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Jason & Shea

Hello! We're college sweethearts that have been married 18 years. We're a fun, active, caring family with lots of laughter and joy! We hope our life, experiences, and values are a perfect match for your child. We're so excited to complete our family and always believed adoption was in our future. It is the most special, selfless, shared experience between families. We can't wait to share our unconditional love for each other and our children.

About Us

Jason
Shea
Job
Senior Manager
Public Relations/Marketing Director (Part-Time from Home)
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism
Children
Jackson, Carter
Relationship
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Our Family at a School Play

Adoption has been on our hearts for so many years! Shea grew up with many adopted children in her extended families, including many cousins, and always dreamed of being an adoptive mother even before we had our sons.

Our children are twins- Jack and Carter. Raising twins has been a wonderful experience! Carter is the oldest by one minute. Carter is creative, enjoys drawing, the saxophone, chess, basketball and golf. Carter is a great student and enjoys robotics and speech. Carter’s goal is to be an animator for Disney or be an architect. He loves to entertain our nieces and nephews including supervising many treasure hunts!

Jack enjoys sports and plays baseball year round, plays football and runs track. He has a great sense of humor and keeps us laughing everyday. Jack is a wonderful writer and makes good grades in school. Jack is very protective of his family and very loyal to his friends. Jack loves to cook and his favorite food is ultimate nachos at the ballpark! Jack’s goal is to work at Fox Sports one day.

The twins have longed for a sibling for so long and we know how much their baby and toddler cousins mean to them. They have many close friends that are adopted, and thankfully they are old enough to understand and be so excited about what adoption means to our family and to them.

Fun Facts About Us:

Jason Making His Famous Scrambled Eggs

  • Jason has a secret recipe for making scrambled eggs and he won’t tell anyone!
  • Shea has a certification for Kickboxing Instruction.
  • Shea and Jason lived close to the beach in California when we first were married.
  • Jason loves to take home movies and edit them together to music to make music memory videos.
  • Shea was a news reporter and editor at her college campus.
  • Jason knows every line to every Star Wars movie ever made!
  • We asked them and our children’s favorite meals we cook are: chicken enchiladas, crockpot chili, and pancakes.
  • Shea designs websites and custom t-shirts in her spare time.
  • Jason is a great snow skier and went skiing every year growing up.
  • We love to help animal rescue groups and saved our doggies Steve and Fergie from the shelter.
  • Our Family Traditions

    Annual River Trip

    Family traditions are so important for our family! Once a year, right before school starts, we go on a weeklong trip to the river. There are about fifteen families that join us (including families with adopted children).

    We go every four years to Disney World with Shea’s sisters and their families. The idea is to take every cousin once they are old enough!

    Our most important tradition is our meal together at night. No matter how busy, this is something we stop to do. We all talk about the hardest part of our day, and the best part of our day. We can’t wait for another little one to enjoy all of these traditions with us. Nothing is more wonderful than to see a child enjoy these activities! We feel blessed for our big family and group of friends that are so family-centered to help us celebrate these traditions.

    Video

    Photos

    Celebrating Our Anniversary
    Celebrating Our Anniversary
    All Dressed Up for a Family Picture
    All Dressed Up for a Family Picture
    Color Run Fun
    Color Run Fun
    Jason & Jack Having Fun on the Jet Ski
    Jason & Jack Having Fun on the Jet Ski
    Exploring California
    Exploring California
    Snorkeling
    Snorkeling
    Enjoying the Lake Life
    Enjoying the Lake Life
    Family Ski Trip
    Family Ski Trip
    Meeting a New Baby Cousin
    Meeting a New Baby Cousin
    Jackson & Carter Can't Wait to Be Big Brothers!
    Jackson & Carter Can't Wait to Be Big Brothers!
    Cheering On Our Favorite Team
    Cheering On Our Favorite Team
    A Day at the Ball Park
    A Day at the Ball Park
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    Color Run Fun
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    Jason & Jack Having Fun on the Jet Ski
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    Exploring California
    Exploring California
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    Snorkeling
    Snorkeling
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    Enjoying the Lake Life
    Enjoying the Lake Life
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    Family Ski Trip
    Family Ski Trip
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    Meeting a New Baby Cousin
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    Jackson & Carter Can't Wait to Be Big Brothers!
    Jackson & Carter Can't Wait to Be Big Brothers!
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    Cheering On Our Favorite Team
    Cheering On Our Favorite Team
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    A Day at the Ball Park
    A Day at the Ball Park

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We live in a suburb between two large cities. We chose this city for the schools and feel of a small town. Our neighborhood is great for active families. We have a lake we can fish in and two ducks that walk up the hill to our home everyday in the Spring for food. We moved here because there are many young children for our kids to play with. We have a pool and during the summer Shea and other moms are here to welcome the neighborhood kids for burgers and swimming. The elementary, middle school and high schools are within two miles of our home.

    A typical Saturday would be kids on our court playing dodgeball or riding bikes, families fishing or eating by the lake, and couples walking the pretty hills for exercise. We walk our rescue dogs, Steve and Fergie, almost everyday. They know everyone (mainly because people love their funny names!)

    We have a media room on second floor perfect for family movie night. We also have a large game room on third level with a ping pong table. This is where Jason and the kids play monopoly, Jason and Carter draw and Shea does crafts. We have four bedrooms, four living areas and five bathrooms.

    Our Extended Families

    Disney with Family

    We are blessed to have all family members within 40 minutes of each other. Your child would be welcomed by two grandmas-DeeDee and Gamma, two granddads-Papoo and Bubba, two aunts and uncles, and many cousins!

    Birthdays are a big deal for us! Shea makes the cakes. The Dads dress up, so we have seen them as Mario and Luigi, Indiana Jones, and many other characters to entertain the kiddos.

    We are lucky to have a family lakehouse nearby. We go for Thanksgiving and the July 4th. Shea is also able to take the kids for several weeks during summer with her sisters, niece and nephews.

    Shea was raised very close to her cousins which includes adopted cousins. Her family knows the love and special experience that results from this great gift. Jason is an only child and very close to his parents. They were so thrilled to welcome another baby. They live about three minutes away and are already getting ready for visits from a new grandbaby!

    At a sporting event last night, our boys had more people in the stands than any other child on the field. We love our big family. Whether we are at our son’s games, my niece’s dance recital or fishing together, we love to support each other and raise our kids together.

    From Us to You

    We know that our opportunity and excitement about being parents again will come from the gift of a woman like yourself-that is strong and determined to find the perfect match for your child. There is no other act that matches the gift you are giving us-and we promise to guard, protect and love this gift throughout our lives.

    We know you are reading about many families and we know it’s important to find the family that you envision as the right fit. That’s why we have tried to paint pictures of our daily life, our love for each other and our commitment to family.

    We have been married for 18 years. We met early in college and were married right after. During this time, we didn’t think we could have children and talked about our dream of adoption. Then we found out we were having our twins! We grew even closer taking care of them together. We never gave up on our dream of adoption but wanted our twins to be older so we could fully devote our time to a new baby. We are ready! We have been together a long time and are partners as well as spouses. We have learned a lot from raising our twin babies and can’t wait to do it all over again with another precious miracle of life.

    Adding a baby to our family means so much to our children. Being around nieces and nephews, they have long wanted a little brother or sister. They are twins but they are so different in such special ways! We hope that Carter shows your child his creative art skills, his skill for speaking, his outgoing personality and he is a fierce protector of his friends and family. We hope that Jack will help coach and play sports, share his love for cooking, and provide his fun sense of humor and his super hard work ethic! If anyone is more excited than us to have a new baby, it is the twins.

    Shea loves to put together photo books of family trips, vacations and milestones in our kids lives. She can’t wait to make extra copies for you to see how your child is growing and see all the wonderful things your child is experiencing with our family. Jason loves to make family movies, such as our trips to Disney World, and can’t wait to share these with you as well. We want you to see your child and their happiest moments. This is so important to us, because we are parents and we know how important this is will be for you. These moments include losing their first tooth, or riding a bike, performing in their school play or getting their nails painted for the first time. Those moments are yours to share as much as ours. We can’t wait to put together this for you so you can feel peace and joy in not only your decision, but in your ability to see their growth and love with our family.

    In between these letters and photo books, we would love to email you any other important news or milestones about your child. We want you to have the reassurance that you picked the right family for your baby and we are happy and excited to be able to share these moments, news and stories with you.

    In closing, we hope that all we are about and all we love and cherish are things that you love and cherish....we hope that our family is the one for your child. Our life is about balancing fun, values, work, play, love and our Christian faith into raising a strong, loving family. We hope we can be that one for your child and complete our family as well as accept this amazing gift you could provide for us.

    We always knew we would adopt, and we waited for the perfect time for our family. We trust and know that this perfect timing led us to you!

    Take care,

    Jason & Shea

    Favorites

    Jason
    Shea
    Actor
    Harrison Ford
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Actress
    Sandra Bullock
    Reese Witherspoon
    Animal
    Bulldogs
    Rescue Dogs:)
    Author
    Stephen King
    Stephenie Meyer
    Book
    11.23.63 by Stephen King
    Twilight Series
    Candy Bar
    Snickers
    Twix
    Cartoon
    Tom and Jerry
    Charlie Brown
    Childhood Memory
    Skiing
    Finding and cutting down Christmas tree every year with my Dad
    Childhood Toy
    Star Wars Figures
    Homemade Dollhouse
    Children's Book
    I love You Forever
    Goodnight Moon
    City
    Laguna Beach
    Destin
    Classic Movie
    The Godfather
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Color
    Green
    Purple
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Key Lime Pie
    Banana Pudding
    Disney Movie
    Incredibles
    Finding Nemo
    Dream Car
    Range Rover
    Luxury Camper for road trips
    Dream Job
    Cartoonist
    Novelist
    Dream Vacation
    Hawaii
    Spend summer in Seaside, Florida
    Family Activity
    Watching my kids, nieces, and nephews sporting events
    Annual Valentines Dinner at home
    Flower / Plant
    Palm Trees
    Cala Lillies
    Food
    Pizza
    Steak and potatoes
    Form of Exercise
    Walking, weight lifting
    Running/training for races
    Fruit
    Pineapple
    Fresh peaches
    Game
    Monopoly
    Uno
    Hobby
    Drawing, Sketching
    Kickboxing
    Holiday
    Christmas
    Christmas
    Holiday Song
    Angels We have Heard on High
    Silent Night
    Holiday Tradition
    Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
    Decorating gingerbread houses
    Ice Cream
    Chocolate
    Cookie dough
    Junk Food
    Nachos
    Cheez Its
    Leisure Activity
    Snow Skiing, driving the boat at the lake
    Walking the lake in our neighborhood and feeding ducks
    Magazine
    Sports Illustrated
    People
    Memory with a Child
    Getting baptized with my children
    Disneyland
    Memory with Spouse
    Honeymoon in Jamaica
    Finding out we were having twins:)
    Movie
    Empire Strikes Back
    Steel Magnolias
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn
    Twizzlers
    Movie Quote
    "May the Force be with you" ( I love Star Wars!)
    "You had me at hello"
    Movie Type
    Adventure
    Drama/romance
    Musical
    West Side Story
    Grease
    Musical Group
    Radiohead
    Coldplay
    Nursery Rhyme
    Itsy Bitsy Spider
    I'm a Little Teapot
    Olympic Event
    Ski Jumps
    Women's Gymnastics
    Personal Hero
    My Dad
    My Mimi (grandmother)
    Play
    Hamlet
    Our Town
    Poet
    Walt Whitman
    Maya Angelou
    Quality about my Spouse
    She is selfless, and a wonderful,caring mother and wife!
    He always finds a way to make me laugh and his faithfulness
    Quote
    Life isn't about finding yourself....it's about creating yourself.
    "Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things"
    Restaurant
    Del Friscos
    On the Border
    Sandwich
    Club sandwich
    Chicken salad
    Scripture
    Phil 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"
    Corinthians 16:13-14 "Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love."
    Shopping Store
    Gap
    Banana Republic
    Song
    Blackbird by the Beatles
    Happy by Pharrell
    Sport to Play
    Softball
    Dodgeball
    Sport to Watch
    Football
    Baseball
    Sports Star
    Jason Whitten
    Adrian Beltre
    Sports Team
    Dallas Cowboys
    Texas Rangers
    Subject in School
    Art, theatre
    Writing
    Superhero
    Spiderman
    Captain America
    Thing to Cook
    Scrambled Eggs, steak and mac n cheese
    Chicken enchiladas
    Time of Day
    Dinner with my family each night
    Mornings with my children
    Tradition
    Lakehouse on fourth of July and Thanksgiving
    Annual Fourth of July at the lakehouse
    TV Show
    Lost
    The Voice
    TV Show Character
    Jack Shephard
    Rachel from Friends
    Type of Music
    Alternative, top 40
    Top 40
    Vacation Spot
    Destin
    Walt Disney World!
    Video Game
    Nintendo Wii Golf
    Disney Infinity

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