Nickname: Joe and Sandra

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

Favorites

Joseph

Color
Blue
Family Activity
Swimming
Food
Seafood
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Swimming
Personal Hero
My mother
Sport
Football
Thing to Cook
Gumbo
Music
Rock
Vacation Spot
Caribbean

Sandra

Color
Blue
Family Activity
Camping
Food
Caribbean food
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Listening to Music
Personal Hero
My husband! Hes' the kindest and person and most amazing dad!
Sport
Cricket
Thing to Cook
Caribbean dishes
Music
Soca
Vacation Spot
Caribbean
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From Us to You

Dear Special Someone,

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are a fun-loving family with an amazing 6-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 21 years. 6 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 steel pans, carnival festivity, Caribbean dance (Limbo), gorgeous beaches, lush greenery, and musical styles. Joe is originally from Cajun country, known for Mardi Gras, unique Creole (a mix of Spanish, French, African and other) cuisine including Jambalaya, Gumbo, and boiled seafood. We have been happily married for over 18 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 activities.

We love outdoor activities which include gardening, raising chickens, swimming in our pool, BBQ’ing, biking around the yard with our son 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. Crabbing on the coast in south Louisiana is always a fun excursion that we spend time doing as well.

Before COVID, we took yearly trips to Trinidad to visit Sandra’s family and look forward to starting that tradition back up. 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; we admire your courage and strength! We appreciate your consideration of us. Jayden is so excited to become a big brother and can’t wait meet his sibling. Jayden helped build his tree house and can’t wait to share it with his brother/sister. 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 little one.

Sincerely,
Joe, Sandra, and Jayden

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

We are choosing to adopt to grow our family and for Jayden to have a sibling. We are so thankful for Jayden and can’t wait for our new little one to join our family! We teach Jayden, and will teach your child, to respect themselves and to have respect for their elders. We also want them 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.

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About Sandra

Sandra and I met in Trinidad, West Indies when I was working overseas. I look forward to seeing Sandra every day after work and waking up with her in the morning. We love spending weekends together fishing, crabbing, swimming, biking and any other outdoor activities. Our vacations entail traveling in the US and back to Trinidad to visit Sandra’s family. I love Sandra’s smile and bubbly personality. We do everything together and can’t wait to have another child to join our loving family!

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About Joe

Joe is a very down to earth person. He has a great sense of humor and loves being outdoors. I look forward to waking up in the morning to see his smile. Joe is very hardworking and loves working on projects. On the weekends, he love to barbecue; if the weather is nice, he enjoys doing any activities outdoors.

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About Jayden

Jayden (JJ) is a sweet, loving, little boy. He is very caring and smart. He is in French Immersion at school and is at the top of his class. He graduated from kindergarten in 2021. Our son is very interested in the human body and wants to be a doctor when he grows up.  JJ loves reading, swimming and being outdoors with us. He plays baseball, soccer and has a great sense of humor. He loves his toys; especially his train set. He is super excited to become a big brother!!

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About Us

We are a fun-loving family who likes to live life to the fullest. We love the outdoors and enjoy all the fun things that come along with it. On weekends during the summer, we like cooking outside, picnics, camping, fishing/crabbing, visiting the zoo, and enjoying our swimming pool. For summer vacation, we go to the beaches on the gulf coast. During the winter, we like to sit by the fire and enjoy family time at home and take skiing trips to the mountains. 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.

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Our Home

Our house is centrally located between Joe’s families. This makes it ideal for family gathering during the holidays and weekends throughout the year. When we’re together, there is an abundance of laughter, great conversation, and family time.

Our home is very welcoming, cozy, and cheerful! The house sits on 2 acres in the country with large yards in the front and back. Our backyard is partially fenced in and is full of fruit trees, oak trees, plenty of flowers, a vegetable garden, and chickens. Our home is in a safe location to raise a family.

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Our Lifestyle

We are a fun-loving family who like to live life to the fullest. We love to travel and visit new places and countries. Sandra is originally from the Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago. Every year we take a trip to her beautiful country to visit family and friends and enjoy the beautiful beaches. Jayden looks forward to seeing all his cousins, grandma, aunts, and uncles. We love being outdoors and enjoy all the fun things that come along with it. On weekends during the summer, we like to cook outside, picnics, camping, fishing/crabbing, visiting the zoo, and enjoying our swimming pool. For summer vacation, we go to the beaches on the gulf coast. During the winter, we like to sit by the fire and enjoy family time at home and take skiing trips to the mountains.

Our Relationship with Jayden's Birth Mom

Jayden’s birth mother chose to have a closed relationship, but we have a ton of pictures to share with her if she changes her mind in the future.

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Our Relationship with You

We will always be grateful for your brave decision and you will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. We understand that this is the most important decision in your life, and we will always be here for you. We will always respect whatever decision you makes whether it be open or closed adoption. We will tell your child that you are amazing and courageous! We will instill that you loved them so much that you made plans before they were born to choose us to be their parents. We will forever be grateful to you for giving us the opportunity to raise your baby.

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Our Family Traditions

We are a multicultural family who come from different backgrounds. Sandra is Hindu and Joe is Catholic, so we celebrate our respective traditions as a family and Jayden is exposed to both cultures. Examples would be Diwali and Thanksgiving.

Racial and Cultural Diversity

Having a child from a different culture would fit perfectly with our family. As we are a culturally diverse family, we are very accepting of other cultures.

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Our Promise to You

We promise to provide a loving environment for your child. We promise to be the best parents possible. We promise to love your child and raise them to be kind, happy and strong. In addition, we will always portray you in the most positive light for the sacrifices you had to make and to place your child’s interest above all. We want you to be a part of your child’s life so that he or she can have an understanding and appreciation for the tremendous sacrifice that you made from love. Your child will always know where he or she came from and how much you love him or her.

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

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • 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!