- Age: 40
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Christian
- Denomination: Catholic
- Age: 37
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Spiritual
Preferences for a child
- Newborn to 1 year of age
- All, Caucasian (Full), Caucasian (Half), Hispanic (Half), Asian (Half), American Indian (Half), Pacific Islander (Half)
- Open to discussion
Post Adoption Contact / Level of Openness
- (open to all contact, phone calls, an in person visit before adoption placement, sharing photos and letters after placement, visits at a neutral location after adoption placement etc)
- (open to an in-person visit before adoption placement, phone, email, sharing pic/letters after placement)
- (no contact after placement)
A day trip to Mt. Vernon with Jay's parents!
Jay's family and his cousins at their family art show!
A trip to Boston with Joann's family!
Our family always has fun together. This is us in the middle of Times Square, NYC!
We love adventurous things, like Zip Lining!
We were fortunate enough to go to the World Series!
Joshua Wagner, Friend/ work colleague 15+ years
" A relationship that started as a work one... quickly turned in to a friendship that I knew would last a lifetime. Joann and Jay met at work the same way I met them both at the very same place of work nearly 15 years ago. Watching their relationship develop was something to truly admire as they both made the sacrifices needed personally and professionally to ensure the success of their commitment to each other and future life’s to share. Every single time I have been in their company I am engulfed with a feeling of love, consideration, security, mindfulness, joy, curiosity, attentiveness and guaranteed laughter. This is a couple you make life plans with, and want to be included in all the important stuff that life brings. Authentically caring and unflinchingly being there is something you didn’t take for granted in a friendship... I’d move mountains for these two and know I’d receive the same effort in return without and second of doubt if needed. Recommendations are things you merely suggest to someone... with Joann and Jay involved, for me it’s not a recommendation, it’s a “I highly advise ” or “you’d truly be missing out”... any opportunity to have these magnificent people in your life. I have so many incredible memories with them and I can’t wait for all the ones to come. To see them as parents and guiding someone’s life will be a privilege to witness. Not only will that child have an army of friends and family of Joann and Jay’s to assist at the blink of an eye.. but two parents who will instill the remarkable decency and love these two possess. They will shower love and protection and guide with a moral compass that will lead with integrity, consideration and love. Any human that has Joann and Jay in their life, simply is better off because of it! "