Dear Expectant Mother,
We are so grateful you took the time to get to know us. Words cannot express the hope that adoption has brought back to our family. We know that you are a big part of that hope! The decision you are making requires a lot of faith, courage, strength, and trust. We can’t guarantee that we will be perfect parents, but we promise to love your baby perfectly.
During our last adoption our eyes and hearts were opened to so many things. We learned things about ourselves, our children, and our sons birth mother. Things we never would have learned outside of that experience. Adoption has made us see things through a different lens and taught us to open our hearts to people and situations we may not have otherwise.
We look forward to meeting you and building our relationship to whatever level you are comfortable with. No matter how open and steady our relationship is, we promise to always remind your child of your unconditional love for them.
No matter what happens, we wish you luck along your journey!
Love, Jordan and Alissa
Hello! We are Jordan and Alissa! Thank you for taking the time to read our story and learn about us as prospective parents and about our family!
For almost a year, our mutual friends tried to introduce us. After many failed attempts, we bumped into each other when Jordan came into Great Harvest Bakery, where Alissa was working. One of our mutual friends happened to be at the bakery and finally introduced us. We always joke about how crazy it is that we coincidentally found each other. We went on our first date four days later! After three months of dating, we got engaged, and nine months later we were married, in May of 2013.
We knew right away that we wanted to have children. We have two kids from Jordan’s previous marriage, and we want nothing more than to grow our family. After many years of trying to have more children, and not being successful, we felt we needed to turn to adoption. We welcomed a baby boy through adoption April 2019, and are now hoping to become parents again.
We are the first to admit, that we were both spoiled growing up!
As the youngest in both of our families, Jordan and I both contend that we had the best childhood, but we have agreed to disagree. We were both able to witness our parents raise each one of our siblings and how they handled many different types of personalities. We were both raised with a lot of love, compassion, and were taught how to work hard while enjoying life’s simple pleasures.
Our extended families are a big part of our lives. Jordan has 179 cousins, on one side of his family, that we see frequently! Alissa, being the baby of the family, became the designated babysitter for her nieces and nephews. It was always a job that she loved, and because of it, she is extremely close to each one of them.
We live close to both of our parents and enjoy weekly dinners with them. We also spend a lot of time with cousins – fishing, hiking, and enjoying family vacations. Both of our families do everything BIG; Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, even summer is one long holiday!
The more time we can spend with family, the better, it doesn’t matter what we are doing, as long as we are together.
We bought a new home in March of 2020. Its out in the country around the corner from Jordan’s parents! We finished the basement and made a big family room, play room under the stairs, and more space or our growing family. We’ve got a big yard that we are working on finishing this summer and are so excited to have family get togethers and BBQs here!
Our new neighbors have been incredible. They’ve warmly welcomed us and we’ve spent endless nights on our porches talking while our kids play in the dirt and ride bikes around the new neighborhood! Our community has also been very welcoming. It’s a very small country town that’s very inclusive, has lots of events at the town square and supports each other through service!
We’ve loved living here and can’t wait to continue raising our family here.View Our Full Profile