Meet Jonathan & Allison
A video message from Jonathan & Allison
A Letter from Jonathan & Allison
Hello from Tennessee! We’re a couple of big dreamers, who believe “teamwork makes the dream work” and are always planning our next big adventure. We’re a classic case of “opposites attract”… Jonathan is fun and loud, Allison is sweet and steady. Our differences make us stronger as a team. We love to do most everything together, whether it’s the weekly grocery run, a big vacation or anything in between. Life’s just more fun together.
We met in 2011 and have been married for 6.5 years. Even though infertility threw a wrench into our plans, we always have known we wanted to adopt someday. We’ve built a really strong foundation in our relationship and are excited about growing our family with this sense of security.
We love spending time together cooking, exploring our hometown, binging Netflix or watching a movie, hearing live music, taking road trips and getting outside with our dog or to ride bikes. We’re excited to share these activities and many more with a child.
Allison is kind-hearted, patient, smart and genuine. I was blessed to marry my best friend and we balance each other well. Her laid back and soft-spoken nature makes you feel relaxed and comfortable around her and she’s a great listener. She’s always caring for those around her and I can’t wait to see her maternal instincts in action.
She loves expressing her creativity, especially in cooking, knitting, quilting, and practicing her green thumb. She’s a great cook and will enjoy sharing this hobby with a child. She’s a natural teacher and will find a lot of joy in supporting your child’s creativity and education.
Jonathan is a natural born leader, he’s loving and supportive and will be such a fun dad. He’s the most supportive person I know and is quick to offer encouragement and a big bear hug. He has a fun boisterous laugh and can strike up conversation with anyone he meets.
He enjoys photography, technology, playing games with friends, and cheering on his favorite sports teams (Go Saints!). He is a big sports fan and has cherished memories of time spent with his dad and brother watching and playing sports. I know he’s excited to share his passions with your child someday, and will support them in their interests too.
Our extended families are very close-knit. Jonathan’s parents and brother live in Arkansas, Allison’s parents and sister live in Virginia, and her brother lives in California. We love to visit often! We recently took both families on a big shared vacation, everyone stayed in the same rental and it was so much fun! We hope and plan to make this a family tradition.
Some other family traditions include: Breakfast Taco Saturdays, going for walks together on the weekends, taking the day off work on each other’s birthdays to celebrate, and seeing a Christmas concert every year.
Our home is our retreat from the busy world and we’ve worked to make it a warm, welcoming space. The layout is open and has lots of space for running around and playing games! It has four bedrooms including a nursery that is ready for a girl or boy. We look forward to traditions of family dinners, baking and cooking together, evening walks and bedtime stories. Our neighborhood is friendly and diverse, with lots of young children to play with and is walking distance to our local elementary school.
We share our home with our calico cat, Shrimp, and American Foxhound mix, Brody. They are both great with kids, Shrimp loves people and Brody is a “baby magnet” whenever we take him out to a fair or farmers market.
We promise your child will have a lifetime of love, care, stability and support.
We promise to raise your child in a home full of fun and laughter.
We promise to prioritize our open adoption relationship and honor your role in your child’s life.
We are humbled by the responsibility and privilege of adoption and promise never to lose sight of that.
Learn More About Jonathan & Allison
|Our Education||Bachelors Degree||Bachelors Degree|
|Our Professions||System Administrator (IT)||Architect designing custom homes|
|Stay-At-Home||Works remotely from home||Currently working but plan to stay home some day|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Jonathan & Allison's Favorites|
|Vacation||Exploring a new city||Annual family lake trips|
|Dessert||Ice cream||Homemade chocolate chip cookies|
|Musician or Band||Jimmy Eat World, Twin Forks, Tyson Motsenbocker||Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Ben Rector|
|Childhood memory||Watching sports with my dad||Baking cookies with my Nana|
|More About Our Family|
|What Adoption Means to Us|
We've always known adoption would be part of our story in one way or another. We believe a relationship with you and your child is one of the greatest gifts God could ever bless us with. We plan on being very open with your child about how they came to be a part of our family, and how much their birth family loves them too.
We value kindness, authenticity and honesty. We value eating dinner together each night to reconnect after a busy day. We value family time and make it a priority.
|Our Extended Families|
We have a close-knit extended family. Each of our families are very supportive of our plans to adopt and are excited to welcome the first grandchild to the family!
|Our Faith & Church|
Our faith is a big part of our lives and we look forward to raising your child to know God’s love for them. We’re active members of a diverse, non-denominational church where we attend Sunday services regularly and participate in an active small group of other young families.
|We live in the state of...||Tennessee|
|Our City||We're excited to take advantage of all our city has to offer young families including a zoo, children’s science museum, live music, parks, gardens, and excellent educational and medical resources.|
|Our Neighborhood||Our neighborhood is safe, diverse and has lots of young families to play with. We're walking distance to a playground, coffee shops and restaurants, and our local elementary school.|
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months
|Ethnicity of Child||Any - we're committed to supporting a child of any race|
|Future Contact with Birth Family||We're open to sharing letters, pictures and yearly visits!|
We can't wait to meet you and get to know you as well as your hopes for your child. We're open to visiting you during your pregnancy and keeping in touch by phone, text or email as much as you're comfortable.