We're partners, husbands, uncles, and best friends. Now, we're seeking a promotion and are ready to add "daddies" to that list. We recently moved cross country to Denver, Colorado for the mountains, the adventures, and the sunshine – but MOSTLY to be closer to our nephews. (Okay...and their parents too!) We live just one mile away from Graham (6) and Aiden (4) and get to be a regular part of their lives! They have filled our hearts with so much joy, play, and laughter.
We have a rock-solid marriage, a wonderful family, a beautiful home, and lots of love to share – especially with a child and their birth family. (Plus, we've also been practicing our "dad jokes." #Prepared) We can't even begin to imagine all the feels you’re feeling, but we want you to know that you can count on us to be empathetic, honest, respectful, and compassionate. You can also be rest assured that we will provide a home overflowing with love, support, and belly laughs. Thank you for reading our story, and for your consideration.
With love and gratitude,
Nick & Jeff
Expectant mothers who choose to make an adoption plan may qualify for some level of financial assistance during their pregnancy. However, each person's situation and specific needs are different. Your adoption social worker can help you determine what level of assistance you qualify for and deserve. Many expectant mothers qualify for financial assistance to cover basic pregnancy and living expenses, including but not limited to - transportation reimbursement, utility assistance for phone, water, and electricity/gas, maternity clothing and supplements, etc.
Navigating a pregnancy alone is never easy. Depending on your situation and location, you may qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of basic living expenses, such as food and groceries.
Receiving quality medical care during your pregnancy is vital to both your health and the health of your baby. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your pregnancy-related medical expenses will be covered by the adoptive family.
Women who choose to place their baby for adoption may receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of rent and utilities. If you feel that you’ll need some help with these costs, it’s important to talk to your adoption social worker about it early in the process. Each expectant mother’s situation is different, and eligibility may vary.
In order to have a healthy pregnancy, it’s important that you have everything you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Like food and groceries, the cost of some household items - like feminine and dental care items, along with prenatal supplements - may be covered during your pregnancy.
Placing a baby for adoption is a loving, but incredibly challenging decision to make. Many women experience an array of emotions during this time and find that counseling is very helpful in navigating those feelings. If you would like to receive counseling during or after your pregnancy, that can be arranged by your adoption social worker. The cost of counseling will be covered by the adoptive family or adoption organization.
If you need assistance with transportation, your adoption social worker can work with you to find the best solution. You may eligible for assistance with transportation costs or be connected with a transportation service to utilize during your pregnancy.
It won't cost you anything. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your medical and legal fees will be covered and you may be eligible for financial assistance with other pregnancy-related expenses.
Yes. Even if you don’t know the identity of the birth father, you can still choose to make an adoption plan. However, every adoption situation is different. The adoption social worker you’re assigned to will get to know you and your story first, and then guide you through the process accordingly.
You can make an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy, even after the baby has been born. But, it's important to start the process as early in your pregnancy as possible. Connecting with those resources will allow you to gain access to important medical services, including prenatal care, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
One aspect of your adoption plan is the "Hospital Plan" an outline of how you'd like your hospital stay and delivery to go. You can craft this on your own or with the help of your adoption social worker. But everything is up to you. You’ll be able to choose who comes to the hospital with you, who is in the room with you during delivery, and how much time you’d like to spend with the baby before signing the final papers.
As part of your adoption plan, you'll determine whether or not you’d like to have an open or closed adoption or something in between. Open adoptions may include phone calls, messaging (via social media, email, or text), and/or periodic visits each year. Closed adoptions may include no contact at all or annual updates provided to the birth parent(s) by the adoptive family. Each post-adoption relationship is different and can vary based on what an expectant mother chooses in her adoption plan.
Happy New Year! Jeff and I have had the fun of hosting NYE for our family for the last few years, which has started a very fun family tradition! Each year we create an escape room style game for our niece and nephews to play where a made-up supervillain has stolen the new year with plans to destroy it at the stroke of midnight… unless the kids can foil their plans. Last year’s supervillain was “Corona Carl” – but this year the kids had to defeat “Carl KaBoom” and his “contraption of confusion!” We spent the week leading up to NYE building an elaborate series of clues, props, and special effects – my Cricut really got a workout! Last year we created some “invisible clues” that could only be revealed with a UV flashlight. The kids LOVED that part, so naturally this year needed some new “invisible” elements. We built a couple black boxes with a UV light hidden inside. The kids would need to figure out how to turn on the hidden light first, but then they could peek into the box and see Carl’s invisible message revealed! On the night of the party the kids...
Our adoption agency provided us with a list of questions frequently asked by actual birth mothers. These are our answers! What are your neighborhood, school system and community like? How is it conducive to raising an adopted child? Our neighborhood is amazing for families. We live on a lovely tree-lined street in Denver, Colorado. At one end of block is a High School, a community center, and a park. At the other end of the block is an incredible view of the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Everything in between is connected by hiking trails, bike paths, and playgrounds. We live only one mile away from “our tribe” - including our nephews and Nick’s sister. We’re all very close and love the outdoors – so the child we adopt will grow up playing, hiking, camping, and skiing along side their cousins, Aunts and Uncles. Denver has some very strong schools – we’re both very excited to volunteer in the classroom! What are your values/religion/belief system? How do you plan to teach those to your adopted child? We’d describe ourselves as spiritual – but not religious. Our most important values are unconditional love, gratitude, empathy, and kindness. It...
Jeff and I had just moved to Denver in October 2020. We made the move so we could be closer to our family – so we were very excited to have arrived in time to celebrate all of the upcoming holidays with them! It takes a village – so we all divided up holiday hosting duties. Jeff and I were excited to get to host New Year’s Eve! There were going to be 4 kids at the party – so we knew we wanted to have an exciting activity to keep them entertained. At Halloween, Maddie (the oldest of the four) was dressed as an M.I.B. Agent and lamenting that an escape room she was dying to go to was closed due to Covid... Lightning struck: we could build our own escape room for our NYE party! We invented Global Super-Villain: Corona Carl™. (A little photoshop magic helped transform a photo of Jeff into Carl.) We decided that Carl had stolen the new year and locked it up in a steamer trunk in our basement. That jerk was trying to trap us in the year 2020 FOREVER! Jeff photoshopped to create Global Super-Villain: Corona Carl™ We spent November and...
Hello! Hello! Hello! Thank you for checking out our adoption profile! We’re honored to be under consideration as a potential family for your baby. We can only imagine all the feels you must be feeling. We want you to know we’re not just “here for your baby” – we’re here for you too. While we don’t know you yet, we already admire what a strong and loving person you are for considering adoption. We do not take this lightly. Jeff and I always knew it was our destiny to find one another. (Our love was already written in the stars.) We feel the same way about the little one that will come into our lives. (They're the "little dipper" to our "big.") We already have love beyond measure on reserve for them. We hope our family will grow to include the biological family of the child we’ll adopt. (After all, how could we possibly love a child, but not those who gave them life?) No matter what form our relationship takes we’ll build it together, and make sure it works for everyone. Especially your child. We recognize what an enormous decision lies before you. Our goal is to give you...
Ever since we were babies, we’ve wanted to be daddies. Fatherhood has always been our ultimate life goal. So ultimate that my husband Jeff, and I began discussing our thoughts on adoption and raising a family even before our first official date. The first date sealed the deal. It was absolutely love at first sight. It was exhilarating to realize all the ways we were compatible — but especially as future co-parents. The planets aligned for us in a big way. All of our dreams suddenly felt possible! So we began to make it possible! First, we made honest men out of each other and got married in a very simple court house ceremony. (#JustMarried #JustUs) We preferred to save our money to start our family instead of throwing a big bash. (But our 10 year anniversary will be EPIC.) Then — wanting to be closer to our tribe — we moved cross country to Denver be with my sister and her family, including our two nephews: Graham (6) and Aiden (4). (It takes a Village, and these are our Village People.) Next, we started to research “how to adopt” in our new state. We found an attorney, we found...
Somehow Nick and I were able to wait two whole days until we saw each other again after our first date. At the time I was living with a friend, and we were hosting a holiday party, so of course I wanted my new love to be there. Nick came into that party with no fear about walking into a house filled with my friends, and we had a great time working the room as I introduced him to each person there. After we made the first round we retreated to a quiet spot in the house next to the Christmas tree, so we could commence our new found favorite hobby: talking and looking into each other's eyes while swooning. Our time was cut short by the arrival of a friend and his four newly adopted children. This was the first time any of us were meeting the kids and they instantly ran over to Nick and I... probably because we were sporting oversized Christmas light up necklaces. The rest of the party soon faded away and all I could see was this wonderful man showing such kindness to the kids, while emitting a glow of pure joy. This was...
We moved to Denver last year and wound up with enough empty cardboard boxes to start our own Amazon distribution center. The boxes were on their way to the recycling bin when inspiration struck: We could build an EPIC cardboard fort for our nephews! (Best housewarming ever!) Armed with our leftover packing tape we went to work building tunnels, periscopes, and secret passages. When the boys came over to play, we gave them each a flashlight, and unveiled the fort with a drumroll. We'll never forget the boys' excited screams as they explored the cardboard maze. Eventually even the grownups rolled up their sleeves and crawled inside – at least until the tunnels became too narrow! We daydream all the time about creating “everyday adventures” at home with a little one. A little cardboard, tape, and imagination sure can go a long way!
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