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Our names are Adam and Andrew. We wanted to start off by thanking you for considering us to be a part of your child's life. We know this is an incredibly brave and difficult decision for you to make.

Although our shared passion for music and art first brought us together, we quickly realized that we have both wanted to raise children for as long as we can remember. A few years into our relationship, we began to talk about expanding our family through adoption. After 10 years together, focusing on our careers, getting married, and settling down in a new home, we feel like the time is right.

We're super excited to share our lives with a child. We aim to raise them in a loving home that is free of judgment and full of unconditional support. Thanks again for taking the time to learn about us and for considering us to parent your child.

Adam & Andrew

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Hi, we are Abram and Amanda. We have been together for eight wonderful years filled with love, travel, game-playing, and gut-wrenching laughter. We are unbelievably excited about becoming parents, and we are so grateful to you for taking the time to look at our profile.

Abram works as a data analyst for a bank and loves biking, camping, and just about anything else outdoors. Amanda teaches second grade near the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood where she grew up. She is absolutely passionate about her teaching. Amanda is a total comedy geek. She loves stand up and sketch comedy. We both like to hang out drinking coffee and watching TV. Project Runway is our jam.

More than anything, we love to spend time with friends and family. We live in a a vibrant, diverse, urban neighborhood with churches, mosques, synagogues, parks and farmers markets, and playgrounds that burst with activity when the weather is nice. We have a wonderful community of close friends, with whom we've spent countless evenings and weekends sharing meals, going on walks, and playing games. Our friends are expanding their families, so our game nights continue, but the games take longer because we keep stopping to play with the children.

Amanda's sister and sister-in-law and their three children live near by. They are so supportive, loving, and fun, we couldn't ask for better family. We see them all the time. Abram grew up in Los Angeles, a 10-minute walk from the beach. Even though his mom and dad still live on the other side of the country, we see them at least twice a year.

We are so ready to welcome a child into our family. We look forward to enriching our family with even more love and fun. Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and consider us as prospective parents to your baby.

Amanda and Abram

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Hello- My name is Andrea, please call me Andi.  I want you to know how deeply I appreciate you looking at my profile and considering me as a parent for your child. This must be an incredibly difficult time for you and I wish you much peace of mind. I honor you for the courage that you have as you make the important decisions in front of you. Thank you for considering me.
I am a life long Philadelphian. I am an outgoing person who loves to connect with people.  I am a single woman with a large extended family of parents, aunts/uncles and cousins in the area. In addition, I am part of a large community. Though I left the area for ten years of schooling I have been back in the community for 16 years.  I live in a wonderful, safe and diverse area in a home that I own right outside of the city. 
I have an extremely close relationship with my siblings and parents.  My parents are wonderful people and they are local. My dad is family doctor. My mom had her own business for many years and now does volunteer work. My brother lives an hour away with his family, and my sister and her family live in Boston. We speak every day and are very much a large, loud and loving extended family.  We love to gather for holiday dinners or for lazy days down the shore in the summer. I am very close with my teen niece and nephew.

Professionally I work as a member of the clergy. I am a rabbi and I work at a large synagogue as part of a team.  I love to meet families at all points in their lives and to help them to find spiritual meaning and comfort.  I am also an activist for those in need.

Fifteen years ago I founded a food pantry. My work involves a great deal of time with children of all ages. My congregants often tell me that I would be a wonderful mom; I yearn to be a mom and to provide a warm, loving, fun, creative home for a child.  Because I work in a large community I have some flexibility in my schedule and my co-workers and congregants are very excited and supportive of my building a family.
In my work and family I have always loved helping kids to discover who they are and what special gifts they have been given. Though I am not yet married, I do hold out hope for that kind of committed relationship. In the meantime, I do not want to miss out on the blessings of raising children.  With that in mind, and with the strong support of all those around me, I am excited to build my family through adoption. Please know that in my family your child would always know unconditional love, and I would, of course, be open to having you in our lives also.
When I am not working I love to cook big dinners for friends and family. I love to ride my bike, especially at the shore. I also love to sing.  There is always music in my life. I am a movie buff and love pop culture.  I enjoy travel and would want my child to see the world and experience many cultures.
As you can see, I am a person of faith and consider my life to be blessed. I would love to add one more blessing of children to my life, and to share my blessings. I wish you good luck in your upcoming decisions and in the months ahead.  I am hoping that I will be able to learn more about you and your family.


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Thank you for viewing our profile! We are April & Brendan. We feel honored that you're considering us to parent your child. We met 8 years ago while singing together in an opera and have been together ever since.

We are deeply in love and, for a long time, have been committed to raising Brendan's two children, Conor and Bridget. Conor is a sophomore in college in Vermont, and Bridget is a senior in high school who is preparing to go to college next year. Now that they are grown, we want to pour our love into a little one of our own.

Brendan works as a software executive, and April works at a museum in Philadelphia. Along with Brendan's two, grown children, we are eager to expand our loving and adventurous family, and are humbled by your strength and desire to consider an adoption plan for your beautiful child.

April grew up in Lancaster County and attended college locally but studied abroad in Germany (she's fluent in German!). She became a teacher before building a thriving career as a museum administrator. Brendan grew up in Brooklyn and attended an Ivy League university. He is a devoted father to his two teenage children, an avid reader, and proud founder of a start up software company.

We are active people who travel frequently, and especially enjoy skiing all over the country. Our extended families are a huge part of our lives, and we love our annual vacations we spend with them in places like Maine and Vermont.

Adopting is something both of us have always wanted to do, for years before we even met. We have both faced some serious adversity in our lives but through hard work and some luck we have built a stable and loving family and household, and we can't wait to share it with a special child and give them the best possible chance at a happy and healthy life.

April & Brendan

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Hello, we are Barbara and Nancy. We would like to thank you for looking at our profile and getting to know us a little bit. We know that right now you are facing difficult and potentially overwhelming decisions, but we want you to know that we think you are very brave, courageous, and loving no matter which path you decide to take.

We met online in 2010, and it turned out we lived three blocks away from each other. We had shared the same corner grocery store for seven years without knowing it and wondered how many times we had passed each other in the aisles! We felt an instant connection and quickly realized that in many ways it was strange that we hadn't met already.

We built a bond very quickly, and knew we wanted to be together for the rest of our lives, and that having a family would be an important part of that. On our second date, we talked about how much we both wanted to have a family, how neither of us could imagine a life without a child or children. We married in 2013 at an old carriage house that's part of our favorite restaurant in our neighborhood. We were blessed to be surrounded by friends and family that day.

The strength of our relationship lies in the deep love and respect we feel for each other, and that we share so many core values: honesty, kindness, caring, and the importance of hard work.

We have a lot of fun together, whether it's traveling to a new destination, or one of our favorite ones, or just checking out a new restaurant in the neighborhood. We get a lot of satisfaction from simple things: making meals together, having a movie marathon on a rainy day, walking around Brooklyn, and dinners with friends. We've also been through a lot of hard and sad times too, and we know that we can rely upon each other to get through those times.

We are both so grateful for all that we have together and the love that we've found. We are a team, and strive to make each other happy and healthy, and we can't wait to share our life and love together with a child.

It became clear to us over time that the best way for us to build our family would be through the gift of adoption. We are grateful and honored that you're considering us to be a part of your child's life, and we will give that child all of our love and support, and provide them with as many opportunities as we possibly can.

We truly wish you peace and strength as you make this difficult decision.

Barbara and Nancy

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Hello! We are Blythe and Matt, a fun-loving couple who have been married for eight years. We thank you for the time you're spending to learn about us. We understand that this time is difficult for you and we honor your feelings and choices as you decide what is best for you and your child. We know these difficult choices are made out of love and we admire your strength and courage. We are honored and grateful that you are considering us.

We have been together for thirteen years and having a child has always been a dream of ours. We came to adoption after struggling to have biological children. As we embrace all of the important people in our lives as family, we recognize that family is built on love, not biology. We are excited to become parents through the gift of adoption.

We have loving and supportive family and friends who will share in our joy as we welcome a child into our lives. We will unconditionally love our child, nurturing them as they grow and encouraging exploration of their unique interests and talents.

We hope this book provides a sense of who we are and of all of the love, caring, and support we're ready to give as we welcome a child into our family. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us. We wish you peace and strength now and always.

Warmest wishes,

Matt and Blythe

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Hello there!

First we would like to thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We are Barb and Cin. We recently married after 5 solid years of a peaceful, humble, loving relationship that grows every day. Our happiness and success not only comes from “loving one another” but “liking one another”. We are truly best friends! We accept each others weaknesses and strengths. We view life positively and simply. Our home is our safe, peaceful haven which we enjoy coming back to after a long day. Cindy is a Nursing Home Administrator and Barb is a nurse. We are active and love to be outdoors. We are true to ourselves and both possess the power of forgiveness. We long to raise a happy child together. We want to be able to share our growing love for one another with a child that will know and feel that love every day. We have a strong foundation and a solid base to assure a little one’s life will begin and continue on a successful journey. We are so excited! We both understand that this is a very difficult decision that you have to make in your life, one that you probably wished you didn’t have to. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Our promise to you is that we would love this child with all of our hearts. We would be honored if you selected us to help make our dreams come true.

With much appreciation,

Barb and Cin

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Hello and thank you for considering me as you consider adoption for your baby. How I admire your strength and love that you are showing by making this hard decision. I hope that by getting to know me a little through this book that you are comforted by knowing that there are people like my family and me who are waiting to shower a child like yours with unconditional love.

I have been blessed to have a loving, supportive family and circle of friends and am in the place in my life when I know I can fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a mother. From my own experiences growing up I know that the biological connection is just part of being a mother – love also creates the deepest bonds that are fortified through daily acts of care and attention.

I am ready and so excited to be able to provide a child with a stable, enriching and nurturing home and life in which he or she always feels loved, accepted and encouraged to live a meaningful, fulfilling life.


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We're Robert and Elise. We're hardworking, dedicated, and strongly believe in being useful to our families and community.

We met and became friends in 1996 when we were 16. We lost touch while Robert was in Marine Corps boot camp and Elise was in college, but reunited as Best Man and Maid of Honor when Elise’s best friend married Robert’s brother in 2001. We got married in October of 2004, and soon after we eagerly set out to start a family. We moved into our first home on our first anniversary and our first daughter was born less than two months later. We've always loved the idea of a big family and three years later we discovered we were having twins! The challenges and joys of raising two infants at the same time (along with their big sister) showed us the tremendous joy of each child being a unique individual, and that love is an ever expanding force - there is no limit to it. We were thrilled to open our hearts, home, and family to a baby boy in 2013 through adoption, and we believe that it is vital both for him and our family as a whole to complete it by adopting for a second time.

A little bit more about us and our interests: After eleven years of marriage, we laugh about how similar our goals and interests are, yet how completely opposite we are in how we pursue them. For example - we both love creating interesting and useful spaces (gardens, rooms, bookshelves - you name it). Elise delves deep into the planning and visualization of these spaces, meanwhile Robert is in the next room bashing out the wall getting ready for the project! Another example is fitness. We both enjoy exercise and pushing our bodies to their limits, but while Robert enjoys running long distance in his minimalist shoes and participating in extreme obstacle challenges outside and by himself, Elise heads out most mornings to hit the gym for either weight training or intervals - inside with friends. We use our fitness as a tool to participate more fully in our daily lives. Robert runs to stay limber for his manual job, and Elise gets her "grownup" time out of the way so she can commit her days to being fully present with the kids. We are blessed that she can be at home full time and Robert works hard to make it possible.

We can only imagine how much soul searching and anguish you must be going through as you make these difficult decisions for yourself and your child. We hope for you clarity and peace. You are a strong and courageous woman and we honor your process. Our hearts and prayers are with you on your journey.

Elise & Robert

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From the bottom of both our hearts, thank you so much for taking the time to consider us as potential adoptive parents to your baby. Although we can't know exactly what this time is like for you, we recognize that it is difficult, and we know that whatever path you choose will be the best for you and your child. We hope this profile will give you a good sense of what makes us who we are and the kind of loving home we provide for our family.

We met through a mutual friend in 2003, and we both knew fairly early on that we had found something special. When we started dating, Eric had already committed to begin work at a law firm in New York City the following fall. Eric followed through on his commitment for several months, but eventually was drawn back to the Philadelphia area where he and Kurt have lived together ever since and were married in 2008.

So, what are we like? We are friendly, smart, and silly guys who love spending time together and with our daughter, Gretchen. Whether we're food shopping, running errands, going out to dinner, spending time with family and friends, vacationing in Disney World, or just spending a quiet evening at home, we have a ton of fun. We both enjoy movies, music, theater, politics, and video games. However, we're also as different as we are alike. For example, Kurt tends to be the quiet and relaxed one while Eric is usually outgoing and intense, and Eric is a little bit on the messy side while Kurt likes things neat and tidy. We balance out each other quite well and make a great team. The most important thing to us is family. We are both extremely close to our families; in fact, the night Eric realized he had fallen in love with Kurt was the night he was sick in bed, but could hear Kurt and Eric's dad watching Finding Nemo and laughing out loud together.

Kurt is a bit of a stereotypical geek in multiple ways. He studied computer science in college and worked in Information Technology for nine years. He loves getting his hands on the latest gadgets and gizmos. He has also carried over from his childhood a love of Transformers with a current collection of over five hundred figures. Kurt also has an immense love of music, which he inherited from both sides of his family. He sings, plays piano, and loves listening to and singing along with musicals. Eric is a bit of a geek in his own way. He loves being a lawyer, is an avid reader of American history, and is a pretty talented cook as well. He loves all things having to do with sports and outdoors, especially baseball, gardening and fishing.

Because family is so important to us, we've always known we wanted to raise children. We began our family in 2012 with the adoption of our daughter, Gretchen. Gretchen is an amazing girl and brings us so much joy. We are so lucky and grateful to have her and her birth family in our lives. We've also always known that we wanted to have two children relatively close in age, so we're ready to grow our family again. And Gretchen is ready to be a big sister!

Again, thank you so much – we are honored that you've considered us to raise your child.

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We are so excited to think about you reading this and thankful you have taken the time to consider us as potential parents. Both of us have always known we wanted to have a family; in fact we have already begun. In 2013, our son Hezekiah joined our family through adoption. We are excited to continue to grow our family. We feel very strongly that family is defined by love, not by sharing DNA.

For months now you have been in our prayers. We are in absolute awe of your strength and courage. Should you choose us, we will teach your child his or her birth story and of the selfless act of love you made. We want to have an ongoing relationship with you, if you desire that, as we know how important you are to this future loved one.

We wish you peace and comfort as you make decisions.

Much love,

Erica and Dustin

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We're James and Japa. We're humbled by your courage in considering an adoption plan, and are so thankful you're taking the time to learn about us.

Ever since getting married five years ago, we have wanted to share our love with a child. When we learned that we might not be bringing that child into the world on our own, we knew that adoption was part of the story of how our family would grow. We're overjoyed that you might consider becoming a part of that story.

We're a simple, laid back couple that shares a passion for food, travel, reading, and games. We both come from small, loving families who are a sustaining presence in our lives. We now live in Pittsburgh, where we are both professors.

Our diverse, welcoming neighborhood is filled with loving families, and we’re lucky to have some of our closest, life-long friends living just around the corner. We’re so grateful to have the support of our family and friends, who are eager to help us welcome a child into our lives.

We're honored to have your consideration, and wish you strength in your journey.

-James & Japa

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We are Nathaniel and Jennifer (call me Jen). We want to thank you for taking the time to learn about us and for even considering us as parents for your child. We admire the courage it takes to make an adoption plan for your baby. We see it as the ultimate act of love, and we know it is not an easy decision.

We met in 2008 and had the most unique first date at an art studio! After several years of marriage our love continues to grow stronger. We are so lucky to live in a quaint little tree-lined neighborhood. There are tons of children and our neighbors are nice and friendly. We live in a walkable town where everything we need is close by. We can walk to the park, the playground, the library, and our favorite pizza shop! Living near a major university, we have a link to music, art, live theater, and so many interesting and diverse people! We also have the love and support of our parents who live within a quick drive of our house.

Nathaniel works in the finance industry. On the weekends he loves to plan special day trips so we can spend time together exploring new cities and cultures. Jen is a speech therapist for children with special needs. At the end of each day, Jen loves to cook and usually prepares a yummy and healthy dinner.

We are so excited to add a child to our family. We are a loving, caring couple who can't wait to become parents. Thank you again for reading about us; we hope to learn about you someday.

Jen and Nathaniel

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We are Jessica and Miles, and we're glad to have the opportunity to introduce ourselves a little bit.

First: We imagine this is a difficult time, and we wish you strength in getting through it. We hope you're getting a lot of help and support. We admire your courage and thoughtfulness in considering adoption for your child.

We are excited to grow our family through adoption. We have many younger siblings, cousins, and nephews and nieces, and when we became a couple in 2007 we couldn't wait to start our own family. Getting to be parents to our daughter Tilda, born in 2010, has been a huge and joyful part of our lives. We know that our family is not yet complete; we have a lot of love and care and commitment to give.

We live in a diverse, family-friendly neighborhood in Brooklyn, in a sunny home filled with books and laughter. Our children will be raised in a loving and stable family, with values we hold highly: curiosity, independence, and respect. We are excited to show you more of what our life looks like.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves.

Warmly, Jessica & Miles

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I'm deeply grateful that you're taking time to learn a little about me. I'm so excited to become a parent through adoption. As with all big decisions in my life, I have thought very seriously about this. I've been preparing for adoption for a couple years and am ready and eager to experience the joys and challenges that come with parenthood.

My own parents have given me unconditional love and support, a great education, strong values, and tremendous opportunities, and have taught me to be proud of my roots. It would be a privilege to do the same for a child one day.

I live in a diverse neighborhood, not too far from my parents, brother, sister-in-law, nephew, and niece. I also have a circle of amazing friends who make up my extended family, and I’m “Aunt Kat” to many of their kids. Nothing is more important to me than these people I love. I'm comforted knowing any child who joins my family will be adored not just by me, but also by the many amazing people in my life.

As an attorney, my work involves protecting the rights of the most vulnerable children in society. For fun, I love hanging out with friends, spending time outdoors, traveling to other countries, discovering new music, and watching movies. I can't wait to share some of these interests with a child one day.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read about me. I wish you much strength, comfort, and peace in whatever decision you make for yourself and your child.

With great respect and warm wishes,


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We are so grateful to you for taking the time to read our profile as you consider adoption. We have been married for almost ten years and we are very excited to start a family. We both grew up in loving homes and are very close to our parents and siblings. Our families are very supportive and live close enough that we are lucky to see them often. We live in a diverse neighborhood with many young families, playgrounds, parks, and restaurants. Family, education, religion, and humor are very important to us and we are sure to raise our little one in a healthy and happy home. Thank you for taking a look at our profile. We are really excited to begin our journey as parents and we hope to give you a brief glimpse into our lives.


-Kelly and Todd

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Hello! We are Lena and Brent and we are so excited to be waiting to adopt a baby. Thank you for reading our story. It is really hard to describe our whole life and who we are in a few sentences, but here are a few things you should know about us:

We love to laugh! Laughter keeps us close, keeps us humble, and makes hard things a little less hard.

We love books! Our house is full of them. Especially children’s books which Lena has always loved. She’s even trying to write one, a fairy tale about a princess whose mother is a cuttlefish.

We love music! The kind you make yourself (we have a piano, drums, and a whole bunch of guitars) and also the kind that other people make like blues and rock and rap and even a little bit of country. There is always music in our house.

Farming! Brent has a very green thumb and we have a little urban farm right in the middle of the city, complete with chickens, peach and apple trees, and a beehive. Brent loves to grow everything from lettuce to tomatoes to hot peppers. Lena loves to lie in a hammock and listen to the tree frogs peep. Our little city farm is a magical place that we can’t wait to share with a child.

Family & Friends! We are lucky to have a loving, supportive, fun bunch of family and friends who are so excited to welcome a child into our crew. And Lena has a niece and three nephews who can’t wait for a new cousin.

We got married 7 amazing years ago in the middle of a thunderstorm on a cliff in Jamaica. We have always known we wanted to have kids and when we found out we couldn’t have them biologically, we knew right away we wanted to adopt. We have been through our share of trials, but they have made us stronger, and even more committed to teaching our child, not how to avoid life’s struggles, but how to push through to the other side and be stronger for it.

We hope this gives you an idea of what our life is like, and how much we are looking forward to bringing a child into our world. Your decision is such a hard and important one. If you are considering us, please know that we will love your kid like crazy, and do everything we possibly can to bring them up to be strong and kind and full of joy. -Lena and Brent

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We are Libby and Matt. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us.    

The fact that you are considering adoption for your child is truly amazing and we can honestly say that we are humbled by your courage and strength.  You know what is best for your child and we respect the   decisions that you will make.    

We have known each other for nearly 15 years and have been happily married for seven.  We have a great relationship built on mutual respect, trust and compromise. We always wanted to have a family and adoption is the best choice for us. We are so happy about the possibility of being parents.

We both work in marketing—Matt on the research side of things and Libby on the more creative end.  In our free time, Matt likes to grow his own vegetables and is a grill-master extraordinaire.  If there is a long week-end, you’ll find Matt smoking a brisket and Libby making the side dishes for a backyard barbeque. We both love to entertain our family and friends when we have the chance.   In recent years, Libby has taken up sewing and likes to create things for her home, family and friends.  Libby is also a musician and is looking forward to sharing her love and appreciation for music with her child.

We live just outside of Philadelphia in Ardmore, PA in a very close-knit, family friendly neighborhood with many children of all ages and a great elementary school within walking distance.  While Libby’s family lives in Ohio and we visit a few times a year for birthdays and holidays, Matt’s family lives in Philadelphia and we see them all the time. Both sides of our family are looking forward to welcoming a new member and couldn’t be more pleased that we’ve chosen adoption to grow our family.

Again, thank you for taking the time to get to know us.  

Libby & Matt

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Greetings from Mary and Norman!

We are honored and excited to present you with this little portrait of who we are and our deep hopes for adoption. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us a little. 

You and your baby are front and center in our hearts. We are confident that you will find the clarity you need to make the best decision for you and your baby.

We have dreamed of being parents together from the beginning of our relationship. Mary is a devoted, respected and beloved teacher of early childhood dance. When not teaching two- to five-year-olds, Mary enjoys yoga, meditation, working out, relaxing under the trees in Riverside Park, reading, and using her imagination to plan special events. Norman describes Mary as “a very kind and loving soul. He “admires her honesty -- most importantly her honesty with herself. A passionate teacher, great friend, and loving confidante, she has an innate ability to make others feel special.”

Norman loves everything about concrete. In addition to working as a cement mason foreman for a high-rise-building construction company, he also works independently and creatively making beautiful decorative concrete floors in homes and businesses. At home, Norman enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and cooking healthy meals for family and friends. He has a natural talent for repairing and improving almost anything and is generous with that skill among friends and family. Mary describes Norman as “generous of spirit” and says “he loves deeply. He is a devoted partner and a wonderful father.”

We live in a big, beautiful apartment on the Upper West side of Manhattan, a diverse neighborhood buzzing with family-friendly activity every day of the week. Our family and friends are extremely supportive and excited about our decision to adopt.

It is our pledge to honor our child’s birth story. We are hopeful that adoption for us will be the beginning of an extraordinary relationship with you if you desire, built in openness, love, respect and trust.

Thank you for getting to know us and we welcome you to find out more about us.

In Gratitude,

Mary and Norman

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Hello! We are Matthew and Suzanne. We are honored that you are interested in getting to know us better. We admire the courage and strength that you have for considering adoption and the gift to a family. We are excited about fulfilling our dream of becoming parents.  

Adoption is already in our family as Matthew's mom, Ann, was adopted as an infant.  Matthew's grandparents provided a loving home for Ann.  Matthew has fond memories of Grandpa Bill and Grandma Jane, Ann’s adoptive parents.

We are a modern romance as we met online through a dating website. We were attracted to each other through our mutual love of city living, the arts and sports, in particular soccer. We have been married three years and have lived in our home for the same amount of time. Our home reflects our hobbies of carpentry, interior design, cooking and entertaining. We host Christmas Eve dinner and Easter brunch as well as cook for friends regularly.  Holidays are a special time for us as we enjoy the traditions that we are creating in our home. We both grew up in loving and stable homes.  We are close with our families. We enjoy spending time with our nieces, nephews and god children.

Matthew is on faculty of the Theatre department at a major university. He has many interests including: sports, playing as well as watching; gardening; camping, and home improvement projects. Suzanne works in sales in the interior design industry. Her passions include trying new recipes; designing our home; reading and learning. Together our professional lives are very flexible to meet the needs of raising a child. 

We are a fun-loving, adventurous couple who enjoy visiting new places, both near and far; seeking a great yard sale; eating at new restaurants, and dreaming of our future.

We hope you will learn more about us through our profile. We would be blessed if you consider us for your child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and wish you the best as you make your decision.

Thank you,

Matthew and Suzanne

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Hello! We are Mike and Susan and we would like to thank you for making the loving decision to consider adoption. We appreciate this opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you about our lives, our families, and why we would like to become parents.

We are very excited to begin our adoption journey and believe that adoption is the greatest form of love. We promise to open our hearts and provide a home for a child that is filled with unconditional love, support and encouragement. We admire your strength and courage in making this decision and would be deeply honored if you would consider us as parents for your child.

We have been together for eleven years and married for two years. Our relationship is built on a strong foundation of faith, love, and mutual respect. We are an outgoing, fun loving couple who enjoy making the most out of each and every day. We met through an on-line dating website and had our first date at a cute little neighborhood restaurant. Our next dates included a long walk along a scenic canal, going on a bike ride and getting caught in the rain, and going to see one of our favorite bands at an outdoor summer concert. It quickly became apparent that we had a lot of mutual interests and couldn't wait to spend more time together!

We both come from large families and have a total of twelve nieces and nephews, ranging in age from one to nineteen. We enjoy spending time with them, taking them to the movies and visiting local attractions in Washington, D.C. including monuments and museums. The best times are spent playing games, going to the park, and just having fun!

We both have secure and stable jobs. Mike works as a finance manager and Susan works in health and education policy. Our home is located on a quiet, tree-lined street with friendly neighbors, most of whom have young children. Our community has many parks and recreational activities, as well as great schools. We have a nice sized backyard and our home is just one block away from a large playground. The neighborhood is very welcoming, with people representing many diverse cultures. Children’s activities include swimming at the community pool, soccer, softball, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, parades, and after school activities.

If your heart leads you to choose us, we promise that your child's life will be full of love, laughter, and support, surrounded by friends and family. We promise to provide a safe, stable, and secure home and to nurture your child's interests and help them explore the world they live in. We promise that your child will be raised in a loving family that will provide unconditional and forever love.

Our Christian faith has guided us on our journey to become parents. We believe we have a lot to offer a child, most importantly two parents who deeply love one another and who have built a strong foundation to raise a child. We live in a comfortable home with plenty of room for a child to play and grow. Our neighborhood is very child-friendly with great schools, playgrounds, and community activities. We have the loving support of our families who are excited about our decision to adopt and cannot wait to meet their new niece or nephew. We share many interests, most importantly the desire to raise and nurture a child. We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about our family and all that we would offer your child. We wish you continued blessings in your life.

-Susan and Mike

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Hi, I am Robin and I have a son named Ben. We are so excited to grow our family through adoption once more.

I grew up in Northern New Jersey, which is where my parents still live. My family is very close and we visit each other at least once a month and speak on the phone everyday.

I work as a reading teacher in the school district of Philadelphia. I am really lucky to do what I love and to impact the lives of the students in my class.

Ben joined me a few days after birth in April of 2014 and his adoption became final in October 2014. He is an incredibly happy, easygoing child. He loves to laugh and give kisses. He loves to play with his blocks and look at books. He is fascinated by babies and really enjoys playing with other children.

Throughout my life, I have met people who have become part of my extended family. Because of them, our life is filled with love, laughter and fun. I consider us extremely blessed to be welcomed into so many peoples' lives as a member of their family and look forward to welcoming you and your child into ours, if that feels comfortable to you.

Thank you again for allowing us to share a little about our life, our hopes, and our dreams for the future.



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Hello! Nice to meet you!! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are Rose and Jay. We have great admiration and respect for the journey that you are on. Although we don’t know each other, it is obvious that you are making a plan for your child that is courageous, selfless and filled with love. After you read our story and see our pictures, we hope that you will consider meeting us so we can learn more about each other.

We are excited and ready to give our unconditional love to another child as we grow our family through adoption. We have been married for more than 15 years and the greatest joy in our lives has been becoming parents to our two wonderful sons, Timothy & Brendan. We feel like we have so much love to give another child, and we would cherish and honor the chance to welcome your baby into our family. We will love you baby unconditionally and tell them everyday how much they are loved.

We are very grateful that you have taken the time to consider us as you think about your baby's future.

Thank you so much!

Rose & Jay

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We are deeply honored and humbled that you are taking the time to consider our story as you consider such a profound, difficult decision.  We want to thank you for your courage and your willingness to read more about us.  Our hearts go out to you, and we wish the very best for you and your child, today and in the future.

We're Sandra and Liza.  We first met each other and fell in love 14 years ago, and we adopted our first child, Santiago, four years ago.  We have always known we want to raise a family together, and we are eager to welcome another child into our lives--and Santiago very much wants to be a big brother!

In our daily lives, we believe in living in the moment and in soaking in each new day with its joys and challenges.  We love the outdoors, the simple pleasure of sharing meals together, and the opportunity to laugh every day.  We take as much joy in a walk around the block with our dog as we do in a hike in one of the National Parks we love to visit.  We care deeply about our community and the wider world, and are committed to living a simple life full of rich experiences. We live with intention and believe in letting our actions show who we are and who we want to be.

We are both passionate about our work as teachers; we both teach at Quaker schools because we share in the Quaker belief that there is something sacred within each and every individual.  Sandra teaches Spanish, her native tongue, and Music to students in pre-K through 4th grade. Liza teaches English Literature, her greatest passion, to middle and high school students.  We are both at our best when we are sharing our knowledge and our love of learning with young people; we both see teaching as a way of being in the world, not just a profession or career.  Our experiences as teachers have given us a deep desire to provide our children with love, freedom, and safety as they explore many different passions, beliefs and ideas.

We believe strongly in the value of knowing one's past and history, and in the importance of honesty and integrity. We feel so lucky to include Santiago's birth family in our lives through visits, stories and photographs. We are committed to having an open adoption with you if that is something you would like. We would love our child to know the woman who made this choice and to recognize the love and the courage she has shared with both our child and with us. 

Again, we thank you for taking the time to learn a bit more about us through this profile.  We have great faith that you are on the path to finding the best parents for your child, and that our second child is on his or her own journey towards us.


Liza & Sandra

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Hello! We are Jeff and Shannon.

Thank you for giving us this opportunity to introduce our family to you. We admire your strength and courage in your journey and are humbled to be considered as the potential adoptive parents to your child.

Along with our two-year-old daughter, Lilah, Jeff also has two older children, Moira (21) and Will (19). We are looking forward to expanding our family with another child, and Lilah can’t wait to be a big sister!

A little about us: We live in a diverse neighborhood in South Jersey, about 15 minutes from Philadelphia. We have two golden retrievers, Jackson and Amos. Our circle of friends includes four families with adopted children.

Jeff loves sports; especially the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles and good health is an important part of his life. He is a regular at the gym and also enjoys golf, camping, and bike rides with Lilah.

On the weekends you can find Shannon, Jeff, and Lilah hanging out at the neighborhood pool or taking a bicycle ride to get ice cream after dinner. Shannon also enjoys yoga, horseback riding, gardening, and projects around the house.

We are both passionate about our jobs. Jeff works as a homebuilder and is the “chief problem solver”, always coming up with a solution to problems that seem unsolvable. Shannon works as the creative director for a non-profit in Camden that serves hundreds of children and teens each year.

We feel blessed with the opportunity to expand our family again through open adoption. It’s important for us that our child grows up with a full sense of his/her history, including you. We look forward to finding a fit that works best for the child, you, and us which will allow for a developing relationship together over the years. We are committed to ensuring that our child grows up feeling loved, valued and protected.

Thank you for considering our family and allowing us to introduce ourselves.

- Jeff and Shannon

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Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Stefanie and I am very excited about creating a family through adoption. I am sure I do not know how it feels to be in your shoes at this moment. I would like to extend my warmest wishes for you. I sincerely believe that you will make the best decision for you and your child. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you both well and extend my utmost gratitude for considering adoption and considering me.

I have a lot to offer a child, all of which I can’t wait to share. I live in a safe, child-friendly neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Children play in the courtyard of my complex and in the park one block away. The library is just around the corner. My parents, two sisters, and their families are also very excited to welcome a child into our family through adoption and support my decision 100%. I have a circle of loving friends near by who are supportive and ready to lend a hand. Being a college professor gives me financial stability, flexibility to take care of a sick child, and summers off to play. My job also means I have a strong commitment to education and know what children need in order to get to college and be successful there and beyond. I pursue an active and healthy lifestyle, so I’m ready to keep up with a little one. I know motherhood is sure to throw plenty of challenges at me. I am prepared to meet them.

I look forward to showering a child with love. My heart is ready for the joy of raising a child. I look forward to watching him or her grow, learn and experience the world. I think it is important to encourage the unique person that child becomes. I know how fortunate I am and am grateful for the many blessings life has granted me. I am eager to devote those blessings to a child.

I honor the sacred decision before you. I wish you wisdom, courage, and peace in your mind, heart and soul, now and always.


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