BC: Jason & Shana | Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
FC: Jason & Shana
1: Dear Birthmother, Thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We believe this choice is the most unselfish choice you could make. We know deciding to give your child up for adoption doesn't mean you don't love he or she, in fact it means you love them that much more. The reason we are pursuing adoption is that we found out a little over 3 years ago that we are not able to have our own children. Hearing that was one of the hardest times in our lives. With time, we have accepted that God has another plan for our family. We hope and pray you will choose us to adopt and love your child.
2: I am Jason Dale and have lived in South Dakota my whole life. I am the oldest of 4 kids. I have 2 younger brothers and a younger sister. My sister lives in New Mexico with her husband Tim and their son Jeremiah. They have been there for 3 years now doing mission work. The other 2 boys live in the same city as I do and we get to see each other quite frequently. Growing up we had a wonderful childhood and attended church every Sunday. My mom has 8 other siblings so the summers were spent with lots of cousins playing and goofing around. | At an early age my dad instilled in me that hardwork and commitment will get you very far in life. To this day I still possess these characteristics and many more. That is why after 16 years I am still employed at the same job. I am also responsible, caring, and I love to please people. I also enjoy being outdoors, playing basketball and softball. I am a huge fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Cowboys.
3: My father passed unexpectedly in Sept. of 2009 and he had a huge and amazing impact on my life. This experience taught me to appreciate the little things in life and to realize how short life is. I only hope I can be half of the father that he was to me. He enjoyed writing poetry just like I do and I have inherited that talent from him.
4: My name is Shana Christina and am originally from Wisconsin. I moved to Southwest Minnesota when I was 13 after my parents divorced. I am the oldest and have a younger brother and sister. My mom raised us 3 kids by herself and I am so very proud of her for that. When we were younger she always wanted us to take family vacations. Those were some of the fondest memories I have. Both of my parents are adopted, my dad by someone he didn't know and my mom was adopted by her uncle and aunt. | People describe me as a very caring, fun-loving, dependable, assertive individual. I am also a little stubborn and have a very good sense of humor. My brother and sister live in the same town as I do. We are very close and talk a couple times a week. My mom remarried almost 8 years ago and lives on a farm about a hour away. I am a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Twins. My family and I have attended numerous games.
5: A few other things about me...I love dogs, well actually most animals. I have had only one job my whole life and have worked my way up in the company to Assistant Manager 1. I volunteer on Wednesday mornings in the nursery at church so mothers can attend bible study. Family means everything to me. I love each and every one and would do anything to help them out. I love to babysit my nieces and nephews. I also hope someday I will get to hear the word Mom and know it is meant for me.
6: 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE. | Jason and I have known each other for around 10 years now. He proposed to me by putting, "Will you marry me?" up on a message board. We were married in Aug. of 2003. One of the funniest parts of our wedding day was he showed up at the church without his socks for his dress shoes. He was just going to go without! Now we live in a middle sized city in South Dakota. Both of us love spending time with both sides of our families. We have 5 nephews and 2 nieces all under the age of 10. We love to babysit for them and we are also involved in the nursery at church. We have a black lab/sharpei mix named Joker and love taking him for walks. We also enjoy going to movies, concerts and sporting events. One of our own little fun things we do is on birthdays, holidays, etc. we go to the store pick out the card we would give each other, read it and then put it back. It just seems expensive for a card so we think this works just as good. It's the thought that counts right?!
8: Jason's dad and mom. He passed unexpectedly in Sept. 09. We love and miss him very much! | Jason's brother Jeff and our neice Izzy | Shana's mom and nephew Sky | Matt, Ashley and Shana | Tom and Mom | Our dog Joker | Jason and nephew Boston | G, Izzy and Jeff | Grandma and Matt | Jamie, Jason's brother Derek, Brigham, and Boston | Jason's sister Chelsea, Tim and Jeremiah | Ashley and Brody
9: Our house We live in a middle size city in South Dakota. There is an elementary school right across the street from our home so we have many younger kids in our neighborhood. | Our big back yard | Living Room | Kitchen | Babys Room | Family Room
10: August 2, 2003 Two become One
11: Concerts | We love many different kinds of music. From Christian, Rock to Country.
12: Target Field Home of the Minnesota Twins | We love the Minnesota Twins!!! | Shana, stepdad Tom, Mom and brother Matt. | And more sports to come....
13: We also enjoy attending basketball and football games, especially the Lakers and Packers.
14: Shana's LOVES | SCENERY....this is a photo of the Badlands in the Black Hills. | ANIMALS... especially our pup Joker. | VACATIONS.... me, tom, mom and sky. | RAIN...the smell is so fresh. | THUNDERSTORMS...the sound of thunder and the flash of lightning. | CHILDRENS' LAUGHTER...this sound is the best in the world. | SMELL OF COFFEE...i dont drink it very often but love the smell of it. | THE LORD...through Him all things are made.
15: BASKETBALL... I love the thrill of competition | Jason's Favorites | CARRIE UNDERWOOD... I love the sound of her voice | POETRY... I love to write poems for anyone or about anything | FRENCH TOAST... the smell, the taste, the best food there is | LAKERS.. one of their biggest fans | THE LORD...without Him i am nothing
16: Christmas is our favorite holiday. We love spending time with both sides of our family.
17: We love sledding on the gravel road out at my mom and stepdad's farm
18: Jason | Shana | Precious little one | Three hearts connected as a family Growing together for everyone to see Jason, Shana and our precious little one Together forever until our work here is done
19: Our Little One To the little one, who will soon be born upon this earth, We are excited and looking forward to the day of your birth. Holding you in our arms, giving you a kiss on the cheek, Letting you know the love we share with the words we speak. We can't wait to bring you home, a pleasant sight to see, Starting our lives together, growing as a loving family. You will meet our wonderful dog, Joker is his name, He is playful, cuddly, loving and yes, extremely tame. You will meet your grandparents who will spoil you now and then, Always looking forward to the moments they get to see you again. You will meet your aunts and uncles, times with them will be fun, You'll never have to pick a favorite, you will love each and every one. You will meet your cousins who will always have your back, Leading you down the right path, keeping your life on track. You will meet our friends who have gone above and beyond, Helping us in times of need, creating a strong friendship bond. You will go with us to church and hear what the pastor has to say, As he preaches the word of God and how to live the Christian way. Sports are a big part of our lives and we can't wait to include you, Taking you with to our games and teaching you how to play too. There will be birthday parties, holidays and some good ol' family fun, We can't wait to share them with you, our precious little one. We will be your rock, the foundation of our family, Always there for you to lean on whenever you need us to be. Adopting you into our family is a dream we wanted so bad, Our excitement is beyond words, with all our love, Mom and Dad. Written by Jason
20: Thank you very much for considering us. We wish God's greatest Blessings for you!