Hello!

- WE ARE -

JULIA

& JOE

from TEXAS

WE ARE SO EXCITED to start this journey and for you to consider us to care and provide a nurturing home for your child.

DEAR EXPECTANT

PARENTS

WE BOTH COME FROM VERY LARGE FAMILIES WITH EXTENDED FAMILY, STEPFAMILY, AND ADOPTIVE FAMILY. We want nothing more than to bring a child into our home and provide a loving and thriving environment. We know that any child that enters into our home will be so loved and we will create an environment of love, faith, and family. We are comfortable with the option of open adoption and would be happy to send letters, photos

and updates after placement. We both have known from a very young age that we wanted adoption to be in our future. Julia has worked with many children in her career and has always wanted to be a mother. Joe is the favorite uncle and even helped raise a young lady since she was very young, when he was in a previous relationship. He still maintains a close relationship with her to this day. We hope that you read this profile and fall in love with the people you read about.

Enjoying a baseball game

- our -

STORY

OUR STORY STARTS AS A MODERN-DAY LOVE STORY.

We met online and the connection was instantaneous. Julia fell in love with my sense of humor. Joe fell in love with my love of baseball. We formed a quick friendship as we realized we had so much in common. After our first date Joe said “when is your lease up?”. He instantly knew this was forever. We did in fact move in together after that and here we are almost 6 years later, married and still loving life.

Exploring Chicago

- our LIFE -

TOGETHER

OUR LIFE IS SIMPLE. WE WORK HARD, PLAY HARD, AND LOVE HARD.

We enjoy family and friends BBQs. We love to travel and we watch a lot of football and baseball. In our family we do our best to take those little moments to just enjoy each other and enjoy life. Our future child will be a part of that and every moment will be sweeter because of them.

Olvera Street in California

About

JULIA

- BY Joe -

JULIA IS LOVING, SWEET, AND SO SMART. She is my best friend and we have lots of fun together. She takes care of me and is always the voice of reason. There was one time when I had my wisdom teeth taken out. I was nervous and had to be taken care of afterwards. She never complained. She got me to the bed and took care of me for days. She changed my gauze, gave me medication, and fed me while I was out of it. That is where she thrives, caring for people. In her work she makes decisions to ensure the safety of children every day. Her mission has been to make sure every child is safe and cared for and I know without a doubt that she will do the same for our child.

Brave in the Sears Tower

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

I’ve worked a lot with children. I was a substitute teacher, a program director for treatment facilities, a caseworker, and a Representative for the State to oversee child care operations. I now create training curriculum and train staff. I WORK FROM HOME AND WILL BE HOME WITH OUR FUTURE CHILD FULL TIME.

About

JOE

- BY JULIA -

JOE IS SO CARING, LOVING, AND SUPPORTIVE. He is strong, hardworking, and responsible. He always knows how to make me smile. One of my favorite things about him is his love of children. We both share a love of the holidays too, particularly Halloween and Christmas. For Christmas, every year, he dresses up as Santa Claus. We drive up to his hometown and visit his cousins, sisters, uncles, and friends. He passes out candy and presents. It is amazing to see the joy it brings to those families. For Halloween we have a lot of fun. He dresses up in a Halloween mask, we have lights, sounds, and fog machines. He passes out candy, and interacts with the kids. They love it and we laugh the whole time.

We love Austin, Texas!

“JOE IS THE FUNNIEST, MOST CHARMING PERSON I HAVE EVER MET. HE IS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. HE MAKES LIFE SO MUCH FUN AND IS SO FULL OF LOVE. HE IS MY BEST FRIEND!”

–  Julia

Anniversary cruise
Our babies

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

MY COMPANY CONTRACTS AND PROVIDES SECURITY SERVICES FOR HOMELAND SECURITY. I’ve been in this field for about 20 years and I really enjoy ensuring the safety of those around me. I’m responsible for making sure everyone that enters the property is safe. We have a lot of training that we do as well including firearm safety and adult/pediatric first aid/CPR.

Home

SWEET

HOME

WE LIVE IN TEXAS IN A NEWLY DEVELOPED SUBURB. We moved into a brand new home a few years ago and have a lot of space. Upstairs is a large game room filled with arcade games and retro toys that Joe collects. In the backyard is a large yard that gives our pups lots of space to run. We have a lot of space to put a playset for our future child too.

Thanksgiving feast
Our backyard oasis

- MEET OUR FURRY -

FRIENDS

WE HAVE 3 DOGS IN OUR HOME. They are definitely part of our family. We have two tiny Yorkies and a pound puppy mix who we rescued. People often say our pups live a very good life. We like to think so.

- A FEW OF OUR -

favorite things

HOBBY ▶

JULIA: Finding great deals
JOE: Watching movies

SPORTS TEAM ▶

JULIA: Los Angeles Angels
JOE: New York Yankees

DESSERT ▶

JULIA: Arroz con Leche
JOE: Chocolate Mousse Pie

HOLIDAY ▶

BOTH: Christmas and Halloween

PLACE TO TAKE A CHILD ▶

JULIA: Disneyland
JOE: Baseball game

LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK ▶

JULIA: English, learning Spanish
JOE: English, Spanish

ANIMAL ▶

BOTH: Our 3 dogs

VACATION SPOT ▶

JULIA: California
JOE: New York

WHAT YOU LIKE TO COLLECT ▶

JULIA: Books and mugs from our vacations
JOE: Sports memorabilia and retro toys

Having fun hiking
Dinner date!

our

FAITH

THIS IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR RELATIONSHIP. We believe a relationship is only as strong as the faith behind it and our relationship with God. We both grew up Catholic and were married in the Catholic Church. We plan to support our child in their spiritual journey, however that looks to them.

Hiking together
Julia's family in Colorado
Joe's siblings and mom

MEET OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS

JOE’S FAMILY IS FROM TEXAS. He comes from a very large family with lots of relatives. He has 5 siblings who live in Texas. His father passed away when he was a small child but he has a strong family foundation. Uncles, cousins, and his older siblings stepped up to care for him and his younger sibling. His mother is very strong and his hero. He is very close to her. His sister adopted a child when she was a baby. She has provided great support and knowledge along this journey. Joe is very close to his brothers and sisters.

JULIA ALSO HAS A BIG FAMILY. She is from Southern California. She comes from a blended and extended family of step-siblings and half-siblings. She grew up very close to her 3 half brothers and 6 step siblings. She never really referred to them as “half” or “step”. This is just her family. She has a strong family foundation and is close to many of her aunts, uncles, and cousins.

WE ARE BOTH PART OF A STRONG HISPANIC COMMUNITY AND CULTURE.

Camping in the Colorado mountains
Enjoying the game!
Grandma visits
Joe with his mom and stepfamily

Our Thoughts

- ON -

Parenting

OUR PROMISE IS THAT OUR FUTURE CHILD WILL BE THE CENTER OF OUR WORLD. They will be so loved. We are committed to providing a safe and loving environment for our future child. They will always know that we love them and support them.

They will be provided with every opportunity to thrive in this world. Our family is so excited too. Our future child will enter into a huge family who will cherish them forever. Your child will always know that your decision to make an adoption plan was made from your love for them.

We want to say thank you so much for taking the time to read through our profile. We hope that you connected with us through our words. We know this is not an easy decision and you want to make the best choice possible for your child. Our promise to you is that if you choose us, you will not be disappointed. This child will be safe. They will be loved unconditionally. They will never need for anything. We will dedicate our lives to ensuring they thrive and have all the opportunities that they deserve in this world.

THIS CHILD WILL GROW IN A HOUSEHOLD FILLED WITH LAUGHTER, PUPPY KISSES, ADVENTURE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, LOVE!

JULIA & 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.