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Jon & Bill

We are excited to grow our family through adoption and hope that you will be a part of this amazing experience. Our hearts are full of love and laughter and we simply can't wait to continue to share it. It is our job to make sure your child always understands that your decision was based on both love and your hope that he or she will live their best possible life. Your choosing us to be your child's parents would be our incredible honor.

About Us

Jon
Bill
Job
Principal of a Design Company
Service & Project Coordinator
Education
Some College - Studied Art Histroy
Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts
Children
Logan
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Logan With His Birth Mom & Half-Brother & Sister

Sometimes when you are asked to use words to describe an experience, you feel at a loss because the right words haven't been invented yet! For us, the joy of adopting our son has been simply the best experience of our life. We wanted to be parents for so long, and we were ready. When we got "the call" our lives we changed for the better.

Hands down the most memorable moment was being in the birthing suite when our son was born. That is not always the case, which we understand, so we were happy to have the opportunity. It also gave us a wonderful opportunity to get to know his birth mom, because this was last-minute decision for her. It was at this time that we started to redefine what "family" now meant to us. It wasn't just about our son. But his birth mom as well.

It is important to us that our son will always know that the decisions that made him who is today, were decisions made from unconditional love and what was best for him. Adoption is such a wonderful gift to help a family grow — both with the child being adopted, but the new extended birth family. We want to grow our family because we have so much love to give. We also both grew up with close siblings and family and want that same experience for our children.

Fun Facts About Us:

We Make Our Own Holiday Cards

  • Bill makes all of the Christmas, Halloween, 'Thank You' and Birthday cards that we send every year.
  • Jon's parents were toy and game inventors while he was growing up.
  • Bill is allergic to dogs, so we found a breed that doesn't affect him. Welcome Louise (the Cavachon)!
  • Jon still has all his original Star Wars toys and figures from childhood.
  • Bill left his job for two years to get a degree in culinary school.
  • We wanted a name for our dog that sounded nothing like a typical dog's name. We chose "Barbara Louise." But now we just call her Louise.
  • When Jon was in 8th grade he bought a bowling ball at the Goodwill. It came with the name "Bill" engraved on it. Sixteen years later he married Bill. He still has the bowling ball.
  • Before our son, Logan, was born his 34 week ultrasound said he was going to be girl. 34 weeks! Surprise!
  • Jon's dad is an ex-priest and Jon's mom is an ex-nun. Scandal!
  • Bill has one the largest Lego collections in our area. This includes many sets that he designed himself using computer software.
  • Bill's LEGO Collection is One the Largest in Our Area!

    Our Promise to You

    We have never had to make the choice you are making, so we can't pretend to understand all of the feelings you have right now. But we promise you ... that you will always be praised for doing what is best for the child in your belly. This child will grow up knowing that quite simply — your choice to pursue adoption comes from love, and only love.

    We promise to raise this child with unconditional love and celebration.

    We promise to offer this child life-changing experiences including travel, arts, sports, cultures and a lot of quality family time.

    We promise to raise a child that asks questions and wants to stand out vs. fit in.

    We promise to celebrate this child's birth family's culture and history.

    We promise to listen to your needs. At times you will need more updates, and at times you will need less. We will always respect that and be true to what is best for you.

    Video

    Photos

    Where's Your Bow Tie Jon?
    Where's Your Bow Tie Jon?
    When You Can't Get to Hawaii, Get to a Hawaiian-Themed Bunco Night
    When You Can't Get to Hawaii, Get to a Hawaiian-Themed Bunco Night
    Cooking at Home
    Cooking at Home
    Logan & Louise
    Logan & Louise
    Two Gryffindors Exploring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    Two Gryffindors Exploring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    Any Chance to Sneak in a Kiss
    Any Chance to Sneak in a Kiss
    Logan & Grandma
    Logan & Grandma
    Do These Horizontal Stripes Make Me Look French?
    Do These Horizontal Stripes Make Me Look French?
    We Love Playing Games With Our Nieces & Nephews
    We Love Playing Games With Our Nieces & Nephews
    Picnic Time
    Picnic Time
    You Never Know What You'll Find in the Toy Chest!
    You Never Know What You'll Find in the Toy Chest!
    Hiking in Kauai
    Hiking in Kauai
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    Where's Your Bow Tie Jon?
    Where's Your Bow Tie Jon?
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    When You Can't Get to Hawaii, Get to a Hawaiian-Themed Bunco Night
    When You Can't Get to Hawaii, Get to a Hawaiian-Themed Bunco Night
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    Cooking at Home
    Cooking at Home
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    Logan & Louise
    Logan & Louise
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    Two Gryffindors Exploring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    Two Gryffindors Exploring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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    Any Chance to Sneak in a Kiss
    Any Chance to Sneak in a Kiss
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    Logan & Grandma
    Logan & Grandma
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    Do These Horizontal Stripes Make Me Look French?
    Do These Horizontal Stripes Make Me Look French?
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    We Love Playing Games With Our Nieces & Nephews
    We Love Playing Games With Our Nieces & Nephews
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    Picnic Time
    Picnic Time
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    You Never Know What You'll Find in the Toy Chest!
    You Never Know What You'll Find in the Toy Chest!
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    Hiking in Kauai
    Hiking in Kauai

    Our House and Neighborhood

    We Love Our Mid-Century Modern Home

    Living in a larger city in Washington state we are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful scenery and kind, open-hearted people. Literally we could drive two hours in any direction and have a completely different experience: ocean, mountains, Canada and more. There are always so many family activities to do in the Pacific Northwest.

    We live in a wonderful family-based neighborhood that we chose because it has a great school system, and it is almost frozen in time with mid-century modern architecture from the 1960s. We are also only a block from the neighborhood pool and park.

    Our house is bright with a big yard, and even though our neighborhood is older, our block has a number of families with kids ages 1-5. We have five bedrooms, and it's nicely spread out. Our favorite room is the kitchen because that's where family time happens daily. The deck is also wonderful because it overlooks our backyard which is constantly surprising us with new flowers and birds.

    Our Extended Families

    The Whole Family Dressed Up for the Theme of "Tacky Sports"

    Jon grew up as the second oldest of six kids and both parents worked from home. Let's just say we had a lot of family time. Bill is the youngest of four kids and grew up in a smaller town and had hard-working parents.

    We both have in common families that are all about family time that ends up being wonderful and silly when we get together. Games are the most popular way we pass time today, but historically competitive sports filled our days.

    Logan is the Youngest of 13 Cousins

    Having moved away from our birth cities, we both make sure to visit family if family isn't visiting us.

    For us, however, "family" means a lot more than a blood connection. Most of our closest friends are people we would consider family for sure. We see them often. Travel on weekend getaways, play games, cook for each other and see movies. It has truly been a joy to have quality people that we get see so often.

    Our entire extended family has been so supportive of us during the open adoption process. We couldn't feel more blessed.

    From Us to You

    Hello!

    We are Bill and Jon and we are excited to grow our family through adoption and hoping that you will be a part of this experience. Open adoption is a natural choice for us because it is our wish to raise a child connected to their birth family.

    We really admire you for considering adoption — your choice becomes our amazing responsibility. It is our job to make sure your child always understands that your decision was based wholly on love and the hope for the best possible life your child can have.

    Currently we are the extremely proud parents of our adopted son, Logan, who is the product of an open adoption. It's been an amazing experience getting to know his birth mom. We are on Facebook together, but we also text and take the time to mail her photos. We are happy to support your desire for communication, and we understand that it may change over the years.

    Living a full life building memories with our family and friends is extremely important to us. Laughter and creativity are usually a big part of every experience. We love to travel, play sports, and of course sneak in some downtime. Jon plays tennis and enjoys photography. Bill owns one of the largest LEGO collections in Seattle, and plays volleyball regularly. Together we love seeing movies, trying new restaurants and spending weekends at our cabin on a fresh-water lake in the foothills of the Olympic Mountain range. Most of our dog-friendly plans include our wonderful pup, Louise — she loves playing with our friends' kids. We can't wait to share our passions, but also experience new ones that our second child will bring to us. Bill is already planning LEGO projects for our little girl or boy!

    The desire to be parents had been in our hearts for many years since we've been married. We always loved being uncles to the children of our family and friends! Between the two of us we have 19 nieces and nephews ... so far (two were born in the last few years). As you can tell, our extended families are large! Jon's parents live in Denver and his five siblings are scattered across the country. Bill's parents and three siblings reside in Wisconsin not far from where he grew up. Throughout the year we travel to family, or they visit us. Our circle of friends is also quite large and very supportive. They have been full of excitement and support for our journey as parents.

    Our life is ready for a second little one! Jon owns a digital marketing agency and not only sets his own hours, but also works from home. Bill works at a local family-run commercial electric company and his office is less than a mile from home. We live in a classic mid-century 5 bedroom home with a large yard and lots of light. Both of us enjoy the city but also love the calming outdoors that the Pacific Northwest offers. Just footsteps from our front door are many kid-friendly experiences including parks, libraries, museums, theaters and schools. There are endless family activities for our family, and we enjoy exploring them whenever we can. Logan does even more!

    We are excited to continue to experience the great joys of parenting with a second child. Sharing this excitement with you would be our incredible honor.

    Jon & Bill

    Favorites

    Jon
    Bill
    Actor
    Ryan Reynolds
    Hugh Jackman
    Actress
    Sandra Bullock
    Meryl Streep
    Animal
    Dog
    Zebra
    Author
    J.K. Rowling
    Agatha Christie
    Book
    So many to choose from. I loved "The Art of a Racing in the Rain"
    10 Little Indians
    Candy Bar
    Theres nothing two sticks of Twix can't fix!
    don't like candy
    Cartoon
    Most things Pixar
    Scooby Doo
    Childhood Memory
    Family road trips
    Playing outside with the neighborhood kids till all hours of the night
    Childhood Toy
    Star Wars figures
    Legos
    Children's Book
    The Giving Tree
    Any of the Golden Books
    City
    Hmmmm. Somewhere in Italy
    Chicago
    Classic Movie
    Holiday Inn
    Mildred Pierce
    Color
    Red
    Yellow
    Day of Week
    Saturday
    Wednesday
    Dessert
    Anything with lots of ice cream
    Cheesecake
    Disney Movie
    Beauty and the Beast
    Aladdin
    Dream Car
    A flying car, of course!
    Tesla
    Dream Job
    I wish I could sing, but I don't think I'd want to be famous for it.
    Lego Designer
    Dream Vacation
    Seeing all four major grand slam tennis tournament in one year
    Spain
    Family Activity
    Game night
    Swimming at neighborhood pool
    Flower / Plant
    Gerbera Daisies
    Rhododendron
    Food
    Pizza
    Pizza
    Form of Exercise
    Tennis
    Weight Lifting
    Fruit
    Red grapes
    Peach
    Game
    Clue
    Clue
    Hobby
    Photography
    Legos
    Holiday
    Christmas
    Halloween
    Holiday Song
    Mariah Carey (Christmas)
    White Christmas
    Holiday Tradition
    Celebrating Christmas early as a family so we can ALL always be together!
    Putting the tree up the weekend of Thanksgiving
    Ice Cream
    Haagen Dazs Cookie dough.
    I like sorbet or sherbet
    Junk Food
    See "ice cream"
    Doritos
    Leisure Activity
    Playing with our son
    Watching TV
    Magazine
    Tennis Magazine
    Entertainment Weekly
    Memory with a Child
    Tickling when they laugh so hard they can hardly breathe
    When Logan started walking
    Memory with Spouse
    Our wedding on a beach in Hawaii
    Our wedding
    Movie
    Harry Potter series
    Stand by Me
    Movie Munchie
    Raisinettes
    Popcorn
    Movie Quote
    "A life lived in fear is a life half-lived" -- Strictly Ballroom
    Surely you can't be serious. I am serious and don't call me Shirley
    Movie Type
    RomCom
    Action/Adventure
    Musical
    Rent
    Lion King
    Musical Group
    Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis
    Dave Matthews Band
    Nursery Rhyme
    Probably that persevering Itsy Bitsy Spider
    Itsy Bitsy Spider
    Olympic Event
    I never watch curling but during the Winter Olympics, I can't get enough!
    Beach Volleyball
    Personal Hero
    My parents
    My sister Debbie
    Play
    A Christmas Carol
    Noises Off
    Poet
    Dr. Seuss
    Quality about my Spouse
    Sense of humor
    Sense of humor
    Quote
    "Be Kind to One Another." -- Ellen Degeneres
    Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.
    Restaurant
    Olympia Pizza
    Olympia Pizza
    Sandwich
    Most anything with avocado and bacon
    Turkey and cheese
    Scripture
    I don't read scripture, but the Golden rule: "Do on to others, as you would want others to do on to you."
    Shopping Store
    Target
    Banana Republic
    Song
    Always changing. Currently "Come alive" from the Greatest Showman
    More than a Feeling by Boston
    Sport to Play
    Tennis
    Volleyball
    Sport to Watch
    Tennis
    Football
    Sports Star
    Serena Williams
    Dan Marino
    Sports Team
    Seahawks
    Seahawks
    Subject in School
    Art
    Math
    Superhero
    Wolverine
    Gambit from the X-Men
    Thing to Cook
    Ranch fajitas
    Italian food
    Time of Day
    Dinner
    Early Evening
    Tradition
    Family Dinner
    Family Dinner
    TV Show
    This Is Us or The Voice
    Dynasty from the 80's
    TV Show Character
    Probably Karen Walker From Will & Grace
    Bea Arthur as Dorothy on the Golden Girls
    Type of Music
    Pop
    Any
    Vacation Spot
    Our lake cabin in the mountains
    Hawaii
    Video Game
    Pretty rare for me. Probably word puzzle games.
    Pac Man

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