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Meet Bob & Jen B.

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Dear Birthparent,

We are excited and honored that you are taking the time to learn about us. Thank you! We hope that we also have the opportunity to learn more about you one day. We already know that we have one important thing in common — love. We admire you so much for considering adoption and know it is not an easy choice to make.

We are Bob & Jen. We live in a quiet suburb of Columbus with our sweet, adopted greyhound Jax, who adores children and being outside as much as we do. We met in 2013, and over time, a deep connection blossomed and grew. We knew early on that one day we wanted to have a family through adoption.

Our love of travel has taken us to many exciting places, such as Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Hawaii. In fact, we married in the summer of 2016 on a Caribbean island surrounded by 74 of our closest friends and family.

We both grew up in homes with dedicated parents who gave us opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed, and that is what we want for our child. We feel blessed to have devoted, caring families very close by and are grateful to celebrate holidays together and visit regularly.

Loving family
Treasuring the tourist life in Barcelona

About Bob Bob studied early childhood development at Ohio State University. He taught preschool for several years, but, because he loves creating and building things, he eventually went back to school to become an electrician. Today he owns his own electrical contracting company, which gives him great flexibility that will be helpful when he becomes a father. Bob is a remarkably loyal husband and friend, always supporting those around him. He’s an exceptional cook and grill master, and also a fitness enthusiast. Bob enjoys reading, watching movies, and sipping a good cup of coffee.

About Jen Jen earned her bachelor’s degree at Capital University and then went on to get a master’s degree from Ohio University in public administration. She has spent her career working in government and government affairs, and today runs a business that organizes conferences for those who care about improving the lives of Ohioans. Jen adores working with children, volunteering with the youth programs of our civic association and Ohio YMCA Youth & Government. She is an empathetic and compassionate person who cherishes spending as much time as she can with family and friends. She is passionate about baking, gardening, yoga, and teaching fitness classes at our athletic club.

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Our backyard oasis

Our Home & Community Our forever home is a midcentury-modern ranch in a suburb northwest of Columbus. Being on a third of an acre of land, our backyard is a true oasis for us. We enjoy summer afternoons dining on the patio, relaxing on the screened porch with a book, and indulging in smores over the firepit with friends. Our community is a fantastic place to live and raise a family — and has a top-notch school system. We are exceptionally fond of the community and all it has to offer our future family — the zoo, festivals, museums, and all the beautiful neighborhood parks and swimming pools. Our neighborhood is where some of our best friends live with their young children, all of whom are extremely important to our lives. We look forward to the days when our children play together at our home and in our backyard.

We are beyond thankful for this opportunity to become parents, and promise to love your child unconditionally. In our home, birthparents will always be celebrated and treasured. We are 100% committed to openness and intend to recognize the level of openness you desire.

Most sincerely,
Bob & Jen

Our Family at a Glance

We live in the Columbus, Ohio area. We work as an electrician and government relations specialist. Our hobbies include reading, cooking, gardening, traveling, and fitness. We believe open adoption is in the best interest of everyone involved, particularly the child. We’ve been married since August 2016.

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