Dear Expectant Parent—

We are Joseph and Andy.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about us. We live in Oakland, California, with our cat, Kitty Pryde—named by Joseph for a character from the X-Men comic books. Joseph took Kitty in several years ago from a foster home, and she’s been a part of our lives ever since. She’s small, but she makes up for it with her rambunctiousness. 

Family is important to both of us, and one of our core values. Joseph has an older sister, Sara, and a younger brother, Sam.

Joseph grew up very close to his sister and brother, five cousins, aunts and uncles. Even now that we’re older, we spend more time with Sara and her husband Ramsey than probably any of our other friends. Joseph talks to his mom, sister, and aunt almost every day over the phone to catch up. Because they’re mostly in the Bay Area, we visit Joseph’s family every few weekends and hang out on the patio, or by the pool. In between, we all stay in touch with silly texts.