Joseph & Shelby

“We have known since before we got married that we would grow our family through adoption, and we can’t wait to provide a safe and loving home for a child.”

Location: Oklahoma

Ages: 29 and 27

Religion: Christian

Professions: Accountant/Speech Pathologist

Other Kids: None

Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn up to 1 year of age

How We Met: We met in college when mutual friends introduced us. We lived across the street from each other near campus and spent a lot of time at events and with friends and quickly became close friends. One day when Shelby’s dog got all muddy and tracked it all over the house during homecoming, Joseph offered to help give the dog a bath and clean the floors. After that it was an easy transition going from friends to dating. We dated throughout college and then continued our relationship long distance after Joseph graduated.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Shelby is very respectful, honest, kind, and thoughtful. She is always thinking of others and is concerned with their well-being. She would never hurt anyone and wants to make sure everyone is included. She has so much love to give. Joseph is one of the most easy-going people I have ever met. He is always kind to everyone, is always thinking the best of people/situations, and rarely ever gets angry. He has a great sense of humor and loves making people laugh.

Our Hobbies and Interests: We enjoy traveling, exploring new places, and going to the beach. We like to walk the dog, do puzzles, have movie nights and play in adult soccer leagues. We attend church together and have game nights with our family and friends. We enjoy going to our niece’s soccer games and spending time with both of our families.

Why We Want to Adopt: Adoption has always been on Shelby’s heart and we have known since before we got married that we would grow our family through adoption someday. Once we knew it would be difficult for us to get pregnant, it seemed natural for us to start the adoption process. We can’t wait to provide a safe and loving home for a child.