A Letter from Bill & Jansen

We are a loving, Christian couple hoping to expand our family through adoption! Our dream is to raise a child together and we feel that we’ve been called to adopt to complete that dream. We promise to love your child unconditionally and look forward to sharing our adventurous lives with him or her.

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About Us

We met working at the same restaurant and knew we had an instant connection. Our lives went their separate ways and when we met again through mutual friends years later, our lives matched perfectly and we haven’t looked back since. We’ve always talked about adoption together and knew it was how we wanted to expand our family since we are unable to conceive on our own.

We love watching sports, going to concerts, trying new restaurants around our town, and traveling to spend time with loved ones. We are eager to share our active lifestyle with your child.

About Jansen

Jansen caught my attention instantly the first time I saw her. She’s full of compassion, positive energy and is the light in my life. She has raised her son, Braedan, to be a loving young man and I am so excited to see her raise your child. Her career working in an emergency room allows her to be a stay at home mom part-time.

Jansen loves to do crafts, read books, go to Braedan’s sports practices, and attend concerts of all varieties. She’s so incredibly creative; we are remodeling our home and she has thrown herself into designing and picking out colors. She’s looking forward to opening her heart and home to your child.

About Bill

Bill always has an upbeat and positive outlook on everything in life. It is amazing to see how my son, Braedan, looks up to him as a role model. It has been a wonderful experience to see how Bill has embraced my son as his own. He loves helping him with his school work and throwing the ball around in the backyard. Bill works as an IT manager and is able to have a flexible schedule, which allows him to spend lots of time with us as a family.

In his downtime, Bill loves reading science fiction novels and comic books, watching sports (he has season tickets to our local football teams!), listening to music, and coaching lacrosse. I’m so excited to see Bill share all of this and more with your child!

Our Family

Family is the most important part of our lives. Our families live close to us and we make sure to see them as much as possible. Every Sunday, we have dinner with Bill’s parents and in the summertime, we light up the grill in their backyard. We have a lot of close friends that we consider our family and enjoy spending the holidays with them.

Every Christmas, Bill’s family records video clips of each family member’s highlight of the day and puts it all together for us to look back on. Jansen loves to celebrate birthdays with lots of festive decorations and fun games. We’re looking forward to sharing these family traditions and making new ones with your child.

Our Son, Braedan

Braedan is our caring and goofy 10-year-old son. He has a big heart for his family and friends and is always willing to help out those in need. He’s thrilled to be a big brother and will be an awesome mentor to your child.

Our Home in Virginia

Our home has an open floor plan with 4 bedrooms. There is a lot of space inside and out for our children to grow up in. We chose this area so we would close to the big city with everything we need, but still live in a quiet community with a small town feel. Our neighbors are incredibly supportive and we work together to watch over all of the kids in the neighborhood.

We have a 6-year-old beagle mix name, Sadie. She loves people and sleeps on Braedan’s bed every night.

Our Promise

We promise to provide your child with a life full of love, laughter, and stability. We will make sure your child is provided with every opportunity for him or her to find their passions in life. We will support your child with a great education and a caring home. We want our children to look back and remember their childhood as a time with lots of love and adventure. We are open to sharing letters, photos, and visits if you are open to that. To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Bill & Jansen

  Bill Jansen
Our EducationBachelor of ScienceAssociates Degree in Nursing, currently working on Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
Our ProfessionsIT ManagerRegistered Nurse
Stay-At-HomeNoPart time
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Bill & Jansen's Favorites
MovieThe original Star WarsGoonies
SportLacrosseIce Hockey
Vacation SpotBeachAny beach!
HolidayChristmasChristmas and Thanksgiving
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We love attending sporting events, both professionally and locally, as well as concerts. We have seen Iron Maiden and Dave Matthews to name a couple and we are seeing Imagine Dragons coming up for Braedan's first concert! We enjoy traveling around the United States and having Braeden experience new places. We are looking forward to having another child along on our Sunday night family dinners with our parents.

Our Faith

We are Christian's and will provide your child with Christian based morals and values.

Our Musical Interest

We love pretty much all music genres! We try to go to a couple of concerts a year and are very close to a big city where a lot of big names come through.

About Our Home

Our home is a warm & welcoming, single family home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Northern Virginia.

Our Children

We have a 10-year-old son named Braeden. He has been praying for a little brother or sister and will be a supportive and loving big brother to your child.

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

Newborn to 2 years old


Yes, we are open to twins!


Any gender

Sibling Group

We are open to a sibling group with the oldest 2 or younger

Ethnicity of ChildCaucasian, Hispanic/Caucasian, Asian/Caucasian, Native American/Caucasian
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to letters, pictures, and visits if you are comfortable!

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us! We promise to love your child unconditionally and will provide him or her with a safe and warm home, a loving big brother, and a quality education. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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