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Ben & Jacob

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: North Carolina

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We can’t begin to understand the difficult decisions you have to make right now and are in awe of your strength. We are very thankful you are taking the time to read more about us. We hope that in getting to know each other better, we will be blessed with the opportunity to be the parents of your child. We have learned that an adoption takes strength, courage, and support. We are committed to our adoption journey and hope to come alongside you throughout your own journey.

We were both lucky to have amazing childhoods full of love, adventure, and encouragement. Our dream is to pass along this same life to a child. We hope to show you we are a loving couple from a loving family who can provide your child with a safe, happy, and stable home. We dream of growing our family, and if you choose us, we will provide your child with all of our love, care, and support.

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We hope that in getting to know each other better, we will be blessed with the opportunity to be the parents of your child.

-Ben & Jacob

About Us

In 2008, while attending college in New York, our dating journey began after hanging out in the same friend circle for over a year. After dating a while, Ben had an opportunity in D.C, but after three days, he came back to tell Jake he missed him and would find something better. After graduation, we put a focus on our careers and traveling as a couple across the country. Today Ben works in leadership for a national food distributor, while Jake works for a local university. We settled in Ben’s hometown four years ago to be closer to family and were married in 2017. In our free time, we take advantage of our state’s awesome climate, spending much of our free time hiking in the mountains, camping, boating on the local lakes, and planting and harvesting in our big garden.

Our Home & Pets

We are so blessed to live in a beautiful small town on the outskirts of a large, diverse city. Our town has an award-winning school system and one of the largest networks of parks in the region. We can walk or bike throughout our neighborhood to pools, parks and restaurants. When we are in the mood for the big city, we are only 10 minutes away from the arts and culture center of our state. We have a nice yard with both gardens and lawn dotted with several large flower and a vegetable garden. The long, covered front porch and big patio for Friday night bonfires are our favorite spots. Inside, our child will have a large room with a connected playroom that our parents are already filling with toys, games and books! Our nieces and nephews think the neighborhood pools and our two dogs and two cats are the best parts of our home!

Our Extended Family

We both have amazing childhood memories and continue to be very close to our families. Our parents and stepparents are exceptional, and they are definitely enjoying being grandparents. They can’t wait to add more to the mix, and we can't wait to introduce a child to all of their cousins. What a blast they will have growing up together! Having so much family within a 30-minute drive of our home is a blessing.

Ben’s favorite childhood memories include the annual summer beach vacation with all his cousins. He still tries to build those tall drip sandcastles every time we are at the beach. Jake’s favorite memories are around Christmas morning and spending time with his family in the deep snow of Upstate New York. He is an expert snow fort architect.

We have made our own traditions as a couple and still spend much of our free time with our brothers, sisters, and extended family. In all, we have seven brothers and sisters, along with 16 cousins, so our get-togethers are always big, loud, fun, and full of laughter! We do not take ourselves too seriously and enjoy having a blast as a family!

What Led Us To Adoption

Both of us have always wanted kids and the opportunity to build our own family. We have discussed this openly as a couple for as long as we have been together. Having had uniquely amazing childhoods, we feel so loved by our families and want to share that love with a child. We would love to give them as awesome of a childhood as we had, filled with amazing adventures and memories. Adoption has always seemed like the perfect fit for us and has played a part in the lives of those close to us. One of our closest friends was adopted as an infant, and Ben’s cousin adopted just a few years ago.

more about Ben

more about Ben

Occupation:
Customer Marketing
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management
Food:
Japanese hibachi
Hobby:
Anything outdoors!
Movie:
The Goonies
Favorite Tradition:
Family summer vacation to the beach
Sport:
College football
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Dolly Parton, Diana Ross
TV Show:
Parks and Recreation
Book:
Holes
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Backpack across Europe

more about Jacob

more about Jacob

Occupation:
Operations Director
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management
Food:
Italian, Thai
Hobby:
Gardening
Movie:
The First Wives Club
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas morning
Sport:
College football
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Billy Joel, Beyonce
TV Show:
30 Rock, Game of Thrones
Book:
Harry Potter
Subject in School:
Biology
Dream Vacation:
Greek islands

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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