We Are a Family from the Providence Metro Area, Hoping to Adopt a Baby!
Hello! Pleased to meet you. We’re Joe, Michael, & Sonia from the Providence, RI area. We enjoy spending time with children and appreciate their enthusiasm for life, ability to be excited by the ordinary, and curiosity about the world around them. Together, we plan to raise a smart, confident, and compassionate young person who lives their values, lifts up the people around them, and is determined to make their mark on the world.
We met in 2012 and celebrated our marriage in 2016. Our relationship has been built on our admiration for each other and a commitment to cooperation. Our lives were forever changed in the summer of 2020 by the arrival of our daughter Sonia. Since the day she was born, Sonia has displayed a curious disposition and a desire for human connection. She heightened our awareness and wonder in the world around us. We’re both honored and humbled to be her fathers and are ready to once again grow our family through adoption.
Parenting Sonia has brought immeasurable joy to our lives. She will be a loving big sister! Sonia loves meeting new people and is not shy about making friends and actively tries to draft kids twice her age into playing with her. She’s a big fan of our nearby playground. She also excels at independent play, and can occupy herself with blocks, board books, and dot markers.
Our charming home sits across the street from where we were married. We own a farmhouse with wide plank wood floors, exposed brick and beams, and a massive bedroom for our children with high ceilings, spacious closets, and lots of natural light. We finished our large basement in March 2021, and it quickly became Sonia’s favorite place. There’s also a fenced in backyard and a large, covered patio.
Our home is filled with constant playtime and cuddling thanks to our three adorable cats Ganesh, Ralph, and Marla. We relish being Cat Dads and try hard so our cats can have better lives.
Our neighborhood is near a vibrant city while still being in nature. We live a mile from a huge public park nestled along a river which has a petting zoo, an expansive playground with baby swings, and the oldest operating carousel in the U.S. We’re also up the street from a bird sanctuary. The quality and reputation of our neighborhood schools attracts a lot of young families to the area.
We’re only minutes from Providence, Rhode Island’s top family-friendly attractions, which include an enormous zoo, a children’s museum, and the very popular WaterFire festival.
Both of us (Joe and Michael) work primarily from home, meaning that we’re able to have breakfast and dinner together with Sonia every day. We can’t wait to make room at the table for another child!
“Joe has a brilliant mind, a booming laugh, and a big heart. His presence can always be felt in a room, whether he’s loudly describing something ridiculous that recently happened to him or comforting a friend or family member that’s going through a tough time.” —Michael
“Loving Michael taught me how to be a better friend. I’m amazed at the depth and complexity of the myriad relationships he’s made. Michael is never afraid of looking goofy or challenging me to push outside my comfort zone. What ultimately drew me to Michael, though, is his devotion to family.” —Joe
We are fortunate to be part of tight-knit families who relish sharing meals, swapping stories, and celebrating holidays and special events together. Both Joe and Michael’s parents have cherished being Sonia’s grandparents.
One of our greatest joys over the past several years has been watching our friends Caitlin and Sophie bring Logan and Owen into the world and raise them to be curious, compassionate, and considerate boys. We’ve learned so much from them!
Thanks for taking the time to learn about us. We realize you have an important decision in front of you and we’re grateful to be included. We’re also here to remind you that you’re not alone. Our hearts are open to you and a child. Should you choose adoption, we promise to do our best every day to raise a young person you’d be proud of.
Both of us agree to respect and honor the decisions you’ve made around your pregnancy. We are committed to supporting you and responding promptly to your thoughts and concerns. We have full faith in the Friends in Adoption team based on the compassion and professionalism they’ve demonstrated toward us.
We hope you’ll be a part of our growing family.
—Joe, Michael, and Sonia
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Photos of our home, our family, our friends, and the life we can offer a baby.
our personal story, our hopes and dreams, and our plans regarding adoption as we are eager, ready, and able to adopt a baby today!
Text us at:
1-518-350-4581 (Monday-Friday 8am–4pm EST)
Call us at:
(800-98-ADOPT) toll-free, anytime