Jared and Abbe are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!
Thank you for taking the time to take a glimpse into our life! We are Abbe and Jared. We are humbled by your courage and strength in taking this difficult step to choose adoption for your baby. We are parents already, so we know that words cannot express the love between parents and their child. We hope you find comfort in knowing that you have chosen a life where your baby will be a true blessing and is cherished everyday.
Faith, Family and Friends… not just words but the foundation for how we live our life together as a couple, more importantly, as a family. On January 1st, 2016, “God Blessed Our Broken Roads,” as Jared and I stood in front of our family and friends, in a beautiful rustic barn, and pledged our love to one another, and each other’s children, as we became husband and wife, and blended our families. Faith brought us together with our family and friends as a strong foundation for support.
Our Faith brought us to the decision to expand our family through adoption. It was February of 2016 when the decision was put into our lives. We were attending a prayer group, and Pastor Tom said to me, “Abbe, you aren’t done having kids yet. You are meant to be a mom. But it will be through adoption.” Pastor Tom had no clue we were talking about expanding our family, and when he said this, it validated our decision was right for our family. Two months later, we put our names into a drawing for adoptive families, and received the good news we were picked to be part of the program. Here we are on this adoption journey!
September 2017 we purchased a small cottage on a lake, and started the construction process to build our first home together as a family. With the support and help from family and friends, we turned a foreclosed house into a beautiful home to create memories together with our children. We took a leap of Faith buying something that needed so much work, but with endless hours, our own two hands, and a little bit of chaos, we teamed together to make it our own. We now have a place to call home.
Our family loves to be outdoors…swimming, biking, walking, tubing, sports. Our two boys play baseball and football, and our daughter enjoys gymnastics and soccer. When they aren’t at games or practice, our neighborhood is full of families similar in age, so summer is full of long days of kids riding bikes and swimming in the lake, playing ghost in the graveyard at night, and roasting marshmallows around the bonfire. Jared loves the fall and is an avid hunter. If he could sit in a treestand everyday, he totally would make a career of it! We both love to exercise, and enjoy a beautiful morning run or a good workout at the gym. We feel being an active family is important for all of us- mentally, emotionally and physically.
A little bit of the “basic information” about us… I am an Alternative Education teacher at a high school in a nearby community. I’ve been teaching for 12 years. Impacting teenagers is rewarding in so many ways, and I am blessed to have a job I love!
Jared is a Building Inspector, self-employed in a wonderful partnership. A Master Electrician by trade, his wealth of knowledge helped us create our home. Jared has a flexible schedule, and I am off in the summer, which helps us with daycare options.
We want to thank you for taking the time to read our letter, and getting to know us a bit. We can’t even imagine the difficulty of your decision. You’re looking for a wonderful home and future for your child and we’re looking to share our love and lives with another child in our family. Perhaps we are looking for each other?