Joshua & Vanessaprofile id #28493
Joshua & Vanessa
are hopeful adoptive parents from Washington waiting to adopt a baby.
If you are pregnant and considering placing your child for adoption, please read the following Dear Birthmother Letter.
We admire you for your bravery and maturity in your decision to consider making an adoption plan for your child. Your desire to provide the best life for your child, either through raising him yourself or through adoption, is commendable. We would be honored to tell you a little about ourselves and our family for your consideration in choosing adoptive parents.
We are both 33 years old and we were married in 2002. We have known each other since second grade, and our friendship is the foundation of our loving and stable marriage. We were able to have two girls by natural birth, but because of medical issues during pregnancy we are unable to have any more children. Whether by birth or adoption, we believe all our children are miracles, and we are excited to be able to parent another miracle baby!
We are committed to the Christian principals of honesty, showing compassion, and treating others the same way that we want to be treated. It is our goal to raise our children with these same principles and to love life and learn through experiences. The most important things in our life are our faith, our family and the memories we can develop together.
Our daughters are ages four & two and both are loving, fun and full of energy - yet they are so different from each other. It is fun for us to parent different personalities and see how they grow.
As a family we enjoy the outdoors a lot. We live on a half-acre which allows the kids a lot of space to play and explore. Finding bugs, picking flowers and gathering special rocks are a current favorite. On nice evenings we sit around our fire pit and make s'mores and stargaze. We also love the Pacific Northwest for the various activities that are nearby. From hiking, to the rocky beaches, we explore them all! We also spend our free time at parks, children museums, the zoo, and friends’ houses.
We recently purchased a 1935 home and have been busy remodeling it! We've enjoyed making this a home that the kids can enjoy, and one that's open and inviting for friends and family. We love entertaining, from summer BBQ's to holiday parties, we enjoy hosting them all!
Our daughters are so excited about a baby joining our family. Our oldest asks daily if today is the day we get our baby. Our youngest is at a very fun age of adoring babies, seeing any baby nearby and her eyes light up. They take very good care of their baby dolls and are ready to be mommy's big helper once a baby arrives!
Joshua & Vanessa
Joshua is a 33 year-old attorney in the Seattle-area. His favorite part about being an attorney is helping people with the various circumstances they are in. He attended the University of Washington for undergrad and Seattle University for law school. He has a sense of humor that keep people laughing, and he loves playing practical jokes and spontaneously doing something goofy to get the kids laughing.
Joshua grew up in the Seattle area, and still lives close to his parents and sister. Joshua’s dad is a family practice doctor in the area, and his mother is a homemaker. His sister has been married for 11 years and has four boys. Joshua’s family is very close and typically on Sunday afternoons the whole family gets together for dinner. Joshua’s family went on lots of camping trips, but also took trips to Korea, Hong Kong, Canada, and around the United States. Joshua’s parents have always encouraged him in his academic, work, and social activities, and have been influential in instilling a strong work ethic paired with a fun-loving attitude.
Vanessa is a 33 year-old marketing consultant for a local software company, but she plans to transition to staying at home after we have three children. Vanessa is very loving and caring and enjoys taking the kids to activities and doing crafts with them. She does a great job providing nutritious meals for the family (even made all the baby food), teaching the children, and making every day moments special and fun.
Vanessa grew up in a family of four kids and when her and all her siblings were grown and moved away, her parents adopted two children from Africa, where they have worked for 13 years with street children. Vanessa’s family lives in various countries, with her and two of her brothers here in the Seattle area, one sister in France, and her parents and her youngest brother and sister in Kisumu, Africa, but their relationship could not be closer. Vanessa’s parents taught her by example the importance of hard work, independent thinking, and following your dreams. Vanessa lived for two years with her parents in Africa and has been a few times to visit her sister in France. In 2009, we all took a trip to stay with Vanessa’s sister and her four kids. Vanessa’s best memories with her family are from their annual vacation to Seaside, Oregon, where they would stay at a small hotel and just spend time together as a family on the beach and playing in the town.
Our Promise To You
We promise to honor you and your desires through the adoption process and after wards.
We promise to love our adopted child and to treat all of our children equally. We promise to give them a secure home and provide the experiences that will develop their sense of adventure, accomplishment and responsibility. We promise to encourage them to grow and succeed in everything they do. Ultimately, we want to take the best of our experiences and influences and share our lives with them.
We want to be considerate of your desires and expectation of this process. We are open to various degrees of communication between you, your child, and us after the adoption. We would like to offer you updates and pictures if you would like to receive them, and more, but we are willing to work with you based on your desired degree of openness. Independent adoption gives you a lot of flexibility in developing your adoption plan, and we want to work with you and let you shape the process.
As parents, we know that we can provide for and love our children, and as adoptive parents we know that we will be able to love unconditionally our miracle adopted baby.
Very truly yours,
Joshua and Vanessa