“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet AJ & Jenna
A video message from AJ & Jenna
A Letter from AJ & Jenna
Thank you so much for learning about us. We are a fun-loving Christian couple from Southeastern Virginia. Adoption has been on our hearts for years and we are so excited for the opportunity to bring our first child home through this journey. Our large, extended family is so excited to welcome our newest addition with open arms and a lot of love. Our jobs allow us to work from home, which will give us lots of flexibility to spend time with our future child.
We are open to adopting a boy or girl of any racial background, and we would love to establish a relationship with you, at your comfort level. We are also open to sharing pictures, letters, and visits, if you’d like!
We are high school sweethearts and have been best friends ever since! While we are both hardworking, we are also silly and love to laugh. Board games are a staple in our home and we won’t shy away from friendly competition!
We love to travel, especially to Disney World and Nag’s Head, NC. We also love local day trips to the beach, museums, amusement parks, and zoo’s. We are thankful that we both work from home so we will be able spend a lot of time as a family. Watching movies and time with our family are also some of our favorite things to do.
Between our extended family and our small group from church, we have a very strong support system. Our church small group consists of three other couples, two of which already have babies, so our child will grow up with friends his or her age. We meet as a group each week for Bible study, fellowship, and to share struggles or praises. Our group also meets for dinner and to do fun activities, like mini-golf or basketball.
AJ is selfless, goofy, and incredibly sweet. He always knows how to make me smile! AJ is very handy around the house which is a huge blessing for our family. He loves to fish and work on cars or the boat with his dad on the weekends. One thing I have always loved about AJ is his love for children. He serves in a Preschool class on Sunday Mornings at our church and it amazes me how he connects with every child individually. Kids love him!
AJ is very active and loves to play sports. He has always dreamt of coaching sports teams for our future child. I am so excited to watch AJ become a father! I have no doubt that he will be the most supportive, loving, and involved dad.
If I had to choose one word to describe Jenna, it would be caretaker. She is at her happiest when she is serving others. Jenna continues to amaze me every single day with her love and compassion for everyone she meets. She is already bubbling with excitement at starting a mother’s group at church, where moms can get together and take their children to parks and museums. In her off time, Jenna enjoys crafting and decorating our home.
At her job, as the preschool director of our church, Jenna lights up every time she sees a child smile. I cannot wait to see her become a mom!
Our extended family is incredibly loving and very supportive of our decision to grow our family through adoption! We have family game nights with our aunts, cousins, parents, and grandparents almost every week. Most of our extended family, including both sets of future grandparents, live within twenty minutes of us and they are already asking to babysit! Since we live so close, our family gets together often and will be very involved in your child’s life!
We also have two dogs, Koda and Lucy, who are incredibly sweet and will love having a little one join our family. Koda loves his walks and playing fetch. He will enjoy little feet joining in the fun! Lucy is a Certified Therapy Dog so she has visited with children and nursing home residents. She loves everyone!
We live in Southeastern Virginia in a family-friendly neighborhood with wide streets and lots of young families. Our neighbors regularly get together to let the kids ride bikes or play basketball in the cul-de-sac. We also have bonfires and holiday gatherings. We are less than fifteen minutes from the local schools, grocery stores, hospitals, movie theaters, and our favorite small town restaurants.
Our home is a great size for a growing family! We have four bedrooms upstairs, one of which will be our playroom. We have a large, cozy living room perfect for doing a puzzle or snuggling up on the couch to watch a movie.
We love that we are close to the beach and the mountains so we can have many different types of vacations available to us without traveling too far. Our community has Christmas parades and fun festivals in the fall and spring. While we live in a quiet town, there is still plenty to do and we are close to everything!
We promise to love your child unconditionally and to raise him or her to love God and love people. We promise to help your child discover their passions and gifts and to help him or her achieve their dreams. We will talk with our child about adoption early on, and you will always be honored in our family’s story. We promise to help him or her understand just how many people love them and support them!
If you’re comfortable, we’d love to get to know you. We are open to sharing letters and pictures with you, and will welcome visits, if you’d like. We hope to hear from you soon! To contact us please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.
Learn More About AJ & Jenna
|Our Education||Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Pursuing a Master of Business and Technology||Bachelor of Arts in English|
|Our Professions||Financial Analyst||Preschool Ministry Director|
|Stay-At-Home||Part-Time (Works from home 3 days a week)||Yes (Works from home 5 days a week)|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of AJ & Jenna's Favorites|
|Dessert||Cheesecake||Cake Batter Ice Cream|
|Vacation Spot||Disney World||Nag's Head, NC (Outer Banks)|
|Movie||Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith||The Help|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
We love to travel! Every year, our extended family rents a huge beach house together for a week. We are both huge movie fans and enjoy seeing new movies in theaters or re-watching an old favorites at home. AJ enjoys building wooden furniture and home decor pieces like farmhouse-style signs and blanket ladders. Jenna has a Cricut machine and enjoys making vinyl decals to decorate our home and personalizing gifts for family and friends.
We are Christians and are very involved at our church. Jenna is the Preschool Director at our church, and AJ volunteers as a small group leader in our student ministry. Every week we meet with friends for Bible study too. We believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and he has a plan for each of our lives.
|Our Musical Interest|
Jenna grew up taking voice lessons and loves to sing, even if it's just in the car. While we don't play any musical instruments, we do love to sing Disney songs together for fun!
|About Our Home|
We just purchased our new home and it's wonderful for a growing family. It has four bedrooms, a spacious living room with plenty of room to play, and a large fenced-in backyard, perfect for a swing set! We love that our family is within twenty minutes of us.
|Our Children||We are looking forward to bringing our first child home through adoption!|
|We live in the state of...||Virginia|
|Our Neighborhood||We live in a family-friendly neighborhood, and our neighbors enjoy spending time together. Kids are always outside playing and riding bikes up and down the cul-de-sac. We are are close to schools, parks and playgrounds.|
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn - 1 year
We would absolutely be open (and incredibly excited!) to adopt twins
We would be thrilled to welcome a sibling group into our family! We are open to a sibling group where the oldest is 3 years old or younger.
|Ethnicity of Child||We would love to adopt a child of any ethnicity!|
|Future Contact with Birth Family||We are open to letters, emails, sending pictures, and an annual visit if you desire. We would love to have an open adoption where the child knows he or she is loved by so many!|
Thank you for taking the time to view our profile! We promise to love and nurture your child and to provide for him or her as best we can. We will encourage him or her to pursue their dreams and discover who God created them to be! Thank you so much for considering us as potential parents for your child!