Jana: I have always loved children and grew up helping with my siblings and holding every baby I could get my hands on. I have always wanted to be a wife and mom and have lots of children. Growing up, I always thought it would be neat to adopt someday, and it was especially on my heart to adopt a child that no one else wanted. As we have walked through this process, I am increasingly overwhelmed by the grace of God in adopting me into His family.
Family is important to me. I am the oldest of 8 siblings. I loved having lots of siblings grew up being best friends with them, and we are all still really close. That is a gift I have always wanted to be able to give my own children. My parents instilled in me a love for people and a desire to serve others from an early age. They taught me to work hard, but also never missed an opportunity to have fun! We did lots of fun and active things together as a family during my growing up years, and that is another gift I want to pass on to my own children.