Gladney Center for Adoption

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Chase + Jessica

No matter your choice, your baby will always carry you in their heart because you carry their heart in yours. Should you choose adoption, the same is still true. We will never fail in ensuring that your baby knows your love. We carry your heart (we carry it in our hearts).

Dear Expectant Parent(s),

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We've never met and we may never meet. In either case, we want you to know that your choice to give life to your baby is courageous, selfless and beautiful. We know you must be experiencing an array of emotions, and not all of them easy to navigate. Whatever your decision ends up being, we know that your love for your baby is greater than anything you could imagine. As you contemplate the possible choice of an adoption plan for your child, it is our hope that this profile will give you a glimpse into the future of that choice.

We are Chase and Jessica. Adoption is something we always talked about and after years of failed fertility treatments, we decided adoption was the way we would pursue parenthood.

A Note From Jess:

While I may not have walked in your shoes, the choice laid before you is very close to my heart because I am an adopted child. From a very young age, I always knew this is how I would become a mother. But I also knew that the gift of motherhood for me would also mean pain and heartache for a mother who would entrust her most precious gift to me. I do not know your story, but I know the strength it must have taken to get to where you are now. Thank you for loving your baby as fiercely as I know you do. If you decide on an adoption plan, I hope this profile grants you some peace in knowing the love and life that is in store for your baby.

This Is Us

Facebook...well sort of. We met in college, but that little blue squared app on our phones was responsible for our reunion years later. In college, we met through a common group of friends, but the stars just never seemed to align quite right. A few years after losing touch, our love for the outdoors (and sharing that love on Facebook), led to a comment or two, the comments led to texts and the texting led to an actual date. While our first date wasn't something from the movies, there was an ease and feeling of "home" that we found in each other and that was all we needed to build a foundation on. Our relationship was nothing short of a series of adventures, literal ones. Hiking, deep-sea fishing, skiing, and trips to the beach taught us a lot about each other and our compatibility. Road trips were easy because we always found something to talk about. After a little more than two years of doing most everything together, we tied the knot. Our engagement was short, we were ready for the next chapter in our life. We were married outside under the shade of the most gorgeous oak tree surrounded by our friends and family. Three dogs, nine chickens, two tortoises and about seven years later, we still see ourselves as the same adventurous couple (but with a renewed love for just being home with our fur and feather babies).

Why Adopt

Jess writes: Adopted is not a word that describes how my life began, it's at the core of who I am and has shaped the person I have become. Growing up, I was often asked when I found out I was adopted. I never quite knew how to answer, knowing I was adopted was as ordinary to me as knowing the sky was blue. For as long as I could remember, I knew that I grew in someone else's tummy. I knew that this someone loved me so unconditionally and selflessly that she chose my parents to raise me and love me in the same way. I knew her, even though we had never met, I carried a piece of her in my heart. I love her because of how much I love my parents, and how much they love me. I have a wonderful life with the most amazing mom and dad, I know everyone says that, but in my case, it's unbiasedly true. I knew what she had given to me, this beautiful life that I wouldn't have had without her loving sacrifice. As a young adult, I wanted to find my birth mother because I wanted her to know that I was happy and loved. I wanted her to know that I was never angry, or resentful. I wanted her to know that all I ever felt for her was love and gratefulness for what she had done for me, despite the pain it may have caused her. I tell you all of this because I feel the same way about you. Even though we have never met, I think about and pray for you every day. I know the choice laid before you and whatever you decide, I know it is because you love your baby. I want you to be assured that if you choose us to raise this child, he or she will know your love. They will carry you in their heart because we already carry you in ours.

Meet Jessica In Chase’s Words

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"Where to start? Jess is the most compassionate woman to every person and critter she meets. She would help a snail cross the road if she saw one in need. Jess is an old soul. You can spend all day with her and never feel bored. She is a cookie artist and one incredible chef! She's the glue that holds our crazy life together. Her humor and quick wit is one-of-a-kind. She's the type of woman you can meet for the first time, but feel you've known for decades. Jess is extremely smart (even though she may confuse left from right every once in a while, haha) and goal-driven. Being a mom will come naturally to her. Jess loved the kids she taught as an elementary teacher and being a mom was always at the top of her list. She has a green thumb and loves to plant our garden in the spring and fall, and does a great job with it. Jess is everyone's favorite crazy chicken lady! She may have more pictures of them on her phone than she does of me, but that's ok. Chips and queso are a must at any restaurant we go to, I mean who doesn't love some good queso?! She is always up for an adventure and never complains if we get dirty or wet. Lastly, Jess always has my back and is my best friend and I couldn't think of a better person to go through this life with."

Meet Chase In Jessica’s Words

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"Chase is one of the kindest people I have ever known. It doesn't matter who he is talking to (friend, family member, or stranger), he has a way of connecting with them. He is also the person that makes me laugh more than anyone else. The kind of laughing that makes your eyes well up with tears and your cheeks hurt! Outside of me, his true love is the great outdoors. I still suspect he may have been born on a mountain cliff or deep in the woods because he is truly at home in nature. Chase is a great teacher and takes every opportunity to teach me new things. My favorite thing about him is his passion for fatherhood. He was never shy about his desire to be a dad, even when we were just dating. Not many men prefer playing with kids at adult parties, but Chase isn't most men. If I painted a picture that he is perfect, don't worry, he's not. Chase is the occasional loud snorer, TV remote hog, and he thinks raw oysters are delicious (which we all know they are not . Being parents will be our greatest adventure yet, and I couldn't have picked a better man to share this with."

Our Home

Our home is in a neighborhood just outside the city and with all the trees, it almost feels like the hill country. We have a great community pool with a separate kid's pool and water play area. We live on the street adjacent to the elementary school. Our neighbors are great, the kind of people that text you when you leave your garage open or need help moving furniture. We love the small town feel our neighborhood provides!

Our Animals

We love our animals, they're like our "kids." We have a small Border Collie/Corgi mix named Indy that we rescued before we got married. After him, we decided one wasn't enough. We also have two labs, Sam and Drake, who are joined at the hip and the sweetest dogs you'll ever meet. In addition to our pups, we have 9 backyard chickens, Lila, April, Autumn, Clove, Shandy, Summer, Genevieve, Camilla, and Farrah, and two tortoises, Trek and Trevor. Our home is in a neighborhood just outside the city and with all the trees, it almost feels like the hill country. We have a great community pool with a separate kid's pool and water play area. We live on the street adjacent to the elementary school. Our neighbors are great, the kind of people that text you when you leave your garage open or need help moving furniture. We love the small town feel our neighborhood provides!

Our Traditions

Hands down Christmas morning is the favorite holiday in our house. After we got married, we decided that Christmas morning would always be something we shared at home together. We make Christmas waffles and wassel. We laugh at the dogs as they open their gifts and watch a Christmas movie together. Birthdays are also a huge deal around here. Jess is a baker and never passes up an opportunity to make a birthday cake, which many find DELICIOUS!

Our Promise

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We know you must have a million questions, even after all you've read about our family and what you've seen in this profile There are so many more things we have to tell you, but we felt that 1 Corinthians 13:13 said it best, "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." This is our promise to you should you choose an adoption plan for your baby.

Your baby will know a life of faith in a God who loves unconditionally. They will know a life rooted in hope, because hope is what grounds our faith. Most importantly, they will know a life overflowing with love. Love is not just a feeling, it is an action, a state of mind, it is what anchors us to one another as a family. Your baby will know love, the kind of love that shows them how to love others. The kind of love that shines through even when we're angry or scared. The kind of love that comes without strings or conditions. This is the way that God loves us.

There is an excerpt from a poem by E.E. Cummings that has been in our hearts since shortly after we decided on adoption we want to share with you: Here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart). This poem has always read to us as the powerful love a mother has for her child. No matter your choice, your baby will always carry you in their heart because you carry their heart in yours. Should you choose adoption, the same is still true. We will never fail in ensuring that your baby knows your love. We carry your heart (we carry it in our hearts).

with great love, Chase & Jess

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