A Special Thank You
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There are hundreds of ways to say thank you yet still not enough to fully show our appreciation for your courage and love for your child during this process. Thank you for taking the time to read through our profile and for considering us to raise your son or daughter.
Our life journey has taken us from our countries of origin (USA-Josh, Japan-Taka) to the beautiful, dynamic and multi-cultural city of Hong Kong. We have been truly blessed to have found each other in this city of over 7 million, where we have set up a loving and caring home surrounded by friends who are nothing but family.
In October 2017, our son, Isaac, came into our lives through an open adoption and we’re ready for our family to grow again.
We hope that your son or daughter, and yourself if you like, would consider us as family. Thank you for letting us be part of your journey and we hope you will be part of our journey as well.
Our Life Together: Taka and Josh (and Isaac!)
We met over nine years ago at a mutual friend’s Christmas party–neither of us wanted to be there. We quickly discovered we had lived in New Orleans over the same period of time and spent significant time on the same university campus. On that Saturday night in December 2010, our paths crossed the second time in our lives and we’ve been together ever since.
Josh (40 years old) is the planner and organizer in our relationship. He is also the primary chef and baker, making sure meals are planned and ready–whether it’s just for Taka and himself or a party for 50!
Taka (43 years old) is the ‘go with the flow’ piece of our relationship. He works alongside Josh cleaning up, straightening up and being supportive. He is also the world’s best host, making sure guests are well-fed and glasses are never empty.
Very early on in our relationship, we started to have conversations about having kids. As two gay men, it was always a conversation that started with excitement and ended with disappointment as we struggled to find the best way to start our family. When we realized we would be able to adopt in the United States while living abroad, our hearts nearly beat out of our chests!
When Isaac became our son we knew it was only the beginning of our adoption journey and we are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to grow our family once again.
Our Promise to You
We promise to raise our child in our home filled top to bottom with love and laughter.
Our child, along with Isaac, will be the most important people in our lives for the rest of our lives. We will share our values of life-long learning, curiosity, respect and kindness. We will cherish every moment from the first lost tooth to the first day of school.
Our children are and will be an integral part of our family. We will celebrate the little things in life together and the monumental occasions. We will remind our children every day that they are perfect just the way they are and that as long as they are happy, we are happy too and that family is forever.
Thank you for reading about us. We can only begin to imagine what you are going through right now–we know you are an incredibly brave, courageous, wonderfully loving and selfless person to make the decision you’re making.
We will teach our child from the beginning what a special and amazing person you are. We promise that your story will always be part of our child’s life. We will always be grateful to you for being part of the story of our family.
If you wish to know more about us, please feel free to reach out to us through the Adoption Center of Illinois.
We hope to speak with you soon.
Josh, Taka and Isaac