Married Since: 2006

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

It is important that you follow your heart, and we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayer. We see your courage, strength, and love for your child.

Jason and Kristen

from Missouri

Jason

Ancestry: French, Scottish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Service Advisor

Education: High School

Hobbies: Bowling, Boating, Cooking, Sports Enthusiast, Fishing

Kristen

Ancestry: British, Norwegian, German, Scottish

Religion: Methodist

Occupation: Medical Credentialing Analyst

Education: High School

Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Boating, Antique shopping

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Asian, Caucasian / Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic / Native American, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Indian, Pacific Islander, Native American Indian

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Jason

Food
Steak
Hobby
Sports enthusiast
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Fishing
Movie
Top Gun
Subject in School
Science
Thing to Cook
Crawfish boil
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night Owl
Music
Alternative Rock
Vacation
Mount Rainier, Washington

Kristen

Food
Cheese pizza
Hobby
Home decorating and antique shopping
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Reading
Movie
Steel Magnolias
Subject in School
Drama
Thing to Cook
Cajun cuisine
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early Bird
Music
Alternative Rock
Vacation
Smithsonian museums and historical places
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From Us to You

We understand this will be one of the most difficult decisions you will make in your journey. It is important that you follow your heart, and we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayer.  We see your courage, strength, and love for your child.

Louisiana has always been home to both of us. We were married in January 2006 after dating for seven years.  We both connected with each other during our very first meeting.  Our marriage is filled with love and respect for each other. There is open communication and mutual support as we make our journey through life together. We don’t have any children in our home yet;  we were pregnant in 2018, but lost our baby girl.  That was difficult for both of us, but with the care and love of family and friends, we have been able to find a new path for parenthood.  God wrapped his arms around us and led us to where we are today in our quest to build a family together.

We have a dog named Mindi, she is a Morkie who oftentimes thinks she is human.  Mindi never meets a stranger that she does not befriend; she just puts a smile on your face and you instantly are in love with her.  She is a loving and adorable member of our family.  Kristen’s mom is Nana to Mindi. Mindi just makes you feel warm and happy to be around.  We love her so much!

Jason’s career advancement had us make a move to the Midwest in 2017.  We purchased a beautiful home that has 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ Baths, a basement, and a large open floor plan downstairs, and a large backyard.  The neighborhood has many young families with children with nearby parks for everyone to enjoy. Jason works as a service advisor for a dealership.  He has done very well and has made many new friends.  Jason has such a big heart. He is kind and demonstrates compassion for others.  The work crew and customers love him.  Jason’s sense of humor is infectious to others.  Besides just being a great human, he is an excellent cook; he can conjure up a fantastic crawfish boil that will make anyone a very happy camper. He loves exploring the city and is always up for an adventure.

Kristen is a caring and considerate person.  She is sensitive to other’s feelings and has the ability to offer warmth and comfort to friends and family.  She is a leader both in her career choices as well as her personal life.  We love to enjoy a good Escape Room challenge with family and friends, and it is usually Kristen that unlocks the hidden clues to escape.  Kristen is an avid movie buff and loves to curl up with a good book. A quality that others probably do not know of Kristen is that she retains “useless knowledge.” She surprises people with her wealth of tidbits she has stored away!  Like Jason, Kristen is an avid cook as well.  She excels in making Cajun dishes; our new Midwestern friends had to get used to the spices in some of the dishes.  Her specialty is crawfish chowder.  Kristen’s personality is bubbly and infectious.  This is what attracted Jason to her along with her stunning beauty both inside and out. Kristen works from home as a medical credentialing analyst.  This arrangement has worked out perfectly for us to fulfill our dream of having a parent at home.

We both love to interact with our family’s and friends’ children.  We cannot wait for bedtime stories, interactive play, and seeing the world through a child’s eyes. We are both open-minded individuals with a strong skill set to raise a child in a happy and loving family.  We will raise a child who is kind to others, independent, loving, respectful, and who will have the tools to become a great citizen and contribute their greatness and uniqueness to society.

We hope you now have a sense of who we are.  If there are any questions you want to ask us, please feel free to reach out to us.  We wish you the very best as you determine the right path for your child.  We would like to thank you for considering us as potential adoptive parents.  We send our best wishes along with prayers for your comfort and wellbeing.

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

We have always wanted a family. When we started building our lives together, we had a plan to start our family when we would be able to provide all of the aspects of life that it takes to make a home. First on our list was financial and job security.  Once that was accomplished, we were given a great opportunity to relocate for Jason’s career advancement.  When that was obtained, we were ready to begin our journey of family.  We were pregnant and so excited to welcome our precious baby girl into our lives, but sadly, that did not happen. It has taken us both time to find a way to move forward and with the arms of God around us and the unfailing love of family, we chose this path. If we become your chosen family, we promise to nurture, love, protect, and assure a safe and secure foundation for your child.

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About Kristen, by Jason

Kristen is very loving, caring, and considerate of other’s feelings.  She is also a very passionate and confident person who showers me with love and affection continually.  Kristen is the best mother to Mindi, our Morkie.  She is a great homemaker, creating a warm and welcoming environment in our home, and will be the best mom. An interesting fact regarding Kristen is that she has a wealth of “useless knowledge.” It just pops out in her everyday conversations. It is amazing to me how she retains that stuff!  On a lazy day Kristen enjoys reading a great novel and gaming.  She is a master at games. Kristen also loves to watch a good movie.  I admire Kristen’s awesome personality, one of her many attributes that attracted me to her.  She is poised and beautiful, both inside and out. Kristen has a strong sense of self and knows what she likes; a good compass for decision making that has been an asset to our family.

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About Jason, by Kristen

My best description of Jason is that he is one of the kindest and most gentle souls I have ever met.  He is my best friend; always supportive and present for me.  Jason’s sense of humor will have you in stitches.  He is a great listener; he allows me to be myself and never tries to change that. Jason has always encouraged me to dream big.  Family is very important to Jason.  He grew up in a loving and devoted family environment.  Jason is nurturing, caring and compassionate. I cannot wait for the day I get to see him become the father that he already is. He is excellent with technology and knows how to figure things out quickly.  At the same time, Jason will take his time to look at all the possibilities when problem solving.  I think Jason’s greatest and most interesting asset is his cooking skills.  He is a very creative cook and shares his dishes with both coworkers and friends.  He is known to throw crawfish or shrimp boils for his fellow coworkers in appreciation of their hard work and support.

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Our Dog, Mindi

We have a Morkie named Mindi. She is one of the cutest and most adorable dogs we have ever seen.  Mindi is such a part of our family that she thinks she is human most of the time. She is very friendly to strangers and warms up very quickly.  She has been such a comfort and protector to both of us.  Mindi is so attuned to Kristen’s feelings, she can sense when she is not feeling well; the companionship she gives to Kristen is awesome.  Mindi is playful and enjoys great belly rub in the evenings. We are so confident that Mindi will welcome and embrace your child into our family.

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Our Lifestyle

We are very relaxed individuals.  We are not quick to jump to conclusions and like to think through situations and problem solve together.  Our weekends are spent mostly doing things with family and friends.  We especially enjoy sharing our love of cooking with others.  In addition, we enjoy taking in a Broadway show, going on leisurely walks together, and de-stressing from the previous work week.  Jason enjoys bowling with his league once a week.  Kristen likes spending time with her close friends over dinner and good conversation.  Both of us found great comfort from our friends and family during the difficult times in our lives.  Good friends are friends for life. We both take great pride in creating a beautiful and safe home environment.  We look forward to building a strong foundation for your child.  We assure you that family takes precedence over other barriers in life.  We cannot wait to share bedtime stories and sit on the floor with imaginative play.  We envision “dance recitals” on the stairs should a princess join our family, and baseball and fishing should a prince comes into our lives.  Our family will be founded on love, honesty, and Christian values.

Our guidance will be for your child to be the best of themselves in life.  We will always provide love and security through their journey in life and share with them your story of bravery and love.

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Home & Neighborhood

We live in a safe neighborhood that is filled with young families.  Our home is spacious and comprised of 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, an office and reading room, and an open floor plan on the lower level.  The backyard is great for entertaining and offers lots of room for a child to run and play.  We are within walking distance to a nice park that has a beautiful pool and playground.  The schools in our county are rated the best.  A new elementary school has just been completed near our area.  This part of the country truly offers the enjoyment of all four seasons; we’ve discovered that fall is our most favorite.  Our neighborhood has lots of sidewalks for long, family walks and neat and manicured lawns that children often play in.  Our neighborhood is very quiet and offers the comfort and feel of being in the country, but with the amenities of a city.  We love our new home and continually work to improve its aesthetics and comfort.

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Our Relationship with You

If we are given the opportunity to welcome your child into our lives and family, we are open to sharing milestones and pictures with you.  We are willing to discuss other possibilities of sharing that you are comfortable with and that are in your child’s best interest.

We will always love and nurture your child.  As he or she grows, they will naturally be curious about you and their adoption story.  We will always be honest and open to the best of our ability.  We want to know what you are comfortable sharing so that we can provide answers to their questions.

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Our Families & Friends

Both of our parents still reside in Louisiana. Jason has one brother who also lives in Louisiana.  Kristen has one sister that lives in Texas. Our families have always been supportive of us. We both were raised in Christian homes with strong roots and value systems.  There was loving discipline and guidelines in place which we now value as our own family begins to grow.  Our parents always have encouraged us to be true to ourselves and open to new possibilities that life offers.  Even though many miles separate us from them, we visit at least 2-3 times a year along with the many FaceTime calls to stay connected.  Our families are excited to welcome a child into their lives. They too felt the loss of our little baby and want us to find the path to growing our family. God has led us in the direction of adoption and many open hearts are waiting to welcome a little one to our family.  Our families have such wisdom and guidance to offer your child.  Kristen’s dad can’t wait to share his love of astronomy along with his home observatory.  Jason’s mother’s love of sewing will surely come in handy with handmade smocked jumpers and dresses.

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Cultural Diversity

Our lives touch other’s of all races and cultures.  It is important to teach a child that everyone is equal in the eyes of God.   We should all be open to our differences and to understanding them in a Christian manner. It is important for your child to learn that we live in a diverse universe of people. We work with people of different race and cultures; we respect our differences and try to understand other perspectives.  Everyone has something unique to offer another person.  Different views on life’s topics can help us become better informed and accepting of other’s beliefs.  We will teach your child to be respectful of others and to never bully others because of their race, color or creed.

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What We Will Teach

We will teach your child the value of love, respect, honesty, and family.  It does take a village to raise a child indeed.  Grandparents will play a role in nurturing them.  Our parents are very loving and eager to spoil a grandchild.  They provided us with a loving, safe, and secure home environment.  Jason’s dad loves to fish and has a lot of pointers to offer.  Kristen’s dad has extensive knowledge of the universe and actually had an observatory built onto their home.  Their values are the same as ours: respect others, be honest and strive to become a contributing member ofsociety.  Kristen’s sister is excited to share her life with your child.  Jason’s brother is also excited to welcome a new member to the family. As you can see, your child will never lack love or family and they will have firsthand role models in his/her life.

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Traditions

We both really enjoy Christmas and all the things that make the holiday so special. The tradition of picking out the perfect tree and decorating it as a family is so special to us.  Being together with our distant families in Texas and Louisiana are very important at this time of year.  It is a time to reconnect as a family unit and to share great fellowship and love with each other.  One of our traditions has always been to open one gift on Christmas Eve.  That certainly will be our tradition with your child as well.  Another tradition is remembering the significance of the celebration.  We always attend candlelight service on Christmas Eve.  In addition to celebrating the importance of your child’s birthday, we will always remember to give thanks to you, the person who gave us the gift of family.

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Our Promise to You

We know how difficult a decision you have to make in your life for you and your child’s future.  We wish you the very best in this part of your life’s journey.  It is our promise to you to love your child unconditionally. We will honor and respect the act of love you showed. We have so much love in our hearts to give.  We will provide a safe and nurturing home for your child. They will grow up with a strong set of values such as kindness, compassion, and understanding to others.  It is our promise to you to provide a strong foundation so that your child can navigate through life. We believe that a child who feels loved will reciprocate a strong desire to be respectful, kind of heart, independent, and a positive contributor to society.

Message Jason and Kristen

  • 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!

Contact Jason and Kristen

  • 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!