First, thank you immensely for considering our profile. You are a strong and courageous individual to make this choice for your baby. Our hearts are full of love. We want to extend that love to you and to your baby. Our lives have been spent working with children and serving others. In college, Tara worked with AmeriCorps to teach preschool age children in our community, and Jonathan worked at a school for troubled teenage boys, becoming their counselor and support system. We want to bring that love of others into our own home by growing a complete and loving family. Our desire is to share our love and happiness with another child, giving her or him a life full of giggles, fun, laughter, adventures, stability, and love. If we are the right fit for you, we want to give your baby the life you hope for. You are heroic and selfless in considering the path of adoption for your baby. We hope you see us as the perfect family for your little one. Our hearts are with you as you make this decision.
We are so grateful that you are considering us. We are excited to meet you. We hope to get an opportunity to learn about you and answer your questions about us. We yearn to welcome you and your baby into our lives. We are comfortable with a wide range of communication levels between you and your child and will honor your wishes.
We met in college and soon fell in love. Our lives have been spent serving others: Tara works as a teacher in our local preschool program, and Jonathan is the director of the human resource center in our community. Our love has carried us through many trying times as we have gone through fertility treatments and the loss of seven sweet babies in miscarriages. We are part of large extended families on both sides who enjoy being together. Weekends mean family cookouts, camping with grandparents, boating on Sunday afternoon, or taking short weekend trips together. Our interests and hobbies are varied. Jonathan likes to tinker in his woodworking garage, making shelves, tables, and other items from old barn wood for family and friends. Tara gets lost in painting abstracts, many of which hang on the walls of our home. Gardening, vintage shopping, playing Candy Crush, and watching movies together are other favorite pastimes.
Our Home & Pets
Our home is based on a shared Christian faith. We have a three bedroom two bath ranch style home in a rural subdivision just outside of town. Being outside of town gives Jonathan plenty of room to grow strawberries, huge blackberries, and favorite vegetables such as lettuce, onions, carrots and green beans. This also gives our pet miniature schnauzer, Gizmo, room to run and play. Our son, Levi uses the space to practice Boy Scout skills he is learning and to try out some of the woodworking techniques Jonathan is teaching him. We live in an excellent school district which offers a warm and inviting K-8 education which leads to a newly built high school offering multiple opportunities to students including a technical department offering "hands on" career training, as well as a state-of-the-art theatre and drama program and multiple gym sports programs.
Our Extended Family
Our extended family is large and loving. We live within 15 minutes of Tara's family and spend much quality time with them. Grandma Vicki loves to make big meals for us. Fishing is one of Levi's favorite things, and he spent last summer teaching Grandma Vicki how to bait a hook with a live worm! Jonathan's family is an hour away. Sometimes we travel to spend the weekend with them. Sometimes they meet us halfway. For example, this weekend, we met Jonathan's family and spent Saturday having fun at the Children's Museum with our son Levi and one of Jonathan's nephews. Tara is the youngest and is very close to her niece, who is expecting a baby boy soon. Jonathan has two sisters who have started families of their own. Grandparents on both sides came from large families of 6-8 children, so there are many cousins.
Our Adoption Story
We began our married life with much anticipated plans for a family. After feeling we had achieved a level of financial security that would support a family, we began trying for a baby. We tried for three years. This led us to fertility doctors and treatments that have lasted for another seven years. We suffered multiple miscarriages, the final one ending in an ectopic pregnancy that led to surgery. With our options for having a baby narrowed, we became foster parents to a wonderful nine year old in the fall of 2015 and now Levi is our son. Our happiness in growing our family has led us to the decision to adopt again.
|Education||Bachelors Degree - Criminology|
|Favorite Movie||Shawshank Redemption|
|Favorite Music Group||Tom Petty|
|Favorite TV Show||The Simpsons|
|Occupation||Preschool Teacher's Aide|
|Education||BS in Art and Science|
|Favorite Hobby||Creating Art - Painting|
|Favorite Movie||Interview With a Vampire|
|Favorite Music Group||Beatles|
|Favorite TV Show||This Is Us|
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Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.
The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
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