About Us/Me

Hi! Thank you for taking a few minutes to get to know us. Casey is a college professor and researcher, specializing in Early Childhood Education. She spends part of her time teaching college students and part of her time working with young children and teachers at the university early childhood center.

 

About You

We want to welcome you into our family with unconditional care and respect. We hope that at this complex time in your life, you are getting the love and support you need. Even though we haven't met you yet, we want you to know that we admire you, we trust you, and that you matter to us.  We value you as someone who is going to do great things in this world, whether you choose us or not, whether you choose adoption or not. We’re rooting for you.

 

About Us/Me

Hi! Thank you for taking a few minutes to get to know us. Casey is a college professor and researcher, specializing in Early Childhood Education. She spends part of her time teaching college students and part of her time working with young children and teachers at the university early childhood center.  Joe is an art director at an advertising agency in Cleveland, where he gets to work with clients ranging from hospitals to restaurants to sports teams.  In our spare time we like to travel, listen to music, and spend time outdoors hiking and biking.  We met in college and became friends over our shared interests in music and politics (and, admittedly, our weird senses of humor). We started dating in 2002 and have been married for a little over 7 years.  We feel as though our relationship has been so strong because we’re ultimately great friends who share the same ideals and support each other's goals. We like to take care of each other and are proud of our honest and supportive partnership. We're so excited to share this love, care, and commitment with a son or daughter. Family is very important to us and we are fortunate to have great relationships with our family members. We all live within driving distance of each other, so we spend holidays and birthdays gathered together cooking, eating, and laughing. We especially love spending time with our niece and nephew. From they moment they were born, we have felt so honored that we get to love them! One of the biggest joys of our lives has been watching them grow, and we can't wait to see all the great things they’ll do! We have many close friends within our community that we consider our family, too. We feel so lucky to live in a small but diverse community where we get to meet people from all over the world. One of the things that excites us most about becoming parents is that we will be welcoming a child into a loving, supportive, and diverse family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors. 

About you

We want to welcome you into our family with unconditional care and respect. We hope that at this complex time in your life, you are getting the love and support you need. Even though we haven't met you yet, we want you to know that we admire you, we trust you, and that you matter to us.  We value you as someone who is going to do great things in this world, whether you choose us or not, whether you choose adoption or not. We’re rooting for you. If you do choose us, we are confident that together we can find ways for all of us to be the kind of family that feels right for everyone. We want our future child to be happy and healthy, to have a strong sense of fairness and compassion, and to be well-educated and socially aware. Because both of us have family members who were adopted, we know that it takes effort and commitment on the part of adults for a child to develop a strong identity and be confident and comfortable with whomever she/he is. That’s work we’re willing to dedicate ourselves to for the rest of our lives. We promise to raise this child to understand that they are so loved by both of their families. We promise to keep this child at the center of our decisions so that he or she can grow into a secure adult. We can promise you that we will nurture this child into being his or her own person and we’ll support whatever dreams he or she has. We know that being a family by choice means that we all will be connected to each other forever and that we will work very hard to make that relationship one that is open, caring, and meaningful to everyone.  Love, C+J