Jordan & Helene


We are Jordan and Helene and want to first say THANK YOU for taking the time to get to know us a little bit! We want you to know a couple of things from the beginning: 1) we already love you and 2) are praying for you during this journey. We know considering multiple options is not easy and we support you and pray that you experience God’s incredible peace on this journey.

You are unique and special, and God has an incredible plan for your life. We firmly believe that He takes all situations and turns them into good. Life can be so challenging, but we believe that He is so much bigger than our challenges and He desires us to seek Him amid our difficulties and not only will our focus change, but He will strengthen us and restore us (1 Peter 5:10). He gives us beauty in place of our ashes, joy instead of sadness and if it is His will, we want to share with you some of that beauty and joy on this journey of life.

Now that our paths have crossed, even if just for a little bit, here is the big picture of who we are:

We love kids and have lots of them around us!  We have a vibrant and beautiful little girl (who you will learn more about later) and have 15 nieces and nephews (and we are close with all of them!). Helene works with kids and Jordan could be argued as the most fun parent and uncle, so we are blessed to be surrounded by, learn from, and help children on a daily basis!

We are both believers in Jesus and have a passion for our family to be centered around Him. As we continue on this faith journey together, our prayer is from Ephesians 3:16-18 that God will grant us strength with the power through his Spirit so that Christ may dwell in our hearts and we will be rooted and grounded in love. Our prayer is also to comprehend the vastness of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, and that we will be filled with the fullness of God. We say all of that not in a religious or super spiritual way, but have come to realize that our relationships with Jesus are number one and He is the Rock we stand on in this crazy and challenging journey that is called life!

Married since 2009

Reside in Virginia

Jordan’s Occupation: Nurse Practitioner of Hospital Medicine & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Helene’s Occupation: Part-time K-12 Principal for a hybrid Christian academy & Part-time staff in higher education

About Us:

Jordan is pretty hilarious, loud, thoughtful, driven, and smart! Helene is detail-oriented, caring, motivated, and hospitable! Together – we are typically considered opposites in many ways, but our foundation is a love for Jesus, people, and serving both to the best of our abilities. We generally have a whole lot of fun and love doing life together!

We met at church camp in summer of 2007 at the ripe age of youngsters (Jordan had just graduated college and Helene was entering her senior year of college) and dated a couple of years before getting married in fall of 2009. We love learning and decided to pursue multiple additional degrees after getting married. We also love exploring new places and have made it a goal to experience a new place every year since we said “I do,” while also prioritizing traveling to favorite places, like Helene’s nana’s house in New York state, every year for Thanksgiving, and Boston, where one of Helene’s aunt’s lives.

We both have individually felt God’s calling on our lives to adopt – Helene since she was 11 years old, Jordan, since he was a teenager. After we met, adoption was a regular discussion point in our dreams for a future family. In 2018, we opened our home to care for Helene’s newborn niece and nephews, when her sister was hospitalized suddenly due to massive brain hemorrhage. We loved and cared for these kiddos for months after Helene’s sister (who miraculously survived!) went through intensive recovery and needed consistent and constant childcare upon her return home. We then opened our home to foster care in 2019, where we loved on some precious and beautiful children for 3 years, becoming full legal permanent guardians for one of our sweet children – Miracle Jane – who we opened our home and hearts to when she was 3 weeks old. She keeps us laughing, running, and relishing sweet moments as we experience life through her eyes. We believe God was preparing our hearts and lives for adoption through some of these unique experiences and are so thankful to Him for allowing us to care for vulnerable children in these ways.

10 Fun Facts:

  1. We love family time! Helene comes from a big family and has great relationships with her 4 siblings and parents. We both have family nearby that we are very close to!
  2. Jordan enjoys going to the movies, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, and swimming.
  3. Helene enjoys reading, hiking, skiing, running, and cooking.
  4. Jordan hates roller coasters; Helene loves them!
  5. We love to travel and experience new places - Jordan prefers the ocean, Helene prefers the mountains, so we rotate destinations each year.
  6. We enjoy trying new foods and local restaurants, but also are just as happy enjoying a big pot of homemade chili, building a vibrant salad, simmering a pot of homemade Italian tomato sauce all day, or roasting vegetables and fish or chicken for a delicious dinner around our table.
  7. Sitting on our screened-in back porch listening to birds singing in the morning or crickets chirping in the evenings during the warmer months is a favorite pastime.
  8. We love spending time with Miracle’s birth family and value our gatherings each month.
  9. Hosting new and old friends and family around our dinner table on a weekly basis is something we cherish and have seen some of our deepest relationships built through this place of service and hospitality.
  10. We dance around the kitchen almost daily after breakfast and/or dinner.

There is a diverse group of prospective adoptive families waiting to adopt through Family Life Services! This is a sample representation of the couples who hope to build their families through adoption. If you are on a mobile device, click on the three lines above to see the list of waiting families.

If you are interested in learning more about any of our prospective adoptive families, email us at  Please note that all families may not be available for consideration at a given time, for various reasons.