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Our Adoption Story

Updated on September 2, 2015
Joel & Hillary | Adoptive Family from New York
Joel & Hillary | Adoptive Family from New York

We are forever grateful to you

We are Joel and Hillary, an adoptive family, searching for an expectant mother who is choosing adoption for her baby. We know the decision you are making to choose adoption for your baby is a courageous one and motivated by love. We hope you will take the time to get to know us and understand how much love and joy we have to give to your child. We are excited about the prospect of becoming parents and are committed to raising children in a safe, stable and happy home filled with good will and deep faith. We hope it eases your heart to know how much happiness you will provide and we would honor your decision to choose us as parents with the greatest gift anyone can bestow . . . unconditional love. We often dream about the day where we can simply rock our baby to sleep, soothe his tears and just simply comfort him and support him as he grows. We hope you continue to learn more about our family.

Where our story began

We met through an online dating website in 2009 and we instantly shared a special connection. Our first date was at a local coffee shop and where we talked for hours. Hillary is from New York and Joel is from England. We were instantly attracted to each other’s foreign accents, although we did not always understand what each other was saying! When we met each other’s families for the first time, we were instantly given warm welcomes. The importance of a strong family bond was obvious to both of us. We got engaged and were married in 2012. We bought a home in New York and began to plan a family. We always wanted to have children and we decided adoption was the best choice for our family.

Joel & Hillary | Loving & Supportive Family Hoping to Adopt
Joel & Hillary | Loving & Supportive Family Hoping to Adopt
Our dream is to adopt.
Our dream is to adopt.

About us

Hillary and I have aspirations of having a big family and we have always planned to adopt. Life, for me, took on a completely new meaning when I married Hillary as every single decision I made no longer just has an effect on me. Being able to positively affect another human being’s life is such a powerful feeling and one that we are looking to experience at an exponentially higher level through adoption.

About Joel:
Joel enjoys cooking for me, bringing me flowers or my favorite ice cream, or surprising me with a book or DVD he knows I want. He loves to give me these small things just to see a smile on my face.

I know that he will be a very generous and caring father. He is extremely intelligent and well read and is an excellent scrabble player and I can envision him doing homework at the table with our child.

Joel is extremely passionate about his favorite English soccer team, Tottenham Hotspur. He never misses watching a game. He will be dressing our child in the team uniform, watching games with them, and I am sure that our little one will soon be playing soccer.

I could not have found a better man, husband and father to share my life with. My husband and I are very family oriented and maintain a close relationship with each of our families. We live a very active lifestyle and we love to visit family, travel, go on vacations, and try new things. All of which, we want to share and enjoy with our children as a family.

About Hillary (by Joel):

She is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me. Our love is filled with a very intense and devoted sense of passion, which I am very anxious to share with our child. Hillary brings out the best in me as I am sure she will do the same as a mother. Hillary will be an amazing mom, as she is very nurturing and loving. Her down to earth personality, excellent work ethic and reliability makes her a valued member of our community. Hillary is very hardworking and meticulous and always gets the job done. Hillary enjoys her volunteer work with at-risk families helping give them the tools and resources to make their lives better.

She enjoys spending an afternoon with friends browsing outlet malls looking for bargains, and can’t wait to start shopping at Baby Gap and Gymboree!

I am very excited to become a father. This is basically how I will gauge myself as a man. No matter what I do in this life, the most important thing to me is being a reliable and loving family man for my wife and children. This is the only thing I see as a permanent way to have a lasting effect in this world. My career, material things; they are all temporary. Having the ability to provide for and guide a young child to achieve their goals and experience success, life lessons, and life experiences is a real contribution.

What we love to do

We love to travel. We have traveled extensively to places such as Galapagos Islands, Hawaiian Islands, and countries all over Europe. We look forward to seeing the world with our children, especially to places where our relatives live. We want our child to experience the excitement of different foods, lifestyles and languages together as a family.

We also enjoy:

• Broadway Theater
• Movies
• Comedy clubs
• Visiting a variety of museums.
• Listening to different genres of music, especially live in concert.
• Nature walks
• Watching and playing sports with family such as baseball, football and soccer
• Outings with our nephew and friends’ kids to places like amusement parks and bowling.
• Going swimming

Our Careers

As someone who works with children daily, as a School Psychologist, Hillary knows that love and attachment come in many forms. Hillary finds her career very rewarding. She helps children learn how to figure things out for themselves to succeed academically and socially.

Hillary's cousins are like siblings and their children are like nieces and nephews. We see them often, and not just to celebrate holidays.

Hillary's caring and supportive nature as well as her closeness to family and her career experience will have a positive impact on her being a great mom!

In Joel's work as a Travel Agent, he enjoys learning new things, especially about different parts of the world. Joel's enthusiasm for learning and experiencing new things will benefit him as a father.

Joel has a lot of experience working with children of all ages, including those with special needs, at summer camps in England and in the USA, and while studying to be a teacher. Joel also has many young cousins and a younger sister who he enjoyed spending time with and helped raise. All this has shaped Joel's desire to become a parent and he will use what he has learned to be a great Dad.

We are fortunate that the flexibility of our jobs allows us to share being stay at home parents.

We can't wait to meet you

After trying to start a family, we found that adoption was our path to making our dream come true, to become parents. We will give our child the very best of what we have to offer from unconditional love to a great academic and social education to fulfill their potential. As we have an extended family and many friends, both home and abroad, there are many people to love our child and to give endless support. Our child will be the light of so many lives all over the world.

We are looking forward to creating an adoption plan with an expectant mother, so we can share our love and our life with a child. Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit about us. We look forward to getting to know you so we can tell our child all about you. Any child who comes to us will be deeply and unconditionally loved by us and our whole family, and have our full support to grow into the child God meant them to be. We have deep respect for the unselfishness of your love for your child. We will always teach your child to respect you, love you and will support your meeting one day if both you and the child want to. Feel free to contact us any time at 1-800-515-1005 and or visit our adoption profile.


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