Danielle

Hello! My name is Danielle. Thank you for taking the time to consider my profile. Becoming a parent is something I’ve always dreamed about and I’m very excited to make that dream a reality through adoption. Within my family are several adopted children that are thriving and adjusting well. I want to be a part of this tradition and will make a great parent.

My established career enables me to be able to support myself and a family. My current firm allows me to work from home and I would be able to spend quality time raising a child. I have an amazing family and core group of friends that I am truly grateful for and know are supporting me wholeheartedly in this process and beyond. I’m not sure who is more excited for this journey! Almost all of my family and friends have made an Aunt out of me. They can hardly wait until I return the favor, so my support system is deep and strong. Although I have traveled all over, I still live in the area I was born and raised in, as does my immediate family. I’m also a huge dog lover! I have two, ages 14 and 4 who are great with my niece, nephew and friends’ children.

My journey to this point has been a long and bumpy one at times, but I cannot possibly presume to understand the emotional agony and heartache that you endure coming to the decision to create an adoption plan. All I can say is that although we have never met, I know you are a courageous person who possesses the strength to make such a tremendous sacrifice to ensure the well-being of your child. And I truly wish you the best on your journey.


About Danielle

Job
Manager for an accounting firm

Hobbies
Running, kayaking, paddle boarding, cooking, photography, and I am a dog lover!

Fun Fact
Let’s get outside! ! I run local races and have completed the NJ Half Marathon multiple times. I love to kayak, paddle board, jet-ski & fishing. I was raised by the beach, and my Dad taught me to fish & crab as a child. If I haven’t mentioned - I love dogs and have been known to foster dogs that are in danger of being euthanized. I take cooking and photography classes on occasion and torture family regularly with my cooking.


My Life

I’m a proud Aunt of two and Godmother to four! My nephew will be four in October and my niece is two. We regularly have outings and sleepovers. . They are the best lunch dates I could ever ask for. If a dog could be loved to death, my oldest dog is in trouble with those two! My house is located near a number of parks and many bike paths, and it’s become a regular part of my life to explore them. It’s so relaxing and great exercise. I can’t tell you how many miles I have logged in these trails over the years with the dogs. Traveling, both domestically and internationally is a great passion as well. This year alone I traveled to Chicago, Dominican Republic, Georgia, and Switzerland. I look forward to sharing these experiences with my child.

My Family

I am the oldest of two and I’m lucky to be very close with my family. My brother and I were raised in New Jersey and we both still live there, where my brother is raising his own family. My mother and brother live about 10 miles from me and my father lives in the same town I do. We have family dinners regularly. It’s a nice tradition and one of my favorite things to do together. I couldn’t ask for a more supportive group. They are rooting for me, they have been a part of the process as best they can, and they can’t wait to welcome the next member of the family.


Erin

Hello.

It’s hard to understand how you may be feeling right now and I hope you have the support you need to make the right plan for your baby. I’m not able to have children of my own and I am single, but what you really need to know is that I’m known for my smile and I am not afraid to dream big – it means the world to me to become a mom through adoption.  

As a mom I want to be hands-on, encourage questions and cultivate this child’s individuality and character with love and laughter. I’m open to knowing you, parenting any race, and would like to unify the family by connecting to the child’s birth culture. I have a diverse circle of friends and loved ones who are just as excited to shower this child with affection. If you want to learn a little more about my day-to-day life, keep reading…


About Erin

Job Description
Video Strategy

Hobbies
Listening to music - mostly soul, reggae, hip-hop, and rap. I love the sounds of deep bass mixed with vocals from modern artists including but not limited to: Adele, Drake, Janaelle Monae, and of course, Snoop Dogg. The list goes on.

Fun Fact
I recently spent 49 days repairing telephone troubles all around Brooklyn and loved climbing telephone poles and ladders!


My Life

I envision our family enjoying life in Brooklyn to the fullest – playing music all day, cooking delicious food, lounging in the backyard and waking around, snapping photos here and there. My dog is a very affectionate beagle and will always stay close, particularly when food is involved. 

My company ranks in the top Working Mother 100 Best Companies and I’ve worked there for more than six years. My job is pretty cool – favorite moments include using goggles to ride a virtual roller coaster and meeting Snoop Dogg (the West Coast “rapper”) and his dog!

My Family

My parent’s home is in Arizona, near my sister Maureen. Maureen has a beautiful 19-year old daughter, Makeda, who has Jamaican roots. I was fortunate to be able to teach her how to read and I am proud she is currently attending New York University.

One of the things I cannot wait to do with a child of my own is travel – it’s a fun way stay close with family and friends. My brother Brian is a cattle rancher in Montana and older sister Brigid is a fashion stylist and owns two clothing shops in Oregon. We’re a very close family, full of gratitude for the gift of life and the time we have together.

In Conclusion

Thank you for considering me to receive this life-changing blessing!!


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. 


Jacqui

My name is Jacqui, although I couldn't possibly know how you are feeling, maybe I can relate to your experience some.  When I was 18, I made an adoption plan for my son and myself.  I wanted him to have what he needed to thrive and be happy, so I made the most difficult decision of my life.  I know there are many very deep, personal feelings associated with making an adoption plan.

When I gave birth to my son, most adoptions were closed, so I didn’t have contact with him growing up. When he became an adult we reunited.  Getting to know him over the past 7 years has been wonderful.  I’m so proud and happy to know the wonderful, successful adult that he's become. I couldn’t have given him the opportunities that he received from his adoptive family at that time in my life.  

Over the past 7 years, I've realized the adoption plan was the right decision for both of us even though it was difficult.  Recently I asked him how he would feel if I adopted a baby, he was fully supportive and said, “I think you have so much to offer a child.”

I'm now at a very different place in my life.  I'm ready and able to have a family and I hope that seeing my profile will show you who I am, the love, warmth, and laughter I have to give and the supportive community of friends and family I belong with who will help me to raise your child through all the successes and challenges of life.

Thank you again for taking the time to look over my profile.  I hope it is the beginning of our story together.  

All the best to you, 
Jacqui


About Jacqui

Job Description
Music and Science Teacher

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

Fun Fact
I’m really enjoying making new recipes for dinner. Recently, I learned to make fried capers to go with white fish and a cucumber dill salad. The fried capers are crunchy, salty, and really delicious.


My Life

I live in a very diverse community where I’m a few doors away from neighbors who have recently adopted their son, Lucas, who just celebrated his 2nd birthday.  We’ve already had conversations about play dates, teething, and the best pre-schools in the area.    

I can't wait to take the baby out on walks in the neighborhood.  I live in Manhattan right in between two parks that are beautiful in the summer to go biking or walking, or in the winter to go sledding after it snows.  After our last snow storm, the hills were filled with all the children and families in the neighborhood sledding.

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, set up playdates to make sure that your baby is cared for at all times.

I’m a music teacher in a public school that is not more than a mile from where I live.  Every day, I go to work and teach students about music, how to play musical instruments and sing.  We put on a musical theatre production each year. Just as I enjoy my job, I also enjoy summer vacations and the 2 months that I have to travel and enjoy life.  In addition to being a band leader and teacher, I’m a pianist.  Music has made my life so expressive and provided me with many opportunities.  I look forward to teaching and sharing my musical fortunes with my son/daughter. 

My Family

Alberto is my long-time friend and boyfriend.  He has a 3 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 have a wonderful group of friends.  We hike, bike, explore the city, go to movies, and/or eat.  It's a pretty active, lively group.  If asked, they would probably say that I’m funny, energetic, and kinda goofy.  I love to laugh and do often.  They may also say that I’m a caring friend who likes to listen and help when needed.  Most of my friends, as I’ve told them about adopting have shown so much support.  They are excited to have a new, smaller addition to our circle.

In Conclusion

As a musician and a 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 well cared for, loved, nurtured, and guided in every stage of their life.


Joyce

My name is Joyce. Since I was in my early teens, I always wanted to be a mother. I have patiently waited to share my life with a child, but unfortunately this has yet to happen. I remain steadfast in my dream of being a mother so I am now looking to adopt. I have a close relationship with my mother who is looking forward to welcoming her eighth grandchild. My best friend, sisters Cynthia or “Aunt CeeCee” and Claudia are both equally excited of becoming aunts again. Equally important in my life are my mother’s two sisters and my cousin Jenny.


About Joyce

Job
Senior Executive Assistant

Hobbies
Listening to music, dancing, and traveling

Fun Fact
I love attending the different cultural parades, festival, art and music events that New York City offers


My Life

I was raised in a close knit family and we remain this way today. My family and our lives often get hectic but we have always taken the time to sit down for dinner together and catch up a few times a week. I am routine-driven with my daily life consisting of my full time job and family time. Consistency and understanding during difficult times are especially important in the stability of my family and child. A typical day would be breakfast together, daycare/school, dinner and then homework.

My Family

Cousin Jenny - the artistic/creative member of the family.

My mother, Maude, and her two sisters (Olga and Nicole) - they are known as the "Three Musketeers," they will also be grandmother figures to the baby.

Cynthia and her children - Aunt CeeCee with her charming personality is my biggest fan.

Godson Shane - looks forward to being a big brother figure to the baby.

In Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed viewing photos of me and my family. I would say that I will be forever grateful for giving me this blessing.


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!


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.

Annual January Broadway weekend with Mom

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

My goddaughter's first camping trip!

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.


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


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.

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 nanny, Melanie, has been with our family for four years

Carl and the boys for poker night. All friends since high school


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!


About Chris

Job Description
Financial Services

Hobbies
Sports, reading, and music

Fun Fact
An avid Michigan Football fan

By the Michigan Water

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.

 


Darren & Anthony

We are Darren and Anthony. We met online in 2011 and knew we were meant for each other. We were married in 2013 in an intimate ceremony surrounded by close friends and family. Finding a partner who wanted to raise children was important to both of us, and we were so excited to finally start that journey. Two years ago we bought our dream home just north of the city in Rockland County, New York. Our two dogs, May and Truvy, enjoy our large backyard. The location not only enjoy allow us to enjoy a relaxed suburban lifestyle, but also gives us quick access to everything NYC has to offer. Darren’s family is located throughout the country, and provide us with a great reason to travel. Anthony’s family lives in Rockland County, and we are close with them. Both sides of the family are excited to welcome a new baby.


About Darren

Job Description
Operating Room Registered Nurse

Hobbies
Going to the movies, singing, running and being outdoors

Fun Facts
Won best actor for playing the lead role in Oklahoma
in a community theater

About Anthony

Job Description
Graphic Designer

Hobbies
Photography, staying healthy and reading

Fun Facts
Teaches a community photography class in local high schools


Our Lives

A primary goal for both us is self-improvement, both physically and mentally. We enjoy visiting museums, parks and watching Broadway shows. We spend a great deal of time outdoors, be it walking our dogs daily, hiking or exploring our town and the NYC area. In our family, communication is important and conversations are key. We do puzzles together, and often play boards games and cards. We are both committed to living healthy lives and go to the gym regularly. Nutrition plays a crucial part in our lives, and we create lots of healthy home cooked meals. We will raise a child in a household that encourages learning, exploration and play. We expect to travel a great deal, and there will be many visits to Walt Disney World!

Our Family

Anthony’s parents live very close and are looking forward to being a part of their first grandchild’s life, while his brother looks forward to becoming an uncle! Darren’s family has a diverse background and each of them follows a different path in life. They are scattered throughout the country, but the love they have for each other keeps them connected despite the distance. Between us we share a small group of close friends and extended family that we can turn to for advice and support. Everyone is excited about our adoption.

In Conclusion

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We hope that something we said has touched your heart and that you would be open to allowing us to raise your child in our loving and special family.


Meet David & Gerard

We are a musical, fun loving, playful, and at times, silly family. We live with our dog, Teddy. He is sweet and cuddly. For three years, we were friendly with each other at the gym before we finally went on our first date. We quickly found we were a good match. Once we realized how much we loved each other’s’ families, we decided to get married.  Although we live in a house in Westchester, we keep a pied‐à‐terre in Manhattan. We enjoy the city and the country equally.


About David

Job Description
Social Worker/ Psychotherapist

Hobbies
Eating good food, music, travel, exercise, reading, gardening and theatre

Fun Fact
David’s first language was Italian. He was raised by a single mother from Italy. When he was four, after a summer visiting family there, he forgot how to speak English. He couldn’t figure out why people didn’t understand what he was saying.

About Gerard

Job Description
Actor/ Singer/ Dancer

Hobbies
Cooking and eating exotic cuisine, travel, music, theatre, yoga and running  

Fun Fact
Gerard did many commercials and voiceovers for Nickelodeon television throughout his teenage years.


Our Lives

We are a loving couple who have been married for five years. And we both love children. David worked in child guidance for 10 years, and Gerard teaches theater to kids, when he is not performing. We have both been lucky to be successful in our chosen professions in the city. Since we moved out of the city two years ago, our wonderful home in Westchester County has become a haven for us and all of our family and friends. We love to have them drop-­by. We make dinner together, play games and relax around the fireplace.

Our Family

Gerard’s family lives in Queens, and his sister has two daughters, who are excited about their new cousin. David’s family lives in Chicago, Michigan and Italy. Despite the geographic distance, his family remains very close and united. Since we all love to travel, frequent visits with the nine nieces and nephews from David’s side will offer an exciting variety of family. In all, our child will have 11 cousins of all ages. Our family is not limited to our relatives. Our friends are our family of choice. They fill our lives with a wealth of different outlooks, life-­stories and cultures. As they have started having children, our home has filled with the pitter patter of little feet, happy giggles and the occasional meltdown – then it’s usually time for bedtime stories.

In Conclusion

As a family, fortune has smiled on us. With open hearts and waiting arms, we eagerly await the greatest fortune of them all, a child. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little bit. We look forward to getting to know you too!


David & Josh

Hello! We’re Josh and David, a loving and adventurous couple living in Astoria, NYC.

Before landing in one of the world’s most diverse neighborhoods, we grew up as suburban boys in tight-knit, creative families in New Jersey and upstate New York. Our mothers are educators who taught us to keep our hearts and minds open by always learning about the world around us. That love of learning drew us together at a friend’s dinner party nearly 10 years ago, where we laughed and debated politics (and nibbled on chocolate babka) until the sun came up.

Soon after, we found ourselves holding hands on a park bench and daydreaming about having a family together. Josh pictured David teaching our child yoga poses and Yiddish jokes. David imagined Josh singing sweet a cappella lullabies and taking our child to see the latest Star Wars movie.

We still see all of the ways the other would make a great dad, so above all, we’d like you to know that our hearts are wide open to welcoming a little one. We cannot wait to show him or her the kindness, compassion, and love of learning that are the common threads in our families and friendships. We are grateful to have the opportunity to meet you and to share our excitement about building our family through adoption.


About David

Job Description
Leads a Digital Marketing Team

Hobbies
Running, cooking, yoga, travel & reading

Fun Fact
David can converse in several languages, from Spanish to Hungarian, and has a bizarre knack for picking up a language after spending only a few hours in a new country

About Josh

Job Description
Lawyer

Hobbies
Singing, going to the theater, reading, being David’s personal travel agent, exploring NYC

Fun Fact
Thanks to a family that loved to take road trips growing up, Josh has visited 48 U.S. states and only two to go!


Our Lives

We fill our lives with adventures big and small, trying to learn from each experience so that we can better connect with the world around us.

On many weekends, you’ll find us visiting friends and exploring NYC neighborhoods, searching out new art exhibits or street festivals. We especially love to travel and learn about foreign food cultures and are always excited to return home and cook our versions of exotic dishes for friends. Thanks to Josh’s knack for finding frequent flyer deals, we’ve had the chance to explore 35 countries - and counting!

We also learn through the personal journeys we’ve taken. During college, Josh read up on nutrition and lost more than 100 pounds, keeping them off ever since. Recently, David completed a yoga teacher course, exploring the physical practice and connecting with its focus on mindfulness. He’s also an avid runner whose feet have carried him through more than 850 miles of NY streets this year.

But no matter how busy we are, we always make time to hear about each other’s day, just as our families did growing up. We also stay close to our friends through emails, calls, coffees, and reunions, continuing to grow from those relationships.

While we’ve learned so much from our family, friends, and each other, we cannot imagine how much fun it will be to learn with - and from - the child we’re lucky enough to welcome into our family.

Our Family

We love bringing our families together to celebrate special occasions, holidays, or just to hang out on weekends. It’s pretty easy because they live close by - no further than Albany! When we get together, you’ll see us cooking, playing (lovingly) competitive games of Scrabble, trying to think of the cleverest puns, and above all, laughing.

Both of our families look forward to welcoming our child with boundless love. For Josh’s family - his parents, sister, aunt, and uncle - it will be the first baby of the next generation. David’s mom is excited for us to bring a second grandchild into her family. Her first grandchild, our niece-to-be, is due soon, we cannot wait to spoil her!

We also have an extended family filled with friends from different points in our lives - from Josh’s college singing group to David’s yoga class buddies. We’re excited to introduce our child to these loving friends and the many playmates among the growing group.

In Conclusion

Thank you so much for inviting us to share in your adoption journey. If you choose us to parent your child, we will work together every day to ensure that he or she feels loved, cared for, protected, and challenged to become his or best self. We will kiss every bruise, laugh often, play, celebrate, embrace learning, and help him or her cope with life’s many ups and downs. Most importantly, if you choose us to be your child’s parents, we will honor your decision to bring our families together each and every day.


Meet Erin & Nick

We are Erin and Nick. We’ve been together for over a decade and had an amazing wedding in New Orleans in 2012. We are passionate about art, food, travel, social justice, and our chihuahua mutt Reno. Adopting children has always been a path that we knew we would choose and we are so excited to bring a new baby into our family and community. Erin’s family lives all over New England and we see them regularly, and Nick is from California, so we visit San Francisco often - especially to escape the east coast winter! Ultimately, we love New York more than anywhere and feel so lucky to be able to begin raising a family in our favorite city on earth!


About Erin

Job Description
Writer

Hobbies
Riding my bike, making vegan food taste delicious, record collecting, going to soccer games, and volunteering

Fun Fact
I recently swam in a bioluminescent bay in Colombia in the middle of the night. Being in the water felt like floating through the milky way, as every move I made caused the bioluminescence to twinkle around me like a billion stars. It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!

About Nick

Job Description
Graphic Designer and Printer

Hobbies
Drawing, reading, watching soccer, and playing fetch with our dog, Reno

Fun Fact
I love gardening. Every year we grow cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, basil and a whole bunch of other vegetables on our roof deck.


Our Lives 

Family and home are so important to us. Our home is a comfortable sanctuary we look forward to returning to every day and there’s always music playing and delicious food cooking. We love to take long walks with our dog, see New York’s soccer team NYCFC at Yankee Stadium, and go to our friends’ cookouts. In the summer, we often take trips up to Maine or Vermont where we visit with family, swim in lakes, play cards, and enjoy the outdoors. In the winter, we spend lots of time in museums, watching movies, playing board games, and flying to warm places!

Our Family

We are very close to Erin’s mother Catherine, her brother Patrick, his wife Lisa, and their son Logan who all live in Connecticut.

Nick’s brother Manton and sister-in-law Yesica live in Berkeley, CA with our two nephews Rafael and Diego.

Nick’s parents Olivia and Thacher alternate between Berkeley, CA and Vermont in the Summer.

Melanie, Erin’s cousin, lives in our neighborhood with her husband Gedalya. They are currently expecting their first child!

Nick’s parents Olivia and Thacher alternate between Berkeley, CA and Vermont in the Summer.

Erin’s best friend (also named Erin!) and her family are an incredibly important part of our lives; they have a one-year old.

In Conclusion

Thank you for letting us share a little bit of our lives with you! We’re so looking forward to meeting you and it would be such an incredible privilege for us to be chosen as the right family for your child.  


Meet Francis & Marcus

We’re a fun-loving couple who appreciates special moments with family and friends. We have a healthy sense of adventure and love to travel and experience new things, and we cannot wait to share the world with a child. We both come from strong families and value a close-knit community. Our home is full of love, laughter, books, music, and color. We’re both educators, so reading, learning, and growing together as a family is important to us!


About Francis

Job Description
Senior Director of Leadership Development - I help school leaders make sure every child experiences a good education

Hobbies
I love singing, reading, exercising and going to see movies and Broadway shows!

Fun Fact
My mom taught me both English and Spanish as a child, and I’ve lived and studied in Spain, Venezuela and Ecuador

About Marcus

Job Description
Director of Data and Assessment for an elementary school

Hobbies
Cars and running

Fun Fact
I have ran 10 marathons (26.2 miles each) and they took me between 4-5 hours to complete each one. I’m going to run a marathon in all 50 states!


Our Lives

A few years ago Francis and I recommitted ourselves to “smelling the roses” a lot more than we had been doing. This means finding joy, laughter, and beauty in small everyday moments. Every new day is another opportunity to learn, work hard, make a difference, and enjoy each other’s company. Most evenings involve cooking a great meal (Chicken Bog, a South Carolinian chicken and rice dish, is a favorite!), and then sharing the highlights of the day as we eat at the dinner table. After dinner, Marcus is a bit of a TV junky and Francis is definitely a bookworm, so we’ll definitely balance homework time and having fun in the evenings when our child is school age. Nurturing a love of learning and reading is important to us, and we look forward to being involved in our child’s school community, and sharing our college experiences with him or her. Marcus attended an HBCU and Francis just received his doctorate from Harvard.

Weekends are play time for us. We’re relatively new to NYC and we take advantage of this great city whenever we can. Whether it’s cold or hot, we’re always outside. In the summers we find all the sun, water and frozen yogurt we can. In the winter, we walk the High Line, go to the movies, a museum, or people watch at a coffee shop. Lastly, we take summer vacation very seriously. Because we both work in education, we’re fortunate to have lots of days off to enjoy as a family. Marcus didn’t take many vacations as an adult but Francis did since his mother was an immigrant and instilled in him a love of traveling. Now Francis thoroughly enjoys planning and leading great trips all over the world. In fact, it was the amazing locations we visited and cultures we experienced that sparked a desire to share our life with a child and pursue adoption.

Our Family

Marcus has a very close family, all in North Carolina and he visits quite often, about 8 to 10 times a year. Talks to his parents, sister and brother are a weekly occurrence. He also has a large and tight-knit extended family with 18 living aunts and uncles and over 60 first cousins.  Francis has family here in the city and in upstate New York. We see his brother’s family a couple times a month, and his sister and parents for holidays and other get-togethers.

In Conclusion

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We’re excited to welcome a child and his or her birth parents into our family, and we look forward to a lifetime of love, laughs, good food, and touching memories together.


Meet Jason & Lilli!

Hello!

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile as you consider adoption.

We are Jason and Lilli, a warm and fun-loving couple from Brooklyn, NY with a close community of family and friends.  We met in 2005 when we worked at a tutoring company after college and were married in 2012 in New York’s Hudson Valley.

We enjoy exploring neighborhoods, parks, and botanical gardens in the City.  We also love escaping the City to go hiking, biking, swimming, or just visiting friends upstate.  Jason is an amazing cook and we often have friends and family over for dinner and other get-togethers.

Lilli’s family adopted her brother over 25 years ago so we know first-hand what a wonderful experience adoption is.  We look forward to welcoming a child into our lives through adoption, and would love to get to know you and answer any questions you may have about us.


About Jason

Job Description
Electrical Engineer

Hobbies
Plays soccer, softball and basketball for his company’s team

Fun Fact
Jason is a music lover and has gone to hundreds of concerts

About Lilli

Job Description
Attorney and Legal Recruiter for the City of New York

Hobbies
Hiking, reading mysteries and gardening

Fun Fact
Lilli’s brother Robert was adopted from Ecuador


Our Lives 

We live in Brooklyn in a large apartment with a backyard and two cats with parks, libraries, and good schools nearby.  We love to spend time with our family and friends and their children hiking, playing sports, and making delicious meals.  We also enjoy playing board games, creating Lego designs, and reading endless books to the many children in our lives.    
 
We will provide our child with a caring and supportive home.  We both love children and have babysat and tutored children of various ages.  We will promote a love of learning and believe in the importance of children having fun, exploring, and developing a creative spirit. 


Our Family

We are fortunate to have an amazing, supportive family who cannot wait for us to adopt a child.  In New York City, we have a close-knit family of Lilli’s brother and Jason’s aunts, uncles and cousins who get together all the time for barbeques, holidays, and just to catch up.  Jason’s cousins have young children and we look forward to our child having cousins close in age to grow up with.  Lilli’s parents live in Michigan and Jason’s parents, brother, and sister live in South Carolina.  We talk on the phone, skype, and visit them often.  


In Conclusion

Thank you for reading our profile and taking time to get to know us.  We look forward to bringing a child into our lives through adoption.  We dream of one day going to museums, exploring nature, reading books, and enjoying music and sports with our child.  We would love to talk with you and have to opportunity to get to know you.   


Meet John & Albert