Hello from Jaime, Bobby & Finn!
We’ve always wanted to be parents. It didn’t matter how long or how we got there. After adopting our son Finn, the word love doesn’t even come close to describing how we feel about being parents now. It’s so much more than we ever dreamed of. Helping our kids grow, learn and achieve their dreams is something we’ve wanted more than anything. I absolutely love being a stay-at-home Mom and Bobby is an amazing hands-on Dad. At the same time, we know our family is not complete. We have so much more love to give.
Both of us are super close with our siblings. I grew up the oldest of 4 and Bobby is the middle of 3. The bonds Bobby and I share with our siblings are so special. They’re our best friends and the reason we’ve always wanted a big family.
Bobby and I met while working at Disneyland and have been happily married for 10 years. More often than not, we can finish each other’s sentences and know what the other is thinking with just a glance. I never thought I could spend every day with someone and still want more. As a couple we did almost everything together and that hasn’t changed a bit since Finn came into our lives. He’s a happy, active, fun little man that fits right in. Playing, reading, hiking, traveling, cooking…we love experiencing life together as a family.
Bobby is understanding, loyal, protective, smart, funny, doesn’t take himself too seriously and is the nicest man I have ever met. When we first met, his friends called E.I.B. (Everybody Loves Bobby) which is completely true. He is very active and a kid at heart which is why he plays so well with Finn, our nieces and nephews and even the neighborhood kids. Growing up, Bobby helped his parents and older brother raise Scotty, his little brother who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy shortly after birth. He always says it didn’t feel any different than any other family, but looking back at all the love, patience and sacrifices his parents made, it’s pretty clear where he learned to put the needs of a child before his own.
It’s weird for me to talk about myself so Bobby helped with this part. I can say that for most of my life, I’ve wanted nothing more than to be a mom. As the oldest of 4, I enjoyed caring for my younger siblings, just like I do now with our son, Finn. I love being around kids! I like their humor and their willingness to learn and try new things. As a swim teacher, I absolutely loved working with kids, especially the little ones! I really liked seeing their confidence grow. I take great pride in “being there” for my family. I love to read and share my love of books.
Our house is in a quiet Southern California neighborhood with lots of young kids on our street, great schools and plenty of parks and lakes close by. WE have a good sized yard with fruit trees and space to run and play. Finn loves playing in the yard with our 3 year old dog, Loki.
Both of us have very close knit families, with parents, grandparents, siblings and extended families nearby, getting together often for game nights, birthdays or just to hang out. Almost every holiday includes a get together with family including an annual Thanksgiving trip with extended family all packing into one mountain cabin together. It may seem crazy to some, but it’s one of our favorite family holiday traditions…one we wouldn’t trade for the world.
We truly admire the love you must have for your child and the strength you’re showing by putting their needs first…something we’ll strive to do every day for the rest of our lives. We think it is important for our children to know where they come from and they have always been loved and wanted, even before they were born. We look forward to an open relationship with you and are excited to get to know you.
We sincerely wish you all the best with your decision. Thoughts and prayers to you.
Jaime, Bobby & Finn