Endorsements

"It is such an honor & privilege to give my endorsement to Joel & John. I have known Joel the longest, since college. We have also worked together post college. In his personal & work life, Joel has always been generous & shown compassion to those around him. I have know John since 2008. I have been very lucky to spend many milestone events with them both. Together they have created a home filled with love & respect. Joel & John share the love of family. It has been my honor to witness their journey in creating their family. Both take their role of parent very seriously. I have seen first hand their commitment to their son. Phillip is a wonderful thoughtful little boy. It is joy watching him grow up. Phillip attends art & music classes. Spends lovely days playing in park with his family and friends. Phillip is ready to be a big brother! It is a home filled with love and a family ready with open arms for another child to become part of their wonderful family. "

Regina Martin ENDORSED | Devoted Parents, Loving And Caring, Actively Involved Parents, Financially Stable, Fun And Involved Parents, Reliable And Responsible, Hardworking And Dependable, Honest And Trustworthy, Safety Minded, Strong Sense Of Family, Dedicated And Committed, Playful And Creative, Raising A Happy Son

"Hi, I am the sister of Joel Lasher and sister-in-law of John Riggs. I am so excited of the possibility of being an aunt again! I am so lucky and honored to be the godmother to their firstborn Phillip. Joel and John are very dedicated parents to Phillip and strive to raise him as a happy and well rounded person. We can't wait to see Phillip take on the role of big brother and watch their family grow."

Colene Spencer ENDORSED | Stay At Home Parent

"John and Joel are truly exceptional parents. My family has had the pleasure of knowing their family for many years as our sons go to school together. During that time I have come to know well what wonderfully dedicated, fun, loving and thoughtful parents they both are. We are very lucky to have them in our lives and I know that the child that they welcome into their home will not only be extraordinarily loved and cared for, but given every possible opportunity to learn and to grow into the very best version of him or herself. I cannot emphasize enough how highly I think of them, what wonderful parents I know them to be and how fortunate any child would be to have them as parents. "

Heather ENDORSED | Devoted Parents, Loving And Caring, Actively Involved Parents, Financially Stable, Fun And Involved Parents, Reliable And Responsible, Hardworking And Dependable, Honest And Trustworthy, Safety Minded, Strong Sense Of Family, Dedicated And Committed, Playful And Creative, Raising A Happy Son, Stay At Home Parent

"John and Joel are such an important part of our family. We love all the time we are able to spend with them. Even though we live on opposite coasts, I have never doubted their love for our 2 children and I know that Phillip knows who we are and how much we love him. Phillip would be a wonderful big brother. He has so much love to give. John and Joel are raising him to be a wonderful, caring and loving young boy. We cherish the time we get to spend with the three of them!"

Daniell Vecchione ENDORSED | Devoted Parents, Loving And Caring, Actively Involved Parents, Financially Stable, Fun And Involved Parents, Reliable And Responsible, Hardworking And Dependable, Honest And Trustworthy, Safety Minded, Strong Sense Of Family, Dedicated And Committed, Playful And Creative, Raising A Happy Son, Stay At Home Parent

"My husband Jonathan and I have known Joel and John for almost three years, since our children started preschool together at Grace Church School, and we could not advocate more strongly for them as prospective adoptive parents. Over time, we have had countless opportunities to spend time with Joel, John and their son Phillip. As parents, Joel and John are loving, caring and responsible. We trust them with our own daughter, Sasha, as if they were family. "

Sabrina Gleizer ENDORSED | Devoted Parents, Loving And Caring, Actively Involved Parents, Financially Stable, Fun And Involved Parents, Reliable And Responsible, Hardworking And Dependable, Honest And Trustworthy, Safety Minded, Strong Sense Of Family, Dedicated And Committed, Playful And Creative, Raising A Happy Son

"When we met Joel, John and Phillip five years ago it was more than just meeting a neighbor, it was in a way, expanding our family. It is hard to put in words what a loving and thoughtful family they have built. In reading the other recommendations, they all hold 1,000% true, any child is going to be blessed to be with this family! It might sound silly, but they have built a network of love and fun, I am so happy we met them, that they are in our families life! I thought it would be helpful for me to provide some memories, help paint a picture of the family - Two weekends ago Joel and John had our family over for a play date. What we thought would be a basic 1.5 hour playtime turned into 5 hours and three different families coming together for lunch and dinner. The kids enjoyed Phillip's new kiddie pool, cupcakes, water shooters and hanging out on their beach towels. My kids went home happy and sleepy :) - I have two boys, age 5 and 3, it tickles me pink to watch Phillip play with our youngest, Riley. Back in May we were having a Birthday party and Riley was last to the table with no seat. Phillip looked around and moved over so he had a space and that he had a juice box to drink (Riley's favorite thing) - Growing up, all the kids in are neighborhood really enjoyed Thomas the Train. One Halloween when the boys were younger Joel made a human size Thomas that he wore. It was amazing, truly a site for any little kids eyes! I will never forget the kids reaction and how much fun it made the evening I really do hope you consider Joel, John and Phillip. They are happy and loving people who care! Thanks, Kate O'Brien "

Kate and Tim O'Brien ENDORSED | Devoted Parents, Loving And Caring, Actively Involved Parents, Financially Stable, Fun And Involved Parents, Reliable And Responsible, Hardworking And Dependable, Honest And Trustworthy, Safety Minded, Strong Sense Of Family, Dedicated And Committed, Playful And Creative, Raising A Happy Son, Stay At Home Parent

"John and Joel are great people as well as being the best of parents. They are kind, patient, understanding and loving. They have a beautiful home for nurturing a child and providing the best atmosphere to grow. They are adventurous and love spending time as a family while traveling and doing new things. There's never a dull moment with this family and they would be my only recommendation for adopting parents."

Paul Vecchione ENDORSED | Devoted Parents, Loving And Caring, Actively Involved Parents, Financially Stable, Fun And Involved Parents, Reliable And Responsible, Hardworking And Dependable, Honest And Trustworthy, Safety Minded, Strong Sense Of Family, Dedicated And Committed, Playful And Creative, Raising A Happy Son, Stay At Home Parent

"Joel and John are great, loving parents. They are raising their son Phillip to be a caring and sensitive little boy. Joel and John are committed to ensuring Phillip is given every opportunity to discover his fullest potential in life, and in doing so, they also make sure there are lots of giggles and fun in Phillip's daily life. These are the types of blessings they so eagerly wish to extend to a second child. Extending their family would be an answer to their prayers and such a joyful blessing for us. We are a family of diversity, we are biological, adopted, married or a committed relationship. We believe it is the love and acceptance of family that helps nurture children to become healthy and happy adults. It is our deepest hope that Joel and John would be blessed with another child, Phillip would be such a proud big brother and the collective heart of our family is more than big enough to fill another child's heart with love."

Eric And Lori Lasher ENDORSED | Devoted Parents, Loving And Caring, Actively Involved Parents, Financially Stable, Fun And Involved Parents, Reliable And Responsible, Hardworking And Dependable, Honest And Trustworthy, Safety Minded, Strong Sense Of Family, Dedicated And Committed, Playful And Creative, Raising A Happy Son, Stay At Home Parent

"To whom it may concern, It is without hesitation that I would like to recommend Joel and John as amazing candidates to adopt a child. I met Joel over twenty years ago through work in the fashion industry and we currently work together in the real estate world. He was and is one of the most hard working, loyal, creative, nurturing and supportive people I know. He has a strong loving relationship with his partner and they balance each other wonderfully. They are both fantastic parents to their son Phillip, as I have seen first hand. Joel spends hours making stupendous Halloween costumes for Phillip, decorating the house for the holidays and celebrating any and every event one could for their child Phillip. Both John and Joel are highly active at Phillips school and in the community volunteering. They are highly responsible, financially stable, incredibly safety minded, loving, caring, devoted, enthusiastic parents that provide a loving home and family. To be noted, I was adopted from Korea 45 years ago to New York and am a product of sensational adoption. I understand what it takes and what an adopted child needs. I am 150% sure that any child placed with this family will thrive under the wonderful, loving care this family has to give. This adopted child will be cherished and provided for on all fronts. In a sentence, a child could not want for a better home. I have been there, see how the family unit works, it would be a safe haven of love and warmth. Please consider this family seriously for adoption of a child. They are without a doubt a fantastic family and a wonderful choice. Kind Regards, Elizabeth Ruggie"

Elizabeth Ruggie ENDORSED | Devoted Parents, Loving And Caring, Actively Involved Parents, Financially Stable, Fun And Involved Parents, Reliable And Responsible, Hardworking And Dependable, Honest And Trustworthy, Safety Minded, Strong Sense Of Family, Dedicated And Committed, Playful And Creative, Raising A Happy Son

"I have known John and Joel for many years. They are both individually kind and generous, and together make such a lovely couple. I have watched them grow within their relationship and most importantly as parents. To comment on their skills as parents, you only have to look at their son. He is such a sweet, caring, and happy child. I know there is another very lucky child out their waiting to join this this amazing family."

Bruce W Stewart ENDORSED | Devoted Parents, Loving And Caring, Actively Involved Parents, Financially Stable, Fun And Involved Parents, Reliable And Responsible, Hardworking And Dependable, Honest And Trustworthy, Safety Minded, Strong Sense Of Family, Dedicated And Committed, Playful And Creative, Raising A Happy Son, Stay At Home Parent

"We have been friends for three years, since our eldest children started school together. We have become dear friends with Joel and John, and know them to be extremely caring, kind, and loyal people. They are so fun to be with and really enjoy life. They are such devoted parents to their son and we just love spending time with them. I cannot recommend them enough as potential parents to any child. "

Valerie Karasz ENDORSED | Devoted Parents, Loving And Caring, Actively Involved Parents, Financially Stable, Fun And Involved Parents, Reliable And Responsible, Hardworking And Dependable, Honest And Trustworthy, Safety Minded, Strong Sense Of Family, Dedicated And Committed, Playful And Creative, Raising A Happy Son

"I can't imagine two more fantastic humans to raise a child than John and Joel. My husband and I have known this couple for the better part of three years as fellow parents at the same preschool. Their capacity for love, care, empathy, compassion and patience is remarkable. They have been actively involved and engaged with the raising of their son on myriad levels - at home, school, through activities and the greater community. We need more families, couples and humans like these two!"

Alexandra Wight ENDORSED | Devoted Parents, Loving And Caring, Actively Involved Parents, Financially Stable, Fun And Involved Parents, Reliable And Responsible, Hardworking And Dependable, Honest And Trustworthy, Safety Minded, Strong Sense Of Family, Dedicated And Committed, Playful And Creative, Raising A Happy Son, Stay At Home Parent

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