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Caroline & Josef

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About Us

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Our Story

We love family adventure!
...we enjoy:

reading detective stories, watching movies (everything from Hollywood-productions to independent movies), cross-country-skiing, swimming in lakes and the seaside, a lot of mountain-hiking in the Alps, gardening in our back yard (Caroline has a green thumb) and culture (museums, visiting ancient churches, castles).

On weekends and free days, we like to relax at home, reading, gardening, hiking in the nearby mountains or swimming in the river Danube in the summer.

With Josef being from Italy, we like to cook Italian food – especially with vegetables from our garden (tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, pumpkin, chard...) and organic products. Caroline is proud to be able to cook excellent curry-dishes... Josef´s speciality is preparing pancakes and pizza.

We love travelling! We have travelled in Italy, Turkey, France, Switzerland, Africa, Israel, Greece - and will love to travel to the USA often in the future to spend our holidays there and to meet you, if you would like.


This is our story...

We met at the birthday-party of Caroline’s cousin in Italy and felt sparkling, but lived in different countries - and became a couple ten years ago when we met again at the wedding of Josef’s cousin in Portugal, when Josef asked Caroline to join him on a tour through this country.

After two years of a long-distance-relationship (Josef working in Italy, Caroline studying in the Netherlands), Josef proposed by buying Caroline a nice sculpture showing a family (which Caroline found very special and dear)...and our wedding followed in July 2008 in Austria!

We have a relationship based on humour, tolerance, stability and patience during stressful times.
In difficult times, we learned the advantages of openmindedness, humbleness and of accepting and supporting one another.

Our Daughter Rosemarie:

Rosmarie’s Adoption:
Rosmarie was born in Vienna and came to join us when she was 5 weeks old. Her birthmother chose not to be in contact with us, but we have a picture of her in Rosmarie’s photo-book and look at it often and speak with Rosmarie about her.

Rosmarie is very friendly, easy-going, lively and cheerful. We talk with her about what it will be like to be a big sister. She is always curious to meet other children - and she is already good at sharing her toys.


We love family time!

We love our family time. Together we look at picture books, we go for walks to one of the surrounding parks or vineyards to meet other children at the playgrounds or to observe birds, butterflies and dogs.


Our families & friends support us, our parents love their grandchildren. We are very close to them and they are very excited about our adoption-plans.

Her 14 cousins dote on Rosmarie at our family gatherings and they are already looking forward to having another cousin to love and spoil!


Our Life in Vienna:

We live in Vienna, the capital of Austria, Europe. It is a wonderful and safe place to live and raise children. It is a city surrounded by hills with woods and vineyards, and the big river Danube where we swim in the summer.

We are blessed with a stable government that cares for making life good and safe for every citizen. Austria has an old culture of health insurance for everybody with a very good health care system, an equally good education-system and a long tradition of music and art.


Our faith:

We are Catholic and attend mass evers Sunday in our parish nearby and celebrate Christmas and Eater with traditional Austrian customs.

Adopting from the USA:

Josef has two aunts who married Americans and live with their families in the USA. Caroline´s aunt lives in Florida and many of her cousins and relatives live throughout the USA and Canada.
Caroline has travelled several times in the USA, including a road-trip from the east-coast to the west-coast and as a student at Amherst College, Massachusetts.

We love the USA, particularly the American way of freedom, and that people there seem very friendly, open and active. We are excited to get to know the United States better!


Our Home

photo of adoptive family's home We live in Vienna, the capital of Austria, Europe. It is a wonderful and safe place to live and raise children. It is a city surrounded by hills with woods and vineyards, and the big river Danube where we swim in the summer.

We are blessed with a stable government that cares for making life good and safe for every citizen. Austria has an old culture of health insurance for everybody with a very good health care system, an equally good education-system and a long tradition of music and art.

Vienna has always been a melting-pot of different cultures and has a tradition of being welcoming to all no matter where you are from or what your race is.


Our home:

We live on a quiet street in a green community close to the vineyard hills and the river Danube.

We live on the first floor in a big, bright and sunny flat with high ceilings. We have a view to our yard with a lot of room for the children to play.

There are preschools, schools, playgrounds and shops nearby.

Of course, our home is often filled with music either by Caroline’s recorders or all of us singing or Rosmarie playing piano.

We believe that one of the best things we can do for our children is spend time with them. Fortunately we are able to do so because Caroline is able to set her own hours and Josef works for a family friendly employer.

About Caroline

adoptive family photo - Caroline About Caroline by Josef:

I am so incredibly thankful to spend my life with Caroline!
As a wife, she is cheerful, relaxed and sensitive. Even before we adopted Rosmarie, I knew Caroline would be a kind and loving mother. She adores our daughter, and as a mother she is caring, perceptive, humorous, and parents with a positive outlook on life.
Her flexible schedule allows her the opportunity to dedicate a lot of time to our family.
It has been wonderful to watch her become a mom through adoption and I know she has so much more love to share with your child.

A bit more about Caroline by Caroline:

I am fortunate to be able to stay at home at lot working as a freelance musician, playing concerts. I also have a university-degree in elementary musical education for children and teach once a week at a private music-school in Vienna.

I love travelling! When I travel for music performances I enjoy meeting new people and seeing other cultures.

I love spending time with Rosemarie and look forward to sharing my life and love with another little one.

In my free time I enjoy: painting, gardening, baking, hiking, reading, watching movies and swimming.

I love being a mom!
I look forward to cuddles, singing and laughing together, looking at books, building towers with toy blocks, and discovering ants and bugs in the garden.

I studied the cello and the recorder at the Universities of Music in Vienna and Amsterdam and graduated with distinction. We intend to support your child in any interests and hobbies they may have and to ensure they have the best education possible.

About Josef

adoptive family photo - Josef about Josef, by Caroline:

I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. Josef is kind, hard working, curious and always learning new things. Seeing him as a dad makes me smile. He is responsible, trustworthy, caring and loves to laugh. I am so excited to see him with another little one.


A bit more about Josef, by Josef


After studying medicine and economics I worked as a financial controller and management consultant in Germany and Italy.
Together with my two brothers we own an old family mansion. It also has a small apple-farming business in Northern Italy. We go there several times a year and it is a wonderful place to visit!

I enjoy observing beauty in nature, watching movies, reading (specially detective stories), sports and handicrafting.

I love being a dad! Rosmarie lights up our lives and I look forward to experiencing this again with another child. I enjoy teaching things, watching the children grow and progress, and playing together at the playground and at home.

My work: Since we moved to Vienna, I work for an important catholic social non profit. This job is very fulfilling and I really enjoy it. My employer is very family-friendly and I am able to set my own schedule. Family is always my first priority!

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Caroline & Josef

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