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A Letter from Joshua & Shannon

Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. We are honored to be considered as a family for your child.

We are a loving couple who enjoy watching movies, spending time with friends, and being active in various church activities. We have dealt with infertility for many years but have not given up on our dream to become parents. We feel that God has called us to adoption. We have been blessed in many ways and are thrilled to now grow our family through adoption. We are committed to providing your child with unconditional love as well as emotional and financial support in all that they do. Thank you again for considering us.

About Us

We met at church and have now been married for 11 years! We enjoy watching movies, traveling, working out, hanging out with family and friends, and just having fun together. Shannon is an elementary school teacher which is the core of her nurturing spirit. Joshua is a former member of the U.S. Army and now has a leadership career in IT. His experiences have given him the ability to work well with many people and demonstrate his great leadership skills. Together, we enjoy watching movies (we try to have a movie night every Friday!) and love traveling to tropical areas. Some places we have traveled to include Jamaica, Punta Cana, and Rivera Maya, Mexico.

We are close with our families and enjoy spending quality time with them whenever we are able. We also love being actively involved with our church family and serve as church leaders. We are excited to share all of these experiences and gain some new ones with your child.

About Him

Joshua is a very loving and supportive man. He truly has a heart for God, is a great provider, and is always looking out for the family. He enjoys watching Basketball and Football, working out, and takes great pride in the maintenance of our yard.  Joshua also has a great sense of humor and loves to make people laugh! He is a well-rounded man with wonderful character traits that make him approachable and great with kids.

Joshua looks forward to participating in fun and meaningful activities with your child and encouraging them to be the best person they can be. I know he is also looking forward to sharing his love of sports with your child!

About Her

Shannon is a very loving, caring, and patient woman. She loves God and is looking forward to sharing her love of Him with your child. She always has a positive outlook on life and always sees the best in others. Shannon has a passion for working with youth and this is demonstrated in the young people she inspires in her classroom as well as in our community. In her free time, Shannon enjoys reading, giving herself manicures, and hanging out with friends.

I know she is excited to encourage your child’s development, talents, and aspirations through much love and support.

Our Family

We have a very supportive family and we enjoy spending quality time with them whenever able. We live very close to both sets of parents and attend church with them every week. Joshua has an older sister and Shannon has a younger brother. We enjoy spending time together during holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as birthdays. Our family is excited that we will be extending our family through adoption and are all looking forward to welcoming your child into our family gatherings.

Our Home in Virginia

We live in a lovely 3 story, 4-bedroom  single-family home. It has a spacious backyard and basement, both of which are perfect for family gatherings. Our home has plenty of space inside and outside for our family to grow, learn, and play. We have a wonderful bedroom already set aside for your child and look forward to decorating it. Our neighborhood is quiet, safe, family-friendly, and even has walking trails and a playground within walking distance from our home.

Our Promise

We promise to love your child unconditionally and raise them in a house filled with faith, love, nurture, and laughter.  We will support your child throughout their life and support their growth as an individual. We will encourage the importance of God, education, and community in their life and will make these items a priority along with extracurricular activities such as arts, sports, and music. We are open to letters, photos, and visits based on your comfort level.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Joshua & Shannon

  Joshua Shannon
Our EducationHigh school, Army, IT Certification, Project Management CertificationHigh school, BA Early Childhood Psychology, MA Elementary Education, National Board Certified Teacher
Our ProfessionsUS Government ITElementary School Teacher
Stay-At-HomeNoNo
Our Racial BackgroundAfrican AmericanAfrican American
Some of Joshua & Shannon's Favorites
FoodWingsPasta and Tacos
ColorBluePurple
Ice Cream FlavorCookie DoughStrawberry Cheese Cake
Past TimeWorking Out or Watching MoviesReading or Watching Movies
MovieThe Last DragonThe Color Purple
Football TeamDallas CowboysWashington Football Team
HolidayChristmasChristmas
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We both enjoy watching movies. We try to have a movie night every Friday. We enjoy traveling to tropical areas. Some places we have traveled to include Jamaica, Punta Cana, and Rivera Maya, Mexico.

Our Faith

We are both Christians (Followers of Jesus Christ). We are very active in our Church and both serve as Church Leaders.

Our Musical Interest

We enjoy listening to Gospel, 90's R&B, and Rap music.

About Our Home

We live in a single-family home in Virginia. Our home consists of 3 bedrooms, an office, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a finished basement, and a spacious backyard.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 1 year old

Twins

We are very open to adopting Twins

Gender

Either gender!

Sibling Group

Yes, with the older sibling up to 2 years old.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us! We look forward to welcoming the blessing that God has in store for us through adoption. We promise to raise your child in the most nurturing, faith-filled, and loving family possible. We look forward to sharing pictures, letters, and visits with you and hope to hear from you soon!

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