Reference Letters from Our Family and Friends
Tom and Jessica give Tripp so many opportunities and provide him with so much love. They are very interactive
with him and attentive to his needs. While watching them, you can just see how much love there is between Tom,
Jessica, and Tripp.
They not only let Tripp’s birth father visit him, they allow any and all family members to come. Jessica once told me that they don’t have a problem with various people coming because then Tripp will know just how many people
really love him and a child can’t have too much love. Tom and Jessica have a great support system with their family, friends, and church. I believe Tom and Jessica would be a blessing to any child and their family, and I know they would feel so blessed to be able to give another child a warm and loving home through adoption.
-Ryan (Tripp’s biological grandmother)
Tom and Jessica give us the opportunity to see firsthand how they interact with Tripp. It is such a joy to watch his
daddy on his hands and knees chasing after Tripp in a restaurant and playing catch and trains at our house. Also,
you can see the love in Jessica by the way she hugs and rocks him in her arms. You can see in their actions and their faces the love they have for this little boy. Tom and Jessica are kind and patient and show creative guidance in limit setting for Tripp.
Tom and Jessica are providing a loving stable home for Tripp. They have a large support system through family, friends and church. We feel truly blessed that Tripp was placed with such warm and loving parents and know Tripp would be very excited to have a new brother or sister. We can think of nothing that would prevent Tom and Jessica from adding to their family through adoption and want nothing more than this to happen for them.
-Shanna (Tripp’s biological great-grandmother)
Jessica and Tom are natural parents. As Jessica and Tom raise their son, I have seen the love and care that they give him. They are actively involved in daily “adventures” and love making memories as a family. I love how purposeful they both are to spend time daily with their son. Jessica and Tom make decisions well together and provide a very stable home where communication is key.
Jessica and Tom have embraced this role of parenting, and I really admire their patience and resolve to the changes life has brought them. This couple has a deep sense of knowing that God has them on this path for their lives. Jessica and Tom are so full of love that any child would be blessed to be a part of their family.
-Jill (Jessica’s sister)
Tom and Jessica are one of the most caring, loving, fun couples you will ever meet! Both Tom and Jessica care immensely for their friends and family, and we have been blessed over and over again by their generosity and friendship. They are committed to each other, their family, and their faith.
Tom and Jessica’s strength of character and commitment to each other are qualities that are rarely seen in couples these days, and we are blessed to call them friends. These are also the qualities that make them wonderful parents. They will joyfully provide a caring, stable, loving environment for any child that comes into their family.
-Grant and Tara (Friends of Tom and Jessica)
If you have the chance to meet Tom and Jess, even if only for a few minutes, it’s not hard to see all the reasons why they would be (and are) amazing parents. The joy and adoration that pours out of both of them is tangible. Jess is the most natural mother in the world; she stepped into new her role without missing a beat. Tom was the proudest father I have ever seen; every yawn, diaper change, bath, the first few steps, Tom was always bursting with pride.
I cannot think of better parents than Tom and Jess. In selecting them, you would be selecting the most loving, safe and fun-filled home for your child. I hope you strongly consider helping Tom and Jess expand their family, because there is truly no greater gift you could give.
-Meghan (Friends of Tom and Jessica)