|Family Type:||Traditional Couple|
|Preferred Race:||Asian, Asian/African American, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American, Hispanic/African American, Multi-Racial|
We had no idea when we started praying for a child three years ago this perfect baby would be coming to us in this very special way. Through the heartache of losing two of our own, we started praying, asking God if adoption was the right path for us. These last months, He has made it very clear that yes, our family would grow through the amazing process of adoption.
We have thought about and prayed for you so often...wondering what decisions you were making today, if your feet have turned to cankles yet like Charisa’s did, or if you were getting up 1,000 times a night to pee! Even though we have never met, we share a common bond already — the love of your baby. You are a hero, and you are doing something so selfless and loving. We want you to know that we have total respect for you and the decisions you have had to face in looking into adoption. How do we even thank someone who is considering us to take care of their child? We can not wait to hold and love and raise this child.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. Hopefully it gave you a glimpse of the life our family could offer your baby. Thank you for all the sacrifices you have made these past months. We are praying for the health of both you and the sweet child you carry and that God would guide your steps to bring us together.
We met during junior year of high school when Charisa transferred in. It was not love at first sight but we quickly became friends and by the end of high school we knew we wanted to date. We dated for two years and married on July 23, 2005. Our friendship and love for each other has only deepened with each year and we are very excited to be adding to our forever family through adoption.
Joe has taken over his third-generation family farm and Charisa is a stay-at-home wife and mom. She loves to cook and uses that gift often when we have friends and family over. When we aren't working we enjoy vacationing, going on four-wheel rides, swimming in our pool, watching movies and documentaries and playing computer games together. We are by no means perfect but we love the Lord, each other, and life together.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a ranch style, six-bedroom home in rural Kansas. The sunsets are amazing and you can see just about every star at night. We love that even though we are in the country, our private school is just down the road, as well as our church and grandparents. We know each of our neighbors in the area very well and most either attend school with our children or go to our church or are cousins! It's not uncommon to go on a walk and run into them and stop and chat along our gravel road. With about five acres of yard, there is a lot of room to run and play. We spend time in our pool, playing in the barn, going to the creek, or just chilling in the hammock reading a book. We have a dog and lots of farm kitties and because we live close to a creek, we have caught several fish and a baby turtle we get to watch in our aquarium. The kids have a bucket calf and chickens they enjoy taking care of.
Our Extended Family
There are four kids in Joe's family. His older brother and sister are from a previous marriage; their father sadly passed away. Joe's mother later remarried and had Joe and his younger brother. Joe's father adopted his older brother and sister when they were teenagers and we are all one big, happy family!
Charisa has two older sisters and one younger. Her oldest sisters were 17 and 19 years old when she was born, so she grew up feeling like they were more like aunts than sisters. They had kids of their own not too long after she was born, so instead of cousins to play with she had nieces and nephews! There are 16 cousins on her side of our family, three of which are adopted.
Both sets of our parents live close by. Joe's parents actually live just down the road and his dad comes over to the farm for work every day. It's so nice to have grandparents close enough to ride bikes to! Both sets of grandparents love spoiling all their grandkids. We are blessed with close extended family both in distance and in our life. They were all very excited when we told them about our plans to pursue adoption.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have three kids who were all born healthy and are thriving, but we all agree our family just doesn’t seem complete. The kids have been praying and praying for us to have another baby or two! We tried having more but experienced three years of infertility with two losses. We realized maybe God had a different plan for adding to our family. Since we have lots of family, both immediate and extended, who have adopted it didn't take long for us to start wondering if adoption was exactly where we needed to be. We are thrilled at this opportunity to bring another child into our family to care for and love! One thing we know for sure is your baby will be loved to no end in our family!
|Favorite Hobby||Computer Games|
|Favorite Movie||Anything Sci-fi or about Real Events|
|Favorite Music Group||Blackhawk|
|Favorite TV Show||Star Trek|
|Favorite Tradition||Cattle Round-up Day|
|Occupation||Stay-at-Home Wife & Mom|
|Favorite Movie||Inside Out|
|Favorite Music Group||George Strait|
|Favorite TV Show||Grey’s Anatomy|
|Favorite Tradition||Hanging Christmas Lights|
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