Joe and Nancy
Approved and Waiting Adoptive Family
At A Glance
Names: Joe and Nancy
Ages: 40 and 39
Reason for Adopting: Infertility
Number of years married: 3
Ethnicity: Caucasian and Hispanic
We met in a professional networking group, and early on enjoyed doing volunteer work together and playing together on a sand volleyball team. We were engaged in 2013 and married a year later in a small, beautiful ceremony in the Bahamas with our parents and siblings in attendance! It was truly beautiful, and a fun trip to take with our families. We have now been married for three years and together for four, and talked about creating a family via adoption even before we were married!
As a little family unit, we love to be active and in the outdoors. We like to ride bicycles, hike, go camping and travel. We like to ski in the winter and garden in the summer. Nancy loves to cook and bake, and also does lots of crafts and home projects, making the house a home. She is an avid knitter and has begun making blankets and clothes for our future baby! Joe likes to brew beer at home, and go hunting for pheasant in his native Nebraska. Family time is priority number one for us – we are home together every night for dinner and have a relaxed, warm home.
Joe’s family lives in Nebraska, and we are fortunate that we get to see them a number of times a year, when we go out there or they come to New Mexico to visit. Nancy’s family lives nearby, and we see them often. Both of our families are very supportive and excited about us adopting a child! We also have many wonderful friends who are excited for our family to grow! We are members of a Christian church in our neighborhood and have a wonderful community there, too.
Nancy says: Joe is truly a blessing to me. He is the most patient and kind man, and I know he would make a great father to a child. What is so wonderful about him to me is how much his friends, family, and co-workers admire and like him! He works very hard running his own business, and we are very fortunate that that provides options for me to be able to stay home with our future children.
Joe says: Nancy is an amazing wife and I know will be an amazing mother. She has already knitted many things for our future child. Nancy is beautiful and intelligent and resourceful. She will be a great mom as she has already created a warm home for us, is a great gardener and cooks fantastic food “especially from the garden”. We have many lovely home cooked meals as a family daily. She has a close knit group of friends that are a great testament to her generosity and kindness. I am very fortunate to have her in my life and I feel we make a great team raising our family.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our little family. We can only imagine how important of a decision this is for you, and not to be taken lightly. You have our utmost respect for undertaking the selfless decision to make an adoption plan for your child.
We work to create a warm, happy home environment that is safe and secure. We both grew up in homes where we felt loved and secure, and this is something we want to provide for our children. We always want our children to know they are loved and safe. We want them to know they will be taken care of, and for them to always know that feeling as the feeling of home.
We have both always wanted to be parents. We are excited to start our family, and are looking forward to meeting you in this journey. We have much to offer a child. Family is our priority. We come from large families that are close-knit, and went on lots of road trips growing up, experiencing adventures and making memories – and we look forward to experiencing adventures and making memories with our future children. We were both raised by loving parents and look forward to passing on the lessons, morals, ethics, and love that were handed down to us.
If you choose our family, please know that your baby would be loved and cared for and given many opportunities in life. They would be supported to be themselves, and to become who they want to be, and have a family and home in which to thrive. Our extended family and friends are as excited to meet our future child as we are! Your baby would have an extended world of people who will love and accept them.
Joe and Nancy