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Jay + Sarah

Logistics Specialist / Dental Hygienist

North Carolina



All About Jay & Sarah

Hi! We’re Jay and Sarah McConnell. We married in 2016, have two fur babies and have enjoyed traveling. Together we are ready to start a family and are excited to do this through adoption. We are grateful to have amazing friends and family to support us through this journey.


Why Adoption?

We would love the opportunity to be parents and we believe that every child deserves a loving home.  Many of our friends' lives have been touched by adoption. We have gravitated toward adoption.

Family & Home

Our home is located in a small town in North Carolina. We love that we are in between the beach and the mountains.  It's only 20 minutes to a large city and has several lakes close by. We have a three bedroom, three bathroom home with a beautiful backyard. We are blessed to have both of our families close by so we get to see everyone regularly. We get together weekly with our parents, siblings and nieces and nephews.

How others describe me

Sarah about Jay: Jay is the kindest, funniest, most loving man I have ever met. He keeps me laughing which is so important to me.  When dating, I saw how much he cared for his family and that he would be an amazing husband and father. It was great seeing him coach his niece's and nephew's T-ball team. The kids loved him and he was so patient with them. I cannot wait to see how much he loves and supports our future child.

Jay about Sarah: I love everything about Sarah! Since the first time we met she has been my everything. Sarah is the most loving, caring and sweetest person I know. She has mothering instincts that show through how she cares for our niece and nephews and even our pets. There is no doubt Sarah will be an amazing mother to the child that is placed in our lives.

how we met

How We Met

We met through mutual friends in 2012 and instantly there was a spark between us. Our first date was after church on a Sunday, fishing on the lake. Jay was impressed that I knew how to fish (thanks to my Dad) and I was impressed that he wanted to take me fishing. Next we met each other's families and our love began to grow. Three years later, on the same fishing boat, Jay popped the question and in 2016 we said “I do”.  Our lives together are full of love and laughter. We are so thankful to have found one another and now we dream of the day we meet our baby to share this life with.

Advice to Future Child

Our promise:

For years, we’ve dreamed of becoming parents and what that would look like. We want our child to feel loved and supported unconditionally through whatever challenges life may bring. We promise to honor our child’s unique personality and encourage them to dream big.

Perspectives on Open Adoption

We think open adoption would be great for the child. To have support in different ways from multiple people in their life is important.  I do not want my child to feel different. I want adoption to be normalized in life.


  • Favorite Movie: The Sandlot
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: Easter
  • Hobbies/Interests: working out, fishing
  • Dream Vacation: Panama
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: super strength
  • Favorite Movie: The Notebook
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: my family loves collecting shark teeth
  • Hobbies/Interests: gardening, hiking, paddle boarding, fishing
  • Dream Vacation: Italy
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: flying

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