|Our Education||B.S. Public Service and Administration in Agriculture ||B.S. Elementary Education|
|Our Professions||IT Project Manger||Stay at home Mom|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Jon & Erin's Favorites
|Favorite Movie||How to Train Your Dragon||Beauty and the Beast|
|Favorite Book||Jacob - The Fools God Chooses||Bamboo & Lace|
|Favorite Song||Prize Worth Fighting For||I'm Forgiven|
|Favorite Food||Pizza||Ravioli Lasagna|
|Favorite Vacation||Beartooth Pass||Walt Disney World|
|Favorite Activity||Family Adventures||Rodeo|
|Favorite Book of the Bible||Romans||Philippians|
|More About Our Family
|How We Met|
We grew up about 1,500 miles apart and were introduced by a mutual friend who knew Erin in high school and Jon met in college. While our first meeting in 2009 didn’t produce much, a year later upon another encounter sparks flew. We dated long-distance while both finishing up school, with several trips back and forth to meet family and friends. In 2011 Erin went to surprise Jon at his graduation and he surprised her with a proposal. We were married in December of 2011 and settled in Erin's hometown.
|Excited to Adopt!|
Growing up we individually had dreams of building and growing a family through adoption, given our faith beliefs and Jon’s grandfather being adopted. Turns out this desire in our hearts was placed there to become reality as Erin battled ovarian cancer twice as a teenager. Through natural treatment and chemotherapy, she has now been cancer-free for over 13 years; however, this came with the lasting effect of infertility. God placed adoption on our hearts for a reason and we are so thankful to him for our family!
Jon’s family is mostly located in his home state while Erin’s are all in the Pacific Northwest. We spend a lot of time with our family living close, from visiting new places in our community to various church and school activities. We cherish the times we spend together for holidays and time away from work visiting or being visited by Jon’s family. Our entire family loves and adores Ada and Dalen and are thrilled to welcome your child with the same love and care given to all family members.
We believe the Bible is the true, infallible word of God. We believe that we are called to accept a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and are called to follow His lifestyle example. We are active in our church and enjoy living in a lively faith-based community. Our church is built upon four core values to worship God passionately, connect with one another authentically, grow to know God deeply and go, show and tell the Gospel boldly!
Our community is rapidly growing alongside the entire region and offers both the feel of a quaint hometown with all needed conveniences within a short distance. We have most of our needs met at the local grocery/hardware store where we are always sure to go to the same sweet cashier who lights up at the sight of our kids. We love going for family bike rides (especially to Grammy and Grampy's house just 5min away), going to the splash pad with friends, swinging at the park, or into town for a pizza!
|Idaho's Great Outdoors|
Idaho - more than just potatoes! On the western side of the continental divide of the Rocky Mountains, Idaho is more than 50% public owned land full of national and state forests, monuments, and parks. From the peaks of the Sawtooths that dominate the center of the state to deep forests and pristine lakes, to some of the most beautiful rivers, to the plains in the south and rolling hills in the north, there’s a lot to explore!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 Months
|Ethnicity of Child||Any ethnicity!|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits with you at your comfort level.
Thank you for taking the time getting to know us! Our desire is to help make dreams come true for you and your child by raising it surrounded by the unconditional love of family and an adventure everyday. We only hope to have an opportunity to share more with you of our family, love for the Lord, mountains, oceans, and Disney.