Joel and Kelly
Hello, we are Kelly and Joel. We appreciate the love and commitment you are showing for your child as you make this important decision. We are grateful that you are taking the time to consider our profile and hope that our story shows how much your child would be loved, valued, and supported as a member of our family.
Hello, we are
FROM NEW YORK
WE APPRECIATE THE LOVE AND COMMITMENT YOU ARE SHOWING FOR YOUR CHILD AS YOU MAKE THIS IMPORTANT DECISION. We are grateful that you are taking the time to consider our profile and hope that our story shows how much your child would be loved, valued, and supported as a member of our family.
Having a child has been a dream of ours since we were married seven years ago. With our future family in mind, we purchased a beautiful home in a diverse and supportive community in Upstate New York. Unfortunately, after years of fertility treatments, we were unable to grow our family on our own, but we are excited to provide a loving home for a child through adoption.
Thank you, again, from the bottom of our hearts for considering us. We would be honored to get to know you and learn about the life you want for your child.
We met through friends in 2009, when we both happened to return to our Upstate New York hometown at the same time. After our first movie date, we quickly bonded over our shared love of music, enjoying the outdoors, and travel. We got married in 2013, and now, 7 years later, we are enjoying a marriage based on trust, good communication, and lots of laughs.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US
Sundays are our “together time.” We start the day by taking turns cooking breakfast for each other and spend the rest of the day doing something that lets us enjoy the changing seasons, visit with family, or try out a new restaurant or hiking trail. We love to spend time out and about, but we also enjoy being at home: watching a movie together, playing lawn games, or working on our garden.
WRITTEN BY KELLY
Joel is my favorite person and best friend. He is kind, easygoing, and makes a point to see the positives in every situation, even the difficult ones. Joel is also the most patient person I have ever met and he always wants everyone to feel included and acknowledged.
Joel loves to take advantage of all the things a day has to offer. He loves nature and hiking, which is something we enjoy doing together. It is hard for me to think of anything he would rather do than to get together with loved ones around our fire pit
I am so excited to see Joel become a father and know that the patience, kind-heartedness, and nurturing he has given me in our years together will make him a very loving and supportive parent. I can only smile when I think of him sharing his love of singing or reading bedtime stories with your child.
WRITTEN BY JOEL
Kelly is an amazing person! She is the most kind and considerate person I know. She is considerate and always ready and willing to help out her family, friends, and students. Kelly is very focused and driven to achieve her goals in life, love, and work. She is an accomplished decorator and renovator, and has taken pride in transforming our house into our beautiful home. She single-handedly tiled our bathroom and kitchen, installed new lighting fixtures, and created a beautiful kitchen island, just to name a few things.
Kelly has always dreamed of having children and I’ve seen how great she is with them firsthand. She is very tender and compassionate, and always makes them feel heard and loved. Kelly loves spending time with our nieces and nephews. Their faces light up every time they see her!
In short, I am so lucky to call Kelly my wife and get the chance to create a loving family with her.
We live in a quiet neighborhood that is only minutes from all of our family! We chose our community because the school district brings together students from many different backgrounds. Our large, fenced-in backyard is bordered by other families who have children of all ages.
We are looking forward to sharing time with your child indoors and out, running around the backyard and playing basketball on hot summer days, and building snowmen and baking cookies together in the winter.
A FEW OF OUR
JOEL Singing, cooking, golf
KELLY Painting, baking,
JOEL Strawberry rhubarb pie
KELLY Chocolate chip cookies
with vanilla ice cream
JOEL The rabbits in our backyard
FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK
JOEL “Horton Hears a Who” by Dr. Seuss
KELLY “Corduroy” by Don Freeman
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT
JOEL A cabin on the lake
KELLY Any sandy beach!
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM
JOEL Syracuse University football
KELLY Syracuse University
FAVORITE SEASONAL ACTIVITY
KELLY Pumpkin picking
SUPER POWER YOU’D LIKE TO HAVE
JOEL Time travel
Joel’s three siblings and their families (including one nephew) love to get together for family picnics. Joel’s mom is very active in her church and community, and is often the family party planner, organizing their get-togethers so she can see her children and grandson. His dad (a singer and hiker like Joel) and stepmother are also only minutes away. Joel loves to meet up with his dad and brother for a quick game of golf.
Kelly’s family lives nearby, too! Her sister is married with two daughters and one son. They are an active family and share our loves of travel and being outdoors. Kelly’s brother lives on a nearby lake, and her mom and dad, who have been married for 46 years, still reside in her childhood home. Her parents love gardening and hosting family birthday parties, which happen almost every month!
In parenting, we value love, kindness, and stability. We are strong believers in the importance of education and we look forward to encouraging your child to explore and pursue their own passions. We will make sure your child knows that we will be by their side in any situation, ready to work through life’s adventures together.
We are ready to welcome your child into our home where their bedroom will overlook our quiet street, and we are daydreaming of going for walks through our neighborhood and creating our own traditions as a family.
In our home, family will always come first, which means your child will always be our top priority. We respect the relationship you want to have with your child and promise they will understand that your decision was deeply rooted in the love you have for them.
If chosen, we will make sure that you are a part of their story. We would happily share updates and photos, and respect the relationship you want to have.
We would always have you to thank for allowing us to have the family we have dreamed of, and we would be honored to get to know you further.
WE WOULD LOVE TO
HEAR FROM YOU!