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Jason and Kristen

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  • Birthday 09/22/1974

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    Spangdhalem, Germany
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    Jason and I enjoy almost anything outdoors. We LOVE water skiing, snow skiing and scuba diving. We have two dogs, Striker and Irish and enjoy running and mountain biking with them. Traveling with friends and family is also at the top of our list.<br /> <br />Jason is a F-16 fighter pilot so he loves flying! I enjoy cooking and "home-making" in general. In the past I have taught kindergarden and 3rd grade, been the assistant director of a Child Development Center, and worked for Baptist Children's home Ministeries in the STAR program working to help children in the juvinal justice system or other trouble get their lives back on a positive track.<br /><br />We both LOVE children and long for a family. Most of our friends have children and we enjoy playing with them and loving them most of all. Our fridge is covered with their art and photographs.
  1. Hi Kristen, Happy Birthday! I met your daughter's birthfather, Frank, at Camp Abrazo last month. What a nice guy! We had alot of fun!

  2. Jason and I are loving it Elizabeth! we love your wording! Olivia Grace Cockrum is the most beautiful baby girl, Daddy already has his shotgun ready for any little boys with less than honorable intentions! Tons more later! We are truely blessed to have Olivia in our lives and we feel beyond blessed to have her birthmother and birth grandmonther in our lives. They are three amazing people, and have taught us a great deal in the past what is is years, no that is 4 days! Seems like a lifetime! I am going to write more about Olivia in the Stroller Section! Just loved the clever wordin
  3. Susan, Just wanted to give you a reference from another perspective. We are currently parents in waiting with no children at this time. We were in the July orientation group, and as a couple who has not placed "super quickly" (by Abrazo standards) I would like to say I have every confidence in the ladies at Abrazo. A week ago I drove to San Antonio to talk to a staff member about a descision we were struggling with. Upon my arrival I learned the ladies were dealing with a really serious issue that day but Angela still made time later in the afternoon to see me. These ladies DO NOT have
  4. John and Nina, Congratulations!!!! WE are so happy for you and your baby boy! Fill us in with more details when you get a chance. Love, Jason and Kristen
  5. Craig and Tifffany, We are so thrilled at your wonderful news. I e-mailed earlier so in your spare time...............ha..............check there too! Enjoy every second. Can't wait for pictures. Love, Jason and Kristen
  6. Teresa, I am so choked up I don't know what to say. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. I am so happy for you and your expanded family. I am praying for that kind of relationship with the birthmother who choses us. Again, thank you for sharing, it is a truely heart warming story. Kristen
  7. Elizabeth, Love it!!! That is so true you can make it easy on yourself or you can make it hard but either way ultimitly it is HIS way! Jennifer, I just scrolled up and read your post on 1 Samuel 1:27-28. I just read the first chaper of 1 Samuel last night. I love the way Gods word is always there and never changes but depending on what you are going through in your life the meaning changes for you. My sister-in-law and I were talking about people being intimidated to read the Old Testiment over the weekend and she said "I always tell them to read 1st and 2nd Samuel, it is a good place
  8. Michelle, I am sorry I have not responded sooner. Traveling, Moving and a problem with my user name and password are my excuses, "the dog ate my homework"! I appreciate your offer to share profile info and I want to see them but I am up to my ears in moving and PSC paperwork as well as our house being a disaster in preparation of the big move! Forum readers are likely to hear much whining coming from Germany as I hate moving! Odd I am a military spouse huh? I am excited to see your profile at orientation. Did you do several pages? I read one time and a person said they did one page o
  9. Michelle, I am so excited to meet up with you on the forum. The Abrazo Chicks mentioned there was another military family coming to the July orientation, I am so glad we got in touch. I was going to wait a while longer and then post a message asking if the other military couple was out there so we could chat about military stuff. We do not have our confirmation letter for the July orientation. Actually I still have our formal inquiry but plan to mail it tomorrow. It is ready but I am such a worrier, I keep reading over it and making sure the answers reflect what we are feeling and tryi
  10. This morning I was planning on asking some questions on the forum about extended family in the adoption process, and then I read these posts. After reading some of the above posts I must say I am so sad to hear how some families responded. It is just crazy to me how unaccepting a family can be. I really wanted to inquire about talking to family members about positive adoption language, open adoption and other adoption issues and at the same time educating myself more so I am better equipped to answer questions lovingly and intelligently. I wrote down "Adoption is a Family Affair" and pla
  11. Just wanted to touch base with you. Jason and I are planning on attending the July orientation. Look forward to meeting you there. Have you started this whole profile process? I have tried to gather some pictures up but haven't gotten farther than that. I read about all those who have already gone to orientation and I begin to feel behind. I am creatively challenged so my Mom is going to help me. She is great at stuff like scrapbooking and it is a great project for us to work on together, but we need to be in the same country to work on this. Are we supose to come to orientation with
  12. Sorry I keep quoting people but these words speak to my heart. I too believe in God's perfect timing and love thinking of our infertility treatments as God keeping me busy until his perfect time and perfect plan are revealed. I am plenty curious about that time and plan! Even now I know it is beyond my wildest dreams. I also feel very strongly that God has a child or children meant for Jason and I, he wouldn't have planted the strong desire to be parents and the love for children in us if he didn't. . Again, thanks for "words of wisdom" from someone who's been there. Kristen
  13. I totally agree, each person is led to parenthood differently. Thanks for sharing, I love hearing everyone's stories, they are all so interesting.
  14. Jason and I struggled with this descision for 4 years and finally decided to try IVF, 3 times. For us the decision came after much prayer and finally concluding that ALL life comes from God, he alone creates the miricle that becomes a baby and then He alone breathes life into that baby. God also has given Dr.'s the knowledge to perform the procedure, God guides their hand and God decides weather a baby is to be born. This was a very difficult descision for us. I have several friends who are wonderful biological parents after having IVF. One of my friends had IVF, 2 empryos transfered
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