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We are Josh and Christa, and we are blessed to live on the beautiful island of Maui! We both own our own businesses, which offers us a lot of flexibility for quality time together doing things we love, whether at home having a meal, camping, or a day at the beach. We love being together and are excited to share our lives with your child.
We hope to share communication with you at whatever level you feel comfortable with.
We met in Miami in 2011 and knew right away we wanted to get married, so a couple of months later, we did on New Year’s Eve! Since then, we have had so many adventures together, traveling and experiencing the world by air & sea.
In 2015 we were living in Africa and decided to move to Maui. Once we were settled in, we started to try for a family, and 8 years later, our infertility journey led us to the beautiful opportunity to adopt. We are thrilled to grow ohana (family) now.
We love to work with missionaries around the world as well as with local organizations that help with providing people with much needed housing, food, and water. We also enjoy spending our time at the beach, walking our dog (Arnold), and spending time with each other. We look forward to cozy weekends at home, beach days, camping trips, and many adventures around the world with our baby.
About Christa (by Josh)
Christa is the love and center of our home, she thrives on making it cozy and comfy. From fluffy blankets to candle-lit rooms, she loves cozy! Her love for cooking and nurturing is endless, she was made to be a mom. She has a very soft heart and is so gentle and kind. She is also determined and gets things done! Christa loves animals and has rescued many injured wildlife and released them back into nature.
Her hobbies include running on her treadmill, reading, walking our dog every morning in our neighborhood, planning, organizing, and taking vacations!
Christa looks forward to:
Time is the most important to me. I cherish all the time I spent with my Mom & Dad, and I want to share the same with our child. I look forward to spending time reading, having picnics, walks, and teaching our child everyday skills. ‘Im excited to be a stay-at-home mom!
About Josh (by Christa)
Josh is the kindest and most generous person I know. He is the first to say sorry, and is so humble. This man loves big and with all his heart! He speaks 5 languages fluently, and we hope to teach our child at least 1!
Josh grew up in West Africa and has a vibe that is so attractive and fun to be around. He’s the fun Dad and is always up for an adventure, be it surfing, kiteboarding, spearfishing, or hiking. He also loves gardening, beekeeping, and learning new things. He is very mechanical, loves to build things, and up-cycle.
He works as a kite-boarding instructor and is patient, gentle, and takes the time to teach and help each of his students.
Josh looks forward to:
I look forward to watching our child grow, to really know who they are and what they love, and to nurture those desires. I’m excited to teach our child so much, like how to work on a car, garden, and so much more.
Josh has 2 grown sons, Johan and Olivier, who live in Florida full-time. They are both excited to become big brothers.
Our Extended Family
Christa grew up in Canada, and that is where all of her family still lives. She is very close with her brother and stepdad. She also has 1 grandmother and lots of Aunties, Uncles, and cousins. She is extremely close to her family, and during our visits they have driveway parties, camping trips, weekends away, and always times are their family cottage on the lake.
Josh grew up in West Africa. His mom is still in Africa but visits yearly. Josh has 1 brother who lives in Colorado, 1 sister who lives in Washington, and 1 sister who lives in Virginia. We plan fun family reunions and the last one was in the mountains of Colorado.
All of our family and friends are excited about our adoption! They are praying daily for us to be a family.
Our Home in Hawaii
Our home is nestled on the side of the mountain overlooking the ocean and valley below. It’s a brand new 2-bedroom that sits on 5 acres. We are in a gated neighborhood, most homes have horses and farm animals, and everyone knows each other.
We have a big fenced-in yard with lots of fruit trees and a beautiful garden that we eat from daily. We also have a volleyball court, goats, and chickens! We have a wrap-around porch and plenty of outdoor living space for either relaxing or hosting. The sunsets are so beautiful every night from our house!
The kitchen and living room are open to one another, so it’s fun to cook and chat; it will also be a great way to keep an eye on our child in the future!
Thank you again for taking the time to get to know us. Our promise to you is to love your child unconditionally and to support them throughout their entire lives in a home with 2 parents that cherish them. We will raise them with values and morals and to love God. We will educate them and expose them to multicultural experiences, all while having many adventures and fun times together filled with laughter, joy, games, beach days, and so much more.
We are humbled to be a part of this decision and would love to keep in touch through letters, pictures, and visits.
Love from Maui to you!
More About Josh
Education: Air Craft Mechanic, Pilot License
Profession: Owner of Kite boarding School and online store
Racial Background: Caucasian
Food: Ribeye Steak
Vacation Spot: Costa Rica
Favorite Movie: Coming to America
Place I'd love to visit: Antarctica
Hobby or Past time: Surfing
Birthday Dinner: Steak, Fries, Salad, and Angel Food Cake
More About Christa
Education: Tourism and Hospitality
Profession: Estate Manager
Racial Background: Caucasian
Food: French Fries
Vacation Spot: Bahamas
Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing
Place I'd love to visit: Galapagos Islands
Hobby or Past time: Running on my treadmill
Birthday Dinner: Filet Mignon, Lobster, Fries, and Chocolate dessert
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests
Outreaches around the world:
We love to work with missionaries around the world. We just completed a water treatment plant in West Africa at an orphanage. Josh went in November and installed the equipment; now they have clear water to drink.
We also work with another African missionary to raise awareness for medical equipment and housing.
Every year we work with Angel Tree and get our church involved in buying Christmas presents for kids of incarcerated parents on behalf of the parent in jail. We have witnessed so much joy from this outreach.
We work with many local organizations that help people find homes and food.
We are Christians who love Jesus, and He is the center of our lives. After moving here, we really got involved in our church, they are our family and community! At church, we are on the greeting team, prayer team, social events, and missions team. We often host church get-togethers at our house, which is so much fun with lots of food, and music.
Josh grew up in a family that loved and served the Lord in Africa, and that has sculpted his life. He loves Jesus with all his heart and soul and hosts a men's bible study in their home each week.
Christa loves to study the bible and belongs to a woman's bible study that meets every Thursday
Our Culture and Backgrounds
Josh is half German, and half Dutch he was born in France as a US citizen born aboard and, at 10 months old, moved to West Africa with his family. He moved to the United States in his early 20's. He speaks 5 languages fluently English, French, Dutch, German, and Wolof (the local language in Africa).
Christa is Canadian and has both US and Canadian citizenship. She speaks English and a little French and Spanish. She was born and raised in Canada but has lived all over the world like Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Afghanistan. Most of her travel experiences have been for work or education. She spent many years working on private yachts sailing around the world.
Together we have traveled and experienced so many cultures, languages, foods, music, and dancing. We look forward to sharing more in the future with our child.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family. We are excited to welcome your child into our home and share with him or her our passion for island life. We look forward to teaching them how to swim and surf and sharing with them our love of hiking. We promise to love them unconditionally. To encourage, support, and cheer for them as they grow, learn, and become the person they were meant to be. Through it all, we would love to keep in touch with you at your comfort level.