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Jordan & Alyssa

We are honored to expand our family through adoption. When we discovered our infertility, we were uncertain if we would ever experience parenthood. Through adoption we have new hope to create the family we have always dreamed of. We are thrilled to have you as part of it. Welcome to our beginning.

About Us

Jordan
Alyssa
Job
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist
Education
Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy
Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Addressing Cultural Diversity

Oregon Coast Adventures

We are thrilled to welcome a child of any race into our family. We, along with our family will embrace and love this child. We have extended family members who have interracial families of their own, and we are excited to share this experience with them. Our family and friends are open minded and accepting of individuals of all backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. We live in a very diverse community, and are excited to be engaged, as a family, in the many different cultural festivals, groups, museums and experiences our community has to offer. As future parents, we believe it is our responsibility to celebrate the beauty of cultural diversity in our family. We are excited to learn about our child’s heritage and foster their growth as an individual. We want our child to be proud of the differences and similarities they share with others.

Cub Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Why We Chose Adoption

Cheering On Alyssa's Younger Cousins

When we decided we were ready to expand our family, we expected it to be simple. Both of our families had been blessed with children, we figured we had nothing to worry about. Turns out, we were a little naïve. Conceiving a child is simple for some, but so very difficult for others. As our infertility struggles continued, it began to impact us. Words hurt. Each question about why we did not have kids, or when we were going to have kids hurt a little more than the last. It suddenly seemed like we were in a world by ourselves. No one understood how we felt. We struggled together, but never loved and appreciated each other more. This was our journey. We were so lucky to have each other.

Due to our beliefs, we decided that standard fertility treatments were not right for our family. We began to research adoption. At that moment we knew this was the path for us. We respect the courage and bravery it takes for a mother to choose adoption for her child. What an incredibly beautiful opportunity we have to expand our family through adoption. We are very excited and look forward to becoming parents.

Leisure Time

Visiting New York City

We enjoy spending our free time together. We love to be outdoors and experience the many things our community has to offer. Our Saturday mornings are spent at the farmers market shopping for local produce, flowers, and a good cup of coffee. We are very physically active and enjoy taking walks along the scenic Mississippi river. We are avid sports fans and are very involved with the University of Iowa. We spend our Saturdays in the fall rooting on The University of Iowa Hawkeye football team in Kinnick Stadium. Whether we are out and about, or relaxing on the couch, we truly cherish the time we spend together. We cannot wait to grow as a family and share these experiences with our child.

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Photos

At Kinnick Stadium
At Kinnick Stadium
Alyssa's Family at a Wedding
Alyssa's Family at a Wedding
Selfie With the Statue of Liberty
Selfie With the Statue of Liberty
Watching a Rainy Iowa Football Game
Watching a Rainy Iowa Football Game
Alyssa With Her Baby Cousin at a Family Party
Alyssa With Her Baby Cousin at a Family Party
With a Friend at the John Deere Classic
With a Friend at the John Deere Classic
Jordan Relaxing After a Long Hike
Jordan Relaxing After a Long Hike
Alyssa at a New Restaurant on Vacation in New York City
Alyssa at a New Restaurant on Vacation in New York City
A Weekend Getaway
A Weekend Getaway
Alyssa's Grandma's 80th Birthday Party
Alyssa's Grandma's 80th Birthday Party
Jordan the Avid Hawkeye Fan
Jordan the Avid Hawkeye Fan
At a Family Wedding
At a Family Wedding
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At Kinnick Stadium
At Kinnick Stadium
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Alyssa's Family at a Wedding
Alyssa's Family at a Wedding
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Selfie With the Statue of Liberty
Selfie With the Statue of Liberty
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Watching a Rainy Iowa Football Game
Watching a Rainy Iowa Football Game
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Alyssa With Her Baby Cousin at a Family Party
Alyssa With Her Baby Cousin at a Family Party
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With a Friend at the John Deere Classic
With a Friend at the John Deere Classic
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Jordan Relaxing After a Long Hike
Jordan Relaxing After a Long Hike
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Alyssa at a New Restaurant on Vacation in New York City
Alyssa at a New Restaurant on Vacation in New York City
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A Weekend Getaway
A Weekend Getaway
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Alyssa's Grandma's 80th Birthday Party
Alyssa's Grandma's 80th Birthday Party
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Jordan the Avid Hawkeye Fan
Jordan the Avid Hawkeye Fan
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At a Family Wedding
At a Family Wedding

Our Extended Families

A Fun Day At a Family Reunion

Family is everything to us. We were both blessed with incredible families. Our families value presence and time spent together, rather than lavish gifts and money. Love is unconditional and support is plentiful. Jordan’s parents live minutes away, and we have a tradition of eating Sunday dinners at their home. Alyssa’s family lives just two short hours away. We enjoy spending weekends with them attending festivals and family events. Our parents have been tremendous role models of love and we are so blessed to have them as grandparents to our child. We both have two younger siblings and we are all very close with one another. Our siblings are thrilled to become aunts and uncles. Often times, both of our extended families will get together at our home for occasions such as Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July. We often receive compliments from others that notice how much fun we have together as a family.

Jordan's Family at a Bonfire

We look forward to raising a child with the help of our parents as well as our siblings. Our families were overjoyed when we shared our plans to adopt. Our parents could not be more excited to be grandparents. We are just as excited for our child to be loved by all of the people that matter most in our lives. We both appreciate time spent with family and the memories we create together.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Beautiful Home

Our home is located in a small town just outside of a large city in Iowa. This allows us to enjoy the benefits of a quiet and safe neighborhood as well as all the amenities of a large city. We live on a dead-end street alongside many families with young children. It is very common to see basketball games, hockey matches, roller blading, squirt gun fights, and endless games of tag as you pass through. We have lived here for several years and have grown close with many of our neighbors. Our neighborhood is known for its extravagant Christmas light displays, intricate Halloween decorations, and block parties for occasions such as Trick Or Treat, Fourth of July, and Memorial Day. We live within four blocks of three different parks as well as a grade school and junior high school.

Fun City Park!

We live ten miles away from a large city, which is home to nearly 500,000 people. This city and its surrounding suburbs are great communities that welcome individuals of all different backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures. We enjoy the shops, restaurants, parks, farmers markets, and a wide variety of events and festivals. The area is known for its great school systems. It is a truly great place to raise a family.

From Us to You

Hi! We are Jordan and Alyssa. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.

This is the most important letter we have ever written, and we have tried our very best to do it justice. We are hopeful that you will find this letter honest and full of love.

We met in graduate school for Physical Therapy. Easy-going, funny guy meets driven, hard-working girl. This relationship was not planned, but none of the great ones are. We were inseparable from the time we started dating.

Jordan is currently a Physical Therapist at a local hospital. He has completed extensive training and is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. His gentle and fun-loving approach to life makes him a hit with patients of all ages.

Alyssa is a Physical Therapist at a local hospital. She is also an adjunct faculty member for a Physical Therapy Assistant Program at a local community college. She splits her hours between the clinic and the classroom. She enjoys making a difference in the lives of others. These positions are quite flexible. This will allow Alyssa to reduce her working hours so that she is able to be home and care for the needs of our child.

Our relationship is one of our biggest strengths. We are a team, a bond, never to be broken. Life has placed many obstacles in our way, but we have overcome them one at a time. We think our success lies in our mutual love and respect for each other. Alone we are ordinary, but together we are extraordinary. We push each other to be the best versions of ourselves. We are true to our values. We thank God everyday for blessing us with another chance at life. We love to share our lives with each other, family, and close friends. We strive to make a difference in the lives of others. We have been together for six years, and somehow each year is better than the last. Our love continues to grow. We cannot wait to expand our family.

Please know that your baby is already so loved. Our hearts are bursting with unconditional love and excitement. From the time we announced our decision to adopt, the support we have received has been overwhelming. Our family and friends are so anxious to meet this bundle of joy. Your child is already so blessed.

We want you to know, we are here for you as well. You are so very important to our family. We value you beyond words. The selfless, brave, and loving choice that you have made for your baby will never be forgotten. We admire your sacrifice. In our home, you will always be the hero to our happy ending. The relationship you have with your baby will be on your terms. We will provide photographs and letters throughout their childhood. We look forward to developing this relationship with you. You are our family. Your decision will be one of the most important decisions of our lives. You are giving us an opportunity to fulfill our dream to be parents. We will be forever grateful. Thank you for choosing adoption.

Jordan & Alyssa

Favorites

Jordan
Alyssa
Actor
Liam Neeson
Denzel Washington
Actress
Anna Kendrick
Kate Winslet
Animal
Dog
Frog
Author
Dan Brown
Susan B. O'Sullivan
Book
The Da Vinci Code
The Giver
Candy Bar
Baby Ruth
Dove Dark Chocolate
Cartoon
Rugrats
Rugrats
Childhood Memory
Going to a Bulls game with family to watch Michael Jordan
Going to the YMCA with my family
Childhood Toy
Baseball Glove
Basketball
Children's Book
The Boxcar Children
Love You Forever
City
Iowa City
New York City
Classic Movie
The Sandlot
Wizard of Oz
Color
Gold
Blue
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Apple Crisp
Puppy Chow
Disney Movie
Remember The Titans
The Jungle Book
Dream Car
Ford Raptor
Something safe that gets good gas mileage
Dream Job
University of Iowa Athletic Director
Mom and Physical Therapist
Dream Vacation
European Vacation
Hawaii
Family Activity
BBQs
Hiking/Walking together
Flower / Plant
Basil
White Rose
Food
Steak
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Walking/Hiking
Walking/Running/Hiking
Fruit
Apple
Raspberries
Game
Sorry
Clue
Hobby
Fantasy Football
Exercise
Holiday
Memorial Day
Christmas
Holiday Song
Mary, Did You Know?
Ave Maria
Holiday Tradition
Eating cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning
Christmas Eve with Family
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Dairy Queen Vanilla
Junk Food
Pizza
Pizza
Leisure Activity
Golf
Walking/Hiking
Magazine
Fantasy Football Magazine
EatingWell
Memory with a Child
Watching my cousins grow up
Babysitting for a family for three years
Memory with Spouse
Our Wedding Day
Our Wedding Day
Movie
Remember The Titans
Just Go with It
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"You make sure they remember, FOREVER, the night they played the titans!"
"Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up."
Movie Type
Action
Thriller/Suspense
Musical
The Lion King
Rent
Musical Group
John Mayer
John Mayer
Nursery Rhyme
Hickory Dickory Dock
Little Miss Muffet
Olympic Event
Track and Field
Synchronized Diving
Personal Hero
My Dad
My parents
Play
The Lion King
The Lion King
Poet
Shakespeare
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
Commitment to Family
Ability to Make a Room Light Up With Laughter
Quote
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet
"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." Mother Teresa
Restaurant
Granite City
Local Pizza Place
Sandwich
Italian Beef
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Scripture
John 3:16
Isaiah 40:28-31
Shopping Store
Dicks Sporting Goods
Banana Republic
Song
Why Georgia- John Mayer
You and I- Ingrid Michaelson
Sport to Play
Golf
Basketball
Sport to Watch
Football
Football
Sports Star
Tiger Woods
Michael Jordan
Sports Team
Iowa Hawkeyes
Iowa Hawkeyes
Subject in School
Science
Science
Superhero
Superman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Anything I can grill
Homemade Pizza
Time of Day
Morning
Morning
Tradition
Sunday Dinners with Family
Attending Festivals with Family
TV Show
Homeland
Breaking Bad
TV Show Character
Zach Morris: Saved by the Bell
Jesse Pinkman
Type of Music
Acoustic
Indie Pop
Vacation Spot
Clearwater, FL
Oregon
Video Game
Tiger Woods PGA Tour
Euchre

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