top

close menu

Find a Waiting Adoptive Family

Watch Video
Call 1-800-ADOPTION I'm Ready to Speak to an Adoption Specialist Get Free Info Get Free Info

contact us

photos

« Prev FamilySearch Families» Next Family
1-800-ADOPTION

Thank you for viewing our profile

If you would like to learn more about us, please call 1-800-ADOPTION (2367846), fill out the form at the bottom of our on-line profile page, or email us at bp_information@americanadoptions.com.

To revisit our on-line profile page and view our profile video at American Adoptions, simply use your mobile phone to scan the QR code on the right. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Isaac & Ashley

We're two people who trust that relationships of love are the building blocks of life - it is the home of all human longing and companionship. In love, we prize God, neighbors, and each other. The story of this adoption begins and ends in love. It's our genuine joy to adopt. We look forward to meeting you!

About Us

Isaac
Ashley
Job
Minister
Experience Designer
Education
Master's Degree in Theology
Master's Degree in Design
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

How We Met

All Smiles

At the earliest, we took the same elective class in junior high at a small school in New Mexico. The awkward years, right? Not an ideal time to meet one's future spouse. Nevertheless, there we were on the bus, with braces and acne, sharing a single set of iPod headphones and some conversation. Over time, we called and texted, wrote notes, and eventually dated in high school. We celebrated getting our driver's licenses, attended prom together, and toasted to each others' high school graduations (with Welches' cider, probably).

Our commitment and affection for one another grew thru college as we learned to adult together. We came to find that whatever future we individually envisioned, certainly included the other as part of it. We got married a year before college graduation, finished school, and then moved across the country as a married pair.

We've grown a lot together. Not only are we more grateful for the early years we shared - we also know that each new day is another chance to know and love each other. In our fifteen years together, we've added our dog Moses to the family and lived in three different states. Even still, we never pass-up the annual tradition of a good New Mexican meal in the hometown where it all began.

Fun Facts About Us:

Isaac Performing With an Improv Group

  • We love comedy. We have both performed in local improv comedy groups.
  • We like to build stuff. In college, Ashley constructed a prosthetic exoskeleton and little electric cars. This year, she built a picnic table for the yard.
  • We speak in allusions. Isaac is fluent in movie quotes and lines of poetry. Eventually, he'll find one to make you laugh.
  • We support live music and local musicians. We tinker with instruments of our own, help put on backyard concerts, and frequent local venues when ordinances allow.
  • We host friends and family all the time. Seriously, our dream is to one day open a boutique hotel for everyone to gather for a good time.
  • We road-trip often and love the car-time together. Whether it's to New Mexico for the holidays or the coast of California, we've hit a lot of highways.
  • We rescue and love animals. We adopted our dog, Moses, and watch our neighbors' pets including exotic fish, chickens, cats, and dogs.
  • We take frequent trips to the library and used book stores. Ashley reads voraciously and Isaac collects books.
  • We stay pretty active, especially outdoors. Isaac rock climbs and Ashley loves to hike and paddleboard. Our city allows us to do all of that not far from home. We also throw some dumbells around.
  • Ashley Loves Every Animal!

    Addressing Cultural Diversity

    "Diversity" is an often-used word rarely defined. We understand diversity as one whole body with many members - singing a song in harmony, not sameness. "Cultural diversity" is a positive treatment of different ethnicities within the unity of one humankind, respecting and celebrating difference.

    Isaac grew up in a bi-cultural home. The Spanish spoken carried just as much status in its 'otherness' as the English that was also spoken. At Thanksgiving meals, tamales and tortillas were served next to the turkey. Even when relating to the family with disabilities, diversity necessarily mattered. In these experiences, diversity wasn't a buzzword, but a way of life.

    In the Southwest, diversity comes baked-into the place and culture. We both grew up in churches where there was not only ethnic diversity but also economic and spiritual diversity. In that context, diversity grew camaraderie, love, and service, "In the bond of peace."

    In our experience of diversity, we have learned the art of hospitality. More than just tolerating others who are different in ethnicity, religion, income, or language, we work for their flourishing. The world is charged with the power of mutual, self-donating love--diversity in unity. Though we don't yet know you, we are for you and we anticipate learning from you.

    Video

    Photos

    Hiking With Our Sister & Nephews
    Hiking With Our Sister & Nephews
    Reading With a Little Friend
    Reading With a Little Friend
    Mountain Hike in Spain
    Mountain Hike in Spain
    Chalk Talk With a Neighbor
    Chalk Talk With a Neighbor
    Times Square
    Times Square
    In Our Favorite Desert
    In Our Favorite Desert
    On Our Way to a 20's Themed Party
    On Our Way to a 20's Themed Party
    Our Fall Tradition
    Our Fall Tradition
    On a Girl's Trip to New Orleans
    On a Girl's Trip to New Orleans
    Teaching Our Nephews How to Rock Climb
    Teaching Our Nephews How to Rock Climb
    Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day
    Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day
    After Work Happy Hour
    After Work Happy Hour
    ×
    1 / 12
    Hiking With Our Sister & Nephews
    Hiking With Our Sister & Nephews
    2 / 12
    Reading With a Little Friend
    Reading With a Little Friend
    3 / 12
    Mountain Hike in Spain
    Mountain Hike in Spain
    4 / 12
    Chalk Talk With a Neighbor
    Chalk Talk With a Neighbor
    5 / 12
    Times Square
    Times Square
    6 / 12
    In Our Favorite Desert
    In Our Favorite Desert
    7 / 12
    On Our Way to a 20's Themed Party
    On Our Way to a 20's Themed Party
    8 / 12
    Our Fall Tradition
    Our Fall Tradition
    9 / 12
    On a Girl's Trip to New Orleans
    On a Girl's Trip to New Orleans
    10 / 12
    Teaching Our Nephews How to Rock Climb
    Teaching Our Nephews How to Rock Climb
    11 / 12
    Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day
    Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day
    12 / 12
    After Work Happy Hour
    After Work Happy Hour

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We are totally in love with the fun, lively Texas city we call home, and live close enough to walk to its greatest amenities. The warm sun, the diversity of cultures, and the easygoing pace has made it easy for us to fit in here, and dream about how we will share every detail with this little one.

    We live on the most well-loved street in the neighborhood - a group of colorful homes with eccentric, urban charm, occupied with lively residents ages 2 to 72 that play in front yards and invite others to join in. For the kids, our street is a safe place to play, pet the parade of dogs walking by, and come and go between all of us neighbors.

    Just a few blocks away, we have access to the most beloved local movie theater, an outstanding elementary school, and an amazing variety of bakeries, food trucks, and restaurant patios. Still, the best destination for a walk is the cool, natural Springs. There, we swim in the big pool, read on the grassy hill, or hike through the shady pecan trees down where it meets the lake.

    On our street, we share meals, throw a football, watch movies on the projector out-back, and catch-up about the week with our neighbors. We love our sunny home, its historic charm and colorful front room; yet, the folks who fill it with warm hospitality, make it a place to belong.

    Our Extended Families

    Isaac's Family

    We eat and tell stories with our friends and family. Especially during the holidays, moms whip up multiple pans of enchiladas, aunts bring tamales and dads sharpen their best jokes. We assemble ourselves and the food around the table to love and listen, patiently knowing one another. Friends bring their pets and board games so we can share a drink and life's experiences.

    Our siblings live as far as Washington, D.C. and Arizona; yet, between making frequent visits and hosting them often, they seldom feel that far. We cherish time spent with our parents, younger brothers and older sisters, and hold a special kind of affection for our three nephews.

    Ashley's Family

    Our nearest family however, is not blood-related but they support and love us all the same. The neighbors we inherited on our street share life like the best sort of family. We share responsibilities, food, cars, music, and stories. This close-knit community on our street give us every reason to be grateful for where we live.

    Our closest friends and family share so much of our excitement as we grow our family. They've pledged their support with kind conversation, earnest prayer, and generous donation. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors, and cousins (Isaac has more than 30!) are on the ready to rally around us and shower this new life in wonder and love.

    From Us to You

    Even though we don't yet know you, we're for you. We want to keep our introduction simple and true. First off, thank you! Your labor spent looking for a family that you think will love this child deserves our gratitude. In our "thanks," we make no claim of grasping the reality you now face. No one can know your unique experience; yet, you are not alone. We pray that your family, friends, and faith accompany you. We hope our joy and anticipation for parenthood serve you and your decision.

    We married nine years ago after dating for six. Early in our relationship, we agreed that we both wanted to parent and made up our minds to wait for the right time to grow our family. School and career ushered the years by until we both had steady work and a great house with a spare bedroom. We started trying. We got pregnant and miscarried. We saw doctors and kept trying.

    The hope of growing our family begins with our love for God and each other. Our desire to parent passed through a valley of grief, where we came to understand the gift of contentment for one another and what we have already been given. Even still, we trust that peace in sadness is not the whole story for our family and the world. Our imagination for love and a vision for our family has only grown under the weight of trying and waiting.

    With the support and encouragement of family and friends who have adopted, we now know our path. Our confidence grows as we share our plan to adopt with others. By prizing diversity, faith, and community, we have found reassurance that adoption is for us. The wise counsel of others, likewise has convinced us that we are for adoption.

    The prospect of adoption reinvigorates us. Our hearts are younger with anticipation. The uncertainty of 'when' and 'how' scares us less. We have what we need. We are not in control and it is well with our souls. Mercy will lead us into the unknown. This adoption, mediation of this agency, your pregnancy, our anticipation are all gifts. The pressure is off to do it right. You, in the constraint of a decision, are free despite others' opinions and judgments. Here is where three threads of one big story meet.

    This child's story begins with your story. This moment of acquaintance spans to a future with a shared child between us--parents in our distinct ways. Telling them how it all began, we will encourage them to be proud of their adoption story and speak of you with love and respect.

    We respect you and your decision. As the child grows and has questions about their adoption, we will give them answers honestly, emphasizing your love, maturity, and selflessness that allowed you to make, for them, this sacrifice of love. Over the years, we would like to regularly send you photos, letters, and e-mails giving you updates on your child. Above all, we pray that you choose what's best for you and your child, even if that means parenting yourself or selecting another couple. May the decision you make, give you peace.

    Love and Mercy,

    Isaac & Ashley

    Favorites

    Isaac
    Ashley
    Actor
    Jeff Bridges
    Tom Hanks
    Actress
    Halle Berry
    Natalie Portman
    Animal
    Sloth
    Panda Bear
    Author
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky & Walker Percy
    C. S. Lewis
    Book
    American Pastoral
    Harry Potter (series)
    Candy Bar
    Reeses Fast Break
    Peanut Butter M&Ms
    Cartoon
    Kubo and the Two Strings
    Recess
    Childhood Memory
    Climbing trees at my grandparents
    Everything about being at the Texas beach with my family
    Childhood Toy
    Jurassic Park action figures
    Nintendo 64
    Children's Book
    Roxaboxen
    Barney Beagle
    City
    Chicago
    San Francisco
    Classic Movie
    Singin' in The Rain
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    Color
    Green
    Yellow
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Saturday Morning
    Dessert
    Brownies and ice-cream
    Cookie Dough
    Disney Movie
    Tarzan
    Ratatouille
    Dream Car
    1957 Ferrari 250 GT California
    VW Bus
    Dream Job
    Rock Climbing Instructor
    Hotel Owner
    Dream Vacation
    New Zealand
    Morocco
    Family Activity
    Walks, hikes, and eating out
    Daily porch hangs
    Flower / Plant
    Live Oak Tree
    Succulents
    Food
    Enchiladas
    Homemade tacos
    Form of Exercise
    Rock climbing and weight training
    Cycling
    Fruit
    The one I'm eating
    Watermelon
    Game
    Fishbowl
    Uno
    Hobby
    Writing
    Cooking
    Holiday
    Christmas
    Christmas Eve
    Holiday Song
    O Come, O Come Emmanuel
    C'mon Let's Boogie to the Elf Dance
    Holiday Tradition
    Christmas meals back in NM and Easter cascarones
    Tamales
    Ice Cream
    Cookies & Cream
    Ice Cream Sundae
    Junk Food
    Salt and vinegar potato chips
    Peach Rings
    Leisure Activity
    Reading and Music
    Driving around, listening to music
    Magazine
    Climbing magazines
    Fast Company and Bon Appetit
    Memory with a Child
    When my nephews met and we all played with chickens and alpacas
    My sleepy, excited nephews on Christmas morning
    Memory with Spouse
    Christmas road trip through the snow
    Picking out our dog Moses from the shelter
    Movie
    Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
    Bridesmaids
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn with jalapenos and Jr Mints
    Popcorn
    Movie Quote
    "So shines one good deed in a weary world" --Willy Wonka played by Gene Wilder
    "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads."
    Movie Type
    Comedy
    Comedy
    Musical
    Hamilton
    Les Miserables
    Musical Group
    The National
    Leon Bridges
    Nursery Rhyme
    Jack Sprat
    Baby Shark
    Olympic Event
    Swimming and Snowboard halfpipe
    Swimming
    Personal Hero
    St. John the Beloved
    Queen Elizabeth II
    Play
    King Lear
    Hamilton
    Poet
    W.H. Auden
    Maya Angelou
    Quality about my Spouse
    Faithfulness
    Humor
    Quote
    "We make Idols of our concepts, but wisdom is born of wonder." St. Gregory the Great
    "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love." -Mother Teresa
    Restaurant
    Fresas Chicken
    Any local diner!
    Sandwich
    Ruben
    Peanut Butter & Jelly
    Scripture
    "The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary." Isaiah 50:4--6
    "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man... I am making all things new." Revelation 21:2-5
    Shopping Store
    Huckberry
    Local vintage stores
    Song
    "Redemption" by Johnny Cash
    "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King
    Sport to Play
    Soccer
    Boxing
    Sport to Watch
    Basketball and soccer
    The Olympics
    Sports Star
    Tim Duncan
    Serena Williams
    Sports Team
    US Soccer, the perpetual underdog!
    San Antonio Spurs
    Subject in School
    English
    Math & Science
    Superhero
    Daredevil
    Wonder Woman
    Thing to Cook
    Tacos
    Any and all breakfast foods
    Time of Day
    Morning
    Sunset
    Tradition
    Toasting the sunset
    Saturday morning TV
    TV Show
    Community
    Friends
    TV Show Character
    Troy Barnes
    Detective Olivia Benson, Law & Order SVU
    Type of Music
    Americana
    Folk, Rock
    Vacation Spot
    California
    Colorado
    Video Game
    Super Smash Bros
    Golden Eye 007

    Contact Us

    Thank you for reading our profile. If you have any comments or questions for us, please leave a message below to find out more about us!

    Please tell us what would you like to do this time?

    Please tell us how would you like to be contacted?

    Please tell us a little about you so American Adoptions can work to contact us.

       
       

    Please note that an Adoption Specialist will get back with you prior to this message being forwarded to us. American Adoptions can talk with you to determine what your needs are and help us all get in touch with each other. Thank you for your interest in us!

    You can also call 1-800-ADOPTION (236-7846) and ask to speak with an Adoption Specialist or Michelle, who is a birth mother herself.