Generous, Committed, Playful Couple! We are a psychologist & musician couple of 16 years open to all forms of adoption.
Hi! I’m Amy, a hopeful adoptive mom. My husband Joe and I would love to get to know you and understand your wishes for your child. We recognize that this is a tremendous decision that comes with a range of mixed feelings and we will be supportive of all the highs and lows. I’m a child psychologist and know the benefits of having a great support network and people you trust to listen to you and understand your experience. We would like you to have the counseling and resources you need during your pregnancy and after.
I have a lot of personal and professional experience with adoption. I currently counsel families who have adopted a child. It’s something I’m passionate about as I was adopted at one month old and had a wonderful upbringing. Growing up, my mom worked as a counselor for teenage girls who had unplanned pregnancies. She helped these girls repair relationships with their families and find the right solutions for their future. My adoption was a closed adoption as requested by my birth mom. While I never met my birth mom or had much information about my birth parents, my adoptive mom always spoke highly of them and sent pictures and letters to the agency. She wanted to make sure, should they ever decide to ask about me, that they knew how loved and cherished I was.
As adoptive parents, Joe and I want to respect your wishes first and foremost. We think a semi-open or open relationship is wonderful. We promise to share with our child the thought, love and planning that went into finding his/her parents. We will include you in your child's development through photos, videos and letters at the frequency you request. We live just outside New York City in a beautiful residential family-friendly neighborhood. If you wanted to meet us in person at any time, we would cover your expenses to travel to NY, or we could travel to you.
Joe and I are at a point in our careers where we can take a step back and be very present for our child. We plan to share our time at home, so he/she is always with her mommy or daddy in the early years before school starts. Our baby will also have lots of visits with Nanny and Grammy, our two moms who stayed at home with us to teach us how to read, write, sing, play, dance and enjoy family life! Joe is a musician and a talented songwriter. We can't wait to write and sing our child original lullabies at bedtime.
Your baby will be the only child in our home, apart from our “furbaby” – a 13-year-old gentle Westie who just adores babies and children. But make no mistake – your child will not be lonely or wanting for love! Our two sisters, our nieces and nephew, are a big part of our social life. We have so many family members, friends, and kids who are just waiting for another child to join their squad. There will be many kids around to have a catch, swing on the swings, play Uno, swap snacks, jump in the puddles and do cartwheels and so much more. Living outside NYC also means that your child will be exposed to a rich upbringing, with diverse culture, music, sports, food and people.
I hope our profile gives you a real sense of the loving, fun, compassionate parents we plan to be and our genuine commitment to you to honor and respect your wishes. We have big hearts and big plans!
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and feel free to text/call us with any questions we haven’t answered 800-264-4960. We also have more info on our website www.amyandjoeadopt.com
We send you all our good wishes for a healthy and smooth pregnancy, no matter what you decide!
With love, Amy & Joe