Joe & Mary
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Hello! We’re so excited to be growing our family through adoption. We both come from big families where traditional values are passed down. Our loving home in Alabama is ready to welcome our first child! We will do everything we can to ensure your child is loved, safe, and happy.
We look forward to sharing joy and laughter, and to caring for and supporting them through all things. As your child grows, we’re open to sharing updates and pictures, or meeting for visits, if you wish. We’re grateful to be considered as adoptive parents for your child and hope to get to know you!
We met online when we both lived in Pennsylvania. After an instant connection we got married the following year. We’ve been a couple for 10 years and are ready to share our lives as parents. Going through infertility has made us closer and we believe God has been leading us to adoption through it all. It’s exciting to picture our family growing this way.
Together we enjoy:
• Going to escape rooms
• Seeing live music & entertainment downtown
• Attending local food or art festivals
• Traveling to visit family around the U.S.
• Our church’s silent auction fundraisers
• Watching new TV shows
• Board games
• Playing with our dog and cat
I teach reading and grammar to fourth and fifth graders. I am passionate about sharing my love for books with my students!
Joe says: Mary is loving, caring, hard-working. She does so much to make our life good together! Mary will be a supportive mom and such a positive influence for our child.
• Watching historical fiction movies
• Video chats with our out-of-state family to play board games or catch up
• Time with my nieces and nephews to play games, swim, or watch Disney movies
I am a manager of a plastic molding department that makes parts for new cars. I enjoy leading my team and seeing cars come out with parts we made.
Mary says: Joe is hard-working, responsible, a good listener, and a man of integrity. He does a lot around the house and is quite the handyman. He can fix about anything! Joe will be an attentive father who shows his love through service and kindness.
• Playing golf or softball
• Watching Pittsburgh sports (Go Steelers!)
• Going to trivia night events
• Cooking or trying new foods
Our Home in Alabama
Our home is in a quiet, kid-friendly, suburban neighborhood with a community pool and paved sidewalks for family outings. We enjoy the great places to eat, mini-golf, live music, and an outdoor mall nearby.
We have a two-story brick house that we had custom built for us. It has 3 bedrooms, and a bonus room we love to use for entertaining. Our bedroom is on the main floor with a study next to us that we’ll turn into a room for the baby after we adopt. The backyard is fenced where we like playing with our dog or having barbecues.
We have family spread out around the states! Joe has family in North Carolina and Pennsylvania; Mary has family in Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. We love planning vacations around seeing our relatives and enjoying the sites while we’re in those different places.
When we’re all together we enjoy outdoor games and an amazing spread of foods from our Italian and Polish backgrounds.
We promise to love your child and provide him or her with a safe, stable, supportive, and fun home life. We’re committed to providing a good education and to raising him or her with Christian morals and values. It’s important to us to support our child in their schooling, any hobbies or extra-curricular activities, and to encouraging their strengths and interests.
We promise to be honest about how we became a family through adoption, and open to any questions they have about it as they grow up. We will always talk about you out of love and appreciation, and honor the amount of contact you are most comfortable with.
With love, Joe & Mary
More About Joe
Education: High School Diploma
Profession: Molding Manager
Racial Background: Caucasian
Food: Anything meat
Hobby: Golf and cooking
Vacation Spot: A cabin in the mountains
Holiday: Thanksgiving: I love all the traditional food and time with family
Childhood Memory: Trips to Lake Erie, Pennsylvania with the family boat and camper
More About Mary
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Profession: 4th Grade Teacher
Racial Background: Caucasian
Movie: Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Book: Harry Potter Series and Pride & Prejudice
Hobby: Playing board games
Vacation Spot: Williamsburg, Virginia, and Busch Gardens Amusement Park
Holiday: Christmas: I love decorating, wrapping, and giving gifts
Childhood Memory: Fourth of July with family! I loved the fireworks, parade, picnics, games, and swimming
More About Our Family
Joe: I am very competitive and like making anything into a challenge or game.
Mary: I get choked up at nearly everything! Even happy things, movies or books, and cute things my nieces and nephews do…I just love when a moment gets me in the heart.
What's most important to us
Our Catholic faith and marriage are important to us and we count on those two things every day. Together and with God, we can do anything! We attend a great parish, and Mary also teaches at a Catholic school. As parents we look forward to sharing our faith, family traditions, and love for traveling.
We have two pets who are great with kids. Our dog, Scotch, is a Corgi who loves to play, go for walks, run around to be silly, and snuggle. Our long-haired cat, Sebastian, loves to sleep in his little cat house and play with his jingle toys.
Favorite Family Traditions
• Summers swimming with our 7 nieces & nephews
• Christmas in Indiana with Mary’s family, sharing Oplatki, a Polish traditional wafer eaten for health & happiness
• Thanksgiving with Joe’s side (there's always so much food!)
• Games of corn hole and Kan-Jam
• Polish mushroom-potato borscht & pierogis
• Italian dishes of manicotti, stuffed shells, hot sausage, and braciole
We are beyond thankful for this chance to share about our lives and be considered as adoptive parents for your child. It would be great to get to know you too! We'd love to hear what you want for your child's future, and what kind of relationship you'd like to have with us after the adoption too. We are excited about becoming parents through adoption, and will make sure your child knows how special you are to our family. You're in our hearts and prayers as you decide what is best for you and your baby. To talk or video chat, just ask Lifetime about us!