Married Since: 2003

Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: Yes

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Your child would be raised in a home that is stable, fun, comfortable, and loving. We cannot wait to provide a fun life and a joyful, secure, loving, and nurturing home to your baby.

Joseph and Sandra

from Louisiana

Joseph

Ancestry: Cajun

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Reliability Engineer

Education: BSIT

Hobbies: Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Bike riding

Sandra

Ancestry: West Indian

Religion: Hindu

Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom

Education: High School

Hobbies: Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Reading, Cooking/baking

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American / Asian, African American / Caucasian, Caucasian / Asian, Asian / Hispanic, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Pacific Islander

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Nondenominational

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Dear Special Someone,

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are a fun-loving family with an amazing, 4-year-old son.

We are Joe, Sandra and Jayden, and we live in the beautiful state of Louisiana. We are a happy, friendly, loving couple who have been in love and best friends for 20 years. Four years ago we were blessed with our amazing son, Jayden through adoption. Sandra comes from a big family that includes seven siblings and Joe comes from a small family with just one sibling. Sandra is originally from the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago which is known for humming birds and beautiful beaches. Joe is originally from Cajun country in Louisiana, known for hot sauce and spicy food. We have been happily married for over 16 years. We are not too far from the city, which makes it a great location to live and raise a family. We love being outdoors and enjoy spending time as a family doing fun and exciting stuff with our friends and family.

We love outdoor activities, which include swimming in our pool, grilling, biking around the yard with our 4-year-old and playing hide and seek. We also have many get-togethers with family and friends. Additionally, we love to fish and camp in state parks located close to our house. Crabbing on the coast in south Louisiana is always a fun excursion that we spend time doing as well.

Every year we take a trip to Trinidad to visit Sandra’s family. During those visits we go to the gorgeous beaches and enjoy camping on the beach and fishing. It is always wonderful visiting Sandra’s family and spending quality family time together. They’re all very excited about the prospect of another child in the family and can’t wait to meet yours.

Every couple of years Sandra’s mom comes to visit us and since she loves the snow, we all enjoy a trip to New Mexico where we go skiing, tubing and sledding.

We cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, but we admire your courage and strength. We appreciate your consideration of us, and would always be grateful! Jayden is so excited to be a big brother and already talking about sharing his toys. Your child would be raised in a home that is stable, fun, comfortable, and loving. We cannot wait to provide a fun life and a joyful, secure, loving, and nurturing home to your baby.

Sincerely,
Joe, Sandra, and Jayden

Q&A

Tell us about your home and neighborhood.

We live in a 3,500 sq. ft. house. It has 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, 2 dining rooms, a large kitchen, large living room, and a home theater that we built. Our house sits on 2 acres. We live in the country, but we are not too far from the city. Our house is very cozy and cheerful, and we have a lot of family gatherings here. On hot summer days, we like to have a BBQ by our pool. Our backyard is partially fenced in and is full of fruit and oak trees and a variety of flowers as well as a beautiful vegetable garden.

When you have a 3-day weekend, what you like to do?

On a 3-day-weekend, we love to go camping if the weather is nice. Other times we will stay home and invite our family to spend the weekend with us to hang out by the pool and work in the garden. We love to go fishing and crabbing and enjoying the catch afterwards by having a fish fry and crab boil. We also like to go to New Orleans for the weekend to visit the zoo and aquarium.

What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?

We would love to teach our children to respect their self and have respect for their elders. We also want our child to know how important education is and that having goals in life is important. We will teach them to never take anything for granted and to always appreciate the simplest things in life as we do.

What will you tell your child about his or her birthmom?

We will tell him/her that she was amazing and courageous! We will instill that she loved them so much that she made plans before they were born to choose us to be their parents since she was unable to take care of them. We will forever be grateful to her for giving us the opportunity to be parents.

How will a child enrich your life?

We have so much love to give to another child. Having another child will be the start of a new chapter in our lives that we can't wait to get started!

Describe your last vacation and/or daytrip.

We spent 6 weeks this past summer visiting Sandra’s family in the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago. We had a wonderful time catching up with aunts, uncles and cousins. Jayden loved going to the beaches and playing with his cousins!

Will you be a stay-at-home parent? If so, what are your day-to-day plans?

Yes, Sandra is a stay-at-home mom. Family is very important and she loves taking care of her family, JJ has Pre-K twice a week, so that gives her time to catch up on shopping, running errands, and planning dinner etc.

When you close your eyes and see yourself holding your precious baby in your arms, what are your thoughts regarding his or her birth mother?

We will forever be thankful and grateful to her. She has given us the opportunity to be parents once again after all of the heartache we have endured. We cannot imagine what she is going through! We will always love her and she will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

Message Joseph and Sandra

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Joseph and Sandra

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!