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Jason + Summer

Dear Birth Parents: We admire your courage and selflessness in making an adoption plan for your child and we are humbled that you might entrust us. We will strive to be the best parents we can be to your child and promise to commit ourselves to having a home full of love and possibilities.

With hope and promise, Jason and Summer

How We Met

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We married when Summer was 18 and Jason was 20 years old, 22 years ago! We met at church and our first date was pizza at CiCi's. Jason proposed 2 months later while we were watching the clouds race over the moon while lying on the trampoline in the backyard. 1 year later we were married and making our way through college.

After Summer graduated, we looked toward starting our family. We had no idea then that this seemingly simple task would end up a very long, difficult journey. All told, we actively tried for 15 years and after many procedures and 3 miscarriages our doctor told us that we would never have a biological baby. God had another plan though and mere months after that we found out we were pregnant. Our son is now 3 years old and is an absolute miracle from God. We find great joy in raising him together and look forward to expanding our family!

In A Nutshell

Our top priorities in life are family and our relationship with God.

Summer is a sci-fi nerd, crazy about spring, is a planner, loves loud music, has a green thumb, stands outside during thunderstorms, and is compassionate and serious.

Jason is a grill master, loves cool weather, enjoys RC cars, puts sriracha on everything and is always goofing off and making us laugh.

Our son, Nolan, is 3 years old and full of confidence and personality. He loves cars and cars and cars, going to the park, reading books, and playing with his cousins.

About Summer

Growing up, I was a tomboy and outside as much as I could be and still am! I love doing all things outdoors like camping, fishing, and gardening. I enjoy planning and going on outings with close family, from walking along the river to vacationing around the state.

I received my Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and am a Director of Finance working for the same company for the last 15 years. 4 years ago we moved back to my home town to help take care of my dad so I am now blessed to be able to do my job from home. This gives me a lot of flexibility, and I get to spend more time with my family.

I love being a mom to our son, Nolan, and cannot wait to grow even more as a mother to another child. My main spiritual and family goal is to plant seeds in my children that they may pursue a close relationship with God.

My Wife Summer, By Jason

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Summer is my constant companion. I have been with her more years than without and can't imagine life without her. She is the most passionate person I know and has very strong beliefs that guide her life daily. I love that when a storm is on the horizon she rushes outside to watch it blow in. When the Monarch butterflies start to migrate, she asks me to drive slower and more careful so we don't injure as many of them.

She is passionate about being a mom and makes sacrifices daily so that our family is protected and cared for. Summer and I have spent many hours dreaming and planning all the trips around the world we want to do with a growing family. She is a great mom with a huge desire for a larger family and she is my best friend.

About Jason

I was raised in the construction field and my dad had me cleaning work sites starting when I was 12 years old. Over the years, I became a very good craftsman and am now a Master Carpenter. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration in Business and worked 10 years as a manager at a retail paint company before starting my own construction company.

Owning my own business offers many challenges, but also a lot of flexibility. I'm able to be there any time for my family even if it's just going to a Dr's appointment. The day to day home life makes me happy; I love playing with my son and being able to come home for lunch each day. I enjoy grilling and cooking together, improving our home, and serving at church.

We look forward to buying some land to play, hunt and fish on.

My Husband Jason, By Summer

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Jason is my rock and my best friend. He is dependable and strong, leading our family through the adventure of life. After trying for children for so long, it is a delight to watch him with Nolan. He is joyful and plays so happily with him. I love that he is always looking for ways to make us laugh, reminding me to live boldly. Jason works harder than anyone I've ever met, and I love being both his business partner and his wife.

Nolan

Nolan is so excited about being a big brother!! He is constantly asking if God has finished making his brother or sister yet.

The moment we get off work Nolan squeals with excitement as he runs for his wagon for our daily walk and park visit. He also loves anything with a motor (cars, helicopters, tractors).

Nolan is kind, intuitive, assertive, extroverted and demanding.

Home Life

We have two Maine Coon cats, Linik and Mela. They are big and wonderful! They greet visitors at the door and follow Nolan around in hopes of playing.

Jason just built a deck in the backyard so we can watch all the beautiful sunsets together! He grills at least twice a week regardless of the weather. I grow orchids indoors and enjoy vegetable gardening as well.

We literally live across the street from the best park in town. Weather permitting, we go daily. There are also miles of paved trails behind our home that we use.

We enjoy camping, fishing and hiking and go often. We took special trips to SeaWorld, the zoo, and apple picking last year!

Summer's Family

Summer's family is small and can't wait to grow! Summer has 1 younger brother, Kaleb, who is a night owl.

Nolan's grandmother, Mia, loves keeping Nolan when we need a night out and she lives 1/2 mile away on the same street. Grandpa passed away in 2016.

Jason's Family

Jason's family is huge and everyone is looking forward to welcoming a new member! Jason has 3 siblings, Kevin, Rachel, and Wesley, and they are all married with large families of their own.

Our new addition will have 2 sets of great-grandparents, grandparents, 3 sets of aunts and uncles and 11 first cousins ranging in age from 3-18 years old!

Jason is closest with his brother, Wesley, and he and his wife Stacey and their four children live here in town. We hang out throughout the week or on the weekend and also vacation together several times a year.

Nolan's grandparents, Mimi and Poppy, and one set of greats live in town as well!

With Our Hearts Extended

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Thank you for your fierce love and courage. It is our desire to make your dreams for your child real. Your child will know of your strength and you will hold a place of honor in our home.

Love, Jason and Summer

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