“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet Joshua & Tiffany
A video message from Joshua & Tiffany
A Letter from Joshua & Tiffany
Do you believe in coincidence? We sure don’t. Our story proves it… what started as a chance meeting at an airport, each of us headed to our own adventure, blossomed into an authentic love story. One filled with laughter, raw honesty, respect, faith, love, ice cream, wild adventures and world travel!
We are Joshua and Tiffany, or #airportbuddies as we like to call ourselves. Our marriage has brought new hobbies (scuba diving, photography, videography), exposure to different cultures (We’ve traveled to a dozen countries together, Thailand being our favorite!) and a love that we never thought possible. Now we are ready to expand our hearts and home to share the life we’ve built with children!
Our journey together has been nothing short of crazy and adventurous. Together, we enjoy traveling to new places, cooking up something delicious in the kitchen, kayaking and scuba diving, playing games with our friends and family and just living life to the fullest! Besides deeply loving each other, we really like each other and have built a life rooted in authenticity, service, fun and new discoveries! A life we cherish, but that’s missing the blessing that only a child can bring. We cannot wait to be parents! It will be the ultimate expression of how we live and love.
Tiffany is one of the most incredible women in the world. She’s a stunning woman with a deep emotional understanding of who people are as individuals. Her smile lights up the room and she has a joyful charm that makes you feel like family as she welcomes you into our home. She has the wonderful gift of hospitality, decorating our home each season or holiday, and making it a warm and welcoming environment. She’s an exceptional cook and I love how she likes to break out singing and dancing in the kitchen while playing her favorite music.
- Traveling to new places
- Spending time with family & friends
- Cooking new cultural recipes
- Beaching and soaking up the sun
- All things coffee, pumpkin spice, & pink
- Working out & teaching fitness
Why she’s going to be an amazing mother: Tiff is going to be the kind of mom that everyone dreams of because of her deep love and nurturing personality, her sense of humor and her positive attitude. She is supportive, trustworthy, dependable, and servant-hearted. She is a ton of fun, too! I cannot wait to watch her teaching our child how to cook, take them exploring outdoors, showing them how to build healthy relationships, and celebrating them through every milestone.
Joshua is one of the kindest, most servant-hearted men I have ever met. He’s incredibly skillful with tech, anything mechanical, working with his hands, and even knows his way around the kitchen. When I first met him, what I loved most was his authenticity. He’s brilliant, honest, hard-working, and creative. He is a natural for making people feel comfortable, creating calm in a chaotic situation, and bringing a smile to your face. He leads our family with courage, integrity, and gentleness. He loves his friends and family deeply, intentionally, and fiercely. I love watching him “nerd out” with his twin sisters over things that are way over my head.
- Scuba diving & spearfishing
- Hunting up north with family
- Video editing & flying his drone
- Playing games with friends
- Gardening & keeping all the plants alive
- Playing bass on the worship team
Why he’s going to be an amazing father: His humble, teachable spirit, his commitment to emotional health, how present and engaging he is, how much he loves and respects me, he shows up, he’s an amazing listener, he protects, provides, and never takes life too seriously. I cannot wait to watch him teach our child to build things with their hands, learn to swim and scuba dive, how to make plants grow, and playing games with them.
We live in a beautiful city just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean! And let me tell you, that’s a huge PERK as we are beach people. Our home is a cozy three-bedroom with plenty of space for adding to the family. We live next door to a beautiful park we enjoy walking in, and our complex backs up to the intercostal where we like to put our kayak in! We are surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature.
Another thing we love about living here is our amazing community. We have been blessed with such a wonderful group of people who love us, support us, and challenge us. We are better people because of the impact they’ve had in our lives & they are all overjoyed to welcome our child into the mix.
We both come from loud, fun, cajun-cooking, food loving families! Joshua is the oldest of three siblings (twin younger sisters) and was raised in New Orleans. Tiffany is the second born out of four children, with an older sister and two younger brothers. She has roots in Louisiana, but her family relocated to northern Michigan (Go Blue!). Her siblings all have children (10 nieces and nephews)! We both love taking them to the movies, going to Universal Studios, and just spending time with them. We travel several times a year to see our families in both Michigan and Louisiana.
Family is super important to us, and we are thrilled to share our fun-loving family with our children. Both of our families are on cloud 9 to be welcoming a sweet babe into the family and have been incredibly supportive of our choice to adopt! Our child will not be lacking in love from our family and incredible community.
We have committed to building a marriage that is emotionally safe, always loving, prioritizes fun, forgives freely, and gives more than we take. We plan to raise our children in that same healthy atmosphere. We’re both dedicated to making sure they feel accepted, chosen, and wanted. We will create an environment where they can take risks, dream big, make mistakes without judgement, try new things, and become the best versions of themselves. We plan to model what humility, authenticity, empathy, loving others well, healthy communicating, and commitment to our faith looks like. We will be their biggest cheerleaders! Our hope is that our child will have the gift of being connected and loved by more than just us. Our heart is for you to be able to have a relationship with us and your child throughout the years, if that’s something you desire. It’s a joy and honor to have the gift of raising a child and we take that responsibility very seriously.
Learn More About Joshua & Tiffany
|Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering; Minor in Horticulture
|Associates of Applied Science
|Senior Professional Engineer
|Physical Therapist Assistant
|Our Racial Background
|Some of Joshua & Tiffany 's Favorites
|Blue Bell Cherry Vanilla
|Blue Bell Krazy Kookie Dough
|Eating Chick-Fil-A on the beach
|Lunch inside the Eiffel Tower
|Scuba Diving, spear fishing, & hunting
|Kayaking, walking along the beach & watching the sunrise
|Playing baseball in the front yard and playing Halo with my dad
|Bike rides together to get ice cream and Dad pushing me on the swings
|Any type of curry
|Chicken Pad Thai
|Series to binge watch
|Suits, Big Bang Theory, Jack Ryan
|Friends, New Girl, Virgin River
|More About Our Family
|What Inspires Us
We both have a deep sense of purpose to help make the world a better place. That comes from our faith in Christ and our desire to bring hope to a hurting world. Giving back to others is something that renews our energy and brings us great joy. Learning new things inspires us and we are both passionate about continuing to grow into better humans. We believe experiences are way more valuable than things. We aspire to be a hopeful place for hurting people and to welcome our community around us in times of need as well. Some of our core values are to embrace challenges, choose joy, practice gratitude, be enthusiastic, walk in integrity, and always leave people better than we found them.
|How We Spend Rainy Days
On a rainy day you'll find us snuggled up on the couch in our sweatpants watching movies. We love to order chinese or pizza and just lounge. Of course, Tiffany is drinking coffee by the cupfuls and is wearing fuzzy socks (she is so cold natured). We love sitting around playing dice, cards or board games as well. Let's be honest, Josh wins EVERY game we play since he's Mr. Lucky. We love some front porch sitting and watching the rain come down.
Every year we buy each other an ornament to represent the year that we've had or that marks a special memory from the year! We always stay up to watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve. We celebrate half-birthdays with donut holes and birthdays with donuts. We go and pick out a real Christmas tree every year! We always take off work on our birthdays. Tiffany collects salt and pepper shakers and coffee cups from all the places she's been. Joshua likes to collect decks of cards!
|Who's the better...
As we stated, we love some healthy competition. Here's a fun list of who is better at random little life things.
Who is the better driver? - Tiff
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child
Newborn – 12 Months
Yes! In fact, we are hoping and praying for twins!
Yes, with oldest up to 2 years old
We have built a safe, strong family and community that would allow a child healthy structure for growth and development. We have strong communication skills, self-awareness, and a deep level of empathy that allows us to love on each other and others well. We are also patient, reliable, willing to grow, and ask for help. We’ve had training in how to process emotions in a healthy way and apply those skills to our daily life. We love to give, more than receive, and love freely expecting nothing in return. Also, we love to laugh and have a great sense of humor. Before we even met, we both had a heart for adoption. It’s an incredible joy for us to be taking this step towards our next adventure as parents. We cannot wait for our child to join us in exploring new places, trying new foods from all different cultures, building lasting memories with friends and family, and learning new things together. We are so thankful to be on this journey and consider adoption a true gift. We have so much love in our hearts to give and we cannot wait to share it with our child.