Our names are Kelli and Jimmy and we thank you for taking the time to learn about our family. We are ready and excited to step in and raise the child that you have created. We respect your decision to place your child for adoption and promise that we will love and nurture your child in every way possible.
Jimmy and I went to the same high school and started dating several years later. Our similar beliefs in religion, family and making life as fun as possible are the foundation of our relationship and led us to marriage. We are so blessed to share a supportive and committed partnership that grows stronger with each day.
We always dreamed of having lots of children but quickly learned that infertility had another plan for us. This plan turned out better than we ever expected with the adoption of our precious daughter, Mia. She is a very loving girl with a passion for life and loves singing, soccer, hockey, Barbie dolls, and playing with all her cousins.
Both being from large families – Jimmy has three siblings and I have four – we wanted to give Mia a chance to experience the camaraderie that goes along with having brothers or sisters. I had severe endometriosis so my doctor recommended that we try again to have a biological child in hopes that the hormonal changes associated with pregnancy would cure my condition. After several infertility treatments, including two full cycles of IVF, we were blessed with another daughter, Stella. Stella is a sweetheart and completely idolizes her big sister. She loves dancing to Mia’s singing, playing baby dolls, coloring, and giving tons of kisses.
Unfortunately, the hormonal changes associated with pregnancy did not cure my debilitating pain so the only alternative left was to have a hysterectomy. I have had plenty of time to heal from the surgery and now feel 100% back to normal. Jimmy and I continue to dream of a big family with lots of kids and are excited to be adopting another child. We absolutely love both of our girls and cannot wait to welcome another child into our family.
We live in a safe, suburban neighborhood located in a great school district, and lucky for us it is the same neighborhood that Jimmy’s cousin and all four of my siblings reside. This allows us to easily spend quality time with extended family and the girls get to play with their cousins frequently. We enjoy playing ball in the street, taking the girls for walks and bike rides, and going to the nearby playground.
We also believe that spending quality time together as a couple is essential to a healthy relationship. Our adult outings may include a movie, dinner, bike ride, shopping, or sporting event. We both enjoy home improvement projects and completely remodeled the first floor of our house this past year. We are excited to host many family gatherings in the years to come.
About Kelli, by Jimmy
Kelli is a supportive wife and amazing mother with an endless list of admirable qualities. When we first started dating I was drawn to her positive personality and the way she enjoyed the simple things in life. I loved this about her so much and knew she would make an outstanding life partner.
Although Kelli is a very intelligent person with incredible drive, I have always admired her ability to balance work and family. Fortunate to have a flexible job at a local University, she always puts top priority on mommy time. She is able to pick up the girls from daycare in the early afternoon allowing them a fun afternoon together and plenty of quality time.
As a mother, Kelli is very calm and remains level headed in stressful situations. This is especially helpful when the girls decide that they both want to play with the same toy. Kelli has taught the girls to work out their disagreements without raising their voices (most of the time) and then to makeup by giving hugs. I am frequently in awe of her ability to manage the various dynamics without getting frazzled or frustrated.
Being healthy and adventurous are two things Kelli loves. She lives a healthy, active lifestyle and enjoys running, camping, and any activity that is outside. Before we met, she spent an entire summer hiking many national parks throughout the United States. She loves to tell stories and show pictures of these adventures. I am glad our children have a mom that will enjoy being active with them and look forward to many outdoorsy adventures as a family.
Kelli also has a playful personality. She enjoys doing art projects, reading books, putting together puzzles, playing dress-up, and simply making silly faces with the girls. This playful side is one of the traits that I found attractive when we initially met and it continues to keep us young at heart.
We are both ecstatic to welcome another child into the family and after watching Kelli mother our first two, I know she will be a wonderful mom because she already is! I am excited to see her nurture our next little one and help the girls form a wonderful relationship with him or her.
About Jimmy, by Kelli
A people person through and through, Jimmy is always making me laugh and has a knack for making everyone around him feel comfortable. When we first met, I never had to worry about those awkward pauses because he always knew what to say and do. I fell in love with his warm and friendly personality and these same traits have helped him succeed as a general sales manager, a job he enjoys very much.
Lucky for me, Jimmy is caring and thoughtful and goes out of his way to make the girls and me feel special. He always makes sure there is plenty of milk for my morning bowl of Cheerios and whenever the girls get hurt he comforts them by giving their boo-boos big kisses, which is an instant cure. It warms my heart to see this nurturing side of him and I feel comforted knowing he always has our back and is there to take care of us.
Playtime is crazy and loud at our house and when Jimmy’s inner kid comes out the girls are guaranteed to have a great time! He likes to build tents out of blankets that are big enough for the family, turns bath time into a swim party, and transforms the living room into a dance club. He even playfully incorporates the girls into his exercise routine by using them as weights. I love being married to a man that can be serious about his work, but knows how to relax and be playful too.
Jimmy has a modern perspective on family and contributes equally to maintaining our household. He actively participates in grocery shopping, housekeeping, laundry, and diaper changing. He is an excellent cook and is known for his Sunday dinners. I appreciate this partnership and am grateful that he likes being so involved in all aspects of our family.
I know Jimmy will go out of his way to make sure that your child will grow up in a happy and healthy home, just as he has done for Mia and Stella.
What We Have to Offer
Jimmy and I are financially stable and have an abundance of love to share with another child. We will provide your child with an opportunity to learn through life experiences by taking them to the beach, zoo, science center, sporting events, amusement parks and much more. We will support your child’s decisions and offer guidance as he/she navigates their way through life. Your child will always know that they can rely on us and come to us for anything.
Your child will be welcomed by an extended family that is experienced with the adoption process. Along with Mia, we have other family members that were also adopted. For Mia’s birthmother, we provide annual updates and pictures and are willing to do the same with you or discuss other arrangements, if you prefer.
Jimmy and I appreciate the time you have taken to read our story and hope you can picture your child with our family because we are going to love and adore them to pieces. We have taught Mia that her birthmother’s decision to choose adoption was based on love and promise to teach your child the same. Jimmy and I assure you that your child will know that their journey of life started because of you.
Jimmy and I wish you all the best and pray that you find peace in your decision. If you would like to learn more about us, please contact us through Cindy Simonson at A Loving Alternative 1-800-556-5635.
With love and respect,
Kelli & Jimmy