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We are excited to become first-time parents and grow our family through adoption. We look forward to sharing our love of family, faith, games, and travel with your child in a loving and stable environment. We have a large extended family that is so excited to welcome our future child into their lives.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are already praying for you and your child.
We met our freshman year in college at the Catholic Student Center on campus. We remained close friends for 5 years before we started dating. We dated for over a year and have now been married for almost 5 years. As a couple, we enjoy spending time with each other, whether we are watching a movie, playing a board game or traveling (It is our goal to visit all 50 states). We enjoy being active in our church and visiting with our family and friends.
We both come from families with multiple siblings and have always known that we wanted a large family of our own. When we were unable to conceive a child naturally, we found God’s calling for our family was within adoption.
Jonathan is my best friend and the most positive person I have ever met. He always knows what to say to make me laugh, and knows how to be levelheaded in any situation. Jonathan has a strong sense of faith that continues to inspire me every day. His values and work ethic have helped him move up to General Manager in a place where he can combine his Finance Degree with his love for bowling. He enjoys being active, especially by playing golf with his family and bowling in local and regional tournaments.
His fun-loving and loyal personality is going to make him an amazing dad. I am excited to watch him make our child laugh, teach them how to ride a bike and coach their sports teams.
Amanda is the hardest working and most loving person I know. She loves her job at the local University where she gets to help all of the incoming students get their college careers started on the right foot. She uses that same compassion for helping people, from helping with the youth at our church and making awesome food for others, to helping my sister with our two young nieces. Amanda also loves to read, pulls more than here fair weight when we do puzzles, and bakes delicious cookies and desserts. I know that she is going to be an amazing mom and that she is looking forward to teaching our child all about baking and the joys of reading through nightly bed-time stories.
Our Home and Community in Texas
We love living in our small town and are excited to raise a family here! We recently bought our first home and cannot wait to make it our own. Our 3 bedroom home is located on a quiet street and has plenty of space for a family to grow and play. Our backyard is the perfect space for playing, gardening, and enjoying beautiful Texas sunsets. We already have a room picked out for the nursery and have started getting it ready to welcome a new baby into our home. We are lucky to live in a part of Texas where we experience all four seasons. We get to enjoy nice, hot summers and the fun of playing in the snow in winter. We live within walking distance of a park, museum, our church, and our extended family. Our community is family-centered, and we enjoy the many parades and community events.
We are both very close to our extended families, and they are as excited as we are to welcome a child into our family. Amanda’s family (including siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins) all live about six hours away, and we enjoy visiting with them multiple times a year. Most of Jonathan’s family lives in the same community as us. Jonathan’s parents and little brother even live within walking distance from us. We have two nieces (and a nephew on the way) that we absolutely adore and love spending time with.
We enjoy many traditions with our families including Sunday dinners with Jonathan’s family, and annual kolache baking with Amanda’s family. We alternate spending holidays with each side of our families and are excited to welcome your child into the fun.
Our promise to you is that your child will always be unconditionally loved. We promise to raise your child in a home-centered around faith, laughter, and a love for learning. We will encourage them to discover their passions and talents and become the person they are meant to be. Your child will grow up in a family-friendly community, with a caring church and loving extended family. We will make sure that they know how loved he or she is, and that you will always be a part of your child’s story.
More About Jonathan
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Finance
Profession: General Manager of Bowling Alley
Racial Background: Caucasian
Vacation Destination: Las Vegas
Movie: The Dark Knight
Board Game: Risk
Family Tradition: Golfing on Mother's Day
More About Amanda
Education: Bachelor's Degree in History and English & Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
Profession: Student Engagement & Leadership at a University
Racial Background: Caucasian
Music: Anything by George Strait
Vacation Destination: Disney World
Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Board Game: Monopoly
Family Tradition: Annual Kolache Baking with Family
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests
As a couple we enjoy watching our favorite TV shows, going to the movies, playing board games, doing puzzles, traveling, and spending time with our extended family. Together, we have traveled to 10 states, and it is our goal to one day visit all 50. One of our favorite activities on a weekend evening is to get together with our friends and play various board or card games. We can both be a little competitive at times.
Jonathan enjoys being active and his favorite activities are golf and bowling. Jonathan bowls in a local league as well as in regional tournaments. Jonathan is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and loves to spend his Sundays watching football with his dad and brother.
Amanda loves reading and baking. She loves to relax with her coffee and a good romance novel. Amanda's chocolate chip cookies are one of her specialties. She is also experimenting with cake decorating. Amanda is a big George Strait fan and knows all of his songs. She also collects Beauty and the Beast memorabilia.
We were both raised in the Catholic Church. We attend mass every Sunday, pray daily, and believe in maintaining a personal relationship with Christ. We are both active in our parish community. We are both Communion Ministers. Amanda also volunteers with the high school youth group and the annual church fundraiser. Our church is a very welcoming and supportive community. One of our favorite parts of each week is going to Sunday coffee and donuts after mass for fellowship with the church community.
Our family is almost as excited as we are to welcome your child into our home. We both maintain close relationships with our families, and your child will be embraced by them as well.
Most of Amanda's family lives in her hometown about 6 hours away. Her parents cannot wait to have their first grandchild. Amanda's brother Cody is a firefighter and will be a super fun uncle for any child. Amanda's sister, Heather, is recently married to Royce and cannot wait to be an aunt.
Jonathan is the oldest of four siblings. His parents and younger brother, Jeremy, live within walking distance. Jonathan also has many extended family members including his grandpa, aunt, uncle, and multiple cousins that live in our same community and attend our church. Jonathan's other brother, Josh, and his wife, Izzy, live about an hour away where they are both going to school. Jonathan's sister, Beca, currently lives with her family in South Carolina. Beca's husband, John, is in the Air Force. Thanks to Beca and John, we have two amazing nieces that we absolutely adore. We can't wait for them to move back here so that our kids can all grow up together.
We have both been lucky to find jobs that allow us to follow our passions. Jonathan began working at the local bowling alley in high school, and they offered him a full-time position in their main office once he graduated from college. He is now the General Manager, and loves the community that bowling provides. Jonathan also volunteers his time to coach the local high school bowling team.
Amanda found a passion for higher education while in college. She currently works in the Student Engagement and Leadership Office at the local university. Amanda specifically works with Orientation Programs for new students. Amanda loves all of her students and is blessed to play a role in helping them achieve their dreams of higher education.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We are excited to become first-time parents and will provide your child with a lifetime of love, support, and encouragement. We have a large extended family and group of friends that are all so excited to welcome your child. We want to know what your hopes and dreams are for your child, and we want you to know that we will always include you as part of your child's story. We look forward to getting to know you.