Meet Jay & Niki
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A Letter from Jay & Niki
We are Jay and Niki and we are very excited to become first-time parents through adoption. We look forward to sharing our Christian faith and family traditions with your child including trips to our beach house, lake days on the pontoon, Christmas parades, and family dinners. Your child will be surrounded by love, laughter, and stability. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us.
We are a young, fun-loving couple that has been together for fourteen years and married for nine. We met at our hometown bowling alley through mutual friends and have been best friends ever since. We love to fish in our neighborhood pond, hang out with our family and friends, spend time with our nieces and nephews, and explore new places. Through our struggle with infertility, we have felt God leading us towards adoption. We are excited to become first-time parents and share all of our fun adventures with your child.
Jay is a hard worker who always puts the needs of others above his own. He has a very compassionate soul and I know he will make a wonderful father. Jay is a loving, supportive husband and the backbone of our family. He fills our home with laughter and the smell of delicious home-cooked meals. Jay treats everyone he meets with kindness and will do anything he can to help someone in need. He owns his own landscaping design business, is a fulltime firefighter and volunteers as a member of the Fire Prevention Team that teaches fire safety to children at local schools. Jay has a passion for classic and muscle cars, freshwater fishing, and cooking family meals. He is so excited to share his love of the great outdoors and pass on the qualities of hard work and compassion to our child.
Niki is a loving wife and has believed in me from the moment we first met. She is the heart and soul of our family and was raised with a strong set of family values. She offers our nieces and nephews love and guidance every day and is very compassionate to the children in her classroom. When outside the classroom, she can be found making T-Shirts and decals in her crafting room. Niki has a passion for gardening, playing with our dogs, and making memories. She loves hosting gatherings for our family and friends at our home. I am excited to see Niki share her love of learning to our child and pass on her understanding nature. I know Niki is excited to share bedtime stories and cuddles with our children. She is caring, selfless and will make an amazing mother.
We live in a small, historic town in South Carolina. Our home is located in a kid-friendly neighborhood close to award winning schools. We have a large backyard with a swimming pool where we host BBQs and family gatherings. We enjoy taking our three dogs, Coco, Eliza, and Doc, to play at the parks and ponds within walking distance of our home. Additionally, we have a country escape outside of town where we like to observe wildlife, fish in the creek, and roast marshmallows with our family.
We are very fortunate to have all of our family living close by. Jay’s parents live on a farm close to our house and Niki’s parents live in a kid-friendly neighborhood just one town over. Both of our families are supportive and excited about us expanding our family through adoption. They are thrilled to pass down many family traditions with our children including mountain vacations, the Fourth of July golf cart parade at our favorite campground, and baking Christmas cookies. We are blessed to be surrounded by many nieces and nephews who we absolutely adore spending time with and who are thrilled to welcome our child home.
We promise to give your child a loving and safe place to call home, a love for education, and an environment that allows your child to be their own person. We will support them, build their faith in God, and nurture their imagination. We will surround your child with friends and family who will love and encourage them. We will always share the love you have for your child with them and teach them to be proud of where they came from. We are open to whatever level of contact you wish to have in the future.
Learn More About Jay & Niki
|Our Education||High School Diploma, Fire/Safety courses and classes||Masters Degree|
|Our Professions||Firefighter||Second Grade Teacher|
|Stay-At-Home||No (will take paternity leave)||No (will take maternity leave and have summers off)|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Jay & Niki's Favorites|
|Favorite Childhood Memory||Family vacations to the Outer Banks||Waking up on Christmas morning and "cutting the ribbon" on the stairs to see all of the presents under the tree!|
|Favorite Food||Meatloaf||Broccoli and Cheese|
|Favorite Movie||Sling Blade||The Man in the Moon|
|Favorite Vacation||Mountains||Cruise to Bahamas and Key West|
|Favorite Music||80s/90s rock and roll||Country|
|Favorite Hobby||Working on cars||Crafting|
|Holiday||Christmas||Christmas! I love all of the traditions that we have created as a family and the traditions that we have carried on from our own childhoods.|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
We love to take our Lab, Doc, to the neighborhood pond where he can play fetch and swim while we fish. Jay enjoys working on his classic car in his garage. He enjoys taking his elderly neighbor fishing in all of the small ponds around our town. Niki enjoys decorating, especially the nursery! She has a small monogramming business where she enjoys making t-shirts, decals, and anything monogrammed for her customers. She really loves making things for her four nieces! We love to travel and see new places. Some of our favorites have been Nashville, TN, mountain trips, the Bahamas, Key West, and Washington, D.C.
We are both Christians who share a deep love for God. Our faith is very important to us! We fully believe that God will be with us during every step of our adoption journey. We believe that the most important thing you can teach a child is the love God has for them! We look forward to Sunday mornings spent at Sunday School and worship service.
|Our Musical Interest|
We were both raised on country music and rock and roll. Jay loves old school rock bands from the 80s and 90s. Niki loves all country music, new and old. We love to attend concerts and outdoor shows. Our favorite has been seeing a live show at the Grand Ole Opry House and the Ryman Auditorium.
|About Our Home|
Our home is warm, cozy, and inviting. We have a three bedroom, two bathroom home on one acre of land. We have a big, fenced in backyard with a pool. We are close to many parks, restaurants, shopping, and award-winning schools. We also live near a big lake and river. We love to take our pontoon boat on the lake and spend the day swimming, tubing, grilling out, and fishing.
|Our Family and Pets||Jay's family enjoys drag racing and we often spend evenings watching them race. We like to grill and hang with family during these races. Jay's family lives on a small farm where we love to go feed the baby cows, chickens, and goats. Jay has one brother and sister who have blessed us with a niece and three nephews on his side. He loves to play baseball and football with them during family gatherings. Niki's family enjoys weekly family dinners, family vacations to our beach house, and birthday and holiday gatherings. We especially love the 4th of July golf cart parade that we participate in every year. We always enter the golf cart decorating contest, which is a ton of fun! Niki has one brother who she is very close to. He and his wife have four daughters who Jay and Niki love to spoil. Niki's brother owns land right across the street from her and she looks forward to the days when all of the cousins will be able to play and grow up together. Our puppy dogs Coco • Poodle/Yorkie Mix • Great with Kids • Loves to play with her toys • Best cuddle partner Eliza • Toy Poodle • Great with Kids • Loves to give kisses • Best entertainer Doc • Labrador • Great with Kids • Loves ponds and playing|
|We live in the state of...||South Carolina. Niki was born and raised here and Jay moved here at a very young age from our neighboring state, North Carolina. Our state has every season, with our favorite being fall. We love the cold, crisp air and the changing of the leaves. We have lots of sunshine and our winters are short. We are very close to the beaches and the mountains. We have a beach house located inside a campground, which offers beach access, a splash pad, lazy river, indoor and outdoor pool, putt-putt, family and kid-friendly activities, paddle boating, golf cart parades, and much, much more.|
|Our Neighborhood||Our neighborhood is family oriented. Every day you can see families out walking their dogs, riding bikes, or fishing in our neighborhood pond. We also own 16 acres in the town next to us where we enjoy observing nature and wildlife, fishing in the creek, and roasting marshmallows on a bonfire. We plan to build our dream home there.|
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to two years old
We are open to a sibling group, with the oldest being up to two years old.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Native American, Caucasian/East Indian, Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Asian, East Indian, Native American|
|Future Contact with Birth Family||We are open to letters, phone calls, and visits|
We would like to thank you for visiting our profile and taking the time to get to know us! We are excited to start our family and make memories with your child. We are open to letters, pictures, and visits if you so wish. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about you!