To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:
Dear expectant parents,
We are Jordan and Linnea. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We are so excited about welcoming a child into our family, and although infertility has not been a part of our story, we have chosen to welcome our first child through adoption.
We hope you can get a better sense of who we are and what’s important to us as you read. We’ve done our best to include pictures from our everyday lives (including silly moments!) because we think that’s the most real version of us. Still, getting a grasp of someone through words can be challenging. If meeting in person is something you’d like, we’d be very happy to make it happen.
Please know that whatever you choose, we wish you and your child the very best.
With great love, Jordan and Linnea
Who we are as a family:
We have been together for nine years, and married for four. We met as high school sweethearts, and have loved growing together as individuals and as a couple. Over the years together, we have recognized that our core values as a family include communication, honesty, respect, and kindness. We support one another in keeping these values, both in our interactions as a family and with others. We are each other’s best friend and love spending time together. We are blessed to have a strong group of friends as well, who we love to be around.
We have been living in our home for three years now with our three-year-old dog Mogy. We are an organized family that has a regular routine, but we value flexibility and like to fill extra time with spontaneous activities. A typical summer day for us includes getting home from work and meeting up with friends at a dog park or disc golf course. We love hosting dinners or bonfires, and Jordan (who has a food science degree) always makes something great! We might close out the night with a movie, watching some of our favorite shows, or reading with the dog curled up nearby. A typical day in winter is a bit slower paced, with us more likely to host game nights or dinners with friends before casually gaming online with family. Regardless of the season, we like to find a balance between quiet time together and more social activities.
To read a little more in depth about us as a family, feel free to look at our full profile here.
Our views on openness in adoption:
Openness is extremely important to us, and is what led us to New Life as an agency. We believe that openness is the healthiest for everyone involved. We are committed to teaching our child about the beauty of their roots, their unique story, and the love of their first family.
Openness has unique challenges, and we know there will be difficult moments along the road, but we are committed to pursuing openness through all of those harder times because we truly believe in it. We believe that openness will bring many beautiful moments to a child’s life that wouldn’t be possible in a closed adoption. Our dream is to build a life-long relationship that is rooted in common love for a child, but grows beyond any feelings of obligation.
We are open to meeting with one or both birth parents before the baby is born, hospital visits if you would prefer us there, exchanging pictures/emails, phone/video calls, and in-person visits. We want to create an openness plan that matches your comfort levels.
To read a little more in depth about our openness, feel free to look at our full profile here.