We are Vincent and Justin, and we are humbled and grateful that you would consider our family.
We have been a couple for fifteen years, married for seven years, and a Papa and Daddy to our wonderful daughter Viola for over five years. We met through our jobs as teachers. Justin was a high school English teacher for ten years and is currently an academic director for a school network in New Jersey. Vincent was a high school English teacher and is currently the executive director of a training program that supports first-generation college students secure a high paying job after graduation. Our life’s work has been to ensure everyone has access to a quality education.
Since long before we ever met, we both knew that we wanted to be parents one day. Our daughter Viola was born in 2017, and through the miracle of adoption our family was formed. Both of us had happy childhoods with siblings and many cousins in our families, and now we hope to share that experience by growing our own family. Viola is excited to have a sibling of her own.
We cannot imagine how difficult this situation must be for you. You have our respect and our prayers. We know that you want the best for your child, and we wish you well in whatever decision you make. We also want the best for your child no matter what, and if given the sacred trust of raising your child, we will do our very best to provide him or her with a happy home full of love, learning, and family.
Vincent and Justin
Fun Facts about Vincent & Justin
Favorite places: Anywhere we have not been before. We are a family that loves to see the world. Viola has the travel bug too and has been to magical places like Puerto Rico and Disney.
Favorite sports teams: Whichever team Viola is on. She is very athletic. We spend our weekends cheering her on while she shows off her skills at soccer, gymnastics, or dance. In winter she loves to go skiing with her cousins.
Favorite holidays: Any holiday where family comes together to eat some good food. Vince and his mom, sister, and brother love to cook holiday meals, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Viola helps make the sweet potato pie. Every year we take a family picture on the couch with grandparents, aunts, uncles, or just the cousins. Our entire family is excited for our next child to be the newest addition to the couch. He or she will have lots of cousins close in age to play with. Viola loves it when her Mimi and Gigi get together.
Favorite music: We are a music-loving family, especially Vince. He is a music encyclopedia and teaches us about all the greats of pop music. He is listening to a lot of Beyonce this year. Justin loves classical music, folk and indie rock. Viola insists on a dance party every night. She gets down to Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars.