Jeff & Ashley
Jeff & Ashley
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: NV
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you about our family. We met online in 2010 and after two years of dating, we decided life was so much fun together that we got married in California surrounded by our friends and family. We have been married for almost seven years now and can’t imagine our lives without each other.
How do we write a love letter to two people whom we have never met yet who have stolen our hearts? Words cannot contain all the love and emotions of this life gift called adoption. We’ve experienced some difficult moments in our lives but probably none that compare to what you’re going through right now, nor can we begin to imagine what you must be feeling, thinking, and experiencing. Our hearts break with you as you face the task of making life-changing decisions for you and your child. We know that what could be the happiest day of our lives might very well be the hardest of yours. As you face this difficult decision, please know that you are covered in love and prayers by two strangers who would be blessed to meet you and your little one. And if you do choose us, we would be honored to be part of this journey with you.
We have been married for almost seven years and have a loving, playful, and committed relationship. Jeff is a factory materials handler, and Ashley is a pastry chef and cake decorator. In our free time, Jeff likes going to car shows, rock collecting, cooking, and barbecuing. Ashley likes singing, baking, reading, and swimming. Together, we enjoy going to the movies, traveling, eating out, cooking together at home, spending time with family and friends, and hanging out with our dogs! We are always trying to find fun things to do that allow us to spend time together, and we cannot wait to add a child to the mix to expand our hobbies and adventures. We’re not just husband and wife; we’re best friends and soul mates. We do everything together: travel, camping, road trips, and simply enjoying being together. We make everything we do fun and memorable.
We just moved into our forever home in Nevada in March 2019. Our house is a three-bedroom, two-bath house that has been well kept and is very safe. We have a large fenced-in backyard with tons of room to play and enjoy each other. The backyard has large trees that provide maximum shade coverage so it does not get too hot. This is where Jeff loves to barbecue for the family. We have had several family gatherings already in our backyard. Our neighborhood is safe and has a lot of kids around. We live less than a mile from the local elementary, middle, and high schools. We have three pugs: Petey, Jane, and Winston. They are a big part of our family.
Our Extended Family
Ashley has one sister, her mom and dad, and one nephew. Jeff is an only child but grew up in a large family with his grandma, mom and dad, aunt and uncle, four cousins, six nieces, and three nephews. Since Jeff is the only child, he considers his cousin’s kids his nieces and nephews.
Growing up, Jeff was, and still is, very close to all his family. They went camping together several times a year and had plenty of family gatherings. They had several traditions as a family that we continue to this day. As a child, Ashley was very close with her dad. She used to do woodworking, fishing, and things around the house with him. When she was 10, she made a wooden toolbox almost solely by herself with only supervision from her dad. As a family, they would often go camping and travel to Washington state to see the majority of extended family. Ashley’s parents are four hours away, yet they are very excited for the possibility of becoming grandparents for the second time.
Both of our families are excited about the adoption and can’t wait to add another member to our family and our family traditions.
What Led Us To Adoption
We tried to conceive naturally for years but after some tests found out that we are infertile, which is what has led us to adoption. Finding out this news about infertility has made our love for each other grow stronger. We both have dreamed of being parents and sharing our love with a child. Our friend went through the adoption process four years ago, and seeing the process and their success has given us hope that we can become parents and shower a child with the kind of love we grew up knowing and experiencing.