Nickname: Joey and Marie

Married Since: 2013

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

If we are given the opportunity to raise your child, they will always come first and we will always do what’s in their best interest. They will grow up knowing how courageous you are, and that the first and greatest act of love they experienced was your decision. They will be surrounded with love, support, and encouragement.

Joseph and Marie

from Virginia

Joseph

Ancestry:

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Home maker

Education: High School

Hobbies: Hiking, Sports, Fishing, Camping

Marie

Ancestry:

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Manager

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Dance, Hiking, Singing, Sports

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Joseph

Animal
Dog
Book
Anything on the National Parks
Childhood Memory
Playing in the tree house
Family Activity
4th of July
Leisure Activity
Hiking
Movie
National Lampoon's Vacation
Personal Hero
My mom
Quote
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." ~Theodore Roosevelt
scripture
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." ~Philippians 4:6
Thing to Coook
Anything on a grill
TV Show
Discovery Channel shows
Music
Bluegrass, Country, Pop
Vacation Spot
Great Smokey Mountains

Marie

Animal
Dog
Book
DaVinci Code
Childhood Memory
Riding 4-wheelers with my cousins
Family Activity
Cooking out
Leisure Activity
Putting Legos together
Movie
National Treasure
Personal Hero
My grandmother
Quote
"She believed she could, so she did." R.S. Grey
Scripture
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
Thing to Cook
Lasagna
TV Show
Grey's Anatomy
Music
Country, Bluegrass
Vacation Spot
The beach
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From Us to You

Thank you for taking time to view our profile and get to know us. We know this is most likely an overwhelming time for you as you seek to make the best decisions for your child; please know you and your child are constantly in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this journey. We have continuously prayed for a child and have always felt drawn to adoption; ever since we were married, we have talked about adopting at least one child, regardless of our own personal journey to have children. Through prayer, we feel God is leading us to seek adoption.

We have been together for eight years now and, while we have not been blessed with a child through conception ourselves, we know that there is a child out there for us that we can spend the rest of our lives loving and caring for. We want to nurture them and ensure they understand not only our traditions and love for God, but that they also know their own heritage, whatever that may be. We feel that’s very important.

Your child will be encouraged to pursue their interests and we will be with them every step of the way. We both come from very supportive families and know it’s so important to be encouraged to dream. Whether it’s sports, dance, music… we want them to be able to pursue their interests and we will be there to support them at every event. As they grow older, we will ensure they have the opportunity to pursue whatever education and/or career they want and look forward to hopefully having the joy of grandchildren, if it is part of their life path.

Your child would grow up surrounded by the love of our extended family, friends and their children as well. We have been so blessed to love and spend time with our nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as our friends’ children who are like family to us. Family and friends are extremely important to us, and we both come from large extended families. Holidays, as well as vacation time, are often spent with family and friends, often just enjoying each other’s company or traveling together to see different parts of the U.S.

We live in an extremely family-friendly neighborhood where we can often hear the laughter of children as they play together in each other’s yards or along the neighborhood’s walking pathways. Our home will provide your child with room to run and play. Joey will be staying home to nurture and raise your child and while Marie will continue to work, she will always prioritize your child.

Please know that if we are given the opportunity to raise your child, they will always come first and we will always do what’s in their best interest. They will grow up knowing how courageous you were, and that the first and greatest act of love they experienced was your decision. They will be surrounded with love, support, and encouragement.

“For this Child we have Prayed.” 1 Samuel 1:27

With Much Love,
Marie & Joey

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About Joey, by Marie

Joey is a loving and caring husband who has a big heart. Since meeting Joey, he has taught me so many things and inspired me to continue to grow as a person. He loves and supports those around him and will always go out of his way to help a friend or family member in need. While he was working, he really focused on developing and supporting his team. The stories he shared of how he supported his team helped me to truly understand how nurturing a person he is. I have enjoyed watching him spend time with our friends’ and families’ children where I can often find him in the center of all the excitement playing and making them smile and laugh.

Joey is a kid at heart and just loves being playful and funny. He keeps me laughing and smiling on a daily basis. He has taught me so much about a work-life balance, while also supporting me in growing my career and pursuing my dreams. Joey enjoys the outdoors: hiking, fishing, biking, and just going for an afternoon walk. He enjoys visiting new places and having new experiences; he’s truly an “explorer” at heart.

While we haven’t been blessed with a child of our own, Joey truly wants the opportunity to provide for and raise a child; he believes in the adoption process and that God will lead us to the right child. I know he would make a wonderful father. I see it every day in his actions as he spends time with me and others. He is truly a nurturing, caring and loving person who would always put your child first.

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About Marie, by Joey

Marie is a wonderful, hardworking, and caring wife. When I first met her, I knew something was different about her; she truly balanced me out in the places I struggled. She is very passionate about all she does and never gives up, no matter how hard, or easy, a task is, both personally and professionally. Marie is very career driven and I see no limit for her on her success. She is a very strong leader and does a lot to inspire other people she works with. She cares about her team just as much as she does anyone else in her life. Her passion translates not only in her career, but also in her family life as she does a great job of managing a work-life balance. She truly is a passionate and caring person who wants to support those around her, and you can see it in everything she does.

Marie loves the ballet and spent all of her childhood in performance. Even now, you may find her dancing around the house on any given day. She also loves to sing, and that has been a big part of her life as well.

Marie has a caring heart and loves to give back, as we have both been blessed and look to share that with others. Marie treats any child, friend or family as her own. She will do anything to make sure that they are happy while also making sure they understand right from wrong; she spoils our friends’ children any chance she gets. I am 100% confident in her being a great mother because of the person I have grown to know during our relationship and marriage. She continues to surprise me daily and I see so much growth in her as well. I am excited for her to be a mother and see her share the love she has given me with your child.

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Our Home

Our neighborhood is an amazing, family-friendly place where you can often hear the laughter of children playing outside; we are surrounded by kids of all ages playing and running around daily. We have lived here for 6 months now, and when we first moved in the neighbors told us that the kid use our yard to travel from the upper street to the lower street. Sure enough, within a few days we heard their laughter and joy as they moved through the yard. Our neighborhood has several community playgrounds as well as walking paths. As we drive down the street we often see adults and children catching up or playing in front yards or driveways. Several times a year our street has bonfires and cookouts where we can enjoy one another’s company. We’re a short drive away from the town pool, walking paths and playgrounds.

Our home has plenty of space for a child to grow. Your child will have their own room and a play area both inside and outside. We feel it’s important for a child’s stimulation and growth to have room to play and just be a kid. Additional room in our home enables extended family and friends to visit. We know our family and friends are highly anticipating us adding an additional family member and will want to visit to spend time surrounding your child with love and support.

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Our Sweet Pup

We have a wonderful, one-year-old puppy named River Rose. River is the second puppy we have adopted since being married. Our last puppy, Gaston passed away last year. River is a beautiful, 45-pound, mixed rescue. She has an amazing coat that is brindle colored. She is very well trained and is in continued training courses; we adopted her when she was just three months old and have made training her a priority. One of the most unique things about River is that she loves to give hugs; she jumps up and puts her arms around you until you ask her to let go. She loves long walks and all her toys; her Chipmunk and Dragon are her favorite. She is also perfectly content to curl up in a little ball next to us or to sun bathe in the the sun by the front door.

River is so happy to be around anyone, young or old. She has been around children often and can be found playing with them, running through the house and yard. Children have pulled her tail, pushed her, and taken her toys from her and she always takes care to be gentle. We know she will be very happy to have another family member and share the joy she has brought us.

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Our Families

We are blessed to have grown up in amazing families, and to be surrounded by loving, caring friends that we have made over the years. Our immediate and extended family, while spread across several states, are all centrally located within less than a 7-hour drive from where we live. We take advantage of this, traveling to see one another frequently for holidays, vacation time, and important life events; the distance does not stop us from being together. We have annual cookouts and gatherings during several of the holidays each year. One of the advantages of being a little spread out is that we are able to vacation together in diverse areas like the mountains, beaches and national parks. It’s extremely important to us to stay connected with family and spend time with one another.

In addition to our loving family, we have been blessed to be surrounded by amazing friends over the years. While some of our friends have spread out, we stay in constant connection and put time aside each year to visit one another. We also have several friends locally that we enjoy spending time with having game nights, going to sporting events, and celebrating birthdays and holidays. A number of our friends have children, and we love them as if they were our family. They enjoy spending time with “Aunt Marie” and “Uncle Joey,” and we wouldn’t trade the time for anything! We know our friends will welcome your child with open arms to become a part of their family as well.

Our family and friends are excited about our journey through adoption and are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to welcome your child with loving arms. We know they will support us through the journey of raising them, sharing lessons learned from their own experiences. We also know that if we are ever in a time of need, they will be here to support us.

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Our Lifestyle

Marie works full time and Joey recently made the transition to stay home to help around the house. This change has given us time to enjoy more time together. The evenings are spent sitting down to a home cooked meal together. While Marie used to be the main chef in the house, Joey has really enjoyed cooking and learning to expand his menu. After dinner you can usually find us doing things around the house together, catching up from the day, taking an evening walk with our dog, River, watching a movie, or watching one of our favorite shows.

On the weekends we find fun adventures to have together. You can oftentimes find us hiking, visiting the local farmers’ markets, spending time with friends, or enjoying local sporting events. We enjoy game nights with our friends and family and taking time to relax and laugh together. We live a few minutes away from a local university and have season tickets to basketball and football games; college sports has been a big passion of ours since we were young. Football season is filled with tailgating, games, and enjoying the company of new friends we have met. We attend a local church where Marie sings in the choir. Marie grew up around the arts, singing and dancing, and it’s still very much a passion of hers. Joey enjoys DIY projects around the house and of course taking care of yard work in the summer.  We love having new experiences together and creating fun new memories!

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What We will Teach your Child

We feel it’s important to be open, caring, loving, and understanding and this is what we will instill in your child. We are both of similar hearts and backgrounds; we both believe in passion and caring for one another as well as those around you. Our faith in God is strong and shapes us in who we are; God taught us to love and care for one another in all circumstances. We will teach your child to grow in their faith with God.

We will teach your child to see inside everyone, not based on background, race, or upbringing. We will teach them to be respectful, while also being curious to learn and understand. We will instill these values in your child. Our number one priority will be ensuring they learn to treat and love others as they would want to be treated and loved.

We will encourage your child to be curious, have a passion to learn, and dream big. They will know that no dream is too big and that if they set their heart and mind to something they can achieve it. We will be there to support them every step of the way. They will know that failure is not a bad thing, and we will teach them that it gives them an opportunity to learn and grow. Mistakes and wrong steps will happen in life, it’s about learning, growing and becoming better.

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Our Promise to You

We know this must be a difficult decision for you and we want you to know that we respect you for it. Your child will know that the first and greatest act of love in their life was this decision you’ve made to place them with another family.

Your child will always be our number one priority and we will always make our decisions with them first in mind. We will go above and beyond for your child. Being parents is a 100% all-in commitment for us for the rest of our lives. Love, nurture, care will always be first and foremost. In addition, we will make sure they are provided opportunity through education, extracurricular activities (should they want to pursue them), and support. Your child will also know where they came from; it’s important to us that they know who you are and to understand their heritage. We will educate ourselves on their heritage to ensure that they have the opportunity to understand and know who they truly are.

We know this must be a difficult choice you are considering but rest assured that we will love and care for your child as if they are our own flesh and blood. We have talked about adoption since being married; it’s always been part of us and our heart. Please know that we may never fully understand what you’ve gone through, but your child will be loved and cared for all of their life.

Message Joseph and Marie

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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 Marie

  • 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!