Elliott & Joshua
Elliott & Joshua
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, African American/Hispanic, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American, Multi-Racial
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: NC
Dear Expectant Mother,
We hope this letter finds you well. We are forever grateful that you have taken the time to look over our profile in consideration for adopting your baby. We know the courage it takes to make such a large decision, and we hope the slice of our life we have shown here can give you some peace of mind about our family. We hope that with the chance to raise your child comes also the chance to create another arm of our family to include you.
We want to give your child the best we can offer, a life where they never want for anything. We truly wish to have the opportunity to provide your child with the same life we are currently giving our daughter: the life of family trips to Disney World, spending time with grandparents, learning to ride a bike, traveling as far and wide.The joy your child will bring into our home is insurmountable. Love is never divided, but only multiplied with each addition.
We promise to love and cherish your baby every day. Thank you for taking the time to consider us. We look forward to getting to know you, should you choose us for your baby.
We have been in a long-term, committed relationship since 2007. We married in 2010 and grow stronger in our love every day. We are best friends and enjoy spending as much time together as we can. We love to swim, hike, camp, garden, and work out together. Elliott was born in North Carolina but was raised in Florida, spending his time swimming and going to theme parks. Joshua was born and raised in Kentucky, spending his time hanging out with family and spending the nights with his grandmother. Elliott holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering and works for a mid-sized private company as an engineer. Joshua has an Associate’s degree in elementary education, but he has chosen to be a stay-at-home parent. Both of us enjoy our current jobs and look forward to the future and what it may bring.
We live in a beautiful suburban neighborhood right outside of a major city. Our home is perfect for our hopes of expanding our family. We have taken steps to set it up in a way that is perfect for our daughter, including giving her the playroom we both wanted as children! We have a small vegetable garden and a neighborhood clubhouse with a pool and wonderful playground. We also have two of the world’s sweetest dogs. They are both humane society rescues who are around ten years old. We’ve had them both since they were puppies, and they have yet to meet a child or baby that they didn’t love.
Our Extended Family
Joshua grew up in a large extended family. He is one of three children, while his dad is one of ten and his mom one of six. He has a large family that enjoys spending time together. His summers s a kid were generally spent at one of his grandparents’ house. There was nothing like helping his grandmother with her garden or walking down to the corner store to pick up goodies and getting a candy treat for a reward! Currently, he has four nephews and four nieces. They all try to get together during the holidays, but living in several different states makes it a little tough. However, they speak regularly and visit as often as possible.
Elliott grew up with a much smaller extended family. He has one older sister who currently lives in California. He also has five cousins by way of two aunts and two uncles who live in various parts of the U.S. and Canada. They don't often meet up in large groups, but he tends to meet up with a few of them every year around the holidays.
Our Adoption Story
After we married, we decided to start a family. We had talked extensively before we became a couple about our future plans for children, and both of us knew adoption was our best option. Joshua comes from a family where adoption is common. We adopted our daughter in 2015. We were there when she was born; Joshua was in the delivery at the insistence of her mom. The moment she was placed in our arms was the happiest day of our lives. We have an open adoption with her parents, and it is an amazing relationship for everyone.