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Justin & Emily

Bringing a child into our family would mean the world to us. We are very eager to add more love and joy to our lives by way of adoption. Our promise is to love, protect, nurture, and support any child we are lucky enough to welcome into our home. We would also welcome you as a member of our family. Thank you for taking the time to consider us.

About Us

Justin
Emily
Job
Principal Software Engineer
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Education
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Children
Jamie
Relationship
Legally Married

Cultural Diversity

Our Little Family

We are fortunate to live in a city that has a broad mixture of cultures and races, and this is reflected in our son’s school and our neighborhood. We have friends that are Indian, Brazilian, African American and Asian. Our son's school does a great job teaching and celebrating diverse holidays and celebrations such as Diwali, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. Our adopted child will have the same opportunities to make friends from different backgrounds as we do.

We are excited to become a multicultural family. We will teach our adopted child about their individual culture through many ways; including books, movies, role models and attending community events and organizations that represent their background. We are also happy to share any stories or family history that their birth mom would like us to share. Our community does a great job of embracing all of our cultures through various festivals, dances and celebrations. Ever since our son was born we have encouraged him to have an open mind to different foods, music and traditions, so he would have a lot of fun embracing another culture as well as us.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Justin About Emily:

Emily is the most sensitive, caring, and honest person I’ve ever met. She will sacrifice her needs and ambitions to make sure everyone in our family is well taken care of. She doesn’t seem to be at peace with herself if she isn’t doing everything she can to help others and make a difference in the world around her. Emily will fight for what’s right and brings out the best version of me.

Emily About Justin:

Justin is a loving and devoted husband and father. He makes sure that we are taken care of and have everything that we need. He will rush home after work so that he has time to play with our son before dinner. Justin is dependable and will be there when it matters most. He loves to teach our son new things and they often work together on projects, such as picking up the leaves in the fall and gardening in the backyard. This past summer they planted watermelons and our son had a blast checking up on them and seeing how big they got.

Our Dog, Bear

Beach Time with Bear

Dogs have an amazing ability to sense how you are feeling and provide the perfect silent support we need. They don’t care who you are or what you have, they love you unconditionally and they’re content to just spend time together. Even if you’ve only been gone for 20 minutes dogs are always excited to see you when you come home. Pets also help teach us a lot about responsibility because they are dependent on us to care for them and meet most of their needs.

We have an 8 year old shih tzu poodle mix named Bear. Although he’s only 15 pounds, he thinks he’s a big dog and takes it upon himself to watch over our home. We adopted him 5 months after we were married and can’t imagine life without him now. He has served as a therapy dog in nursing homes as well as Emily’s coworker for most of his life. Bear was even given a job title (director of pet relations) at one of Emily’s companies. Cuddling with Bear after a long day can melt away any stress, worries, or frustration.

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Cheering on the Marathon Runners
Cheering on the Marathon Runners
Enjoying the Ocean Views in Maine
Enjoying the Ocean Views in Maine
We're Off to Church
We're Off to Church
Ziplining in Costa Rica
Ziplining in Costa Rica
Playing at the Local Park
Playing at the Local Park
Happy Birthday, Jamie!
Happy Birthday, Jamie!
Snowy Ski Day
Snowy Ski Day
Looking for the Perfect Pumpkin
Looking for the Perfect Pumpkin
Justin at His Best Friend's Wedding
Justin at His Best Friend's Wedding
Reading Before Bed
Reading Before Bed
Having Fun at the Duckling Parade
Having Fun at the Duckling Parade
Beautiful Day for a Bike Ride
Beautiful Day for a Bike Ride
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Cheering on the Marathon Runners
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Enjoying the Ocean Views in Maine
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We're Off to Church
We're Off to Church
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Ziplining in Costa Rica
Ziplining in Costa Rica
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Playing at the Local Park
Playing at the Local Park
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Happy Birthday, Jamie!
Happy Birthday, Jamie!
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Snowy Ski Day
Snowy Ski Day
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Looking for the Perfect Pumpkin
Looking for the Perfect Pumpkin
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Justin at His Best Friend's Wedding
Justin at His Best Friend's Wedding
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Reading Before Bed
Reading Before Bed
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Having Fun at the Duckling Parade
Having Fun at the Duckling Parade
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Beautiful Day for a Bike Ride
Beautiful Day for a Bike Ride

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in a multiracial suburban community in Massachusetts. Our home is situated on a cul-de-sac with a lot of kids that play outside together. Many houses on our street put up elaborate decorations for Halloween, Christmas and even football games! Families come from other towns just to go trick-or-treating on our street.

Our Playroom

Living in New England gives us access to a lot of great outdoor activities year round. In the warmer months we have hiking, lakes, parks and bike paths. In the winter we have sledding, downhill skiing and cross country skiing areas nearby. For days when the weather is really unpleasant, we also have access to nice indoor playgrounds as well as a couple children's museums. There is a carnival that comes by at least once a year that we like to go to, and plenty of parades and kids activities take place downtown. We have a tradition to go to a duckling parade in downtown Boston every year where the kids dress up as ducks and parade around Boston Common.

We live in a large three level colonial house. The home has a spacious finished basement that we use as a playroom, a first level with the kitchen, dining room and living rooms, and the four bedrooms are upstairs. We have a spare bedroom that is waiting for our next child!

Our Extended Families

With Emily's Cousins

Emily is close with both her Mom's and Dad's side of the family. We get together with nearby family members about once a month. Emily's local family is Italian so large family meals are tradition. We also like to do seasonal activities such as apple picking and visiting Santa's village. Our son Jamie is very active so we try to get outside and play as a family as well. Emily also has family that lives in Southern California, so visiting them is like a vacation! We love going to the beach, walking along the ocean, and going to the movies when we visit.

Justin's Family

Justin has five siblings and one sister-in-law ranging in age from 31 to 9 years old. He learned a lot about responsibility and children by taking care of his younger siblings. Some of his favorite memories were made on adventures with his oldest brother. We try to plan a vacation with Justin's family every year. This past year we all spent five days in Orlando. We had a great time swimming in the resort pools, eating good food, and playing games every evening.

Everyone in our family is excited to welcome another child! There is one boy in our extended family due to arrive soon and hopefully more coming in the near future.

From Us to You

We can only imagine the difficult place that you are in right now, and we admire the bravery and courage you have in exploring adoption. If you choose us as your baby’s adoptive parents, we promise to love and provide for your child as our own. Adoption for us would truly be a gift from God. We would make sure your child knows how important and cherished they are.

If it is your wish, we would really like you to be a part of our family as well. We will of course exchange photos and letters so you can stay connected with your child and see them grow up. When and if you are comfortable, we are also happy to talk over the phone, do video calls, or try to arrange to meet in person.

The two of us have been happily married for 9 years. We met in 2009 when we were recently out of college, and fell in love soon after meeting. We had fun going on dates to the zoo, Sea world and the beach. We have the same values and morals, and yet our own unique traits that keep life interesting. Emily likes to explore and go on adventures, while Justin prefers to stick to activities he knows and likes. Between the two of us, we have a balanced life and complement each other well as parents. We both take our responsibility as parents very seriously and work well as a team. Emily works part time so that we can all have more family time together.

Both of our families are thrilled that we are seeking adoption to grow our family, and will be there as a support network for us. We are very close with our families. Some of Emily’s family lives locally and most of Justin’s family is in the midwest or Florida. We go on family vacations to visit those that live farther away and always make the most of our time together. Our families have shared their life skills and parenting wisdom with us as we have grown up, which has made us better parents.

We spent a lot of time in prayer to make the decision to adopt. For many years we felt the idea of adoption resting in our hearts, even before we had our son Jamie. Justin’s grandmothers spent time in the foster care system, and Emily learned about the benefits of adoption from a trusted teacher that also worked in the foster care system. Unfortunately, having children of our own has been a challenging road. Emily has had miscarriages, in addition to a difficult recovery after having our son, Jamie. However, we have always wanted at least two children. Emily was an only child and always wanted a sibling to share in life’s ups and downs, while Justin came from a large family with several brothers and sisters that he is close with. We want our son Jamie to have a sibling, and he is such a caring little boy that will look after his little brother or sister. We have a strong Christian faith, and believe that God’s timing is always right.

We admire and respect you for wanting to create the best life for your child, whatever your final choice ends up being. If you choose us, we want to not only be there for your child, but for you as well. We will always speak highly and respectfully of you to your child.

Thank you for considering us.

With love,

Justin & Emily

Favorites

Justin
Emily
Actor
Denzel Washington
Will Smith
Actress
Sandra Bullock
Keira Knightly
Animal
Dog
Baby panda
Author
Dan Brown
Arthur Golden
Book
Game of Thrones series
Memoirs of a Geisha
Candy Bar
Reese's
Twix
Cartoon
Spongebob Squarepants
The Boss Baby
Childhood Memory
Water skiing with my cousins
Hiking in the Grand Canyon
Childhood Toy
Legos
My Little Pony
Children's Book
Goodnight Moon
Berenstein Bears
City
Chicago
London
Classic Movie
A Christmas Story
Gone With The Wind
Color
Green
Pink
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Cheesecake
Apple pie and vanilla ice cream
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Aladdin
Dream Car
Porsche GT4
Lexus
Dream Job
Football coach
Career Counselor
Dream Vacation
Lake house with a ski boat
The Caribbean
Family Activity
Hiking
Going to the beach
Flower / Plant
Rose bush
Morning Glory
Food
Pizza
Chicken Parmigiana
Form of Exercise
Yard work
Swimming
Fruit
Pear
Mango
Game
Uno
The Game of Life
Hobby
Tinkering/making things work
Country line dancing
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Let it Snow
O Come Emmanual
Holiday Tradition
Christmas morning at Grandma's
Decorating the Christmas tree and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows
Ice Cream
Chocolate chip cookie dough
Chocolate chip cookie dough
Junk Food
Cookies
Brownies
Leisure Activity
Watching sports
Going to the movies
Magazine
Car & Driver
Memory with a Child
Holding Jamie for the first time
Flower picking with Jamie
Memory with Spouse
Costa Rica vacation
Ziplining in Costa Rica
Movie
Dumb & Dumber
Pirates of the Caribbean
Movie Munchie
Sour patch kids
Raisinets
Movie Quote
We've got no food. We've got no jobs. Our pets' heads are falling off!
Jack Sparrow: How did you get here? Will Turner: Sea turtles, mate. A pair of them strapped to my feet. Jack Sparrow: Not so easy, is it?
Movie Type
Action
Adventure
Musical
Rent
Phantom of the Opera
Musical Group
Third Eye Blind & Old Incubus
Goo Goo Dolls
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
Hey Diddle Diddle
Olympic Event
Track and field
Figure skating
Personal Hero
My grandpa
My Grandma
Quality about my Spouse
Her compassion
His Kindness
Quote
It's not the destination, it's the journey
Not all who wander are lost
Restaurant
Local Italian family restaurant
Greek
Sandwich
Meatball
Italian Sub
Scripture
1 John 4:7
Romans 8:28
Shopping Store
Best Buy
Macy's
Song
Aqueous Transmission
Don't Stop Believin' by Journey
Sport to Play
Football
Basketball
Sport to Watch
Football
Basketball
Sports Star
Ken Griffey Jr.
Tiger Woods
Sports Team
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
Subject in School
Physics
History
Superhero
Iron Man
Superman
Thing to Cook
Steaks on the grill
Homemade marinara sauce with italian sausage
Time of Day
Evenings
Dinner time!
Tradition
Duckling parade in Boston Common
Apple & pumpkin picking in the fall
TV Show
Jeopardy!
The OC
TV Show Character
Seth Cohen (the OC)
Ryan Atwood
Type of Music
Depends on my mood
Pop Rock
Vacation Spot
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Video Game
Halo 3

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