Jared & Andrea
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Hello! We are honored you are considering us as a loving family for your child. We are a fun family of 3 who are very involved in our church and with family and friends. We love to be outside! We love to laugh, and explore our child’s interests with them, and would love to watch your child develop, explore, and play their favorite games, try out new interests, and help them to be who they are meant to become. We are open to any form of communication you want to have and would love to be given the chance to give your child a supportive, loving, and fun home. Welcoming your child into our home would be a great treasure for us!
We met at church group over 9 years ago, and were married in the largest blizzard our area has ever seen! That was 8 years ago, and together we’ve built a life we love. We enjoy camping, hiking, trying new foods, movie nights, and playing family games.
Our Daughter, Rively, has been an amazing gift, after the loss of multiple babies along our way to parenthood. Rively is so excited to be a big sister and will show your child so much love and kindness. She loves to play, be outside, fish, camp, walk the dogs, and being silly. We can’t wait to have share in the joy and wonder we seek to find, even in the most normal of days with your child.
As a family, we make time for nightly meals together and reading at bedtime every night. We would love to be able to share our lives with your child.
Meet My Husband, Jared
Jared is an extremely caring and attentive husband, father, and friend. He works as a scientist in an underground research facility in our area. Jared has a gift of making our family feel loved, taken care of, and special. He loves being active in softball, and is the manager of our church’s league team. He and Rively spend lots of time going to local attractions and visiting our local zoo/reptile house. He is so excited to be able to spend quality time with your child whether it’s building legos, going to local attractions, reading, or going for walks he loves being a Dad and can’t wait to spend quality time with your child.
Meet My Wife, Andrea
Andrea is a fun and very caring Wife, Mother, and Friend. I’ve never met anyone who is more in tune with other people’s feelings and needs. She works part time as a Director of Marketing and has a passion for design and storytelling. Andrea loves to laugh, is super creative, and makes our home a happy and wonderful place to be. She is super active at church, in volunteering, and leading a Ministry she started in her Mother’s honor. She and Rively dress up and love playing pretend every day. Andrea loves documenting our family’s activities and writing. She can’t wait to spend quality time with your child from blowing bubbles, to art projects, to baking, and is looking forward to including your child in the beauty of our everyday lives.
Our Home in South Dakota
We live on a quiet cul-de-sac, in a 4 bedroom home. We have a large back yard that our two Corgi-Mix pups, Olive and Tuna, love to explore. Rively loves her playhouse, playground, and giant swing in the backyard. Rively has a large playroom downstairs and she can’t wait to play fun games with a little brother or sister.
Our daughter, Rively, is 3 years old and beyond excited to be a big sister. She prays for her future sibling every night and we know she’ll be a sweet helper with a new baby and even share her favorite books.
We both grew up with families who have strong faith. Part of that included reading the Bible and books nightly with our parents. This is a tradition we have with Rively, and would continue to have with your child as well. It’s important to us to pass down a strong foundation of faith to our children.
Andrea’s dad and sister as well as cousins live in the same town and we spend every Sunday lunch with her dad. Andrea’s family is so very excited to welcome another child into our family.
Jared’s family lives further away, but we take every opportunity to visit them at holidays, during the summer, and other times throughout the year. They are so excited to show your child the fun that comes along with living in the country, including animals, gardening, and going for walks with their dogs.
We promise to provide a loving, creative, fun, safe, and Christ-centered home for your child. Your child will never question the amazing way they are loved by God, you, and our family. Your child will be able to explore, learn, and create in our home. We will always pray for you and your child, and provide unconditional love. They will grow up in a beautiful area full of outdoor activities, educational attractions, and will lead an active and fun life in a family who will value them for exactly who they are.
More About Jared
Education: Masters of Engineering Management
Profession: Research Scientist
Racial Background: Caucasian
Sports to watch: Baseball (MN Twins)
Past time: Softball
Show: Anything Marvel
Vacation Spot: Disney
Breakfast item: Coffee
More About Andrea
Education: Bachelors of Art in Theater Performance/Film/Communications
Profession: Director of Marketing
Racial Background: Caucasian
Sports to watch: NE Husker Football
Past time: Hosting friends and family
Show: The Office or Anything on HGTV
Dessert: Dairy free ice cream (I'm allergic to dairy!)
Vacation Spot: Disney
Breakfast item: Smoothie
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests
We love spend time exploring the area in which we live. There are so many parks, attractions, and fun family activities. One of our favorite things to do is go to a local petting farm nearly every weekend in the summer. We love hiking, and being in the fresh air during the warmer months, and cuddling for movie nights during the colder ones.
We love the Lord, and He is the center of our marriage and family. We are very involved in our local church and teach Sunday School, volunteer for the design team, the prayer team, lead a small group in our home, and enjoy participating in the many family friendly activities our church provides, like family outdoor movie night, yearly family camp, train ride and Christmas Carols, and Bible studies.
Our Musical Interest
Music is always playing in our home, and family dance parties are a weekly tradition.
About Our Home
We live in a 2 story 4 bedroom home on a quiet cul-de-sac with a very spacious fenced in back yard. Our house has a view of the walking park across the street, and it is an extremely quiet and peaceful neighborhood with very kind neighbors.
We have a walking path right across the street that we take our sweet pups Olive and Tuna for walks daily. Rively enjoy's riding her scooter while we walk, going on nature hunts, and smelling all the flowers on the path. We would love for your child to join in on our daily neighborhood walks.
We enjoy family dinner around our table every night. It's our favorite time to chat, pray for each other, and share our days with one another.
We are so excited that you are taking time to get to know us. We can't wait to take your child on walks in our neighborhood, to fun local attractions, to share nightly dinners, and read books with them. We are open to any form of communication you are open to. We promise to raise them in loving and creative home and to celebrate them exactly as they are. Your child will be loved beyond measure, prayed for, and lovingly challenged to become the best and most kind person they can be. We are thrilled to be on the path towards adoption, and our hearts are so ready to love your child.