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Jake & DJ

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Nebraska

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We sincerely thank you for considering us as we begin our journey. We are grateful for your consideration. We cannot begin to understand how difficult this decision is for you, but we do hope we can ease some of the heavy emotions you may be feeling. We cannot wait for you to get to know us better and for us to show you we can provide a safe and loving home.

We are so excited about the opportunity to share our lives with a child. Our deepest wish is to raise a child who knows they are loved and who will change the world. They will be raised to be kind, brave, and decent to others. We believe kindness and patience have the ability to change the world, and instilling these traits will always be our priority.

We will grant them any and every opportunity to be successful in this life and will do everything in our power to ensure they can achieve their dreams. We will allow them to be themselves and pave their own path as they explore their own interests. They will be celebrated, supported, and, most of all, loved unconditionally by us. We can promise you this.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Jake and Dj

They will be celebrated, supported, and, most of all, loved unconditionally by us. We can promise you this.

-Jake & DJ

About Us

We met in 2015 one night while out on the town, and the connection was instant. Dj had just finished pilot training and reached his permanent military station just two months prior to our meeting. From then on, we were inseparable, marrying in 2018 and just enjoying all life has to offer. Dj is a pilot in the United States Air Force, and Jake is an emergency department nurse manager. We have enjoyed traveling the world and are avid snow skiers. We both highly value education and advancing our respective careers. Dj has a master’s degree and Jake is currently working on a doctorate degree. We both have such passion for what we do and are driven to improve the lives of others in everything we do. Raising a child who knows they are loved dearly and instilling that same passion to do good in this world is our highest priority.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom townhome in urban Nebraska (no cornfields here!). We share our home with our two cats, Cedric and Emma, and a gentle and loving dog, Archer. We have one of the world’s best zoos and a fantastic school district. We live right across the street from an elementary school and are surrounded by multiple parks in every direction. In the fall, we have a pumpkin patch that holds a special place in the hearts of children in our area. Our neighbors are kind and loving, and we are very happy to live where we do.

Our Extended Family

We both come from large families and each have four siblings. Dj’s family is a little separated from us as he moved here for work. Among his four siblings, there are a total of five nieces and nephews. We often enjoy trips back to Hawaii and South Carolina to visit and love having large family dinners full of laughter. Jake’s family is much closer to us, with most of his extended family living in the same city. There are seven nieces and nephews. We love to babysit and spoil them as much as we can. It was in large part because of them that we realized we wanted a family of our own.

Our families are very important to us. Despite the distance, we take every opportunity to sneak in a visit. While it’s not the most convenient, it has granted us the chance to travel to places like Hawaii on a regular basis. We cannot wait to share the wonder and beauty of the Hawaiian islands with our own little one! In addition to our families, we have the world’s best support system in our friends. They are just as dear to us, and we count ourselves very lucky to have them in our lives!

What Led Us To Adoption

While we have greatly enjoyed each other’s company for the past six years, we realized there was a huge hole in our hearts. We are excited to love unconditionally, share our experiences, and provide a wonderful life for any child we are lucky enough to adopt. We understand this responsibility is so important and vow that our child will always know they are loved by us and you. We know we have the ability to love any child and that having biological children was not going to increase that ability to love.

more about Jake

more about Jake

Occupation:
Emergency department nurse manager
Religion:
Agnostic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Current doctoral student
Food:
Fettuccine alfredo
Hobby:
Snow skiing, collecting crystals
Movie:
Steel Magnolias
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas baking
Sport:
Snow skiing
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Fleetwood Mac
TV Show:
Schitt’s Creek
Book:
Harry Potter
Subject in School:
Science
Dream Vacation:
Singapore

more about DJ

more about DJ

Occupation:
Air Force pilot
Religion:
Agnostic
Race:
African American
Education:
Master’s degree
Food:
Spaghetti
Hobby:
Solving puzzles
Movie:
Interstellar
Favorite Tradition:
Family gatherings
Sport:
Soccer
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Odesza
TV Show:
Ted Lasso
Book:
The Hidden Reality
Subject in School:
Science
Dream Vacation:
French Riviera

Contact Jake & DJ

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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