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Hi! We're the Jones Family!

We are Van and Lauren. We've been married 7 years and feel like we are just getting started. Before we got married we knew we wanted to have a house full of children and believed the Lord would bring us a family in his own unique and creative way. Three biological children later and our hearts have been stirred to bring another child into our home via adoption. WE are so excited about the possibility of growing our family through adoption.

You can read about our family below and hopefully hear our heart and desire in adopting a little one.

How we met

Van and Lauren met at a church tailgate at Auburn University. Van saw Lauren from across the tent and said to his friend "Who is that?!" His friend introduced them to each other and shortly after they had their first date - a running date on campus. They realized how compatible they were and got engaged in the summer of 2016 and married in November 2016.

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About Van (Dada, Daddy)

Van is the best dad and hardest worker I know. He is always up for an adventure even if it means he will have to carry one or two of our children up a mountain.  He is an incredible leader, and his daughters and wife are just some of the many people who look up to him. When he comes home from work every evening the girls are always there to greet him and are so excited they finally get to play with him again. Along with him being a good leader in his home, he is also an incredible leader at his job. His coworkers say he is the hardest worker, but also makes them laugh and brings joy to their day. 

 

He is my favorite person,

Lauren

Lauren (mom, mama, mommy)

Lauren is one of those people that had an adventurous career in ministry and recreation, but when she became a mother, her entire focus shifted to raising our children. It has been such a joy to watch her thrive in her role as stay-at-home mom. Lauren prioritizes time in the outdoors hiking, playing, and visiting with others in the park or neighborhood. Our oldest two love reading, which is also a priority that Lauren works hard on. Neighbors and friends are often in our home, and Lauren does well to create a welcoming environment for whoever happens to join us for a meal or games.

 

She is my favorite person and best friend!

-Van

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Our girls

Each of our girls are a unique part of our family and we are so grateful for their different personalities and the way they bond together.

Our Home, Our Adventures, Our Community

We live a life filled with an adventure, we always have room at our table, and we are so grateful for the community God has blessed us with.

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Our Favorites

Some of our Favorite things!

Animal
Author
Book
Candy
Childhood memory


Childhood toy
Children's book
City
Classic Movie
Color
Day of Week
Dessert
Disney Movie
Dream Vacation
Family activity
Exercise
Fruit
Game
Hobby
Holiday
Holiday Tradition
Ice Cream Flavor 
Junk food
Leisure Activity
Mermory with a child

Memory with Spouse

Personal Hero
Poet
Quality of my Spouse
Thing to cook
Tradition

 

Van

Lion
CJ Box
Bible
Reese's Cups
Childhood memory


Childhood toy
Children's book
City
Classic Movie
Color
Day of Week
Dessert
Disney Movie
Dream Vacation
Family activity
Exercise
Fruit
Game
Hobby
Holiday
Holiday Tradition
Ice Cream Flavor 
Junk food
Leisure Activity
Mermory with a child

Memory with Spouse

Personal Hero
Poet
Quality of my Spouse
Thing to cook
Tradition

 

Lauren

Elephant
C.S. Lewis
Meaning of Marriage
Watermelon Sour Patch
Skiing with my mom and dad and going to ski school
American Girl doll
Goodnight Moon
Chamonix France
A Christmas Story
Blue
Wednesday
Clothespin Cookies
Beauty and the Beast
Skiing in the Alps
Mountain Biking
Cycling
Strawberries
Settlers of Catan
Sewing
Christmas
Gingerbread Houses
Vanilla
chips
Camping
When our kids first learn to read!
Climbing in Chamonix

My mom
Jessica Urlichs
Work ethic
Chickpea Soup
Family Worship Nights

 

Contact Us

We are praying for you and hope you find grace and peace in this time. We are hopeful for you and grateful you have taken the time to read through this website about our family. Please let us know if you have any questions or you can contact our social worker if you feel more comfortable with that. 

Technicality: we completed our home study according to the state requirements. This assures the birth parents that our family is prepared and ready to receive a child at any time.

Contact Us

Lauren Jones

2057283137

Contact our social worker

Sara Strength

3343724387

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