Danielle & Joe
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.
We know that creating an adoption plan is difficult. We can not imagine what you are feeling, and we recognize how hard it is to make this kind of decision. It’s truly the most selfless act that a mother can make. We honor your unconditional love, bravery, and courage.
We believe adoption is a beautiful gift to all people involved: The child, the family who adopts that child, and the birth parents who want the best for that child.
Please know that if you give us the opportunity to raise your child, you will always hold a special place in our hearts. Your child will know his or her adoption story, and the strength and love you showed in providing the best home you could.
We hope that this website helps you learn more about us and what life will be like for your child.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about us, please reach out.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Hello! We are Joe and Danielle from Long Island New York. Joe is a handyman and Danielle is a real estate agent, and we have built a lovely home where we hope to raise our children.
We’ve been happily married for six years, but have known each other for much longer than that. We were actually friends in high school. Our friendship has lasted over 25 years!
Adoption, to us, is not “Plan B.” It has always been part of the original plan when Joe asked (on our second date), “Do you want to have kids?” I told him that I had always dreamed of adopting a child. He was totally on board!
We are a fun-loving couple who enjoys travelling, outdoor activities, spending time with friends and family, and just enjoying each other’s company at home.
Please read on to learn more about our interests and what you can expect of us as parents.
Our Favorite Activities:
Travelling to New Places
Grilling with Family and Friends
Firepits and Smores
Spending Time with Our Nieces and Nephews
Cooking Delicious Dinners
Watching Avengers Movies
Swimming in Our Backyard Pond
Visiting Disney World
Camping, Hiking, and Fishing
Playing with Our Dogs and Cat
Attending Live Music and Sporting Events
Dressing Up for Halloween
Playing Beach Volleyball
Hosting Holiday Gatherings
Dreaming of Our Future Family
Joe and I dream of bringing up a child in a supporting and loving family, just like we grew up in.
There will be huge family gatherings for Christmas and Easter where he or she will run around with other young cousins. The grandparents live nearby to visit any time and spoil them. If he or she is in a school play or a sporting event, the grandparents will be there to cheer them on. During backyard grill-outs with friends and neighbors, smores will be a regular occurrence.
There will be traveling adventures and Disney World visits. We live fifteen minutes from the beach so there will definitely be sandcastles and boogie boarding fun. I love fishing, and joe loves hiking, so camping trips upstate will be an adventurous weekend trip. Every day, when the weather allows, the dogs will be excited to play with the child in our huge back yard.
We know that raising a child is not all fun and games. Doctor’s visits, sick babies, sleepless nights, temper tantrums. That’s where our patience will come in handy. And fortunately, we have a very supportive network of friends, family, and neighbors to help us get through the tough times.
We also know that parenting is a HUGE job that will never be taken lightly. We have shared values that we want to pass on to a child. These values include kindness, hard work, faith, empathy, and spending time with loved ones. These are lessons that take a lifetime to learn, and we plan on being positive role models for them every step of the way.
We look forward to giving a child everything she or he needs to succeed in life. With healthy food, good education, a beautiful home, and yard to play in, and positive encouragement from us, our family, and community, the child will have every opportunity to excel at whatever she or she desires.
Hi! I am Danielle. I love gardening, playing with my dogs, and spending time by our backyard pond feeding the fish. I also love getting together with friends and family for grill-outs, bonfires, and lawn games. My friends and family describe me as fun-loving, determined, and caring.
I’m a real estate agent by trade. I love my job for many reasons, one reason being that it allows me to make my own schedule. This type of flexibility will be great when raising a baby. I will have more time to care for the child, drive them to appointments, and eventually to school and extra-curricular activities.
I plan on being the kind of mom my mom was. Kind, patient, accepting, encouraging, and attentive. Like my mom, I will be at all the school plays, sporting events, or anywhere the child needs me to feel loved and supported.
There are so many things I look forward to doing with our child.
I look forward to reading to the baby every night and helping them with their homework as they grow older. In fact, I have a long list of “must-reads” that will be in the baby’s library.
I plan for our house to always be filled with music, art, and creativity. Like my father encouraged me to play the piano, sing, and perform, I will also encourage my child’s creativity. There is already a piano in the living room where I envision our children learning how to play.
Nightly dinner around the table, baking cookies on a rainy Sunday, and family fun playing board games sound like the perfect way to spend the next couple decades. That’s why I know that if you choose us, your child will have a warm, loving and fun home to grow up in.
Arts and Crafting
Visiting farm stands and local events
Hello, I’m Joe. I enjoy spending time outdoors. I like hiking with my dogs, which I do on the trails outside our backyard. We live in the perfect spot to go hiking, bike riding, or anything outdoorsy that you can imagine. I’ve been doing a lot of kayaking lately too. I’m known for having a good sense of humor, being helpful, and grilling too much meat.
I am a handyman by trade. I work hard to provide a safe and beautiful home for Danielle and our future family. Like Danielle, my work is also flexible which is great for child care. Between Danielle and I, that baby will be well cared for at all times.
I’ve wanted to become a father for as long as I can remember. I’ve wanted to pass on to my son or daughter some of the amazing experiences I had as a child.
Scouting was a big part of my youth. My dad took me on lots of camping adventures with the Boy Scouts. The things I learned in scouting including hard work, volunteering, and teamwork helped shape the man I am today. I continue to volunteer with the organization, and I hope to participate in scouting with my children.
Sports were also a big part of growing up for me. My mom was always a part of the parent’s athletic club and was there for every game. I played sports from elementary school through college and continued well into my adult life. Lessons that you learn in sports such as teamwork and cooperation are valuable life lessons to enrich a child’s character.
I’m excited to teach my child how to both win and lose a game with dignity. I am looking forward to discovering what sport they are interested in. I’ll be there for every game, and I’d even like to try my hand at coaching.
Even though I have my own great experiences of childhood, I know that some kids might not be into scouting or sports. Whatever my child is interested in, I will be interested in it. I will support them and encourage them to follow their passions and dreams.
Kayaking Our Local Rivers
Hiking with the Dogs
Grilling for Friends and Family
Volunteering for the Boy Scouts
“Joseph and Danielle are on a very short list of people, outside of my own immediate family, that I would trust to watch or care for my own children.”
“I have known both Joe and Danielle for over 20 years and they are possibly the nicest, most balanced couple I know. The kind of people you can always count on."
“They would raise that child to be surrounded by so much love and joy, I can’t think of anything I want to see more than Danielle and Joe bring a beautiful child into their family.”
“When [Joe] and Danielle expressed their desire to start a family, my first thought was ‘that is going to be one lucky baby.’”
—Joe’s Sister, Holly
“Their caring nature is what I see as immediate proof for them to be great parents of children.”
—Joe’s Dad, Joseph
“The baby will be blessed to have Joe and Danielle as parents... and we'll all be blessed to welcome a new baby."
—Joe’s Mom, Dawn