Hello & Welcome!

We're Dawn & Jensen

Dear Mama,

It is so nice to meet you! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me!

I can’t imagine what you are feeling right now. I know this is a confusing and difficult time for you while you are trying to figure out the best option for you and your precious baby. I hope you feel loved and supported no matter where you are in your journey. I admire you greatly for choosing life and for considering adoption.

If you decide to make an adoption plan, I want to assure you that I promise to respect you and whatever level of openness and contact you want to have with your child. I promise to love and cherish your child with all of my heart and to provide a safe, happy home with a life full of every opportunity possible.

Know that I am praying for you and your sweet baby throughout your pregnancy. I pray God fills you with peace in whatever decision you make.

love,

Dawn 

My heart

for adoption

I began my journey to motherhood in April of 2017. I had my son in 2018 after finding a donor online and going through artificial insemination (IUI). Once my doctor gave me the clear to try for baby number two, I started going back to the hospital and going through the IUI process. Month after month, not seeing that double pink line really started affecting me physically, mentally, and emotionally. I tried for almost four years, and then a miracle happened — my friends adopted a little boy, and it suddenly clicked. I finally let go of the idea of having another biological child because I knew God had other plans for me: plans to adopt.

I came to the realization to adopt because I had close friends who adopted. I was lucky to follow their journey. God puts everyone you meet in your life for a reason. I was on the fence about adoption until I had the privilege to watch my friend’s adoption story unfold.

I come from a church family where adoption is normal. Several families have adopted from Ethiopia and Haiti, as well as domestic adoption. To see the joy the children bring their parents is so surreal! It’s fun to be a part of their lives and see them grow and become disciples of God.

being a mom is everything to me

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Jensen is five years old. Jensen is the most loving, outgoing little boy. He loves with his whole heart. He is passionate about people. Jensen is very creative. He loves to draw, especially with sidewalk chalk. Jensen is curious. He will tell me facts about God’s creatures that a 5-year-old should not know, but when I look it up, he’s usually right! He can’t wait to be a big brother, and I know he has all the love in the world for a sibling.

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I always wanted a big family. I always thought I’d have four to six kids. I just don’t feel like my family is complete yet. I am so excited for my son to have a sibling and am looking forward to seeing him be a big brother.

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My prayer for my children is that they choose to follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I pray for their future spouses, the friends they will make, the careers they will choose, and the decisions they will make.

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Our Family

Values

1. honesty

Being honest with one another is huge! I don’t ever want to give my children a reason to lie to me. I want to be the parent they can trust above all others. The one they can go to for all their ups and downs.

3. laughter

Life is short. There are plenty of times to be serious. We always need to take time to play together. That could be going on vacation, going to the park or movies, or even staying home and playing a board game.

2. faith

My Christian faith is very important to me. I talk about God in regular conversation and make a point to teach Jensen about Him. I aim for my family to live by the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

4. serving others

I want to instill in my children a heart for serving others. I want to make sure they can assist our community with compassion, respect, and dignity.

Family is everything!

I have an amazing support team with my parents, sisters, brother-in-laws, nieces, and nephew. My family is extremely excited to welcome a new baby to the family.

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sisters

My middle sister, Danielle, and her husband, Jesse, live about 2 hours and 40 minutes from us. They have two girls, Natalie and Tinley. My youngest sister, Danae, and her husband Dan, live 2 hours 30 minutes from us. They have one boy, Brinksten, and one girl, Briella.

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cousins

My son adores his cousins. They usually play very well together, even though the oldest is 11 and the youngest is 5. We try to get together as often as possible. It may not be everyone on every holiday, but most holidays, we will be together. We also do spontaneous visits throughout the year.

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grandparents

Grandma Denise and Papa David live two houses down from us. I never thought I’d want to live so close to my parents, but I’m so glad I do! They are very helpful and supportive grandparents. Naturally, we spend a lot of time with my parents and share lots of meals together!

before you go…

thanks for getting to know us

Thank you for considering me to be a part of your journey! I am simply in awe of the gift that you are giving your precious child. I admire you for your bravery and selflessness. I want you to know you will always hold a special place in our hearts and home. Your child will know you loved them enough to make a loving sacrifice for them.

My prayer is to respect your wishes regarding the level of openness and contact you are comfortable having with your child. I would love to provide annual updates and photos for you if it is your wish. I will continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy and delivery, wisdom and peace for all the important decisions you will make, and comfort and encouragement for your heart as you endure all the feelings that come along with this decision. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my family!

Dawn

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before you go…

thanks for getting to know us

Thank you for considering me to be a part of your journey! I am simply in awe of the gift that you are giving your precious child. I admire you for your bravery and selflessness. I want you to know you will always hold a special place in our hearts and home. Your child will know you loved them enough to make a loving sacrifice for them.

My prayer is to respect your wishes regarding the level of openness and contact you are comfortable having with your child. I would love to provide annual updates and photos for you if it is your wish. I will continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy and delivery, wisdom and peace for all the important decisions you will make, and comfort and encouragement for your heart as you endure all the feelings that come along with this decision. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my family!

Dawn

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