Hello! We’re Melanie and Joost. Thank you for taking time to learn about us! It is an honor to be considered as a potential adoptive family for your child. We admire your courage and love in considering an adoption plan.
We met while in graduate school and have been married since 2009. Sonja joined our family 4 years ago, and has brought such joy and love into our lives. We are both ready and excited to provide unconditional love to another child and to begin a new step on our parenthood journey. We are committed to providing a loving, safe, nurturing home where children can laugh, play, learn, grow and find support for achieving their individual dreams. Any child joining our family would be welcomed into a large family with loving grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. We are all very excited to welcome another child into our family!
We have always enjoyed the outdoors, music, traveling and spending time with our loved ones, and these experiences have become more special now as we enjoy creating new memories with Sonja. We are looking forward to sharing our favorite activities within a growing family.
Thank you again for taking a few moments to learn a little about us. We hope that you find a path that brings you comfort and happiness wherever it leads for you and your little one. We wish you everything good as you move forward,
Melanie and Joost
Fun Facts about Melanie and Joost
Favorite places: The Netherlands and Pittsburgh (our “hometowns,” and where we see our families), our backyard where we relax and play, and Disney World
Favorite foods: Joost picks quiche, Melanie and Sonja love chocolate!
Favorite hobbies: Photography, biking, gardening and travel. Sonja is excited about dance and soccer right now.
Favorite holidays: We have a lot of wonderful memories from each holiday, but Christmas is a special time in our family. Melanie’s family has a reunion and there are a number of traditions on both sides of the family which are very important to us during this time.
Favorite music: When we asked Sonja this question, she answered “Rock and Roll!!”