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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
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.
Thank you so much for taking the time to consider our profile. Our names are Ari and Gabe. We are so grateful that you would consider us as part of your adoption plan. We live in Brooklyn, New York with our daughter Zuriel.
We met in 2005 when Gabe was in law school in New York City and Ari was visiting from California. Our relationship had its share of twists and turns, but in 2011 we decided to really go for it, and Ari moved to New York. In 2014 we adopted Zuriel, and started our family, which has been the most incredible, joyful, and humbling experience in our lives. With every new day, we fall more and more in love with our daughter.
We live in a family-friendly, multicultural neighborhood. There's a park across the street and lots of friends nearby.
We can't wait to expand our family. We want to raise a child who feels unconditionally loved, who knows that they are capable of being anything they want to be, and who can be proud of every part of who they are and of their history.
Thank you again for taking the time to learn about us.
-Ari and Gabe
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 a very difficult decision, but we also want you to know that we think you are very brave and loving no matter which path you decide to take. We also know that it is hard to get to know someone just by reading a profile, but we hope you will be able to get a sense of who we are through these words and photos.
When we met in 2010, it turned out we lived three blocks away from each other in Brooklyn. We fell in love and built a bond and knew we wanted to be together for the rest of our lives. We married in 2013 at an old carriage house in our neighborhood, and we were blessed to be surrounded by accepting and loving friends and family.
The strength of our relationship lies in the deep love and respect we feel for each other, and that we share so many values: honesty, kindness, caring, and the importance of dedication and hard work. Barbara has worked for the same publishing company in Manhattan since graduating from college, and Nancy has worked in advertising for almost fifteen years and is also an artist who often shows her work in galleries. We surround ourselves with loving family, friends, neighbors, laughter, music, art, reading and outdoor activities. We also like to volunteer our time to help others.
We have a lot of fun together, whether it's traveling to a new destination or one of our favorite ones—we love the mountains and beach. We've been through a lot of sad times too, and we know that we can rely upon each other and our big family and group of friends to get through hard times. We have both found that laughter is a good way to remind us of the joys in life.
We have a lot of children of all ages in our lives. Between us we have twelve nieces and nephews and many neighbors and friends with children of all ages who we spend our time with. Our long-lasting and close relationships have created an extended family community that we both rely on and contribute to on a daily basis.
We both knew we wanted to have children and build a family. It soon became clear to us that the best way for us to build our family would be through the gift of adoption. We are 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 and to give him or her the best chance for a happy life.
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 him or her with as many opportunities as we possibly can. If you feel we are the right couple to parent your child, we’d love to meet you.
We truly wish you peace and strength during this journey.
Barbara and Nancy
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.
Matt and Blythe
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.
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
Erica and Dustin
We’re high school sweethearts. We’re so lucky to have found one another so early in life. Nate proposed to Erin at the Bloomsburg Fair, and we got married in 2006 in Pennsylvania on a beautiful Fall day.
We’ve grown up together, and we love to be together.
We balance each other—Erin’s feisty and Nate’s laid back. Nate’s athletic; Erin’s artistic. Nate’s an introvert; Erin’s an extrovert. We know what the other person is going to say before they say it. We can tell each other whole sentences with a single look.
We travel. We make a yearly trip to Florida to visit Erin’s sister (and Disney princesses). We’ve kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland and had tea in England. We jump in ocean waves and play miniature golf on the boardwalk.
We play. Together we can make just about any occasion fun. And we love to play with our daughter—from jumping in leaf piles to building snowmen to hosting fancy tea parties in our living room with chocolate milk and cookies. We laugh a lot.
We’re happy just being together. We love fall festivals, eating out, playing Scrabble, and snuggling up with a good holiday movie by the fireplace.
We love each other always and forever. We’re soul mates, We love our family and being parents, and we’re so excited about the possibility of growing our family through adoption.
Erin and Nate
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
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
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at our profile. We can only imagine how much you must be going through at this time. We admire the strength, courage and selflessness it takes to consider open adoption as a choice. We are humbled and grateful that you would consider us as you explore the best path for you and your baby.
We are Katja and Leo. We were lucky enough to find each other in 2005 through our mutual love of music and singing in a choir. We fell in love immediately and for the past 11 years, we have shared our love and lives with each other, and it's been wonderful.
We always hope that one day we would be blessed with children and have a family. We want to share our love and zest for life with a little one and provide love, care and guidance as they grow up.
We hope that after reading our profile and seeing our pictures, you'll se the love we have to share and want to get to know us better.
Thank you again for taking the time to learn about us. We really appreciate it.
Katja and Leo
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at our profile. We admire your strength and the love you have for your child.
We live in a friendly and diverse neighborhood in Philadelphia near lots of parks and playgrounds. Our block has a long tradition of amazing block parties where every family comes out to play and eat together.
For as long as we can remember, we have both wanted to build a family through adoption. Over the past six years we have made a happy life together. We are lucky to have close friends nearby and big families who support us. We can’t wait to share all the love and fun in our lives with a child.
We want to give a child unconditional love and support, and encourage them to dream big dreams. We want them to be proud of who they are and where they come from.
Thank you again for getting to know us a little bit. We wish you peace as you go through this process.
- Laura and Megan
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
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
Thank you for considering us as you explore adoption for your baby. Please know how much we admire your strength and courage during this challenging time. We deeply respect all of the love, thought and care that you are putting into making this difficult decision, and our hearts are with you.
Our names are Daniel and Lisa. After learning a little about us, we hope you will want to get to know us better.
Having been married for eleven years, we are excited about welcoming a child into our family and providing a home full of unconditional love, lots of laughter and encouragement.
We live in a diverse and culturally rich neighborhood in New York City with neighbors and friends from all over the world and with many different types of families. Parks, playgrounds, museums and excellent schools are just a few steps from our front door. Our families live nearby, and we have a supportive extended network of parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in the NY/NJ area who are eager to welcome a child to our family.
We are passionate about education, personal expression through the arts and community involvement. Daniel enjoys making pottery, reading everything from biographies and history to science fiction, and playing tennis as well as other sports - while Lisa competes in ballroom dancing, sews and plays piano and ukulele.
But most of all we look forward to spending time with family and friends, appreciating those small moments that bring meaning to our lives: birthday parties, family BBQs, weekend dinners full of laughter. We can't wait to love and nurture a child, and help them explore the world.
Thank you for your interest in learning about our family as you make this incredibly difficult decision.
Please know that, should you choose us to be your baby's family, the child will grow up in a safe and loving home where his or her talents, interests and abilities are encouraged and nurtured. We will guide them on their journey to explore the world in an accepting and supportive environment, full of loving family and friends. We will help them find their own voice. We will listen to them. And most of all we will love them and cherish them as our own.
Whatever your ultimate decision may be, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your child, and we wish you all the best!
Daniel and Lisa
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.
Mary and Norman
Our names are Paul and Matthew, an international couple (one French, one midwestern American from St Louis, Missouri). We are an adventurous couple who have been together for 11 years. We were married 3 years ago in Brooklyn, NY. Our relationship has taken us from France (where we met), to England, Japan, Germany, and now to our home in New York where we have lived for 8 years and own our home in Clinton Hill Brooklyn, a beautiful and diverse neighborhood.
Having a child has been a goal of ours since when we first met. We want to do this through the gift of adoption. We promise to create a home for a child that is filled with love and support, and to expand the child's understanding of the world - we hope to teach them to speak a few languages as well!
We have not met but we are filled with gratitude and admiration for your strength to consider this decision and for your willingness to consider making us an entrusted part of your childs life.
Although we cannot imagine the challenge of making this decision, we want you to know that we are dedicated to making a wonderful home for your child, and hope to work together to be part of each others lives, if that feels right to you.
We look forward to meeting you and to beginning this beautiful adventure together. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.
Matthew and Paul
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
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
First, we want to thank you for reading about us as you consider your options for you and your baby. We know this is a difficult time in your life, and we admire your great strength and courage.
We are Miraida and Alex and we live in a diverse and family friendly neighborhood in Brooklyn with lots of parks, restaurants and cultural events. We have been togehter for over 12 years, have accomplished many educational and professional goals, and now the time is right for us to become parents.
We are excited and ready to welcome a child into our lives. As you look through this book, we hope to show you some of the happiness, love and support we enjoy with our family and friends.
Whatever you decide, we wish you the best and are honored that you took the time to learn more about us.
-Miraida and Alex
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.
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
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
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
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.