Professions: Nikki is a Social Worker and J.R. is a Correctional Officer at a Federal Prison. Nikki and J.R. both enjoy their jobs and found their careers at the young ages of 22 and 23.
Family: Nikki and J.R. have known each other since December 2008, which is when they began dating and they have been best friends ever since! Nikki and J.R. were engaged in 2010 and married in 2011. We both grew up in Eastern Kentucky and have family that resides very close to us. J.R.’s family resides 45 minutes from us and Nikki’s family resides only 5 miles up the road. We are both very close to our family and see them very often. It’s not unusual for us to see Nikki’s parents daily and J.R.’s at least once a week. We make seeing our family a priority because family has always been an important part of our life. We don’t only see our parents often, but also see cousins, aunts, and uncles often as well. Nikki has several cousins, aunts, and uncles who live on the same road that we live on. We enjoy having our family close. They have always lived very close to each other. Our extended family is very close-knit! Nikki and J.R. have no children but have two dogs (Minnie and Jake).
Hobbies: We love going camping, boating, front porch sitting with family, going to church, traveling, taking trips to the Smoky Mountains, taking walks, and pretty much anything fun outdoors! We love warm weather and like to take advantage of those pretty summer days. Even though we do love to get out and travel to other places we also like to work in our flower garden, do landscaping around our home, and just completing at-home projects makes us happy! J.R. also enjoys whipping up something on the grill.
Adoption Statement: We want you to know that we respect you and the decision that you are making and understand how hard this has been for you. You will never be forgotten and your child will know and understand how much you love them. We want you to know that we will love your child with our whole hearts and promise to ensure that they know each and every day how much they are loved. We will strive to ensure that your child is always happy, supported, and has the best childhood possible, but please know that it won’t stop there and we will continue to support, help, and watch them grow on into adulthood. We both grew up with supportive parents who are still there for us till this day and we would want your child to have the same experience. We are very excited and can’t wait to share our love with a child. Thank you for taking this time to review our profile and considering us for such a hard decision. We love and appreciate you!
Nikki & J.R.