|Our Education||Bachelor||Associate of Arts|
|Our Professions||Pastor||Church Music Leader, Photographer|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Adam & JoLynn's Favorites
|Favorite Vacation||When we went to visit Jasmine's birthparents in FL when she was 2, watching Jasmine play in the ocean for the first time was amazing. ,||Going to FL to adopt Jasmine was amazing because we met and fell in love with her immediately. The week we spent there was so bonding for us, and just special in every way.|
|Dessert||Any with peanut butter, I also love ice cream, and if it tastes like mocha coffee that is an extra bonus!||Danish Pastry - It's a tradition for my mother to make it for us, as grandma taught her.|
|Mini day trip or overnight trip||Going to the lake swimming and grilling out, Adam is certainly the fun dad for all of the kids to jump on ha ha!||I loved when we went to this mini resort with a pool, jumping pillow, mini golf, and skate park. We rented a cottage and giggled around the camp fire while eating smores. |
|Hobbies||Hunting, hiking, taking care of our hobby farm animals, golfing ||Going for walks with friends and our dogs, taking Jasmine to a splash pad with some friends, then grabbing a coffee and snack or treat.|
|Memorable Personality Traits||Adam is very well known for being playful, and jokes around with everyone. He is extremely giving to others, and he is reliable. Even gas station attendants remember him, because he asks them about their day and cares about them.||JoLynn is bubbly and takes the time to get to know people on a deeper level, as she cares so much. She maintains friendships for a lifetime, and checks in on her friends to make sure they are ok. |
|Outdoor sight seeing||Looking at the deer off the deck with binoculars, and helping Jasmine find them too||Every fall I grab a coffee\hot chocolate and drive around the rolling hills to see the colorful trees with my mom and Jasmine|
|Song||So Will I - Hillsong||The Blessing, I love to sing this on a Sunday morning for church.|
|More About Our Family
Our passion is really to serve God and others, and honestly find that we are better versions of ourselves when we focus on other people and serve them. We balance that with things that we love ourselves which is outdoor life, and hunting for Adam, and taking time to do creative things for JoLynn.
Our relationship with God is what keeps us grounded at our home, and we both serve in our church regularly. There is nothing more important to us than the Lord. And by loving Jesus more deeply, experiencing His love and mercy we are able to be more loving to each other and those around us.
|Our Home Environment|
We try our best to provide a safe environment at home, where we all can relax and unwind. So we have a no yelling rule, and we do not raise our voice if angry to each other. As Adam is the youth pastor at church, he hears stories of kids not having a home they feel safe in, or they are anxious at home, so a home where we all feel secure and find peaceful is important. We also researched a dog that is a good therapy and emotional support dog, and so she cuddles us when we are sick if needed. She is playful yet relaxed based on what we are doing.
|More About our Daughter and Adoption |
We adopted Jasmine when she was 1 1/2 days old. We have been blessed to have her amazing birth parents in our lives. We send them photos every holiday and have a very positive relationship with them. We are open with Jasmine about her adoption and birth family, it has been a very positive, loving experience. We have traveled to visit with them before and are open to discussing whatever level of contact you are comfortable with. Jasmine is hispanic caucasian, and her birthfather is from Ecuador. She loves to watch Curious George in Spanish, and we support her learning about her heritage.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 Years old
Yes as long as one is a girl.
With the youngest under 2 years old (boy or girl) and the oldest up to 4 years old (girl only)
We believe that dynamic would work best with our family.
Thank you so much for considering us to raise your precious child. We have been so blessed by our first adoption and are beyond excited for the next to grow our family in this way once more. We promise to show your child the love of God and raise them to flourish into all that God designed them to be.
We both look forward to pouring our time, love, and affection into your child and our family. We are actively praying for you and your next child and are excited to meet you both and to stay in contact at your comfort level.