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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Laura & MeganThank you so much for taking the time to look at our profile. We admire your strength and the love you have for your…
Laura & Megan
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at our profile. We admire your strength and the love you have for your child.
We live in a friendly and diverse neighborhood in Philadelphia near lots of parks and playgrounds. Our block has a long tradition of amazing block parties where every family comes out to play and eat together.
For as long as we can remember, we have both wanted to build a family through adoption. Over the past six years we have made a happy life together. We are lucky to have close friends nearby and big families who support us. We can’t wait to share all the love and fun in our lives with a child.
We want to give a child unconditional love and support, and encourage them to dream big dreams. We want them to be proud of who they are and where they come from.
Thank you again for getting to know us a little bit. We wish you peace as you go through this process.
– Laura and Megan
Fun Facts about Laura and Megan
Favorite Sports Teams: Laura has been a Phillies fan for over 3 decades. Megan is learning to stop fearing the Philly Phanatic and enjoy the games.
Favorite Talents: Megan has an incredible talent for bad puns and Laura has an incredible talent for enjoying them.
Favorite Holidays: Christmas is our favorite holiday. In Vermont with Laura’s family, we cut down a fresh tree on Christmas Eve and decorate it. In California, Megan’s mom always puts an orange, walnuts, and gold chocolate coins in our stockings and in Texas, Megan’s dad always leaves a box of chocolate-covered cherries for us under the tree.
Favorite Hobbies: Laura sings and plays guitar. Megan used to play the drums in a punk band in high school.
Favorite Foods: We are both healthy eaters who love dessert! Megan loves baking and Laura always has a chocolate bar nearby.
Lori & ScottHello! We are Lori, Scott and Soren (an artist, a pastor, and a toddler), and we are so excited to grow our family through…
Lori & Scott
Hello! We are Lori, Scott and Soren (an artist, a pastor, and a toddler), and we are so excited to grow our family through adoption!
Our family life is all about love and belonging, accepting (and laughing with) our quirks and finding joy in community.
We have room in our hearts for another member of this family and believe that we can provide a loving and stable environment. We want our children to grow up understanding their gifts and story.
In the midst of so many changes and choices in your life, we’d like to thank you for taking the time to learn about us.
Lori and Scott
Fun Facts about Lori and Scott
Favorite foods: homemade apple pie (Scott is an expert); homemade bread (Lori bakes bread weekly); grapes (Soren’s favorite fruit)
Favorite hobbies: playing guitar (Scott); swimming (Lori); throwing balls (Soren)
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. We love Christmas and Easter, too, and what we find so special about Thanksgiving is that it brings together friends and family over food and fellowship.
Favorite music: Dan Zanes and the Okie Dokie Brothers (music for the entire family)
Jennie & AndrewHello! Thank you twice—once for considering adoption, and again for clicking this link. We are humbled by the enormous love that you are showing…
Jennie & Andrew
Hello! Thank you twice—once for considering adoption, and again for clicking this link. We are humbled by the enormous love that you are showing your child by so thoughtfully planning for his or her future. We are honored that you might like to know more about us.
We are two deeply caring and nurturing people who have abundant love to share with a precious baby. We are unable to have children biologically, but walking that road has done nothing to dampen our lifelong dream of becoming parents. Every day, we pray for the chance to dedicate ourselves to raising a happy and healthy child in our home and community.
We are sure that you will make the best decision for your child. If getting to know us is part of that process for you, we would love to tell you more about ourselves and our lives.
Wishing you peace and love today and always,
Jennie and Andrew
Fun facts about Jennifer and Andrew
Favorite Foods: That’s a tough one! Greek food and sweets (Jennie); German and Italian food (Andrew)
Favorite Holidays: We cherish every chance to come together with family and friends, but Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Fourth of July are extra-special to us.
Favorite Places: Paris (Jennie), Greece (Andrew), the beach (both of us), but especially relaxing together at home!
Favorite Hobbies: Swimming, tennis, flower arranging, baking, and reading (Jennie); tennis, golf, gardening, sporting events, reading and being outdoors (Andrew)
Paul & MatthewOur names are Paul and Matthew, an international couple (one French, one midwestern American from St Louis, Missouri). We are an adventurous duo who…
Paul & Matthew
Our names are Paul and Matthew, an international couple (one French, one midwestern American from St Louis, Missouri). We are an adventurous duo who have been together for 13 years. We were married 5 years ago in Brooklyn, NY. Our relationship has taken us from France (where we met), to England, Japan, Germany, and then spent 10 years living in Brooklyn. Last year, we made a choice to pursue a passion for nature and move to a new home in the magnificent Pacific Northwest, now calling Seattle home.
We own our home in a beautiful neighborhood called Capitol Hill, a diverse neighborhood walking distance from parks, schools, restaurants, and bordered with views of stunning Puget Sound and two mountain ranges: the Olympics and Cascades. We have made wonderful friends here in Seattle, many of whom have young children.
Having a child has been a goal of ours since when we first met. We promise to create a home for a child that is filled with love and support, and to expand the child’s understanding of the world – we are committed to making sure they also speak multiple languages as well!
We have not met you but we are filled with gratitude and admiration for your strength to consider this option and for your willingness to consider making us an entrusted part of your child’s life.
Although we cannot imagine the challenge of making this decision, we want you to know that we are dedicated to making a wonderful home for your child, and hope to work together to be part of each others lives, if that feels right to you. We return to New York often to see our friends and family as it is very important to us to maintain these relationships and would welcome organizing visits in NYC, near you, and hopefully in Seattle as well.
We look forward to meeting you and to beginning this beautiful adventure together. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.
Matthew and Paul
Fun Facts about Paul & Matthew
Favorite Places : We love New York and go back several times a year to visit Friends and family. We also love the French Alps where Paul grew up and where his family lives.
Favorite Hobbies: We like to ride our bikes everywhere and go for long hikes in the mountains. Sign us up for anything outdoors and active!
Favorite Holidays: We go to France every Christmas to spend the holidays with Paul’s family in the Alps. Thanksgiving is a tradition in New York or Washington DC with Matthew’s side of the family
Favorite Foods: We love to cook at home and we grill all year long!
Melissa & MichaelHi, We wanted to say right off the bat that we really admire your strength and courage in even considering the possibility of an…
Melissa & Michael
Hi, We wanted to say right off the bat that we really admire your strength and courage in even considering the possibility of an adoption plan. We do not take it lightly that you are looking through these photos and consider it a true privilege to share a small glimpse of who we are. We’re excited to adopt for a third time and look forward to building an ongoing connection with the birth family of our next child as we have done with our two children currently. Hopefully you will get a sense of who we are, what’s important to us, and how we spend our time together as a family.
Thanks for taking the time to look over our photos. We know that no matter which family you choose, or if in the end you decide to parent your child, you’ll make the choice that is right for you and for your baby. We wish you peace throughout this process.
Love and prayers,
Melissa and Michael
Fun Facts about Melissa and Michael
Favorite places: Outdoors, beach, mountains
Favorite foods: Mexican, Chinese, pizza/pasta, vegetarian
Favorite sports teams: Phillies
Favorite hobbies: Hiking, camping, swimming, gardening, DIY
Favorite holidays: Christmas, Halloween
Favorite music: World Music, Kids Bop, Disney, Classic Rock
Sarah & PatrickWe are Sarah and Patrick. We live in Northern NJ in a community less than an hour from Manhattan. Having a family was always…
Sarah & Patrick
We are Sarah and Patrick. We live in Northern NJ in a community less than an hour from Manhattan. Having a family was always important to us, and we are excited to welcome a child through adoption.
After meeting in 2007, from the start we knew not only would we fall in love but also we’d become best friends! We married soon after, and have been adventuring together ever since. Both of us enjoy music, traveling both locally and abroad, holidays and long weekends with family and close friends, the arts, and history. We also celebrate each other’s differences – Sarah loves all things Disney and Patrick has a strong passion for sports.
We appreciate how important a decision like adoption is, and think its courageous you are considering this loving option for your child. If you were to select us as adoptive parents for your child, we would look forward to helping them grow under the safe protective wing of our large and warm extended family, teaching them the morals that will guide their decisions and helping them discover the unique interests that spark their enthusiasm.
Sending positive thoughts to you at this time. We hope to meet you soon and answer any question you may have.
Warm Wishes – Sarah & Pat
Fun Facts about Sarah & Pat
Favorite places: Disney World and Spain (where we had our honeymoon)
Favorite sports teams: Patrick is an enthusiastic Mets, Jets, Rangers and Celtics fan. He also follows F1 Racing and Premier League soccer.
Favorite hobbies: Sarah likes to craft, Patrick loves hiking.
Favorite holidays: Christmas. We go BIG on this holiday!
Favorite Music: All kinds, especially live music. Sarah also plays piano.
KateHello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my family as you consider the possibility of making an adoption plan…
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
Tina & MikeHi! Thanks for checking out our profile. We're Mike and Tina, and we've been married for 11 years. In some ways, we're very different.…
Tina & Mike
Hi! Thanks for checking out our profile. We’re Mike and Tina, and we’ve been married for 11 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 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!
Lisa & TheoHello my name is Lisa, and my name is Theo. I am a Special Education Preschool Teacher, and I am an Artist/Stock trader and…
Lisa & Theo
Hello my name is Lisa, and my name is Theo. I am a Special Education Preschool Teacher, and I am an Artist/Stock trader and we have been married for seven wonderful years.
We are honest, compassionate, caring, committed and fun loving people. We were both like this when we were single and are even more like this as a couple. We can’t wait to share our lives with a child, a life filled with unconditional love, support, and adventure.
We wish you great strength in this difficult time as you make this very important and difficult decision. Thank you with all our love,
Lisa and Theo
Fun Facts about Lisa & Theo
Favorite Holidays: New Years, new beginnings, all about hope, anything is possible. Shabbat, (Jewish Sabbath lasting from Friday night to Saturday night) a holiday that comes every week that provides festive eating, family time, and time with friends. Saturday is all about relaxing as no work is permitted. We met on Shabbas. Chanukah (the Jewish Christmas) it’s an eight day holiday of joy and eating that helps to take us from the darkest time of the year, to a place where the days begin to get lighter.
Favorite Hobbies: Skiing, makes winter fun. Surfing. Walking, almost anywhere, but especially in New York City where there is something to discover everywhere you look.
Favorite Foods: Avocados. Dumplings, yummy and shareable. Fish Tacos.
Favorite Music: We like all types of music, as you probably do but three songs we particularly like are: “Happy Birthday”, “It’s Raining Men” by the Weather Girls and “Stick It To The Man” from the Broadway show “School of Rock” by Andrew Loyd Weber.
Gigi & BillyHello. we hope that you reading this letter is the first step in getting to know us better. You’ll learn more about who we…
Gigi & Billy
Hello. We hope that you reading this letter is the first step in getting to know us better. You’ll learn more about who we are, what our parenting dreams and goals are, and what kind of parents we are and will be.
Right now there are three of us: Gigi, Billy, and our daughter, Magnolia. All of us have been eager to add another. Gigi looks forward to arts and cultural fun plus expanding the dining room dance party. Billy looks forward to exploring the outdoors, gardening, and cooking up a storm together. Magnolia is looking forward to a playmate and making it one step closer to her lifelong dream of getting a minivan.
We have a lot of love to share, and we look forward to sharing it with a new baby. We know the challenges that parenting (and life in general) can throw at you, but we know that patience and dedication to raising the best children they can be will carry us through. We hope you explore who we are, and we hope that learning more about us through this profile is only the beginning.
Gigi and Billy
Fun Facts about Gigi & Billy:
Favorite Hobbies: Although we love living in a city, we also love getting outside, riding our bikes, gardening, going on hikes, picking apples in the fall, and even getting out on the water.
Favorite Places: Gigi loves London; Billy loves mountains and rivers.
Favorite Holidays: Thanksgiving, and any chance to get together with family.
Favorite Foods: Food we cook together as a family, and Popsicles.
Jacque & JessThank you for taking the time to get to know us. We want to let you know how much we respect your decision to…
Jacque & Jess
Thank you for 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 met in New York City 4 years ago, a short two months after Jess had moved to the United States from Australia. Since we met, our friends have always said how well we complement each other, even though we are so different and come from worlds away (Jacque is a born and bred New Yorker). Jess is bubbly, energetic and charming (the accent helps!), and Jac is thoughtful, considerate and has a brilliant and dry sense of humor. Together, we are full of love, laughter and happiness… something that we share with our friends and family, and can’t wait to share with a child.
We have fun and we laugh every day. We love to travel and explore, cook and eat, and spend time with friends and family. We are always up for an adventure, love learning, and trying new things. We are so excited to share our world with a child.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about us. We hope you can see that we are a unique couple who are fun, loving, adventurous and most of all down-to-earth people who are in love! Our promise to you is to love, hug, nurture, guide, support and give your child the best possible life you hope and wish for.
-Jacque & Jess
Fun Facts about Jacque & Jess
Favorite places: Italy and New Orleans
Favorite foods: Mexican and Italian
Favorite sports teams: NY Mets and NY Yankees
Favorite hobbies: Home decorating and organizing, working with new technology and gadgets
Lauren & EmilyHi! Our names are Lauren and Emily. (Lauren is the one with short hair; Emily has long hair). We're honored to be considered as…
Lauren & Emily
Hi! Our names are Lauren and Emily. (Lauren is the one with short hair; Emily has long hair). We’re honored to be considered as prospective adoptive parents. We are looking forward to sharing our lives with a child, and all the new adventures and challenges that will bring.
We met in 2005 while working together as AmeriCorps members at a local housing program. Lauren pretended to be real tough, but Emily didn’t buy it. We were friends for many years until we started dating about five years ago. We were both surprised by how well we understood each other and got along! Emily appreciates Lauren’s steady cool and Lauren appreciates how Emily expands her comfort zone.
We now live together in West Philadelphia, where Lauren works as a carpenter and Emily works as an architect. Friends describe us as loyal, quiet, creative, and compassionate. We enjoy both being a part of our community in Philadelphia and also traveling to new places. You can often find us doing craft and carpentry projects together or cooking, eating, hiking and biking with friends. You can also often find us spending time with our parents, siblings, and extended family.
We respect and admire you for the decisions you are making! Thanks in advance for taking the time to get to know about us as part of that process.
-Lauren and Emily
Fun facts about Lauren and Emily
Favorite music: Lauren – Bjork and 90’s hip hop and r and b, Emily – Sia, Reggaeton, female folk duos
Favorite holidays: Lauren – Thanksgiving, Emily – Passover
Hobbies: Making each other laugh, attempting to garden, crafting and building things
Favorite foods: Sushi, vegetables, tacos, fruit juice, bread, Halal truck at 39th and Powelton
Favorite places: Philadelphia! Lauren – National parks, creeks and mountains, Emily – NYC
Eric & TylerHi there! Although we have not yet met you, we admire the strength, courage, and love you have for your child and we are…
Eric & Tyler
Hi there! Although we have not yet met you, we admire the strength, courage, and love you have for your child and we are humbled that you would consider allowing us to be part of your journey. We are grateful for the time you are spending getting to know us.
We are two smart guys who can be serious when we need to be, but would much rather be adventurous and a little silly. Whether it’s a hayride with our nephews, surprise birthday trips, visiting every random tourist attraction we can find, or just quiet nights at home on the couch with our dogs, we try to pack as much fun into life as possible. And we can’t wait to share our crazy, wonderful life with a child.
About ten minutes after our first date, Eric asked Tyler out again the next night. On that next date, we started a conversation about the kind of life we wanted to have and our desire to be dads. It’s a conversation we’ve never stopped having. Now, we know the time is right to expand our family through adoption. We are eager to embrace a child with an endless amount of unconditional love, teach them to be proud of who they are, and raise them knowing they can do and be anything they set their minds on.
Whether we are the right family for your child or not, we wish you peace that will guide your heart through this decision and beyond.
Eric & Tyler
Fun Facts About Eric and Tyler
Favorite hobbies: Traveling, Broadway shows, movies, and hanging out with our dogs
Favorite places: Italy, Maine, Disney World, Outer Banks, and the Poconos
Favorite team: Georgetown basketball! Go Hoyas!
Favorite foods: We could both eat chicken parm for every single meal
Favorite holidays: Passover, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah & Christmas (the ones that bring our family together!)
Sarah & HossannahHello! Kamusta! The two of us met five years ago and have been inseparable ever since. Our cozy home is full of music, dancing,…
Sarah & Hossannah
Hello! Kamusta! The two of us met five years ago and have been inseparable ever since. Our cozy home is full of music, dancing, bad singing and big dinners. We’re both teachers and love our kids. We spend our weekends exploring the city, visiting art museums, taking random classes, or working on our backyard garden. We especially love spending time with our nieces and nephews, and are so excited to become parents through adoption.
Please know we absolutely admire your courage and resilience. While we cannot fully understand the depth of your experience, we are sending you love, strength and hope for whatever turns you take in your journey.
Hopefully these photos give you a glimpse a of our positive energy, and the supportive, art-filled life we’ve created together. As parents, we want to provide an abundance of kindness and love for your child. We will make sure they have as many opportunities as they can to be their best and fullest self.
Thanks for sharing your time, and for taking a moment to get to know us. Salamat!
Fun Facts About Sarah and Hossannah
Favorite places: NYC. LA. NOLA.
Favorite foods: All Filipino food, chilaquiles, nachos, dan dan noodles, pho. And pancakes.
Favorite sports teams: Sarah is a huge basketball fan and grew up watching the Detroit Pistons. Today it’s the Warriors and the Rockets and definitely not the Knicks.
Favorite music: 90s R&B and 80s electronic. Mary J. Blige to Depeche Mode. Jessie Ware. Lizzo. Beyoncé. (Was Formation the best concert ever? We think yes.)
Whitney & RobertHello! We are Whitney and Robert. We met over ten years ago, and have been married since 2015. We are so thankful that you…
Whitney & Robert
We are Whitney and Robert. We met over ten years ago, and have been married since 2015. We are so thankful that you have chosen to learn about us and our dream of becoming parents. Although we don’t know you, we admire your thoughtfulness and bravery for considering adoption. We offer our heartfelt support as you plan the future for yourself and for your child.
There are all sorts of factoids that can be scrambled together to explain us: we are people who place a premium on friendship and loyalty (we met at a mutual friend’s wedding); we love seeing the unfamiliar world (Whitney lived in London for a semester in college, and Robert has traveled around the country twice); we are “culture vultures” (museums, concerts, theater, movies, restaurants, books – we love it all). We are also big baseball fans. In short, we love being alive and are determined to experience as much of what is good on Earth as we can.
We both have close friends since childhood, and many friends that we have gathered along the way through different schools and jobs. We have board game nights, and like to picnic and hike and watch movies outside in the summer. Our friends are excited that we are building our family through adoption and are very supportive.
We enjoy traveling near and far, but we always love coming home to Brooklyn. While we are close to Manhattan and all it has to offer, what we love most about Brooklyn is that it is a rich and diverse community with thoughtful, caring neighbors and local stores and shops. We live five minutes from two different parks, one with a large playground and another with walking trails along the water. Our block, lined with trees and brownstones, has lots of children and families.
Thank you for clicking on our profile. We are excited to build our family through adoption with love, compassion and encouragement. We wish you strength and peace as you make this decision.
-Whitney and Robert
Fun Facts about Whitney and Robert
Favorite places: Cape Cod, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and of course our home town, Brooklyn.
Favorite foods: Lobster and Tacos
Favorite sports teams: Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles, San Francisco Giants, NY Yankees
Favorite hobbies: Reading, cooking, swimming, going to the theatre, listening to podcasts
Favorite music: We love a LOT of different kinds of music, but a few of our favorites include Radiohead, Beyonce, Modest Mouse, A Tribe Called Quest, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The National, and Stevie Wonder.
Melanie & JoostHello! We're Melanie and Joost. Thank you for taking time to learn about us! It is an honor to be considered as a potential…
Melanie & Joost
Hello! We’re Melanie and Joost. Thank you for taking time to learn about us! It is an honor to be considered as a potential adoptive family for your child. We admire your courage and love in considering an adoption plan.
We met while in graduate school and have been married since 2009. Sonja joined our family 4 years ago, and has brought such joy and love into our lives. We are both ready and excited to provide unconditional love to another child and to begin a new step on our parenthood journey. We are committed to providing a loving, safe, nurturing home where children can laugh, play, learn, grow and find support for achieving their individual dreams. Any child joining our family would be welcomed into a large family with loving grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. We are all very excited to welcome another child into our family!
We have always enjoyed the outdoors, music, traveling and spending time with our loved ones, and these experiences have become more special now as we enjoy creating new memories with Sonja. We are looking forward to sharing our favorite activities within a growing family.
Thank you again for taking a few moments to learn a little about us. We hope that you find a path that brings you comfort and happiness wherever it leads for you and your little one. We wish you everything good as you move forward,
Melanie and Joost
Fun Facts about Melanie and Joost
Favorite places: The Netherlands and Pittsburgh (our “hometowns,” and where we see our families), our backyard where we relax and play, and Disney World
Favorite foods: Joost picks quiche, Melanie and Sonja love chocolate!
Favorite hobbies: Photography, biking, gardening and travel. Sonja is excited about dance and soccer right now.
Favorite holidays: We have a lot of wonderful memories from each holiday, but Christmas is a special time in our family. Melanie’s family has a reunion and there are a number of traditions on both sides of the family which are very important to us during this time.
Favorite music: When we asked Sonja this question, she answered “Rock and Roll!!”
Lynn & LukeHello! Thank you for taking time to learn a little about us. We are so excited to welcome a baby into our home. We…
Lynn & Luke
Hello! Thank you for taking time to learn a little about us. We are so excited to welcome a baby into our home.
We have been together since 2006, and married since 2011. We met while working together on a project to help conserve endangered wildlife. We both enjoy the outdoors, cooking and eating, traveling, and spending time with our families and friends. We started our family two years ago with the adoption of our son, Grady, through Open Arms. We are so excited to continue to grow our family through adoption, and can’t wait to share our loving home with a new baby.
We are humbled by your courage. If you decide this is the path for you and your baby and feel that we are the right family, we are ready!
Wishing you peace and love as you follow your path today and always,
Lynn and Luke
Fun facts about Lynn & Luke
Favorite places: Our dinner table, backyard, and neighborhood, the beach, and places near our town: natural areas, museums, playgrounds, and farms that are open to the public.
Favorite hobbies: We spend a lot of time outside and observing nature together, and we love to prepare and eat special meals. Lynn grows amazing vegetables and flowers in our yard. Luke likes to fish and follow professional baseball. Grady likes to garden with mommy, read books, and play with his trains and trucks.
Favorite foods: Many of our favorites are homemade: Lynn’s soups and chicken marsala, Luke’s pizza and white cake. Grady loves scrambled eggs and bananas. Lynn loves hot tea when it’s raining and Luke likes iced coffee anytime.
Favorite holidays: We have family traditions for many holidays but our favorites are Thanksgiving, Halloween, and the 4th of July.
Mark & KrisHello! We're Kris and Mark. Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We admire your courage for considering an adoption…
Mark & Kris
Hello! We’re Kris and Mark. Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We admire your courage for considering an adoption plan. Whatever you choose to do, we feel privileged that you considered us.
We met in Philadelphia twelve years ago and have been together ever since. We’ve traveled all over the world together, bought our first home and then our second, and got married in 2014. Through it all we’ve talked about having children, and in 2016 we were fortunate to welcome our daughter Violet into our family through adoption. Being the fathers of this amazing little girl has only confirmed for us that we want our family to keep growing, and for Violet to have a brother or sister.
We’re excited to tell you all about our lives and we hope that this book can be a start. We share a lot of the same passions: food, travel, good friends, and family. We’re blessed with a great network of people who love and support us.
We’re honored by your consideration, and wish you all the best in your journey.
Mark & Kris
Fun Facts about Mark & Kris
Favorite Places: The beach on Fire Island, where we vacation each summer
Favorite Foods: Kris’s famous mac n’ cheese and Indian takeout
Favorite Hobbies: Traveling
Favorite Holidays: Thanksgiving – no presents, just lots of food!
Johanna & BradHello! We are Johanna and Brad, a graphic and museum designer and attorney living in Brooklyn, NY. We’ve been together for 15 years, married…
Johanna & Brad
We are Johanna and Brad, a graphic and museum designer and attorney living in Brooklyn, NY. We’ve been together for 15 years, married for 10.
While we realize this is a difficult time for you, we are very excited to share with you a brief window into our lives. We always knew we wanted to raise a child together, and we have been looking to start a family for several years now. We have chosen adoption as the way to build our family. We know that raising a child will have its unexpected challenges, but we are ready for the task. We are fortunate to have supportive family, steady jobs, and a wonderful home. Most importantly, we have a strong relationship filled with love. We are excited to be able to share this all with a child. We hope you can share in our vision.
Fun Facts about Johanna & Brad
Favorite Sports Teams: NY Red Bulls, USA Soccer
Favorite Hobbies: Painting and drawing. We love to go to Prospect Park, the Botanic Garden and the Brooklyn Museum to sketch together.
Favorite Places: Myrtle Beach, where we go each year with Brad’s family (and nieces and nephew!); Italy, where we both studied abroad, and Northwest CT where we spend many summer weekends with Johanna’s mom and friends.
Favorite Music: We love music and Brad has a vast and diverse record collection ranging from Classical to jazz to indie rock.
Jen & PeterWelcome! Thank you for choosing to get to know our family as you consider adoption for your baby. We can't imagine the emotions you…
Jen & Peter
Welcome! Thank you for choosing to get to know our family as you consider adoption for your baby. We can’t imagine the emotions you are feeling right now, and we are honored that you’ve decided to learn more about us as you make a plan for the future.
Our family is one rooted in love, joy, and a healthy dose of fun + silliness. Becoming parents to our son, Will, has been the greatest joy of our lives— and we cannot wait to add to our family and make Will a big brother.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to play a part in your journey.
-Jen + Peter
Fun facts about Jen & Peter
Favorite places: We love New York City, especially Central Park, and spending time at the beach every summer in Long Beach Island, NJ. Some of our favorite places we’ve visited are Italy, Vail in Colorado, and Bora Bora (where we got engaged!).
Favorite foods: Pasta + pizza are always favorites at our house, especially homemade—we both really love to cook. We also love Korean food, all things Mexican, and pretty much anything off the BBQ. Peter’s guilty pleasure is nachos, and Jen’s is ice cream 🙂
Favorite sports teams: Since he grew up outside of Chicago, Peter loves the Chicago Bears. Jen’s more of a NY girl and loves the New York Giants and New York Yankees.
Favorite hobbies: We love cooking, skiing, spending time with friends + family, and hanging out with our four-year-old son Will as much as we can. In our free time, Peter likes to golf and Jen likes to run + read.
Favorite holidays: We love hosting holidays at our house! Thanksgiving and Christmas our two of our favorites. We also love the Fourth of July—our town puts on an amazing fireworks show and it’s a great day to barbecue with friends.
Missy & Dan-elHello! We are Missy and Dan-el, and we are delighted that you have taken the time to view our profile. Thank you for considering…
Missy & Dan-el
Hello! We are Missy and Dan-el, and we are delighted that you have taken the time to view our profile. Thank you for considering our profile as you make your decision. We met at a baseball game 10 years ago and haven’t looked back. What brought us together was a love of sports, a zest for travel, and a passion for reading—all things we would love to share with our child.
Our home is multicultural, from the foods we eat to the holidays we celebrate: Missy grew up in an Italian-American household in the suburbs, and Dan-el grew up in a bilingual Dominican-American household in the city. We love nothing more than to bring our families and friends together.
Adoption has always been dear to our hearts because we see it as a profoundly meaningful way of building our family. We can’t wait to embark on the next stage of this journey.
Missy and Dan-el
Fun Facts about Missy & Dan-el
Favorite sports team: Dan-el and Missy met at Yankee Stadium and it is safe to say the Yankees are our favorite team and baseball is our favorite sport. Every summer we try to attend as many games as possible. Dan-el is also an avid basketball fan, his favorite team is the New York Knicks.
Favorite place: Missy’s favorite place is Paris, last summer we went visit and Missy did not want to leave. Dan-el’s favorite place is Rome because it is at the heart of what he studies.
Favorite holiday: In our house Christmas is a very important holiday, Missy tends to over decorate and really get into the Christmas spirit. Missy and Dan-el enjoy hosting friends and family throughout the holiday season.
Favorite foods: Dan-el’s favorite foods are plantains and rice and beans. Missy’s favorite food is her dad’s bbq chicken, asparagus and mashed potatoes.
Marian & JesseHello! Thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We have always dreamed of being parents and we promise…
Marian & Jesse
Hello! Thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We have always dreamed of being parents and we promise you we will never take that role for granted. We hope this letter and pictures give a glimpse of who we are and who we hope to be as parents.
We’ve been together for twelve years, and early on we knew we had something special. We’ve developed a foundation of love and trust that has only grown stronger throughout the years.
We are both teachers (Jesse teaches elementary schoolers and Marian teaches middles schoolers) and while we have fun spending our days with students during the school year, we appreciate getting to hike, sail, travel, and visit friends and family in the summers.
We live in a great family-friendly neighborhood, with many of our close friends and their children nearby. Being an Aunt and Uncle is awesome and we love spending time with our nieces and nephews. It is exciting to imagine having a child and the life we will have as a family.
We want you to know that we will always keep your child’s best interest at heart. We will do all we can to support your child with love, caring guidance, and fun each and every day.
With love and gratitude,
Jesse and Marian
Fun Facts about Marian & Jesse
Favorite Places: We love our home in Philly, but we also love to travel. Some of our favorite trips have been to Paris, Tuscany, and New Orleans. Most of our trips happen with our family and friends. We are always planning our next journey.
Favorite Holidays: Marian loves the 4th of July because she loves barbeque and fireworks. Jesse enjoys Christmas festivities with friends and family.
Favorite Hobbies: Our favorite thing to do is to spend time with friends and family. Jesse loves playing music, Marian loves hiking with our dog Buddy, and Jesse is always fixing up things around the house.
Shira & OmriHello, We are Shira, Omri and Adam. We are honored to have you reading our family's story and in awe of your courage to…
Shira & Omri
Hello, We are Shira, Omri and Adam. We are honored to have you reading our family’s story and in awe of your courage to consider making an adoption plan.
Our family is guided by unconditional love and openness. We are a family that lives by our values: We believe that all people are created in the image of God, and should be treated with respect, given equal access to clean water, healthy food, healthcare and a good education. We believe in empowering all women’s voices and choices. We practice gratitude and giving back to the community.
Our daily lives are filled with family, friends, music and laughter. We enjoy a kid-friendly routine, with structure and play, books and legos, and lots of snacks. We enjoy spending a sunny day outside- in nature or at the beach- but we also like to snuggle in front of the TV on a rainy day. Our home is peaceful, cozy and fun, and we have a lot of love to give.
Wishing you comfort and strength on your journey,
Shira, Omri and Adam
Fun Facts about Shira and Omri
Favorite places: the beach, our living room, any amusement park
Favorite foods: ice cream, challah bread, hummus
Favorite hobbies: playing music, crafts, hosting dinner parties
Favorite music: reggae, soul, funk and R&B
Sarah & StevenHello – We appreciate the significance of the path in front of you and can't thank you enough for the chance to share our…
Sarah & Steven
Hello – We appreciate the significance of the path in front of you and can’t thank you enough for the chance to share our story.
Putting it down on paper helped us realize just how much we cherish time with loved ones – whether celebrating a holiday, running an errand or simply hanging out. We’re grateful for the many important people in our lives and the thought of expanding our family warms our hearts.
We’ll raise our children in a loving, stable environment that fosters curiosity and independence. We hope to instill a passion for learning and exploring other cultures, the courage to embrace the unknown and the confidence to pursue their unique interests.
We admire your courage and thoughtfulness in considering an adoption plan. If getting to know us is part of that process, we welcome the opportunity.
Sarah + Steven
Fun Facts about Sarah & Steven
Favorite places: We love to travel to far away places… Bali, Argentina, Japan and Australia are some of our favorites. But in the summer, there’s no need to go any further than our backyard!
Favorite music: Our house is constantly filled with music. From 70s Soul to 80s Pop to classical and jazz, our tastes are fairly eclectic.
Favorite food: We love it all… Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Thai… and hamburgers, of course!
Favorite holidays: Any time with our extended family especially Thanksgiving and 4th of July.
Linda & MikeWe are so glad you took the time to look at our profile. We hope we can share with you through these photos how…
Linda & Mike
We are so glad you took the time to look at our profile. We hope we can share with you through these photos how glad we are to have the chance to open our lives to a child. We both come from large extended families and have always been surrounded by people we love and care for. Our joy is to share that love and care.
Linda always says her family brings people together. Both her parents remarried and she is close with both of her step parents. In fact her step mom and her dad divorced, but her step mom remains a very important person in her life. So much so, that Linda was part of the wedding party when her step mom remarried. All of our family parties are lively gatherings, when the whole gang is present or even when it’s just smaller groups. We like to have people over to our house and fire up the grill in our backyard.
We still find time to travel as it is something we both enjoy and we have been to places like Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, Peru, and Jamaica, just to name a few. We hope to continue traveling with children and let them see the wonderful world we live in too. We also enjoy hanging out with out friends around the city and we both love Philly and all the things there are to do. We are life long Philadelphians and are super proud to say that. We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we did taking them.
Fun Facts about Linda & Mike
Favorite places: In Philly we love going to the Franklin Institute for their unique exhibits, East Passyunk for the restaurants, and of course the stadiums for all the home games.
When we travel, Jamaica as become our favorite place, we are especially fond of Negril.
Favorite Sports Teams: We are die hard Flyers and Eagles fans. Finally 2018 made a lot of dreams come true.
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday, we are able to see our many family members all on one day. There tends to be a bit of driving around, but that just means we get to eat more of the delicious food.
Favorite Hobbies: We both enjoy quiet moments like reading and listening to music at home, but also when we get to spend time with friends whether it is out to dinner or out at a game or a concert.
Fran & MikeHello, Let us first say, we think you're a strong and amazing person, and we're honored to be a part of your journey. Thank…
Fran & Mike
Let us first say, we think you’re a strong and amazing person, and we’re honored to be a part of your journey. Thank you for taking the time to look through our profile. We hope it helps you to get an idea of who we are as a couple and as a family. We are Fran and Mike. We’ve been together since 2007, married since 2011 and have a four-year-old son by birth. We love being parents and can’t wait to welcome another child into our family!
Adoption is something we have always considered for building our family. The hope we have for our son and our future child is for them to be kind, curious, confident, to help others, and to value their friends and family. More than anything, we want our children to love and be loved.
We believe that whatever decision you make will be the right one. We wish you peace and love.
-Fran and Mike
Fun Facts about Fran & Mike
Hobbies: We love spending time with each other, with our son, and with our extended family and friends. We both enjoy reading, biking, and walking around our neighborhood or wandering to get to know a new place. Mike likes to play the guitar, and Fran sews.
Places: Some of the places we love are our home, the library, museums, and the beach.
Food: Fran’s all time favorite food is bagels. Mike is an adventurous eater and enjoys just about any food. One of his go-to snacks is apple slices with Nutella.
Holidays: Mike has always loved Thanksgiving because it’s a holiday full of family and great food. Fran’s favorite is Halloween because she loves coming up with and seeing creative ideas for costumes.
AndiMy name is Andrea, please call me Andi. I want you to know how deeply I appreciate you looking at my profile and considering…
Hello, My name is Andrea, please call me Andi. I want you to know how deeply I appreciate you looking at my profile and considering me as a parent for your child. This must be an incredibly difficult time for you and I wish you much peace of mind. I honor you for the courage that you have as you make the important decisions in front of you. Thank you for considering me.
I am a life long Philadelphian. I am an outgoing person who loves to connect with people. I am a single woman with a large extended family of parents, aunts/uncles and cousins in the area. In addition, I am part of a large community. Though I left the area for ten years of schooling I have been back in the community for 16 years. I live in a wonderful, safe and diverse area in a home that I own right outside of the city.
I have an extremely close relationship with my siblings and parents. My parents are wonderful people and they are local. My dad is family doctor. My mom had her own business for many years and now does volunteer work. My brother lives an hour away with his family, and my sister and her family live in Boston. We speak every day and are very much a large, loud and loving extended family. We love to gather for holiday dinners or for lazy days down the shore in the summer. I am very close with my teen niece and nephew.
Professionally I work as a member of the clergy. I am a rabbi and I work at a large synagogue as part of a team. I love to meet families at all points in their lives and to help them to find spiritual meaning and comfort. I am also an activist for those in need.
Fifteen years ago I founded a food pantry. My work involves a great deal of time with children of all ages. My congregants often tell me that I would be a wonderful mom; I yearn to be a mom and to provide a warm, loving, fun, creative home for a child. Because I work in a large community I have some flexibility in my schedule and my co-workers and congregants are very excited and supportive of my building a family.
In my work and family I have always loved helping kids to discover who they are and what special gifts they have been given. Though I am not yet married, I do hold out hope for that kind of committed relationship. In the meantime, I do not want to miss out on the blessings of raising children. With that in mind, and with the strong support of all those around me, I am excited to build my family through adoption. Please know that in my family your child would always know unconditional love, and I would, of course, be open to having you in our lives also.
When I am not working I love to cook big dinners for friends and family. I love to ride my bike, especially at the shore. I also love to sing. There is always music in my life. I am a movie buff and love pop culture. I enjoy travel and would want my child to see the world and experience many cultures.
As you can see, I am a person of faith and consider my life to be blessed. I would love to add one more blessing of children to my life, and to share my blessings. I wish you good luck in your upcoming decisions and in the months ahead. I am hoping that I will be able to learn more about you and your family.
Fun Facts about Andi
Favorite places: The beach, any beach-our family’s place on the Jersey shore, Israel, my own home, and anywhere where my family is!
Favorite foods: I am a foodie so I appreciate lots of food, as long as it is prepared with love. I love fresh vegetables from a Farmers Market, homemade most things, and Pizza from Pizzaria Vetri’s. I love Mexican, Cuban and Middle Eastern food.
Favorite sports team: I am a Phillies fan-I root for the home team-even when they do not win.
Hobbies: I meditate, sing, do folk-dancing, and travel to new places. I love to paint and to cook.
Favorite holidays: Thanksgiving and the Jewish festival of Sukkot. Both of holidays of gratitude.
Favorite music: I love 80s music -Billy Joel, Bruce Springstein, but I can also been seen dancing to Beyonce or Black Eyed Peas.
Congratulations! Maurice & Andrew have adopted a baby boy!
Congratulations! Maurice & Andrew have adopted a baby boy!
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 for 10 years after first meeting in Philadelphia. We got married in 2016, and we live in a family-friendly neighborhood outside of Philadelphia. We can’t wait to take our child to play in the neighborhood park.
We are excited to welcome a child into our family. We both grew up in big families and its been a dream of ours to expand our family, and have our child play with his/her cousins and extended family.
We feel blessed to become parents, and it’s important for us that our child grows up proud of every part of who he/she is and his/her 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 a child into.
Thank you for learning more about us. We appreciate it!
Fun Facts about Mo & Andrew
Favorite places: Hawaii, the beach, visiting our families in Ohio and Georgia, and being at home!
Favorite sports teams: College football is our favorite; we root for Notre Dame, Auburn and Georgia.
Favorite hobbies: We really like to cook and entertain with family and friends. Andrew is a great baker, and Mo has become a master on the grill.
Favorite holidays: Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday and we’ve built a great tradition celebrating with our family in the Philadelphia area. Our second favorite is Christmas, and getting to spend a lot of time with our families in Ohio and Georgia.
Congratulations! Sarah & Jason have adopted a baby girl!
Congratulations! Sarah & Jason have adopted a baby girl!
Hello! Thank you for taking time to learn about us. We are excited to expand our family through adoption, but are also humbled by the deep emotion that the journey of adoption includes. We come to this journey from a place of love, honor, and commitment to community.
We met during our first career as ballet dancers. It’s true we actually made a living by dancing ballet! Although we have since moved on from dance, we both learned the value of motivation, dedication and hard work. With these traits, we have traveled the world (we lived in South America for almost a year), reinvented our careers (Sarah as a social worker and Jason as a sales manager for a local café), and even hiked across the United States three times (just Jason on this one! Sarah decided to stay home :)).
We moved back to Philadelphia after traveling and working elsewhere in 2014. We loved the diverse community of Philadelphia and were excited to build our long-term lives here. We live on an amazing block with our 2 ½ year old son, Nico. Nico is so excited to be a big brother! There are also lots of families on our block with young kids – including several families formed through adoption.
Our family, friends and neighbors are truly the foundation of our lives and we are thrilled to welcome another member to our family!
-Sarah & Jason
Fun Facts about Sarah & Jason
Favorite activities: Having people over– We have become the go-to get-together house for our family, friends, and block., Dancing and Music– We always have music on in our house and will often be dancing along, Traveling– Whether it is to see our family, friends or explore new communities, we always have a trip in the works. When Nico was just 6 months old we traveled to Europe and plan to continue our excursions as we expand our family. Our Home and Community– Jason loves improving our home! He has renovated the kitchen and patio and is extremely handy. We love going to the park around the corner from our house. We love all our neighbors!
Favorite sports: Besides dancing, we enjoy soccer and hiking.
Favorite Holidays: Any holiday where we are able to get together with family and friends!
Congratulations! Renata & Anthony have adopted a baby girl!
Congratulations! Renata & Anthony have adopted a baby girl!
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better. We know this is a difficult time for you, but we both think that you are a strong, amazing, and special person. We really appreciate being a part of your adoption journey, and whatever you decide, we’re confident that it will be the right decision.
We are Anthony and Renata. Anthony is an airline pilot, and Renata works as an attorney working in finance. We currently live in Manhattan in a very family (and dog) friendly neighborhood. We live not too far from Central Park, where we love to spend our time together taking walks with our dogs, going for a run or a bike ride, and ice skating in the winter. We met (of all places) in the subway ten years ago, and have been married for seven. We have always wanted to be parents, and had been interested in adoption even before we discovered that it would be difficult for us to have children biologically.
Thanks again for considering us as a part of your adoption process. We may not know you yet, but we think the world of you.
Anthony and Renata
Fun Facts about Renata & Anthony
Favorite places: New York, Chicago, Sao Paulo – wherever there are friends and family! However, if we had to narrow it down to just one specific place – it would probably have to be Central Park.
Favorite foods: The only correct answer is pizza. But, if we had to widen it out a bit – food that reminds us of home. Brazilian, Italian and Mediterranean, and of course good Chicago Hot Dogs.
Favorite hobbies: Anthony – Flying and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I’ve been flying since I was 16, and have been training BJJ for two years. Renata – I have always loved dancing and listening to music. I also enjoy taking a nice walk or running outside.
Favorite holidays: Christmas is great, but halloween is where it’s at. The month leading up to halloween we try to watch at least one scary movie per week.
Congratulations! Lunden & Daniel have adopted a baby girl!
Congratulations! Lunden & Daniel have adopted a baby girl!
Hello! We are excited to introduce ourselves —and to become parents through adoption and share our lives full of love, laughter, and play. We fell in love in 2007. A neighbor and mutual friend introduced us on their porch. We immediately fell in love with each other’s laughter, kindness, and generosity. We married four years later. We have found in each other soul mates. We love creating together – painting murals, making bookshelves from wood, or cooking with vegetables from our garden. We love dancing at parties or when blasting music at our house. We truly enjoy being together.
We share joys and hardships together. We have carried each other through the ups and downs of life, including the loss of dear friends and Daniel’s mother. Riding the waves of celebration and grief has made us stronger, bringing us closer to one another and our community.
Our friends are a core part of our lives. An evening often involves raucous card games like spades, a quiet movie night, or friends just stopping by. Friends know they can stop by to talk, laugh together, or get us to make them chocolate chip cookies or blueberry pancakes.
We know you are making a big decision and we thank you for taking the time to get to know us.
Fun Facts about Lunden & Daniel
Favorite Foods: We love cooking and baking. This year we set a challenge to cook every recipe in our favorite cookbook! Our current favorite: garlic scalloped potatoes.
Favorite Holidays: This is a tough call. Each year we play charades at Lunden’s family’s Thanksgiving and make homemade cinnamon buns and go to the Nutcracker at Daniel’s family’s Christmas …but we’ve got to go with a beautiful snowy Christmas with family around an open fire!
Favorite Places: We love traveling and have gotten to go to some unusual places — Morocco, New Zealand, Colombia… our favorite place we’ve been? Beautiful day, great weather, best beaches: Hawaii.
Favorite Hobbies: We love creating and doing things together. A typical week includes dancing, biking in a nearby park, doing household projects (like building a table) – and a lot of laughter. Our favorite to do together? Long walks in the woods with our dog!
Congratulations! Ari & Gabe have adopted a baby girl!
Congratulations! Ari & Gabe have adopted a baby girl!
Thank you so much for taking the time to consider our profile. Our names are Ari and Gabe. We are so grateful that you would consider us as part of your adoption plan.
We live in Brooklyn, New York with our daughter Zuriel.
We met in 2005 when Gabe was in law school in New York City and Ari was visiting from California. Our relationship had its share of twists and turns, but in 2011 we decided to really go for it, and Ari moved to New York. In 2014 we adopted Zuriel, and started our family, which has been the most incredible, joyful, and humbling experience in our lives. With every new day, we fall more and more in love with our daughter.
We live in a family-friendly, multicultural neighborhood. There’s a park across the street and lots of friends nearby.
We can’t wait to expand our family. We want to raise a child who feels unconditionally loved, who knows that they are capable of being anything they want to be, and who can be proud of every part of who they are and of their history.
Thank you again for taking the time to learn about us.
-Ari and Gabe
Fun Facts about Ari and Gabe
Favorite places: Maine and the Bay Area (where our families are from), and the Rockaways (the closest beach to our house).
Favorite foods: tacos and dim sum
Favorite holidays: thanksgiving, passover, and easter (the food-centered holidays!)
Favorite music: Aretha Franklin over and above anything else. All old R&B and soul.
Congratulations! Blythe & Matt have adopted a baby girl!
Congratulations! Blythe & Matt have adopted a baby girl!
Hello! We are Blythe and Matt, a fun-loving couple who have been married for eight years. We thank you for the time you’re spending to learn about us.
We understand that this time is difficult for you and we honor your feelings and choices as you decide what is best for you and your child.
We know these difficult choices are made out of love and we admire your strength and courage. We are honored and grateful that you are considering us.
We have been together for thirteen years and having a child has always been a dream of ours. We came to adoption after struggling to have biological children. As we embrace all of the important people in our lives as family, we recognize that family is built on love, not biology. We are excited to become parents through the gift of adoption.
We have loving and supportive family and friends who will share in our joy as we welcome a child into our lives. We will unconditionally love our child, nurturing them as they grow and encouraging exploration of their unique interests and talents.
We hope this book provides a sense of who we are and of all of the love, caring, and support we’re ready to give as we welcome a child into our family. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us. We wish you peace and strength now and always.
Matt and Blythe
Fun Facts about Blythe and Matt
Favorite places: the beach, New York City, home
Favorite foods: Mexican, Italian
Favorite hobbies: knitting, woodworking, running, reading
Favorite holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving
Congratulations! Brooke & Glenn have adopted a baby girl!
Congratulations! Brooke & Glenn have adopted a baby girl!
It is a pleasure to meet you, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family. We can only imagine what this decision might be like and we appreciate your dedication and strength. We have been friends for 15 years and married for five. Growing up in a large family, Glenn always imagined raising children one day. In her work with children and horses, Brooke knew that she would like to have a family as well, and as she spent much time with families that were formed through adoption, she always imagined that she would adopt one day. In the past few years both Glenn and Brooke have completed their graduate degrees, are living on the family farm, and are incredibly excited about welcoming a child into their home.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us, our family, and our friends. We wanted to share these images and thoughts with you as we believe that family, friendship, and love are what gives us strength in life as well as bring us all joy. We would like to share that with a child and are honored that you looked through our profile. Words cannot express our appreciation.
No matter where your heart and decisions lead you, we wish the very best for you and your baby.
With all our love,
Brooke and Glenn
Fun Facts about Brooke & Glenn
Favorite Holidays: It’s great to get family and friends together, to quote an aunt, “any excuse for a party,” but there is probably the most excitement around Christmas and Halloween.
Favorite Food: We love to try new foods, a little bit of spice, and we have not met a cheese we did not like.
Favorite pastimes: Our home is often hosting board game nights, we love to see our friends, and spend time with our animals. We also like to be outside; at the farm or going on a walk. Glenn loves to build things in the wood shop or computer builds. Brooke has been working with horses since childhood.
Congratulations! Kate & Adam have adopted a baby boy!
Congratulations! Sarah & Ben have adopted a baby girl!
Congratulations! Sarah & Ben have adopted a baby girl!
Nice to meet you! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are Sarah and Ben. We are very excited to be on the journey of expanding our family. We respect and honor your process as you decide what is best for you and your child. We know this difficult choice is made out of love and we truly admire your strength.
After having our daughter, Claire, we knew we wanted to further create our family through adoption. We feel that our love and dedication for Claire and future children is not dictated by biology. We love Claire for who she is and not because she was born to us.
As parents, we strive to create a secure bond with our children, which lies in our ability to fulfill our children’s need for trust, empathy, and affection. We achieve this by providing consistent, loving, and responsive care. We want our children to be happy and be nothing but themselves. We want our children to be kind and caring individuals that always treat people with respect, purity, and compassion. We will make every effort to have open communication with each other as a family. We want our children to know they can come to us, share whatever is on their hearts, and know we’ll love them no matter what.
We live in a tight knit neighborhood in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Parks and playgrounds surround the area. The community is rich in traditions, with festivals, parades, and block parties. We are lucky to have close friends and family nearby all who support our decision to adopt. We cannot wait to share all the love and fun in our lives with another child.
The warmest wishes,
Sarah & Ben
Fun Facts About Sarah & Ben
Favorite Place: Ocean City NJ
Favorite Food: Mexican and Thai
Favorite Holidays: Halloween and Christmas
Favorite Hobbies: photography, hiking, exploring museums and attending concerts
Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies
Congratulations! Dion & Sara have adopted a baby boy!
Congratulations! Dion & Sara have adopted a baby boy!
Hi! We are Dion & Sara. Thank you so much for considering us to be a part of your child’s life. We recognize this is a courageous, loving, and difficult decision for you.
Very early in our 13 years together, we often talked about each of our strong desires to become parents. After focusing on our careers, our home, and four years with our nephew living with us, we feel the time is right to grow our family through adoption.
We aim to raise our child free from judgment and in a home filled with unconditional support and love.
We believe in quality time with loved ones – as simple as running errands, sharing a meal, or having a heart to heart. Those moments become special with the intention and presence you bring to them. We are excited to share all of life’s moments with a child.
Thank you for taking your time to learn about us and considering us as parents for your child.
-Dion & Sara
Fun Facts about Dion & Sara
Favorite places: Wissahickon Park, Rehoboth Beach, and our backyard
Favorite foods: Thai, Hispanic food, BBQ, and dessert!
Favorite hobbies: Enjoying the outdoors, reading, watching movies, cooking new foods, and fire-pitting with friends.
Favorite music: Dion loves rock & roll and 70’s music. Sara enjoys pop, blues, and show tunes.