Our Adoption Story
We have both always wanted to be moms through adoption and fostering, but we had also hoped for a biological child. Seven years ago, Jo Ann delivered our precious baby boy, Jesse, and he was with us earthside for thirteen days. While no child can replace him, we ultimately decided to continue to grow our family. We have pursued foster parenting as well but chose to build our family through infant adoption. Our son, John, whom we adopted through LifeLong, is now three years old and is excited to become a big brother! He is a joy and a delight and makes us laugh every single day. We have an open adoption with his birthmother, and we honor her decision in regard to how she wants to be involved. Julie has family members who have been touched by adoption as well.