Jason & Kalin
Jason & Kalin
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: IL
Dear Expectant Mother,
We can’t imagine how hard of a decision this is for you, but we want to thank you for considering us to raise your child. A simple thank you doesn’t seem quite enough, and as the mother, you will always have a special place in our hearts for adding the final piece to our family’s puzzle. We will devote our lives to making your child's life safe, happy, and full of love and lifelong memories they can then pass on to their own children. Our parents raised us both to be strong, self-sufficient, smart, and caring people. We carry those values and will raise your child with those in mind.
If chosen, we cannot wait to include your child in our lives. Fall to Christmas is our favorite time of year. Your child's holidays will be full of Christmas memories, fun Halloweens, and, most importantly, family. We love to decorate the house for all of the holidays and can’t wait for Christmas so we can put up the Christmas tree together, hang stockings with our names above the fireplace, and then snuggle up to watch our favorite movies. We promise your child will know what love and family are, and he or she will be the center of our world.
We thank you for taking the time to look over our profile and wish you the absolute best on what has to be one of the toughest journeys one can embark on.
We had an instant connection the moment we met and have been together for seven years. The first year of our relationship was long-distance, which was hard, but it made us stronger and forced us to talk and get to know each other on a much deeper level. Five years ago, we were married along the Riverwalk in Chicago in a small ceremony with our closest friends and family. Kalin grew up in a small town in Illinois. He’s had a passion for giving back and trying to find the cure to fight cancer. That is what led him to get his master’s in clinical research management and his career in oncology research. Jason was born and raised in Kansas. Jason always loved working with numbers and math, which led him to his current position as a billing supervisor for a highly respected law firm.
We live in a small town in Illinois with a great school system. We live in a newer neighborhood with younger families who have kids of all ages for a child to grow up and play with. Our home has three bedrooms, two baths, and a huge basement with ample play room for a child and their friends to run around and be silly. Our home is located close to various parks and hiking trails that offer endless family adventures. We have a dog who is 8 ½ years old. His name is Oliver. He is a boxer mix and a big softie who loves people. His favorite activity is to play with our friends’ children when they come to visit, so he would love to have a human sibling to play with.
Our Extended Family
Kalin’s side has many traditional family gatherings. Kalin’s paternal grandmother is the matriarch at the age of 90. She has four children, 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, with one on the way. Your child will have many second cousins to play with at every family gathering. We get together for all major holidays, birthdays, and life milestones. It’s a family full of joy and love.
Growing up, it was just Jason and his parents. Jason’s mom was adopted at a very early age and would always share the impact that had on her life. Unfortunately, in 2014 Jason lost his father, and then, in early 2019, he lost his mother. While hard, Jason can’t wait to share the lessons he learned from them with his own child.
We love fall, so one of our favorite traditions is the annual family hayride. It’s held out in the country, and a huge pot of soup is cooked on an open fire. Smores and hotdogs are cooked for the kids, and we take a long hayride through the country backroads enjoying the colors of fall. We have traditions like this for every holiday.
What Led Us To Adoption
When we were dating, we both wanted to be fathers, which is one of the things that drew us to each other. We never expected to find each other and, because of that, never expected to have kids. But we did find each other, and we know now there is a child waiting to find us and complete our family. Jason also has a personal connection with adoption as his mother was adopted. He has heard stories from his mother about how grateful she was for her adoptive parents and the life they were able to give her. We can’t wait to share that same love and opportunity with a child of our own.