Hello from Wayne and Joan

About us
Thank you for taking a look at the adventures of our little family. We enjoyed making this profile and are thrilled to share some of the wonderful moments and memories we have made with our friends and family with you.

We sincerely hope that your adoption journey is blessed with special moments, and we will keep you in our prayers.

We sincerely hope that your adoption journey is blessed with special moments, and we will keep you in our prayers.

We have a lot of respect for you and your selfless, life-giving decision to help another family through the process of adoption. We look forward to meeting you soon.

We met when Wayne, a Latin and Ancient Greek teacher and professor, interviewed Joan for a French teaching position at a local high school. We both love languages and worked so well together that we became very close friends and then got married!

We try to take advantage of all the events and culture our wonderful city has to offer: delicious food at all types of restaurants, plays and musicals at our local theaters, special events and symphony performances, music festivals, and museums. We've recently discovered how much fun escape rooms are, too!
Camping as a family

Camping as a family

About Wayne in Joan's words

Wayne is truly one-of-a-kind. He is fun, smart, and sensitive. He is a friend to everyone he meets and is a fierce companion.

He is a friend to everyone he meets and is a fierce companion.

He loves his two sons dearly and works extremely hard to provide for our family. He even manages to squeeze in vacations and exercise. I am truly lucky to have such a loving life partner.

Fun facts about Wayne are:
He is restoring a '68 Mustang Coupe that he bought in 1994.
He is a big Star Wars and SciFi/Fantasy fan. Dune is his favorite novel.
He brings Latin and the Romans into his daily life whenever possible.
He loves his pets dearly, even when the cat is confused and thinks he's a parrot.
Our dog Uma

Our dog Uma

About Joan in Wayne's words

Joan is a constant delight. She embraces every new opportunity and adventure with a smile on her face and is game for everything. She loves art and culture, her pets, and her family.

She is the very definition of a

She is the very definition of a "care-giver" and gives love to all those around her. As you can see in the photos, Collin and Andrew love her, too, and it's hard to imagine a time before she was part of our family.

Fun facts about Joan are:
She loves to travel. Her three sisters live in three different states, and she visits whenever she can.
She loves pizza, brunch, and happy hours with her girlfriends.
She adores watching new series on Netflix and cooking for Wayne and her two stepsons.
Her passion for teaching high school French is a treat, especially for the sweet tooth!
We hope you enjoyed getting to know our family

We hope you enjoyed getting to know our family

The Boys: Collin & Andrew

You're going to see a lot of these two. Collin (now 18) and Andrew (now 16) are our sons, and they look forward to having a new baby brother or sister. They love games of all kinds (board, computer, and arcade), being outdoors (sometimes underground, sometimes in tents), and constant snacking (they're teenagers after all).

They love games of all kinds (board, computer, and arcade), being outdoors (sometimes underground, sometimes in tents), and constant snacking (they're teenagers after all).



Andrew is the entertainer. He is funny, sweet, snuggly and sensitive. Andrew is not afraid to try something for the first time and is very nostalgic when it comes to his childhood, family and friends.

Collin is the observer. He is smart, curious, caring and careful. Collin loves to read and can spend hours reading new books and old books. He wants all our close friends to be aunt or uncle.

We enjoy: traveling, the outdoors, live music and theater and, above all, spending time together with our loved ones.
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