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Chad & Jessie

We are beyond excited to be on this path again to grow our family! Adoption is such a beautiful and genuine gift, one that we are deeply grateful to be considered for. We have so much fun being parents, and our whole family is bursting with joy at the thought of getting bigger! We send you our deepest gratitude for reading our profile, and can't wait to begin this incredible journey!

About Us

Chad
Jessie
Job
IT Director
Bookkeeper
Education
Associate's Degree in Computer Science
Some College - General Studies
Children
Quinne
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Our Family at Thanksgiving

We have been married for 12 years and have two awesome kids - Quade, Chad's biological son, who is nearly 21, living on his own and finishing college, and Quinne, our adopted daughter, who is 7 and is blasting through 1st grade.

Jessie has been touched by adoption since an early age. Her favorite grandmother was adopted, her favorite cousin was adopted, and her first best friend (in kindergarten) was adopted. Jessie always felt that she wanted to adopt, and when it started to become clear that biological children were likely not in the cards for us, we had no hesitation in the knowledge that adoption was our path. We began the road to adoption through foster care back in 2011. During that process they were contacted by a very close friend who made the difficult and selfless choice to find parents for the child she was carrying. Looking back the pieces of this story could not have fallen together more perfectly. Jessie was there for Quinne's birth, and Chad arrived right after, just in time to feed her for the first time. The incredible awesomeness that unfolded with our daughter's adoption showed us that this is what our hearts are meant for. We feel that our family is not yet complete, and we are so excited to share our lives with another child!

Our Individual Strengths

At a Wedding

Together we are inseparable. Together we are committed. Individually we are each strong minded, driven, and passionate about our family.

Jessie's strengths include a good sense of humor, passionate lover and mother, hard working, and she is strongly connected to the world around her. She has a smile that melts your heart and a love for animals of every size and genre. She is a pillar for her friends and community by volunteering at our daughters school on the PTO board, assisting with community groups such as Girl Scouts, and supporting her friends in time of need.

Chad's strengths include creativity, a strong work ethic, a dedicated lover and father, positive attitude, and he likes to lead by example. He believes in the core values of honesty, courage, and commitment. He loves educating our children on topics of science which include astronomy and automotive technology. Although generally a very busy person, he makes it a point to ensure he makes time for his family and friends.

Fun Facts About Us:

About Jessie:

  • Is bi-dextrous, which means using different hands for different tasks. I write with my left hand, do most other tasks right handed, use chop sticks with left hand.
  • Loves spiders!
  • On the PTO at our daughter's school, I run the book fair
  • Has reverse bungee jumped twice, but never traditional bungee jumped (but want to!).
  • Loves dark chocolate (but only the really good kind, yeah, a chocolate snob!)
  • Childhood nickname from Dad was Choo-Choo, from Mom was Sweet Pea (she still calls me that!)
  • First car was a four-door Honda Civic hatchback (aka The Doorstop).
  • My best friend and I have the same birthday.
  • About Chad:

  • Can visualize engineering things like it was virtual reality.
  • Loves off-road racing.
  • Is a hard-core Sagittarius.
  • Was a member of the Thespian Society in high school.
  • Has a weakness for M&Ms.
  • Believes in ghosts and extraterrestrial beings.
  • First car was a 1984 red Chevy Camaro.
  • Used to be a certified snowboard instructor in Japan.
  • Video

    Photos

    Hiking With Our Dogs
    Hiking With Our Dogs
    Quinne & One of Our Handraised Monarch Butterflies
    Quinne & One of Our Handraised Monarch Butterflies
    Annual Santa Train Ride
    Annual Santa Train Ride
    Family Zoo Trip
    Family Zoo Trip
    Jessie & Quinne Paddleboarding
    Jessie & Quinne Paddleboarding
    Getting Ready for the Father-Daughter Dance
    Getting Ready for the Father-Daughter Dance
    Chad Driving a Sand Car He Built
    Chad Driving a Sand Car He Built
    At the Fair
    At the Fair
    Chad & the Kids in the Desert
    Chad & the Kids in the Desert
    Quade & Quinne Coloring
    Quade & Quinne Coloring
    Concert With Our Besties
    Concert With Our Besties
    At Quinne's Soccer Game
    At Quinne's Soccer Game
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    Hiking With Our Dogs
    Hiking With Our Dogs
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    Quinne & One of Our Handraised Monarch Butterflies
    Quinne & One of Our Handraised Monarch Butterflies
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    Annual Santa Train Ride
    Annual Santa Train Ride
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    Family Zoo Trip
    Family Zoo Trip
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    Jessie & Quinne Paddleboarding
    Jessie & Quinne Paddleboarding
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    Getting Ready for the Father-Daughter Dance
    Getting Ready for the Father-Daughter Dance
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    Chad Driving a Sand Car He Built
    Chad Driving a Sand Car He Built
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    At the Fair
    At the Fair
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    Chad & the Kids in the Desert
    Chad & the Kids in the Desert
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    Quade & Quinne Coloring
    Quade & Quinne Coloring
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    Concert With Our Besties
    Concert With Our Besties
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    At Quinne's Soccer Game
    At Quinne's Soccer Game

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We live in California, in a town that is close to the beach, mountains, and lots of great outdoor spots! Our community has a fantastic library, a fun downtown village complete with a waterpark right in the center, a huge new park with a splash pad, and lots of other parks. We have community family events going on constantly, from star gazing to holiday parades, a strawberry festival, a Viking festival, STEM fairs, and camps for kids. Our best friends also happen to live just down the street so we see them and their children frequently.

    Our home is a cozy single family house, with 3 bedrooms, an office/bonus space, and 3 full bathrooms. We have a lovely brick fireplace as the centerpiece of our living room, and a large, bright kitchen that shares an open counter space with the living room. Jessie's favorite part of the house is the living room, as she enjoys the views out the back deck - there are dozens of very tall trees with a family of hawks who nest and live in one of the trees. When you look out the back it feels like you're in a treehouse! Our yard is also incredible, we have 1/2 acre that is fully fenced, garden spaces, chickens and ducks, a tree swing, and lots of room to play.

    Our Extended Families

    With Jessie's Parents

    Jessie's mom lives close by, so we are fortunate to be able to see her frequently. We will go out to dinner, go to her house, or have her over. Sometimes we will visit her while she volunteers at a local animal learning center.

    Chad's parents live in Ohio, but we keep in close contact with them via Skype every week, along with emails and Facebook. They do come to visit about once a year or so, and we have gone there as well.

    With Chad's Parents

    We have two wonderful children, a son and a daughter. Our son is a junior in college and majoring in Business Administration/Management. Our daughter is in first grade and preparing to be an astronaut. They are both the heart of our family. We see our son at least once yearly when he has some down time. Our daughter very much loves her big brother, and the thought of having another child in our family excites the both of them tremendously.

    We have a wonderful circle of very close friends that we consider family, as well. We spend lots of time with them having barbecues, watching sports together, going to games and concerts, trying new activities (for example last year a group of us did an escape room together!). We attend each other's birthdays and get togethers as well as each other's kid's events, like birthdays, graduations, etc. We have started a pretty funny tradition where, at someone's birthday get together, we all sing as loudly, awfully, and obnoxiously as possible. We always get it on video and work hard on beating the previous song. We love to laugh and find silliness whenever we can! All of our family and friends are extremely excited for us, and are all supportive in every way imaginable. They are just as happy and anxious as we are to meet our newest addition!

    From Us to You

    We are humbled and grateful beyond measure at the opportunity to be considered as parents for your child. Your choice to consider an adoption plan is so selfless and full of love, and we respect your decision, whether it involves us or not.

    Our names are Chad and Jessie. We have a life full of love and fun, and are excited to welcome another child into it. We have been married for 12 years and have two awesome kids - Quade, Chad's biological son, who is nearly 21, living on his own and finishing college, and Quinne, our adopted daughter, who is 7 and is blasting through 1st grade. We have an incredible home that we have put much love and sweat (and maybe a few tears) into to really make our own. We share our home with a menagerie of animals, including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, and more! Our home is in an area full of diverse landscape as well as culture. We have endless choices for outdoor adventures, and we love to go out and take advantage of that! We both also enjoy participating in events with our daughter. Jessie is on the PTO at her school and volunteers with her Girl Scout troop, Chad takes her to many father/daughter activities, and we all enjoy going out for star-gazing, food, and time with friends.

    Our community is bursting with a medley of cultures, and there is always something going on to learn about them. There are community centers, festivals, kid's learning times, and so much more. We would love to learn about a new and exciting culture(s) and then share and embrace that with our child(ren).

    Having already been blessed by adoption we have an understanding of the array of emotions, questions, and needs that come with this unique situation. We have been open and honest with our daughter from the moment she asked the first question, and now that she knows she can ask us those questions she is comfortable to do so whenever something new pops up. She knows that we deeply love and respect her birth mom, and that she was never once considered unwanted, rather that she was loved so much that her birth mom made sure to provide more than she could give. Through our experience with our daughter and her story we have learned that honesty, even with the difficult questions, leads to such an incredible sharing of love and another type of bond between us all. She knows and is confident in who she is, and where she came from is just another part of her narrative. We believe wholeheartedly that this is key to providing a strong and solid foundation for a child in this situation, and we promise to you that we will honor you and your child with that same honesty and commitment to their story.

    We are truly fortunate in our work situations, Chad works from home which allows for a lot of flexibility, and Jessie is a stay-at-home mom who works around 5 hours per week from home, as well. We often reflect on what a great position we are in where we both can see our daughter as much as possible during the day, take turns with school drop off and pick up, be home during the day with our dogs, and be available for various events/activities that may pop up during weekday hours. This will also allow both of us to really have the opportunity to bond with our new baby, and allow us to be very hands on parents which we both enjoy immensely, and truly believe is very important.

    We can only imagine the feelings, questions, and emotions that you may be having, but we want to make sure you know that should you feel that we are the parents you want your child to have, we will always respect and admire your place in their (and our) life. We want to make sure that our child will grow up knowing just how loved they are from everyone, and will never doubt the beauty of their story and all involved.

    Chad & Jessie

    Favorites

    Chad
    Jessie
    Actor
    Bruce Willis, Al Pacino
    James Franco, John Cusack
    Actress
    Kate Beckinsale
    Joan Cusack, Melissa McCarthy
    Animal
    Wolf
    Orca
    Author
    Dr. Seuss
    Stephen King
    Book
    Fearless, No Easy Day
    11.22.63
    Candy Bar
    3 Musketeers
    Payday
    Cartoon
    Ren and Stimpy
    Winnie the Pooh
    Childhood Memory
    Touring Johnson Space Center
    Listening to my Dad play guitar in our kitchen
    Childhood Toy
    Legos
    Speak & Spell
    Children's Book
    Cat In The Hat
    Sam & The Firefly
    City
    Prague
    Oceanside
    Classic Movie
    Close Encounters of The Third Kind
    Little Shop of Horrors
    Color
    Black
    Anything bright
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Ice Cream
    Ice cream
    Disney Movie
    The Lion King
    Robin Hood
    Dream Car
    1957 Chevy Nomad
    1968 Camaro
    Dream Job
    Astronaut
    Forensics
    Dream Vacation
    Remote cabin away from technology
    Pacific Northwest to see the orcas
    Family Activity
    Star Gazing
    Camping in the desert
    Flower / Plant
    Bird of Paradise
    Sweet peas
    Food
    All of it
    ALL!
    Form of Exercise
    Calisthenics
    Weightlifting and yoga
    Fruit
    Juicy Peach
    Apples
    Game
    Life
    Rummy
    Hobby
    All Things Automotive
    Gardening
    Holiday
    Halloween
    Christmas
    Holiday Song
    The Italian Christmas Donkey
    Baby It's Cold Outside
    Holiday Tradition
    Eating
    Making lots of cookies
    Ice Cream
    Mint Chocolate Chip
    Chocolate Malted Krunch
    Junk Food
    M & Ms
    French fries
    Leisure Activity
    Being a Handyman
    Reading
    Magazine
    Recoil
    Rolling Stone
    Memory with a Child
    Riding Reverse Bungee at the fair with my son and holding my daughter for the first time
    The first time our daughter laughed
    Memory with Spouse
    Teaching her to snowboard
    When he tried to steal my dog
    Movie
    The Jackal
    Labyrinth
    Movie Munchie
    Raisinets
    Nachos
    Movie Quote
    Most things in don't react to well to bullets
    "You remind me of the babe..."
    Movie Type
    Action/Adventure, Suspense
    Drama/suspense
    Musical
    Le Miserables
    Mary Poppins
    Musical Group
    Korn
    Incubus & The Beatles
    Nursery Rhyme
    Hush Little Baby
    John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
    Olympic Event
    Snowboarding
    Gymnastics
    Personal Hero
    Grandpa Miley
    My mom
    Play
    Phantom of The Opera
    Phantom of the Opera
    Poet
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Lewis Carroll
    Quality about my Spouse
    When she smiles it warms my heart
    He makes me laugh all the time
    Quote
    "My Attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you're moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again" -Richard Branson
    "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." - The Beatles, "The End"
    Restaurant
    Hello Betty
    Hello Betty
    Sandwich
    Roast Beef and Swiss
    BLT
    Scripture
    1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
    "Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, t does not boast, it is not proud" - 1 Cor 13:4
    Shopping Store
    Fry's Electronics
    Target
    Song
    Tainted Love
    "Certain Shade of Green"
    Sport to Play
    Snowboarding
    Paddleboarding
    Sport to Watch
    Off-Road Racing
    Football
    Sports Star
    Joe Montanna
    Pat Tillman
    Sports Team
    Kansas City Chiefs
    Kansas City Chiefs
    Subject in School
    Science
    Science
    Superhero
    Punisher
    Deadpool
    Thing to Cook
    Eggs, sunny side up
    Cookies
    Time of Day
    Morning
    Late afternoon
    Tradition
    Fair, Monster Jam
    Going to the fair every summer
    TV Show
    Sons of Anarchy
    Friends, Sons of Anarchy
    TV Show Character
    Jax Teller
    Chandler Bing
    Type of Music
    Classical to Hard Rock, depending on mood
    Classic rock
    Vacation Spot
    New Orleans
    New Orleans
    Video Game
    Astroids. PUBG
    Super Mario & PubG

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