Adam & JoLynn
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Thank you for taking the time to get to know us more. God has given us a passion for adoption and we are so excited to grow our family and add another child or sibling group to our family. We have one adopted daughter, Jasmine, who is now 5 years old and she is thrilled to become a big sister! Becoming her parents has been a truly amazing blessing. All three of us are ready to share our love for game nights, outdoor adventures, and our little hobby farm! We are honored that we may have the opportunity to meet you and your child. Thank you for considering us!
We met in middle school, fell in love, and have been together ever since. We have now been married for seventeen years (known each other 25 yrs) and still have a very playful, passionate, and fun relationship. Adam is the pastor of our small-town church, and we love to get together with church friends and family for game nights whenever able. We also love to kayak, swim, watch our daughter play sports, and play on our hobby farm around the house. We are so looking forward to sharing our dream home with our next child, showing them the importance of helping others and volunteering at our church, and sharing with them our passion for family connection. We are so excited to help them grow into the best version of themselves. As parents, we always make sure to place our daughter's needs first, and we look forward to doing the same for our next child or children.
JoLynn has more love and compassion in a single finger than most people possess. She truly demonstrates the heart of God by the way she cares for others no matter her relationship with them. JoLynn loves to take our daughter to the park, to sports events, and out swimming with her friends and our dog Ivy. She loves to watch Jasmine grow in her skills and creativity. JoLynn’s creativity can also be seen in everything she does from her music at church, her work as a photographer, painting, puzzles, and the silly voices she makes as she reads stories for Jasmine at bedtime. JoLynn is an amazing mother. She looks forward to snuggling with our next child at home and taking them to playdates with friends and to the park.
Adam is loved by many and knows how to make everyone feel special by listening to them, as he is the Pastor of our small-town church. He is patient, truly cares for others, and sets aside time to help others in need. He understands hardship and is very down-to-earth, reliable, and easy to relate to. He loves to hunt however he spends more time making sure the deer have food and a nice home on our land. He loves to read, take care of our cows and goats, and explore our land. Adam is the best dad; he is like a gentle teddy bear, one who keeps everyone he loves safe and secure. He is focused when spending time with our daughter and she just loves her daddy so much! He is game for being the alligator or tiger, whatever Jasmine wants him to be while they play. He is looking forward to taking our future child on hikes through the woods.
Our Home in Wisconsin
We moved into our home about 8 years ago and LOVE living here. We live just south of town where we can access anything we need and more. Our community is full of opportunities and offers fun things to do daily. The people here are friendly and we have everything at our fingertips for our kids as they grow such as sports options, education, arts, and adventure! Our home is located in the rolling hills with a beautiful view and scenic drive. Our 4 bedroom 3 bath home is an open concept with a large yard on 48 acres of land. We have a Goldendoodle named Ivy who loves to snuggle. She is a loving puppy with the sweetest personality. We also have two goats and six cows. We live within 30 -45 minutes of both of our parents, they both are very involved in Jasmine’s life.
Our Daughter and Family
We adopted Jasmine when she was just 1 1/2 days old. She has truly been a joy in our lives. Jasmine is energetic, intelligent, and certainly in the "big sister preparation mode". She is already discussing what she will share with her sibling (or siblings) and that she wants to buy them things, and to help take care of them.
We have many friends with adopted children so Jasmine and our next child will thrive in a very understanding and supportive environment. Our families are both very involved and supportive. JoLynn comes from a large very close family, and Adam is from a small, tight-knit family and we see them all often. Adam's parents attend our church and JoLynn works with her mom. Both sets of grandparents babysit when needed and have an amazing relationship with Jasmine. We love to have family game nights, go shopping together, and have slumber parties with cousins! All of the cousins like to rollerblade, so the skating rink is a fun place to meet!
Our Hearts Promise:
We have been blessed a hundred times over with our spunky little girl and all three of us are thrilled and ready to welcome another child or sibling group into our family. We promise to always put our children first. We will provide them with the best education path and will provide them with schooling that fits their personal needs. We are praying for you and your child (or children). We will offer them a safe environment, both physically and emotionally, and put them before ourselves. We look forward to spending time together at home, eating popcorn and snuggles during movie nights, playground visits, adventures with family and friends, going to church, and attending sports and water sports with them. We will fill their life with a balance of downtime and adventures on a daily basis. We will honor your wishes to receive updates about your child (or children). We will honor whatever level of openness that you request.
More About Adam
Racial Background: Caucasian
Favorite Vacation: When we went to visit Jasmine's birthparents in FL when she was 2, watching Jasmine play in the ocean for the first time was amazing. ,
Dessert: Any with peanut butter, I also love ice cream, and if it tastes like mocha coffee that is an extra bonus!
Mini day trip or overnight trip: Going to the lake swimming and grilling out, Adam is certainly the fun dad for all of the kids to jump on ha ha!
Hobbies: Hunting, hiking, taking care of our hobby farm animals, golfing
Memorable Personality Traits: Adam is very well known for being playful, and jokes around with everyone. He is extremely giving to others, and he is reliable. Even gas station attendants remember him, because he asks them about their day and cares about them.
Outdoor sight seeing: Looking at the deer off the deck with binoculars, and helping Jasmine find them too
Song: So Will I - Hillsong
More About JoLynn
Education: Associate of Arts
Profession: Church Music Leader, Photographer
Racial Background: Caucasian
Favorite Vacation: Going to FL to adopt Jasmine was amazing because we met and fell in love with her immediately. The week we spent there was so bonding for us, and just special in every way.
Dessert: Danish Pastry - It's a tradition for my mother to make it for us, as grandma taught her.
Mini day trip or overnight trip: I loved when we went to this mini resort with a pool, jumping pillow, mini golf, and skate park. We rented a cottage and giggled around the camp fire while eating smores.
Hobbies: Going for walks with friends and our dogs, taking Jasmine to a splash pad with some friends, then grabbing a coffee and snack or treat.
Memorable Personality Traits: JoLynn is bubbly and takes the time to get to know people on a deeper level, as she cares so much. She maintains friendships for a lifetime, and checks in on her friends to make sure they are ok.
Outdoor sight seeing: Every fall I grab a coffee\hot chocolate and drive around the rolling hills to see the colorful trees with my mom and Jasmine
Song: The Blessing, I love to sing this on a Sunday morning for church.
More About Our Family
Our passion is really to serve God and others, and honestly find that we are better versions of ourselves when we focus on other people and serve them. We balance that with things that we love ourselves which is outdoor life, and hunting for Adam, and taking time to do creative things for JoLynn.
Our relationship with God is what keeps us grounded at our home, and we both serve in our church regularly. There is nothing more important to us than the Lord. And by loving Jesus more deeply, experiencing His love and mercy we are able to be more loving to each other and those around us.
Our Home Environment
We try our best to provide a safe environment at home, where we all can relax and unwind. So we have a no yelling rule, and we do not raise our voice if angry to each other. As Adam is the youth pastor at church, he hears stories of kids not having a home they feel safe in, or they are anxious at home, so a home where we all feel secure and find peaceful is important. We also researched a dog that is a good therapy and emotional support dog, and so she cuddles us when we are sick if needed. She is playful yet relaxed based on what we are doing.
More About our Daughter and Adoption
We adopted Jasmine when she was 1 1/2 days old. We have been blessed to have her amazing birth parents in our lives. We send them photos every holiday and have a very positive relationship with them. We are open with Jasmine about her adoption and birth family, it has been a very positive, loving experience. We have traveled to visit with them before and are open to discussing whatever level of contact you are comfortable with. Jasmine is hispanic caucasian, and her birthfather is from Ecuador. She loves to watch Curious George in Spanish, and we support her learning about her heritage.
Thank you so much for considering us to raise your precious child. We have been so blessed by our first adoption and are beyond excited for the next to grow our family in this way once more. We promise to show your child the love of God and raise them to flourish into all that God designed them to be.
We both look forward to pouring our time, love, and affection into your child and our family. We are actively praying for you and your next child and are excited to meet you both and to stay in contact at your comfort level.