Hello! We are Jen and Tim. We would like to thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us. Considering adoption is a brave, courageous, loving and selfless act and we are humbled that you might consider us for the privilege of being your child’s adoptive family. We hope this profile will give you a glimpse into our family and get to know us a little. We are open to getting to know you and your hopes and dreams for your child and how we can support those hopes for your child.
We met online and had our first date more than 12 years ago. We were married in 2010 with family, friends, and our dogs present at our wedding. We enjoy being outdoors: gardening, hiking, biking, working in the yard, playing with our puppy, traveling, spending lots of time with family and friends, working on home improvements, and settling in for the evening with popcorn and a movie. We are an animal loving family and have a 6 month old puppy and 2 cats.
Tim is an Ironman! Really! He completed his first Ironman in 2017 (this insane feat is a 2.5 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile full marathon run. Yes, all in the same day as a race)! He is truly an ironman to his family and is the most caring and loving father and husband we could ever ask for. He is obviously driven and adventurous and maybe a little bit of straight arrow. Tim works for a software company and graduated from Ohio University with a business degree.
Jen holds a graduate degree in Social Work and was a therapist working with children and families for 15 years. She now manages a winery and enjoys a flexible work schedule that is very family friendly. She enjoys working for and with family friends and the ability to have our daughter at work at times and the flexibility to be active in pre-school activities and planning family fun. Jen is smart, kind, gentle, generous, and genuine-what you see is what you get. She enjoys getting Tim to color outside the lines and pushing him outside of his comfort zone sometimes!
We were lucky enough to welcome our daughter in 2013 and she is an enthusiastic and eager big sister in waiting! She has asked for a baby sister or brother since she was three and we are so hopeful that we can grow our family through adoption.
Our home is full of love and fun! We genuinely enjoy being parents and experiencing all kinds of adventures as a family. We like to try lots of new things and enjoy jumping in puddles, rolling down hills, and making snow angels. We are definitely of the opinion that getting dirty is often part of the fun and are prepared with plenty of mud boots, rain and snow pants, hats, and gloves-and lots of towels!
We live in NE Ohio in a great home on 5 acres of property with lots of trees and yard and fun places to explore and create imaginary worlds! We have a great big barn for all of Tim’s projects, a big garden, and another barn that we hope will someday house some goats or 4-H animals and pets. We live next to a great horse barn that we visit often to take treats and scratches to the resident horses, mules, and camel, Rupert. Our home is in a top rated school district and despite our rural setting, we are within 10 minutes of nearly everything a community could offer – lots of playgrounds and metro parks, all the shopping outlets one could need, and amazing schools. We have family and friends down the road and in nearby communities just a few minutes away. We enjoy being able to invite everyone over for get-togethers and bonfires in the back yard with plenty of room to run and grow and play.
Jen & Tim