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Joy & Michael

To Someone Special,

More than anything, we want you to know we will love your child unconditionally and will provide him or her with all the love, security and joy we can offer. We know you are making a tremendous sacrifice for them, and we plan to raise this child with an understanding and appreciation for you. This child will be loved beyond words by us, by our families, and by our friends. They will always know the great love you have for them as well. We cannot imagine what a difficult decision this is for you, and we pray for you daily. Thank-you again for considering us.
Michael & Joy

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Who We Are

From the moment we met, we knew...we'd be together forever. And so we are, four years later! God put us together, and we've celebrated many firsts...first Christmas, first Valentine's Day, first Thanksgiving...but there are a number of firsts...we hope to one day experience.

First day at school, first steps, first words, first birthday. And we pray that if you are expectant mom wondering if we'll love your child...we promise you...we will.

We were made for family. We come from two beautiful families eager to embrace a new, little one. And we live in a beautiful part of the country in a safe neighborhood with great schools. I am a teacher, and Michael is an engineer. Together...we pray to be great parents.

If you are reading this, please know that your little one will be cherished, loved and treasured all the days of their life. We believe God has just the right babies for us, and we are eager to begin a family together.

Adoption Diary

The Nursery

The nursery is almost done! Little furniture now graces it. We are open to having a little girl or boy, and the nursery reflects this.

We also found a great wooden crib and changing table. Michael was a saint as we assembled it…so many pieces, so little time. Pictures to follow! Thank-you to those who gave us an early baby gift!

I have my glider in the room now as well. As I rock in it each day, I pray just as I did for my future husband. It’s a special devotional time for me as I reflect on God’s goodness.

For now, we are taking things one day at a time. We’ve gotten a few nibbles from folks interested in adoption, but nothing new to report yet. We are grateful for the support of friend and family as we embark on this adventure! Thank-you for your heartfelt prayers, words of encouragement and emotional support! We love you!

Growing In My Heart

From the moment we decided to adopt, a peace washed over my soul. Together, Michael and I are walking out this journey together. Although it hasn’t been an easy one, I am grateful the Lord has drawn us closer to Him and each other as we go step by step.

Infant adoption was originally Michael’s idea. Somewhere out there is baby in need of a family to love her and him. We pray for them each day. We imagine our future little girl with pigtails and that infectious grin one day as she watches a kid’s movie with Michael. Or an adorable baby boy with soft, brown eyes crawling on the carpet. The future holds great joy for both of us. Thank-you for being a part of our adventure!

An Adventure

“Every day is fresh with no mistakes in it.” Miss Shirley from Anne of Green Gables

We dream about our little one. Will they have brown eyes or blue? Will they be a social butterfly or a quiet one? Will they be born with hair or not? Will their eyes sparkle when they smile? Will they know how much we love them before we ever meet? God is teaching us what it means to have His heart…by enlarging ours.

And then, there’s the practical questions. Will Michael change a diaper? Will I get enough sleep? Will my mother-in-law save the day and give me a few mornings off? Will I have the strength to raise a baby as we grow older? (Yes, by God’s grace.) Will we be good parents?

I can only imagine what a first time parent feels like. Many parents wish for a manual that comes with their child…to know how to best raise them. Yet, I am grateful God has done a work in both Michael and me. We are parents later in life because the Lord tempered us first…He continues to teach us patience, kindness, longsuffering, sacrifice and unending love… 



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.


Joy & Michael

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