dear expectant mother
We hope you enjoyed getting to know our family and the love, support, and care we all have for each other. Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your little one! We can only imagine how overwhelming this process is, and we pray you will find peace and a sense of comfort in making such a difficult decision. If we are blessed to be the family you choose, you can rest assured we will offer your little girl all of the love, affection, and tenderness within ourselves, no holding back.
We treasure our boys, but our family does not yet feel complete. Your little girl would have the best security detail with two doting brothers to protect her. Bridgette would introduce her to dance, crafts, and Barbies, while Josh looks forward to “daddy-daughter” dances and movie nights with The Princess Bride (or maybe Frozen and Frozen 2 to start!). We are so excited to share our traditions and welcome her to our loving and fun-filled household.
As parents already, we understand the love that overwhelms you as you carry a child. We want you to know how incredibly strong, courageous, and special you are as not only an expectant mother but as an individual! We pray for you and your decisions ahead and would be honored to share more if you are interested in getting to know us better.
Our story began with a magical first date over chicken wings, where we traded stories and shared ambitions (and dipping sauces!). Realizing we were each other’s “one,” we married and merged our dog families together (four total pups at the time) and then expanded in 2016 (with some fertility help) with our first son, Langston. We added Grayson in early 2019, and both boys get along great. They love to build wooden block towers and then knock them down. Bridgette has a passion for senior care and manages a retirement community. Josh’s passion is in investments. We love hanging out with our families as much as possible. Bridgette also enjoys scrapbooking, photography, reading, and trying to cook. Josh enjoys baseball (and sports in general), art, and working on Bridgette’s “honey do” list. We also love great conversation, volunteering, concerts, traveling, festivals, and Netflix nights.
Our Home & Pets
We live in Illinois in a very family-friendly neighborhood with kids of all ages and ethnicities. It even has a community playground! Our two-story home has plenty of room for the kids to run around and play, both inside and outside. We have a spacious yard and love to be outside with the kids, helping them ride the tricycle or taking them around in the wagon. Our backyard even has a bit of a slope to it that makes it fun for sledding in the snow, but when it gets too cold, we turn on the fireplace! Friends and family visit us frequently, so there’s always something going on.
Our Extended Family
Our families are super excited for a new addition, and grandmas and grandpas can’t wait to hold our new blessing! We’re sure we’ll have one big “welcome to the family” get-together to celebrate. Josh has four younger sisters and an older brother, and Bridgette is the oldest, with a younger sister and brother. In all, we have twelve nieces and nephews ranging from infant to age 12. It is so much fun for all of us to get together for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and even just a Sunday afternoon cookout.
We like to celebrate the holidays big time, and Bridgette gets us in the spirit by decorating. We have Easter egg hunts in the front yard, watch the Fourth of July fireworks, go trick-or-treating, eat Cajun turkey at Thanksgiving, and wear matching Christmas pajamas to celebrate the season! We swim at Grandma and Grandpa’s house in the summer, pick apples in the fall, cook Texas chili to warm us in the winter, and cook up some spicy crawfish during our annual boil. While our “big” traditions are great, we treasure daily traditions too, like playing with the dogs, reading Dr. Seuss books, and saying our bedtime prayers.
What Led Us To Adoption
Adoption has always been a part of our family plan. We are blessed to have two biological children but wish to continue to grow our family. Given our past fertility challenges, we feel now is the right time to pursue our adoption journey. We are thrilled for this opportunity. We have seen adoption touch the lives of our immediate family, extended family, and friends. Josh’s brother, father, and cousin are all adopted, as are his aunts and uncles on his dad’s side. We also have multiple friends who have adopted. Our families’ history with adoption has been such a positive influence for us and has led us to pursue this path.
|Occupation||Executive Director in health care|
|Education||Master of Public Administration (MPA)|
|Favorite Movie||P.S. I Love You|
|Favorite Book||Tuesdays with Morrie|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Activity||Game nights|
|Favorite Tradition||Family photos|
|Education||Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
|Favorite Movie||The Princess Bride|
|Favorite Book||The Stand|
|Favorite Subject in School||Art|
|Favorite Activity||Road trips|
|Favorite Tradition||Crawfish Boil|
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Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.
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