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Toby & Joseph

Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: Arizona

dear expectant mother

We are simply two guys standing before you, asking for the opportunity to love your child unconditionally. We cannot begin to understand the journey you have been on, and yet we are incredibly grateful you are here right now and considering our profile.

We have been together for 15 years and married for five years. We are both well established in our healthcare careers and can share an unwavering commitment to providing a great foundation and loving home for your baby. Longer term, balancing learning and sharing the world with the ever-changing interests of a child, like dance or gymnastics, football or soccer, swimming, hiking, camping, the arts, music, cooking, and travel, are important in helping to create a sense of self, and we cannot thank you enough for considering allowing us to help your child on that path.

Whether we are going down difficult roads or celebrating joyous occasions, we are looking forward to starting this part of our family’s journey. We are humbled and honored that you are considering our profile. We can not adequately put into words the joy that you would bring into our lives, should you grant us the opportunity to become a family. We are simply grateful for you and thank you!

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About Us

We’re two kind-hearted guys with “do the right thing” beliefs who were born, raised, and educated in Iowa. We met fifteen years ago in Texas, where we built our first loving home and rescued two pups and a kitten. Healthcare careers and the ability to work from home has afforded us the opportunity to live in places like Texas, Rhode Island, and now Arizona. In Rhode Island, we were active in the UCC church, with Toby serving as the Moderator and Sunday School teacher and Joseph as the head Deacon. We were married there five years ago surrounded by 100 of our closest friends and family. We are grateful for the friendships we have collected on our journey, they have taught us that home is not about the place or things but wherever we are together and surrounded by loving family and friends. We look forward to sharing this love with a child.

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Our Home

We have a wonderful corner lot with amazing desert, mountain, sunrise and sunset views in a safe, quiet, “dark sky” community where we can see stars for miles. Our three-bedroom, three-bath home has a large fenced yard with grassy areas for playing and a secure/alarmed pool great for learning how to swim and for cooling off on those hot summer days.

We are very close to great private schools, amazing shopping, as well as hiking and biking trails. You can experience both the ocean and snow-covered peaks within a few hours to a half-day drive. The aquarium, children’s museum, science center, and art museums are nearby, as well as opportunities for horseback riding and a variety of music and sports venues/golf courses.

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Our Extended Family

Both of our families played important roles instilling hardworking, “salt of the earth,” Midwestern values in us. Toby’s parents were married for 48 years, and Joseph’s celebrated their 58th anniversary this year. Recognizing the commitment needed to reach such milestones, we celebrated 15 years together this year and are looking forward to many more. Although most of our family is in Iowa, a trip for them to come here or us to go there is always in the works.

Having had the opportunity to live in the Midwest, the South, the East, and the Southwest, we have gathered wonderful friends along the way and feel we have a strong foundation wherever we are. Here in Arizona, we quickly surrounded ourselves with a loving community of friends. In fact, our Thanksgiving table grows each year, starting with 6, then 15, and last year 20 friends and family joined us. We look forward to adding even more this year, hopefully with a special bundle of joy celebrating and giving thanks too.

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What Led Us To Adoption

From our very first conversations, it became clear that we had similar upbringings and the belief that through determination and hard work, anything is possible. We knew we were aligned in our desire to be married, have children...to create a home and family of our own. In spending time with our nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews, the desire to become parents has only grown stronger. Adoption would allow us to fulfill our lifelong dream of raising and nurturing a child by sharing our experiences and unconditional love.

more about Toby

more about Toby

Occupation:
Healthcare finance
Religion:
Methodist
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
MBA
Food:
Anything with friends or family
Hobby:
Travel, cooking, camping, books
Movie:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Sport:
Volleyball, soccer
Holiday:
Halloween, Christmas
Music Group:
Counting Crows, Anita Baker, Celia Cruz
TV Show:
Grace and Frankie, Absolutely Fabulous
Book:
Heaven's Coast, Willful Blindness, FaceBook (JK :) ), Where the Wild Things Are
Subject in School:
Finance accounting
Dream Vacation:
21-day New Zealand cruise, Bora Bora, Disney

more about Joseph

more about Joseph

Occupation:
Healthcare project management
Religion:
Catholic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
Food:
Italian, ice cream
Hobby:
Travel, movies, hiking, camping
Movie:
Raiders of the Lost Ark, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Sport:
Swimming, golf
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Josh Grobin, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Hudson
TV Show:
The Crown, Top Chef, The Golden Girls
Book:
Magical Thinking, anything by David Sedaris
Subject in School:
History, psychology
Dream Vacation:
Taking my parents to Ireland

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