John and Shannon

In our time as parents, we’ve experienced the mountains of joy and delight as well as the floods of chaos and heartache. This has taught us the deep value of having a whole crew of people, of all different ages and walks of life, investing in each precious little one. In 2016, the day after our first-born turned 2, we became foster parents to a baby girl who we had the honor of adopting a few years later. Two births later, we now have a full, rambunctious, silly, and loving family of two girls and two boys. But we couldn’t do it without doting aunties, playful uncles, enamored grandparents, and an all-in community of friends and co-workers, each jumping in on the task of loving and teaching these children. We believe family is not just those who live in our home or share our last name, family is those who sacrifice for one another in the name of love.

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Basic Information

Name:  John
Age:  37
Education:  Master’s of Arts in Missions
Profession:  Software Developer
Personality Traits:  Warm, inquisitive, hospitable, gentle, playful
Race/Ethnicity:  Caucasian
Religion:  Christian
Hobbies & Interests:  Board games, wood working, anything with a good story, yoga, running, sustainability

Name:  Shannon
Age:  35
Education:  Master’s of Counseling Psychology
Profession:  Higher Education Administrator
Personality Traits:  Energetic, friendly, passionate, nurturing, commited
Race/Ethnicity:  Caucasian
Religion:  Christian
Hobbies & Interests:  Meeting new people, hosting, biking, jogging, pottery, gardening, cooking, baking, coffee

More Information about Our Family

Married:  9 years
Residence:  3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, big yard
State:  Texas
Neighborhood:  Suburban
Other Children:  Serenity (8), Emma (6), Jack (4), AJ (2)
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