Jonathan & Ashley
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We are Jonathan and Ashley!
We are so excited to become first-time parents through adoption and share our life and passions with your child. Our home is always filled with love, laughter, and the support of family and friends. As a couple, we enjoy hiking, camping, and weekend adventures. We are looking forward to growing our family through adoption and are excited to share our passions with your child. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!
We have been together for an unforgettable ten years. We complement each other in ways even we could have never imagined. We have a relationship build on being genuine and respectful for each other. We enjoy time in our camper and often take our two dogs along for the adventure. We are a hard-working couple and appreciate the value of quality time and experiences together.
With both of our professions and personal values, we have always felt called to adoption. We have struggled with some infertility for a few years and truly believe that this is the right path for us. We are excited to nurture your child and encourage them to pursue their dreams. We value experiences and are thrilled for the opportunity to give those and more to your child.
My Husband Jonathan
Jonathan is one of the most caring and hard-working people that I have ever met. He always goes above and beyond for the people that he cares about. Jonathan has a smile that lights up any room and has an uncanny habit of making anyone feel comfortable and safe with him.
Jonathan enjoys any time he can be out of the house- he is always on the move! Jonathan volunteers with a local boy scout troop and works very hard to be a mentor and role model for the youth he works with. Throughout Jonathan's career, he works with high school students to prepare them for college. He also enjoys learning new things and is constantly researching his next project or adventure. Jonathan is excited about sharing his passion for the outdoors and love of DIY projects with our child. Jonathan spent the last few months building a tree bookshelf for the nursery. He'll also be the one making all the goofy noises to entertain our child even though he won't ever admit it!
My Wife Ashley
When I met Ashley, I knew that she was special. Ashley is a very ambitious person who can see a plan many years in the making. She is dedicated to her career and desire to help train quality professionals while helping those she serves adequately improve their life.
When she is not working, she is often found reading books for leisure, finding a new recipe for something to try, or thinking about the next adventure for our house. Ashley always finds us new and exciting opportunities to keep life adventurous. Ashley is passionate and always the first to take care of others. She is known to find solutions to just about every problem and be there to help support others in need. Ashley is a natural with children and is excited to take our child on trips to the zoo, to the local parks, and being goofywith them in the backyard.
Both of our families are more than thrilled about us adding to the family through adoption. While neither of our families lives nearby, they are excited to be very involved in your child's life! Jonathan's brother has adopted five children and they live within driving distance. Ashley has a sister who is a teacher in North Carolina and gives us the perfect excuse to travel. Ashley's sister is particularly excited about becoming a first-time aunt.
We have created a family of close friends that live nearby who are always there to support and encourage us! Our close-knit circle spends lots of time hanging out on the back deck, going to the zoo with their children, and eating amazing food with us. Our friends are excited to add another child into the group to share in outings and fun. Our friends will be excited to share with your child their love of sports, yoga, and positive support!
Our Home In Tennessee
We own a three-bedroom home with a large fenced-in backyard. We have a huge playroom set up that is ready for your child to make a mess in and enjoy. We also have a library space set up in our home that is full of books and a record player that is one of our favorite places in the house. Our house is on a cul-de-sac with super supportive neighbors.
We are a short drive from lots of fun things to do including local parks, a zoo, and local sporting events. We also have two amazing rescue dogs who enjoy the sunshine and walks on the local greenway systems. Our dogs, Harley and Riley, enjoy time with young children and always love to cuddle with others.
We promise to provide a safe, loving, and happy home for your child. We will strive to go above and beyond to encourage your child to live life to the fullest and appreciate the positive things in life. We are excited to teach them how to care for, play with, and love animals and to encourage them to follow their dreams. We look forward to many nights by the campfire, game nights at the house, zoo trips, and sharing lots of laughter together. We would love to get to know you and keeping in touch through letters, pictures, and visits if you are comfortable in doing so.
More About Jonathan
Education: Masters in Therapeutic Recreation
Profession: Project Director - Upward Bound
Racial Background: African- American
Childhood Movie: Treasure Planet
Things To Do On The Weekend: Hike, Ride my motorcycle, Woodworking
Holiday: New Year's
Bucket List Item: Ride a motorcycle across the US
Comfort Food: Pulled pork
Vacation Destination: Disney World
One Thing You Want To Teach Your Child: To become self-sufficient and able to help others in a time of need
More About Ashley
Education: Masters in Social Work
Profession: Mental Health Therapist
Racial Background: Caucasian
Childhood Movie: The Little Mermaid
Things To Do On The Weekend: Hike, Read, Cuddle up with the dogs
Bucket List Item: Own a golden retriever puppy
Comfort Food: Ice Cream
Vacation Destination: Disney World
One Thing You Want To Teach Your Child: To value experiences and quality time over material things
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests
We are always doing something! We both enjoy hiking and camping. We own a camper and are excited to take this out more often. We enjoy almost every aspect of the great outdoors and love to take our dogs along for the journey. When there is a slow day in our schedule, you will find Ashley curled up with the dogs and a good book. During football season, Ashley will also be keeping close tabs on her Ohio State Buckeyes. Jonathan volunteers with a local boy scout troop in his free time. Jonathan is an Eagle Scout and recognizes that his scouting journey is a big part of who he is today. We love surrounding ourselves with close friends and their families and our house is always open to those wanting to spend a relaxing afternoon with some good food.
We are both Christians and traditionally will attend a non-denominational church service. We promise to raise your child in a home with Christian values and where everyone is accepted.
Our Musical Interest
Music is such a powerful thing! Our household is almost always full of music. Ashley and Jonathan couldn't be more different in their music tastes! Ashley was in chorus and musical theater growing up and her music choice varies depending on her mood! Jonathan enjoys something with a heavier bass traditionally, typically alternative rock, and was in the band growing up. Both of us know how to read music and would love to share the joy of music with your child.
About Our Home
We own a three bedroom home with a large fenced in backyard. We have a huge playroom set up that is ready for your child to make a mess in and enjoy. We also have a library space set up in our home that is full of books and a record player that is one of our favorite places in the house. Our house is on a cul-de-sac with super supportive neighbors.
We are a short drive from lots of fun things to do including local parks, a zoo, and local sporting events. We also have two amazing rescue dogs who enjoy some sunshine and walks on the local greenway systems. Our dogs, Harley and Riley, enjoy time with young children and are very excited to have a new best friend in the household to cuddle up with.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us! We are excited to grow our family through adoption and to share our passions and adventures with your child. We hope to speak to you soon!