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Hello!  We are Jacob & Nikki!

We have wanted to be first-time parents and grow our family for a long time, and after experiencing infertility and pregnancy loss, we feel that God has placed us on the path of adoption!  We truly feel that God has a plan for us as parents, and we are just waiting on His perfect timing.  We are thrilled and grateful to be on this journey, and we cannot wait to share our lives with your child!  We both deeply value family, quality time, hard work, education, faith, and love.  We look forward to building a lasting relationship with you on whatever level you are comfortable with, and we pray for you constantly!

Our Story

From the moment we first met, we knew there was something special about our relationship.  We bonded over our love of Jesus, sports, traveling, and fried mozzarella sticks!  We have been inseparable ever since our first date, and we truly could not live life without the other.  We continually try to pour into our marriage and learn more about each other, as well as grow in our faith together.

Jacob is grounded and calm, while Nikki is bubbly and outgoing!  Our weekends are spent countless ways- on a weekend trip to anywhere, at a sporting event, or simply relaxing on the couch with a good movie and enjoying the day!  Any time that we get to spend with family & friends is time well spent to us.  We also love going to the beach or taking trips to the zoo/aquarium, and this is something we look forward to sharing with our child one day!

My Wife Nikki

Nikki is charismatic, loving, and hard-working.  She has so much love to give, and her heart is one of my favorite things about her!  Nikki loves spending time with her family or friends and is ALL about a good nap session with our dog, Talon!  She works as a radiology technologist doing ultrasounds and x-rays and genuinely loves her job.  When she is not working, she can be found in her parent’s pool, over at friends’ houses playing with their kids, or binging a new show on Netflix.  She loves ordering from Amazon and says getting packages is like having Christmas year-round!

She has such a great motherly instinct and is so good around kids!  Nikki is so excited about becoming a mother and reading to our child every day.  Her eyes light up with a smile that lights up the room every time she talks about “our one-day baby.” 

My Husband Jacob

Jacob is thoughtful, caring, and so laid back!  He has a true heart of gold and is always ready to go on whatever adventure we have come up with.  He is incredibly patient and has a such calm energy that makes it so easy to be around him. 

Jacob is a Television Production Supervisor at a local sports broadcasting agency, which is a fancy way of saying he makes sure your sporting event looks good for tv.  In his free time, he is a hard-working freelance wedding videographer and loves being behind the camera to show his creative side. He is so talented, y’all!  When he isn’t behind a camera, you can catch him outside grilling, doing yard work, or hanging out with Talon on the couch, catching up on sporting events.  He has a deep love for Mississippi State athletics, and I know he is excited to bring our child to all of the games! 

Our Home in Mississippi

Our 4-bedroom brick home is spacious and has so much room for our child to grow and play!  We have a large fenced-in backyard that is perfect for outdoor get-togethers with friends and family.  Our sweet dog, Talon, loves kids, and we know he will be a great playmate for our child as they grow!  We have an open floor plan with a living room that is perfect for family movie nights and a large kitchen table that can fit all of our family around.  We also have baby’s nursery fully furnished and just waiting for the final touches of personalization. 

Our neighborhood is diverse, family-friendly, and located in a great school district!  We have family and close friends living just a few houses down, both with children eagerly awaiting a new partner in crime!

Our Family

We both have a very close-knit family and are so thankful to have support on both sides during this adoption journey!  We are so blessed with such a strong immediate family and large extended family, all of whom are so excited to welcome a baby into the mix.  Both sets of grandparents are eager to welcome the FIRST grandchild, so there will be no shortage of love and spoiling!

Having our families and siblings living close by is such a blessing!  We have family dinners often and try to hang out with them as much as we can – whether that be with game nights, TopGolf, trips to baseball games, anything!  Our parents and siblings are constant avenues of support, and we pray that the same can be said one day about us by your child.

Our Promise

We promise to raise your child in a Godly, loving home with all the unconditional love, support, and encouragement.  Our home will be a stable, peaceful, and safe place where your child can grow.  We will maintain whatever level of communication that you are comfortable with for your child, which could include letters, photos, and visits.

We also promise to be the loudest cheer section and constant support throughout their life.  We will attend all of the sporting events, dance recitals, debates – whatever it is that your child is passionate about!  We promise to raise them to never give up and always keep their faith.  We promise to provide education and new experiences so that your child can grow into the person he or she is meant to be.  And most importantly, we promise to love your child without limits and to encourage him or her to love others as He first loved us.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Jacob & Nikki

  Jacob Nikki
Our EducationBachelors of CommunicationBachelors of Radiology
Our ProfessionsTelevision Production SupervisorUltrasound and X-ray Technician
Stay-At-HomeNoNo
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Jacob & Nikki's Favorites
HolidayChristmasHalloween
Time of the YearFall (college football season)Halloween through Christmas!
Vacation DestinationThe BeachAny Beach! Give me all the sand and waves!
Music Band/ArtistFoo Fighters, Chris StapletonIncubus, Imagine Dragons, Lauren Daigle
Way to Spend a WeekendTrip to the zoo or aquariumRELAXING! It doesn't matter where, just relaxing.
Animal at the ZooHippoSloth
Thing to Share with Our ChildCollege football gamesReading bedtime stories
More About Our Family
Our Family Traditions

- Each year at Christmas, we pick a new place to travel and look at Christmas lights! This is easily our favorite tradition and one we plan on continuing with our child. So far, we have visited the Memphis Zoo lights (where we also got engaged) and the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta.
- Summer beach vacays are our thing! We are both beach bums, and we can’t wait to share that love of the water safely with our child one day.
- We have a HUGE thanksgiving every year. We pack about 35 of our close family members into Nikki’s parent’s house and chow down! We hang out, play games, and just simply enjoy quality family time with one another.
- Nikki loves decorating our home for the holidays! She makes sure every decoration is in just the right spot on the mantle or on the front porch.  She has such a talent for making our home very cozy and comfortable for us and any visitors we have over!

Our Pet

We have the sweetest doggo, Talon, who thinks he is a lap dog despite his large size! He is an 8-year-old Weimaraner who loves to roam around our big fenced-in backyard. He has been Nikki’s original baby since he was 1 year old and just a puppy. He is so gentle around children and loves ALL the cuddles and attention! He may look intimidating and big, but he's a total gentle giant. He currently takes toys into the nursery randomly and leaves them there- he clearly can't wait to share all of his toys with his new little friend! We told you he was the sweetest!

Our Faith

Our faith is a big part of who we are, and it has definitely taken a lot of faith to be on this journey! We strive to be better every day and pray that our child will grow with the same faith-based values that we have. We are both active members of a Christian church that we absolutely adore. It's a small but mighty congregation, and they are so very excited to help us welcome our baby home.

Why Adoption?

We talked about the possibility of adoption early on in our relationship, even before trying to get pregnant. After we experienced fertility issues followed by multiple pregnancy losses, we knew that adoption was the path God had chosen for us. As soon as we made the decision to pursue adoption, it was like a weight was lifted off of our shoulders, and God told us we were exactly where we were supposed to be! We both have a strong faith that God has a plan for us as parents, and we have so much love in our hearts to give to a child.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 3 months

Twins

Yes. We are VERY open to twins

Gender

Any, no preference

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We hope that you feel like you have a small insight into what your child's life would be like with us as parents. We are so thankful for this opportunity to expand our family and become first-time parents through adoption. We have so much love to give, and we pray that our home will be filled with love, so much laughter, and tiny handprints on all the glass one day soon! We look forward to building a lasting relationship with you on whatever level you are comfortable with and hearing the dreams you have for your child's future. We value keeping in touch through letters, pictures, and visits if you'd like. Please know that we are praying for you and your child continuously!

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