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Jonathan & Ashley

Adoption has been a long-time dream for us. Our family is thankful for your interest and consideration. Having the opportunity to love and care for a baby is one that we cannot accomplish on our own. Our home and hearts are waiting for the moment that we can share our love with your child. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.

About Us

Law Enforcement
Some College - Studied Pre-Law
Some College - Studied Early Childhood Education
John "JK"
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Our Family

While we have no children together, Ashley has a child from a previous marriage. When Jonathan and Ashley met, "JK" was instantly connected to Jonathan. John-Kendrick is now 15-years-old and has a very active athletic and social life. He is an accomplished baseball and basketball player. He has been invited to travel across the USA for multiple events in baseball, including All-American games in Arizona and Florida. He also enjoys talking sports and video games with his friends. He often volunteers in our community and helps coach younger children in our neighborhood during front yard baseball games. He also works frequently with a local volunteer fire department with work around the fire station.

We have struggled for years with infertility, specialists and medical treatments. We have prayed for many years to have a child of our own. We eventually gave up on the treatments and gave it to God. We trust that in His time, we will hopefully have an opportunity to see the desires of our hearts come true.

With your amazing gift to bring a child into this world, we want you to know that we are praying for you even now. Your gift will provide a family, whether it is ours or not, an incredible answer to prayers that they could never accomplish on our own.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

All Smiles

Meet Ashley, by Jonathan: Ashley's parents met while her father was an umpire at a women's softball game. Her mother was up to bat and hit a grand slam. As soon as she crossed home plate, he asked her on a date, and the rest was history. They were married in only two months and have been married for 48 years now. Ashley is the athlete of the family who has competed in basketball, softball, track, and a beauty pageant or two. She is caring, loving, and fiercely dedicated to her family. She is beautiful inside and out and has a special place in her heart for children. She is a Sunday School teacher at our church and loves hosting neighborhood children in our home.

Meet Jonathan by Ashley: Jonathan is the oldest of seven kids, so he has lots of experience with children. Jonathan is the most caring, giving, and kind-hearted person that I have met. The night we met, I knew instantly God made him for me. He has made me a better person by knowing and loving him. Jonathan plays the organ/piano in our church as well as sings. Every time he gets up there I beam with pride! Whether we are thrift store shopping, trying out new restaurants, or just watching TV at home, I love spending time and doing life with him!

Our Family Traditions

Exploring Washington, D.C.

We both come from very close-knit families that spend a lot of time together. Your child will be welcomed into a diverse and loving family full of older adults and very young children, lots of cousins, aunts, uncles, and loving grandparents. Some of our family is musically-inclined and we enjoy singing and playing instruments together. Other members of our family raise animals on their farm, including horses, cattle, goats, and chickens. We think that any child would love to be exposed to all of the animals and equipment to be found on the farm, and enjoy being raised outdoors among God's creation.

We also enjoy traveling; no matter the occasion we are always up for an adventure. In the past few years, we have traveled to Canada and Mexico multiple times and have visited over 20 states, and Washington, D.C., in the USA. Traveling lets us explore unique experiences like professional sporting events, historical locations, and find charm in every city we visit. One of the best traditions we enjoy is that we collect a Christmas ornament from every adventure we take and decorate a very special Christmas tree every year in our home. We trim the tree together remembering all of the memories that were made with each ornament.


A Day at the Lake
A Day at the Lake
Game Night
Game Night
Relaxing at Home
Relaxing at Home
Family Snorkel
Family Snorkel
Antique Shopping
Antique Shopping
Skiing in Washington
Skiing in Washington
Ashley With the Horses
Ashley With the Horses
Fun in Nashville
Fun in Nashville
Parasailing in Florida
Parasailing in Florida
JK & Our Pup
JK & Our Pup
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A Day at the Lake
A Day at the Lake
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Game Night
Game Night
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Relaxing at Home
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Family Snorkel
Family Snorkel
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Antique Shopping
Antique Shopping
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Skiing in Washington
Skiing in Washington
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Ashley With the Horses
Ashley With the Horses
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Fun in Nashville
Fun in Nashville
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Parasailing in Florida
Parasailing in Florida
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JK & Our Pup
JK & Our Pup

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a split-level home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a large fenced-in backyard. Our home is quaint and always welcoming to neighborhood children that often play in our yard and congregate in the evenings after school. Our neighbors offer a wide range of people and personalities from older retired couples to younger couples with very small children. At all times of the day, you can find walkers, runners, parents with strollers, and families on golf carts traveling around and waving as they pass.

We enjoy hosting football parties in the fall for friends and family. We even have a local ice cream truck that serves our neighborhood in the summer months. We are only blocks from our local school that is top-rated in education and athletics in our state. We often attend sporting events and support our son at baseball and basketball games when he plays.

Our Extended Families

Ashley's Family

We both have families that are very close-knit. Our parents live within a 10-minute drive of our home and we enjoy a great support system of a close family as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Jonathan's Family

Jonathan comes from a blended family with multiple step-siblings. All are successful in their respective fields and all live nearby. Family meals and activities are normal weekly events and we enjoy our time together.

Ashley comes from a family with one brother, but her parents are part of our daily lives. We have four nieces and a nephew; while they live a distance away, we enjoy time with them as often as possible at sporting events and family celebrations.

Our family is incredibly supportive and excited about the prospect of a new child in our lives!

From Us to You

Although we do not know you yet, we can promise you are constantly on our minds and in our thoughts and prayers. We know that adoption is probably not the easiest choice that you have made, but we are thankful that you have made the decision to give your child life and a chance of an incredible future. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and hopefully how we can make this a reality for you and our family.

We have prayed for many years to have a child of our own. We have struggled for years with infertility, specialist, medical treatments, and multiple failed private adoptions. We eventually gave up and gave it all to God. There was nothing else that we could do, so we trusted that in His time, we would hopefully have an opportunity to see the desires of our heart come true. We firmly believe that God's timing is where our trust lies: "He has made everything beautiful in its time." -Ecclesiastes 3:11

Married for over nine years, we are deeply in love and devoted to each other. We love spending time and sharing our lives together. We can promise to love and care for your child by allowing them to grow in a home full of love, compassion, and understanding. Loving parents, a wonderful brother, and a loving family pet are all things that we can give your child the moment that we welcome them into our family. We will nurture your child's talents and interests and support them as they grow. Our home is warm and welcoming and always a center for family events and activities. We feel in this environment, your child will be given the foundation to grow successfully through their life, and someday share their values with their own family and children.

As they progress through life, they will experience celebrations, disappointments, love, marriage and personal accomplishments. Many of these events are created out of an environment that gives them comfort and support to pursue their dreams. It is our hope that we will be able to share these milestones and experiences with you through letters, emails, photos, and other means that you are comfortable with. Your child's success is not only a reason to celebrate in our own family, but for you also. The adoption journey is one that we are on together. If this is something that you willing to consider, then we look forward to being able to share the path forward with you.

The decisions that have led you to this point, we feel, are not by accident and we are excited to see that you are considering our family. God has already been at work in our lives, allowing us to find American Adoptions and have the opportunity to bring up a child in our home and in our hearts. With your amazing gift to bring a child into this world, we want you to know that we are praying for you even now. Your gift will provide a family, whether it is ours or not, an incredible answer to prayers that we could never accomplish on our own. Thank you again for letting us share our hearts.

With Love,

Jonathan & Ashley


Tom Hanks
Matthew McConaughey
Melissa McCarthy
Reese Witherspoon
David Baldacci
Angela Braniff
The Da Vinci Code
Love without Borders
Candy Bar
Tom & Jerry
Childhood Memory
Spending time with my grandparents.
Going to the Beach
Childhood Toy
Musical Keyboard
Barbie Dreamhouse
Children's Book
The Berenstain Bears
Oh, the Places you'll go!
San Francisco, CA, USA
Nashville, TN, USA
Classic Movie
Holiday Inn
The Wizard of Oz
Day of Week
Sweet Potato Pie & Coffee
Pecan Pie
Disney Movie
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Toy Story
Dream Car
1963 Chevrolet Corvette
Dream Job
Police Officer
Bank President
Dream Vacation
Alaskan Cruise
Family Activity
Antique shopping
Flower / Plant
Breakfast Eggs
Form of Exercise
Working Out
Working around our home.
Antique Shopping
Holiday Song
It's beginnings To Look A Lot Like Christmas
All I Want For Christmas is You
Holiday Tradition
Trimming the Tree
Trimming the Christmas Tree
Ice Cream
Junk Food
Leisure Activity
Watching Hallmark Movies
Memory with a Child
Teaching our son how to ride a bike.
Taking our son on a surprise cruise.
Memory with Spouse
Our daily activities and small moments together.
Learning how to snow ski.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Sweet Home Alabama
Movie Munchie
Ice Cream
Movie Quote
"I am serious. And don't call me Shirley."
"There's No Place Like Home"
Movie Type
Romantic Comedy
Annie Get Your Gun
Musical Group
Gaither Vocal Band
Zac Brown band
Nursery Rhyme
My Son John
Patty Cake, Patty Cake
Olympic Event
Swimming Events
Running/Track Events
Personal Hero
There are many...
My Dad
Quality about my Spouse
Her passion and dedication.
How do you change the world? One single act of random kindness at a time.
"The two biggest lies you will hear begins with, "I heard...", and "They said...""
Local places that serve unique foods.
Turkey and Swiss
Roast Beef
Romans 13
"He has made everything beautiful in its time..." -Ecclesiastes 3:11
Shopping Store
Academy Sports
"My Boy", Elvie Shane
Lauren Daigle - You Say
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Dak Prescott
Sports Team
Local College Teams
Dallas Cowboys
Subject in School
Drivers Ed
Thing to Cook
Time of Day
Helping my wife decorate for Christmas.
Traveling with our family.
TV Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
TV Show Character
Andy Taylor (The Andy Griffith Show)
Type of Music
Contemporary Christian music
Vacation Spot
Cruise Ship
Gatlinburg, TN, USA
Video Game
Super Mario Brothers
Mario Kart

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