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A Letter from Jake & MacKenzie

Hello!

We have always known adoption would be how we would grow our family. When we met, God confirmed that we were meant to be adoptive parents and love children! We adopted our son, Zion, at birth and are truly blessed to keep in touch with his birth family.

We love camping, hiking, fishing, and being with family! We are excited to share our passions with your child and build a life of love, fun, and traditions with them! We promise to keep in touch with you through pictures, phone calls, texting & visits if you so choose. Thank you for getting to know our hearts through our words & pictures.

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This is us...

We grew up many states and miles apart but fell in love on a beach in Florida almost 11 years ago!

We are a family full of adventure, laughter, & fun. We love to camp, take walks in our neighborhood, swim at the local waterpark, and have campfires in our backyard. Whether it is new adventures or just working on house projects, we love to have fun together as a family! Our son, Zion, was adopted in 2017 and he is such a blessing in our lives! The last few years with him have been the biggest joy of our lives. We are thrilled to grow our family through adoption once more and welcome your child into our family of fun and adventure!

A little about MacKenzie by Jake...

MacKenzie has the biggest heart for others. Whether it’s serving her patients at her job as a nurse or being at home with our son, she loves deeply! MacKenzie is a great cook, and always trying new recipes while having dance parties in the kitchen with our son. She enjoys working on new house projects, decorating our home, and singing as she works. She loves the outdoors and takes any chance she can get to go hiking, camping, fishing, and running! She is an amazing mother to our son and I know she is excited to snuggle and love our next child. She looks forward to singing them to sleep at night, teaching them how to dance and sharing with them the great outdoors.

 

A little about Jake by MacKenzie....

Jake loves fiercely and is always there to lend a helping hand. Whether it is helping out neighbors, serving foreign lands, or being the best dad, Jake is always putting others’ needs before his own. He loves deeply, is hilarious, and always so much fun to be around! Jake loves the great outdoors, enjoys playing games, hiking, fishing and is also a talented wood-worker. Jake is our family protector, provider, and our biggest encourager. He also loves to serve our church through worship and lead our family with the strength and love of Jesus. He has the gift of playing guitar, something he hopes to teach our children if they desire!

Love lives here..

We live in a 4 bedroom home on 3 acres of wooded in peaceful bliss!  We have walking trails through our woods which are perfect for spotting deer and squirrels as well as all manner of birds and flowers.  There is a wooden playset on the little hill in the back yard with swings, monkey bars, and slides where we spend hours playing and imagining!

Our community is filled with sweet neighbors and young families with many children. We are a stone’s throw from the local lakes and beaches which we enjoy spending our days lounging and playing at as a family!

Our son and family

Our family is made up of friends, family and so many more. From Zion’s birth mother to our church family, we are surrounded by people that we love and who love us. Everyone is so excited about our adoption and are looking forward to loving your child! Our families are thrilled to share our traditions with them such as our annual family fishing trip and celebrating holidays together.

Our son, Zion, is a strong, confident, and sweet 3-year-old boy. He has a love for french fries, ketchup, pancakes, bedtime snuggles and absolutely loves having us read his favorite book “Brown Boy Joy” at bedtime. He prays for his birth family every night and loves to fall asleep to us singing to him. Zion is thrilled to become a big brother!

We promise...

We promise to love your baby fiercely, striving to love them as Christ loves us. We promise to appreciate and explore your child’s culture and celebrate diversity in the big and the small things, encouraging them to know their roots and be confident in who they are. We will help them to grow into the person they were made to be, supporting them in their dreams, and encourage them in their talents. We promise to love you as a part of our family through prayer and communication as you so desire and for your child to know how much you love them.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Jake & MacKenzie

 JakeMacKenzie
Our EducationAssociate Degree - Criminal JusticeBachelor of Science - Nursing
Our ProfessionsSales Representative - Precast ConcreteRegistered Nurse - Operating Room
Stay-At-HomeFull-Time/Home Based OfficePart-Time
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Jake & MacKenzie's Favorites
FOODCHIPOTLECHICK-FIL-A, STEAK
VACATION SPOTST. LUCIA/COLORADOMEXICO
SPORTS TEAMGREEN BAY PACKERSGREEN BAY PACKERS! GO PACK GO!
CANDYREESES PB CUPCHEWY NERDS
SHOWFRIENDSFRIENDS
THINGS TO DO AS A FAMILYHIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, LAUGHING TOGETHER, TAKING WALKS, WATCHING MOVIESEXPLORING NEW PLACES, ROADTRIPPING
BIBLE VERSEBUT FORGET ALL THAT— IT IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT I AM GOING TO DO. FOR I AM ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING NEWS. SEE, I HAVE ALREADY BEGUN! DO YOU NOT SEE IT? I WILL MAKE A PATHWAY THROUGH THE WILDERNESS. I WILL CREATE RIVERS IN THE DRY WASTELAND. - ISAIAH 43:18-19LET US HOLD UNSWERVINGLY TO THE HOPE WE PROFESS, FOR HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL. - HEBREWS 10:23
More About Our Family
We live in the state of.....

Wisconsin! The only place where beer and cheese come together in the form of a soup! The best cheese really does come from here, so if you like cheese... :). We just love the Midwest! It’s a place of kind people, close communities, and all four seasons. We love raising our family here!

Our faith...

We believe in Jesus Christ, the one and only son of God who walked this earth as 100% God and 100% man, living without sin. We believe that our first purpose on this earth is to follow him, growing in relationship with him and worshipping him with all that we have been given. We believe that our second purpose on this earth is to love people, just as he did. We believe that he has called us each to walk with the broken, to care for the destitute, and to love those around us. 

Jesus is our hope, our joy, and our greatest need. In him, we find all that we need. 

Our community...

The community that surrounds us is filled with sweet neighbors and young families with many children. We are stone's throw from lakes and beaches to spend our days lounging and playing as a family or fishing! The school systems are spectacular and we are surrounded by diverse communities. We love being so close to the city that we can experience different festivals and experiences, always leaving with a bag of cotton candy!

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

Newborn - 3 Months

Gender

Either!

Ethnicity of ChildAfrican American, African American/Caucasian, African American/Hispanic
Future Contact with Birth Family

We would love to develop an open relationship with you through visits, pictures, updates, and letters if you so choose!

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We are praying for both you and your child and look forward to getting to know you and your hopes for the future. We promise to love your child and support them in all that they do. We are so excited to hear from you and about you! All of our love and prayers, Jake, MacKenzie, & Zion