A Letter from Jared & Anna

Hello from Texas! Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us better! After some years of infertility, we now feel confident and excited to follow God’s calling to begin growing our family through adoption. We look forward to raising a child in our faith-filled home. We are open to sharing pictures, updates, and having visits with you, if you’d like.

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About Us

We met at church over 10 years ago and have been married for almost 5 years now. We are opposites in many ways, but we balance each other out. We enjoy going on walks, exercising, watching movies, running errands, visiting family, going on vacations and mission trips, and eating good food together. Our marriage is Christ-centered and will provide your child with a loving, stable, supportive, and fun home for them to grow up in.

About Jared

Jared is a fun-loving, spontaneous, and adventurous guy who loves a good adrenaline rush. He enjoys motocross, snowboarding, exercising, road trips, and making me feel special. Working in physical therapy allows Jared to be able to help others heal and develop their bodies to increase their quality of life. I always appreciates how he helps around the house, thinks about other people’s perspectives, and has fun playing with children. He will be a great dad!

About Anna

Anna is quiet and reserved in demeanor and loves having deep, meaningful conversations with those she is close with. She has a caring heart, is detail-oriented, and loves spending time with children. She is currently an elementary school teacher but looks forward to becoming a stay-at-home mom after we adopt. Anna also enjoys cooking, gymnastics, arts and crafts, and reading. I know she’ll be a devoted, nurturing mom.

Our Home in Texas

We own a simple and cute 3-bedroom home in Texas that we remodeled on our own. The front and back yards are great for running and playing. We enjoy welcoming friends and family into our home for celebrations and get-togethers. We are located less than a mile from our community park and only a few minutes from both of our parents. Just a bit further is the Texas coast with several beaches available for swimming and building sand-castles!

Our Family

Anna was the middle of three children growing up, and Jared was the second of five children in his family, so it is safe to say we have a big family. We love living close to both of our parents and several of our siblings. We get to see family for every holiday and enjoy having family dinners, days at the motocross track together, and much more! We also love to take weekend road trips to visit our 3 nieces and 2 nephews, who live in other cities in Texas. Anna has extended family in Missouri, as well, who we visit every summer.

Our Promise

We vow that your child will be loved unconditionally, raised with a strong education, valued for who they are, and encouraged to pursue their talents or interests in order to reach their highest potential. Your child will grow up in an active lifestyle, with a life-giving church and supportive family. We will always respect you as your child’s birth mother and be sure he or she knows how special you are to our family.

If you’re comfortable, we would enjoy getting to know you and sharing contact after the adoption. To contact us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Jared & Anna

  Jared Anna
Our EducationAssociate - Physical Therapy, Bachelor - Arts & Applied Science, Master - Business AdministrationBachelor - Interdisciplinary Education, Master - Curriculum & Instruction
Our ProfessionsPhysical Therapist AssistantElementary Teacher
Stay-At-HomeNoNot yet, but I plan on staying home once we have kids (while they are young).
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Jared & Anna's Favorites
What is your favorite movie?13 HoursMiss Congeniality & You've Got Mail
What is your favorite dessert?Apple pie with vanilla ice creamBlue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream with homemade hot fudge on top
What is your favorite genre to read?American historyChristian fiction (especially books by Francine Rivers)
What is your favorite coffee shop drink?white chocolate mochaIced chai tea latte
What is your favorite fast food restaurant?Taco BellChic-Fil-A
What is your favorite type of music?Alternative rockContemporary Christian Praise & Worship
What is your favorite thing to cook?grilling steaksbaking desserts
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

Jared: weightlifting, motocross, snowboarding, business, history, traveling

Anna: cooking, reading, gymnastics, crafting, healthy living

Our Faith

Both of us were raised in church, and we attend a Bible-believing, life-giving church weekly (normally two times a week) together. We believe the focus is more on the relationship than the religion itself. In a nutshell: Love God. Love Others.

Our Musical Interest

We have very different personal tastes in music. However, we can both enjoy listening to Reliant K, Lecrae, Taylor Swift, and Bethel worship together. Jared can play the bass guitar, and Anna enjoys singing.

About Our Home

We bought our 3-bedroom house as soon as we were married. It was a deal, but needed a lot of updates! With much guidance, googling, and trial-and-error, we completely remodeled our home to make it modern and cozy--a place to call home. We have a nice corner lot with a covered carport and a trampoline.

Our ChildrenWe do not have any children yet. We are excited to become first-time parents through adoption!
We live in the state of...We love our great state of Texas! (We also love visiting other states, as well.)
Our NeighborhoodOur current home is in a neighborhood with lots of kids and close to Jared's dad. We are between a small city and a more rural area...the best of both worlds!
We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn - 3 months old

Twins

We are definitely open to twins!

Gender

We are open to either! We will be excited to adopt a boy or a girl!

Sibling Group

Yes, up to 4 years old

Ethnicity of ChildWe are open to all ethnicities. We have multiple ethnicities in our extended families, as well as, in our community (school district and church family).
Future Contact with Birth FamilyWe are open to staying in contact with the birth family through letter updates, pictures, and annual visits. We want the child to know about our journey and their story!
In Closing

Thank you for considering us! We are excited to become parents through adoption, and welcome the opportunity to get to know you and the hopes you have for your baby. Our extended families and community are diverse ad supportive. We will raise our child to be proud of how our family came together through adoption, and to know how much you mean to us. If you have questions or want to talk, please contact Lifetime and ask about us!

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