|Our Education||BS in Mechanical Engineering||MS in Physician Assistant Studies|
|Our Professions||Senior Engineer II||Cardiology Physician Assistant, PRN|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Shad & Jennifer's Favorites
|Food||Pizza||Is chocolate considered a food? :) If not, then probably a good hamburger!|
|Family Activity||Family walks, runs, and hikes||Hiking, bike rides, traveling to new places, family games|
|Hobbies||Computer programming and woodworking||Creating (anything from trying new recipes, writing, painting, sewing, decorating, drawing)|
|Vacation Destination||Camping||Hawaii or any beach|
|Saint||Saint Joseph||Saint Maria Goretti, her forgiveness story has inspired and guided me many times in my life|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
Together we enjoy: Together, the three of us have enjoyed many fun vacations and love to incorporate outdoor activities as part of them. Hiking, laughing, going on vacations, playing sports with our children, spending time with family and friends, going to Mass together, working on our home.
Shad enjoys: 3D printing, running, camping, woodworking, watching football, playing sports, and computer programming. He recently programmed a personal alarm clock for Cecilia to tell her the saint of the day, the weather and little messages from us. She loves it!
Jennifer enjoys: traveling, reading, writing, gardening, sewing, crafting home decor, painting, and playing outside
We were both baptized and raised Catholic. We make it a priority to go to Mass every Sunday and believe it is one of our greatest responsibilities to lead our children to become saints. We pray together before meals and every night as a family. Jennifer and Cecilia pray a daily rosary together. Bedtime prayers consist of saying 3 things we are thankful for, 3 pray intentions, and asking the intercession of 3 saints. Jennifer and Shad also work to pray together as a couple each night as well. We love reading about each saint of the day and learning more about the faith. The sacraments are integral parts of our lives and we love our faith!
|Our Musical Interest|
We both love a variety of music! Jennifer loves listening to classical or instrumental music during the day to provide a soothing home environment. But in the car she jams out to anything from country and pop to broadway, oldies and christian music! Shad loves more hard rock and pop but is open to just about anything.
It has been such a joy raising Cecilia in a place that is safe and fun! Our town is also very family-friendly with various year-round family events, many parks and trails, and a great library. We have countless kids in our neighborhood who are always out biking, playing sports, and hanging out at the neighborhood central pool and playground. Cecilia has made plenty of friends on our street and loves getting on the walkie talkie to chat with them.
We live in a 2 story home with a fenced in backyard. Cecilia loves playing in the yard on her play set her grandpa hand built for her. We love our home and have spent countless hours the past few years making it into our own - this includes making a home office space, setting up gardens, and creating a cozy playroom in the basement. Our next project will be rebuilding our back deck to help facilitate more family dinners and bonfires outside.
Cecilia, 6, is our spunky, sweet little girl. She loves to create with Jennifer and is an active, playful girl. She enjoys helping Jennifer cook, reading stories together, tickle fights with Shad, and Friday family movie nights!
|We live in the state of...|
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Birth to 5 years
We would love to welcome siblings into our home
|Ethnicity of Child||Any|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to letters, photos, and yearly visits. We want you to feel comfortable and are willing to be flexible.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about us. We truly feel that God has led us to adoption and we are so excited! We think that our greatest responsibility as parents is to ensure Cecilia -- and any other children we are fortunate to have -- know that they are not only loved by us but also loved by God. Faith and family are the foundations of our lives. Our home will be a place full of love and stability, but also laughter and adventures! We hope to hear from you soon!