Jarett and Melissa are waiting to welcome a child into their heart and home through open adoption. Learn more about them!

Dear Birth Mom/Family,

We would both like to start off by thanking you wholeheartedly for taking the time to get to know us. Although this is a tough, selfless decision, we want you to know how much we look forward to welcoming any child or children into our family. The child (or children) placed into our home will be loved and adored from our first moments together. We have chosen adoption to make our family complete not only through our children but with a willingness and openness with the birth parents. No matter, we will love this child with our complete hearts and will raise this child in a safe and loving home. We will share the values and beliefs of our family with them while also integrating the values and beliefs of their ethnical and biological family backgrounds. We are so grateful to you for your consideration.

Our Story & How We Met

Jarett and Melissa both grew up in a suburb of Wausau, Wisconsin. We both attended the same High School but graduated two years apart – where we never knew each other. Both Jarett and Melissa graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point where they met and starting dating in 2011. We were engaged in 2013 and married in 2014 in our hometown surrounded by our loving and supportive friends and family.

Shortly thereafter, we were eager to start a family of their own. However, there were other plans in the works for us. After many years of fertility treatments, countless tests and doctor appointments we finally decided to go through with IVF. We were given a great glimpse of hope and joy but again were met with more heartbreak. Since the beginning of our fertility journey, Jarett and Melissa had already agreed and discussed the option of going through adoption to complete our family and make our dreams a reality.

About Us

Jarett At A Glance

Age: 34

Hometown: Central Wisconsin

Occupation: Beverage Sales Representative


Sport(s): Football, Baseball

Team(s): Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers

Book Series: Lord of the Rings

T.V. Channel: History Channel

Color: Blue

Food: Pizza

Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Woodworking

Animal: Deer

Season: Fall

Melissa At A Glance 

Age: 31

Hometown: Central Wisconsin

Occupation: Middle School Special Education Teacher


Sport(s): Football, Volleyball

Team(s): Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers

Book Series: Me Before You

T.V. Channel: Discovery Channel

Color: Green

Food: Lasagna

Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Fishing

Animal: Penguin

Season: Fall


Name: Dakota

Breed: Australian Red Heeler

Age: 9

Likes: Looking out the window, cuddling with mom and dad, chewing on her rawhide bones

Name: Lona

Breed: Australian Red Heeler

Age: 6

Likes: Cuddling with mom and dad, swimming in the lake, chasing her tennis ball

Our dogs are a huge part of our family. Both dogs have great personalities and have been a great addition to our family. They get along with anyone that they meet as long as they are allowed to snuggle with them.

Our Home & Community

Our home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 large living rooms with 1 cozy fireplace to snuggle up to. Outdoors we have a nice backyard, with a deck and patio and 2 firepits where we love to entertain our friends and family. Our home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac of a small and quiet community located 10 minutes South of the Greater Wausau Area. Our neighbors look out for each other, and slowly more families with children are moving into our neighborhood. We have two great school districts to choose from as we live on district lines. There are several parks, hiking trails, and the Wisconsin River close by. Our greater community is diverse in cultural and different activities to become a part of whether its winter or summer.

Our Families

Both of us grew up in loving, caring and hard-working families. Jarett has an older sister and an older brother, with two nieces. Melissa has a younger step-sister and with two nieces as well. We love spending time with both of our families and creating new memories with them. Whether it is from birthday parties, family gatherings or holidays. Both of our families will make great and loving great-grandparents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts. Our immediate families and extended families are as excited as we are to welcome a new baby into our crazy, thoughtful and loving family. This child will be cherished and spoiled with love from day one.


Our Friends

Our friends are considered an extension of our family. We laugh together, we cry together and we love each other fiercely. We are a part of each other’s families and have grown to love them and their children as though they are our brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. We love to get together, unwind and be a part of each other’s lives.

Thank You

Our promise to you is that your child will always be unconditionally loved and cared for by us and our families. We both hold strong family values in the highest regard in our lives and hope to instill the same values in our children. We were both given tremendous support and opportunities from our families and will encourage and promise the same to our children. As adoptive parents, our commitment to you is knowing that we will always encourage our children to embrace their birth story and values.

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us.


Jarett and Melissa

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