Below are some of our hopeful adoptive families in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. Our families are diverse and include singles, couples, LGBT families and families of all religions and races. Interested in learning more about any of these adoptive families or others? Contact us now.
Debbie & TedHello! We are Debbie and Ted, a deeply loving couple who have been married for over 8 years. Having a child has always been…
Debbie & Ted
Hello! We are Debbie and Ted, a deeply loving couple who have been married for over 8 years. Having a child has always been a dream of ours and expanding our family through the gift of adoption is very exciting for us. We promise to create a home for a child that is filled with love, warmth, and support. Although we do not yet know you, we admire your courage in making this decision, and are honored that you are considering us to be a part of your child’s life.
We know that this is a difficult decision and one that you are making out of love and in the best interest of your child. Hopefully viewing our photos and reading about our lives will give you a better understanding of who we are and what we hope to share with a child. Thank you for taking the time to review our profile. We wish you the best as you make this decision.
Debbie and Ted
Fun Facts about Debbie & Ted
Favorite Places: We both love picnicking and walking in Central Park and at the Brooklyn Promenade, going to the Maryland shore with family, and visiting our friends in Paris.
Favorite Foods: Debbie likes eating the meatloaves, steak, roast chicken and layer cakes Ted cooks. We also like going out for bagels and lox and other deli specialties.
Favorite Sports Teams: Ted likes his hometown Buffalo Bills, Debbie roots for her alma mater, the Maryland Terps (fear the turtle!), and we both like going to nearby Yankee Stadium to cheer on NYCFC (soccer) and the Yankees.
Favorite Hobbies: We both enjoy cooking, playing Scrabble and other games, going to theater, music and dance performances, and reading mystery novels.
Matthew & JamesHi, we’re James and Matthew. James is a musician, and Matthew is a high school teacher. We have been together for almost 20 years,…
Matthew & James
Hi, we’re James and Matthew. James is a musician, and Matthew is a high school teacher. We have been together for almost 20 years, and we are excited to share our love with a child.
James can’t wait to read books with lots of funny voices to a little person. Matthew is excited to sing songs and cook together. Or maybe we can just walk to the playground and swing on the swings. We want to show our child as much of the world as we can. We want to help them learn who they are and what they have to offer the world.
We want you to know how we respect and admire your strength and tenderness. Thank you for reading about us.
-Matthew & James
Fun facts about Matthew & James
Favorite places: Maine, Italy, Cape May, and the Chesapeake
Favorite foods: pasta, apple cake, home-made pizza, and a big steak
Favorite hobbies: reading, cooking, hosting friends, and exploring
Favorite music: classical, jazz, blues, r&b
Rebekah & EvanWe are Rebekah and Evan and we are honored to be considered by you in helping us grow our family. We've been on the…
Rebekah & Evan
We are Rebekah and Evan and we are honored to be considered by you in helping us grow our family. We’ve been on the family growing journey for several years and can’t wait to share our lives with a child. We have so much love to give as do our extended families. We’re so excited to watch our child grow into their own identity and shower them with everything we have to offer.
We are surrounded by love from our big families, close friends and everyone is very excited to welcome a child into our lives. We’ve been together since 2008 when Evan was looking for musicians to join a band he was forming (Rebekah is also a musician and plays frequently). A band was formed as was a marriage-to-be. Aside from a shared love of music, Evan is an artist (but has an additional career he loves) and Rebekah is a seamstress and product designer.
After many years in Brooklyn, we live in Connecticut surrounded by nature. We love enjoying our home and our peaceful surroundings and exploring the quaint towns nearby.
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us. We know that you have an incredibly hard decision to make and we wish you all the strength, wisdom and support in your journey.
Rebekah and Evan
Fun Facts about Rebekah & Evan
Favorite Foods: Evan makes a mean chocolate cake which is his grandma’s old recipe. We’re also currently obsessed with the Ben & Jerry’s flavor, “Minter Wonderland.” Usually, we love sushi, cheeseburgers, Evan’s mom’s brisket and Rebekah’s homemade soups.
Favorite Hobbles: We love to decorate our home, play music (Evan at home and Rebekah in a band) and Evan loves to bake.
Favorite Places: We love nature so we’ve been really happy in the mountains, woods and the beach. Our favorite places have been a combination of nature, history and culture. Some examples are Israel where Evan spent a lot of time, Greece where Rebekah spent a bit of time, Tanzania and Stockholm.
Favorite Holidays: Let’s face it, even though he’s Jewish, Evan loves Christmas (it’s so pretty!) and so does Rebekah. We enjoy spending time with Rebekah’s family during the holiday. We usually spend New Years and July 4th upstate New York with close friends which we look forward to every year.
NicholeHello! How do I even come close to expressing the appreciation and admiration I have for you for considering an adoption plan for your…
How do I even come close to expressing the appreciation and admiration I have for you for considering an adoption plan for your child. I wholeheartedly respect your decision and I’m humbled by your love for your baby.
My journey to motherhood has been a long road, but one I’m 100% committed too. Adoption has always been a part of my family and I knew that I would be forming my own family one day and that adoption would be a part of that journey.
I have always been creative, and I decided to study journalism in college. Over the years, my passion for being creative has evolved and I’m now a Creative Director for a marketing agency.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn about me. I truly embrace everyday with gratitude and try my best to live a life of my own making.
I wish you nothing but peace and love!
Fun Facts about Nichole
Favorite places: Hawaii and London
Favorite hobbies: Running, hiking and museum going
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite foods: Ramen and anything BBQ
Valerie & MarcieWe are Valerie, Marcie & Harlow. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about our family. We admire your strength,…
Valerie & Marcie
We are Valerie, Marcie & Harlow.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about our family. We admire your strength, courage and love you have for your child.
It was our dream to become parents and fill our home with memories of laughter, being silly and lots of love! In 2018, Harlow came into our lives through adoption. We are so lucky to have her in our life. She is a happy, active and curious baby who is pure joy! She will be a caring, loving and protective big sister for sure.
We both love children and reading books, playing games, building forts and exploring the outdoors. In our home we LOVE to cook! We also enjoy gardening, art projects and dancing to Taylor Swift or Beyonce before bedtime.
We are business owners, so we have very flexible schedules. We will be there cheering our children on at school events, sporting games, recitals or whatever they are passionate about.
Thank you for considering us to be part of your child’s life. We are so excited to grow our family and make lifelong memories!
Fun Facts about Valerie and Marcie
Favorite places : nature! We take a hike every Sunday morning to relax. Restaurants – we love to eat out!
Favorite foods: pizza of course! and pasta and lots of veggies. and Val has a serious sweet tooth…
Favorite hobbies: cooking and having friends over for dinner, traveling, going to events in the city
Favorite holidays: christmas, christmas, christmas. lots of eating and family.
Learn more about Marcie and Valerie by viewing their profile here.
Jess & JacqueIt's lovely to meet you! We're Jess, Jacque and Rafael. Jess and Jacque have been together for 6 years (married for 4) and Rafael…
Jess & Jacque
It’s lovely to meet you!
We’re Jess, Jacque and Rafael. Jess and Jacque have been together for 6 years (married for 4) and Rafael joined our family via adoption in November 2018. Adoption has changed our lives and we are so happy that Rafael made us a new family of 3.
We are honored you’re taking the time to get to know us. We want to let you know how much we respect your decision to consider an adoption plan for your child. We know that this is a difficult decision and we are humbled by your strength, courage and love for your child.
We truly hope that this book can help convey the love that we both have for life, our son and how much love we have to give.
Jess & Jacque
Fun Facts about Jess & Jacque
Favorite places: Jacque- New Orleans, New York and Amsterdam; Jess: Sydney, New York and Seattle
Favorite foods: We both love to cook, we cook and eat pretty much anything. We love Italian and Mexican food the most!
Favorite hobbies: Jacque is an avid reader, she reads every day. Jess loves to cook and has started to restore furniture.
Favorite holiday: We loved taking our son to Australia for Christmas 2019 . We spent over a month there!
Jim & BenHi! We are so grateful and honored that you're taking the time to learn more about us. We recognize that this is a difficult…
Jim & Ben
Hi! We are so grateful and honored that you’re taking the time to learn more about us. We recognize that this is a difficult time for you. We both truly admire you for your strength, compassion, and courage in making this difficult decision.
We have been together for over 10 years, married for 5, and live in the suburbs of Philadelphia. We were very blessed to have our son, Ethan, join our family through open adoption at birth about 2 years ago. Ethan’s also excited about the welcoming a new member to the family as well!
Our neighborhood boasts plenty of kids and one of the best school districts in the state. Jim’s extended family lives just down the street and Ben’s extended family is in his hometown of Pittsburgh. We spend a lot of time with family – from weekly family dinners with Jim’s family, to spending a week or two with Ben’s family in Pittsburgh, we love our families.
To us, family is all about being together and being loved – unconditionally. As parents, we love showing the world to our family, whether through trips to the Jersey shore or across the globe, cooking out in our own backyard, riding bikes, or just spending time together with family and friends.
We cannot wait to share our unconditional love and welcome another child into our home and our hearts. Thank you for taking the time to read about our family!
Jim & Ben
Fun Facts about Jim & Ben
Favorite hobbies: We love road trips! On one special road trip, Ben was picked to be a contestant on the price is right in California!
Favorite places: We love to travel and some of our favorite places have been a European Cruise, Walt Disney World, and National Parks (including the Grand Canyon).
Favorite holidays: Christmas and spending time with the family each year is very special to us. We also enjoy summer BBQs around the 4th of July!
Favorite foods: There is a “create your own pizza” shop nearby and we go there once a week, so probably PIZZA!
Amy & SamHello! Thank you for taking the time and energy to consider us as you make your decision. We appreciate you. We are Amy and…
Amy & Sam
Thank you for taking the time and energy to consider us as you make your decision. We appreciate you.
We are Amy and Sam, and we are grateful to introduce ourselves. Sam grew up in the country in Pennsylvania, and Amy grew up in the suburbs of New York City. We have been living together in Brooklyn for about 10 years.
We love to spend time together, spend time with friends and families, play games, cook together, and explore new and familiar places.
After deciding that we would like to become parents, we chose to expand our family through adoption. Amy’s mom was adopted, and some of Sam’s cousins were adopted. We are looking forward to growing our family in this way.
Amy & Sam
Fun Facts about Amy & Sam
Favorite places: Many of our favorite places are around our neighborhood in Brooklyn. We have so many wonderful friends nearby, and we are lucky to be able to meet up with them in Prospect Park, local music venues, or great restaurants. We also love going to Sam’s family’s beach house off the coast of Connecticut or Amy’s family’s cabin in the Adirondacks.
Favorite foods: Amy: french fries and Chinese takeout; Sam: pizza, cheeseburgers, Amy’s homemade mac n cheese
Favorite hobbies: Together we love to hike, cook, and play games. Amy enjoys exploring new places with friends, creating arts and crafts, and volunteering for progressive causes. Sam loves to bake breads and pastries, read science fiction and fantasy novels, and explore nature.
Favorite holidays: We love spending time laughing, eating, and hanging out with our friends and family. We get to do that for Christmas, Passover, Halloween, and Pride!
MarissaHello. My name Is Marissa and I’m glad to be able to introduce myself to you. I want to commend you for your courage,…
My name Is Marissa and I’m glad to be able to introduce myself to you. I want to commend you for your courage, rooted in love in being on this journey. I am a queer Afro-Latina who has always loved children. I am ready to be a parent and offer a safe and loving environment for them. My friends would describe me as a natural caregiver who is always kind and stands up for others when things are unjust.
I believe in the strength of the village and am very connected with my family and friends. We are all excited to welcome a new life into our village and share our love and gifts with them. I look forward to welcoming a child in my world and sharing old traditions and creating new ones.
I have had my share of ups and downs. I was married for several years and tried starting a family. I never had a child and later the relationship ended in divorce. It was definitely not the plan I had envisioned for myself. While it was difficult and painful in many aspects, I felt the universe knew best what was right for me. What that experience taught me, was that there are many ways to build a family and that adoption is one of them. I am excited to welcome my first child into my family.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me.
Fun Facts about Marissa
Favorite places: the beach or a lake,
Favorite hobbies: Singing in a choir, hiking in the woods, traveling
Favorite food: mangos, avocados and noodles
Favorite music: 90’s hip hop and electronic music to dance to
Edgar & TomHi! We are Edgar and Tom. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We know this is a challenging time…
Edgar & Tom
Hi! We are Edgar and Tom.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We know this is a challenging time in your life and we understand that it takes courage to consider adoption for your child.
Edgar’s story begins in Mexico, Tom’s in Massachusetts, but our story together begins in Queens. It’s where we met in 2010, where we have lived the entirety of our relationship, and where we chose to get married. It’s a community that represents our values of diversity and inclusivity. And it’s where we hope to start our family.
We are at a point in our relationship where we feel ready to grow our family through adoption. Ready to dive in with everything we have to help a baby grow and flourish in a loving home.
-Edgar & Tom
Fun facts about Edgar & Tom
Favorite places : Edgar: New Mexico and Montreal, Scotland. Tom: Paris, Maine and any Broadway theater
Favorite foods : Edgar: Guacamole, pizza, pasta with vodka sauce. Tom: pie, chocolate, pizza and sushi.
Favorite hobbies: Edgar: driving, going to see concerts, traveling. Tom: skiing, hiking, swimming, biking, eating, going to see live concerts or performances, spending time with friends.
Favorite music: Edgar: Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue and Nerina Pallot. Tom: John Legend, Chris Thile and classical choral music.
Fun facts: Edgar has met two out of the five Spice Girls. Tom sings in a choir and has been a singer since he was in middle school.
Missy & DaniHello! We are Missy and Dani and we want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us as you consider…
Missy & Dani
Hello! We are Missy and Dani and we want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us as you consider what choice will be best for you and your child.
We are a loving couple who simply want to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be. We value honesty, compassion, family, respect, and equality. We spend our time cooking and trying new foods, traveling, learning, being active, and enjoying down time together. We have known for a long time that we want to grow our family through adoption and are excited to welcome a baby into our lives. We will love and support a child in becoming who they want to be, honor their history, and provide them with opportunities to grow and explore their own passions and interests.
We hope this gives you a glimpse into what our family, values, and lifestyle looks like. Please know that no matter what you choose during this difficult process, we wish you and your child all the best.
Missy and Dani
Fun Facts about Missy & Dani
Favorite places: We enjoy traveling and seeing new places often, but especially anywhere with lots of nature and culture to explore. Some of our favorites have been Thailand, New Orleans, and the Adirondacks. We also always look forward to our family beach trips every year.
Favorite foods: We both love cooking and finding new restaurants and food trucks to try out. Missy loves pizza and potatoes in all forms. Dani’s favorite food is anything that Missy cooks and all types of Asian foods.
Favorite hobbies: Spending time with friends/family, working out, reading, traveling, and cooking!
Favorite music: Our love for Indie/Folk music brought us together in the beginning, and we spent a lot of summers at music festivals. Missy also likes any music that can get her pumped for a workout. Dani mostly enjoys Rap and Hip Hop, or anything that she can have on in the background while working.
Fun fact about us: Missy joined the rugby team in college just to get to know Dani better, even though Missy was a former cheerleader!
Marian & JesseHello, and thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents for your child! We can promise you we will not take parenting…
Marian & Jesse
Hello, and thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents for your child! We can promise you we will not take parenting for granted and hope this letter and photos give you a glimpse of the type of parents we will be. While we will never know all you are going through, we wish you comfort now and peaceful times ahead.
The two of us have wanted to have a family since we met 15 years ago. Both of us had siblings close in age growing up, and we would love for our children to have a similarly close relationship. We have been over the moon since becoming parents to Ellis through adoption. Now that Ellis is a toddler, we are all ready and excited to grow our family once again. A lot of our approach to parenting is influenced by our experience as teachers. Jesse is an elementary school teacher and Marian teaches middle school. We both think it’s important for children to explore interests, enjoy education, and grow creatively. We will ensure your child will have the opportunity to explore, learn, and create throughout their life with our full support and love.
Thank you again for getting to know us. We sincerely hope to have the chance to get to know you if and when you are ready.
Jesse and Marian
Fun Facts about Marian & Jesse
Favorite places: Paris and New Orleans
Favorite foods: Nachos and Pizza
Favorite hobbies: Playing music, sailing, and hiking
Favorite holidays: Christmas and the 4th of July
Jon & SamiWe are Jon and Sami. Thank you for taking a look at our profile. We are honored you might consider us to be part…
Jon & Sami
We are Jon and Sami. Thank you for taking a look at our profile. We are honored you might consider us to be part of your child’s life. We respect you and your decision and wish the very best for you.
We have been together for 7+ years and married for 3+ years. We love each other and are excited to grow our family. Our life is filled with art, music, laughter, travel, family, friends, traditions, and more. We enjoy exploring cities, cooking, and time in parks, and look forward to welcoming a child into our family.
-Jon & Sami
Fun Facts about Jon & Sami
Favorite places: We have a summer tradition: one week at a lakehouse in upstate New York, another week at a beach house at the Jersey shore! Throughout the year, we love visiting family in Florida and going to Disney World and Universal Studios.
Favorite foods: BBQ, nachos, fro-yo, and trying new recipes together at home. Every Saturday we get egg-and-cheese bagels from the corner bodega and eat them at the park together.
Favorite hobbies: reading, hosting and spending time with family and friends, exploring city museums and parks, and road trips
Favorite holidays: Sami enjoys cooking Thanksgiving dinner, and Jon loves a big traditional family Christmas
Grace & MichaelHello! We are Grace and Michael and we’re grateful to be among the parents you are considering for your baby. We are parents through…
Grace & Michael
We are Grace and Michael and we’re grateful to be among the parents you are considering for your baby. We are parents through adoption to our one year old daughter, Jane, and we are so excited to continue to grow our family.
We know we can never truly understand the emotions you are feeling, but we hope it will bring you peace knowing that your decision will give a child a life of love and support, no matter which couple you choose. As you read through this and other books, know that you will find the right family, one that will love and cherish your child unconditionally.
Within these pages, we invite you to take a look at our lives as we show you all the love a child will receive from us, our family, and our friends. We can’t wait to have another child to love, nurture and support. We look forward to playing games, reading bedtime stories, and helping them achieve their dreams. We love adventure and immersing ourselves in other cultures, and it is our dream to give our children the world.
-Grace & Michael
Fun Facts about Grace & Michael
Favorite places: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. We met there in 2007 and lived there for a couple years after college and now we go back whenever we can.
Favorite foods: We love it all! From pizza to sushi to Ethiopian – we are willing to try anything!
Favorite hobbies: We love to travel and explore new places – really getting to know the culture, meeting new people and trying new things.
Favorite holidays: It’s so hard to choose just one but we have loved starting family traditions with Jane with all of our holiday celebrations. We especially love celebrating her birthday!
Anna & KeltieHello! We are Anna and Keltie, and this is our son Bayard. Wherever you are at that leads you to consider adoption, we are…
Anna & Keltie
We are Anna and Keltie, and this is our son Bayard. Wherever you are at that leads you to consider adoption, we are grateful for the opportunity to share our profile with you. We hope the photos give you a sense of the love and playfulness that we live by.
We love being a family. With so much to share, we look forward to welcoming another child we will cherish and nurture. We have always envisioned a family with siblings who play and grow together. We know Bayard will be a wonderful big brother and that our love as parents can only deepen as our family expands.
Having created our family through adoption, we value and respect every stage of this unique process. We honor your journey and are humbled by your strength. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.
With love and gratitude,
Anna, Keltie & Bayard
Fun Facts about Anna & Keltie
Favorite places: Art Museums, Mountains, Beaches, Home, Playgrounds (says Bayard)
Favorite foods: Any and All Fruit, Pecan Pie, Sushi, Ramen, Tacos, Chocolate
Favorite hobbies: Cooking, Bicycling, Ceramics, Gardening
Favorite music: Beyonce, Nina Simone, Stevie wonder, Joni mitchell, Fela Kuti, De La Soul
SakinahHello. My name is Sakinah and here’s a sneak peek into my life, the people, activities and experiences that bring me joy. One of…
Hello. My name is Sakinah and here’s a sneak peek into my life, the people, activities and experiences that bring me joy.
One of my favorite quotes is “the most wasted of days is one without laughter”. I love entertaining friends and family at my home and look for any opportunity to be outdoors.
I have over 20 years of finance experience. My career started out in investment banking. This work was incredibly rewarding but left little time for a life outside of work. I currently work in the nonprofit sector. Work is important to me but my most important contribution to society will be raising a healthy, confident child. I am excited to be adopting, including my child in current family traditions, such as Sunday suppers and summer vacations in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and creating new family traditions.
I live in a safe, racially diverse neighborhood in Philadelphia close to family, hiking trails, a library, and recreation center.
I appreciate the time you’re taking time to get to know me. Thank you. I’m wishing you the best.
Fun Facts about Sakinah
Favorite foods: Pizza
Favorite hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Camping, Climbing, Hosting dinner parties
Favorite holidays: Easter
Favorite music: Reggae, Motown
Billy & MikeHi! We’re Billy and Mike and we are so grateful that you are taking the time to get to know us through our family…
Billy & Mike
Hi! We’re Billy and Mike and we are so grateful that you are taking the time to get to know us through our family profile. We recognize that you are making an important but very difficult decision for you and your family. We admire your strength and courage!
We’re a fun-loving couple that likes traveling, cooking, learning, and playing board games.
We have always known that we wanted children and we are very excited to expand our family through adoption. We have been together for over 14 years and are prepared to welcome a child into our home. As a same-sex couple, adoption is the option that we feel would be the best fit for us to grow our family.
We are very excited to enter this new chapter of our lives together!
Fun Facts about Billy & Mike
Favorite places: We love to travel! One of our favorite trips was to South Africa. We enjoy visiting museums and historical sites to learn more about the places we visit. We also love Disney World.
Favorite food: Billy loves to bake. He makes delicious pies, cookies, and cakes. Our favorite cuisines are Korean, Thai, and Mexican.
Favorite hobbies: We love board games, karaoke, cycling, and taking care of our plants and our dog, Jasper.
Favorite holidays: Billy’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Mike loves Halloween and Christmas.
Aileen and TimWhat an emotional time this is for all of us! You are deciding how to provide the best possible future for your child. We…
Aileen and Tim
What an emotional time this is for all of us! You are deciding how to provide the best possible future for your child. We are waiting for someone to give us the great honor of welcoming their child into our family. We love having children in our lives. They bring such joy, love and laughter. We cannot wait to build our family through adoption. In the past, we were foster parents to babies who we cared for temporarily. We have always known that we wanted to adopt in order to make a child a permanent member of our family.
We are blessed to have wonderful support from family and friends, many of whom live nearby. They, too, are eager to meet the little one who will be joining our family. Have you heard the phrase, “It takes a village”? We have a strong village around us to help raise a child. If you choose us to adopt your baby, you can be confident that there will many loving hands & hearts carrying your child through life.
Thank you for looking at our book. Please know that even if we never meet, we are supporting the decision you make for your child. We send you love & hope.
Aileen & Tim
Fun Facts about Aileen & Tim
Favotire Places: the Zoo, Maine, the beach
Favorite Foods: Italian , Indian, Korean, Pizza and fresh peaches and apples from our favorite orchard
Favorite Hobbies: Listening to jazz music, taking long car rides, arts & crafts, cooking, hiking, gardening
Favorite Holidays: Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving
Christiana & DanHello! We are Dan and Christiana! We are so honored and humbled that you are choosing to look at our book and learn more…
Christiana & Dan
Hello! We are Dan and Christiana! We are so honored and humbled that you are choosing to look at our book and learn more about us as you consider making an adoption plan. We greatly admire your strength and courage.
We’ve wanted to have a child since we found each other and after struggling with infertility for a few years we are excited to grow our family through adoption. We are kind, fun, goofy, loving people and we can’t wait to share these qualities with our future child.
The home and life we’ve created together in Philadelphia is full of so much love, friends, family, creativity, good food, laughter and music! We feel blessed by the chance to show you a bit of our lives through these pages, and wish you all the peace and love as you follow your path today and always.
-Christiana & Dan
Fun Facts about Christiana & Dan
Favorite places: The beach, the woods, our house
Favorite foods: Pizza, smoked fish, anything Christiana bakes
Favorite sports: Figure skating, street dance competitions, kickboxing
Favorite hobbies: Cooking/baking, playing music, spending time with friends
Favorite holidays: Passover & Christmas
Favorite music: Stevie Wonder, Tom Waits, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ella Fitzgerald
EmilyHi, I'm Emily. I am quick to laugh, smart, kind and compassionate, driven, a lover of people and nature, and fiercely committed to taking…
Hi, I’m Emily. I am quick to laugh, smart, kind and compassionate, driven, a lover of people and nature, and fiercely committed to taking care of myself and those around me.
Since I was a small child, I have dreamed of becoming a mother. To pour myself into my children. Raising kind, compassionate, confident children who are free to be their unique selves, secure in who they are and the knowledge that they are valuable, loved, and supported.
After so many years of waiting and wanting to be a mother, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be starting my family through adoption. Thank you for considering me to mother your child. No matter what you decide, I know your decision will be made with love.
I can tell you all kinds of things about myself but may these pages do more than that. May they SHOW you who I am and the life that I live.
Fun Facts about Emily
Favorite places: the beach, hiking and Morocco!
Favorite foods: fresh figs, lamb tagine
Favorite hobbies : gardening, creating skin care products from plants/flowers, beading jewelry
Favorite holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas – getting together with friends and family over good food, lots of love and laughter
Sheri & JoshHello! We are Sheri and Josh. We have been together since 2007 and were married in 2013. We met while working at a community…
Sheri & Josh
Hello! We are Sheri and Josh. We have been together since 2007 and were married in 2013. We met while working at a community center in Manhattan as a preschool teacher and youth sports coach. Working with children has always been a central part of both our lives. Our journey has led us to this exciting opportunity and we’re looking forward to starting a family of our own!
We understand the importance of this decision and are very appreciative of you taking the time to see and learn who we are. We hope this book allows you to get to know us a bit more.
Fun Facts about Sheri & Josh
Favorite places: The many places we call HOME- NY, Philadelphia, Puerto Rico
Favorite foods: Comfort foods- Mac & Cheese, Arroz con gandules, Pernil, Brisket
Favorite sports teams: NY Yankees, Philadelphia Eagles, NY Knicks, NY Rangers
Favorite hobbies: Watching movies, Bbqs with friends & families, Travel/road trips
Favorite holidays: Thanksgiving- the holiday all about food and family!
Favorite music: Love all kinds! We listen to everything from Salsa to Doo Wop to Hip Hop to Jazz and everything in between- literally everything.
AnnetteHi, we’re Annette and Julian! Thank you for considering our loving family for your child during this challenging time. I work in education and…
Hi, we’re Annette and Julian! Thank you for considering our loving family for your child during this challenging time.
I work in education and have always had a passion for children and helping create the space for them to be their awesome true selves. The same is true in our home, and I can’t tell you how much I love being a mom. We definitely do our share of playing, giggling, and snuggling on a daily basis!
Welcoming a child into our small family would be the greatest gift. I am so excited to hold the baby who will complete our little crew. My family and close friends are also thrilled to support us on this journey – we are so lucky to be surrounded by a caring and active village.
Sending you so much support and many hugs while you make this big decision,
Fun Facts about Annette
Favorite foods: French fries all day! Also cupcakes – the more icing, the better!
Favorite hobbies: playing piano, crocheting, reading and, let’s be honest, watching too much reality TV!
Favorite music: 90s music and Motown. I love singing along to anything, even though I’m a terrible singer!
Favorite holidays: Christmas! It’s cheesy tradition overload!
Nathan & MichaelHello! We're Nathan and Michael. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We have been together over 11 years and married…
Nathan & Michael
Hello! We’re Nathan and Michael. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We have been together over 11 years and married for 5. We met in Philadelphia, and moved to Washington, DC eight years ago. Our neighborhood has some great playgrounds, a community center with a pool, and is very friendly and eclectic, and DC offers so many fun activities for families.
Michael grew up in South New Jersey and is the oldest of four children. Nathan grew up in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and is the youngest of two brothers. Together, we have three nephews and two nieces who we love spending time with. Family is very important to both of us and a big part of our lives. It is our dream to become parents and to grow our family through adoption and we’re dedicated to providing a fun and loving home for a child.
We want you to know how much we respect the tough decisions you are facing, and know that whatever that decision is, it comes from a place of love and courage and thoughtfulness.
Nathan and Michael
Fun Facts about Nathan & Michael
Favorite places: We love Provincetown, MA which we try to visit most summers, and St. Thomas, USVI, where Nathan is from, there is no place more beautiful to us.
Favorite foods: Michael loves a good Cheesesteak, Nathan loves caribbean food
Favorite hobbies: Michael loves to paint, Nathan loves to garden, and they both love running and cycling
Favorite holidays: Michael’s Favorite Holiday is the 4th of July because he loves the summer. Nathan’s favorite holiday is Passover for the food, tradition, and friends.
KiaHi, I'm Kia! Let me first greet you with a greeting of peace for your heart and mind. One of my favorite people, my…
Hi, I’m Kia!
Let me first greet you with a greeting of peace for your heart and mind. One of my favorite people, my brother Khoy, joined our family through adoption. He and I are the same age and we were raised like fraternal twins. While I understand what it is like to be a member of an adoptive family, I can’t imagine what this experience is like for you.
I truly believe all things work together for good. One of my favorite motivational songs is “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar, as in “We gon’ be alright!”. It has encouraged me through some tough situations.
Because of my experiences, I always knew that I would adopt one day and now that day has come. I am single, and I live in Northern New Jersey. I come from a pretty good sized family that all live in the New York Metro area/ South Jersey and also the DC area. With 4 brothers, I have plenty of nieces and nephews that I adore and dote on but I can’t wait for the day to have a child in my own home that I can care for and happily offer my best to every day.
Let me thank you for considering me to adopt your precious child.
Fun Facts about Kia
Favorite places: New Orleans, Paris, Atlanta, LA, any beach where the water is BLUE
Favorite foods: Pizza in NY or NJ made by Italians, greens w cornbread, bone in rib eye, mac n cheese, yams
Favorite sports teams: Duke BB. Washington Football Team LOL.
Favorite hobbies: singing, dancing, seeing live performances, exploring new places
Favorite holidays: Thanksgiving. My birthday. Juneteenth
Favorite music: 90s RnB, 60s RnB, 90s Hip Hop
Thomas & ArreonWe're Thomas and Arreon, and we're so happy that you're taking some time to read our profile and get to know us. We are…
Thomas & Arreon
We’re Thomas and Arreon, and we’re so happy that you’re taking some time to read our profile and get to know us. We are grateful and honored that you might consider us to parent your child.
As you’ll discover in our book, we value living life to the fullest and maintaining close relationships with family and friends. We love our jobs and the fact that we have the opportunity to make positive change in the world every day.
We’ve always known that we wanted our family to include children, and we’re looking forward to sharing our lives with a child. Thank you for taking the time to consider us!
-Thomas and Arreon
Fun Facts about Thomas & Arreon
Favorite places: Broadway & the beach
Favorite foods: sushi, fried chicken
Favorite hobbies: cooking, making music, traveling
Favorite holidays: Christmas
Octavius & GordonHello! We are Octavius and Gordon! We are grateful for the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you! We are very excited to be growing…
Octavius & Gordon
Hello! We are Octavius and Gordon! We are grateful for the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you! We are very excited to be growing our family through adoption, and thank you for taking the time to get to know us!
Our relationship is all about respect, kindness, honesty, and creativity. Through all the ups and downs of life, we feel so lucky to be moving forward side by side.
With love and gratitude,
Octavius and Gordon
Fun Facts about Octavius & Gordon
Favorite Places: The Beach, the woods
Favorite foods: French Fries, ANY & ALL Mexican food
Favorite Hobbies: Hosting Parties, Learning Japanese, Quilting
Favorite Holidays: Christmas, Halloween
Bridget & MattWe cannot begin to say we understand how difficult this process is for you, but we would like to say that we admire your…
Bridget & Matt
We cannot begin to say we understand how difficult this process is for you, but we would like to say that we admire your strength, compassion, and love for choosing this path. We have chosen adoption because we feel we have so much love to offer. We have spent the last 16 years together creating a community of support. Now we hope to grow our immediate family and create traditions and memories with a child of our own.
This book is just a snapshot of who we are, and we hope you are able to feel the warmth and love we have to offer.
Sincerely, Bridget & Matt
Fun Facts about Bridget & Matt
Favorite sports teams: all Philadelphia sport teams. One of our favorite memories together was celebrating the Phillies World Series win in 2008 at the parade.
Favorite foods: we could probably eat pizza 7 nights per week. It really never gets old.
Favorite hobbies: paddle boarding, Bridget has been teaching Matt how to play tennis, and on rainy days we enjoy playing board games and rummy.
Favorite places: where we live because we love our neighborhood and the sense of community it offers. We live close to both of our families and it is easy to plan adventures based on our proximity to the city, shore and mountains.
Rachel & ChrisWe have great admiration and respect for your journey as you navigate the decision to pursue adoption. We are excited to be parents and…
Rachel & Chris
We have great admiration and respect for your journey as you navigate the decision to pursue adoption. We are excited to be parents and hope you will consider us as potential parents for your child. We look forward to speaking with you and getting to know each other, but until then we hope this profile helps you learn more about us. We hope as you get to know us you will see that we have an abundance of love and patience to give.
We both come from close-knit families in New Jersey. We remained in NJ so they we could maintain regular contact and strong connections with our family and friends (many of whom we consider family!). We would not be the strong, compassionate couple we are today without the love, support, and stability that our families provided for us and we know that we could do the same for our future child.
With love and support,
Rachel & Chris
Fun Facts about Rachel & Chris
Favorite places: Hiking in the mountains, swimming in the ocean, camping in the woods – we love the outdoors! We love to travel and have found a favorite place in every new country we visit.
Favorite foods: Thai and Indian cuisine
Favorite hobbies: traveling, cycling, reading, art, camping, hiking, cooking
Favorite holidays: Halloween
Favorite music: Rock, Indie, Emo, Punk, Pop-punk, Industrial, EBM
Laura & MeganHi! We're Megan, Laura, and Sai. We are in awe of your strength as you consider adoption and we are sure that whatever you…
Laura & Megan
Hi! We’re Megan, Laura, and Sai. We are in awe of your strength as you consider adoption and we are sure that whatever you choose will be right for you and your child. Thank you so much for taking some time to learn about us.
We have been married and living in Philly for almost 8 years. Sai joined our family through adoption in 2019 and is now three years old. We live in a neighborhood with big parks, lots of playgrounds and all different kinds of families. Sai gets lots of time in nature, at the pool and hanging out with family and friends. His aunts and uncles and grandparents all love spending time with him. Sai will be an amazing, sweet older brother.
In our family we love and support each other unconditionally. We love learning and will encourage our children to have fun, explore and make the world a better place. We want them to know their stories and we will support them as they discover who they are.
Our best wishes are with you as you navigate this decision.
With love and gratitude,
Laura and Megan and Sai
Fun Facts about Laura & Megan
Favorite places: We love traveling to lakes and oceans — anywhere we can swim and ride on a boat and we are happy!
Favorite foods: Texas-shaped waffles on the weekend. Megan loves to grill, Laura makes homemade pizza, and we love cooking Indian food together for Sai.
Favorite holidays: We make a giant feast for Thanksgiving and host family at our house. We love celebrating Holi, the Indian festival of colors, with Sai.
Favorite hobbies: Hiking, reading, card games, fun movie challenges like watching all the Marvel movies in order.
Vincent & JustinHello, we are Vincent and Justin, and we are humbled and grateful that you would consider our family. We have been a couple for…
Vincent & Justin
We are Vincent and Justin, and we are humbled and grateful that you would consider our family.
We have been a couple for fifteen years, married for seven years, and a Papa and Daddy to our wonderful daughter Viola for over five years. We met through our jobs as teachers. Justin was a high school English teacher for ten years and is currently an academic director for a school network in New Jersey. Vincent was a high school English teacher and is currently the executive director of a training program that supports first-generation college students secure a high paying job after graduation. Our life’s work has been to ensure everyone has access to a quality education.
Since long before we ever met, we both knew that we wanted to be parents one day. Our daughter Viola was born in 2017, and through the miracle of adoption our family was formed. Both of us had happy childhoods with siblings and many cousins in our families, and now we hope to share that experience by growing our own family. Viola is excited to have a sibling of her own.
We cannot imagine how difficult this situation must be for you. You have our respect and our prayers. We know that you want the best for your child, and we wish you well in whatever decision you make. We also want the best for your child no matter what, and if given the sacred trust of raising your child, we will do our very best to provide him or her with a happy home full of love, learning, and family.
Vincent and Justin
Fun Facts about Vincent & Justin
Favorite places: Anywhere we have not been before. We are a family that loves to see the world. Viola has the travel bug too and has been to magical places like Puerto Rico and Disney.
Favorite sports teams: Whichever team Viola is on. She is very athletic. We spend our weekends cheering her on while she shows off her skills at soccer, gymnastics, or dance. In winter she loves to go skiing with her cousins.
Favorite holidays: Any holiday where family comes together to eat some good food. Vince and his mom, sister, and brother love to cook holiday meals, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Viola helps make the sweet potato pie. Every year we take a family picture on the couch with grandparents, aunts, uncles, or just the cousins. Our entire family is excited for our next child to be the newest addition to the couch. He or she will have lots of cousins close in age to play with. Viola loves it when her Mimi and Gigi get together.
Favorite music: We are a music-loving family, especially Vince. He is a music encyclopedia and teaches us about all the greats of pop music. He is listening to a lot of Beyonce this year. Justin loves classical music, folk and indie rock. Viola insists on a dance party every night. She gets down to Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars.
Matthew & JackWe're so excited that you're taking the time to get to know us! We live just outside New York City. We love the city,…
Matthew & Jack
We’re so excited that you’re taking the time to get to know us!
We live just outside New York City. We love the city, and to travel whenever we can. Whether we’re exploring a new spot, seeing a Broadway show, cooking at home, or planning a trip somewhere we’ve never been, we love sharing new experiences with each other. We can’t wait to share them with a child, too!
We’ve known that we want to be parents together almost since we met; we talked about it on our second date. As we plan this next step, we are honored that you are considering us.
We hope this profile gives you a sense of the family we can provide to a child.
With love and much respect,
~ Matthew and Jack
Fun Facts about Matthew & Jack
Favorite Places: Jack: Chicago, IL, Matthew: “Ionian Village” Summer Travel Camp in Greece, Together: Hakone, Japan
Favorite Holidays: Jack: Halloween, Matthew: Greek Easter, Together: Christmas
Favorite Animal: Jack: Flamingo, Matthew: Giant Panda
Children’s Book: Jack: Frog and Toad are Friends, Matthew: Love You Forever
Gabriel & ConnorHello! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We are an easygoing married couple living in New Jersey. We are…
Gabriel & Connor
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We are an easygoing married couple living in New Jersey. We are so excited about welcoming a child into our family and nurturing them as they grow. We both come from big family-orientated homes (and Gabriel’s sister is also starting the adoption journey!)
We both come from open, loving homes and we cannot wait to welcome a child into our lives. Our dream for this future would include teaching our child how to cook up a feast in the kitchen, getting going on a family DIY-project and of course, family game night! In general we enjoy interacting with people, nature and the world in which we live; whether that is having a lazy day indoors, or hiking up the mountain!
We have both led child-centred lives, with Gabriel working as a Pediatrician and Connor having various roles working with kids.
We hope this profile gives you glimpse of who we are. We are truly in awe of your courage and strength as you navigate this path. Whatever you decide, we feel privileged that you are considering us and wish you all the best.
-Gabriel & Connor
Fun Facts about Gabriel & Connor
Favorite foods: Pizza (standard, but delicious, especially homemade), Tacos (especially Taco Tuesday our home!), Ramen…any and all Ramen 🙂
Favorite sports teams: Arsenal football (soccer) club (an English team), Andy Murray…ok not a team, but an amazing tennis player!, Boston red sox (it’s a family thing)
Favorite hobbies: Cooking – especially the favorite foods above- Our pizza crust is legendary!, Kayaking (We live near an amazing kayaking river and we love going), Movies (We take this quite seriously, movie blanket, popcorn and snuggly slippers.)
Favorite holidays: Christmas (This might be everyone’s favorite, but decorating the tree, eating cookies, Christmas music, gifts….it’s our favorite!), Halloween (Candy, dressing up, spooooky trick-or-treating), & Hannukah, the Jewish festival of lights (oh and 7 days of presents)
Jen & NateHi, we are Jen & Nate. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We have a deep respect…
Jen & Nate
We are Jen & Nate. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We have a deep respect and admiration for your strength and the love you have for your child. It is truly touching that you would consider us to be part of their life. We welcome an open adoption built on a respectful relationship that is comfortable for you.
After 9 years of a loving, trusting and joyful relationship, we look forward to growing our family through adoption. We are beyond excited to share our life experiences, learn from our new addition and build new memories. Again, we are truly honored and appreciative to have this chance to start a family.
-Jen & Nate
Fun Facts about Jen & Nate
Favorite places: Thailand holds a special place in our hearts because that’s where we got engaged. We both also love exploring National Parks. Nate enjoys trips to Cherry Springs, PA because it’s great for astrophotography and Jen loves visits back to beaches in Rhode Island.
Favorite foods: Jen could eat popcorn and tacos daily! Nate loves BBQ ribs and pie from this one particular shop in the Adirondacks.
Favorite sports teams: Nate loves all Philly sports, but the Eagles and Sixers are definitely his favorites. Jen participates in a good E-A-G-L-E-S chant because she calls Philly home, but she still loves the NE Patriots because that’s who she grew up watching.
Favorite hobbies: Jen and Nate share a love for hiking, camping and trying new restaurants. Nate likes to play music and astrophotography, while Jen enjoys reading, baking and making miniatures.
Favorite holidays: Definitely Christmas!
Mary Kate & ScottHello there! I’m Mary Kate and this fella is Scott, two people who are deeply in LOVE hoping to start our family. After a…
Mary Kate & Scott
I’m Mary Kate and this fella is Scott, two people who are deeply in LOVE hoping to start our family. After a difficult few years trying to get pregnant, we learned that we had very little chance of conceiving. Once we made the decision to adopt, we knew this was the right path for our family. It’s our dream to welcome a child into our home with unconditional love, support, and protection.
We are excited beyond words to be parents. We consider ourselves learners and lovers of music, culture, food, and comedy. We love to support our local community, as well as travel and immerse ourselves in other cultures. We do what we can to make the world a more equitable place. We want to share these things with our child and raise them to be a compassionate and happy person.
We are eternally grateful for your selfless act and your strength during this difficult time. We hope one day, we can let you know that your strength is an inspiration to us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
-Mary Kate & Scott
Fun Facts about Mary Kate & Scott
Favorite places: MK: Lake Como, Italy; Scott: Crete, Greece & generally wherever Mary Kate is
Favorite foods: Our homemade pizza! And Scott is crazy for every kind of soup.
Favorite sports teams: 4 for 4 Philadelphia sports teams and our Temple Owls
Favorite hobbies: Cooking, traveling, spending time with family, music
Favorite holidays: 4th of July (Scott loves to BBQ and lounge in the pool) & Christmas (MK loves snow and decorating)
Favorite music: Folk/Acoustic, Indie Rock, Americana, Classic Rock, Motown, Funk
Jake & DanHello! Our names are Dan and Jake, and we are the parents of two-year-old Cleo. Thank you for reading our story and getting to…
Jake & Dan
Hello! Our names are Dan and Jake, and we are the parents of two-year-old Cleo. Thank you for reading our story and getting to know us a little better. We are appreciative and grateful that you would consider us as part of your adoption plan.
Our lives in Brooklyn, New York, with Cleo are full of love. Our home is one where laughter rings out constantly, and we have been so happy making special memories for the past two years with Cleo, who joined our family through adoption in 2020. Now, we are ready to open up our lives even further with a new sibling to join our family.
We spend our time reading books, playing in parks, learning about the world around us and spending special time snuggled under blankets. We are both creative and loving people who are eager to continue our journey as a silly, happy, joyful family.Both of us have flexible schedules that will allow us to attend piano recitals or soccer games — or to bandage skinned knees and plan visits from Santa. We want to thank you so much for considering us to play a role in your child’s life.
-Jake & Dan
Fun Facts about Jake & Dan
Favorite places: Our favorite places to visit as tourists have included Italy, Cambodia, and the United Kingdom. We also love visiting Cleo’s grandparents in Cape Cod and in California. We love to travel together and are so excited to get our growing family to see the world!
Favorite foods: Dan loves to cook and Jake loves his roast chicken and his trout. If we’re going out to dinner, Dan loves Mexican and Italian and Jake loves Thai food.
Favorite sports teams: Jake is passionate about sports and will watch anything — and thinks of himself as a future Little League coach! His favorite teams are the Oakland A’s and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Favorite hobbies: Both of us love to work out and to try new restaurants and coffee shops. Dan loves to read, write short stories, and go to the movies; Jake loves to watch sports.
Favorite holidays: We love celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah, including with a big holiday party for all Cleo’s friends!
Madeline & NeilHello! We are Madeline and Neil. We met in high school in 2002. Over our years together we have had many adventures. Now we’re…
Madeline & Neil
We are Madeline and Neil. We met in high school in 2002. Over our years together we have had many adventures. Now we’re ready for our biggest adventure: parenthood!
We’ve always known we wanted to be parents and are excited to grow our family through adoption. Everyone in our lives is excited for us to adopt. We know that our child will be surrounded by so much love, laughter, adventure, and, of course, ice cream!
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and consider us for your child.
Madeline & Neil
Fun Facts about Madeline & Neil
Favorite places: We love traveling and exploring new places! Our favorite places that we’ve visited so far are: Costa Rica, Barcelona, and Tokyo.
Favorite foods: Neil will try anything once, but his favorite type of food is his mom’s homemade Chuletas and Gallo Pinto (pork chops and Nicaraguan rice.) Madeline has a sweet tooth and loves homemade desserts, especially chocolate ice cream!
Favorite hobbies: We love spending time together and with our family and friends. Neil enjoys being outdoor and active riding bikes, hiking or running but also enjoys video and board games. Madeline loves “couching” with her family and binge watching bad movies together.
Favorite holidays: We love any chance to get together with our families! We celebrate Halloween by carving pumpkins and handing out candy with Neil’s family. We spend Christmas morning with our nieces and nephews and always watch the movie “Die Hard” on Christmas day with Madeline’s family during Christmas dinner.
Congratulations! Sydney has adopted!
Congratulations! Kenny & Will have adopted!
Congratulations! Kenny & Will have adopted!
We are Kenny and Will. We have been together for over seven years and have made our home in New York City. We are so grateful to you for taking the time to look through our photos and read our story to get to know us a bit more. We are best friends in life who are madly in love with each other and we cannot wait to grow our family. We know this is an enormous decision you’re making and we want to wish you all the support and love during this time. Thank you for considering us.
Fun Facts about Kenny & Will
Favorite places: Rome, Amsterdam, San Diego, New York City
Favorite foods: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sour Patch Kids, Coffee
Favorite sports teams: SF Giants, Sacramento Kings, SF 49ers
Favorite hobbies: Theatre, Running, Reading, Traveling
Favorite holidays: Christmas!!!
Favorite music: Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman, Sam Cooke, Adele
Congratulations! Kate & Andrew have adopted!
Congratulations! Kate & Andrew have adopted!
We are Andrew and Kate and we want to thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us through our profile. We are a fun and adventurous couple who love to learn, travel, and spend time with friends and family. We hope this book will give you a peek into our lives.
We have been together since 2014 and have always wanted to become parents. Our son Ronan was born in 2020, and being parents to him has brought out the best in us. As a family, we enjoy being outdoors; whether it is going to a local park or taking a hike on a nice day. Ronan loves to play and gets along well with others. We know he will make a great big brother! We are excited to grow our family through adoption and will shower any child who enters our home with love, validation and support.
We can’t imagine how difficult it must be to consider all of the choices available to you and your child. We admire your strength and courage and promise to always honor your love.
-Kate & Andrew
Fun Facts About Kate & Andrew:
Favorite places: We love to spend lots of time outdoors, hiking, camping, going to the beach at the Jersey Shore and playing in the backyard and at our local park/playground, and we love visiting Andrew’s parents in the Pocono mountains. We also love to travel all over the world, and especially love to visit Sweden and Peru, where we have family and close friends.
Favorite foods: We both love to cook and experiment with lots of different flavors – Andrew is constantly working on perfecting his chili! We like to try new things, but regular favorites are Mexican, Japanese and Indian food.
Favorite hobbies: We both love to cook, read, hike, travel, and play games together. Andrew plays piano and creates art, and is an avid gamer, running tabletop games for his students and friends regularly. Kate loves watching comedies, jogging, doing yoga and loves to learn – she is currently working on her Spanish and has just started learning Arabic.
Favorite music: We both love a wide variety of music. Andrew plays piano and guitar, and likes to teach himself new songs all the time. We enjoy classical music and have season tickets to see the NJ Symphony Orchestra. We love the French/Spanish singer Manu Chao, and went to see him in concert on our first date, and the band the Pixies, who we try to see live as often as possible. We also share a love of the amazing singer/artist Nina Simone.
Congratulations! Jamie & Charles have adopted!
Congratulations! Jamie & Charles have adopted!
Thank you for reading our profile and getting to know us! We’re Jamie and Charles. Throughout our relationship we have gone on adventures, grown our community, and have eaten many delicious meals. We’re ready to start our family through adoption and we hope you get to see who we are as people, partners, and as potential parents.
We have lived in New York our whole lives. Charles grew up in Queens while Jamie grew up in Massapequa, Long Island. We call Brooklyn home and are lucky to be surrounded by a community of beloved friends and family.
Jamie runs her own business as a creative marketing agency while Charles works full-time as a copywriter. Together, we’re creative people who love traveling, food, new experiences, and music. We also enjoy the smaller moments like sharing a dinner table with those we love.
We want to share this life with our family. We want to raise our child with a sense of curiosity and openness to new experiences. We can’t predict the future, so we can only hope to raise our child to be free to pursue what makes them happy. We’re humbled that you are reading our book and spending time with us. Jamie and I wish you the best through your journey.
Fun Facts about Jamie & Charles:
Favorite places: We love to travel and explore new cultures. Some of our favorite trips have been to Mexico City, Barcelona, and Seattle.
Favorite foods: We are always trying and cooking new food, but Charles’ fish tacos are always on the menu. We recently participated in a Kenyan cooking class where we cooked some great food including curry and chapati.
Favorite music: Music is a constant part of our lives. We love going to concerts and go every year to the Newport Folk Festival.
Favorite hobbies: Aside from going to concerts and traveling, Jamie enjoys riding her bike around the city and baking. Charles grew up playing handball and enjoys going on bike rides with Jamie.
Congratulations! Charell & Stephen have adopted!
Congratulations! Charell & Stephen have adopted!
Hi, there! We wanted to thank you for considering us as you make an adoption plan for your child. We know this isn’t an easy decision, but we also know it comes from your deep love for them. We hope to extend that love as adoptive parents.
We hope this website you a sense of who we are as people and as a couple. But above everything, we want you to know that everything we do is fueled by our sense of love: shared compassion for each other and for others.
Early in our relationship, we knew we wanted to grow our family through adoption. Our dream is to give our child every opportunity they need to have a joyful, fun, safe, and magical experience growing up. We want to help our child discover their passions and pursue their dreams — whatever they are — and we want to help them grow up with a sense of wonder, kindness and hope about the world. We know that everyone deserves that chance.
May this profile share a sense of who we are as people and the type of parents we will be together.
With gratitude and deep respect,
Charell and Stephen
Fun Facts about Charell & Stephen
We both love birthdays and celebrate for a full month.
We invented a card game and started a company to actually make and sell it as a hobby during the pandemic!
Charell loves Paris, so Stephen saved up to surprise her with a trip there, where he proposed.
We love the Marvel films and have seen every one.
Charell was one of the top tennis players in her state in HS.
Stephen likes to create things: art, music, or in writing.
Both of us have been professional writers during our careers.
Congratulations! Brian & Anton have adopted!
Congratulations! Brian & Anton have adopted!
We are very excited (and a little bit nervous) to introduce ourselves to you! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We can’t express enough how excited we are to become parents through adoption and share our love, laughter and life. We hope this snippet will allow you to get to know us a little!
Anton & Brian
Fun Facts about Brian & Anton
Favorite foods: We love to eat all different types of food, especially spicy foods!
Favorite Places: We love to travel, particularly to Indonesia (where Anton is originally from) and other Southeast Asian countries
Favorite Hobbies: Anton really loves tennis, both to watch and play, and we both enjoy seeing movies
Favorite Holidays: Christmas is our favorite holiday because we get to see Brian’s family
Congratulations! Jacki & Matt have adopted!
Congratulations! Meghan & Mark have adopted!
Congratulations! Meghan & Mark have adopted!
We are Mark and Meghan. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better! We know you are facing an incredibly difficult and overwhelming decision and we can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. We admire your strength and courage throughout this complicated journey.
We always knew we wanted to grow our family and become parents. It has been in our hearts to do that through adoption. We have a lot of love to give and we would be honored to be selected to be a part of your baby’s life.
We have been married for over ten years and have a two year old daughter, Zannie, who joined our family by adoption. We are a fun, loving family that enjoys laughing, being active, traveling, and hosting get togethers. We would give your child all the love, support and opportunities to explore his or her own passions that we possibly could.
We hope that you will learn a little bit about us from this book and we wish you all the best in making your decision. Thank you for considering us!
-Meghan & Mark
Fun Facts about Meghan & Mark
Favorite Hobbies: Adventures near and far! The zoo, aquarium, hiking, road trips, sightseeing, and travel are all favorites! We also both love beach volleyball!
Favorite Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies!
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving! We host both our families and many friends at our house each year!
Favorite Places: Disney World and the beach!
Learn more about Meghan and Mark by viewing their profile here.
Congratulations! Andrew & Mo have adopted!
Congratulations! Andrew & Mo have adopted!
Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to consider our profile and we are grateful that you have chosen to learn more about us. We can only imagine how much you must be going through at this time. We admire your strength and courage in considering adoption and we feel honored that you’re considering us to be part of your child’s life.
We are Maurice (people call me Mo) and Andrew, and have been together since 2007 after first meeting in Philadelphia. We got married in 2016, and we live in a family-friendly neighborhood outside of Philadelphia. We have a two-year-old son, Rhys, who we welcomed into our family through adoption and we can’t wait to see him become a big brother.
We are excited to welcome another child into our family. We both grew up in big families and it’s been a dream of ours to expand our family, and have our children play with his/her cousins and extended family.
We feel blessed to become parents for a second time, and it’s important for us that our children grow up proud of every part of who they are and their history. We promise to open our hearts and provide a child with unconditional love and support. We hope this book provides you with a sense of who we are, and the loving family we will welcome another child into.
Thank you for learning more about us. We appreciate it!
Fun Facts about Andrew & Mo
Favorite places: We love spending time at the beach and most of our vacations are in the warm sunshine. Hawaii has been our favorite vacation together! With most of our families in Ohio and Georgia, a lot of trips are spent visiting our extended families.
Favorite foods: We love to cook. Andrew is a big baker and loves to make desserts, cookies and cakes for family celebrations. Mo enjoys grilling and sharing his family’s southern comfort recipes with Andrew and Rhys. We also really like to try new restaurants around Philadelphia.
Favorite sports teams: We love college football season. Andrew’s family is big Notre Dame fans and Mo, having grown up in Georgia, loves SEC football!
Favorite hobbies: We spend as much time outside as we can – playing in the yard, going on walks and hikes, and swimming.
Favorite holidays: Thanksgiving has always been our favorite holiday together – enjoying great food with family who live close to us. The Christmas season is also one of our favorite times of the year, especially now that we get to experience it with Rhys.
Favorite music: We like all kinds of music, including R&B, Country, and Yacht Rock. These days toddler tunes are on heavy rotation.
Learn more about Andrew and Mo by viewing their profile here.
Congratulations! Stevi & Jason have adopted!
Congratulations! Stevi & Jason have adopted!
Hello! Thank you for taking time to view our book. We hope to give you an idea of who we are as you consider making an adoption plan.
We look forward to parenting a child in a loving home and providing a child with the opportunity to live their biggest dreams. We hope that the blend of our personalities will help shape a balanced child, who will become a happy, determined, generous and self-sufficient adult. We highly value education, independence, and personal confidence, but above all happiness. Finding joy in one’s life is not necessarily a given and we look forward to helping a child find that which brings them joy no matter their age.
We do not have any children currently, but have been preparing to adopt for a few years and are excited to grow our family. We have a big, loving family. Our parents, siblings, nieces and nephews live nearby and we enjoy spending lots of quality time together.
We understand your choice takes courage and we wish you strength and comfort as you make the decision that is right for you.
-Stevi & Jason
Fun Facts about Stevi & Jason
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving! We’ve started a recent tradition of hosting Thanksgiving at our house for family near and far. We love having our aunts, uncles, and cousins flying into town and staying with us for the week.
Favorite hobbies: We love being physically active. We live nearby 600+ acres of wooded trails we enjoy hiking in on a regular basis. We also love reading and traveling. We’re always looking to learn something new through reading and we love experiencing new areas together while traveling.
Favorite places: Anywhere with s a mountain range!
Favorite foods: Southern soul…Mac and cheese, Greens, Cornbread, and Fried Turkey!
Favorite music: Motown, Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop
Favorite sports: We enjoy both watching and playing tennis and soccer.
Learn more about Stevi and Jason by viewing their profile here.
Congratulations! Reshma has adopted!
Congratulations! Reshma has adopted!
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me.
As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a mom. I’ve also always known that I am capable of loving a child that didn’t come through me. I consider adoption a special and unique way to become a parent.
After 15 years of establishing myself as a professional working in education, I’m ready to devote myself to motherhood. When my baby arrives, I will take a few months off and my work is such that I can work from home as needed. I also have a whole village of family members and friends who are ready to support my child and me.
In my free time, I spend as much time as I can with loved ones. I also enjoy cooking, running, hiking, and being outdoors in general. Whenever possible, I travel so that I experience other cultures and expand my worldview.
There is no shortage of love and blessings in my life. I’ve enjoyed many privileges–a great education, meaningful work, travel, and the opportunity to build and sustain bonds with many wonderful friends and family members. The one dream that I have not yet fulfilled is to become a mom. I am ready to be a parent and help a little one achieve his or her hopes and dreams.
Thank you again for reading this profile. I’m wishing you the best.
Fun Facts about Reshma
Favorite places: Prospect Park in Brooklyn, upstate New York, the coast of Maine, and London.
Favorite foods: pizza and mint chip ice cream
Favorite hobbies: hiking, cooking, and travel
Favorite holidays: Thanksgiving
Congratulations! Stacy has adopted!
Congratulations! Stacy has adopted!
I want to start by acknowledging the difficult decision you are considering and let you know how much respect I have for you. I am so excited to become a parent, and hope that through this book you will see how much love and support I have to give to a child.
I was brought up in a very loving home and have a small but close knit family. Some of the best memories of my childhood include my brother and cousins. Family is so important to me and I dream about the day that I will get to see my child create similar memories with their own cousins.
I love to travel and explore new places, and can’t wait to share new experiences with my child. I am excited to play in the park, teach them to respect all living things, go to museums and movies, explore all that the city has to offer, and experience the world through their eyes. Most importantly, I want to raise my child to live a happy life in which they feel confident, loved, and supported enough to pursue their own dreams.
As you continue reading, I hope you will get a sense of who I am and what I have to offer a child! Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me!
Fun Facts about Stacy
Favorite places: I love spending time in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, sitting on a beach, and being at home with friends and family.
Favorite foods: NY pizza!
Favorite hobbies: Hiking and exploring new places near and far
Favorite holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas (or really any holiday that involves spending time with family and eating good food!)
Congratulations! Benny & Miguel have adopted!
Congratulations! Benny & Miguel have adopted!
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and to catch a small glimpse into our lives. We are Miguel, Benny, and Candis Ariela, a bilingual, Latino family formed through adoption and living in a suburb of New York City. Our Costa Rican, Puerto Rican, and Dominican heritages are at the center of our culture and who we are as a family. Our family extends to a wide and diverse circle of friends and relatives whom we love, and who are an important and stable part of our lives. Our hearts are excited to welcome another child into our home through adoption and to share the abundance of love and joy with which we have been blessed. We would love to learn more about you and what you want for your child. We are also happy to share more about ourselves in a way that will support your choices and your decisions during this important moment in your life.
-Benny & Miguel
Fun Facts about Benny & Miguel
Favorite Places: Miguel has been traveling to Costa Rica since he was a child, Benny has traveled to Puerto Rico since he was a child, and together we have traveled to both places several times. Because we are deeply connected to these two places, they are truly our favorites. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil holds a special place in our hearts because it was the first international trip we took together. Japan is also high on our list because of the many wonders we experienced so different from anything we had ever seen. In the U.S., the west coast, from Seattle to San Diego, keeps us going back to visit for the majestic mountains, great weather, and laid back cultures.
Favorite Music: Benny is a big fan of 90s R&B and Hip Hop. Some of his favorite artists include Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Jay-Z. Miguel’s go-to playlists usually include 80s New Age (Depeche Mode, Bronski Beat, Yaz), Soulful Folk (Joan Armatrading, Tracy Chapman, Suzanne Vega), and Indie Pop (Billie Eilish, Cia, Florence & the Machine). We both love classic salsa, merengue and bachata, and generally any fast tempo rhythms that make us get up out of our seats and dance.
Favorite Foods: We eat in on most days. While we’re both pretty good cooks, we both agree that Benny is especially gifted at creating meals that titillate the senses, nourish our bodies, and comfort our souls. He is creative and somehow figures out how to make meals out of the most random ingredients. So hands down, our favorite foods are those prepared by Benny, because they are made with love. That said, of the many options outside of our home, Miguel would eat lobster, shrimp, clams and oysters for every meal if he could. Benny is all about Indian and Thai cuisines. He also collects hot sauces from every city he visits, while Miguel has a very low tolerance for spicy food. We both love sushi, Mexican cuisine, Spanish tapas, and pasta. At the end of the day, there’s nothing we won’t at least try. But when we’re looking for comfort, a simple bowl of rice and beans with some pernil (pork roast) and fried sweet plantains is all we ever really need.
Favorite Holidays: Our favorite holidays are those that are centered around family, friends and community. From Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year’s, what excites us most are the rituals of breaking bread, celebrating life, reuniting with many of those we don’t get to see very often, and remembering what may have been lost. For us, these holidays are about sharing our blessings with others. We cook all night from sunset to sunrise, we queue up joyful and meaningful music, and we open our hearts and our home to give thanks, to feast, to laugh, and to dance.
Congratulations! Jamel & Orrie have adopted!
Congratulations! Jamel & Orrie have adopted!
Hi! We’re Orrie and Jamel. We appreciate you taking the time to look at our profile. We know this requires a lot of thought and prayer, and we admire your strength and courage in making a plan for your child. As a couple, we like to laugh and have fun together. We believe in friendship, love, respect and not judging others, always trying our best, and having a spiritual and moral core, and we do our best to reflect this in what we do and say.
We have always wanted to expand our family, and we are looking forward to becoming parents through adoption, and this new chapter in our lives.
We hope our profile gives you a glimpse of who we are.
-Orrie & Jamel
Fun Facts about Orrie & Jamel:
Favorite places: Almost any beach, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., and sitting at home on our patio.
Favorite foods: Good ol’ soul food: mac and cheese, greens, yams, fried chicken. We also love Mexican and Chinese food.
Favorite sports teams: We are a house divided: Orrie loves all things Philly! His favorite teams are the Eagles and 76ers. Jamel roots for the Steelers
Favorite hobbies: Orrie has a podcast and collects sports memorabilia. Jamel likes to read, dance and craft.
Favorite holidays: We both love Christmas and celebrating birthdays.
Favorite music: Mostly R&B and hip hop, especially golden age hip hop of the 80s and 90s, reggae, and jazz. Jamel also loves classical music, musicals, and the artist Prince.
Learn more about Jamel & Orrie by viewing their profile here.
Congratulations! Tohm & Darryl have adopted!
Congratulations! Tohm & Darryl have adopted!
Hi – we’re Tohm and Darryl. Thank you for taking time to get to know us. We admire your strength and courage in navigating this difficult decision, and we hope this book gives you an idea of who we are and the life we lead.
A little about us: we met nearly a decade ago, made our home in New York City, and have built a life filled with family, friends, and love. We’re fortunate to come from two large families, each with rich traditions we’ve incorporated into our life, and we’d like to share all we’ve been blessed with and grow our family.
We wish you much strength and support during this time. Thank you for taking the time to consider us.
Fun Facts about Tohm & Darryl
Favorite place: Harlem is home. We moved in together in 2013 and have lived in the same neighborhood for eight years. We’re attracted to the beauty of Harlem: it’s black history, it’s tight-knit community that looks out for each other, the numerous playgrounds and parks, and the local, kid-friendly events and block parties that make us want to raise a child here.
Favorite foods: we love eating food we grew up with. Darryl is from the Louisiana countryside and grew up on his mom’s soul food and Tohm was born in Israel and grew up prepping meals with his mom. We embrace each other’s cultures and traditions in our home: Tohm cooks a traditional soul food New Year’s Day meal every year of cornbread, black eyed peas, and collard greens, while Darryl will whip up hummus and a fresh tomato and cucumber salad.
Favorite hobbies: we wake up early every morning, work out, and then take our dog, Titan, for a long walk in our local park. We enjoy spending this quality time together. On the weekends, we like to stay active and explore New York City on foot, visiting museums, going to concerts, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Favorite music: R&B and Soul! We bonded over our love of music and navigated the biggest conflict in our marriage to date: Janet or Beyonce. (The answer is both!). We have music playing in our house all day and love going to see live shows. Our favorite concerts are Anthony Hamilton, India.Arie, and Jazmine Sullivan.
Congratulations! Seher & Harris have adopted!
Congratulations! Seher & Harris have adopted!
We are Seher (pronounced “Sa-hair”) & Harris. We have been together since 2006, and are excited and grateful to be starting a family through adoption.
We look forward to providing a loving, safe, stable, and fun home and environment for our child, and to giving them the support and resources they need to thrive.
We believe our most important job as parents will be to help our child discover what the most fulfilling life is for them, and then supporting them at each step along the way in living that life – in finding whatever happiness and success means for them, in whatever identities they hold sacred, and with whomever they love and are loved by.
We are thankful to be able to raise our child with the love and support of family nearby and around the world, with the unwavering support of lifelong friends, and with the care and daily companionship of more recent friends and neighbors who have become our extended family. Our child will grow up surrounded by love in a close knit, community-oriented, diverse, tree-filled neighborhood in Philadelphia.
Finally, we want to say thank you and that we are thinking of you. We can’t imagine the courage and strength it takes to make the decisions you are facing, and we want to say we will always honor you.
-Seher & Harris
Fun Facts about Seher & Harris
Favorite Places: We love to travel, especially to see Seher’s family in Turkey and Harris’s extended family in Thailand, or closer by to Harris’s parents’ cabin in the mountains of central Pennsylvania.
Favorite Foods: We love both of our mom’s home cooked meals, and also Harris’s grandma’s amazing cheesecake and Seher’s dad’s famous meatballs!
Favorite Hobbies: Seher loves to make ceramics, do yoga, and go for walks in the woods with our dog. Harris loves gardening and basketball. We love to work on home improvement projects and to design and build things together.
Favorite Holidays: We love Halloween, especially in our neighborhood where it’s really fun and kids come from all over the city to trick or treat.
Learn more about Seher and Harris by viewing their profile here.
Congratulations! Marisa & Liam have adopted!
Congratulations! Amanda & Abram have adopted!
Congratulations! Amanda & Abram have adopted!
Hello, we’re Abram and Amanda. We have been together for twelve wonderful years filled with love and laughter, in a beautiful neighborhood in Philadelphia surrounded by a community of amazing friends and family.
We adopted our daughter Noemi three years ago when she was five days old. She is the light of our lives, and being a family together has been an indescribable joy. We are so excited to continue to grow our family.
We hope this book gives you a chance to know us a bit. Thank you so much for taking the time to read our book.
Fun Facts about Amanda & Abram
Favorite music: Abram likes classical and Irish music, Amanda likes 1990’s rap such as Wu-Tang Clan and Blackalicious.
Favorite sport team: We both support Bob the Drag Queen and Monet Xchange
Favorite place: Tulum, Mexico
Favorite food: All the food!
Learn more about Amanda and Abram by viewing their profile here.
Congratulations! Cosmo & Mike have adopted!
Congratulations! Cosmo & Mike have adopted!
Hi! We are Mike and Cosmo and we want to take a minute to thank you for getting to know us a little more. We understand the difficult and important decision you are making out of the love you have for your child. The two of us are appreciative you are taking the time to hear more of our story and considering us to be a part of their life.
We have been together for 12 years, throughout which have shared special memories, moments, love, laughter and adventures with each other as well as with our family and friends. We love to travel, attend sporting events as well as the theater, are big movie fans and absolutely love cooking and food.
Our families are very important to us and through its diversity, has been a loving support system throughout our lives. In addition to being an interracial couple, Cosmo has an adopted brother and sister which adds extra importance the role of adoption plays in both of our lives.
We have always held a special place in our hearts for a child and have been excited to start a family together.
~Mike & Cosmo
Fun Facts about Cosmo & Mike
Favorite Sports Teams: We are pretty much a Philly sports household. We love going to Sixers and Phillies games regularly, but the house is divided in one sport… football. Mike being from Pittsburgh is a big Steelers Fan while Cosmo is a die hard Eagles fan. As long as they aren’t playing against each other we’re big fans of both teams.
Favorite Places: We like to travel as much as we can but weekends at the Jersey Shore in Wildwood with the family has to be our favorite go to. Our other favorite destination is the Bahamas and has turned into a nearly annual trip we just love taking together.
Favorite Hobbies: We like to be active and out of the house together. Both of us are avid amusement park fans and travel everywhere to experience them. We also love food festivals, movies, traveling whenever we get the opportunity and going to sporting events. Nothing beats a hot dog and a day at the ballpark in the summer.
Favorite Foods: Do we really have to pick a favorite? We really like tasting and discovering foods from all over. One of our favorite things to do together at home is to recreate our favorite meals we’ve had from our experiences and travels. Cosmo is particular at making things from scratch and really likes cooking Italian and Southern foods.
Learn more about Cosmo and Mike by viewing their profile here.
Congratulations! Nathalie & Brandon have adopted!
Congratulations! Nathalie & Brandon have adopted!
First, we would like to thank you for choosing to read our letter and learn more about us and our family. We want you to know that we truly admire the strength and courage that you have.
We are Brandon & Nathalie from New York City. This will be our first adoption and first child together.
We promise that we will always provide love and care for your baby and that you will always have a place in our family.
We wish you the best and are honored and grateful that you are taking the time to get to know us.
~Nathalie & Brandon
Fun Facts about Nathalie & Brandon
Favorite Places: We love traveling and taking cruises. Two of our favorite places are Italy & Antigua and Barbuda
Favorite Sports Teams: When it comes to favorite teams, we are legit rivals. Nathalie loves all the Boston teams & Brandon loves the NY teams. The rivalry banter between us is always hilarious.
Favorite Hobbies: We love board games. We have a pretty large collection of them. We also enjoy watching movies to the point where we have movie night every week.
Nathalie enjoys arts and crafts and reading. She loves to make cards, scrapbook, embroider, crochet. Brandon is an avid gamer. He also loves cooking. He enjoys taking cooking classes to try new recipes.
Favorite holiday: Our favorite holiday is Christmas. We love spending time with family throughout the holidays. Nothing beats making Christmas cookies and gingerbread houses.
Learn more about Nathalie and Brandon by viewing their profile here.