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Josh & Amy

We believe life always gives you challenges along the way. Some challenges are tougher than others but what matters is the outcome. We are very lucky that life has led us to the path of adoption and to have you viewing our profile. We are excited about what the future holds and our next journey with a child. We look forward to you considering us as your child's adoptive parents.

About Us

Josh
Amy
Job
Project Manager
Human Resources
Education
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

At the LLS Boy of the Year Gala with Our Son

We enjoy going to festivals throughout the year. Most of the festivals are outside and always have music, food and games for all ages. Every Sunday we have “movie night,” taking turns each week on what movie we will be watching that night. We also love watching sports, especially football. Amy, originally from Michigan, is a Lions fans while Josh, originally from Ohio, is a Bengals fan. In addition, we both love every Florida Gator sport! When fall arrives, we go for hikes to find waterfalls and enjoy fires in our backyard at night.

In honor of our son, we also take part in various Leukemia Lymphoma Society fundraiser (LLS) events to raise money that will help fight cancer. Once a year, in Florida, we are part of a fundraiser that includes our parents and extended family to raise money for a cure. We are very passionate about being part of charities that have touched us.

What it Means to be Parents

Beach Time with Jonathan

Being parents was one of the most joyful experiences we have had throughout our life. Even though our son was diagnosed with leukemia at 7 months old, we still enjoyed every moment with him (either good or bad). What we liked most about parenting was giving unconditional love to someone. Regardless how difficult it was once our son was diagnosed, our love for him gave us so much strength to continue. We enjoyed every single first he had (first step, first word, first birthday, first friend). Being parents has shown us how much influence you have on the child. From the way they react to mimicking our phrases. By being parents, we are growing the future of the world.

How We Met

Approximately 13 years ago, we met at Josh’s graduation party. Amy was invited through a friend of a friend. Not wanting to go empty handed, Amy bought a high school graduation card and made some spaghetti salad for the BBQ Josh's parents were throwing him. Once Amy got there, Josh sat next to Amy and started talking to her. He stated that it was his graduation party and he wanted to make sure Amy was having fun. Confused on his age, Amy asked Josh where he graduated from and Josh told her the University of Florida. Embarrassed, Amy told Josh she thought it was a high school graduation. We both laughed when Amy told Josh she even got him a high school graduation card. Amy programmed her number in Josh's phone before she left. Within a week, Josh called Amy and we went out on our first date. From that point on, we have been inseparable.

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Ready for Game Day
Ready for Game Day
Beautiful Day on the Boat
Beautiful Day on the Boat
Derby Party with Friends
Derby Party with Friends
Amy Loves to Cook
Amy Loves to Cook
Festival Fun
Festival Fun
Taking a Cooking Class
Taking a Cooking Class
Jedi Amy
Jedi Amy
Go Gators!
Go Gators!
New York Selfie
New York Selfie
Enjoying the Scenery at the Cliffs of Moher
Enjoying the Scenery at the Cliffs of Moher
Relaxing with Daddy
Relaxing with Daddy
We Can't Wait to Be Parents Again!
We Can't Wait to Be Parents Again!
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Beautiful Day on the Boat
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Derby Party with Friends
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Amy Loves to Cook
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Festival Fun
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Taking a Cooking Class
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Jedi Amy
Jedi Amy
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Go Gators!
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New York Selfie
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Enjoying the Scenery at the Cliffs of Moher
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Relaxing with Daddy
Relaxing with Daddy
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We Can't Wait to Be Parents Again!
We Can't Wait to Be Parents Again!

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

While we have recently moved to North Carolina, this was a state we have always enjoyed visiting. Surrounding us, we have mountains, waterfalls, hiking trails, fresh water and four seasons. There are many annual events held in the area that involve music, arts, hiking, and other outdoor activities for families of all ages.

We live in a rural neighborhood at the end of a cul-de-sac. Our home overlooks the mountains and lush green trees that we are looking forward to changing in the fall. In the mornings we have seen deer and rabbits roaming around in the backyard while having coffee on our back deck. Summer nights we have hundreds of lightning bugs that glow in our yard. We have a 3 bedroom home that includes a downstairs where we watch all of our sporting events.

Community Playground

In the area, we have neighborhood parks and many outdoor areas for children to run and play. The Wild Life Center has many children activities that includes field trips, playground with viewing of animals, educational hikes and festivals. We are surrounded with some of the best schools in the state.

Our Extended Families

Aunt Kristy's Wedding

Even though we do not live in the same state as our parents or siblings, we always feel close to them regardless of the miles. Amy’s father is a “snow bird” and travels to Florida every year from Michigan. When he begins his drive right before Christmas, he will stop at our house and stay. In April, he will stop again on his way back to Michigan to spend more time with us. Josh’s parents, sister and brother-in-law fly to North Carolina from Florida as often as they can. We spend every Thanksgiving together whether it’s in Florida or North Carolina. During the course of the year, we find fun places to meet and spend long weekends together. We always rent a house/cabin so we can all be together to cook, play games or just sit around and sing Karaoke.

Cheering on the Gators with Family

In April, we have a yearly tradition to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). All family members that include Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents and Godparents fly or drive to Florida to attend this event. This fundraiser is hosted by Josh’s mother to raise money for childhood cancer. The family pulls together to get help from companies and individuals to donate a gift for a silent auction. After the fundraiser, we relax and spend family time around the pool enjoying the time we have together.

From Us to You

We are looking to adopt because we miss being parents. After years of trying to conceive, we had a little boy approximately 4 years ago, his name was Jonathan. He was named after Amy’s father and his two grandfathers. At 7 months old, we heard the news that no parent wants to hear “your child has infantile leukemia”. Jonathan fought hard through the chemo and side effects. We stayed a strong and positive family throughout his fight. We lost our child when he was 2 ½ years old. In the past year, we have discussed growing our family again but was not sure if we wanted to try to have another child or adopt. After many conversations together, we decided adoption was the right choice for us.

We can’t wait to become parents again. Through our 13 years together, we have supported each other through everything life gave us. We got married in Florida after 2 years of being together and have been inseparable since the day we met. Every decision we have made throughout our life together was made with each other’s love and support. We never regretted one single decision we made and continue to support each other through our journey in life. When we decided to adopt, we looked at each other and immediately knew it was the right decision. We are very excited about this next journey in life.

Our family is truly excited about having an addition to the family. Amy’s father was very encouraging about our decision to adopt because his youngest brother was adopted by another family due to financial reasons. Josh’s family cannot wait to be grandparents again. They love to travel and they speak of taking their grandchild on family vacations to visit aunts, uncles, cousins and their children. We believe that family is the most valuable element you can have in life. Spending time together is always our top priority. We cherish every weekend together and are looking forward to exploring new places with a child again.

We both grew up in a family that did not have a lot of money. Amy's father was in the military straight out of high school. From there, Amy's father worked at a plant until he retired. Josh’s father also served in the military which caused him to move around. Because of our fathers, we are who we are today. We always value family first. If it wasn’t for our parents and what they sacrificed, we would not be the strong individuals we are today. Because of the financial struggles both our parents went through, we value money and our possessions. Last but not least we value everyone regardless of their financial situation. Our parents taught us that everyone has strengths to help improve the world regardless of their situation.

While we never can choose what life gives us, we always try to put a positive twist on difficult situations. That is how we look at our situation. If it wasn’t for Jonathan showing us how rewarding parenting could be, you would not be reading this letter and considering us to raise your child. We are looking forward to showing our unconditional love to another child. We are very excited about having another chance to watch a child grow up.

As we continue our adoption journey, we are grateful for this opportunity to have you review our profile. If you choose us, your child will be placed in a happy, kind and loving home. We will ensure your child has a happy childhood and is always surrounded by love. We will explain to your child how important they are to be part of our family. Your child will know about their adoption story and honor any traditions you may want us to celebrate. Thank you for considering us to be part of a miracle.

Sincerely,

Josh & Amy

Favorites

Josh
Amy
Actor
Johnny Depp
Adam Sandler
Actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Aniston
Animal
Alligator
Polar Bear
Author
J.R.R. Tolkien
Danielle Steel
Book
The Hobbit
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Candy Bar
Toblerone
Caramello
Cartoon
Curious George
Bugs Bunny
Childhood Memory
Eating extra spicy chicken wings while watching college basketball with my Dad
Playing T-Ball and my father coaching
Childhood Toy
Legos
Light Bright
Children's Book
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs
Barnyard Dance
City
Denver
Napa Valley, CA
Classic Movie
White Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street
Color
Orange
Blue
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Cheesecake
Chocolate Mousse Pie
Disney Movie
Fantasia
Lion King
Dream Car
Ford Mustang GT Convertible
BMW Z4
Dream Job
Travel Guide
Dream Vacation
Tour of Europe
Venice, Italy
Family Activity
Playing Cards
Hiking
Flower / Plant
White Rose
Food
Jerk Chicken
Tacos
Form of Exercise
Biking
Zumba
Fruit
Apple
Strawberry
Game
Darts
Rockband
Hobby
Hiking
Planting Flowers
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Halloween
Holiday Song
White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Holiday Tradition
Playing Football Thanksgiving Morning
Opening 1 gift on Christmas Eve
Ice Cream
Coffee
Mackinac Island Fudge Ice Cream
Junk Food
Pretzels
Chicken Wings & Nachos
Leisure Activity
Watching Sports
Reading outside on the deck
Magazine
HR
Memory with a Child
Naming all on the animals hanging on the walls of my sons room
Playing Peek-a-book with my son
Memory with Spouse
Watching the storm roll in from our resort balcony in Jamaica
Him reading a poem to me in front of Tybee Island Lighthouse
Movie
Star Wars
Christmas Vacation
Movie Munchie
Popcorn with M&Ms
Josh's Popcorn
Movie Quote
Do, or do not. There is no try
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends
Movie Type
Fantasy
Comedy
Musical
Chicago
Musical Group
Bob Marley and the Wailers
Fleetwood Mac
Nursery Rhyme
Hickory Dickory Dock
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Snowboarding Slopestyle
Figure Skating
Personal Hero
My Dad
My Father
Play
Chicago
Quality about my Spouse
Unselfishness
Caring
Quote
Change is the only constant in life.
Life is about making an impact, not making an income
Restaurant
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Sandwich
Parthenon (Greek style Italian)
Chicken Pesto Panini
Shopping Store
Amazon
Online
Song
Stir It Up
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
Sport to Play
Basketball
Softball
Sport to Watch
College Football
Football
Sports Star
Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow
Sports Team
Florida Gators
Florida Gators
Subject in School
Math
Business
Superhero
Batman
Thing to Cook
Anything Smoked
Homemade Lasagna
Time of Day
Dusk
Afternoon
Tradition
Telling my family what I am thankful for during Thanksgiving
TV Show
Game of Thrones
Modern Family
TV Show Character
John Snow
Type of Music
Reggae
Reggae
Vacation Spot
Jamaica
Jamaica
Video Game
Final Fantasy

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