Clint and Jenny
We are Clint, Jenny, Annalise and dogs Pancho and Bella. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better. We acknowledge the difficult decisions you may be facing throughout this process. We want to assure you that in an open adoption we will be committed to a relationship with our child’s birth family as a part of our extended family.
We met in 2008 while working in the emergency room in Everett, WA. Clint was a nurse in the ER and Jenny had been assigned to the ER as a travel nurse. We were drawn to one another immediately; Jenny to Clint’s cute, quiet nature and Clint to Jenny’s fun, firecracker personality. Six months after meeting we decided to embark on travel nursing assignments that would take us across the United States. Over the next 3 years we made our way from California to Boston and then back to Montana (Jenny’s home state), where we were married in August 2010. Through open adoption we welcomed the addition of our beautiful daughter, Annalise, in 2013. Becoming parents has been much more than we could have ever expected. Annalise has brought so much joy, laughter, and silly moments into our lives. We have had such a wonderful experience with Annalise’s birthmother Alex. We have an open and honest line of communication with her through text, letters, photos and visits. Even though we live in different states, we feel that Alex is truly part of our family.
We love the friendly, laid back, outdoor lifestyle that Montana has to offer and feel it is a great place to raise our family. In the summer we can be found playing soccer, hiking with our dogs and camping. In the fall we take our annual family trip to Silver Mountain waterpark with friends and attend college football games. In the winter we enjoy cross country skiing, attending art/cooking classes or hosting game nights.
Jenny says that anyone who knows Clint would tell you that he is a calm, kind, compassionate, patient person who has the utmost respect and love for his friends and family. Clint always has a smile on his face and is up for whatever adventure lies ahead from rafting one of the many rivers nearby to backpacking in the mountains to playing golf. Clint also enjoys listening to live music, watching action or sci-fi movies in his huge bean bag chair and trying out new recipes in the kitchen with Annalise.
Clint says Jenny is an energetic, passionate person who loves surrounding herself with friends and family. Jenny enjoys attending ballets and plays, taking dance classes, hiking or shopping at the local farmers’ market in the summer with Annalise. At home she can be found scrapbooking, reading, watching Project Runway and Top Chef, or playing at the park with Annalise.
As parents we strive to introduce Annalise to a wide variety of activities, places and people, allowing her to explore and pursue whatever she is most passionate about. We can’t wait to do the same with our next child. We also believe involvement in the community in which we live is invaluable to our family. We are fortunate that our work schedules as nurses are flexible and allow one of us to be able to be home with Annalise. It has been so much fun watching her learn and grow each day. Some of her favorite spots to visit are gymnastics, the library, the pool and the numerous parks by our home. Annalise can’t wait to share these experiences with a brother or sister.
We look forward to growing our family. Making sure our children know they are loved in every way by both us and their birth families, is of the utmost importance to us.
Our thoughts and hearts are with you throughout this journey.
Clint, Jenny, Annalise, Pancho and Bella