Joe and Dina

Hi! We are Dina & Joe. We have many blessings in our life but the one we have always dreamed of was being parents. After numerous unsuccessful infertility treatments and a lot of thought we knew we did not want to give up our dream of being parents.

Hi!

- WE ARE -

DINA

AND JOE

from NEW YORK

We have many blessings in our life but the one we have always dreamed of was BEING PARENTS.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking your time to LEARN ABOUT US.

BEAUTIFUL WATERFALL IN ICELAND
BEAUTIFUL WATERFALL IN ICELAND

DEAR EXPECTANT

PARENTS

After numerous unsuccessful infertility treatments and a lot of thought we knew we did not want to give up our dream of being parents. We know that this will be an incredibly difficult decision, and we are honored that you would consider us. We would be open to all types of relationships between you, your child and ourselves. We hope to be the ones to help create a wonderful, safe, and loving home for your child. If we are chosen to adopt your child, he or she will be raised to know the values of love, respect, faith, and kindness.

WE MADE IT TO THE TOP OF THE ROCKY STEPS IN PHILIDELPHIA
WE MADE IT TO THE TOP OF THE ROCKY STEPS IN PHILIDELPHIA
MINI GOLFING TOGETHER
MINI GOLFING TOGETHER

- THE STORY -

OF US

We were introduced at a wedding in December of 2015 and knew right away that we loved spending time together. We spent most of the reception sitting next to each other talking. We got engaged in August 2017 at a restaurant on the water. We knew we wanted to start a family right away so we got married in November of 2017.

BEACH DAY IN ARUBA
BEACH DAY IN ARUBA
SNEAKING A SMOOCH
SNEAKING A SMOOCH
LUNCH AND A BROADWAY SHOW JERSEY BOYS WAS GREAT
LUNCH AND A BROADWAY SHOW JERSEY BOYS WAS GREAT
SHADED WALKING TRAIL
SHADED WALKING TRAIL

We are best friends and we love spending time TO G ET H E R whether it's with friends and family or with each other.

When we aren’t working we enjoy going to the movies, trying new restaurants, going to baseball games, relaxing at the beach, taking our beagle, Jax, for walks and traveling. Some of the wonderful places we have visited together are Charleston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, California, Belgium, Iceland, Ireland and Aruba. Every year we enjoy going into New York City at Christmas time to see the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and all of the window displays. In the fall, we love to go apple picking and pumpkin picking. We look forward to having a child one day who we can share our traditions with.

About

DINA

- By Joe -

Dina is a genuine and loving person. She brings out the best in me. She loves to cook and bake. One of my favorite baked goods are the flourless chocolate peanut butter brownies she makes. She is dedicated to her work and helps her students to always achieve their potential. I’m most impressed by her love for her family. She exemplifies this whenever she is around her nephews. They especially love going on road trips with her. Dina loves to read and exercise. She also likes to relax at the beach with her friends. When Dina sets her mind on something she follows through till it’s completed.

OUR ANNUAL APPLE PICKING TRIP
OUR ANNUAL APPLE PICKING TRIP
1980'S DAY AT WORK
1980'S DAY AT WORK

Making a difference

while working

Education has always been important to me. I went to college and graduate school and have a degree in special education. Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of becoming a teacher. I continue to pursue my dream and am currently a middle school special education teacher. I continue to love teaching and enjoy making a difference in my students’ lives. A great benefit to being a teacher is having many vacations and off the entire summer. It gives me extra time to spend with family and friends.

DINA HAVING FUN ON A SWIVEL CHAIR
DINA HAVING FUN ON A SWIVEL CHAIR

About

JOE

- By Dina -

Joe is a kind, generous and loving person. One of Joes’ best qualities is his ability to say or do something to make me laugh. Anytime Joe is on the phone with his sisters all I hear is laughter on the other end because he has the same effect on them. Joe is extremely hardworking whether it is at work, tending to his garden or fixing things around the house. Joe loves to watch baseball and football games. He is excited to teach our child all about them. One of the most interesting things I learned about Joe when I met him was that he bought a cactus in 2003, he named it Spike, and it lives with us today.

ENJOYING THE NIGHT OUT TO DINNER
ENJOYING THE NIGHT OUT TO DINNER
HIKING IN ICELAND
HIKING IN ICELAND
MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE LOCALS IN ARUBA
MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE LOCALS IN ARUBA

I work for a large hospital

in the Radiology IT department

I always enjoyed using computers and technology and thought that it would be great if I could do that as a career. The healthcare field is an ever changing environment that challenges me to stay up to date with knowledge and continue to further my love for technology. Working for a hospital also allows me to indirectly help with patient care. That is a wonderful feeling and a great motivation while working.

HANGING OUT AT THE GLACIER
HANGING OUT AT THE GLACIER

Our Home

AND

Community

We love living in New York!

We live in a single-family home on a quiet block in a suburb of New York. We have a large fenced in backyard with lots of room to play. It’s nice to have family that lives nearby so we can all be together for holidays or during the summer for barbecues. Our neighborhood is familyoriented and there are always children playing outside and riding their bikes. We live close to the beach, parks, and a quick train ride to New York City. One of the great benefits of our town is that it is part of an award-winning school district.

Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home
OUR BACKYARD PATIO
OUR BACKYARD PATIO
JAX BEING SPOILED BY OUR BACKYARD PATIO DINA AGAIN
JAX BEING SPOILED BY DINA AGAIN

- OUR -

DOG Jax

Jax is our beagle that Joe rescued from a a local animal shelter before we met. Joe rescued him when he was just 11 months old. Dina fell in love with him as soon as he laid on her lap. Jax has a friendly and playful personality that really makes him unique. He loves his treats but his favorite is a piece of bread. He gets along great with everyone and children love to play with him.

PLAYING FETCH WITH JAX
PLAYING FETCH WITH JAX
JAX STOLE JOE'S CHAIR DINA DIDN'T MIND
JAX STOLE JOE'S CHAIR DINA DIDN'T MIND

- A FEW OF OUR -

favorite things

VACATION SPOT

DINA: Aruba
JOE:  Iceland

BASEBALL TEAM

DINA: New York Mets
JOE: New York Mets

ANIMAL

DINA: Dog, Jax!
JOE: Dog and red panda

MOVIE

DINA: Top Gun
JOE: Matrix

DESSERT

DINA: Yellow cake with buttercream icing
JOE: Crumb cake (mostly crumbs)

BOARD GAME

DINA: Monopoly
JOE: Battleship

ICE CREAM FLAVOR

DINA: Pistachio
JOE: Chocolate chip cookie dough

FAMILY TRIP TO THE INDOOR WATERPARK
FAMILY TRIP TO THE INDOOR WATERPARK
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

SEASON

DINA: Summer
JOE: Fall

MUSICAL ARTIST

DINA: Billy Joel
JOE: Metallica

HOLIDAY

DINA: Christmas
JOE: Thanksgiving

PLACE TO TAKE A CHILD

DINA: Disney World
JOE: Disney World

TV SHOW

DINA: Friends
JOE: The Shield

SEASONAL ACTIVITY

DINA: Apple picking
JOE: Going to Mets games

THIS IS WHERE THEY FILMED TOP GUN
THIS IS WHERE THEY FILMED TOP GUN
HORSEBACK RIDING IN ICELAND
HORSEBACK RIDING IN ICELAND

THE PEOPLE WE LOVE

DINA has one brother and two nephews. We love spending time with them whether it’s playing board games, going to see a Broadway show, or just watching a movie with them. We have gone on family vacations with them to Hershey Park and Kalahari Water Park. Dina’s parents still live in the home she grew up in, and we love to go visit them and spend time together.

JOE is the youngest of 9 children. He has 4 brothers and 4 sisters. He has been around children almost his whole life. He became an uncle at the age of 5. He now has 15 nieces and nephews. He always enjoyed watching and playing with them as young children and now enjoys spending time with them as young adults and adults.

CELEBRATING WITH JOE'S BIG FAMILY
CELEBRATING WITH JOE'S BIG FAMILY
TRIP TO NYC, GOT TO SEE THE BIG TREE
TRIP TO NYC, GOT TO SEE THE BIG TREE
ALL DRESSED UP FOR A CHRISTMAS TIME WEDDING WITH JOE'S NIECES
ALL DRESSED UP FOR A CHRISTMAS TIME WEDDING WITH JOE'S NIECES
JOE'S NIECE VISITING FROM OUT OF STATE
JOE'S NIECE VISITING FROM OUT OF STATE
BROADWAY SHOW BEETLEJUICE WITH DINA'S NEPHEW
BROADWAY SHOW BEETLEJUICE WITH DINA'S NEPHEW

- Family is -

everything!

Our family and friends are very important to us. We are fortunate to have a loving and supportive family and group of friends. We love spending time with them whether it’s celebrating a holiday, birthday party or just getting together on the weekend to watch a movie or barbecue.

GAME NIGHT WITH DINA’S MOM AND NEPHEWS
GAME NIGHT WITH DINA’S MOM AND NEPHEWS

OuR FINAL

Thoughts

We wanted to say thank you!

We are thankful and appreciative that you took the time to look at our profile. We hope you were able to learn a little about us. We are grateful you would consider us as adoptive parents and to give us the opportunity to make our dreams come true. We promise your child will be raised with a life full of love and laughter with all the support they can ever need. We are looking forward to getting to know you. We are happy to share this journey with you in whatever way you feel comfortable, including photos or visits. You will always hold a very special place in our hearts. Thank you again for considering us.

YEARLY TRIP TO A CHRISTMAS VILLAGE, SANTA IS ALWAYS HAPPY TO SEE US
YEARLY TRIP TO A CHRISTMAS VILLAGE, SANTA IS ALWAYS HAPPY TO SEE US

IN CLOSING

Thank you again FROM THE bottom of our hearts!

Dina & Joe

WE WOULD LOVE TO

HEAR FROM YOU!

If you have additional questions for us or would like to speak to us, please contact The Adoption Alliance by calling 1-800-626-4324.