|Our Education||Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology||Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-8|
|Our Professions||Mechanical Engineer||Preschool Supervisor|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Sam & Jolene's Favorites
|Favorite childhood movie||Disney Jungle Book||Disney Robin Hood|
|Favorite foods||Steak, brownies, fresh raspberries||Ice cream, fries, steak|
|Favorite activity as a couple||Exploring somewhere we've never been||Date night - dinner and a movie|
|Favorite quote||Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right.||Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
Sam enjoys fixing things and being creative. He has a knack for making delicious stews, roasts, and experimenting with other recipes. He also makes extremely tasty steaks on the BBQ! Sam likes to read about leadership, God and history. He finds peace in the outdoors, whether that's taking a walk or hike, building a camp fire or finding snow in the mountains in May for our dog to play in! Sam has a great sense of humor and always has a funny joke or story to tell. He is a very talented writer, too!
Jolene likes almost all genres of music and loves to sing along. She also enjoys being creative, whether that's painting, sketching or crafts. She enjoys watching funny movies and always manages to quote one at the perfect time. She has a great love for the children at her work and works tirelessly for their benefit.
We believe we were created in God’s image, meant to be with Him. But we were separated by our sin so God brought us back to Him through the blood of Jesus. He is risen, alive and wants to have a relationship with us. Your child will be raised in a household devoted to developing that relationship with God and following His design for our lives. We're blessed to have a fantastic church family we meet with usually twice a week. We enjoy serving God's people in a variety of ways and are excited to share that with your child.
|About Our Home and Neighborhood|
Our neighborhood is made up of people of all ages. In the evenings, there are always kids playing outside and people walking. We’re only a few blocks from two schools and our church’s youth pastor lives just a few houses away. We are also not far from several beautiful parks with family play areas and even duck ponds! Our home is cozy and bright with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The nursery is the middle bedroom. The back patio is great for summer meals outside. The backyard is fenced and has nice shade trees. We’ve just planted some berries; soon there will be fresh fruit!
We are very excited to adopt our first child!
|We live in the state of Washington|
It is a beautiful place to live with coastal rain forest, gorgeous mountains, high desert and everything in between. We live in a valley surrounded by beautiful orchards that bloom each spring and flood the farmers markets with fresh produce. We're only about an hour from the mountains and all of the activities they offer. Every spring we try to explore at least one new place in these great mountains.
|Our Greatest Adventure|
Several years ago, we had the amazing opportunity to go to Zimbabwe on a evangelical mission trip. On that trip, we were able to share our faith and help a local congregation build their community outreach. We also were able to meet and visit the child we had been supporting in an orphanage through a sister-church. It was the most beautiful thing to see the hearts of love in these children. That may have been the beginning of God guiding us toward adoption.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months
Twins would be an amazing blessing!
We will welcome either a boy or girl and we are excited to see what God has planned for us.
|Ethnicity of Child||We are open to any ethnicity.|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We look forward to sharing letters, photos, and visits with you if you are comfortable with that.
Thank you for spending some time learning about us! We can't wait to hear from you and learn about you. We're excited to share our lives with your child and teach them what a faithful, loving God we have. Our home will be full of fun and echo with laughter! We promise that they will know their story and that they are deeply loved. We look forward to sharing pictures, letters and are open to visits!