Cody and Jana

Who We Are

 

Hi! We are Cody and Jana. We have been together for 13 years and married for almost 9. We have a 3 year old daughter we adopted as a baby and she is so excited about becoming a big sister. We live in northwest Arkansas and have a strong support system around us. Adoption has always had a special place in our hearts. Jana, her brother, and 2 of our cousins were all adopted as babies so our family understands how much joy adoption can bring to a family. We are actively involved in our church and love spending time with our friends and families.We also enjoy skiing, traveling, and being outside with our dog. We truly admire anyone considering an adoption plan for their child. Thank you so much for considering us.

Why We Are Adopting

 

For as long as I can remember, I knew there was a distinct difference between myself and my brother. Other siblings had common traits and could be identified as being related. Not us. My brother, red headed and pale, was the exact opposite of my tan skin and black hair. It was clear to about anyone who looked at us that we were not biological siblings. Nonetheless, we were brother and sister. We looked out for one another, defended one another, played together, and fought like any other pair of siblings would. My parents never made it a secret that my brother and I were both adopted as babies. They did not tell us because of the obvious differences, rather they told us because they wanted our family to have open and honest communication about anything. Knowing I was adopted never changed how I felt about my brother or my parents. I knew I had found the family I was meant to be in regardless of how I came to be in that family. I never felt as though I was an extra grandchild on either side of my family. My brother and I were treated the same as the biological grandchildren in my family. Having my family as role models of a good stable home encouraged us to pursue adoption.

When Cody and I got married, we both knew adoption was how we were going to grow our family. Adopting our daughter was the happiest day of our lives and we can’t wait to grow our family one more time through adoption.

Why We Should Be Picked

 

To us, being parents means making a commitment to raise children who knows their worth and feels loved unconditionally. We believe in creating a safe and caring environment with set expectations. We hope to provide guidance and knowledge that our children can use as they transition into the adult world. Ensuring our children have the skills to become productive and contributing members of society who have compassion for other people and a drive to do whatever they want in life is something we will strive for in our journey as parents. We want to give our children every chance to succeed, but also hope they understand how important hard work and dedication is. Our children will know how loved they are by our families, friends, and by God. We know how much joy adoption can bring to a family and we are so appreciative anytime we are considered.