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Jonas & Kelly

Hi there! We are a laid-back, down home kind of couple living in Louisiana. You're likely considering many options right now. We know whatever decision you make will be out of the immense love you have for your baby. We truly hope you feel an incredible peace with your decision. We're grateful for the opportunity to share a little about ourselves with you as you consider the future for your child. Thank you!

About Us

Train Engineer
Future Stay-at-Home Mom
High School
Associate's Degree in Interior Design
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Happy Together

When Kelly was young, she found out one of her grandfathers was adopted. After her mom explained what adoption was, Kelly knew immediately that she would adopt someday too. She later found out an older cousin was adopted, her second grade teacher adopted a baby (that she was able to meet), and a few families at her church also adopted about that same time. This just solidified the desire inside her to adopt.

Kelly mentioned her desire to adopt early in their relationship and Jonas readily agreed with the idea! Without knowing what the future held, the excitement surrounding adoption Kelly had as a young child, became very important to us as a married couple. Kelly's inability to conceive or carry a child seemed like just a little bump in the road to becoming parents. We happily pivoted to adoption and are very much looking forward to welcoming your little one into our home one day.

Fun Facts About Us:

Taking a Break at the Air Force Museum

  • Kelly loves kids! She worked in children's ministry as a teacher, as well as on the drama and puppet teams for about 12 years. She also worked in daycare for about 2 years.
  • Jonas is thrilled with anything space and aviation. He's been to several space centers and air museums. He can't wait to share trips like this with his future family!
  • Kelly enjoys trying new recipes, as well as baking family favorites like Pumpkin Bread at Thanksgiving and Ginger Molasses cookies at Christmas.
  • Jonas doesn't sing in public, but knows the words to almost every old country song and frequently sings or whistles around the house.
  • Kelly is often caught dancing along to music as she cleans the house. She also admits to listening to Christmas music all year long.
  • Jonas loves making new parts and gadgets on his mill or lathe in his shop. He's found working there often!
  • Kelly is a gamer. She plays board games, cards, and video games. Growing up, her family had Friday game night with fun foods like tacos and pizza. This is a tradition we'd like to continue with our own family.
  • Jonas is shy in public, but at home he is always making jokes and doing things to make people laugh. He'll randomly go through an entire conversation using only song lyrics, just to be silly.
  • How We Met

    Jonas and Kelly met in 2016 on Valentine's weekend through an online dating site. Kelly took a chance and messaged Jonas after a co-worker had dared her to give dating another try. He answered, and by the end of the week, we had moved from messaging to calling each other. One thing led to another and here we are – married later in 2016 and having the best time! As we dated and talked about marriage, we had a common theme – we both knew we wanted to be parents and start our own family someday. While neither of us had any idea what the future held, we knew having a little one join our family was something we both wanted.


    A Cloudy Day by the Lake
    A Cloudy Day by the Lake
    Jonas Teaching at Vacation Bible School
    Jonas Teaching at Vacation Bible School
    Getting Ready to Fly in a Bi-Plane
    Getting Ready to Fly in a Bi-Plane
    At a Park by Lake Michigan
    At a Park by Lake Michigan
    Kelly Can't Help Spoiling Miss Kitty!
    Kelly Can't Help Spoiling Miss Kitty!
    Enjoying the Sunshine on Our Four Wheeler
    Enjoying the Sunshine on Our Four Wheeler
    Jonas & His Grandma
    Jonas & His Grandma
    Jonas' Mamaw & Papaw
    Jonas' Mamaw & Papaw
    Having Fun at a Family Birthday Party
    Having Fun at a Family Birthday Party
    Fluid Art Is Messy But Fun for Kelly
    Fluid Art Is Messy But Fun for Kelly
    Jonas & His Guitar
    Jonas & His Guitar
    On Our Back Deck
    On Our Back Deck
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    A Cloudy Day by the Lake
    A Cloudy Day by the Lake
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    Jonas Teaching at Vacation Bible School
    Jonas Teaching at Vacation Bible School
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    Getting Ready to Fly in a Bi-Plane
    Getting Ready to Fly in a Bi-Plane
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    At a Park by Lake Michigan
    At a Park by Lake Michigan
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    Kelly Can't Help Spoiling Miss Kitty!
    Kelly Can't Help Spoiling Miss Kitty!
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    Enjoying the Sunshine on Our Four Wheeler
    Enjoying the Sunshine on Our Four Wheeler
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    Jonas & His Grandma
    Jonas & His Grandma
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    Jonas' Mamaw & Papaw
    Jonas' Mamaw & Papaw
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    Having Fun at a Family Birthday Party
    Having Fun at a Family Birthday Party
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    Fluid Art Is Messy But Fun for Kelly
    Fluid Art Is Messy But Fun for Kelly
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    Jonas & His Guitar
    Jonas & His Guitar
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    On Our Back Deck
    On Our Back Deck

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We call our home an "Oasis in the Pines"! We built our home on Jonas' grandfather's land and cannot think of any better place to raise a family. We have three bedrooms, two full baths and a large open living space. And even though your little one hasn't arrived yet, we have already picked out his or her room and cannot wait to decorate! We also have a backyard that we have cleared and prepared for some serious playing to take place once your little one is older!

    Christmas in Our Home

    Fun Fact: There are three generations of Jonas' family that have homes on this land! There are 120 acres with lots of woods, trails, fishing pond, a big hayfield (where Jonas likes to go fly his remote-control jet) and more trees than you can imagine! We are a short trek to each other's homes and feel incredibly lucky to have them close by.

    We love our country life and are grateful that we can call this beautiful place our home.

    Our Extended Families

    Jonas' Parents

    Both Jonas' parents and Kelly's parents have been married for over 40 years. Jonas is an only child but spent a lot of time with his cousins. All of Jonas' extended family actually lives here in town and we get to see them often!

    Every Thanksgiving, both sides of Jonas' family get together at his parent's camper at the park. We spend the day outside talking, playing games, eating (lots of eating!), and at night, we gather around the campfire and make party plans for Christmas.

    Kelly's Parents & Grandmother

    Kelly's parents and grandma live in Michigan. Even though we aren't able to see each other as much as we'd like, we talk often. We try to visit every summer and her extended family meets up for a picnic reunion by Lake Michigan. Kelly's brother and sister-in-law, along with his adopted stepson, and daughter live in Indiana.

    Both of our families are super excited to meet your little one!

    We also have a spoiled black and white cat named Miss Kitty (Kelly calls her Kiki). She looks forward to meeting your little one, too!

    From Us to You

    Thank you so much for reading our profile. We have always dreamed of becoming parents and can't wait to share our love, faith and lives with your child. You are making our dreams of becoming parents come true. We can never thank you enough for that!

    We have been married since 2016 and grow closer every day. We truly are best friends and enjoy spending most of our free time together! Our hope is to continue using these quality moments together with your little one, growing strong family bonds that will give him or her a sense of security and confidence as they grow up. We want them to enjoy life, to pursue their dreams and most importantly to know how absolutely loved they are!

    We are also excited to share our love of traveling! We have both been on many road trips during our lives, including trips to Disney World, the Air Zoo, multiple Space Centers, the Smithsonian Museum and numerous other museums and parks. Kelly has actually visited 42 different states! We cannot wait to share our travels with your little one and let them make some incredible memories of their own.

    While at home, we like to spend time swimming at Jonas' parent's house, going four-wheeling on the trails through the woods, working in the garden, or sitting on the back deck looking up at the stars. These simple moments are important to us and can be amazing times for bonding together and enjoying nature as a family.

    We are very lucky that Kelly can be a stay-at-home mom. It has been a dream of hers to be a homemaker, but also to be home teaching! We both wish to pursue home-schooling for the education for our future family. Though Jonas did go to public school, Kelly was home-schooled from 3rd grade until she went to college. It was an amazing time in her life that provided so many opportunities for learning! Many of her History, Geography and even some Science studies were in person visits to historical sites and museums on the several roads trips her family took. Being able to see things right in front of you, instead of just reading it in a book, adds so much to the learning experience. This is one of the many reasons we wish to home-school. We do intend to be part of a home-school group as well, for occasional group classes, field trips, plays, and sports opportunities. Kelly's nephew (now graduated) and niece have an amazing homeschool group as well and love the program!

    Our whole family is excited to gain a new member and looks forward to meeting him or her! The little one would be the first grandchild and great-grandchild on Jonas' side of the family. He or she would be grandchild number three on Kelly's side. We have lost count as to how many great-grandkids it is on Kelly's side of the family, but our little one will be just as loved and welcomed as the rest of them. No such thing as too many babies for a great-grandma to spoil!

    We can imagine as you carry your little one that you worry about communication and updates about your child. We are committed to providing you with the updates you desire. We would love nothing more than to send photos, videos and updates throughout the years. You are the child's first love and hold a special place in our hearts and minds. The love you have for your child will always be shared with him or her throughout the years.

    We want what is best for them. If chosen, we want him or her to understand from the first moment that they were adopted. It will never be a secret; it is something to be celebrated, a part of who they are. It's their story. You are also part of their story, and we never want to take that from them. We will share age-appropriate details of their story and answer questions with honesty and openness as they grow and desire to learn more.

    We hope this gives you a good idea as to who we are and of the life we would provide for your child if chosen. Thank you for spending a few moments getting to know us! We are grateful for this chance to introduce ourselves to you.

    Jonas & Kelly


    Arnold Swarzenegger
    Zachary Quintaro (Star Trek)
    Jennifer Lawrence. (Hunger Games)
    Chuck Missler
    Jill Eileen Smith
    A Little Princess
    Candy Bar
    3 Musketeers
    Peanut butter cups
    Garfield and Friends
    Childhood Memory
    Going to space centers on various vacations
    Spending summer weekends at our family's cottage on the lake
    Childhood Toy
    The Skip-It. Hooked the loop around one foot and swirled it to jump over it with the other foot.
    Children's Book
    Tom Sawyer
    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Suess
    Don't like cities, too crowded and busy
    Washington D.C. for all of the museums
    Classic Movie
    Last Action Hero
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Dark Blue
    Day of Week
    Oreo Pie
    Disney Movie
    The Lion King
    Dream Car
    69 Corvette 427 4 speed
    Any truck that runs well and has AC!
    Dream Job
    Dream Vacation
    Family Activity
    Flying Model Rockets
    Playing board games
    Flower / Plant
    Morning Glory
    Cheese pizza with extra garlic
    Form of Exercise
    Ticket to Ride
    Metal machining on my mill
    Holiday Song
    Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
    O Holy Night
    Holiday Tradition
    Getting together with family
    Reading the Nativity story
    Ice Cream
    Chocolate chip cookie dough
    Cookies and Cream
    Junk Food
    Sour cream and onion Lays Stax chips
    Ice Cream
    Leisure Activity
    Playing a video game, Minecraft usually
    Memory with a Child
    Helping out at VBS each year
    Well, it's with multiple children. I absolutely loved working with preschoolers as a Sunday school teacher.
    Memory with Spouse
    Spending time away from everything in a cabin in the woods for our honeymoon
    The first time Jonas took me on a ride through the woods on his 4-wheeler. It was so beautiful, like a story book setting.
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Movie Munchie
    Movie Quote
    I'll be back - Arnold Schwarzenegger
    I don't have a favorite, I just keep thinking of "Life is like a box of chocolates" from Forest Gump.
    Movie Type
    Children's and Sci-fi are a tie
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Musical Group
    Point of Grace
    Nursery Rhyme
    Itsy bitsy spider
    Olympic Event
    Gymnastics for summer games and Ice Skating in the winter games.
    Personal Hero
    Queen Esther, she was extremely brave and obeyed God even though she didn't know what the outcome would be.
    Don't Be Afraid Brigade (Christmas play when I was young, had the lead role)
    Quality about my Spouse
    She's caring
    His sense of humor! He is always making me laugh.
    Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever... Thomas Jefferson
    More of a saying than a quote... If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
    Red Robin
    Turkey with cheese curls on it
    Romans 5:8 But God demonstrated his own love for us in this, that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
    Shopping Store
    Hobby Lobby
    Show Me the Cross
    It Is Well - Hymn
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    College Football
    Subject in School
    Darkwing Duck
    Thing to Cook
    Time of Day
    Going to Mamaw's for supper every Wednesday
    Going to Sunrise service on Easter
    TV Show
    Wheel of Fortune
    TV Show Character
    Jack Bauer
    Daniel Jackson on Stargate, played by Michael Shanks.
    Type of Music
    Southern Gospel
    Christmas, I listen to it year round
    Vacation Spot
    Tennessee or Kentucky
    Somewhere new, we like to find new things to do and places to explore.
    Video Game
    X-Plane Flight Simulator

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