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Meet Josh & Nicole Z.

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Dear Birthparents,

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family! Our names are Josh and Nicole . We met in 2014 and were married in November 2016 in Cincinnati. Our daughter Vivi was born the following December and is now a happy three-year old.

We always planned on having more than one child since we both come from larger families. After Vivi was born and we were met with fertility issues the decision to adopt was an easy one.

Our family is very close — we really enjoy spending time together. We make a point to sit down and eat meals together daily, to play and sing together with Vivi, and to set time aside to talk no matter how busy we are. We enjoy good food, listening to music, and watching the latest animated movie with Vivi.

Our extended families are important. We both have close relationships with our parents, who are outstanding grandparents to Vivi, and also siblings.

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We live in the neighborhood of Pleasant Ridge Cincinnati, where Nicole grew up. We decided to move there because wanted our children to grow up in a culturally diverse and inclusive neighborhood. As a result, we can walk to multiple parks, friend’s houses, restaurants, and our children’s future school.

Nicole is fun, caring, thoughtful and loving. Her favorite part of life is being a Mom. She enjoys socializing with friends, taking neighborhood walks, cooking and all things creative. Nicole works in HR and graduated from OSU with a bachelor’s degree.

Josh is smart, funny, hardworking, and honest. He is a Dad that takes pride in sharing equally in parenting. Josh enjoys playing bass guitar, baking, cooking, and coffee. He currently works as an Engineering Consultant and graduated from EKU with two bachelors’ degrees.

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Vivi is a smart, sweet, and sensitive three-year-old. She is excited to help with a new baby so she can “teach them things and take care of them”. Vivi loves dress-ups and has a very active imagination that keeps us on our toes and laughing!

We are forever grateful for your sacrifice to provide us with the opportunity to expand our family. We can never fully understand your circumstances or how you are feeling, but you should know that we welcome the chance to hear your story and learn about you and the family of our adopted child. We are excited to be part of the open adoption process and if you choose, we look forward to fostering a long-term relationship with you to help the child have a healthy understanding of where they came from and their birth mother and family.

Much love,
Josh, Nicole, & Vivi

Our Family At a Glance

We live in the neighborhood of Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati OH.
We’ve been married since November 2016.
We work as an Engineering Consultant and Human Resources Specialist.
Our hobbies include playing bass guitar, cooking, baking bread, family walks, and all things creative.
We believe in being kind, treating others with respect, and that open adoption helps the child have a healthy understanding of where they came from and their birth mother and family.

For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.