Joe and June

Hi! We are June and Joe. We think it’s loving and courageous of you to choose adoption for your baby. Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile.

Hi!

- WE ARE -

JUNE

AND JOE

from Maryland

WE THINK IT’S LOVING AND COURAGEOUS OF YOU TO CHOOSE ADOPTION FOR YOUR BABY.

DEAR EXPECTANT

PARENTS

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We haven’t had a successful pregnancy, so this adoption would be our first child. We live in Maryland, near Washington, D.C., and are excited to raise a child where the change of seasons allows for different outdoor activities year round and an abundance of enriching experiences like museums, zoos, aquariums, and performing arts venues, as well as cultural diversity, all combine to create a wonderful place to grow up. WE ARE OPEN TO HAVING AN OPEN ADOPTION AND WOULD BE HAPPY TO SHARE PHOTOS, SEND LETTERS, AND HAVE VISITS.

Visiting Paris, France
Visiting Paris, France
Visiting Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Visiting Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

- our -

STORY

“We are HOPEFUL and EAGER to be parents.”

We met each other at work in August 1998. Soon after, we both happened to join a company flag football team and along with other employees began carpooling together into Washington, D.C. for games. After getting to know each other at practices, carpools, and games, June asked Joe to help her practice catching the football and from there Joe asked her out. We had dinner at a diner for our first date over Memorial Day Weekend 1999. Joe later joined the U.S. Army in November 2004 and left Maryland to be on active duty. He proposed to June while on vacation and we were married on June 14, 2008, five months before Joe completed his four-year commitment. He moved back home to Maryland in November 2008.

Visiting Florence, Italy
Visiting Florence, Italy
Visiting Joe in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Visiting Joe in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Our wedding day
Our wedding day

- A LITTLE -

ABOUT US

W e have been married for over 12 years, though we’ve known each other for nearly 22 years. We were pregnant once but miscarried early on. Since we want to have a family, we tried various fertility treatments, but were unsuccessful.

So, after all the trying and many prayers, we felt called to adopt. We are hopeful and eager to be parents and will encourage our child to do their best. We’ll also help them to develop into a good, self-confident, and independent person.

About

JOE

- BY JUNE -

When I met Joe, I found him to be a quiet person. He’s the strong silent type. I think he likes to listen and evaluate things, rather than chatter on and on; whereas, I’m more of a talker, though not quite a chatterbox. I think we complement each other well. One thing that I particularly consider a blessing about Joe is that when we disagree about things, he is generally open to reason. We usually can work toward seeing the other’s perspective and try to figure out how not to cause the same friction/ conflict in the future.

Visiting Lake Como, Italy
Visiting Lake Como, Italy
Joe receiving a military award
Joe receiving a military award

He likes to take care of the typical male responsibilities like taking out the trash, heavy lifting, car maintenance, house projects, etc. He’s dependable and organized. He’s independent when it comes to certain household chores, like doing his laundry and minor sewing repairs. I think this is partly because we married later in life and partly because he was in the Army, both of which encouraged self-reliance.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

I’m currently a Personnel Security Specialist on a government contract supporting the Department of Justice (DOJ). I assist the DOJ by conducting a background investigations for employees and various support staff. I enjoy the process of determining what needs to be done for each case in order to conduct a proper investigation and also being part of a greater mission for the American people. I intend to stay home for one month after placement to bond with the new addition to the family.

Visiting Paris, France
Visiting Paris, France

About

JUNE

- BY JOE -

When June and I started dating we once stayed up all night talking on the phone. I had never spoken that much with anyone. I knew then there was something special about her and hoped it would lead to something more. I found (and still do) June to be very smart, funny, kind and generous. And it was clear right away that she’d make a great wife and mother. I think we complement each other in a special way. She always seems to be good in the areas where I’m lacking, and I think she has made me a better person. I’m excited about adopting and seeing June as a mother, knowing that she’ll do a great job.

Visiting Paris, France
Visiting Paris, France
Visiting Bellagio, Italy
Visiting Bellagio, Italy
June zip lining
June zip lining
Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park
Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

I’ve worked in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry for 20 years. I’m currently an Associate Scientist developing and demonstrating the reliability of tests that are used to analyze patient samples from clinical trials conducted for potential new a pharmaceutical drugs. I intend to stay home for the first year after placement to raise the new addition to our family.

Our Home

AND

Community

We live in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in a diverse community with residents from many countries. Our city has annual events like the Memorial Day Parade, a music festival, and 4th of July fireworks. There are several farmers’ markets, an art festival, several running races, and a charity bike ride. There are many nearby playgrounds and local parks (including one behind our house) as well as state and national parks. There are local museums and performing arts centers, as well as many museums and theaters in and around Washington, D.C. June’s immediate family lives within 15 minutes of us, including her parents, siblings, niece and nephews.

- OUR -

faith

We are happily Catholic and will raise our child as such. Joe was raised Catholic and June became Catholic 2 years after we got married. Our faith guides us in our everyday life. We strive to be loving, patient, and understanding of others. We try to live as Jesus would want us to and try to reflect his love into the world. We consider children a blessing from God. We believe that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life and we put our faith in Him especially when life and the world seem hard.

- A FEW OF OUR -

favorite things

DESSERT

JOE: Hot fudge sundae
JUNE: Blackcurrant chocolate crunch cake

HOBBY

JOE: Mountain biking
JUNE: Trying different ethnic foods

FAVORITE PLACE TO TAKE A CHILD

JOE: Hiking, swimming, or bicycling
JUNE: Zoo or aquarium

VACATION SPOT

JOE: Puerto Rico
JUNE: Paris, Italy, Bermuda

CHILDHOOD ACTIVITY

JOE: BMX bicycling
JUNE: Swimming

FAVORITE THINGS

JOE: The outdoors
JUNE: Blue crabs, snowflakes, fireflies, and honeysuckles

HOLIDAY

JOE: Christmas
JUNE: Christmas

LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK

JOE: Spanish
JUNE: French, Korean

MUSICAL ARTIST

JOE: John Denver
JUNE: Pink

Hiking Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park
Hiking Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park
Joe kayaking in Guantanamo Bay
Joe kayaking in Guantanamo Bay
June bicycling along the C&O Canal
June bicycling along the C&O Canal

our

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

We enjoy spending time with family, being outdoors, and traveling. We’re fortunate to live close to June’s family which allows us to get together frequently. When the weather is nice, we like to go hiking or bicycling. A favorite is taking our bikes on the Mount Vernon Trail across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and riding where there are great views of the capital, nice scenery, and historic sites along the way. We enjoy taking weekend trips to parks. We also like to participate in local runs or bike rides. We’ve been fortunate to visit Europe twice, take multiple Caribbean cruises, and visit several national parks in the western part of the U.S. We hope to continue traveling in the future.

The Cherry Blossom run in Washington, DC
The Cherry Blossom run in Washington, DC
Breakfast with Joe’s family before his niece’s wedding
Breakfast with Joe’s family before his niece’s wedding
June with her immediate family on a cruise to Bermuda
June with her immediate family on a cruise to Bermuda

Joe’s Mom and 3 of his older siblings and their families live in Florida, his oldest sister and family live in Puerto Rico, and his younger brother and family live in Pennsylvania. Joe has many nieces and nephews living along the east coast and in Puerto Rico. We visit Joe’s family in Florida every other year for Christmas/New Year’s, though this past year we visited Puerto Rico when his sister invited the family. We also travel/get together for some graduations, weddings, and birthdays.

MEET OUR FAMILY

June’s family lives close to us. Her sister and family live in the same neighborhood a 2 minute walk away, her parents are 7 minutes away, and her brother and family are 15 minutes away. The family gets together almost monthly to celebrate birthdays and there are 11 of us . . . so far. We usually get together to celebrate the Lunar New Year since that is part of June’s Korean culture. We have gone on cruise vacations with the entire family to celebrate June’s Dad’s 80th birthday, her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, and we’re planning another to celebrate her Mom’s upcoming 80th birthday.

June with mom, sister, sisterin-law & nephews
June with mom, sister, sisterin-law & nephews
Celebrating with Joe’s family on his mom’s 80th birthday
Celebrating with Joe’s family on his mom’s 80th birthday
June with her nephew
June with her nephew
Joe bicycling with sister, niece, and nephew
Joe bicycling with sister, niece, and nephew
June celebrating parent’s 50th anniversary
June celebrating parent’s 50th anniversary

Our Thoughts

- ON -

Parenting

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO RAISE A CHILD! We have known each other for over 20 years and have been happily married since 2008 so we’ll provide a stable loving home. We are financially secure and will raise our child in a dynamic suburb of Washington, D.C., in a home with many neighborhood kids, playgrounds, and nearby parks. We also have good local schools that are nationally ranked which will help us achieve our goal of providing a good education.

We’re emotionally mature and have a good sense of how the world and life are and will approach parenthood with the desire to give our child the best life we can. We want them to know and feel that they are loved unconditionally and that with hard work and perseverance they can achieve their goals. We want to raise them to be a good person who is independent, caring, and confident; and for them to know that they are good enough even when life doesn’t feel that way.

Visiting Florence, Italy
Visiting Florence, Italy
Sightseeing in Washington, DC
Sightseeing in Washington, DC

THANK YOU

JUNE & JOSEPH

We imagine it must be among the hardest things in your life to place your baby for adoption. We think you’re making the first courageous act of love and it would be a blessing and a privilege to raise your baby. We’ve been very fortunate to have had many years of being a happy couple with successful careers, but in addition to that, with your trust in us, we’re now ready to become a happy family.

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.