Meet Jared & Jackie
A video message from Jared & Jackie
A Letter from Jared & Jackie
We are excited about expanding our family through adoption and are thrilled to share our love and lives with your child, making memories as a family of three. Our large extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins can’t wait to include another child in our family. We love the Lord, value education, and enjoy fun adventures together, including travel and visiting the beach. We would love to stay in contact with you through letters, emails, photos, and phone calls!
We met at work and felt an instant connection. We’ve been married for 13 wonderful years and share a deeply loving, respectful, and committed marriage. Our home will provide your child with a secure, stable, loving and supportive environment in which they will grow and thrive.
Adoption has always been on our hearts. When we weren’t able to have a child naturally, we knew adoption was right for us. We whole-heartedly believe that adoption is God’s plan for our family.
We are passionate about spending quality time together and with family and friends. We enjoy traveling and visiting amusement parks as well as hiking and playing at the beach. We also love reading books, going to church on Sundays, working on our rental properties, and watching movies together in our cozy home cuddled up to our cats.
We are excited to share our love of learning, family traditions and vacations with a child.
Our home in Oregon
Our large, 4-bedroom home is filled with love and laughter. It also has lots of space for a child to grow and play! Our house sits on 1.5 acres of country property that includes trees, flowers, and fields. We can’t wait to add a play structure, and we have already begun making a nursery in the spare room– complete with children’s books for us to read as a family.
Our area is known for its parks, trails, lakes, beaches, mountains, and other natural wonders. Our house is also located a 15-minute drive from the big city. For us, it’s the perfect combination of peaceful country living while still being near civilization.
Jackie is very loving and deeply committed to her faith, family, and friends. It is obvious to all who meet her that she is kindhearted, intelligent, and has a natural inclination to nurture.
Jackie excels in her job at the state. In her role, she helps our coworkers solve complicated problems, and they trust her kind, logical approach to any issue. I’ve been told multiple times at work, “Your wife is the nicest person to work with!”
Jackie loves to read; it is her favorite pastime. Her hobbies also include gardening, baking, and lots of craft projects. She is very talented at needlework, quilting, and sewing. She also scrapbooks and makes her own greeting cards.
She is excited to share her love of reading and arts & crafts with your child.
Jared is hard-working, kind, and loving. He manages our rental housing business and also works full-time with the state. I am proud of him and his hard work to provide for our future.
Jared is smart and very quick-witted. I often hear him telling jokes–laughing, and having fun with others. Jared is a devoted friend and quick to lend a helping hand or a compassionate ear. He has centered his life around his faith and is a strong positive influence on his friends and family.
Jared fills his free time with video games, home repairs, and reading.
I know he will embrace being a father, and I look forward to seeing him play with our child.
We both grew up in families with parents who gave us excellent examples of loving and healthy marriages. Jared’s parents have been married for over 50 years, and Jackie’s parents have been married for 40 years. Jared is the youngest in his family, with an older sister and brother, while Jackie is the oldest in her family, with a younger sister and brother.
We have close relationships with our parents, siblings, their spouses, and children. We love family gatherings where we get to laugh, play games, and just be together. Almost all of our immediate family live close to us, except Jackie’s sister, who lives in California near Disneyland. We visit her frequently!
Our family can’t wait to welcome your child into our family.
Your child will be raised in a safe, Christian home where they will be loved unconditionally. We promise to care for your child’s every need and encourage them to pursue all their hopes and dreams. With this in mind, we will provide them with a great education. We will also support and help them to develop skills in their interests, like music, sports, or other activities.
We would love to stay in contact with you however you feel most comfortable, including letters, photos, calls, or emails. We are completely supportive of open adoption and promise that your child will always know how loved they are by their birth family.
If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.
Learn More About Jared & Jackie
|Our Education||Bachelor's degree in Economics||Bachelor's degree in Accounting|
|Stay-At-Home||No, but I work in a home office||No, but I work in a home office|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Jared & Jackie's Favorites|
|Movie||"Tombstone" and "Braveheart"||Beauty and the Beast|
|Hobbies||Remodeling Houses & Writing||Reading and Sewing|
|Vacation||Disneyland with a trip to the nearby Reagan Presidential Library included||Disneyland|
|Candy||Sour patch gummies||Reese's Peanutbutter cups|
|Current Sitcom||Young Sheldon||Ghosts|
|Fiction book||The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe||The Harry Potter Series|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Small Business|
Jared's dad was a contractor while Jared was growing up. He would often take Jared to work with him as he got older. Through that, he taught Jared a lot about how to work on houses. As an adult, Jared has been able to use what he has learned from his dad and buy houses that need remodeling, plumbing, or electrical work and fix them up into homes that people are proud to rent and live in. In addition to the financial benefits of renting out the homes, Jared really enjoys that his work as a landlord and remodeling houses combines multiple skills, including financial knowledge, construction ability, and legal understanding. He hopes to pass on some of those skills and knowledge to our children just like his dad did for him.
Jackie does an amazing job keeping our household running, all while balancing her job as an accountant and our rental business. Jackie keeps the shelves stocked, the house clean, the beds made, the cats provided for, and the flowers around the house looking beautiful. I know I couldn't have achieved a fraction of what I have and will achieve in this life without Jackie standing by my side. Her household management has been one of her most impressive skills, and I can't wait to see her put those skills to use as a mother.
We are Christians, and we attend church at our local church which is part of the Nazarene denomination. We were both raised by Christian families that taught us about God and the bible. We believe that having the same core values and beliefs has helped us establish a firm foundation on which to grow our marriage.
We believe that God created the world and everyone in it. We believe that God sent his son, Jesus, to die for our sins, and he was resurrected into eternal life. We believe what the bible says in John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave is one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life". We have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and we believe the Holy Spirit is living now within our hearts. We try to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord and glorifies Him. As Jesus said in Mathew 22:37 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself." This is our calling and while we sometimes fall short, we strive to meet it.
We are big fans of vacations that allow us to relax and see fun things! Jackie's sister lives very close to Disneyland, so we try to make it down to see her and spend a few days at Disneyland at least a couple of times a year. Jared's parents are also avid cruisers, so we try to go on cruises with them as often as we possibly can. We also enjoy taking our nieces and nephew to the local amusement and water parks. When it comes to vacations and entertainment, we are kids at heart, so everything we do is kid friendly. We can't wait to take our child on our vacations and adventures.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months old.
We are very open to twins.
We are open to either gender.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about us! We would love the chance to get to know you as well and would welcome the opportunity to stay in contact with you through letters, emails, photos, and phone calls. We're honored for the consideration you've given us as adoptive parents and are excited to take the next step in growing our family. We look forward to sharing our nurturing home, happy lifestyle, and faith with your child by giving them a childhood full of guidance and love.