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Josh & Nicole

Thank you so much for reading our profile! We believe adoption is such an amazing gift and a journey that we are so excited to begin. Being parents has become our greatest joy and we would love nothing more than to expand our family through adoption. Our family has so much love and laughter and we look forward to the day we can share that with another child.

About Us

Automotive Technician
Associate's Degree in General Studies
Bachelor's Degree in Economics
Legally Married

Our Life Priorities

Our Family

Something that we live by and believe is the quote, "The most important things in life aren't things." All the fancy things or expensive possessions in life aren't what matter. The experiences, the moments, the time, the love, the laughter - all of these are what matter most in life.

Our number one priority in life will always be the people in it, first and foremost, our family. We look forward to raising our children to live by these same values. We want to teach them to be kind, to love one another, to care for people, and to work their hardest. It may sound cheesy, but we want to teach them to always chase their dreams. We want to give our children the confidence to know that they are capable of changing the world. We promise to always give them our time, our love, and so many amazing experiences that we hope they will carry with them the rest of their lives.

Our Leisure Time

Go Orioles!

In our leisure time we enjoy spending time doing fun and adventurous activities as a family. We live by a few different parks and we spend many weekends hiking trails and just enjoying the views outside. When the weather is nice, we take walks with our son, Talan, through the neighborhood every evening.

We also love to travel and look forward to experiencing different parts of the country and the world with our children. We have hiked glaciers in Alaska, taken a bus trip through Ireland, and walked through waterfalls in Iceland. We can not wait to take our children to Disney World and see their faces light up; Nicole's might light up too, as she has never been and is excited to share this special moment as a family.

In addition to our love for traveling and being outdoors, we also share interests of live music, sports, and movies. We love supporting our favorite teams, the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens. We try to attend at least one game a season and can not wait to share these favorite past times with our children.

Since both of us like being crafty and working with our hands, we are constantly doing fun and creative activities with Talan. Josh takes Talan to the Home Depot workshops every month and Nicole organizes frequent craft days with the cousins. Talan loves having older cousins to look up to and learn from and can't wait to be that role model for a younger sibling!

When we just want to have a calm, relaxing time indoors, we love curling up to watch movies together. Talan is always up for some Toy Story!

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Date Night

Nicole About Josh: Josh is my best friend. I know that I can talk to him about anything and he will always listen and be supportive. He has so many wonderful qualities. He makes me laugh, he is hard working, and most importantly, he is an amazing father. He is so passionate about being a dad. He has so much love for our little boy and is so playful and patient with him that I know his heart would just grow even more with love for a second child.

Josh About Nicole: Nicole is more than I could have ever asked for in a best friend and wife. She has so many great qualities. I love how funny she is, even when she tells me the cheesy jokes that I can't help laughing at. Nicole is also the most thoughtful and caring person I know. That whole-heartedness shows every day with everyone in her life, but especially with our son. It's because of that I know she'll cherish every moment with another little baby.



All Dressed Up
All Dressed Up
A Fall Day at the Park
A Fall Day at the Park
Hiking Glaciers in Iceland
Hiking Glaciers in Iceland
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
Climbing in Alaska
Climbing in Alaska
Fun at a Friend's Wedding
Fun at a Friend's Wedding
Fun in Key West
Fun in Key West
Enjoying the View
Enjoying the View
Exploring the Towns in Europe
Exploring the Towns in Europe
All Smiles
All Smiles
Formal Night on a Cruise
Formal Night on a Cruise
Nicole Loves to Paint
Nicole Loves to Paint
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All Dressed Up
All Dressed Up
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A Fall Day at the Park
A Fall Day at the Park
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Hiking Glaciers in Iceland
Hiking Glaciers in Iceland
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Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
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Climbing in Alaska
Climbing in Alaska
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Fun at a Friend's Wedding
Fun at a Friend's Wedding
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Fun in Key West
Fun in Key West
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Enjoying the View
Enjoying the View
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Exploring the Towns in Europe
Exploring the Towns in Europe
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All Smiles
All Smiles
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Formal Night on a Cruise
Formal Night on a Cruise
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Nicole Loves to Paint
Nicole Loves to Paint

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We have lived in our home in Maryland for six years; we actually owned a townhouse down the road prior to that and once we were ready to buy a single family home, we loved the area and neighborhood so much that we decided to move right down the street!

Our house is a two story colonial on a quiet cul-de-sac. It has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, but our favorite area of the house is our middle level because of its open layout that is perfect for family and friend get-togethers. The sunroom and large deck are great for summer cookouts. We recently remodeled our basement to be a fun playroom for our son and hopefully for another child soon. Our house has a fenced in backyard, complete with a swingset that has a rock wall, swing, and sliding board.

The neighborhood is full of children of all ages and a beautiful, brand new elementary school was recently built within walking distance of our house. The school has three separate playgrounds for different aged children; it's the perfect place to take a child on a sunny day! We take our son to the playground regularly and are always meeting new neighbors with children around his age. The elementary school also hosts a lot of activities and events that are great for young children.

Our Extended Families

Escape Room With Family

Both of our families live less than an hour away and Nicole's sister, brother-in-law, and their kids live only five minutes away.

Given that we all are in close proximity, we get together often, whether that's just stopping in for dinner, meeting at a playground, or going to the zoo. Just this winter, Nicole's whole family took a vacation together to a ski resort. The kids loved spending so much time with their cousins and their grandparents; they also loved the snow!

Goofing Off With Our Niece & Nephew

Our family also gets together for all the holidays. We have Christmas Eve traditions, Easter Egg Hunts, and pool parties for the 4th of July. Having our family close by allows for us all to be together on these special days.

We also have many friends that are just as special to us as family. We get together regularly and it seems every time we do, there is a new child in the mix. It is so much fun seeing all the children play together and exciting to know they will all get to grow up together as lifelong friends.

Our families and friends are extremely supportive of our adoption journey and are excited to welcome a new child to the family. Talan loves the idea of becoming a big brother and he can't wait to have a sibling he can play with and love.

From Us to You

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us! We believe it takes a very special person to consider adoption and words cannot express our admiration of your courage and strength. We know this is a difficult decision and we want you be confident in us as parents, so we will gladly answer any questions you may have about us. We look forward to learning more about you as well.

Our names are Nicole and Josh. We have been together for fifteen years and married for twelve years. We have a relationship full of love, laughter, and fun and we try to extend those qualities to all aspects of our life. We can't imagine adventuring on this road of life with anyone else by our side. We are best friends.

We would describe ourselves as a fun, playful, and adventurous family. We love to travel and can not wait to explore different places and take trips as a family. We love hiking, playing sports, going to museums and zoos, and just making a life full of memories like these that we will cherish forever. We both love board games and crafts and are so excited to do these activities with our children as they grow. We look forward to being the proud parents on the sidelines cheering our kids on in the different sports/activities they do.

From the moment we starting making decisions for our future, adoption has always been part of our plan. We both grew up with best friends that were adopted and we always felt that we would love to bring an adopted child into our lives to make our family whole. We have a biological son, Talan, who is almost two years old. With both of us coming from families with siblings, we embrace the importance of siblings and are so excited for Talan to have the chance to be a big brother!

We promise to raise your child with love, patience, and compassion. We are excited to learn about different cultures together and we will teach the child to embrace and value the differences in people. We will provide for them unselfishly, celebrate their accomplishments, and love them unconditionally. We will provide a quality education for them and we will present them with many opportunities whatever their interests or passions may be in life. We will instill confidence in them and teach them to always chase their dreams. We promise to love them every second of every day.

If you choose us, your child will always know about the special way our families are joined. We are happy to share with you updates of your child through pictures, letters, and e-mails if that is something you would like. We will always be open and honest with our child in regards to their adoption and they will always know what an amazing gift you have given us, and for that we will be forever grateful.

With love and respect,

Josh & Nicole


Ed Norton
Tom Hanks
Jennifer Lawrence
Julia Roberts
Chuck Palahniuk
Jodi Piccoult and Dennis Lehane
Fight Club
Too many! The Fault in Our Stars... Nineteen Minutes
Candy Bar
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
The Simspons
Puppy Dog Pals
Childhood Memory
Playing baseball in the backyard with my dad and my friends
Travel soccer tournaments with my parents cheering me on
Childhood Toy
Sega Genesis
Children's Book
The Giving Tree
Where the Wild Things Are
Classic Movie
The Shining
A League of Their Own... haha, is that old enough to be a classic?
Day of Week
Cookies a la Mode
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Disney Movie
Finding Nemo
The Lion King
Dream Car
Aston Martin Vantage
Dream Job
Aeronatuical engineer/test pilot
Either owning a little live music venue or owning my own craft/painting shop
Dream Vacation
Scandinavian Adventure
Family Activity
Going to Museums & Parks
Going to the Zoo
Flower / Plant
Purple calla lilies
Chicken Imperial
Crab Cakes
Form of Exercise
Hiking (or weight lifting)
Apples to Apples
Clue and Scrabble
Painting & Drawing
Holiday Song
Carol of the Bells
All I want for Christmas is You
Holiday Tradition
Putting up decorations together
Giving a new ornament for the tree each year on Christmas Eve
Ice Cream
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Junk Food
Tortilla chips
Leisure Activity
Watching movies
Watching movies
Car and Driver
US Weekly
Memory with a Child
Watching our son learn to walk and seeing the pride in his face
The Holidays. Seeing the joy kids have on the holidays is a whole new experience.
Memory with Spouse
Hiking a glacier in Alaksa together
Exploring the world and making memories with him by my side
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Life as a House
Movie Munchie
Reese's Pieces
Swedish Fish
Movie Quote
"After all this time?"..."Always." (Harry Potter)
Movie Type
West Side Story
Musical Group
Pink and Ed Sheeran
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle twinkle little star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
Olympic Event
Winter Snowboarding
figure skating
Personal Hero
Benjamin Franklin
So many friends and family members
Mama Mia
Edgar Allan Poe
R. M. Drake
Quality about my Spouse
Her determination and artistic side
He is extremely handy. He can pretty much fix anything.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi
Turkey and Cheese
Chicken Salad
1 Corinthians 13
Ruth 1:16 - "Where you go, I will go. and where you stay, I will stay."
Shopping Store
Home Depot
A Grooy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Cal Ripken
Torrey Smith
Sports Team
Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Ravens
Subject in School
Thing to Cook
Anything on the grill
I love to bake! Cookies, Breads, Cakes, etc
Time of Day
Birthdays and holidays with family and friends
Putting up the Christmas tree
TV Show
Breaking Bad
This Is Us
TV Show Character
Jack Bauer
Type of Music
Vacation Spot
Places with beautiful scenery
Any place with hiking and amazing views
Video Game
Final Fantasy
Just Dance

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