Meet Erin

Hi, my name is Erin.

I live in Brooklyn with my dog, Juno, a gentle beagle that loves company. It means the world to me to become a mom through adoption. I hope my baby will grow up to be curious and ask really good questions. I enjoy engaging with people from all walks of life, and would like to unify the family by connecting to my baby’s birth culture. I look forward to helping this child realize a happy life and dream big.


About Erin

Job Description
Video Strategy

Hobbies
Music makes my world go around and I’ve seen popular musicians like Drake, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Migos, and Solange in concert this past year. I watch a ton of movies, and enjoy swimming, hiking, bicycling, playing tennis and traveling.

Fun Fact
One of my all-time best moments was meeting favorite rapper, Snoop Dogg, and his French bulldog.


My Life

My neighborhood in Brooklyn has several parks and I live in a two-bedroom apartment with a backyard.
 
I walk the dog every day, listen to music, garden, BBQ, and relax in the backyard. I want to teach the baby how to swim as soon as possible. I love to travel. My niece Makeda will play an important role in her cousin’s life. She has Jamaican roots and is currently a junior at NYU. Part of my extended family includes my dear friend Andreina and her two kids that are my godchildren, 9-year-old Jesse and 7-year-old Miranda of Mexican decent. We are all eager to welcome a baby into the mix.

My Family

I can’t wait to travel with my own child because it’s a fun way stay close with family and friends. My parents have been married for 50 years and they live in Arizona. My older brother Brian lives on the family ranch in Montana where he has a dog, a horse, and 100 cows or so. My stylish sister Brigid owns two clothing stores in Oregon. My thoughtful sister Maureen works at a resort in California and has a beautiful 21-year-old daughter, Makeda. Everyone shares my excitement to expand our family through adoption.

In Conclusion

I really hope to meet you in a match meeting one day!



Meet Gail

Hi! I’m Gail from New Jersey. I’ve wanted to be a mom and adopt children since I was a little girl. I always knew that adopting would be a part of my life and I’m SO glad the day has come. I have a very big heart and lots and lots of love to share. It would be an honor for me to be chosen to parent your baby. I daydream about hugging and laughing with my child, having quiet moments at bedtime and reading stories, helping the child to learn and grow and become a good person with loving relationships and friendships. I can’t wait to get the giggles together and to have adventures and makes lots of memories together—and I’m hoping some of those memories are made with you, too!  

I love the beach. And the snow. And the fall leaves. I love to cook and bake. I went to college for theater and early childhood/elementary education. I love color and design and creative thinking. I have a godson and a goddaughter and lots of nieces and nephews. I am motivated and goal-oriented, but also a nurturing “old soul.” 


About Gail

Job Description
Events Producer and Writer; Business Owner

Fun Fact
In high school, I was a birthday party clown at McDonald’s. I was also an after-school nanny, and a “Salad Girl” at a local restaurant (and I don’t like salad).


My Life

I have wanderlust and love to travel. I believe it’s important to visit other places and learn and observe other cultures and traditions. I have very dear friends that I consider family. We encourage each other to be healthy and fit and to set and reach both personal and professional goals. I love living in urban areas because I like to be around people of all different backgrounds. It’s important to me to volunteer and practice being a good human being. I love to dance—in the car, on the treadmill, on the dance floor, wherever!

My Family

My family loves to laugh. We like to be together—for holidays and special occasions, for Syracuse University sports (Go Orange!), and every summer, we go to the beach together, too. We love to cook together and watch movies, and read, and have lots of laughs around the fireplace or sitting outside. We are creative and open-minded. My family lives in Upstate New York, but originally came from New Jersey. I’ve spent most of my adult life in Manhattan and New Jersey. My parents have been married for 55 years! All of my good qualities come from them! My family and friends are SO excited to welcome a baby—we cannot WAIT! We are thrilled to expand our family.

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In Conclusion

I have lived a good and happy life so far. I feel ready, capable and financially stable to be a great Mommy. I have a loving family and an amazing circle of friends who will love and cherish my baby not only today but, always. I would love to meet you. I think you are brave and smart. If you were to choose me to parent your child, I’d be ever grateful to you and promise to do my very best and to always love the baby. Always and forever. 



Meet Heather

I am a 47-year-old widow who has run her own Acupuncture practice since 2003 in New York City.

I have been in healthcare my whole adult life, working in hospitals and research before moving onto graduate school for Acupuncture. I love helping people and love knowing how the body works in a holistic way. I have constructed my life around this passion and it has been very rewarding. 

In 2010, my husband died in an accident, and since then I have rebuilt my life, creating a healing, fun environment for my pup Muffin and the rest of my extended family and friends. Before he passed away, we had tried to conceive. My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, which is when we discovered my first fibroid. We continued to try, eventually going to a fertility clinic, but with no success. After his death, I tried again on my own with fertility treatments and became pregnant. That too ended in miscarriage, with again more fibroids. After coming to grips with that loss, I realized that adoption was the best way to move forward with building a family. I have always wanted to be a mother and have organized and created room in my life for a child.


About Heather

Job Description
Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Hobbies
Hiking and swimming 

Fun Fact
I have traveled to 15 countries 


My Life

I am from Port Washington, NY (Long Island) and moved to the city in my late twenties. I worked, went to graduate school and fell in love with a Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood boy. His family is still local in the neighborhood - they are very popular and are great support to me still. 

With my brothers in the city, my sister and nieces just in Connecticut and my parents in Port Washington, my family is close too. I have many friends and clients here, as I have been in NYC for twenty years working, living and loving it. While I do love the city for all it has to offer, I also love to leave and have a country home in a lake community just an hour outside the city in the Hudson Valley. Great for having friends and family up to BBQ, hike, fish and swim, which I do often.

My Family

I grew up in a Roman Catholic family. We celebrate Christmas and Easter with our extended family and friends. I also join my friends who are Jewish for their traditional holiday celebrations as well the celebrations of my friends who are Chinese.

In Conclusion

I am very lucky to have a happy, fulfilling life and hope you choose me and make my life even more blessed. Thank you again for taking the time to know me.  



Meet Jacqui

My name is Jacqui. I hope you are well and getting the support that you need to make the right choice for your baby.  I’d like you to know a few things about me.  I teach music and have a wonderful support system around me.  My students say I’m not easy, but I’m always supportive, and pretty funny.  I love my students and enjoy watching them grow.  As a parent, I can’t wait to share life, cuddles, and music.  I’ll always be there to cheer when they succeed and be a shoulder when they need. When I was 18, I made an adoption plan for my son.  I wanted him to have the chance to thrive, and he grew up to be wonderful and successful with his adopted family.   It was the right decision at that time even though it was difficult. I’m excited to have a family and hope my profile will show you the love, and laughter I have to give and the supportive community who will help me to raise your child.


About Jacqui

Job Description
Music and Science Teacher at a local public school

Hobbies
Hiking, biking, sewing, reading, cooking, playing piano, spending time with friends, going out to movies or dinner

Fun Fact
Over the summer, I spent time on the family farm in California Wine Country and learned how to prune trees and all kinds of other farm work.


My Life

I live in Manhattan, right between two parks that are beautiful in the summer to hike and explore or in the winter to go sledding after it snows. I have a wonderful support network of family, boyfriend, close friends, neighbors, and my church community. There is also a strong parent support network in my area where I can swap information about caregivers and set up playdates to make sure your baby is cared for at all times. Alberto is my long-time boyfriend who lives 20 blocks away from me.  He has a 4-year-old son that he sees a few weekends a month. We look forward to having play time with my son/daughter and his son, Xander. I also have a wonderful group of friends. We hike, bike, explore the city, and/or eat together. It’s a pretty lively group. If asked, they would probably say I’m funny, energetic, and a supportive friend.

My Family

I have a big family that is supportive of the adoption. They are very caring and warm people.  My parents have been married forever. I’m the youngest and only girl in a family of 5. Each of my brothers has their own family so I have 14 nieces and nephews! Two of my nieces have children so the family keeps growing all the time. My brothers are much older than I am. Growing up, our home was active.  It had constant laughter and movement. Holidays were and are still a very busy time of year.  

Never a dull moment! 

In Conclusion

As a musician and music teacher, I look forward to teaching your child all about how to express him/herself through music.  It’s been an important part of my life.  Please know that with me, your baby will be loved, well cared for, nurtured, and guided in every stage of their life.      

 



Meet Kate

Hello and welcome!

I’m Kate, and I’m so happy to be here and I thank you for being here, too. I am so very excited to welcome a child into my home, my community, and my life. I have a remarkable circle of family and friends and love, and I am eager to share it with a new child.

I have always wanted to be a mom. I grew up in a loving, stable home, in a family that valued kindness, humor, independence, curiosity, and equality. These are the things that guide my life, and I look forward to passing them along.

I live in a big, book-lined apartment in a family-friendly, diverse neighborhood in Queens. I have friends all around the world and I love to travel. I love being with kids: playing with them, helping them to do things, listening to them, talking with them, and learning with them.

As I’ve come to learn some of the remarkable stories of adoption, I am humbled by what an awesome undertaking adoption is on everyone’s part, yours most of all. There are so many ways to build families and communities, and I’m so looking forward to building a family this way and to providing a warm and wonderful home for a child.

 


About Kate

Job Description
I’m the Director of a Library at a
small college that serves non-traditional learners and is focused community empowerment and social good.

Hobbies
I like to draw, cook with friends, and take long walks around the city and in the woods. I love to read and watch movies. I love listening to music. I’d like to learn the banjo. Mostly, I just love being with friends.

Fun Fact
I’m a third-generation New Yorker! And I love to travel: I’ve been to China, Japan, South Africa, Istanbul and Russia, and all around the United States and other places, too!


My Life

I own a spacious apartment in a vibrant, incredibly diverse neighborhood, filled with young families. My life is made up of communities of warm-spirited, big-hearted, talented friends, most of whom have young kids themselves; I love to have them over for mellow potluck dinners or just to hang out. My home is a welcoming space for everyone that I love and care for.

My Family

My parents, Judy and Charlie, are so excited to become grandparents, and they will be very involved in my child’s everyday life.

This child will grow up in a relaxed environment and in a family and community of kind, generous adults, including many friends — all of whom love kids — and who will share their passions and talents. Many I’ve known since childhood: Kiera and Nikhil (both are writers) and their son, Sid; Judd and Michi (amazing musicians) and their daughter, Aki, live on a giant farm in the Berkshires; Courtney makes pottery and lives in Montana; Parker has a community garden on her New York City roof and a second home in Colombia! Karen is a college professor and her 8-year-old, Magnus, and I love to hang out and watch movies together and we all enjoy car-camping trips. Magnus knows that my house will always be a second home for him. I also have many great friends in my neighborhood who are available to babysit and just hang out!

In Conclusion

Thank you so much for looking at my profile. I wish you peace, serenity, love, and kindness, wherever life may take you.



Narragansett, Rhode Island

Meet Kelly

Thank you for getting to know me, and my dog Parker! Our little household is so ready to grow, with your help. I want you to know how excited I am at the prospect of being a mother. I’ve been looking forward to this my whole life. My family and friends are equally excited and my parents are already thinking of how to move their lives closer to me in Brooklyn so they can be a daily part of the baby’s life. As first time grandparents, they are beside themselves with anticipation. Unconditional love is already in our hearts for this baby. And the laughter, curiosity, affection and nurturing that I intend for our family is lying in wait. I will be grateful to you forever for making this possible for me.


About Kelly

Job Description
Running high schools for off-track youth

Hobbies
Hiking, travel, design (especially in my own apartment!), gardening, theater, natural history, and surfing.

Fun Fact
I have been a vegetarian for 28 years, but it’s never stopped me from finding amazing meals all over the world!


Annual January Broadway weekend with Mom

Mom's 70th Birthday weekend in Rhode Island - 3 generations

My goddaughter's first camping trip!

My Life

Parker and I like to get outside. We get away on the weekends to hike in the woods or visit friends and family. My parents live 100 feet from the beach in New Jersey, and visiting their home has a big family feel with lots of familiar faces from multiple generations on the weekends. During the week, spending quiet evenings at home and taking advantage of the neighborhood are a priority. Being near a park and lot of playgrounds will offer so many chances to be outside. Tennis, youth sports, and safe places to ride bikes are all easily available. I can't wait to help my child learn to take advantage of what New York City has to offer. Every day includes walking Parker and watching him play with his dog friends in the park - which will become a family event!

Though I live and work in Brooklyn, I see the whole world as my community. I’ve traveled to over 30 countries and all over the U.S., always with an interest in eating great local food and experiencing nature and wildlife. My work means a lot to me. I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve the life they want, so my entire career has been dedicated to helping vulnerable youth gain access to school communities that help them grow and succeed. Doing work that supports my neighborhood and my city means a lot to me. Working everyday with caring people who share my values is priceless.

My Family

My brother and my parents have been supportive of every step of my journey to parenthood, which has been a blessing. Because it is just the four of us, I’m fortunate that my ‘family’ reaches beyond blood relationships. Most of my 'cousins' are old family friends I've known my whole life. Boston, Cape Cod, New London, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Detroit, San Francisco, Denver and Seattle. They are everywhere, and I see them when I can. 

I can't wait to share these places and loved ones with my child. A close friend has 3 young boys and I spend time with them all 6-7 times per year including vacation. Another longtime friend and his boyfriend are ecstatic about being ‘uncles’! I hope my child will continue the tradition of 'family' meaning the people he or she grows up with so that we all remain connected. You will be part of this family too, certainly in the child’s understanding of who they are and where they come from, but also present in our lives, if and when you are ready.

In Conclusion

Having a family is my greatest wish, and I am already overwhelmed with gratitude that your courage is going to fulfill my lifelong aspiration. I'm ready when you are.



Meet Sara

Hi!  My name is Sara and I’m from Brooklyn.  Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.  I am very excited to become a parent and being able to share this journey with you.  While I have lived many places in my life, I settled in Brooklyn almost 20 years ago and consider this home.  Recently, I adopted a cat named Savannah, and she makes me smile every time I see her.  I am looking forward to expanding my family to include a child as well. I am a lawyer and I work in the areas of child welfare and juvenile justice.  I run programs for at-risk youth to try to keep them off the streets and out of trouble.  I have been fortunate to find work that I love and have dedicated my career to working with kids who need my help.


About Sara

Job Description
Lawyer

Hobbies
Reading, biking, listening to music of all kinds

Fun Fact
I am a die-hard New York Mets fan! Let’s go Mets!


My Life

I envision my family enjoying all the things to do in my neighborhood but also experiencing all the opportunities in New York City!  I live one block away from Prospect Park, where there are ball fields, playgrounds and tennis courts.  Getting to places like the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island and all the museums are also just a subway ride away.  I am also a huge Mets fan and am looking forward to taking my child to Citi Field to cheer them on. I have made many friends over the years and several are as close to me as siblings.  One of my best friends has a seven-year-old son and I love spending time with him.  He always has me laughing and will be so excited to have a new playmate!  Another one of my best friends lives in Vermont on a farm and she cannot wait to show off the chickens, ducks and pigs!  We also love going to the beach and are thrilled that we will soon be playing in the sand and the waves of the ocean with my child.

My Family

I have a very supportive family who is spread out around the country. My dad and my two brothers live in Texas and my sister and her husband live in Chicago. One of my brothers is married and has two children. I visit Texas at Christmas to see my entire family but I also travel to Chicago often to visit my sister. She is excited to become an aunt and has already thought of many places in Chicago to explore. While my family is not geographically close, we talk all the time and Facebook has made it easier to connect with them, but especially with my wonderful nephew and niece.

In Conclusion

Thank you again for considering me.  I wish you the best as you go through this journey and I look forward to hearing from you soon.



Meet April & Reed

Thank you for this opportunity to introduce ourselves! Our names are April and Reed and we live in Westchester County, NY with our two gentle and lovable cats.  We came to adoption because April’s parents adopted her at birth.  Her experience as an adoptee has been a highly joyful one, and she has lived with and learned from the emotions – and, from time to time, the struggles – of being adopted.

We have lived together for over four years and have been married for more than a year. April is a mental health therapist and loves working with her child clients.  Reed spent many summers in college and more recently as a camp counselor, including summers leading teenagers on multi-day hiking, biking, and canoeing trips.

April is excited to build a family in a similar way to how she grew up. Reed looks forward to providing a safe, loving, and fun home for a child.


About April

Job Description
Therapist

Hobbies
Cooking, Tennis, Hiking, Gardening

Fun Fact
April went to Auburn University for college and is a huge Auburn Football fan.

About Reed

Job Description
Attorney

Hobbies
Tennis, Cycling, Hiking, Yoga

Fun Fact
Reed has joined in and watching Auburn Football each weekend in the Fall is an important part of our family traditions. War Eagle!

 


Our Lives

First and foremost, we are two people who are best friends and support each other in everything we do. We make each other laugh and always ask how the other’s day was. We spend as much time together as possible and enjoy being active through hiking, kayaking, and playing tennis. We are lucky enough to have access to all these things near our home. The highlight of our summers is traveling to Reed’s family’s lake house in New Hampshire, usually for multiple long weekends full of grilling out, games, playing with our niece and nephew in the lake and being together as a family.

Our Family

We make time to see our families often. Reed is very close with his brother and they more or less have a secret language all their own. Our niece and nephew are sweet, funny kids that we are lucky to watch grow up. Reed’s mother is very active in her grandchildren’s lives, from playing peek-a-boo to cheering them on as they learn to walk. Reed’s father is always excited for a family hike in the woods or to grill out. April’s parents live in Orlando, FL and are eager to take their future first grandchild to Disney and play with them at the beach.

In Conclusion

We wish you strength, peace, and happiness, on your adoption journey as you multiply the love in your child’s life.

April with her parents, Susan and Mike at graduation from graduate school.

April and Reed hiking with Reed's mother, Rita, Sister-in-law Kate, brother John and our nephew Henry. This hike was at Henry's request and despite it being December, he was excited to be outside.

Reed rocking our nephew, Henry to sleep.

April helping Henry open his 1st birthday gift.



 

Meet Andrew & John

We are John and Andrew and if you are reading this we would like to thank you for considering us and for your role in our journey to parenthood.
Becoming parents was a goal that both of us shared and discussed at our first date almost 12 years ago. After meeting online, we dated for six months prior to getting our first apartment together and then we were married in 2015 in a ceremony conducted by Andrew's father (a retired Episcopal Priest) and surrounded by our friends and family. Our Great Dane "Butch" Etta walked us down the aisle and insisted on joining us on stage. Andrew grew up in Texas and Colorado with his amazing parents and is the youngest of six kids. Although he works incredibly hard, family is and always will be a priority. Andrew is grounded, patient, and always looking for betterment for his family. He is also fun, sarcastic and incredibly generous to everyone he loves. While John is whimsical, creative, and an eternal optimist always looking for the good in situations. John grew up in a loving family in the Ozark mountains of Northern Kansas. He has one older brother and is very close to his family although separated by distance.

 

About John

Job Description
Works as an executive assistant

Hobbies
Arts & Crafts, interior designing, traveling, and entertaining friends and family 

Fun Fact
John moved to NYC two days after graduating from college in Arkansas; he had no job, enough money for two months and a dream.  He also has an unnatural obsession with Nachos and could eat them for every meal if it were acceptable. 

About Andrew

Job Description
Works at a major corporation running Data analytics and Data-Driven Strategy and has a Ph.D. in Psychopharmacology

Hobbies
Skiing, traveling, DIY projects, cooking, and being with friends and family

Fun Fact
When Andrew was in high school his day job was singing and performing at Six Flags. 

 

Our Lives

For the past 10 years, we have shared our time between the NYC area and our weekend home in Pennsylvania. As we got further along in our adoption journey, we decided to consolidate our lifestyle for our growing family. We sold both our apartments and weekend house and bought a large family home and farm in central New Jersey. We envision our children playing in the fields, fishing in the pond, hiking in the forest, swimming in the pool and having a space to call their own. Education is also immensely important to us, and we have selected our new location with that in mind. It has some of the best public schools in the state. We cannot wait to watch our child grow and learn.

Our Family

Family is so important to us, although our families are not close in distance they are a huge part of our lives. Andrew's parents live in Colorado, and we visit them several times a year and have weekly phone calls. John's family is in Arkansas, and we visit yearly and try to meet up in Michigan or Arizona where we can also visit with Aunts, Uncles, and Grand Parents. John and his bother are very close and speak on the phone a couple of times a week. We also consider our close friends as our selected family, and all are very excited for us to become parents.

In Conclusion

Words cannot begin to express our gratitude for the gift of parenthood available to us through open adoption. We already love this child with all our hearts and cannot wait to become his or her dads and share this journey with you, their birth family.



Our cats, Moo and Tucker

Meet Benita & Elyssa

Hi! We are Benita and Elyssa, a loving and creative couple living in Brooklyn, NY. We met and fell for each other so hard that for a minute Benita forgot where her apartment building was and we drove around the neighborhood in circles! Fast forward five years, and we are married and sharing a happy life along with our two cats, 
Tucker and Moo.

We are both social workers who adore children. Between the two of us we have worked with children and families for a total of 32 years! In our free time, we love seeing friends, cooking (and eating) delicious meals and making each other laugh.

When it comes to starting a family, adoption feels like the clear path for us, as we know that the definition of family is very simply the people you love, and the people who love you back.


About Benita

Job Description
Social Worker, therapist for children and families  

Hobbies
Singing out loud, making music (piano, recorder), people-watching, writing poems and short stories, going to see musical theater, spending time with my parents, giggling (does that count as a hobby?) bargain shopping for cute clothes and shoes!  

Fun Fact
I have a magic wand that I bought to use with the kids I see at work. Turned out the grown-ups like it too! I think it can never hurt to make a wish, (or two.)

About Elyssa

Job Description
Social Worker, Program Director for counseling and after-school programs for teens.

Hobbies
Cooking and creating recipes, gardening on the fire escape, building furniture, watching action movies and football, sketching in pencil and pen, playing board games with friends, reading, spending time with family.

Fun Fact
I once had a job as a professional sandwich-maker at Au Bon Pain, and worked my way up to making 6 sandwiches at once! To this day, I pride myself on my delicious sandwich creations.


Our Lives

We look forward to having a child at the center of our lives who we will cuddle and kiss and support for a lifetime in becoming the person that they are meant to be. We feel lucky to have the best of both worlds: we live in a diverse neighborhood, in a house with a backyard but are also walking distance to stores, playgrounds and city life. Benita was a preschool teacher and the child will hear lots of singing and will dance around the living room to music, play make- believe and make art projects with glitter, glue, and paint. When they are little, there will be bedtime stories every night, some of them made up with themselves as the main character. With Elyssa, the child will measure flour and sugar for cookies and will lick the spoon! They will play catch and run races in our backyard and look for fireflies on summer evenings.

Our Family

Our family and friends are all excited and ready to embrace the newest member of our family. We are very close with Benita’s parents, who live in Manhattan. They love parks, museums, and shows and will provide exciting family adventures. Elyssa’s parents, with spouses, will be frequent grandparent visitors. A total of 6 grandparents in all! There’s Elyssa’s stepbrother, and generations of cousins as well. We have close friends we consider family, to become “aunties” and “uncles.” They will show love, support and loyalty to our child. We both grew up with family and friends who always asked lots of questions, offering wisdom and ideas. Our child will always have a listening adult for their ideas and stories.

In Conclusion

We would like to meet you and hear more about what you are looking for from us. We are sending good wishes, caring and compassion your way during this time of such difficult decisions. We hope that you will find the path that feels right for you and your child. If you think we could be part of your adoption plan we would be honored. We would work hard every single day to put your mind at ease knowing that this child is deeply loved and cared for.

Our wedding with family

Thanksgiving

Elyssa's Mom and cousins

Benita's parents

Elyssa's Dad



Our first dance as a married couple (I'm sure Carl was saying something hilarious)

Meet Carl & Andrea

Hi, we're Carl and Andrea. We met on Valentine's Day in 2009 (easy to remember!). By our third date we knew there was no going back. Being a closet romantic, Carl proposed in Paris in January 2011 and we were married that July. Even though we were told we would likely not get pregnant, we welcomed our son Wyatt into the family in August 2012 (all 10.5 lbs. of him). And life has been an amazing roller coaster ever since! They say opposites attract, and you can truly see that with us, but that just means there is so much more we can show our child(ren). We easily do agree on the important things: values, education, work/life balance —and we embrace that parenting and being a family is always a beautiful work in progress. We now want to grow our family through adoption, like we always thought we would.


About Carl

Job Description
Tax Attorney

Hobbies
Kayaking, skiing, mountain biking, golf (and riding tiny bikes)

About Andrea

Job Description
Professor

Hobbies
Cooking, triathlon, field hockey, and writing

Fun Fact
Andrea grew up in New England and has lived in Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, and New York, so we will always be a house divided on Patriots-Giants Super Bowl Sundays.

About Wyatt

Job Description
Kindergartener/ Master Builder

Hobbies
Legos, swimming, Nerf, and cuddling


Wyatt gets to pick the halloween theme

With Carl’s family at our new nephew’s christening

Andrea and her dad

Mom, Andrea, Auntie Jodi, and sister

Our Lives 

Our lives are a welcomed adventure. We work, we play, we make time for family, we make time for ourselves. Sunday’s at the farmer’s market, summer days in the pool, trips to explore the East Coast, taking the pup to the dog park. We love the ebb and flow between fun packed days and cozy ones with no plan, where we don’t even leave the house. Time with our family and our fantastic circle of friends (who are family too!) make for the best days.


Our Family

Wyatt rounds out our family of three. He is a fearless explorer and creative thinker. He is excited to be a big brother, always getting ready for “my baby”. We often talk with him about adoption. Our house “family” also includes Huck the dog, Raphael the fish, and the 6 chickens (all named by Wyatt). Carl’s family lives nearby and Andrea’s family is still New England-based. Holidays are spent with family and friends; Andrea now makes two turkeys for Thanksgiving! Both of us have had lifelong friends and ones made along the way, and they all enrich our lives.


In Conclusion

We are honored to welcome a new child into our family through the gift of adoption. We are coming into this with open arms and open minds, just like raising our own son, to see what beautiful things it can teach us.



 

Meet Chris & JC

We are Chris and JC. We met in 2009 through a dating site. We instantly fell in love and realized we were destined to be together. We were married in 2011 surrounded by 50 of our closest friends and family. Five years ago, we bought a spacious four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in New Jersey. Which we wasted no time improving and decorating. Our neighborhood is incredibly diverse, rich with culture, restaurants, shops, parks, and is only 15 miles from New York City. We are both incredibly hardworking, driven people who have built an incredible life for ourselves. We are extremely close to our family, and it is through the love of family that we realized our desire to start a family of our own. We look forward to sharing our love, our family, and our home with a child.

 

About Chris

Job Description
Fashion Designer

Hobbies
Painting/illustrating and cooking

Fun Fact
Has fallen in love with interior design and is always revamping some portion of the house

About JC

Job Description
VP of Product Development

Hobbies
Baking, fitness, and reading

Fun Fact
JC met Mariah Carey inside her New York City Apartment


Our Lives

We love spending time together as a couple with our friends and family. Often you can find our nieces and nephew, hanging out at our house watching movies in our basement. We love having people around our home. We host all of the holidays (Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, etc). We love to travel, often preferring to vacation in warm climates. Our jobs give us the opportunity to visit exciting countries, such as Paris, China, India, and Japan. On the weekends we often visit local farmers markets, go for runs in the park, or just hang out in our yard. Chris is an award-winning artist and illustrator. He can often be found on the weekends painting in his studio or illustrating children’s books. JC is an avid baker, so our home often smells like homemade treats. We are so excited to experience life with a child. We look forward to bedtime stories, museum trips, and family vacations. We know that we can give a child a life filled with love, support, and endless opportunities.

Our Family

We are both extremely close to our families. Chris’s sister lives less than ten minutes away with her husband and three small children. His parents have retired to the south and visit often. JC’s parents are a quick two-hour drive away in upstate New York, so they often come for quick weekend trips to visit with us as well as his sister and her husband in Queens. We stay in constant contact through phone calls, emails and texts.

In Conclusion

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us more. We would love to meet you, and include you on this exciting journey. Should we be blessed enough to be chosen by you, please know your child will be loved beyond reason.



 

Meet Chris & Robin

We first met in high school.  Chris tutored Robin in calculus and we connected over our love of music. Robin still has the first mixed tape that Chris made for her.  We rekindled our relationship six years ago and were married in 2014 in an intimate family ceremony.  We live in Brooklyn next to Prospect Park.  We love spending time with each other and our families. We enjoy running outside, traveling, watching/playing sports, reading, and just relaxing on the couch.  We have “Family Fun Night” every Friday with Robin’s sister, her husband, and their two little girls who live two blocks away. We host or visit our families outside of New York every other month.  Our families are very excited to welcome a new child into our lives!

 

By the Michigan Water

About Chris

Job Description
Financial Services

Hobbies
Sports, reading, and music

Fun Fact
First generation of his family to go to college

About Robin

Job Description
Manufacturing Profit Manager

Hobbies
Reading, exercise, and travel

Fun Fact
Delivered her niece Annie on the kitchen floor when her sister went into labor faster than anticipated


Our Lives

Chris is an avid soccer fan - both watching and playing – and he has a vast music collection.  Robin has recently taken up sewing and woodworking.  Together, we love to be outside and explore wherever we happen to be.  Chris and Robin both love to read.  We’re looking forward to reading our favorite children’s books with our child. We also look forward to coaching our child in youth sports, taking family vacations, and exploring new places together.  We are so excited to share and expand our lives with a child.

Our Family

We are very close to our parents, our 5 siblings, and our 12 nieces and nephews.  While our immediate family is spread out (Brooklyn, Detroit, DC, Atlanta, and Mexico City), we make regular trips to visit and keep in constant touch over Facetime and text.  Our 12 nieces and nephews range from 2 to 20 years old (8 are under the age of 7).  We can’t wait to introduce our child to our family.  They are all very excited to be a part of our journey and support us in every way they can.

In Conclusion

We hope that you enjoyed getting to know a little about us and our family.  We would love to meet you and would be honored if you joined our extended family by choosing us to be the family for your child.