Casey & Joe

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Casey & Joe

Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our family. We hope this book is the first step toward a lifelong respectful and loving relationship. This profile is meant to give you a brief, but honest, glimpse into the good, bad and hard parts of our lives. You must filled with a range of emotions that we cannot begin to understand. Please know that whatever decision you make, we hope you find peace and happiness. Without a doubt, we already have the greatest respect for your strength in considering an adoption plan. We admire you for looking into all of your options.

As parents to a sweet and hilarious four year old son whom we adopted, we keep birth families, both current and potential, close to our hearts. Our relationships with his birth family have developed slowly and with care. Nothing makes us happier than when his birth family reaches out to us for funny pictures or a phone call. All relationships take time and effort; we are committed to putting in the work necessary for any relationship to develop. With our son's birth family, we currently have a supportive and loving semi-open adoption.

We truly believe you will know if we are the right family. Our goal is to share honestly and sincerely what life would be like in our family. If our description gives you peace and any sense of hope, we would love to hear your adoption plan, vision for the future, and dreams for your child. Please know you are already in our thoughts and prayers!

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Who We Are

Joe's version of our story... Casey and I met in junior high when her family moved to town. I was quick to ask her out the first day, and she was quick to politely decline. I spent the next few years laying down my best school boy charm and succeeded just before our senior year in high school. We dated long distance through the first few years of college. Looking back, it wasn’t easy, but we made it work. After college, we flew to Rome, Italy and got married with over 25 family members and friends. We settled into our careers and spent our free time traveling and working on our new house. Now, things are about the same - we love to travel, spend time with family and work around the house.

Casey's version of our story... When I was 14, my family moved to a new town. On my very first day of school, this cute but crazy boy (Joe) asked me out. I told him no, but I always thought he was brave and funny for doing that. During high school, we had a lot of classes together, and he always kept everyone laughing. Before our senior year, Joe went through a couple serious operations. When he was out of the hospital, he asked me out again. He told me that surgery made him realize you can't be afraid to go after what you want. Of course, I said yes that time. We have built a wonderful and happy life together. It hasn't always been easy. We went to separate colleges and took on challenging degrees. Joe drove over 10 hours most weekends during college to come see me. We waited almost seven years to get married, have lost loved ones, and both have had challenging careers. Joe and I know we can get through anything together. We consider ourselves a team.

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Our Promise

In closing, we promise to hold you and your family in the highest regard, always. Though we will never know the emotions you are feeling, we acknowledge the courage and selflessness it has taken to get this far in the adoption process. We promise to raise children in our home to be polite and respectful, teach them to be independent, to let them be kids and get dirty… but mostly, to love them unconditionally, with everything we have.
When my, Joe’s, mother passed away last year, I was naïve to think my feelings would pass in time. I soon realized that I think of her every single day. I’m confident that I’ll think about her daily for the rest of my life. They say time heals all wounds, but it doesn’t. It leaves a scar to keep you from forgetting but hurts less over time. As time passes, it is easier to think of her and talk about her without getting sad. Though we may not fully comprehend the emotions you and your family are going through, I feel like adoption may be similar. We promise to not only treasure your precious child, but also to respect and value your loss and grief through this process.

Meet Troy

Troy is a very active and funny four year old. He loves being outside playing with his metal Tonka trucks more than anything (especially if we turn the hose on so he can have mud too). Troy and Joe collect Hot Wheels together, which creates a unique and cool relationship between them! They love to go to antique stores and find old or different ones. I have passed on my love of reading, and we read books every night before bed. Right now, he is very into reading about bugs and snakes because he is going to zoo camp this summer.
Troy starts preschool in the fall which he is a little nervous about. We know he will love it because he already makes friends everywhere he goes. When his cousins come over to swim or spend the night, he is the happiest kid!
From the time he was two through four years old, we traveled extensively for Joe’s job. He is my travel buddy to see state and national parks, and we make awesome memories together. We know from the interaction Troy has had with other little ones, that he is going to be an amazing big brother!

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,

Casey & Joe

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