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Travis & Jackie

Thank you for getting to know our family! We are so honored to walk this journey with you. Our home is joyful and warm and we are more than ready to welcome you and a child into our life. We hope this profile gives you a glimpse into the love (and definitely the laughs) our family has to offer and puts a smile on your face. We look forward to getting to know you!

About Us

Commercial Insurance Broker
Registered Nurse
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Fall Fun

We always knew adoption would be part of how we established or grew our family. Adoption has been a big part of Travis' life. Travis was adopted by his mom, Delia. Delia has been in Travis' life since he was 11 and their bond was immediate. Delia provided the love, support, comfort, and safety that he wished for as a young child. From Travis' adoption experience, we know firsthand how much love adoption can bring to a family.

Additionally, we did not think biological children would be part of our story. Due to a medical condition Jackie experienced when she was younger, our chances of conceiving naturally were relatively slim to none. Knowing this, when we got to the point in our relationship where we talked about children, talking about adoption was easy for both of us. Shortly after we were married, we found out we were pregnant with Ford and it was the most beautiful surprise. We are not able to have any more biological children, but hope and pray to have more children to wrap our arms around, love, and nurture. Not only is our home ready for another set of feet to be running around, are hearts are ready, too.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Golfing in Mexico

Travis About Jackie: Jackie is my best friend and she is absolutely the sweetest person I have ever met. She is kind, optimistic, outgoing, strong and has a heart of gold. She has made my life better by allowing me to a part of it. If I had to describe Jackie as a mother in one word I would say "phenomenal." Watching her interact with our son, she is so incredibly involved in whatever he wants to do. Whether it's playing outside or stopping what she is doing to have a quick dance party, she loves to make our son laugh and always makes sure he is enjoying life. Jackie is not only an incredible wife and mother, but she is an incredible human being!

Jackie About Travis: Travis is my absolute favorite person in the world for so many reasons. He is smart, funny, kind, and a great problem solver. His problem solving abilities make him a great board game partner, but a brutal competitor. Travis is also the best dad in the world. No one can make our son laugh like he can. All kids are naturally attracted to Travis, but that is probably because he is just a big kid himself. He loves to laugh and make other people laugh. Travis has the best work ethic and works so hard to provide an amazing life for our family. He can put anyone at ease and is a great listener. I just love him to pieces.

Our Family Traditions

Christmas Pajama Swap

We love traditions in our family! They are all small and silly, but we love them. One of Travis' favorite traditions is his request for cookie cake with extra icing for his birthday. This has been a tradition for over 20 years and if you were to ask Travis, he would tell you cookies are an essential food group. He loves cookies so much, it was only fitting we served cookie cake as the groom's cake at our wedding. Our cookie cake display was such a hit, it was featured on the company's Instagram page!

Similar to most, Christmas is full of traditions in our family. Jackie's family started a pajama swap almost 15 years ago. It has grown and evolved from funny flannel pajamas to the most elaborate and embarrassing onesies you can find. It is so much fun and always makes for a great family picture! Jackie's one request every year is to have as many multi-colored Christmas lights as possible. Even though there is no official prize, our house definitely stands out on our street, in a good way (we think)!

Since we like to travel, we try to find an item on our trips that we can turn into a Christmas ornament. Our tree is now covered in some of our best memories. We also make a picture ornament every year from a fun memory of the year.


Celebrating Easter
Celebrating Easter
Visiting Canada
Visiting Canada
Halloween Party With Friends & Family
Halloween Party With Friends & Family
Our Dog, Elle, Getting Into the Holiday Spirit
Our Dog, Elle, Getting Into the Holiday Spirit
Hanging With Sloths in Costa Rica
Hanging With Sloths in Costa Rica
Watching a 3-D Movie at Legoland
Watching a 3-D Movie at Legoland
Visiting the Beach in California
Visiting the Beach in California
Taking a Ride on the Polar Express
Taking a Ride on the Polar Express
Skiing With Friends
Skiing With Friends
Celebrating Birthdays With Cookie Cake
Celebrating Birthdays With Cookie Cake
Enjoying a New Restaurant
Enjoying a New Restaurant
Visiting the Zoo Holiday Light Event
Visiting the Zoo Holiday Light Event
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Celebrating Easter
Celebrating Easter
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Visiting Canada
Visiting Canada
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Halloween Party With Friends & Family
Halloween Party With Friends & Family
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Our Dog, Elle, Getting Into the Holiday Spirit
Our Dog, Elle, Getting Into the Holiday Spirit
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Hanging With Sloths in Costa Rica
Hanging With Sloths in Costa Rica
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Watching a 3-D Movie at Legoland
Watching a 3-D Movie at Legoland
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Visiting the Beach in California
Visiting the Beach in California
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Taking a Ride on the Polar Express
Taking a Ride on the Polar Express
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Skiing With Friends
Skiing With Friends
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Celebrating Birthdays With Cookie Cake
Celebrating Birthdays With Cookie Cake
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Enjoying a New Restaurant
Enjoying a New Restaurant
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Visiting the Zoo Holiday Light Event
Visiting the Zoo Holiday Light Event

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Sweet Home

We live in a neighborhood near a large city in Texas. Our neighborhood has several young families and is culturally diverse. We are less than a mile from a top rated elementary school and two different parks. We are surrounded by one of the largest walking/biking trails in the city which includes a small neighborhood pool. We also live a few miles away from our country club that has three resort-style pools and several family-friendly activities. Being located just outside the heart of the city, we can easily visit fun attraction sites including the zoo, an arboretum, amusement parks, and professional sporting events.

One of the many reasons we love our neighborhood is how close we are to our family and friends. We also feel very fortunate to have great neighbors and enjoy having them over. Our backyard is a meeting ground for everyone to come play, hang out, and bring their dogs. When the weather is nice, and even when it is not nice, there are always kids running around, chalk drawings being made, and dogs playing fetch in our yard. We wouldn't have it any other way!

We live in a three-bedroom home with two giant trees in our front yard, one of which holds a fun swing for kids to swing on. Our trees are also real show stoppers during the holidays because we wrap them with lights. Our house is simple, but sweet, and is always full of laughter.

Our Extended Families

Jackie's Family

We are so lucky to have family close by. Jackie's parents (Nana and Grandpa) live near a golf course and we see them weekly. Our visits always involve golf cart rides around the neighborhood and walks to a nearby park. Jackie's brother and sister-in-law (Mike and Sara) live in another state. They have four boys and we really enjoy spending time with them. Whether it is playing outside, or playing board games, it is always so much fun when the cousins are together.

Travis' Family

Travis' mom (Gigi) lives right down the road so we see her often. She is an amazing cook and we love when she stops by with food. Both Travis' brother (Wyatt) and sister (Harper) are finishing college so we make sure to spend time with them during their breaks. Travis' grandparents (Mimi and Papa) are close by and live in a high rise building that overlooks our city's downtown. We love visiting and playing a fun card game called "Hiney." Gigi and Mimi work in the non-profit industry and are passionate about giving back to the community.

Travis' cousins all have children around the same age and we enjoy visiting them and seeing all the kids play together. We can speak for everyone when we say we cannot wait to add another family member to our crew!

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We hope this little glimpse into our life gives you a feeling of peace and security. We are so honored to be on this journey with you and hope to get to know you soon.

Our story starts about six years ago. We were first introduced to each other through Travis' mom, Delia. Prior to Jackie being a nurse, she worked in the non-profit industry. During what was intended to be a pretty standard business meeting, Jackie was introduced to Delia who immediately insisted she meet her son, Travis. Delia was so sure we were meant to be together that she stopped the meeting to pull out her phone to show Jackie pictures of her son. She made sure to say how much he looks like Aaron Rodgers, and she was right! Fast forward a year from then, we were matched on a dating app and the rest is history. We have been married three wonderful years and we know the best is yet to come.

We always knew, and hoped, adoption would be part of our journey to growing a family. Conversations about future children surfaced early on in our dating life. When Jackie expressed her desire to adopt, Travis chimed in, saying he was adopted. That moment really solidified that we were meant to be. We did not think biological children would be part of our story, in fact, we were told our chances were slim to none. We were blessed with the surprise of a lifetime when we found out we were pregnant with our son, Ford, shortly after we were married. Our son brings so much joy into our life and we know he cannot wait to be a big brother. He is ready to have a best friend for life. We know our hearts have no limit on the amount of love we can offer and we anxiously await for our son to have a sweet brother or sister.

We like to think we make a great parenting team. Jackie, being a nurse, is extremely loving and nurturing, and super patient. Her nursing knowledge also comes in handy when we get sick or injured. Travis is in a sales role and is the absolute best person to be around. He is hilarious, intelligent, and loves kids (they love him, too!).

When we think of our future, our prayer is to have a full and happy home. We pray our children are kind, loving, and happy; that they smile and laugh every day; that they are always willing to help someone in need; and that they find their passion in life. We know much of this comes from the values we instill in them. We will continue to be the absolute best parents we can be by guiding, encouraging, and loving our children endlessly. We promise to be their first teacher and build a strong foundation for a great education. We look forward to letting our children explore their interests and find their passion. We promise to show them as much of the world as we can and encourage them to explore the parts of the world they do not know. We promise to instill in them that God's love knows no bounds. And most importantly, we promise to talk about the incredible sacrifice and act of love you made.

If you are comfortable with it, we would love to have an open adoption with you. We understand this is a relationship that will take time to understand, but we promise to always keep our doors open and will welcome you into our family with loving arms. We look forward to keeping in touch with you through letters, photos, and even visits. Please know we are only a phone call or text message away.

We know you have a difficult decision ahead of you, but please know we are already praying for you. Thank you!

Travis & Jackie


Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
Scarlett Johannson
Reese Witherspoon
JK Rowling
J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter
Harry Potter (all of them!)
Candy Bar
Kit Kat
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Childhood Memory
Playing basketball with my Grandpa
Swimming during the summer
Childhood Toy
Electric race car
Children's Book
The Pout Pout Fish
Classic Movie
Tommy Boy
Dumb and Dumber (not sure if that qualifies as a classic)
Day of Week
Cookie cake
Ice cream
Disney Movie
Toy Story 2
Dream Car
Range Rover
Land Rover
Dream Job
Professional golfer
Being a mom
Dream Vacation
Trip to Italy
Family Activity
Going to the zoo
Traveling and going to the zoo
Flower / Plant
Form of Exercise
Bike riding
Bike riding
Card games
Holiday Song
Baby its cold outside
Baby its cold outside
Holiday Tradition
Family pajama swap
Ice Cream
Chocolate chip cookie dough
Peanut butter cup
Junk Food
Chocolate chip cookies
Leisure Activity
Any home construction magazine
Memory with a Child
Our son laughing for the first time
Watching our son take his first steps. He was smiling and laughing the whole time his cheeks looked like they could have burst. He was so proud of himself and we were too!
Memory with Spouse
Honeymoon in Costa Rica
Going to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and driving through the country to explore the volcanos.
The Avengers
Sweet Home Alabama
Movie Munchie
Sour Patch Kids
Popcorn with lots of butter
Movie Quote
Santa!!! I know him! - Elf
So you're telling me there's a chance - Dumb and Dumber
Movie Type
Mamma Mia!
Lion King
Musical Group
The Beatles
Nursery Rhyme
Rockabye Baby
Peter Piper
Olympic Event
Track and Field
Personal Hero
My wife
My husband
Mama Mia
Lion King
Mother Goose
Mother Goose
Quality about my Spouse
His calming presence
Were not here for a long time, were here for a good time.
She believed she could, so she did.
Mi Cocina
Turkey and pepperoni
Peanut butter and jelly
John 3:16
Jeremiah 29:11
Shopping Store
PGA Tour Superstore
Cold heart
Free Fallin by Tom Petty
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Aaron Rodgers
Dak Prescot
Sports Team
Dallas Cowboys
Chicago Cubs
Subject in School
Captain America
Thing to Cook
Mac and cheese
Grilled cheese
Time of Day
Afternoons after work
Cookie cake on my birthday
Christmas pajama swap
TV Show
Wheel of Fortune
TV Show Character
Doug from King of Queens
Monica on Friends
Type of Music
Country and Classic Rock
Vacation Spot
Video Game
Super Mario Brothers

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