|Our Education||Bachelor/ Masters/ Doctorate||Bachelor/ Masters/ Doctorate|
|Our Professions||College Professor--Sociology||College Professor--French|
|Stay-At-Home||No--But very flexible schedule||No--But very flexible schedule|
|Our Racial Background||African American||African American/Caucasian|
|Some of Joseph & Caroline's Favorites
|Vacation Spot||France/Spain||Ghana/New Orleans|
|Movies||La La Land and Parasite||Love Actually and Black Panther|
|Cuisine||Carribean and Thai||Vietnamese|
|Musician||Aretha Franklin||Ray Charles and Lauryn Hill|
|Holiday||Birthdays of family members||Christmas|
|Activity/Hobby||Listening to Music; Traveling; Playing with family/friends||Visiting family/friends; dinner with family/friends; Traveling; Going to Shows|
|Thing to Cook||Peanut Soup and Rice Balls (Ghanaian Dish)||Lasagna|
|More About Our Family
We love watching movies (La La Land is a family favorite), listening to music (we all agree that Aretha Franklin is the greatest), and playing board games (Uno and Monopoly games can get competitive). Most of all, we love traveling. This past year, we went to France, Ghana, Spain, Portugal, and England.
We also enjoy exercising--running, bike riding, playing sports, and doing home workouts in our basement.
Christian (Mathew 22: 37-40)
Joseph is the son, grandson, and nephew of Methodist pastors. He was raised with an abiding faith that has stayed with me. Caroline was raised in the Catholic tradition. Together, we attend a church whose mission was to make a difference in the local community. We enjoy the church community and its social engagement. We also both appreciate the guiding principles that allow us to be the best community members we can be: compassionate, empathetic, and humane.
|Our Musical Interest|
We love all kinds of music and we always have music on in the house. We also travel with our portable Bluetooth speaker so we can always listen to music. We love soul, Jazz, Hip hop, Afro-beat. As a family, we all enjoy Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Beyonce, Ray Charles, Rapsody, and Pharell.
|About Our Home|
We live in a mid-century modern home that has funky architecture. It is 4000 square-feet and has half an acre of back and front yard. We love our home because it has so many unique spaces to hangout. We also love our big projector, which we use for family movie nights. We have four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, two living rooms, and a large basement. One of the bedrooms is already being set up for baby.
Our daughter, Jaden, is a very mature 12-year-old who is so excited to be a big sister. She loves playing with children—she can’t wait to share her favorite childhood toys with her new sibling. She also loves listening to music, singing, and reading. In her free time, Jaden enjoys watching T.V. and being creative—she particularly enjoys painting.
|We live in the state of...|
We live in a beautiful quiet neighborhood. All the homes have large front and backyards. There is a strong walking and running culture in our neighborhood so we get to know our neighbors who live in different parts of the neighborhood. Our neighborhood is an established middle-class neighborhood.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years old
Yes with the youngest up to 2 years old and the oldest up to 6 years old
|Ethnicity of Child||African American, African American/Any Race|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We would love to keep in touch with you through letters, pictures, and visits at your comfort level.
Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to learn about us. We promise to love your child with all we have. We will share with him or her our love of education, our multicultural and international extended family, and our love of art and culture. We look forward to speaking with you soon.