Jason and Katie

Hello! We are Katie, Jason, Madison & Seneca, a fun-loving, joyful family. Thanks for taking a moment to get to know a little bit about us! Though we’ve never met, we pray for your family every day, and are amazed by your courage and your grace.

Children are so incredibly important, and we’ve always wanted to have a big family. We believe there are lots of amazing ways to be a family, and we’ve loved growing our family through adoption. We adopted Madi, our bright and feisty five year old, from foster care in 2017. In 2018 we adopted Seneca, the funniest and sweetest whirlwind of a daughter. Not a day goes by that we don’t thank God that we get to be their mom and dad.

Hello!

- WE ARE -

KATIE,

JASON,

MADISON & SENECA

- a fun-loving, joyful family from -

New York

Thanks for taking a moment to get to know a little bit about us!

Though we’ve never met, we pray for your family every day, and are amazed by your courage and your grace.

Children are so incredibly important, and we’ve always wanted to have a big family. We believe there are lots of amazing ways to be a family, and we’ve loved growing our family through adoption. We adopted Madi, our bright and feisty five year old, from foster care in 2017. In 2018 we adopted Seneca, the funniest and sweetest whirlwind of a daughter. Not a day goes by that we don’t thank God that we get to be their mom and dad.

We’re so excited to welcome another beautiful baby into our home and hearts. The girls can barely contain their excitement for a sibling! We hope that as you read more about us, you will see that family is the most important thing to us.

Please know that you are on our hearts and minds as you make this brave decision. We wish you the very best.

Warmly,

KATIE & JASON

Vacation in Chile
When we couldn’t go out for Valentine’s Day in 2020, Jason made Katie an amazing dinner - Our own little Paris!

- a little -

about us

We love traveling, camping, being involved in our community, and spending as much time as possible with our kids. We cherish being with friends and family. Whether it’s hosting a dinner in our home, going to a baseball game, or playing a game of cards, we are happiest when surrounded with people we love.

We see life as a wonderful adventure – a chance to care for other people; to relish the little things; to see as many new places and try as many new things as we can; to invest in the places and the people around us; and finally to do everything we can to love well and leave a legacy of kindness.

We LOVE to dance - At a friend’s wedding

- our -

story

We met in high school, and Jason knew immediately that we were meant to be together! Katie wasn’t so sure at first, but after a few months and a lot of perseverance on Jason’s part, we went from best friends to a couple. We’ve now been together for over 15 years and married for 10. Through thick and thin — longdistance, two different cities, multiple job changes, some adventures around the world, two busy little daughters, and fostering – we are still each other’s very best friends. We support each other, we cheer each other on, we work hard to tackle challenges together, and we laugh a lot.

A little about

Katie

- BY JASON -

Katie is the love of my life, and an amazing friend to everyone she meets. Katie lights up the room and has a way of putting you at ease even when you’ve just met. She has a heart for others, and is extremely kind, caring, and compassionate. Her empathy for others is inspiring. Katie’s sense of humor keeps me laughing constantly, and she hasn’t grown up so much that she won’t play and be silly. We both have a love for adventure, so I can always count on Katie to find incredible places to visit around the world. There’s no one else I’d rather be stuck on a plane with, or trekking alongside through an unknown city.

Tea party!

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Ever since Madi came to us, I’ve been a stay-at-home-mom. It’s such a privilege, and I love getting to spend my days teaching the kids and watching them grow. We bake together, we do a ton of crafts, have dance parties, we play outside, and go to children’s museums, the zoo, and the public market (one of our favorite places!). I love to volunteer, and try to involve the kids in that, too!

During a surprise trip to New Orleans for Jason’s Christmas present
Baking grandma’s special cookie recipe
We love traveling to new places to explore different cultures - This little boy taught Katie a traditional dance in Chile

A little about

Jason

- BY KATIE -

Hiking in the rain forest in Tobago

Jason is my very best friend. He is amazingly supportive, and will do anything to take care of our family, whether that’s being our shoulder to cry on, our biggest cheerleader, or the guy who makes us soup when we’re sick! He loves everyone around him so well, always putting others first. He is loyal, kind, and has a heart of gold – he can’t pass a kid’s lemonade stand without buying a cup, and he can’t pass someone in need without sharing whatever he has. He fills our home with fun, too – he’s always making the girls giggle with silly songs or funny games, and he makes me smile every single day. There is no one else I would rather walk through life with.

Every day is full of joy
Ice skating with Madison

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

I am a sales manager for a large tech company. I love leading my team, and finding ways to conquer new challenges is one of my favorite things about my job! I work from home and am really intentional about being present. I go to ballet classes, make time for surprise ice cream dates, and make sure I spend as much time as possible with the girls.

During his time serving, Jason got to train in Australia

- Meet -

MADISON & SENECA

Madison AKA MADI is our smart, spunky five year old. She loves taking ballet, watching musicals with mommy, and is about to discover jiu jitsu this school year. She loves to read and learn. She is extremely loyal and thoughtful, and is fiercely loving, especially towards her baby sister!

Seneca AKA SENNA is a hurricane in a little girl’s body! She is forever exploring, climbing, and leaping! She loves her ballet and jiu jitsu classes. And while she’s a wild child, she’s also incredibly tenderhearted, nurturing, and compassionate. Her smile and bubbly little laugh are constant sources of joy.

Sisters make for the best friends - and the best hiking buddies!
Practicing those big sister skills!
Our dog Charlie is the sweetest and loves running outside with the girls
These two do everything together!

OUR

happy

HOME

We live in a beautiful, historic home outside of a small village in New York State. We have about 7 acres of land with a big yard and woods full of blackberry bushes – but we also don’t live far from the city, where the girls get to enjoy museums, community events, and fun classes! We are lucky to live close to both of our parents, and some of our siblings. It’s been wonderful raising our children close to our families.

Our dog Charlie and our cat Missy taking a snooze together

- SOME THINGS -

we love

  • WE LOVE THE OUTDOORS
    camping, hiking in the Adirondacks, or berry-picking in our woods is the best!
  • WE ENJOY SPORTS
    and we try to attend a few games a year – hockey, football, and baseball are our favorites.
  • WE ALL LOVE TO TRAVEL
    some recent adventures have been to California, Texas, and Greece.
  • JASON LOVES ANYTHING
    MECHANICAL –
    fixing cars or building. It’s his happy place – and Madi’s too! She loves to help daddy and learn!
  • QUIET TIME –
    the girls love to snuggle up with Katie to read books (one of Kate’s favorite things), or munch on popcorn during a family movie night.
Our very first trip to Disneyworld. We had a magical time and can’t wait to go back!

- OUR -

FAVORITES

FAVORITE TV SHOW

JASON: The Office
KATIE: 30 Rock and Jane the Virgin
MADISON: Bluey
SENECA: Luca (favorite movie)

FAVORITE DESSERT

JASON: Any kind of pie
KATIE: Chocolate chip cookies (Jason’s recipe is the BEST!)
MADISON: Ice Cream Cake
SENECA: Mickey Mouse Ice Cream

FAVORITE SEASONAL ACTIVITY

JASON: Trick or treating with the kids
KATIE: Picking out a Christmas tree and decorating it
MADISON: Going on hayrides
SENECA: Playing in the snow

Reading books together is one of our favorite things - we always make sure to do all the voices!
We make pies and jam and all sorts of good things with the blackberries and raspberries we pick all summer

Family

& FRIENDS

The people we treasure

We are grateful to have amazing families. There are lots of siblings (two brothers and two sisters on Katie’s side, and two sisters on Jason’s side), and we both have loving and supportive parents. We are extremely close with our families, and our siblings are some of our best friends.

Katie and her siblings communicate every day. Seeing all of them as often as we can is important to us. They are amazing uncles and aunts. The girls adore them!

A lot of our family, including our parents, live in our home city, so we see them multiple times a week. We also love Madi’s biological grandparents dearly, and visit them frequently. They all love to spoil our kids as much as we’ll allow!

We also have so many friends who are like family to us. It’s a diverse and completely supportive group, here at home and all across the country. And our friend’s children (some who are also adopted) are best buddies with our girls. They are people who we would do anything for and who would do anything for us; some of the most genuinely loving and sacrificial people you could ever meet.

Madi showing her aunt and uncle around her old neighborhood on their surprise visit from Tennessee
Katie and her sister pick out apples and pumpkins every fall!
We go to the public market on Saturday mornings - and getting to go with Katie’s mom and dad make it even more fun!
Grandpa loves to play with the girls and teach them new things!
Seneca checking the turkey with Grandma

- OUR -

P R O M I S E

to you

  • Our goal is simply for our children to know that they are deeply loved and are made to love others. We want to see them thrive, and be their true selves. We will love them and be proud of them with no strings attached.
  • We promise to encourage our kids. We’ll be cheering at every game. We’ll never miss a concert. We’ll be in the front row of every performance. Whatever they love, we want them to pursue it wholeheartedly.
  • We promise to have fun with our kids. We’ll take them camping. We’ll go on family vacations. We’ll teach them to swim and fish and play baseball. We’ll buy them pets. We’ll laugh with them and have dance parties and make the everyday things special.
  • We promise to be there for our children in good times and bad – our love and support are forever.
  • We promise to give them our best – everything we do will be for them

- OUR -

Faith

We try to follow Jesus in everything and show His unconditional love to the people around us. We are committed to the church, and love to be part of caring for our community through it. We want to pass on to our children the hope and joy that our faith in God gives us. One of the most important things we want them to know is that God loves them endlessly and overwhelmingly, no matter what.

Thank

YOU!

Thank you for being so brave and loving. We promise that we will love any child who comes to us with our whole hearts. We will do everything we can to give them the best and most beautiful life. And we will always make sure that they know they were loved before they were even born.

The world will be better because they are in it. And the world is better because you are in it. We pray that you would be encouraged and strengthened every day.

We would love to stay connected, if that is something you want. We have relationships with both of our daughters’ birth families, and we would cherish having that with you.

Katie, Jason, Madison, & Seneca

WE WOULD LOVE TO

HEAR FROM YOU!

If you have additional questions for us or would like to speak to us, please contact The Adoption Alliance by calling 1-800-626-4324.