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Josh & Heather

We are so excited to begin a family and share our positive outlook, constant laughter, and undeniable love for each other with your child. We cherish this wonderful gift and promise to give everything we have to raise a kind, thoughtful, and most of all, happy child that knows he or she is loved. We hope our profile gives you a sense of our commitment to family, how much we love each other, and the desire we have to share that love with a child.

About Us

Josh
Heather
Job
Development Manager
Administrative Coordinator
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
Some College - Studied Liberal Arts
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

A Beautiful Day on the Golf Course

We greatly enjoy putting time into renovations on our home. While Josh is the hands on guy, Heather controls the design and master plan for each project. This spring we worked on our side porch. Josh built a door that matched the other vintage doors perfectly and the hexagon tile and stained wood bead board ceiling gave the home even more character. Last summer we spent time building a deck off the back of the house where we enjoy sunsets and a view of the neighborhood.

When we're not working on the house we enjoy travelling and try to visit locations that fuel our passions. Craftsman homes and fine woodworking brought us to North Carolina this past spring. We visited Grove Park Inn, a historic home turned hotel adorned with vintage lighting, Stickley and Greene and Greene furniture (Josh was in heaven!), and beautiful oak columns and hardwood floors. The exterior was just as beautiful - built entirely of rock.

When the weather is warm, we enjoy playing a round of golf on the numerous courses in our area. Josh has been playing competitive golf since he was a child. Heather took up golf when we met and after taking some lessons a few years back, she has really become a good player. We enjoy the quiet time together in nature that golf affords and it's a sport we especially look forward to sharing with your child.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Proud Uncle Josh

Heather About Josh:

Josh is a gentleman and knows how a man should treat a woman. Every morning he brings me a cup of coffee with, "Good morning, Sweetheart!" He texts me and asks how my day is going, drops me off at the door and gives me his jacket if I'm cold. He's an excellent listener and has this quick wit about him that makes me laugh every day.

He has a passion to learn like I have never seen in anyone before. He loves to dive into a project in his workshop and could fix or build anything you asked him to. And if he doesn't know how to do it, he will teach himself how to.

I cannot wait to see Josh as a father, passing down these admirable qualities to a child.

Josh About Heather:

One of my most admired qualities in Heather is her loyalty to her friends and family - let's just say this, you want to be on Heather's team! She will always have your back. Whatever new adventure or challenge is before me, Heather is always there to provide her support and encourage me take something on and give it my best.

Heather has a personality that is quite different from mine which I think makes for a great combination between the two of us. She likes to plan ahead and is always three steps ahead of everyone else which I think will be a fantastic quality when she becomes a mother.

Caring for and nurturing other people comes naturally to Heather and I see that in her every day.

Fun Facts About Us

Heather:

Nickname growing up was "Me Me"

Makes the best homemade mac & cheese

Won contest for designing new company logo

Swam with a sea turtle in Hawaii

Was captain of her high school cheerleading squad

Awarded top 10% "ones to watch" at current employer

Childhood dream was to become a famous dancer

First music concert was Journey in second grade

Josh:

Nickname growing up was "Joshy"

First job was driving a combine harvesting peas

Spent a month in Australia

Developed a mobile app on Google Play

Built his own house

Won several golf tournaments in high school

Won scholarship for teaching

Loves history and anything Civil War

Video

Photos

Enjoying a Bike Ride
Enjoying a Bike Ride
Beautiful Day at the Apple Orchard
Beautiful Day at the Apple Orchard
Hiking in Arizona
Hiking in Arizona
Kite Flying at the Beach
Kite Flying at the Beach
Golfing with Brother, Brother-in-Law and Best Friend
Golfing with Brother, Brother-in-Law and Best Friend
At the Spring Tulip Festival
At the Spring Tulip Festival
Heather Kayaking with Our Niece
Heather Kayaking with Our Niece
Pink Jeep Tour in Arizona
Pink Jeep Tour in Arizona
Family Birthday Party
Family Birthday Party
Josh in His Workshop
Josh in His Workshop
Halloween with Our Nephew
Halloween with Our Nephew
Celebrating Our Nieces Graduation
Celebrating Our Nieces Graduation
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Enjoying a Bike Ride
Enjoying a Bike Ride
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Beautiful Day at the Apple Orchard
Beautiful Day at the Apple Orchard
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Hiking in Arizona
Hiking in Arizona
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Kite Flying at the Beach
Kite Flying at the Beach
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Golfing with Brother, Brother-in-Law and Best Friend
Golfing with Brother, Brother-in-Law and Best Friend
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At the Spring Tulip Festival
At the Spring Tulip Festival
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Heather Kayaking with Our Niece
Heather Kayaking with Our Niece
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Pink Jeep Tour in Arizona
Pink Jeep Tour in Arizona
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Family Birthday Party
Family Birthday Party
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Josh in His Workshop
Josh in His Workshop
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Halloween with Our Nephew
Halloween with Our Nephew
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Celebrating Our Nieces Graduation
Celebrating Our Nieces Graduation

Our Extended Families

Fun with Family

Family is everything to us! Their support has been monumental throughout our adoption journey and no doubt will continue once we bring a child home. We cannot wait to include a little one in our many family traditions.

Heather has a younger brother with whom she is very close. They speak several times a week and visit each other as often as possible. His daughter is the apple of Heather's eye! They share a passion for soccer and we spend many weekends watching her at games and tournaments around the state and supporting her at soccer camp hosted at the nearby university.

Josh & Our Nephew Are Best Friends Forever

Heather's family all live within a couple hours' drive and meet regularly for holidays and birthday celebrations. Our favorite tradition is FUN-DO, which is our annual February birthdays celebration where we stuff our faces with fondue. From cheese fondue with bread and veggies, to milk and dark chocolate fondue with strawberries and angel food cake, there's something for everybody to enjoy! The table is surrounded with family and friends and boy do we get loud! Josh and Heather's Uncle keep everybody laughing and Heather and "Aunt Soooosie" make sure the food doesn't run out.

Josh comes from a larger family of six with two brothers and a sister. All of Josh's siblings and parents live within an hour of us. Josh's mother passed away several years ago, but his father just loves being "Grandpa Scratchy" (for his scratchy beard) and would love to have another grandchild to spoil. Josh's brother and sister-in-law live very close to us and we spend a lot of time with them and our 7 year old nephew who loves his Uncle Josh! They have a love for computers and wherever Josh is, our nephew is sitting right next to him playing his video games.

"Grandpa Scratchy" hosts Easter every year at his house located in Josh's hometown. The entire family looks forward to coming home and reminiscing about their childhood on the creek catching fish, running as fast as they could to get home before dark and warm bread baked with love by their Grandma.

Family is everything and both of our families are eager to welcome a child through adoption. We have shared every step of this process with them and they cannot wait to give lots of hugs and kisses!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We love our community! We live in a small town off of Lake Michigan where tourists from all over the world visit because of its beautiful sandy beaches, well-manicured parks, and many family friendly activities. As a family, we will take full advantage of this by biking the 150 miles of bike paths and hiking trails, as well as enjoying tons of water sports like sailing, jet skiing, and kayaking.

We found the home of our dreams, walking distance from a quaint downtown, five blocks from an exclusive university and two blocks away from one of the best K-12 schools in the state but it needed a lot of renovations. So we put on our hard hats, watched a lot of YouTube videos and HGTV and went to work! From sanding every inch of wood floor in the 3 bedroom 2 bath home to adding a walk-in closet and vanity we now have a place we love to come home to. Our favorite room renovation is the kitchen - Heather designed the space and Josh built it! After a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, we now have a beautiful kitchen that has already made a lifetime of wonderful memories.

From Us to You

We want to thank you again for viewing our profile. Our hope is that we conveyed how excited we are to adopt a child and how meaningful it would be to our entire family. Although we cannot come close to understanding the sacrifice you are making, we offer our promise to give our wholehearted love and support to your child, in a home filled with laughter and imagination.

Even before we married in 2012, family has always been a top priority for us. We both have wonderful memories of our childhood with our siblings and parents and cannot wait to share the same values and experiences. For Josh, spending countless hours doing woodworking with his Grandpa, seeing and feeling the patience demonstrated with a child is something he will always remember and will be a part of how we raise a child. For Heather, seeing the sacrifices made by her parents so she and her brother could travel the country playing the sports they loved, impressed upon her the value of parental support and giving up everything so your child can have every opportunity. Just like our parents did for us, we hope to instill confidence, a sense of right and wrong, an appreciation for hard work and a belief in themselves that will allow them to see anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

We strongly believe that raising a child really does take a village! Not only from the support they give, but the learning opportunities that they present. When we talked to our families about our intentions to adopt a child, they were so happy to extend the family and immediately starting talking about all the ways they would love this child - from Heather's mom teaching her grandchild how to paint watercolors or crochet and to our nephew, who is super excited to teach his cousin how to play Minecraft!

Our tight knit community celebrates their rich cultural heritage with festivals that attract thousands each year and has a multitude of activities available at our fingertips. We look forward to making memories on one of the greatest beaches in the country that is just a fifteen minute walk from our house. Arts and sciences are actively supported in our small town and we will be sure to surround your child with these interests - robotics, pottery, gardening, music lessons, just to name a few.

Adoption offers us the hope of becoming the family we have always dreamed of and we are excited to experience this process with you. If you choose us to raise your child, we look forward to the role you will play. Letters, shared photos, birthday celebrations, whatever you choose that to be. From the beginning, your child will know that you chose adoption because you love him or her and that love allowed you to put his or her needs above your own. We hope to get to know you and your family to allow us to share with your child their beginnings and who you are.

If we travel the road of adoption together, it will be with respect and honesty. From the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate you taking the time to read our profile.

Josh & Heather

Favorites

Josh
Heather
Actor
Paul Giomatti
Tom Hanks
Actress
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Animal
Cat
Dog
Author
George RR Martin
Shel Silverstein
Book
Game of Thrones
Where The Sidewalk Ends
Candy Bar
Snickers
Snickers
Cartoon
Masters of the Universe
Scooby Doo
Childhood Memory
Woodworking with my Grandpa
Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's
Childhood Toy
Commodore 64 computer
Barbie or soccer ball
Children's Book
Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel
Charlotte's Web
City
Chicago
Colorado Springs
Classic Movie
It's A Wonderful Life
Wizard of Oz
Color
Blue
Blue
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Lemon meringue pie
S'mores
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Land Rover
Audi A8
Dream Job
Woodworker
Interior Designer
Dream Vacation
Trip to Russia
Bora Bora
Family Activity
Sitting around the campfire
Birthday Fun-do (fondue) tradition
Flower / Plant
Daisy
Hydrangeas
Food
Ham and cheese sandwich
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Weight lifting
Riding my bike or kickboxing
Fruit
Sour apple
Strawberry
Game
Scrabble
Euchre
Hobby
Woodworking
Gardening
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Silent Night
Silent Night
Holiday Tradition
Opening gifts on Christmas Eve
White Elephant gift exchange game
Ice Cream
Orange Sherbet
Mint chocolate chip
Junk Food
Potato chips
Anything chocolate
Leisure Activity
Golf
Reading my tablet on our sun porch
Magazine
Popular Woodworking
Architectural Digest
Memory with a Child
Building robot with my 7 year old niece
Playing soccer with my niece
Memory with Spouse
Proposing to her in Toronto
Our honeymoon to Hawaii
Movie
Matrix
Sliding Doors
Movie Munchie
Milk Duds
Milk Duds
Movie Quote
They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!
"How about them apples?"
Movie Type
Science Fiction
Comedy
Musical
Hamilton
Hamilton
Musical Group
Cake
Journey
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
Pat-a-cake
Olympic Event
Long jump
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Grandfather
My husband
Play
Hamilton
Hamilton
Poet
William Wordsworth
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Heather always has your back
Sense of humor
Quote
Be the change that you wish to see in the world
Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you
Restaurant
Ruth Chris
RPM Chicago
Sandwich
Ham and cheese
Grilled cheese
Scripture
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
But as for me, I will always have hope
Shopping Store
Woodcraft
Target
Song
Bust A Move
Lovely Day remake by Maroon 5
Sport to Play
Golf
Soccer
Sport to Watch
Football
Hockey
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Steve Yzerman
Sports Team
Detroit Lions
Detroit Red Wings
Subject in School
Science
Spanish
Superhero
Superman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Grilled cheese
Lemon orzo soup
Time of Day
Early morning
5pm
Tradition
Friday pizza night!
Birthday parties with family
TV Show
Seinfeld
Game of Thrones
TV Show Character
Kramer from Seinfeld
Arya Stark
Type of Music
Blues
Classic Rock
Vacation Spot
Anywhere in Southeast (Tennessee, Kentucky, North/South Carolina)
Hawaii
Video Game
Centipede
Galaga

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