S: Jose and Melanie
FC: Jose and Melanie
1: Dear Expectant Parent(s), We are Jose and Melanie and are grateful for the opportunity to write to you about our family. We pray that God will provide you with a sense of peace and comfort as you make this difficult decision. Children mean the world to us and as you will see in this profile, we are two loving people, surrounded by a great support system, who cannot wait to welcome a little one into our lives. Thank you for considering us as parents for your precious child.
2: We have been married since 2007 and chose adoption after being unable to have a biological child of our own. Several unsuccessful attempts through fertility treatments and much prayer led us to the decision that God's plan to grow our family was through adoption. | ABOUT US:
3: We met through our mutual love of soccer. Even though neither one of us still play, we still enjoy following our favorite teams and look forward to the World Cup every four years. We are very active in our church and love the support of our church family. In our free time we enjoy the lake, spending time with friends, going to the movies and concerts.
4: About Jose Written by Melanie | My husband Jose is the most amazing husband, with a heart of gold and infectious smile. He is a kid at heart and enjoys playing with children whenever he gets the chance. He is the proud godfather of five godchildren, is very patient and a great Christian role model.
5: Jose works hard running his own cleaning business and has had some of the same customers for over 10 years. He always manages to keep a balance between work and family. He enjoys photography, soccer, and cooking special meals for our friends in his free time.
6: My wife Melanie is the most encouraging person I've ever met and I am blessed to share my life with her. Melanie and I always like to talk and laugh together. I love that we share this time together as it allows us to continue to learn more about each other. | About Melanie Written by Jose
7: I'm beyond excited for us to become parents. We have assisted caring for the children of our friends on numerous occasions. She is the love of my life and I cannot wait to see Melanie as a mother. Melanie loves sports, hiking, reading ,and spending time with friends.
8: We live in a swimming and tennis community in a three bedroom 2 1/2 baths home. The neighborhood is full of children and walking distance to the local park. The lake is a five minute drive and we are not far from many hiking trails. We chose this location because of its proximity to some of the best schools in Georgia. We have an active Home Owners Association that plans many family oriented activities. It is a very safe with many police officers residing in the community and a neighborhood watch.
9: Our Home
10: Melanie was born and raised just north of Boston, MA with three brothers, one of which was adopted at birth. Growing up, most of her free time was spent playing pick-up sports or swimming in the local pond. After high school she moved to central New Hampshire to complete her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. This led to a career in Human Services with a specialty in working with adults and children with behavioral challenges. She now manages three childcare facilities and is very active in the youth program at church. | Brothers Tony & Tim and father | Jose's 1st trip to Boston
11: Brother Jeremy | Melanie's Mother
12: Jose grew up in central Brazil as the youngest of six kids. He came from a simple family, honest and hard working. His city was surrounded by farms, small streams and rivers. Since childhood he has had always had many friends. His family gave him support. His parents worked hard and put him in a very good private school and university. He studied physics for two years and transferred to another university where he studied Accounting for over two years. | Jose's siblings and mother
13: Growing up, Sundays were for faith, family and food. The day started with an early church service and then home to a large meal with the whole family (grandmother, grandfather, cousins, aunts and uncles) the day ended with fun: playing cards, dominoes, and of course, good conversation. I would like to continue this tradition and cannot wait to bring our child back to Brazil to meet my family, teach them about my culture and show them where I came from. | Melanie's 1st trip to Brazil
14: We are very blessed to have a great support system, from our friends to our family. Many of our friends already have children and they have been wonderful about letting us babysit so we will have plenty of practice. | Our special day
15: Tubing at Stone Mountain | Halloween at our home | Friends in Brazil
16: Rio Quente in Caldas Novas, Brazil | We both love the outdoors and exploring new places. You will often find Jose with a camera ready for any photo opportunity. We both played sports regularly as kids and like to keep active as much as possible.
17: Stone Mountain, GA | Destin, FL | Adventures
18: Buddy is our four legged friend. He is a bulldog mix with loads of personality. We rescued him when he was abandoned at around six weeks. He loves riding in the car and short walks. Although big, he is very gentle and has completed obedience training. He would make a great friend for any child.
21: We thank you for considering us as a family for your baby. We look forward to the opportunity to meet and get to know you. You are continually in our thoughts and prayers. Jose & Melanie | "A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace." Unknown