Meet Andy & Jeanna
A video message from Andy & Jeanna
A Letter from Andy & Jeanna
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are an active, happy couple that has been married for more than 7 years. Adoption has always been our first choice when building a family. We are so excited to include our first child or children in our adventures of traveling, fishing and family traditions! We believe God has led us to this point and will continue to lead us through our journey of adoption. We are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits!
We met 10 years ago in a nursing home while caring for the elderly. Andy trained Jeanna to the job of being a certified nursing assistant. She fell in love with him watching him provide care to patients.
We enjoy traveling to new locations together, fly-fishing, playing board games, going to the movies and spending time with both of our families.
We are also very active members of our church and believe God has truly lead us to adoption. Since Jeanna was in high school she has always had a desire to have a family through adoption and, early in our relationship, we learned that Andy felt the same way. We are excited to now start our adoption story and our family!
We would love to show your child the world through our travels and include them in our adventures of fishing and outdoor activities.
Andy is my best friend. He is kind, patient, selfless and has an amazing sense of humor. He is shy at first but given some time he can be very goofy. He does the most exact impersonations and makes up silly songs/rhymes. He loves to fish, work out and is one of the best cooks I know. I have always been able to count on Andy to lead our family well and I’m so excited to watch him be a dad. As a dad, I know that Andy will be a safe place for our children to get advice and support.
Andy looks forward to sharing his faith with your child. He is excited to teach them his love for God and people. He is excited to teach them how to fish and witness them catch their first fish.
Jeanna’s kindness, gracious attitude, caring heart, and strength is something I try to live up to. I’m so proud to be her husband. Jeanna loves to travel, play games, and be outdoors. We have found a love of fly fishing that takes us to incredible places. She also loves completing creative projects in our home. She’s my best friend, and we love spending time together. In Jeanna, I see everything a mom should be; it’s difficult to put into words. She’s selfless and pours her heart into everyone she knows.
Jeanna is excited to share her life with your child and looks forward to teaching them about the joys of learning. Whether it’s a new skill, hobby or sport, Jeanna is eager to support them in their interests and passions.
We both have amazing parents, close relationships with our families and are blessed to live less than an hour from most of them.
Jeanna has an older sister and younger brother, who are some of her best friends. They enjoy family traditions like an annual ice cream dinner and taking a photo in the same spot every Christmas. We look forward to including our child in these traditions!
Andy’s parents own a farm where we love spending time bottle feeding the new animals and going fishing. Andy is very close to his older brother, who, aside from fishing, loves woodworking. They are so excited about adoption!
Meet our dog, Shiloh
We have a funny and loving boxer dog named, Shiloh. She loves children and is very gentle around Jeanna’s nieces and nephews. Shiloh loves to go on walks and keeps us very active.
We live in a 3 bedroom home that is one block from the neighborhood pool and playground where we go frequently. We have a fully furnished nursery ready and love to host large family get-togethers and game nights. We love living in the country setting as our neighborhood is surrounded by farms and crop fields and is also only 5 minutes from the hospital we both work for.
We promise you that we will provide for your child and always be loving, supportive, patient, and present parents in their lives. We promise to nurture and foster strengths and talents within your child, so that he or she feels encouraged, loved, and excited to pursue greatness in life. We look forward to having an open relationship with you and staying in touch as you are comfortable through letters, pictures, and visits.
Learn More About Andy & Jeanna
|Our Education||Bachelors of Science in Nursing||Bachelors of Science in Nursing|
|Our Professions||Registered Nurse||Registered Nurse|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Andy & Jeanna 's Favorites|
|What is your favorite quality in your spouse?||Her selflessness||His sense of humor. He can always make me laugh.|
|What is your favorite movie?||Goonies or McFarland USA||Anything with Melissa McCarthy|
|What is your favorite food?||Sandwiches or burritos||Anything Andy cooks because he is amazing at it.|
|What is your favorite board game?||Monopoly or Kazink||Anything with strategy. I can be very competitive so right now I like Ticket To Ride|
|What is your favorite holiday?||Thanksgiving because my mom is an amazing cook and the focus is just about spending time together as a family.||Christmas because I love hunting for the perfect gift for those I love and watching their face as they open it.|
|What is your favorite season?||Fall||Summer because I love swimming and floating the river|
|Who is your favorite musical artist?||Lauren Daigle||Pretty much anything country but I love Brett Young|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
We truly are each other's best friends. Our favorite hobby together is to travel to locations such as Jeanna's Dad's in Montana to unplug and spend quality time together or to Seattle to watch a Seahawks game. We also love to fly-fish and spend time with our dog, Shiloh. Andy has taught himself how to tie his own flies that we use when we go fly fishing. Jeanna has learned how to refinish furniture and has made our house a home.
We have attended our local Baptist church for 6 years and every year we volunteer to spend a week at teen church camp as the camp nurses. Our church is excited for us to start our family and is very supportive of our plan for adoption.
|Our Musical Interest|
Music is a big part of our lives. Upon entering our home you will usually hear worship or country music playing in the background. Andy also loves to make up songs and sings to our dog as he helps her to take her medication every day.
|About Our Home|
We built our home in 2015. It has plenty of room to grow our family with 3 bedrooms and a large bonus room/movie room/play room. We are only 1 block from our neighborhood playground and pool. We currently enjoy bringing our siblings and their children to the pool but we can't wait to experience it with a child.
We supported each other through applying to nursing school, acceptance into the program and earning our Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Andy works as a registered nurse in the Critical Care unit for adults and Jeanna works as a registered nurse in Labor & Delivery. We truly value the opportunities we have been given through our education and as a result it is very important to us that the child/children we raise have the same opportunities. We plan to start education funds as soon as we adopt to ensure our child has no limitations.
Once we adopt, Andy will continue to work full time (3 days/week) and Jeanna will cut back to only 6 days/month. This schedule is not only flexible but will allow for quality time as a family, no need for childcare.
|We live in the state of...|
Idaho and we love it! It's a great combination of big city living with the possibility of outdoor adventures.
We live in a neighborhood filled with families. It is not uncommon to see people out with their children on walks or riding bikes and we enjoy taking Shiloh on walks daily. Our neighborhood is surrounded by country lands and farm fields but is only a few minutes from the shopping center. We are also only 30 minutes- 1 hour away from most of our family members.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn - 3 months of age
We would love twins! We not only have space in our home to care for twins but we believe our support system and financial freedom would also help us to care for twins.
We are open to either gender
We would be happy to take a sibling up to 2 years of age.
|Ethnicity of Child||African American, African American/Hispanic, African American/ Caucasian, Asian, and Asian/ Caucasian|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to maintaining a relationship with the birth family if that is what they would like. We understand that it is healthy for a child to maintain this relationship and what is best for the child is our primary interest. We love to travel and see new parts of the United States so visits would not be an issue. We would love to send pictures, letters, and face-time when traveling is not an option.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and for getting to know about us. We promise to provide your child with a life of unity, security, love, and support as a family. We look forward to building an open relationship and sharing letters, pictures, and visits.