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Meet Jonathan & Allison

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A Letter from Jonathan & Allison

We are so happy to share our story and grateful you would take the time to get to know us. We’re a loving, family-oriented, laid back couple living in Tennessee. We love spending quality time together and look forward to sharing our wonderful life with a child. Our hope is that this profile will give you a glimpse into who we are, and we look forward to getting to know you, too.

A Little About Us

God blessed us with the wonderful relationship we have. The way we met was truly a “God story” and we would love to tell you about it. We are each other’s best friends and love to spend time together, relaxing at the house or getting out for some fun and adventure. We have been married for 6 years and the time has flown by!

We talked about our hearts for adoption before we were married and hoped it would be part of our story. We had trouble conceiving but are grateful that God has lead us to begin our family through open adoption. We hope to be able to consider you and your family an extension of ours.

We love spending time together cooking, exploring our hometown, hearing live music, taking road trips and getting outside with our dog or to ride bikes. We’re excited to share these activities and many more with a child.

Meet my wife, Allison

Allison is brilliant, kind, patient, and genuine just to list a few. I was blessed to marry my best friend and we balance each other well. Her laid back and soft-spoken nature makes you feel relaxed and comfortable and she is a great listener. She is always caring for those around her and I can’t wait to see her maternal instincts in action.

She loves expressing her creativity, especially in cooking, knitting, quilting, and practicing her green thumb. She’s a great cook and will enjoy sharing this hobby with a child. She’s a natural teacher and will find joy in supporting your child’s creativity and education.

Meet my husband, Jonathan

Jonathan is a great leader, excellent communicator, a wonderful husband and will be such a fun dad. He’s the most supportive person I know and is quick to offer encouragement and a big bear hug. He has a fun boisterous laugh and can strike up conversation with anyone he meets.

He enjoys photography, technology, playing games with friends, and cheering on his favorite sports teams (Go Saints!). He is a big sports fan and has cherished memories of time spent with his dad and brother watching and playing sports. I know he’s excited to share his passions with your child someday, and will support them in their interests too.

Our Family & Traditions

Our extended families are small and very close-knit. Jonathan’s parents and brother live in Arkansas, and Allison’s parents, sister, and brother live in Virginia and Washington, DC. We visit both families several times a year and enjoy hosting them for visits to our home too. We love getting together for holidays and going on summer vacations together.
We are blessed to both have parents with strong marriages who inspire us daily by their example. Your child will be the first grandchild on each side and everyone is thrilled to welcome a new family member.

Our Home & Pets

We’ve been blessed with a home we love and enjoy making it a warm, welcoming space. The layout is open and has lots of space for running around and playing games! It has three bedrooms including a nursery that is ready and waiting. We look forward to traditions of family dinners, baking and cooking together, evening walks and bedtime stories. Our neighborhood is friendly and diverse, with lots of young children to play with and is walking distance to our elementary school.

We share our home with our calico cat, Shrimp, and American Foxhound mix, Brody. They are both great with kids, Shrimp loves people and Brody is a “baby magnet” whenever we take him out to a fair or farmers market.

Our Promises to You

We promise your child will have a lifetime of love, care, stability and support.

We promise to value your child’s education, faith, and growth, and will encourage them to be kind, strong leaders.

We promise to prioritize our open adoption relationship and keep you engaged
in your child’s life.

We are humbled by the responsibility and privilege of adoption and promise never to lose sight of that.

Thanks for reading our profile, we look forward to getting to know you. To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Jonathan & Allison

  Jonathan Allison
Our EducationBachelors in Computer Information SystemsBachelor of Architecture
Our ProfessionsI.T. DirectorArchitect
Stay-At-HomeNoNo but will have 12 weeks of Maternity Leave
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Jonathan & Allison's Favorites
FoodShrimp & gritsSushi
VacationExploring a new cityFamily lake trips
Sweet treatBanana puddingMint chocolate chip ice cream
Musician or BandJimmy Eat World, Twin Forks, Tyson MotsenbockerAvett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Ben Rector
Board gameSequenceDominoes
HolidayChristmasThanksgiving
Childhood memoryWatching sports with my dadBaking cookies with Nana
More About Our Family
What Adoption Means to Us

We've always known adoption would be part of our story in one way or another. We believe a relationship with you and your child is one of the greatest gifts God could ever bless us with. We plan on being very open with your child about how they came to be a part of our loving family, and how much their birth family loves them too.

Our Values & Interests

We value quality time and make it a point to be home for dinner each night to focus on our family. Our favorite things to do on a slow weekend at home are riding our bikes, cooking healthy meals, walking the neighborhood with our dog, and cozying up for a movie or TV show. We love exploring new cities, visiting friends and family around the country, and hearing live music. We look forward to sharing our values of faith, family, and friendship with your child.

Our Extended Families

We have a small but close-knit extended family. Each of our families are very supportive of our plans to adopt and are excited to welcome the first grandchild to the family!

Our Faith & Church

Our faith is a big part of our lives and we look forward to raising your child to know God’s love for them. We’re active members of a diverse, non-denominational church where we attend Sunday services regularly and participate in an active small group of other young families.

We live in the state of...

Tennessee

Our City

We're excited to take advantage of all our city has to offer young families including a zoo, children’s science museum, live music, parks, gardens, and excellent educational and medical resources.

Our Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is safe, diverse and has lots of young families to play with. We're walking distance to a playground, coffee shops and restaurants, and our local elementary school.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn up to 3 months

Twins

Yes

Gender

Either

Ethnicity of ChildAny
Future Contact with Birth Family

We're open to letters, pictures and visits!

In Closing

Thanks for reading our profile, we hope to have the opportunity to get to know you too as well as your hopes for your child. We're open to visiting you during your pregnancy or keeping in touch by phone, text or email.

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