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Joseph & Angie

God has led us on a journey to adoption. We are so excited to become parents though the gift of adoption. Our hearts are full of so much love that we can't wait to share with a child. We are so grateful that you are taking the time to learn a little about us, thank you! Please know that you are in our prayers.

About Us

Mathematics Instructor
Director of Evangelization and Formation
Master's Degree in Mathematics
Bachelor's Degree in Theology
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Angie With Her Brother & Sister at the Zoo

From Angie: Adoption has profoundly affected our lives. When I was a teenager my parents adopted twice. Both my little brother Dominic and little sister Mary were 7-week-old babies when they joined our family. They are two of the biggest blessings God has ever given me. I can't imagine my life without them. They are my best friends. I couldn't love them any more than I do.

Angie & Dominic

Since I was a teenager when my parents adopted, I was able to witness first hand their journey of adoption. It has allowed me to see what an amazing blessing adoption is. It's just the norm in my family. It seems so fitting that Joseph and I are now on our own adoption journey.

Dominic and Mary are African American. So we have had the experience of having a multi-racial family already. We think it's going to be so amazing for both Dominic and Mary and our child to have each other. Our child will have an aunt and uncle that not only share their adoption background but their racial background as well.

Our Life Priorities

Volunteering at Feed My Starving Children

Our top priority as a family is our Faith. We try to live our faith day in and day out. We go to Mass every Sunday and are actively involved in our church ministries and activities. Angie currently works with the youth and families at our church.

We also prioritize spending time together. We eat meals together, have hobbies together (like golfing, watching movies, going walking/hiking, attending community events etc.), and pray together. Supporting each other as husband and wife and having a healthy marriage are very important to us. We try our best to work at this daily.

Having "stuff" is not a priority for us. We are grateful for the blessings the Lord has provided for us, but things are not the goal of our life. We value God, each other, family, and friends most of all!

Fun Facts About Us:

  • Joseph has an identical twin brother named Ben.
  • We spend as much free time as we can in the summer golfing. We always make a bet on Hole #7. Joseph almost always wins.
  • Angie LOVES visiting the zoo. It's her dream to visit as many zoos across the country as possible.
  • Joseph teaches math. Angie does not like math. But Angie still likes Joseph!
  • Joseph's favorite thing about Angie: How she can go from a scholar to a 5-year-old child in a matter of moments (She has an infectious joy for life, especially the simple things).
  • Angie's favorite thing about Joseph: How he is so caring and protective. I know I'm the number one person in his life. AND I also love his sense of humor and his teasing nature. But don't tell him that... he'll tell me more puns!
  • Joseph is an Eagle Scout.
  • Angie plays guitar and piano.
  • Our puppies are super cute. And super hungry (all the time). And super spoiled. And super drool prone. But most of all, super loving.
  • Video


    Angie Golfing
    Angie Golfing
    Visiting a Rose Garden on Lake Superior
    Visiting a Rose Garden on Lake Superior
    Joseph Teaching
    Joseph Teaching
    Visiting Itasca State Park
    Visiting Itasca State Park
    With Our English Bulldogs, Rosie & Lily
    With Our English Bulldogs, Rosie & Lily
    At the Zoo
    At the Zoo
    Visting Tettegouche State Park on Lake Superior
    Visting Tettegouche State Park on Lake Superior
    We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
    We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
    Mt. Rushmore
    Mt. Rushmore
    At the Bowling Alley
    At the Bowling Alley
    Out Golfing
    Out Golfing
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    Angie Golfing
    Angie Golfing
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    Visiting a Rose Garden on Lake Superior
    Visiting a Rose Garden on Lake Superior
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    Joseph Teaching
    Joseph Teaching
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    Visiting Itasca State Park
    Visiting Itasca State Park
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    With Our English Bulldogs, Rosie & Lily
    With Our English Bulldogs, Rosie & Lily
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    At the Zoo
    At the Zoo
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    Visting Tettegouche State Park on Lake Superior
    Visting Tettegouche State Park on Lake Superior
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    We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
    We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
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    Mt. Rushmore
    Mt. Rushmore
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    At the Bowling Alley
    At the Bowling Alley
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    Out Golfing
    Out Golfing

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We live in a small town in Northern Minnesota. We are surrounded by nature, woods, lakes and wildlife. We also have stores, restaurants, and pretty much anything we need right in town. Our community is very supportive and loving. We have summer, fall, and winter festivals with wonderful activities. Our community is an amazing, wonderful place to live.

    There are many other families with children, especially in our Church community that will be great friends and playmates for our child as they grow up. We have wonderful parks, playgrounds, as well as walking and hiking trails. There are so many children's activities to choose from like T-ball/baseball, basketball, cross country skiing, faith formation classes, dance class, and so much more!

    We have a three bedroom house with room for us, our two English Bulldogs and a child! Our favorite room in the house is our screened-in front porch. We look forward to spending family time out there, especially reading books!

    Our Extended Families

    Angie's Family

    Angie comes from a family of 6. Her two youngest siblings, who were adopted as infants and are African American, are teenagers and still live at home with her parents. She also has an adult brother that lives out of state. We visit her parents' house often. We love to play board games, cards, and video games. We also like to see movies, go to arcades and many other fun activities when we visit. We laugh a lot and there is so much love shared.

    Joseph's Family

    We love spending holidays together. Especially Christmas. But our Thanksgiving tradition has become pretty special, too. Joseph's parents come to Angie's parents and we all have one big Thanksgiving together.

    Joseph comes from a family of 4. He has one identical twin brother, Ben, who lives with his wife about 8 hours from us. We get together with Joseph's parents quite often and they love coming to visit and stay with us. We usually go on a New Year's mini-vacation with Joseph's side of the family.

    Both of our families are very excited for our adoption plan. This child will be the first grandchild on either side and everyone is waiting to love him or her!

    From Us to You

    First of all, we want you to know that you are a wonderful, amazing person. We are so humbled by the fact that you are taking the time to get to know us. We understand that the journey you are on is not easy. We have been and will continue to support you with our prayers.

    We have been married for four years. We longed to be parents from the very beginning, but after two years of trying we found out it's not possible for us to conceive. We believe that adoption is how we are called to be parents. We are so hopeful and joy-filled that this is the journey that God has led us on to become parents.

    Joseph is a math instructor at our local community college. He enjoys helping students to learn and to grow. Angie is the Director of Evangelization and Formation at our church. Basically, she leads the kids, youth and families of our parish to learn the faith, helps them encounter Jesus and choose to live for him. She loves her job and the work the Lord has called her to do. We are a happy, loving couple who love to laugh, joke, play, work hard, and journey through life with the hope of God's plans for our future.

    We want you to know that if you choose us to parent your child we will love that child with all that we have and all that we are. We will teach and instill in them values and morals that will help them to become a healthy, independent, loving, caring person. As parents to your child we will play together, read together, learn about Jesus together, share in daily life together and journey through life's ups and downs together. We look forward to being a family! We feel very blessed that because Angie can bring baby to work and Joseph has a flexible schedule we will not need to rely on outside child care.

    Our extend families are also waiting with joyful anticipation for us to become parents. Your child will have four loving grandparents and many aunts and uncles to love them, too. Angie has two siblings that were adopted and are African American, so our family is already bi-racial and we feel blessed that your child will have an aunt and uncle to share in experiences of adoption and race with.

    Our church family is also eagerly waiting for us to welcome a child into our family. They recently supported us with a fundraiser breakfast to help with our Adoption. Your child is already so loved and so wanted by so many.

    We can hardly imagine what it is like for you to be faced with the decision you are making. We want to love and support you though this journey. If you choose us to parent your child, you will always be a part of our lives. We will send pictures and letters, we will email, call, text and keep you updated if that is what you desire. We are also open to future visits. Your child will know about you and the beautiful, difficult decision of love you made for them.

    Thank you. Thank you for giving your child life. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. Thank you for considering us to parent your child. Please know, you are loved. You are not alone. We are praying for you.

    With warmest regards,

    Joseph & Angie


    Hugh Jackman
    Clive Cussler
    Lucy Maud Montgomery
    Anne of Green Gables Series
    Candy Bar
    Milky Way
    Winnie the Pooh
    Childhood Memory
    Family Vacations
    Childhood Toy
    Stuffed Aminals
    Children's Book
    Love You Forever
    Make Way for Ducklings
    Duluth, MN
    Classic Movie
    Signing in the Rain
    Day of Week
    Chocolate anything
    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Disney Movie
    Lion King
    Beauty and the Beast (Cartoon)
    Dream Car
    Chevy Silverado
    Dream Job
    Dream Vacation
    The Alaskain Highway Road Trip
    Road Trip to Alaska
    Family Activity
    Deer hunting with Dad and brother; Golfing with Angie
    Game Nights
    Flower / Plant
    Form of Exercise
    500 card game
    500 (Card game)
    Video Games & Golf
    Playing Guitar & Piano
    Holiday Song
    Little Drummer Boy
    Let it Snow
    Holiday Tradition
    Shrimp on Cbristmas Eve
    Cooking with my Mom
    Ice Cream
    Chocolate Chip
    Cotton Candy
    Junk Food
    Leisure Activity
    Memory with a Child
    Taking my siblings out to do fun things
    Memory with Spouse
    Suprising her with honeymoon plans
    Anniversary Trip to the Omaha Zoo
    The Lord of the Rings Return of the King
    A Muppets Christmas Carol
    Movie Munchie
    Peanut Butter M&Ms
    Movie Quote
    Okay, you people sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we're not back by dawn . . . call the president. - Big Trouble in Little China
    Just keep swimming. - Dory
    Movie Type
    Olympic Event
    Shot put
    Gymnastics All Around
    Personal Hero
    St. Joseph
    Saint Therese of Liseux
    Quality about my Spouse
    How she can take such pleasure in such simple things.
    His protectiveness (they way he takes care of me and others)
    The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness. Pope Benedict XVI
    Texas Roadhouse
    Texas Roadhouse
    Patty Melt
    Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know well the plans I have in mind for you says the Lord...
    Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd...
    Shopping Store
    I love way to many to pick a favorite!
    Sport to Play
    Golf or Football
    Sport to Watch
    Football & Baseball
    Sports Star
    Ken Griffy Jr.
    Jordan Spieth - golfer
    Sports Team
    Minnesota Vikings
    The Minnesota Twins
    Subject in School
    Captain America
    Thing to Cook
    Time of Day
    Date nights with my husband
    TV Show
    Star Trek Next Gen
    TV Show Character
    Captain John Luke Bicard
    Type of Music
    Christian/Praise and Worship
    Vacation Spot
    Cabin on a Lake
    Anywhere there's a zoo
    Video Game
    Elder Scrolls Sky Rim
    Super Mario

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