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Joe & Alex

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Missouri

dear expectant mother

There is an old quote that reads, “Adoption is another word for love.” Throughout our journey, this quote has played again and again in our hearts and minds. Even though we have not met yet, we are already connected through adoption and thus through love. Although we cannot truly fathom the decisions you face, we will always want the best for you and your baby.

If given the opportunity, we would raise your child to know where they come from and the choices you made to ensure a happy and healthy life for them. We will fill our home with unconditional love and laughter as we teach our children to be bold and lead with empathy. We will encourage our children to chase their dreams while remaining an unwavering support system.

No matter where life takes us, we want to thank you! Thank you for considering adoption, and thank you for considering us!

We also know the incredible sacrifice and love a birthmother extends to her child when she considers adoption, and we would be incredibly honored to be a part of that journey.

-Joe & Alex

About Us

We met by chance in 2013 and quickly fell in love. We lived 200 miles apart, but that wouldn’t stop us. Instead, we filled our nights with phone calls and our weekends traveling to see one another. Then, in 2016, we were married in a perfect, intimate ceremony surrounded by friends and family. From that moment, we have witnessed our lives grow and change in the most brilliant ways we could have imagined. Yet, throughout these pursuits and accomplishments, we have been guided by the same driving force...hope. From the beginning of our relationship, all those years ago and miles apart, we shared the hope of starting a family together one day. Now, more than ever, we are ready to actualize our dreams and share the love in our hearts and home.

Our Home & Pets

Our home is in a well-established, historic neighborhood within walking distance of outstanding restaurants (food is our love language) and museums, as well as a plethora of beautiful parks. Our favorite park is home to the zoo, art museums, and an amphitheater. Another member of the family that loves spending his time outdoors and at the park is Winston, our 10-month-old boxer mix puppy. We brought Winston home in the spring of 2021 after falling in love with his floppy ears and playful demeanor at the shelter. Winston has shared in our adventures in that short time, enjoying his first time at the beach, hiking, and spending time on the patios at our favorite restaurants.

Our Extended Family

The youngest of three brothers, Joe grew up in rural Kentucky surrounded by aunts, uncles, and cousins in a close-knit community. Most of Joe’s family lived within miles of his childhood home, including his grandparents, who were just next door. Meanwhile, Alex, the youngest of two brothers, had a much different experience. Alex grew up in one of the largest metropolitan areas in Kentucky. And although Alex’s extended family is smaller than Joe’s, they have proven time and time again that they love just as fiercely.

Despite the fact we now live away from our families, they continue to play a vital role in our lives. Daily phone calls, texts, and FaceTime help keep us connected and bridge distances between us. In addition, we have also been fortunate to rack up many miles traveling the country to spend as many holidays and special occasions as we can with our loved ones. Our family vacations provide us with an opportunity to spend more time together, whether to sandy beaches, snowy peaks, or the bustle of Disney. We would not be who we are without the love and support of parents, family, and friends.

What Led Us To Adoption

Like so many, friends and family who have also adopted bless our lives. As a result, we have witnessed each of those lives enriched and fulfilled by the adoption process. That is why our earliest conversations regarding our future centered around adoption as the path we would choose to begin our family. We have always seen adoption as a calling we were meant to fulfill. We also know the incredible sacrifice and love a birthmother extends to her child when she considers adoption, and we would be incredibly honored to be a part of that journey.

more about Joe

more about Joe

Occupation:
Physical therapist assistant
Religion:
Agnostic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BArch, AAS-PTA
Food:
All of it!
Hobby:
Cooking
Movie:
Steel Magnolias
Favorite Tradition:
Sunday dinners with family
Sport:
Baseball (Go Cards!)
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Kesha
TV Show:
Chopped!
Book:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Subject in School:
Art
Dream Vacation:
A river cruise through Europe

more about Alex

more about Alex

Occupation:
Resident physician
Religion:
Episcopal
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
MD
Food:
Hot dogs
Hobby:
Video games
Movie:
Hocus Pocus
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas lights at the botanic gardens
Sport:
Baseball (Go Cards!)
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Kesha
TV Show:
The Great British Baking Show
Book:
The Stormlight Archive
Subject in School:
Choir
Dream Vacation:
Visiting the fairy pools in the Isle of Skye

Contact Joe & Alex

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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