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John + Joe

Landscape Architect / Engineer

California

Caucasian / Asian

None / Catholic

All About John & Joe

Hello! Thanks for viewing our profile! We are John and Joe and live in Long Beach, CA. John is originally from Melbourne, Australia, and Joe is a native Californian. We have been together for 7 years and have had many exciting adventures traveling around the world. From Beijing to London to Mexico City, we love to travel, eat, sightsee, relax and learn what the world has to offer. When not traveling, we enjoy cooking, training for triathlons or marathons, camping, exploring new parts of town, walking our dog, Strawberry, and hanging out with family and friends. Parenthood is an adventure we both always knew we wanted to pursue. Family is very important to us both. John grew up in a large family, while Joe grew up in a much smaller family, but both of us have wonderful memories of our childhood. The love and support we both received from our families makes us excited to begin our journey to fatherhood through adoption. We appreciate the difficulty of the decision that you are facing and would like the opportunity to know you.

Why Adoption?

We've considered both adoption and surrogacy. At first, Joe wanted to do surrogacy and John wanted to do adoption. After talking it through, we both reversed our thoughts and found ourselves back at square one! In the end, we agreed that adoption made the most sense for our family. It doesn't make any difference whether our child is biologically related to us or not: we will love our child with all of our heart. We believe that every child needs a loving home, and that providing a good foundation will ensure a bright and successful future for our child.

Family & Home

We live in Long Beach, CA a great city with a lot of family-oriented facilities. We live in a single family, two-story home with lots of natural light. We have a small yard,  perfect for kids, and also have access to playgrounds in nearby parks.  Our neighborhood is very near the ocean which we love - especially during the summer months. All of our neighbors know each other and are always looking out for each other. We have annual, kid-focused street parties  - including a 4th of July parade, Halloween pumpkin-carving breakfast, and an annual Christmas boat parade, when the entire community gathers to celebrate the holidays together.  

How others describe me

John (by Joe): John is a caring, loving, passionate, and sometimes stubborn person. He is goal-oriented and resilient. He is a constant seeker of knowledge. He loves to play games with his nieces and nephews and has a tremendous amount of patience. John has a constant itch for adventure, but is grounded in his love for family. He fights for equality and always accepts people for who they are.

Joe (by John): Joe is thoughtful, kind, loyal, and incredibly goofy. He is a loving and calming force for those who know him. Joe never forgets that a smile can solve a lot of problems, and that life should be enjoyed. He is a hard-working business owner, entrepreneur, inventor, provider, and loving companion.