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Dear Birthmother,

Thank you for taking a moment to consider us as a potential family. This is a big decision and we are praying that you make the right one, regardless of which family that is. Thank you for choosing life and choosing adoption! We are Jason and Sarah from Washington state. Over 4 years ago we made one of the very best decisions of our lives and adopted our daughter, Charley, and we would love to give her a sibling and expand our family and our hearts again.

About Us

We have been married for 11 years now - sometimes it seems like it’s flown by in an instant and sometimes it seems like a lifetime! Over four years ago we were blessed beyond measure whe we adopted our daughter, Charley at birth. We previously lived in Southern California, but three years ago we said goodbye to the sun, hello to the rain and moved up to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to Sarah’s family. We wanted Charley to grow up closer to at least one set of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, and we haven’t regretted the decision once (although some sun would be nice)!

We love to joke around with each other and are more often found quoting funny movie lines than having serious conversations. Our hearts are rooted in our faith in God and our family. Jason loves to golf and watch college football. Sarah is into running and runs a handful of marathons each year. This past year we’ve gotten into camping in the summer, which has been a blast for Charley and a lot of packing for us - so much stuff to pack!

Jason works from home in technology sales, which is a blessing because we get to be together most of the day as Sarah is a stay-at-home mom. For some couples, this would drive them crazy, but it’s all we have ever known and it works well for us. Our little tribe of three, hopefully and prayerfully soon to be four, spend a lot of time together and even on the tougher days we know these days are fleeting and they will go by in an instant.

Our Home

Gig Harbor, Washington is a fabulous place to raise kids. It’s a small, but growing waterfront town that is incredibly family oriented. It’s about an hour south of Seattle; close enough to a big city, but far enough away to enjoy a little slower paced life. The schools here are highly rated and there are far too many preschool options to even begin with! There are beaches (albeit rocky), numerous parks and playgrounds, tons of campgrounds and even national parks just a short drive away. The town is friendly and diverse. Since moving here three years ago, we have made friends through church and various social activities. There’s always something going on; from holiday themed events, to the local waterfront farmers market, to the summer old-time trolley. It’s just a fun place to be!

We purchased a home here in town that has an incredible waterview and over an acre of land. We feel blessed beyond measure to be able to live here. We’ve been slowly remodeling our home. Over the past two summers we have laid many, many pallets of grass sod so that Charley could have a big yard to run around and play. We also built a small playhouse and put in a tree swing. We can’t wait for another little one to get to play with these things, as well.

The baby’s nursery will be right next to Charley’s room with a shared Jack-and-Jill style bathroom. Decorating Charley’s room was such fun for Sarah and she can’t wait to get started on a new nursery!

We live on a very quiet, private street with only a couple dozen houses on it, so it’s safe and easy to ride bikes, pick blackberries in the summer and go on walks. We have three apple trees in our yard, which we pick from in the fall. We also have an older neighbor who gives us fresh, homegrown tomatoes in the summer. We are truly blessed and love our town, the community and fellowship that we have.

Our Extended Family

Now that we live less than three hours away from all of Sarah’s family, we see them quite often. Charley and Sarah make the drive to Oregon every month or so to see her four cousins and grandparents. Sarah is especially close with her mom and “Mummu” (Finnish for grandma) is especially close with Charley, her only granddaughter. Mummu drives up for a few days and volunteers at church in the nursery or at her preschool. She will visit and take Charley to the state fair, parks and playgrounds or attend a holiday event together like seeing Santa at the North Pole. Mummu also loves to cook, bake and tend a garden. She cans fish for us, makes jelly, taught us to make sauerkraut and planted pumpkin plants in our yard. She is a wonderwoman and an incredible example for Sarah and Charley.

Sarah was born in Alaska to a fifth-generation commercial fishing family, and Papa (Grandpa) even named one of his boats after his only granddaughter. When we visit Oregon, Charley gets to go hang out on the boats, go clam digging and camping with cousins. We value this outdoor lifestyle and think it’s important for her to be exposed to it as well as the value of hard work.

Jason’s family lives in Georgia and Florida so we don’t see them quite as often, but his mom and step-dad just purchased a small motorhome and are going to be driving to Washington to see us. We are so excited and hope they stay for a while. Charley is adored by her “GMA” and Papa. Even though they don’t see them as often, GMA loves to send little gifts in the mail and we often video message each other. Thank goodness for technology!

We also have “Pops”, Jason’s father, in Florida who always sends the sweetest, most thoughtful cards and generous gifts. We can’t wait to one day make it out to Florida to visit Pops, Jason’s sister and family and Disney World!

Our Family Traditions

We love to travel when time allows. These past couple years we’ve traveled everywhere from Hawaii to Boston for the Boston Marathon, but one of our favorite yearly traditions is the weeklong trip we make every summer to Sunriver, Oregon. We drive over and meet longtime friends and spend the week playing outside in the pool, bike riding, floating down the river, BBQ’ing, walking to get ice cream and just having a wonderful time together.

We are very active in our church and Sarah is a part of the moms’ group where she has many friends. In the summer, we spend a lot of time outdoors. You have to take advantage of the great weather! We are definitely a sports family as Jason and Sarah both grew up playing a variety of sports. We like to go to a Seattle Mariners baseball game with family at least once a season and we also go to Arizona for spring training with the grandparents.

What Led Us To Adoption

With our daughter, we just felt called and led to adopt. We prayed, researched, read books, attended informational meetings and then made the choice to. With this adoption, we found out that we have infertility issues which made it all the easier to choose adoption again since we had a heart for it and had a positive experience the first time and had already walked down this road.

Facts About Sarah

Stay-At-Home Mom
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Languages and Literature
Favorite Food:
Pickles, + Cream Cheese Frosting + Cobb Salad
Favorite Hobby:
Favorite Movie:
The Comebacks
Favorite Sport:
Watch Football + Running
Favorite Holiday:
Favorite Music Group:
Hawthorne Heights & Some Country
Favorite TV Show:
Abandoned (though I don't watch much TV)
Favorite Book:
Unbroken +The Nightingale
Favorite Subject in School:
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Sunriver, Oregon + Wherever My Family Is In Hot Weather

Facts About Jason

Software Sales Rep
Bachelor of Science
Favorite Food:
Favorite Hobby:
Playing Golf
Favorite Movie:
Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Sport:
Favorite Holiday:
Favorite Music Group:
Led Zeppelin
Favorite TV Show:
American Pickers
Favorite Book:
The Kite Runner
Favorite Subject in School:
Favorite Vacation Spot:
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I adopted our son as a newborn after going through 12 years of infertility. Now, 23 years later, I am director at Everlasting Adoptions. Shortly after adopting our son, I started to feel a calling towards adoption. My career as a Human Resource Manager in Corporate America came to an end, and I entered what I now know is my purpose and passion in life — building families through the miracle of adoption.

Working with birthmothers and adoptive parents throughout the US for over 20 years has allowed me to utilize the skills I have been blessed with to serve others. I come to work every day not as a staff member coming to a job from 9 to 5, but as a person who is extremely dedicated and devoted to helping people like you every single day. I feel very blessed to have found my purpose, and I look forward to helping you with your adoption needs!

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