Adoptive Family JB and Ashley

We are so honored and excited to introduce ourselves to you today. Adoption is a loving, selfless choice. We admire your strength in finding the best path for your child’s life. Our prayer is for God to bring us a child that we can share our love with. We imagine that your prayer is to find a family that will give your child everything you dream for him or her and more. We would love to show you our life so that in us perhaps you’ll find the perfect family for your baby.

We are JB and Ashley. We have known each other for seventeen years and have been happily married for eleven. Falling in love in high school, we have been best friends since. From the beginning we had dreamed of a large family. Our love became a family in 2006 when we celebrated the birth of our son Barron. We were so happy that our family was beginning to build, but our hearts ached when we were told that future pregnancies wouldn’t be safe for Ashley. For several years we were happy being a trio, but as time passed we began to notice an empty spot in our family. Slowly, God opened our hearts and eyes to adoption.

In 2012 we were blessed to adopt our daughter Lily and welcome her into our hearts and home. Our experience with adopting Lily was fuller and richer than we ever could have imagined. We loved getting to know her birth mother and birth family. The love and sacrifice that surrounded Lily’s adoption was overwhelming and we were honored to be chosen to be a part of it. Now God is guiding our hearts once more to adoption, showing us another spot in our family that we can pour love into. We cannot wait to fill that empty spot with a new baby!

Our daily lives are simple and full of love and fun. Ashley is a Registered Nurse in the ICU and is pursuing her doctorate in nursing online. She arranges her schedule so that she only works weekends, which allows her to be a stay-at-home mom to Barron and Lily. When not in school and preschool, they spend their days at the zoo, riding bikes to the park, and going on imaginary backyard adventures. JB is a business owner who makes each evening and weekend exciting with Barron, Lily, and Ashley through lots of good quality time, from trips to the beach to living room dance parties. Always there is a lot of laughter in our home, fueled by a touch of goofiness.

It is our desire to welcome a child into our family with open arms. Every one of our family and friends has expressed happiness and excitement about our decision to adopt. As we have been with Lily, we plan to be completely open and honest with a child about the amazing love and sacrifice that surrounded his or her birth. We want him or her to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he or she is a blessing both for us and for you. As the child grows we would be happy to share pictures and letters with you through the agency, as you desire.

We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the courageous steps to find the best life for your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and to consider that we may be the answer to your prayers, just as you may be the answer to ours.

With all our hearts,

JB and Ashley

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