Nicki & Jeremy
Race of child interested in adopting:Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Native American
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
We want begin by thanking you for taking the time to read our profile and considering us to parent your child. We are very excited to become first-time parents through adoption and can’t wait to welcome a child into our family. We are Nicki and Jeremy from Brandon, Mississippi. We are a Christian couple who have been married for 7 ½ years. We’ve had the desire to adopt for several years now. This desire comes from a deep place in our hearts to offer a Godly, loving, and stable home to a precious child. We also want you to know that we are deeply humbled and thankful for the loving decision of adoption you have made for your child. As you make this important decision, we hope this look into our lives will help you know us better. We pray that you find a loving family for your child.
Our love story began with our first date being on Jeremy’s birthday, May 13, 2007. Little did we know, how much our lives were about to change. God had a plan for us and we were about to see it through. Jeremy and I started attending church shortly after we started dating. It sparked something in us that we were both missing. That’s when the “real” journey began. We got married in Brandon, Mississippi on October 11, 2008. Over the years as individuals and as a couple, we have learned to love God first. Our love and desire for God has allowed us to have a wonderful marriage full of love, respect, and compromise. I, Jeremy, am 32 years old. I come from a close-knit family. My parents, Mike and Cindy are wonderful people who have supported me full-hearted throughout the years. Growing up they were never afraid to discipline and never hesitated to tell me when they disagreed with my life decisions, but I never doubted their love for me. I was extremely fortunate to have loving parents who were able to provide a dependable, comfortable, and cheerful home. My parents have been happily married for 35 years. Nicki: I am 34 years old. My parents divorced when I was 5 years old. From then until high school, my brother and I were pretty much raised by a single mother. However, we were blessed with an exceedingly compassionate mom who taught us how to love, to be understanding, to be selfless, and caring. Another side to the story, with her being a single mom times were tough. We had to learn how to persevere through obstacles and climb mountains as a FAMILY! Although our childhood was unsteady from time to time, my brother and I had an abundance of comfort, joy, protection, and strength provided by our mom. She built our family of 3 on 100% love. It is my mom’s extraordinary gift from God--the ability to unselfishly give abiding and everlasting love. My mom, my brother and I are an intensely close family and particularly protective of our love ones.
We live in a diversified gated community on the reservoir. Our neighborhood has about 180 homes consisting of a wide range of ages, races, and cultures. We have a lot of children in our community. On any pretty day, you will see all the kids out and about in our neighborhood. We have a playground area next to the marina. We are within 10 minutes of the schools, our church, and shopping mall. Our home is 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, located in a cul-de-sac. We have a fenced in back yard for the doggies and our future children. We have recently begun to turn one of the bedrooms into a NURSERY—super exciting!!!
Our Extended Family
While we are both close to our grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, we also consider our friends to be part of our extended family. They are invited and regularly attend our family cook outs, game nights, and even vacations. Many of our adventures include our family, extended family and/or friends. A few of our favorite family adventures include; tailgating at MSU, Six Flags in San Diego, snowboarding in California, skiing in Gatlinburg, and beaching on the Gulf Coast!! We are one great big family! They all make up our amazing support system.
Our Family Traditions
Jeremy and I both come from close-knit families. Both of our families enjoy being together. We take vacations together, have game nights, and especially spend the holidays together. In the summertime, we all go boating on the reservoir, take a beach trip or two, cook out, and celebrate many birthdays in July! Every Thanksgiving, we go to Aunt Jo's and Uncle Bob's for lunch and more family time. Christmas Eve is spent out at the Fletcher's for Dirty Santa and lots of BIG fireworks. Christmas morning, we celebrate with my family and we MUST arrive in our pajamas per my mom! My mom buys us fun pajamas every year and brings them to us before Christmas. We have breakfast, fellowship and check out what Santa Claus brought us! If she had it her way, we would all spend the night Christmas Eve and wake up Christmas morning together. Every January, we go out to Mamaw Bobbye's house in the country to celebrate her birthday and a late Christmas gathering. We ALL enjoy getting together as a family for any reason whether it is boating on the REZ, hunting/fishing for the boys, shopping for the girls, family vacations, or just grilling out on a family game night. We truly value our family time and love our family.
What Led Us To Adoption
I was in high school the first time adoption was laid on my heart and mind. Since high school, those desires for adoption have definitely changed. They have grown deeper and much more mature. I talked with Jeremy about my interest in adoption before we were married. Jeremy’s brother, Shane, is adopted. When we learned of the challenge I would have getting pregnant, Jeremy’s mind started to think of it more and more for our family. Around the same time, our preacher preached a series on adoption. This is when God took Jeremy’s thoughts deeper and moved them to a desire in his heart for adoption. Our struggles of fertility issues carried on for several more years with us knowing deep in our hearts God wanted us on a different path. Finally, in January of 2015, we both knew it was time to give this to God and let Him lead us down the “RIGHT” path. We made the decision to fully surrender to God and allow His plans for us blossom. So here we are, exactly where God wants us to be and full of excitement, love, peace, and lots of joy! I, Jeremy, didn’t really think about it much until I met Nicki. Obviously, I have an adopted brother but never thought too far ahead, so wasn’t sure what my own future held. It wasn’t long after dating Nicki that I knew at some point we would adopt, but I wanted that “sign” from God. After going through IVF and seeing the toll it took on Nicki and me, I felt God pulling on me saying, “it is time." Even though we had saved up to do IVF (3) times, we both knew after the first time that IVF was not God’s will for us. I told Nicki how I felt and she felt the same so here we are.