Nate and Johnna

Hello! We are Johnna & Nathan. Thank you so much for providing us the opportunity to introduce ourselves. We are grateful and honored to be considered as adoptive parents and we hope this book provides a glimpse of who we are as well as the type of life your child will have with our family.

Johnna and Nathan

HELLO!

- WE ARE -

JOHNNA

& Nathan

FROM UpSTATE New York!

THANK YOU so much for providing us the opportunity to introduce ourselves.

GOOD TIMES AT A CONCERT!
GOOD TIMES AT A CONCERT!

DEAR

Expectant

PARENTS,

We are grateful and honored to be considered as adoptive parents and we hope this book provides a glimpse of who we are as well as the type of life your child will have with our family.

It’s been our dream to have a family. We will share our love, nurturing, and happiness while providing endless opportunities for a child to flourish. We are so excited to begin making incredible memories together as a family. Please know that no matter what decision you make, we wish nothing but the best for you and your child. Thank you very much for taking the time to learn more about us and we look forward to meeting soon!

VISITING TIMES SQUARE
VISITING TIMES SQUARE

A LITTLE

ABOUT US

Friends and family are a huge part of our life. We also enjoy running together, attending sporting events, going to concerts, and traveling. Some of our favorite vacation spots have been Hawaii, Mexico, and Miami. At the same time, we appreciate the little things like date nights, watching tv together, spending time with our cat Moo Moo, and most of all, being each other’s best friend. We provide each other with comfort, compassion, and support through whatever life brings our way while always reminding each other not to forget to laugh.
ON OUR HONEYMOON
ON OUR HONEYMOON
TRIP TO MIAMI
TRIP TO MIAMI
RACE DAY FUN!
RACE DAY FUN!
OUR WEDDING DAY
OUR WEDDING DAY

THIS

- IS -

OUR STORY

We met 10 years ago while working for the same company and quickly found out that we had so much in common: our values, our work ethic, a love for the outdoors, and the same sense of humor. After dating for 5 years, we were married on a beach in Hawaii on Leap Year Day 2016.

INTRODUCING

JOHNNA

Johnna was raised in a small town in Pennsylvania with her mother, father, and two older brothers and sister. Her favorite time of the year is summer where she can be found enjoying all the local festivals her community has to offer. Johnna loves the outdoors and staying active,
especially running. Johnna has completed 12 marathons and enjoys running local races with Nate, having completed close to a dozen together last year. Johnna graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and currently works as a Human Resources Manager.
DATE NIGHT FUN!
DATE NIGHT FUN!
VACATION IN TORONTO!
VACATION IN TORONTO!

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO!

Johnna has worked at the same food retailer for 16 years and is currently a Human Resource Manager.

She has supported a wide variety of areas with the company she works for including distribution, retail operations, manufacturing, and now in corporate. Johnna has always enjoyed helping people and loves the employee interaction she has on a daily basis.

CHEERING ON THE BUFFALO BILLS
CHEERING ON THE BUFFALO BILLS

INTRODUCING

NATE

Nate grew up in the suburbs of Upstate New York. His parents have been happily married for over 45 years and he has one older sister. He is an uncle to a niece and nephew and the entire family all live within a few minutes of each other.
Nate’s parents taught him the importance of family, love, and always encouraged him to “make memories”. He loves running, playing golf, relaxing by the pool, and being outdoors. His favorite foods are anything Mexican, pizza, and seafood. Nate studied Business Administration at Oswego State University and also played on the collegiate soccer team.
LUNCH AT OUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT!
LUNCH AT OUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT!
NEW YEARS EVE DINNER DATE!
NEW YEARS EVE DINNER DATE!

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO!

Nate has worked for the same food retailer for 24 years and is currently the Procurement Manager for Technology.

Nate has worked his way up the ranks, starting as cashier in high school, entered a management program after college, and has worked in various roles including Assistant Store Manager, Warehouse Operations Manager, Category Merchant, and now Procurement Manager. One of the enjoyable parts of his job was the opportunity to travel to new places including Germany, France, California, Arizona, Texas, and Vermont (to name a few).

NATE CHECKING IN TO RUN THE NYC MARATHON!
NATE CHECKING IN TO RUN THE NYC MARATHON!

HOME

SWEET

HOME

Our home is located in a beautiful suburb in Upstate New York.

It’s a two-story house with four bedrooms and plenty of land. We have a large backyard with a patio that has a firepit, a pergola, and an inground pool. Our town is known for all of the parks, recreation areas and walking trails that are impossible to miss!

We are looking forward to enjoying our home with our family. Our neighborhood is filled with lots of young families to hang out with and a wonderful place to take evening walks. We love our home and are so grateful we have the space to entertain family and friends!

MEET MOO MOO!
MEET MOO MOO!

- OUR -

FURRY FRIEND

We have a 5-year-old cat Moo Moo who we enjoy spending time with.

Moo Moo enjoys cuddling up on the couch with us, playing string in the basement, and checking in on work meetings from the home office!

- OUR -

FAVORITES

DRESSED UP FOR HALLOWEEN
DRESSED UP FOR HALLOWEEN

Hobby

JOHNNA: Running – I love being outside,
exploring new places
to run.

NATE: Running – I’ve completed 6 marathons and I’m currently training for a half marathon in the fall.

Vacation Spot

JOHNNA: Any place that has a beach, most notably Hawaii, as Nate and I were married there!

NATE: Maui – it was
where Johnna and I
were married.

Dessert

JOHNNA: S’mores – I love summer nights in our back yard, having s’mores from our firepit!

NATE: Ice Cream – we make it a habit of going to the local ice cream shop at least every other week and my favorite is chocolate chip cookie dough!

Sports Team

JOHNNA: Buffalo Bills – by association of Nate

NATE: Buffalo Bills – I love attending games whenever possible

- more of OUR FAVORITES -

Holiday

JOHNNA: Halloween – I love the spookiness of the season, decorating for the fall, carving pumpkins, making pumpkin cookies, and handing out candy. Plus, it kicks off the season to look forward to the rest of the holidays-Thanksgiving and Christmas.

NATE: Christmas – I love
everything about Christmas
and the traditions from
getting a tree to decorating
the house. I also really
enjoy the time with family,
the Christmas movies, and
enjoying the festivities!

MUSICAL ARTIST

JOHNNA: Nate introduced me to Pop Country, and I enjoy listening to Kane Brown. We went to a concert in March and really enjoyed seeing him perform live in person!

NATE:: I recently started to really enjoy country music. Last summer we made a last-minute decision to attend a Zac Brown Band concert and it ended up being an amazing show! I immediately became a fan of the band!

ENJOYING A GAME TOGETHER
ENJOYING A GAME TOGETHER

MEET OUR

Family

Family is very important to us and we spent a lot of time with Nate’s family who live only a few minutes away.

You will find us celebrating holidays, birthday’s, or just an impromptu get together with extended family. We really enjoy time with our niece and nephew, whether it be one of their soccer games or band concerts or having them over for a sleepover and s’mores by the firepit!

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS WITH NATE’S FAMILY
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS WITH NATE’S FAMILY
MORE HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES WITH NATE’S FAMILY
MORE HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES WITH NATE’S FAMILY
Traditions are very important to our family as well which is why we have an annual Christmas Eve gathering after church, an annual Thanksgiving feast, as well as an annual family 4th of July party.
DRESSED UP FOR THE TURKEY TROT
DRESSED UP FOR THE TURKEY TROT
PLAYING A ROUND OF GOLF WHILE COMPETING FOR “BEST DRESSED”!
PLAYING A ROUND OF GOLF WHILE COMPETING FOR “BEST DRESSED”!

- OUR -

THOUGHTS

- ON -

PARENTING

We will unconditionally love and cherish our children, making sure they are proud to be adopted.
We will teach them the importance of compassion, love, forgiveness, and kindness as well as being resilient. Our home is filled with laughter, playfulness, and most importantly love.
HONEYMOON HELICOPTER RIDE OVER MAUI
HONEYMOON HELICOPTER RIDE OVER MAUI

OUR

TRAVELS

We enjoy traveling and making memories together. In the last couple years, we have traveled to San Francisco, Toronto, Mexico, Hawaii, Miami, Tampa, Chicago, Dallas, and New York City together. We look forward to making memories with our children traveling together!
MEXICO VACATION
MEXICO VACATION

- OUR FINAL -

THOUGHTS

WE CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR GETTING TO KNOW US BETTER.

We are extremely honored to be considered as adoptive parents.

Please know we are looking forward to starting a family and welcoming a child into our home while maintaining an open line of communication with you. We respect and appreciate the significance of open adoption as it will present the best opportunity for our family to grow together. We hope you have a glimpse at our lives and into a future filled with unconditional love, support, and kindness that we will provide for your child together. We look forward to meeting you and thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us!

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!
Johnna & Nathan

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.