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A Letter from Jonathan & Allison

Hi from Tennessee! We’re a fun-loving, family-oriented, stable couple and a classic case of “opposites attract”. Jonathan is fun and bold, a people person and the life of any party. Allison is sweet and steady, a thoughtful friend and a great listener. Our differences make us a strong team, in fact our favorite motto is “teamwork makes the dream work”. We’ve built a solid foundation as a family of two and are excited to set out on our greatest adventure yet!

A Little About Us

We met in 2011 and have been married for 7 years. As cliche as it sounds, we’re each other’s best friend and love doing things together, whether it’s a weekly grocery run, a big vacation, and anything in between!

We love 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! Even though infertility threw a wrench into our plans, we’ve always felt called to adopt and look forward to growing our family.

All About Allison

I’m an architect and I love working closely with my clients to bring their dream homes to life! I’m an introvert but enjoy getting to know people. After work, I love to cook healthy and tasty meals, or relax with some knitting or sewing. I’m excited to bake cookies and do crafts together with a little one. I’m most looking forward to watching a child grow and to see their personality and independence bloom.

What Jonathan loves most about her:

When Allison and I started dating, it didn’t take me long to realize how special she is. I’ve never known anyone as smart, genuine, and kind as she is. While she’s soft-spoken, those close to her know to listen when she speaks because what she’s saying needs to be heard.

All About Jonathan

I work in technology as a System Administrator, leading projects for a healthcare company. I’m not the normal introverted computer guy, I love people. I enjoy watching my college’s sports teams and playing games with friends. At home, I’ve grown to enjoy keeping our yard looking good, and cooking and grilling. I’m looking forward to showing a child the world and broadening their horizons.

What Allison loves most about him:

Jonathan is a natural leader, he’s loving and supportive and will be such a fun dad. He’s a fierce protector but also has a tender heart, a contagious laugh and can strike up conversation with anyone he meets. He always finds a way to make those around him feel seen and cared for.

Our Family & Traditions

Our extended families are very close-knit. Jonathan’s parents and brother live in Arkansas, Allison’s parents and sister live in Virginia, and her brother lives in California. We love to visit often! We recently took both families on a big shared vacation, everyone stayed in the same rental house and it was so much fun! We hope and plan to make this a family tradition.

Some other family traditions include: Breakfast Taco Saturdays, going for walks together on the weekends, taking the day off work on each other’s birthdays to celebrate, and seeing a Christmas concert every year.

Our Home in Tennessee & Pets

We love our home and enjoy making it a warm, welcoming space. Our bedroom and the nursery are on the main level, along with an open living space. Upstairs we have two more bedrooms and our favorite, the family room where we relax at the end of the day with a movie or some music. Our home is full of colorful art, calming music, cheery house plants, and big comfy furniture. Our pets Shrimp and Brody really make it feel like home and offer endless laughs and snuggles.

Our Promises to You

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

We promise to raise your child in a warm and loving home.

We promise to prioritize our open adoption relationship and honor your role 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 DegreeBachelors Degree
Our ProfessionsSystem Administrator (IT)Architect designing custom homes
Stay-At-HomeWorks remotely from homeNo but will have 6 months maternity leave
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Jonathan & Allison's Favorites
Foodshrimp & gritsMediterranean
VacationExploring a new cityAnnual family lake trips
Dessertbanana puddingice 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 my Nana
More About Our Family
In our home, we...

...treat each other, and everyone we meet, with love and kindness.
...have dinner together each night to reconnect after a busy day.
...value family time and make it a priority to see our extended family regularly.

Our Faith

We were both raised in faith-filled families and attended church every Sunday. Faith is a cornerstone of who we are as people and as a family. We're members of a non-denominational church with a loving children's ministry and even a group for adoptive and foster care families.

Fun Facts about Jonathan

- Born and raised in Louisiana
- Played saxophone in school in both concert and jazz bands
- Sang in choirs most of his life and toured with the Baptist All-State Youth Choir
- Passionate about his cold brew coffee

Fun Facts about Allison

- Born and raised in Virginia
- Played percussion in school and was captain of the marching band's color guard
- Traveled abroad for a semester in college and visited 8 countries in Europe
- Was a nanny for a year after college

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

Newborn to 3 months

Twins

Yes!

Gender

Either

In Closing

We can't wait to meet you and get to know you as well as your hopes for your child. We're open to visiting you during your pregnancy and keeping in touch by phone, text or email as much as you're comfortable.

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