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Meet James & Julie R.

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We are James and Julie. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to learn about us and for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We admire your strength, courage, and selflessness and your willingness to provide the best possible future for your child.

We have been thinking about adoption for several years. We are ready to offer your child a great life. We have stable jobs with good incomes, a spacious home, and the time and emotional energy to invest in providing the best care. We have a lot of love to give.

If you choose us as adoptive parents, your child will become part of a growing extended family with cousins to play with and the love of aunts and uncles. We both have siblings with young children who live nearby, and we are excited to make memories with our new child and their families.

Our Story. After being introduced by a friend who thought we might be a good fit (she was right!), we married within a year and a half and have been best friends ever since. We recently celebrated our 20th anniversary.

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We can’t wait to take our child to Disney World!

We love life and make the most of every moment. Some of the many activities we enjoy are: walking, hiking, running, and biking; working on home improvements together; watching movies in our home theatre; and spending time with family and friends.

On the weekends, you will find us at one of the many wonderful parks in our neighborhood. We also make the most of community events and attractions, often attending with friends and family — such as the Columbus Zoo, First Fridays in Delaware, the Zoombezi Bay water park, and some of the many great restaurants in our area.

We love to travel and can’t wait to share that joy with our child. Last year we drove 2,700 miles round trip from our house to Key West, Florida! We also recently went to Disney World at Christmas. The decorations and holiday shows were absolutely fantastic and we know this will be incredibly fun to do with our child.

About Julie. I would describe myself as easy going, compassionate, and full of life. I am also patient and flexible which helps when working with my students. I absolutely love being a kindergarten teacher! The students are so much fun and it is fantastically rewarding to see the growth they make each year.

In my free time, a favorite hobby is running. James and I ran our first half marathon together a few years ago. We had a blast and were proud to support a great cause, and we continue to participate in as many races as we can.

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James’ birthday at the Great American Ballpark, where we watched a Cincinnati Reds game.

About James. I would describe myself as a hard worker with a good sense of humor. In college, I earned a degree in Finance while working full time at Chase Bank. It was a challenge, but one that paid off as I have received many promotions over the years and now can provide a comfortable lifestyle for my family. My sense of humor helps keep a fun and positive attitude both at home and at work.

A long-time hobby of mine is travel. I have been to 47 states and enjoy road trips and vacationing. I love traveling with my wife and also enjoy fishing trips with my friends, my brother, and my dad.

Our Home. We live in a charming neighborhood in Delaware, Ohio. We love living in Delaware because of the family feel and the great schools. Our house has three bedrooms, a loft upstairs (where our home theater is), and a basement that we intend to make into a playroom. There are lots of young children in the neighborhood, which has a playground and bike paths. We are just a short drive from the Columbus Zoo, the Zoombezi Bay water park, a local beach, a neighborhood pool, and lots of shopping and restaurants.

Our Promise to You. As you make your decision, we want to assure you that we will provide a loving, supportive, and happy home for your child. We will always put your child’s interests first and make sure that his/her needs are met. They will grow up in a safe, stable, and secure environment, loved and cared for.

We are so excited to meet you and to learn about your hopes and dreams. We look forward to developing an open adoption plan with you, so that your child understands how very much you love them and so that you are always a part of their life.

We are genuinely grateful for your consideration and for your desire to give your child the best life possible.

James & Julie

Our Family at a Glance

We live in Delaware, Ohio in the Columbus, Ohio area.
We’ve been married since March 2000.
We work as a business analyst and an educator.
Our hobbies include traveling, hiking, running, biking, and working on home improvements.
We believe in living life to its fullest and sharing love, kindness, and compassion with others. We believe in open adoption as we feel this is in the best interest of the child.

For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.