Meet Josh & Ashley
A video message from Josh & Ashley
A Letter from Josh & Ashley
Hi! We’re Josh and Ashley, and we are so honored that you’re taking time to get to know more about us. We’re a young, fun-loving couple from Illinois who love spending time together and with our families. We’ve always known that adoption was the journey for us, and we’re looking forward to becoming first-time parents!
We met while in college and have been together for over 6 years
We are a well-rounded couple who enjoy exploring new places, hiking, cooking together, attending plays, playing board games, and visiting our families. We have a mini Australian Shepherd named River that we adore, and we’re always up for the next adventure!
The things that we are most excited for are sharing our loving and supportive family with your child and creating memories and traditions with him or her. We are also excited to help your child discover their passions and encourage them in their interests, whether those be sports, music, or anything else.
Josh is among the most supportive, patient, thoughtful, encouraging, and caring men that you will ever meet. He is always thinking about others and does what he can to include others in activities. He loves his family and always speaks highly of them, which is one of the biggest reasons why I love him!
Josh is an amazing trumpet player, an Eagle Scout, and was even valedictorian of his high school! He values education and loves teaching people. He’s a hard-working and determined man who likes to show off his goofy side to the people he loves! This year he started running and recently completed his first race ever – a half marathon!
I’m so excited to watch him become an amazing daddy! I know that he’s excited to instill his love of family, learning, playing music, and outdoor adventures with your child.
My wife Ashley is the most amazing woman that I have ever met. She’s compassionate, fun-loving, strong, energetic, silly, and incredibly supportive. She has a passion for justice, which led her to a degree in forensic investigation and a career working as a legal advocate for survivors of domestic violence.
She is very creative and enjoys cross-stitching, quilting, and photography. Our house always has a puzzle out that she’s working on, she loves everything Disney, and she’s a huge Harry Potter fan. There is never a dull moment with Ashley around!
Ashley loves children and has over 12 years of childcare experience as a former babysitter and nanny. I am incredibly blessed to get to go through life with her, and I know that she’s going to be an incredible mother!
We are both very blessed to come from families with strong traditions of Christian marriage. Our parents have all been married for over 20 years, and they will be the best grandparents ever! Josh is the oldest of 3 and Ashley is the oldest of 5. Our siblings are so excited to meet their first niece or nephew!
Our large extended family is ready to love, support, and encourage your child throughout their life!
We recently moved into a 4-bedroom home with a large yard and plenty of room for a family. We turned one of the bedrooms into a Winnie-the-Pooh themed nursery with lots of fun decorations and a big antique honey pot in the corner!
Our house is in a quiet, residential town located in one of the top school districts in Illinois. Our subdivision is right along a river, with plenty of parks, trails, and fun places to explore. There are always lots of fun family-friendly activities happening in our area!
We want you to know that your child will be raised in a stable, loving, Christian home with a close family. Your child will have an extensive support system to encourage and guide them through life. They will constantly be told and shown how unique, loved, and valued they are to both God and their family. Your child will also witness a strong marriage between two people who started love each other and are deeply committed to each other.
We want to be as open as possible to your child about their adoption story and God’s incredible hand in how he/she came to us. They will know how much you love them, your sacrifices, and your amazing courage. We’re so excited to build an ongoing relationship with you! To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.
Learn More About Josh & Ashley
|Our Education||Industrial Engineering||Forensic Investigation|
|Our Professions||Aerospace Operations Engineer||Domestic Violence Legal Advocate|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Josh & Ashley's Favorites|
|Bible Verse||“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9||“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” - Luke 1:45|
|Sports Team||Green Bay Packers||Originally the New York Giants, but I've inherited the Packers from Josh and his family. Go Pack, Go!|
|TV Show||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||The Office & Parks and Recreation|
|Ice Cream||Mint chocolate chip||Haagen Daz caramel cone|
|Board Game||Pandemic||Ticket to Ride|
|Date||Since we started dating, every anniversary and half-anniversary we go out for a steak dinner. Those are always my favorite dates, because we both love steak and we get to celebrate spending another 6 months together!||The Christmas that Josh and I were engaged, I got us tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway in Chicago! It was an amazing show and such a fun night!|
|Season/Holiday||Christmas, my favorite time of the entire year, is stuck right in the middle of winter, my least favorite season.||Autumn is my absolute favorite time of the year! I love all of the colors, decorations, and food that it brings. I impatiently look forward to Thanksgiving all year and cherish the traditions of watching the Macy's Parade with my siblings, gathering around the table with my large family to eat together, sharing what we're thankful for, and hanging out until the early hours of the morning.|
|More About Our Family|
We were both raised in strong Christian homes and grew up going to church, youth group, retreats, and camps. In college, we both held leadership roles in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, where our faith became our own and grew even stronger. Our relationships with God are very important to us and are at the center of our marriage, and we hope to give our child the same strong foundation in Christ that we were given by our parents.
|Our Special Interests|
Josh enjoys running, playing the trumpet, and camping.
Ashley has recently taken up quilting and enjoys cross-stitching and doing puzzles as well.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 1 year old
We are open to adopting twins!
|Ethnicity of Child||Any Race|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are excited to have an open and ongoing relationship with you throughout your child's life! We want your child to know about you and their adoption story and look forward to sharing pictures letters, and visits with you.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us, we're so excited to become parents and we are excited to meet you! We also look forward to sharing with you letters, pictures, and visits over the years.