Andela Jamison and her husband Jake are the parents of twelve children. Four of these children are biological and eight are adopted. Over the past twenty-five years, she has dedicated her life to ministering to children in church settings and at home. Susan and her husband have pastored churches while they fostered children, which sometimes seemed like the same thing.
Andela holds a degree in early childhood education. She worked in several Head Start and pre-k programs. She enjoys writing full time along with teaching, scrap booking, interior decorating, and gardening.
Andela has written eulogies, personal dedications for special occasions, and has published some poetry. She and her husband are the proud grandparents of fifteen grandchildren.