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Welcome to our family! Your child will be welcomed by our large extended family including our six nieces and five nephews that play an active role in our lives. We promise to shower your child with love, encouragement, security, laughter, and adventure. Please know you are not alone as you go through making decisions, we are here to help you in any way we can!
Growing Up: I grew up in Virginia on a horse farm where my joy for being outside blossomed. I was active in my church community and still an active member of the same church today. Siblings: I have an older sister, a twin sister, and a younger sister. Education: MBA & various certifications in the banking industry. Occupation: I have worked in bank operations most of my career. Hobbies: I love spending time boating, kayaking, swimming, hiking, and traveling. I greatly enjoy spending time with family & friends, especially my nieces & nephews. Written by Jason - Crystal is an angel in disguise! She is dedicated and passionate about her family and community. Her compassion, empathy, and go with the flow personality is contagious and loved by many. I admire her organizational skills and motivation most of all!
Growing up: I was born and raised in the state of Virginia on a farm. My parents divorced when I was young but that blessed me with two amazing stepparents. Siblings: I have an older brother, an older sister, a younger brother, and a younger sister. Education: Trade School, Welding Occupation: I am self-employed. I run and operate my own welding company. I enjoy welding, mechanical work, and building. Hobbies: I enjoy spending time boating, kayaking, fishing, hunting, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family. Written by Crystal - Jason is the most kindhearted person I've ever met. Jason is compassionate and easy going. What I love most about Jason is his generosity and outgoing personality. He is creative and knows how to fix anything!
We want to thank you for the opportunity of introducing our family to you as potential adoptive parents to your child/children.
Your child will be welcomed by our large extended family including our six nieces and five nephews that play an active role in our lives. We promise to shower your child with love, encouragement, security, laughter, and adventure.
Please know you are not alone as you go through making decisions, we are here to help you in any way we can!
We have many years of experience with children. They have 11 nieces and nephews and friends with children. We have had foster children in our home for short durations, five months being the longest placement with us. Fostering has given us direct parenting experience, and we really enjoy it.
We both love children. We feel that all children need love, consistency, support, involvement, and to be taught faith-based morals and ethics. We will give opportunities for new experiences and an extended family that will love and accept our child/children. We feel that it is important to help children learn good morals and understand the rules for acceptable behavior. We will teach them right from wrong and make sure they always have the support they need to reach their potential.
We have a lovely colonial style home on the Mattaponi River. We have three bedroom, and two bathrooms with a spacious kitchen, family, and flex room. We have over two and a half acers of opened land, great for running, playing, and exploring the outdoors. Part of our backyard is fenced and ready for a jungle gym! We are roughly a mile off the main road with no thru traffic.
We have 13 neighbors in our river community. The majority of our neighbors are retired and are extremely kind. A few families regularly stopping by on their golf carts with homemade goodies to talk and see how we are doing. Crystal’s younger sister and her family purchased the home directly beside us and we often see them a couple of times a week. We have a bridge connecting our backyards to one another and our two nieces and two nephews are over our house regularly.
Our nursery room is ready with all the furnishings, clothes, and toys! The nursery is a 15 x 24 foot room with a spacious walk-in closet that connects to a Jack and Jill bathroom.
Meet our dog, Gunner! He is an Australian Cattle Dog. We adopted him when he was just seven weeks old. He has grown up around our nieces and nephews and loves running after them in the yard. His favorite hobby is swimming. Any chance he gets he is in the water fetching his water toys. He also enjoys playing with other dogs and traveling with us.
Our family members are extremely important to us. Jason is one of five children and Crystal is one of four. Most of our siblings live within an hour from our home and we spend as much time with them as possible. Crystal’s parents have Sunday night dinner every week to help stay connected with one another.