Meet Jim & April
A video message from Jim & April
A Letter from Jim & April
Thank you so much for spending time to learn about our family. We live in Pennsylvania and look forward to speaking with you to learn more about you and to share more about ourselves.
We are a Christian family blessed with love, fun, financial stability, and friendship. We do everything together, make each other laugh, and are best friends. We want your child to be blessed with the same love, fun, and awe for life that we have, through adoption.
We are blessed – we both have loving families who have been there for us through our struggles to be parents and support us and our decision to become first-time parents through adoption. We have now been together for 15 years and our love grows every day. Everything we do, we do for the best interest of the other and our families. We would love to provide a child with a wonderful life with unconditional love, attention, and patience through adoption.
We volunteer for many charitable functions organized by our employer, a few community organizations, and we belong to our local Catholic church. We both work in the Information Technology field that allows us the flexibility of working from home if needed, so someone can always be home to make a meal, play in the yard, give a hug, kiss a boo boo, or just cuddle.
We love to have fun with friends and family, travel, sight-see and learn new things. Your child will always be encouraged to make time for fun and exploration while learning to be themselves and having an openness to recognize and embrace curiosity, wonder, and discovery.
Jim is more than just my husband. He is my best friend. Jim makes me laugh and is my rock, and always tells me how beautiful I am. Jim can figure out any technical, electronic, or construction challenge he is faced with, yet he has a soft, loyal, and loving side to him too.
When it comes to kids or pets, he is the first one down on the floor to roll around and play with them. He is their big play toy. He makes sure he does everything needed to make a warm, cozy, comfortable home for us all – pets, chickens, and most of all, our family. I always tell myself if this man loves me, our families, and animals this much, I can only imagine the love he will give to our children… He will make a terrific Dad!
April is the funniest person I know and a blast to be around. She loves reading, cooking, sewing, gardening, enjoys aromatherapy, and is now getting into furniture painting, and I reap the benefits of all her interests.
What I love most is her thoughtfulness, intellect, and her overall lightheartedness. I also love her keen ability to reason and problem solve. She supports me in all my endeavors and is a good sounding board to my ideas, but she also adds her creative touch for a better finished product. I have no doubt she will be a wonderful Mom because she will love your child with patience, persistence, and abundance.
We live in northeast Pennsylvania, on 20 acres of land. There is plenty of fresh air, beautiful mountain views, yet a short drive to beaches, skiing, and major cities like NYC and Philadelphia. Our home has everything a child would want or need for a warm, safe, fun childhood. We live in a midsize ranch home, with three bedrooms, full finished basement with a home theater, and a barn that houses our ATVs and tractors. Our property has creeks, frogs, fireflies, huge trees just waiting for a treehouse, trails, and lots of space for exploring and getting dirty. There are many places for fishing, hunting, hiking, ATV riding, and gardening. Although the school is a short drive away, the bus still picks up right at the end of the driveway, and we have great neighbors.
When we are home, we are often found exploring our property with the dogs, playing board games or riding our ATVs with our nieces and nephews, watching movies in our home theater, spending time with friends around the firepit and at local festivities, or trying a new ethnic restaurant in the area.
We are close with both our families and have each been blessed with lifelong friends who have become like family. Most of our family live close by, but we also enjoy visiting April’s brother and family at the beach near his New Jersey home or visiting Jim’s parent’s summer camper at the lake in upstate New York for fishing and boating.
We plan an annual Father’s Day family reunion, for both of our families, at a local state park where the family can swim, fish, go boating, play on the jungle gym, play games, or just relax under the trees all day with good food and conversation.
We are an open-minded couple who will raise our children to be independent thinkers, confident, and to follow their hearts and their dreams as our parents did for us. We promise to love unconditionally and discipline when necessary, with a guiding and loving approach to help your child grow and learn in every situation. We promise to cultivate the importance of laughing, learning, and showing compassion and respect for others, on two legs and four. We promise to be the best parents that we can be to your child, where he or she will be afforded a life that will allow them to be happy, healthy, self-reliant, confident in themselves, yet humble.
We vow to let them know that it was out of your great love that we could also share our love. We want to build a relationship with our birth family that works for everyone involved, and is based on mutual respect, compassion and support. You would always be respected and loved in our home. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us to love your child.
Learn More About Jim & April
|Our Education||Bachelors in Information Systems/Computer Science||Bachelors in Business Administration/Computer Information Systems|
|Our Professions||IT Infrastructure Engineer||Project Lead - Software Development Engineer|
|Stay-At-Home||Yes, I can work from home||Yes, I can work from home|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Jim & April's Favorites|
|Food||Lobster||Turkey and Stuffing|
|Interests and Hobbies||Watching movies in our basement home theater, Hunting, Fishing, The Great Outdoors, Home Improvements, Water sports||Laughing with family and friends, Reading, Cooking Gardening, Furniture painting, Traveling, Supernatural & other paranormal shows, Trying ethnic foods|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
We like to hike our property with our 2 dogs, and sometimes one of our 2 cats tag along. We also enjoy hanging outside with our chickens, entertaining ourselves by giving their animal personalities some human qualities, which makes them hilarious pets. April loves to cook, and Jim loves to try her new recipes. We both enjoy great stories; April finding them in books, and Jim finding them in movies. Also, we can't have all work and no play--we definitely make time for a vacation! We love the beach and the mountains. We like to sight-see, but also enjoy the comfort of a relaxing day at the lake. We look forward to sharing the joys of traveling with children.
We were both raised in the Catholic faith, with Jim growing up going to Catholic schools.
|Our Musical Interest|
We love all kinds of music, from classic rock to classical. Jim is also learning to play the guitar and the Irish tin whistle.
|We live in the state of...|
We live in a rural area, with great down to earth neighbors. The school is a short drive away and the school bus stops right at the driveway. We are just a short driving distance to ski slopes, beaches, zoos, museums, big cities, and great theme parks.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years old
Boy or Girl
Yes, 3 years old and under
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, Asian/Caucasian, Hispanic/Caucasian, Hispanic/Other, Native American, Native American/Caucasian|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to photos, letters, and visits at whatever level you are comfortable. We look forward to welcoming our child’s birth family fully into our hearts and know how amazing open adoption can be for all involved. We want our child to know their extended family, roots, and background.
Thank you so much for spending time to learn about our family, and want you to know we find you brave, strong and awesome beyond words. We hope you are able to feel who we are as a family and your heart just knows we are the right family for your little one.