dear expectant mother
We want to thank you for taking the time to read this letter. We know that you face a difficult decision and we are grateful for the fact that you are considering adoption. As a gay couple, we always knew that adoption was the right decision to help grow our family.
From the day we met, we knew that each other were the person we were going to spend the rest of our lives with. We quickly connected and bonded on the fact that we came from large families and wanted to start one of our own one day. We both grew up with siblings so we would love to eventually have a family of 4 or 5. We both have so many memories of our childhood that we want to share and recreate with a child of our own such as playing on the beach, exploring in nature, creating Easter egg hunts, and dressing up to go trick or treating. Joshua has fond memories of building the world’s best and biggest sand castles with his father, a tradition he wants to pass down to his child. Owen remembers baking with his grandmother as a young child, standing on the step stool and listening to her instruction. This is something he often imagines doing with a child of his own. Just like both of our parents did, we want to encourage our children to explore any talents, skills, and hobbies they express interest in. We are both very creative and love to make crafts, and know very well that out future household with be filled with scribble drawings and finger painted walls - and we cannot wait. Together we bring out each other’s sense of adventure and know that being outdoors and active will be a family bonding activity we will share for years to come. We live near hiking trails, bike paths, the beach, and creeks - all perfect for the miniature explorer.
We both know that we are destined to be dads. We have so much love in our hearts for each other, for our families, and plenty more to share with a future child. We have always felt that children are special gifts, and you would be giving the greatest gift imaginable by helping us start our family.
We have been together for over 4 years and fell in love while living in New York City. Joshua works as a Director for a Marketing Analytics Consultancy based out of NYC that works with Fortune 500 companies to help improve business performance. Owen works as a Baker at a local Pastry shop in SC. Joshua loves to spend his time out in the yard planting flowers and working on his vegetable garden. Owen’s favorite thing in the world is the beach, and since moving back down South, he loves to spend time there as well use his baking talents to create delicious treats for friends and family. As a couple we enjoy being outdoors and active, whether it be riding bikes, camping, or hiking.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a quiet neighborhood situated right in between the city and the beach. Our neighborhood consists of mostly young families with small children and the people are very friendly. We live in a brick ranch with a big fenced-in backyard and 3 bedrooms. The house is a nice open layout with lots of light, a large kitchen, and big family room. We have two indoor/outdoor cats that we love very dearly who are very social and friendly. Our black cat, Bean has been with Owen since he was only 3 days old and is the most popular guy in the neighborhood. Pancake, our younger female cat, was our first pet we got together over 3 years ago. She is definitely the princess of the family.
Our Extended Family
Both of us come from very large families and are very happy of the fact that our families are so close together, both in distance and in relationship. Owen lives only 30 minutes from all 3 of his siblings: his older brother, younger brother, and younger sister -- all blondes with blue eyes. He is definitely the black sheep of the family! Growing up near the beach and having a dad who was a wooden boat builder, they love to spend their summers on or near the water. Owen’s mother and father are very close with their children and love to have family game nights and oyster roasts -- any excuse to have all the kids under one roof! Joshua also comes from a big family and was so happy when he moved down South to the same city as his younger brother and older sister. While Joshua’s parents live up north, they frequently come to visit and spend time with us -- which is great because there is always a home project Joshua’s dad can help with. Joshua and his younger brother and sister are very close, and they love to try out new restaurants or go shopping in the city together. While all of Joshua and Owen’s siblings have their own fur babies, they are super excited at the opportunity to have a new addition to the family!
What Led Us To Adoption
Growing up we always knew we wanted to be dads and start a family of our own; we both always dreamed of it. When we first met, we were so excited to learn that the other came from a big family and that we both dreamed of having a family of our own. We knew after being married for a few years, buying a home and settling down, that the time was right. We both agreed, without hesitation, that adoption was the right pathway to help us build our family, and we couldn’t be more excited. Both of us come from families with adopted relatives, and having had such a loving and rewarding experience makes this so meaningful to us. Adopting a child is such a special gift and we are so happy for the chance to be a part of it.
|Favorite Food||Chips & Salsa|
|Favorite Movie||The Greatest Showman|
|Favorite Music Group||Elvis|
|Favorite Book||The Man Who Folded Himself|
|Favorite Activity||Going to the beach|
|Occupation||Associate Director- Marketing Analytics|
|Favorite Music Group||Britney Spears|
|Favorite Book||Almost Like Being in Love|
|Favorite Activity||Game Night|
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