We met 11 years ago and got to know each other because we were both active at our church. As we realized we had many things in common – including cooking, trying new restaurants, and exploring new places – we decided to spend our lives together. Our home is filled with a lot of laughter and is always a peaceful place to be. Our relationship is one of mutual respect and a shared faith, which helps guide us through all of life’s decisions, both big and small.
Our adopted daughter, Lucy, is 2 and we love to explore her Hispanic heritage. We all love to spend time together playing, reading stories, listening to music (she loves to dance), and learning more about the world.
We share a passion for exploring other countries and visiting friends. We’ve visited Portugal, Japan, Israel, Southern California, and Maine. We would love to travel with our children. We spend lots of time with friends and family hosting gatherings and cooking together. Our friendly cat spends a lot of time snuggling on our laps!
We live in a four-bedroom Victorian home in a diverse town, rich in American history. Our town is next to the ocean and our home is within walking distance of several playgrounds, parks, and the beach. We have a backyard and porch where we spend a lot of time together with friends and family when the weather is nice. We have a sweet cat who enjoys sleeping on our laps and receiving lots of affection.
About Joey by Emilie:
Joey has an incredible work ethic, a great sense of humor and enjoys making improvements to our home, woodworking, and gardening. He built a bench out of a section of a tree, and built a raised vegetable garden where he grows tomatoes, peppers, and leafy greens. Joey likes going for bike rides and running. He loves to cook for others and is generous with his time – either volunteering at a local soup kitchen or helping friends on home projects. When traveling, Joey brings his camera to capture the sights of new places.
Joey is an incredible father and spends tons of quality time with our daughter, helps her learn, is patient, and loves to make her laugh. Joey is looking forward to teaching our children how things work, how to be courageous, and is excited to share his passion for cooking and gardening!
About Emilie by Joey:
Emilie has a wonderful sense of humor, is loyal to her friends and family, and has a giant heart. She loves to spend time with her family and friends and also enjoys being outside, going for walks or runs, relaxing at home, and entertaining guests. She enjoys listening to jazz music, swing dancing, and volunteering at the church where we met. Emilie also loves trying new restaurants or taste-testing whatever I cook!
Emilie is a devoted mother who comforts our daughter when she cries, dances and sings with her, reads to her, and makes sure she always knows how much we love her.
Emilie is excited to provide a loving home for your child and to supporting them in learning and discovering new things every day.