Married Since: 2013

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: Yes

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We would be honored to have a chance to share our lives and love with your child. We promise to work tirelessly to provide a wonderful life filled with abundant opportunities including a close and loving family, fun travel, lessons to promote talents but, most of all, LOVE!

Aaron and Jennifer

from Utah

Aaron

Ancestry: English, Danish

Religion: LDS-Mormon

Occupation: Retail Manager

Education: Master's in Human Resources

Hobbies: Sports, Camping, Grilling, Movies, Family, Vactions, Working out with Jenn, Card and board games with family

Jennifer

Ancestry: Swedish, Swiss, English, German

Religion: LDS-Mormon

Occupation: Cosmetologist

Education: Cosmetology School

Hobbies: Movies, Reading, Singing, Shopping, Family, Eating out, Travelling, Boating, Snow skiing, Snowmobiling

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: LDS-Mormon

Favorites

Aaron

Animal
Lion
Color
Blue
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Night Owl
Family Activity
Family Cabin
Food
Watermelon
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Sporting Events
Movie
Rudy
Personal Hero
My Uncle
Vacation Spot
Disney Cruise

Jennifer

Animal
Puppy
Color
Blue
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Mid-day Pigeon
Family Activity
Playing in the back yard
Food
Donuts
Holiday
4th of July
Leisure Activity
Lying by the pool
Movie
Ever After
Personal Hero
My Mom
Vacation Spot
Our cabin
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From Us to You

Hello! We would be honored to have a chance to share our lives and love with your child. We promise to work tirelessly to provide a wonderful life filled with abundant opportunities including a close and loving extended family, fun travel, lessons to promote talents but, most of all, unconditional LOVE!

Since our marriage, we have been anxious to have a family and were fortunate to adopt our first child, Chandler, in 2015. Becoming a family has been a dream come true for both of us and Chandler has brought an abundance of joy! He has changed everything about the way navigate our life and so will any child that we are lucky enough to parent. We think of him first in everything we plan and do. We are so grateful for him and excited about the opportunity for him to have a brother or a sister and for us to finally complete our family.

Our relationship with our child’s birth mother has been a wonderful addition to our lives. We love her and think the world of her. The prospect that another person’s heart may be mourning just as our broken heart is being mended is a troubling thought. It has given us a much more empathetic view on life as a whole. Though Chandler’s birth mother hasn’t chosen to play a large role in our daily lives, she is somebody we talk with our son about often and encourage all positive discussions about her. It is our desire to always honor the sacrifice she made.

We love to camp and spend time at our family cabin with both extended family and just us, ride four-wheelers, play games and have family barbecues. We also enjoy watching and participating in the events our nieces and nephews are involved in. We love to ski, snowmobile, travel, and go to movies. Chandler absolutely loves all of these activities as well and will start skiing this year… but the cabin is his and the dog’s (Rocky) favorite! We look forward to every football and basketball season, as Aaron is an avid fan. We enjoy going to games to cheer on our favorite teams which tend to be the local high school and colleges where our nieces and nephews attend. We love being outside doing yard work. Since we purchased our home last year, there is LOTS to do and we love improving it and spending time in the sunshine!

We live in a comfortable home on a quiet street at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. We are active members in our church which provides great teachings focused on strengthening the family. We both grew up in homes where honesty, integrity, hard work, and respect for self and others were modeled, valued and expected. It is our goal to teach those same traits to our children.

Music is also a big part of our lives since Jenn was brought up in a very musical home. She loves to teach with music. Chandler and Jenn sing together often during the day, whether they’re waking up, cleaning up or going to bed, there is always a song that helps get the job done and Chandler loves to sing as well. Jenn believes that it teaches at a deeper level and touches the heart in a way that’s hard to describe. We will always strive to give our children opportunities to enjoy many kinds of activities, helping them to develop their talents; musical, athletic or otherwise.

We know this is a monumental decision you are considering and hope this letter conveys to you what we are about and the kind of life we would like to provide for your child.

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Our Lifestyle

We are Aaron, Jenn, and Chandler. We are an active family that enjoys home projects, spending time with family, and traveling. Aaron works full time, and Jenn does hair one day a week so that she can stay home with our son, Chandler.

A majority of our extended family live close by, so we often have family barbecues and dinners. We enjoy watching and participating in the events our nieces and nephews are involved in, such as—plays and sports, skiing, traveling, and taking them to the movies. We believe in having something to look forward to, so we usually have a trip planned for the future.

Aaron is an avid football and basketball fan, and we enjoy going to live games for our favorite teams, including local high school games and local colleges where our nieces and nephews attend. We also enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle of life by going to our family cabin! While we are there, we ride four-wheelers, motorcycles or snowmobiles, play games, go for walks or hikes and soak in the fresh mountain air. Whether it’s just the three of us or with our extended family members we all love spending time there. Chandler especially loves it when his cousins come! In 2019, Chandler finished his first ski season, which he was so proud of, but the time spent at our cabin with our dog, Rocky, is his favorite.

We purchased our home in 2019, and we have enjoyed spending a lot of time in the sunshine while working in the yard as well as on the inside, making it our own.

We love to have adventures together. Both of us love to go to Disneyland and the beach and we take as many trips as possible. We love to go to football, basketball and baseball games. We have been to so many. At the last baseball game we went to, Jenn was hit by a foul ball on her wrist. She thought it might be broken, but it just gave her a big bruise.

Jenn was brought up in a very musical family. She loves to go to Broadway musicals. She has Aaron tag along to try and teach him some culture. At the last musical we went to, we got stuck in an elevator and the fire department had to come rescue us. We enjoy going to Yellowstone and seeing the animals, as well as spending time at a family cabin there. The last time we went, we were able to ride horses. Aaron’s horse tripped and fell and Aaron went down with it. All of these stories give us nothing but memories for the family to enjoy, talk and laugh about.

We are so very excited to continue to grow our family and to welcome a sibling for our son! We look forward to building our lives around our children and introducing them to all the great things we experienced as children and building some special traditions of our own.

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About Aaron

Aaron is one of the BEST men I know. He has endless amounts of energy, and you will find him serving others a majority of the time. His heart is SO big and he is a very HAPPY, positive person! With boundless energy, Aaron prefers to do anything active and sports related. He’s not just a fan, He’s a SUPER FAN. There is usually a plan working in his mind for a way we can include one more outing, game or activity. When there is a task to be done, Aaron is the first to start and makes sure it gets done quickly! He is super honest and always assumes the best in others. Aaron loves kids and is so sweet with our son! He is such a help at home and sees no shame in doing ANY job there. Our son knows that when daddy comes home the FUN starts! He especially loves teasing and if he encounters a child that is difficult, this is usually the way he is able to break the ice. It is common to find him on the floor roughhousing or playing with his son, nieces and nephews or finding some way to make sure the fun is there. Whether it’s hiding something so they have to search for it, planning an outing to shoot off rockets, playing in the water, going places like the zoo, or chasing them around, he is his nieces’ and nephews’ favorite uncle. It is never dull when he’s there. Watching him with his own son has been a delight! He wants to show our son the world and teach him everything he knows and I can’t wait to watch him through every stage!

Aaron has a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is a wonderful example of a follower of Christ and daily lives with a spirit of giving. He is extremely non-judgmental and keeps track of friends, family and neighbors with a genuine love and concern.

Aaron graduated from a local University with a bachelor’s degree. He talks about the time spent at college and says it was the most fun he’s had in his life! Most recently, Aaron finished his master’s degree in human resources in record time which goes to show how much of a go-getter he is.

Soon after Aaron and I started dating, I lost my twin sister to cancer. It was devastating for me. I called Aaron “my sunshine.” He truly is just like the song goes – He makes me happy when skies are gray. Aaron was and is very supportive in good times and especially when there are trials.

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About Jenn

Jenn is an incredible wife and mother and is my biggest support. She is also Chandler’s biggest support and is the best mother anyone could have. I am in awe of the pure love she gives to our son! Jenn’s beautiful twin sister died about four years ago, and I have seen her nieces and nephews look to her as a mother since that difficult time. She is all her nieces’ and nephews’ favorite fan. Jenn is always performing acts of kindness for me, our son and others. I have seen her rise out of bed, very early, on her day off to provide service for others on countless occasions. Jenn loves to cook and excels at it. One of her family’s favorite desserts is her pumpkin bars! Often Jenn comes home and surprises me with a gift for no special reason. Jenn went to a nearby University for two years and then decided to attend cosmetology school. Every time I see Jenn at work, her clients say that she is wonderful and amazing. However, family comes first for Jenn. She loves to make sure every family member is dressed well from head to toe. She supports me in every aspect of my life, including work and family activities. Jenn is happy and cheerful; she makes my day better upon arriving home from work. Jenn sings songs to Chandler while putting him to sleep, which he loves. You know she is at her happiest when she starts singing. She has a beautiful voice and has been asked to sing at many church and community events. I am fortunate to have impressed Jenn with my dance moves the first night we met and I am lucky to have married my best friend. We look forward to adding more best friends to our family.

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Our Families

We both grew up in families where we learned to respect people, work hard and love everyone. Jenn is number 3 of 4 children. Jenn has 2 older sisters and 1 younger brother. Aaron is the 4th child out of 5. He has 2 older brothers, 1 older sister and 1 younger brother. To further Aaron’s career, we recently moved away from a large portion of our family, but go home every chance we get! We enjoy family vacations, Sunday dinners and attending events that involve our extended family.

We love to have adventures together. Both of us love to go to Disneyland and the beach and we take as many trips as possible. We love to go to football, basketball and baseball games. We have been to so many. At the last baseball game we went to, Jenn was hit by a foul ball on her wrist. She thought it might be broken, but it just gave her a big bruise.

Jenn was brought up in a very musical family. She loves to go to Broadway musicals. She has Aaron tag along to try and teach him some culture. At the last musical we went to, we got stuck in an elevator and the fire department had to come rescue us.

We enjoy going to Yellowstone and seeing the animals, as well as spending time at a family cabin there. The last time we went, we were able to ride horses. Aaron’s horse tripped and fell and Aaron went down with it.

All of these stories give us nothing but memories for the family to enjoy, talk and laugh about. We are so very excited to continue to grow our family and to welcome a sibling for our son! We look forward to building our lives around our children and introducing them to all the great things we experienced as children and building some special traditions of our own.

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Our Faith

We are active members of our church, which focuses on Jesus Christ and the importance of family. We attend church regularly, and we feel that learning about Jesus Christ and His example is crucial these days.We both grew up in homes where honesty, integrity, hard work, and respect for self and others were modeled, valued, and expected. It is our goal to teach those same traits to Chandler and his future siblings.

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Our Home

Our home is fun loving and adventurous. Aaron loves life and runs circles around most people around him. He always wakes up happy and with tons of energy. He is often thinking of a way he can surprise Jenn with a fun night with the family or out and about. Jenn likes to pay attention to the little details in our home and has a beautiful singing voice, which we get to hear often.

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Our Dog, Rocky

We have a beautiful five year old yellow lab named Rocky. His main motivation is food… he LOVES it! He and our son LOVE each other and play all the time! As they both grow older it is so fun to see them playing together! He loves to play fetch with his toys, go outside to play frisbee and always gets so excited when he knows daddy is coming home!

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What Adoption Means to Us

Since our marriage, we have been anxious to have a family, but because of fertility issues, we have been unable to have biological children. We believe family is what life is all about, and watching a family grow is one of the greatest treasures of life. We feel grateful to have the opportunity to grow our family through adoption. We can’t imagine living our lives without children.

We are excited to complete our family through adoption again, and we feel fortunate to be on this journey. We realize your heartbreak may be our happiness and we will always honor that. We would be honored to share our lives and our love with your child.

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Our Relationship With our Son's Birth Mother

Our relationship with Chandler’s birth mother has been a wonderful experience. We love her and think the world of her! The fact that her heart was mourning, just as our broken hearts were mending, is still a troubling thought. Adopting Chandler has given us a more empathetic view on life as a whole. Though Chandler’s birth mother hasn’t chosen to play a large role in our daily lives, we talk with Chandler about her often and always in a positive light. We text and send pictures every holiday, and we always look forward to hearing from her. We desire to always honor the sacrifice she made.

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Our Traditions

● As the day winds down, we enjoy reading stories before Chandler goes to bed.

● We spend New Year’s Eve snowmobiling and hanging out at our family cabin.

● Living close to family has been a real blessing. Chandler can spend quality time with his grandparents. One day a week, he goes with each set of grandparents. Every other week Chandler gets donuts and chocolate milk when he goes with Grandpa. It has become something he loves and expects.

● Every Easter, we color eggs and have an Easter egg hunt at Jenn’s parents’ house.

● When Aaron comes home from work, he gives tries to always give Jenn and Chandler a hug and tell them he loves them. He spends at least the next 30 minutes or so playing with Chandler.

● Every five years, we go on a cruise, take a trip to Disneyland or DisneyWorld.

● We love to spend time with our younger family members by hosting a sleepover with all of Chandler’s cousins.

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What we Will Share with Your Child

Jenn was raised in a very musical home and because of that, music is also a big part of our lives. She loves to sing and teach through music. Jenn believes when you use music to teach, you can touch hearts and learning happens on a much deeper level.

Aaron has a zest for life that is contagious as well as a natural positive and happy attitude. He tends to bring the fun home. Whether it be in a game of catch, soccer, playing a board game or watching a game or movie, you can guess that he has organized it.

We always strive to give Chandler opportunities to enjoy many kinds of activities in helping him develop his talents, and we will do the same for your child.

Message Aaron and Jennifer

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Aaron and Jennifer

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!