Michael

About Michael

Job Description:
Broadcast TV Engineer

Hobbies:
Yoga, Golf, and Cooking

Fun Fact:
Michael is passionate about sharing his love for home cooking, cheering on local sports teams, especially the Mets, and creating awesome Lego designs with his son, Aiden

Michael and Lauren

Hi, we are Holly and Chris. We met 10 years ago and have been married for 7 years. We live on an organic farm located at the end of long island, about 90 miles from the city. We raise chickens, ducks and sheep on our farm. We also have beehives and 4 farm cats. It is a beautiful place! We have not been able to have our own children and look forward to starting a family with adoption. 

 

Lauren

About Lauren

Job Description:
Psychotherapist

Hobbies:
Yoga, Hiking, and Reading

Fun Fact:
Lauren is an avid reader and enjoys her bookstore adventures with Aiden. As a yoga teacher she is setting up a home space, with Aiden's input of course, for family yoga.


Our Lives

On weekends we enjoy spending time together as a family outdoors riding our bikes to Brooklyn Bridge Park, discovering new playgrounds and spending time scootering in Prospect Park. Aiden loves spending time at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum,American Museum of Natural History, swimming lessons in Williamsburg and time with his cousins in Windsor Terrace. We also enjoy spending time outside the city visiting family near the beach in Long Island and in upstate New York. Aiden has come to love the yearly tradition of Columbus Day weekend upstate running around with his young cousins and picking his own apples and pumpkins.

 

Our Family

Michael’s brother, John, sister-in-law, Laura, and 10-year-old niece, Luchia, lives two floors down from our home. Aiden is fortunate to have a cousin, who is like a sibling, reads him bedtime stories and enjoys breakfast and playtime early weekend mornings. Lauren’s sister, Betsy, brother-in-law, Alex, and their two children Cyrus, 8 and Fay, 2, lives nearby and our families spend a lot of time together. Michael and Lauren often hold holiday meals and celebrations for the two families. Michael’s siblings, stepmother and nieces and Lauren’s parents, who live nearby as well often join us.

We have wanted to grow our family and adopt a child for some time. Aiden has been a tremendous gift to our lives and we feel we have much more to give. Through the support of our extended family and Aiden, as an older sibling, we are excited and ready to welcome a new child into our home.