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Jayme & Michael

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Jayme

Sage

Gender:

Female

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

Pennsylvania

Religion:

Spiritual

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Profession:

HR Director

Political Affiliation:

Not Political

Michael

Neighbor

Gender:

Male

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

Pennsylvania

Religion:

Spiritual

Education:

High School

Profession:

Service Clerk

Political Affiliation:

Not Political

Hello!

Hello Mike and I first want to say that the gift you are giving is beyond imagining and we honor that gift. Mike and I have known each other for 10 years, been together for 8 and married for 4. I don’t think either of us could imagine doing life without the other. We like to think of our relationship as unique, it came about so organically with meeting through a mutual friend and spending time together without any romantic pressure. Mike is on the Autism spectrum and it wasn't long before Jayme could see how beautiful that mind is and how big his heart is. It took us a little bit of time to get up the courage to admit our feelings for each other, but here we are today. We are huge nerds and love many fandoms-Star Wars, Star Trek, DC, Marvel, Harry Potter, you get the idea. One of our favorite things to do together is go to Comic-Con, yes just like on Big Bang Theory. We even have a group we play D&D with once a week. We do believe in pursuing our own interests as well. Mike loves to play video games, build models, is part of Magic the Gathering group and reads a ton. Jayme spends her time researching her family tree, playing bunko with a lovely group of ladies, reading and spending time with her family and friends. We are Aunt JJ and Uncle Mike, two nieces, two nephews and to Jayme’s best friend’s children as well; ranging from ages under a year to 15 and we love every minute of it. We truly believe that family is more than DNA, Jayme’s step-daughter, from her first marriage, (her mom set up visitation for Jayme and her when she split with her dad), who is an adult now, comes to spend holidays, family events and just hang out when she can. Jayme's one brother has a daughter that is not biologically his but she is our neice and a grandaughter all the same. We have an amazing support system. Both of our parents are within few miles of our home as are both my brothers. Mike’s sister lives in Virginia so we don’t get to spend as much time with her as we would like. The group of ladies that Jayme plays bunko with are behind us 110% not to mention our friends, cousins, aunts and uncles. So why do we want to adopt? We have always been open to the idea of adoption; Mike was adopted and we know if that hadn’t happened we wouldn’t have met. After trying to conceive and lots of testing it was determined that it was highly unlikely that we would ever have a biological child. So we started researching and looking into options and found Pairtree. We really liked the idea of being able to navigate a lot of the process ourselves and having a chance to connect directly with birth parents. We are so excited to start our family!

Jayme & Michael

Quarantine Christman Photo

Quarantine Christman Photo

Trip to Frozen Lake Erie

Trip to Frozen Lake Erie

My favorite Instagram account is:

ReWed Bridal-my cousin owns the store and I love watching her grow and develop her brand

-Jayme

If I could have dinner with anyone—dead or alive—I would pick...

Stan Lee

-Michael

Three years from now, I hope our child’s birth mom is…

Thriving

-Michael

What scares you?

Losing someone I love.

-Jayme

Standing on the frozen beach

Standing on the frozen beach

Hanging with my brothers and niece

Hanging with my brothers and niece

Hanging with Lexi-this girl brings so much joy to our hearts

Hanging with Lexi-this girl brings so much joy to our hearts

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

RV

-Michael

In five years our relationship with our child’s birth mother will…

honest and unique

-Michael

My favorite place in the World is...

home

-Michael

My philosophy on parenting is...

I don't think there is a perfect way to parent. Every child is different and you have to adapt to their needs.

-Jayme

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

RV

-Jayme

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

If I can see the stars how pretty they are

-Jayme

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

Serious answer-Mike, non-serious answer-caffiene

-Jayme

4th of July Fun

4th of July Fun

Mike meeting his favorite author

Mike meeting his favorite author

Getting to meet William Shatner with part of our D&D group

Getting to meet William Shatner with part of our D&D group

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

Spiritual

-Jayme

We are the best choice because…

we are open to all possibilities

-Michael

If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

All the fighting- I see so much anger and laws are passed and bills proposed targeting different groups. I would want to make it safe all groups and focus on things like our healthcare crisis and student loan debt.

-Jayme

What is the best word to describe our family?

Nerdy

-Michael

Jayme's Bunko Group

Jayme's Bunko Group

Bringing back the classics with Light Bright with Jayme's bestie's kiddos

Bringing back the classics with Light Bright with Jayme's bestie's kiddos

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

Serious Answer: Jayme Non Serious Answer: Coffee

-Michael

If I could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be:

Pizza

-Michael

My philosophy on parenting is...

You gotta meet your kids where they are and not set unrealistic expectations for them or yourself

-Michael

Favorite season and why?

Winter-no pollen

-Michael

I would never...

Have a pet spider- I am terrified of them

-Jayme

If I could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be:

Pizza

-Jayme

Three years from now, I hope our child’s birth mom is…

Happy and healthy

-Jayme

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple Syrup Festival

Lilly claimed her "Unc Mike" as her buddy and they have been ever since

Lilly claimed her "Unc Mike" as her buddy and they have been ever since

Mike's birthday with his brother-in-law, step-brother and sister

Mike's birthday with his brother-in-law, step-brother and sister

When we argue, what’s it about?

We don't really argue.

-Jayme

What is the best word to describe our family?

Different

-Jayme

If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

Anne Hathaway

-Jayme

Do I have kids? How do they feel about a sibling?

No kids

-Michael

Our Kitty-Fluffy she is super chatty and very sweet

Our Kitty-Fluffy she is super chatty and very sweet

Jayme with her parents, brothers and a cousin

Jayme with her parents, brothers and a cousin

If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

how people perceive those on the ASD spectrum

-Michael

What scares you?

Losing somone I love

-Michael

When we argue, what’s it about?

We don't argue

-Michael

My best friend would describe me as...

Caring, organized and fun

-Jayme

Dogs or cats?

Cats- we have one named Fluffy

-Jayme

My favorite website is (...not your Facebook page :)):

Youtube

-Michael

In five years our relationship with our child’s birth mother will…

Open and caring

-Jayme

Trip to Niagara Falls

Trip to Niagara Falls

All of us on the Canadian Side of the Falls

All of us on the Canadian Side of the Falls

Lily's birthday

Lily's birthday

I'm super competitive when it comes to...

I'm not a competitive person

-Michael

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

spiritual

-Michael

My favorite website is (...not your Facebook page :)):

ancestry.com

-Jayme

Favorite season and why?

Fall-the colors

-Jayme

Jayme getting to meet her nephew for the first time

Jayme getting to meet her nephew for the first time

many moons ago when first started dating

many moons ago when first started dating

Meeting one of our favorite cosplayers

Meeting one of our favorite cosplayers

I would never...

Speak in public

-Michael

If I could have dinner with anyone—dead or alive—I would pick...

Betty White

-Jayme

My favorite place in the World is...

Home

-Jayme

Dogs or cats?

cats

-Michael

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

We live in a very suburban area. Crime is low, the school district is great.

-Jayme

I'm super competitive when it comes to...

Family game night

-Jayme

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

it is a relatively suburban area and is safe. Added bonus both our families are near by.

-Michael

Lucas was excited about his birthday present

Lucas was excited about his birthday present

Bring cheesy

Bring cheesy

Mike, Jayme, some siblings, in-laws and neices and nephews

Mike, Jayme, some siblings, in-laws and neices and nephews

Do I have kids? How do they feel about a sibling?

No kids

-Jayme

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

It might be cool to live on a different planet

-Michael

We are the best choice because…

We are unique

-Jayme

My best friend would describe me as...

loyal

-Michael

Christmas 2023

Christmas 2023

The most special thing I own is...

My pictures. I love to take pictures of what we are doing and when I sit down and look back at them all those memories are so much fun to relive.

-Jayme

If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

Ryan Reynolds

-Michael