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We are so happy to share our story and grateful you would take the time to get to know us. We’re a family-oriented, laid back couple living in Tennessee and we’re beyond excited to grow our family through adoption. We look forward to becoming parents and sharing our relaxed and comfortable lifestyle with your child. We hope this profile gives you a glimpse into what life would be like in our family.

A Little About Us

We’ve been married for 5 years and together going on 8. Our faith in God is the most important part of our lives and we lean on it every day. We’ve been through ups and downs in our life together and have grown closer through it all, so much so that we wouldn’t trade the hard times for the closeness we have today.

We talked about our hearts for adoption even before we were married and knew it would be part of our story. After experiencing fertility issues, we’re excited to be setting out on this journey together and are looking forward to becoming parents. We love spending time together cooking, exploring our hometown, hearing live music, going on road trips and getting outside with our dog or to ride bikes. We are excited to share these activities and so many more with your child.

My wife, Allison

Allison is brilliant, kind, patient, and genuine just to list a few. I was blessed to marry my best friend and we balance each other well. Her laid back and soft-spoken nature makes you hang on her every word while making you feel relaxed and comfortable. Her hobbies center around being creative, she especially loves cooking, listening to music, knitting, and tending to her many plants. She’s excited to be a mother and I am excited to see her motherly instincts in action. She’s a great teacher and I know she will provide constant support and encouragement to our own child and their creativity.

My husband, Jonathan

Jonathan is a great leader, excellent communicator, a wonderful husband and I know he will be a great father. He’s the most supportive person I know and is quick to offer encouragement. He has a fun boisterous laugh and can strike up a conversation with anyone he meets. He enjoys photography, technology, playing video games with friends, cheering on his favorite teams, and hearing live music. He is a big sports fan and has cherished memories of time spent with his father and brother watching all sorts of sports. I know that he is excited to share this passion with your child someday, should they be interested.

Our Family & Traditions

Our extended families are small yet very close-knit. Jonathan’s parents and brother live in Arkansas, and Allison’s parents, sister, and brother live in Virginia and Washington, DC. We are blessed to both have parents with very strong marriages who inspire us daily by their example. We visit both families several times a year and enjoy hosting them for visits to our home too. We love spending holidays with our families and going on summer vacations together. Your child will be the first grandchild on each side and everyone is thrilled to welcome a new member of the family.

Our Home & Pets

We found our dream home here in Tennessee and have enjoyed making it our own. The layout is very open, bright and has more than enough space for running around and playing games! We can already see our future child playing in the living room or doing homework at the kitchen table while we make dinner. We look forward to reading bedtime stories upstairs, baking cookies and heading out to play in the snow. We have a room all picked out for the nursery and are working on getting it set up just right.

We share our home with our calico cat, Shrimp, and Australian Shepherd mix, Brody. They are both great with kids, in fact, Brody is a “baby magnet” whenever we take him out to a fair or farmers market.

Our Promise to You

We promise your child will be loved, nurtured and supported their entire life. We promise to raise your child in a home of family, laughter, fun, and adventure. They will know how special and loved they are by us, you, and, above all, our Heavenly Father. You are very important to us and we want you to know we are already praying for you. We are humbled by the responsibility and privilege of adopting and are excited to share our love, our home and our family with your child.

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Jonathan & Allison

  Jonathan Allison
Our EducationBachelors in Computer Information SystemsBachelor of Architecture
Our ProfessionsI.T. DirectorArchitect
Stay-At-HomeNoNo but will have 12 weeks of Maternity Leave
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Jonathan & Allison's Favorites
FoodShrimp & gritsSushi
VacationExploring a new cityJoining family at the lake
Sweet treatBanana puddingMint chocolate chip ice cream
Musician or BandJimmy Eat World, Twin Forks, Tyson MotsenbockerAvett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Ben Rector
Board gameSequenceDominoes
HolidayChristmasThanksgiving
Childhood memoryWatching sports with my dadBaking cookies with Nana
More About Our Family
What Adoption Means to Us

We've always known adoption would be part of our story in one way or another. We believe a relationship with you and your child is one of the greatest gifts God could ever bless us with. We plan on being very open with your child about how they came to be a part of our loving family, and how much their birth family loves them too.

Our Values & Interests

We value quality time and make it a point to be home for dinner each night to focus on our family. Our favorite things to do on a slow weekend at home are riding our bikes, cooking healthy meals, walking the neighborhood with our dog, and cozying up for a movie or TV show. We love exploring new cities, visiting friends and family around the country, and hearing live music. We look forward to sharing our values of faith, family, and friendship with your child.

Our Extended Families

We have a small but close-knit extended family. Each of our families are very supportive of our plans to adopt and are excited to welcome the first grandchild to the family!

Our Faith & Church

Our faith is a big part of our lives and we look forward to raising your child to know God’s love for them. We’re active members of a diverse, non-denominational church where we attend Sunday services regularly and participate in an active small group of other young families.

We live in the state of...

Tennessee

Our City

We're excited to take advantage of all our city has to offer young families including a zoo, children’s science museum, live music, parks, gardens, and excellent educational and medical resources.

Our Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is safe, diverse and has lots of young families to play with.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn up to 3 months

Twins

We're open to twins

Gender

We're open to either gender

Ethnicity of ChildWe're open to any ethnicity
Future Contact with Birth Family

We're open to letters, pictures and visits at your comfort level

In Closing

Thanks for reading our profile, we hope to have the opportunity to get to know you too. We're open to visiting you during your pregnancy or keeping in touch by phone, text or email. We look forward to getting to know you and your hopes for this child. We are excited to head out on this incredible adventure together, for the shared love of your child.

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