John & Jennifer

We are John and Jennifer. We met in 2011 and have been together ever since. We both come from close, loving families and we are very excited to grow our family through adoption. John and I met later in life and we decided that having a biological connection was not our primary reason for having a child. We want to raise a child because of the love, knowledge, and values we’d like to share. 

After many years in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, we recently relocated to St. George, Staten Island with our dog Cooper. Our waterfront neighborhood is diverse and family friendly so we’ll have a supportive community of parents and playmates for our child. We love to experience all that NYC has to offer and look forward to sharing the artistic, cultural, and historic attractions with our child. 

Jennifer’s family lives in Maryland and North Carolina so our family will definitely travel. John’s family lives on Staten Island near the beach which we’ll enjoy as a family during the summers.   

About John

Job Description:
NYC Police Officer  

Fun Fact:
Competed in judo competitions in  Sweden and Dubai

Cycling, Judo

About Jennifer

Job Description:
Vice President for a College  

Fun Fact:
Loves Hockey and Nascar  

Reading, Attending Educational Lectures  

Our Lives

Jennifer loves to try new things and has white water rafted, attended a holistic health retreat, and taken hip hop dance classes.  She is also an avid reader and community gardener.  John loves to draw and has an extensive knowledge of graphic novels and comic books.  He is also into martial arts.  As a couple we love to travel and look forward to including our child on these trips.  We dream of visiting America’s national parks when our child gets older.  If you choose us to be the parents of your child, we promise to provide unconditional love and opportunities so he or she may reach his or her potential.   

Our Family

Jennifer has 3 siblings and John has 2.  The only children in the family are John’s nephews and the youngest one is 15.  This means our child will be showered with love from grandparents, aunts and uncles.  Every year Jennifer’s family rents a beach house in Corolla, NC and the extended family enjoys this quiet seaside town.  We look forward to sharing this tradition with our child.  We alternate spending holidays with each side of the family so our child will have ample opportunities to know both.  Both families support the aspirations of other family members, for example everyone volunteered for the campaign when Jennifer’s sister ran for an elected office.

In Conclusion

We sincerely hope you enjoyed getting to know a bit about us.  We would be honored to meet you and eternally grateful if you were to choose us to be the forever family for your child. Your child will know as soon as he or she can understand that families come together in different ways and our family was made complete when he or she became a part of our lives.