Jelaire & Casey
Race of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Shortly after we were married we decided we wanted to expand our family. After months and months of trying we, along with our doctors decided Invitro would be the best course of action. We attempted 3 rounds of Invitro fertilization which didn't work, that wasn't the path we were meant to take. We both strongly believe adoption is the path meant for us to build our family and we are ready to take that journey. As we have been preparing for adoption we have gained the upmost respect for birth parents and hold them in the highest regard. We can't wait to welcome you into our energetic and fun loving family. As we reflect about our lifestyle, and parenting, we are so excited to share this loving and fun filled journey with a child, and to have them be involved in all the fun things that we do on a daily basis. We have such a huge extended family that there is always something happening, parties to attend, and fun adventures to go on. Once a child enters our family we have decided that Jelaire will only work part time for a while and eventually be a stay at home mom so she can love and nurture this precious child in the way he/she deserves. We can't wait to help you raise your child. If you wish, they will be blessed to have you as a part of their life and we will be blessed to have you as a part of our family, welcome anytime. We are excited to continue on this journey and we will have an unbreakable bond and relationship with you and your special child.
Our incredible journey started back in December of 2008 when mutual friends set us up and said, "Hey, they are perfect for each other!" We are proof blind dates really do work. So on December 31, 2008 boy meets Girl. Boy likes girl and of course girl likes boy. We decide to date and viola on June 26, 2009 we were married. During our marriage we have developed many common interests, for example: Drag racing, golfing, traveling, and working out to name a few. If we are not in town, you could probably find us down in southern Utah at the in laws house soaking up the sun. We LOVE to be outside. We work out 4-5x a week and enjoy spending time with family. Together we have 19 nieces and nephews. We are a fun loving couple. We have been married for 6 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. We love to do everything from snuggling up with movie, to going hiking or swimming with all our nieces and nephews. We enjoy going to the gym together, taking walks at night, and just hanging out. Over the years, we have learned how to really communicate with each other and most of all, how to love each other unconditionally. We are very involved in our church and try to live the best lives we can. Jelaire was raised in California while Casey was grew up in Utah. Both were raised Christian/Mormon. We were raised with similar disciplines and work ethic. Our parents both instilled in us the drive and determination to work hard and reach our goals. They taught us that hard work brings rewards and where respect is given, respect is earned. We grew up knowing a respect for our heritage, love for our country and appreciation for our freedom. We are grateful for our similarities as well as our differences, because we now have those to draw on in the future as we raise our own kids . We've learned from our parents sucess as well as theirs and our own shortcomings.
Our home is a simple and cozy rambler with a basement. Our large fenced yard has a gate that opens up to a wonderful park. We love to sit on the deck and watch the sun set. We live on a quiet cul-d-sac in a GREAT neighborhood with lots of kids. In our area we have two elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school. We love our house and neighborhood. It's the perfect place for us to raise our family.
Our Extended Family
Our family means the world to us. Casey had a very special bond with his paternal grandfather. Casey's grandfather fought on the beaches of Normandy during the war and instilled in Casey a love for country and his ancestry. Jelaire has been and always will be a daddy's girl. From a very young age, they did everything together. Her dad taught her how to work hard, be disciplined, but also have to have fun. We are so thankful for all of our family members and the roles they have taken in helping us be the people we are today and the people we want to become.
Our Family Traditions
We love continuing our treasured family traditions. At Thanksgiving, we feast on a big turkey with all the fixings. The guys watch football while the ladies chat. After dinner, we all watch the first Christmas movie of the year. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a family favorite. On Christmas Eve, we play board games, then, just before the kids bedtime, we pile into the cars and search for Rudolph's nose in the sky. The adults stay up indulging in yummy snacks and treats while preparing for Christmas morning. On Christmas day, we enjoy a big breakfast that includes cinnamon rolls, and then we open presents. Throughout the day, we visit with extended family and of course, assist the kids in putting together and playing with their new toys from Santa. The 4th of July is special to both sides of our family because we both have relatives who have served our country. We cook a traditional BBQ, lounge in the pool, play games and watch the fireworks as one big happy family
What Led Us To Adoption
We have tried having children since we got married. Jelaire was diagnosed with a condition when she was 16 which made the probability of having kids very minimal. The decision was made to try in- vitro, but that didn’t work. We knew that wasn’t our path, so we began thinking and praying about adoption and knew that was the answer. We are so blessed to be on this journey and look forward to the joys that lay ahead.