goals as adoptive parents is to make sure that our family feels whole and complete. We want to work with you to find the perfect blend of how our two families can become one, whether that is with just pictures, choosing a middle name, different types of communication, occasional visits, or whatever we all decide together. Our number one goal is to raise an independent and kind-hearted child who is surrounded by love every day of their life. We plan to do this with support from our families and each other. We work well together as a team, value honesty, education, and communication, and are filled with joy and anticipation for our new family.
Hello, we are Sarah and Donald, and we want to thank you for considering us in your adoption plan.
We both work in the field of education. Sarah is an educational assistant/building testing coordinator for an elementary school. Donald teaches math at an OSU regional campus and at a local community college. Donald has a passion for reading and learning. He visits the library several times a week and loves diving into a new book! Sarah enjoys crafting, going to exercise class, dinners and lunches with friends and family and relaxing at the pool when the weather is nice. Both of us enjoy staying active by walking and exploring the various nature trails and parks that are near where we live.
Shortly after we got married in 2011, we were ready to start a family but learned that it would be difficult for Sarah to conceive. We tried various infertility treatments for 5 years without conceiving and decided that we could still become a loving and growing family through adoption.
We got our dog Annie (an 18-pound puggle) in 2010 as a rescue from a local animal shelter. She has been a special part of our family, and we probably spoil her too much. She has several “outfits” that she doesn’t seem to enjoy much, but we enjoy dressing her in a sweater when it is cold outside because she is so cute!
Hello! We are Mike and Jenn. We are very excited to be traveling this adoption journey for the second time. We so admire your courage and strength as you prepare a plan for your child. You are very much in our thoughts as prayers and we hope that we have the chance to meet you soon!
We were married in 2014 right after graduating from college. Our son, Ben came to us in 2017 and was adopted in 2018. Now that he is nearing 2 years old, we are ready to adopt again! We are very family oriented. We are all about building fun, family experiences and memories together. Whether it be staying home and playing in the backyard, staying inside to create or build, or going out hiking or to the zoo or a museum, we spend a lot of time together. Family is so important to us, and as an adoptive family, that includes our children’s birth families as well. Any child that comes to us will have the opportunity to build relationships with their birth family.
Mike works from home as a web content designer. He is ambitious, hard working, but he always takes time to spend time with family in the evenings and on the weekends. He takes “Daddy Time” every day just to play and be silly with Ben. He also loves bowling, photography/videography, hiking, and going to garage sales/flea markets. His favorite quote by Dr. Seuss describes the way he lives his life perfectly: “Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” He is always himself, regardless of what others have to say.
Jenn is a Kindergarten- Eighth grade special education teacher. She is creative, nurturing, and patient. As a teacher with summers off, she spends the days creating fun and engaging activities for Ben. She often says that “inconvenience alone is not a good enough reason not to do something.” She lets Ben create, explore and get messy to create learning and memories. Jenn loves to crochet, paint, and read in her free time. Her favorite quote by C.S Lewis describes how she lives her life with her children: “Children are not a distraction from more important work, children ARE the MOST important work.”.
We also have pets! We have two cats: Seymour and Nova. Seymour acts more like a dog than a cat. He is friendly and loves to cuddle and be petted. Nova on the other hand, is all cat. She jumps, runs, climbs, and hunts any bug that gets inside. Ben and Nova are best friends and are always together.
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and get to know us a little bit. We will be praying for you as you make this decision. We hope to meet you soon.
Hi! We are Scott, Marianne and Faith. Scott is an accountant and Marianne is a photographer. This summer we will celebrate 11 years of marriage and Faith’s first birthday. After a few years of trying on our own, we decided to pursue adoption which was always something we wanted even while dating. After a little over a year, we were blessed with Faith being added to our family and are hoping to expand it again with a little sibling. Our family also includes our little pup Redford, a toy poodle. We have been blessed beyond measure and look forward to what God has in store for the future.