Most of you visiting this page will know who we are. For those that do not, we are Jason and Kelli Kulp.
We started dating during high school in 2004. We were engaged during college in 2007. Kelli attended Otterbein University and studied nursing. Jason attended Tiffin University and studied criminal justice. We were married on December 31, 2009.
While we decided to pursue additional degrees, we began to discuss our future and started planning for children. Unfortunately, we experienced infertility for several years. Through this difficult journey our desire to become parents deepened immensely. We were shocked to find out we were expecting and even more shocked to discover we were expecting twins!
We decided to let gender be a surprise and we welcomed two beautiful daughters on February 22, 2015 - Beatrice and Lacey.
After adjusting to life as a family of four we decided to grow our family again. Again, we experienced infertility and this time, a miscarriage. We were unsure what the future held for our family. Shortly after our miscarriage we learned we were expecting a rainbow baby! Jason Junior was born November 2, 2016.
Our sweet daughters are three and our son is 18 months. After a lot of discussion, prayers, and soul searching we have decided to pursue Domestic Infant Adoption to grow our family again. Adoption has been on our hearts from the time we were engaged to be married.
Several life experiences have led us to this decision. In 2008 Kelli traveled to Kolkata, India to volunteer with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. There she encountered people of all ages who opened her heart and humbled her - setting off a desire in her heart to pursue adoption.
Today, we both encounter people and situations through our respective jobs in policing and nursing that only strengthen that desire to pursue adoption.
We have reached the part of our journey where we have begun the process of adopting a newborn. We have designed a Facebook page to keep our family and friends updated, we have started a fundraising campaign, adoption t-shirts have been designed, we are beginning our home study, and we are starting to create our parent/family profile that a birthmother will use to learn about family.
We are extremely blessed to both have full time jobs. However, the reality of adoption is that its expensive. The typical US domestic newborn adoption will cost between 25 and 50 thousand dollars. Cost is the number one reason why families do not adopt. A recent study showed 33% of American families consider adoption. Of those, 79% are concerned about cost. Ultimately, less than 2% of American families will adopt.
People often ask why adoptions are so expensive. Common adoption expenses are: lawyer fees, home study, counseling, medical expenses, traveling expenses, court costs, and birth mother living assistance.
During our 3.5 years of parenting we have learned that it takes a village to raise a family! We are here now to very humbly ask our village for financial assistance in bringing home baby Kulp. We would be forever grateful for any assistance you might be able to provide. If you are not in the position to donate, please consider sharing our Facebook page and youcaring donation site. Every share on social media and forwarded email will count!
Above all else, we would appreciate prayers as we navigate this process. Please pray for all the birth mothers and families considering adoption for their children. Please pray that they do not feel alone and pray that God may bless them with hope, peace, endurance, optimism, and confidence.
We look forward to updating you on our journey and posting our parent profile ASAP. As always, if you or someone you know is considering adoption we are more than happy to provide our lawyer’s contact information. Thank you in advance for your love and support. We could not be more excited to bring baby Kulp home!