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Josh & Missy

We would like to thank you for your reading our profile, and we truly believe that you are an angel on earth for considering giving the gift of parenthood to a couple that cannot conceive on their own. We have wanted to be parents for many years and are so excited to start this journey. With so much love to give, our child will be the center of everything. We are humbled to be considered.

About Us

IT Tech/Future Stay-at-Home Mom
District Manager
Some College - Studied Web Design / IT
Some College - Studied Special Education
Legally Married

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Fun Together on Vacation

As kids we both grew up going on family vacations to Orlando, Jacksonville, Myrtle Beach and Gatlinburg. We were very blessed to have many family vacation memories and road trips that we cannot wait to do with a family of our own!

Give us a beach or a lake and we are happy! We have been going to the Carolina's (we sometimes go to South) for over 20 years. Our favorite vacation spot is in and around Outer Banks, North Carolina. We always rent a house on the beach - the beach needs to be right off the back porch, two steps and we are there!

We love to slow down and relax and are very much water people. We envision playing on the porch and beach with our child. Swimming and building sandcastles are in our dreams every night. We love to ride bikes, go for walks, swim, fish, boat, and eat great seafood while on vacation.

Our Promise to You

Happy Together

Our promise to you is to raise your child with so much love. They will grow up with tons of family and friends around them. Josh will be a stay-at-home dad for a few years and ensure that our child will have all the care they need. With help from both of our mothers, family will always be available.

In the future we have plans on building a new house on Josh's family's farm, which will be so fulfilling and will remind Josh of how he grew up on the farm.

We will ensure that your child always knows their adoption story. We look forward to an open adoption so that our child knows where they came from and how they came to be a part of our family. We promise to keep in touch with you and give you updates if that is something that you would want. We are ready to be guided and collaborate with you on how the future looks.

Cultural Diversity

Should we become an interracial family through this adoption. We will educate ourselves through books, group meetings within our community, classes, and anything that will help us educate and keep our child's culture alive consistently. Just like our child will know that they are adopted from the moment they can understand - we will have the same drive and conversations around culture. Movies, plays, book, church, and people from the same culture as our child will be the guide. Both of us have a diverse friend group, taste in music, books, and movies. We will submerge ourselves into the culture of our child, and we look forward to it. It is very important to us that our child knows where they came from. We will also ensure that our child has a group with them or that aligns with their culture (i.e.: dance, a sport, a class, etc.) For instance, we plan on sending our child to a diverse school so they can see themselves in other people in all they do in their life.


Relaxing at Home
Relaxing at Home
Ice Skating With Family
Ice Skating With Family
Missy at the Lake With Friends
Missy at the Lake With Friends
Spending Time With Our Nephew
Spending Time With Our Nephew
Enjoying a Wedding
Enjoying a Wedding
Josh Fishing
Josh Fishing
A Night Out
A Night Out
Josh & Our Nephews
Josh & Our Nephews
Family Dinner
Family Dinner
Josh Hiking
Josh Hiking
Missy With Her Mom & Aunt
Missy With Her Mom & Aunt
On the Island
On the Island
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Relaxing at Home
Relaxing at Home
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Ice Skating With Family
Ice Skating With Family
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Missy at the Lake With Friends
Missy at the Lake With Friends
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Spending Time With Our Nephew
Spending Time With Our Nephew
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Enjoying a Wedding
Enjoying a Wedding
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Josh Fishing
Josh Fishing
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A Night Out
A Night Out
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Josh & Our Nephews
Josh & Our Nephews
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Family Dinner
Family Dinner
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Josh Hiking
Josh Hiking
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Missy With Her Mom & Aunt
Missy With Her Mom & Aunt
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On the Island
On the Island

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in the outskirts of a bigger city in a small town. Our downtown holds art events/shows, farmers markets on Saturdays, antique stores, movie theater, and family-owned restaurants.

We have a 3-bedroom 3 bathroom, 2 floors and a basement with 2 car garage. We have an open floor plan and love that the kitchen is near the living area. We like to play music, cook, and have dance parties. We also enjoy time in our backyard and we love spending summer nights on our porch.

We live in a development with 3 ponds, a park, a bike and a walking trail. We are friendly with our neighbors and have children of all ages on the block. Our street is quiet, and you will see families walking, riding or dog walking. We feel very safe here. Every summer there is a block party, which is always nice to catch up with neighborhood pals.

However, less than 25 miles away, we have a metropolitan city with all of the cool city items if we feel like we need to get out of our small-town bubble. It really is the best of both worlds and we cannot wait to explore it all with a child!

Our Extended Families

Missy's Family

We both come from big extended families. Josh's dad has eleven brothers and sisters and his mom has five. Missy's dad has four siblings and Missy's mom has four. Holidays, birthdays, and summer parties are always full of cousins, aunts, and uncles!

Josh's immediate family includes an older brother and a younger sister. Josh's brother has three children, while his sister has two. Missy's immediate family includes a younger brother who has two children.

Josh's Family

Both our parents and all of our extended family live in the same city/town and we get together often. When we announced our adoption dream, our extended family was overjoyed. We shared the news with Josh's family at his mom's surprise birthday party and at Missy's family's Thanksgiving gathering. They were overjoyed, so happy for us and shared with both of us how proud they were of us and that they know we will be amazing parents. We have both wanted to raise a child together and become parents for a long time.

From Us to You

We are overjoyed and want nothing more than to become parents. We have been married since 2006 and have been a couple since meeting at a lake in our hometown in 2000. As a couple we have always had an open and honest relationship and it's built around the love and trust we have for each other. We have been blessed with a great family and a great life, however the one thing that we have not yet achieved is becoming parents. No one wants this more than us.

Josh is in computers, web design and Information technology. He works for a small business and has been with his current company for over 10 years. Josh has so much flexibility with his job and can work from home when needed. His passion is all things computers and technology.

Missy is a district manager for the brand Levi's, she oversees 15 locations throughout the Midwest area and has been in retail sales for over 20 years. She was previously with Kate Spade for 8 years and just recently (2 years ago) made the jump to denim. Missy has had a passion for fashion for as long as she can remember.

We have a strong sense of self and have lived a fun life; we want the opportunity to share our life with a child and raise a strong, well-adjusted member of society that wants to do good and be good. We cannot wait to teach them how to do all the things that we love.

We are open minded people and will absolutely be open to as much or as little contact that you want. We will send emails, pictures, visits and ensure that you are up to date on all things, if that is what you would like. We both come from big, supportive families and would love to extend and open it up even further with you as a part of our family.

In addition to family support, we will have support through therapy/counseling and will be joining an adoptive parents' group. We want to ensure we are healthy, not only physically, but mentally, too.

We will be dedicated and loving parents. Both of us were raised with so much love in our family homes, which we cannot wait to pass along to a child. We have a great foundation and great memories from how we grew up. Your child will be the center of our world and we promise to provide him/her with love and affection and that he/she will always know how loved they are. They will always know that they are a special gift that we prayed for and dreamed of for a long time. Both of us want to see each other as a mom and as a dad; we talk about it all the time and cannot wait for the day to come.

We put a lot of thought and consideration into our choice to pursue adoption and we know this is the path for us. We want you to know that every fiber in our being is telling us that we will be parents. If you choose us, we hope to express our gratitude to you, for you will be sharing the gift of parenthood with us, and we believe there is no greater gift than that.

Thank you for your time and for your consideration.

With Love,

Josh & Missy


Samuel L. Jackson
Tom Hanks
Jodie Foster
Kate Winslet
J.R.R. Tolkien
Gillian Flynn or Stephen King
Chariots of the Gods
Desperation by Stephen King
Candy Bar
100 Grand
Snickers or anything with chocolate, caramel, and nuts.
G.I. Joe
Childhood Memory
4H and farming
Camping and fishing with my dad, uncle, and brother
Childhood Toy
Children's Book
Fox and the Hound
Where the Wild Things Are
Surf Side Beach, South Carolina
New York City
Classic Movie
Star Wars
The Breakfast Club
Day of Week
Banana bread pudding
Chocolate cake
Disney Movie
Toy Story
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Dream Job
Small business owner
Fashion Designer
Dream Vacation
Cairo, Egypt
Paris, France
Family Activity
Flower / Plant
Cherry blossom
Form of Exercise
Speed walking
Holiday Song
Little Drummer Boy
The Christmas Song by Dave Matthews
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Eve gathering as my sisters.
Fantozz Family Christmas - my dad's side of the family, we have 60 of us!
Ice Cream
Butter pecan
Junk Food
Potato chips or Fritos
Salt & Vinegar chips
Leisure Activity
Walking, hiking, boating
Memory with a Child
Playing basketball with my nephews
Cedar Point every summer with my nephews.
Memory with Spouse
Wedding Day
Honeymoon in South Carolina
Pulp Fiction
Movie Munchie
Candy, sweets and soda
Popcorn and chocolate
Movie Quote
"Get busy living or get busy dying."
"So, you're telling me there's a chance?"
Movie Type
Science Fiction
Psychological thrillers
La Bamba
Wicked The Musical
Musical Group
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Dave Matthews Band
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Ski Jump
Personal Hero
John Glenn
Michelle Obama
Lion King
William Shakespeare
Emily Dickinson
Quality about my Spouse
Driven and ambitious
Funny and kind
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage."
1808 - a local family-owned restaurant in our town
Meatball sub
Italian sub
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Philippians 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Shopping Store
Kate Spade and Levi's
Dancing Nancies
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Jim Brown
LeBron James
Sports Team
The Ohio State Buckeyes
Subject in School
The Hulk
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Pot Roast
Pasta of any kind
Time of Day
Keller Summer Family Reunion
All Holiday's with both sides of the family
TV Show
True Detective
TV Show Character
Tony Soprano
Monica Geller
Type of Music
Vacation Spot
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Outer Banks, North Carolina and Jacksonville/Orlando Florida
Video Game
Tetris/anything on Wii

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