Amber & Jeremy
Race of child interested in adopting:Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Native American, Hispanic or South/Central American, Native American (American Indian)
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
What we are able to offer your child is a Mom and Dad whose marriage is strong, committed, and full of love. Your child will have two sets of parents that only want what is best for him/her. A family that they don't even know yet, already loves this child so much and has been praying for, for so long. What we'd most like to say is "PICK US, PICK US, PLEASE PICK US! "Our promise to our child is that she/he will be welcomed and surrounded by unconditional love, hugs, kisses, and snuggles. We offer a positive environment, patience, stable family life, financial stability, everything he or she needs, and not everything they "want". A good education, tons of extended family and friends that are patiently waiting to love on this child! We also promise to always speak positively of our child's birth parents and answer any questions we are asked, openly and honestly. We will do our very best to ensure this precious child knows without a doubt how loved and cherished he or she is. How eternally grateful we are to have been blessed with her or him through a birth mom's indescribable gift of granting the miracle of adoption.
We met six years ago by bumping into each other in the hallway of our apartment building. We started dating, dated for a few months, and married in November of 2010. Amber is the oldest of three children. Her parents divorced when she was 4 years old and was raised by her Mom. Her mother provided a firsthand example of what it means to work hard for all you have, to put your children's needs above your own, and how to make the best of any situation. Amber has dreamed of being a mom ever since she was very young. Most of her teenage years were spent babysitting.
Jeremy is the middle child of three children and it shows. He is the attention hog at every get together! With a wonderful sense of humor, if Jeremy does not get a laugh out of you, he will keep trying until he does. Our baby will have the best of both worlds, not only with the full attention from mom & dad, but being surrounded by a large family with many little playmates.
Our home is a two-story, 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with a big fenced-in backyard. We grill, play ladder ball, and horseshoes in the backyard. Our neighborhood is quiet and family friendly. The children in the neighborhood ride their bikes up and down the streets and play freely. The playground is across the street from our house. We are within walking distance to the Elementary, Middle, and High School. We live in a wonderful place to raise a family. We have already started creating the nursery and it serves as a reminder to us that God has a special child for us.
Our Extended Family
Both of our families know of our struggle with infertility and are very supportive and excited for us to adopt. They love our future child already and are looking forward to welcoming a new little one with lots of love and kisses. Jeremy's side of the family is easy going and very sweet. Jeremy has two adult children from a previous marriage who made Amber feel accepted and loved the first time they met. Jeremy's mom, Gayle likes crocheting, puzzles, cats, and grandkids! Jeremy's dad, Donn, is a very involved grandpa. He does lots of things with the grandkids like bakes the cutest Christmas cookies ever, reads them their favorite stories, and plays with them. We typically pack up the car to visit them for the Holidays, since Gayle doesn't travel anymore. We love our low-key time together of having dinner, opening gifts, and just chatting and catching up.
Amber's family are close-nit, easy going, and all have a fun sense of humor. Her mom's boyfriend, John is like a dad to us, as her dad passed away many years ago, and her nephews call him "Papa John" because in every sense of the word, he is a Grandpa! Her nephews ask often when we are going to give them a little cousin to play with. Since her family lives out of town, they come to us! We like to spend time doing anything together, going out to eat, baking, shopping, movies, amusement parks, just hanging out. We will typically have everyone on my side over for the Holidays and turn it into a sleepover.
Our Family Traditions
We will be hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter at our house. Amber's mom is very generous at Christmas time and usually brings more gifts than anyone can handle, even though we tell her not to. Christmas morning, Amber makes a breakfast quiche or pancakes for everyone, then we watch the Christmas Story movie, maybe go sledding, have homemade hot cocoa, and open presents.
What Led Us To Adoption
After we married we were ready to have a baby, but our many attempts failed. What we were told next shattered us. We both were suffering from infertility. We pursued several fertility treatments and none were successful. After much heartache and grieving our losses, Amber began to realize that what she really desired was to just be a "mommy". If our ability to get pregnant was taken from us, the we believe with all our hearts that adoption is the answer to our prayer for a family. We are so excited and at peace about our journey.