Jason and Melinda have been married for 22 years. They have three bio kids, Olivia, age 15 and twins Ace and Quinn, age 11. Jason works for a pharmaceutical distributor and Melinda is a Worship Leader.

Adoption has been something that Jason and Melinda always felt called to and knew that it would be a part of their story. From a very young age, their son Ace would pray every night for a brother. Once Ace and his twin sister, Quinn, were in preschool, they were gifted with a classroom friend with Down Syndrome. A friendship developed that lasted through elementary school, and Ace’s prayers changed to “please give me a brother with Down Syndrome.” They knew that God was affirming this plan through the calling on Ace’s heart.

Jason and Melinda decided to stop making excuses and jump in with both feet in February of 2018. They saw the profile of Keane (who they will name Ezra James) and knew that this was the brother Ace was praying for.

The Simmons family is so grateful for all those who are coming alongside them in this journey and making it possible to finally unite these brothers.


KEANE for the Simmons family — MO