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Jared & Kelli

We have always wanted to grow our family through adoption and are very grateful for this opportunity. We have so much faith, joy, laughter, and love to share, and we can't wait to share our love as parents. To choose us to be your child's parents would mean the world to us and would be one of life's greatest gifts to us. We are praying for you and our future child throughout this journey.

About Us

Jared
Kelli
Job
Finance / Accounting
Registered Nurse
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

We Love Vacations on the Beach

We enjoy going to the beach! In fact, our family has an annual trip to the beach. Some of our favorite memories surround being at the beach with family. We enjoy playing in the sand, making sandcastles, jumping in the waves, collecting seashells, sightseeing, hiking the coastline, and finding sea treasures. We enjoy taking our nieces and nephews to different tide pools and teaching them about the different creatures that live in the ocean, such as sea anemones, starfish, crabs, etc. We also sometimes visit nearby aquariums and lighthouses.

Visting Bermuda It was Bermudaful!

We enjoy finding local bakeries, candy shops, coffee shops, and ice cream! There's nothing like a good fresh ice cream cone at the beach. We also like to find a local clam chowder spot and get some fresh seafood. During downtime on vacation, we pull out the board games. Our family really enjoys a friendly competition of Uno or Marbles! We also enjoy just throwing the football or frisbee around on the beach. We just absolutely love our memories made at the coast and are so excited to make more memories there with our children.

What it Means to be a Parent

All Dressed Up!

To become parents would be fulfilling one of our life-long dreams. To us, being a parent means showering unconditional love to a child through all aspects of life. We look forward to supporting our children through whatever they set their life passions to be. We want to be our child's biggest cheerleaders in life and to help them succeed at whatever they set their mind towards. We want to share our time and attention to their needs.

We hope to teach them life skills that help them to be a light in this world and to bring good into this world. We can't wait to share the love God has for us with our future children. We know that being a parent is hard work and we are so thankful that we get to parent our future children with the encouragement of each other. Jared is so gentle and has sound wisdom to share. Kelli is down-to-earth and has a great listening ear. Between the two of us, we can't wait to share our gifts God has given us to parent.

Addressing Cultural Diversity

We are very blessed to live in a community of cultural diversity. Our friends are made up of a variety of different races and cultural backgrounds and we welcome diversity in our family. Whatever cultural background our child has, we would be honored to celebrate their culture and make it a part of our everyday lives, whether that be surrounding ourselves with our friends who share the same race or cultural background, incorporating decorations in our home that represent their specific culture, or cooking different cultural meals. We look forward to embracing our child and their heritage. We also enjoy traveling and plan to always teach our children to appreciate the different cultures in the world.

Kelli also has experience from teaching English and providing medical care in other countries. She has served in Haiti, Jamaica, Peru, Dominican Republic, Native American Reservations, and worked with Somalian refugees. Between her training and experiences and the training we have taken together on diverse families, we are willing to learn and grow as a family to help our child's heritage be known and well understood by them and that our family includes this culture in our everyday lives.

Photos

Enjoying Laughs at the Lake by Our Family's Cabin
Enjoying Laughs at the Lake by Our Family's Cabin
A Sunset Kiss from the Mr. to the Mrs.
A Sunset Kiss from the Mr. to the Mrs.
Teaching Our Nephew How to Drum
Teaching Our Nephew How to Drum
Ready to Build Sand Castles with Family!
Ready to Build Sand Castles with Family!
Family Hike!
Family Hike!
Kelli Singing for Our Church Music Team
Kelli Singing for Our Church Music Team
Enjoying Our Stay at a Cute Bed and Breakfast
Enjoying Our Stay at a Cute Bed and Breakfast
Enjoying a Local Scenic Hike
Enjoying a Local Scenic Hike
We Enjoy Christmas Together
We Enjoy Christmas Together
At a Local Pumpkin Patch
At a Local Pumpkin Patch
Family Fun in the Snow
Family Fun in the Snow
We Enjoy Going on Walks Outside as a Family
We Enjoy Going on Walks Outside as a Family
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Enjoying Laughs at the Lake by Our Family's Cabin
Enjoying Laughs at the Lake by Our Family's Cabin
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A Sunset Kiss from the Mr. to the Mrs.
A Sunset Kiss from the Mr. to the Mrs.
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Teaching Our Nephew How to Drum
Teaching Our Nephew How to Drum
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Ready to Build Sand Castles with Family!
Ready to Build Sand Castles with Family!
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Family Hike!
Family Hike!
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Kelli Singing for Our Church Music Team
Kelli Singing for Our Church Music Team
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Enjoying Our Stay at a Cute Bed and Breakfast
Enjoying Our Stay at a Cute Bed and Breakfast
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Enjoying a Local Scenic Hike
Enjoying a Local Scenic Hike
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We Enjoy Christmas Together
We Enjoy Christmas Together
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At a Local Pumpkin Patch
At a Local Pumpkin Patch
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Family Fun in the Snow
Family Fun in the Snow
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We Enjoy Going on Walks Outside as a Family
We Enjoy Going on Walks Outside as a Family

Our Extended Families

Fun in the Sand!

We are blessed to have the majority of our extended family in town, which means we get together several times a month for family meals, game nights, movie nights, and just to hang out and catch up. Our families also plan annual beach trips and camping getaways with each other. Everyone is always looking for an excuse to get together and celebrate life's events. We also are blessed to have eight nieces and nephews, whom we love spending time with. Sometimes, our nieces and nephews come over for sleepovers. We spend the time playing in the yard, playing with toys, building forts, playing with our dog Hazel, watching a movie, making fun meals, and whatever other adventures arise when they come over to our house.

Waterpark Fun with Family

We value having our families so close to us and are thankful to share so many of life's precious moments with them. We were both raised valuing having dinner as a family no matter how busy a day ever got. This is a tradition that still holds true today for us, and we commit to always having dinner together with our future family. Our families are so excited for us to adopt and grow our family even more. In fact, both of our parents are jumping with joy to hear that we are going to give them more grandchildren to love! Our families will be a strong presence in our children's lives and we can't wait to share the crazy love our family has to give!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a very family-friendly suburban neighborhood. Our house is a two-story four-bedroom home. We enjoy spending the majority of our time in our kitchen and our living room as it is a very open space where family and friends gather. We also have a music room in our house where we enjoy playing music together and writing/preparing music for worship on Sundays. Our favorite space to be would definitely be our backyard! We have a large fenced-in yard, including a waterfall, fire pit area, garden, lots of patio space that wraps around the house, a hot tub, lots of grass to run and play around in, and an upstairs balcony that has views of the mountains nearby. We very much so enjoy hosting family and friends with barbecues, playing yard games, and having bonfires with s'mores of course! Our yard is very peaceful, relaxing, and gets very colorful in the summer when all the different flowers bloom. We enjoy many evening sunsets from our backyard and balcony and morning coffees out on the patio. Many of our neighbors have young children. When it's warm outside, you hear the joyful sounds of children playing and laughing. Our neighbors are very excited for us to grow our family as they are looking forward to our children getting together and playing. Our neighborhood also has great walking/biking paths that connect everywhere and nearby elementary and middle schools within walking distance, which of course includes playgrounds!

From Us to You

We are so honored and humbled to be writing you this letter. First off, we want to thank you for considering the most precious gift anyone could ever give another human being, the gift of a child. Becoming a parent means the world to us and we have so much love waiting to overflow into a family.

We know this may have been one of the most difficult decisions for you and are praying for you every step of the way throughout this journey. We want to encourage you in the life you have set for your future and to give you peace knowing that we will cherish, love, and protect your child with all our hearts for the rest of our lives. We commit to always placing our child at the forefront of our lives. We want to create a childhood that is filled with fun, warm memories that leads to a responsible young adult someday.

We are strong, devout Christians and believe in the power of prayer and want you to know that we have been praying for our child for years, are praying for them as we write this letter, and will be praying for them every day here forward. We pray for God to protect them, for them to feel loved, for them to find their strengths and to pour into these gifts, for them to know grace and forgiveness, for them to be an example of good in this world, and to make a positive difference in whatever they set their mind to in this world. We want them to know exactly who they are and where they came from. We plan to share whatever information we can with them so they will better know who you are.We hope to exchange letters and photos with you over the years to come as they grow older. We commit to always being honest and open with our child about their story.

We have been together for five years and married for about three years. We love each other so much and have been waiting for this day that we get to see each other become parents. We plan to be our child's biggest cheerleader in life and to encourage them in their greatest passions. We look forward to all the days ahead, including sleepless nights of feedings and diaper changes, teaching how to play with others, life milestones, playing in the yard, going on camping trips, helping with school work, practicing at sports, music, or dance, going to youth group, and all the difficult conversations that come along with growing up. We are excited to be there for it all!

Kelli is a registered nurse and works in pediatrics and the neonatal intensive care unit here locally, so your child will definitely be in safe hands! We absolutely love children and the energy they bring into our lives. We often have our nieces and nephews over for sleepovers and these moments have been a constant reminder of how we are very much so looking forward to having children of our own.

We hope and pray that you would choose us as the adoptive parents to your child. We can't thank you enough for making us parents and giving us the opportunity to share our love.

Sincerely,

Jared & Kelli

Favorites

Jared
Kelli
Actor
Denzel Washington
Adam Sandler
Actress
Rachel McAdams
Kate Hudson
Animal
Blue Whale
Giraffe
Author
John Grisham
Priscilla Shirer
Book
A Painted House
The Bible
Candy Bar
Reeses Fastbreak
Dark chocolate with almonds
Cartoon
Looney Tunes
Scooby Doo
Childhood Memory
family vacations
camping at the beach with my family
Childhood Toy
Winnie the Pooh
karaoke machine
Children's Book
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Doll Party by, Shirley Albert
City
Cannon Beach
Sedona
Classic Movie
From Russia With Love
Singin' in the Rain
Color
sky blue
Green
Day of Week
Thursday
Friday
Dessert
chocolate chip cookie
Cheesecake
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Finding Nemo
Dream Car
Acura NSX
Green Subaru Outback
Dream Job
Accountant for a Professional Sports Team
Famous Singer / Song Writer
Dream Vacation
French Maldives
Greece or Africa
Family Activity
bike riding
camping
Flower / Plant
azalea
Palm tree
Food
Italian
Gnocchi - Italian food
Form of Exercise
Hiking
Hiking
Fruit
strawberry
kiwis
Game
Catch Phrase
Charades
Hobby
playing music
spending time outdoors
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Silent Night
Last Christmas by, Wham!
Holiday Tradition
putting up the christmas tree
getting together with family and having large meals and playing games
Ice Cream
Strawberry
Chocolate anything!
Junk Food
Doritos Cool Ranch
Flaming Hot Cheetos with lime
Leisure Activity
listening to music
dancing around the house
Magazine
Sports Illustrated
Allrecipes
Memory with a Child
building blanket forts
dance parties in the house
Memory with Spouse
beach trips
beach trips
Movie
The Count of Monte Cristo
50 First Dates
Movie Munchie
M&Ms
Nachos
Movie Quote
You're killing me smalls.
Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you gonna get.
Movie Type
Mystery/Suspense
Romantic Comedies
Musical
Phantom of the Opera
Hairspray
Musical Group
Angels and Airwaves
Mat Kearney
Nursery Rhyme
Old Mac Donald Had A Farm
Jesus Loves Me
Olympic Event
Bobsledding
Figure Skating
Personal Hero
Dad
God
Play
A Christmas Carol
West Side Story
Poet
CS Lewis
Dr. Seuss
Quality about my Spouse
her kindness
his servant heart
Quote
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities"
God is Love.
Restaurant
Italian
Seafood
Sandwich
Turkey Avocado
Mediterranean panini
Scripture
Isaiah 40:31
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Shopping Store
Amazon
Target or the Farmer's Market
Song
Be Thou My Vision
Revelation Song
Sport to Play
basketball
Dance
Sport to Watch
football
Soccer
Sports Star
Mike Trout
Michael Jordan
Sports Team
Indianapolis Colts
Los Angeles Angels
Subject in School
History
Choir or Math
Superhero
Spider Man
Black Panther
Thing to Cook
burgers
Italian cuisine
Time of Day
Morning
Sunset
Tradition
family dinner
Family dinner every night
TV Show
Saved by the Bell
Friends
TV Show Character
Cory Matthews
Chandler
Type of Music
alternative rock
Christian
Vacation Spot
the coast
the beach
Video Game
Super Mario
Mario Kart

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