Hi, we are Rob and Jessica! Thank you for taking the time to read our story and getting to know our family.
Our story began in 2010 while we were both volunteering for our church’s youth program. After getting to know each other as fun-loving volunteers, the Youth Director suggested we work on a special event together. This collaboration encouraged our friendship, and we eventually started spending more time with one another. As leaders in our church, our relationship developed with the wary eyes of the various teens we mentored. With this in mind, we built our relationship on honoring God, those around us, and each other. Today, our journey continues with this same foundation, just with more pages to the story.
Adoption has always held a special place in our hearts. After several years of desiring a child, infertility treatments, and being unable to conceive, we began growing our family through adoption. In 2019, we were blessed to adopt our son, Jameson. Now we are ready to begin the adoption journey again, and we look forward to what this adventure holds.
Rob is hardworking, caring, and adventurous. Rob has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) in Technical Theatre and a Master’s of Divinity. For the time being, Rob has decided to put on hold the work of a pastor in favor of working with students. He currently works at a local school district as the Director of Transportation. Rob does all the work behind the scenes to get students to school safely.
Rob possesses a love of teaching and carries this into each of his relationships. As a dad, Rob gets excited to show Jameson new things. Rob will be found on the floor playing with Jameson, helping him figure out a new toy or how to use a tool, building a blanket fort or playing on the playground . Rob also prides himself on his ‘quality’ dad jokes.
Rob cares for his church community as he serves in a leadership role, plays the drums on Sunday, and takes the church’s van to the retirement home to pick up members who can no longer drive.
Rob enjoys telling stories, playing board games, and being goofy when it strikes him. Rob values history, culture, and learning. Rob is a mechanic for fun and enjoys attending car shows, working on and restoring his Firebird, and going for a drive.
The first thing most people notice about Jessica is her smile, probably because she is always smiling. Beneath that quiet smile is a heart overflowing with love for all of God’s creation. Jessica chooses to be relentlessly positive. Jessica’s actions are motivated by genuine love, whether people, animals (especially cows), or the majesty of the great outdoors.
I see it in her deep, lasting friendships. She patiently plays the role of mama to Jameson, and “dog mom” to our dog, Jake. Jessica’s love for people is displayed clearly in her genuine care and compassion for those around her.
Jessica enjoys doing anything outdoors with friends and family—hiking, camping, biking, and sitting by the fire. Jessica has fun experiencing and learning about the world with Jameson. She frequently takes Jameson to the beach, zoo, or other cultural centers nearby, including gardens, museums, parks, and more.
Jessica’s love for people shows in her career as a professional counselor. Jessica has a Master’s degree in Counseling and enjoys walking alongside individuals and families who are struggling and working with them to help them grow. Jessica owns a small online counseling business where she works two days a week and stays home with Jameson for the rest of the week. While Jessica is at work, her mom watches Jameson.
Jameson is ready to be a big brother. His goofy and outgoing personality allow him to make new friends easily. Jameson loves being around other people and making them laugh. He is a good “little brother” to our dog, Jake, and enjoys throwing the ball and laughs when Jake runs to retrieve it. He is also a good “big cousin” and is looking forward to when his cousins are old enough to run around and play with. Jameson possesses a curiosity about the world around him and is excited about new adventures, experiences, and exploring new places. Jameson’s favorite place is anywhere outside! When we go camping in the summer and fall months, Jameson is in his element.
Jameson enjoys biking on his balance bike, playing at the playground or with other children, playing in the sand or with cars and trucks. Jameson is a kindhearted, thoughtful, helpful, and friendly little man. He often voluntarily shares toys and snacks with others (including the dog) and helps us with chores around the house. Jameson often reminds us to find joy in small things and encourages us to always be excited about life’s adventure.