Our adoption profile

Alison & Jacob

Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
State We live in: Illinois

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about us. We cannot begin to understand how difficult this decision must be for you. We don’t know what brought you down this path, but we hope you feel supported and loved no matter where you are in your journey. We admire you so much for having the strength to choose life and considering adoption. We know you just want the best for your baby, and we want that too.

We promise to cherish and love your baby with all of our hearts and souls and to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing home and a life with every opportunity possible. We promise to provide your baby with all the laughter, happiness, and joy we can. We would spend every moment of every day being incredibly grateful that you chose us to raise your child.

We know you just want the best for your baby, and we want that too.

-Alison & Jacob

About Us

We enjoy laughing a lot and being silly. We believe that no matter what happens in the day, we should always look at the positive and find the silver lining. We try to be active when we get home by walking around our neighborhood and exercising. We value eating dinner together every night. We enjoy being with our family and friends as much as possible while still allowing ourselves our much needed “us” time. When we have downtime, we enjoy home projects, gardening, going to flea markets, and trying new places to eat and visit on the weekends. We enjoy traveling and try to take a vacation at least once a year, typically with family and friends.

Our Home & Pets

We recently built our new home based on our dream of growing our family. Our neighborhood is very friendly. It’s still growing with a mix of young families and retired families. We have a fire station outside our neighborhood and a community sports park across the street. We are close enough to downtown that we can participate in all the local events but far enough away that we get the comfort of living in a quiet neighborhood. Our school district is one of the top in our state. One of the reasons we moved to this city is because of the diversity and inclusion it promotes. We have two cats, Loki and Nebi, who bring so much joy and laughter to our lives.

Our Extended Family

Jake has two step-siblings and a stepmother. (His father passed away in 2021.) He has lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins where he grew up. His mother lives close to us, and we see her weekly. We have six nieces and nephews from his side of the family. We try to visit them and bring our nieces and nephews down to spend the weekends with us as much as possible.

Nine years ago, Alison found out she has one paternal brother and three nephews. We see each other about three times a year for family vacations and reunions and connect on the phone as well. Alison’s parents live close by, and we see them weekly as well. We both have extended family around our city and get together about once per month and on holidays. We are lucky as we have great relationships with our families and each other’s families as well. We spend Memorial Day weekend with Jacob’s extended family and Labor Day weekend with Alison’s extended family.

What Led Us To Adoption

We knew adopting was going to be part of our life plan. During our relationship and now marriage, we always discussed having children and adoption being part of our life. We have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, but we know we want to expand our family. We’ve always believed family doesn’t have to be blood related. Alison grew up surrounded by others who have been adopted (her brother, cousin, neighbors, and kids she went to school with), and Jake has just reconnected with an aunt who was adopted at birth.

more about Alison

more about Alison

Occupation:
Contract Specialist and Part-Time Therapist
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s in clinical psychology
Food:
Anything with carbs
Hobby:
Reading, decorating, puzzles, musicals
Movie:
Tremors, anything Marvel
Favorite Tradition:
Family vacations
Sport:
College basketball
Holiday:
Christmas, Halloween
Music Group:
Backstreet Boys
TV Show:
Supernatural
Book:
Author Patricia Cornwell
Subject in School:
Psychology
Dream Vacation:
Italy, Turks & Caicos

more about Jacob

more about Jacob

Occupation:
Coal miner/warehouse manager
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
College
Food:
American cuisine
Hobby:
Antiquing, sports, reselling
Movie:
Anything from ’80s early ’90s
Favorite Tradition:
Family reunions
Sport:
Baseball, football, basketball
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Journey, Breaking Benjamin
TV Show:
American Pickers
Book:
Sports biographies
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Touring the U.S.

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