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Joseph & Brittany
We, as a couple, feel that adoption is one of the most fulfilling life opportunities a couple can embrace. Our family is prepared to nurture, love, and cherish your child. We would like to sincerely thank you for reading our profile and considering us to be your child's adoptive parents. We look forward to the journey ahead of us.
After years of frusturating and emotionally exhausting infertility treatments we decided that if we wanted to become parents we would need to pursue adoption. This was the most rewarding experience we have ever had as a couple. Having come from a family where adoption was a big part of who Joseph was growing up, we knew what to expect and the responsibility that goes into becoming an adoptive parent. We love every minute of being parents.We were matched with one of the most amazing women we have ever met and in January of 2022 we were blessed with the adoption of our daugher Haleigh. Haleigh was born weighing only five pounds. She has grown into such a smart, loving, compassionate, well-behaved young lady. Haleigh gives everyone hugs and kisses that she meets and is very vocal. Brittany has taught Haleigh how to use sign language to express her wants/needs and to communicate with us. Haleigh loves to run and play outdoors as well as work with Brittany around the house. Haleigh loves to participate in arts in crafts. Haleigh loves Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus and dances to their music on Youtube. Haleigh's favorite TV show is on Youtube and is called Miss Rachel: Songs for Littles. Her favorite food is chicken and bbq sauce. Haleigh is such a joy and we are super excited for her to be able to have a sibling. We know she will love her sibling unconditionally and have a special bond.
How We Met
We met in undergraduate college in an introduction to history course. Initially, we were both very shy. However, after we started talking we hit it off immediately. We became friends in class and spent time outside of class together. The more time we spent together the more we started to realize we knew many of the same people. We had several mutual friends from high school but never knew each other. This connection we had realized was just the beginning.
Our first date was on 4/7/2011 in Lawrenceville, Georgia and we went to the movie theater to see the Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston film "Just Go With It." This friendship continued and we progressively started doing more and more together. We would take trips throughout the state together and participate in each other's family events.
We got engaged to each other and married on 10/28/2016. We have lived all over the State of Georgia but have permanently settled down in a small town in North Georgia.
Joseph's brothers are identical twins that were adopted. Having grown up with them, Joseph was exposed to his parents openly discussing adoption with his sibilings. Joseph's parents always ensured to include the birth parents in their child's life. This was done proving letters, phone calls, and pictures.
We now have had personal firsthand experience with adoption with our daughter. We are engaged in very frequent contact with our daughter's birth parents. We are open to texting, phone calls, face time, SKYPE, meeting in person, and sending various photographs and videos of our daughter to her birth parents. We have nothing but admiration for you and want to ensure that you will have the opportunity to be part of your child's life.
We believe adoption is something that should be talked about and explained not hidden. Adoption is a gift that should be shared. We are open to visits with you and promise to be available. We as your child's adoptive parents promise to ensure the flow of open communication with you and keep you inclusive of your child's accomplishments thorughout their life as much as you feel comfortable with.
Our House and Neighborhood
We reside in a town in North Georgia outside of Metro Atlanta. The town is large enough that it has all of the basic places that a big city would have but small enough that it is not overwhelming.
Our community is very supportive of all families. There are numerous families in our neighborhood that have young children and we are walking distance to several parks. The city is always having various events that engage the community. There are pools, walking tracks, baseball fields, soccer fields, and playgrounds all within walking distance from our home. It is very common for us to see families with children of all ages at the nearby parks. We frequently visit our nearby parks with our daughter and she can run and play in a fenced in safe area. We also are fortunate to have our doctors (including our daughter's doctor), an urgent care center, as well as a fire department and police department all within walking distance.
Our house is a 1940 remodel that is brand new and was completely remodeled in 2020. It is a 1,927 square foot, single story, ranch-style home. It has 4 bedrooms (1 is used as an office and playroom), 2 full baths, open floor plan, original hardwood floors throughout, a wood burning stove insert in a fireplace, brand new appliances, granite counters, and custome shelving. It is on a 1 acre, level, cleared, and fenced in (6 foot chain link fence) for privacy in the backyard.
Our Extended Families
We are both fortunate that both of our families live in the same state as we do and everyone routinely spends time together.
Each of our grandparents, parents, and siblings all live within one hour of us. Growing up both of our grandparents were very close and played integral roles in our lives. Joseph's family enjoys the tradition of getting together for holidays and birthdays, having a meal together, and enjoying the company of each other. Brittany's family enjoys similar family traditions as well, but also does a lot of domestic traveling and always seems to embark on several planned family adventures each year. We are truly fortunate to each have a collective familial unit that enjoys spending time together.
Our family is unique in that both sides of our family have adopted children. Joseph's brothers are identical twins that were adopted in Georgia in 1998. Joseph's uncle and his wife have also adopted two girls from Lebanon. Joseph and Brittany were blessed with the adoption of their daughter in 2022. Both of our families understand the importance of adoption and are entirely supportive of our decision to adopt another child.
We feel as a couple that we can be great role models for your child and would take great pride in ensuring they grow up in a loving and nurturing environment with a close-knit family around them.
From Us to You
Thank you for considering us as you explore making an adoption plan. We both feel honored and filled with gratitude that you are taking the time to get to know us and consider us as your child's adoptive parents. We have the utmost admiration for you and want you to know that we are more than willing and prepared to embark on this journey with you. We promise to you to provide your child with a stable, loving, and compassionate household. We look forward to getting to know you.
We both grew up in the suburbs directly outside of Metro Atlanta. We met in college in a history course our freshman year in January of 2011. We quickly became friends and our first date was on April 7, 2011. We graduated college together (Brittany with a Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education and Joseph with a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice) in May of 2014. Joseph went on to graduate school and graduated in May of 2016 with a Master's Degree in public administration. We were married on October 28, 2016. Brittany has worked for over seven years as an educator and is now a stay at home mom. Joseph is a State of Georgia employee and works as an investigator for a public defender's office in North Georgia.
From the start, we knew we wanted to have a family. We began trying to start a family but after years of being unsuccessful we met with an infertility specialist. After two years of medical intervention, two rounds of IUI, one round of IVF, and three miscarriages that resulted in late term stillbirths, we decided to regroup and focus our efforts on adoption. Adoption has always been something that we both wanted to explore as we both have extensive family history of adoption. Joseph has identical twin brothers who were adopted in 1998. Joseph also has two nieces who were adopted from Lebanon in the early 2000s. Brittany's mother has also adopted and fostered several children as well. Thus, adoption seemed like a natural choice for us. We began the adoption process in 2021 and successfully adopted our daughter Haleigh in January of 2022.
Our family is very encouraging and open to the idea of us adopting a child. Your child will have the opportunity to be raised with aunts, uncles, grandparents, great grandparents, and a sibling.
All of Brittany and Joseph's immediate family live within one hour of us and we frequently spend time together. We often are spending time with our family going on family vacations and always make sure to spend time together during birthdays and holidays. We are truly fortunate to each have families that come together to spend time with each other.
We do not see adoption as "giving up" a child, but as joining a family. Joseph grew up with his parents sending pictures and letters to his adoptive brother's birth parents. This was something that was very special and openly celebrated. If you would like we are more than willing to send letters and pictures to you of your child. We are also proud of our decision to become adoptive parents and promise to you to provide every opportunity to include you in your child's life if you wish to do so. We consider ourselves to be very effective in the art of communication and believe in open communication. We are more than willing to communicate with you via email, phone calls, texts, future visits, face time, and mail.
Once again, we feel truly humbled and honored to be considered by you as your child's adoptive parents. We cannot imagine how difficult this decision must be for you. Our families are both extremely excited about us becoming adoptive parents and we thank you for the opportunity to consider us to be parents. Your child will grow up in a loving home with two loving and caring parents who will always be open with your child regarding adoption and promise to you to maintain open channels of communication with you if you so desire. We look forward to beginning this journey with you and getting to know you.
Appreciatively and Respectfully Yours,
Joseph & Brittany
Joseph & Brittany
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