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Jesse & Claire

We strongly believe that God has a plan for each and every one of us and we are so grateful and humbled that you have been led to get to know us a little better. We are so excited to become parents and share our love with a child. Your courage and selflessness in this decision are remarkable and we are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to grow our family through adoption.

About Us

Jesse
Claire
Job
Farmer
Operations Manager
Education
Auto Collision Repair/Refinishing
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & Finance
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Beautiful Fall Milo

We are both very active with helping our family on the farm. We find ourselves most weekends out on the farm helping with whatever needs to be done. Claire likes to drive our four-wheeler around the farm or go for walks with her mom and Jesse can fix any piece of equipment that needs it. You would most often find him welding on the skid steer, building fence, or repairing a tractor so that we can feed our cattle or get the land ready for planting crops. We also take our dogs for walks every chance we get. They love being out on the farm so that we can let them run free! We also love fishing and have had the awesome task of helping teach our nieces how to fish! Their little faces when telling them they had to put the worm on the hook were priceless! They are so excited for a cousin someday and want to teach them to fish since they know how now. Ultimately, we just love being outdoors and enjoy the beautiful Kansas sunsets every chance we get.

What Made Us Who We Are Today

Hanging at the Park

Growing up in a small community has definitely shaped us into who we are today. We grew up knowing the value of hard work and wanting to teach and raise our children the exact same values and beliefs. We also both grew up with strong religious backgrounds and we try to make church and God top priority. We both attended different, but small high schools. Claire was involved in every single activity growing up including sports, community service organizations and church youth group. She attended a small private college where she played basketball and was also president of Business Club. Being so involved in various things has translated into her adult life. She finds herself still involved in many activities including being the treasurer for our church, sitting on various community boards and helping out on our family farm. Jesse has always had a love for helping people and especially helping our families. He loves to build and fix things and finds himself coming to the aid of many people to help them in their time of need. We have had great support systems and role models in our lives and can't wait to pass on what they have taught us to our child. We want our child to grow up with the same opportunities that we had and that is why we love living in our small town where they can grow up in a loving and supporting community.

How We Met

Sometimes we can't even believe the start to our own love story, as it sounds like it was written in a classic 1950's novel. It all started when Claire was selling homemade ice cream at her hometown annual back to school festival and Jesse just happened to stop by to buy a cup. Barely 16 years old, but we knew from that moment that we were meant to be. The entire evening was spent enjoying the towns festivities and being lost in conversation. Topping the evening off was the firework show at the high school football field and the rest is history. We have been together for 14 years, 8 of those wonderful years in marriage. There have been numerous trials and triumphs and each and every day we grow stronger together. We can't wait to continue writing the next chapter of our love story by welcoming a child into our family.

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All Dressed Up for a Wedding
All Dressed Up for a Wedding
We Got One!
We Got One!
Ready for a Country Ride
Ready for a Country Ride
Appalachian Trail Time
Appalachian Trail Time
At the Skating Rink
At the Skating Rink
Please Throw the Ball One More Time!
Please Throw the Ball One More Time!
Enjoying the View in Colorado
Enjoying the View in Colorado
Sisters
Sisters
Before Seeing a Broadway Show
Before Seeing a Broadway Show
We Made It to the Top of the Pass!
We Made It to the Top of the Pass!
Working on the Farm
Working on the Farm
Taking in a Game
Taking in a Game
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Enjoying the View in Colorado
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Before Seeing a Broadway Show
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We Made It to the Top of the Pass!
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Taking in a Game
Taking in a Game

Our House and Neighborhood

We Fell in Love With Our Home the First Time We Saw It!

We live in a quiet and small town where church and family are top priority. Our house is situated on a corner lot with a large fenced backyard. We have two cuddly Golden Retriever dogs that love to run around and play in the backyard. Across the street from our house is the town swimming pool where all of the neighborhood kids go to spend their summers. We are also only two blocks away from a park where we love to go and swing or shoot hoops with our nephews.

Our Town Park - Only Two Blocks from Our Home!

Our house has three bedrooms and a large living space that is open to our dining room where we love to gather for family meals. We love working on house projects together and over the last 8 years have shared in many home renovation projects together. Claire is the designer and Jesse makes it happen!

Our favorite part of our house is our backyard where we spend most of our free time playing with our dogs or gathering with friends and family on the deck or around the firepit on the patio that we built together. Jesse is already making plans to build the ultimate outdoor playground equipped with a slide and climbing wall for our kiddo!

Our Extended Families

Claire's Dad & the Grandkids

One of life's greatest blessings is family. We are so fortunate to live near both of our families who provide an incredible amount of support and encouragement. Both of our parents have been married for over 35 years and we have learned so much about love and relationships from them. We have 9 nieces and nephews ranging in ages 1 to 17, which keeps our families busy attending all of their school and sporting events.

Easter With Great Grandma

Growing up on small family farms, our families share a love for the outdoors. Jesse's family loves to go to the lake! One of our traditions it to split into teams for a family fun game of beach volleyball. It can get pretty competitive, especially when we play guys against gals. Afterwards we all enjoy grilling out and eating a meal around the campfire, listening to the kids play. Claire's family also enjoys being outdoors together. Her parents live in the country along a creek with a large front yard. One of her family traditions is playing baseball together in the front yard, something her and her sister did throughout the entire summer growing up. It has been a blast to continue on this tradition with our nieces and nephews and we can't wait to teach our child the game in the same way!

From Us to You

Life is a journey, full of twists and turns that intertwine us in the most incredible ways. While we don't know your story, we know that God has an amazing plan for you. You are so brave and selfless to have chosen adoption for your child and we know that from only unconditional love can a decision like this one be made. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for taking a moment to learn about us!

We have been BEST friends for 14 years, sharing 8 of those wonderful years in marriage. Finding adventure in every moment of life is what we strive for each and every day and we cannot wait to share in life's adventure with a child. Through trials and triumphs, our love grows more each and every day. We are both truly blessed to have flexible careers with opportunities that are both rewarding and challenging. Through those challenges, it has made us realize what a true blessing life is and what an amazing support team we have to encourage us along the way.

The foundation of our love and life is found most deeply rooted in our relationship with God. Our Faith is what has led us on our journey to adoption. When we found out that having a biological child would be an incredible risk to Claire's health, we prayed for guidance of how God wanted us to grow our family. We are certain that adoption is the unfolding of God's plan for us and have dreamed of what our family would be like for years. We believe that being a mom and dad will be one of life's greatest rewards!

When we envision our family, we see a life full of love, laughter and adventure! We promise that your child will have 100% of our devotion and that we will do everything in our power to love and protect him/her. We will encourage him/her to follow their dreams and be there each and every minute of every day offering love and support so that he/she may grow and flourish in their life journey. He/she will grow up knowing first and foremost that he/she is a loved and cherished child of God with parents as stewards to guide their way.

It is important to us to be able to share with your child how much he/she is loved by you and by us. We can't wait to send photos and updates throughout your child's life. We want you to share in each chapter of their life and celebrate the milestones that he/she may reach along the way. Raising a child is truly a gift from God and we promise to nourish their faith and relationship with Him every day.

We can't imagine what an incredibly difficult decision this is for you. We pray that you feel God's loving arms and peace around you as you travel this path. You are strong and courageous, and most of all loved. You will forever and always be a part of your child's life.

Blessings,

Jesse & Claire

Favorites

Jesse
Claire
Actor
Matt Damon
Jude Law
Actress
Emma Stone
Lauren Graham
Animal
Cattle
Golden Retriever
Author
Louis L'more
Erin Hilderbrand
Book
Rider of Lost Creek
Here's to Us
Candy Bar
Kit Kat
M & M's
Cartoon
Tom and Jerry
Yogi the Bear
Childhood Memory
Sunday dinner with Grandparents
Curling up in a chair with my Grandpa and singing together
Childhood Toy
Legos
Barbie Jeep
Children's Book
Hank the CowDog
Charlotte's Web
City
Laramie
Fort Collins
Classic Movie
Christmas Story
The Wizard of Oz
Color
Green
Purple
Day of Week
Sunday
Sunday
Dessert
Chocolate Anything
Cheesecake
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Jeep Rubicon
Land Rover
Dream Job
Self Employed
Owner of a Bed and Breakfast
Dream Vacation
Canada
Tuscany, Italy
Family Activity
Eating Dinner Together
Playing Baseball in the Front Yard
Flower / Plant
Oak Tree
Hibiscus Tree
Food
Fried Chicken
Seafood
Form of Exercise
Walking
Walking
Fruit
Peach
Grapes
Game
Pictionary
Dominos
Hobby
Fishing
Interior Design
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
Silent Night
O Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Hosting a Easter Egg Hunt
Drinking hot chocolate after decorating the Christmas tree in the glow of the lights
Ice Cream
Chocolate
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Chips and Salsa
Popcorn
Leisure Activity
Watching a Movie
Watching a movie
Magazine
Outdoor Life
Magnolia Journal
Memory with a Child
Fishing With Our Nieces and Nephews
Baking cookies with our nieces
Memory with Spouse
Hiking in the Grand Mesa
Buying our first house together and fixing it up!
Movie
Bourne Series
The Notebook
Movie Munchie
Raisinets
Milk Duds
Movie Quote
"There's a snake in my boot." Toy Story
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more." The Notebook
Movie Type
Action
Comedy
Musical
Baz
Baz
Musical Group
Steeldrivers
Little Big Town
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
The Incy Wincy Spider
Olympic Event
Snowboarding
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My Wife
My Husband
Play
Christmas Carol
Christmas Carol
Poet
Baxter Black
Robert Frost
Quality about my Spouse
She always supports me in my endeavors
His adaptability and steadiness in any situation
Quote
Rome wasn't built in a day
"Love has no age, no limit or no death." John Galsworthy
Restaurant
Little Martinellis
Tucson's Steakhouse
Sandwich
Jimmy John's Italian Nightclub
BLT
Scripture
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. Isaiah 43:2
The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you." Psalms 32:8
Shopping Store
Western Edge
Hobby Lobby
Song
Loud Thunder, Heavy Rain by Cody Jinks
Millionaire by Chris Stapleton
Sport to Play
Basketball
Basketball
Sport to Watch
Golf
Baseball
Sports Star
Rory Mcilroy
Larry Bird
Sports Team
Royals
Royals
Subject in School
Math
Business/Accounting
Superhero
Batman
The Flash
Thing to Cook
Something Grilled
Baking a Pie
Time of Day
Sunset
Sunrise
Tradition
Family Dinners
Christmas Eve Church Service
TV Show
Alaska The Last Frontier
Gilmore Girls
TV Show Character
Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
Type of Music
Country
Country
Vacation Spot
Mountains
Mountains
Video Game
Mario Brothers
Super Mario Brothers

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