My name is Jannelle. I have lived in Washington for about 25 years now. Before that, my family and I moved every few years because my dad was in the military. Because of this, I have a great love of travel and experiencing other cultures. I have three older siblings who I have always been close to. My brothers live out of state, but I try to visit them and their families at least once or twice a year. My sister lives locally, so I am blessed to be able to spend quality time with her and her family on a regular basis. My parents are still happily married after almost 50 years and only live about 15 minutes away, so I see them often. We were raised within a tight and loving family unit that promoted strong family values. I hope to instill these values in my child. My WHOLE family (parents, siblings and their spouses, and nieces/nephews) are very excited that I have chosen to adopt and can’t wait to welcome another child into our family.
I am single, but share my dwellings with my 12-year-old pup, Chico. He adores children and will “stand guard” when they are present. I am a Registered Nurse and have worked in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for 11 years. I absolutely love my patients and consider it an honor to be able to work with such fragile babies and their families. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time outside whether it’s going on a hike, taking my niece and nephews camping, or taking my pup to the dog park. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and their kids, who are like family to me. I have the pleasure of being an Aunt to eight wonderful nieces and nephews and being the honorary Auntie to my dear friends’ children. I am beyond excited to bring a child into my family, and cannot wait for him or her to know unconditional love. My greatest desire is to share my many blessings with a child.
I live in a spacious apartment in a suburb east of Seattle (Redmond, WA). My home offers a sense of family, comfort, and safety where a child can be free to explore and grow. Sitting on beautiful land with forested areas, my apartment complex is quiet and well taken care of by the owners. There is a small playground on the grounds and a pool that is open during late Spring and Summer. I live about five minutes from the center of town and there is a hospital literally just around the corner. Close by is a huge park that has playgrounds, a dog park, picnic areas, a climbing wall, and trails. Redmond has a very good school system and has several schools within a short distance from my apartment. People from all over the world come to Redmond to work in the tech industry. I feel blessed to live in such a vibrant and diverse community.
My sister has been there for me and my husband during all of my pregnancies. She is the Godmother of my children. When my kids hear that their Nina/Aunt is coming over or taking them on an outing, they are always super excited. They can talk to her about anything. I know that if they needed her, she would help at the drop of a hat.
When my sister told me she wanted to adopt a baby, I felt a burst of joy and love. I am so excited for my sister and know that she will cherish this child. Jannelle will be a very loving mother. I know without a doubt that the child will be absolutely loved and welcomed.
The love my sister will have for this baby will be unmeasurable. She is a caring and patient person. I hope she is given a chance to complete her heart with this special little one.
I've known Jannelle half my life now, since we lived together in
college. Jannelle isn't one to talk herself up, or talk about herself
much, which makes this somewhat awkward for me as well. Even so, I
would be doing you a disservice if I did not communicate just who she is.
Practically speaking, Jannelle is stable in her life goals and career.
Her life was changed by an experience volunteering with addicted infants and she earned a second college degree so that she could become a nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She achieved that goal, and then some, and is now consistently targeted for more responsibility at work; partly because she is calmly competent in even the most stressful situations. Being a NICU nurse makes her an expert on babies, as well as an impromptu counselor, snuggler, and manager.
She takes people from a place they never thought their life would be and helps them see out the other end of the tunnel until they can realize that life isn't a tunnel at all.
Moving beyond the practical, Jannelle is part of a large, strong, and healthy family. She invests in it constantly, and they pour back into her life as well. It will be an exceptionally vibrant and rich community for any baby to join. Her parents were both middle school
teachers who love the zest for life and joy of learning they found in their students. Jannelle is a natural product of this healthy
environment, and she also instills a love of knowledge, activity, and the joy of life. She is steadfast, strong, loyal and wickedly funny. She is the person you call when everything goes wrong and things are falling apart, the number one qualification of a mother.