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Justin & Julie

Hello! We know that you are facing a very difficult decision and want to thank you for taking time to look at our profile. We have looked forward to being parents for a long time and have created a home full of happiness, laughter, love, and support. Our lifelong dream is to parent a child as they find their way in the world and to give them the strength and tools to succeed.

About Us

Justin
Julie
Job
Senior Credit Analyst
Director of Client Services
Education
Master's Degree in Finance
Bachelor's Degree in English
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

What It Means to Become Parents

Enjoying a Beautiful Day at the Park

Although we do not yet have any children, we have always envisioned becoming parents and loving a child unconditionally. We believe that parents have two main jobs: protecting their child and preparing their child for life, and we look forward to doing both of those while also sharing our passions with them.

We look forward to introducing your child to all that life has to offer and we want them to find things that bring them joy. Both of us cannot wait to be involved in the activities your child will gravitate towards, whether it be sports, singing, band, acting, dance, or anything else they are passionate about. We want your child to understand the importance of working hard and will prioritize schoolwork, but we also want them to have a well-rounded life with plenty of friends and look forward to sleepovers, birthday parties, and getting them ready for their first school dance.

We will also love to celebrate all of your child's milestones as they continue to grow. We are looking forward to experiencing all your child's "firsts," including their first steps, first word, first outing, first day of school, and first time on a roller coaster, among others. We are also excited about spending holidays with our families and taking them on vacations. We really want to provide a loving home for your child so they have an opportunity to thrive, experience a wonderful life and live up to their full potential.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

We Love Date Nights!

Julie About Justin: Justin is the kind of husband, friend, and family member everyone wishes they had. He is incredibly caring, and he is dedicated to being an equal partner in managing our household. He does the dishes every night after dinner and does yardwork on the weekends. We never argue about division of labor, and our teamwork allows us to prioritize quality time so we can go on dates or long weekend hikes. He is also incredibly supportive, and I can bring any problem and he will help me solve it when asked. He will be a very hands-on father who will want to coach your child's sports teams, be involved in their activities, and help them with their homework. His support and unconditional love are exactly what every child needs.

Justin About Julie: Julie is the best wife, friend, and family member anyone could ask for. She is the most understanding person I have ever met, and she knows how to get the best out of anyone. Julie helps make our marriage an incredible partnership and I feel very lucky to be married to someone who is so loving and compassionate. I know I can talk to Julie about any issue, and she will be wonderfully supportive. She will be extremely involved in all aspects of raising a child, including their schoolwork and the activities in which they are involved. Any child would be very fortunate to have Julie help raise them.

Cultural Diversity

Embracing your child's culture will be a priority for us as parents. We want to encourage your child to be proud of their heritage, and we will participate by learning customs, celebrating holidays, and creating traditions with your child that will instill pride in who they are. While we enjoy learning about other cultures and ethnicities, we are also aware that we will need to provide a child with a community who can give them firsthand guidance and knowledge about their culture. We live in a diverse area and understand the responsibility we will have in identifying community members who your child can look up to, and we look forward to fostering those relationships for your child.

We want to promote an open dialogue with your child about their heritage and will have many age-appropriate books and resources to turn to for support. Our job as parents will be to help your child become a happy and healthy adult, and that includes having a positive cultural identity, so we will do everything we can to make that happen for your child.

Photos

We Love Exploring the Local Nature Preserve
We Love Exploring the Local Nature Preserve
Julie Driving the Boat in San Diego Harbor
Julie Driving the Boat in San Diego Harbor
Ice Skating in Central Park
Ice Skating in Central Park
Justin Climbing in the Trees
Justin Climbing in the Trees
Hard at Work on Our Latest Puzzle
Hard at Work on Our Latest Puzzle
Sunset in San Diego
Sunset in San Diego
Harry Potter Escape Room With Friends
Harry Potter Escape Room With Friends
Walking Around Our Nearby Lake
Walking Around Our Nearby Lake
Family Game Night!
Family Game Night!
Enjoying a Carriage Ride
Enjoying a Carriage Ride
Mother's Day Hike
Mother's Day Hike
Enjoying the View From Mt. Soledad
Enjoying the View From Mt. Soledad
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We Love Exploring the Local Nature Preserve
We Love Exploring the Local Nature Preserve
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Julie Driving the Boat in San Diego Harbor
Julie Driving the Boat in San Diego Harbor
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Ice Skating in Central Park
Ice Skating in Central Park
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Justin Climbing in the Trees
Justin Climbing in the Trees
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Hard at Work on Our Latest Puzzle
Hard at Work on Our Latest Puzzle
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Sunset in San Diego
Sunset in San Diego
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Harry Potter Escape Room With Friends
Harry Potter Escape Room With Friends
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Walking Around Our Nearby Lake
Walking Around Our Nearby Lake
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Family Game Night!
Family Game Night!
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Enjoying a Carriage Ride
Enjoying a Carriage Ride
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Mother's Day Hike
Mother's Day Hike
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Enjoying the View From Mt. Soledad
Enjoying the View From Mt. Soledad

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We own a three-bedroom and two-bathroom home located on a cul-de-sac in a single-family subdivision, and we have plenty of space to host family and friends for visits. We love our sunroom that overlooks our large backyard and brings in beautiful morning sunlight. The families on each side of us have children who are often seen playing football and riding bikes outside. The neighborhood is very friendly and there are organized activities like food trucks, movie nights and holiday events like the Easter egg hunt.

Although our town is small, it has a big personality! We are close to our town's downtown area, which has a beautiful park on the river, and we love going to the yearly festivals on Main Street. Our favorites are the art festival held every spring and the fall food festival in October. We also love to hike at the many parks in the Blue Ridge mountains and the nearby wetlands, and we can't wait to pass on our love of the outdoors to your child. Our town is also a diverse and family friendly city with excellent schools, and we have plenty of options for a child to get a great education either from our local public school that is next to our neighborhood or at one of the many private and charter schools in the city.

Our Extended Families

Dinner With Justin's Family

We were both lucky enough to grow up in happy homes with parents who love us unconditionally and give us endless support and encouragement, and we cannot wait to replicate that environment for your child.

Justin's immediate family consists of his mother, father, and younger brother. They are an active and competitive family so time is spent playing board games and sports and doing other activities. We recently enjoyed our own family camp where Justin's mother organized various activities for us to participate in each day, including an escape room, archery, acrylic painting, and visiting an aerial adventure park where we zip lined and climbed trees.

Julie & Her Mom

Julie's family consists of her mother, father, stepmother, and four younger siblings. Family get togethers are never dull with such a large group, and we love to watch movies, hang out at the pool, and play with Boomer, the family's Wheaten terrier. Julie's mother now lives in San Diego, which means yearly visits to hike, explore the beaches, and eat lots of delicious food.

Our families are very excited and supportive about us adopting, and this child will be the first grandchild on both sides so there will be plenty of grandparents, aunts and uncles to fawn over them. With so many siblings between us, we are also looking forward to having lots of nieces and nephews in the near future to make family get togethers even livelier.

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile, and we wish you peace as you navigate this journey.

We are Justin and Julie, a very happy couple who have been together for over fifteen years and married for nine years. We met while we were both still in college when we started working together at a restaurant. It was true friendship at first sight that quickly developed into love. We have seen each other graduate and move into careers, survived two interstate moves, adopted our cat Ruby who we love to spoil, and bought a house that we have turned into a wonderful family home.

We turned to adoption after we found out that Justin cannot have a biological child and Julie is unable to carry a pregnancy to term. We still felt a calling to raise a child, though neither of us had any experience with adoption, so we did a lot of research and learned about the beauty of open adoption through books and talking with other couples who have adopted. We look forward to building a relationship with you and will guide your child in fostering relationships with you and their birth family. We will commit to sending letters and pictures and are also open to emails, phone calls, and even visits should that be feasible, as we want you to share in your child's experiences and see them grow. We believe that no child can ever have too much love in their life, and we want your child to know you and where they come from so that they feel secure in who they are as they grow up.

Our nurturing personalities will serve us well as parents, and we look forward to teaching a child about the world and helping them find their place in it. We want to raise a child who will be kind, hardworking, a good friend, and someone who others want to be around. That said, we also believe that it is not our job to raise a child to fit a specific ideal based on our own interests but rather help a child find who they are and help them pursue hobbies they find interesting. We value education but appreciate that everyone has their own abilities and learning styles so we want to accommodate your child however we can, whether that be through school and college or helping them discover a passion outside of the traditional education system that will provide for them. We believe parents should offer guidance and support as their child explores the world and discovers who they are and what they want out of life, and we cannot wait to be there for your child as they navigate their journey to adulthood.

We both have varied interests and we want to expose your child to everything from sports to hiking to music and musicals and plays. We enjoy cooking together, traveling, going to trivia and out to dinner with friends, and we are both passionate about our careers. Justin is a Senior Credit Analyst at a large manufacturing company, and Julie manages a team of marketing consultants at a software company. We never tire of each other, and we even work together out of the dining room on days we don't travel to our respective offices. Weekends vary from spending the day exploring local hiking trails to staying in watching movies and doing puzzles or at-home escape rooms. Our careers allow to have great work/life balance, and we are ready and want to spend our time raising a child. We look forward to family dinners and weekends spent at the pool or watching them play soccer or perform in their band or in a dance recital.

Thank you for considering us as your child's adoptive parents. We would be honored to raise your child, and please know that they would be going to a home full of laughter and love.

Sincerely,

Justin & Julie

Favorites

Justin
Julie
Actor
Chris Evans
James McAvoy
Actress
Elizabeth Banks
Natalie Portman
Animal
Cats and Dogs
Elephant
Author
Jillian Flynn
Jennifer McMahon
Book
Sharp Objects
The Time Traveler's Wife
Candy Bar
Mike & Ikes
Snickers
Cartoon
He-Man & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Childhood Memory
My parents attending my sporting events and my dad coaching some of my teams
My mom reading books to me before bed
Childhood Toy
Sports balls
Teddy Ruxpin
Children's Book
The Polar Express & anything by Matt Christopher
The Babysitter's Club
City
Paris & Orlando
New York City and Charleston, SC
Classic Movie
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original cartoon)
It's a Wonderful Life
Color
Orange & Blue
Green
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Apple & Blueberry Pie
Chocolate cake (or brownies, or cookies)
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Aston Martin
Jaguar Roadster
Dream Job
Sports Writer
Zoologist
Dream Vacation
European Cruise
Hawaii or Europe
Family Activity
Board games
Board games
Flower / Plant
Tulips
Stargazer lilies
Food
Sushi
Sushi
Form of Exercise
Playing sports & running
Running and Yoga
Fruit
Kiwi
Banana
Game
Taboo
Balderdash
Hobby
Sports and music
Hiking
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
Holiday Song
"Christmas Saves the Year" by twenty one pilots
"O Holy Night"
Holiday Tradition
Decorating the house and tree while watching Elf the day after Thanksgiving
Decorating the house and watching "Elf" the day after Thanksgiving
Ice Cream
Strawberry or Butterbeer
Mint Chocolate Chip
Junk Food
Potato chips
Pinwheel cookies
Leisure Activity
Watching sports, listening to music, reading
Reading
Magazine
Rolling Stone or Sports Illustrated
Cooking Light
Memory with a Child
Teaching games and golf to the kids I babysat
Celebrating Christmas with my younger siblings and watching them open presents
Memory with Spouse
Proposing in Vermont
Getting engaged in Vermont
Movie
The Dark Knight
Life is Beautiful
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Sno-Caps
Movie Quote
"No amount of money ever bought a second of time" - Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return" -- Moulin Rouge
Movie Type
Comedy or Action
Action Comedy
Musical
Hamilton or Rent
Hamilton
Musical Group
twenty one pilots and Linkin Park
Queen
Nursery Rhyme
Old MacDonald
Mary had a Little Lamb
Olympic Event
Basketball
Downhill skiing (winter) and Gymnastics (summer)
Play
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Poet
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Quality about my Spouse
Intelligence & understanding
Thoughtful and passionate
Quote
"If you laugh, you think and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day." - Jim Valvano
"The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed"
Restaurant
Coral Reef in Epcot & Hall's Chophouse
Halls' Chophouse
Sandwich
Meatball sub
Turkey club
Scripture
1st Corinthians
1st Corinthians
Shopping Store
Amazon
Nordstrom Rack
Song
Car Radio or Chlorine by twenty one pilots
Somebody to Love by Queen
Sport to Play
Golf/soccer/basketball
Volleyball
Sport to Watch
College basketball, NFL and college football
Football
Sports Star
Dustin Pedroia
Sports Team
Clemson Tigers/New England Patriots/Boston Red Sox
Clemson Tigers and Cincinnati Reds
Subject in School
English
English
Superhero
Captain America
Iron Man
Thing to Cook
Risotto
Oven fried chicken
Time of Day
Evening
Morning
Tradition
Vacationing at Universal/Disney in Orlando
Vacationing at Universal/Disney in Orlando
TV Show
Sherlock (BBC) & Big Bang Theory
Sherkock (BBC)
TV Show Character
Sherlock Holmes & Jim Moriarty
Sherlock Holmes
Type of Music
Rock & Pop/Rock
Rock/Pop
Vacation Spot
Orlando Theme Parks and Europe
Orlando theme parks & London/Paris
Video Game
Mario Bros
Mario Cart

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