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Jonathan & Carrie

We feel so thankful to be able to grow our family through the miracle of adoption. We both chose professions where we work with children every day, and we are looking forward to sharing our lives with our own children. We know that you are looking for a family who will unconditionally love and care for your child. We would love to hear from you if you feel we could be that family for your child.

About Us

Marriage & Family Therapist
Infant Specialist
Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology
Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education
Legally Married

Our Promise to You

At Jonathan's Family's Ranch in Montana

We promise to love our children with all of our hearts. We promise to protect them, while giving them the confidence to be independent and strong. We promise to share the joy of family and friendships that will allow them to know that they belong to a community full of people who love them and would to anything for them. We promise to help them discover the world and follow their dreams. We promise to comfort them and let them know that they are unconditionally loved every day. We promise to keep them healthy and teach them healthy habits. We promise to teach them all that we can in order to give them the wisdom and knowledge to make their own choices as they grow up. We also want to make some promises to you personally. We promise to keep you in our family's life and share the excitement and joy along the way. We promise to hold you in high regard in our family and when we talk about you, which will be often. Most of all, we promise to express the gratitude we feel to you and never forget the brave, selfless, and loving gift that you have given to our family.

Our Family Traditions

Walking at the Pier

Our family has developed many traditions over the years, and we have added some of our own. On Christmas Eve, we exchange the gifts that are for each other, and we open our gifts from Santa Clause on Christmas morning after church. Santa also leaves us one gift at the foot of our bed to open when we first wake up. Every year on the anniversary of our engagement, Jonathan informally re-proposes to Carrie, as a romantic gesture. Jonathan creates an old-fashioned newspaper for Carrie every year on her birthday, which recaps all of the major events of the year ("New Baby Coming Soon!"). Carrie makes silly signs with inside jokes, pictures, and memes for Jonathan on his birthday and posts them up around the house so he can read them and laugh when he wakes up. We take care of each other when we are sick by making each other food and tea, taking each other to the doctor, and taking care of all the house chores until the other person is healthy again. We like to have movie nights in our PJs and eat popcorn with hot sauce. We go to church on Saturday evenings and afterward, we all go out for a family dinner. We like to take Sunday walks by beach or to the pier near our house and get waffles for breakfast at a place near the water.

Fun Facts About Us:

About Carrie:

  • I can balance a stack of books on top of my head and walk.
  • I played rugby in high school.
  • I taught my little brother his first song on the guitar and he is now a talented musician.
  • My parents gave me the privilege of naming my younger sister.
  • I taught my little sister how to roll over and crawl.
  • I know American Sign Language and I signed the National Anthem at Chicago Bulls and White Sox games.
  • I danced for 24 hours straight once each year of college to help raise money for the pediatric oncology unit.
  • All of my jobs except one have involved working with children.
  • About Jonathan:

  • I lived in the mountains of Mexico and speak fluent Spanish.
  • I was on the football team and in the marching band in high school.
  • I went horseback riding on my grandparents' ranch as a child.
  • I was part of an Explorer Scout scuba-diving troop.
  • I built a wrestling ring in our backyard for my friends and siblings when I was little.
  • I love doing romantic things like writing songs for Carrie.
  • I like to watch anime and classic films.
  • I like to cook a variety of foods for the whole family and me.
  • Video


    Carrie Making Organic Lip Balm
    Carrie Making Organic Lip Balm
    Meeting Dolphins at Sea World
    Meeting Dolphins at Sea World
    Downtown Disney on a Sunny Afternoon
    Downtown Disney on a Sunny Afternoon
    With the Space Shuttle Endeavour
    With the Space Shuttle Endeavour
    Jonathan Jamming on One of His Guitars
    Jonathan Jamming on One of His Guitars
    Enjoying the Fireworks
    Enjoying the Fireworks
    The Local Welcoming Committee on the North Shore of Hawaii
    The Local Welcoming Committee on the North Shore of Hawaii
    A Day at the Beach
    A Day at the Beach
    Cheering On the LA Galaxy
    Cheering On the LA Galaxy
    Relaxing & Watching Movies at Home
    Relaxing & Watching Movies at Home
    Saturday Night is Sushi Night
    Saturday Night is Sushi Night
    A Romantic Paddle Boat Outing on Valentine's Day
    A Romantic Paddle Boat Outing on Valentine's Day
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    Carrie Making Organic Lip Balm
    Carrie Making Organic Lip Balm
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    Meeting Dolphins at Sea World
    Meeting Dolphins at Sea World
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    Downtown Disney on a Sunny Afternoon
    Downtown Disney on a Sunny Afternoon
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    With the Space Shuttle Endeavour
    With the Space Shuttle Endeavour
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    Jonathan Jamming on One of His Guitars
    Jonathan Jamming on One of His Guitars
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    Enjoying the Fireworks
    Enjoying the Fireworks
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    The Local Welcoming Committee on the North Shore of Hawaii
    The Local Welcoming Committee on the North Shore of Hawaii
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    A Day at the Beach
    A Day at the Beach
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    Cheering On the LA Galaxy
    Cheering On the LA Galaxy
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    Relaxing & Watching Movies at Home
    Relaxing & Watching Movies at Home
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    Saturday Night is Sushi Night
    Saturday Night is Sushi Night
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    A Romantic Paddle Boat Outing on Valentine's Day
    A Romantic Paddle Boat Outing on Valentine's Day

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Whale Watching Near Our Home

    Our three-story, two-bedroom townhome has two large bedrooms, two and half bathrooms, and a basement that is used for creating art and music. We are located just blocks from the ocean, and we walk to the beach often. There is a major pier there with plenty of activities, games, water parks, restaurants, and amazing views of the sea life and islands. Besides the beach, we have health food stores, a pharmacy, other shops, and Carrie's family that are within short walking distance. The neighboring beach cities often hold family events that have games, activities, food, holiday fireworks, concerts, and other attractions that local children enjoy.

    Our neighborhood in general is very family friendly and residential. It is quiet, safe, and most of the neighbors know and chat with each other. There are many young children in our neighborhood who are often seeing riding their bicycles, going to local parks, playing with each other outside, walking with their parents, and playing sports at the local athletic fields.

    Our home has two balconies and an enclosed patio. One balcony has a view of the ocean and gets plenty of sunlight. The sunsets from here are beautiful and colorful. We also have a few hummingbirds that visit our feeder. They have gotten used to us and often sit with us while we relax there. The enclosed patio also gets sunlight, has shade from a large green tree, and is the perfect outdoor play space for a baby when the weather is nice.

    Our Extended Families

    Birthday Dinner With Carrie's Family

    Our family is full of life and love! We are all very creative and have many interests that will provide lots of joy and learning opportunities for the child who joins us. Carrie's family lives 5 minutes from us. We see them regularly. We all like attending sporting events, going to museums, riding bikes, visiting amusement parks, fishing, having Sunday family dinners, going to church, and traveling as a family. Carrie's siblings are very creative and love writing and creating music. We always enjoy our time with them. They are loving and supportive and have been happily helping us throughout the adoption process. They are looking forward to helping us to care for and love the new baby, and they have been planning all kinds of fun things we can all do together!

    Jonathan's Family

    Jonathan's family has also been helping us as we go through the adoption process and are looking forward to having a new little person to cuddle, love, and care for. Most of Jonathan's family lives further away, but we travel to see them and talk with them regularly. Part of Jonathan's family lives 1.5 hours away from our home. They have young kids who are creative, intelligent, and kind. Jonathan's family enjoys traveling, eating large family dinners with time for conversations and jokes afterward, playing music, attending special events for members of the family, taking care of each other, watching movies together, cooking together and for each other, and participating in several outdoor sports and activities.

    From Us to You

    Since we started the adoption process, and even before that, we have been thinking about and praying for the child who will come to live with us and praying that the right person will choose us as the adoptive parents for their child. We found each other and fell in love through what we believe was fate, and we know that the birth mother of the child who is meant to join our loving young family is going to find us in much the same way. We believe that only you can know in your heart when you have found the family you want to care for and love your child in a special and unconditional way.

    The decision you are considering is not only selfless and brave, but also beautiful and hopeful. You are making a choice that will bring so much happiness to our family as we share our love with your child. We also believe that the gift of life and love that you are giving will create a chain reaction made up of infinite possibilities for goodness and kindness to grow in the world as your child goes along their path and positively impacts the lives of others around them. We will accept your gift humbly, with unending gratitude, and with a deep admiration for you. From the very beginning, we will tell your child about the wonderful person who gave birth to them and share the incredible story of your unending love for them. Along our journey, we will send you pictures and letters that allow your child and our family to remain connected to you, so you can share in the joy of seeing them grow and flourish.

    We have been happily married for over five years and together for ten, after being friends first. We have grown closer and closer together as we have built our family life and formed a stable, warm, loving home. We enjoy spending our free time with each other and share many interests and passions, which we look forward to sharing with the child who joins our family.

    We have helped many families along the way, through our jobs and personally. Because we both work with young children and families every day, we are constantly reminded of the joy and wholeness that children bring to a home. Our greatest desire is to be able to share our loving home and family with a child. We want to give them the nurturing support they need to discover their own gifts, talents, hopes, and dreams. We want them to feel loved, safe, happy, secure, and confident as they grow up and learn about what the world has to offer them and what they are able to bring to the world.

    Our families are both thrilled at the thought of our bringing home a little one, and they are looking forward to playing with, caring for, and loving them just as much as we are. Our friends, especially those whom were adopted themselves, are also going to want to shower them with attention and affection. We will all hold you in the highest regard and be forever grateful to you for your brave and selfless choice. Our families and we are proud and excited to be a part of the miracle of adoption with you. We look forward to hearing from you and getting to know more about you, including your passions, plans, hopes, and dreams.


    Jonathan & Carrie


    Christian Bale
    Ryan Gosling
    Kristen Wiig
    Melissa McCarthy
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Mitch Albom
    The Hobbit
    For One More Day
    Candy Bar
    Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate
    Rick and Morty
    Family Guy
    Childhood Memory
    Riding the 1880 train through the Black Hills with my family.
    Indian Princess trips to the outdoors with my dad.
    Childhood Toy
    My Micromachine cars. Some of them had working headlights!
    My Joey Lapsitter doll. I took him everywhere with me!
    Children's Book
    Goodnight Moon
    The Pokey Little Puppy
    San Antonio, TX
    Washington D.C.
    Classic Movie
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    It's a Wonderful Life
    All shades of Blue
    Day of Week
    Butter brickle ice cream
    Key lime pie
    Disney Movie
    Toy Story
    Beauty and The Beast
    Dream Car
    Chevy Silverado Z71 Centennial Edition
    Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
    Dream Job
    Being a Dad
    Being a Mom
    Dream Vacation
    Germany and England
    Italy and Ireland
    Family Activity
    Playing music together
    Going to the beach
    Flower / Plant
    French Fries
    Form of Exercise
    Lifting weights
    Apples to Apples
    Recording Music
    Making Organic Skin Care Items
    Holiday Song
    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
    O Holy Night
    Holiday Tradition
    Family dinners
    Exchanging gifts with family on Christmas Eve.
    Ice Cream
    Butter brickle
    Mint chocolate chip
    Junk Food
    Leisure Activity
    Watching movies at home
    Watching movies at home
    Muscle and Fitness
    Memory with a Child
    Playing with my younger siblings when they were babies.
    Teaching my little sister how to roll over.
    Memory with Spouse
    When I saw Carrie walking out to my car on our first date. It was the first time I had seen her dressed up and I was stunned at how beautiful she was.
    When I saw Jon waiting for me at the altar with a big smile as I walked down the stairs towards him.
    Minority Report and What About Bob?
    Field of Dreams and Due Date
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn with hot sauce
    Popcorn with hot sauce
    Movie Quote
    "Hey, guys. Oh, Big Gulps, huh? All right. Well, see you later!" - Lloyd Chrstmas from Dumb and Dumber
    "I think our love can do anything we want it to." - Noah from The Notebook
    Movie Type
    Sci-Fi and Comedy
    Sci-Fi and Romance
    The Music Man
    Musical Group
    Ryan Adams
    Nursery Rhyme
    Hey, Diddle, Diddle
    Hickory Dickory Dock
    Olympic Event
    Swimming and biathlon
    Swimming and snowboarding
    Personal Hero
    My parents
    My parents
    Romeo and Juliet
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Robert Frost
    Quality about my Spouse
    Kindness and sense of humor
    Intelligence and sense of humor
    "I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another." - Thomas Jefferson
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain." - Vivian Greene
    Salt Lick BBQ
    Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
    1 Corinthians 13:4-6: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
    Shopping Store
    Like Jesus Does by Eric Church
    Warning Sign by Coldplay
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    Sports Star
    Lionel Messi
    Cristiano Ronaldo
    Sports Team
    LA Galaxy
    LA Galaxy
    Subject in School
    Dr. Strange
    Wonder Woman
    Thing to Cook
    Grilled steaks
    Shrimp tacos
    Time of Day
    Early morning
    Early morning
    Making a Newspaper Cover Page for Carrie That Highlights the Events in Our Lives Over the Past Year on Her Birthday
    Exchanging Gifts & Playing Board Games With Our Family on Christmas Eve
    TV Show
    The Office
    The Office
    TV Show Character
    Michael Scott
    Michael Scott
    Type of Music
    All types of rock and old school country
    80s and 90s music
    Vacation Spot
    Video Game
    Red Dead Redemption
    Mario Kart

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