We are Jackson and Heather. Thank you for considering us for this important role in your child’s life, and for considering an adoption plan. I’m not sure what has brought you to consider adoption, but I’m so beyond thankful that you are here now.
What I can tell you is how we came to adoption. Like so many others, we arrived at adoption after struggles with infertility. Early on in our marriage, we had a heart-felt discussion about growing our family, which helped us understand what was really important to us. We both truly want to give a child a home, a family, and a life. Adoption is a beautiful way to do that.
We first met in high school and went on to live separate lives for many years, until we reconnected in 2008. We have now been married for almost five years. Our journey together has been a lesson in growth, change and partnership. Our home is a place of joy, peace and laughter. We love spending time with family and friends, being involved with our church and community, and discovering new places. We can’t wait to share our love of learning, discovery and life experiences with your child.
We moved into our home in fall 2017. We live on the edge of town, close enough to walk to downtown but far enough from the traffic. Our house was built in the 1890s, but has been completely renovated inside. The house sits on a corner lot, surrounded by trees and nestled up against a hill. There is a large yard with trees for plenty of privacy. Our town is small, about 7,000 people, but gets a lot of visitors during the year, especially during the summer and the holidays. Our neighbors are friendly and welcoming, and our little town is very peaceful and safe. We’re close to the ocean and beaches, but it’s not far to get to the mountains. After years of searching, we’ve finally found a place we are thrilled to call our home.
We are both from originally from the northwest, but have lived all over the country. Heather’s extended family still lives in Idaho, including her mom, stepfather, father, and three brothers. Her sister lives near us in Maine. Jackson does not have much extended family now, but we are very close to our best friends Ray and Denise, and their five sons. They are all as excited about growing our family as we are!
There is so much we want to teach a child. Our priority is or will be that they know the importance of values like love, kindness, integrity, respect and honesty. It is our hope that your child has the opportunities to learn, grow and discover who they truly are. An important part of that is learning about where they came from, about their birth mother and birth father, their families, and understanding the enormous amount of love that brought them to our family. We want them to know you and have a relationship with you, and for you to see them grow up.
While we don’t know what life holds for us, we can promise to love your child unconditionally and give them a safe, loving home and family. There will be struggles, and we’ll work through them together.
We are so grateful to you for considering us, and pray for strength, wisdom and peace for you and your family throughout this process.
Jackson and Heather