Meet Joe & Colleen
A video message from Joe & Colleen
A Letter from Joe & Colleen
We appreciate your time in reviewing our profile. Due to infertility, we are unable to conceive a child naturally however, we are thrilled to pursue a second adoption to expand our family. We are excited for our son to share in the special bond of adoption with his new sibling and know that connection will endure for a lifetime. We are eagerly looking forward to creating unforgettable memories with our growing family through exciting vacations like visits to Disney World, zip-lining through the Caribbeans, and whale-watching in Alaska. We are completely open to maintaining any level of communication that you are comfortable with.
Our marriage has been a source of happiness for over ten years, and its foundation is built on a strong friendship that acknowledges and balances our similarities and differences. In May 2019, we adopted our son and actively built a meaningful relationship with his birth mother and her family. Despite being separated by miles, we came together to celebrate his birth and the incredible gift of adoption. As a family, we highly value gatherings and prioritize them, whether they are held near our home west of Boston, in neighboring states like Connecticut, Vermont, and New York City, or as far as Long Island. We firmly believe that New England offers the best quality of life and are excited to embark on more adventures with our growing family!
Growing up in Massachusetts, Colleen was a talented Irish Step Dancer who competed nationally and internationally. Today, Colleen has wholeheartedly embraced motherhood, showering our son with love and affection. She continues to stay involved in the world of Irish Step Dance, using her knowledge and experience to help guide young girls and boys toward a life of confidence, courage, and happiness. Colleen’s friendships are characterized by her patience, kindness, and animated storytelling skills. She is eager to share the holiday and family traditions of her childhood with our next child. Colleen also reminds us to take a moment to appreciate life’s simple pleasures, such as stopping to smell the flowers and to keep dreaming big.
Joe prioritizes his family above all else and is a devoted husband and father to our son. He values the unexpected twists and turns of life and cherishes the memories, moments, and people he encounters along the way. As the owner of a sports performance facility for high school and college athletes, Joe is passionate about developing tomorrow’s leaders and spends extra time teaching valuable life-lessons, tips, and tricks to the athletes he mentors. He is a pragmatic thinker who finds joy in life’s simple pleasures and is enthusiastic about instilling the values of friendship, leadership, and independence in our children.
Our Son, His Birth Mother, and Our Family
Our son is three-years-old and eager and ready to assume the role of an amazing older brother. His delightful humor brightens our days, while his insatiable curiosity and love of learning inspire us constantly. We cannot wait to see him demonstrate the qualities of patience and responsibility as a big brother. Sibling bonds hold a special place in our hearts, and we look forward to watching our children thrive together and form a strong, enduring relationship.
We maintain a close and affectionate relationship with our son’s birth mother, regularly sharing pictures, videos, and stories of his growth and development.
Our relationships with our parents and siblings are also strong, and we frequently communicate via text and phone calls. We alternate Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations between Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and our extended family is excited to join us in our second adoption journey.
Our Home in Massachusettes
Our spacious ten-room colonial home is situated in a small, close-knit Massachusetts town where community is valued above all else. The elementary school is only a quarter-mile away, the middle school is just half a mile away, and the high school is conveniently located two miles away, all within one of the best school districts in the state. Our children will have separate bedrooms located adjacent to each other, providing them with the perfect combination of fun and privacy. We love spending quality time together in our large, fenced-in yard, snuggling up by the cozy fireplace in our living room, which is flooded with natural light, and enjoying family barbecues and outdoor movie nights on our back deck.
Our hearts and souls are dedicated to giving your baby all the love and care they deserve. Our family is incredibly blessed with the love and support of extended family members, such as cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, who will welcome your child with open arms. We are fully committed to raising our children to appreciate the sacred bond of adoption, representing a lifetime of courage, faith, love, and loyalty. As parents, we will provide a loving and nurturing environment for your child, anchored in faith, and will encourage them to explore, learn, and grow into a respectful and responsible member of society. We are fully committed to maintaining open communication with you for many years to come. We are honored that you are considering us as potential parents for your child, and may God bless you in this journey. Sincerely, Colleen and Joe
If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784
Learn More About Joe & Colleen
|Our Education||Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine, Master's Degree in Business||Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy|
|Our Professions||Sports Medicine||Physical Therapist|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Joe & Colleen's Favorites|
|Favorite Food||Pizza and Chicken Wings||Baked Potato|
|Favorite Smell||Fresh cut grass||Fresh baked cookies|
|Favorite Movie||Rudy - Proof you can do anything you put your mind to!||Dirty Dancing - Love always prevails!|
|Favorite Book||Quiet - the power of an introvert||Bossy Pants by Tina Fey|
|Favorite Sports Team||New York Yankees||Boston Red Sox|
|Favorite activity to do on weekends||Enjoy our home with family!||Enjoy our home with family!|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
Colleen holds a profound affection for Irish Step Dancing, which has always been close to her heart. She cherishes the memories of performing on wooden floors and the lifelong friendships she developed through this art form. Meanwhile, Joe's fascination with meteorology runs deep, and he has always harbored a dream of becoming a weatherman. He enjoys testing his skills by trying to predict the weather days and weeks in advance, even to this day.
Although we were both raised Catholic, our parents gave us the freedom to determine our own level of engagement with our faith. Colleen was brought up attending church every Sunday, while Joe typically only attended Easter and Christmas mass. However, after meeting Colleen, Joe rediscovered his faith and began attending church more regularly. We started attending Sunday mass together, often making it a fun day out by enjoying brunch in the city beforehand. We continue to maintain a close relationship with the priest who officiated our wedding and make every effort to attend church whenever our schedules permit.
|A Letter from Our First Birth Mother|
My adoption journey has been a blessing, as I have had the privilege of witnessing my child thrive in a loving, nurturing, and supportive environment. Joe and Colleen have gone above and beyond in providing Padraig with a life filled with joy, wonder, stability, and security that surpasses anything I could have hoped for. They regularly send me photo and video updates, allowing me to witness firsthand the compassionate and happy home that Padraig is being raised in, with love and acceptance regardless of circumstances. Joe and Colleen have welcomed not just my child, but also me and my family, into their lives with open arms, and I will always be grateful for their kindness and humility. ~A.
|More About Our Home|
Our home is our palace, where we love to unwind by the cozy fireplace and indulge in binge-watching shows like Master Chef, Hell's Kitchen, and Bar Rescue. In the summer months, we spend warm evenings on the deck with ice-cold tea and cheeseburgers in hand. And when snowstorms hit, we turn up the heat, snuggle up under blankets, and enjoy the warmth and comfort of being together as a family.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years old.
We are very open to adopting twins.
We are open to adopting siblings with years apart.
Thank you for taking the time to review our profile. We are committed to providing your baby with all the love and care that our hearts and souls can offer. Our family embraces adoption as a miracle that represents courage, faith, and boundless love. Your child will be welcomed into a loving family of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, who will provide a strong and supportive upbringing rooted in faith while allowing for freedom to grow, learn, and succeed as a respectful young person. We are dedicated to providing your child with a quality education that is highly esteemed in school districts, and we are excited about the possibility of your child attending college. We would be honored to welcome your baby into our family and look forward to the opportunity to expand our family with you. Thank you for considering us as potential parents for your child.