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?
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Andre & AndyHello! We're Andy and Andre. Although we have not met yet, we appreciate your strength, courage, and love for your baby. We feel honored…
Andre & Andy
We’re Andy and Andre. Although we have not met yet, we appreciate your strength, courage, and love for your baby. We feel honored that you would consider us as potential parents for your child. There’s an African proverb that says it takes a village to raise a child. We hope that this profile provides you some insight into both who we are and what our “village” is like. We met in Philadelphia on a softball field in 2010, and have been inseparable ever since. On our first date, we talked about our mutual interests and our respective plans for our lives. We both envisioned becoming fathers someday, and would like to share our love and grow our home. In some ways, we’re very similar – we both value family, loyalty, education, and enjoying life. In other ways, we compliment each other well. Andy, a corporate lawyer, is a natural worrier; while Andre, a banker, encourages taking calculated risks. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We hope to give you an honest portrayal of our lives together and the loving home in which we would raise our child.
We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to get to know us and considering us for the honor of raising your child.
Andy and Andre
Fun Facts about Andy & Andre
Favorite Hobbies: As you can see from some of our pictures we both love to play softball. It’s even how we met! We also like to travel for vacations, watch movies, read, exercise and hang out with friends doing things like Escape Rooms. Andre is also a big fan of riding roller coaster and has been on over 350 of them.
Favorite Food: We both are big fans of spicy foods and our favorites are Thai, Indian, and Mexican.
Favorite Sports Teams: Andre is a big fan of the Atlanta Braves (even has a small tattoo) and the Dallas Cowboys. Andy is more of a local fan and supports the Eagles and Phillies.
Favorite Holidays: Christmas and Thanksgiving are our favorite holidays. We often spend Thanksgiving with Andre’s family in DC and Christmas with Andy’s family here in Philadelphia.
Learn more about Andre and Andy by viewing their profile here.
Alan & SammyHello! Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to introduce ourselves! We are Sammy and Alan. We met back in 2003 and…
Alan & Sammy
Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to introduce ourselves! We are Sammy and Alan. We met back in 2003 and it was an instant connection as we share a lot in common not just in interests but in what is important to us. We got our first apartment in 2005 together, our first home in 2013 and on June 16, 2017, we celebrated our love together in what was the best day of our lives.
One of the shared interests and what we find important to us is family. We treasure our time and experiences with our family and are beyond excited to have the opportunity to become parents. The love one has with their child is, we imagine, is unlike any other love. To provide that love to a child, to make them feel secure, to instill in them a high standard of morals and respect, to be present and give them love for them to show the world love back, to provide them traditions that they look fondly back on and repeat as adults, to shape a child into the man or woman they will become is the ultimate gift and responsibility not everyone gets to have and gets to appreciate how big and impactful that is to a child.
We look forward to family dinners, celebrating the holidays and vacations to the beach, to Disney and across the world!
We admire your strength and courage in considering adoption and we are honored that you are considering us to be part of your child’s life. We hope our profile helps you better get to know us and the family, friends and love we look forward to welcoming a child into.
Alan & Sammy
Fun facts about Alan & Sammy
Favorite places – Definitely Greece where we had our honeymoon, Orlando and Aruba
Favorite foods – Alan: Pizza, anything on the BBQ or tacos and guacamole! Sammy: Thai, Mediterranean and Spanish foods
Favorite sports teams – Alan: New York Giants and Yankees! Sammy: Super Bowl Halftime Show
Favorite hobbies – Alan: Exercise and weather Sammy: Collecting Funko Pops, playing video games and hiking
Favorite holidays – Halloween and Christmas
Favorite music – Alan: Top 40 and Christmas songs of course! Sammy: Anything I can dance to (pop, R&B, merengue, salsa, bachata)
Learn more about Alan and Sammy by viewing their profile here.
Brian & AntonHello, we are very excited (and a little bit nervous) to introduce ourselves to you! Thank you for taking the time to learn about…
Brian & Anton
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
Learn more about Brian and Anton by viewing their profile here.
Amanda & AbramHello, we’re Abram and Amanda. We have been together for twelve wonderful years filled with love and laughter, in a beautiful neighborhood in Philadelphia…
Amanda & Abram
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.
Debbie & TedHello! We are Debbie and Ted, a deeply loving couple who have been married for almost six years. Having a child has always been…
Debbie & Ted
Hello! We are Debbie and Ted, a deeply loving couple who have been married for almost six 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.
Learn more about Debbie and Ted by viewing their profile here.
Seher & HarrisWe are Seher (pronounced "Sa-hair") & Harris. We have been together since 2006, and are excited and grateful to be starting a family through…
Seher & Harris
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.
Meghan & MarkHello! We are Mark and Meghan. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better! We know you are…
Meghan & Mark
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.
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
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
Learn more about Nichole by viewing her profile here.
Sarah & DamonHello! We’re Sarah and Damon, and we are honored and humbled that you are choosing to look and learn about us. We have the…
Sarah & Damon
Hello! We’re Sarah and Damon, and we are honored and humbled that you are choosing to look and learn about us. We have the utmost respect for you and a deep admiration for your strength.
We’ve tried to represent ourselves as purely as we can to help you in your journey.
We met in college in 2002 and have been with each other since, through good times and bad. We’ve grown together and helped one another through many ups and downs, and are so excited to become parents through adoption.
We’re both artists, and our home in Philadelphia is filled with love, laughter, singing, dancing, art, books, and good food. We love to travel, see movies, go to concerts, make art, and enjoy the outdoors. We are affectionate, respectful, and value each other’s work and opinions.
We’re committed to raising a child with a deep connection to their cultural and ethnic roots. We can’t wait to give them unconditional love and support, and raise them with a responsible awareness of the world and the people around them. We will always keep them safe, and provide them everything they will ever need to succeed.
Fun Facts about Sarah & Damon
Favorite places: We spend a lot of time out on the east end of Long Island, where Sarah’s parents have a beach house, especially during the summer. It’s so peaceful; surrounded by nature. There’s always something to do, like kayak, swim, play sports in the yard, ride bikes, or go on the boat.
Favorite hobbies: Sarah’s passionate about painting, weaving, and spending time outdoors. She’s also into taking care of her body and mind through exercise and meditation. Damon has skateboarded since he was a kid. He still loves to skate and play video games. He also makes electronic music and art.
Favorite holidays: Damon loves New Years because it’s a positive time of celebration when everyone takes a look at themselves and make resolutions for the future. Sarah loves Christmas, because of the family traditions, good smells, and good food it comes with.
Favorite music: We have really wide-ranging and eclectic tastes in music. There’s always something playing in our house: electronic, pop, rap, hardcore, punk, classical, jazz… We were both kids in the early 90s, so we both still hold a great, unabashed love for early 90s dance music.
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.
Cynthia & TracieNice to “meet” you! We are a loving couple excited to build our family through adoption. We met a few years ago as friends,…
Cynthia & Tracie
Nice to “meet” you! We are a loving couple excited to build our family through adoption. We met a few years ago as friends, fell in love, and then married in 2019. We cannot wait to start this next chapter of our life together.
Community is deeply important to us. We gather our friends and loved ones as often as possible to cook, eat, play games, sing songs, dance, and enjoy the present moment. We share a passion for travel and look forward to showing a child the world, and seeing it anew through his or her eyes.
As a lesbian couple, we know that love and family take many forms and include a wide network of people. This is what brought us to adoption.
Thank you for considering us to parent your child. We understand that parenthood is a tremendous responsibility, and even more so when being entrusted to parent someone’s child. We have built a life based on mutual respect, acceptance and unconditional love. We hope this bio offers a glimpse into our world and the kind of family we hope to build.
Cynthia & Tracie
Fun Facts about Cynthia & Tracie
Favorite places: We love love love to travel. We have each traveled extensively on our own and it’s a shared passion for us as a couple. Some of our favorite places have been Guatemala, Greece, New Zealand, Italy, Germany and Curacao. We also love to visit Cape Cod, Massachusetts where Tracie spent her summers growing up.
Favorite foods: Food is a source of joy for us both. We love to cook and entertain and to support Philly’s many incredible restaurants. Some of our favorite foods when we’re eating out or ordering in are sushi, Indian food and Pho. When we’re cooking at home we love to grill and to make homemade pasta and bread.
Favorite hobbies: Our favorite hobbies are to cook, read, listen to podcasts, run and make each other laugh. Odd as it may sound, Cynthia’s very favorite pastime is cleaning and making her way through a to do list! Tracie cannot say the same so she appreciates this quality even more.
Favorite music: We always have music playing in our house and recently purchased a record player. We love early Jazz and R&B and anything you can dance to. Kitchen dance parties are a staple of our gatherings with friends.
Learn more about Cynthia & Tracie by visiting their profile here.
Nathalie & BrandonHello! First, we would like to thank you for choosing to read our letter and learn more about us and our family. We want…
Nathalie & Brandon
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.
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!
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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!
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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!
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Andrew & MoHi! Thank you so much for taking the time to consider our profile and we are grateful that you have chosen to learn more…
Andrew & Mo
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.
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
Learn more about Marissa here.
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.
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Stevi & JasonHello! Thank you for taking time to view our book. We hope to give you an idea of who we are as you consider…
Stevi & Jason
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.
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Michele & AislingWe are Aisling, Michele, & Roisin. (Ash-ling, Mi-shell, Ro-Sheen) We're a sweet little family filled with laughter looking to welcome another child into our…
Michele & Aisling
We are Aisling, Michele, & Roisin. (Ash-ling, Mi-shell, Ro-Sheen) We’re a sweet little family filled with laughter looking to welcome another child into our hearts, our warm Philly home and our living room dance parties. It’s an honor for us that our pictures are crossing paths with you right now.
We’ve been together for 11+ years! Four years ago our twosome grew when Roisin blessed our family through adoption. Have a peek at our lives. We hope it gives you a good idea of who we are and how grateful we are for all we have, especially each other.
We’d be humbled to be considered by you during this time in your life.
-Michele & Aisling
Fun Facts about Michele & Aisling
Favorite places: Ireland, Spain, Hawaii, Brooklyn, Maine
Favorite foods – TexMex, Sushi, Indian
Favorite sports teams – we like going to any games to eat hotdogs
Favorite hobbies – camping, hiking, road trips and Aisling loves to snowboard
Favorite holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas
Favorite music – only our 4-year-old dictates what we listen to, so…Moana?
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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!
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Cosmo & MikeHi! We are Mike and Cosmo and we want to take a minute to thank you for getting to know us a little more.…
Cosmo & Mike
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.
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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
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Jamie & CharlesHello! Thank you for reading our profile and getting to know us! We’re Jamie and Charles. Throughout our relationship we have gone on adventures,…
Jamie & Charles
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.
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Jamel & OrrieHi! We’re Orrie and Jamel. We appreciate you taking the time to look at our profile. We know this requires a lot of thought…
Jamel & Orrie
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.
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Congratulations! Nick & Doug have adopted!
Congratulations! Nick & Doug have adopted!
We’re Nick and Doug, a fun-loving married couple living in a family-friendly suburb of Philadelphia. We are so grateful to you for taking the time to get to know us, and we hope this profile gives you a little glimpse into our lives, and the kind of life we hope to give our child.
We have talked about becoming dads since we first started dating, and we are so ready to welcome a child into our family. We both come from big families (Nick is one of 8!), and we already have several nieces and nephews that we enjoy spending time with whenever we can. We love that our child will have lots of cousins to grow up with!
When we first met, we had an instant connection. We are best friends first and foremost, and we can enjoy almost any activity if we are together. We love spending time outdoors, whether it’s hiking to local waterfalls or taking a day trip to the beach. We both really love animals, so we also like to go to the zoo whenever we can. Nick loves to cook, and Doug loves to bake, so our home is always filled with tasty food! We can’t wait to share our favorite activities and our favorite foods with our child someday.
Thank you so much for learning a little bit about us. If you decide that we are the right fit for your baby, please know that they would be raised in a home full of unconditional love, delicious food, creativity, kindness, and lots of fun! Whether or not we get the chance to meet you, we genuinely wish the very best for you.
-Nick & Doug
Fun Facts about Nick & Doug
Favorite Foods: Doug was raised by an Italian mother, so he could eat pasta & meatballs every day and be very happy. Nick’s favorite food is Doug’s homemade chocolate chip cookies – they’re the best I’ve ever tasted!
Favorite Places: We honeymooned in Disney World, and it was just magical. We’re looking forward to taking our child one day so that we can experience the magic through their eyes. We also love visiting the Poconos for the beautiful nature walks and waterfalls.
Favorite Hobbies: We are both creative types. Doug enjoys acting and singing in local community theater shows. Nick loves to draw and paint. He even draws chalk murals on our chalkboard wall at home, which he changes every season. We also love to have friends over for silly game nights.
Favorite Holidays: We love Christmas because we get to see our large, extended families, and Doug gets to bake so many cookies! But we also really look forward to Halloween, when we have a tradition of decorating our house to look like Hogwarts (from Harry Potter) for the season.
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Congratulations! Anthony & Michael have adopted!
Congratulations! Anthony & Michael have adopted!
We’re Anthony and Michael. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us better.
We know that you’re in the midst of making an extremely difficult decision, and we’re humbled that you’re taking the time to learn about us as you consider making an adoption plan. We admire the strength and courage you possess as you decide what’s best for your child.
Ever since we first met back in 2011, we have been talking about how important it is for us to have children. Now, after settling into our careers and several years of marriage together, we feel we’re ready to grow our family.
We hope that this gives you a glimpse into who we are as a couple, our commitment to each other, our relationships with friends and family, and even how silly we can sometimes be!
Anthony & Michael
Fun Facts about Anthony & Michael
Favorite foods: Both of us love to cook. Anthony makes Italian food, while Michael has recently been experimenting with Chinese cooking. And we both like exploring Philadelphia’s great culinary scene — particularly because Anthony’s brother is a chef!
Favorite sports teams: Anthony is a big Yankees fan, while Michael is a fan of whichever team is beating the Yankees at the moment. Michael cares more about football and was excited to see the Eagles win the Superbowl
Favorite hobbies: Michael helped found a cooperative chamber choir in Philadelphia 10 years ago and is very active in music. On a nice day, you can find Anthony running the streets of Philadelphia.
Favorite holidays: Michael and Anthony love Thanksgiving, gathering friends and family together around the table to celebrate and eat.
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Congratulations! Matthew & Brendan have adopted!
Congratulations! Matthew & Brendan have adopted!
Hello! We Are Matthew And Brendan.
We are so grateful that you have taken the time to learn more about us as you consider an adoption plan. We appreciate the tough and emotional choices you may have in front of you. We understand that your decision, whatever it may be, will come from a place of love, courage, and thoughtfulness – the same principles we hope to guide us as parents. We hope to give you a glimpse of who we are and the kind of dads we hope to be.
It is our dream to become dads and grow our family through adoption. We have explored different approaches to having a baby, but adoption always seemed the right fit for us. We are committed to raising a child in a home filled with love and laughter and dedicated to sharing this journey with you, if that is an option you wish to consider for your child.
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We cannot wait to be parents and share our lives with a child. If you decide that we are the right fit to parent your child, we are excited and ready to start this adventure.
Fun Facts about Matthew & Brendan:
Favorite places: We love visiting Brendan’s family in Rhode Island to enjoy quiet summers by the shore. We also love to visit Paris for the spectacular museums and amazing food!
Favorite food: We love cuisine of all kinds, but we each have our comfort foods – Brendan loves sandwiches and Matthew loves pizza and french fries.
Favorite hobbies: We love to entertain family and friends at our home. Matthew loves to cook, and Brendan is a fantastic baker. We both love to hike in the woods, and relax with a good book.
Favorite holidays: We love Christmas and Thanksgiving each year because we get to spend time with our large families. Each year we alternate holidays between our two families in New Jersey and Rhode Island, and Brendan’s parents have even joined us for Matthew’s family’s big post-Christmas party!
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Congratulations! Erik & Jonathan have adopted!
Congratulations! Kate has adopted!
Congratulations! Kate has adopted!
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my family as you consider the possibility of making an adoption plan for your child. I am an American who grew up in Europe, in a number of different countries. I came back to the United States while I was in high school, then I went to college in New Hampshire and graduate school in New York. I’ve been working in nonprofit organizations in New York ever since. I have a house in a quiet neighborhood with good schools, across from a conservation area.
Education, music, travel, and the outdoors are lifelong loves for me – I’m always interested in learning something new. Feeding curiosity is a joy, and you just never know what experience will enable you to come up with a creative response to the issues that come up in daily life.
The decision you are making now is so difficult. But I believe strongly that whatever decision you make, it will be the right one for you and your child because it comes from a place of love. I know the others I’ve met on this journey agree. You are not alone.
I hope this profile will give you a good sense of my world, and all the people who are standing ready to open their hearts to a new member of our family. When all is said and done, the value I believe is most important is kindness. Kindness to others, and kindness to yourself, can give you the strength and guidance to navigate most puzzles in life, large and small.
Fun Facts about Kate
Favorite places: White Mountains of New Hampshire, U.S. National Parks, my aunt’s garden, my home
Favorite foods: I love whole foods cooking: my favorite sweet ingredient is maple syrup – my favorite savory ingredient is feta cheese.
Favorite holidays: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Independence Day
Favorite hobbies: Choral singing, Taking pictures of great landscapes, Reading, Going to the movies
Congratulations! Erin & Patrick have adopted!
Congratulations! Erin & Patrick have adopted!
We’re Erin and Patrick. Thank you for taking time to look at our profile. We admire your courage for considering an adoption plan. Whatever you choose, we feel privileged that you considered us.
We met and got married in Philadelphia 10 years ago and bought our first home in 2017 (it took a while to save)! We’d like our family to grow and for you to feel we would be the best parents for you and your child.
We hope this book tells you about our lives and our passions: animals (adopted!), family, close friends, and a stable home. We are blessed with a network of people who love us and can’t wait to meet our new family member.
We are honored by your consideration and wish you a blessed journey.
Erin & Patrick
Fun Facts about Erin & Patrick
Favorite places: the swimming pool and the park, especially along Schuylkill River, or playing in the dog park with our doggy
Favorite hobbies: Patrick likes to run and play hockey, he’s also a military history buff (he was in the Marines!), likes old black and white movies
Favorite holidays: Easter, as we have an egg hunt in our neighborhood, Halloween, cuz who doesn’t love costumes? and Christmas, we get a tree every year!
Favorite music: Erin studied piano as a young girl, and likes to sing pop music! Patrick favors rock’n’roll, especially Pink Floyd and the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Congratulations! Lauren & Chris have adopted!
Congratulations! Lauren & Chris have adopted!
Thank you for taking time to read through our profile. We are Chris and Lauren, and we feel so fortunate to have built a fun and meaningful life together over the past ten years. Our home is filled with music, home-cooked meals, laughter, and love, and we’re excited to share these things as we grow our family through adoption. We are so appreciative that you are getting to know us a bit, and we welcome the opportunity to share more with you if you choose!
We are both very creative and quirky people. Chris works in the architectural lighting field and Lauren teaches pre-school and has a special affinity for playing music for kids. We love talking to each other and we value each other’s perspectives on all sorts of topics. Our passions and our interests have happily provided us a huge community of friends. We have made our home just outside of Philadelphia not far from where Lauren grew up, and we’re thrilled to start our family here.
-Lauren and Chris
Fun Facts about Lauren & Chris
Favorite places: We’ve traveled around the world to places like Germany, Israel, and Costa Rica, but our favorite spot is at Chris’ family cottage in the Thousand Islands.
Favorite foods: Chris is an AWESOME chef and loves coming up with his own creative recipes, but we’ll never say no to takeout Thai food or eating at our favorite sushi spot.
Favorite hobbies: Chris enjoys DIY home repair, playing video games, and scuba diving when we go on vacations to aquatic locations. Lauren is an avid runner who also loves painting her nails and trying out new hairstyles and colors.
Favorite holidays: As part of a multicultural home, we especially love the winter time when we can celebrate Christmas and the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with lots of food and lots of decorations!
Favorite music: While we both have our own specific tastes in music, our number one favorite activity together is listening to and enjoying musical theatre, both Broadway classics and newer works.
Congratulations! Tara & Mark have adopted!
Congratulations! Tara & Mark have adopted!
We’re Tara and Mark and are excited and grateful for you to learn about us. We admire and appreciate your courage, strength and love for your child.
Since the earliest days of our relationship, we always knew we would be including adoption in our family plan. We can’t wait to grow our family, make new memories and fill our home with even more love and laughter.
Our lives are largely spent with family and friends, playing with our dog, weekend trips to the beach and other adventures. We look forward to enjoying all of these experiences with our expanded family as well as weekend morning pancakes, big family vacations, playing with toys and games, listening to music, reading books and movie nights in bed.
We understand that you have many decisions as to what’s best for you and your baby. We are very ready to love a child and similarly prepared to share a lifetime of compassion and encouragement. Thank you for your time and any consideration of us.
With love and gratitude,
Tara and Mark
Fun Facts about Tara & Mark
Favorite Sports Teams: We both love Penn State football and the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have an inhouse rivalry between hockey teams though – Tara loves the Washington Capitals and Mark loves the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Favorite places: The Jersey shore (or any beach!), Disney World, our local parks, Philadelphia, Washington DC, the Blue Ridge Mountains (where we had our first date!) and the Caribbean.
Favorite hobbies: We enjoy cooking and baking together, taking day trips to nearby towns, visiting museums, watching movies and putting together puzzles. We love watching (and competing at) Jeopardy. Mark enjoys drawing, while Tara has taken up photography.
Favorite holidays: We love the magic of Christmas: the decorations, the music, the baking and the time together with family. We also enjoy the summer holidays, especially the 4th of July, which we normally spend at the beach with Tara’s family. Sunshine, grilling and time at the pool make each of the summer holidays enjoyable.
Congratulations! Jessica & Ari have adopted!
Congratulations! Jessica & Ari have adopted!
Hello and thank you for considering us as you explore adoption. We know this must be a difficult time for you, but we want you to know how incredibly strong, brave and selfless we think you are.
We are very excited about the prospect of becoming parents together. Ari has three boys from his previous relationship, and we have always talked about adding a fourth child to our happy mix. Our boys, Sam, Harry and Ben are all excited to become big brothers again, and spoil a little sister or brother
We met on-line in late 2007. Ari will tell you that Jessica made the first move, but Jessica will tell you that while she emailed first, Ari started the conversation by liking Jessica’s picture.
After a month of emailing each other, we met in person at a restaurant, and it was love at first sight. We talked for hours, even though there was a live band at the restaurant, and it was hard to hear each other. Within three dates, we became exclusive, and in 2010, we were married.
We have made our home together in New Jersey, in a town about an hour away from both New York City, where Jessica works, and Philadelphia, where Ari was raised and still has family.
We love to travel, visit museums, go to concerts, read, cook and bake and go to the movies. We also volunteer with different charities, including working with the homeless and animal rescue. We can’t wait to share these experiences with another child.
Fun Facts about Jessica & Ari
Favorite Sports teams: (Jessica) I am a New Englander at heart, I love the Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins. But I do like the Mets and the Knicks too!
(Ari) I prefer golf over team sports. But since I’m from Philadelphia, I would say the Eagles, 76’ers and Phillies.
Favorite Holidays: (Jessica) If I had to choose, I would say Thanksgiving or New Year’s. But really, any holiday where I get to be with my family and bake for them is fine by me! (Ari) I also like Thanksgiving, because I love having all the family together.
Favorite Music: We both love all types of music, but our favorite is classic rock.
Favorite Places: We both really love Cape Cod – that’s where we were married! We also love London, which is where we spent our honeymoon.
Congratulations! Tina & Mike have adopted!
Congratulations! Tina & Mike have adopted!
Thanks for checking out our profile! We’re Mike and Tina, and we’ve been married for 14 years. In some ways, we’re very different. Mike is quiet and reserved, and loves to play and watch sports. Tina is talkative and energetic, and loves music and theater. But we both have common values and morals: being honest and truthful, treating others the way you want to be treated, cherishing those you love. These beliefs keep us committed to each other and to our family.
We longed for a child for many years and wanted more than anything to become parents. After six years of difficulty, we finally had our son, Sam. Our challenging journey to have a family only strengthened our bond and our commitment to each other. Experiencing the joys of parenthood has really made us want to have more children, and we’ve decided to build our family through adoption. We have so much more love to give, and will love unconditionally any child who comes into our home.
We are best friends who have fun and enjoy making our way through life together. We have a natural and easy relationship, and work things out by talking and listening to each other. Neither of us could ever imagine life without the other, and believe that we were a family already, even before we had our son. We just want to take the next step and turn our family of three into a family of four (or more!).
If you decide to make an adoption plan for your child and think we might be the ones to parent, we will be ready with open arms. We wish you all the best in your decision.
Tina and Mike
Fun facts about Tina and Mike:
Favorite places: The beach is our happy place! We also love to travel and explore new places.
Favorite holidays: Christmas! We have many traditions like cutting down our tree, decorating gingerbread houses and celebrating with family. We also love Halloween, and take over the neighborhood while trick-or-treating with family and friends.
Favorite activities: Hiking, photography, being outdoors, singing and playing piano (Tina), playing ice hockey (Mike)
Favorite books and authors: Jane Austen (Tina), Stephen King (Mike), Harry Potter (both)
Favorite food: Everything!