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Darin & Jerad

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Iowa

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We cannot express how much growing our family through adoption means to us. Should you make our dreams of becoming parents come true, we assure you we would consider raising your baby the biggest blessing in our lives. Whenever we think and talk about our future family together and the joy and love it will bring to us, we both have tears in our eyes. Sharing our lives, traditions, and love with a new baby would mean the world to us and really make our dreams come true.

We will raise your baby with every opportunity we can offer and share everything we have learned in life. Our families are also prepared to love your baby unconditionally and to support them throughout their life. By considering us to adopt your child, not only will they have two parents who will love them unconditionally but they will have an extended family full of cousins, uncles, aunts, and grandparents to share in family traditions, enjoy holidays, and vacation with. We both have so much love to give and cannot wait to grow our family.

Should you make our dreams of becoming parents come true, we assure you we would consider raising your baby the biggest blessing in our lives.

-Darin & Jerad

About Us

We have been together for 15 years and married for almost six. It has been our dream since we met in college to have a family together. Darin works as an art teacher, and Jerad works in retail management. Both of us have a great work ethic and have been successful in our careers. We are a very close couple that loves spending time outside and enjoying nature. An ideal date night would be going for a walk in the park, getting dinner, or heading to a movie. As a couple, we complement each other perfectly; Jerad is the perfectionist, while Darin always brings a lighthearted and more laid-back approach to our relationship. A combination of our personalities is exactly what we would like when raising our future child.

Our Home & Pets

We have a two-story home with a fenced-in backyard. We have one cat, Gloria. We live on a cul-de-sac that doesn’t have any traffic, which allows us to enjoy a very peaceful outside space. We have a large garden we would love to enjoy with our future child. Our neighborhood is a mixture of retired people and young families. Every night everyone is out walking their dogs, playing in their yards, shooting hoops, or just enjoying the quiet of nature. The best part of our home is the giant prairie/wooded area behind our house, where we experience deer, hawks, owls, birds, and many other wildlife. We can’t wait to share in all of these activities with our future baby!

Our Extended Family

We are both very close to our extended families. In total, we have seven nieces and nephews who would love a new cousin to grow up with and enjoy family activities with. Our parents can’t wait to have another grandchild to spoil and welcome to the family.

Growing up, we both enjoyed and continued strong family traditions. Some of these include yearly family reunions, decorating easter eggs, carving pumpkins during Halloween, and decorating cookies as a family at Christmas time. We love to go camping as an entire family where we can go fishing, biking, play kickball, and just enjoy each other’s company.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have both always wanted a family, and adoption has always been how we would like to expand our family. We both know families that have grown through adoption, and the children are absolutely thriving in what you would typically call non-traditional homes. Being able to adopt will hopefully make our dream of having a family come true like it has for some of our friends and family.

more about Darin

more about Darin

Occupation:
Teacher
Religion:
None
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor's Degree
Food:
Any seafood
Hobby:
Drawing, reading, painting
Movie:
Jurassic Park
Favorite Tradition:
Carving pumpkins
Sport:
Swimming
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Green Day
TV Show:
Mom
Book:
Eragon
Subject in School:
Art
Dream Vacation:
Hawaii

more about Jerad

more about Jerad

Occupation:
Retail Management
Religion:
None
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor's Degree
Food:
Pizza
Hobby:
Puzzles, running, biking
Movie:
The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Tradition:
Playing games at Christmas
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Pentatonix
TV Show:
Friends
Book:
Harry Potter series
Subject in School:
Social studies
Dream Vacation:
New Zealand

Contact Darin & Jerad

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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