Jordan and Ashley
Hello! We’re Ashley and Jordan from New York. Thank you for considering us as a potential adoptive family. We are originally from a very rural community in Ohio but, relocated to New York four years ago. We have been married 8 years this August. We do not have any children, but we do share our home with our three dogs Tyson, Libby, and Annie. We have chosen to become adoptive parents because from birth, Ashley was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome. This diagnosis for me means I am unable to have biological children. Once my husband and I started to discuss marriage, I made him aware of my fertility issues and his response was “there are other ways to start a family and I do not need a biological child to consider a child mine.”
- WE ARE -
from New York
Dear BIRTH PARENTS
Thank you for considering us as a potential adoptive family.
We are originally from a very rural community in Ohio but, relocated to New York four years ago.
We have been married 8 years this August. We do not have any children, but we do share our home with our three dogs Tyson, Libby, and Annie. We have chosen to become adoptive parents because from birth, Ashley was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome. This diagnosis for me means I am unable to have biological children. Once my husband and I started to discuss marriage, I made him aware of my fertility issues and his response was “there are other ways to start a family and I do not need a biological child to consider a child mine.”
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Our love story began back in December of 2013 thanks to Jordan’s Grandmother Norma. I was working as a nurse aid taking care of Jordan’s Grandmother Norma’s brother. Norma stopped me one day in one of the halls at work and asked me if I knew who her Grandson Jordan was. Now, Jordan and I showed horses in 4-H together. We also attended Norma’s home school together for a couple of years, so I was very aware of how cute Jordan was unbeknownst to Norma. Flabbergasted by Norma I simply replied, “yes I do know who he is.” She then explained how she has gotten to know me and felt that my personality along with Jordan’s would complement each other very well as a couple. Phone numbers for Jordan and I were exchanged and a few days later Jordan reached out to me. After our first date we’ve been inseparable.
Our relationship has been so fulfilling because we listen to each other’s needs, try our best to not speak to each other out of anger, help each other out, and have a shared faith in God. Our upbringings have also helped contribute to us having the marriage we have today. Jordan and I both grew up with parents who never divorced and raised us with the same values and work ethics. Jordan and I love to go sightseeing, visit museums, have date night once a week, go walking/hiking, spend time at parks and spend time with our dogs. Jordan and I are looking so forward to being able to take our child to the zoo, parks, fun classes, playgrounds, and to the beach! Through our niece and nephew we have learned there is something so unique and special about being able to experience the world through a child’s eyes.
My favorite things about Ashley would be her thoughtfulness, how caring she is, and how patient she is with children. Ashley shows her thoughtfulness by asking if I want a coffee on her way home from work. Ashley shows she cares for me by telling me to relax you’ve had a long day. When our niece or nephew is upset Ashley is very mindful in her communication to help them navigate their emotions. There is such a joy that radiates off Ashley when she is around our niece and nephew. It just proves to me even more; she will make an excellent mom.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE,
LOVE WHAT YOU DO
I work as an Activity Leader at an Assisted Living Home. My main responsibility as an activity leader is to lead activity programs such as: crafts, cooking/baking, bingo, trivia, public outings, card games, board games, exercising, gardening, live music, happy hours, book club, etc. I work 8:00 am4:30pm Sunday-Thursday. We have not yet decided if I’ll be a stay-at-home mom or a working mom.
My favorite things about Jordan is how patient, loving, and caring he is. Jordan is a perfect example of healthy, safe, and stable love. Daily Jordan does little things to show he cares for me whether it be pouring me a cup of coffee in the morning, sending me flowers, or telling me he’s prayed for me. I love watching Jordan play and talk with our niece and nephew! He gets such joy playing with them, and they love their Uncle Jordan.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE,
LOVE WHAT YOU DO
I am a staff operations engineer for an oil and gas company. I have now been with this company for four years. My wife and I moved to New York so I could have this job opportunity. I work an 8 am-4 pm schedule Monday-Friday but one of my favorite things about my job is that I can work from home two days a week.
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• FAVORITE SEASONAL ACTIVITY
• FAVORITE TV SHOW
Jordan: The Mandalorian
• A PERFECT DAY LOOKS LIKE...
Both: A day on the beach
• FAVORITE DESSERT
Jordan: Apple Pie
• FAVORITE ANIMAL
Ashley: Dogs & Horses
• FAVORITE VACATION SPOT
Both: Sanibel Island
• FAVORITE HOBBY
Jordan: Gaming, grilling/cooking, and spending time outdoors
Ashley: Crafting, reading, playing with my dogs, exercising, working in my yard, and organizing
• FAVORITE HOLIDAY
• SOURCE OF INSPIRATION
WE LOVE LIVING IN NEW YORK!
Our home is in an Urban area of New York. On a nice day we typically like to spend it outdoors. On a rainy/cold day, we tend to spend time in the living room, watching TV cuddled up on the couch with our dogs. Our pups are very loving and affectionate, making them great with babies and children. We also spend a lot of time in our kitchen. There are multiple nice schools in our area. We have, however, discussed possibly homeschooling our child. We do not have family nearby; however, we have made multiple friends within our four years up here. We have also found multiple day cares local to us if we were to need the use of a daycare.
- MEET OUR -
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We enjoy spending our free time: going out to eat, sightseeing, visiting museums, bowling, fishing, hiking/walking, picnics, watching TV/movies, going to the zoo and spending time with our three dogs. When traveling we mainly go back to Ohio to visit family. We have done our research and do believe in the gentle parenting method / learning from natural causes. Our child would be growing up in a 5-bedroom, 4 full bath home that we own. They will have a playroom that isn’t located in their bedroom or the living room. We have a yard with room for a swing set, sand box, and all the other fun things!
Where we live there are so many activities that we can’t wait to involve our child in!
Growing up my parents made to sure raise my siblings and I with a love for God, to have a good work ethic, and the meaning of having good moral values. My family has always been close and supportive.
JORDAN AND I ARE so very blessed BECAUSE BOTH OF OUR FAMILIES ARE so excited FOR THIS JOURNEY WE ARE TAKING.
I was raised in a close-knit family by my parents. I was taught, alongside my two younger brothers to cherish God’s principles, and as a result we have grown into individuals with a strong moral compass and a deep appreciation for family. Though we may be spread out a little more now, we still find time or ways to connect with each other. We also make it a priority to be together for holidays/family vacation throughout the year.
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We appreciate you considering us as adoptive parents. We know this is not an easy decision and have so much respect for the fact that you chose to make a loving adoption plan for your baby. We are willing to have an open adoption plan. Open adoption to us would mean sending letters, photos, visits, and other updates after placement. We are looking for someone who wants an open adoption plan because we know how important it is for our child to know about their birth family. To be totally transparent we have been trying to grow our family since late 2018. We started with trying
to grow our family through the foster care system. When it appeared, we weren’t meant to adopt a child through the foster care system we started IVF treatments using an egg donor, which were not successful. It’s only been through the last couple of years that adopting has become a possibility for us and we are so grateful to have this opportunity! We are very firm believers in that everything happens for a reason, which is why we believe, the child that is meant for us we could only receive through adoption.
WE WOULD LOVE TO
HEAR FROM YOU!