Hi! We're Adam and Joe, and we're excited to introduce ourselves to you. You're considering a monumental decision, and we have enormous respect for you for considering adoption. Our close families have demonstrated to us the joys and the tears involved in raising a family, and we've looked into our hearts and found ourselves ready for the challenge. We're so eager to share our lives with a child and our experiences of the world around us. We're eager to teach while at the same time excited to see the world through a child's eyes and learn alongside them. We'd like to tell you a little about who we are and what kind of parents we hope to be.
We met over 10 years ago, and we've been inseparable ever since. We both love traveling and jump at every opportunity to explore new cities and countries, try new foods, and learn about other cultures. So far, we’ve traveled to Spain, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Canada, and Ireland together, as well as all over the United States. We think travel is one of the best ways to get to know yourself and explore your place in the world, and we hope to fill our child's early years with a broad exposure to the world around them.
We both work for the federal government, and while we're proud of each other's accomplishments, we place a strong value on work/life balance. Our jobs match up pretty well with our personalities: as an urban planner, Joe makes detailed preparations for everything, including our vacations, while as an analyst, Adam likes to get to the root of the problem and come up with solutions as quickly as possible. Our careers in public service stem from a concern for the greater good, and we hope to instill the same in our child and help him or her find their own special way to improve the community we call home. We value fairness, respect for differences, empathy, and compassion, and while we're far from perfect, we will do our very best to model these values every day.
We are surrounded by nearby loved ones, both a large family and a core group of close friends, who will provide additional support as we begin this journey. All of our loved ones are enthusiastic about our family plans and we feel strongly that we have a strong network that will provide a loving and nurturing environment to enable their growth and development. We offer a web of family and friends that will love and accept a child with open arms and welcome him or her into our varied traditions. Our child will grow up with role models from many backgrounds, which we hope will instill in them confidence and the ability to relate and respect people wherever the world takes them.
We have the deepest respect for you and the choice you're contemplating. We want you to know that we're excited to share letters and pictures, emails, and if you would like, phone calls and perhaps a visit from time to time. Should you choose to start this journey with us, please know you will always hold a very special place in our hearts, and we will share that with our child at every opportunity.
Adam and Joe
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