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Josh and Cassandra

Hello! We are Josh & Cassandra from California

Dear Birth Mother

We want to start by saying thank you. Thank you for considering such a selfless act. We admire your strength, and the love you have for the little one you are carrying. We want you to know, you are a blessing. No matter what family you choose, know your child is already blessed because they started with you.

We chose adoption the moment we started discussing family. Whether or not we could have biological children was not our deciding factor. Cassandra has had a passion to adopt since she was a young girl, so when children were discussed adoption seemed natural. Josh was all in from the moment adoption was suggested. We truly believe we were destined to build our family through adoption, and we are honored that you are reading our profile and getting to know us. We promise to provide a loving, fun, and secure home for your child.

Our Story

We met back in 2008 through a series of unexpected events that eventually led us to the same state, the same company, and the best chance meeting of our lives. Shortly after meeting, Cassandra moved half way across the country, but we kept in touch and remained friends. Six years later, letters became emails, emails became texts, and texts became Skyping every single night. We realized we didn’t want to be apart from each other any longer so Josh left Missouri, and everything he knew, and headed to California. We’ve been inseparable ever since. We were married in 2015 in one of our favorite places to vacation, San Diego. Joined by a handful of family and friends, it was the best week of our lives. We spent half our time sitting on the beach and the other half jumping around from amusement park to amusement park.

 

About Josh by Cassandra

When I first met Josh, I immediately knew he was one of the good guys. He was the first guy I ever met that I felt knew how to be genuine and honest. If you asked him, he would describe himself as quiet, but he’s one of those guys who can strike up a conversation with anyone. He’s very laid back and always manages to find the good in people. It’s fun to watch him with kids. He really looks forward to being a dad and having those Dad moments, but he’s also very childlike at heart. When he walks into a room with younger family members or friends kids, they all want his attention. Josh is also a very hard worker, and diligent with his time. As much as he loves to have fun, he has to do his part at work, and at home, or he’ll start to get restless. I know he’ll be a great father, instilling goofiness and imagination, while at same time teaching our child about responsibility.

Work Life

Josh is a carpenter for the government. He absolutely loves his job. He gets to work with his hands, he gets every holiday off known to man, and they pay for him to go to school to develop his skills. Dream job right there. He also gets plenty of paid leave for those awesome week long family vacations.

Things Josh Loves

  • Building some of my own woodworking designs, and doing projects around the house.
  • Dogs; I always want to bring another one home.
  • Traveling, sightseeing, family vacations, getting out and discovering new things.
  • Family get-togethers are the best.
  • I have to get my hands on the latest and greatest technology whenever I can.

 

Can’t Wait

I can’t wait to share my love of sports and adventure with our future child. My hope is to build traditions of playing basketball with them, to visit zoos and wildlife parks regularly, and to travel to new and exciting places we can explore. – Josh

About Cassandra by Josh

One of the first things that drew my interest to Cassandra was her confidence. She’s comfortable with who she is, and she knows what she wants and what she’s capable of. At the same time she has a very soft, loving and caring nature. She’s always putting others and their needs before herself. When I’m sick or hurt, or even if our dogs are not doing well, she makes sure we are well taken care of. Even when I watch her with our niece and nephew, I know she’s going to be a great mom. She’d do anything for the loved ones in her life. She loves adventure and exploring, and she’s kind of like a big kid when she gets to go to Disneyland. Cassandra is a really down to earth individual and just enjoys the simple things.

Work Life

Cassandra is a little bit of a Jack of all trades. Because she loves to learn new skills, she is educated in, and works in, graphic design, medical administrative assistance, and clerical fields of all kinds. She is currently studying to be a medical biller, and working as an administrator. Her skills allow her the flexibility to work full time, part time, or even from home when needed.

Things Cassandra Loves

  • Being creative through graphics and photography
  • Hosting family and friends, having family dinners, game nights, and themed parties.
  • Gift giving, and shopping for others is one of my favorite things to do.
  • Adventure; big or small. Seeing, learning and trying new things, is always exciting.
  • Our two dogs. I believe dogs are a crucial part of the family unit 😉

 

Can’t Wait

I can’t wait to share adventure with our future child. To read them stories and play make believe. To show them new things, and watch them explore the world around them. I can’t wait to learn to love what they love. – Cassandra

Family Is Everything

We live super close to Cassandra’s family. Her parents are only five minutes from our house, which means Nana and Papa are never far away. Her twin sister Christa and her family only live 10 minutes away. The cousins are so excited about having a new cousin in the mix to love on and play with. They are always asking about the new baby, and when he or she will be here. Family birthdays are a must, and we spend most major holidays at Nana and Papa’s. Every year we spend Christmas Eve at Nana Deb and Papa Mark’s opening gifts, eating finger foods and Christmas cookies, and watching a Christmas movie.

Josh’s family lives in the Midwest, so we don’t get to see them as often as we like. We do try to make it out there once a year though, because, well, we can’t stand to stay away for any longer than that. Josh’s family holds camping and fishing trips at least twice a year, and we try to make it when we can. We love camping! We are very close to both sides of our families and have an amazing support system. Our family members seem just as excited and eager to welcome your little one as we are.

Meet Our Puppies

Brennan and Curry our wonderful dogs. Curry is our Boston Terrier. He is a very friendly and lively dog. He knows no enemies. Brennan is our rescue pup. We were told she is an Aussie mix. She is very loving, and has a great nature. We’ve had both dogs from the time they were puppies. They both love meeting new people, and we’re pretty sure they love little ones the most. They are very patient. And even though both are 5 years old, they still have the energy of pups.

Home

We live in a small community in rural Southern California in the middle of the Mojave Desert where everyone seems to know everyone else. Cassandra grew up in the town we live in now, so we have unlimited support, family, and lifelong friends surrounding us. We live in a family friendly neighborhood with lots of kids. Our house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac, and we know most of our surrounding neighbors. Even though we are a small town, the best part is you can travel 2 hours in any direction and you’ve got your choice of adventure. One direction is the mountains, another is the ocean. You can venture into nearby cities, or camp out in the middle of nature. We get a little bit of everything.

What We Want For Our Future Child

– To be confident in who they are. We will teach them to embrace their story of adoption.
– To learn respect for all individuals, and all creatures they encounter.
– To have unlimited access to adventure; physical and imaginative.
– To show them unconditional love no matter what.
– To be free to make some mistakes, and grow from them.
– The opportunity to explore their talents and develop their own interests.
– To enjoy simple pleasures like family nights and playing games.
– That they learn that they were created for a purpose, and God has the perfect plan
for their life.

Thank You!

We are so grateful that you took the time to read our profile. We can’t even imagine how hard this decision has to be. Before we go, we’d like to try and put your mind and heart at ease. We consider it a huge blessing that we are able to give a child a home, and build our family through adoption. Before we even got married, or found out we couldn’t have biological children, we discussed adoption. Adoption was never “the next best thing”, but a dream of ours. Should we be so lucky that you would choose us to be the parents of your child, they would be so loved, and so adored.

Gratefully Yours, Josh & Cassandra