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Josh & Ginny
Thank you so very much for checking out our profile. We are truly in awe of you for considering adoption for your child - what a courageous and selfless choice! Adoption has been such a blessing in our lives and we are so excited to become parents again! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better.
Adoption in Our Lives
Adoption has been an incredible blessing in our lives because it brought us our daughter, Kathryn.
When we married in 2012, we knew that we definitely wanted children. Because Ginny is a breast cancer survivor, we decided early in our marriage that adoption would be the one and only way that we would try to become parents. Having a few family members and friends that had been adopted as babies helped us to know from the start that adoption is an amazing way to have a family.
This was never more apparent than the moment we met our little girl, Katy. We loved her from the moment we met her - even before we met her! With the help of American Adoptions, we met Katy's birth mother and were able to get to know her during the last trimester of her pregnancy. We witnessed first-hand the incredible love she felt for her daughter and the desire she felt to make the best decision possible for her baby.We feel like there is nothing random about adoption. From the time we met our daughter, it has felt as if she was always meant to be with us. We just know that there is another little soul out there that is the missing puzzle piece that will complete our family. We are so excited to grow our family by adopting again and look forward to seeing the special bond that our children will share!
Our Leisure Time
We have a good time doing just about anything together. We like to spend our free time with our daughter, walking our dogs, barbecuing with friends, and going to museums and zoos. For a night out, we like going to the movies and having a nice dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. During the week, we like to have dinner together and then we play until it's our daughter's bath/bedtime. We have family dance parties in the living room, go for a walk around the neighborhood, read our favorite kid's books, build a blanket fort in the basement - so much fun!
Ginny enjoys cooking and likes to try out new recipes. She loves all types of music and plays piano. Ginny also likes working outside in the yard, loves to read, and learned to knit a few years ago.
Josh loves fishing and hunting. He has traveled to South Dakota with friends to go pheasant hunting and went to Canada with Ginny's dad recently to fish at Lake of the Woods. He also loves playing video games when he has the time for them and likes to read.
We are both big sports fans and enjoy rooting on our schools in basketball and football: the Kansas Jayhawks and the Florida Gators. We're also big fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and try to make it to a game or two a year.
Fun Facts About Us
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a small, family friendly neighborhood about 15 minutes outside of a large city. We chose our neighborhood, in part, because of its highly rated school system. We get to see cows, horses, and llamas grazing in the pasture across the street from our neighborhood and at the same time we're super close to all the fun things that a big city has to offer. The best of both worlds!
Our neighborhood streets are filled with children every day. They're riding bikes to our community pool, setting off fireworks on the 4th of July, shooting hoops, outside playing with their dogs - all the great things that kids get to do in a small, safe community. There is also a great park about 5 minutes away with jungle gyms, a splash pad for the summer time, a stocked pond for fishing, walking paths, and a sports complex.
Our home is a 4 bedroom ranch, located on a cul-de-sac. We spend most of our time in the open kitchen and family room, out in the fenced backyard with our sweet dog, Ginger, or with our daughter in the playroom in our finished basement. There is a special room, right next to our daughter's, that is just waiting to become a nursery and we can't wait to bring a new baby home!
Our Extended Families
We both come from tight-knit, loving families. Both sets of our parents have been happily married for over 40 years and between us we have three siblings and four nephews. We're blessed to have both sides of our family so close by - most of them within about a 25 minute drive. Omi and Papa (Ginny's parents) and Grandpa and Gigi (Josh's parents) LOVE spending time with their granddaughter and get to see her often.
When we get together with our families we usually fix a big meal and just enjoy one another's company. The kids usually provide lots of entertainment! We recently vacationed to Florida with Ginny's family and had a great time playing on the beach! We like to get together with Josh's side of the family for Sunday night dinners and always have a good time together.
Both sides of our family have been extremely supportive of our decision to adopt. They welcomed Katy into the family with open arms and have loved her to pieces ever since! They are all so excited that we've decided to grow our family by adopting again and cannot wait to meet the newest member of our family!
From Us to You
We won't pretend to know all of the feelings that you are experiencing right now. We can only hope that on some level you feel proud of yourself - because you should. To love a baby into another family is one of the most courageous and selfless things a mother could possibly do. It is our hope that if you choose adoption you will find peace and comfort in the knowledge that you have made a loving choice for your child.
We met in the summer of 2011 and were married a little over a year later, in the fall of 2012. We hit it off immediately. On our first date we spent 4 hours together, talking about all kinds of things. We ended up holding hands across the table by the end of the night and we knew that something really special was happening. We had our second date the very next day and have been together nearly every day since.
We knew early in our relationship that we wanted to have a family of our own. Because Ginny is a breast cancer survivor, we have known for several years that adoption would be the one and only way that we would build our family. From the time we made that decision, it has felt like adoption was always the way we were supposed to become parents. When we adopted our daughter, Katy, in late 2016, we knew for sure that we wouldn't have wanted to become parents any other way.
If you choose us to be your baby's parents, we will love your baby as our own from the moment he or she is placed in our arms. We will love him or her for whomever he or she is - not who we "want" or "expect" them to be. We are committed to unconditional love and are looking forward to the adventure of discovering who he or she truly is.
We are also committed to instilling a sense of love and respect for you and your decision to place your baby for adoption. We will speak of you with love to your child from day one. Because you would be the person who made us a family, you will hold a very special place in our hearts. You will not be someone who is resented or forgotten. We will have open, honest conversations about you and your decision with your child, as we believe it is very important for your child to see adoption as the loving choice that it is. We intend to share photos of you and any and all information that you would like your child to know about you.
We also look forward to sharing photos of your child, letters, texts, and emails with you over the years so that you can watch your child grow. It is our hope that this will help you know that you made the right choice for your child.
We view adoption as a miraculous gift and we promise to strive everyday to live up to the privilege and responsibility that parenthood is - while having fun at the same time! We know that life is way too short to worry about things that don't really matter. To that end, we try not to take things too seriously and to really enjoy the little things that make life great. We love to sing silly made up songs to our daughter (and dog!), we tease each other all the time, we laugh every day, we savor every moment with our incredible daughter. Our home is one filled with love, good food, music and laughter. The only thing missing is that fourth member of our family. We know that he or she is out there somewhere and we can't wait to hold him or her in our arms.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. If there is something else that you'd like to know about us, we'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.
All the best to you,
Josh & Ginny
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