We are Josh and Phil from Florida.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking a few minutes to learn more about us.
We’ve always wanted to have kids and that’s something we made sure we agreed on early in our relationship 12+ years ago. Building a family is the life we’ve always envisioned for ourselves and we’re thrilled to be embarking on this journey with you. We now have ten nieces and nephews ranging from infants to young adults (many of which live near us in the Jacksonville area) and we can’t wait to add another cousin to the family to grow up with them.
We both grew up in Tallahassee, Florida but went to different schools and never crossed paths until our mid-twenties. We met on an online dating site and Facebook. After sending lots of messages and talking by phone, we finally went on our first date. It was our common interests in activism, sports, and causes that drew us in but we also just clicked from the first time we met. Together, we moved to Washington, D.C. for eight years and recently moved back to Jacksonville to be closer to family.
Our relationship is strong because we count on each other and we always know the other person will be there no matter what. We truly are a team tackling life’s opportunities and challenges together – no matter what life throws us, we get through it together. That’s how we’ll approach parenting too. We are beyond excited to start a family and provide a loving, caring home!
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We Commit to Provide a Loving Home and Life for Your Child, Always Putting Them First, and Helping Them Grow Into the Best Person They Can Be.
We bought our current home knowing we wanted to start a family and that we would need room to grow. It’s a four-bedroom, two bath home with an open floor plan. Our future child will have their own room right next to ours. Our large, fenced backyard, which borders quiet woods, will be perfect for them to play in.
We love the beach lifestyle so we made sure we were only 10 minutes from the beach! We live in a quiet neighborhood with a variety of people and families, community pool, and playground. We are also within walking distance to one of the top rated elementary schools in Jacksonville. We see ourselves living here for a long time.
We both come from big families! Phil’s mom and stepdad only live 10 minutes away and love having their kids and grandkids over to visit. We often do Sunday night family dinners at their house. Phil’s brother and Josh’s half brother also live in the area with their wives and kids. Our child will have plenty of cousins nearby to grow up with!
Josh also has extended family an hour away. We try to visit his grandmother often, along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Josh’s mom and step dad own a coffeeshop and are building a mountain cabin in Tennessee. Phil’s dad lives on a farm in Alabama with five dogs, 4 lambs, 23 chickens, and 29 goats. Josh also has a brother in South Carolina, and Phil’s sisters, one of which is his twin, live near Panama City Beach.
We Will Teach Our Child
Patience, understanding, and empathy
Compassion for others, hope and giving back
Drive and initiative
Being a good listener
Love for family and that family comes first
One Last Thank You
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. Becoming parents is a dream come true for us!
We know this is one of the most difficult choices you will ever make in your life, and we are grateful for the opportunity to start a family – and the next chapter of our lives – with your incredible gift. We will honor and respect your wishes and maintain a relationship you’re comfortable with. Knowing that we’re on this journey together with you makes this experience even more special.
We promise to love your child unconditionally and make them the center of our world. We commit to build a happy home, to provide for them, to nurture them, and to guide them through life. We intend to keep that promise and honor that commitment by being the best parents we can be.