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A Letter from Caleb & Jessica

Hello from Virginia! We are a young family of three that God has led to adoption! We are so excited to grow our family and get to know you. We promise to give your child a loving home filled with adventure and laughter. Jess is a stay at home mom and Caleb is a project manager. We are a stable family that values authentic relationships, quality time together, and new experiences. We look forward to teaching your child about life, business, and God’s love alongside their brother, Aaris! We will share with them our love for hiking, cooking, games, healthy living, and so much more. Your child will be loved and encouraged to pursue their dreams!

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About Us

We met 12 years ago at high school, and became high school sweethearts! We have been married for 8 years now. In 2019 we were blessed with our son, Aaris, who is a sweet smiley boy who will be a great big brother! We have two border collies, Penny and Arlo, who simply adore children and love to play and go for hikes with us.

We enjoy our work and love spending time together. Our daily joy is creating lasting memories with family! We are always seeking out our next adventure- be it near or far! Our favorite way to spend our time is enjoying the simple things in life- anything in nature, cookouts, back yard games, movie nights, or afternoons in the pool. We look forward to sharing these moments with your child and are excited to build a lifetime of memories together.

About Caleb

If I had just one word to describe my husband I would say hands down it’d be “infectious!” He has an infectious smile that can lighten up any mood and is able to relax those around him with ease. I love that about him. He is playful and super funny! Not just a silly funny, but truly he is witty and hilarious! He is great at working with his hands and he has a strong heart. He spends free time practicings archery in our backyard, hunting, and playing drums or building projects for the house. He looks forward to sharing his passions and teaching with his children! Caleb’s faith is evident in how he treats others around him and loves his son. I’m overjoyed thinking of how he’ll teach our children everything he knows and loves about life!

 

About Jessica

Jessica is the epitome of self-determination! She is great at cooking and loves to teach others. She is always teaching our nieces and nephews how to cook when they visit. Last summer they made fresh blueberry applesauce! She is so excited to teach our children how to eat healthy and cook as well! Jess is sweet and is a God-loving woman who always quick to help those in need. She is a small spitfire who is athletic and very competitive when it comes to games while still being able to laugh if she loses! During her free time she will grab a soccer ball and coax the family to join in a backyard game! Right now, she loves playing with Aaris and taking him on walks to see our neighborhood horses in their pastures. She’s a wonderful mother and very intuitive to her child’s needs and feelings. Jess loves the outdoors and tries every spare moment to get outside!  The best part of my day is coming home and seeing her with our son cooking, baking, or on some adventure trail in the backyard!

Our Family

Our families are Christians in faith and both incredibly supportive. We are blessed to come from large families that live close by as well as family that lives around the world. Every time we visit it’s always a good time. Once a year we visit Jessica’s parent’s beach house and it is crazy, fun, and full of laughter! Caleb’s family hosts a huge family reunion every three years and it is always full of games and laughs! We both have sisters and brothers similar in age to us who have kids ranging from newborn to seven years old. Everyone is excited to welcome your child to the family!

Our home in Virginia

Our home sits on 3 acres of land with a little creek in the woods. Almost all of our neighbors have horses and rolled hay bails surround our landscape with mountain views. Our home is in a cute, small-town neighborhood with many year-round traditions and neighborhood parties!

We love filling our home with the smell of fresh flowers and pine trees. We have a nursery and kid’s room ready and waiting for your child.  Jessica’s parents, Papa and Mimi, live 10 minutes away and have a heated pool that is perfect for hot summer days! And Caleb’s parents, Papa and Gigi are only 20 minutes away.

We look forward to providing your child with a solid education and life experiences and supporting them every step of the way! Our kids will attend a Christian school.

Our Promise to You

We promise to provide your child with a solid foundation of education that will support them as they follow their passions. We promised to give them wonderful life experiences, unconditional love, comfort, and a lifetime of family adventures. Our home will be a safe haven for your child. A place where they feel encouraged to ask even the hard questions and be themselves. We promise to always talk highly of you and look forward to keeping an open relationship with you through the years.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Caleb & Jessica

  Caleb Jessica
Our EducationHigh School, Marine CorpsSome College
Our ProfessionsProject ManagerStay at home wife / personal investment manager
Stay-At-HomeNoYes
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian Caucasian
Some of Caleb & Jessica's Favorites
What's your favorite food?Chicken AlfredoDefinitely, Tacos!
Favorite Movie?Lord of the Rings SeriesWe Bought a Zoo
What is your number one favorite thing to do outside?Hunting!Backpacking! It keeps you moving and your always seeing something beautiful. It's like a mix of hiking/camping in one!
What were your favorite subjects in school?P.E. and HistoryBible and Personal Finance
What are two of your personal goals in the next 3 years?Eat healthier, continue working my way up in my jobTo learn a second language and play the guitar decently
Where do you hope to travel too in the near future?Alaska!New Zealand!
What's your favorite season?Fall, hunting and cooler weather and then the holiday season startsFall, because it's cooler and the colors are vibrant! I love that it centers around food and fun activities!
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

Our other interest would be spending time with our growth groups and learning more about God, His word, reading books about family and finance. We enjoy learning about other peoples interest. We are often entertained by people watching and studying their habits while out and about anywhere. It helps us understand others more and how we can put ourselves in their shoes. Which makes us better managers at work and friends outside of that, and we hope better parents! We love business and learning about all the different businesses in the world! How they operate, what their goals are, what their struggles are, and if we can help or just relate. We love networking, and we feel business is one of our talents God gave us. Like how some are gifted in music or art or something else more naturally. We believe our love for business is so universal that it will benefit our children in any career/education they choose!

Our Faith

We believe that Christ is the Son of God. That he died and rose again for all who accept Him. He is the way, the truth, and the light. We are part of the Body of Christ and we believe that Church was established for the growth of Christians and that disciples are the ones that bring/go to new believers. Every christian is called to be a disciple of Christ.

We show our faith based on works and faith and not just faith alone. We realize we are imperfect, but God's desire to give us grace and life starts from the day you accept Him and not just for when we arrive to heaven. His greatest commandment is to Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul; and that's daily. It's not a chore to check off everyday. But a living relationship that needs time and investment. We believe it's He is what life is all about and we can find joy in Him!

We attend Church on Sundays and are dedicated to our growth groups. Community is a large part of our lives!

What are your Hobbies?

Caleb's Hobbies:
Playing Drums
Hiking
Hunting
Business
Movies
Wrestling the dogs
Renovating

Jessica's Hobbies:
Hiking/Backpacking
Studying Finance
Gardening
Cooking
Soccer
Designing/Renovating

What are Our Expectations for Your Child

Honestly, we aren't expecting anything from you child except for love and respect. We realize that as parents they might not like the things we enjoyed doing. They might not play the same sports we did, or even like sports. They might not like the same foods or cooking. And all of that is OK! We want to see who they become and be a part of their journey in discovering who they are! We want them to love their time with family and we want to invest in what they learn to love. Our hope is that they will love learning about God and ultimately we can be apart of leading them to accept Christ. Overall we want to be apart of God's journey for them and be there with wisdom and guidance!

Why We are Adopting

This is a hard question to answer in so little words. How can you give an answer good enough to convey the love you feel for a child you haven't yet met? We believe adopted or biological our family is who we make it. Our hearts were always open to adoption and we are excitingly expecting your child! We believe God has asked us to grow our family through adoption and both of our extended families are ecstatic that we are continuing forward! We can't wait to meet your little one and hear about your hopes and wishes for your baby! Our hope is that you will be just as excited as we are to meet you!

Where We Live

Virginia. Closer to central Virginia, next to the blue ridge smokey mountains! Our home has beautiful sun rises and sun sets almost every day! Lots of wildlife around. Horses and farms are everywhere, and good colleges, local sports and entertainment. Rivers and springs run all around us, great for refreshing dips on a hot day or fishing. We are looking forward to exploring the outdoors with Aaris and his new sibling!

Our Neighborhood

Our area is in the country but still within a subdivision where other kids are running around and playing. We are 7 minutes from Jessica's parents house and 20 minutes from Caleb's parents house. Our siblings and their kids are in between. There are lots of restaurants and town events year around. It's a smaller town but not too small. The kind of town where everyone gathers for fireworks and comes to watch our college football team! Or you can go and pick strawberries at the nearby farm! Our home is near the blue ridge mountains! We have lots of great christian schools near by and many homeschool social opportunities!

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

We are open to adopting a new born or siblings up to age 4

Twins

Unfortunately, not at this current time

Gender

Any gender! Could be pink or be blue, either will do!

Sibling Group

Yes, up to age 4!

Ethnicity of ChildWhite or white/hispanic
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to contact with the birth-mother and father including letters, photos and visits. We believe that an ongoing open and healthy relationship will be in the best interest of the child and would bring glory to God if you are comfortable.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and getting to know a bit about us! Virginia is truly an amazing home that we are excited to share with your child as we provide them with love, support, and guidance throughout their life. We promise adventures with our family, games, crafts, bedtime stories, and an abundance of love! We look forward to getting to know you and sharing letters, pictures, and visits.

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