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Joe & Tara

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and consider us as potential parents! We have so much to offer a child and are excited to share our lives and experiences with them. We hope our profile gives you a glimpse into what type of life we will provide a child and an understanding of the love and support they will always receive. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.

About Us

Joe
Tara
Job
Chemist
Medical Claims Adjuster
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry
bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice/Sociology
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

What It Means to Become Parents

We Can't Wait to Become Parents

We are both extremely excited for the opportunity to become parents and bring a child into our home through adoption! We look forward to exposing a child to many different life experiences so they can learn what they are most passionate about, find their strengths, and understand all that life has to offer. We will provide a child with an environment where they are given the opportunities to explore their surroundings and determine their interests and strengths for the future. We will also provide them with the love, support, and guidance they need to choose their path in life as happy, strong, independent, and well-rounded individuals. Family has always been our top priority, and as parents, we will care for, provide for, and love a child unconditionally. We will be their teachers, role models, and biggest supporters and cheering squad!

Our Leisure Time

With Stingrays at the Aquarium

In our leisure time we enjoy pursuing our hobbies and spending quality time together. We spend our time kayaking, hiking, building projects for the house, finding new restaurants to try, attending concerts and sporting events, visiting aquariums, and having family dinners. On the weekends, we love kayaking on nearby lakes and creeks to take in the relaxing aspects of nature. Tara is a big kid at heart and is excited to share her love for looking at wildlife in lakes and creeks with a child. We also enjoy having friends and family over to play games and enjoy nice meals. Joe really likes cooking and likes to experiment and come up with new meals for us to enjoy. Joe has great memories of learning to cook with his dad as a kid and is looking forward to sharing his talent with a child.

We are excited to share our interests and activities with a child. We can't wait to see a child's reaction when they experience them for the first time; the precious moments of seeing their face light up when they see an animal at the zoo or bright colored fish and sea turtle at the aquarium!

Our Adventures

Skiing with Family in Vermont

We love our opportunities to travel and see new places. Some of our greatest adventures have been on trips we have taken. One of the first trips we ever took together involved skiing in Vermont. There just so happen to be a snow storm during our trip. Skiing through deep powder and watching the falling snowflakes was a wonderful experience. Prior to our wedding, we got scuba certified so we could scuba dive during our honeymoon in St. Thomas. We loved the dives and snorkeling as we got to see exotic fish, barracuda, sting rays, and sea turtles! We also enjoy taking trips to hike mountains and seek out waterfalls. We have many beautiful waterfalls not far from us that we like to visit and we have also traveled to other states, most recently North Carolina, to observe cascading waterfalls. We look forward to these types of family vacations as a child grows older. We also know we will find new exciting activities and interests as we experience our lives with a child.

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Photos

Best Ice Cream Around!
Best Ice Cream Around!
Enjoying the Scenery in California
Enjoying the Scenery in California
Tara Scuba Diving
Tara Scuba Diving
Babysitting Fun
Babysitting Fun
Hiking to a Waterfall
Hiking to a Waterfall
Playing in the Creek
Playing in the Creek
Out for a Stroll Along Our Local Lake
Out for a Stroll Along Our Local Lake
All Dressed Up at Tara's Sister's Wedding
All Dressed Up at Tara's Sister's Wedding
Conquering the Gauley River in West Virginia
Conquering the Gauley River in West Virginia
Fun With Our Nieces & Nephew
Fun With Our Nieces & Nephew
Joe Paddling Downstream
Joe Paddling Downstream
Picnic Time!
Picnic Time!
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Best Ice Cream Around!
Best Ice Cream Around!
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Enjoying the Scenery in California
Enjoying the Scenery in California
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Tara Scuba Diving
Tara Scuba Diving
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Babysitting Fun
Babysitting Fun
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Hiking to a Waterfall
Hiking to a Waterfall
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Playing in the Creek
Playing in the Creek
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Out for a Stroll Along Our Local Lake
Out for a Stroll Along Our Local Lake
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All Dressed Up at Tara's Sister's Wedding
All Dressed Up at Tara's Sister's Wedding
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Conquering the Gauley River in West Virginia
Conquering the Gauley River in West Virginia
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Fun With Our Nieces & Nephew
Fun With Our Nieces & Nephew
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Joe Paddling Downstream
Joe Paddling Downstream
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Picnic Time!
Picnic Time!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live on a quiet residential street in the suburbs of Pennsylvania. We are located within a highly rated school district where a child can flourish in their educational opportunities. We also live within an hour of a large metropolitan area that has a zoo and a renowned aquarium where we have swam with the stingrays. We are excited to explore marine life through the aquarium's touch tanks with a child.

Our home has large open rooms including a large finished basement and a game room complete with a dartboard and shuffleboard that we enjoy playing with family and friends. The large open rooms allow for plenty of space for a child to play and run. We also have a large flat backyard, which is perfect for throwing a baseball or football and running around to play tag with a child.

There is a large state park that our home borders, which allows us easy access to many hiking and biking trails to explore nature and the outdoors. There are several lakes and creeks nearby as well where we enjoy going out to kayak and relax on the water. Additionally, our community puts on a 4th of July celebration complete with a parade and fireworks. Every year we have a 4th of July picnic where we can watch and hear the spectacular fireworks show from our front yard.

Our Extended Families

With Tara's Family

We both come from close knit families. Tara has two sisters and a brother and Joe has one sister. We also have several nieces and nephews ranging in ages from 4-10. All our family members are excited and supportive of our plans for adoption and look forward to bringing another child into our growing family. Our parents enjoy every moment they spend with their grandchildren from watching them play on their baseball and basketball teams to playing play-doh, swimming in the pool, and reading them bedtime stories. They can't wait to experience these things with another child!

With Joe's Parents

Both our families live within a few hours of us so we can see them regularly. We enjoy our family dinners and playing games when we get together. Joe and his dad are terrific cooks and the rest of the family devours the food they put together! We alternate between our homes to get together a few times a month for dinner. Also, Thanksgiving is a big holiday celebration in Joe's family. They spend the week leading up to Thanksgiving preparing the food. The entire family gets together to enjoy the feast and quality time. When spending time with Tara's family, we enjoy playing games and spending time outdoors. We are always having friendly competitions and have spent many late nights staying up playing card games. We also enjoy getting together for outdoor cookouts where we grill hamburgers and hotdogs, zip-line into the pool, and relax by the cozy fire pit.

From Us to You

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to look through our profile and consider us as potential parents for your child. We know this must be one of the most significant decisions you have had to make and we want to let you know that we are thinking of you during this time. We hope our profile gives you a glimpse into what your child's life would be like growing up as part of our family and the life experiences they would achieve. We hope this insight also helps provide you with the comfort, strength and support you need to make this decision for yourself and your baby.

We have always known we wanted to be parents and after an unsuccessful pregnancy we learned that we would have to find another path towards fulfilling our dream of starting a family. We were soon drawn to adoption as a way for us to grow our family. The more we learned about adoption the more we realized that it was the perfect fit for us to be able to share our love, life experiences and values with a child. As parents, we will provide all the necessary guidance, encouragement, and support for your child. We will provide them with an environment where they are given opportunities to find their interests, determine their strengths, and develop into a confident and responsible individual.

We are very excited to begin this journey of adoption. We met each other nine years ago and have now been married for six years. Our relationship is successful because we both understand what we need from each other and complement each other's strengths and weaknesses. We know we will provide your child with a loving and stable home. We always enjoy spending time together whether it be traveling to new places, kayaking down creeks or enjoying our nightly dinners. We cannot wait to share these experiences with your child. We also enjoy our quality time with family and friends. We are close with both of our families and get together with them often. Both our families are very supportive of our plans for adoption and are thrilled to have another addition in the family. Both our parents are very engaged in the lives of our nieces and nephews and will be very involved in the life of our child as well.

We admire and respect the decision you are making for the future of yourself and your baby. We will always be open and honest with your child about their adoption so they feel comfortable and confident in who they are. We will always strive for your child to understand that the circumstances surrounding your decision were courageous and selfless and were done out of love with your child's best interest put above all else. We will send you pictures and letters to share updates and the milestones of your child's life. We also welcome your continued connection and involvement in your child's life if that is something you desire.

We are both excited for the opportunity to become parents and are looking forward to taking this journey towards adoption with you. We will always love your baby unconditionally and provide them with the best life possible. We hope you can envision the life we will provide your child and that this can help provide you with the courage and strength you may need to make such a heavy decision. We are also open to meeting if you wish to learn more about us and to feel more comfortable about your choice in choosing us as parents of your baby.

Joe & Tara

Favorites

Joe
Tara
Actor
Hugh Laurie
Denzel Washington
Actress
Rachel McAdams
Sandra Bullock
Animal
Cat
Dog
Book
Angela's Ashes
Heart of a Champion
Candy Bar
Milky Way
Snickers
Cartoon
DuckTales
Chip 'n' Dale
Childhood Memory
Family Vacations
Family Vacations/Trips
Childhood Toy
Matchbox Cars
Cabbage Patch Kids doll
Children's Book
Curious George
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
City
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
Classic Movie
Indiana Jones
The Shawshank Redemption
Color
Green
Purple
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Chocolate Lava Cake
Cherry Cheese Pie
Disney Movie
Ratatouille
The Lion King
Dream Car
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Dream Job
Food Critic
Professional Athlete
Dream Vacation
Bora Bora
Hawaii
Family Activity
Card games
Cookouts
Flower / Plant
Daylily
Jane Magnolia
Food
Pizza
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Weight Training
Kayaking
Fruit
Strawberries
Pineapple
Game
Monopoly
Shuffleboard
Hobby
Cooking
Wood Working
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Songs
Holiday Tradition
Watching 4th of July Fireworks
Watching 4th of July Fireworks
Ice Cream
Cookies 'n' Cream
Brownie Bliss
Junk Food
Doritos
Ice Cream
Leisure Activity
Going to the movies
Watching a movie
Memory with a Child
Cooking with my nieces and nephew
Playing with my nephew in a creek
Memory with Spouse
Scuba diving in St. Thomas on our honeymoon
Scuba diving in St. Thomas on our honeymoon
Movie
Braveheart
Wedding Crashers
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Raisinets
Movie Type
Action
Comedy
Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
STOMP
Musical Group
Breaking Benjamin
Shinedown
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
Hey Dittle Dittle
Olympic Event
Swimming
Swimming
Play
The Lion King
A Christmas Carol
Quality about my Spouse
Caring
Laid-back
Quote
"Whenever I'm about to do something, I think, "Would an idiot do that?" And if they would, I do not do that thing." - The Office Dwight Shrute
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." - Maya Angelou
Restaurant
BBQ Restaurant
BBQ Restaurants
Sandwich
Cheesesteak
Tri-Tip Sandwich
Shopping Store
Under Armour
Lowes/Home Depot
Song
Give Me A Sign - Breaking Benjamin
Dream On - Aerosmith
Sport to Play
Ice Hockey
Softball
Sport to Watch
Baseball
Football
Sports Star
Chase Utley
Dan Marino
Sports Team
Philadelphia Phillies
Penn State Nittany Lions Football
Subject in School
Science
Art
Superhero
Batman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Thing to Cook
Homemade pasta/ravioli
Brownies
Time of Day
Morning
Afternoon
Tradition
Family dinners
Family dinners
TV Show
House
The Office
TV Show Character
Dwight Shrute
Dwight Shrute
Type of Music
Rock
Country / Rock
Vacation Spot
Caribbean
Caribbean
Video Game
Counter-Strike
Super Mario World

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