Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the opportunity to view our profile and considering us as you begin this journey. Words cannot express how much we appreciate and respect the courage behind the decisions you are making. We are forever grateful for you and pledge our undying love, care, and dedication to your child if chosen. We have been praying for you and will continue to pray for you throughout this process and will keep you in the forefront of our minds.
Our family got its start five years ago when Jason and I met at a softball meeting. Let’s just say we hit it off and have been teammates since! Two years after we met we were happily married and made it official. We have two children, Tanner, 16, and Halle, 13, from Jason’s previous marriage. We also have an 11 year old dog named Rusty. We have always wanted to have a child of our own together, but unfortunately have been unable to. We are thankful for the opportunity to adopt as we have room for another child in our home and our hearts. Halle and Tanner are excited to welcome a little brother/sister into their lives.
We both love children and are fortunate enough to work with them daily as teachers. Jason is a 6th grade Geography teacher at our middle school. He also helps coach our son Tanner in wrestling and runs a local wrestling club for athletes. Mandy is a 5th grade teacher at our elementary school. She also is the head varsity softball coach at our high school. In the summer she also coaches Halle’s softball team. Mandy loves spending her Wednesday nights working with 2nd and 3rd graders at church.
We live in a small town in Northern Indiana. It is a close knit community that strives to maintain a tradition of excellence. Two years ago we moved to 7.5 acres of land in the country. We love being able to go outside and play during any season. We enjoy having company over to have cookouts and play yard games. With being teachers and having the summers off, we enjoy spending time together as a family. We like to walk/run at a county park down the road. We also love to travel to Michigan to spend time at the beach. We enjoy being active, spending time on the lake, and being with family and friends. When the weather is not great in Indiana, we enjoy putting together puzzles or playing board games. Mandy’s parents live within ten miles and we treasure spending our time with them.
As parents, we promise to provide your child with the utmost love, care, and support that allows him/her to have a great future. We promise to be open and honest about the adoption, letting your child know how brave and loving you were to make this choice. We will continue to pray for you and your child. You can trust that we will do everything we can to provide nurturing care to help them to have a promising future. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us as the future parents of your child.
“Family is not defined through our genes…it is built and maintained through love.”
You are loved,
Jason and Mandy