|Our Education||Master's Degree||Master's Degree|
|Our Professions||Program Supervisor||Biologist|
|Stay-At-Home||No||No, but will be taking maternity leave|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Jeff & Emily's Favorites
|Favorite Place||The beach/ocean and the great outdoors||The mountains and in the hammock out in the pasture with the horses|
|Favorite Foods||Flavorful foods and barbecue||CHOCOLATE!!! Mexican food and fresh baked cookies|
|Favorite Activity||Barbecuing, cross fit training, traveling, fishing, and spoiling Emily||Time with family and friends, crocheting, gardening, and caring for the animals|
|Favorite Football Team||Georgia Bulldogs||Georgia Bulldogs|
|Favorite Activities Together||Cookouts, board games, and reading||Reading and board games|
|Favorite Holiday||Holiday cookout||Thanksgiving|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We love spending time together and enjoying life’s little moments with our family and friends. We cherish the simple things like finding a praying mantis or watching and listening to the hummingbirds that visit each year. We share a love of sports, reading, grilling, and antiques.
We believe in God and Jesus Christ. We're active with our church family and look forward to introducing them to your little one(s). We intend to raise our children with our church family and instill in them our religious values to help them grow with understanding and love.
|Our Musical Interest|
Our taste in music is pretty eclectic. We listen to anything from The Beatles and Elvis to The Rolling Stones, Queen, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Pink, and Bruno Mars, just to name a few. Jeff enjoys listening to his music via the ol' fashioned record player complete with the crackles and pops, while Emily enjoys listening to her phone with earbuds while on the tractor.
|About Our Home in Louisiana|
We have 4 horses, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 5 chickens on the farm. Our animals are all are sweet, kind, and gentle with kids. The horses are incredibly patient as children learn to ride and pet them.
We have a small vegetable garden that yields more than we can usually eat. Our extra vegetables and eggs are shared with our friends and neighbors. We love being able to pick fresh veggies for dinner. We have greatly enjoyed teaching Oaklyn about gardening. She eats beans and asparagus as soon as we pick them! Gardening is something we both learned from our parents and grandparents, and we look forward to sharing this with your child too.
Jeff has 2 grown kids from his previous marriage: Michael, who is a high school special-ed teacher, and Paige, who lives in south Carolina. We are proud to see them building their own adventure in life, and happy they always make time to call and reconnect with our family. They look forward to visiting and teaching their little siblings all the best spots on the farm for hide-and-seek!
Together, we have a 3-year old daughter named Oaklyn, who we adopted. Some of Oaklyn’s favorite things are reading, watching Paw Patrol, bath time, swimming, playing dress up, veggies (she eats a lot of them!), playgrounds, and just being silly with us. She likes to copy Jeff while he’s working out. She helps Emily water the garden. She recently learned about rubbing herbs and smelling the scent on her hands. Oaklyn loves playing with other kids. She’s very helpful – she picks up her toys and cleans up messes at home and at daycare. She likes to help set the table, help with the laundry, and of course, help with the farm chores.
|We live in the state of...|
Being in the middle of 20-acres, we do not sit right next to our neighbors, however, we all still have a strong sense of community. We know one another's cars and animals, and we all look out for each other. For example, when our neighbor’s donkey, gets out and visits all the neighbors, we know where he needs to go and help get him back home. We help each other and we are blessed to have great neighbors.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn up to 4 years old
Boy or Girl
Yes, with the oldest up to 4 years old
|Ethnicity of Child||Any ethnicity or racial background|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to pictures, letters, phone calls, and visits, if you are comfortable.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and learn more about us. We hope that this has helped you feel closer to us and has shown you a glimpse of our fun-filled lives. We look forward to meeting you and sharing letters, pictures, and visits as your little one grows within our supportive and active home.