Paramedic / Registered Nurse
We are Jonathan & Kimberlea and we are so humbled that you have decided to look at our profile. We would like to thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about us. We can not even begin to understand what you must be going through during this time of your life, but want you to know that we support you in whatever decision you make for you and your child.
Jonathan is a full time paramedic for the county that we live in and Kim is a full time registered nurse at the local hospital. We work opposite days so we can make sure one of is home so we can make sure our daughter is taken of.
When we started dating—on about our third date actually— Kim looked me in the eyes and told me that she could not have children naturally. And if I wanted to date her and one day marry her, I would have to be accepting of adoption. Without hesitation, I responded that a child is a child, and it doesn’t matter where they come from, what matters is that they will have parents in a loving home that will raise them as one of their own. So from that moment on, we knew that as we pursued a life together and looked ahead to growing our family, adoption was going to be a part of our story.
Adoption was not a hard decision for us as we both knew upfront that biological children were not an option for us, but growing a family was very much a priority that we both shared. We want to grow our family because we enjoy being around children and watching them blossom into young adults.
We live in Shelby, North Carolina in a 3 bedroom home on 4.5 acres. Our house is situated at the end of a dead end road. There are a total of 15 houses in our community and there are children of all ages in our neighborhood. Our home is warm and modern themed. It is a loving and happy home. We are involved in the local county club and enjoy going to the club to eat and hang out with members during special events.
John’s Family: I am mutually attached to my family. My dad lives with his girlfriend in Florida, but plans on moving to North Carolina when he retires; hopefully, in a couple of years. We see them as often as we can while living in separate states. My mother and stepfather travel a lot but we see them when we have the opportunity. I am an only child. However, I have a really good friend that has 2 children that call me Uncle John and I love to hear that. My family is supportive and excited for us to grow our family through adoption.
Kim’s Family: I love my parents very much! They have always been there for me and supported me throughout my life. They are very involved Nana and Papa with Frances and plan on helping the best they can with the new addition to our family. My parents are just as excited as we are to be going through the adoption process. I have a brother that is married. He and his wife have 4 girls. I also have a sister who is married and has 5 children.
We also have a lot of family here in North Carolina that we love and visit quite frequently. We have 2 aunts, 1 uncle and 10 cousins, that range from newborn to adult. They are super supportive of us growing our family through adoption and can’t wait to add to the family here in North Carolina.
What Jonathan says about Kim: Kim has such an amazing passion to strive to be the best that she can. Even when others tell her she cannot do something, she will continue to try and work at it until she gets it. Kim is an amazing mother and works hard to make sure that Frances has things that she needs to be successful. She tries to talk with Frances— depending on her teenage mood— to see how her day went after getting off from a long day at work.
What Kim says about Jonathan: “John is a hard working and lovable teddy bear, he gives great hugs and loves spending time with his family. John is a jack of all trades and loves to take on the challenge of a new project. John always makes sure to take his time on projects and teaches Frances—when we can convince her— about what he is doing and explains it so she can understand. John is always willing to do what it takes to make sure that Frances and I are happy and having fun.
Our story together, began on an old form of social media called myspace.com. Though not the typical way relationships start, I (John) was tired of being single and knowing that I was too shy to speak to the ladies in person (due to fear of rejection) I sent Kim a message through MySpace and she responded. We started talking for a few weeks and then decided to meet in person. On our first day, we went to dinner and then we played putt putt golf. After golfing, we took an evening stroll along the beach. Our connection was instantaneous! I was immediately drawn to Kim’s interesting and unique personality, and Kim says she was drawn to me because I was a big guy (she had a thing for big guys!) that could provide protection, security and was a great hugger who was huggably soft.
Education is important to us whether you decide to go to college or trade school, we will support you no matter what you choose.
We would love to share God with you and to teach you that there are many life lessons to be learned from reading the Bible.
We will make it a point to explain to you that you were adopted and that your birth mom/father loves you very much and had to make a difficult decision to make an adoption plan and to trust us that we will raise you in a loving and caring home. We hope that you can have a healthy relationship with them.
We are open to an open adoption. We have grown so much since we started this adoption journey and we both have been educated on the amazing things that come with an open adoption. We also think that our views changed because we have hosted exchange students and having an open dialogue with our exchange students parents has been amazing. We see it as one big happy family and it’s also amazing that our future child, God willing, would know how special they are because of all the love that is to go around.