First, we would like to thank you so much for taking the time to look at our profile and consider us as adoptive parents. We know you’re going through so much right now, and we admire the strength and courage you’ve shown by seeking out a family to raise and love your child.
Our home is a happy, laughter-filled place where friends are always welcome for dinner, to watch a TV show, play music together, or sit on the porch and talk. The years we’ve been married have been full of unexpected challenges and surprises, but we’ve grown closer together through every experience and have always reached out to others and prayed our way through to brighter days. We have a great group of friends and supportive church community (that includes many other adoptive families) who are there for us no matter what. They can’t wait to get to know the child we adopt! Our families are eager to love and play with and celebrate holidays with the little boy or girl we bring home.
The only missing piece from our home is a baby, and we hope and pray daily that our family will grow soon through adoption. We know God has a child for us and that it will happen when the time is right. At every step of the process, we want you to know that we are grateful for you and want you to feel confident in us. We are here to support you, and we’re available to talk anytime.
Our marriage is full of laughter and good conversation—we are each other’s best friend and hang out together as often as possible. We make each other laugh by improvising songs about our cat, doing silly voices, and telling stories about our day. Our friends often comment that we’ll be fun parents whose playfulness will embarrass our future children when they’re teenagers.
Josh is an entrepreneur and runs his own event services company that provides bartending for weddings and parties. His interests include music (drumming and singing), reading, classic videogames, and chess. Stephanie works for a company that creates training for employees of supermarkets and food companies. Her interests include creative writing, singing, cooking and eating awesome foods, and watching YouTube videos of cute animals. We both love spending time with friends, seeing movies, being outdoors, learning new things, and traveling together.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a one-story house in an urban neighborhood with friendly neighbors. Our home has three bedrooms (one is set up as a nursery) and two full bathrooms, an open living area and kitchen, a small front porch with chairs, and a back deck. There’s a wooded area with a stream behind the house where our cat loves to roam and a park with basketball courts less than a mile away. Many kids in the neighborhood play in the nearby yards and ride bikes down the street. Two of our close couple friends live on our street, and we hang out and have them over for dinner often. We have one pet—a striped, gray cat named Artemis we adopted last year. She is very sweet and affectionate, especially to anyone who visits our home.
Our Extended Family
Stephanie’s parents, Steve and Nancy, live in the same city and spend time with us often, usually for a meal together or a walk through downtown. Stephanie has two older brothers, Jason and Josh, who both live nearby—the older is married and has four kids under age 11. Her extended family live two hours away and we see them on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas to have big potluck meals. Josh has one brother, Steven, who lives with his wife and daughter in Texas. His father, John, lives with his wife, Janice, in rural North Carolina, and we visit with them about three times a year, and get the chance to explore something new and interesting in Asheville. Josh’s extended family all live in California and continue to be a source of support and boisterous, Italian energy. We visit them regularly (with time at the beach and enjoying family dinners), and our trips out there have become a favorite holiday tradition.
What Led Us To Adoption
Independently of each other, we have both desired to grow our family through adoption. We have dreamed about it together since back when we were first married. We’re eager to meet and love our first child and welcome him or her into our life through adoption. As parents, we will devote all our love, attention, and encouragement to give this child a safe, happy, and supportive environment to grow and learn. We already know this child will feel confident and cared for in our home and be well loved by the two of us, our supportive family, and our big community of friends from the start.
|Occupation||Small Business Owner|
|Favorite Movie||Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind|
|Favorite Holiday||New Year’s Eve|
|Favorite Music Group||Smashing Pumpkins|
|Favorite TV Show||House of Cards|
|Favorite Book||War and Peace|
|Favorite Activity||Early Thanksgiving with my family in California|
|Favorite Tradition||Seeing jazz group perform the “Charlie Brown Christmas” album|
|Dream Vacation||Exploring Japan|
|Education||Master of Arts - Teaching|
|Favorite Movie||Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind & Annie Hall|
|Favorite Music Group||The National|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office|
|Favorite Book||The Great Gatsby|
|Favorite Activity||Traveling together, especially cities or beaches|
|Favorite Tradition||Seeing “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the theatre at Christmas|
|Dream Vacation||African Safari|
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As you browse our list of hopeful adoptive parents, you can feel confident in knowing that all of the adoptive families working with Angel Adoption are prepared to offer your baby a safe, stable, and loving environment along with a wealth of opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life.
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.
The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!Return to Waiting Families