Joan & Wayne

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About Us

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Our Story

We met when Wayne, a Latin and Ancient Greek teacher and professor, interviewed Joan for a French teaching position at a local high school. We both love languages and worked so well together that we became very close friends and then got married!

We try to take advantage of all the events and culture our wonderful city has to offer: delicious food at all types of restaurants, plays and musicals at our local theaters, special events and symphony performances, music festivals, and museums. We've recently discovered how much fun escape rooms are, too!

Our Home

photo of adoptive family's home Our day to day life is filled with activity, playing with the pets, who sometimes order food at our bar while we are cooking, or having game night with our friends.

During the school year, we still have fun climbing trees and cooking while we listen to Queen's Greatest Hits, but homework is important. Sometimes we have more success than others.

Holidays and Traditions: We celebrate holidays together by sharing meals, decorating the Christmas tree, carving pumpkins, and shooting fireworks. We also celebrate Christmas in July each summer with presents and a full holiday meal!

Our traditions include the Renaissance Faire for new wooden swords, camping in and around the state, and the Strawberry Festival after which we make homemade strawberry jam for family and friends.We enjoy: We enjoy traveling, the outdoors, live music and theater and, above all, spending time together with our loved ones.

Mardi Gras: We love Mardi Gras! It's one of our favorite holidays with parades, balls, and the chance to gather with our friends for good food and loads of fun.

We enjoy: We enjoy traveling, the outdoors, live music and theater and, above all, spending time together with our loved ones.


adoptive family photo - Wayne Wayne is truly one-of-a-kind. He is fun, smart, and sensitive. He is a friend to everyone he meets and is a fierce companion. He loves his two sons dearly and works extremely hard to provide for our family. He even manages to squeeze in vacations and exercise. I am truly lucky to have such a loving life partner.

Fun Facts about Wayne:

He is restoring a '68 Mustang Coupe that he bought in 1994.

He is a big Star Wars and SciFi/Fantasy fan. Dune is his favorite novel.

He brings Latin and the Romans into his daily life whenever possible.

He loves his pets dearly, even when the cat is confused and thinks he's a parrot.


adoptive family photo - Joan Joan is a constant delight. She embraces every new opportunity and adventure with a smile on her face and is game for everything. She loves art and culture, her pets, and her family. She is the very definition of a "care-giver" and gives love to all those around her.

As you can see in the photos, Collin and Andrew love her, too, and it's hard to imagine a time before she was part of our family.

Fun Facts about Joan:

She loves to travel. Her three sisters live in three different states, and she visits whenever she can.

She loves pizza, brunch, and happy hours with her girlfriends.

She adores watching new series on Netflix and cooking for Wayne and her two stepsons.

Her passion for teaching high school French is a treat, especially for the sweet tooth!

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.


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