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Josh & Deidra

We absolutely love being parents and consider it a great honor. As parents, we want to raise a family who deeply love and support one another and who make an impact on those around us. We have always wanted a larger family and it would bring us great joy to grow our family through adoption. We can't thank you enough for taking time to read our profile.

About Us

Josh
Deidra
Job
Controls Engineer
Part Time Physical Therapist
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Children
Elliot
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Family Time at the Lake

On a typical day, we will spend time outside while grilling out, we will dance and sing while playing music, and we will end the day with a good book. Elliot’s favorite way to spend the day is playing outside with his trucks or riding in his ride-along car for walks in the neighborhood. If he is inside, he loves listening to music while he is jumping in the ball pit or playing with trains.

On the weekends, we like to pursue our hobbies of music, hiking, kayaking, sports, and art. We both play guitar and it is important that we share our love of music with our children and expose them to many different styles: from jazz to classical, bluegrass to electronic, and to everything in between! Being active is also very important to us and we will encourage our children to find what type of activities they enjoy the most. It may be something we enjoy such as volleyball, basketball, or tennis; or it may be something new altogether. Since we also love art, we will encourage our children to find the art that they love. It may be writing music like Josh, quilting like Deidra, or something else such as painting or design. We are so excited to share our favorite things in life with our children, but also excited to see what new favorites our children will add to that list.

Fun Facts About Us

We Love Waterfalls!

1. We are always dancing and beat boxing to music at home.

2. We love to grill out and try new recipes (Yummm!)

3. We build forts in the playroom out of sheets, chairs, and cardboard boxes for the kids, but we secretly love it the most!

4. We would love to get a beach house one day, as we both love reading on the beach!

5. We have both been skydiving and want to encourage our kids to seek all sorts of adventure.

6. Josh proposed to Deidra with a song he wrote while playing guitar.

7. We love waterfalls and have visited over 50 in the US. We cannot wait to share our love of hiking and waterfall chasing with our kids.

8. We have snorkeled with manatees and are excited to share our love of animals and nature with our children one day.

9. Music is a big part of our lives. We both play the guitar and already have a baby piano for our kids to play!

10. We love collecting books as a family and we are slowly growing our little library.

Discussing Adoption

We are so excited in the anticipation of adding another child to our family and we are proud to share their birth story with them from the beginning. Even starting with children's books, we will have the culture of adoption immersed in our home. We also are part of a church that has many adoptive families which will allow us to raise our children around other families who have grown through adoption as well. By raising our children in an environment of familiarity with adoption, we hope to create a comfortable setting for open conversations. As our child grows, we will be there for every question and discussion that they want to have about their beginning.

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Fall is Our Favorite
Fall is Our Favorite
Happy Family
Happy Family
Deidra with Her Best Friends from School
Deidra with Her Best Friends from School
Beautiful Hike at Yosemite
Beautiful Hike at Yosemite
Family Photo with Our Sweet Pup
Family Photo with Our Sweet Pup
Josh Loves to Play Guitar and Sing
Josh Loves to Play Guitar and Sing
Go Gators!
Go Gators!
Just Another Day at Work
Just Another Day at Work
Family Hike
Family Hike
New Years' Eve with Friends
New Years' Eve with Friends
Getting Ready for Zip Lining
Getting Ready for Zip Lining
We Can't Wait to be a Family of Four
We Can't Wait to be a Family of Four
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Fall is Our Favorite
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Happy Family
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Deidra with Her Best Friends from School
Deidra with Her Best Friends from School
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Beautiful Hike at Yosemite
Beautiful Hike at Yosemite
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Family Photo with Our Sweet Pup
Family Photo with Our Sweet Pup
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Josh Loves to Play Guitar and Sing
Josh Loves to Play Guitar and Sing
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Go Gators!
Go Gators!
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Just Another Day at Work
Just Another Day at Work
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Family Hike
Family Hike
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New Years' Eve with Friends
New Years' Eve with Friends
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Getting Ready for Zip Lining
Getting Ready for Zip Lining
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We Can't Wait to be a Family of Four
We Can't Wait to be a Family of Four

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Cozy Home

We live in a suburb outside of a southeastern city in a friendly neighborhood. We chose our home because it is close to family and it is perfect for hosting events. In our home, we enjoy spending most of our time in the kitchen for family dinners together or hanging out in the playroom with our son. Almost every afternoon you can look out our front window and see kids riding their bikes and playing ball in the cul-de-sac. We live within walking distance to three parks as well as the neighborhood library, pool, and elementary school. On a typical day, we enjoy playing in the backyard, taking our dog Penny for a walk, and taking our son to the playground. Our neighborhood is very lively with many traditions and even has a weekly farmers market. Our favorite tradition happens on Halloween when there are friends sitting around fire pits, haunted houses, and even movie screenings in our neighbor’s front yards. In addition to all of the wonderful amenities close by, we live close enough to the beach and mountains to make an easy weekend trip to either.

Our Extended Families

Deidra with Her Mom and Grandparents

We are both blessed with incredible parents who live close by. Grandma and PawPaw love dancing, working on the train layout, and playing games with their three grandkids. MiMi and PawPaw Rick enjoy tending to the farm animals and making sugar cookies together in the kitchen with their eight grandchildren. Paw and Di love playing the guitar, fishing, and riding in the pontoon boat with their grandson.

We are also very involved with our extended families as well. Deidra is an only child but has a large and continuously growing extended family who get together often for a holiday or birthday celebration. We are a very active family so when we are together there are always children running around and outdoor activities going on like volleyball and beanbag toss. We relax in between games to enjoy some food off the grill followed by some traditional homemade ice-cream!

Christmas with Josh's Family

Josh’s family is smaller but just as loud and fun. As a family, we love spending time at the lake together. There is typically music playing and people dancing when we get together. We also like to play board games and video games for some family fun. Overall, we have a very supportive family who are all so excited in the hopes of adding a new family member to our lives through adoption!

From Us to You

We could never put into words all of our emotions as we write this to you. Thank you for considering adoption and for taking time to get to know more about us. We hope you will see the love we already have for this child. We will never know your thoughts and emotions as you make this decision, but we do know a few things about the life your child would have as our family:

They will be forever loved and cherished. From the beginning of our relationship, we knew that we wanted a larger family and adoption was always a part of that plan. We never knew how that plan would work out but we trusted God with our future. After five years of marriage, we decided to start our family and were blessed with an amazing little boy. Following the birth of our son, Deidra experienced medical complications and was advised not to become pregnant again. In our hearts, we know it is time for us to start the adoption process because we know someone is still missing from our home.

They will have a large, close-knit and supportive family. We are blessed with over thirty family members who we see regularly. When you have a strong foundation of such a large family, there are always people ready to embark on life’s journeys together. Because we have always had that, we would love nothing more than for our family to keep growing. A child in this family will always have friends to play with growing up who will turn into confidants as they grow older together. They will have their small moments made grand because so many people will be there rooting them on at every event, and all those weekends in between. They will also have a fun and loving big brother. Elliot gives lots of hugs throughout the day and he loves to stop and say hello to all of our neighbors as we pass by on our walks. He also loves to play with other babies and thinks it is fun to help them with their toys. We are very excited to encourage friendship between our children to strengthen a bond that will last a lifetime.

They will be celebrated for the things that make them unique. Our parents always encouraged us to be proud of who we are, whether or not it makes us different from those around us. We believe that just as each child is unique, each family is unique and we will embrace the elements that make us special as individuals and as a family. Adoption is just one aspect that will make our family unique and we are proud to share our child’s birth story with them from the start. We plan to tell and re-tell the adoption story, adding more details as they grow older and can better understand it. If you so choose, we would keep you connected to your child through letters and pictures throughout the years because we would value your roll in this family.

We know that you have a difficult decision ahead of you. A decision that we will never be able to relate to, but will always be able to pray for. We will continue to pray for peace, guidance, and courage to do what you feel is right for both you and your child. We believe that you are strong no matter what decision you make. We simply want you to know that any child who is put into our arms will grow with a never-ending love that surrounds them. They will grow up and go after their dreams for we will always encourage them to be who they want to be in life. We will also embrace their amazing life story by reminding them they are more than a blessing to us, but also a blessing to a beautiful mother.

Sincerely,

Josh & Deidra

Favorites

Josh
Deidra
Actor
Denzel Washington
Johnny Depp
Actress
Anne Hathaway
Emma Watson
Animal
Eagle
Panda
Author
Brent Weeks
C.S. Lewis
Book
The Black Prism
Fahrenheit 451
Candy Bar
Twix
Kit Kat
Cartoon
The Flintstones
Charlie Brown
Childhood Memory
Building treehouses in the woods
Playing in the woods with my cousins
Childhood Toy
Yo-Yo
Legos
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
On The Night You Were Born, or anything by Dr. Seuss
City
San Francisco
New York City
Classic Movie
The Wizard of Oz
Singing in the Rain
Color
Blue
Orange
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Strawberry cake
Chocolate Lava Cake
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Dodge Viper
Red Corvette
Dream Job
Musician
Travel Journalist
Dream Vacation
Rome
Tour of Asia
Family Activity
Outdoor games
Playing music together
Flower / Plant
Tulip
Lily
Food
Ribeye, baked potato, and salad
Cheeseburger and Fries
Form of Exercise
Basketball
Playing sports
Fruit
Watermelon
Peach
Game
Monopoly
Carcassone
Hobby
Guitar
Hiking
Holiday
Halloween
4th of July
Holiday Song
We Three Kings
Carol of the Bells
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Dinner
Baking Sugar Cookies at Christmas
Ice Cream
Strawberry
Strawberry
Junk Food
Doritos
Wavy Lays
Leisure Activity
Writing Songs
Reading
Magazine
GameInformer
Architectural Digest
Memory with a Child
Elliot's First Beach Trip
Bringing Elliot Home
Memory with Spouse
Hiking through the mountains of Yosemite
Josh proposing with the song he wrote
Movie
The Dark Knight
Pride and Prejudice
Movie Munchie
Sour Patch Kids
Popcorn
Movie Quote
May the force be with you
"It is our choices, Harry, that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities." Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Movie Type
Action
Sci-Fi
Musical
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Musical Group
Need to Breathe
Medeski Martin and Wood
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
The Wheels on the Bus
Olympic Event
Tennis
Gynmastics
Personal Hero
Mother
My Grandmother
Play
Aladdin
Our Town
Poet
Robert Frost
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
Kindness
Giving Heart
Quote
Never look down on someone, unless you are helping them up
"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." Albert Einstein
Restaurant
PF Changs
Cheesecake Factory
Sandwich
Philly Cheesesteak
Lobster Roll
Scripture
Joshua 1:8
Romans 12:1-2
Shopping Store
Academy Sports
Tjmaxx
Song
Come to Jesus - Chris Rice
The song Josh wrote to propose to me
Sport to Play
Tennis
Tennis
Sport to Watch
Basketball
Basketball
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Rafael Nadal
Sports Team
The Golden State Warriors
Auburn Tigers
Subject in School
Math
Biology
Superhero
Batman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Smoked Chicken Wings
Peach Pound Cake
Time of Day
Sunset
Sunrise
Tradition
Family Movie Nights
Family Time During the Holidays
TV Show
Friends
Gilmore Girls
TV Show Character
Chandler
Phoebe Buffay
Type of Music
Classical and Jazz
Indie Rock and Classical
Vacation Spot
Key West
Beach
Video Game
Final Fantasy 7
Little Big Planet

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