|Our Education||BS||DVM, PhD|
|Our Professions||Architectural Engineer||Veterinary Pathologist|
|Our Racial Background||African American||African American|
|Some of Jason & Yava's Favorites
|What is your Favorite Movie?||Goodfellas||Wolf|
|What is your favorite Travel Destination?||Barcelona||Barcelona and Belize|
|What is your favorite TV show?||The Fresh Prince of Bel Air||Seinfeld|
|What is your favorite food?||Everything Yava Cooks!!||Anything with PASTA|
|What is your favorite hobby?||Softball and Snowboarding||Reading and Traveling|
|What is your favorite family activity?||Taking Aviya to her children's gym class||Cooking dinner on movie night|
|What is your favorite season?||Winter (Also known as SNOWBOARD season)||Fall (also known as boot and jacket season)|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We have a strong marriage that centers around family, Christ, and fun. We love doing things as a family. We travel all across the US and to many countries abroad as a family. Our daughter is only 3 and already has a passport with several stamps on it. We are active in our community and our church. Our daughter was dedicated to the church at about 8 months old and we are looking forward to the day that she is baptized. We also know the importance of fun in a relationship. We love each other and are joyful every day. We go on adventures together, but also have fun just hanging out at our house or playing in the backyard. We believe that it is important for children to see their parents love and respect each other, but also really enjoy being together.
Our faith is a major part of our lives. We are both Christian and are members of a Baptist church. We have been blessed in so many ways and that has allowed and motivated us to be a blessing to others. Yava actively volunteers in our community, mentoring young girls and promoting education. She teaches children's church and is a member of the youth ministry. Jason mentors young men in our community and our families. He is a member of the transportation ministry at our church and drives our church's shuttle.
|Our Musical Interests|
Jason is the musically talented one in the family. He played the mellophone in his college band and has played the piano since he was a young child. Growing up he played piano for his church and played for our previous church. He loves to listen to hip hop and R&B. Yava also likes hip hop and R&B, but she LOVES the blues. Seeing live blues band is one of her favorite dates with Jason. We also both really enjoy live plays (musical or not). We are excited to take our daughter and future children to plays!
|About Our Home and Neighborhood|
We live in a beautiful 5 bedroom house. We have a fenced in back yard and are near by parks. Our daughter has her own room and we have a second room for the new baby. Our neighbors are wonderful, always willing to help out and often giving us baked goods! We have several friends nearby, many of whom have children the same age as our daughter or will be expecting soon! Play dates are a lot of fun and a frequent occurrence. The daycare that our daughter attends (and our future children will attend) is top rated and near our home and work.
We have one daughter that we adopted in 2016. She is a joy to us and our families. She is the first grandchild for Jason's parents and Yava's mom (Yava's dad is PawPaw to two wonderful girls). Everyone in our families is excited about welcoming a new baby and is ready to love and spoil them. We have a college fund established for our daughter and will be establishing one for our future children as well. Our daughter attends a weekly children's gym class, swimming (in the summer months or on vacation), and is great traveler! We cannot wait to have more children to enjoy these activities with.
|We live in the state of...|
We live in Texas. It is the second largest state in the US and has so many different regions just within the state. We can visit beaches and mountains and never leave the state. We are within 2-3 hours of several cities and make short road trips often to see museums, wildlife, plays, eat great food and see friends and family. We are near 3 airports and can fly to most states in the US within 2 hours as well as continue our travels to other countries!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 1 year old!
Twins would be a double blessing!
Boy or Girl!
|Ethnicity of Child||African American, African American/Any Race|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to sharing pictures, letters, and visits.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and for getting to know us. Our greatest joy in life will be watching our children learn, grow and play together as a family. We will offer a loving and safe environment for our children, providing them with a quality education, travel, and support. Your child will always be cherished and cared for by us and all of our family. We look forward to getting to know you and hearing from you soon!